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Christian school in San Antonio graduates final senior class

Janice Thompson commends Larissa Robles for a 100 percent attendance record from kindergarten on as Christian Heritage School holds graduation ceremonies at MacArthur Park Church of Christ in San Antonio. (Photo by Tom Reel, San Antonio Express-News, photo via mysanantonio.com)

The San Antonio Express-News reports:

By any standards, Christian Heritage School’s Class of 2012 had an unconventional senior year.
When Christian Heritage lost its lease at the end of last school year, many who were part of the 180-student school were crushed to see it shut its doors. If there was one thing that hurt the most, however, it was that the tight-knit junior class would suddenly be scattered.
But thanks to an arrangement with the Sapphire School, a small, private school for special-needs children, eight members of the Class of 2012 were able to finish their senior year in what they affectionately dubbed their “one-room school.”
On Saturday, Christian Heritage held its final graduation at MacArthur Park Church of Christ, where the school opened the doors of its first site 34 years ago.

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    At first I substituted at CHS in 1985. I was staying home with my two year old daughter, Mandy. On the days I worked at CHS I had to wake up Mandy earlier than usual to go with me and to attend her class. Mandy would ALWAYS win a ribbon for the FIRST GIRL ASLEEP AWARD! She accumulated these the more I subbed. A few years ago her cousin from England was here looking in old boxes and he could NOT STOP LAUGHING when he found these ribbons! I’m sure she’s not heard the last of it either.
    Later,I did go to work full time in the preschool while Mandy attended 3rd & 4th grade. She had great teachers and her classmates became just like family. The preschool was at the CHS campus then. I remember watching the gym go up. I loved working at CHS. There was so much joy. It seemed everyone was happy. I loved starting the day with chapel. Once in chapel I recall a little girl had a nose bleed and the principal stepped in immediately to help her AND clean up the mess. I don’t remember his name but I know he was an Elder in the church and a true servant. It seemed to me like the entire school had that same attitude.
    I will always remember too when I drove and accompanied children to WACO for a Bible competition. We had reserved a room at the Holiday Inn for several little girls and me. This was during the Waco David Karish incident. However, I was still surprised to learn that the U.S.Marshalls had authority over us and took over our reserved rooms while we stayed at the much smaller rooms at the Motel 6. But we survived AND we also thrived at the Bible Competition. Mandy got a blue ribbon as did so many others.

    I am so grateful to have been a very small part of CHS. Due to illness I had to stop working for a while and Mandy was put into other private schools for a few years. NONE ever compared to CHS.
    We were all blessed to have been part of this wonderful school. God truly had a hand in Christian Heritage School! Thank You. Pam

    pam tobias
    May, 30 2012

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