Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
Psalm 103:1
April 15, 2018
Last Week for the Warrior Challenge!
On Monday and Tuesday, our first and fourth grade students will be handing out Oconee Christian Academy window decals during morning and afternoon car lines. On Thursday, we will be counting the number of decals placed on car windows in the car line and in the parking lot. A generous donor will contribute $10 per decal on parent and student cars and $20 per faculty-staff cars. This donation will be split between the first and fourth grade classes as part of their Warrior Challenge fund. Show your school spirit and promote our wonderful school!
Remember, in order for donations to count toward class or individual fund raising totals, the gifts must be turned into the school office by 3:00 pm. Friday, April 20th.

We are in the home stretch! New prizes are being added daily. so please continue securing donations. Duke Energy employees can have their donations matched by the company, so check with the company to complete the necessary paperwork.
Warrior Challenge Sponsors
Warrior Sponsors ($2,500)
Dean and Margie Burton
Lex and Cora Burton
Joe and Debbie Chapa
Shane Clardy
Bob Giblin
Mitch Helms
Robert Helms
Lenard Rogers
Charles and Cathy Sewell
Lynn Stein

Shot Sponsors ($250)
Blue Ridge Electric Co-op
Golden Corner Dental Associates
Industrial Motor Service
Johnstone Supply
Upstate of Oconee Incorporated
Upstate Orthodontics
Webb Heating and Air
Todd Curlee
John and Pat Dilworth
Ralph and Nancy Frey
Paul and Susan Johanson
Kip & Kim Miller
Event Sponsors ($1,000)
Clardy Real Estate
Pittman Heating and Air

Hole Sponsors ($500)
Auto Body Express
Ken's Thriftee Pharmacy
The Paint Place
Tri County Builders Supply
Frank Alexander
James & Anna Boggs
David and Judd Oyler
Marc & Anna Pittman
Kay Smith
Frank and Bee Ventura
Warrior Challenge "Top Fund Raising Student" Prize Announced!

The student who raises the most cash for the 2018 Warrior Challenge will receive a grand prize, choosing from the following three gifts:

  • A week at Athens Y camp for boys or Camp Chattooga for girls along with a friend pass (Ages 7-14), or
  • An Apple Ipad Air2 (32 GB), or
  • Paddleboard or kayak

The grand prize will be awarded to the student who raises the most cash which is contributed to the Warrior Challenge fund by April 20. (Gift-in-kind items donated for the golf classic or class drive are not counted toward a student's or a class's cash contribution.)

The prize gifts not chosen by the grand prize winner will be up for auction after the Warrior Challenge is completed, and the funds raised through the auction will be added to the Challenge total.
The kindergarten students again turned in the most money for the Class Drive, and they are the first to surpass the $2,000 class goal! They will receive an ice cream during lunch on Friday. Mr. Jim Curlee turned in the most money for the Warrior Challenge Golf Classic this week, and will receive a restaurant gift card.

To date, our Golf Classic has raised $63,600 toward the tournament goal of of $100,000, and the Class Drive has raised $9,043 of the $25,000 goal. Our current total toward the $125,000 Warrior Challenge goal is $72,643! Keep up the great work!
Golfers Needed for Warrior Classic Golf Tourney
Golfers are needed to play in our Warrior Classic Golf Tournament. We have several teams looking for men or women to play on Monday, April 23. The golfers will also help the team captains raise the $5,000 team goal. Students may form teams with each player responsible for raising $650 or the Student Team goal of $2500. If you are interested in playing on a team, or forming a 3- or 4-person team, please contact Brad Curlee at
Elementary Dance Loads of Fun!
Lunch Order for April 23 - 27
Monday, April 23

Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25
Ingles Deli
Thursday, April 26
Baker's Dogs

Friday, April 27
Little Caesar's Pizza
Continue to Reenroll Online
It is time to make your commitment for the 2018-2019 academic year at Oconee Christian Academy.

To reenroll online,
  1. Go to
  2. On right side, click LOGIN (Use the FAMILY account)
  3. Enter School Code: 749
  4. Enter Your user name and password
  5. On left side, click tab Reenroll
  6. Follow the instructions and enter information. All areas in red boxes are required. You will not be able to continue to the next page until you complete all required information.
  7. When finished, click Submit

Your reenrollment will be approved when the online process is complete and your reenrollment fees are PAID.

If you have more than one student to reenroll, choose the next student under Now Viewing at the top of the page, then follow the same process.

