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February 24 Mt. Nebo Campus Weekly Update
  • Calendar
  • Spiritual Enrichment Week Stories 2020
  • All-School Announcements
  • Events & Activities
  • Counseling Corner
  • From the School Nurse
  • Volunteering at Eden
Feb 25 - Elementary Musical, A Not So Terrible Parable, performed at the Wexford Campus, 7:00 pm
Feb 28 - Seniors' deadline to order cap, gown and tassel
Feb 28-29 - Student Retreat, grades 9-10
March 6 - Student Retreat, grades 11-12
March 9 - Parent Association Meeting, 9:00 am, held at the Mt. Nebo Campus
March 9-13 - Admissions Week, invite a family to come for a tour!
March 12 - End of Third Quarter
March 13 - Math Olympics No School, Teacher In-Service Day
March 13 - Black Light Dance
March 20 - End of Third Quarter
This prayer was written by an AP Literature student at ECA’s upper school. Last week, students chose a topic and wrote a prayer using the literary pattern they studied in the Book of Common Prayer. They focused on reflecting reverence (the fear of the Lord) and awe in their prayers.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I know that you have a plan and a purpose for each of your children that attend Eden. You have intentionally brought each student here for a reason. I pray for the hearts of the students here. I ask that you would soften them and open them to receive from you in chapel tomorrow. I ask that you would make ready the students’ ears to hear. Even beyond Spiritual Enrichment Week, continue to stir in the hearts of the students. I pray that you would break through any barriers that are holding students back from entering into an intimate relationship with you. God, I ask that you would make yourself known to each student and that you would start a spiritual revival at Eden Christian Academy through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. 
Faith-Filled Friday brought Spiritual Enrichment Week to a meaningful close for students in grades 1-6 . Berkeley Hills students joined their friends at the Wexford campus for worship and prayer, activities to serve the students at Pittsburgh King Elementary, and lots of fun !
Partnering with Urban Impact Foundation and ECA's Project Pen Pal, students wrote letters to 1st and 2nd grade students at Pittsburgh King, and created book marks for each of the books donated in the paperback book drive.
Thank you for the generous donation of over 400 books!
We welcomed our friends from Urban Impact Foundation , Ms. Amanda Wagner, who talked to grades 1-3, and Ms. Rachel Stojkovic, who presented to grades 4-6.
Based on I Corinthians 12:4 , students heard a special message about the unique gifts that God has given each one of us and how lives are changed when we put those gifts into action . They showed us that each one of our gifts were given so that we can be His hands and feet.
We were created with a purpose to use our different gifts for the glory of God to spread the love of Jesus
Enjoy photos from the day at EDEN'S SMUGMUG
T he Varsity Boys Basketball team faced Nazareth Prep in the WPIAL Quarterfinals on February 20 at Northgate High School. After falling behind by as many as 22 points, the Warriors fought their way back into the game in the 3rd & 4th quarters. They got the lead down to 5 points, but could not get any closer. Nazareth Prep pulled away in the final minutes, winning the game 69 - 57. The Warriors had three players in double figures; Drew Lipinski led the way with 18 points, Thomas Medure added 15 points, and Eric Gronbeck added 12 points.
The Warriors are still alive for a trip to the PIAA basketball playoffs and await the result of the Vincentian vs. Nazareth Prep game today, February 24.

