In the words of Hellen Keller, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” Horizon Science Academy of Lorain embodies this very belief and showcases this type of message by honoring the relationships we have with our school community.
Starting this past Thanksgiving break and continuing all the way into the New Year, Horizon staff members have been surprising our students and their families with holiday home visits. Our staff members teamed up into smaller groups within the school, divided up the list of our entire student body, and then started spreading holiday cheer. So far, we have visited over 600 student’s homes sharing three simple things: a yummy chocolate treat, a friendly smile, and a modest “thank you!”
The entire HSA team visits the homes of our students and families every year, making investments in our community and building lifelong relationships. Additionally, home visits are a best practice that is research proven. They can make a positive impact on students in the following areas: increased student attendance rates, increased student test scores, and decreased discipline issues. With that said, relationships will always remain a foundational component for the families we serve.
In closing, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!