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Thomas Jefferson & Skipping Easter

There’s a great deal of controversy regarding Thomas Jefferson’s faith. I’ve read literature that presents him as a Christian, and heard tour guides state the same. Others see him as a deist at best; one who believes God created the world and left it to run on its own...

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The Crazy Dad Life & Choosing a School

Let’s just get this out there right away: being a father is hard! Between work, commuting, helping with homework, helping with baths, preparing for the next work day, breaking up fighting siblings, making sure they eat their vegetables, making sure they sleep at a...

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Dr. Seuss, Kindergarten, & HCA

In honor of last week being Dr. Seuss week in the lower school, Mrs. Mirabella’s Kindergarten class used his books as a springboard for learning across all curriculum. In keeping with Dr. Seuss’ example, here is a small peek at some things we did: Happy Birthday to...

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Uniquely You

One thing that I am absolutely enamored with is the uniqueness of people. Having seven children of my own, I have a front row seat to the developing of seven little personalities. Teaching at HCA has also opened my eyes to God’s creativity in His design for each human...

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Why Apologetics?

Why Apologetics? Apologetics means to make a defense. In a court of law, when an attorney wants to support his point, he will give a reasoned argument for why his position is true. Apologetics doesn’t mean “making apologies.” We’re not making excuses for what we...

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This year’s HCA Banquet theme is “Intentional.” Hear what some of our faculty has to say about living intentionally!   BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT YOUR INTENTIONS Good Intentions (noun) – ideas that you plan to carry out Living Intentionally (verb) – to act with a...

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Training the Next Generation of Defenders

I am blessed to have a unique perspective on Hawthorne Christian Academy. In 1995, my wife Jennifer and I were thankful to be graduates from HCA. I was humbled in 2001 to become a coach at HCA, privileged in 2004 to become a teacher, and then tremendously blessed in...

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Secrets to a Happy Campus

“There are three types of people in the world: Those who watch things happen. Those who make things happen. Those who wonder what happened.” Students who are leaders are the ones who make things happen. At HCA, following these three behaviors will have a significant...

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HCA Spiritual Emphasis: Through the Years

“Spiritual Emphasis” has been an integral part of HCA for more than 25 years. Unlike our weekly chapels, it gives our student body focused time with the Lord, set apart from academics, to address issues relevant to them in today’s world. It carves out a bigger chunk...

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Why Kindergarten Matters

The benefits of attending kindergarten are boundless and innumerable, and can be seen throughout a child’s educational career and into adulthood. Though a majority of New Jersey districts offer full-day kindergarten, New Jersey law does not actually mandate it....

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