The Charger Newsletter


It’s Time for Another ACA Miracle Day!
One of the great traditions of ACA is the way our people pull together when there is a special need to accomplish what would seem impossible. We need your help to do this once again! There is some remodeling we have to do to handle growth in our elementary, and preparation for some new classes in the secondary. This will involve some major projects. We will be hiring professionals to add a wall and move electric, install some new doors, etc. but there is a great deal of moving of furniture and other items, and some good, old-fashioned DEMOLITION that has to be done first. The list in general includes the following:

  1. Remove all the items from three closets and two classrooms.
  2. Remove everything from the Annex, get rid of things we no longer need, and re-
    organize the props and set pieces to allow for the new costume rental program.
  3. Demolish two walls in preparation for building a new wall.

THAT is a huge task, BUT if we have enough people show up, we can do it all in ONE DAY! It is essential we get that done so all construction can be finished before August 1st. The boatswain is piping “ALL HANDS ON DECK” for this one! We are calling for Alumni, current ACA high school students, (junior high if accompanied by a parent), and any parents who can come. There will be light and easy jobs, and tough, manly jobs. We need all of you!

The day is MONDAY, JULY 8th from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pizza dinner will be provided for this mega miracle crew. AND, current ACA students will earn bonus points for their houses for this coming year at a rate of 20 points per hour! Please RSVP to the school office to let us know you are coming, so we can plan enough tools and food for everyone. “Many hands make light work,” and it makes it fun! SEE YOU THERE!


This is the last week to sign up for the ACA Summer Week of the Arts! The Performing Arts camp will prepare a special musical version of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” to be performed on Friday night, July 19th at 7:00. The Prop Art class will design and create the set and major prop pieces for the production and be the stagehands for the performance. The Art class will focus on a particular medium of interest to the students, with Mrs. Thornhill, during their camp week and display their pieces that Friday night, and Mr. Palmer’s Creative Writing Camp will learn some valuable secrets to great writing and publish their stories to be distributed that night as well. What a great way to beat the heat with a week of fun this summer! Register online today at or see the registration form attached below!


ALL ACA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are invited to join the cast of “It’s A Wonderful Life - the Musical” this fall. NO previous experience is needed. To get a head start for the FREE audition workshop to be held on AUGUST 16, the cast listening CD music and script are attached to the link shown below. (DISCLAIMER FROM MRS POST: The CD was recorded by a church congregation… some of the voices are great… others, not so great. Do NOT form an opinion by how they interpret and sing the music. We will sing and interpret much differently!) Auditions will be held August 19 & 20 after school. Performance dates are December 5 - 8 (5 performances). Go to the Dropbox link below and download to your computer, iPad, etc. for easy access. (Please avoid any tab that says “delete.”) More information about the musical, workshop, auditions will be coming soon.


Mr. Roy Pinder, ACA parent, is coordinating an effort to begin a basketball program at ACA for elementary & junior high students. The goal of the program will be to allow participants an opportunity to advance their skill level. This would be a fall – winter program with the students participating in a league and tournaments. The cost per student could range from $175 to $300 and would include uniforms, registrations, & practice facility rental. If your family is interested in being part of this exciting new opportunity, please call the school office or email your student’s name & grade to: [email protected].


Coming this fall: ACA’s Audio/Video Club for those students interested in learning the art of Video, Audio, Lighting, Film and Editing under the leadership of an intern from Tulsa University (Isaac Holton). The club is open to ACA students in grades 7th-12th. Call the school office or email [email protected] to find out more information about how your student can get involved!

VOCAL EXPRESS CLASS “from page to stage”

From Mrs. Post: Attention all performing arts students going into 8th - 12th grades this fall! I would STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you consider enrolling in the Vocal Express class in the fall. Vocal Express is team taught by Mrs. Isgrigg and myself. It is a Tuesday/Thursday class, so it meets in two parts. During the first part of the class, Mrs. Isgrigg will focus on the rudiments of music: how to read music, sight-reading, time signatures, etc. During the second part, I teach and we get to put it all together using our vocals and choreography. We learn how to sing, how to blend with others, how to move, and how to take what we have learned from the “page” to the “stage”. Miss Rogers will also be assisting me. Those who took the class last year would highly recommend it to you! It is especially beneficial to those students who would like to feel more comfortable on stage, aim for bigger parts in the musicals, want to audition for the ACA show choir, or just want to better themselves vocally. You do earn a high school credit! So, please consider Vocal Express. You can call the school office to enroll! If you have more questions, just call me at 918-852-2040. Hope to see you in August.


The Rhetoric English Mastery Exam will be given once more this summer on Tuesday, July 23. This test will begin at 9:00 a.m. Students scoring a 80% or better on the REME are not required to take the high school level English Grammar class. The cost of the test is $50 for three opportunities to pass the test. The REME is offered each year in the spring and summer. Call or email the ACA office to sign your student up for the test. Students may check out a book from the office to review.


The ACA office is on summer hours. The office will be open 9:00 – 4:00 Monday – Friday and will be closed on July 4 & 5.

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

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