It has been a whirlwind of a week. Our sports teams are in full swing and very busy. We had our inaugural Statesmen Noise FCA this past Wednesday --- Our AD, Mr. Caleb Williams and our own Pastor Dave Gray facilitated and coordinated this event --- we had over 70 middle school and high school New Hope students --- How awesome is that? They will be meeting on Wednesday afternoons. Mrs. King met with our 10th graders during their homeroom this week and provided an overview for college preparations. Our Junior and Senior ladies met today with Mrs. Baumgardner and Mrs. Shepherd to add their names to the ballot to represent NHCA in the Miss Pumpkin Show pageant this year!
For Junior and Senior parents, New Hope will have representatives on campus from Southeastern University September 13th and Ohio Christian University on September 23rd. Additionally, we will be scheduling a College Information Night for Junior and Senior parents. Date and time to be provided soon.
Our 10th Annual Scramble for Education Golf Tournament is scheduled for October 1st. Come out and enjoy the day while supporting the students of New Hope through the Athletic Boosters.
Our 2nd Annual Statesmen Dinner is scheduled for October 6th. This dinner is by invitation to recognize those patrons of New Hope who have given $1,000 or more between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. We also award and recognize the New Hope Community Statesmen. If you are interested in a time of good food and great fellowship consider giving --- PAY IT FORWARD for your New Hope student --- and join us for dinner.
School Safety: The police department has had a presence out here for a couple of days in a row --- please be safe and mindful of the speed limit! Additionally, please be aware that no student in the K-5th grades should be allowed to leave a vehicle in the parking lot without adult supervision. The beginning of school and dismissal can be hectic times in the parking lot if we are not vigilant with keeping our students well protected from moving vehicles. Do not assume a driver sees your child. Err on the side of caution and have them remain by your side while the safety zone to walk to and from the building.
"If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. " - Michael Jordan
“The Statesmen 5 “C’s” to Success: Christlikeness; Community; Creativity; Collaboration; and Critical Thinking” --- all with the Biblical underpinning. We are starting the year with Christlikeness…Our Scripture Theme for this year is Philippians 1: 1-2. “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." Philippians 1: 1-4
Let’s have an awesome school year!
His Servant Leader,
F.L. Martin III, Ed. D.
Head of School