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April 27: Men's Prayer & Fellowship
May 4: Jog-A-Thon // Storytime
May 9: Middle School & High School Spring Choral Concert
May 11: PTF Breakfast Club // High School Spring Instrumental Concert
May 15: Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert
May 17: Retirement Reception (info below)
May 18: Last Day of School for Preschool, Prep-K & Kindergarten
May 22: Intermediate School Music Concert
May 25: Last Day of School (Half Day) // Class of 2018 Graduation
Posted On March 26, 2018
Following our recent weather surprises, I know we are all hoping for Spring to actually begin. I pray that you are keeping warm and safe, and enjoying the strong fellowship of faith that is Heritage Christian. Very soon, we will be in the homestretch of the school year and I wanted to share some updates and news.
We recently communicated our Vision 2020 strategic plan. This plan creates the roadmap to take us from our current state toward our future vision. The plan is built upon five pillars:
- Academics - Excelling in education
- Discipleship – Executing our Teach, Mentor, Train discipleship model
- People – Connecting, enriching, and developing our most important resource
- Advancement – Expanding our reach
- Financial – Securing our future
Within those five pillars are 20 strategic objectives. In the weeks ahead, we’d like to individually spotlight several key objectives.
The first spotlight is, “Execute successful completion of Thrive campaign objectives”.
As you know, in 2014 we launched a bold $4 million Thrive campaign. The objectives of this campaign were to reduce our debt, increase faculty and staff compensation and invest in strategic growth initiatives. Less than four years later and ahead of schedule, we are truly Thrive-ing.
With the overwhelming and gracious response of our HCS community, we have already received all but a few hundred thousand of our $4 million in pledge commitments. Praise God! We now have reduced the debt, greatly improved cash flow, have debt elimination in sight, increased compensation 5% toward our goal of 10%, raised starting teacher salaries, and made necessary enhancements to growth objectives. Thanks to you, the pieces are coming together to truly thrive.
The Heritage Fund
The Thrive campaign has been crucial to setting up our future. The question now is, what is the next step as we move into Vision 2020?
Over the life of the Thrive Campaign we had to put certain classroom and facility enhancements on hold. In addition, we have been taking steps to maximize tuition assistance through the (SGO) tax credit scholarship program. Lastly, even as we make compensation increases to employees via Thrive, we desire to continue to bless our employees through our Christmas bonus Worthy Servants program. To address these items, we are launching the Heritage Fund. The Heritage Fund will be an ongoing annual campaign that will focus on three crucial areas:
- Impacting our campus: Needed and prioritized campus enhancements and maintenance.
- Impacting our people: Continued commitment to Worthy Servants employee Christmas bonuses.
- Impacting our students: Making a Heritage Christian education available through tuition assistance and institutional financial health through the Tax Credit Scholarship (SGO) program.
Addressing these three needs together under the Heritage Fund umbrella is crucial to our next steps. As most of you know, tuition and fees alone do not cover the overall costs of operating our facilities and meeting all of our institutional expenses. More information about the Heritage Fund will be arriving in your homes soon.
Recent tragic events at schools in Florida and Maryland have brought a spotlight to school safety issues. We want you to know that we continually assess and reassess our safety practices and protocols. For example, you may have noticed recent changes made with our officer stationed near Eagle Point who is checking the ID of those entering campus during the day. Our onsite officer is armed, and is an additional step taken this year to protect our campus. We have also recently updated our gate and door security system allowing better control of our campus access points. In addition, we continue to explore security changes including arming and training our other security personnel, enhanced panic button functions, additional door barricades, and non-lethal protection devices.
Central to our safety strategy is training and practice on lock-down drills and protocols. These drills and protocols are based on “Run, Hide, Fight” (age appropriate) and “See Something, Say Something”. Our School Safety Committee is meeting regularly to provide oversight in this important area, and I will continue to provide updates throughout the year.
One of the things we do this time of year is Continuous Enrollment. We want to make it as easy as possible on you as we plan for next year. Our Continuous Enrollment process assumes that you are coming back next year. If that is the case, you don’t need to do a thing. Your student or students are automatically enrolled for next year and their seats are saved. If - for any reason - your family will not be continuing at Heritage, please let us know before March 31 for planning purposes and to avoid your May statement billing for the next school year.
We know you have choices when it comes to your child’s education. We work hard each and every day to earn your trust and provide excellent value so that you continue to choose the inspiring education offered at HCS.
School Accreditation Completed
Great news. An ACSI accreditation team just finished a thorough onsite review and has recommended our re-accreditation to the ACSI Accreditation Commission. This re-accreditation is for both ACSI and AdvancED associations. The official accreditation report and designations will be released in a few months.
One of the team’s commendations was the recognition of our passionate, mission-minded faculty and staff. We appreciate their recognition of this wonderful truth. Many thanks to all the HCS administrators, faculty, staff, students and parents who were involved in the process.
The Hope of Easter
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)
He is risen. He is risen indeed!
Easter is God’s blessing to the world. It is His way of telling us that love and hope still exist and that our lives have purpose. Together, we serve a risen savior… Jesus Christ, our King! We rejoice that Christ is the tie that binds us at Heritage.
May God fill your home with peace, hope, and love this Easter. I pray that you enjoy a blessed Easter and a safe and restful spring break.
Posted On February 16, 2018
Our Heritage Safety and Security Department stands ready to defend and protect the HCS family and serve all who depend on us to be prepared in any situation. Our department consistently evaluates policies and procedures to protect and more faithfully serve the Heritage community. Feel free to contact us with any and all needs. As we continue to pray for Parkland, Florida, remember to pray for our Safety and Security Department as well. Read this update from Campus Safety and Security for more information.
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Thursday, April 19
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Covenant Christian High School
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Roncalli High School
Girls Varsity Softball vs. Bishop Chatard High School
Saturday, April 21
Boys JV Baseball vs. Traders Point Christian Academy
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Traders Point Christian Academy
Tuesday, April 24
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Hamilton Heights High School
Girls JV Tennis vs. Hamilton Heights High School
Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Fishers High School
Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Fishers High School
Thursday, April 26
Boys JV Golf vs. Roncalli High School
Girls Varsity Softball vs. Lawrence North High School
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Guerin Catholic High School
Friday, April 27
Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Pendleton Heights High School
Boys JV Baseball vs. Bishop Chatard High School
Saturday, April 28
Boys Varsity Baseball vs. Indy Kings
HCS Invite - Game 1
Boys Varsity Baseball Blackhawk Christian vs. University
HCS Invite - Game 2
Boys Varsity Baseball: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Boys Varsity Baseball: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
HCS Invite - Championship
- HCS Health Services - Policies and Protocols
- Lice Policy
- Allergy Guidelines
- Guide to Online Medical Information & Consent
- Indiana State Immunization Requirements 2017-18
- Medical Exemption Form
- Religious Exemption Form
- Permission to Carry Emergency Meds Form
- Asthma Action Plan
- Food Allergy Form
- Medication Permission Form: Elementary
- Medication Permission Form: 5th-12th Grade