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HS January Newsletter

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break that was filled with all of the love and joy that the Promise of Christmas brings! We are so excited to be in the building together as the HCHS family as of January 4! Exams will take place as scheduled the week of… Read More: HS January Newsletter

HS Newsletter – December

Dear Parents and Students, December has arrived and with it comes a time of preparation.  From the academic side this year, that means preparing for this semester’s last 4 weeks of classes before exams begin on January 12.  For your family, it is probably a time to prepare how you will spend the holiday season… Read More: HS Newsletter – December

High School Newsletter – November 2020

Dear Parents, Wow! There is a chill in the air and November is almost here, which means we are halfway through the semester and a quarter of the way through the school year. The beginning of this school year, as crazy as it has been, has gone by so quickly. At the end of the… Read More: High School Newsletter – November 2020

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MS January Newsletter

Greetings, As we start a new year, I love to reflect on the last year. 2020 had many challenges, but also had so many blessings. The biggest blessing was being able to serve the middle schoolers. They are a delightful bunch who are each gifted differently. As we educate them, we see the different gifts… Read More: MS January Newsletter

Middle School Newsletter – December

Greetings to all, The summer of 2016, my wife Karen and I were blessed to be able to go to Israel with Ray VanderLaan and some other teachers and students. We learned so many great life lessons on that trip. One of the things Ray said that always comes back to me is that God’s… Read More: Middle School Newsletter – December

MS Newsletter – November 2020

Dear HCMS parents and families, But the fruit of the Spirit includes love, JOY, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control. Galatians 5:22,23a In these unprecedented times, I have been in places where there hasn’t been much joy. However, as I am blessed to work with middle schoolers, I am surrounded by joy.… Read More: MS Newsletter – November 2020

/ South Side & Pine Ridge

SS/PR January Newsletter

Dear Parents, It’s 2021! It’s been so wonderful to fill our  learning spaces with the sights and sounds of our children learning, laughing and loving again. We are enjoying hearing about the adventures your family embarked upon over Christmas break. As we stand together at the cusp of this new year, we together give God… Read More: SS/PR January Newsletter

SS/PR Newsletter – December

Dear Parents, Our classrooms typically bustles with the busyness and chatter of engaged learning and discovery. As we approach the advent season, however, there may be some unique morning routines. An observer might find moments when the classroom lights are turned off. The noise is stilled. The classroom takes on a special atmosphere. Something important… Read More: SS/PR Newsletter – December

SS/PR Newsletter – November 2020

Dear Parents, In the past couple of weeks, our first grade students have been learning about Sukkot, “The Time of our Rejoicing.” Sukkot was a special time for the Hebrew people of giving thanks to God for the harvest, and it was a time of acknowledging utter and complete dependence upon God for all the… Read More: SS/PR Newsletter – November 2020

/ Rose Park

RP January Newsletter

One of the foundational traits we seek to teach our children at home, church and school, is to live well in community. It is our calling to teach our children to reflect God’s love and compassion onto all of those we’re blessed to live in community with. We seek to bring glory to God and… Read More: RP January Newsletter

RP Newsletter – December

Behind all of the glitz and jingle that entices our children this season there remains the steadfast reason for our celebrations. Jesus Christ willingly took on human form and entered into this world to offer forgiveness and restoration to humankind. To ALL humankind. At Rose Park we are acutely aware of the impact our daily… Read More: RP Newsletter – December

RP Newsletter – November 2020

Earlier this month I had the delightful experience of exploring the depth and relevance of the word “perspective” with a class of fourth graders. We used a book written by Chris VanAllsburg to guide our discussion. If you’re familiar with Mr. VanAllsburg’s work you know that he not only writes children’s books, he illustrates them… Read More: RP Newsletter – November 2020

/ Forest School

FS January Newsletter

It’s 2021! It’s been so wonderful to fill our Forest and learning spaces with the sights and sounds of our children learning, laughing and loving again. We have enjoyed hearing about the adventures your family embarked upon over Christmas break. As we stand together at the cusp of this new year, we together give God… Read More: FS January Newsletter

Forest School Newsletter – December

Our Forest typically bustles with the busyness and chatter of engaged learning and discovery. As we approach the advent season, however, there may be some unique morning routines. An observer might find moments when the classroom lights are turned off. The noise is stilled. The classroom or Forest takes on a special atmosphere. Something important… Read More: Forest School Newsletter – December

Forest School Newsletter – November 2020

Earlier this month I had the delightful experience of exploring the depth and relevance of the word “perspective” with a class of fourth graders. We used a book written by Chris VanAllsburg to guide our discussion. If you’re familiar with Mr. VanAllsburg’s work you know that he not only writes children’s books, he illustrates them… Read More: Forest School Newsletter – November 2020