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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

In our last newsletters, we have begun to feature some past alumni. We are incredibly proud to see where they are now and how much they have grown. Bahaa was our lastest alumni featured.  

When Bahaa Zaki Abu Zarrour was admitted to Hope school in September, 2016, he was upset, skeptic and uncertain of his future and of any academic success....

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

This past month we had the honor of having Bishop Koikoi, Bishop Devedhar, Rev. Bob Castello, and Sara Crump visit the school and plant new olive trees in our Garden of Peace, representing our connection, our solidarity with one another, and our shared commitment to peace. We are ever grateful for their encouragement and support. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hope School recently received a message from a friend who visited our school long ago, and with her permission, we wish to share her story with you. Not only does this capture work that we are privileged to accomplish, it also encouraged and inspired us to remember why we do what we do, and that we must have faith that God is ahead, behind, and beside us...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Christmas celebrations have begun! Santa Claus is in town! Today each elementary class shared beautiful dances, words, and songs that they've worked on all month.

You might be wondering, why are so many of the children dressed up as Old Saint Nicholas? Well, for Christians, St. Nicholas is referred to as the Father of our town, Beit Jala, because it is bel...

Saturday, December 21, 2019

In celebration of Teacher's Day this past week, we want to say to all the teachers in Hope School as well as the whole of Palestine that we honor you. We honor your effort, time, wisdom, patience and care. We honor your love, strength, and perseverance as you play one of the greatest roles in raising our children grow to have hopes, dreams and opport...

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Today at morning chapel we had the pleasure of having Young Life share an encouraging and challenging message as well as a live art performance of painting. The process of painting (finger painting to be exact!) was done upside down, resulting in us only recognizing it as a depiction of Jesus' face when it was flipped right side up at its completion. The...

Monday, December 2, 2019

As part of Ministry of Education program for emergency situations, the Civil Defense Department in Bethlehem visited the school to organize evacuation drills in case of earthquakes or fires.

The officer visited all the classes and explained to the students what they need to do in the case of an emergency; how to behave, evacuate and leave the building...

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thousands of faithful and dignitaries attended Saturday’s lighting of the giant Christmas tree in Bethlehem outside the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus. It included dancing, a beautiful orchestra, and encouraging words from a Father Patton and the prime minister. Christmas celebrations this year in the biblical city of Bethlehe...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Beit Jala Mr. Nicola Khamis, and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Bethlehem, Hope school organized a three-day book exhibition at the school hall. The invitation was open to other students in Bethlehem area and local community at large. The inauguration ceremony started with the cutting of the ribbon by...

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Politicians cannot make peace. Only the children of God can do. Only those who trust in God can make peace among people and nations. Hope school symbolized a commitment to peace through a humble initiative; starting and establishing Garden of Peace. Friends of Hope school participate in this commitment with us by planting an olive tree as a symbol of peac...

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