I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
Job 19:25
April 29, 2018
Warrior Golf Classic Postponed until May 7
Warrior Golf Classic will be held Monday, May 7th at Cross Creek Golf Club.

The tournament schedule:
11:30 am:  Lunch and Warrior Challenge prizes
1:00 pm:  Shotgun Start
Following the tourney:  Golf awards and Superticket challenges
Warrior Challenge Celebration
WOW! Our Warriors Raised Over $114,000
...and donations are still coming in!

We asked our students, families and friends to help us raise money to support
Oconee Christian Academy's commitment to provide a college- prep
Christian education to the students God brings to our school.

Your response has been OVERWHELMING!

Our TOP Awards were presented to:
High School: Juniors
Middle School: 7th Grade
and Elementary, and the FIRST TO RAISE $2,000!: Kindergarten

Our TOP Individual Fundraiser was 7th grade student Broc Pittman!

We also honored each class with special commendations, including:
  • 1st grade: the Every Penny Counts award for collecting coins and teaching us that our change adds up.
  • 2nd: the Sweet Idea award for the donut sales that brought in $600 in profit
  • 3rd: the Good News award for the t shirts that remind us that Jesus gave more than we ever could.
  • 4th: the All In award for the contribution by the entire class to the letters that were sent out.
  • 5th: the Giving of Ourselves award for donating items and time to make the yard sale a huge success.
  • 6th: the Entrepreneurship award for selling over $1100 of beef jerky.
  • 8th: the Great New Idea award for hosting movies and Schlotzsky's spirit night and giving us fun new ways to raise money.
  • 9th: the Going the Distance award for coupon book sales that continue to raise money.
  • 10th: the Thinking Outside the Box award for hat day and the ice bucket competition among teachers.
  • 12th: the Share OCA with the World award for casting the widest net with the video and go fund me page.

Head of School Chris Bateman reversed the weather make-up day,
and declared Monday, May 7 a school holiday!

Warrior Challenge Golf Classic Sponsors
Warrior Sponsors ($2,500)
Clardy Real Estate
Dean and Margie Burton
Lex and Cora Burton
Joe and Debbie Chapa
Shane Clardy
Drew and Dianne Collins
Bob Giblin
Tim and Jennifer Hanke
Robert Helms
Brett and Melissa Pittman
Lenard Rogers
Charles and Cathy Sewell
Bob and Lynn Stein

Shot Sponsors ($250)
Blue Ridge Electric Co-op
Golden Corner Dental Associates
Industrial Motor Service
JDavis Construction
Johnstone Supply
Southern Scapes of Oconee
Two Day Design
Upstate Insurance of Oconee Inc.
Upstate Orthodontics
Webb Heating and Air
The Wheel Works
Regina Bolt
Allison Carron
Todd Curlee
John and Pat Dilworth
Ralph and Nancy Frey
Tom and Melinda Hannah
Don Harper
Paul and Susan Johanson
Pat Johnannes
Darrell Kanagy
Gary Lecroy
Kip & Kim Miller
Donnie Nix
Dexter Robinson
William and Kathleen Swinney
Event Sponsors ($1,000)
Building the Body Foundation
Pittman Heating and Air
David Ayers, Inc.
Priscilla Bennett
Jim Curlee

Hole Sponsors ($500)
All About People
Auto Body Express
Blue Ridge Electric Company
General Machine of Anderson
JMA Design
Ken's Thriftee Pharmacy
Oakway Tractor
The Paint Place
Tri County Ace Builders Supply
Frank Alexander
Chris Bateman
James & Anna Boggs
Ted and Cheryl Cherry
David and Judd Oyler
Mark & Anna Pittman
Blake and Lisa Poleynard
William and Holly Ricketson
Kay Smith
Joe and Danielle Valdez
Frank and Bee Ventura
Allen White
Third Quarter Honor Roll
All A Honor Roll

First Grade
Nolan Burgess
Peyton Jones
Kaydence Knoerr

Second Grade
David Brooks
Abigail Eaker
Andrew Holland
Josie Macijewski
Alex Morales
Camryn Neal
Caroline Scott
Kensie Witzel

Third Grade
Arianna Allison
Luke Bellotte
Makayla Clardy
Abigail Collier
Bentley Connor
Laurel McCall
Kaleb Smith
Rhett Stowe

Fourth Grade
Kaela Collins
Carys Eller
Caitrin Hanke
Julianne Keaton
Brendan White

Fifth Grade
Cal Kelly

Sixth Grade
Chuckie Brooks
Colten Cooper
Lily Holland
Mackenzie Lee
Daniel Frick
Kelsie Hanke
Stella Price
Brooklyn Shirley

Seventh Grade
Mattie Adair
Sam Burgess
Emma Deloatche
Timo Hall
Kolten Lee
Olivia Nix

