Parent Note – June 4, 2018

PARENT NOTE – June 4, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Parents,
In my announcements this morning, I told students that while it may be too late to make a first impression, it’s never too late to make a good impression.  I hope that all of us at HCS keep that in mind as we close out this year together.
The packet of MAP results and Standards Achievement is coming Continue reading Parent Note – June 4, 2018

Parent Note – May 29, 2018

PARENT NOTE – May 29, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Parents,
Today for announcements I shared the following: The road is never crowded when you’re going the extra mile.  Yes, sometimes going the extra mile is a lonely endeavor. However, this Friday we will be going the extra mile together for our annual Service Day. I’m Continue reading Parent Note – May 29, 2018

Parent Note – May 21, 2018

PARENT NOTE – May 21, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Parents,
Last week I shared with you that you would be getting some very useful information that you can use to help your child be ready for their next grade.  Here’s the date so that you can be prepared to receive the information: June 4th.  On that date you will receive your child’s MAP results, as well as a list of the learning standards for the grade that they are completing, including directions for IXL for any of the standards that need work.  We have found the IXL work engaging for students.  Their recommendation of an average of 3 ten minute sessions per week should be very doable for our students.  They can access IXL from any computer with internet – home, library or wherever.  The report cards will be available on June 16.
Parents, you play a part in providing orderly classrooms by communicating with the teacher if your child will be leaving school early.  When you come in unannounced and we call the classroom to have the student get ready and have the teacher get their things ready, this disrupts the learning of the other students in the class.  Please avoid these early departures if at all possible and when they are necessary, please let us know at the beginning of the day.

SCHOOL NEWS
1. The Grand Finale!  Join us this Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. for the final concert of the year for 5th Grade Band, Junior High Band, Junior High Choir and, new this year – Art!  After the concert, join us in the gym foyer for refreshments and see the art that students in grades 5-8 have created this year!
2. Don’t forget to order your yearbook – there is only a small amount left!  Yearbooks will be handed out this Friday, May 25.

8th GRADE NEWS
1. Thursday, June 7 is 8th Grade Graduation.  Students will come to school at 9:00 a.m. for graduation practice and must be picked up when it is over at approximately 9:45 a.m. That evening, students should be at New Life Church by 6:15 and the graduation ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m.  Following graduation, we will have a short reception in the HCS gym for students to take pictures and have light refreshments.  NOTE: We will need 8th grade families to bring cookies, brownies and bars for this event.  Please call or email Mrs. Groen (jgroen@highlandchristian.org) if you are able to bring a dessert.  All family members attending graduation are invited. Boys are required to wear collared shirts, ties, dress pants, and dress shoes.  Girls are required to wear a skirt or dress, and light-colored dress shoes (no flip-flops). Please keep in mind that dresses should have sleeves.

ATHLETIC NEWS
1. HCS is looking for one or two volleyball coaches for next fall.  If you are interested in coaching, or know of someone who is, please contact Neil Krooswyk at 838-0356 ext. #164.

ETC NEWS
1. Now Hiring!  Immediate openings for part-time cashiers/floor stocking.  Apply in store or send resume to info@etcresale.org

TRIP NEWS
1. The next TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Store will be this Thurs., June 7 from 8:15 – to 9 a.m. only (no afternoon store).  Contact the TRIP office at   219-838-0356, ext. 199 or trip@highlandchristian.org  for more information.
2. TRIP orders (paper and online) are due Thurs., May 24th by 10 a.m.
3. Current Bonus Rebates (week of 5/21):  Chili’s – 13%; Jewel – 4%; Red Robin – 10%; Shutterfly – 10%.
4. Team A (Julie Sitter, Tori Smits, Cheryl Filler, Lupe Morales) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tues., May 22nd.  Orders will be ready for pick up in the school office on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m.
5. TRIP Teams for Stuffing Orders:  Team B – May 29; Team C – June 5; Team D – June 12; Team A – June 19

Parent Note – May 14, 2018

PARENT NOTE – May 14, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Parents,
One final encouragement for you to join us tonight for Chris McKenna of Protect Young Eyes.  While we will continue to teach your children about ethical digital citizenship here at HCS, we will continue to provide you with helpful tools to help you as you guide Continue reading Parent Note – May 14, 2018

PARENT NOTE – May 7, 2018

PARENT NOTE – May 7, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

If you were at the Auction last month you witnessed an amazing outpouring of generosity from this community to advance the technology initiatives for students at Highland Christian.  Along with the blessing of this technology comes the responsibility for acceptable use.  For the third year, Highland Christian is pleased to welcome Mr. Chris McKenna of “Protect Young Eyes.”  He will be with us on Monday May 14th.  Chris will be speaking to our students Continue reading PARENT NOTE – May 7, 2018

You are invited…

SKMBT_C22018042510490Your input and involvement matter!  Join us in the Gymnasium  on Monday, May 7th to receive the 2017-2018 annual report of activities from our Board of Directors, review  and approve the 2018-2019 Budget, approve the nomination of new Board Members and thank our outgoing Board Members for their service.

We invite you to view the  2017-2018 Agenda here.

To learn more about the HCS Society and voting rules or to review prior year agendas visit our Annual Society Meeting Page.

Parent Note – April 30, 2018

PARENT NOTE – April 30, 2018
“If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles.”
Matthew 5:41

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
ISTEP testing will be finished tomorrow. Thank you for supporting us with great attendance during this time!  You will be able to see the results of these tests when the Parent Portal is open from June 11-22.  We will share the information about how to access the Continue reading Parent Note – April 30, 2018

Need Dinner Theater Tickets?


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Tickets for the Dinner Theater go on sale Monday, April 30.


These can be purchased through the HCS Office.   General admission tickets will not be pre-sold through the office.  These tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

May 10 – Disney Aladdin Jr
Doors open at 6:30; performance begins at 7:00pm
May 11 – Dinner Theater
Dinner will be served at 6:00pm Doors open for dinner at 5:45pm
May 11 Disney Aladdin Jr
Doors will open for general admission when dinner is complete around 6:50pm.