We have had more than three days of sunshine in a row --- I bet everyone is getting Spring Fever! Enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather!
Open House, April 26th: If you know of a family that is interested in their son or daughter being academically challenged in a Christ-centered loving and caring environment, then have them get in touch with Mrs. B or myself in order to come for a visit or come to our next Open House.
It has been a busy week here at New Hope. Next week is just as busy. A number of our sophomores and juniors worked in conjunction with Ohio Christian University as a part of the Community Action Day yesterday (April 14th) while another group of sophomores and juniors left yesterday to participate in Youth-In-Government at the State capitol. Last night we received this from Ms. McGinnis, “Tonight our first student written bill passed through committee and the House of Representatives at the 65th State Assembly of the Ohio Youth in Government. Written by Jessica Baer and Cassie Hampton, this bill would require school zone signs to post the specific hours that a reduced speed limit would be enforced. This would eliminate the usage of "during restricted hours" signs. Final approval for this bill will next need to come from the youth governor's office.”
Our Statesmen, your Statesmen, are conducting themselves in a manner that is one to emulate. As a matter of record, New Hope Christian Academy is the only school from Pickaway County represented at the Youth-In-Government forum.
I personally had the opportunity to listen and judge Recycling STEM presentations in the 4th grade. Watching the students collaborate both on the project itself as well as presenting to the entire class --- do you know many fourth graders that can do that? New Hope fourth graders can!
Additionally, Mrs. Shipe and Mrs. Snyder spoke with the fifth grade students as they prepare to enter the middle school next year as sixth graders as part of our middle school readiness. They spoke about things such as bullying; teasing; being mean and what those differences are as they prepare to head into the middle school. Please read Mrs. Shipe’s Guidance Corner for more details.
Spiritual and Character: The April Fruit of the Spirit is Gentleness. The character traits associated with Gentleness are: Sensitivity, Mercy, and Persuasiveness. The verses that apply are: Proverbs 15:1; Romans 12:15; Matthew 5:7; and 2 Timothy 2:25.
"We fear not because, when we put on the whole armor of truth and hide behind Jesus Christ, we know in Whom we’ve believed and we are secure in that belief. We then serve without fear, and our effectiveness and productivity increase greatly.” ~Zig Ziglar
Colossians 3: 23-24: Whatever you do, do it heartily, as the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you to serve the Lord Christ.”
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Just a reminder that my door is always open!
Have a blessed weekend!
His Servant Leader,
F.L. Martin III, Ed. D.
Head of School