April / May 2021 eNewsletter
Before we say "So Long!"

Mark your calendar for the 2021 Back to School Day!

Monday, August 2, 2021

More information will be forthcoming regarding the schedule and other details.

The first day of school is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4.
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GETTING READY FOR NEXT YEAR...already
PTF UNIFORM RESALE
There are always some great finds at the PTF Uniform Resale! Shop on Wednesday, May 26 from Noon 'til 5:30PM or Thursday, May 27 from 8:00AM-11:00AM in the Multi-Purpose Room • Lower level gym.

Volunteers Needed! CLICK HERE
SHARE YOUR SUMMER ADVENTURES WITH US
Don't forget to share photos of your summer trips, accomplishments and experiences to be shared during Back to School Day 2021!

Summer's Not ALL Fun and Games
Put off procrastination and set up your summer reading schedule now to avoid that last-minute rush. You may even find you enjoy it! Students may find their summer assignments at

2021 Bolts Running Club
 @Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy

  • For 1st-5th grade 
  • $100 Youth Athletic Fee
  • Season: 8/10/2021 through 9/16/2021 (form must be turned in by 8/6/21 in order to receive a shirt)
  • Practice Days: Tuesday & Thursday 3:20pm-4:20pm


For questions, contact: Coach Lorenzo at: elcabolts@gmail.com
Do You Know Someone Who May Be Interested?
ELCA and our partner SAGE Dining have opportunities for employment in the coming school year. There are several openings for preschool and elementary para-professionals and SAGE is also looking to add to their team.
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Elementary and preschool para-professionals report to the Lower School Principal, Mrs. Susan Hearn.

Overview : Provides support for the classroom teacher in working with students, completing classroom clerical work, assisting with classroom management, and meeting the needs of students.

Visit https://www.elcaonline.org/employment for the employment application, consent for background check, or for more information.
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Do you know a culinary professional who would like to work at ELCA? 

Please contact Bob Garrett at sage@eagleslanding.org with any inquiries.
WRAPPING UP 2021
EXAMS and EARLY DISMISSALS
The middle and high school exam schedule will be in effect for the week of May 24. Please check your student's individual schedule for the hours he/she is required to be on campus. All middle school students are dismissed at 9:50AM each day. All high school students are dismissed no later than noon each day. There is no lunch or after-school care for middle and high school students on exam days.

All elementary students are dismissed by noon on Thursday, May 27. There is no lunch or after-school care on Thursday.
2021 K5 Graduation
The last full day of school for K-5 will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The graduation program will be held Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 8:30 A.M. in the main auditorium. The children have been working hard and will share with you just a few of the highlights from this year. Due to Covid protocol and the need to social distance, we can only allow four family members per graduate to attend this event. However, we will offer a live stream for all family members to enjoy from home. The live stream link is http://elcalive.eagleslanding.com.
Congratulations are In Order
ELCA is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 Student Government Association Executive Board and Class Officers!

SGA Executive Board
President – Christina Barrow
Vice-President – Lily Wu
Chaplains – Tim Blackburn, Miller Doerr, Alyssa Leventhal, and Claire Massengale
Diversity Chair – Nadia Osmani
Treasurer – Bria Bellamy
Communications/Logistics Chair – Cassidi Austin

SGA Class Officers 
Senior Class President – Nadia Osmani
Senior Class Vice-President – Jason Reynolds
Senior Class Treasurer – Kelvin Asapokhai
Senior Class Chaplains – Janine Baldwin, Sorionna Scott, and Miguel McNeil
Senior Class Diversity Liaison – Miles Norwood
Senior Class Social Media Chair – Cheridyn Leverette

Junior Class President – Sahil Trivedi
Junior Class Vice-President – Charlie Gilliam
Junior Class Treasurer – Mark Meng and Katherine Spence
Junior Class Chaplains – Emma Whitlock and Tucker Hardeman
Junior Class Diversity Liaison – Nicholas Lemons
Junior Class Social Media Chair – Allison Simmons
 
Sophomore Class President – Lauren Lee
Sophomore Class Vice-President – Alex Cook
Sophomore Class Chaplains – Audrey An Meletio and Luke Gross
Sophomore Class Diversity Liaison – Amber Hensel
Sophomore Class Social Media Chair – Kennedy Lilly
Spaces are filling quickly...Register today!
Rising K-6th grade students are welcome to join us for a fun and creative week of art camp. All students will use different techniques and misc.items to paint/create a 3D self-portrait on canvas.

Private or small group coaching for rising 5th through 12th grades
elcaonline.org/ycep
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS TUESDAY, MAY 25!

