eNewsletter ~ FEBRUARY 2017


Here is an opportunity to hear 
where God is leading  ELCA in 2017 and beyond...

Join us for the Greater Things Informational Breakfast
  • Friday, February 17 at 8:15AM
  • Life Center 107 (revised location)
  • RSVP required 
  • Email or 770 957-1355

Next Week is the Mid-Winter Break
and the
will be in session.
ELCA Students Perform Strongly 
at the ACSI Spelling Bee 
at Strong Rock 

ELCA students represented well in the ACSI Spelling Bee for 5th-8th Grades on Monday, February 6!
Congratulations to Belle and Emma for winning their grade and placing in the overall competition! 

Belle Divine - 1st place for 6th grade 
and 2nd place over-all in final round of competition (at left)

Emma Moseley - 1st place for 7th grade and 4th place over-all in final round of competition (at right)

Other students who represented ELCA at the ACSI Spelling Bee were:

5th Grade Contestants
Aralyn Clements-King
Lillie Cozart
Zion Platt

Kylen Smith

6th Grade Contestants:
Chase Jackson
Jaidyn Emanuel
Chace Missouri
Belle Divine

7th Grade Contestants:
Cameron Pompey
Bria Bellamy
Ariana David
Emma Moseley

8th Grade Contestants:
Mitch Hazel
Bella Bell
Kensley Fanfan
Tae Stroud

The following 2nd-4th grade students earned the right to compete in the ACSI Spelling Bee on Monday, February 13!

2nd Grade Contestants:
Rori Ellison
Seth Henry
Maleeya Jennings
Mariah Murphy

3rd Grade Contestants:
Erik Lundstrom
Michelle Mills
Emily Moghaddam
Caleb Wiggins

4th Grade Contestants:
Tamia Goff
Alex Roman
Collier White
Zachary Wilson
Where in the World?

ELCA middle school students traveled to Athens Christian School on February 10 for the Geography Bee. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the competition!

Three students made it to the final round.
6th grade - Zoe Purcaro  (1st place 6th grade level)
6th grade - Miller Doerr (2nd place 6th grade level)
8 th grade - Madeline Reagan (2 nd place 8 th grade level)
Madeline, Zoe and Miller

Other winners included:
Dylan Goodner (3 rd place 8 th grade level)
JP Purcaro (5th place 7th grade level)
Andrew Riad (4th place 8th grade level)
Caden Young (4th place 7th grade level)

Governor's Honors 

Congratulations to junior, Kristy Lieu, who was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2017 Governor's Honors Program.  

Kristy will move forward in the area of social studies with a state interview on February 25 at Berry College.

We are proud of you, Kristy, and wish you well!

Mrs. Dorsey's Future Presidential Candidates

Mrs. Dorsey's Future Presidential Candidates predicted what they would like the best and least about being the president of the United States of America. This activity was completed after learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for Presidents' Day. 
You're Invited!

Revved Up and Ready to Go!
A Musical about the Race of Your Life

Performed by our 3rd grade students
Wednesday, February 15

8:30 AM - Worship Center
Congratulations to Caleb Middleton for making the Georgia All State Chorus.  
He is the first ELCA choral student to make the chorus, and he made it with a perfect score on the second audition. Students have to pass two auditions to be selected for the chorus and th ey are in competition with choral students all over the state of Georgia.  He began working in August and passed the second audition in January. Awesome job, Caleb!
Nailed It!
ACSI Southeast Choral Festival

The Middle School Chorus and the Young Charger Chorale both received superior ratings from all three judges for both of their respective pieces during the ACSI Southeast Choral Festival. "I am very proud of their performances as well as their behavior," said Mrs. Fuller. "They represented our school in a way that was excellent."

The high school chorus will be going to their festival in March.


On February 9, 10, and 11, ten ELCA Drama students who are members of the International Thespian Society Troupe #5312 went to ThesCon in Columbus.

Chuck Ekstedt:   Troupe 5312 Director
Zion Middleton:  President
Mallory Armstrong
Juli Castillo
Matthew Dawson
Julienne Goodner
Jade Hensel
Deja Hunter
Macy Lloyd
Caleb Middleton
Amanda Persaud

It was three fun-filled days of attending great stage shows and fantastic drama workshops.  Over 5,000 theater students from all over the state of Georgia attend ThesCon each year.  It was a great opportunity to interact with their drama peers from around the state and meet representatives from colleges all over the South East that are recruiting quality theater students.
Calling all Artists!!!  
SPRING FLING T-Shirt Design Contest

Here is a chance to see your fellow students 
wear your artwork!!!
The winner will receive 2 homework passes, 
t-shirt and free admission to Spring Fling. 

