Heritage Christian High School ___________________________________Friday, May 21, 2004 By Melissa De Jong and Katie Van Baren As the first senior class of Heritage Christian High School, we had the opportunity to decide where we would go for our class trip. After much discussion and debate, we decided to go to Washington, D.C. Traveling with Mr. Vermeer and Mr. Van Uffelen, our chaperones, the seniors and chaps departed on Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m., drove through the night, and got to Washington D.C. in 10 ½ hours! We arrived back at the parking lot of Peace Protestant Reformed Church at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8. We saw several memorials on our trip pertaining to people and events which we had learned about in U.S. history class. We toured the Gettysburg battle site in Pennsylvania, where President Lincoln made his Gettysburg Address. At Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, we saw President Kennedy’s gravestone and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here we also witnessed the “changing of the guard” ceremony. In Washington D.C., we also saw the Vietnam War Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. In addition to the memorials, we also worked our way through three museums. After arriving in Washington, the first museum we went to was the Air and Space Museum, which was very interesting. We saw a replica of Wilbur and Orville Wright’s first plane! On the other hand, the second museum, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, was very depressing. We learned about the suffering and dying of the Jews at the hands of Adolf Hitler. We were hungry when we got there, but when we finished our tour we lost our appetites. Finally, we toured the International Spy Museum and had an enjoyable time learning how to become a spy. The museum also showed us the different tools we would use if we were to become spies. We saw many important political sites as well, for example, the U.S. Capitol building, and the White House. Although we were not able to get inside the THE HEADLINER D.C. Adventure! Capitol building and the White House, we still enjoyed seeing these famous places. We made many memories on the class trip that we will carry with us for the rest of our lives; and we certainly won’t forget the time we spent together in the van! Exams are next week Wednesday – Friday, May 26-28. Students scheduled for an exam on any of these days are required to be in attendance at the regular start time. Those students finished with exams for each day may leave school at the end of their exam period. Faculty / Senior Breakfast is Friday morning, May 28 at 7 a.m. The seniors will have their graduation practice from approximately 8 – 9 a.m. that morning. Graduation is set for Saturday, May 29, at 4 p.m. The choir will perform, and should be seated in order in the first three pews by 3:45. Seniors must bring payment of $18 to the office for their caps and gowns. All Students: Be prepared to hand in all textbooks. Those who have damaged their textbooks should expect fines. Sports Physicals: All current students planning to participate in sports next year should get their physicals this summer. Sports participation forms are available in the office. Report Cards will be mailed on Wednesday, June 2. Incoming Freshmen: Remember to get your physicals this summer. Forms must be in the school office before school begins in the fall. Keyboarding Testing is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, May 26. The opportunity is to pass out of the keyboarding course required of freshmen. ANNOUNCEMENTS A Fun-Filled Evening By Gina Verburg ! " " # #$% & ' % % & ) , & ' ( * & + * & & , August 31 School Begins (½ Day) September 6 Labor Day (No School) October 20 ½ Day October 21, 22 PRTI Convention (No School) October 26 Picture Day November 3 Midterms November 11, 15 P/T Conferences November 24 ½ Day November 25, 26 Thanksgiving Break (No School) December 7 Picture Retakes December 17 ½ Day December 20-31 Christmas Break January 19-21 Exams January 21 End of 1st Semester January 24 Records Day (No School) February 17 P/T Conferences February 21 Presidents’ Day (No School) March 23 Midterms March 28-April 1 Spring Break (No School) May 30 Memorial Day (No School) June 1-3 Exams June 3 End of 2nd Semester June 4 Graduation June 8 Grade Reports Mailed ______________________________ 2004-2005 Dates Exam Schedule ) " * * , 8:00 – 9:30 English I, English II, Spanish I . Wednesday, May 26 , ! ) / + & # 9:45 – 11:15 Western Civilization, U.S. History ----------------------------------------------8:00 – 9:30 All Math Courses, HAP 9:45 – 11:15 English III, Church History --------------------------------------------- Thursday, May 27 Friday, May 28 8:00 – 9:30 General Science 9:45-11:15 Latin I, Latin II ! "