WELCOME TO HP MIDDLE SCHOOL!
HP MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER 2017 CALENDAR
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Middle schoolers can arrive at 6:00pm for open gym & cafe time, followed by a full service at 6:30pm which includes live worship, games, and a message planned specifically with them in mind. After service, middle schoolers will meet in an assigned small group to participate in activities, discussion and special events. We believe that small groups are how our students will experience connection and fellowship at HP Youth. We have recently increased the length of small group time to allow time for deeper conversations and the opportunity for students to grow together.
*Small groups are organized by age and gender and are led by one of our incredible adult volunteers who has undergone training and our interview process.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A SUNDAY MORNING
We encourage our students to attend Highland Park Church on Sunday mornings with their friends and families at one of our main services offered at 9:00am, 10:00am or10:45 am since we believe in the importance of worshipping together as a family. But we also host a class called Roots at 9 am that provides students with an avenue to go deeper in their faith and have more space for questions and discussions. Roots meets in the main building in Room 201 and all students are welcome to join!
HP MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS
Throughout the year, students will participate in special events like Misfit Thanksgiving, Christmas Party, Retreats, CAMP and field trips with HP Youth. You can view HP Middle School events on our Event Page, or you can download our calendar here.
*Some events require online registration (communicated to students) and/or additional forms such as our Medical Release Form. These forms are available throughout the year for our parent's convenience under "Parent Resources" below .
HP MIDDLE SCHOOL ON SUNDAYS
We encourage our students to attend Highland Park Church on Sunday mornings with their friends and families at one of our main services offered at 9:00am, 10:00am or 10:45 am. We do not provide programming for students on Sunday mornings as we believe in the importance of worshipping together as a family. Be on the look out for our Youth team and staff on Sunday mornings at all services for free snacks in the lobby, a special student seating section on occasion and giveaways during the holidays!
HP MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT LEADERSHIP
We believe that students should feel ownership of their youth service from running lights & soundboard to helping with games and announcements to greeting students at the door and even sitting with new students. Because of this belief HP Youth began an official Student Leadership program that runs from September to May. Applications and interview sign-ups will start being advertised in late August/early September. Student Leadership requires students to show up early to services on Wednesdays, attend church on the weekend at Highland Park and attend a once a month Saturday meeting. We encourage only the students who can commit to the full school year and times to apply.