ELCA eNewsletter
May 2019
Bidding a Fond Farewell...
The 94 members of the Class of 2019 were accepted to 93 colleges and universities and will attend 45 different post-secondary institutes. Members of the class of 2019 were offered over $6,784,000 in grants, academic and athletic scholarships.

Please join us in praying for our seniors as they head into the next phase of their lives and that they will impact many for Christ.


Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony • Saturday, May 18, 10:00AM

Don't miss this memorable ceremony...it will be streamed live for those who are unable to make the trip.
The countdown to the last day of school has begun but there’s still time to give to the ELCA Fund! Donations received by June 30, 2019 will be counted in this school year's parent giving percentage. All donations make a significant impact for our students.   As of today’s date, we have received gifts and pledges of $172,111.92 to Excellence and $31,702.97 to Families Helping Families, along with $324,152.78 in additional support to our Greater Things Capital Campaign, Georgia GOAL, and other designated projects. We have again received 100% participation to the ELCA Fund from both our Ministry Team/Board and our Faculty/Staff, while also receiving 52% participation from our families . Increased parent giving opens doors for our school to receive grants from outside foundations. These grants have been a tremendous help in completing our new high security entrance, with more improvements to come.

You can donate online at  www.elcaonline.org/give  or by completing the  2018-2019 ELCA Fund Campaign form  and returning it to the school along with your check made payable to ELCA. Thanks so much for your continued investment in our students and this ministry. We look forward to your continued support of our school through your gift to this year’s ELCA Fund.
SET-UP: Wednesday, May 22 from 8:00AM-1:00PM

SALE: Wednesday, May 22 from 2:00-6:00PM and Thursday, May 23 from 8:00AM-12:00PM

LOCATION: Multi-purpose room in the Gym
We're thinking SUMMER...

Summer Hours to Note...

Business Office and Admissions

Monday thru Thursday
Remember to Keep it Current...

Email Mrs. Vicki with any changes
to your address, phone numbers or email addresses.
Pardon Our Progress...
There are some major projects to be completed over the summer, some of which will impact the main entrance.
  1. Athletic Track Renovation - the track is currently unavailable for use until completion
  2. HVAC - replacement of 30 units on main building
  3. Roofing of main building
  4. Flooring in main building

While the track project is already underway, the other projects will begin on or around June 17. This may necessitate the closure of our main entrance for a time. Changes will be communicated in advance if this becomes necessary.
Charger Store Summer Hours

May 27-31 • Closed for inventory/restocking.
June 3-6 •  Closed for inventory/restocking.

General Summer Hours:
Monday/Wednesday • 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Tuesday/Thursday •  2:00PM - 7:00PM

  • June 10-13 •  New student fittings. Also open to current families.
  • June 17-20 •  New student fittings. Also open to current families.
  • June 24-28 •  Store is closed for inventory.
  • July 1-3 •  OPEN
  • July 4-12 •  CLOSED
  • July 15-18 •  OPEN
  • July 22-25 •  OPEN
  • July 29-31 •  Back to school week. 

*Hours for Back to School Event on 7/30 will be 8:00AM-9:00PM
Don't miss out! You'll wish you had shared your summer photos when you return for Back to School Day!
Make your Summer Plans
Join hundreds of kids from the community at  ELFBC's Camp 323  during the week of June 10 where your child will participate in a variety of activities. They will Play It, Create It, Perform It, Learn It and Rec It...all while learning more about the love of Christ. 
Did things not go as well as you'd hoped?
ELCA offers credit recovery and credit rescue through our 
ELCA Connect program. 

ELCA Business Office has Relocated
The ELCA Business Office is now in the main building as of Wednesday, May 1. Parents and visitors wishing to visit the business office may enter through the main entrance and check in with Mrs. Vicki during the school day. Between 3:30PM and 4:00PM, please enter via the north portico (After-School entrance). The business offices will be located in the same hallway as the elementary offices...near the elementary library.
Supporting ELCA by shopping at Publix is now easier! No more key ring tags to carry around! 
Over the years, more than $33,000 has been raised through this program for our school.  Just go to  www.Publix.com  and Log In to your existing account or Sign Up for a new account, make sure your phone number is entered.  Once you are in your account, select the My Publix Partner icon on the bottom/center of the page, then choose Select a School and type in Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy or search by our zip code, 30253. When you shop Publix, you’ll have the opportunity to enter your phone number on the key pad at check out to get credit for our school. Publix will give back to ELCA through this new online system. 
Seniors Honored with
Senior Walk and Luncheon

Approved School Calendar
Farewell to Mrs. Beth Etheridge
A favorite of so many students, parents, faculty and staff members...Mrs. Etheridge will be retiring this year. Mrs. Etheridge came to ELCA in 2002 as a 2nd grade teacher. She has also taught 5th grade at ELCA and for the last 4 years she has been the right-hand-person to the elementary, preschool and administrative offices.

