Summer 2020 Update Regarding Fall Opening
June 30, 2020
Dear Heritage Families,
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm 27:4
In this verse David allows us to see his heart and the one thing that was very important to him. One thing that stands out to me from this verse is David’s view of eternity in the midst of all that is going on in his life. As difficult as my life may seem at times, God provided trials and tests in David’s life that far surpass my issues. I believe that his desire is to spend all the days of his life on earth and after his physical death, dwelling with the presence of God. How often do we think about living life with God after we die? It is easy to focus on the things around us and forget that our time on earth is to prepare us for our time after we physically die. If you believe this also, then our relationship with God through Jesus Christ provides our best preparation for eternity. May God bring the entire Heritage family to a vibrant relationship with Him through saving those that are not believers and allowing believers to grow closer to Him. I pray that in the midst of our uncertain times, our focus will remain on what is eternal.
A Message from the Board President – Mark Terwilliger
Each summer we hold our annual school board strategic planning meeting with the administration to discuss many topics pertaining to successfully maintaining the vitality of HCS. Something very important to all of us is staying true to our Mission Statement:
Educating students by integrating academic excellence with a biblical worldview, helping Christian families impact the world for Christ.
Many of our discussions during our meeting last week centered around our desire to ensure the decisions that are made are rooted in the school’s mission. We want to ensure we are seeking to follow His plan for His school. Scripture says:
“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.” (Psalm 37:4-5)
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2)
We have had a very unique and challenging school year and we want to thank you for your patience as God led us through many hard decisions. One of the most recent decisions—made with prayer and seeking God’s direction—is our plan to open the school on Tuesday, September 8. This direction is barring any radical changes in the COVID19 situation and requirements from the state of Montana. There will be a lot of planning involved and your assistance will be highly appreciated in order to reach success.
I also want to let you know we have added three new Board members—Mike Berry, Kim Kimbell, and Corey Oliszczak. We are excited they were able to join us for the strategic planning meeting, and trust they will be a valuable addition. We would like to thank Jason Smith for bridging for another year to help with on boarding of our new members. We would like to also take this time to thank Ted Ethridge for his many years of serving on the HCS board and being a wonderful mentor and spiritual leader for the school.
Thank you again for your prayers and patience these past few months. And I hope your summer ahead is filled with family, friends, and God’s love.
Looking Ahead to School Starting in September
As Mark stated above, our plans are to start school on September 8, 2020 with students in the classrooms. As was also stated, these plans could change if there is a large change in Montana COVID19 cases and the corresponding state or local guidelines. Our focus will continue to be on the safety of the students, teachers and staff. Future letters will describe the safety precautions that we will take when school starts. Future letters will also address lessons and plans for students who are not in school due to sickness or have health concerns about being in the classrooms.
As we look forward to the fall, we have many new students enrolling which leads to our larger classes having around 20 students, along with some smaller class sizes. We may be combining some 9th and/or 11th grade classes if these classes have less than 5 students enrolled in the fall. Future letters will describe our plans if we decide to combine some classes for these grades.
Current plans are to have fall sports by having games with the other schools in the Montana Christian Athletic Association (MCAA). As with school, our focus will be on the safety and health of our athletes and coaches. Coaches will be considering this safety as they have practices and games.
May our God provide you His peace and joy in these upcoming weeks.
Heritage Christian School
2020 HCS Graduation
2020 HCS Graduation
Due to directives issued by the State of Montana we will have a family only 2020 Graduation. We are so grateful to be able to honor our graduates in a ceremony but will be limiting it to immediate families only. You may watch the graduation live at 2020 HCS Graduation Link.
Congratulations to the class of 2020!!
Enrollment now open for the 2020-21 school year
The mission of Heritage Christian School is to educate students
by integrating academic excellence with a Biblical worldview, helping Christian families impact the world for Christ.
Consider these great reasons to enroll at HCS!
- Amazing teachers who love the Lord and love your kids
- Bible-based teaching of all subjects
- Daily Bible study and weekly chapels
- Annual Washington D.C. trip for 8th graders
- Annual missions trip for 11th graders
- Your kids can share their faith at school.
- Awesome extra-curricular opportunities including sports, music, drama, flight class, and robotics
- Affordable Christian education in the Gallatin Valley (Plus, need-based scholarships may be available to you.)
Full Day Kindergarten on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Full Day Pre-Kindergarten on Tuesday and Thursday
Please call the school office to arrange a time you can view our school.
Partner with us as we partner with you to help educate your
student to impact the world for Christ!
HCS invites all families committed to Christ with Pre K-12 grade students to enroll!
Call 587-9311 for more information or to schedule a tour.