For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
--Romans 5:10
April 8, 2018
Warrior Challenge Continues
Warrior Challenge Sponsors
Warrior Sponsors ($2,500)
Shane Clardy
Bob Giblin
Mitch Helms
Lenard Rogers
Lynn Stein

Shot Sponsors ($250)
The Paint Place LLC
Golden Corner Dental Associates
Upstate of Oconee Incorporated
Industrial Motor Service
Kip & Kim Miller
Ralph and Nancy Frey

Event Sponsors ($1,000)
Pittman Heating and Air

Hole Sponsors ($500)
Ken's Thriftee Pharmacy
James & Anna Boggs
Marc & Anna Pittman
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.
Our students have planned a number of ways to raise money for tuition assistance through the Warrior Challenge! Review our list below and support our classes as they work toward their goal of raising $2,000 per class!

The week before Spring Break, the kindergarten students again turned in the most money for the Class Drive. They will receive an ice cream during lunch on Friday. Mr. Ted Cherry turned in the most money for the Warrior Challenge Golf Classic.

To date, our Golf Classic has raised $42,610 toward the tournament goal of of $100,000, and the Class Drive has raised $5,536 of the $25,000 goal. Our current total toward the $125,000 Warrior Challenge goal is $48,146. Keep up the great work!
Kindergarten:  Students are Writing letters to their family members for donations, and selling chocolate-covered pretzels

1 st Grade: Coin Collecting in special containers they decorate and take home

2 nd Grade: Doughnut sale (SEE BELOW)

3 rd Grade:  T-shirt Sale; Lollipop sale, Writing letters requesting donations

4 th Grade: Lollipop sale; Concessions at home Soccer games

5 th Grade: Yard Sale  April 14 - OCA parking lot (same time as 9th grade car wash) We are collecting items for this now. If you have something you would like to donate, please bring it to the car rider room on the elementary hall. Also, Mrs. Holland's Book sale - Mrs. Holland's book Do You Love God More Than Me? is on sale now in the school library and front office

6 th Grade: Country Meat sticks - $1/stick
7 th Grade: Father/Daughter - Mother/Son Dance - April 14 6:30-8:00 OCA cafetorium; $10/ticket ON SALE THIS WEEK IN OFFICE or see Mrs. Woodring

8 th Grade: Letters to Alumni - Mr. Looney's first 8th grade class; Schlotzky's Deli OCA Spirit night Tuesday, April 10th, 4-9 pm

9 th Grade: Car Wash on same day as Yard Sale - April 14th - OCA parking lot

10 th Grade: Hat DAY  March 16th - $2 ticket to wear a hat to school on this day; 2 litre Bottle Fill-up with coins

11 th Grade: Waffle Breakfast Completed; Pine Straw sale (proceeds go first to support the Prom- Completed)

12 th Grade: GO FUND ME account with Video highlighting a day in the life of a senior. 
Pre-order Krispy Kreme Donuts by Tuesday!
Mrs. Kelly's 2nd grade class is taking orders for boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts. Cost is $6.00 for a box of a dozen glazed donuts. To place your order, email Mrs. Kelly at akelly@oconeechristian.org by Tuesday, April 10. The donuts will be delivered on Friday morning, April 13 . A limited number of boxes will be available for purchase that day. All proceeds support the Warrior Challenge.
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 24. 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 bcurlee@oconeechristian.org.
Lunch Order for April 16 - 20
Lunch Order Forms for the week of April 16-20 will be sent in a separate email Monday.
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 Gradelink.com
  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: March 26-29
by Ethan Holland

The golf team defeated Oakwood at Brookstone Meadows 197-211. Knox Whiten was the match medalist with 46 strokes, and Caleb Woolbright shot a 48. That same week, the golf team got second place in a heated match with West Oak and Powdersville at Cross Creek Plantation.  OCA finished with 181 strokes. West Oak was first with 178 strokes, and Powdersville was last with 193 strokes.

The baseball team beat Eagle Ridge at OCA 14-4. Later that week, the baseball team lost to the Anderson Cavs 17-7. Matthew Bryan hit a home run for OCA in that game.

The girls soccer team won their first game against Westgate Christian School 2-0 at Spartanburg in a conference game. Abby Adair scored both of OCA's goals. Later in the week, the girls soccer team lost their game to Bob Jones at Greenville 4-0. At the end of the week, the girls lost to Lakepoint at OCA in a conference game 3-0, but showed great improvement from their first game against Lakepoint.

This Week in Warrior Athletics
by Ethan Holland

The golf team will play West Oak on Monday, April 9 at Oconee Country Club. They will also play Oakwood Christian on Tuesday, April 10, at Cross Creek and play Liberty and Abbeville on Thursday, April 12.

The baseball team will play Greenville Home School at home on Tuesday, April 10, and will travel for a double-header against Walnut Grove on Friday, April 13.

The girls soccer team will play at Greenville Classical Academy on Monday, April 9, and at home against Bob Jones on Thursday, April 12.
Warrior Spotlight: Emma Nicholson & Knox Whiten
by Ethan Holland
Ethan: So Emma, what sports have you played while at Oconee Christian?

Emma: “I've run cross country and I have played volleyball, basketball, and I have played soccer.”

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

Emma: “I like to make sure I’m really good and stretched so I sprint easily and not hurt myself and I like to eat gummies right before I play so I have some sugar in my system right before I play.”

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

Emma: “I love spaghetti and I love to eat the night before so I have some carbs right before running. I love spaghetti and pasta.”

Ethan: What music do you like to listen to?

Emma: “I don’t listen to a specific playlist but I like to listen to upbeat pop songs to get my blood flowing.”

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

Emma: “That sports don’t necessarily define who you are as a person and that whatever happens within a game is not long-term, that it’d just temporary, and so I have to do my best to keep my head calm, to not cause any turmoil, and just have the best sportsmanship.  Something I learned over the last couple of years is that this isn’t a huge deal, whatever the outcome of the game, it’s not going to last and so, just keeping that in mind.”

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

Emma: “I have two favorite memories. One, was last year we played Bob Jones, one of our biggest rivals that we have and no one had really beat them before. Our basketball team had been working really hard that entire season, but something magical happened in that game. We only had 8 players and we played really good defense and we ended up beating them and it was the first time I had seen us beat Bob Jones so that was a big deal. We also beat Oakwood on Senior Night this past season and that was a lot of fun since they are a hard team to beat.”

Ethan: What are your plans after graduation?

Emma: “I’m going to a tech school for one year. Then, I’m going to transfer to another college and get a bachelor degree in business, marketing, and administration.”

Ethan: So Knox, what sports have you played while at Oconee Christian Academy?

Knox: “I've played soccer, basketball, and golf.”

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

Knox: “Before a game, I pray, stretch, and warm up for the game.”

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

Knox: “I like to eat Chick-Fil-A before a game.”

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

Knox: I like to listen to country music.

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

Knox: “Definitely teamwork.”

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

Knox: “The Golf State Championships.”

Ethan: What is your favorite quote?

Knox: My favorite quote is, "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." and that was said by Kevin Durant.

Ethan: What is your favorite verse?

Knox: Phillipians 4:6. (Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.)

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!