LOGAN Hope Blog
On May 18th, the legendary former Flyers player, Bob "The Hound" Kelly visited LOGAN Hope School to speak about how education and sports tie in together. Since a large number of our students are interested in or participate in school sports, we thought that hearing from someone who has been a successful hockey player explain how receiving a good education helped him in his future.
He shared his experiences as a Flyers player, but also as a student, emphasizing the importance of maintaining good grades, being a team player, and not giving up. It's these qualities we also hope to instill in our students through some of our core values such as grit.
We are so thankful for the Philadelphia Flyers coming to share their wisdom and experience with our students!
On Friday April 28, 2017 LOGAN Hope School had our 6th annual Race for Education. This event encourages students to become active while raising much needed money to help fund LOGAN Hope’s educational programs. In support of LOGAN Hope School, our students, teachers and guests ran a total of 1956 laps for a total of 489 miles! Please support our students effort and help us to reach our goal of $25,000 by donating to the Race for Education.
With over 130 people in attendance and no clouds in sight, we ran, fellowshipped, and walked towards our fundraising goal of the year with friends, family, and supporters of LOGAN Hope.
Our race was followed by a delicious lunch comprised of sandwiches, pizza, water ice, and candy. It was a wonderful time for everyone to reflect on the amount of laps we ran, fellowship with each other and receive nourishment after all of the racing! Not too long after, our annual Gaga Tournament commenced, where students are on teams with people both in and outside of their grade to see who would be the last one standing. The winning team receives their name of the trophy, their own medal, and a lunch from Chick-fil-A.
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For the entire month of February, the LOGAN Hope 7th and 8th grade students organized a fundraiser to raise money to be able to provide relief and hygiene kits for refugees through Mennonite Central Committee. These hygiene kits include toothpaste, wash clothes, sanitary napkins, and other hygienic necessities that we sometimes take for granted. The students raised money through bake sales and "Penny Wars," which encouraged students to give anything they could to support the cause. In addition to money raised, products were also donated from our staff and students for these hygiene kits. The students raised over $1,500.00. Using the money they raised, the classes purchased items and assembled hygiene kits.
On March 2nd, 7th and 8th grade went to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to learn about the services MCC provides as well as donate the kits that they created. MCC will ship these kits to the countries who are in need. Following this visit, they visited Ten Thousand Villages where the students got an opportunity to tour and see some of the goods handmade by people living in villages across the world. We are thankful to the staff at Ten Thousand Villages who took the time their of their day to teach our students about free trade.
Thank you to Mennonite Central Committee and Ten Thousand Villages for the tours and knowledge you shared with our students. A special Thank you to Ten Thousand Villages for donating a beautiful pin to our school that will be auctioned off at our silent auction in June!
On January 26th, our school celebrated the option for all families to choose the best schools for their students - regardless of income level. In honor of National School Choice Week, our students danced, worshiped together, and even shared some of their experiences about LOGAN Hope and their relationship with Christ.
The chapel service began with worship - led by 4th grade teacher, Jim Sovocool - and a prayer of gratitude where our students shared what they were thankful for and why in their public prayers to God.
Our 8th graders also introduced a project they’re planning to help provide refugees in other countries with some supplies that we often take for granted such as toothpaste, soap, and shampoo. These relief kits, an initiative headed by the Mennonite Central Committee, will go straight to people in third world countries in need of these items. They are planning to raise money for these kits through bake sales and a penny drive that they’re calling, “Penny Wars” - a competition where the winning class gets a delicious lunch!
Lindsay Ros, a second grade teacher at our school, spoke about her experiences and shared a word of encouragement to our students about how we have the choice to love others or to love ourselves more.
In addition to our chapel activities, we were visited by Cinda Marturano, a dear friend of LOGAN Hope and founder of Deep Waters Ministry, and State Representative Isabella Fitzgerald, who took the time out of her schedule to tour our school alongside Sharnella Waller, who is chief of staff. We are so thankful for the opportunity to give them a tour of our unique school and to speak with them about some of the exciting things happening behind our school doors.