May/June 2018 eNewsletter
We're Counting the Days 'til We See You Again!
Progress Continues...
Exciting changes are happening this summer! The foundation has been poured and steel is now being erected on the new high-security entrance and lobby. The foyer has been walled off and demo will soon begin on the inside.

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The VALUE of Private Education...
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Don't miss Camp 323...where kids will Play It, Create It, Perform It, Rec It and Learn to Live It!

June 11 - 15

The EXCEL classes recently learned about Africa past and present. And on Friday, March 23, had a special visit from Chris and Theresa Mawawla from Kenya. Both former teachers, they are now missionaries in their village and the surrounding areas. They told us about life in Kenya, taught us some Swahili, and brought some wooden animals carved by some of the men in their village.
Belle Divine and Miller Doerr, 7th-grade students from Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy in McDonough, Georgia, are among the students being honored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for their exceptional scores on the ACT or SAT. They will be recognized at the Grand Recognition Ceremony, to be held on May 21 at Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Miller scored an amazing 34 on the reading subtest and Belle made a perfect score on the reading portion. 

Duke TIP’s 7th Grade Talent Search identifies students across the United States who have scored at or above the 95th percentile on a grade-level standardized test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level college-entrance exams to learn more about their abilities. Duke TIP then hosts annual recognition ceremonies to honor the seventh graders with remarkable ACT or SAT scores. Those with the highest scores are invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony. Of 48,569 students who took the exams through Duke TIP—all of whom are in the 95th percentile of their grade level—only 2,611 were invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
The ACSI CREATIVE WRITING FESTIVAL provides criteria for the evaluation of creative writing work, an opportunity for students to develop creative writing abilities and skills, and provides an opportunity for students to share written work with others.

Twelve ELCA students submitted works and each one received an Excellent rating!

The works of each student may be found at
Olivia Perry, Zyona Stukes, Reagan Harris, Brady Ryan, Cameron Wallace. Adelle O'Meara, Lizzie Sekar, Dory Harrell, Kara Wright, Kylee Essig, Anthony Riad. Not Pictured: Tamia Goff

Spanish Exam Scholarship
Anna Appleby was one of fifteen students throughout the nation to be selected as a 2017 National Spanish Exam Scholarship recipient. She will be attending a two-week Spanish language immersion program this summer in Minnesota as her prize. 
Brendan Hill was selected to be a participant in Hands-on Tech camp at Georgia Tech, June 18 through June 22. Twenty participants per session of rising sophomores and juniors were selected from a statewide applicant pool. This precollege program is designed to introduce students attending high schools in Georgia to electrical and computer engineering (ECE) concepts. The goal of the program is to instill an interest in electrical and computer engineering and increase the number of high school graduates majoring in this field. Brendan will participate in projects including building a computer, working with robots and building digital logic circuits. Participants will tour various research labs and receive instruction from Georgia Tech faculty and researchers. 
2018 Georgia Scholar
ELCA senior, Mackenzie Lane was named a 2018 Georgia Scholar by the Georgia Department of Education.

According to GaDOE, Georgia Scholars are “students who have carried exemplary course loads during their four years of high school; who performed excellently in all courses; who successfully participated in interscholastic events at their schools and in their communities; and who have assumed active roles in extracurricular activities sponsored by their schools.”

Students must apply for this honor. Georgia Scholars receive a seal on their diploma.
ELCA had two GHP semifinalists selected as State Finalists. They will participate in the 2018 summer program at Berry College.

Aliya Elmore – Social Studies
Dhruti Trivedi – Science

They were selected from over 3000 students throughout the state. It is quite an accomplishment to have two of our three semifinalists chosen as state finalists.

