eNewsletter ~ MAY 2017

Congratulations to the 
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 
Class of 2017


 

Commencement Ceremony - May 20, 2017

 10:00 AM - Worship Center 


 

Don't miss this memorable ceremony...it will be streamed live for those who are unable to make the trip.


Did you know?
You can earn up to a 
$500
tuition credit
for each new student 
you refer to ELCA?

Why keep ELCA to yourself? Share your love of ELCA with your like-minded friends and family members who would benefit from having their children involved in Kingdom Education!


ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS


An end of year award is presented to students who were on an honor roll at the end of the Semester 1 grading period AND the Semester 2-13 ½ week grading period (This is the cut off for end-of-year calculation.)
MENTAL MATHLETES

What a great competition we had at our last monthly Mental Math Challenge on May  4, 2017! 
It was a very close competition!  See the results !
 
May Challenge Winners: 
Third Grade-John Windham, Fourth Grade-Alex Roman, Fifth Grade-Brenna DePoe

The second semester Mental Math Challenge was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017. This challenge was between all the monthly winners from second semester for grades three through five. Our elementary students have done a great job this year with mental math.  Read all about it!

Semester Challenge Winners:
Third Grade-Matt Harrell, Fourth Grade-Tamia Goff, Fifth Grade-Kylen Smith
Hiding God's Word in our Hearts in 6th grade

Mrs Allen's Bible students are working together to put the words of this week's verse in order.


Did things not go as well as you'd hoped?

ELCA Connect

ELCA offers  credit recovery and  credit rescue through our 
ELCA Connect program. 

Third grade students' recent visit to the 
Georgia Aquarium!


GUIDELINES                 READING LOG 
ELCA LIFE
WORLD IMPACT 2017-2018

Come join us for one of our exciting adventures during the 2017-18 school year. We hope that each of our high school students will choose to participate in at least one of the trips.  There are eight trips being offered, some being ministerial in nature, others being academic.

MISSION TRIPS:
Honduras
Jamaica
New Orleans
Nicaragua

ACADEMIC/ADVENTURE TRIPS:
Madrid, Spain
New York City, NY
Sea Camp, Florida

or contact Holly Capp for more information.


A GLIMPSE INTO WORLD IMPACT
"The Honduras trip is a combined Landmark/ELCA trip. We had nine ELCA students and over 30 Landmark students and chaperones. The main goal of the trip is to reach the Tolupan people who live in the mountains of Honduras. In order to reach them for Christ, we perform service projects to show God's love. Since we were a large group, we divided into three groups to work in three different cities. We were able to work on a lot of projects- helping to build a house for teachers that walk hours to school each day, digging a trench for a water pipe to connect to a house, mudding a hut, harvesting corn and coffee, and much more. My highlight of the trip was not only seeing the ELCA students working hard and not complaining, but also seeing them share the gospel and praying for the people.  Every time a family came into the medical clinic or when we were at a school, we had a chance to present the gospel with our bracelets and pray with them. It is definitely an amazing experience to pray with someone about Jesus who has just heard about him for the first time. I am so proud of how our students served and loved the people of Honduras." - Melody Harris, Trip Leader

CHECK OUT more photos like this on the new 
ELCA SmugMug at

Contact Kim Brunette if you have photos you'd like to share on our SmugMug site.
SUMMER CAMP ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • July 17 - 20  LEGO Camp (Rising 1st - 2nd Grades) 

DAY CAMPS

ELCA Students Only - Rising K3-K5    Open to Community - Rising 1st-7th



A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

SAGE Dining Service's commitment to sustainability is visible in their efforts to use safe, local, and organic products whenever possible; to minimize waste; and to educate others about sustainable practices.

SAGE develops partnerships with local suppliers to increase the use of seasonal products, support sustainable local farming initiatives, and reduce fossil fuel emissions. In fact, 56% of SAGE suppliers are local, defined as within 150 miles.

SAGE encourages trayless dining to reduce water waste, as well as recycling, composting, and the use of reusable or biodegradable cutlery and serviceware whenever possible to minimize garbage production.

They support fair trade practices by purchasing products made by workers who experience safe, healthy working conditions and earn fair wages. They also purchase Energy Star®-rated appliances, which are more energy-efficient than minimum production guidelines require. They abide by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch®, which recommends seafood fished or farmed in ways that have a lower impact on the environment, thus protecting sea life and habitats for the future.
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Also, be sure to try this recipe for asparagus & ricotta on herbed flatbread. It is delicious!   https://www.sagedining.com/blog/post/126005/from-our-kitchen-asparagus-ricotta-on-herbed-flatbread 
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An update has been made to the Touch of SAGE mobile app! It's now easier to create and remember your password, and those who register as a parent are not required to add a child simply to view a menu. And be sure to check out the enhanced events section! Download it now from iTunes or the Google Play store!  https://vimeo.com/208365958 

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PTF UNIFORM RESALE
 Thursday, May 25th  7:00AM -7:00PM in the Gym
FINE ARTS
CELEBRATING ART

Ten ELCA visual arts students entered the 2017 Celebrating Art Spring Contest. Of the 10 students, the following six have been selected to have their artwork published in the Celebrating Art Anthology:


These students are among the top 25% out of 9,900 entries from across the U.S. and Canada. Their work will not only be published in the book but will enter the final round of judging with a chance to receive an Award of High Merit or place in the Top Ten.

Congratulations, Students!
It's Raining Awards!


ELCA's National Art Honor Society placed second in the Henry County Water Authority Rain Barrel Contest. The rain barrels are currently on display at the Tussahaw Water Treatment Facility in Jackson to aid in raising awareness of water conservation. 