If you have questions, please email Linda Zeagler:
Warrior Athletics
Ethan Holland, an eighth grade Oconee Christian student is the news reporter for the Warrior athletic program, working with Athletic Director Dennis (Hack) Steele. Ethan will also write Warrior Spotlights for publication in the Warrior Weekly.

Warrior Sports Review: April 9 - 14
by Ethan Holland

The golf team lost to West-Oak 160 -185 on April 9th at the Oconee Country Club. Knox Whiten scored the lowest for the Warriors, with a round of 38. The Warriors defeated Oakwood 179-221 on Tuesday, April 10. Knox Whiten was again low medalist, shooting 39 for nine holes. On Thursday April 12 th , the golf team beat Abbeville (199) and Liberty (202) with a score of 185. Knox Whiten was the medalist with 44 strokes. The golf team's current record is 9-4.

The baseball team beat Greenville Home School 7-4 on April 10 th at home. Matthew Bryan was the winning pitcher, and Alex Durham got the save. On Friday, April 13th, the baseball team beat Walnut Grove Christian School in Charlotte, NC by a score of 24-2. Alex Durham hit a grand slam. The baseball team's current record is 7-1.

The girls soccer team defeated Greenville Classical Academy 6-0 at Greenville on Monday, April 9th. Emma Nicholson scored four goals. The girls soccer team's current record is 2-5.

This Week in Warrior Athletics
by Ethan Holland

This week, the golf team will play Powdersville at 4 pm on April 16 in Easley at Smithsfield Country Club. Golf will also play at Rabun Gap at 4 pm on April 19.

The baseball team will play Eagle Ridge in Salem on April 16 at 5 pm, at the Anderson Cavs at 5:30 PM on April 17, and at Hampton Park in Greenville at 5:30 pm on April 19.

The girls soccer team will play Hampton Park in Greenville at 4:30 pm on April 16, at home against Rabun Gap at 5 pm on April 17, and at home against Oakwood Christian School at 5 pm on April 19.
Warrior Spotlight: Abby and
by Ethan Holland
Ethan: So Abby, what sports have you played while at Oconee Christian Academy?

Abby: “Soccer, basketball, volleyball and cross country.”

Ethan: What do you do to prepare for a game? Do you have any pregame routines?

Abby: “Normally I’ll grab something light on my stomach to eat and then I’ll warm up and stretch before the game.”

Ethan: So, do you have a favorite pregame meal you like to eat?

Abby: “Uh, no, not really”

Ethan: What music do you like to listen to?

Abby: “Just something upbeat to get my energy up before a game.”

Ethan: What is the biggest lesson you learned while playing sports at Oconee Christian?

Abby: “That you have to be willing to work together for the team, because teamwork is an essential part of sports and ultimately it will help you out in life.”

Ethan: What is your favorite memory of playing sports at OCA?

Abby: “Oh, that’s hard. I think it would probably be at one of my cross country meets in 7 th grade I believe. I had just gotten my personal record at a meet, it was actually at SWU and Coach Bob was at the line cheering me on and when I crossed the line he just came and hugged me and said he was really, really, proud of me. I think that was my favorite memory of sports at OCA.

Ethan: Do you have a favorite quote:

Abby: “Our Cross Country quote was ‘Our sport is your sports punishment.’ That was pretty great.”

Ethan: What is your favorite Bible verse?

Abby: “Romans 16:20 and it says: “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet, may the grace of our Lord be with you.”
Ethan: So Alex, what sports have you played while at Oconee Christian Academy?

Alex: “I've played baseball and cross country”

Ethan: What do you do to prepare for a game? Do you have any pregame routines?

Alex: “Stretch…that’s pretty much it. I usually stretch for about 10-15 minutes before a game.”

Ethan: So, do you have a favorite pregame meal you like to eat?

Alex: “Subway. Because it’s not really fattening or anything.”

Ethan: “What music do you like to listen to?”

Alex: “Country.”

Ethan: What is the biggest lesson you learned while playing sports at OCA?

Alex: “You can’t win without a team. There is no “I” in team.”

Ethan: What is your favorite memory of playing sports at Oconee Christian?

Alex: “Probably hitting my first home run in baseball.”

Ethan: Who were you playing against?

Alex: Fountain Inn.

Ethan: What is your favorite quote?

Alex: “I don’t really have one.”
Ethan: What are your plans after graduation?

Alex: “I plan on attending Tri-County Tech.”

Ethan: Do you know what you are majoring in?

Alex: “Not yet.”
Inclement Weather Make-up Day
Monday, May 7 has been designated as inclement weather make-up days. Please plan to attend school on this day!
Working for the Warrior Challenge!