News and Events
includes one-to-one program
300+ miles biked
4 Bethany alum among recipients
20 years later
HS students give back to community
Bethany Auction Discontinued
seven earn letters
Sixth Graders Write Martyr Poems
Grade 4-5 Outreach Project
Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
Who Me? Me Who?
7 p.m. May 3 and 4
Maddie Gerig earns grand prize
Bethany’s Garden Recognized Nationally
Grade 5 in Top 100 Nationally
AD to classroom
Photosynthesis hands-on project
Monday, Apr. 8, 2013
to play soccer and basketball
Friday, Apr. 19, 2013
Afterschool Enrichment for grades 4-8
Amya Miller ('85ng) international liaison
Feb. 27 to March 19
Fiona Yeakey ('19)
45 golds, 16 silver
Feb. 26 - March 2
Read students work
Feb. 21-24, 2013
students medal in 3 events
Grade 6 Bible class
pastors shadow students
12 new students
Lena Yeakey ('15)
Feb. 5-9 at Canterbury
Feb. 7 vs. Lakewood Park
Sharisse Yoder ('11)
Sixth grader Megan Miller
Mia Graber Miller ('16) is a finalist
Bethany's Historic Home
Jim Buller wins no. 365
Sat., Dec. 15 schedule set
Femi/IU win national championship
Teachers Craig Mast and Josh Weaver
items needed by Dec. 7
Class of 2012 Exceeds State/National Averages
Why Jesus Matters
Six Bethany students
Joanna Friesen Parks (’94) and Jordan Buller (’02)
Thursday, Nov. 29
awards and team summaries
Nov. 16-18, 2012
Paraguayan students visit Bethany
First Lady thanks Justin Mast
$900+ raised for cancer care
One new member for 2012
Ben Miller ('11) walks from Atlanta to Middlebury
4 teachers, 2 administrators
Sarah E. Miller ('01) competed on reality TV show
Project 440: The Fan Report
Sam Richardson ('96)
David Lee Miller ('61)
additional spaces for 2012-13
Students give back to community
School record 398 miles!
Students produce food for cafeteria
Goswami ('18) reads essay to City Council
pairings for girls tennis, softball
Jeff Yoder ('12) signs with Beavers
Newcomer ('12) signs with Larks
personal finance from a faith-based perspective
Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 2
concert choir and orchestra golden
Emmaus, 6 p.m. May 22
Yeakey (F09-) Achieves Diamond Pin
Bowman (’08) and Miranda ('55)
Maria Thomas earns grand prize
ties for fifth
Shrock and Krahn tops in county
three alumni involved in book on Christian discipleship
Grade 4-5 music/drama program
Seniors Reflect on Foregoing Riches
Saturday, March 17
7 p.m. May 4 and 5
Bible program review
Grade 6 studies immigration
Buller ties county win mark
Feb. 27-March 3
Tuesday, Feb. 21
signs national letter of intent
Bethany students earn 53 gold medals
Anna Ruth Hershberger ('00)
Students Learn Songwriting in Music City
MS students publish poetry
2012 sectional pairings
Reserve tickets for Feb. 19 concert
Forensics, Glee, and Korean Culture
Wulliman (’01) performs at GC
Sara Erb ('12) and Joe Kreider ('13)
Hollinger-Janzen scores winning goal
A poem by Seth Brenneman ('18)
Jeff Bauman ('03) Bequest Benefits Chess Club
Eighth grader Alex Reinhardt
Jan. 5 and 6
Sat., Dec. 17 schedule set
Hannah Heinzekehr ('03)
Willems hands reins to Yoder
New course trains student leaders
Students assess river quality
Carlos Ovando (’61)
Nov. 18-20, 2011
Oct. 31 - Nov. 4 for HS
Bethany Earns National Charter
Carol Helmuth Honderich ('68) and
Wendy Yoder Nice ('97)
Everett J. Thomas (F'72-89)
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29
Bethany's school garden
but not alone
Gary Chupp ('87) and Eliot Friesen ('97)
Teaching and performing at church convention
Sadie Gustafson-Zook (’13) Wins First Place
Patricia Oakley and Joshua Weaver
Teacher begins cancer treatment
Jeff Yoder ('12) second
Sara Erb (’12)
Harvesting Elderberries in Bethany Wetlands
1,200 iRead Books
New in Concession Stand
Jenna Liechty Martin (’03)
Sarah Lederman ('09)
Senior Femi Hollinger-Janzen
Former Tobacco Magnate to Speak Aug. 26
Cindy Hawkins ('82) six-time volunteer
The Power of One