Where kids will Play It, Create It, Perform It, Rec It and Learn to Live It!

Monday, June 14 - Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Students completing grades 1-6
$100


Calling all students just completing grades 6 through 12...
Friday, June 25 - Monday, June 28
Shocco Springs
314 Shocco Springs Rd Talladega, AL 35160 Phone: (256) 761-1100

Worship:
Anne Wilson & Band
Instagram: @annewilsonmusic
 Thrive Summer Camp is a great event for our ELCA students to attend, even if you are involved in another church.

MANDATORY Parent & Student Meeting on Wednesday, June 24, @ 7:00pm in the Chapel

Scholarship Application:

Camp Information & Forms:

QUESTIONS? 
Neal Dose 678-206-6207
Georgia Sexton 404-597-5619
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
ELCA Families,

As you have probably already heard, the US FDA has expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use in children aged 12-15. The FDA has determined that the vaccine has met the statutory criteria, and that the known and potential benefits of this vaccine outweigh the known and potential risks, supporting the vaccine’s use in this population. From March 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021, approximately 1.5 million COVID-19 cases in individuals 11 to 17 years of age have been reported to the CDC. Children and adolescents generally have a milder COVID-19 disease course as compared to adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued a new policy statement that recommends vaccinating all children ages 12 and older who are eligible. 

The FDA has updated the Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers with information to reflect the use of the vaccine in the adolescent population, including the benefits and risks of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine. The Pfizer Vaccine is administered as a series of two doses, three weeks apart, the same dosage and dosing regimen for 16 years of age and older. 

Georgia eligibility is now open for everyone 12 years of age and older for the COVID vaccine. Some pediatricians are administering COVID-19 vaccines within their practice, while others are coordinating with public health departments and other places to make sure their patients have access to the vaccine. Be sure to let your pediatrician know if your child is vaccinated somewhere other than the doctor’s office so the medical record can be updated. For information on sites that offer the Pfizer vaccine, please visit the Georgia Department of Health Vaccination Site.

Linda Payne, BSN RN
ELCA School Nurse
Elementary March Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following elementary
“Students of the Month”

1st Grade
Kyheim Peterson, Rowan Cash, Jenasis Gonzalez
 
2nd Grade
Noah Brereton, Alyssa Fraley, Amelia Bennett
 
3rd Grade
Bailey Peck, Mikiah Knight, Charlotte Reagan

4th Grade
Celeste Prior, Caris Ingram, Walker Doerr
Elementary April Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following elementary
“Students of the Month”

1st Grade
Landon Hill, Cayden Perryman, Christian Cook
 
2nd Grade
Sydney Bien-Aime, Levi Padilla, Fraces Asapokhai
 
3rd Grade
Chloe Reid, Shreeya Patel, Aundrea Johnson

4th Grade
Carter Justice, Josiah Lewis, Noel Minter
Elementary May Students of the Month
Congratulations to the following elementary
“Students of the Month”

1st Grade
Dallas McClain, Anaya Cozart, Aydin Ahmed
 
2nd Grade
Ky'Var Whigham, Greyson Young, Nia Hunter
 
3rd Grade
Caleb Reyes, Rhett Cash, Ethan Harris

4th Grade
Nicholas Thompson, Christian Lugo Cerdan, Caleb Eddington
Fantastic Gymnastics
ELCA 7th grade student Tatiana Jones recently competed against over 200 other gymnasts in the USAG Level 7 State Gymnastics Competition.

In her age division, Tatiana was named All Around State Champion, State Bar Champion , State Vault Champion, and State Beam Champion. She was also named Overall State Beam Champion across all age divisions with a score of 9.75 and had the 2nd highest All-Around Score across all Level 7 Gymnasts in the State. As a result of this ranking Tatiana will compete at Regionals and was selected for the State Team. Congratulations to Tatiana on her success!
Congrats Harlowe!
Harlowe Hopps, 3rd grade recently competed nationally at the Stage One Dance Competition and brought home Double Platinum, Platinum, and the Diva Award!
Harlowe dances with Diblasi School of Ballet.
CHESS CLUB CONTEMPLATIONS
Investment Club
Although the Investment Club is facilitated by Mrs. Melody Allred, it was actually sparked by the students and is student led. The group is comprised of approximately 10 seniors (each of them being 18 years old).  It began with several students coming to Mrs. Allred's class each day to discuss the “market” and other economic issues in the news. After a while, the group grew and a group chat was created to share info and stock market videos. The students then asked to make it “formal” and actually have a designated meeting time. The group met one day a week during IF. Although, most days, these students could be found in Mrs. Allred's IF session discussing stocks.
 
