YCHS Staff and Board members met at the Ashley Road site to pray over the land and give thanks for the imminent groundbreaking on their new school home. Construction is set to begin this month.
Yorkville Christian students recently completed their Job Shadow programs for the 2016-17 school year and presented their hosts with Appreciation Plaques. YCHS placed students at 14 different locations during the school year. Students learn real world skills in a high-interest job field during the Performance Hour each cay.
Yorkville Christian High School could be moving into a brand new facility as early as September 5th, according to High School Administrator Aaron Sovern.
The school has outgrown its current building and is in the process of constructing a new facility.
The new facility will be located at Ashley Rd. and State Rt. 126 in Yorkville.
When the school first opened, only 13 students attended in grades 9-12 but enrollment has steadily increased over the past few years.
There are now a total of 30 students at the high school and Sovern believes that number could double in the next school year.
While construction is not yet underway, the new school is expected to be built and ready for students on the opening day of the 2017/2018 school year.
The start of the second phase of construction is yet to be determined.
Sovern says athletic facilities could be built in the coming years, as the school owns 18 to 20 acres of land at the location.
The school has added baseball, volleyball and track and field to their athletic program.
Yorkville Christian High School's basketball program recently had three of its players receive postseason recognition . Senior Austin Wisniowicz was named 3rd team All-State by the Illinois Christian Schools Association and All-District by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Junior Noah Lewis received All-District from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Freshman Christian Sovern, was named to the Illinois Christian Schools Association's "All Newcomer Team."
Yorkville Christian High School recently took part in its annual Missions Week. Students and staff spent a week serving Christ and the community at various locations. Their weekly schedule included Grace Community Church (Yorkville), Covenant Christian School (Aurora), Julian High School (Chicago), Marklund at Mill Creek (Geneva), and Northern Illinois University (Dekalb).
Students and staff at Yorkville Christian High School kicked off their annual Spirit Week by packing food at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora. The team packed 154 boxes of food – enough for 33,264 meals.
Now entering its third season, basketball isn’t new to Yorkville Christian – but everything is about to change for the Mustangs.
In February, Yorkville Christian High School received full recognition to be an IHSA member school from the Illinois State Board of Education, and in turn will now compete in the Class 1A playoffs. Yorkville Christian will no longer compete in the Illinois Christian Conference, but rather as an independent school.
Additional changes include the addition of the Lisle Thanksgiving Tournament and the Plano Christmas Classic in December.
“I’m trying to get them battle tested, but at the same time be competitive. We’re the fourth smallest school in the state,” Yorkville Christian coach Aaron Sovern said. “We’re trying to develop a culture and the Mustang way. This has really been a positive step this year.”
Top returning players include junior guard Noah Lewis, senior guard Austin Wisniowicz and senior forward Dimitri Milakis.
“Noah and Austin are our two returning leading scorers and they are going to have a lot of responsibility,” Sovern said.
“Noah is probably one of the better athletes in the area and has really improved his game over the summer. He’s been working on his jump shot and we’re looking for big things from him. Austin was new to basketball last year and had about 11 points per game, and he’s developed into one of the better shooters in the area as well.”
Sophomore guard Jadon Pryor and freshman guard Christian Sovern are also expected to impact the Yorkville Christian lineup. The rest of the nine-player roster is made up of freshmen.
“We don’t have a lot of size, so our mantra is going to be running up and down and shooting the ball and playing pressure defense,” Sovern said. “Our goal is to be ready by mid-February for our first regional action.”
Yorkville Christian High School and "Growing and Encouraging Moms" from Harvest New Beginnings Church in Oswego recently collected goods to benefit Leadership Vistas, a missions group traveling to Africa. The two organizations collected over 400 items, including hats, glasses, sunglasses, shirts and more. Leadership Vistas International Ministries is a nondenominational Christian teaching ministry which teaches and equips pastors and church leaders in Africa to fulfill their calling from God. Freshman Rebekah Bohyer (pictured) organized the collections. Her grandfather runs the Leadership Vistas organization.
Yorkville Christian High School's FFA Chapter attended the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. last week. Students and chaperones attended seminars and workshops focusing on leadership and various agricultural topics. Yorkville Christian High School is the only private school in northern Illinois to have an FFA chapter.
A group of students from Yorkville Christian High School served at the Kendall County Food Pantry last week. Students and staff sorted 20 pallets of food and supplies and also worked the distribution line as part of their monthly service learning opportunity.