She now takes her many gifts and sweet spirit on to new adventures. We will miss you, but wish you all the best!
In the Middle
Middle school students continue to LEARN & GROW as we wrap up a great year!  We are thankful for the way that God has graciously worked in our students’ lives throughout the 2018-19 school year.  Thank you for sharing your child with us. Have a wonderful summer!
The Support Network
The facts are staggering about how mental health affects children and teens. The National Institute of Mental Health states that 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will develop, a serious mental illness. Additionally, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24 years old.

ELCA is taking action by creating “The Support Network.” These are faculty, staff, and administrators who advocate and provide emotional and spiritual support for our student body. They strive to help students manage stress and improve their overall physical and emotional well-being through nurturing relationships. The Support Network at ELCA is comprised of the following people:
  • Holly Capp
  • Luisa Duren
  • Martha Fairley
  • Chuck Gilliam
  • Ezel Harrell
  • Jacob Hearn
  • Anna Ivey
  • Rick Jones
  • Grace Lee
  • Susan Loach
  • Derrick Mason
  • Robert Riddick
  • Angie Yancey

This initiative represents a school-wide commitment to improve mental health cognizance and beneficial resources in supporting students who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or eating disorders. We are excited to discover more ways to impact our students in 2019-2020 to ensure their positive well-being. More information will be forthcoming.
Newest Graduates of the
Youth Leadership Henry Program
Bailey Lane
Madeline Reagan
Youth Leadership Henry is an annual program for high school sophomores sponsored by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.  The purpose of Youth Leadership Henry is to identify emerging leaders, to bring them together in an atmosphere conducive to the free exchange of ideas, and to provide them with an enlightening educational experience. Participants are taught leadership skills while learning about the various government, economic and social sectors of the community. Upon completion of the program, participants will have an increased awareness of the vital issues and needs of the community and challenged to be responsible and engaged leaders.

National Day of Prayer
In honor of National Day of Prayer on May 2nd, 9th graders in Mr. Lorenzo's Bible classes went around the campus praying for students, faculty, and staff. It showed unity among the body of Christ as John 13:34 says "Love One Another, just as I have loved you." Thank you to the students for reminding us how to spiritually lift up one another in love. 
Asian Pacific Heritage Month
DOE Announces 2019 Georgia Scholars
Senior Dhruti Trivedi has been named a Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education and their Excellence Recognition Office. This honor is bestowed upon high school seniors achieving success in and outside of the classroom. Dhruti is among 8 other Henry County students and 260 students in the entire state to receive this honor.
Georgia Scholars are students who have carried exemplary course loads during high school and had outstanding ACT and/or SAT scores. Additionally, they participate in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities, assume active roles in extracurricular activities, and hold appointed or elected leadership positions in the school and the community. 

Dhruti will be attending Georgia Institute of Technology. We wish her the best and know she will continue her example of excellence.
Senior Spotlights
Ishan Padmani

GPA: 4.0+
Church: Shakti Mandir Congregation
Scholarship Offerings to Date: 40,000+
Accepted/Applied to: Florida Institute of Technology; Georgia Institute of Technology
Activities and Service: Mu Alpha Theta Math Club, President; Student Council; Spanish Honor Society; Mock Trial; National Honor Society; Beta Club; Peer Tutor; Placed in Spanish Poetry competition; Assistant Karate Director. 
Dhruti Trivedi

GPA: 4.0+
Church: Shakti Mandir Congregation
Scholarship Offerings to Date: 228,000+
Accepted/Applied to: Augusta University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mercer University, University of California- Berkeley, University of Georgia
Activities and Service: National Honor Society, President; Spanish Honor Society; Future Business Leaders of America, Vice-president; National Society of High School Scholars; Student Council; Mock Trial; Beta Club, Vice-president; Diversity Council; Peer Tutor; Math Club; Science Fair; Varsity Tennis; McDonough Youth Advisory Council; Piedmont Henry Hospital Volunteer; Governor Honors; Asian Americans Advancing Justice Volunteer; founder of Prayatan Foundation (a non-profit to help needy in India); Tutor Bridging Gap. 
Christopher Jones
GPA: 4.0+
Church: First Christian Church of Stockbridge
Scholarship Offerings to Date: 138,000+
Accepted/Applied to: University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Miami

