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Sherwood Christian Academy is a vibrant & growing private school in Albany, GA, with students in grades K3 - 12th.

SCA Receives Re-accreditation

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Sherwood Christian Academy announced this week that the school received re-accreditation this spring. Since 2007, SCA has been accredited by AdvancEd (the umbrella organization for the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools/SACS) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

This dual accreditation speaks of operational and academic excellence as well as the implementation of best practices of Christian education. Being an accredited school puts a stamp of approval and legitimacy on SCA’s diploma, allowing its students to attend the colleges of their choice and to be eligible for a broad range of scholarships nationwide.

Accreditation is a process whereby a school places itself under the inspection of a visiting team of educational professionals representing the two aforementioned accrediting bodies and their prescribed standards. The specifics cover the areas of mission and philosophy; governance and leadership; and operations including security, academics, programming, spiritual formation and strategic planning. SCA passed the standards inspection with exemplary marks.

As a mature school, SCA leadership chose to embark on Accreditation by School Progress (ASP), adding an additional writing component to this accreditation cycle that would have an appreciable effect on student achievement.

“Ultimately, we see effective communication skills as the currency of influence with others and as very important for students’ success in the future job market,” Headmaster Dr. Brian Dougherty said. “We developed a writing project called Writing the SCA Way as a way to increase our instruction in this area across the grades and the disciplines.

“This new curriculum helps every grade K-12 place a strong emphasis on writing and communication skills. The goal is that by the next accreditation cycle in five years, our writing project blueprint is reproduceable by other schools.”

(article courtesy of the Albany Herald, 6-22-19)

 

Middle School Awards Ceremony

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These students were recognized at our Middle School Awards Ceremony for their outstanding achievements this year!

Christian Character:
6th Grade – Addie Hemmings and Malachi Russell
7th Grade- Josie Davidson, Sarah Fedrick and Jude Ham
8th Grade – Sydney Sanders, Hudson Carter and Connor Mathis

DAR Good Citizens Award:
6th grade – Brandon Haire
7th grade – Jude Ham
8th grade – Anna Kroll

Woodmen of the World – American History Award: Ahlias Pobre

Duke TIP Talent Identification Program:
6th grade – Bob Baranko, Luke Bergrab, Vance Carter, Alexandra Collins, Miles Dobson, Jordyn Gibson, William Greene, Brantley Griffin, Brandon Haire, Mason Johnson, Caleb Kendrick, Madyson Mims, Addison Mingo, Kaitlyn O’Neal, Malachi Russell, Lydia Sancinito, Keegan Swilley, Ariana Whitmire, David Willard, and Ellie Western

7th grade – Hannah Albano, Kaelin Bush, Josie Davidson, Ethan Eldridge, Sarah Fedrick, Peter Kendrick, Emerson Montgomery, and Jude Peavey

Math Counts: Eric Bergrab, Hudson Carter, Hope Usher and Kaelin Bush

GICAA Math Bowl Region Champions: Eric Bergrab, Hudson Carter, Patrick Shayeb, Ahlias Pobre, and Michaela Hudson

GICAA Spelling Bee Region Champion: William Greene

Geography Bee: Makayla White, Rebekah NeSmith, Hannah Albano, Josiah Reeves, Ahlias Probre, and Anna Kroll

Geography Bowl:

Minutemen: Mason Johnson, William Greene, Brantley Griffin, Jordyn Lee, and Katie Rolle
Patriots: David Willard, Vance Carter, Jordynn Gibson, Madyson Mims, and Malachi Russell

GICAA Quiz Bowl Region Champions:
Eric Bergrab, Hudson Carter, Anna Kroll, Ahilas Pobre, and Mikayla White

GICAA Chess Team: Eric Bergrab, Mason Johnson, Caleb Kendrick, David Willard, and Luke Bergrab

Congratulations to these middle school students on their academic achievements this year. We are very proud of you!

