In this week's episode of Taylor Talks, Head of School Dr. James Taylor gives a devotion from Genesis 4:1-12. He then takes a look at some of the cutting edge technology being used at HCA as we pursue excellence in Christ.
How good it is to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our God is in control of every step of our lives. When we are His children, every fear, every concern, every worry, and all our steps are directed by a loving Creator. We have been encouraged in 2 Timothy 1:7 with the promise, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” In this concise verse, we are encouraged to be bold, but we are also encouraged to utilize our God-given intellect. This mindset provides the foundation for our SAFE SCHOOL STRATEGY for the 2020/2021 school year—be bold and be wise.
Teachers, parents, and students have always known that we are incredibly blessed to have Mrs. Cayce Waters as our elementary school principal. Now, the entire 10th district of Georgia knows it too! Recently, Congressman Jody Hice selected Mrs. Waters as his “Hice Headliner” for her outstanding leadership and engaging personality. We are so proud of her and thankful that she is part of the HCA family. Congratulations, Mrs. Waters!
As we close out the school year, we wanted to take an opportunity to recognize our senior artists. Normally, we would have hosted an art show that would feature an incredible display of the artistry they have been blessed with by God, but since we cannot host the show we decided to bring it to you! Mrs. Rice ran with an idea to feature senior artwork online – you can see information about each piece and even Like your favorites! Please take a look at the link HERE and see a display of some incredible talent! A big thank you to Mrs. Rice for working on this project and congratulations to all of our seniors!
The #COVID19 pandemic is a crisis, but it’s also an opportunity to serve. The HCA Outreach Team delivered nearly 1,000 care bags to the healthcare professionals on the frontline at the Northside Hospitals of Gwinnett. Each bag contained a note of encouragement and a variety of small items to show them how much we appreciate and care for them.
The announcement from Governor Kemp yesterday brings a sense of cautious optimism that we are headed in the right direction with COVID-19 and that things will slowly begin returning to normal – or at least what our new normal will be. Since the beginning, we have mentioned that we wanted to ensure our response at Hebron Christian Academy was based on facts. We recognize that we serve a specific community and have the ability to be more flexible than the public school system. While we are passionate about education and the opportunity to minister to each of your families, ultimately our first priority is the safety of our students, staff, and extended families. We are hopeful that as Georgia begins going through steps to reopen areas of society we may be able to safely host some year-end activities, but those decisions will not be finalized until we have the opportunity to watch things unfold and complete further evaluation. Digital learning, however, will continue for the remainder of the school year, because as much as we want to see our students again in May, we want to see everyone safely return in August!
School may be digital and activities postponed, but love is not canceled. Last Friday, our teachers hosted a drive-by parade for our students. It was such a blessing to see their smiling faces! #loveisnotcanceled#hebrondigitallearning
Julia Cameron once said, “Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.” Recently, Laura Rice’s middle school art class was given the “Color Wheel Challenge,” which involved using found objects around their homes to create color wheels. What an amazing way to use the creativity God has given us, especially during this time. #creativityisntcanceled #colorwheelchallenge #foundobjectcolorwheel
In conjunction with CDC recommendations, HCA will be conducting digital learning days Monday, April 6th - Friday, April 24th. We will observe Good Friday, April 10th, as planned with no school. We will continue to keep our families informed as we look beyond to the week of April 27th.
In light of the CDC’s most recent recommendation with the Coronavirus, HCA has decided to cancel the upcoming Open House Sunday, March 22. We would love to have an opportunity to show you the school and answer your questions, so we are asking that you consider our next event on Wednesday, April 22, between 8:30 am – 11:30 am. To register, please click the button on our home page. If you have admissions questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your understanding!
Starting Monday, March 16, ALL Fine Arts, athletic games, practices, and training at Hebron will be suspended through March 22. Therefore, there cannot be any organized school practices on-campus or off-campus until further notice. This includes all spring sports, Youth Lions, out of season training, and any other outside groups looking to use our facility.
Parents, faculty, and staff were honored to hear from our incoming Head of School, Dr. James Taylor, Tuesday evening at the State of School address. Upper and Lower School Principals, Matt Annett, and Cayce Waters highlighted many of the accomplishments our students have achieved so far this year, while Board Member Mr. Barry Mock shared the financial status of the school. Dr. James Taylor shared his heart and vision for HCA in the coming years. _______________________________________________________________________________________ Video Credit: Corning Incorporated
At HCA, we do more than prepare our students for college and careers. We also find ways to prepare them for life – teaching them lessons that help them grow up to be the men and women God created them to be. One way we are doing this is our Healthy Citizenship Program, which is designed to instill responsibility in our middle-school students through the “5 Pillars of a Good Citizen.” Students came up with ways they could show kindness throughout the school year, and then put their pledges into action. Each month, 6th–8th-grade teachers select a boy and girl from each grade who are demonstrating good citizenship to receive a Citizenship Award and have their pictures featured on our HCP display. #kindnesspledge#HealthyCitizenshipProgram