At Springs Christian Academy, we love the opportunity we have to be a blessing to others! Our annual Springs Inner City Toy Drive was November 12th-December 4th this year. Students dropped off unwrapped gifts for boys and girls at our Christian elementary school office and wrote them a special note. In total we collected 142 toys this year to bless the Springs Inner City kids! What a great way to teach children to be generous at a young age!
Our Christian High School Campus also participated by bringing in non perishable food items which were brought to Springs Inner City. We collected 284.2 pounds of food which helped many families have a happy Christmas!
The Springs Christian Academy Youth Parliament occurred on Thursday, December 13 and Friday, December 14. This 25th Anniversary session at our secondary school was one of the best ever as the members discussed important topics that affect today’s society. All the grade 10, 11 and 12 students from our Christian school worked for a number of months preparing resolutions and research for the two days of deliberations. A number of invited elected officials also attended the session as they brought greetings and spoke on the importance of public service, educating oneself on current issues and being active in the community. One specific highlight was the wonderful gift/presentation that was made at the end of the session and presented to Mr. Dowler. This was a ceiling tile which was planned and painted by the students in our Art program. It was greatly appreciated! Check out the session pictures in the 2018 album on the SCA Youth Parliament Facebook page.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
The varsity girls’ volleyball team had a successful season going undefeated in league play and winning the Zone 12 Tier 2 championship! With several first place finishes in high school tournaments, they qualified for provincials in MacGregor! These Christian high school students made it all the way to the quarter-finals, losing out to the eventual winner. Congratulations on the successful season!
Social Media Awareness
Our High School campus had RCMP Constable Gord Olson do a presentation on social media awareness including the current issue of sexting. Our goals to educate as many as possible was achieved as 137 people also attended the follow up evening presentation to parents, and Gord was subsequently contacted by CTV news to do a segment on these issues.
I Love to Read Month
February was I love to Read Month. The Elementary School at SCA celebrated with a Winter Olympics theme, encouraging students to “GO FOR THE GOLD!” Many guest readers visited (including some local celebrities), team competitions were had and the Elementary School proudly donated 1600 books to the Stony Mountain Penitentiary.