Upcoming Events

Saturday, January 12 Elementary Boys Basketball tournament @Washington ICCS arrive by 9 am

Monday, January 14 NOTE CHANGE: Staff vs Girls VB game, 4 pm

Basketball HOME games vs Bloomington St. Mary’s - 6 pm Elem, 7 pm JH

Tuesday, January 15 Basketball HOME games vs Bloomington Trinity Lutheran - 6 pm Elem, 7 pm JH

Wednesday, January 16 Volleyball practice

Thursday, January 17 Basketball HOME games vs Cornerstone Christian - 6 pm Elem, 7 pm JH

8th grade night for players/cheerleaders

Monday, January 21 NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Saturday, January 26 Boys Basketball TOURNAMENT at CLA.  Games begin at 9 am.

Friday, February 1 CLA Annual Talent Show and Dinner, 6 pm


As it appears we have some snow headed our way, this is a reminder abou thow we handle the weather...

  • Outdoor Recess - we have outdoor recess as often as possible, but will keep students inside if wind chill is too cold.  Please DO send students with hats, coats, gloves relative to the projected temperature for the day.

  • Snow play at Recess - students will only be allowed to play in the snow if they have snow boots and gloves (of course, jackets and hoods/hats, too).  We have outdoor hard surfaces free of snow, so all students do go outside, but they are restricted if they do not have snow gear.

  • WEATHER CLOSINGS OR DELAYS - We will close school only if the majority of the districts where our students reside are also closed.  In general, that means Olympia, Tremont, Delavan and/or DeeMack. If CLA is open, but your local district is closed, we ask you to make a safe decision about coming to school.

  • CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY CLOSING ANNOUNCMENTS are online at centralillinoisproud.com and displayed on WMBD/WYZZ TV.  We also post on the CLA facebook page and send out an email. In general, an announcement will be made by 7 am.

----------------The NEXT AR STORE will  be on Wednesday, January 23------------------

News from the Music Department:

Do you have a hidden longing to recreate scenes from your favorite musical?  Do you suddenly burst forth into song at lunch? Practice magic in your spare time? We have a big opportunity for you! It's time for CLA's annual Talent Show/ Chili cook off on Friday, February 1st.

Students who are interested demonstrating their unique talents will need to turn in a signed permission slip by Friday, January 19th.  We need a minimum of 10 acts signed up by Wednesday, January 16th!    Vocal acts will need to provide their own karaoke track for accompaniment if desired- you will not be able to sing with a cd/mp3 featuring the artist's rendition.  Please make sure to check next week’s Lion Tales to see if we have enough acts!  If we have enough acts, auditions will be held the week of January 21st.

Chili cook-off: Entrants will need to provide chili or a dessert for 12-15 people.

For more information, please see the attached letter. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Stribling at astribling@clacademy.org

Also, mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16 for CLA's Easter program!

From the Principal's Desk

Welcome back!  I hope that everyone had a great break from school… but like the rest of you, I have been ready to get back into a regular routine.  Happy New Year!

In Christ,  

   Mr. Horning

AuthorBen Griggs