GREAT WORK athletes and coaches!
ECA's Varsity Girls Basketball team played Clairton on Tuesday, February 18, in the first round of the WPIAL playoffs . Trailing by as many as 12 points at times, the Lady Warriors kept fighting their way back into the game. It was a three point game with 25 seconds remaining and ECA had two shots at tying it up. When the final buzzer sounded, they came up three points short. Leading scorers were Taylor Haring with 18 points and Haylee Fleishman with 17 points.
CONGRATULATIONS athletes and coaches on an exciting season!
ECA's mock trial team defeated Thomas Jefferson in the first round of playoffs and is now in the final four in Region 1 (Allegheny County). Eden will compete in the semi-final round on March 2 at 5:15 pm in the City-County Building. 
Seventeen students are participating this year - Eden's largest team ever! In addition to teacher coach, Mrs.   Nancy Bishop,  and attorney advisor, Eden alumna  Mrs. Aubrey Hiskey , the team has two assistant coaches, Ms. Katelyn Gaston and Mr. Ben Rogers, Eden alumni and former competitors.
Team members are: Bukola Ajayi, Leia Davliakos, Leah Gloster, Collin Hicks, Sam Hogue, Liz Jacobs, Vivien Kohler, Nathan Moore, Holly Nassif, Noah Reaoch, Wes Rodu, Eli Rogers, Aneeta Sivaram, Trey Tillotson, Isaac Wick, Lydia Wisler, Isaiah Zimmerman.
Congratulations students, coaches, and attorney advisor!
One of the largest in the nation, the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Mock Trial Competition gives more than 300 high school student teams from across the state the opportunity to act as lawyers and witnesses in simulated civil and criminal trials before actual judges and panels of juries. Lawyers volunteer to assist students as team advisors, scorekeepers and regional coordinators. Each year, the winning team goes on to represent Pennsylvania in the national competition.

A Not So Terrible Parable
February 25 at 7:00 pm
Wexford Campus in the South Venue
Performed by Berkeley Hills and Wexford students
It was a dark and stormy night . . . a man lay injured by the side of the road. Two travelers passed him by. Mysteriously, he is delivered to the doorstep of the quaint Mountain Vista Inn, where the startled guests, the butler and the maid (of course!), and a famous detective must use their wits to sleuth out every clue to get to the bottom of this mystifying whodunit.
Please join us for mystery, candlelight, organ music, strange pizza toppings, and our host, Alistair McAlister, in this Master’s Peace Theater re-creation of the parable that Jesus told about the Good Samaritan.
We are seeking an experienced person for daily maintenance and upkeep of our three campuses .
Applicants should have experience and knowledge of basic plumbing, electric, carpentry, painting, and experience with facility maintenance. This is a full-time position with benefits and tuition discount. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates should complete an Eden Christian Academy application and submit it to Chuck Smullin , Chief Operations Officer, Eden Christian Academy, 206 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or .
The Eden employment application can be downloaded for print HERE

Orders due by February 28
Pick-up day is Friday March 27 
March 2-16

Order your Eden gear online!

Watch for the link in next week's update.
March 9 at 9:00 am
Held at the Mt. Nebo Campus in the Student Union
Connect with other parents and the mission of the school through the Eden Parent Association. Questions? Contact PA president, Vicki Bonzo at  
Your Eden Experience is our Best Reference
Families inquiring about Eden or visiting us for a tour often tell us they heard about us from a friend ; someone who told them about their great Eden experience.
We appreciate you. And, we want to show it!
When you share your love for Eden with a new family who enrolls a student,  you can receive a $250 tuition credit  for each new student enrolled in K-12.
Questions about  Referral Rewards?
Please contact Chuck Smullin at


When you complete your re-enrollment in February, you will:
  • Guarantee your child a seat for next year
  • Take advantage of the discounted fee before enrollment opens to the public on March 1

Important information and links to  access online re-enrollment were sent to your email on Jan 31. 

Here are a few details that further explain the re-enrollment process:
  • FACTS (formerly RenWeb) sends the re-enrollment email message to only one parent. Please check with your spouse to confirm that one of you received the email.

  • FACTS makes the re-enrollment link available in the Family Portal only to the parent who received the email. If Jane Doe received the email, then you need to be logged into the Family Portal as Jane Doe.

  • If you have forgotten your user name or password and always use your spouse’s login, contact Jennifer Miess at  or 412-364-8055 to have the password reset. 

Questions?  Please contact Jennifer Miess at .

