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Special Showing: The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)

See The Iron Giant on the big screen! Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10 am at Lyceum Cinema in Red Hook. Tickets are $6/person and available at the door (cash) or online (credit or bank account).

This event is open to the public so invite your friends! 100% of your ticket price benefits Upton Lake.

Learn more about The Iron Giant at Common Sense Media or Rotten Tomatoes.

Sponsor a student/alumni running in our Eagles Run 5K!

You can now sponsor a student with an online donation! Our goal is to have every student raise at least $10, and participate in the walk/run on May 20, 2023. Thanks for your support.

If you are a business owner interested in sponsoring - or an employee and your boss is interested - you can do that online now, too! We're looking for sponsors at any level from $50-$5,000. We're also looking for donations in the form of incentive prizes for students who achieve fundraising goals - prizes like free coupons for a  bowling game,  ice-cream cone, french fries, smoothie, donut or bagel.

You can also join us as a runner - registration details coming soon - and design your own fundraising page to get your friends and family to help support you!

In 2022 we raised just shy of $20,000 and our goal for 2023 is a “great big, God is good” goal of $35,000. Will you join us?

Association of Christian Schools International renews ULCS for accreditation for another 6 year term!

Praise God for His sustenance as we worked diligently to prepare ourselves for the site visit by ACSI. Thanks to all of the faculty, staff and board members who led or joined committees, parents and students who contributed - and we even had a parent of an alumni on team 1!

It was a major project and we are grateful for all that we learned along the way. Our new Principal, Elisa DeWitt, and Assistant Administrator, Karina House, were new to their roles for this round of accreditation. “I think it gave us both a better vision for what we are called to be doing here at Upton Lake,” said House as she reflected on the year-long project. “My prayer is that the process taught us all - school board, faculty, parents - things to help us reach more students with the light of Christ."

News from Our Blog


Theology Commitment to Development-Pt I

December 06, 2022
By Guest author: Rex Bridges, Director of Development at ULCS

What is your outlook on the current status of our country, culture, and society?  In the financial world, we are regularly seeing headlines about inflation and the continuing upward march of prices across a wide range of necessities and optional items.  Anyone who has been to the grocery store or gas station recently will agree there continues to be a significant increase in pricing.  How will this affect our household budgets, giving to our churches, or giving to ministries?  This is where our outlook will play a critical part.

How do we view our resources?  Who owns what?  Are we looking to God to “supply our every need”?  Have we fallen prey to a consumer mentality that cries, “Me” and believes there is a scarcity of resources?  Or, do we worship a God who owns it all and is the God of abundance?

Psalm 24 tells us, “The earth is the lord’s and everything in it….”  We serve a God of abundance who created everything and owns it. And John 10:10 reminds us, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  Further, Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”  He provides from His abundance and gives to His people to steward those resources.

Statistically, the kingdom of God does not lack from resources but from stewards who will use the resources as God directs.  As we seek after God and follow His direction, this is where we will find the joy and satisfaction and blessing that comes with being a faithful steward.  In I Timothy 6:17-19 we read, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.   Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.  In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”

How do we find the joy of a faithful steward?  We seek the Lord and in our relationship with Him, find what He would have us do.  To what level should we support ULCS or another ministry or multiple ministries.  Ask God what He desires.  “Father, creator of heaven and earth, show me what you would have me do and guide me in your way.”

(Material from Development 101 by John R. Frank and R. Scott Rodin)

"One perk of being a small school is that we are not only a school community but a family. This family has never failed to encourage each other in bad times, laugh with each other in the good times, and push each other to become better... Yes, this school has brought me great memories, amazing friends, academic knowledge, life lessons, and much much more, but the most important thing is how it aided me in making my faith my own."
~ Jennifer Puhalski, Salutatorian, ULCS '20