We survived our first snow with a two hour delay and regretfully a snow day. I pray everyone remained safe! For our New Hope Family, Mrs. Shepherd had a healthy baby boy this past Sunday --- Please welcome Camden Wesley Shepherd --- God is good!
If you have not taken a look yet, our web site has two new videos for your enjoyment. Their specific URL is as noted below
http://www.ccel.org/ --- This is the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. New Hope’s first online library for you and your families. It can be found in mySTATESMEN.
https://vimeo.com/72279323C --- This is a video by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). It can be found in the SNAPSHOT section on the web site
Academics: The high school conducted their semester exams this week. On February 11th (the 18th of February is the Inclement weather date) at 7 PM, Ohio Christian University will be talking with parents and students regarding College Credit Plus for next year. If you are a high school student next year, this information session is extremely important. More details to follow.
General Information: Next week is Snow Week (January 19-23). This is a normal school week except we will be having fun events planned by the high school student council. We will also have a pep rally next Friday to cheer on our basketball teams for their winter games. The Student Council has recommended that next week will be themed dress down days.They are trying to raise funds for a family in Pickaway County who lost their home last week.They will also keep a small percent for the student council funds to host fun events in the future. The donation for the week will be a one time $2.00 per student for the entire week. It can be paid anytime before Friday, Jan. 22nd. Teachers will be tracking the money in class.
Tuesday: White OUT to begin snow week! Wear as much white as you can.
Wednesday: Wacky Winter Wear. Wear fun and comfy outerwear like boots, gloves, hats, etc. Thursday: PJ Day! Wear your comfy clothes and slippers
Friday: Spiritwear, New Hope colors
Athletics: This week we saw some awesome playing and sportsmanship by our STATESMEN --- at all levels. Next Thursday evening at the Middle school games we will recognize our 8th grade athletes. The Athletic Director will be providing more details via TEAMSNAP.
Keep up the great work on the court.
Snow Week GAMES VS. Patriot Prep beginning at 5pm. NHCA alumni (graduating from 8th grade) will get free admission!! Students and staff wearing NHCA spiritwear will also have free admission!
Spiritual and Character: The January Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness. The character traits are courtesy, humility,and friendliness . The verses that apply are: Ephesians 4: 32a; James 4: 6b; 1 Corinthians 13: 5a; and Proverbs 18: 24a.
"The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty." – Zig Ziglar
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Have a blessed weekend!
His Servant Leader,
F.L. Martin III, Ed. D.
Head of School