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									SHERWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

EAGLE EYE
Headmaster Highlights
Nov/Dec, 2007 Inside this issue:
Veterans Day Children’s Book Week/ 4th Grade Honor Rolls Romeo & Juliet Teacher Feature Certificate Program Third Grade, K3, Library Donation Senior Athletes Yearbooks Cinderella Volleyball & Students of Month Athletic Schedules and Rosters Fifth Grade, K4, One Voice Wind in the Willows Christmas Ornament Thanksgiving 2 3 4-6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 16 17

Tis the Season????
We have just finished observing Thanksgiving and are now looking forward to Christmas. This season should be the most important time of the year next to Easter for us as Christians. However, I am concerned that Thanksgiving is quickly becoming more known for “black Friday” than a time of giving God thanks for all of His blessings. On this day after Thanksgiving thousands of people waited in long lines for stores to open as early as 4 a.m. hoping to get that free give away or some fantastic bargain. I wonder how much personal debt was incurred on just this one day that officially kicked off the Christmas shopping season. It is very important that we make sure that we do not forget the real reason for this season. This Christmas season should be a time for us to be thankful for God giving His only Son as payment for man’s sin debt. Without a Christmas morning no one would have any hope of salvation and freedom from the bondage of sin. The ultimate gift is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Yet I wonder how many people would get up and stand in line early in the morning in an effort to simply receive this free gift of God’s love. With all the busyness of the Christmas season, let’s make sure that we don’t push Jesus Christ out into the mangers of our lives like He was 2000 years ago in Bethlehem. He needs to be the center of all we do every day. This should be especially true during the Christmas season. One way that we can express our gratefulness to Him is to invest in things that are eternal. This is an excellent time to make an end of the year investment in our students here at SCA. If you have not already given to SCA’s 2007-2008 Annual Fund, would you prayerfully consider making as generous a contribution as possible? This investment will help impact hundreds of young lives for all of eternity. Donor response cards are available at any of the SCA offices. I pray that many of you will give a gift to SCA that will have a long lasting impact on a young person’s life. I also invite you to attend the Annie Moses Band’s Christmas Concert on December 9th. This amazing family will present a wonderful, Christ-honoring concert beginning at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary of Sherwood Baptist Church. This concert would be a tremendous blessing to your entire family. I count it a tremendous blessing to serve as Headmaster of SCA and I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the years to come. If I don’t personally see you before we break for the holiday, please have a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year.

Veterans Day Celebration
It’s hard to imagine that World War I involved 35 countries. It lasted five years, from 1914 to 1918. The United States only fought from 1917 to 1918 while holding tight to the notion that this was the war to end all wars. On November 11, 1918, leaders of several countries signed an Armistice at the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, agreeing to end all fighting. This day was set aside to reflect and remember the sacrifices men and women made during World War I in order to ensure peace. In 1938, Congress voted Armistice Day a federal holiday. After World War II in 1953, it became known as Veterans Day in thanks and remembrance to all veterans. The students at Sherwood Christian Academy honored all veterans in a program on November 9th at Sherwood Baptist Church. It began with a video of Red Skelton explaining the words to the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. The elementary students sang three songs honoring our heroes with slide shows in the background. Poems and essays were shared by secondary students A group of high school students folded the American flag while narrator, Steve Nowack, explained the meaning of each fold. The flag was presented to World War II veteran, Mr. Bill Harmon. The middle school choir sang “How Great is Our God” while pictures of active military men and women appeared on the screen. Dr. Glen Schultz presented the veterans according to their era of service, giving “honor where honor is due.” The program ended with the playing of “Taps” in remembrance of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

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Children’s Book Week
Since 1919, educators, librarians, booksellers, and families have celebrated Children's Book Week during the week before Thanksgiving. Children's books and the love of reading are celebrated with storytelling, parties, author and illustrator appearances, and other book related events. Each elementary grade level chose a book or author to focus on during the week while enjoying a dress-up theme each day. Monday began with “Reading is Fun at SCA” and students were allowed to wear SCA t-shirts. Tuesday’s slogan was “I’m blue without a good book” and students wore blue jeans. On Wednesday everyone wore silly socks with “Sock it to me with a good book.” Students wore sweat suits on Thursday to “Sweat it out with a good book.” The week culminated on Friday with a story book character parade throughout the elementary hallways. Favorite book characters such as Junie B. Jones, Charlotte, Fern, Wilbur, and Templeton from Charlottte’s Web, Snow White & Mrs. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus marched in the parade.

