March 28 Home Communicator – Two weeks ago, we hosted an orientation night for 5th grade parents, introducing them to the middle school. It was a great night filled with laughter and good conversation while sharing details of HCMS. This was an important step in building a trusting partnership between the school and parents as their son/daughter embarks on this significant transition to middle school.
We opened the night with a short devotion centered on this image. It used the clay and potter analogy from Isaiah. God molds us all through His Word, prayer, relationships, church, experiences, and suffering. However, the one thing the devotional lacked to mention was how the school can play a key role in molding students into who they become.
And that’s why what we do is so important. God is molding our students into whom He wants them to become yet daily interactions with teachers play an instrumental role in shaping them.
Let’s be honest, middle school is a time of significant change and molding. From students joining various activities, events or teams, to making foolish decisions during lunch break, there is significant shaping taking place. It’s exciting to see how our students are being molded. Similarly, it’s exciting to see where we all are being molded and shaped by the master potter. While this can lead to uncomfortable times, we gratefully get a front row seat to God’s handiwork.
Chris Achterhof, Middle School Principal
The full Home Communicator can be found at this link: March 28 Home Communicator