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New principal Kevin Snyder makes some last-minute adjustments to the equipment in the Eagle's Nest child care center opening this fall at Community Christian School. It's been a year of change at the Willmar school, which will begin the fall with not just a new child care center and principal but also its first class of senior students. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

When students arrive for the new term at CCS, they're going to see some differences


Community Christian School will begin the school year on Sept. 8 with a new principal, a new child care program and its first class of seniors. The Christian school in Willmar will begin the year with about 225 students from pre-school through 12th grade, said Administrator Del Brouwer last week.

While some private schools have struggled in the recession, CCS has been able to hold its enrollment steady, and may even have increased a bit, Brouwer said.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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