By Amelia Eno — Highlands Ranch, Colorado … Mile High Academy students, over the past several weeks have spent time focusing on growing a closer relationship with Jesus during FOCUS weeks.

FOCUS Weeks is a special time at MHA where the school has a chance to bond while reflecting and refocusing on Jesus.

Elementary students got to hear fun stories and worships from Jose St. Phard, Newday lead pastor, Chris Morris, Littleton associate pastor, and Seth Day, LifeSource co-pastor.

“There are so many amazing voices in children’s ministry, we didn’t want to pick just one speaker. The kids really loved them!” Rebecca Berg, MHA chaplain and upper school teacher said.

Students learned more about MHA theme this year “Rooted In Christ” and the CHERISH core values while singing and worshiping with their friends. Pastor Day put a fun twist on Bible stories by turning into a character named “Scooter.” They also participated in several faith-building activities.

Middle School and upper school held their FOCUS week at a later time due to classes having to be remote learning. David Asscherick, Castle Rock pastor spoke about what it meant to be “Rooted In Christ,” to have deep roots, and where to put those roots.

Through the analogy of a tree, students learned about growing even in the hardships. “FOCUS week reminded me that where I’m rooted really matters,” Noah, MHA sophomore said.

Despite the difficult year with COVID and the challenges brought on by the pandemic, MHA’s students found joy in spending time with their classmates while knowing Christ is the center of their school.

–Amelia Eno is a sophomore at Mile High Academy; photos supplied.