Harford Christian News

Success in South Carolina

During our blizzard week, our men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams travelled to Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, for a basketball tournament.  Not only did out athletes not miss any school, but out of sixteen teams, our boys brought home the championship on the boy’s side in an exciting overtime win vs. Bob Jones Academy.  The girl’s finished with a strong 3rd place finish on the women’s side.  Congratulations!

Maryland Writing Contest Winners

Each year more than 125,000 students in grades 6-8 enter the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest. The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $50,000, with each first-place state winner receiving a minimum of $500 at the national level. The national first-place winner wins $5,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The essay contest encourages young minds to examine America’s history, along with their own experiences in modern American society, by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay, expressing their views based on a patriotic theme chosen by the VFW Commander-in-Chief. Harford Christian had 3 winners in the post round and Rachel Derwart’s essay was sent on to the state competition.

Jack Collins won 3rd place at the post round.
Abby Coomes won 2nd place at the post round.
Rachel Derwart won 1st place at the post round.

Merry Christmas! 

On Friday, December 18, the students did a wonderful job performing holiday instrumentals, songs and beautifully read Scripture verses for hundreds of family and friends in attendance. The Kindergarten students celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Raggedy Ann and Andy. Snow fell inside the auditorium while the children sang “No School Tomorrow”. What a wonderful evening of Christmas spirit! Enjoy our photo album on our Facebook Page!

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Honoring Mel Cantler

On Sunday, December 6th, Reformation Bible Church and Harford Christian School honored Mel Cantler for nearly 30 years of service in bus maintenance for the school. Mel kept the fleet of buses, that are so vital for many families, in good operating condition from 1986 until his retirement this year.  A celebration was held in the RBC Fellowship Hall where friends and coworkers gathered to express their thanks.

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Fourth Grade Greets Soldiers

After many classes of writing and perfecting their letters, fourth grade sent letters and drawings to a soldier. Today, they had a huge surprise! The soldier was able to Skype and talk to each fourth grade student. What a neat opportunity! Thank you to all who serve!


Thanksgiving Greetings From Our K-4 Students – 

Thanksgiving provides many opportunities to give thanks for our abundant blessings.  Our K-4 students enjoyed dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians and shared a tasty holiday meal.  This has been a Harford Christian School tradition in our preschool for many years.

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Knight School

ksThe Spanish Department is offering a night of fun and education for your children while you shop.  Enroll your child/children in Knight School Friday, December 4th from 3:30 to 9:00 PM. Click Here to register online.

Lessons in Chivalry & Good Manners

  • Separate sessions for boys and girls, teaching godly behavior befitting young squires/maidens
  • Crafting workshops for squires & maidens
  • Feudal games
  • Medieval feast
  • Ye Olden Theatre
  • Pick-up between 7:30-9p

S’mores Day Reward 

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Wednesday afternoon was a special reward day for 1st through 6th grade students who earned a “S’mores Day with the Principal”. Melted marshmallows, chocolate, and Graham Crackers found their way to many student bellies and a few faces as well.

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High Point 2015

When late-October rolls around the senior high students at Harford Christian School head north to Camp High Point, near Reading, Pennsylvania.  This October was no exception.  Once again, students in grades 10-12 attended the dynamic retreat.

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Charlie Riley Scholarship Award

Congratulations go out to Christina Condict and her parents Bob and Tammy.  Christina attended the Charlie Riley Foundation Scholarship banquet this past Wednesday to receive a $1,000 scholarship as the HCS nominee.  Instead, Christina was recognized as the grand prize recipient of a $3,000.00 scholarship for an outstanding service record and substantive essay answers.  What a blessing to the Condict family and HCS.

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Fire Prevention Poster Winners

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Ella Holbrook (grade 5), Kate Bueche’ (grade 3)   Charlie Huber (grade 1)

These are 1st place winners of the Dublin/Darlington Fire Department’s Annual Fire Prevention Poster contest.  Congratulations to these students for their great posters!

