, Muskogee, OK

July 26, 2013

Church opens tornado shelter

— Shiloh Christian School recently added a tornado shelter capable of securing 130 students.

Additionally, while the completion of the fifth- through eighth-grade center creates space for new classrooms, with the possibility of an art room, a music room, and a new library, it also includes a new cafeteria/activities facility, all of which students will begin to enjoy during the upcoming 2013-14 school year.

All teachers are certified, and all but one Shiloh educator holds a masters degree.

Former Shiloh students maintain a reputation for academic success after graduating from Shiloh and moving on to high school and college, according to a media release.

“Shiloh taught me responsibility and a good work ethic,” former student Erika Salmon said in the release. “I was used to getting homework finished and turning it in. I knew how to study hard and study smart. I was ready for pre-AP, AP, and honors courses — the pre-college resume builders.”

Salmon said she earned a 4.0 grade-point average in high school and graduated in the top 10 percent.

Salmon is currently continuing her studies as a college sophomore and member of the Northeastern State University honors program.

As a non-denominational Christian school, Shiloh offers the opportunity to teach and reinforce Christian values.

“Having taught in the public schools before, I really love teaching at Shiloh,” second-grade teacher Jennifer Crumby said. “Here, I am given the same opportunity to teach the same standards used in the public schools. The difference is I can openly teach about my Lord Jesus.

There is nothing sweeter to me than to hear the prayer of one of these innocent children talking to their friend Jesus about what is important to them. I would have to say that is one of the many perks of my job.”

The 2013-14 school year begins at Shiloh Christian School on Aug. 14.

Information: (918) 458-5041.