Although not required, most of the students began trading stocks with $100 seed money. A few students are investing in crypto, a few in foreign money, but the majority are researching and buying/selling stocks. During meetings, each student takes a turn “presenting” information they have learned or are learning. Kelli Hazel, CPA and Financial Planner, was a recent guest speaker who was invited to come and speak on the basics of investing. 
Diversity Showcase Winners
Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork, an essay, or a poem for ELCA's Inaugural Diversity Showcase. By answering the question, "What does diversity mean to you?" the students creatively showed how they are God's image-bearers and uniquely made different and alike from their classmates. Congratulations to the winners: 

Elementary 
  • 1st place: Alyssa Turner (K4) 
  • 2nd place: Laila Hill (K5)
  • 3rd place: Archana Ganesan (2nd grade)
Middle School 
  • 1st place: Jordan Powell (6th grade)
  • 2nd place: Sayde Tyler (5th grade)
  • 3rd place: Fabian Priestley (5th grade)
High School 
  • 1st place: Divya Scott (10th grade)

Lunch & Learn
with ELCA Alumnus, Stephen Blackburn
On March 24th, ELCA Alumnus Stephen Blackburn (Class of 2016) spoke to a group of male sophomore and junior students about lessons in leadership from his own experiences, from being Student Council President at ELCA to being an Associate in Morgan Stanley's Equity Research Department covering power, utilities, and clean tech companies. Some of the advice he shared is that leaders are courageous, demand excellence, have discipline, and above all embodies the trait of character. Highlighting Proverbs 22:1, he shared that leaders do the right thing even when no one is watching. Thank you Stephen for sharing your wisdom, pitfalls, and lessons in navigating the real world by relying on hard work and your faith to reach success. Thank you to Insee Thai and SGA's Student Life for sponsoring the food for the luncheon! 
What Does Diversity Mean to You?
For ELCA's 4th Annual GRACE Week, sponsored by the Student Diversity Council and the Director of Diversity, Grace Lee, we asked students, parents, and staff to answer the questions, "What does diversity mean to you? How do you celebrate diversity?"
There is Room for You!
Join the Parent Diversity Council!
Are you a parent or guardian at ELCA who wants to help create strategies to improve diversity initiatives for our school community? Some of our values as a council are to celebrate our differences as it says in Revelation 7:9, bear each other's burdens and find unity in Christ. If you are interested in joining the Parent Diversity Council for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact ELCA's Director of Diversity Grace Lee at grace.lee@eagleslanding.org
2021 Academic Awards
Congratulations to the many high school students who were presented with academic awards during the 2021 Academic Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 3.
Well done!
HIGH SCHOOL AWARDS
Jadiah Abdullah – Mock Trial Team
Nick Ames– English IV
Alexis Amey – GHP School Nominee
Alivia Anderson – Perfect Attendance
Kennedi Anthony– Cultural Geography
Kennedi Anthony – English I
Cassidi Austin - SGA
Janine Baldwin - SGA
Christopher Barron – Tenth Grade Bible
Christina Barrow – Yearbook – Journalism
Christina Barrow – Certificate of Merit
Christina Barrow – SGA
Christina Barrow – nominee for Most Outstanding Junior
Christina Barrow – Honor Marshal
Bria Bellamy – Intro to Physics
Bria Bellamy – All “A” Honor Roll
Scarlett Biggers – Mock Trial Team
Scarlett Biggers – GHP School Nominee
Tim Blackburn – Eleventh Grade Bible
Jacob Blanks – Honors Chemistry
Destiny Blash – BETA Club
Destiny Blash – NHS
Destiny Blash – SGA
Destiny Blash – Student Leadership Award Winner
Destiny Blash – Honor Graduate
Olivia Blue – Environmental Science
Austin Brannon - SGA
Chloe Burdette– Honors Government
Chloe Burdette – BETA Club
Chloe Burdette – NHS
Chloe Burdette – Honor Graduate
Cayla Butler – Mentorship
Cayla Butler – Student Technology Intern Leadership Award
Jon Calhoun – Mock Trial Team
Jon Calhoun - SGA
Kristen Capp – Mock Trial Team
Kristen Capp - All “A” Honor Roll
Andrew Cash – Perfect Attendance
Christian Cash – Perfect Attendance
Christian Cash – Algebra I
Christian Cash – English I
Michael Clark – U.S. History
Sydney Clodfelter – Intro to Physics
Brooke Cobb - All “A” Honor Roll
Melanie Collier – Algebra II
Melanie Collier – Honors English II
Melanie Collier – Nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Micaela Collins – Honors U.S. History
Melanie Collier - All “A” Honor Roll
Micaela Collins – SGA
Micaela Collins – nominee for Most Outstanding Junior
Michael Collins – Biology
Chachi Corales - All “A” Honor Roll
Jesse Corso – GHP School Nominee
