Hello, Parents and Students of Hope,
If you have not been able to order your yearbook yet, email Ms. Brandon at email@example.com to do so.
We have 53 yearbooks in stock and they are first to come first served. The price is $22 per book.
One of the greatest opportunities we have at Hope Academy is to teach children that God is love. Let me tell you how that is making a profound difference, on the most practical level.
“Mrs. Hayden, if I wasn’t at this Jesus school, I’d probably hit that kid!” said one of our Kindergarteners. Something is registering with him; love is working its way into his heart.
“Miss Mann, can we just work out our problems before we celebrate Valentine’s Day?”asked a tender-hearted second grader. Students are learning that love means moving towards others in kindness–especially when you don’t like them.
“I’m very thankful for Mrs. Pearce’s tough love,” one of our graduates reflected. “Some people are soft and just want to please you. She wanted us to understand what was good for us.”
Praise God that love is so much more than a nice sentiment, conflict-avoidance, or sweeping things under the rug. At Hope Academy, “We love because he first loved us,”and that makes all the difference.
With a grateful heart,
Co-Founder & Head of School
We are now looking for Youth Basketball Coaches for Hope Academy’s winter basketball teams (Kindergarten through 7th grade). If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering, please contact Kelby Brothen – firstname.lastname@example.org .
The entire Hope Academy community is celebrating this month because five Hope Academy students were just awarded $800,000 in college scholarships over four years from Bethel University and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, as part of the Act Six scholars program.
Selected through a rigorous, three-month competition among more than 200 applicants, Yosief Temnewo (2014 Hope graduate), Ruth Norman (future 2015 Hope graduate), Matthew Anfinson (2015), Shania Castillo (2015), and Joshua Gillespie (Hope Academy 8th grade graduate; son of staff member Darrell Gillespie) were among 27 urban students chosen for their distinctive leadership, academic potential, and commitment to making a difference in their communities.
On the day of harvest, everyone rejoices-not just those who wielded the sickle. Everyone who contributed to making a crop is happy when the harvest is brought in.
The Apostle Paul wrote about this communal joy in developing people. He said, “I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.” 1 Cor. 3:6-7
Last week, Act Six scholars began an intensive seven month training program that involves retreats, campus visits, and weekly meetings to equip them to succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation.
As contributors to Hope Academy, you have a part in our joy in their success. Rejoice with us, and join us in praising God who deserves the glory.
As the Scripture says, “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything (in comparison), but only God who gives the growth.”
With great gratitude,
Head of School
P.S. – Please join our Hope Scholars Breakfast on Thursday, May 28 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. to learn how you can play a critical role in bridging the gap to college for many more Hope students. RSVP to email@example.com.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Athlete of the Week (Sept. 15)
Enrollment Intention forms will be mailed home today. Because of waiting lists for many grades, each current family needs to return the form with a non-refundable $60 deposit per family by January 31st in order to reserve a place for your child for next fall. The deposit will be deducted from next September’s tuition. Please remember to include any other family members or new kkindergartners whom you plan to enroll. If the $60 deposit is difficult at this time, please call Mr. Gregg to make other arrangements.