Traditions play a large role in life at Cornerstone. They are the unique and special experiences that students and staff look forward to year after year and serve as the glue that binds generations of Cornerstone students and alumni together.
All School Traditions
These elementary and secondary gatherings are the highlight of the Christmas season at Cornerstone. Our elementary students put on a special presentation for their families complete with carols, skits, and musical performances. Secondary students express their holiday cheer with a tacky Christmas sweater day and fun-filled Christmas gathering in the Den.
Musical Theatre Productions
Who says you have to go to Broadway to enjoy top-notch musical theatre performances? Our middle school and high school students work tirelessly each semester to produce highly entertaining shows for our entire Cornerstone community to enjoy.
VISION Arts Showcase
Families and friends are invited to experience an evening enjoying the creativity and talent of our K-12 visual art and photography students during our annual art show. Ribbons are awarded for outstanding work, and attendees.
Fall Festival & Spring Fling
Celebrations of Reading
At Cornerstone, we strive to instill a love of reading into our elementary students. Some of the ways we do this are by inviting children's book authors to speak during chapels and dressing up as our favorite book characters on Read Across America Day!
Families are at the heart of Cornerstone's mission. Special annual events throughout the year encourage these relationships to blossom through fun bonding experiences such as Mother/Son Game Day, Daddy/Daughter Date Night, Grandparent's Day, and the Family Campout.
6th Grade Moving Up Chapel
Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is a big deal and one that we at Cornerstone celebrate with joy! Families are invited to watch their children "move up" to 7th grade and hear what their teachers and friends think make them unique.
Cornerstone Cares Day
During this annual service day, elementary students and families walk beside those in our community to lend a helping hand and offer the tangible love of Jesus. As we reach out to those who have needs that we can meet in some way, our prayer is they will see the light of Jesus and give Him the glory.
There's nothing like ending the school year with fun in the sun and a little friendly competition. Elementary students enjoy games on the fields, inflatable water slides, and frozen treats to kick off their summer vacation.
5th & 6th Grade Field Trips
We welcome ninth-graders into high school during Legacy Night, the first step toward the culmination of the Senior Legacy Project. During this ceremony, students are challenged to think about the legacy they want to leave during the next four years as they receive a commemorative baton.
Many fun traditions await our oldest high-schoolers as they embark upon their final year at Cornerstone: personalizing their parking spot, completing their Senior Legacy Project, being honored during Athletic Senior Nights, processing through the halls to the cheers of our elementary students during the Senior Honor Walk, laying their senior bricks in the alumni garden, and imparting worthwhile advice to underclassmen during Senior Legacy Chapel.
Each high school student is inducted into one of eight Houses, which foster camaraderie and teamwork. Houses participate in after-school House Huddles twice a semester with food and games and various House competitions throughout the year. In May, a House is declared the winner and receives bragging rights and cake.
For most high-schoolers, the highlight of the year is the annual IMPACT trip held each spring. This week-long leading, learning, and serving opportunity takes our high school students outside of the classroom walls to explore the world around them and serve others at the same time.
Fields of Faith
Secondary students are invited to spend an evening together outside worshiping the Lord. Our prayer is that students will be renewed in their walk with Christ, challenge one another to pray without ceasing, dig deep into God's Word, and commit/recommit their lives to Christ.
Middle school and high school students look forward to a special day set aside to get to know one another outside of the classroom and receive spiritual refreshing through group worship. Middle school students enjoy a day retreat, while high school students have an overnight retreat.
Middle School Field Trips
Seventh-graders surround themselves with nature during their annual trip to the Tremont Institute at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Eighth-graders see history come alive during their bus trip to colonial Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area.