Here at HOPE for Hyndman Charter School, students and staff have good reason to be thankful.
Among other things, the school is blessed with strong support from the community. Standard Bank recently awarded the school a $5,000 grant for playground equipment.
“It’s going to be great to have new playground equipment for our elementary students,” said student mentor Mrs. Joey Emerick. “We are so grateful for the gift from Standard Bank.”
Meanwhile, three defibrillators and cabinets have been donated by community organizations. Mr. Ron Scritchfield secured the donations, valued at over $1,000 each, from the Hyndman – Londonderry Lions Club, the Londonderry Township Supervisors, and The Bible Gospel Church.
Other community groups are giving of their time, as in the Release Time programs sponsored by the Bedford County Biblical Children’s Ministries.
The school also benefits from the generosity of parents who volunteer their energy and expertise. Mrs. Ronda Stair, for instance, regularly assists with Success for All. Mr. Scott Dague and several other local musicians help the band. And sports teams are led in part by volunteer coaches like Mr. Jim Bennett.
Likewise, the students here are lucky to have such committed and talented teachers – teachers who provide instruction in the fundamentals while also creating opportunities for students to develop 21st century skills like collaboration and creativity. Students are also well served by our kitchen crew, our maintenance team, our bus drivers, coaches and others who care deeply about the growth and success of all students.
Our students also enjoy access to the Bedford County Technical Center, a wide array of classes online through Aventa, and even college classes through Allegany College of Maryland. These educational opportunities, coupled with a multitude of extracurriculars, ensure that every student here can play to his or her strengths.
The teachers are also thankful for their kind and curious students. “Our students are eager to deepen their knowledge,” said science teacher Ms. Amanda Casteel. “And they do their best to ensure that not only they do well but so do their peers.”
In the photo above, Mrs. Missy Leydig of Standard Bank presents the check to CEO Mrs. Malynda Maurer and Mrs. Emerick. In the photo below, Mr. Scritchfield poses with a donated AED and HHCS nurse Ms. Whitney Sams.