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The Pillar – October 2018


The Pillar | October 2018
The Three Pillars Blog – NEW!
Cornerstone is excited to announce the launch of our new blog, The Three Pillars. It’s your source for educational insights based on our three pillars:
  • Passionate Faculty and Staff
  • Innovative Educational Opportunities
  • Safe and Nurturing Learning Environments
Twice a month, we’ll post a helpful article written by a member of the Cornerstone family. Learn about new and cutting-edge educational practices, how to overcome educational challenges, and more! Be sure to subscribe to the blog so that you don’t miss a single installment.
Have You Heard About Our “No Cell Phone” Policy?
Cornerstone’s newly implemented “No Cell Phone” policy is setting students up for success, according to teachers and students alike.
Alumna Spotlight: Zakia Brewer Pursues Dream of TV & Radio Career
Zakia Brewer started her Cornerstone academic career in 2nd grade. She’s now a senior at Grand Valley State University, studying multi-media journalism.
She attributes her Cornerstone education for helping her learn determination, organization, and focus.
Cornerstone Students Experience Unforgettable College Weekend
Cornerstone Health + Technology High School students Denise Lawrence and Justice Rumbley were sponsored to attend the Lives Improved Through Engineering (LITE) summer camp hosted by Kettering University in Flint.
Mark Your Calendar for Partner Morning in November
September’s Partner Morning focused on the Cornerstone Standards of Character, with Partners and students engaging in a variety of activities to highlight Cornerstone’s Standards of Character.
We hope you’ll join us at an upcoming Partner Morning during the week of November 12, when the focus will be Gratitude at the K-8 schools, and at the Cornerstone Health + Technology High School seniors will be working on their Senior Defense projects.
Long-Time Partner Honored
Bridget Gakstatter was a faithful Partner at the Lincoln-King Academy for more than seven years. She had a tremendous impact on all of the students she interacted with. Sadly, Bridget lost her courageous battle with brain cancer in September, 2017. We are honored that she generously remembered Cornerstone with a legacy gift. On September 24, 2018, Bridget’s friends and family gathered for a memorial golf outing to honor her and to benefit Cornerstone.
Funds raised from the outing have been dedicated to sponsor the November 14th Partner Morning at Lincoln-King, where Bridget will be honored and celebrated. The theme for this Partner Morning is “Gratitude,” a fitting attribute to observe in Bridget’s honor. Bridget will forever be a member of the Cornerstone family. We are grateful for her boundless generosity, and that of her family and friends.
Correction: Angie Schmucker
In our last issue, we stated that Angie Schmucker had most recently been Director of Development for the School of Education at Oakland University, which is incorrect. Her most recent position was the Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations at Oakland University.
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