Sarah Leininger Second in Region
Sharisse Yoder ('11)
Nearly 1 in 3 participate
Students Give Back to Community
Teaching first graders
a student reflects on bin Laden's death
Aaron Stiffney ('11)
Emmaus, 6 p.m. May 22
Young teams show promise
Students Observe Rituals
Senior Ji Eun Han
7 Alum Earn Honors
Noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
Concert Choir Golden
Tim Lehman Teaches Former MS Students at Goshen College
Feb. 23-26, 2012
Distinguished Service Key
Sixth in Class A
Trisha Handrich ('07) student station manager
Jarrod Huffman ('05)
Maxine (Kauffman '64) Miller
Marla zumFelde ('11) twice honored; Krysten Parson to coach
Brad Schrock ('98)
Six Qualify for State
Helmuth ('11) wins honorable mention
Paul Steury ('81)
A driving force at Bethany
Sae Jin Lee ('06) 2nd
7th-graders learn of education, friendship, and peace
Tara Swartzendruber-Landis ('95)
Pastors shadow students, discuss Bible curriculum
Taylor Ann Krahn selected as finalist
Thavisith “Coach T” Mounsithiraj
Bethany 2nd in regional
Students earn school-record 49 gold medals
Debate Team Scores at State
Feb. 12 for Concert Choir Trip
2011 Sectional Pairings
Laura Schlabach ('06)
Adam Krahn places fourth
Two Alumni Share Stories
Students learned about civil rights in Mississippi as they visited historical sites in Noxubee County, Miss., and studied the historical relationship and general histories of Mennonites, African-Americans, and Choctaws there. During their week in Mississippi, students stayed at the Mashulaville Dormitory, operated by Larry and Maxine (Kauffman ’64) Miller—see related story—where they interacted with people in the community.
Bethany students learn to fly
MS Shares Gifts in Love, Prayer, Service, and Worship
Student art, music, and video illustrate Bible learnings
A Family Affair
May 6 and 7
Ike Lehman ('13)
by Dona Park ('13)
Seventh grader Elijah Lora
Sixth grader Aman Patel
2010 Grad Drives Ad Van
Sat. Dec. 18 schedule set
Reflector article on enrollment
Ten Bethany students selected
Sara Erb Selected
First-graders attend special performance
Tuesday, Dec. 14
Nov. 30 and Dec. 10
Bethany hosts first contest
Laura Kraybill ('00)
Alisha Snyder ('09)
Annette Britton (’76)
Thursday, Dec. 9
team and individual highlights/awards
Paraguayan Students Visit Bethany
Grade 6 Learns from Experts
Lori (Mast '90) Miller
Bethany ('03) and Gabe ('03) Bauman Baker
Sarah Lederman ('09)
Teachers see results
Jes Buller ('04)
Four Bethany students selected
Volleyballers Dress Like Teacher
A Faith Story
for lifetime of service
Athlete Inspires Coach
Athletes support breast cancer awareness
Students Provide Care for Teacher
Bethany senior Taylor Ann Krahn
New self-directed learning approach
Class of 2010 Exceeds State/National Averages
Sept. 20-24 for high school
Students direct/perform 12 scenes
Tennis finds success on and off the court
One new member for 2010-11
High Pass Rate for Bethany Students
Bethany Students Travel to France
Alfonso Valtierra Jr. ('62)
3 new faces to Bethany community
AP Calculus and English Lit
Huffman ('05) to study/serve in India
... to volunteer for a day
Nov. 18-21, 2010
BCS Kickoff 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16
Bethany Christian Middle School students have additional learning opportunities in 2010-11 with the creation of an individualized enrichment learning program. This new program enhances Bethany’s ability to individualize instruction and enrich learners across all levels of the learning spectrum, from high ability to remedial.
7-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13
Alumni Share Expertise
Students Bike 250 Miles
"Live Honorable Lives"
20% of seniors to play collegiately
Achievement, Leadership Development, and Service
Students give back to community.
Over 20% participate
End of Season Report
Fine Arts 5th in State!
Five Bethany student honored
Oct. 12-28. Host families needed.
