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 …

October 16 Home Communicator

October 16 Home Communicator – This year the staff is going through a professional development class connected to what we learned last year in our 7 Strategies course.  This class is valuable for many different reasons.  First, it allows staff a common time to come together and work to refine their craft on developing best practices in …

October 9 Home Communicator

October 9 Home Communicator–Communication Comes in Many Forms On Friday, October 5, the middle school students, staff, and a number of parents of middle schoolers visited ArtPrize Ten in downtown Grand Rapids. It was a rainy day, but that did not dampen our enthusiasm for the experience. Among the hundreds of pieces we saw, we …

October 2 Home Communicator

October 2 Home Communicator – Dear Parents, I’ve completed 1 marathon.  A friend of mine encouraged me to join her in running the Bayshore marathon several years ago.  I remember on mile 21, after hours of putting one foot in front of another, seeing someone sitting along the course watching–with coffee and donut in hand–and that is …

September 25 Home Communicator

September 25 Home Communicator – Dear Parents, How many times have you heard, “If you don’t like the weather in Michigan, wait an hour and it will change”?  Last week was one of those times:   85 and hot on Thursday and by Friday night, a fall chill was in the air.    It’s so funny to listen to …

September 18 Home Communicator

September 18 Home Communicator – A couple of weeks into school has brought many emotions for everyone involved. Excitement to see friends that may not have been seen over the summer.  Anxiety for new classes and figuring out the protocols that the teacher holds.  Sadness that another summer full of camping, sports camps, or water fights is over.  All …

September 11 Home Communicator

September 11 Home Communicator – “Running the Race” Welcome to the 2018/2019 school year! What a great start! God blessed us with a smooth, albeit warm, transition back into school! With the first two weeks complete, we look forward to developing a sense of routine. While I know God has promised to always be with us and …

September 4 Home Communicator

September 4 Home Communicator-Dear HCS Community, It’s such a blessing to be back in this place welcoming children and staff to another year of Christ-centered education. It has been a joy for me to watch students’ eager faces reconnect with friends, teachers greeting the students they have been praying for over the summer, and parents …

August 28 Home Communicator

August 28 Home Communicator It is so wonderful to have your children back in the hallways and classrooms at school! Thanks, too, for the great turnout we had at both campuses for our Open House, and at the elementary for Orientation Night. I wanted you to know that, last Tuesday, our staff met together for …