June 2019 Student Newsletter

"Summer of Learning"
Russell Haffner
Russell Haffner (Director)

I hope you are doing well with your studies. In last month's newsletter I told you that when my three children were growing up, their mother and I would enroll them in a summer reading program at the local library to encourage them to continue learning even in the summer months when they were out of school. Summer was often a time when they would be playing and not spend as much time reading. The summer reading program proved to be an excellent way to keep them focused on learning.

Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to promote a similar program in the WVBS Online Bible School. I am encouraging students to make this a "Summer of Learning" God's word. I think it will be interesting to see just how many video Bible lessons students can complete this summer (June - July - August). In the summer of 2018 students averaged 4,150 lessons per month. I am pleased to report that this month students have completed 4,322 lessons. This is a wonderful number for June, but I think even more lessons can be completed next month. So far this "Summer of Learning" challenge has been a great success and I encourage you to dedicate yourself to your studies pressing on with your efforts through the summer months. It is always a worthy goal to gain a better understanding of God's word.

The "Mark Complete" Button

If you have already watched several lessons you may have noticed the “Mark Complete” button located below each video. This feature helps you to track your progress as you view the videos. We encourage you to always click this button when you finish viewing a lesson. The marking of lessons serves as a guide for your own information to mark your place in the study. Even if the lesson is marked complete you can return to watch it again as many times as you want.

For additional information please see the Help Center at the school website. In the Help Center you will find an article which will walk you through the necessary steps to track your progress by marking each lesson complete. It is titled: How-to: "Mark Complete" Lessons.