Middle School Newsletter: February 2019
Dear HCMS parents and families:
Wow, I missed seeing your child after the 6 days of school we had off. The driving conditions were the worst I have seen. I am glad everyone stayed safe and warm.
This past month we have had some growing moments as a community. We had one of our student’s dad pass away and a couple of health things arise in the classrooms. I wish you all could see these kids hearts – preparing their table for one another in love and concern. These students are helping one another, asking how their classmates are doing and supporting one another daily. Not only am I proud to be their principal, I am honored to have my sons be classmates with your children.
The Lord has blessed us with an amazing month ahead. We get to have exploratories. This is where the students get to learn from their teachers, a topic that each teacher has chosen to teach them. This is a great opportunity for you to ask your child what they have signed up for and what they would like to learn during this week we call exploratory.
God has so much to teach all of us and the week of exploratories is one exciting way the teachers equip the students minds and nurture their hearts so they can transform the world for Jesus Christ.
Thanks for all you do,
EVENTS IN FEBRUARY
HCMS Spirit Week will begin on Tuesday, February 19. A big thank you to our parent board/student council for for the extra work to provide a fun week at school. Tuesday, February 19 will be PJ day, Wednesday, February 20 will be crazy sock day, Thursday, February 21 will be crazy hair/hat day, Friday, February 22 will be HC spirit day.
HCMS Exploratory Classes are scheduled for the week of February 11-14. These “mini courses” will meet each afternoon, with regular classes meeting each morning. Click here to see the schedule for the week.
Middle School play Our 7th and 8th graders are presenting Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids on February 28 at 7pm, March 1 at 7pm, March 2 at 3pm and 7pm. This is the family-friendly musical adapted from the animated film. Show lasts a little over an hour, and includes an Intermission which makes it great for children as young as 4. Public ticket sales will begin on Friday, February 8 through our online HCS ticketing website.
February 8 Ski Club to Bittersweet (3:10-10:20pm)
February 11-14 Exploratory Classes (schedule)
February 15 No School, Staff Development
February 18 No School, Winter Break/President’s Day
February 19– 22 HCMS Spirit Week
February 22 Ski Club to Bittersweet (3:10-10:20pm)
February 27 MSBOA Band Festival, (10:35am) (West Ottawa Performing Arts)
February 28 MSBOA Orchestra Festival, (Jenison HS) (11:25am) *parents stay tuned
for afternoon transportation details from Mr. Nester.
February 28 HCMS Presents The Jungle Book at HCMS (7pm)
March 1 Ski Club to Bittersweet (3:10-10:20pm)
March 1 HCMS Presents The Jungle Book at HCMS (7pm)
March 2 HCMS Presents The Jungle Book at HCMS (3pm & 7pm)
March 15 End of Quarter 3
March 22 HCS Bands Swingin’ The Night Away (6:45pm)
March 26 Band Extravaganza (5th – 12th)