Holy Redeemer Christian Academy News Letter
Volume 3, Issue December 2015
3500 W Mother Daniels Way Milwaukee, WI 53209 414-466-1800
Jesus is The Reason for The Season!
A Holy Redeemer Christian Academy Holiday Experience!
Please join us!
Date & Time:
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:00 p.m-3:00 p.m.
Symposium Presentation times:
1:00 p.m. (H.R.C.A) 1:30 p.m. (H.R.C.A) 2:00 p.m. (Y.C.W) 2:30 p.m. (Y.C.W)
Classroom Experience: 1:00 p.m.-3: 00 p.m.
Around the World Café: Location: Atrium 1:00 pm.-3:00 p.m.
from the desk of principal smith……
Greetings to the Holy Redeemer Church, Community, and School Families!
This has been a great year thus far in the areas of improving our academics. We have completed our STAR State Testing for Quarter # 1. Our test scores improved and we have made gains in grades K4-8th grade. Our 1st-3rd grade teachers have created Math and Reading Groups that center around the students test scores and skills. Our K4-K5 and 1st-3rd grade houses have met with Mrs. Summers [Assessment Coordinator] in order to help enhance and improve our various grade levels. Our goal is for each teacher to ensure that before their students move to the next grade they will know and have the basic skills needed to be successful. This academic and strategic move has been very SUCCESSFUL!
Our 4th-6th grade teachers are continually creating ways in which we are preparing our students for the “21st Century Learning” as it relates to improving their Reading, Math, Writing, and Technology skills.
Our Middle School Department is continually preparing our middle school students for higher learning in Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies, Reading, and Writing. Their goal is to prepare every middle school student for “College Readiness”. No Exceptions and No Excuses! College readiness and preparation is our goal for all students.
On the [“Spiritual Level”] we are continually teaching our students about the “WORD OF GOD”. Bishop’s mission and vision clearly emphasizes that “The Word of God” is our foundation and is our purpose as God leads us. We had an “AMAZING!, “RELIGIOUS EMPHASIS WEEK!” We had a
school- wide Bible Bowl, our student read scriptures and expounded on them over the (PA system). Various students from each grade level sang spiritual songs and we concluded by having a powerful Chapel Service, school wide “Bible Scavenger Hunt”; which they had to “Follow the Cross” by locating and finding as many paper crosses throughout the building. Then, they had to read the scriptures that were located on the back of each cross.
K4 will be celebrating China for this year’s Christmas around the world. They will be studying the food, music, and other ways China celebrates the holidays.
K-5 Had a very successful Thanksgiving Potluck in their classroom. Thanks to all the parents who
contributed and participated. K5 recited poetry, quoted bible scriptures and sang songs for this special occasion. k5 is working very hard on letter/number recognition and reading fluently. They are doing well with our buddy reading with 4th grade. their reading skills are improving. we look
forward to continued success!
1st Grade has seven star speller’s for the month of
November help us celebrate: Monay Agnew, Chanel Chili, Danielle Evans, Savannah Peterson, Keaira sanders, Kenndi Taylor and Malaysia Harris.
2nd grade has implemented Reading and Math workshops, in addition to
our regular coursework. From this, they are making great gains.
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4th Grade HAD A WONDERFUL TIME AT LAMBEAU FIELD. they Attended THE ZOO ON DECEMBER 5TH TO VISIT THE ANIMAL ADAPTATION LAB IN THE EDUCATION CENTER ALONG WITH 4TH & AND 6TH GRADE.
6th grade are working hard to reach and maintain proficiency in Reading and Math.
5th Grade completed a social studies unit on, The Struggles of north America. students learned about the time span from the french coming to Louisiana in 1673 to the singing of the declaration of Independence in 1776. many students worked hard and showed they had a great understanding of the material on the
the following students scored 80% or higher
7th & 8th grade
School Hoodies are in…. did you order yours???
cost: $15 youth size $25 adult size
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARENTS FOR CHAPERONING OUR TRIP! gO pACK gO!!!!
This month Sis. Curtain’s students are working on descriptive writing. Students created passages using descriptive language based on a provided image that provoked many emotions.
our thanksgiving potluck was a hug success. we like to thank all those families who helped to make it possible and those parents who helped serve, you are greatly appreciated and loved!
IN LOVING MEMORY and DEDICATION to SIS. KAREN BELL
– (Resting in Peace)
Sis. Karen Bell was a phenomenal woman of God. She was a songbird and touched many people’s lives. There are a variety of birds such as, the Humming Bird, Canary, and the Nightingale; However, there is only one SONG BIRD whom is the most beautiful and that is Sis. Karen Bell. Sis. Karen ministered and reached so many with her anointed voice and her warm and pleasant spirit. It was clearly evident during her “Musical Tribute” and her homegoing that she influenced, impacted, and was loved by many people.
Sis. Karen was a very influential, inspirational leader, and had a great heart. Karen had a soft spoken voice, but she was all about business. I can remember three years ago, when I became the Principal, Sis. Karen helped me out incredibly. She showed me the ropes and guided me during my first year. She made my transition real stress-free!!! The Holy Redeemer Christian Academy family is going to truly miss her. I can hear her say, in a soft sweet voice- “Good morning Principal Smith”. I knew she either wanted or needed something from me, we would “laugh out loud” about it. Sis. Karen is in a better place and she will always be remembered. We want the Bell family to know that we loved her and we are praying for them.
~Principal Smith and the Holy Redeemer Christian Academy Staff
* Dec 1 Boys Bball Vs juneau jv 5:15 var 7:00pm
* Dec 3 Boys Bball Vs Salem jv 5:15 var 7:00pm & Girls Vs Carmen @ 6:30pm
* Dec 4 Field trip Mil County Zoo (4th-6th Grades)
* Girls Vs Carmen @ 10am
* Dec 15 Boys Bball Vs Milw. Colligate Academy jv 5:15 var 7:00pm
* Dec 16 Christmas Program All Day
* Dec 17 girls Bball Vs heritage christian @ 5:30 & Field trip shedd aquarium (4th-6th grades)
* Dec 18 Field trip mitchell park domes (1st-3rd Grades) & ktd vs. hrca bball game
* Dec 21 Winter Recess begins * January 4 classes resume!