S: NHCA 2009-2010
BC: "Let us realize that the privilege to learn is a gift, that power to learn is a blessing, that love of learning is success. - David O. McKay
FC: New Heights Christian Academy 2009-2010
1: Looking back at 2009 and 2010 | But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 | New Heights Christian Academy
2: In the beginning there was God... | New Heights Christian Academy came to fruition solely by the grace of God, & stands today & forever as a trophy of His mercy and kindness. Many times I find myself walking through our hallways, listening to our precious students as they pray & sing songs of worship. My heart fills to the brim with praise & thankfulness to God for the blessings He has bestowed upon this school. It was the desire of our hearts to be used of God to create a Christian school saturated with scriptural integrity, standing tall in a world of darkness as a lighthouse representing our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When we humble ourselves & truly submit to the sovereignty & redeeming grace of God, He can do mighty things. It is on this premise that we exist. God continues to this day to open door after door for us as we walk this pathway together of offering a FULL, Christian education for our students. In our first year at New Heights, God has blessed us with an amazing staff of Christian instructors. Each morning I stand in awe as our teachers gather together in prayer in plain view of our student body, asking God for guidance & direction as we teach & mentor our students. Our parents & others help us in so many ways. It would have been impossible to do this without their love, kindness & support. The church family at New Heights has been supportive every step of the way. We are forever indebted to them for their love & kindness. More than anything else, I thank God literally everyday for each one of the students He has placed in my care. It is for them that my passion for true, traditional Christian education exists. Daily I search for ways to deal with their hearts & point them toward Christ. He is the starting point for their education. They will most certainly acquire a quality education here if they stay long enough, yet more important to me is the condition of their hearts. God has blessed me with the privilege of serving this elite academy as administrator in its first year of existence. I am extremely aware of the responsibility He has placed upon me. I serve Him, my staff, our parents & my students with a humble & open heart. Not many people can say they have a chance to pursue their passion in life. I freely admit that I may just be the most blessed man alive. Mr. Haynes, NHCA Administrator
3: Dedication | We dedicate our yearbook to our head administrator, Mr. Haynes. Mr Haynes diligently works for the Lord in our school in so many ways! He always has a listening ear for students who need to talk. He shares his love of music with students through guitar lessons. He willingly meets with parents at almost any hour of the day. He greets students throughout the school with smiles and hugs. His passion for guiding young people on their path toward God is evident everyday. Mr. Haynes' love and compassion echoes throughout our hallways and classrooms. God has used Mr. Haynes' past experiences to prepare him for his ministry at NHCA. He was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He was a good student throughout his elementary and junior high years. In high school his favorite subject was shop, where he worked with electrical systems and hot rods. During his teens he "sowed his wild oats." After graduating from Spotsylvania High School, he was in a serious car accident. This tragic accident prompted his search for God and curiosity in spiritual matters. Mr. Haynes' life changed when he attended a church service at the age of nineteen. After singing hymns and hearing Brother Beck, the pastor, make an alter call, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. Mr. Haynes lovingly leads his family in following Christ. He enjoys playing baseball with his children. When he has free time he enjoys watching college basketball and Redskins football. God has gifted him with a simple but tender singing voice. He uses this God-given talent through his bluegrass gospel band, Music with Sonrise. Besides his ministry as administrator of NHCA, he is a church deacon, Sunday School teacher and song leader. We praise God for Mr. Haynes' impact on all of us here at NHCA. His love and care will never be forgotten!
4: In the beginning there were the nuts (and bolts) of the school. | Administration | Pastor Paul McKissick School Board | Mr. Scott Hine School Board | Mr. Jeff Buziak School Board Athletic Director | Mr. Edward Haynes Administrator | Mrs. Julie Wallace Dean of Academics | Mrs. Jeannie Russell Secretary | Mrs. Cindy Santos Bookkeeper | Office Staff | Office Staff
5: A teacher is a potter, who molds the potential in us into gifts that can bless all humanity. A teacher is an artist, who helps to point our hopes and dreams into existence. A teacher is our guidance and support, who leads us on the right path and stops us from straying. | Mrs. Tracey Haynes 4th Grade | Mrs. Jolie Thorpe 5th and 6th Grades | Mr. Ron Skinner Math/PE | Mrs. Sesalea Hylton Preschool | Mrs. Amalia Zavala K5 and 1st Grade | Mrs. Brenda Wilson 2nd and 3rd Grades | Mrs. Christy Ketchum Teacher's Aide | Mrs. Sally Ellithorpe Music | Mrs. Cindy Hepner Afterschool Care | Teachers
6: In the beginning there was only one senior. | Victoria Blandford
7: I, Victoria Blandford, being of sound mind and body, hereby give my last will and testament through these bequeathals. I bequeath to Brittany the windows of my house, I leave to Brian the password to my iPod. To Kelsey, I bequeath a personal assistant for her class. To Mr. Haynes, I leave the "Smokey and the Bandit." I bequeath to my brother, Trevor, a prosperous future and the love I never expressed for him.