Participating NAHS members were:
Eriana Ansley, Kylah Brabson, Molly Boivin, Heather Boozer, Kaylah Bruno, Olivia Duffy, Katie Earl, Bryson Echols, Bryanna Evans, Alyssa Gjertsen, Reagan Johnson, Elizabeth Lazo, Anna Martin, Samantha Mitchell, Madison Shelnutt, Jordyn Street, Emily Stuber, Kennedy Thomas, and Katie Wallace.

ART AS MINISTRY
ELCA's 7th-12th grade art students created artwork earlier this year as a community service project. NAHS Co-Vice President, Madison Shelnutt, assisted in selling the artwork at the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary Community Yard Sale this past Saturday where $226 was raised for Georgia Baptist Children's Homes & Family Ministries Inc.
High School Chorus Students Get Studio Work



On Thursday, May 4th and Friday, May 5th, our high school chorus was asked to record vocals for the song One Voice written by Kevin Hornsby who now runs Camp Anderson in Florida.  The high school students learned what it is like to go into the studio and record backup vocals.  Cody Marshall, the studio owner from Georgia Moon Studio in Conyers, hired us for this project.  Matt Duren, the Worship Pastor at Eagles Landing First Baptist Church arranged the music and worked with the students to help them learn the parts.  Mr. Marshall, the studio owner was not only impressed with the talent of these students, but was also impressed with their attitudes and willingness to work.   
Celebrity Vocal Coach Visits ELCA

May has been an exciting and busy month for our chorus department, First, on May 2nd and 3rd, Diane Sheets came down from Nashville to work with our singers and chorus classes.  
The students participated in everything from group evaluations to master classes with her.  We all learned a lot and she was very impressed with the talent in our school.  Below is a little information about her.  

With more than 20 years of music business experience, Nashville-based celebrity vocal coach Diane Sheets is the magic behind some of the best voices in music today. For two decades, artists like Little Big Town, Natalie Grant, Danny Gokey, Matt Maher, Lauren Daigle and Casting Crowns have depended on Sheets' renowned vocal techniques and progressive approach to vocal production, which allows them to give award-winning performances both in-studio and on-stage. In addition, Sheets has worked with countless session singers and developing artists.  Furthermore, she is often called upon by some of Music Row's biggest record labels to assist in developing the fresh voices major A&R departments are scouting.
ATHLETICS
TRACK STATE CHAMPS


Congratulations to the Boys' Track and Field Team who won the GHSA Class 1A Private State Championship for the first time in ELCA history!
  • Sean Queen - Long Jump State Championship
  • Jeffrey Uzzell - 100 Meter Dash State Champion
  • Jeffrey Uzzell - 200 Meter Dash State Champion
  • 4x100 Champions - Eric Motes, Jeffrey Uzzell, Sean Queen, Jaylan Coleman
  • Sean Queen - 2nd place in the Triple Jump
  • Jordan Jakes - 4th place in the High Jump
  • Jordan Jakes - 4th place 300 Meter Hurdles
  • 4x400 - 4th place team: Thaddeus Underwood, Tahj Boyd, Kobi Mitchell, Jordan Jakes
  • Sean Queen - 7th place in 110 Meter Hurdles
Congratulations to the Girls' Track and Field Team who won 3rd place in the GHSA Class 1A Private State Championship.
  • T'aja Cameron - 100 Meter Dash State Champion
  • T'aja Cameron - 200 Meter Dash State Champion
  • Kayland Thomason - 400 Meter Dash State Champion
  • 4x100 - 2nd place team: Jasmine Senter, Kayland Thomason, Samantha Mitchell and Reagan Johnson
  • 4x400 -2nd place team: Reagan Johnson, Samantha Mitchell, Morgan Thomas, Kayland Thomason
  • Samantha Mitchell - 6th place 300 Meter Hurdles
WELCOME COACH CASS!

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy is proud to welcome Glenn (Cass) Cassell to the family. Coach Cassell will take the reins of the girls' varsity basketball program for the 2017-2018 school year. He brings along 42 years of coaching experience and has 32 years of classroom teaching under his belt. 
LOOKING AHEAD


We are very excited to launch our Bolts Running Club for the 2017 school year. This running club will be available for all 3rd-5th grade students. The team will practice Mondays and Wednesdays 3:20-4:30. Any athlete that needs to be brought to ASEP will be dropped off by one of our coaches at the conclusion of practice. In addition to practicing, they will be participating in our two home meets. Join the Bolts Running Club and enjoy the wonderful sport of running!

TRUE BLUE (and gold) CHARGER

Class of 2013 grad, Isaac Rochell dropped by this week to assist Coach Gess and the 2017 football team in preparing for their spring game. 

Isaac recently was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the NFL draft after his stellar career at Notre Dame. 

He couldn't resist the photo opportunity with Mr. Tucker during a lunch break.

We're proud of you, Isaac. Best of luck to you!
ONCE A CHARGER, ALWAYS A CHARGER!
Calendar Quick View

May 19 - MS End-of-Year Celebration
May 19 - Lift-a-thon
May 20 - High School Graduation 10:00AM
May 26 - Kindergarten Graduation 8:30AM
May 26 - Fifth Grade Graduation 10:00AM
May 26 - Last Day of School - All grades dismiss at 12Noon

Crucible Prayer Time for Dads and Athletes: Wednesdays at 5:58AM - Weight Room

Praying Parents with Coach Allen: Thursdays at 8AM - Music Suite

See the full calendar at  www.elcaonline.org/calendar

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