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Honoring Grandparents of SBS Middle Schoolers

Honoring Grandparents of SBS Middle Schoolers

Grandparents visited campus and were honored at the inaugural Middle School Grandparents Day at Second Baptist School.

“Some of the world’s best educators are grandparents.” - Dr. Charlie W. Shedd, author and minister 

The inaugural Middle School Grandparents Day began with breakfast in the cafeteria, where over 400 grandparents met their grandchildren to eat and visit before heading to the Worship Center for the school’s annual Thanksgiving Praise Service. Afterward, middle schoolers led their grandparents to the Sanctuary for a special program that included presentations from classmates and administrators.

“This time period in a young person’s life involves moments of academic, social and spiritual growth,” said Head of Middle School Ellen Barrett. “The young people in our school are not empty vessels, but rather a product of moments of influence over the years, from family, friends and experiences, such as their education at Second Baptist School.”

SBS experiences were shared by fifth to eighth grade students, who highlighted some of their most memorable moments at school. Learning opportunities that have shaped these students included moments in academics like history, science and Bible classes as well as athletics, theatre and band experiences.   

“Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.” - Proverbs 17:16. 

This proverb may explain why grandparents are often the most important people children have in their lives. Head of School Dr. Don Davis thanked parents and grandparents for their commitment to Christian education, “A grateful heart is key, and that is why we are committed to building leaders with biblical knowledge, encouraging them to step out and lead courageously.”

At the end of the program, each student was given a special gift to share with their grandparents. As the doors opened, grandparents and grandchildren walked out of the Sanctuary together, some hand-in-hand, but all grateful for this special time together as they hugged before saying goodbye. A sweet spirit and tender fondness lingered on campus as friends and family parted ways and the Word made clear, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” - 3 John 1:4

Grandparents fill the Sanctuary to listen to a special presentation from their middle school grandchildren.
A family takes a selfie together at Middle School Grandparents Day.
Grandparents walk their grandson back to class.