Send your great Eden event and athletic photos to us at:

Submissions must include your name, campus, date, and event details with the photos.

  • Photos submitted may be included on Eden's website, Facebook, Instagram. or yearbook.
  • Student first names may appear; we do not tag or use last names of current Eden students on social media.


1.        Go to Campus Cuisine
2.        Use school access code ECA412  to create your user account
3.        Order hot lunches!

Questions?  Contact Joyce Ricci at    
Honor Society Application Period Closes on Friday
Application deadline is February 28
The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization for high school students. Selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.
Here are a few important details!
  • Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply for National Honor Society (minimum GPA of 3.6 required).
  • Students in grades 7-8 are welcome to apply for National Junior Honor Society (minimum GPA of 3.2 required).
  • Current NHS members do not need to re-apply.
  • Current NJHS members (who are currently in 9th grade) are encouraged to submit an application to be considered for entry into NHS.
  • All applicants must print out and complete a paper application.
The new member induction ceremony will take place on April 23, 2020. Attendance is mandatory for all members.
All applicants must fill out all parts of the application and submit it to Mr. Laird by Friday, February 28, 2020.     Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Questions? Please contact Mr. Laird at
Fine Arts Night
May 4
Mt. Nebo Campus

Band and choral concerts will be presented in the cafe at 7:00 and artwork will be on display in all the buildings on campus beginning at 6:30.

  • Enjoy the amazing artwork of students in grades 7-12! You will see art created using many different mediums - black pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic and tempera paints, and more.

  • Band will be performing a selection of pieces that should be familiar to the audience! We are preparing pieces from a number of well-known composers, including Johann Sebastian Bach, John Phillip Sousa, and Ludwig van Beethoven. We will also be performing a piece composed by senior Trey Tillotson entitled AviaryWe are excited to share this music with all of you!

Plan to join us for an evening featuring the gifts and talents of our students.
ACT 2019-2020 Test Dates: April 4, June 13, July 18
Check registration deadlines and register online at

SAT 2019-2020 Test Dates: March 14, May 2, June 6
Check registration deadlines and register online at

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Cischke
College & Career Counseling Office
Due by February 28

School Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania mandates a dental examination be performed on entry into school (kindergarten or new enrollment), grade three, and grade seven . These grades were selected because they represent critical periods of growth and development. 

Please submit your child’s dental form to the front office at Eden or directly to the school nurse before February 28, 2020 . Dental exams may be dated any time after July 1, 2018.

You can download a DENTAL FORM HERE

If your child has had a dental exam after July 1, 2018, documentation of their visit may be:
•    Turned into to the main office at Eden
•    Faxed to the school nurse (Avonworth) at 412-358-9621
•    Emailed to school nurse at

The school nurse is required to collect this documentation as part of each student’s health record before the end of the school year.
If your child does not have health insurance and you would like to receive information about Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), please contact the school nurse.

Colleen Barcaskey RN, CSN, MSN
Certified School Nurse
Middle and High School 
Office: 412-366-6360 ext. 1610
Fax: 412-366-7603
Family Volunteer Hours Completed by April 30
Be sure to log your service hours throughout the 2019-2020 school year!
  • All Eden families with students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are required to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of volunteer service.
  • Families with only preschool aged children enrolled (3-4 year old) must complete a minimum of seven and half (7.5) hours of service.
  • Each family is responsible for completing their hours by April 30 and recording them no later than May 3
  • Hours not fulfilled will be billed to the family on or about May 11 at a rate of $10 per hour.

Volunteer Clearances
Eden volunteers must provide all required clearances along with the signed Volunteer Registration Form to your campus volunteer coordinator prior to volunteering. Here are important links for volunteer clearances:
Eden Christian Academy Volunteer Policy  -  for the policy details, who needs clearances, and what clearances are required
Volunteer Clearance Instructions & Links  -  to obtain required clearances