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Special Education Workshop with Peggy Ployhar!
(You will NOT want to miss this opportunity!)
April 22nd
HERO has the privilege of hosting a Special Education Workshop with Peggy Ployhar. She will be with us on Monday, April 22nd from 9:00 - 10:30am in the Crossroads Church Foyer (outside of the sanctuary at the little round tables.) 

Peggy Ployhar, SPED Homeschool Founder and CEO, is a leader in the special education homeschooling community and a frequent writer and speaker on special education homeschooling issues.  Peggy was one of the workshop speakers at the 2019 MACHE conference. She was MACHE's first special needs liaison.  She is certified by the American Association of Christian Counselors and trained as a Precept Bible Study leader. She and her family live in Texas. Her most recent book is, Be Angry....And Train Your Kids Directing Your God-Given Energy to Wisely Fuel Godly Parenting Strategies.
Final Gift Card Fundraiser
April 23rd - Deadline
For a list of participating retailers, you can go to or view the list via the attached pdf file.  We also have copies of the merchant list by the parent mailboxes in the HERO Activity Center. Take note of merchants you use regularly. Choose which gift cards you would like to purchase. You will see that many vendors offer gift cards of various dollar increments. Please indicate which value you want and how many you want in each amount. The rebate % is the profit percentage that HERO will earn from each sale.  

The company we currently use doesn’t have specific order forms, so people have been placing their orders one of two ways.  One option is to simply print out the merchant list and circle which cards you’d like and how many in each denomination.  Other people have chosen to write out a list and include that with their payment.  Place your completed order request with payment in the payment lock box above the field trip folders.  Please indicate that it is a gift card order on the envelope.  Orders and payment are due by 4:00 on Tuesday, April 23rd.   We hope to have them ready to distribute at HERO within 2 weeks after the sale closing date. 

Robyn Mrozinski - HERO Scrip Coordinator
HERO Spring Concert
April 28th 2:30pm
Sunday, April 28th HERO's music department including both choirs, jazz band, piano students and strings will be having their annual Music Concert. The concert wiil be held at Hosanna Lutheran Church, 9300 Scandia Trail N., Forest Lake. The concert will begin at 2:30 PM.
HERO Science Fair
April 29th 
Monday, April 29th Wanda Hoehl's science classes will have their annual Science Fair displays in the Activity Center.
Registration for 2019 school year begins
May 1st 
Registration for Fall Semester of 2019-2020 school year will begin on May 1st! All Registration Information and Courses will be listed on our website.
Student Art Display
May 6th & 7th
Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, the art classes of Wanda Hoehl, Amanda Burger and Sandy Stauner will have some of their students art pieces on display in the lower level of the main church building. If your child is in one of their classes, please contact their art teacher to get instructions on how and what art pieces your child needs to bring for the art show. Come and enjoy the art show!
HERO Theater Production
May 6th
Join us on Monday, May 6 at 7:00 PM for the HERO Drama/Theater class and the Beginning Acting class as they perform their year end theater production. The performance will be held in the Sanctuary of the main church. You will be amazed at the talent of these students.
HERO Dance Performance
May 7th
HERO's annual Dance Performance will be held on Tuesday, May 7th beginning at 6:30 PM. This will include all Monday and Tuesday dance classes, jazz, hip hop, and ballet.
HERO Elementary Graduation Ceremony
May 14th
HERO's elementary graduation ceremony for students in grades preschool through sixth grade will be held in the Sanctuary on Tuesday, May 14th from 10:45 am - 11:30. Tuesday morning classes will be cut short so that all the students in grades preschool through sixth grade can participate in the graduation ceremony. All preschool and elementary students (Monday and Tuesday classes) will be recognized during the graduation ceremony. Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend and join in the celebration.

NOTE: All Tuesday afternoon classes will continue at the regular scheduled time.
Curriculum Fair & Workshops!!
May 15th 
HERO's annual curriculum fair will be held on Wednesday, May 15th from 9:00 - 2:00 PM. HERO members can reserve a half a table at no cost. See Curriculum registration forms on our website under, 'FORMS".

We will be hosting two workshops during the curriculum fair
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - PSEO Informational Meeting with Darin Mather from Crown College
  • 12:00 - 2:00 Career Explorations Workshop for students in grades 9-12.  Students will be taking the IDEAS Exam (Interest, Determination, Exploration and Assessment System  - Career Exploration test) Some of the other information that will be covered during the two hours workshop will be: educational information and tips on how to pay for college, how to get college credit while still in high school, and a guide to careers.  Cost is $15 per student   This workshop is taught by Deb Wong
Planning Ahead
Check out upcoming dates & deadlines!
April 22nd - Special Education Workshop in Main Church Foyer
April 28th - HERO music concert and recital. Hosanna Lutheran Church, Forest Lake 1:00-4:00pm
May 1st - FALL Registration Begins for 2019-2020 School Year
May 6th - 7th - School Spirit Days (Senior Appreciation!)
May 13th & 14th - Last days of second semester
May 15th - HERO Curriculum Fair Find Registration Form HERE
May 21st - HERO Graduation for class of 2019
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