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Achiever Newsletter 

From the Director's Desk by Joanne E. Juren

April 25, 2020


Dear Friends,

The Covid-19 has certainly changed our lives this spring! HEP TX's faculty were quickly trained to use Zoom. Our upper level Honors classes only missed one week of school and all of our other classes only missed two weeks. We will finish most all classes by May 8. We appreciate our teachers, parents, and students making the trasition to Zoom so quickly. I know Zoom Fatigue has set in, but this program has literally enabled us to have a strong finish to the school year. 

I am adjusting the Summer Schedule so that we will have a few on-line classes and the rest at the school. If we are not in Phase 3 by June, we will adjust our summer schedule by pushing STEAM camp back to a later date. Other camps may be moved online. However, we need normal so if we are in Phase 3, we will most likely have our camps in person. We all need normal and as long as it is deemed safe, we can!

Our graduation is on hold. May 16 was our original date but until the church tells me what we can do, we have not yet gotten an alternative date. Prom is June 25 at Golfcrest Country Club. The theme is the Roaring 20s….kind of ironic isn't it!

IOWA testing has moved to June 22, 23, and 24. We will keep you informed. Don't worry about due dates from BJU as they understand the situation and will allow up to return all tests late. We will accommodate social distancing and allow studnents to wear masks if needed.

Registration starts June 1. We will follow the safety protocols recommended by the Governor in Phase 2 or 3 which we hope to be in by June. Of course, you may send in your registrations via mail, fax, or e-mail (

We are starting to get a lot of inquiries about classes next year. We have a GREAT program with some new classes:

Middle School Art 2, Middle School Computer Science 2, Middle School Speech 2, Classical School Music on Mondays, Geology, and Meterology. We have a new sign language teacher, a new Classical School Language Arts Teacher and a Classical School Spanish Teacher.

We are excited about 2020-21 and know that God has GREAT plans for HEP to provide an awesome learning experience for each of you.

Check out our HEP Families FB page. Thank you to Sarah Yowell for doing a great job on connecting families on FB. Also, thank you to Tiffany Henry, our events coordinator, who is publishing our Weekly Blast to keep familes apprised of the activities and events going on at HEP and in the homeschool community.

Melissa Juren and the Yearbook Club are working on the final pages of the yearbook. It will be delayed this summer with graduation and prom being pushed back to later dates. 

We hope to have a fun Classical School PreK 3 – 5th grade Summer Fun Event so that all of our students in the Classical School can come see each other, play, and have some fun! More about this great day will be coming once we get the all  clear from the governor.

We hope that each of you will stay well and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Joanne Juren



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