I think I can say for all of us—we’re ready for a break!
Congratulations for completing the longest trimester so well!
Congratulations means “praise for an achievement” or “good wishes on a special occasion.” So, thank you for all the hard work over this long winter trimester. I wish each family great joy and rest over Spring Break.
Beautiful student artwork adorns the halls at JHCA—everything from watercolor illustrations, pastel still life paintings, and colored pencil portraits. This impressive display is thanks to the art program at JHCA. Mrs. Elizabeth Birnie has crafted a K-8 curriculum that combines observation of great masters, art history, and technique instruction. While other schools are cutting the fine arts from their programs, JHCA is committed to preserving the visual arts in its curriculum.
JH Classical Academy offers Latin in K-9th grade. In Elementary grades, students learn conversational Latin and basic translation. In Middle School, students master traditional Latin grammar. Starting in 9th grade, students read un-adapted Latin texts.
Teaching runs in Coach Sam Lunz’s blood. Both his parents work at Hill Country Christian School in Austin, Texas, his father as the principal and his mother as a counselor. Lunz’s grandmother taught at a Japanese internment camp in South Texas during World War II.
Four students from the 3rd and 4th grades placed in this year's Junior Duck Stamp Competition, taking two first places and two honorable mentions. In the K-3 competition, Dune Mecartney won first prize, and Adrienne Howard received an honorable mention. At the 4-6 level, Casey Loewer won a first prize, and Moriah Heindel received an honorable mention. Each student in the 3rd and 4th grades illustrated a species of duck indigenous to the United States and submitted it to the competition.
The press release with the full list of the state winners can be found here.
The JHCA teachers traveled to Israel this past Spring Break to visit the locations of major events in the Gospels. There, they stayed and studied along the banks of the Sea of Galilee, walked the Good Samaritan Road in the Judean Wilderness (the Wadi Qelt), and explored the Old City of Jerusalem. Under the beautiful Mediterranean sun, they experienced the very places where Christ lived, work, and taught.
Pictured below are Mr. Ian Landis meditating on the road to Jericho, Miss Eliza Fite holding a goat in Nazareth, and the faculty gathered together to study on the hill of the Sermon on the Mount.
“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you." (Matthew 5:11-12)