by Cameron Higdon, SCA student
This year’s SCA fundraiser was a Fun Run for the elementary school and a Color Run for the middle and high school, both hosted by Boosterthon.
The Fun Run was a great time for both the students and the teachers of the elementary campus. The teachers of each class set goals and devised rewards to motivate their students to raise more donations for the run. These motivational incentives were rewards like: choosing where you sit in class, five minutes of extra recess, and a movie day. The elementary students then ran with all their friends from other classes and grades. The atmosphere was upbeat with music and an announcer giving commands. The announcer would give commands such Slow-Mo run or dancing for a lap instead of running. The students enjoyed being able to go outside and just have fun. Most, if not all, of the students ran more than the minimum 30 laps. It was a new and fun way for the elementary students to finish up the school day.
The Color Run was the fundraiser for the middle school and high school students. The students were asked to bring $50 to be allowed to run. They could also participate in the run if their grade goal was met and the whole grade could run. The Color Run was about a mile through the cross-country course. Throughout this mile the teachers set up at stations with colored chalk. The students then took off down the course only to be met by clouds of color. When they finished the race everyone’s white shirts were covered in an assortment of colors. As Cameron Rambo said, “There was purple chalk over everything and everyone.” The Color Run was a new, exciting and fun way to support our school.
On November 11th, Sherwood Christian Academy honored veterans with a special service at Sherwood Baptist Church. To begin the program, Headmaster Dr. Brian Dougherty welcomed all in attendance. The rest of the program was filled with moving speeches from students, a memorable flag folding, singing by the elementary students and One Voice group, as well as an entertaining rendition of USO.
SCA would like to thank all service men and women and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. After this year’s program, we realize just how high a price freedom truly costs. We can’t express how thankful we are for you, Veterans! Thank you for your service!
We are One. One School. One Campus. And we are so excited for you to see it!
We not only built and improved this facility to serve our current families, but also to allow for growth in the future. We made this change to serve our community and impact Albany for Christ. What a blessing it has already been!
Here are a few things that have changed since last year at the 1418 Old Pretoria Campus…
- 15 classrooms
- Total 30,000 square feet of added space
- 150 work stations
- Kitchen and cafeteria
- Media center
- Reception area and administrative offices
- Brick facade on existing buildings
- New energy efficient windows and doors
- Improved security measures
- Improved lighting in all classrooms
- Renovated science lab
- Renovations total 60,000 square feet
- Smart Board technology in every classroom
- Updated security measures
If you would like to schedule a visit to SCA to see the changes for yourself please call 229.883.5677 to set up a visit for your family. We would love to meet you and show you around our sprawling campus.
If a visitor came to our school on Friday, March 27 this year, they would be surprised to see war paint, crazy colored t-shirts and classrooms filled with yells of students cheering on their classmates. On this day, Sherwood Christian Academy’s grades fought hard for the coveted trophy declaring the best grade on campus. It is called Sherwood Cup.
Every year, different events pop up, which makes every Sherwood Cup different in some fashion. These events include things like geography bowl, chess and eating contests to soccer, flag football and sock war. It is a relaxed day when teachers and students get to cut loose and have fun without being in a classroom setting. However, at the end of the day it was all about the trophy. In the middle school, the seventh grade won, which was a great surprise. They are the only grade in Sherwood history to win two years in a row and the only grade to ever win their sixth grade year. For the high school, it was no shock when the class of 2015 walked away with the trophy, winning it all their final year. As a senior, I have participated in seven Sherwood Cups, and each year they get better and better. Some of my favorite high school memories come from this day because it made us pursue teamwork together, ultimately making my senior class an even tighter family.
Author- Hannah Thompson
Sherwood Christian Academy’s production of Annie Jr. sure made people smile. Mrs. Vickie Knuckles directed the play, and she was very excited to have the students on the stage performing. There was a large cast this year, and within this cast lies some great potential and fantastic abilities.
The acting was dynamic, the music was charming, and the dancing, choreographed by Mrs. Barbara Pippin, was rhythmic, bouncy and energetic. Mrs. Pippin has stated that she was very happy to be a part of the production. She and Mrs. Knuckles worked very hard to make this play a wonderful experience for both the students and the audience and they pulled it off wonderfully.
Thank you to all the patrons of the arts who came to support these young actors! They are exploring and defining the gifts God has given them and we cannot wait to see what the future holds for these talented students.
Author- Michaela Reed and Mallory McBride
On the cold blustery Saturday morning of November 1, the Sherwood Christian Academy Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country Teams ran in the GICAA State Cross Country Meet at the Industrial Children’s Home in Macon. The team included a group of seven boys and four girls running a 5K race against teams from Covenant, Westminister, Praise Academy, Central Fellowship and Skipstone.
Samantha Pappas won the girls race while Joshua Kendrick finished fifth and Ryan Canidate finished eighth in the boys race. The guys finished runner-up in state to Covenant Academy and ahead of Westminister, Central Fellowship, and Praise Academy. Great way to finish the season Eagles!!!
Sherwood has two All-State runners, Joshua Kendrick and Samantha Pappas, and almost had three as Ryan Canidate finished in 8th place just one spot short of making the All-State Team. So proud of everyone’s efforts this year, great way to finish the season Eagles!!!
The team was coached by Coach Mark Meager and Coach Lakisha Elder. Thank you both for your efforts and sacrifice to teach these athletes how to compete with excellence while honoring the Lord with their talents.