Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
MCH hosted an open house and workshop where parents and families learned more about MCH’s programs and services, including TBRI techniques. Families also participated in several nurture group activities, such as giving each other band aids (giving and receiving nurture), feeding each other (giving and receiving care), making Thanksgiving placemats (which teaches the Life Skills of Listen and Learn, Build Trusting Relationships, and Show Respect) among others.
“We also provided supper for our families and this year I delivered 71 pizzas,” Chuck said. “Boy, was my car hot! But it was good times for all of our families. We have received many compliments from family members stating how much they enjoyed their time at MCH. We are looking forward to our spring Family Day.”
Thursday, October 18, 2012
1st place Reserve Champion: Andrew - barbeque class (red)
1st place: Ian, Molech and Fransico - Hay trailer class (red); Ian - Furrowing crate class (red); Ian - Hay fork class (red)
2nd place: Shop class - Gate class (red); Shop class - Goat hauler class (red)
3rd place: Shop class - Fire pit class (red); Molech - 5x8 trailer class (white)
Additional entries: Blue quality – Shop table class (Shop class), Cedar swing class (Mathew, Jimmy), Picnic table class (Shop class), Cutting board class (Kandaja), Box class (Jimmy); Red quality – Swing (Shop class); White quality – Crab boil class (Shop class), Horn barbeque class (Shop class)
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
MCH youth showcased their talents last week at the Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo and received several awards in the Creative Arts competition. Our students brought home a multitude of ribbons for their submissions into several categories including photography, artwork, baked goods and needlework.
Congratulations to the following awarded students: NEEDLEWORK - Lloyd, 1st place, crocheted scarf; PHOTOGRAPHY - Dalton, honorable mention, sunrise; Brandon, 3rd place and honorable mention, flowers; Mike, 1st place and 5th place, rocks, sunflower; Jon, 3rd place, clouds/sunset, bird with eggs; Devin, 1st place and 4th place, bird nest with eggs, architectural design; Jericho, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place, bird/fish, swan, landscape; BAKED GOODS - Jayden, 2nd place, chocolate chip cookies; Damion, 4th place, white chocolate chip cookies; Mario, 2nd place, chocolate brownie cookies; ARTWORK – David, 1st place and 2nd place, mixed media, colored pencil; Noel, honorable mention, clouds/sunset/birds; Dustin, honorable mention, lizard; Ian, 1st place and 4th place; Thomas the Train, horse; Michael, 4th place and honorable mention, sunset, duck; staff member Sue LeMay, 3rd place and 4th place, Colorado trees and train.
We are proud of all our participating students for their hard work!
We want to congratulate the following students who participated in the steer competition: Lloyd, 3rd place, Simmental Division; Dalton, 4th place, AOB Division; Lonnie, 9th place, Limousin Division; Brandon, 11th place, Chianina Division; Jon, 12th place, Chianina Division; Dalton, 9th place, Charloasis Division; Chelsey, 2nd place, Beef Heifer AOB Division; and Amber, Beef Heifer AOB Division.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
“As a staff advocate, Belinda faithfully meets with the youth she works with and gives praise and encouragement at the smallest signs of improvement while still holding them accountable. Belinda consistently comes to work with a smile on her face and expressions of hope on her lips. She has been willing to listen to our youth’s ideas about how to serve the Waxahachie community. Her ability to facilitate and follow through with their ideas encourages personal hope in our youth.”
Belinda had this to share about receiving the core value award: “I want the boys I work with to know they can succeed after mistakes. Making a mistake is not the end of it, there is hope. It was an honor to receive this award.”
Monday, July 2, 2012
“Laura consistently provides individual and group opportunities for the youth she serves in terms of emotional, physical and intellectual development. Laura ensures that youth in the Price home have individual opportunities that afford them joy and purpose in their lives. Her caring and nurturing nature promotes trust based relationships with youth and their families. In her quiet, calm manner, Laura holds her staff and herself to high expectations. Laura truly embraces our program and has a deep understanding and knowledge of our mission.”
Laura shared the following about receiving this award:
“I am thankful for the wonderful opportunities MCH has provided that have led me to where I am today. I am truly blessed.”
Friday, June 8, 2012
Methodist Children’s Home recognizes staff who have demonstrated our core values in their work with our youth and families. The following is an excerpt from the nomination of Ross Purdy for the Relationships core value award. Ross was servings as recreation coordinator for the Boys Ranch when he received the award. He recently joined the Development Department as a Benefactor Relations Officer.
Building healthy relationships through communication, respect, trust and love is exemplified through the personality and work ethic of Ross. The following are comments shared by staff about Ross.
“Ross makes the boys his number one priority every day. He has a kind personality which draws people to him and allows him to build a unique and special relationship with everyone he meets. Ross has energy and enthusiasm for life. He leads our youth in the right direction with a positive attitude. He can have fun with the boys while still holding them accountable for their actions. He is an excellent role model. It is valuable for these boys to see a single man with integrity, gentleness, playfulness, firmness and Christian values.”
Ross shared the following about receiving this award:
“To be recognized by my peers with such an award is humbling, and what an honor to represent the Boys Ranch. I want to thank the Boys Ranch youth care counselors, homeparents, and administration for allowing me to work with them in serving the young men at the Boys Ranch.”
Friday, June 1, 2012
We are proud of our youth and all their accomplishments! Congratulations class of 2012!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Congratulations to these alumni for another successful year in college!
|Clockwise from top: Josh Sheppard, Simona Tilahun, Essence Stowe, and Ally Fry. Amber Creason is not pictured.|
Thursday, May 17, 2012
“Amy demonstrates responsibility in many different ways. She holds herself to high standards and expects greatness and responsible work ethics from the staff she supervises in the school setting. Amy is tenacious in her role of seeing that youth are treated fairly. Amy is facilitating our Safe Ambassadors Program in an effort to prevent bullying behaviors and promote felt safety for our youth. Amy demonstrates a caring, straightforward style that serves her well in her position. Amy is an excellent liaison between the school, Boys Ranch and Waco campus staff.”
Amy shared the following about receiving this award:
“It is always nice to be recognized for our work. It is a blessing to be able to be a part of such a wonderful ministry.”
Friday, May 11, 2012
The Yes! Expo is put together by the Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas. It provides youth an opportunity to interact with employers of local industries and representatives of local colleges.
Here are some photos of our seniors at the event.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thank you to the many staff who helped plan and organize this event! There was great food, music and fun for everyone.
Enjoy the photos below from MCH’s 2012 Prom!
Friday, April 20, 2012
|Pictured from left to right are: (front) Alexis, Areakesia and Dianne, and (back) Miranda, Ka Shena (volunteer) and Nariko.|
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The theme this year was “truth.” The Religious Education staff invited former MCH youth Josh Shepard, Edden Agonafer, Alice Fry and Matt Wills to speak about how “truth” has played out in their lives since leaving MCH. While residents at MCH, they participated in the Perkins Youth School of Theology program at Southern Methodist University. All four are in college and talked about issues they have faced and the truth they have learned about themselves.
|From left to right: Josh Shepard, Edden Agonafer, Alice Fry and Matthew Wills.|
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Happy Homecoming and Easter weekend!
Here are some photos from last year’s event.