Eighth Grade
Josie Brown
Ethan Holland
Kaylin Lovinggood
Eric Moore
Chase Woodring

Ninth Grade
Sarah Brittany Glenn
Grant Hampton

Tenth Grade
Abby Adiar
Olivia Keaton
Taylor Lee
Emmie Malphrus
Kate Schupp
Polina Stasevych

Eleventh Grade
Sabrina McCarter
Josiah Ruth
John Smith

Twelfth Grade
Savannah Hall
Victoria Murphy
Emma Nicholson
Silas Strawderman
Knox Whiten
Caleb Woolbright
A-B Honor Roll

First Grade
Camden Hanke
Addyson Neal

Second Grade
Brooklyn Conner
Christiana Jones
Emma Rowland

Fourth Grade
Norah Burgess
Kinsey Hart
Eva Perr

Fifth Grade
Hannah Macijewski
Ellie Belle Pittman
Levi Pope

Sixth Grade
Drew Myers
Kailey Walker
Lilly LeCroy
Harrison Dyar
Gracie Lundsford
Ian White
Colten Massey

Seventh Grade
Broc Pittman
Jackson Pittman

Eighth Grade
Sophie Bradley
Phillip Burgess
George Deloatche
Kendall Haney
Kennedy Walker
Clay Woodring

Tenth Grade
Caleb Baumann
Abigail Malphrus
Lindy Smith
Vanessa Valdez
Eric akefield
Cole Wyman

Eleventh Grade
Joshua Glenn
Will Hannah
Ben Kelley
Hunter Massey
Garrett McNulty
Garland Schaefer
Spencer Schaefer

Twelfth Grade
James Lecroy
Veronica Valdez

Class Pictures May 3rd
Class Group Pictures
Thursday, May 3rd

All grades, kindergarten through 12th!

Group and individual cap and gown pictures for  seniors and kindergarten students will also be taken.

Order forms were sent home today, and must be  returned by Wednesday, May 2nd. 
1st - 11th grade simply indicate a quantity; kindergarten and seniors specify their order.

All prints must be pre-ordered.
No proofs will be provided.

Please make sure students are dressed appropriately for class pictures.

Lunch Order for May 8 - 11
Greetings from the Warrior Lunchroom!

For those who order catered lunches please use any credit or pay any debt slips by May 21.

As the year winds down please remember our lunchroom rules:
  • Heat-ups should be microwave ready in approved wrappers or containers.
  • NEVER any glass containers and wrap food in paper towel before putting in baggies or tinfoil.
  • 3 minute maximum time allowed for heating.
  • Name and grade on every lunch.
  • Lunches from home should include all necessary utensils and condiments.

Thank You!
Kathi Rosenberger
Monday, May 7
No School

Tuesday, May 8

Wednesday, May 9
Ingles Deli
Thursday, May 10
New China

Friday, May 11
Little Caesar's Pizza
Continue to Reenroll Online
It is time to make your commitment for the 2018-2019 academic year at Oconee Christian Academy.

To reenroll online,
  1. Go to Gradelink.com
  2. On right side, click LOGIN (Use the FAMILY account)
  3. Enter School Code: 749
  4. Enter Your user name and password
  5. On left side, click tab Reenroll
  6. Follow the instructions and enter information. All areas in red boxes are required. You will not be able to continue to the next page until you complete all required information.
  7. When finished, click Submit

Your reenrollment will be approved when the online process is complete and your reenrollment fees are PAID.

If you have more than one student to reenroll, choose the next student under Now Viewing at the top of the page, then follow the same process.

If you have questions, please email Linda Zeagler:
From Trash to Treasure
Kindergarten students demonstrated their understanding of the value of recycling, creating "treasures" from "trash." The fun projects were displayed in the library throughout the week.
Praise Team to Visit Earle's Grove Baptist
The Oconee Christian Academy Praise Team will minister at Earle's Grove Baptist Church on Sunday, May 6 at 6:00 pm. Join the Praise Team for an evening of worship.
Warrior Athletics
Annual Sports Physicals

Students of Oconee Christian Academy can obtain their annual sports participation physicals at the school.

Date : Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Who : Rising 5 th -12 th grade students. This physical will cover the student for all sports for the 2018-2019 school year.
Time : 3:00 to 5:00 PM
Location : Oconee Christian Academy
Cost : $15 per physical. Please make check out to “Oconee Christian Academy”. 100% of proceeds goes to OCA.

Forms Required : Each student will need to take a physical form with them to the physical. Forms can also be obtained from the Athletic Director Mr. Steele or from the School Nurse, Mrs. Burgess.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Steele or Mrs. Burgess .

Ethan Holland, an eighth grade Oconee Christian student is the news reporter for the Warrior athletic program, working with Athletic Director Dennis (Hack) Steele. Ethan will also write Warrior Spotlights for publication in the Warrior Weekly.

