#BuyIn to Family | Southlands Football

When Coach Osaar Rasshan took over as head coach of the football program at Southlands a year ago, he believed in cultivating one-on-one connections with his players. This past season, the boys were able to enjoy not only a well-coached experience, but were able to reach a real connection with their coaches and to each other. When you join the football team, you “buy in” to a family. In the latest video of our series, we explore scenes from the past season and delve into what makes the program so impactful to our students and completely unique to Southlands.

Southlands Students Stand out at Musicale


Every year, high school students from ACSI schools around the region gather together at an annual music festival called Musicale. Over the course of the Musicale week, students gather together to learn, practice, and sing songs. Additionally, each school has an option to send soloists, small groups, and large groups to be adjudicated or judged. The top performing groups from this adjudication are selected by a panel of judges to perform in a Command Performance on the final evening of the festival. Over the years these performances have become very competitive, and earning a chance to be in the Command Performance has been a rare opportunity.

That all changed this year, as our Southlands small group choir was selected to perform at the Command Performance in the festival.

“This doesn’t happen very often, so it’s a great honor,” said Choir Director Mr. Robert Hilton.

As hoped, our Southlands group did not disappoint! Among the many songs performed at the Musicale, they stood out the most with a stirring rendition of “Jesus What a Savior”, a song about how Jesus is the one who brings life and meaning to the world. Many in attendance were struck by how profoundly believable the group’s performance was.

“I’ve gotten so many comments from people who felt the students were sincerely worshipping,” noted Hilton. “In their adjudication, the phrase “I believe you” came up a lot from the judges. That’s what made it stand out.”

“We weren’t as talented, musically, but we were truly worshipping God,” said Yelin Park, a senior who was one of the members of the group.

“I want to especially commend the students who performed as a select group in the command performance,” said Principal Brandon Shultz. “The piece they sang was incredibly moving and they represented their school very well.”

The students who performed during the Command Performance were: Yelin Park, Joseph Kim, Harim Kim, July Xu, Calvin Chen, Megan Warnecke, and Nobuyoshi Unno.

Parents and Guardians Info Meeting

We value our parents and guardians and believe that ultimately, this is a partnership between us in the greater mission of educating our students. We also firmly believe in the value of communication, and strive to constantly improve in this area. To help accomplish this goal, we are hosting an information meeting for parents and guardians of students who will be progressing to middle school and high school next year.

This meeting will take place both at 9:15 AM, tomorrow at March 6th, immediately after PTF meetings.

It will take place at the SCS Rowland Campus, Room 62

18550 Farjardo Street
Rowland Heights, CA 91748

See you there!

Celebrating Excellence in Academics


Southlands is a school that emphasizes excellence in the classroom. The college preparatory program is designed to give young people the skills and tools they need for successful post-secondary studies. It is a joy for us to watch the students grow and progress as they study at SCS year after year. In order to promote a culture of honor, encourage students through their studies, and recognize their achievements and successes, SCS hosts Honor Roll Assemblies each year.

Students that achieve a 3.0 GPA or higher are celebrated and honored with a certificate at these ceremonies.

Honors Certificates are awarded to students with a 3.0-3.49 GPA, High Honors Certificates are awarded to students with a 3.5-3.99 GPA, and Principal’s List Certificates are given to students with a 4.0 GPA or higher.


Receiving an honors certificate is a mark of distinction and achievement. These awards recognize hard work and dedication. Proverbs 13:4b says that “the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.” It is our desire to identify, recognize, and promote diligence and achievement within our student body.

This year’s Honor Roll Assemblies are being held on the Rowland Campus on Wednesday, January  21st at 12:05 PM & 12:55 PM and on the Walnut campus on Thursday, January 22nd, at 1:30 PM.


Box Tops For Education

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Editor’s Note: The funds raised by this program will go towards helping contribute to the general school fund. You can find Box Tops on the boxes of many participating cereal, snack, and other grocery supply brands.

Be sure to use this collection sheet:



Dear Parents and Guardians,

This year, we are participating in Box Tops for Education™. Help our school earn cash by clipping Box Tops from products and sending them to school – each one is worth 10 ¢. SCS is here to make our school’s Box Tops for Education program a huge success in 2015.

Winter Break Clipping

Remember to clip and collect Box Tops over winter break so you can turn them in when we return to school in January! You can  find Box Tops on many of the products you will be using for dinners and parties. For a list of participating products, go to BTFE.com.

Submission Deadline

Please turn in all Box Tops by February 16, 2015.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Jane Wang at happytravelinc@yahoo.com. Thanks for your support. Have a great break!


Jane Wang

Box Tops Coordinator

Southlands Christian School


Changing Lives

Merry Christmas Southlands family,

We are excited to show you the first video in our new series centered on excellence at our schools. Throughout the next year, we will be releasing several mini-documentary pieces focusing on what makes Southlands unique; showing how we train the leaders, scientists, and artists of tomorrow.

As a team, we have been exploring what makes SCS stand out in the LA basin, and one factor we keep on returning to is excellence. We find excellence in our students’ test scores, which blow past National and State averages. This translates to our 80-87% acceptance rate at UC schools, and it doesn’t stop there! As a school, we have been seeking excellence in athletics and in the arts. The emphasis in the athletics program has been building programs led by Godly coaches who are winners by nature and want to disciple the next generation through athletics.  We have witnessed many students excel in their respective sports, but more importantly we’ve seen their character as student athletes be solidified. Last year, we hosted our first Art Gala and saw our students thriving in song, dance, and art. Not to be forgotten, this would be impossible without our outstanding, passionate teachers and staff.

Today, we’re releasing the first video in this series called “Changing Lives.” Mrs. Audrey Stith and her 3rd grade class have been working through our new moral development program, and they share the personal impact it has had. We are seeing elementary discipline going down from 3-4 times a day to 1-2 cases per week. The results of this program are very evident, but don’t take my word for it; Mrs. Stith and the third graders say it better than we ever could.

Please share this video with your family and friends to let them know why you choose Southlands. Over this holiday season, if you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Facebook. Also, look for our sneak peeks on instagram and tweet us, we’ll tweet back.

Merry Christmas,

The Southlands Media Team

Chick-Fil-A and Southlands FUNdraiser

We had a blast partnering with Chick-Fil-A at City of Industry for our FUNdraiser yesterday. It began with a special visit from the Chick-Fil-A cow to both our campuses! She tells us that she really enjoyed hanging out with our students!

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Later in the evening, we enjoyed a highly successful family time at Chick-Fil-A. The turn out was tremendous, and we think it’s safe to say that we packed the place out. Thanks to all who made donations and contributed towards making last night’s event an uproarious success and contributing to our goal and mission, to raise up young people who will impact the world for the glory of God!

P.S. We’d love to see any photos you may have taken from last night! Send us a message over on Facebook or mention us on  Twitter and Instagram! Our handle is @southlands