Entries will be received  Feb. 13th- March 8th. 
The winner will be announced  on March 10th. 

T-shirt designs should be given to Mrs. Vicki Martin at the front desk.

The following students currently have artwork on display in the Henry Arts Alliance High School Show at the Henry County Performing Arts Center. Their work will be on display through February 25 th . Go check it out!

Seniors: Eriana Ansley,  Ali Austin, Kaitlyn Yancey
Juniors: Madison Shelnutt,  Kennedy Thomas
Kennedy Thomas received an Award of Excellence as a runner up in the 11 th grade category. Her piece will be featured in the Winner's Circle Show at the McDonough Library at the end of this month. This is a great accomplishment as the show features artwork from all Henry County schools.

Congratulations to Andy Meyer and Brayden Rush for advancing to the State Wrestling Meet! Brayden took 6th place in the state. 

Way to go, Guys!


For the first time in ELCA history, both our Boys' and Girls' Basketball teams will be heading to the state tournament! Both teams will play on Friday...boys at home and girls away. More details will be shared once they are confirmed. Best of luck to you all! GO CHARGERS!

Mock Job Interview Fair

ELCA  will be hosting our 3rd annual Mock Job Interview Fair for our juniors and seniors on March 6-7. Our students will have an opportunity to practice employment readiness skills, dressing for success, and interviewing techniques.

We  are searching for interviewers from the ELCA community and would appreciate any help you can give us in finding qualified interviewers.  Interviewers do not have to have interviewing experience; we will make sure they are supported. The interviews will take  place from 8:00 - 3:00 each day.  As an interviewer, you can volunteer one or both days.  If  you are able to participate, please complete this form ( http://goo.gl/forms/nP6hbWdH5L )
or if you have a great contact in mind simply forward this information on to them.  

You may call 404-245-9757, or email  karen.robertson@eagleslanding.org directly with any questions you may have. 
Join Coach Gess Tomorrow Morning for
The Crucible: Dad Prayer Time

Join me tomorrow for the start of a prayer time for dads at 5:58 AM, tomorrow morning, in the weight room. 

All dads are invited and you may bring your son if you wish. 

The most powerful weapon we have for our sons is prayer.  The very thing we neglect is prayer.  I am convinced there is spiritual warfare that is being fought to prevent dads and moms from praying for and with their children.  

This is an opportunity to gather as a group, hold each other accountable and fight the fight together.  Alumni dads are invited as well dads of younger groups. 

"Men are looking for better methods.  God is looking for better Men.  Men are God's methods."  E.M. Bounds

Coach Gess
Head Football Coach
Important Dates for High School Students

Let's celebrate more birthdays! 

Support the ELCA Relay for Life team each time you dine at Truett's Grill between February 18 and 24.

Write "ELCA" on your receipt and put it in the 
Relay for Life Collection bag.
There is still space in the Aviation Club
for middle and high school students
The spring session for the 
Aviation Club
has begun but it's not too late to join!

The Aviation class introduces students to the exciting field of aviation and it's many opportunities. It is a f un way for students to learn skills they can apply to many areas of life, and to those  students who want to pursue aviation, it is a foundation for the future.

Classes are on Wednesdays
Class for returning (advanced) students is 3:15-4:15PM 
Beginner class is 4:20-5:20PM

New things for the advanced class this semester: drone flying day, guest speakers, and designing your own plane on the simulator.

Visit www.elcaonline.org.asep to find the registration form and more information.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3 @ 6:30AM in the Life Center
Breakfast will be served


Calendar Quick View
Feb 13 - ACSI Spelling Bee (1st - 4th grades)
Feb 14 - Current 9th Grade Registration
Feb 15 - "Revved Up, and Ready to Go!" (3rd  grade-8:30AM)
Feb 16 - Praying Parents - 8:00AM in the Music Suite
              Current 9th Grade Registration
Feb 20-24 - Mid-Winter Break
                   Young Chargers Enrichment Program
Feb 27 - Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL
Feb 28 - Current 8th Grade Parent Night @ 6PM
Mar 2 - Praying Parents - 8:00AM in the Music Suite
            Current 8th Grade Registration
Mar 3 - Operation M46 @ 6:30AM
            Chick-fil-A Friday
Mar 4 - ELCA SAT Seminar hosted by Sycamore Learning
Mar 6-9 - LifeWay Book Fair

See the full calendar at 
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy