Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Back to School

Learning never stops at our house... but today is the day we have designated as "the first day of school" for the 2008-2009 school year at High Way High School. This year we will be taking up classes for 7th and 10th grades. It just doesn't seem possible... but here we go!

For several years I had been trying to think of a meaningful and appropriate name for our homeschool. Several families I know have come up with special names for their schools. Names are important to me, so I wanted a name for our school, too, but I just never could seem to hit on just the right one. Just a year or so ago as I was contemplating teaching through the high school years and considering the fact that my husband was homeschooled his last two years of high school, it came to me! The school name on his diploma is "High Way High School" and it is signed by both his parents. Of course! We would just be the second generation of High Way High School!

I wondered why my husband's parents chose that name. I was pretty sure it had a spiritual application, and when I looked up "highway" in the concordance I found this verse:

A highway shall be there, and a road,
And it shall be called the Highway of Holiness.
Isaiah 35:8

So I emailed my mother-in-law and asked her. She replied, "You asked, 'How did we come up with the name, High Way High School'? Answer: It had two meanings: A HIGH Way, meaning the Christian (and holiness) way of life, as opposed to a lower way, the way of the world. AND we were located on Highway 29. I don't remember which came to our mind first, probably Hwy. 29 where we were located, and THEN we thought that would be a good name for our school I don't think we thought of Isaiah 35:8 specifically, although I'm sure we were aware of that verse, but we definitely had that concept in mind. OR, we might have thought of it, since it fits it perfectly, but we didn't USE it as a motto, or anything. (That's been a long time ago!)"

But it's a really great verse for a homeschool, don't you think? And did you notice how well it fits in with the theme of my blog? Some things are just meant to be!


Dori said...

I can't believe they are that old! Makes me feel old. I thought you named it High Way because you all like to travel SO much. It's fun that it was Lyle's schools name. Kinda cool.

Melanie said...

Good Morning! I love how you came up with the name for your homeschool. That is cool.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting last week!

Carrie said...

That text is fabulous. Your school name holds a great heritage as it relates to the text and to your husband's 11th and 12th grade.

Farrah said...

Great name! I'm all about matching!

Sonshine is Kylen. :-)