Fourth Grade Shines on Stage
After reading a play entitled “A Wise King and a Wise Son” in class, the fourth graders decided to try their hand at acting. The two classes each put on their own production by voting on roles, bringing in props & costumes, and rehearsing lines. We performed for a large group of parents, as well as the first and second grade classes. This was performed as a “readers’ theater,” which meant the students did not have to memorize any lines. All of the boys and girls did a fantastic job with the play! We have many talented performers in this group for the drama department in years to come! Thank you to all of the parents who took time to come to our performance!

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Elementary Honor Roll
1st Grade All A’s Caitlyn Bailey Amber Brown Hunter Bush Austin Casey Magdalena Cupo Alana Dapper Anson Goode Alexis Kelley Rebecca Martin Caroline Mathis Noah McCorkle Jabari Monette Jon Page Andrew Sanders Calvin Scott II Faith VanCleave Lea Villamor Emily Walker Emma Kate Warbington Emily Whatley 1st Grade A’s & B’s Abby Adams Lance Anderson Chelsea Bass Shemaiah Boone Alanna Cox Lauren Etchells Anna Kendrick Reese Letchworth Scott Newell Ragan Paramore Zachary Pride Brandon Reep Griffin Rogers Nathanael Sancinito Donovan Satchell Grace Williams Olivia Williams 2nd Grade All A’s Alyson Adams Vivian Adams Will Alderman Hunter Bangs Rebecca Boyd Kara Burke Jacob Casey Madyson Chambers Anna Dickerson Rett Elliott Hunter Etheridge Abby Goode Casey Gregors Hannah Hall Emmie Hancock Amy Hatfield Gracyn Holt Andre Houssel Elizabeth Howell Chandler Middlebrooks Mason Montgerard Kailey Parr Jon Osteen Wesley Pollock Brisa Rodriguez James Smith Tison Smith Melodie Spencer Lara Katherine Todd Caleb Ukanou Parker Wyant Jade Young 2nd Grade A’s & B’s David Adams Presley Bailey Tanner Darrow Brianna Goodwin Hunter Kehren Taylor Luke Alec McDonald Bobby Ray Mitchell Ayani Simpson Olivia Stringer Lydia Williams Ivy Wilson 3rd Grade All A’s Cole Allison Tyler Burke Lauren Chitwood Samantha Craig Sarah Daniels Anna Dunne Ivy Gay Devan Hammack D’Vaughn Houssel Tyler Jennings Tylar Norman Samuel Orr Tucker Peirce Elise Rhinebolt Jonah Rowan Kourtney Sherrod Tyler Simon Meredith Stalvey Caleb Thompson Kinsley Turner Ashlyn Wilkerson 3rd Grade A’s & B’s Tommy Butler John Crews Garret Greene Jarrett Kemp Joshua Kendrick Maria Kersey Kirby Knapp Brim McDonald Jesse Merritt Autumn Rutland Blake Shepard Erin Smith Rebekah Thomas Laurie Villamor Darren Willis 4th Grade All A’s Samuel Adams Dallas Ausburn Andrew Carter Emmanuel Davis Dylan Evans Grace Harrelson Kate Johnson Odoey Koffie Imani McBean Melody McSwain Riley Nobles John Waller 4th Grade A’s & B’s Logan Coleman Christina Eubanks Kaitlyn Evans Tre’Vonte Grace Naomi Irvin Madison Miller Grant Osteen Bri Pafford Michaela Reed Reed Reynolds Griffin Richardson Lani Rogers
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Caylyn Shumake Kaytlyn Varnadoe Nick Wendland 5th Grade All A’s Marty Martin Hannah Thompson Dalton Todd 5th Grade A’s & B’s Briana Collins Laney Elliott Adler Goode Ellie Holt Donovan Hurst Zachary Kennedy Nicole Norman Jordyn Paramore Jordan Reep Leedia Rogers Shelby Smith Juliana Spencer Benjamin Williams Ryan Willis Dominique Young