Learn more about the Georgia Governor's Honors Program at
Elementary Students of the Month
March 2018
1st Grade:
Lexi Hood
Ava Lockhart
Kayleigh Wright
2nd Grade: 
Kosi Boateng
Brayden Cason
Rian Porter

3rd Grade: 
Lillo Cameron
Charlotte Stone
Makiyah Wright
4th Grade:
Jacob Richardson
Judah Tyler
Kyle Williams

5th Grade
Skyler Lindstrom
Olivia Perry
Zack Upton
Anna Williams
Elementary Students of the Month
April 2018
1st Grade:
Grayson Heidle
Charlie Hopps
Nicholas Thompson
2nd Grade: 
Anslie Allen
Bryce Northcutt
Isaiah Rhodes

3rd Grade: 
Joshua Leslie
Victor Neely
Gabriel Saavedra
4th Grade:
Alexander Dossett
Aiden Mathews
Carrington Stevens

5th Grade
Monica Coutin-Baxter
Larry Harris
Katelyn Pevey
Ayden Pickens
Winners of the April Mental Math Challenge
3rd: Andrew Duren 4th : Chatham Tutt 5th: London Tharpe
Winners of the Mental Math Semester Challenge

3rd: Olivia Dotson

4th : Emily Moghaddam

5th: Caleb Bragg
ELCA hosted the ACSI Math Olympics on Friday, March 9, 2018. ELCA students competed against students from five other schools in the areas of computation and reasoning. It was a great math day!

Congratulations to the following ELCA students that qualified for the 2017 ACSI Math Olympics. 
ELCA students did a wonderful job! The following 3rd - 8th grade students placed in computation and reasoning categories:
4th Quarter
Honor Students


The Addams Family
The Drama Department's presentation of The Addams Family was a treat!
ELCA Athletics ⚡️
Brittany Major will play Volleyball for Mercer
BRITTANY MAJOR – McDonough, Ga. 
POS: Outside Hitter
HT: 5'10"
PREV. SCHOOL: Eagles Landing Christian
Coach Schroeder on Major: 
"Brittany was great to get late in the recruiting phase and is physical enough to contribute right away. She will add an ability to terminate at the pin, which is something we struggled to find last season."
ELCA Football has an incredible 36 straight wins under their belt going into the fall. The boys are already working hard and it's going to be an incredible season.

Read the article from the High School Football America blog.
Longest Active Winning Streak
in the State of Georgia Heading Into 2018
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy dominated at times this season under the leadership of head coach Joe Bryan.

The Lady Chargers finished the campaign with an overall record of 15-2 and as Region 4 A-Private champions. ELCA advanced to the Class A-Private Elite Eight. It was the most wins in the Bryan era at ELCA. On the year, the Lady Chargers outscored their opponents 105-15.

The Henry Herald is pleased to name Bryan as its Girls Soccer Coach of the Year. Sports Reporter Darius Goodman sat down with Bryan to discuss the past season.

Class of 2016 grad, Trent Johnson
was featured in a Messiah College social media campaign about why students choose to attend Messiah, a Christian college. Trent shared, "I chose Messiah because of the incredible Nursing program. It is awesome to see faith integration in Nursing practice. The program emphasizes Nursing as Christians who are Called to Care." Trent is a Nursing major on course for graduation in 2020. #whymessiah

We are experiencing an excellent re-enrollment season for the 2018-2019 school year, and we are seeing many new applicants, as well! Don't wait any longer to re-enroll if you haven't already done so! It's easy and it's fast!

Your gift, of any amount, makes a difference. Let’s do all we can to keep our kids safe and keep our mission one that brings honor and glory to our Lord. 

As we near the end of the school's fiscal year (June 30), we'd like to remind you that it's not too late to be ALL IN for our 2017-2018 ELCA Fund.

The increase in our percentage of families who give , over the past several years, was a key component in receiving the $500,000 grant this year for our Greater Things campaign. There are several stipulations for the grant to be finalized and received...
  • construction must be underway
  • the funds needed must be pledged or given 
  • we need to continue to maintain a 50% or higher parent giving percentage

If you have not participated in giving to the ELCA Fund this year, won't you consider a gift that displays your commitment to ELCA and the mission of Kingdom Education? We need your help in reaching or exceeding the 50% mark that expresses that our families are ALL IN!
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