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Did you get an Auction Postcard?

SKMBT_C22018041016050Join us for a fun night out with friends and family in the  Highland Christian School Community!  The time we spend together will be rewarding as we celebrate the gift of Christian education.
ALL ARE WELCOME!  This is a family friendly event.
Registration is completed at the door.

We raise over $90K dollars annually through this capstone fundraising event!  Without the support of our community, we simply couldn’t do all that we do for students.  Hope to see you there!

Auction is almost here!

HCS AUCTION 4-17-18

Students are growing, test scores are rising and kids are growing in faith as we put the right work into the right processes at Highland Christian School.  For the 2nd year in a row we’ve shown growth on our state testing scores!  Now it’s time to celebrate!

We appreciate the work of our teachers and the financial support from our community that fuels these results.   Join us for a night out in support of Highland Christian School – Saturday, April 21.  Our Annual Auction is the top fundraising event of our year!   Everyone’s invited as we raise funds for 2018-19!  Kitchen opens at 5:00pm.  First bid is at 5:30.   Mark your calendars today!  We’ll see you there!  Visit our website to see the great merchandise and exciting excursions that await your bid!

See Your Child Thrive!

Preview Day 4-17-18

Our Parent Preview Days give you the chance to see us in real life!  Highland Christian School is an accredited, professional learning community where students are challenged in faith and learning through a comprehensive curriculum, formal Biblical instruction, and personal interaction.

We are pleased to be a Project Lead the Way School providing students with individualized learning, a fully-integrated 1:1 technology program, personal discipleship and STEM education.

The difference is real!  Visit with our principal,  enjoy live classroom visits and observe how students (preK-gr8)  are academically equipped, Biblically grounded and spiritually nurtured to impact the world for Christ at Highland Christian School.  Can you picture your child thriving here?

Please RSVP online or by contacting Jodi Lineburg at
(219) 838-0356 x165 or jlineburg@highlandchristian.org.

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Highland Schools Gather for Prayer

Prayer InitiativeGod still answers prayers when we call on Him.  Tomorrow, families will be gathering at each school campus in the Town of Highland.  This citywide initiative is a call to action for believers as we stand before the Lord to honor His purposes and plans.  We are asking that you come early tomorrow, that you stand with us in prayer and bear testimony to the power of God at work in our lives.  We will be gathering at the Legacy Prayer Plaza on the front side of Highland Christian School near the playground. Mr. Koutz, our HCS Parent Prayer Group Leader will lead us.

Parent Note – March 5, 2018

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

FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK

Dear Parents;

For those of you with students in Grades 3-8 taking ISTEPs, last week went well.  The technology worked and the students are using their full amount of time to check their work.  As you probably know from the news, this is the last year for these tests as they are being replaced with ILEARN.  Whereas ISTEPs have a test window in February/March and again in May, ILEARN will only have one window in May – hopefully a good thing!

Here are a couple of mid-year reminders about our Drop off and Pick up procedures:

1) No hand held devices while driving – this applies to EVERYONE – and, yes, I realize that all caps in an e-mail is the equivalent of yelling.

2) Morning Drop off – if you need to walk your child/ren in, please park in the lot to the east of the school.  If you park in the diagonal spots opposite the front door, you and your children are crossing against the drop-off line.

3) Pick up at the end of the day – if you choose to park, park in the lot to the east of the school and then walk over.  Parking alongside the driveway by the garage is not an option.

Thanks for looking after these details!

There will be an e-mail tomorrow, but here’s a heads-up that we have a Late Start this Wednesday, March 7th.

SCHOOL NEWS

  1. Reminder: This Wednesday, March 7 is a late start.  School will begin at 10:00 on this day.
  2. Kindergarten Readiness Day for the 2018/2019 school year is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 14. If you have a kindergarten-age child for next year and are considering kindergarten at HCS, please contact the school office.
  3. HCS Preview Day is this Friday, March 9 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. If you know of anyone interested in learning more about HCS, please extend an invitation to them or have them contact the school office at 219-838-0356.
  4. Early Enrollment: Please login to OnCampus to view and accept the 2018-19 Highland Christian School Enrollment Contract for your child(ren).  Early enrollment is in effect until March 31.  Early enrollment and payment in full of your August bill by 8/15/2018 qualifies you for a credit of $50.  The guidelines for the enrollment fee credit are available on the student billing resource board in onCampus.  Please note that both parents on record must login individually to accept the contract and finalize enrollment.  If you need assistance with your enrollment contract or login credentials, please contact Jodi L. at 219-838-0356 x165.
  5. The Science and Engineering Fair is this week Friday! Fifth and seventh grade students will be presenting their projects during school on Friday and an open house will be held Friday evening from 6:00-7:30pm to show off their work. Come on out and see the great work our students have done!
  6. We need more judges! We are still in need of a few more judges for the science fair on Friday. Judging will take place between 8:30am and 1:00pm. No science background is needed and even if you cannot stay the entire time, any time you can give would be a huge help! Please contact Mr. Van Dyke as soon as possible if you are interested and able to help out. Our students really benefit by having someone other than their teachers assess their work!

