Another great week here at New Hope. Beautiful weather! During this week’s chapel 104.9 The River recorded New Hope Christian Academy reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. It was actually broadcasted on Wednesday. On Wednesday we had “See you at the pole.” New Hope had students, by class, surround the flag pole for prayer and worship. Hopefully you were able to see this special time as we shared some pictures and a video on FACEBOOK.
“STATESMEN in Action” for this week include: Ben Vanasdlen, Victoria Holbrook, Moriah Ewen, Blake Dill, Hayden Baer, Jasmine Herron, Andrew Scribner- Give them all a SHOUT OUT!
This week we selected two members of the Statesmen Ambassadors - Darren Buskirk and Sarah Taylor. These young leaders will be New Hope ambassadors and represent fellow students when showing around new families as well as helping the Administration with other events as needed. I even anticipate our Ambassadors speaking to Luncheon Rotary one Thursday sometime in the winter or early spring and have them discuss “The Statesmen Difference.”
Academics: As everyone knows, New Hope is a STEM school designated as STEM equivalent. As such, we integrate inquiry and problem based learning on a daily basis in our classrooms. On a daily basis, I walk around and observe classrooms watching teachers engaging students observing collaboration and teamwork as students work on their Foundation & Framework or an in-class Design Challenge. It is very exciting to see our students engaged and excited about the learning process. Classes are very challenging!
Athletics: We had our padding for the new gym put in place yesterday - Thank you Athletic Boosters! By the end of October, New Hope will have new scoreboards and a new set of bleachers installed as well. We have a number of home matches and games for both volleyball and soccer respectively. Just come out and support your Statesmen!
Since launching the “All-In” campaign this year, a number of families have stepped up and have prayerfully considered what they can selflessly give to New Hope. I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for your recent contributions. If you have not yet given, please take time and pray about the opportunities to give to New Hope --- paying it forward for the next generation is critical to New Hope’s future success.
September Fruit of the Spirit is Love. The character traits are community and commitment. The verses that apply to love, community, and commitment are 1 Corinthians 13:13; Proverbs 17:17; Romans 12:10; and 1 Corinthians 10:3. The October Fruit of the Spirit will be Joy.
Remember our theme verse for the school year is: 1 Samuel 12: 24.
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Have a blessed weekend!
His Servant Leader,
F.L. Martin III, Ed. D.
Head of School