Upcoming Events . . .

Thurs, Nov 30             Boys Basketball games @ Normal Calvary - 6:00 (elem),
                                          7:00 (JH) bus 4:45

Monday, Dec 4           Cheer Practice 3:30-5
                                         Boys Basketball Practice 3:30-5

Tuesday, Dec 5           Girls Basketball HOME game vs Peoria Concordia, 4:45
                                         Boys Basketball game @ St. Mary’s  - 6:00 (elem), 7:00 (JH) bus 4:45

Wed, Dec 6                  Basketball Practice JH boys only, 3:30-5

Thurs, Dec 7               Girls Basketball Practice 3:30-5
                                        Boys Basketball HOME games vs Peoria Concordia, 5:30 (elem),
                                        6:30 (JH)

Thurs, Dec 14            Christmas Program (Mark your calendars!!)


Notes from the Music department:

Christmas program dinner tickets are SOLD OUT!  If you were not able to get tickets, please contact Mrs. Stribling at astribling@clacademy.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Remember, the program is free.... so even if you did not purchase tickets to the dinner, come at 6:30 and enjoy the program. 

We are still in need of some props for the Christmas program!  If you are willing to let us borrow these items for the next two weeks, please let Mrs. Stribling know.

  • a portable heater that looks like a fireplace or a fireplace screen with a log insert
  • a wingback chair                                              
  • 2 small side tables (think bedside or living room end table)
  • a covered platter and lid                                   
  • a Cracker Barrel type checkers game
  • a wooden crutch                                               
  • a pocket watch on a chain
  • lightweight hand weights                                   
  • a long lightweight table and bench

Dress and arrival times for the program:

  • K-4th grade students need to wear nice christmas-y clothes- no jeans or shirts with writing or graphics on them please!  K-4 students will need to be in the band room at 6:45pm.
  • 5th-10th grade students will need to wear a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes for serving- absolutely no jeans, shirts with writing or graphics (even if they are turned inside out), or flipflops.  You will have time to change into any necessary costumes after serving time is done!  If you wish to eat dinner, you need to be at the school by 5pm.  Serving for dinner starts at 5:45pm- DO NOT BE LATE. :) Santa hats, Christmas-y ties, etc. are welcome for extra credit. Please keep in mind that your black serving clothes still need to follow school dress code.  

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling!


If you want to purchase Scrip cards for Christmas shopping, please take note:

  • Low denomination ($5 and $10) cards will only available to order until Dec 15 or while supplies last.
  • The final deadline for ordering cards to be delivered before we leave on Christmas break is Dec 18.
  • The website to shop is www.shopwithscrip.com


Currently the K-2 Team is in the lead for Box-Topoly.  They have submitted 300 Box Tops to this point and have the lead on the game board!

From the Principal's Desk . . .

We had a wonderful visit this past Monday from Pastor Kevin Sauder from New Castle Bible Church. Pastor Kevin closed our chapel series about the attributes of God and how God’s grace is a free gift for us. Our focus for this set of chapels was Ephesians 2:8, and Pastor Kevin brought it “home” by explaining to us the difference between a thorn bush and a fruit tree.  The thorn bush, which doesn’t produce fruit, represents our selfish ambition. The fruit tree has God’s purpose, and the fruit of the Spirit is evident. We are thankful for individuals like Kevin who give of their time in this community for the common purpose of speaking truth into the lives of the students at CLA. Pastor Kevin reminded us that the tree that CLA has on its logo can help us remember his message. 

May we all live our lives in such a way that God is glorified, and His plan is fulfilled through us!

In Christ, 

Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs