We value education and lives changed outside the classroom as much as what takes place in the classroom.  Thus, we have committed the week before spring break, March 11-15 to facilitate exploring, observing, experiencing and serving!

We have tried to make command central for everything you need to know as a family to begin discussing and praying about a good fit for your student.  All students are required to participate.


Update 1/21/20


Hello Berean HS Family,

I hope this finds you healthy and hopeful!  I am hopeful that we will be having IMPACT week March 8-12 which is right before spring break.  If you are NOT already enrolled in a travel experience (Europe, Wild Wild West or Orlando STEM) then THIS email is for YOU!


I would encourage you all to consider the Outdoor Adventure @ Tapawingo with Ms. Randolph and Mr. Adams if you want a not too far away travel experience taking place Monday through Thursday for only $99 which includes everything except your food traveling up and back if needed.  Our group will be the only one on site during this time and the bunk rooms will only be filled at 50% capacity which means 6 people in a bunk instead of 12.  All the cooking will be done by camp staff who will be following CDC protocols.


If staying in town fits your schedule better please check out all our daytime options:

week long:  Chef Berean, Operation Backyard  and Driver's Ed. (15 yr +)


Day long:  (you must choose 4 days worth). Friday the 1/2 day will be as a group


Drop a Stitch (knitting - beginner to advanced)

Pottery & Sculpture

Unto the Least of These (multiple worksites at non-profits in Knoxville)

Career Exploration ( 1 day for freshmen, sophomores, juniors; 2 days availabe for seniors)


To see more details and to sign up please go to  Click on Impact 2021 and choose from the dropdown menu for experiences for which you would like more information.Simply click the "Book It" button in the upper right hand corner to make your choices.


Next to the "Book It" Button is "Questions and Contact Us".  Please remember that the deadline to sign up is FEBRUARY 5.  We strongly urge parents to do the sign up using their email address.  


If your experience has a cost you will be invoiced through myschoobucks after February 5. 

By FEBRUARY 15 we request that all accounts have $0 balances.


If you are a parent who might be available to help drive our students to destinations, please email me.  We so appreciate all your help!


We are praying that our students will be challenged to pursue experiences outside their comfort zone, have an opportunity to trust God more, love each other more and build community!


As always I'm here to help in any way possible!


His joy in your journey of today,

Linda Halley


Update 8/31/20

Hi parents and hs students,

Thank you for taking the time to read this!  I wanted to remind you that if you want to travel to Europe, the Grand Canyon, Orland, Georgia, the southeast or Elizabethon in the spring NOW is the time to enroll!


A trip that was newly added this fall is "Defining a Generation".  Mr. Brown will be leading this trip to cities with significance to the understanding of the birth of the civil rights movements and the birth of desegregation. This is Christian worldview shaping at its finest - hands on and standing where history happened.  


Another trip that is fairly new is and Outdoor Adventure experience at Camp Tapawingo in Elizabethon TN.  Go to and look under the tab guest groups at the activities and facilities to get an idea of what amazing things are in store under the directions of Ms. Randolph and Mr. Matt Crawford.


For our current junior and senior GUYS and male alumni and their dads or brothers we have an exciting hiking trip to Ireland after school is out.  is the place to get all the info and to enroll.  We will begin invoicing for the trips in September.  Over 50 students have enrolled already!


Every HS student is required to do an IMPACT Experience the week before spring break of 2021.  If you want to do a travel experience the decisions need to be made now.  If you are going to do daytime experiences locally then you won't sign up until January.


WE HAVE TO MEET MINIMUM ENROLLMENTS for all  TRIPS THE WEEK OF AUGUST 31 in order to move forward with a trip. Thanks for your help by making a timely decision.



If you have questions or concerns please reach out to me or the group leader listed for individual trips.


His joy in your journey of today,

Linda Halley / IMPACT Coordinator










March 2021 Trips

Greetings Dear Families,


Hard to believe, I know,  but we are already making plans for Impact in March of 2021.


I am thrilled to tell you about a 10 day trip to Rome and Athens.  In addition to seeing all the sites, travelers will have an opportunity to minister to refugees in Athens through a well established evangelical ministry.  We already have two travelers enrolled.


We also have confirmed a 6 day trip to the Grand Canyon and surrounding area  to explore and worship God in the midst of some of His greatest natural handiwork.


There will an info meeting about these two trips before Christmas.  Watch for another email!


There will be other IMPACT opportunities that you will be hearing about in the spring, but these are the two "Biggie" travel ones. We recommend enrolling for these trips early to spread out the payments and make adequate preparations. 


In addition, our England 2020 group is rather small and Coach Mike and the travelers will be joining with another group and adjusting the itinerary slightly.  This has brought the price down considerably.  If you are not going to Puerto Rico or New York and would like to consider this trip, please contact Coach Mike directly.


For those of you paying through myschoolbucks thank you for your prompt payments.  I hope you are finding the new invoicing system convenient. 


As always, I welcome your questions and am here to help. 



His joy in your journey,

Linda Halley