Highest Numeric Averages:

6th Grade:
Highest Numeric Average: Luke Bergrab
2nd Highest: William Greene
3rd Highest: Jordyn Gibson
3rd Highest: Addie Hemmings
3rd Highest: Mason Johnson

7th Grade
Highest Numeric Average: Hannah Albano
2nd Highest Numeric Average: Peter Kendrick
3rd Highest Numeric Average: Josie Davidson
4th Highest Numeric Average: Kaelin Bush
5th Highest Numeric Average: Sarah Fedrick

8th Grade
Highest Numeric Average: Eric Bergrab
2nd Highest Numeric Average: Ahlias Pobre
3rd Highest Numeric Average: Alana Waters
4th Highest Numeric Average: Ethan Johnson
5th Highest Numeric Average: Mikayla White

Headmaster’s Scholars – A Honor Roll:

6th Grade: Luke Bergrab, Noah Butler, Alexandra Collins, William Greene, Jordyn Gibson, Brandon Haire, Addie Hemmings, Mason Johnson, Caleb Kendrick, Ellie Western, and Ariana Whitmire

7th Grade: Hannah Albano and Peter Kendrick

8th Grade: Eric Bergrab, Mallory Homes, Ethan Johnson, Rebekah NeSmith, Ahlias Pobre, Alana Waters and Mikayla White

Principal’s Scholars (A/B Honor roll)

6th Grade: Collyer Alderman, Henry Anderson, Miles Dobson, Brantley Griffin, Ayana Hills, Victoria Huckaby, Addison Mingo, Madyson Mims, Josiah Reeves, Malachi Russell, Lydia Sancinito, Daniela Quinones Velez, and David Willard

7th grade: Kaelin Bush , Josie Davidson, Sarah Fedrick, Bryce Fortson, Jude Ham, Emerson Montgomery, Raelyn Porter, Hope Usher, and Joseph Williams

8th grade: Kennedi Berry, Shelby Brinson, Kenna Brooks, Hudson Carter, Kennedy Daniels, Arabella Davidson, Walker Flowers, Owen Henshaw, Anna Kroll, Connor Mathis, Madeline Nowicki, William Price, Sydney Sanders, Patrick Shayeb, and Audrey Skidmore

SCA Announces Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Nathanael and Emma

Sherwood Christian Academy is pleased to announce Emma Warbington and Nathanael Sancinito as its valedictorian and salutatorian respectively for the class of 2019.

Valedictorian Emma Warbington graduates with honors with a 4.0 GPA and will be attending the Georgia Institute of Technology as an engineering major. Recognized this year as SCA’s STAR student, Warbington excels academically as a member of the National Honor Society, an SCA Headmaster Scholar for four years, and ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Outstanding Achievement Award winner. Warbington also excels in athletics as a four-year letter winner in cheerleading, two-year letter winner in soccer, and Scholar Athlete for four years. She has served as class secretary, treasurer and president, and as the student body vice president. Warbington received the gold medal of recognition for exemplary community service throughout high school. The daughter of Chad and Suzanna Warbington, Emma has attended SCA for 13 years and is a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Salutatorian Nathanael Sancinito graduates with honors with a 4.0 GPA and will be attending the Georgia Institute for Technology as an engineering major. Excelling both academically and athletically, Sancinito has been one of SCA’s Headmaster Scholars and Scholar Athlete for four years. He is a member of the National Honor Society, ACSI Distinguished Christian High School Outstanding Achievement Award winner, four-year letter winner in soccer and cross country, two-year letter winner in basketball., and one-year letter winner in track. Sancinito is the recipient of SCA’s Coach’s Award, Kingdom Athlete Award and Christian Character Award. He has served as class vice president, president and student body chaplain. The son of Chuck and Kim Sancinito, Nathanael has attended SCA for 13 years and is a member of Sherwood Baptist Church.

Sherwood Christian Academy will hold its 30th commencement exercises for the class of 2019 on Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Sherwood Baptist Church. President of Ask or Think Ministries (Middleton, WI), Ben Schettler, will deliver the commencement address to the graduates.

Track Team State Results

58647202_10214244344681936_6828285130558144512_oCongratulations to the SCA track team on performing well at State competition over the weekend! Here are the results:

GIRLS

Anna Kendrick – 3rd in the 800m

Victoria Vega – 8th in the 800m

Joy Kendrick – 3rd in the 1600m

Alexis Kelley – 7th in the 1600m

Addy Wilson – 3rd in the 100m Hurdles; 1st in Pole Vault; 5th in Long Jump; 4th in Triple Jump

Symone Rhyme – 6th in the 100m Hurdles; 7th in the 300m Hurdles

Elizabeth Montgomery – 2nd in Pole Vault

KeMia Starling – 1st in Shot Put

SCA Girls 4x100m Relay Team – 7th

Addy Wilson; Victoria Vega; Madison Vickers; Symone Rhyme

SCA Girls 4x400m Relay Team – 8th

Elizabeth Montgomery; Victoria Vega; Madison Vickers; Symone Rhyme

BOYS

Thomas Waller – 2nd in Pole Vault

Ahlias Pobre – 3rd in Pole Vault

Andrew Sanders – 4th in Pole Vault

SCA Boys 4x400m Relay Team – 7th

Zach Pride; Ahlias Pobre; Andrew Sanders; KJ Daniels

Fifth Grade Donut Creations with Dunkin’

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After writing a persuasive essay on a new donut creation, fifth graders partnered with Dunkin’ Donuts to create the winning treat. Congratulations to donut designer, Lillian Peavey, for the Earth Recycled Donut!

