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Hope Happenings

Men of Hope is TOMORROW!

Please join us Saturday, March 2nd for Men of Hope! Where real men talk about real stuff. No topic is untouchable. During these sessions, the Bible is used to help us understand how to maneuver this complicated world. Lead by Wayne Bugg and Dr. Darrell Gillespie. We will be meeting the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-12pm in the Hope Academy Cafeteria!

Honor Roll Celebration is Next Thursday!

Join us for the Honor Roll Celebration! A Special breakfast will be held for Upper School students and their parents who made it on the honor roll! This will be held on Thursday, March 7th at 10:10am for Middle School and 11:00am for High School in the chapel. Parking will be available in the ramp. Click below to see the Middle School and High School Honor Roll List!

5th to 6th Grade Info Session

5th grade students and parents are invited to our 5th to 6th Grade Info Night! Join us Monday, March 11th from 5- 6:30pm for a pizza dinner and informational time learning abut Upper School! Students may stay after school for this event. Parking will be available in the ramp.

  • 4:30pm - 5th graders and teachers stay after school and play games in the cafeteria.
  • 5:00pm - Parents arrive and eat pizza in the cafeteria.
  • 5:30 pm - Program in the chapel.
  • 6:00 pm - Students go on a tour of the Upper School. Parents have a time of Q&A.

See you there!

Black History Month Assembly

We had such an amazing Black History Month Assembly yesterday! Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff that put so much work into this Assembly. It was such a special time of singing, dancing, and food!

"Night Of" Student Events

We have a few "Night Of" events coming up! These events are a fun time of food, worship, and games! below are the upcoming dates:

  • 6th Grade: Wednesday, March 6th 4:30pm-8pm
  • 7th & 8th Grade: Friday, March 8th 4:30pm-8pm
  • High School: Friday, March 15th 4:30pm-8pm

March Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Exciting news! ALL STUDENTS can get one breakfast and one lunch FREE of charge each day at school this year! This is in partnership with Minnesota’s Free School Meals Program. Click below to view the March Lunch Menu and Breakfast Menu. Please note: High School students now have 2 hot options for lunch this year, plus a cold option! Have an allergy? Fill out our special diet form and send to our Nutrition Director

10th Grade PreACT Test

Hope Academy 10th graders will be taking the PreACT test on March 13th at 10am. Testing will take place in the chapel from 10:00am-1:10pm.

  • Please be on time to the test (10:00am sharp).
  • Eat a good breakfast!
  • Pencils and calculators will be provided.
  • Cell phones, smart watches, other electronic devices, books, food/drinks are all prohibited.

For more test information, click below!

Lower School Parent Involvement Day

Save the date for Lower School Parent Involvement Day, Saturday, March 23 9am-12pm. In addition to having a great parent program, you will get to hear your child's Creative Expressions recitation during the classroom time. Ask your child today how you can help them memorize their recitation piece. This is a required student day, and students should wear their school uniform. It is also a required Parent Covenant event. Because of space, we will only be able to welcome parents to this event. We look forward to welcoming you!

Worship Night

Family Ministries is hosting another worship night on March 28th! We will start with a meal at 5:30-6:25 and worship will start promptly at 6:30. Our featured speaker will be our very own Kevin Farmer, Pastor of Epiphany Covenant Church and our music will be by Hope Student/Parent/Minister Monroe Page and other Hope Staff.

This worship night, we will be celebrating "Maundy Thursday" which is a way to remember Christ's last supper with His disciples. The word “maundy” comes from the Latin word maundatum for “commandment”, which comes from Jesus’ words from the last supper: “I give you a new commandment; that you love one another…” The full Latin phase is maundatum novarum, which means “a new commandment.”

We are looking forward to a wonderful time of worship as we prepare for Resurrection Sunday!

Drivers Education

Register for Drivers Education! (Students who are 14 years of age and older)

This 30-hour program will be conducted by a certified instructor from the A+ Driving School and will fulfill the state driver’s education requirement.  The course will address the “how to” and “whys” of safe driving.  The format of the class will be lecture and active discussion.  After completion of the program, students will be able to set up and participate in behind the wheel sessions to meet the six hour state requirement. Classes will meet at Hope Academy!  Register below!

Class Dates:  April 9, 13,  16, 20,  23, 27,  30, May 4, 7, 14
Classes meet on Tuesdays (4:30-7:30pm) and Saturdays (10am-1pm)

Need to miss a few classes--NO PROBLEM.  Easy Make-Up classes!

K & 1st Grade Parent Groups

Kindergarten and 1st grade parents: Join us for monthly parent groups! These required groups will meet once a month for an hour at Hope Academy (virtual option also available). They will be led by Dr. Darrell Gillespie and cover topics like sibling rivalry, tough conversations, community building and much more! Sign-up below for the time slot that works best for you to join each month (virtual, evening, or during the day). They will go from October - May. These are required monthly meetings for parents of Kindergarten and 1st grade students. Students do not need to attend. One or both parents may attend the sessions. Register below!

Join a Parent Group!

Get plugged in with other Hope Academy parents! We have several groups you can join:

Mom's Bible Study:
Wednesdays 10 am-12 pm at First Care/Odam building 2015 Chicago Ave. Light brunch is provided! Contact Michelle VanderVeen at 612-540-2009 or Katie Steck at 612-655-6279 for more information!

Men of Hope:
Join other Hope Academy Dad's at our Men of Hope Monthly huddles! The next meeting is Saturday, March 2nd 10:30am-12pm at the Hope Academy Cafeteria. There will be donuts, coffee, juice, and snacks! Fathers and students are welcome!

Ministerio De Mujeres Hope:

Viernes a las 10:30 am en la oficina del ministerio familiar! Para mas informacion contacte Gloria Reyes: 612-540-2023 o

Men's Latino Group:

¡Únase a nosotros en la oficina del ministerio familiar para un tiempo de compañerismo! Para más información llame o envíe un mensaje de texto al 612-703-6180.

Download the SchoolPass App!

Make sure you’ve downloaded the SchoolPass app to mark any absences, tardies, or end of day transportation changes for your kids! Watch the video below for the 5 things you need to know about SchoolPass.

  • Mark absences in the SchoolPass app by 10 am. This doesn't automatically make it an excused absence. It just communicates with the school so we don't text you.
  • You can mark absences in advance if needed.
  • All changes to dismissal plans need to be made in the app by 3 pm.
  • No early releases after 3:30 pm daily.
  • Students will only be called from class when their parent/guardian is at school for them. Please plan an extra 10 minutes into your schedule so we have time to locate your student and send them to the office.


To receive Hope Academy text notifications, opt-in by texting “Yes” to 67587. (We will also need to have that phone # on file that you are opting in from). Make sure you’re not missing important communication!

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