MARCH, 2015  
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Mar 17 - Elementary Spring Portraits

Mar 26 - K5 and Senior Cap & Gown Photos

Mar 27 - ACSI Choral Festival

Mar 30 - Washington DC - 8th grade

Apr 3 - Good Friday-NO SCHOOL


Apr 17 - Spring Fling

Apr 22 - PTF Parent Coffee

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This was a banner year for the ELCA Wrestling program. The team placed an all-time high of 6th place at the traditional state tournament. 

Congratulations to Griffin Alexander and Chase Burdette who are the first GHSA State Wrestling Champions in ELCA history. 

Seven wrestlers qualified to compete at the State level. Dalton Hardeman placed 5th and Trent Johnson & Morgan Alexander each placed 6th in their classes.

The ACSI Divisional Spelling Bee was held on Friday, March 6, at Henry Baptist Church. ELCA students in 5th through 8th grade competed with wonderful results.


5th Grade Contestants

Andrew Appleby

Ariana David

Addie Magee

Deon Williams (4th place)


6th Grade Contestants

Delaney Terry

Destiny Blash

Haleigh Howard

Chance Askew

Andrew Riad (not pictured)


7th Grade Contestants

Eunjin Choi (not pictured)

Christina Walker

Cole Campbell

Macy Lloyd (1st place)

Leah Garrison


8th Grade Contestants

Kelli Crews (2nd  place)

Lyndsey Darden

Dhruti Trevedi (3rd place)

Jack Buckley

Spencer McNeight (not pictured)


The 4 students who placed in the first round advanced to the final round, where Dhruti Trivedi (8th Grade) won 1st place!


Congratulations, students! We are proud of you!



March 16 - 19

We are excited to announce that during the week of March 16-19 our campus will host a Lifeway Book Fair. A wide variety of books for all ages will be available for purchase. 


Join us on Monday, March 16th from 3:00-6:00 for Family Night. Families will receive a 15% discount on the most expensive item purchased. 


Wednesday, March 18th from 3:00-6:30, families who bring the ELFBC church bulletin in from Sunday, March 15th will receive a 10% discount on the total purchased. 


During the school day students will have an opportunity to shop with their classes. Please join us and show your support for our libraries.


We will be having RELAY FOR LIFE WEEK at Truett's Grill 

on April 6th- 11th.  Just put ELCA on your receipt  

when you eat there that week and our team will get credit.   


In addition to that, We will be having a SPIRIT DAY ON Monday, April 6th  on this day you will be able to put ELCA and your child's name on the receipt and the class that gets the most receipts will be treated to a Chick- Fil-A Kid's Meal.   In the month of March, Mrs. Paula Williams  Second Grade Class won this honor.  We appreciate all of you who participate.


Cookie Sales Just Around the Corner

ON Thursdays  in April, we will again be selling  piping hot cookies at 2 for a $1.00.  If you would like to help us sell them, please let Laura Farr know at The dates are April 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th.  



Auxiliary News


Athletic Booster Club:


Spring is around the corner! Make sure you are ready for the sunshine, rain and outdoor activities by stocking up on Charger spirit items. The Booster Club has apparel, hats, visors, umbrellas, coolers and stadium seats available for purchase in the school store. Please stop by and pick up your Charger spirit items today.


An introduction from the Booster Club President-elect:  

I want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Eddy Wright and I have been named the Athletic Booster Club President-elect for the 2015-2016 school year. I have been a member of the Booster Club Board of Directors for the last two years. I look forward to working with the new Board for the coming year in continuing the momentum that has been set forth by the current President, Chris Reynolds, in supporting and helping to advance all of our athletic programs. A little about me, I am married to my wonderful wife, Cindy and our daughter, Caris, (a freshman) is going into her fourth year at ELCA. In my spare time I coach travel softball and love to fish.  My life verse is Colossians 3:23-24.



Parent Teacher Fellowship:

  • Save the date - April 17 - Get ready to soar, score and more at Spring Fling! Informational flyer and t-shirt order forms will be posted on the ELCA News page very soon! If you would like to volunteer to help in any way, please contact Lerona James (
  • Donations of gently used uniform items are being accepted in preparation for the June 3 Uniform Resale. Please drop items with off with Mrs. Martin. All proceeds benefit ELCA academics.
  • Are you interested in serving on the PTF Board? If so, please contact Chuck Ekstedt ( for information on how you can connect with the academic auxiliary at ELCA.