Tuesday and Thursday, May 11 and 13
Serving Detained Immigrants
Concert Choir Perfect
Students learn financial fitness
Students Create Perfumes
Bruin Jazz Connect with Composer
Dr. Douglas Schwartzentruber
Donkeys and Pastors Win
Students reflect on Christ’s death and resurrection
Camel visits Bethany on Apr. 1
ZumFelde in Apr. 16 all-star game
Coach Michael Yeakey elected to state council
Seth Kauffman set multiple records
Begins July 1.
Chooses Division I Western Michigan
Chooses Hesston College
March 20 in Fishers
7 p.m. May 7 and 8
Career Interest Began at Bethany
Sara Klassen ('10) receives award March 5
March 19-21 at Bethany
Bethany bows in semis.
Corine Alvarez ('10) wins grand prize
Behavior, Belonging, Belief
Churchwide networking benefits teachers
Feb. 8-12 Focus on Healing
30 pastors shadow youth.
Doug Kaufman ('85)
Jordan Kauffman ('07)
Dan Bodiker in Truth article/video
at The Electric Brew Feb. 5
Bethany defeated Hamilton 56-50 in the first round of the Hamilton girls basketball sectional. The team then defeated Keystone 57-27 in the semifinal action before losing to eventual state champion Fort Wayne Canterbury 83-47.
Two alum in GC Worship team
Students Recreate Crime Lab
Students learn practical skills
Sixth grader Kyle Snyder placed 7th in the Elkhart County Spelling Bee for grades 5-8 on Mon. Jan. 25. Kyle qualified by earlier winning the school level bee.
Kyle is the son of Dale and Anita Snyder of Goshen. They attend Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church.
John Mast selected by Dept. of Education
Seventh grader Jesse Amstutz, son of Neil and Janette Amstutz of Waterford Mennonite Church, won the school-level competition of the National Geographic Bee and a chance at a $25,000 college scholarship. Students answered oral questions on geography in this first-round of the 22nd annual bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. As Bethany's representative Jesse will take a written test with opportunity to advance to the state competition in Indianapolis on Apr. 9.
Bethany alumni comprise nearly one-third of Goshen College's record 29
Civil Rights in Mississippi J-Term
Elkhart Truth Provides Hands-on Learning
See Truth article
Chooses Goshen College
6 p.m. Jan. 23
Food and toy drives for local elementary schools, Giving Tree for Faith Mission
Highlights of the past 20 years
Jesse Ramer selected for second team
Early success for Bethany’s inaugural team
March 11-14, 2010.
High school Dec. 11; middle school Dec. 15
Sat. Dec. 19 schedule set
Participation, leadership development, on-field success honored
Saturday, Dec. 12
Thursday, Dec. 3
Ramer first team all-district
Three Bethany Alum to Be Inducted
Girls Soccer Wins Sectional;
View Femi's amazing goal in boys soccer
Galen D. Miller ('70) received a Culture for Service award from Goshen College.
Daniel Mast ('06) didn’t want to spend a typical summer at his home in Goshen, Ind. Instead, the Bluffton College senior opted to get out of the Midwest, and volunteer in Albuquerque, N.M.
Help Bethany earn free sports equipment.
shipment delayed; vaccination postponed
A Night at the Movies, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Reunions and Girls Soccer Senior Night
Grade 8 matches record
Oct. 6 volleyball at Goshen
Sixth Grade Dedicates Peace Pole,
Learn to Respond Nonviolently
builds relationships in diverse Christian community
Hochstetler ('10) Values Crosscultural Connections.
Bethany senior Tony Miller
Students vie for dollars from Bod
Four new members for 2009-10.
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11 with Evergreen Singers
Host French Mennonite youth
For three weeks this summer, five students (William Schrock, Josh Helmuth, Blake Shetler, Grace Whiteford, and Alena Yoder) hosted youth from Joie et Vie (Joy and Life), a French Mennonite association working in conjuction with Mennonite Mission Network. They desire creating opportunities for youth to build relationships with other Mennonites around the world.
Learn about Stanley Clark School
Talks soccer, fish fry, and leadership
Class of 2009 Exceeds State/National Averages
Apply math and science learning
Jesse Ramer (’10) one of 18 selected
Attend IHSAA leadership conference.
Learn more about them
A+ for Calculus
Festival CDs Available
Creative Tuition Assistance for Bethany Students
Kickoff/Open House 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.
Changes for 2009-10.
Helmuth ('09) honors Sarah Thompson ('02)
Baseball sectional runnerup
Social Studies teacher Brent Reinhardt
Achievement, Leadership Development, and Service
Youth and senior adults learn together
Mast shaves head as over 20% participate
Gerig Advances to Regionals!