German Department Christmas Wreath Sale 

The annual Christmas wreath sale hosted by the HCS German Department has begun!  Wreaths will be ready for pick up on or after December 6th at noontime.  See attached for your order form.  You can order directly to Mrs. Lydia Olinger at lolinger@harfordchristian.org or send in your order form to the school office.  Order today!  Download the order form.

Don’t Miss Chick-fil-A Spirit Day November 16th!

Students, parents, family, and friends, please help support Harford Christian School with an ALL-DAY Spirit Dine on Monday, November 16th at the Forest Hill Chick-fil-a.  Please use the attached flyer, either printed out or on your smartphone, when ordering food. This is a great opportunity to support the school and have a delicious meal.  Download the flyer.

Chick-fil-a calendars are also available in the kindergarten, elementary and high schools offices.  The calendars are $8 each with proceeds benefiting the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF).  These calendars make great stocking stuffers, gifts for teachers, bus drivers, neighbors, friends and family members.  Get them while supplies last!

MACSAC Victories for HCS

Congratulations to our boys’ varsity soccer team and boys’ middle school soccer team for their MACSAC 1st place victories.  Our girls’ varsity volley ball team took second place in their tournament.  Congratulations teams!


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 Harford Heritage Festival – Great Success

The Harford Heritage Festival Committee and Harford Christian School would like to express our heartfelt thanks hhf16to everyone who made Saturday’s festival so special.  Our vendors, teachers, staff and volunteers gave it their all and God delivered a hhf22gorgeous, sunny, fall day for the event.  We were very blessed with special guests from the state and county who issued proclamations in recognition of our school’s 50th year.

The Klein family of Klein’s ShopRite Supermarkets were a major sponsor of our event. There were many personal contributions and in-kind donations for which we are very grateful.

Mr. David Anderson of the Baltimore Sun wrote a wonderful article about the event.  Take a few moments to read it.  Article and video.

If you missed our event you really missed something wonderful so plan to be with us next October!  Visit our Facebook page for the photo album.

Fire Prevention Day

Wednesday, October 7th, was Fire Prevention Day.  Special Guests from the Dublin Darlington Fire Company informed our young students about fire safety and the special clothing and equipment used by firefighters. It was a beautiful day and the students gave their full attention, wearing the pink and blue helmets.

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The 11th Annual Golf Tournament

Despite the wet conditions, 81 golfers came out to support Harford Christian School Athletics.  The Lord gave us our first rainy golf tournament day in the 11 years that this event has been occurring.  I cannot express how thankful I am to the sponsors, donors, players and staff who helped make this year’s tournament possible.  And a big congratulations to the winning team of Brian Akers, Alex Monk, Gene Hoak and Justin Cross!!

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HCS Field Hockey 

The HCS field hockey team became the Tome Invitational Tournament champs over the weekend.  HCS out scored opponents 11-0 in a total of three games during the day Saturday.  Congratulations team!
All-tournament honors went to: Melissa Good, Julia Smith, Crystal Kline, Taylor Dawson and Lily Loomis, who received the tournament MVP honor.

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HCS is Accredited by the American Association of Christian Schools.  

aacsIt is official! We have received word that Harford Christian School has been fully accredited by AACS.

After completing a rigorous self-study process, Harford Christian School hosted a team of educators for a peer review on April 20-22, 2015. The visiting team has recommended Harford Christian School for full accreditation to the American Association of Christian Schools Accreditation Commission which met on June 24, 2015.


New and Improved High School Computer Lab

Thanks to the generous donations that enabled Tim Olinger, Director of Information Technology to install all new equipment, students will return to school and find an upgraded and transformed computer lab! We are as committed as ever to continuous improvement and advancements in technology.  High school students will also begin to use iPads to access course materials this year.  Check out our high school computer lab!  The elementary computer lab revamp is also nearing completion.

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