Elementary Students Met AR Goal
2nd, Mrs. Fischer Alyson Adams Tanner Darrow Brianna Goodwin Casey Gregors Emmie Hancock Amy Hatfield Gracyn Holt D’Andre Houssel Reid Johnson Taylor Luke Bobby Ray Mitchell Mason Montgerard Kailey Parr Melodie Spencer Caleb Ukanou Camryn Weston Parker Wyant 2nd, Mrs. Thompson Vivian Adams Kara Burke Jacob Casey Anna Dickerson Diamond Edwards Abby Goode Elizabeth Howell Hunter Kehren Alec McDonald Chandler Middlebrooks Jon Osteen Wesley Pollock James Smith Olivia Stringer Jade Young 2nd, Mrs. Lombard David Adams Will Alderman Rebecca Boyd Hunter Bush Madyson Chambers Rett Elliott Hunter Etheridge Hannah Hall Brisa Rodriguez Ayani Simpson Tison Smith Lara Katherine Todd Lydia Williams Ivy Wilson 3rd, Mrs. Mattox Cole Allison Samantha Craig Sarah Daniels Tyler Jennings Jarrett Kemp Maria Kersey Kirby Knapp Brim McDonald Jesse Merritt Tylar Norman Samuel Orr Katelyn Page Elise Rhinebolt Jonah Rowan Blake Shepard Meredith Stalvey Rebekah Thomas Laurie Villamor Ashlyn Wilkerson Darren Willis 3rd, Mrs. Golden Noah Bacon Tyler Burke Tommy Butler Lauren Chitwood John Crews Anna Dunne Ivy Gay Garret Greene Devan Hammack D’Vaughn Houssel Joshua Kendrick Payton Lee Tucker Peirce Autumn Rutland Kourtney Sherrod Tyler Simon Erin Smith Caleb Thompson Kinsley Turner 4th, Mrs. Nobles Samuel Adams Andrew Carter Glynn Dollison Christina Eubanks Dylan Evans Kaitlyn Evans Grace Harrelson Eli Henderson Odoey Koffie Imani McBean Melody McSwain Madison Miller Grant Osteen Bri Pafford Griffin Richardson Jesse Robinson Lani Rogers 4th, Mrs. King Dallas Ausburn Logan Coleman Emmanuel Davis Tre’Vonte Grace Tyler Hanson Naomi Irvin Kate Johnson Riley Nobles Michaela Reed Reed Reynolds Caylyn Shumake Kaytlyn Varnadoe John Waller Nick Wendland 5th, Mrs. Royal John David Acord Kenny Brown Briana Collins Laney Elliott Bryant Glass Adler Goode Leigha Goolsby Ellie Holt Donovan Hurst Zachary Kennedy Marty Martin Bailey McDonald Nicole Norman Jordyn Paramore Jordan Reep Leedia Rogers Shelby Smith Juliana Smith Hannah Thompson Dalton Todd Benjamin Williams Ryan Willis Dominique Young

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Secondary Honor Roll
‘A’ HONOR ROLL 90 & ABOVE ABBOTT, WILLIAM E. ALLISON, MARY K. BAGGETT, BETHANY N. BARKER, MEGAN L. BARKER, PAIGE M. BLACKWELL, JESSICA L. BODE, JAMES A. BROCK, ANNA L. BRUNSON, EMILY C. BYRD, JERILYN E. CANNADY, SARAH CHARLES, MARY M. CLARKE, DIAMOND K. CONE, MARY E. DERVAN, CHRISTOPHER DEVIRGILIS, ABBY M. GOLDEN, CHRISTOPHER HALL, HOPE A. HENDERSON, EMILY L. HOLLEY, CAROLINE M. IRVIN, CANISHA D. KING, ETHAN T. KITCHINGS, JENNA S. LANDERS, JEREMY A. MCLENDON, BETHANY C. MILLER, MORGAN E. NORMAN, CLAYTON S. PEIRCE, JACOB L. PLUMMER, MELANIE M. SMIT, KACEY SPENCER, KELSEY A. THOMPSON, EMILY M. THORNTON, WHITNEY WALKER, MALLORI F. WILLIAMS, ALLYSON J. WILLIAMS, CHASSIDY ‘A-B’ HONOR ROLL 80 & ABOVE ADAMS, BENJAMIN T. ADAMS, RACHEL E. ALLEN, DESTINY N. ANDERSON, HUNTER N. BAILEY, CHRISTOPHER C. BARBRE, BARBARA A. BARRENTINE, NICHOLAS A. BEVINS JR., KENNETH D. BRIM, JOANNE J. BROWN, LAKESE CARR, JOSHUA N. CARTER, ANDREA L. CHAPPELL, JOHN R. CHARLES, LINDSEY C. CHERRY, ADARAH N. CONE, STEPHEN M. CREWS, JOSHUA D. CREWS, RUTH A. CUPO, ALTHEA DEAN, PIERCE DEVIRGILIS, LILY G. DODD, JESSICA L. EDMUNDS, BRANDON L. ESTES, ALYSSA J. ESTES, AUSTIN T. EUBANKS, MARLYCE E. EVANS, ALICIA D. EVANS, DANA M. FAULK, WHITLEY K. FOSTER, KATHERYN N. FOUNTAIN, PAYTON A. GIERYIC, KRISTINA L. GLAUSIER, DARIAN GLOW, TAYLOR GOFF, JARED C. GONZALEZ, BRANDON J. GOODE, AZLEE E. GREGORS, CARSON R. GRIFFIN, KAYLA HEAD, ANDREW T. HERRING, CATHERINE R. HOLLOWAY, KATHRYN JAFFER, FAHIM R. JOHNSON, AMANDA KING, LAUREN A. KIRKLAND, CHANDLER KNUCKLES, ANNA J. LAMB, KAITLYN S. LANDERS, KIMBERLY A. LANDERS, RYAN A. ‘A-B’ HONOR ROLL 80 & ABOVE CONT'D LANIER, ANDREW M. LANIER, NATHAN LUCK, AUDREY L. MATHEWS, WALTER M. MATTOX, JOSHUA M. MCCANN, JAZMEEN MCSWAIN, SCOTT P. MEAGHER, KATIE A. MIDDLETON, MARLA K. MILLINER, BRIANNA C. MITCHELL, MADISON J. MONTGERARD, GARRETT L. NOBLES, CASSANDRA N. O'CONNOR, ALLISON C. O'CONNOR, MARGARET C. ORR, WILLIAM D. OURS, JOSHUA D. OURS, TAYLOR M. PAFFORD, LAUREN A. PEARCE, KELLY R. PITTMAN, MATTHEW W. POWELL, TEAL N. PROCTOR, MIRANDA L. REAGAN, PAIGE L. REHBERG, JESSICA N. REHBERG, STEPHANIE A. REYNOLDS, RACHEL E. REYNOLDS, TAYLOR F. RHINEBOLT, CORY J. RICHARDSON, ERIKA D. RICHTER, KELSEY V. ROBERTS, KELSEY E. RUBLE, JACOB L. RUSSELL, SELENA M. SATCHELL, MICHAELA A. SCHMELTZER, CHRISTOPHER SCOGGINS, SAMANTHA SHORT, DAVID C. SMITH, ETHAN C. SMITH, KEVIN D. SNYDER, ADAM J. SOUTHER, NANCY E. SPALINGER, PARMER L. SPENCER IV, JOHN J. SPENCER, KAITLYN G. STRAWDER, JAMES R. STUTZ, SABRA N. TEAGUE, CHASTITY D. THACKER, ASHLEY N. WATFORD, ASHLINN D. ‘A-B’ HONOR ROLL 80 & ABOVE CONT'D WENDLAND, ZACHARY M. WILLIAMS, PRINCESS B.