Fine Arts Patrons:

The Fine Arts Patrons and Drama Department present "Dinner and a Show" on Friday, May 1, for the production of "Oliver."  Dinner will consist of a salad, pasta entree, desert and drink. Service will begin at 5:30 P.M. and end at 6:30 P.M.; the show begins at 7:00 P.M. Tickets will go on sale this month: adults $12, students $5. Dinner prices includes admission to the Drama production Friday evening.


Please plan to attend the Patrons membership meeting Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00 P.M. in the music suite. Board elections, held in May, will be discussed and we encourage you to become involved in the process. Contact Thomas Strader ( for more information.


You Can Help:

Your used laser and ink cartridges and cell phones can be turned into cash for the Fine Arts at ELCA. Please drop them off with Mrs. Martin in the main lobby.




ELCA Fine Arts Department is proud to announce the 

Annual Spring Theatrical Musical Production.


"Oliver" is the very famous and classic Broadway musical adaption of Charles Dickens classic novel "Oliver Twist."

This is a wonderful musical full of singing, dancing and wonderful characters. Make plans now for your entire family to attend.

The lead and title role of Oliver, goes to one very talented young lady from our elementary school named Rachel Jones.
She will be playing the part as a boy. Rachel has very graciously agreed to have her beautiful long hair cut in order to suit the role.

Also, nine very talented high school students were chosen to play the other lead roles.


Fagin: Jared Denk

Nancy: Dalis dela Mothe

Artful Dodger: Zion Middleton

Bill Sikes: Stephen Blackburn

Widow Corney: Ciara Mangan

Bet: Rachel Boozer 

Mr. Sowerberry: RaeAnne Malley

Mrs. Sowerberry: Alexei Young 

Mr. Brownlow: Nick Edmondson

We also have one faculty member performing the part of Mr. Bumble.  Our very own and very talented Mr. Clayton McClure.

Oliver is a HUGE show, and is very accurately described as a theatrical spectacle. There will be over 150 ELCA students performing is this three hour production. In fact, everyone in the Fine Arts department at ELCA is busy working on this great show. The orchestra, under the direction of Jay Davis is made up entirely of ELCA students, and is already in full rehearsal. The Young Charger Chorale's forty seven elementary age choir members, under the direction of Mrs. Laurie Coffey, is also in full rehearsal and prepping for their performance as the workhouse orphans. There are forty middle school students from the middle school drama class that are prepping four huge song and dance numbers.  They are performing the part of the street gang of kids that take Oliver in. Finally, the fifty students in the high school drama class have been broken up into two different rehearsal groups. The first group is made up of twenty five of our best singers and actresses that are performing all of the big choral numbers in the show. This team of amazingly talented young ladies is under the direction of Kim Creasey, our music director for the show. The second group is made up of twenty five of our best high school dancers that will be carrying the primary load as far as all of the choreography goes. All of the choreography for this show is being created and coached by our very own and very famous India Scandrick.

This musical production is going to be absolutely amazing.   "Oliver" is sure to be our greatest Spring musical yet.   
Save the dates on your calendars now. You don't want to miss this one.

See you at the show!!

Chuck Ekstedt



A Part of the Winner's Circle


Ali Austin was recognized for her award of "Excellence," February 26 at The Winner's Circle by the Henry Arts Alliance for her art piece "Look Here." Ten of the 140 high school student entries from throughout Henry county schools in grades 10, 11, and 12 were judged and selected for these awards. Ali was the only private school participant receiving an award at this competition. Along with her award, Ali received a cash prize and a one year membership with the Henry Arts Alliance and Visual Artists Collective. The memberships will enable Ali to participate in various art competitions, shows, exhibits, and much more. Congratulations Ali Austin!!! Ali is pictured with her amazing teacher, Mrs. Lynn Batchelor.



ELCA Hosts ACSI Art Festival



The ACSI Art Festival was hosted by ELCA February 6th with over 150 art selections from six schools being adjudicated. We are proud of our students for their awards, including five Best in Show Awards. Those winners include Koren Asford, Grace Shockley, Hannah Ekstedt, Madison Eidson, and

Casey Wang. Caroline Barton won a blue ribbon for her artwork and is pictured along with her teacher, Mrs. McKay. We appreciate Mrs. Batchelor and Mrs. McKay and the countless hours they spent hosting this amazing event for all the young artists from across our district. 