Jesse Corso - All “A” Honor Roll
Sydney Craddock – nominee for Most Outstanding Freshman
Sydney Craddock – Perfect Attendance
Taylor Daniels – AP English Language
Taylor Daniels – AP U.S. History
Taylor Daniels – Honors Spanish IV
Taylor Daniels – Mock Trial Team
Taylor Daniels – nominee for Most Outstanding Junior
Taylor Daniels – Honor Marshal
Taylor Daniels - All “A” Honor Roll
Megan Darden – Calculus
Megan Darden – Human Anatomy
Megan Darden – BETA Club
Megan Darden – NHS
Megan Darden – Commitment Rock Award
Megan Darden – Honor Graduate
Megan Darden - All “A” Honor Roll
Ariana David – AP English Language
Ariana David – Honors Physics
Ariana David – Certificate of Merit
Ariana David – Honor Marshal
Ariana David - All “A” Honor Roll
Tori Davis – Cultural Geography
Charity Dawson – Mock Trial Team
Charity Dawson – Certificate of Merit
Charity Dawson – Honor Marshal
Charity Dawson - All “A” Honor Roll
Marisa Dennard – Spanish I
Miller Doerr – Advanced Computer Programming
Miller Doerr – AP Biology
Miller Doerr – Honors English II
Miller Doerr – Mock Trial Team
Miller Doerr - “Outstanding Attorney” Award
Miller Doerr – Youth Leadership Henry
Miller Doerr – GHP School Nominee
Miller Doerr – nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Miller Doerr – Perfect Attendance
Miller Doerr - All “A” Honor Roll
Jalisa Dunlap – Female Varsity Sports
Jalisa Dunlap – BETA Club
Jalisa Dunlap – NHS
Jalisa Dunlap – nominee for Most Outstanding Senior
Jalisa Dunlap – Honor Graduate
Rebekah Duren – Twelfth Grade Bible
Rebekah Duren – BETA Club
Rebekah Duren – NHS
Rebekah Duren – SGA
Rebekah Duren – Chuck Ekstedt Excellence in Drama Scholarship Winner
Rebekah Duren – Honor Graduate
Bryce Ferman – Human Anatomy
Bryce Ferman – Spanish II
Bryce Ferman – U.S. History
Bryson Fields – Mock Trial Team
Bryson Fields – Perfect Attendance
Tiffany Franklin – Intro to Business
Tiffany Franklin – BETA Club
Tiffany Franklin – NHS
Tiffany Franklin – Honor Graduate
James Freeman – BETA Club
James Freeman – NHS
James Freeman – Honor Graduate
Malachi Futch – English II
Jaydon Gay – English IV
Jaydon Gay – Government/ Economics
Jaydon Gay – Twelfth Grade Bible
Jaydon Gay - Youth Achievement Award
Jaydon Gay – Perfect Attendance
Khaliya George – Government
Charlie Gilliam - SGA
Luke Gross – Honors Biology
Luke Gross – Honors Geometry
Luke Gross – Intro to Computer Programming
Luke Gross - All “A” Honor Roll
Adriana Guadagno – BETA Club
Adriana Guadagno – NHS
Adriana Guadagno – Honor Graduate
Max Guadagno – Spanish I
Tucker Hardeman – Tenth Grade Bible
Tucker Hardeman – Chemistry
Tucker Hardeman – Geometry
Tucker Hardeman – Honors World History
Tucker Hardeman – nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Tucker Hardeman - All “A” Honor Roll
Madie Hassert – College Readiness
Madie Hassert – Lifetime Sports
Madie Hassert – BETA Club
Madie Hassert – NHS
Madie Hassert – Honor Graduate
Amber Hensel – Mock Trial Team
Amber Hensel – nominee for Most Outstanding Freshman
Amber Hensel – Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Deanna Hewlin – Female Varsity Sports
Deanna Hewlin – BETA Club
Deanna Hewlin – NHS
Deanna Hewlin – Kingdom Athlete Award
Deanna Hewlin – Honor Graduate
Haleigh Howard - SGA
Caley Ingram – AP English Literature
Caley Ingram – BETA Club
Caley Ingram – NHS
Caley Ingram – SGA
Caley Ingram – Honor Graduate
Caley Ingram – Perfect Attendance
Caley Ingram - All “A” Honor Roll
Cameron Ingram – Honors Spanish I
Matthew Johnson – AP Human Geography
Matthew Johnson – nominee for Most Outstanding Freshman
Matthew Johnson - All “A” Honor Roll
Victoria Johnson – nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Sarah Johnson – BETA Club
Sarah Johnson – NHS
Sarah Johnson – Honor Graduate
Sarah Johnson - All “A” Honor Roll
Kenneth Kelly – SGA
Kenneth Kelly - All “A” Honor Roll
Bailey Lane – Twelfth Grade Bible
Bailey Lane – BETA Club
Bailey Lane – NHS
Bailey Lane – SGA
Bailey Lane – nominee for Most Outstanding Senior
Bailey Lane – Outstanding Senior of the Year
Bailey Lane – Salutatorian
Bailey Lane – Honor Graduate
Bailey Lane - All “A” Honor Roll
Bailey Lane – President’s Education Award
McKenzie Langston – Tenth Grade Bible
Matthew Lapsley – Economics
Matthew Lapsley – President’s Education Award
Lauren Lee – Ninth Grade Bible
Lauren Lee – Mock Trial Team
Nic Lemons – Mock Trial Team
Nic Lemons – Youth Leadership Henry
Nic Lemons - SGA
Alyssa Leventhal – English III
Cheridyn Leverette - All “A” Honor Roll
Brandon Mancuso – Male Varsity Sports
Connor Mancuso – Earth Science
Connor Mancuso – English II
Claire Massengale – Tenth Grade Bible
Claire Massengale – SGA
Claire Massengale – Steven R. Henderson Award
Claire Massengale - All “A” Honor Roll
Nicholas Mathew – Mock Trial Team
Marlo McBrayer – BETA Club
Marlo McBrayer – NHS
Marlo McBrayer – Honor Graduate
