July 28, 2013
Dear MHA Families:
As the last drops of tonight’s summer rain falls my mind and thoughts turn to Isaiah 58:11 “The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.” A prayer to each of our 2013 graduates as they venture out into a whole new adventure this fall. A reminder to each of us that this school year is full of hope.
The quiet-hallways eagerly anticipate the hustle and bustle of student laughter and chatter. The gymnasium will soon echo with the bouncing of balls, shouts and dives for the last chance to save the ball. A school is not meant for summer, but for the months, weeks, and days and minutes that students enter into the doors and breathe life back into a building.
It is with great anticipation that we welcome each of you to the 100th year of Mile High education. It is indeed an exciting time for all of us who get to actively be a part of this great legacy. Mile High Academy was founded and began in the Sabbath School classrooms of Denver West SDA Church in 1913, was moved to a small elementary school, and then to the hill and known as Denver Junior Academy until 1949 when the vision was casted and a school was built at 711 E Yale Avenue and renamed Mile High Academy.
We welcome Jocelyn Aalborg as our new Business Manager. Jocelyn will be working part-time and will have the assistance of Judy McGuire as part-time accountant. Together they will be a power team taking care of your financial needs. Please look at the website to see the most updated information on tuition. Watch for a separate mailing from the finance department later this week with specifics on what you will owe at registration and ways to shorten your registration time. To avoid the long finance lines at registration, we will be accepting appointments during the following times for those who need to discuss their financial situation:
August 1 – 2-4 pm
August 2 – 9-11 am
August 5 – 10 am -12 pm
August 6 – 2-4 pm
Please call Judy at 303-607-4913 to set up an appointment. Schedule an appointment today to shorten your registration process!
We are enclosing the school supply list for elementary students. For those who pay the teacher for their supplies, please note that your accounts will be charged the listed fee rather than having the teacher collect checks in the classroom.
Also enclosed is the Dress Code Policy. The major changes affect high school only with the move to professional dress. If you have questions about what is appropriate, please check with the office.
Registration will be on Thursday, August 8, from 2-7 p.m. If you will be out of town and not able to attend on August 8, please contact the office for an alternate date. There will be required parent orientation meetings during registration at 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm, 5 pm, 6 pm and 7 pm. At least one parent must attend one of these sessions in order to complete registration.
We have also enclosed a calendar with the major events throughout the year. Other calendar items will be updated regularly on our websitewww.milehighacademy.org.
Plan on attending our annual Ice Cream Social and Open House on August 14 at 5 p.m. Special plans are underway to kick off our 100th year celebration – you won’t want to miss it!
I have been digging through old books looking for history and an alumni of MHA shared with me some MHA Bulletins from the 60’s and a fire was reignited in my heart as I saw the dream of a few to build a school that would have a bright future. We have the amazing privilege of being the community of parents, students, faculty & staff that get to carry this dream into the future. I look forward to meeting with each of you on August 8, 2013 and eagerly anticipate the arrival of our students on August 14, 2013. God has ordained an amazing year and I count it a privilege to be at your service as the Principal of Mile High Academy.
Enclosures: supply list, dress code, calendar