April 25 Home Communicator

April 25 Home Communicator – Just two years ago, we had our first meeting with a table full of HCS community members, seeking guidance and discussing the feasibility of purchasing and expanding into the soon-to-be-vacated Unity Christian school right next door. We had some big questions like: “Will people see how big of a need we have?”, …

April 18 Home Communicator

April 18 Home Communicator – I often get asked, “What really makes a Christian education special?” or “Is it really all that different at Hudsonville Christian?” My comment back is usually “Have you talked to any of our parents that send their children to our school?” Why do I say this? Because honestly, what our parents see, …

April 11 Home Communicator

April 11 Home Communicator – Science and Engineering Practices – Analogies of Faith Best practice in Science education involves using models to explain scientific phenomena. In fact, the Next Generation Science Standards make modeling one of the most important aspects of curriculum design for children, making analogies, one type of modeling, a powerful learning tool. At Hudsonville …

March 28 Home Communicator

March 28 Home Communicator – Listening for God’s Whisper We continue our journey during this season of Lent. For each of us the journey will look different as we take time to reflect on our faith story. One thing we will all strive for during this time of Lent is to hear God’s voice and allow for …

March 21 Home Communicator

March 21 Home Communicator – The Bus If you have ever read Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, you have probably heard him talk about the metaphor of comparing a business to a bus. Collins goes on to say that getting the right people on the bus is absolutely essential. Now as we all know, although …

March 14 Home Communicator

March 14 Home Communicator – STEM Week is Coming! Something new is about to arrive at Hudsonville Christian Elementary School… STEM Week! March 27-30 will give kids a chance to try out a new engineering challenge every day. Each teacher will be leading unique activities for multi-age groups. Examples of the challenges include: Waterslides, Ozobots, Snap Circuits, …

March 7 Home Communicator

March 7 Home Communicator – Lent – Giving Up and Taking On The season of Lent began last week Wednesday, March 1, with Ash Wednesday. It lasts from the end of Epiphany to Holy Week. Lent is a time when Christians reflect on Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness fasting and enduring temptations. It is also a …

February 28 Home Communicator

February 28 Home Communicator-I was in communication with one of our HCS parents this week, and she shared something that deeply touched me. Her child said, “Mom, I think caring what people think about me might be an idol in my life. My teacher was teaching us about idols in our life, and sometimes I …