Drama & Speech Program

By offering an academic speech class, students have the chance to refine their speaking abilities and are given opportunities throughout the year to put into practice those things they have learned. Each spring our high school students produce a play or musical. In addition, students in junior high and senior high can compete in the area of speech in the annual Illinois Association of Christian Schools Academic and Fine Arts Tournament. Our students have excelled in this area each year producing state champions in both junior high and senior high.

Meet our Speech/Theater Director

Hi! My name is C.J. McElhiney, and I am the speech and drama teacher at Schaumburg Christian School. I am so excited for this new school year to get underway, and I cannot wait to work with your students in class, rehearsals, and lessons to help them develop their God-given talents. Ultimately, our creativity is an opportunity to reflect the creativity of our God, and it is my desire to work personally with each student to help them grow spiritually, academically, and personally through the mediums of speech and drama.

Click on the link below to watch a video about some exciting news regarding the SCS 2018-2019 theater productions!
2018-2019 Theater Productions

Any 3rd - 12th grade student interested in taking speech and drama lessons should click on the link below to complete a Speech/Theater Enrollment form.
2018-2019 Speech/Theater Enrollment Form

Please contact me with any questions you have regarding the speech and drama department.
C.J. McElhiney

How Can I Help?

We are continually grateful for the volunteer assistance we receive from many of our school parents. Your support, through the giving of your time, money, and resources is so appreciated!

Aside from supporting our student performances with your attendance, listed below are other opportunities for you to consider:

  • Costumes
  • Make-up
  • Performance Snacks
  • Production Coordinator
  • Production Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
  • Production Ticket Sales Representative
  • Set Construction
  • Sound/Lights
  • Ticket Sales

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities or have ideas for an area not listed above, please contact our theater director C.J. McElhiney.