Kurn Hattin Students Soar to New Heights

Can you imagine flying a plane over your school as an introduction to a science lesson? It would be the experience of a lifetime. It certainly was for the seventeen children from the Kurn Hattin Homes’ seventh and eighth grade classes. At the Springfield-Hartness Airport, flight leader Jennifer Jacob and three other pilots instructed the students on preflight requirements and the instruments that make planes fly. Then up into the air they flew with the option to fly the plane themselves! As eighth grader Korbin McDougall-Jones said after the flight, “That was officially the best field trip ever.”

Moving Veterans’ Day Observance Held at Kurn Hattin Homes

Local veterans and other friends joined the Kurn Hattin Homes children and staff for the 22nd Annual Veterans' Day Observance on November 10th. The annual event featured a program of commentary and music to honor members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their gift of service.

Kurn Hattin Adds New Staff Member to Administrative Team

Tom Oxholm, Director of Institutional Advancement, has recently joined the staff at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Before joining Kurn Hattin, Oxholm worked at the Keewaydin Foundation in Salisbury, Vermont, and Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. He also worked at schools in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Oregon.

Kurn Hattin Children Raise Funds for Harvey Victims

After hearing that the Hull- Daisetta Independent School District in Texas had been flooded by Hurricane Harvey, the Kurn Hattin middle schoolers knew that they had to do something to help the children there. It has been a difficult time at the Hull-Daisetta ISD because of flooding. The elementary students are attending school in a temporary location until cleanup and rebuilding can be completed.

Fahner Athletic Fields Dedication

Early morning on September 16th, the children, staff, family members, and friends of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children gathered down at the athletic field by the farm silos. They were there to celebrate the life and work of the late Thomas Fahner. Mr. Fahner contributed much to the Homes. He served as Principal and Co-Executive Director during his tenure and impacted the lives of countless children. For his dedication to children, the athletic fields at Kurn Hattin were named in his memory. A large rock with a bronzed plate sits at the top of the hill where Mr. Fahner typically stood during sports and other activities on the fields. The inscription reads: