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2016-2017 Highlights

Here are some of the exciting highlights of the 2016-2017 school year:

  • Hired a new Staff member, Ms. Colleen Payne. Has over 30 years of teaching experience and did an excellent job teaching our 3rd and 4th graders this year.
  • Hired a new Staff member, Ms. Ruthie Marine, to care for the staff children. She reports that the nursery was a fun, exciting place this year!
  • Newly formed PTA – Mission statement: Support the spiritual, financial and education needs of the students, faculty, staff, and parents of CCA, by providing the necessary tools to aid in the ongoing process of providing a sound Christian based education to CCA’s students.
    • PTA held the “Back to School Bash” where the parents were able to meet and review important school info and the kids enjoyed carnival style games and prizes.
    • PTA Fan Cloth fundraiser - Under Armour and Nike clothes for students, athletes and parents. A profit of $300 was earned.
    • PTA held a family dinner, Bingo and chili cook-off. Chili winners Brandi Scott, Corey Kelley, Jason Stubbs. A profit of $405 was earned. Portion of proceeds used to purchase bleachers for the CCA soccer field. The bleachers were delivered on May 16th.
    • PTA held a Christmas store – where students could purchase gifts for family and friends and were able to have them wrapped. A profit of $77 was earned.
    • During Staff Appreciation Week, the PTA gave gift cards to each staff member to their favorite restaurant.
    • The PTA made a chicken coop and a sandbox for the live auction. The 7th and 8th graders painted the chicken coop. PTA also donated a photo project from each class. Total PTA raised for the auction was $890.
    • PTA took on the Book Fair this year with Lifeway Christian Books. A profit of $240 was earned.
    • PTA held the Art to Remember fundraiser - Every student was able to create an art piece to be made into keepsakes. A profit of $477.25+ was earned.
  • Our 11th and 12th grade students participated in the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. The students assisted filling oyster cages with shells loaded with spat (baby oysters). Our science classes adopted 6 cages which are kept at Gratitude Marina in Rock Hall. The 10th - 12th grades were assigned to rehab the cages. All the students had an opportunity to learn from the life forms observed.
  • Teachers attended the annual Teacher’s Convention workshops in Pennsylvania to obtain CEU credits and further their education and skills to help them be the best that they can be in the classroom.
  • The 9th and 10th graders participated in the Aquabotz Program. They learned about underwater robotics and had fun building a robot to travel a predetermined distance in the Washington College pool.
  • First "Emergency Services Day” The 1st - 6th grades enjoyed visitors and their vehicles from the Kent County Deputy Sheriffs Department, a Kent and Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad, and the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Department. Students learned what these emergency service personnel do on a daily basis and explored their vehicles. The 7th - 12th grades saw presentations from these same personnel, with the addition of a Department of Natural Resources officer, focusing on the training and education needed to enter these fields.
  • 15th Annual Walkathon Fundraiser was held for the operating expenses of CCA. We are very thankful for the profit of $32,801.56.
  • Grandparent’s Day. Over 100 grandparents attended. Students in all grades participated in a wonderful program honoring their grandparents. We are especially thankful for the many grandparents that raised their hands for salvation during the program.
  • The Seniors participated in the Kent County Christmas Basket Committee, sponsored by the Lions Club. They helped pack hundreds of boxes of food and toys which were delivered to economically disadvantaged families in Kent Co.
  • Christmas Missionary Project for Pastor Dimver Adales and Mae who have worked on the mission field for 15 years in the Philippines. Our Christmas offering of $312.40 went towards building a new church building.
  • CCA students participated in the Hour of Code. This event takes place annually during Computer Science Education Week, where students learn computer coding.
  • Fundraiser for Deputy Scott Hogan who was injured in the line of duty. Our CCA family had the opportunity to give $5 for a dress down day to raise money to help with the officer’s medical expenses. $780 was raised. We assembled in the gym and Mr. Baugher explained what happened to Deputy Hogan and spoke about the importance of praying for our law enforcement.
  • Participated in the Elks Hoop Shoot Contest. Kenly Brice placed 1st place in the Regional 10/11 girls age group.
  • Scrip Program. In June of 2016 we started giving back 50% of the rebates to the families that CCA received from Scrip. A total of $2,143.02 in rebates was earned this year. We would love for you to receive rebates too. Let us know if you have questions about how to participate.
  • Fiddlesticks Program. A program, sponsored by the National Music Festival is offered to 3rd – 8th grade students for violin lessons. These lessons are at no cost to our students. Nineteen students participated.
  • Staff Appreciation Week. Because of the generosity of many CCA families, we were able to bless the staff with special meals and gifts each of the 4 days of this week.
  • Presented a Bully Prevention Video/Program to the 3rd – 12th grades. “Nobody Has The Power to Ruin Your Day” by Lizzy Sider.
  • 18th Annual Auction. There were 390 Silent Auction items and 31 Live Auction items. We are very thankful for the profit for the operating expenses of CCA of $36,000.
  • Fundraiser for the Hooten Memorial. Ally Hooten, granddaughter of Tim and Connie Lee, was involved in an ATV accident and went home to be with the Lord at the age of 16. Our CCA family had the opportunity to give $5 for a dress down day to raise money to help build a gym in her honor. $705 was raised.