Colin Samuel places second in contest
Students reflect on their church neighborhoods
Private Pilot Ground School
Giant Map Comes to Bethany
Mentor Kindergarteners, create rain garden
Info from Indiana Deparment of Education
Two sophomores attend leadership camp
Three teams place at state!
Two Bethany seniors recognized
Bethany students sing in Cathedral of Hope
Grade 6 learns about Christian rite
Bethany part of PBS program
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9
Track restarts after 20 years
Becoming radical followers of Christ
Going, Going, ... Green!
IHSAA Honors Bethany
Spring Arts Day public performance
MS girls basketball tourney
Lose at regional
Johnny Kauffman ('09) wins grand prize.
Activity Night for students in grades 3-8 and their families
one first, three seconds, one scholarship
Emma Gerig ('10) wins 1st and 2nd
Eighth grader Lucas Morgan places 2nd
Beginning Wednesday, March 4
Erin Helmuth and Elias Kehr
Keystone 6 p.m. Feb. 13
Six options for middle school
39 golds; 4 students advance to state.
Faith, Hope, and Love
26 students attend.
Visit Days Feb. 16 and March 9.
42 pastors shadow youth
Morgan first; Phillips-Kanagy runnerup.
Environmental Science students buy 700 trees.
Eighth-grader Sadie Gustafson-Zook placed first
Eighth-grader Natalie Thorne
Saturday, Jan. 10, boys basketball at Canterbury.
Health 6 creates new game
Bethany alumni comprise one-fourth of Goshen College's record 27
Food and toy drives for local elementary schools, Giving Tree for Faith Mission, trees for Haiti
97% increase scores!
High School Dec. 11; Middle School Dec. 16.
4:00-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6
Thursday, December 4
Saturday, Dec. 6
Eight Bethany Students Selected
Faith, participation, leadership development, on-field success honored
Sarah Thompson ('02)
Sixth graders study relationships.
Bowling added as club team.
Tim Lehman tests new curriculum using maps
Weaver first team all-district
Reserve tickets now
7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
team runs at regionals, Hochstetler places first (fifth in semistate and 16th at state)
Alumni prepare for 2009 global assembly.
Bruins Boys Tennis
Challenges students to set big and small goals.
Five students from Bethany
Grade 8 sets record
CiCi's Pizza and Backyard BBQ
Friday, Sept. 26
Moved to 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
Students explore leadership in church and athletic programs.
Sept. 12-13 games rescheduled.
Jesse Ramer ('10) one of 18 selected.
Four Bethany students attend.
Two Bethany Students Selected and Five Commended.
Innovative activity teaches Economics.
Two alumni and two parents
Class of 2008 Tops in Area, Exceeds State/National Averages
Student and alum explore leadership.
Junior Explores Leadership.
Students help stranger at Kroger.
eight "new" familiar faces
8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20
New program to purchase online.
Grade 6 and ethnic diversity grow.
A high rate of pledge satisfaction
Feb. 26, 27, 28, and March 1, 2009, are the four scheduled performances of the musical Rags, based on the book by Joseph Stein with lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and music by Charles Strouse. The music is a fusion of Ragtime and Klezmer.
6 p.m. August 12.
Attend IHSAA leadership conference.
Making a difference
Participate in community peace vigil.
Sixth grader Brooke Herschberger placed second
Students designed and used solar ovens
New Leadership Development Awards and Teacher of the Year
Work then fun
Consumer, technology, and environmental awareness
Special Needs teacher John Mast
Seniors Alex Brew, Kari Heusinkveld, Jay Mast, Stephen Pettifor, and Kelly Snyder
Two New Accreditations.
Read essays at luncheon.
Students ride 115 miles
Students study past and modern-day slavery
stay/get in shape for free!
Fine arts team fifth in state.
3 p.m. Sunday, May 25
Spring Instumental and Choir Concerts May 9 and 15.
Tuesday, May 13.
Drop-in between noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.
Three senior essays to air on WVPE 88.1 FM
7 p.m. May 2-3
Jeff Yoder ('12) represented Bethany
Ninth-grade girls learn women's saftey training
Plant starts, bushes, trees needed
Stephen Pettifor Named to Indiana East boys soccer team
4:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, April 18
Places first in regional.
Photos of faculty, pastors, and seniors
Grade 8 Wins Leap Day Competition.
