There are several events that happen at Christian Central Academy that involve all students in Grades Pre-K-12. CCA takes pride in being a Pre-K-12 building and having the ability to incorporate activities and events that encompass all grades. Each event is carefully planned in order to enthusiastically involve all students.
CCA Day is a special event to kick off the beginning of each school year. This is typically the day before school starts and is designed to bring all families together to celebrate the new school year united as a family. The morning begins with student supply drop-off, followed by a Dedication Service to honor God and dedicate the upcoming year to Him. The theme verse for the year is introduced and a guest speaker shares an encouraging message based on that theme. Praise and worship is led by our own student Praise Ensemble.
Lunch is served after the Dedication Service, followed by a variety of activities for all ages! Human-size Jenga, bounce houses, a climbing wall, and Can Jam are only a few fun activities that take place. It is a wonderful time for new and returning students and families to interact with each other.
By the end of the day, we are well acquainted and ready to begin the new school year fueled and excited!
CCA’s Homecoming is the last Saturday in September. The day begins with a parade of floats. Each middle and high school grade designs and creates a float to represent their class. The parade has a theme and each float depicts something from that theme. The parade proceeds in front of the Pre-K-5 students as they cheer on the upper grades. After passing the judge’s stand, the floats are escorted by our local police department through the neighborhood streets.
The students in Grades Pre-K-5 then set out on foot and have a walking parade of their own. They travel around the block and then enter into the Nurline Lawrence Auditorium for a special presentation of fun and excitement.
Once the float parade returns and the special presentation is over, the school grounds become alive with games, food and fellowship. Each upper class sets up a booth with a game or two to entertain the younger students and their families. The afternoon continues with our soccer teams playing games which draw a huge crowd of students and families to cheer on our Crusaders to victory!
Alumni and their families are invited back to campus to join in the homecoming festivities and re-unite with CCA faculty and staff and other alumni.
It is preceded by a week-long “Spirit Week,” with Friday’s kick-off events usually including a chicken barbeque and a Powder Puff football game.
Pep assemblies are used to increase school spirit and encourage our sports teams before a big game or tournament. Teams are introduced and sometimes perform skills competitions for the crowd. Younger grades make posters and cheer on each team.
There is usually a relay game that includes students from each grade from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. While each group works through the relay game, the crowd cheers them on.
Excitement is at its peak during these Pep Assemblies.
Fall Spirit Week
The week before Homecoming is called “Fall Spirit Week.” Each day is a different theme where students, faculty, and staff dress up for the theme of the day. Points are tallied for participation and prizes are awarded after Homecoming to a class from each of the four divisions: Pre-K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Competition is at its finest as each class attempts to get more points for dressing up and participating, as they build excitement for Homecoming that weekend.
Christmas Spirit Weeks
The week before Christmas Break, is a very special week. Each day has a different Christmas theme for which the students dress. One day, in particular, is our “Ugly Sweater Day.” Everyone dons their ugliest sweater, whether it is store bought or handmade, and competes with their classmates for the chance to compete in the finals on the last day of the week.
Our chapel services for “Christmas Spirit Week” are also very special. We share the wonderful story of the birth of our Lord and Savior for the entire week. We have guest speakers and praise and worship with our very own Praise Ensemble.
Kick-Offs and Send-Offs
A few times during the year, there are major events that require an “All-School Kick-Off:”
– Grace Race
– Golf Tournament
At these assemblies, all students are seated in the Nurline A. Lawrence Auditorium to witness the excitement and explanation of the upcoming event. Then all students are encouraged to participate in the upcoming event and/or encourage their parents to participate as well. Drawings are held for prizes and students leave the assembly excited about the upcoming event!
Senior Class Send-Off
This special event is held in the hallways of CCA on the day of our Senior Chapel. Our Seniors are dressed in their graduation gowns in preparation for their last Chapel of the year. All students in Grades Pre-K-11 line the first floor hallways and cheer the Seniors on as they process into the Nurline A. Lawrence Auditorium to gather with their parents for a special Senior Chapel. This is CCA’s way for the entire student body to show their support for our graduating seniors.
CCA’s annual Talent Show is held before Winter Break and is something every student looks forward to each year. This is an all-school talent show where any student can share their God-given talents with the entire school.
Students take the stage and dance, sing, play musical instruments, perform gymnastics, hula-hoop, and share skits. It is a fun and exciting time. All students support one another by cheering each act on as he or she takes the stage and shares his/her talent.
At the High School level, each class is responsible for one act in the Talent Show. It is the highlight of the Talent Show and well-received by all. There are even years when our faculty and staff put together a special presentation!
Everyone leaves at the end of the Talent Show praising one another for a job well done.