Due to severe weather conditions, the Thursday, December 5 performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life” is rescheduled for Monday, December 9, at 7 PM. Tickets for the Thursday performance will be honored on Monday night. Check the website or ACA Facebook page for any further performance date changes as a result of weather! Stay safe and warm.
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George & Mary Bailey, Uncle Billy, Clarence, and all the citizens of Bedford Falls will be taking the ACA stage December 5-8, 2013 for five heartwarming (and show-stopping) performances of “It’s A Wonderful Life–the Musical.” Tickets (adults-$10, children & students-$7) go on sale to the public Friday, November 8th, 2013, and the intimate theater at the school means every seat is a good one.
Based on the beloved 1946 Frank Capra film, this musical faithfully follows protagonist George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his mid-life disappointments and his eventual questioning of life’s purpose. This beautifully scored and theatrically staged adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining all the warmth, humor, and goodwill of the original. If you are familiar with the story, you know there’s rarely a dry eye in the house at the end of the story, and anyone who’s attended an ACA musical knows the students will amaze you with their talent, versatility, and depth. In short, this is not your typical high school production. Tickets sell out quickly, so order yours from the office right away!
Evening performances begin at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (12/5-12/7), and matinees begin at 2:00 p.m. on the Saturday the 7th, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday the 8th. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the school office at 918-832-4600.
On Friday, October 25, 2013 from 6-8 PM the senior class of Augustine Christian Academy will put on a Chili Supper and Dessert Auction to raise funds for senior activities, the class banner, and the traditional senior gift at the end of the year. This family-friendly event is scheduled for the Performing Arts Building at the school, and parents, students, and friends of ACA are welcome.
The event, entitled “Chili-in with the Seniors,” offers a single bowl of chili & a drink for $3, and a bottomless bowl will be $5. Family cap is $15 maximum. The desserts include homemade pies, cakes, cupcakes, and cookies including such favorites as German chocolate cake, and apple crisp made by the seniors and their families.
Senior Elise Collingsworth said, “It is a great opportunity to get to know the seniors and students that your children go to school with everyday,” in a clear call to parents AND students of ACA. And, as another senior pointed out, ‘You can wear casual clothing, so there’s no reason to miss out!”
Fall Break at ACA begins on Thursday, October 17th and runs through Sunday, October 20th, and according to students and teachers alike, it couldn’t have come at a better time. The hallways were buzzing with conversations about hayrides, campouts, bonfires, and more. Since the first quarter just ended, this respite from the regular schedule will provide a welcome break from nightly homework school activities. Plans during the break include mission trips, family adventures, and even some studying—if the parents will allow it, that is.
Several faculty members will be traveling to other states during the break, but one is traveling halfway around the world. Mr. James Kuhn, Chair of the ACA Language Department, will visit some family in the Middle East, and will also be working on a mission trip with a group of doctors visiting hospitals in the United Arab Emirate region during the majority of the trip.
Meanwhile students are planning camping trips, visits to family, and time relaxing. Perhaps freshman Michael Stephens expressed what many of the students are looking forward to most. “I’m just excited that I don’t have to come to school, and I get some time off,” he said. But not all students embrace the clear schedule as fully as Stephens does.
Sophomore Allie Johnson has mixed emotions about the break. While she’s glad for some time off from school, she has plans to study some so that she doesn’t “lose her edge” academically. However, Johnson explained that she might not be allowed to study during her time off, a proposition she finds more troubling than some other students might.
“My dad told me that I couldn’t do any homework over the break because I tend to be an overachiever,” she explained. “But I think he might let me study some on Saturday,” she added with a smile and a hopeful nod.
If Johnson’s dad allows it, she’ll squeeze in some review or reading before she returns to school on Monday. Chances are, Johnson will not be alone, as homework at ACA doesn’t cease just because the school takes a short break. However, she may be the only one enjoying cracking the books during her vacation.