🍎 Did you know that there are over 2,500 varieties of apples in the United States?
🍏 Apples make up half of the world's deciduous fruit tree production.
🍎 A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
Our 2nd grade class celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day this week! Johnny Appleseed was an American Pioneer nurseryman who carried a Bible and introduced apple trees to parts of the United States. Our 2nd graders made applesauce, drank apple cider and sampled 7 different kinds of apples with Red Delicious being their favorite variety.
Our Kindergarten and 1st grade classes went on a field trip to Eplegaarden apple orchard in Fitchburg. Eplegaarden has over 18 varieties of apples to choose from. The students loved being able to pick their own apples.
What is your favorite variety of apple?
Wednesday, September 28 was the annual "See You at the Pole". Each year, an estimated 1 million students from all the world participate.
This week at HPCS, our elementary students are focusing on learning the foundation of what prayer is and sharing prayer requests throughout the week. During Bible time yesterday, our middle school students spent time walking around our school property in groups and praying for different topics. In 8th grade our students engaged in various prayer stations where they prayed for their families, school, teachers, and our nation. They then wrote a notes of encouragement to fellow HPCS students and teachers.
Thank you to our HPCS teachers for leading our students in these powerful and tangible ways to pray!