December 11 Home Communicator

December 11 Home Communicator – Christmas, through the eyes of a child, is full of wonder and excitement. This Christmas season is the first where everything that is happening around us is really starting to sink in with my oldest child.  The pure joy and excitement that is exuded when lights get turned on for the first …

December 4 Home Communicator

December 4 Home Communicator – PRINCIPAL’S NOTE: “In Search of Our Kneeling Places” The word Advent derives from the Latin word adventusmeaning ‘coming’. Sunday was the first Sunday of Advent – a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus. What follows are a few excerpts from Ann Weems’ poem Kneeling …

November 27 Home Communicator

November 27 Home Communicator – Dear HCS Community, Sometimes moving from Thanksgiving into Advent,  I am tempted to sprint.  My race focus can shift from staying in step with what God has for me and my eyes can drift from the Savior of the world to things that get me off track, like the traditions I want …

November 20 Home Communicator

November 20 Home Communicator - It is so hard to believe in 2 days it is Thanksgiving!  The recent splash of snow reminds us that winter is here.  I am always torn when writing about Thanksgiving … so many things to be thankful for, both big and small. You have often heard me say how thankful I …

November 13 Home Communicator

November 13 Home Communicator – A teacher spends approximately 7 hours a day with the students in their classroom.  Multiply that by 180 days of school and that comes out to 1,260 hours a school year.  That number is just school and classroom time, there are many more instances where teachers are involved in teaching outside of …

November 6 Home Communicator

November 6 Home Communicator – Spiritual Emphasis Week in the Middle School “Challenging Minds and Lives for Christ’ expresses our vision at HCS to pursue not only academic excellence but also to engage each child to discover his or her place in God’s Kingdom as a witness and servant of Christ in our global and diverse society. …

October 30 Home Communicator

October 30 Home Communicator – Dear Hudsonville Christian Friends, God is on the move at Hudsonville Christian!  As I walked the halls before break, I witnessed the entire 5thgrade singing and praising God at the top of their lungs, a loving teacher speaking life into one of God’s precious children in the hallway, nature-based preschoolers coming in …

October 23 Home Communicator

October 23 Home Communicator-Communication continues to be such a huge piece of success in families, the workplace, among friends and with school as well. You have often heard me talk about open door policies and having lines of communication open. As a school, we are committed to listening to you as parents, as well as sharing …