The Charger


We are proceeding with our renovation/remodel of the Performing Arts Building. Please consider helping us if you can. We will be starting at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday, August 4th. If you have them, bring screw guns, etc. with you and you will be trained on what to do. There will be some “handy man” small jobs too. It’s a great time to meet other people and save the school lots of money. We don’t have much time before school begins and we need this remodel project to be completed by then.


We are having a general Work Day on Saturday, August 4th, to get the building ready for school to begin! If you are not able to help with the remodel in the Performing Arts Building, please consider coming to help in other ways on Work Day. Some of the things we need to accomplish are: washing the lunch room tables & chairs, sweeping & mopping the risers in the Great Room, wiping down the classroom tables & desks, general clean up of the grounds, and other small tasks. We will start early so we won’t have to work during the hottest part of the day, so plan to volunteer a couple of hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. on August 4th. All parents and high school age students are welcome!


We sent an email listing our new teachers and we left some off the list! In addition to those mentioned in the email, Mr. Greg Jones will be teaching the Jr. High Boys Bible class and Miss Torie Ferguson will be joining us as the Performing Arts Assistant. We will also have someone new in After School Care, Mrs. Tina Nettles. A BIG welcome to Mr. Jones, Miss Ferguson, & Mrs. Nettles; and our apologies for leaving them off the previous list!


This year we have two nights of Parent Orientation from which you can choose – Tuesday, August 7th, or Thursday, August 9th. Both evenings we will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Great Room. We will be going over lots of information pertaining to the coming school year, so parents should make every effort to attend. Students are not required to attend the Parent Orientation since they will have their own orientation the first day of school.


The first day of school will be Monday, August 13th. This will be a half day, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Students should wear regular uniforms, not High Convocation uniforms. (Due to high temperatures, High Convocation uniforms will not be required until the Monday after Labor Day.) Elementary classes will go over classroom rules, distribute books, and play some “get acquainted” games. For secondary students, basic school rules will be discussed, teachers introduced, Houses will meet together, planners will be distributed, lockers will be assigned, and yearbooks from last year will be distributed (to those who ordered one). After school care will not be available the first day of school. Student Orientation Day is for ALL students, full time and part time. NOTE: If you have ordered new polo shirts from C & J Uniforms, and they are not in prior to August 13th, plan to wear a plain white or navy t-shirt or a plain shirt with a collar.


August 23rd – 24th. It is very important for every student in grades 6 – 12, full time & part time, to attend Charger Round Table. This event builds community among the students and sets the tone for the school year. The cost this year will remain at $90 per student, which covers transportation, overnight lodging, four meals, and activities. Permission slips will be available at Parent Orientation and on the first day of school.


Calling all ACA high school students! The audition workshop for the fall production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will be held after school on Friday, August 17th, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Auditions will be held on August 19th & 20th after school. ALL high school students are welcome to participate in this production! We will also need set builders & painters, stage crew, and sound & lighting techs for the production; so if your student doesn’t want to be “on stage” there are still several ways to be involved!


When you are out shopping for school supplies for your students, please consider picking up a package of copy paper, some dry erase markers, and a box of tissues for the school office. These are the items we continually use during the school year and your donation of some of these would be a tremendous help to us.


August 7: Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

August 9: Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.

August 13: School Begins, 8:00 a.m. – noon, no lunch or after school care available

August 17: “White Christmas” Audition Workshop, 4:00 p.m.

August 19 & 20: Auditions for “White Christmas”

August 23-24: Charger Round Table at New Life Ranch (secondary students)

Have questions? Please call ACA at 918-832-4600