Marlo McBrayer – President’s Education Award
Seff McClarin – Perfect Attendance
Eliza McCune – BETA Club
Eliza McCune – NHS
Eliza McCune – SGA
Eliza McCune – Honor Graduate
Miguel McNeil – Eleventh Grade Bible
Audrey An Meletio – Honors English I
Audrey An Meletio – Nominee for Most Outstanding Freshman
Chan Meletio - Intro to Computer Programming
Chan Meletio - All “A” Honor Roll
Mark Meng – Mock Trial Team
Mark Meng - All “A” Honor Roll
Mariah Monroig – Ninth Grade Bible
Mariah Monroig – Mock Trial Team
Olivia Naquin – AP World History
Miles Norwood - SGA
Nadia Osmani – AP Seminar
Nadia Osmani – Eleventh Grade Bible
Nadia Osmani – SGA
Nadia Osmani – SGA Treasurer
Nadia Osmani – nominee for Most Outstanding Junior
Nadia Osmani – Outstanding Junior of the Year
Kishan Patel – Honors English III
Jasmin Peterson – Eleventh Grade Bible
Jasmin Peterson – Spanish II
Lydia Postell - BETA Club
Lydia Postell – NHS
Lydia Postell – Honor Graduate
Martyna Radzicka – Trigonometry
Martyna Radzicka – Honor Graduate
Justice Ray – Mock Trial Team
Justice Ray – “Outstanding Witness” Award
Justice Ray - All “A” Honor Roll
Maddie Reagan – AP Government
Maddie Reagan – AP Spanish
Maddie Reagan – Twelfth Grade Bible
Maddie Reagan – DAR Citizenship Award
Maddie Reagan – BETA Club
Maddie Reagan – NHS
Maddie Reagan – AJC Cup Winner
Maddie Reagan – SGA
Maddie Reagan – nominee for Most Outstanding Senior
Maddie Reagan – Student Government Scholarship Award Winner
Maddie Reagan – Honor Graduate
Maddie Reagan – President’s Education Award
Austin Reed – BETA Club
Austin Reed – NHS
Austin Reed – Honor Graduate
Austin Reed – President’s Education Award
Jason Reynolds – Trigonometry
Andrew Riad – BETA Club
Andrew Riad – NHS
Andrew Riad – SGA
Andrew Riad – Honor Graduate
Andrew Riad – President’s Education Award
Jade Richardson - All “A” Honor Roll
Adyson Saunders – World History
Adyson Saunders - All “A” Honor Roll
Ashton Schuerman – GHP School Nominee
Bo Shuler – Youth Leadership Henry
Divya Scott – Mock Trial Team
Sorrionna Scott – nominee for Most Outstanding Junior
Lizzie Sekar – Advanced Algebra I
Kylen Smith - All “A” Honor Roll
Katherine Spence – Mock Trial Team
Charis Spence – Commitment Rock Award
Charis Spence – President’s Education Award
Avery Steele - Biology
Avery Steele – Honors Cultural Geography
Isabelle Sullivan – BETA Club
Isabelle Sullivan – NHS
Isabelle Sullivan – SGA
Isabelle Sullivan – Stephen Dale Elrod Memorial Scholarship
Brianna Terrell – English III
Alana Thomas – Intro to Physics
Alana Thomas – Mock Trial Team
Alana Thomas – Certificate of Merit
Alana Thomas – Honor Marshal
Mya Tiller – GHP School Nominee
Sahil Trivedi – Honors Algebra II
Sahil Trivedi – Mock Trial Team
Sahil Trivedi – Youth Leadership Henry
Sahil Trivedi – GHP School Nominee
Sahil Trivedi – SGA
Sahil Trivedi - All “A” Honor Roll
Jene’ Turner – Mock Trial Team
Makenna Tyson – Honors Spanish III
Makenna Tyson – GHP School Nominee
Makenna Tyson – GHP State Semi-Finalist
Makenna Tyson – nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Makenna Tyson - All “A” Honor Roll
Avery Waller - All “A” Honor Roll
Mark Wang – President’s Education Award
Hann Wei – AP Calculus
Hann Wei – Advanced Physics / Robotics
Hann Wei – BETA Club
Hann Wei – NHS
Hann Wei – STAR Student
Hann Wei – Scholar Athlete Award
Hann Wei – Honor Graduate
Hann Wei – Salutatorian
Hann Wei - All “A” Honor Roll
Hann Wei – President’s Education Award
Joseph White – BETA Club
Joseph White – NHS
Joseph White – SGA
Joseph White – Scholar Athlete Award
Joseph White – Honor Graduate
Joseph White – President’s Education Award
Mason Whitlock – Kingdom Athlete Award
Sydney Williams – Perfect Attendance
Lily Wu – Honors Pre-Calculus
Lily Wu – Honors Spanish II
Lily Wu – Mock Trial Team
Lily Wu – Youth Leadership Henry
Lily Wu – GHP School Nominee
Lily Wu – GHP State Semi-Finalist
Lily Wu – SGA
Lily Wu – nominee for Most Outstanding Sophomore
Lily Wu – Most Outstanding Sophomore of the Year
Lily Wu - All “A” Honor Roll
Leihan Xu – BETA Club
Leihan Xu – NHS
Leihan Xu – Honor Graduate
Leihan Xu – President’s Education Award
Michael Xu – BETA Club
Michael Xu – NHS
Micahel Xu – Honor Graduate
Michael Xu – President’s Education Award
Caden Young – AP Psychology
Caden Young – Mock Trial Team
Caden Young – “Outstanding Witness” Award
Caden Young – GHP School Nominee
Caden Young – Honor Marshal
Caden Young - All “A” Honor Roll
Victoria Zember – Honors Economics
Victoria Zember – Honors English IV
Victoria Zember – BETA Club
Victoria Zember – NHS
Victoria Zember – Honor Graduate
Victoria Zember - All “A” Honor Roll
Victoria Zember – President’s Education Award
Kiko Zhang – Statistics
Kiko Zhang – BETA Club
Kiko Zhang – NHS
Kiko Zhang – SGA
Kiko Zhang – President’s Education Award
Kiko Zhang – Honor Graduate
Kiko Zhang - Valedictorian


MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARDS
Middle school class awards are awarded based on the student being a strong performer within the class, who strengthens the culture of the classroom through their daily participation and having a positive influence on their peers.

Mrs. Loach
5th Grade History – Ashlyn Thrasher
5th Grade Science – Zoey Macklin
5th Grade Reading – Avery Minter
Mrs. Minter
5th Grade English – Zahra Bonds
5th Grade Honors English – Gabriel Gilliam
5th Grade Bible – Kyheer Hughes
Mr. Piette
6th Grade Science – Sidney Thomas
6th Grade Bible – Charlotte Stone
Mrs. Schuerman
5th Grade Honors Math – Hannah Woods
6th Grade Math – Farah Bonds
6th Grade Honors Math – Adiella Onyemenem
Mrs. Thompson
6th Grade English – Evan Payne
6th Grade Honors English – Olivia Dotson
6th Grade Bible – Jordan Powell
Mr. Rick Jones
5th Grade History – Donald Cato
5th Grade Science – Anslie Allen
6th Grade History – Lauren Hunt
6th Grade Bible – Cason Carrigan
Mrs. Kelly
7th Grade Life Science – Caleb Wiggins
7th Grade Bible – Brianna Tagoe
Mrs. Greenich
5th Grade Math – Taylor Johns
7th Grade Math – Alexa Blackburn
7th Grade Honors Math – Reagan Harris
Mrs. Reagan
7th Grade English – Christopher Craddock
7th Grade Honors English – Bryce Bridtter
7th Grade Bible – Kyla Johnson
Mr. Riddick
7th Grade World History – Aiden Clowers
7th Grade Bible – Judah Tyler
Mrs. Daily
5th Grade Bible – Charles Batson
8th Grade Bible – Brandon Miller & Elizabeth Lewis
Mr. Rogers
8th Grade Georgia History – Gracie Harris
Mr. Jagus
8th Grade Physical Science – Olivia Perry
8th Grade Hon. Physical Sci. – Allison Hinton
Mr. Harris
8th Grade Math – Nyla Osmani
8th Grade Hon. Algebra I – Autumn Harrell
9th Grade Adv. Algebra – Lizzie Sekar
Mr. Bryan
8th Grade English – Madison Norwood
8th Grade Honors English – Molly Corso
Top 8th Grade Virtual Student – Kevin Zhu
Mrs. Ferreira
5th Grade Spanish – Hannah Wood & Zoe Hill
6th Grade Spanish – Adiella Onyemenem & Alyssa Turner
Mrs. Gomez
7th Grade Spanish – Reagan Harris & Aidan Clowers
8th Grade Spanish – Allison Hinton & Molly Corso
Mr. Hearn
5th Grade PLTW – Zoe Hill & Connor Peck
6th Grade PLTW – Hailey Brooks & Raja Green-Hornes
7th Grade PLTW – Aidan Clowers & Aidan Matthews
8th Grade PLTW – Brandon Miller & Anthony Riad
Coach Fields/Mason
5th Grade PE Girls – Anslie Allen & Joni McGhee
5th Grade PE Boys – Emory Blythe & David Land
6th Grade PE Girls – Makayla Harless & Jazmine Lopez
6th Grade PE Boys – Seth Henry & Jordan Leslie
7th Grade PE Girls – Ana Corales & Kyla Johnson
7th Grade PE Boys – Joshua Lapsley & Caleb Wiggins
8th Grade PE Girls – Caroline Buckley & Holly Hardeman
8th Grade PE Boys – Ayden Pickens & Carson Schuerman