ETC NEWS

  1. Next Thursday, March 15 is sort night at etc for 1st grade from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

ATHLETIC NEWS

  1. Tuesday, March 6 – boys volleyball vs. Lansing – AWAY – 4:15

Thursday, March 8 –    boys volleyball vs. Tinley Park – AWAY – 4:15

Saturday, March 10 –   Boys Volleyball Tournament at Crown Point – TBA

TRIP NEWS

  1. Countdown to Spring Break! There are only three TRIP order dates left before spring break (Mar. 8, 15, 22).  Are you traveling for spring break?  Check out the shopwithscrip.com website to see what retailers are located near your vacation destination or on the way to it.
  2. The next TRIP Cash & Carry Gift Card Store will be this Thurs., Mar. 15th from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  1. TRIP orders are due (paper and online orders) on Thurs., Mar. 8th by 10 a.m.
  2. Current Bonus Rebates (week of Mar. 5): Bed, Bath & Beyond – 7%; Boston Market – 13%; Cabela’s – 11%; Carter’s/Osh Kosh – 10%; Lowe’s – 5%; Jewel – 4%.
  3. Next week’s Bonus Rebate: Domino’s – 10%; Red Robin – 10%; TGI Fridays – 9%.
  4. Team D (Shelly Witham, Linda Balkema, Amy Yonkman) will be putting the TRIP orders together on Tues., Mar. 6th. 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 A – Mar. 13; Team B – Mar. 20; Team C – Mar. 27; Team D – Apr. 17

COMMUNITY NEWS

  1. PREVIEW ILLIANA: This Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.  Open the door to Illiana Christian High School. Parents and students are welcome! Meet with faculty and administration, observe live teaching, get a sneak peek of the musical, hear the latest about the new campus, and have all your questions answered. No pre-registration necessary. Please invite neighbors, friends, family, and anyone else to this great event! Any questions can be directed to Admissions Counselor Marie Limback at 708-474-0515 Ext. 49 or marie.limback@illianachristian.org.
  2. Men of A-Chord Christian Men’s Chorus and Illiana Christian High School Choir are pleased to present our annual “Harmony of Generations” Concert on Saturday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church, (16248 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL).  Everyone is welcome and there is no cost to attend.  Proceeds from a free-will offering will benefit the Illiana Christian High School Choral Department.  For more information see our website at www.menofachord.org.
  1. Men of A-Chord Christian Men’s Chorus is pleased to announce our annual “Night of Song” Concerts. There will be FOUR men’s choruses participating in TWO concerts this year!  Saturday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m.  The concerts will be held at First Christian Reformed Church, (16248 South Park Ave., South Holland, IL).  Everyone is welcome to join us for a time of praise to God our Savior.  There is no cost to attend.   For more information see our website at menofachord.org.

 

 

It’s almost here!

Kindergarten Readiness 18-19Is your child a “soon to be” Husky pup? We want every child to LOVE kindergarten! To help ensure their success, we plan two special days to get to know them a bit BEFORE they start school. The first of these two days is Kindergarten Readiness Day on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

To request an appointment for your child, register online or contact us at (219) 838-0356.

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RSVP Today!

JimboosCome fellowship with students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and friends of HCS and enjoy some live music!
Donations will be taken at the door.
RSVP HERE by March 2

Please note: This is different than past dinners and it is necessary to RSVP so that we have an accurate count for Jimbooo’s Catering.
Use the link above or email us at:  pto@highlandchristian.org

Here’s what’s on the menu:
Entrees:  Beef, Chicken Tenders, BBQ pork and Cheese Ravioli
Sides:   Macaroni and Cheese, Rosemary Potatoes
Veggies:  Corn, Taco Salad, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Potato Salad Sweets:  Jello, Vanilla Pudding

RSVP for Jimbooo's - March 6

Thanks for supporting Highland Christian School! Please tell us how many people will be in your party.

Tomorrow’s Basketball Tourney Canceled

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Basketball Tournament cancelled. The 6th grade girls basketball tournament is cancelled for Sta. Feb. 10th due to the tremendous amount of snow!

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