ELCA Band Students Travel to 

Athens for UGA Janfest


Congratulations to Callan Russell, Clay Smith, Cameron Hamby, Stephen McMurry and Brian Tirado for being selected to participate in UGA Janfest. These students joined other honor band students from across the state to participate in instrumental workshops and concerts. 

Fantastic job, students!



ELCA Piano Students Win Superior Ratings


The ACSI Piano Festival was held February 27th and 26 ELCA students were awarded Superior ratings!

Students were adjudicated individually and were required two selections. Keep up the good work, students!





Wednesday, March 25th @ 8:15 a.m. 
1st grade program
"I've Got the Joy" 


Tuesday, April 21st @ 8:15 a.m.

K3/K4 Spring program

 "We Love to Sing"

Twitter @ELCAFineArts
Book Character Day 
The Annual Book Character Day Parade took place on Friday, February 27. The library is extremely appreciative to everyone who made a donation to provide new books to the collection.
2015-16 Cheer Season
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Mark Your Calendar...

Upcoming School Store Sales!!!


March-  20% off all piques in stock

April-  20% off all outerwear in stock

May-  20% off all pants, skirts, and skorts in stock


Also, come by and check out LOTS of Spirit Wear discounts starting this week and running throughout the spring on almost all of our spirit wear tshirts, sweatshirts, and other Booster and Fine Arts items in stock!


Follow us on Facebook at "ELCA Charger Store" for reminders about these sales, along with other spirit wear items to be discounted throughout the spring!




Any high school student in Spanish 2 or higher who is interested in applying to be a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, please come by Mrs. Jagus' classroom 242 for an application.  The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday, March 13.

What's up in Preschool?

Our K3 and K4 Preschool students are always 

experiencing something new and exciting!



K4 students celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special week of Dr. Seuss fun!  Student's enjoyed reading well known  Dr. Seuss stories, dressing up as Dr. Seuss Characters, and special activities that related to learning and fun all seasoned with a special Seuss flair!   


Vicky Rodgers

Preschool Director





What an exciting time to be a part of the ELCA family! Our school is being presented with the opportunity to purchase this entire campus and have all of these facilities for our sole dedicated use. Join us as we take this next step of faith to secure the legacy of our school.  


We will have some immediate needs and projected needs as the vision unfolds.  It will take a lot of resources to make this a reality and this is where you can help.  

In order to maximize ELCA's opportunities of leveraging the support from outside Foundation via grants, it is critical that we have full 100% participation in giving to the ELCA Fund from each of our existing families.  


If you have not yet made your contribution to this year's ELCA Fund, please do so today either on-line at, or by picking up a donation form in the front lobby.  No donation is too small, as all gifts are equal when looking at our overall family giving percentage.  Please contact Director of Development Al Hosford at (678) 818-1031 with any questions, and we look forward to your support.


Al D. Hosford

Director of Development

Students on a Mission
New Orleans Trip
ELCA students traveled at the end of February to New Orleans to help with Reagan Farris' ministry there.  They were able to share the love of God with locals and to worship on Sunday with Life House Church.  Several of the students involved also run Track for ELCA and were able to compete at the University of South Alabama on Saturday.  

Costa Rica

ELCA students traveled during winter Break to see the beautiful landscape and to help with missions in Costa Rica.  They were able to hike to a Volcano, zip line across the rainforest and bathe in the hot springs.  Their mission work involved helping in an orphanage.  

MERIT Department Gives Back

MERIT department employees and family volunteers at the Children's Restoration Network during Christmas break. They shopped and wrapped gifts for homeless shelters in the Metro Atlanta area.  

Spring Fling is COMING!


The Spring Fling is schedule for April 17, 2015. 

Spring Fling Lunch is sponsored by ELCA's Junior Class 

and will be served from 12:00 - 2:30 pm 

near the football stadium concession stand

Please complete this order form and return to your homeroom teacher or to Vicki Martin by April 10.


You will receive tickets to exchange for your lunch on the day of the event.

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