Elementary Honor Roll
Elementary Honor Roll



2021 Luminescence • ELCA Literary Magazine
Volume 3 • Issue 1
High school English teacher, Mrs. Kathryn Godwin led a group of students to publish the 3rd volume of Luminescence. Lead editors are Scarlett Biggers and Miller Doerr with submissions of poetry, literary criticisms, essays, and photography from numerous students.

Spanish National Honor Society
Congratulations to Cassidi Austin, Bria Bellamy, Kayla Brown, Izzy Cameron, Melanie Collier, Jesse Corso, Ariana David, Miller Doerr, Victoria Johnson Cheridyn Leverette, Claire Massengale, Seff McClarin, Nadia Osmani, Sorionna Scott, Alana Thomas, Makenna Tyson, and Emma Whitlock for being part of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish Honor Society).

These students have shown and proven a deep interest in the beautiful Spanish Language, as well as dedication, responsibility, and integrity. They are enrolled in High School - Honors Spanish III with a grade average of 90 or above.
¡Sigan Adelante!
Special Guest Gives A Virtual Tour of Israel
Former pastor and author, Andy Cook, visited 10th and 11th grade Bible classes last month and walked the students through a virtual tour of Israel. "It was incredible!" ~Mrs. Land, Bible Teacher
Exploring God's Creation
Seven chicken eggs were recently placed into an incubator in Mrs. Vicky’s office. The Preschool classes learned all about chickens and eagerly awaited the day the chicks would hatch. Each class came to the office to see the eggs in the incubator and even got to see inside the eggs by a process called “candling”. It was exciting to learn that baby chicks were growing inside the eggs! Then 21 days later it happened...7 baby chicks hatched!! The preschoolers got to see them hatch and even got to hold and pet a baby chick! The seven baby chicks are now on their way back to the farm. It was a great learning experience!
High school students traveled to Ashland, KY to work with SEND Relief which is an organization that helps rural families stop the cycle of poverty and serves as a crisis response mobilization point for the Appalachia tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia. They were also able to do a spelunking along the way.
Many of our ELCA 8th graders enjoyed a 4-day educational trip to Washington D.C. just before spring break. The highlights included walking tours of the National Mall and Tidal Basin as well as visits to Gettysburg, Mt. Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, the Museum of the Bible, and the Spy Museum. 
We can't wait to see the stories
from the 2021-2022 trips!
18th Annual Congressional Art Competition in Georgia's 13th District
Congratulations to Olivia Naquin (10th Grade) and Martyna Radzicka (12th Grade) for their remarkable accomplishments in the 18th Annual Congressional Art Competition in Georgia’s 13th District.

