New Security Measures

Beginning today, students must wear their new ID badges to get into the main school buildings; this is one of several upcoming additions to our campus in order to ensure student safety.  Doors will remain locked throughout the school day.  Parents, you will have to “buzz in,” using a button outside the front doors, and identify yourself in order to get into the school as well.

Please help us ensure that your students bring and wear their badges (in the protective plastic pouch!) daily; if they have to get a replacement, it will cost $10. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we try to keep our students safe.

Uniform Resale Store

The Uniform Resale Store has moved! It’s now located in the lower school building. There will be a sale from current inventory TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 8th.  And, it’s just in time to buy HCS jackets for the (hopefully!) incoming cool weather!

There will be another sale (date TBA) following restocking.

Golf Cart Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Scott Brownlee and family! Scott’s name was drawn from among the tickets for the raffle after Upper School chapel on Wednesday, and they took the Club Car Camo lifted golf cart home.

A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported this fundraiser!

How to Help Your Kids Be Better Students

We have made it through the first term of school, and teachers and students alike have gotten “into a groove” now. However, teachers across the nation have learned a few things about how to help your children be successful in school; in a 2012 article by Mari-Jane Williams, the Washington Post asked teachers in several school systems what parents can do to help their children be better students. Here are some excerpts from what they had to say:

1. Let your child see you making mistakes

Karen Stamp, a kindergarten teacher, said parents need to remember “that they are their child’s first teacher and their lifetime teacher…. Make mistakes, and let them see that you can make mistakes and laugh at it so they will think it’s not a big deal and you can move on easily,” Stamp said.

2. Use e-mail to keep in touch

E-mail is a great way to reach your child’s teacher without having to play phone tag, said Caitlin Liston, a sixth-grade science teacher.  “E-mail is great for teachers because we can have a record of a conversation or print things out to put in a student’s file as a reminder,” Liston said.  That communication shouldn’t be limited to when there’s a problem, said Tammie Ferguson, a first-grade teacher. It’s also “very refreshing for teachers to hear that their students are talking about what they’ve learned in school.”

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