The Charger E-Newsletter
June 11, 2021
  • Alumni trip to Disney World
  • Graduation Pictures needed
  • Bye, Bye Birdie to open June 18
  • Debt Relief Update
  • Re-enrollment now due
  • Lost & Found Last Call
  • Meet the Prefects!
  • Forget to order a Yearbook?
  • Job Opening
From the tassel to the castle!
The graduating class of 2021 enjoyed a trip to Disney World, May 31-June 6. Mr. Ahrens reported that the new graduates had a great time exploring the four parks. Special thank you to the trip chaperones Mrs. Ahrens, and Mr. and Mrs. Rowland.
Got Pics?
If you have pictures from the Rhetoric Graduation ceremony on May 28, please e-mail Mrs. Anton. We would love to collect pictures from the event!
June 7-11
Summer Arts Week 1

June 14-18
Summer Arts Week 2

Friday, June 18
Bye, Bye Birdie!
Performances @ 2 & 7 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 4
Teachers return to campus

Friday, Aug. 13
School resumes!



The cast of Bye, Bye Birdie wrappd up their first week of camp! Tickets go on sale to the public June 18.
Bye, Bye Birdie to open June 18
Tickets for "Bye, Bye Birdie!" go on sale to the public Monday! Performances are Friday June 18 at 2 pm or 7 pm. Tickets are $5 each.

The Sweet Apple Diner will be open 30 min prior to the show. The menu will include hot dogs, popcorn, sliced apple pie with whipped cream, soda, and water. You can also join the Birdie Fan Club and participate in the show for $3.

And don't forget to purchase a Candy Gram for a cast member for only $1. Candy Grams will be available in the lobby prior to the show.

Tickets will sell out fast so purchase early. Come out for a great time of food, fun, laughter, and the music of the 50s!
Puppet Camp success!
Mrs. Ahrens' Beginning and Advanced Puppet Camps closed out an exciting week with a show for their friends and family. Thank you to all the puppeteers who joined the fun this week! A special thank you to Mrs. Smittle for her assistance.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm
The ACA office will be closed Fridays
Debt Relief Update
While many of you have heard about our ability to pay off our primary debt of $750,000 during the first week of January of this year, we wanted to make sure you had an update on our debt relief challenge. Shortly after paying off our primary benefactor, we were able to pay down our bank loan by another $100,000. This left us with an outstanding balance of just over $100,000 for our mortgage.

Our No-Go Gala was a unique way to hold a fundraiser, and it was met with enthusiasm from our families and friends. As of this writing, we only have to raise an additional $17,459. Once raised, the foundation will provide the matching funds needed to pay off the remaining lien against our property. Soon, we will, for the first time since 2002, be debt free!!

This will open many doors for ACA. Donors and Foundations like to give toward stable, solvent organizations, and we are all excited to see what the Lord has planned for Augustine Christian Academy. With $175,000 still available in matching challenge funds, all future donations up to that amount will be doubled through December 31st of this year. Please join us in praying in these much needed funds and we thank you for your prayers and support!

John Ahrens, Headmaster
Urgent: Re-enrollment now due
IMPORTANT: As classes begin to fill up for the next school year, all returning students are encouraged to complete re-enrollment as soon as possible. Please contact Ms. Becki with any questions.
The 2021-2022 Class Schedule now available
The 2021-2022 School Calendar now available

Important Dates:
Aug.13: School resumes!
Aug. 26-27: Charger Round Table
Sept. 18: Senior Carnival
Oct. 2: Homecoming Celebration

FACTS payment forms now available in the front office

If you are planning to make your tuition payments monthly, you must use FACTS Tuition Management to set up an automatic withdraw from a checking or savings account. You can stop by the school office to pick up your FACTS form. Remember that we need your FACTS payment form returned to us at least 3 weeks prior to your first payment date! 

Please contact Ms. Becki if you have questions about the FACTS form or your payment schedule. 
Lost & Found: Last Call!
If you recognize any of the items pictured above, please call the Front Office or e-mail Mrs. Silver to claim. If the items are not claimed by Friday, June 18, they will be donated.
Meet the Prefects!
What is a Prefect? Prefect is considered the Head of the House, and is chosen by the House sponsor after an extensive application and interview process.
Macy Page, Pegasus House

What are your goals for Pegasus House?
To grow closer as a house, and to be motivated and enthusiastic. 

How would you describe your leadership style?
I would say my leadership style is that I like to be a supporter for all the house members and do anything I can to help them grow and get where they need to be. 