Activities and Service: Student Council; Senior Class President; Mock Trial; Peer Tutor; Beta Club; National Honor Society; Varsity Baseball; Vacation Bible School Crew Leader; Youth Baseball Camp Leader; Cuba Mission Trip; New Orleans Mission Trip; Founded and managed his own online clothing business.
Luminescence - Volume 2
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy's Literary Magazine
Over the course of this school year, students in language arts have studied the lessons we can learn from literature, in terms of Christian and non-Christian understandings of the world, beginning with a study of creation mythologies versus Biblical truth and proceeding through classic British, world, and American literatures. This year’s literary magazine features some of their work in both creative and analytical writing.
The outstanding 2nd Volume of the ELCA Literary Magazine, Luminescence, is available online now.
Mental Mathletes
Second Semester Mental Math Challenge winners are:

• Third Grade:  Charles Batson
• Fourth Grade:  Dylan McKinley
• Fifth Grade:  Emily Moghaddam

Awesome Job!
Accelerated Reader Awards
AR Awards were given this week...not only in the elementary chapel, but also in preschool chapel. Students were awarded for most points with a percentage rate of 85% or higher.
K4 - William Wright
K5 - Eden Bonsu, Jael Crewe, Kendan Fagan, Isaac Sagesse
1st - Rhett Cash, Ethan Harris, Arianna Mathew
2nd - Germir Williams, Teja Polkampaolly, Matthew Henderson
3rd - Kenny Delus, Kerrington Barnwell, Hannah Wood
4th - Jazmine Lopez, Artem Maslenikov, Isaiah Elmore
5th - Judah Tyler, Emily Moghaddam, Sophia Carter
Highlights from ELCA's PHENOMENAL
Spring Musical
ACSI Piano Festival
Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Hedges took 35 piano students to the ACSI Piano Festival in Lilburn, GA. They returned with 34 Superiors and 1 Excellent! We are extremely proud of their performance and progress this year. 

We are now accepting piano students for the 2019-2020 school year. We offer private, one-on-one instruction for students in the first through twelfth grade. Please contact us for more information. 

Football Spring Game TONIGHT
Football Spring Scrimmage
@ Stockbridge High School
Admission is $5.00 at the gate
See you there!
Boys' Basketball Summer Workouts

Summer Basketball Workouts
starting Monday, June 3
All interested high school boys welcome.

Basketball Spring Scrimmage
@ ELCA on June 4 vs White County
Admission is $2.00 at the gate
On the Links

Congratulations to ELCA junior, Peyton Humphrey who will be competing in the GHSA state golf tournament in Columbus GA on May 20 th  and 21 st !

We wish you well!
On Track

Our 4X400 Relay Team recently took 2nd place in the
3A Regional Championship!

Great job, boys!
Did you catch this on Social Media?
Tyler Niblett
Class of 2012

Tyler Niblett recently earned his law degree from Liberty University School of Law. He is the grandson of former ELCA Head of School Marshall Chambers.

Pictured are Marshall Chambers, Tyler, and Mrs. Jane Chambers.

Congratulations, Tyler!
Cole Walker
Class of 2012

Cole recently graduated from Mercer Law School. Since both his parents also graduated from Mercer, they had the honor to "hood" Cole, the only couple to hood a graduate.

Pictured are Mark Walker, Cole, and Mary Walker.

Congratulations, Cole!
Jared Denk - Class of 2018

Jared Denk received the “Male Leadership Award” on April 23 at the Brewton-Parker College Honor's Day Chapel. It is a special honor to have received this as a freshman.

View Jared's acceptance of the award on this video .

Jared also became a summer intern at SCB-TV for the summer! Congratulations, Jared!
Dr. Anna Ivey will be reading from her newest book,  Wilderness , at Story on the Square ’s Poetry Author Event on May 21 st  at 7pm. The store is located at 19 Griffin St, McDonough, GA. If you’d like to read about her work, please visit  annakingivey@wordpress.com .

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18 High School Graduation @ 10:00AM
22 PTF Uniform Resale Set-Up 8:00-1:00 • Sale 2:00-6:00 • Multi-Purpose Rm
23 PTF Uniform Resale 8:00-12:00 • Multi-Purpose Rm
24 Last day of school - all students dismissed by noon
24 K5 Graduation @ 8:30AM
24 5th Grade Ceremony @ 10:00AM

10-14 Camp 323
17-20 Math Boot Camp • grades 1 and 2
17-20 Coding Camp • grades 4 thru 9
17-20 Youth Basketball Camp • ages 6-14 • boys and girls
24-27 Math Boot Camp - grades 3 thru 5

15-18 LEGO Camp • rising 2nd thru 6th grade
30 B2SD - Save the Date - More info to come

1 First day of school for 2019-2020

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