HAS teachers go to Chicago for convention

ELKINS — Highland Adventist School’s team of educators attended a professional teacher’s convention to prepare for the 2018-2019 school year.

The HAS teachers joined more than 6,000 educators from the Adventist school system in Chicago for the four-day convention.

There were hundreds of workshops covering topics that covered current trends in classroom instruction, classroom management, school improvement, trends in education and many more topics.

Keynote speakers included Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers and author of “The Power of One”; Brad Geise of Education for the Future; Eric Sheninger, senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education; and Pastor Sam Leonor, pastor at La Sierra University. The group also enjoyed concerts by Steven Curtis Chapman, Jaime Jorge, Angela Bryant-Brown and Wintley Phipps.

“Our school system plans these conventions once every five years to help our teachers stay on the cutting edge of our profession as well as gain inspiration for being Christian leaders for our students,” said Cheryl Jacko, HAS principal. “This year’s convention theme, Encounter Jesus, Experience Excellence, describes both the excellent training we received and the inspiration we gained to provide our students with the finest in Christian education. The convention was a huge success.”

Highland Adventist School provides innovative, Christian education for students in grades PK-12.

For more information, visit the school website at www.highlandadventistschool.org or call 304-636-4274.