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Timely thoughts and updates from HCA’s Head of School.

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Suttie Blog | The Best Job in the World

I have the best job in the world! Why and how do I know? Let me share! After returning from a short trip back to California, I arrived to wonderful, cool weather and a fire-free community. Then just yesterday, I got to: Attend the HCA National Honor Society Induction Ceremony …

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Suttie Blog | Labor Day Thanks and Prayers

As we finish our third week and head into a richly deserved Labor Day weekend, I want to focus our thanks on three areas: Our Teachers Each of you are on the front lines more than ever before, not only teaching but managing a challenging learning environment unlike ever before. …

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The United States, India, and HCA

No Road is Long with Good Company. —Turkish Proverb Over the weekend I caught up on a ton of reading, much of it related to regional and global pandemic challenges. One particular report noted, India has set a record for the world’s highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases. The nation, …

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Suttie Blog | Back-to-School, Week 2: Intentional vs. Reactionary

The educational system around us is at a crossroads — and masks are not at the center of the intersection. Questions about the government-run school system and its ability or inability to teach this year are making the systemic challenges those schools have had for years more transparent. Based on …

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Suttie Blog | Day 2: The Joy of the Lord

Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength” —Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) My …

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Suttie Blog | Day 1: Hebrews 12:1–2

After a very short night it was a privilege to, for my first time, greet many of you during “drop off” at school today. Today was the product of a community that has collectively demonstrated critical thinking, perseverance, unity of spirit, and unity in the Spirit. Across both campuses, the …

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PRESS RELEASE | HCA to Start Academic Year on August 19

Heritage Christian Academy (HCA), Olathe, KS, plans to start its academic year on Wednesday, August 19. HCA is a Christian educational ministry under the oversight of Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Overland Park, KS. HCA’s mission is to glorify God by serving Christian parents and their children while providing a high quality, …

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Suttie Blog | HCA Staff Partner with Baylor Center for Christian Education to Prepare for the School Year

Today the entire HCA faculty and staff community spent hours together with senior educators from the Baylor University Center for Christian Education (CCE). For the majority of the day, they provided outstanding principles, techniques, technologies, and tools for our faculty to incorporate into our teaching this year. The Baylor CCE …

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Suttie Blog | Change, Flexibility, and Solidarity

Later today we will be sending out a detailed plan whose purpose is to provide you specific protocols and practices we will follow to start school next week, and, moreover, to conduct school all year. You will note several references that the plan is subject to change — as mandates …

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Suttie Blog | Equally Yoked: HCA Staff Convocation 2020–2021

Today the staff and faculty of Heritage Christian Academy will convene all together for the first time in preparation for the 2020–2021 academic year. We will begin with prayer. The verse on which we will meditate, chosen as a spiritual guidepost for the entire year, is Jeremiah 17:7–8. It reads: …

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