The Charger Newsletter


All outstanding chocolate bar money should be turned in to the office as soon as possible! Thank you so much for supporting our Performing Arts Program at ACA!


ACA’s Performing Arts Dept. is hosting a Little Theatre THIS Friday evening, March 7th, that will feature performances from our Intro to Theater, Speech & Stage, and Performing Shakespeare students, as well as music from the Show Choir and Vocal Express. Little Theatre usually lasts about an hour and is always packed full of outstanding performances – plan to attend! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. along with the concession stand. Performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Adults are $2.00 and students are $1.00. This is a “pay at the door” event and seating is limited, so don’t be late!


Tickets are now on sale to cast parents and Performing Arts Booster Club members. Next week they will go on sale to everyone else. “School House Rock” is a fun, upbeat musical review based on the School House Rock television commercials of the 1960’s and 70’s. You might find yourself singing along if you are old enough to remember those commercials! Our 4th – 8th graders have been hard at work learning the songs and dance routines since mid-January and you won’t want to miss their production!

Opening Night, April 10, is also a special evening for prospective parents with students in Grammar and/or Jr. High School. After the performance, they will be invited to meet the principals and take the tour of the school. We are reserving a block of tickets, so if they contact us in advance, they will be our guests to the Thursday evening performance of “School House Rock”. If you have friends or family with children in this age bracket that are looking for a great school, have them contact the school office for a tour and production on April 10th.

CAST PARENTS: Just a reminder that all cast fees are due to the school office on or before APRIL 10th! If you are not sure if you have paid your fees, please contact the school office for assistance.


Our Spring Fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 5th at the Skyline 60 (the 60th floor of the City Plex towers). Our theme this year is Trivia Night! and the evening will be filled with fun and special ACA entertainment. If your students ever talk about the ACA Quiz Bowls, they will tell you that Mr. Post & Mr. Brewer know a thing or two about hosting a fun Trivia contest.

 Tickets will be $15 per person or $120 to sponsor a table for 8. This is an after-dinner affair with a “Sweet and Salty” theme of desserts, finger foods, and beverages. Let’s invite our family, friends, co-workers and bosses! We know it will be a lot of fun, but we also need to stress that it is a fundraiser and we don’t want to be shy about asking for support for this amazing school.

We still need a few more items for the Live Auction that will be held during the scoring periods. Currently, we have 4 Park Hopper tickets to Walt Disney World, 4 tickets to Wicked at the PAC, Jewelry from Moody’s Jewelry, tickets to The Sound of Music, as well as, the American String Quartet. You can use the letter attached below to help us bring in more auction items. Mr. Ahrens is looking for a team of parents to help with this over the next month. Please let him know if you would be willing to assist.

Tickets will be available soon for this very fun and entertaining evening, but you can reserve yours now in the school office.


ACA high school students must take the Rhetoric Grammar class or successfully pass the Rhetoric English Mastery Exam (REME) before graduating from ACA. The REME is usually given twice in the spring and twice in the summer. The cost of the REME testing is $50.00. The dates for the REME this spring are Wednesday, March 12 and Wednesday, April 23 – both dates the test will be at 4:00 p.m. Students must sign up in advance to take the REME and they can do that by stopping by the office or by emailing: [email protected]


Seniors who are ordering graduation announcements through ACA must submit a digital copy of their photo to the school office by next Friday, March 14th. Please email photo to [email protected] using the largest format possible. Announcements do not need to be paid for until you pick them up in April. Costs are: 25 for $17.50, 50 for $27.50, 75 for $34.50, and 100 for $42.50.

The graduation fee of $100 is due by May 2nd, and the cap & gown cost of $30 is due when picking those up in May.


Our Grammar School has scheduled Grandparent’s Day for Friday, March 28. They are putting together some wonderful plans and Dr. McGuire and the teachers are looking forward to meeting our elementary students’ grandparents, and giving them an opportunity to see our amazing school. More information about the schedule and activities for the day will be sent out shortly.


Information on the Junior High Trip in April has been distributed to students. If your junior high student did not receive the information, please have them see Mrs. Miller. The trip dates are April 25 – 27th and they will be going to Nashville. There is limited seating available on the vans for this trip, and not every junior high student will be able to go. Students not going to Nashville will not have school that Friday & Monday.


Parents of students in grades 2 – 8: Mark your calendar for June 9-13th. Mrs. Post and Mrs. Redden are excited to release the title of this year’s summer mini-musical to be (bongo roll)… “The Jungle Book”. There are tons of parts for everyone including lead rolls for both elementary and Jr. High students. Your students won’t want to miss all the fun. Watch for more information and enrollment forms coming soon!

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

Mar. 7: Little Theater, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 11: National Latin Exam for all secondary Latin students, 8:00 a.m.
Mar. 12: REME Test, 4:00 p.m.
Mar. 14: Jean Anderson Memorial Bible Award exam
Mar. 17-21: Spring Break, no school
Mar. 24-28: Scholastic Book Fair
Mar. 28: Grandparents Day
Mar. 31: Salt & Light Chapel