Olivia earned second place for her pencils/watercolors drawing entitled "Lilac Lady." She earned a $7,500 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta and her artwork will hang in the Washington DC Congressional office for a year.

Martyna earned third place for her acrylic on canvas entitled "Insomnia ATL,” and earned a $3,500 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta and a $1,500 individual scholarship. Her artwork will hang in the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport for one year! 

Check out the virtual award ceremony at this link: https://tinyurl.com/ConArtComp
The High School Production of
The Little Mermaid
was a huge Success!
High School Gallery Art Show
The recent art gallery show had all manner of visual arts on display showing the incredible artistic talents of our high school students.
Playing a Band Instrument...
How Hard Can it Be?
Middle school administrators and faculty had fun making an encouraging video for our beginning band students. Band Director Mr. Rock put this fun piece together to encourage the 5th graders before their debut concert in April. It was a big hit and we are proud of our students for learning new skills and doing hard things! 
Strawn & Co. Insurance
Most Valuable Golfer Award
Bo Shuler, a sophomore on the Eagles Landing Christian Academy Golf Team, was awarded the 14th Annual Strawn & Co. Insurance Most Valuable Golfer Award by Rusty Strawn (former McDonough Christian Academy golf team member) for the 2021 Golf Season. 

The award is named in memory of Dr. Paul E. Davis (former Headmaster & Golf Coach at McDonough Christian Academy) and is awarded to the most outstanding golfer of the year. The criteria include low scoring average and outstanding character and integrity on and off the golf course. The recipient of the award each year is awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Strawn & Co., Insurance. Congratulations, Bo and the Shuler family!
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We pray your child’s experience this year at ELCA has been wonderful! We covet your reviews on Google, Facebook, and sites like niche.com or greatschools.com. If you feel led, please leave us some positive feedback. Thank you, ELCA family!

ELCA's goal is to have 100% family participation in our ELCA Fund each year. It's not too late to participate! This is a year-long campaign that continues through June 30, 2021. Every gift counts and...It's GREAT to be ALL IN!
A Gift that Costs You Nothing


This is a fantastic opportunity to make a remarkable impact on deserving Georgia families and the overall financial health of your school community, all while receiving a 100% Georgia income tax credit for your contribution. It's a WIN-WIN-WIN!

Important information for business owners: 
Final IRS regulations provide that a payment made by a pass-through business to a charity (such as an SSO for a designated private school) may qualify for an ordinary and necessary business expense deduction, even where the owners receive a state income tax credit for the payment. See HERE for examples of federal tax benefit, which is $3,500 for a $10,000 contribution under certain circumstances.
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Have you re-enrolled and chosen ELCA as your Publix Partner this year? It's fast...and easy!

  1. Visit Publix Online
  2. Log In or Sign Up
  3. Choose ELCA as your chosen Publix Partner

Then...when you shop
  1. Enter your phone number at checkout.
  2. Publix gives back to ELCA!

You can continue supporting Kingdom Education at ELCA just by shopping at Publix.
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FINE ARTS
Learn more about the ways you can support fine arts at ELCA...

SAGE is keenly aware that 1 in 12 of students served has a food allergy. That's why they are intentional about good training and communication.

This blog post and this video will provide the information about our practices.
The spring edition of At Home with SAGE is fresh off the press and can help you get creative in the kitchen! Try our sweet treat recipes with your kids, get tips for using popular kitchen appliances, learn about our All Foods Fit philosophy, and discover 2021 food trends.

May
24-27 HS & MS Exams
27 Last Day of School • All students dismissed by Noon
27-28 PTF Uniform Resale

June
1 YCEP Begins
1-4 Math Boot Camp
7-10 Math Boot Camp
14-18 Camp 323
25-28 Thrive Summer Camp for grades 6-12


August
2 Back to School Day
3 First Day of School

Check out events all year long at https://www.elcaonline.org/calendar.
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