7 p.m. March 8
Seniors Daniel Gingerich, Simone Sommers, and Emily Bowman
Sunday, Feb. 17
Maddie Gerig ('13)
Monday, Feb. 11
12 gold and 3 silver medals
30 medals: 23 gold and 7 silver
Gwen Kelly Sets Rebound Record
49 pastors from 26 congregations
Feb. 21, 22, and 24
Free Admission for Alumni
Jeff Yoder and Julian Phillips-Kanagy
IHSAA Sportsmanship Award
A developmental basketball experience for youth in grades 4-6
5-7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5
Bethany students excelled
Friday, Dec. 14, on SBT2
Through Dec. 13
Support Bethany Dec. 13
Join in singing the "Hallelujah Chorus"
Senior Lyz Kauffman
Coach's Head Shaved
Myron Bontreger ('87) and Eric Risser ('88)
Bethany sponsors MYF dodgeball tourney.
Photos from Nov. 2 day of service
Class, lunch, athletic events, restuaurants, stories, and church
Dine at Backyard BBQ Monday, Nov. 5, and Hacienda Restaurant Tuesday, Nov. 6, and support Bethany.
Changing health patterns
In light of self-study data gathered from Bethany Christian Schools' current strategic planning process and the relevance of the music program to the school's mission, Bethany is initiating a thorough review of its music program to better position the program for increasing effectiveness in helping Bethany achieve its mission.
This lively and creative musical retelling of the teachings of Jesus based on the Gospel of Matthew will be presented Nov. 15-18
Students considering Bethany are encouraged to come visit for a day. You are welcome to arrange a visit on any day that suits you. However, the school has special Visit Days scheduled for Feb. 18 and March 3. Visit Days provide an opportunity for students in grades 5-11 interested in exploring Bethany to shadow a student for a day. Interested students must register ahead by calling Sarah Yoder, director of admissions, at 574 534-2567. Parents are also welcome to drop in to meet with Sarah or to visit a class or chapel.
Friday, Oct. 26
Senior midfielder Stephen Pettifor
Frosh wins XC sectional (places 19th in state), boys soccer wins conference, boys tennis sectional runnerup
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16
The Insulting Princess, 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 10 a.m. Oct. 13
Listen to excerpts of Bethany's version of high school musical
Mission statement, core values, graduate profile, and parameters
Girls Soccer Shines at Cross Country
Ninth-grader Hannah Johnson
David Hawkins and Rachel Lehman Stoltzfus
Set for Nov. 15-18
Search books online.
Class of 2007 Tops in Area, Exceeds State/National Averages
Saturday, Oct. 13
Meet new faculty and staff.
Bethany students talk about their MCC environmental learning tour in Appalachia.
One way Bethany contributes to the life of the church and the world is in developing leadership skills in young people. Bethany has strengthened its leadership development by implementing a process that will provide goals, teaching tools, and evaluation of skills for those in leadership roles. Select seniors will also be recognized at graduation for excelling in developing their leadership skills during high school.
Students at Bethany Christian Middle School are committed to be honest and trustworthy, accepting, respectful, and encouraging. Students, together with faculty, agreed that these characteristics should help define who a Bethany student is. Students and faculty are focusing on relationships this year as part of a new Ophelia Project initiative to help middle school youth build respectful and compassionate relationships.
Visiting Paraguay and Brazil
Four Bethany students/alumni are the summer staff for 91.1 FM The Globe:
At Bethany’s 53rd commencement on Sunday, May 27, Mick Sommers, father of senior Steffen Sommers and pastor at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, challenged the 48 graduates to “seek out others who share a desire to build rather than destroy ... and to lead us in working for a better world.”
Bethany's junior-senior choir, Jubilate Singers, received a gold rating in Group I performance at the 2006-07 district choral contest and a perfect score in sight reading
Tickets for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, an energetic bluegrass musical for all ages based on the familiar literary classic by Mark Twain, go on sale Monday, Feb. 5.
"We have been blessed in so many ways to have our children at Bethany. What a wonderful place to help us nurture our children into adulthood!
Dine at Hacienda Restaurant or Backyard BBQ (both in Goshen's Linway Plaza) on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and support Bethany Christian Schools.
With Bethany's 62-36 victory over Howe Military on Jan. 12, boys basketball coach Jim Buller won his 300th career game--the most by any Elkhart County coach at one school.
Bethany students performed well in the state-mandated ISTEP exam with fall 2006 results above state averages.