It was very early Monday morning and all the students and staff were loaded in vehicles heading to Clarksville, TN. In Clarksville, we made a base at the Seventh-Day Adventist church to eat breakfast and play a few outdoor games. The students were able to play basketball, volleyball, and a little bit of football.
Before lunch everyone packed up, headed to a park to prepare for the eclipse, and hand out some literature to others waiting in the park. The students were armed with water bottles, solar eclipse glasses, and The Great Controversy. Groups of students dispersed throughout the park trying to hand out as much literature as possible; when most of the books had been handed out, the students were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful day.
As the time approached, the photography students and Mr. Joe set up their cameras in anticipation of the eclipse; their tripods were positioned and the lens filters were out. Frequently the park-goers glanced up at the sun, waiting for the eclipse to reach totality. Finally, at 1:27 pm, the eclipse reached totality. It was an amazing sight to see! The sky was dark and everyone around was cheering; people were able to see something that hasn’t been seen for 100 years. Although the students woke up very early, and had a long drive to Clarksville, the consensus was that the experience was worth it. If you weren’t able to experience it yourself, enjoy the pictures that our photography class took.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
September 4, 2014
Since the mid 1980’s Harbert Hills Academy has enjoyed the use of a swimming pool built by the Alumni Association. However time and circumstances have their way and the pool had developed some leakage issues along with needing new paint. After careful research a product was selected to repair the leaks and coat the pool to prevent further leakage or deterioration. The process involved needing to sandblast all the existing paint and coatings off of the walls and floor and start from a clean surface. The cracks and leak points were then carefully primed and filled and then the primer was also applied to the walls and floor. Finally the high build epoxy pool paint was applied over these coatings. The pool was filled and opened for swimming. The first in was Mrs Kathy Moon our Director of Nurses who spent many long hours with the crew trying to get the process complete.September 4, 2014
The 2014 – 2015 school year is now under way with two weeks behind us. Some students needing visa’s are still scheduled to arrive as soon as the final documents get in their hands. This school year we will host students from over 10 countries. The count will be a total of over 60 students with an almost even split between boys and girls. The dorms are full and overflowing as each bed is spoken for and then filled and we juggle the arrangements one more time to fit in those that applied a little late. It is truly a blessing to see these wonderful young people engaged in getting a Christian Education and learning to know God better. We count it a joy to work with the Lord in helping each of these students to reach their full potential.September 4, 2014
Near the middle of the second week of school the staff had scheduled a special outing. The students and staff left after breakfast to enjoy a day of fellowship and fun at the local Pickwick Sate Park. Boating with tube rides as well as games and plenty of wholesome food and sunshine allowed all to return to school that evening knowing each other better and ready for the challenges of school.September 3, 2014
The vespers committee is operating nicely after only a short time for planning their first services. This past Friday evening students and staff gathered in the chapel to a rousing song service and a time for prayers of thanksgiving as well as special requests. The committee has decided to bring extra emphasis and focus to the Sabbath as part of their theme for this year. The congregation is standing to recite the 4th commandment at each vesper service. Mr. Steve spoke on the topic of dedication and commitment and this special service was ended with a candle light dedication service as the new Vespers Committee committed to serve the student body with love and concern. Mrs. Rowena Manuel is the staff sponsor for this group and brings her energy and enthusiasm to this very important part of our school year.