Who is a leader you look up to?
This is not necessarily just one person, but I look up to the sponsors. They are behind the scenes making sure everything in house is going smoothly, and they are supporting the whole house. They do so much that students don’t even know about, and they do it just because they love their house. That is why I look up to the sponsors. 
Mariah Fitzgerald, Griffin House

What are your goals for Griffin House?
I want to bring more unity to house. I want us to unite in Christ. I want them to be proud to be a Griffin. I don't want us to be divided into little friend groups, I want us all to be one big friend group and a team. A lot of times I feel like house can end up just feeling like an extra-long break, and I want each house time to have a purpose, no matter what we do. I want each person to grow more in house and come out of their shell, and for new relationships to grow, and for us to be motivated!

How would you describe your leadership style?
I like to get to know each person in house personally so I know exactly who I'm leading. I can also learn about how they learn when it comes to ranking up so I can help each person in the best way they need, to rank up or whatever it may be. It's also important to be a good example for them, so if I want to make them do something then I need to do it with them. If I want them to listen to me and have respect for me, then I need to show the same to them. I am competitive and motivated, so I like to hype up the house as best I can. It's also important to me to never see myself as higher or better than any of the other house members. I'm not higher or better than them, I just get the privilege of getting to lead them, and help them grow. I like to lead as their friend, not someone superior to them.

Who is a leader you look up to?
There have been multiple people I have looked up to and each in different ways. I will choose by who motivated me to want to be in house leadership and that would be Esther Place and Annika Chasteen. Both very strong, kind, funny, loyal, brave people, and watching them lead in house made me want to do it because they did it so well. I hope I can lead as well as they did! 
Gretchen Autrey, Falcon House

What are your goals for Falcon House?
My goal for Falcon House would be to bring everyone closer together and build that family atmosphere. The Houses are meant to give people a smaller atmosphere to work in when they come to a new school so that they aren’t as scared to try and make new friends. I want Falcon to be welcoming and enthusiastic and for us to work together as a team. When you have a well functioning team, there’s not a lot you can’t do. House is meant to be fun and enjoyable and that’s my goal.

How would you describe your leadership style?
My leadership style is very laid back. I don’t like to be controlling everything all at once, and, in my eyes, prefect is supposed to be a servant position. I shouldn’t have the spotlight, and instead my job is to direct that to my other leaders. I enjoy letting other people come to the front, and allowing them to show their leadership abilities. I will let them fail in small ways so that they can learn and grow, but if we have a bigger issue, then it’s time for me to step in.

Who is a leader you look up to?
A leader I look up to would actually be my mom who is Falcon House sponsor. Also, Caroline Rowland, a past prefect of Falcon. Both women are very strong personalities, but they showcase that in the best way possible. Neither gets frustrated easily, and both are confident enough in themselves and their abilities which shows. This confidence causes other people to respect them without a lot of questioning. They both get things done efficiently and are able to handle difficult situations with grace. People love them and that’s for a reason. 
Melody Stephens, Dragon House

What are your goals for Dragon House?
My goal this year for the whole House is to unite Dragon in Christ. I want to bring us together and grow as a House. I want to challenge our House to rediscover what it means to be a Dragon. For the individual members of Dragon my goal is to strengthen each one of them as a person. I want to foster friendships and reach out to people. I want to make them feel welcome and help them to love House even more.

How would you describe your leadership style?
My leadership style is to lead by example. It’s hard to follow and respect a leader who doesn’t live up to the standards they hold you to. Leadership isn’t about directing people to do things, it’s about making them feel comfortable doing them by being the first to do it and then empowering those you are called to serve.

Who is a leader you look up to?
A leader I look up to, as weird as it sounds, is actually a fictional leader I made up using the character traits of multiple people throughout my life. I look up to their strength, their kindness and selflessness, their calm authority, their wisdom, and so much more. I strive to be the best leader I can. I know that I’ll never reach even near perfection but it’s about the daily opportunity I have to make a positive impact on those God puts into my life. It all may sound cliche but God continues to show me, through my success and many errors, that it is truly about the journey, not the finish.
Forget to order a Yearbook?
Don't worry! You can still order a copy of the 2020-2021 ACA Yearbook, "Re-Claiming the 20s."

Go to www.treering.com/validate
Enter our school’s passcode: 1014725638033905

E-mail Mrs. Anton with any questions.
Current Opening: Upper Level Math Teacher
Augustine Christian Academy is seeking candidates to be instrumental in growing and refining our Math Department for grades 6-12. Candidates should hold a Bachelors degree and demonstrate the flexibility to teach a range of mathematic disciplines.

ACA seeks teachers who have a passion for life-long learning, Christian discipleship, a biblical worldview, and a strong working knowledge of the subjects they teach. While knowledge of classical teaching methods is not necessary, a deep desire to grow and to develop in the craft of classical education is. 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to John Ahrens, Headmaster.
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6310 E. 30th St. Tulsa, OK 74114
918-832-4600
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