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Welcome to HCS!

The pandemic can’t stop what God is doing at Highland Christian School!  While our building must remain closed until June 30 in keeping with Governor Holcomb’s re-opening plan for Indiana, we are excited to meet you and can’t wait to share about the extraordinary opportunity of Christ- centered, standards-based education that awaits your child at Highland Christian School!

Take a look at our Virtual Parent Preview Event here, and when you’re ready, contact Jodi in our Admissions Office (219.838.0356 x165) to initiate your child’s application for enrollment.  We look forward to meeting you!

Parent Note – May 26, 2020

PARENT NOTE – May 26, 2020
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
I hope each of you had a beautiful Memorial Day weekend! After hail and torrential rains on Saturday, what wonderful weather God blessed us with on Sunday and Monday. As we enter the final two instructional days of the school year, I want to commend the work you are doing. Our community has worked well together during a time of adversity.

Napoleon Hill stated, “Every adversity carries with it the seed of equal or greater benefit”. I believe this statement to be very true.

As we look towards our last days together, here are some of the exciting events we have planned for our parents and community.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, May 28 at 8:30am —————————————— K-8 Chapel (Facebook Live)
Thursday, May 28 at 1:00pm —————————- 8th Grade Chapel (Zoom Link will come)
Friday, May 29 ——————————————————————- Last Instructional Day
Monday, June 1 at 2:00pm – 6:00pm ——————————————- Final Pick-Up (HCS)
Wednesday, June 3 at 11:00am —————————————————- End of Year Chapel
Monday, June 15 ——————————————- Report Cards are Available (OnCampus)

Later today, an important communicator will be sent out regarding our Final Pick-Up, special activities, and information about next year.

We are blessed to serve your family. God has been good to Highland Christian School.

Kyle Weener

SCHOOL NEWS
Highland Christian School’s Annual Society Meeting is scheduled for June 8, 2020. Due to current restrictions related to Covid-19, we will not host an onsite event. Instead, please visit www.highlandchristian.org to obtain a copy of the Annual Society Meeting report and an absentee ballot. For more information, contact the school office at (219) 838-0356 or by email at jlineburg@highlandchristian.org

Special Notice: Society Meeting

Special Notice Regarding the 2019/2020 Annual Society Meeting of Highland Christian School

May 15, 2020

Dear Friend of Highland Christian School:

Highland Christian School’s Annual Society Meeting was scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to gather as planned. In keeping with current State restrictions, Highland Christian School’s building will remain closed through June 30, 2020 and the onsite 2019/2020 Annual Society Meeting will be cancelled.

In lieu of this formal business meeting, we have published our Annual Society Meeting Report online and will conduct the necessary votes through an absentee ballot.  We kindly ask that you read these reports carefully and cast your vote in support of the 2020/2021 Budget and Board Nominees. Absentee ballots must be received in the Highland Christian School office or online by 12:00 pm (Noon), Monday, June 8th to be counted.

Print the 2019/2020 HCS Annual Society Meeting Report

Eligibility to Vote:  You are eligible to vote if you are a member of a Reformed church and have made an annual contribution to any fund of Highland Christian School or the HCS Foundation within the preceding year.  Tuition payments count as an annual contribution.

Print an Absentee Ballot
Cast My Vote Online

Request more information: If you have questions or wish to discuss the contents of this report, please reply by email to Mr. Kyle Weener.  Requests must be received by Wednesday, June 3.  One of our staff or Board Members will address your questions by the end of the day, Saturday, June 6.

We appreciate your participation with us at Highland Christian School.

– Highland Christian School Board of Directors

Student Showcase| Lego Build

Art | Elementary students  (grades 3-5) were given the challenge of trying to build a Lego structure out of 30 different choices. Here are a few of these students awesome builds.

Student Showcase| Rule of Thirds

In Art class, junior high students learned about the “rule of thirds” concept in photography.  After watching a video demonstrating how to take more interesting photos using this rule, the students applied this concept in their individual photography.  Here are some of the photos they returned to Mrs. Evers putting this principle into practice.

 

 

 

Governor Announces New School Closure Info

As you may have heard by now, Governor Holcomb and State Superintendent Dr. McCormick have announced that all public and private schools will be closed until May 1.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, Highland Christian School’s leadership team has been evaluating reports, discussing options and planning how best to manage a closure of this magnitude. Our plans have been and will continue to be driven by that which is best for our students and the greater community.  We know this is not an easy time for families as you adjust at home and work through these unforeseen variables.

We will be communicating with you again early next week in regard to Highland Christian School’s longer-range plan.  Please continue to pray for our school leaders and teachers as we adapt our educational plan to meet the various demands required for the health and safety of all.  As we approach more decisions, we know the following things:

  1. God has been, IS, and always will be in control.
  2. The Highland Christian School Board, Administrative Team, and Teachers will continue to do all we can to support your child during this time.
  3. The hallmark of an effective school is its ability to adapt and embrace flexibility in order to rise above adversity.

Below, you will find a copy of the Department of Education’s press release following Governor Holcomb’s address to the residents of the State of Indiana.

News from the Department of Education

We appreciate your patience and support as we work through this together.  May God be glorified as we rely on him for the wisdom and resources we each need.  Please continue to join us in prayer for our community, leaders, families, and those impacted both in the United States and abroad.

Parent Note – February 18, 2020

PARENT NOTE – February 18, 2020
“Blazin’ God’s Light”
Matthew 5: 15,16

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
In last week’s Blue Note, I was able to revisit the importance of standards-based grading to our teachers, students, and parents. Standards-based grading (SBG) is making a substantial educational impact for students from kindergarten to 8th grade, both in our school and schools throughout the nation.

As you may recall, at our February Late Start, the staff was in deep discussion about self-assessment and how our students can engage in critical and action based self-reflection. Just as we ask our students to self-assess, our teachers exercise this same reflective practice. Continue reading Parent Note – February 18, 2020

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