Greetings from our own homes to yours!
We are reaching out to you from a safe distance!
HC has focused upon being technologically prepared and advanced. In this time of COVID-19, we are thankful for the efforts. As Houston Christian returned from Spring Break, on March 24th, we embarked on school-wide distance learning and have been operating remotely. We have quickly learned new ways to communicate and be productive. While some of our teachers have chosen to teach from their classrooms due to the need for lab space and materials, most have settled quickly into what will be our new “normal” for the unknown future, by teaching at home through Google Meetups. We are all staying safe and continuing with our mission
"as a college-preparatory school dedicated to the highest academic standard for the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals."
We somehow squeezed a whole month of activity into the two short weeks that we were in school. Our annual Missions Emphasis Week kicked off the month and our chaplains and students planned a successful Community Service day where each class was assigned to volunteer with organizations in our community. Our freshmen sorted and prepared meals at the Houston Food Bank, sophomores made meals and care packages with Meals on Wheels, juniors helped out at Spring Spirit to clean, organize and paint their facility, and our seniors made their annual visit to Brookwood to host a "Go Texan Day" celebration for residents.
Missions Emphasis Week allows our students to hear testimonies and wisdom from different perspectives. Restoring Families Band, of which Señor Sam Mendizabal's wife is a member, provided musical respite. Students were also led in worship by Daniel Bernard, the youth pastor at Royalwood Church who shared about how serving missions is a mindset.
After a week of reminding our students about the importance of helping others and working together, we ended the week with the ever popular International Day. The HC Diversity Club worked hard to organize and highlight the many countries and cultures across the globe by learning traditional dances, highlighting music and composers from different countries, and of course sampling the cuisine. Many countries were represented and no one left hungry! There is no better way to remember we are all God's children than celebrating each student's heritage!