Warrior Sports Review: April 23-27
by Ethan Holland

The golf team won their final regular match of the season against Rabun Gap with a season best score of 171-183. Knox Whiten was the medalist with a score of 37. The golf team's record to end the season is 11-4, and they will play in the state tournament on May 1 st at the Columbia Country Club.

The baseball team beat Fountain Inn in a conference game 10-0. Matthew Bryan pitched 5 scoreless innings, and the victory gave the team a conference championship with a 3-1 record. The baseball team later beat Haywood Christian with a score of 28-7 in the final regular game of the season. Baseball will play in the state tournament semi-finals at 3 PM on May 4 th in Walterboro, SC.

The girl's soccer team's season has ended with a record of 3-6. The final two games of the season were rained out.
Warrior Spotlight: Veronica Valdez, Jame Lecroy,
Chuckie Brooks
by Ethan Holland
Ethan: So, Veronica, what sports have you played while at OCA?

Veronica : I've played soccer. That’s it.

Ethan : Do you have any pregame routines you do to get ready?

Veronica : I like to stretch and read the Bible.

Ethan : Are there any verses that stand out to you?

Veronica : Yes, Psalms 138: 8 It says “The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.”

Ethan : Okay... so do you have a favorite pregame meal you like to eat?

Veronica : I like to eat bananas and peanut butter sandwiches because they have a lot of protein.

Ethan : Do you have a favorite kind of music you like to listen to?

Veronica : Yes, I love to listen to the radio, Christian music.

Ethan : What is the biggest lesson you have learned while playing sports?

Veronica : How to work with a team and be in a position of leadership since I’m the team captain.

Ethan : What is your favorite memory of playing sports while at OCA?

Veronica : Probably beating Rabun Gap since they are a really good team and we lifted Abby up on our shoulders since she made the winning shot.

Ethan : Do you have a favorite quote?

Veronica : Yes, it’s by Winston Churchill. "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

Ethan : Who is your favorite hero?

Veronica : Yes, I look up to my Dad a lot. He keeps me going and I appreciate everything he does. He’s the hardest worker I know.

Ethan : Do you have any plans for after graduation?

Veronica : Yes, I want to go to Liberty University and become a nurse.

Ethan : Thanks for your time, Veronica.

Veronica : You're welcome. Thank you Ethan.

Ethan : You’re welcome.
Ethan : So, James, what sports have you played while at OCA?

James : I've played cross country, soccer, basketball, and baseball.

Ethan : Do you have any pregame routines you do to get ready?

James : Fuufuu lame, I ain't with it.

Ethan : Okay... so do you have a favorite pregame meal you like to eat?

James : Definitely Dienners!

Ethan : Do you have a favorite kind of music you like to listen to?

James : Post Malone.

Ethan : What is the biggest lesson you have learned while playing sports?

James : Don't get cocky.

Ethan : What is your favorite memory of playing sports while at OCA?

James : Probably beating Bob Jones for a playing game.

Ethan : What is your favorite quote?

James : " If you ain't first, you're last."
  - Ricky Bobby

Ethan : Who is your favorite hero?

James : Bobby Boucher – (“Waterboy”)

Ethan : Do you have any plans for after graduation?

James : I plan on going to Young Harris College.

Ethan : Thanks for your time, James.

James : You're welcome.
Ethan : So, Chuckie, what sports have you played while at OCA?

Chuckie : I've done cross country, basketball, and soccer.

Ethan : How long have you been running?

Chuckie : I've done it for three years.

Ethan : So I heard you ran a half-marathon recently. How did you prepare for that?

Chuckie : I started running 5 miles every day, then 7, then some 5k's to get ready for it.

Ethan : What was the hardest part of the race?

Chuckie : The 11 mile. There were some pretty big hills to run on.

Ethan : What are you goals for running?

Chuckie : I want to break the 2 minute mile record and do a 5k in at least 14 minutes.
Chuck Brooks, an Oconee Christian 6 th grade student ran the Seneca Half Marathon in March. He was 29th overall, 1st in his age division (19 & under), and 7th for all males under 30. He ran the half marathon in 1:50:13. Great job Chuck! (--Athletic Director Dennis Steele)
Ethan : Do you have a favorite hero you admire?

Chuckie : Not really. I just try my best.

Ethan : What is the biggest lesson you have learned while running?

Chuckie : When you're running, you have to be in the top 7 runners for your score to count, and you go gradually faster as the race goes on.

Ethan : Do you have a favorite quote?

Chuckie : No, not really.

Ethan : That's it. Thanks for your time, Chuckie.

Chuckie : You're welcome.
Inclement Weather Make-up Day Cancelled!
Monday, May 7 will be a school holiday for all students, faculty and staff!!