  • The 7th graders participated in the Agriculture Awareness Day and visited several agricultural related stations at the 4-H Queen Anne’s Park.
  • CCA’s 2nd annual Read Across America and Dr. Seuss Day. Elementary students came to school in a Dr. Seuss book character costume and enjoyed a parade of their creativity. Each elementary homeroom competed in a classroom door contest and Mrs. Robinson’s class, the 1st and 2nd grade won. Students enjoyed four different stations: STEM, snacks, crafts and games throughout the afternoon all relating to Dr. Seuss themes.
  • Engineering Expo. Our 7th – 12th graders used cardboard boxes, tape and creativity to build cardboard boats that would carry a heavy load. They were all seaworthy vessels. The Chemistry class even carried 2 high school students in their boat. These were on display for our parents and guests to see at our March Open House.
  • The fourth grade students attended Engineering Club, sponsored by Stacey Gardner and Shawn Peet. They enjoyed projects like aluminum foil boats.
  • Twelve families attended our March Open House. We are already planning to see several of these families in the fall.
  • Several Sports Accomplishments. Varsity Boys Soccer – 1st place DVCAC, Varsity Girls Volleyball – 3rd place DVCAC, Varsity Girls Basketball – 2nd place DVCAC, Varsity Girls Soccer – DVCAC Christian testimony. All Conference players were Abby Clark, volleyball; Daniel Oliveria, soccer; Caleb Eichler, soccer.
  • The 8th – 10th graders participated in a local Earth Day Clean Up. As good stewards of God’s creation, they took part in the clean-up of a park and waterway on Radcliffe Creek.
  • Participated in the Character Counts Essay Contest. Weekly lessons were taught by Mr. Dennis Walters, DeeAnn Jones, and Lori Porter in the elementary and Mrs. Victoria Luff in the high school. CCA Winners: Kenly Brice, 1st Place, awarded $100; Autumn Schulgin, 1st Place, awarded $125; Christopher Bolander, 3rd Place, awarded $50.
  • Jarrod and Amanda Smith donated a Lifepak Express Defibrillator to our school and the CCA staff will be trained over the summer how to use it.
  • The 3rd and 4th grade class had a “soils lesson” which was taught and demonstrated by Ms. Jenny Lee, from Kent Soil and Water Conservationist Planner. Also, Mr. Jimmy Snyder was a guest speaker in their class to give additional lessons on soil conservation.
  • Many students participated in the annual Spelling Bee. First place winners were: Jackson Troyer, Naomi Freeman, Elizabeth Marine, Aidan Peet and Heidi Pfadt. The Kindergarten class held their own little spelling bee as they were not eligible for the school wide one.
  • Honor Society Induction Ceremony. Four new members were inducted (Henry Myers, Emily Clark, Caleb Eichler and Becca Meikle) joining current members: Jared Brice, Abby Clark, Autumn Schulgin, Chris Bolander and Andi-Beth Lloyd.
  • The 7th and 8th graders built bottle rockets from recycled soda bottles, cardboard, string and plastic bags. They were launched using a bicycle pump. A lot of laughter, shooting water and fun was had by all grades observing.
  • Christian Service Program was started. Students in grades 9th through 12th will be required to perform 10 hours of community service over the course of each year. This could include helping a neighbor, volunteering at a church or community business, or many other possibilities.
  • Many great Field Trip this year! K4 and K5 went to a Pumpkin Patch and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. 1st and 2nd grade went to Echo Hill, Mt. Harmon Plantation, River Arts/KidSpot Schooner. 3rd and 4th grade went to The Baltimore Aquarium, RiverArts Art Gallery/Kidspot, and The Sultana. 5th and 6th grade went to Echo Hill, and The Sultana, 7th – 12th grade went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
  • Archery Program started. The Kent County Turkey Federation and NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) awarded CCA two grants to purchase over $3,000 of archery equipment. The 7th – 12th grades have participated in an archery elective the 4th marking period. We plan to field a team in archery competitions next school year.
  • Many students took individual music lessons from Mr. Bill Drazga from Music Life.
  • The 1st and 2nd grade class had a program called, “Who’s Coming to Thursday?” They enjoyed all the many visitors who came to their class and the stories they shared.
  • The kindergarten class received a grant to purchase a rolling book center, and a world map. They also had some brand new floor scooters donated to them for use in the gym.
  • Some of the CCA classes performed at Chestertown Baptist Church during the morning service. The Kindergarten class memorized Luke 2:8-14 and were able to perform the Nativity. The Girls Bible class did a dramatic presentation of the song, “Not Guilty”. The 1st and 2nd graders performed the song, “Faith”. The 3rd and 4th graders performed songs and a skit with the theme, “Loving God and Loving Others”. They all did a wonderful job and were a great blessing!
  • 2nd Annual Art Show displayed the wonderful art the students have produced this year, under the direction of Mrs. Kathy Myers.
  • 2nd Open House this year on June 1st. We’re praying for many new families and students to join our CCA family in the fall.
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