Students were able to create the donut, which was a vanilla donut, chocolate filling, green icing, chocolate and green drizzle on top with pretzel pieces and green sprinkles. Thank you to Dunkin’ for helping with this fun project!

Spring Literary Team Wins State!

 

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Congratulations to the SCA Spring Literary Team who took 1st Place at the GICAA Division I-AA State Literary on Monday. It is SCA’s first Spring Literary state championship! SCA finished ahead of Westminster Academy of Watkinsville.

Congratulations are in order for coaches Vickie Knuckles & Jackie Byrd, accompanist Missy Sanders, and the fifteen (15) team members: Ashlynn Dapper (10th gr.), Josie Davidson (7th gr.), Gavin Griffin (10th gr.), Jared Guin (12th gr.), Liza Langstaff (10th gr.), Smith Langstaff (9th gr.), Elizabeth Montgomery (10th gr.), Cameron Rambo (12th gr.), Nathanael Sancinito (12th gr.), Andrew Sanders (12th gr.), Sydney Taylor (12th gr.), Emma Warbington (12th gr.), Julia Warbington (10th gr.), John Mark Willard (9th gr.), and Emily Whatley (12th gr.).

First place medals were earned by Smith Langstaff (humorous oral interpretation), Jared Guin (international extemporaneous), and the Boys Quartet of Gavin Griffin, Cameron Rambo, Andrew Sanders, and John Mark Willard. All together the SCA team earned 16 medals! Way to go Spring Literary Team!

Three HSers Join Community Youth Concert for Black History Month

community wide youth concert feb 2019

On February 28, three of our high schoolers joined other talented youth in our community from other Dougherty County high schools to participate in the 6th Annual Community-Wide Youth Concert for Black History Month at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Albany.

Under the direction of high school musical director, Mrs. Christine St. Jacques, freshman Mikyla Porter, and juniors Nancy Johnston & Amber Mullins joined in a variety of old gospel songs and African heritage songs that made for an entertaining and inspiring concert that blessed those in attendance.

Dr. Dougherty stated, “I am so proud of these young ladies and how they represented our school well as a part of this community-wide youth choir. Interacting with students from other schools in the community and singing before a large audience including community leaders was a great experience for them. They are looking forward to participating again next year!”

Varsity Girls Basketball State Runner-Up

girls bb state runner-up 2019

Sherwood Christian Academy Girls Varsity basketball team lost in heart-breaking fashion in the GICAA Division 1-AA state championship in Macon on Saturday night to Covenant Academy 32-26 in overtime.

After a hard-fought game that went back and forth, freshman Joy Kendrick’s potential game winning shot went in and out for the Eagles at the buzzer in regulation that sent the game into overtime. Unfortunately, the Rams from Covenant Academy pulled away in the extra session.

The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by junior guard Ashanti Harrison who scored 14 points. Seniors Caroline Mathis and Anna Kendrick added 6 and 4 points respectively. Junior Alex McComas hit two critical free throws down the stretch that tied the game in regulation.

The Lady Eagles had an incredible run finishing with a record of 18-7. Congratulations to Coach Gary Oxendine, Asst. Coach Vincent Raven, and the entire team for a great season to remember!

STAR Student and Teacher

IMG_2094Congratulations to Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard!

Emma Warbington and Mrs. Beth Shepard were honored today in a STAR Student/Teacher luncheon sponsored by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.

The PAGE Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program, now in its 61st year, is sponsored, administered and promoted by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE). Since its creation by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the STAR program has honored nearly 27,000 high school seniors and the teachers they have selected as having had the most influence on their academic achievement. To obtain the 2019 STAR nomination, graduating high school seniors must have the highest score on a single test date on the SAT and be in the top 10 percent or top 10 students of their class based on grade point average.

We are very proud of Emma and Mrs. Shepard and the academic excellence they exemplify at Sherwood Christian Academy!