Charleston Gift Wrap Sale Totals

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Each fall, we begin the year with a school-wide gift wrap sale through Charleston Wrap. We are pleased to announce a record sale. Thanks to every family that participated and made this year’s sale a success!

As of Wednesday (September 19), we collected in cash and sales a total of $28,500! 

All elementary students collected ‘Zoo Crew’ key chains for every two items they sold. We were pleased to give out so many key chains this year! The top sellers will participate in the Zoo Crew Grand Prix Race to determine the overall winner in the elementary school. The finalists for the race will be announced next week in Chapel.

All secondary students who turned in sales received No HW passes and free jeans passes. The top sellers in the middle school and high school earned a Free Day Out of School! These two winners will be announced in Chapel next week as well.





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This week (September 17), we held ReFRESH @ SCA. It is our annual, fall spiritual emphasis week where we set time aside each day to hear a fresh Word from God.

This year, God brought to us Tally Wilgis, pastor of Captivate Church (Baltimore) and Cam Triggs, pastor of Grace Alive Church (Orlando). Each speaker brought a fantastic challenge that met our students where they are. I am grateful for their investment and the spiritual fruit that will result from their time with us.

Special thanks to youth pastors Graham Inman & Tim Johnson from Sherwood Baptist Church, and seniors Emily Whatley & Emma Warbington, for helping lead us in worship each day.

Junior Ring Ceremony

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On Wednesday, the Class of 2020 celebrated receiving their class rings! Our Junior Ring Ceremony has been an annual tradition at SCA for many years when the juniors receive their class rings they ordered in the spring.

After some introductory comments by Dr. Dougherty, the juniors, 46 strong, came forward individually, received their rings from the Josten’s rep, and their parents placed them on their fingers for the very first time! It was a very special day for the juniors and their families. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

6th Grade Retreat

6th grade retreatThe 6th grade enjoyed their class retreat last week! They had a time of instruction and teaching with Jeremy Davidson, team bonding, games and afternoon swimming. The students learned about cooperation with one another and the importance of class unity.

We’d like to thank the Alderman family for opening up their home for some afternoon swimming. It was a great way to finish our day. Thanks, Coach Davidson, for all your hard work and planning these retreats.

7th & 8th Grade Retreat

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On Monday, August 27, our 7th and 8th grade students participated in an all-day class retreat together. This is something that we have been doing with our classes for several years now to kick off the year and build school spirit and class unity. These students participated in several different outdoor team building games and challenges in the morning time with their class sponsors.

After a Chick-Fil-A lunch together, the classes then went to different locations for some pool games and fellowship time. This is always a great way for us to start the year together and have some fun in the process.

Summer Reading Awards

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2018 Summer Reading Challenge Winners


Overall Elementary School Winner: Micah Hall (5th Grade)


1st Grade

1st Place: Chaney Grubbs

2nd Place: Penelope Lane

3rd Place: Cameron Pettiford

2nd Grade

1st Place: Caleb Grubbs

2nd Place: Car’Jaedon Williams

3rd Place: Lauren Johnson

3rd Grade

1st Place: Maggy Haskins

2nd Place: Levi Davidson

3rd Place: Lauren Greene

4th Grade

1st Place: Emma Baker

2nd Place: Auraleah Leverett

3rd Place: KJ Bevel

5th Grade

1st Place: Ashley Haskins

2nd Place: Jack NeSmith

3rd Place: Aziah Harrison


Total Number of Pages School Wide: 75,334

Highest Grade: 2nd Grade with 27,151 pages read

Congratulations to all of the students for making this summer’s reading challenge a great success!

First Elementary Chapel

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First through fifth grade students were excited to have their first elementary chapel yesterday.  We always enjoy hearing “good news” from each class and recognizing our new students. We also welcomed Mrs. Deborah Holman, our new second grade teacher, to our school. This was our first grade students’ first experience meeting with the elementary students. Thanks to Pastor Mark Scardino, Sherwood Baptist Church Children’s Minister, for speaking to us about our theme verse this year, and to Bethany for leading us in music and worship.

New Staff Added For Our 34th Year


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On Friday, August 10, we launched our 34th year of Christian school ministry to the greater Albany area. We are 60 staff members strong to deliver academic excellence within the context of a quality, Bible-based education to the 400 students who will call SCA home this year.

Joining us this year are new staff members:

Deborah Holman: 2nd Grade (pictured with teaching partner Mrs. Dougherty)

Cherry McKinley: Kitchen staff

Renee Oxendine: MS & HS History and Bible

Gary Oxendine: HS Math & Bible and MS PE

Vicki Davis: Instructional Technology Director

Mirna Galiano: MS & HS Spanish

Michelle Mattox: Marketing Director

We are so glad that God has called them to serve alongside us. Please welcome them to the SCA Family!

HS Back To School Night 2018

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On August 6, High School Back To School Night was hosted in grade-level homes. It was a nice change from the past and a huge success! It was great seeing students hanging out and parents connecting, some for the first time! Thanks to all for making it a priority to attend.

A special thanks to the Flynts, Griffins, Gunters, and Langstaffs for opening their homes and allowing everyone to gather and have a great time! I think we have started a new tradition!

Volleyball Set To Begin Season

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On Saturday, August 4, the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams played in the 6th Annual Pre-Season Rockin’ Round Robin tournament at Lee County. Each team played several opponents throughout the day as a great way to prepare for the upcoming season. The coaches were pleased with, not only the play, but the results.

The varsity team went 3-3 on the day, beating Thomasville HS, Warner Robins HS, and Northside Columbus HS. They competed well against Houston County, Valdosta HS, and First Presbyterian Day School out of Macon. Varsity team members include:

Seniors: Abby Adams & Emily Walker

Juniors: Andrea Alvizures, Ivy Evans, Maddie Evans, Blythe Gunter, Randi Harrelson, Emily Kavanaugh, Carlee Shumake, & Christian Walker

Sophomore: Liza Langstaff

The junior varsity team went 4-1 beating Thomasville HS, Stewart County, Warner Robins HS, and Lee County. They lost a close 3-set match to Houston County. Junior varsity team members include:

Sophomores: Jurnie Auguste, Mikayla Burnett, Laney Heard, & Julia Warbington

Freshmen: Caroline Dougherty, Allie Flynt, & Kyla Raven

Both teams begin their seasons on Monday, August 13, @ Thomas County Central.