8: In the beginning there was essence of adolescence. | High School Students, I wish you all the best as you pursue your extended education. I hope and pray that I have said or done something to help you along your way, and most of all, draw you closer to a relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mr. Haynes
9: Nate Martin | Brittany Johnson | Aimee Larrivee | Brian Datesman | Trevor Blandford | Brooke Anderson
10: In the beginning there were those between a rock and a hard place. | Playdoh, geometric solids, bioluminescence, shark dissections, baby chicks, pink foam sculptures, balloon races, brine shrimp, scrambled eggs! We did a lot together this year! Whatever your talents are and wherever God leads you - always seek Christ and His best in your life. Turn your eyes upon Jesus - He loves you and so do I! Mrs. Wallace
11: Nicole Wallace | Samuel Rosario | Daniel Martin | Dustin Datesman | Kelsea Carlson | Tyler Perkins | Holly Cunningham
12: In the beginning there was the heart of the school. | To my "favorite class," As I reflect on our time together I remember your diligent learning. This year echoes with "clear your desks-prepare for test," "no talking without permission," and "44 presidents - White House residents." I have amusing images of pumpkin science, Indians, gingerbread houses, cheer spelling, Jumble Tumble, cupcake creations, and Oregon bound families. My heart reverberates with blessings of our times praising and worshiping God. As you walk away from this year, remember that my prayer is that you always seek God and His will for your life. I love you and will miss you, Mrs. Thorpe
13: Lauren Wallace | Alyson Larrivee | Rachael Haase | Michael Collins | Cassie Jarman | Alexis Phillips | Benjamin Rosario | Kirby Trent | Jana San Jose | Savanna Pitts | Addison LeCato
14: To my little darlings, Wow... what a year we have had! There have been quite a few "firsts." We wrote our first research paper, practiced public speaking with our oral book reports, and spent a LOT of time with fractions. The highlight of our year was practicing 2-digit long division. We certainly learned about the Old Dominion with our State Notebook project. Class trips included everything from tarantula holding, to tree planting, to a play about our nation. Marissa, Sam, Ellie May, Crazy, Trouble, Earl, Mew, Wessa, Pikachu, and Ginger, please remember: JESUS IS ALWAYS WITH YOU. HE WILL NEVER LET YOU DOWN. Have a great summer! See you in August. Love, Mrs. Haynes
15: Christina Hepner | Rachel Fogg | Dallas Dixon | Cassie Anderson | Shelby Russell | Teresa Russell | Troy Metzger | Zackary Lipscomb | Megan Wallace | Thomas Skinner
16: Dear class, Quotient, factors, products and so much more, who would have thought that history, math, and writing would be behind that class door? I will forever cherish the love and learning we have shared this year. As you enter into each new year of life, I challenge and encourage you to get all that you can, and in doing so you will have peace with God and yourself. I love you all and may the best always be yours. Mrs. Wilson
17: Hunter Thomas | Abigail McKissick | Jacob Martin | John Tyler Haynes | Kylie Fowler | Stephen Carneal | Megan Anderson | Jeffrey Wallace | Josiah Mchenry | Joseph Kish
18: Kindergarteners, We have learned our ABC's and 123's. This year has been one of exciting adventures and amazing discoveries. I pray that God will bless you and guide you in your life's journey. I love you and will miss you. Remember God's word to you, "do not forget my teaching but keep my commands in your heart." Proverbs 3:1. Love, Mrs. Zavala
19: Amara Zavala | Courtney Carneal | Caden Haynes | Haleigh Perkins | Trever Sparks-Peck
20: In the beginning there were the little ones. | Wiggles & giggles, sillies & smiles, messes & dresses, glitter & glue, naptime & snacktime, letter sentences & blend ladders, words & now books - we've had bunches of fun & learned many new things. I love each one of my "babies" very much & have enjoyed our time together. Remember that God Keeps His promises & will always love you. Love, Miss Sesalea
21: Tage Haynes | Rhett Hylton | Rylee Perkins | Nathan Pitts | Peyton Pitts | Jonathan Zavala
22: In the beginning there was sweat and cheers. | Basketball | Cheerleading | GO EAGLES!
24: In the beginning we were adventurous!
25: In the beginning we got spirit! (How about you?)
26: In the beginning there were days to remember!
28: In the beginning there was a starry night and we all cleaned up well!
29: In the beginning there were times of praise and worship. | In the beginning there were the elected. | Brooke, Secretary; Victoria, President; Brittany, VP; Daniel, Treasurer
30: In the beginning we were creative.
31: In the beginning there was drama.
32: In the beginning there was LOL.