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Romeo and Juliet Tie the Knot in Style
Since Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet had to get married in secret, the ninth grade English students decided to throw an Elizabethan-style wedding bash that even the Montagues and Capulets couldn’t resist! The parts of Romeo and Juliet in Mrs. Ruble’s third period class were played by Jessica Blackwell and Cass Stutz. Their ceremony was performed by Friar Lawrence (a.k.a. Princess Williams). Selena Russell and Josh Holwick were the happy couple in fifth period, and Friar Lawrence’s role was performed by Ian Cross. Congratulations to the happy couples!

Teacher Feature – Mrs. Rocio Rodriguez
My name is Rocio Rodiguez, and I am the new Spanish teacher at the Elementary School. I was born and raised in Mexico. My family and I moved to Friona, Texas, when I was 16 years old, and that’s when my life changed completely. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior right after I moved to Texas. God has used me in different ways in my walk with Him. I will never forget the first day of school in America. I was in the 10th grade and the only Spanish-speaking student in my homeroom class. I still don’t know how I survived that year, but at the end of the school year I went back to Mexico and finished high school and college there. I earned a degree in Social Work, and later moved back to Texas where I was married. In July, 2006, my family and I moved to Albany due to my husband’s relocation. Before we moved, my husband and I had decided that I was going to be a stay-at-home mom, but God had different plans for my life. I started working at the Elementary School as a substitute teacher. I fell in love with the students the first time I substituted. I worked as a teacher’s assistant in Texas for 6 years with non-English speaking children, and I enjoyed it, but this time something about these children was different. Around March of 2007, I was asked if I could work the rest of the school year as a substitute teacher for the Spanish class, and I took the challenge and loved it! Never had I thought that God was preparing me for a new stage in my life. At the end of the school year the offer for the full time position as a Spanish teacher for the Elementary School came, and I knew right then God was in the midst of everything. God not only opened a door to my life, but my children were also blessed and are now part of SCA. I’ve been married for 17 years to my husband, Cesar Rodriguez, and have three children, Caesar (16), Jacob (12), and Brisa (7). I love the job environment, and I just feel very blessed.
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Certificate Program
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SCA’s Certificate Program

Look what’s new — Chili’s
Certificates may be purchased at Elementary School, Secondary School and Sherwood Baptist Church Daycare

Gift Certificates make nice

Christmas Presents
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Third Grade Students Learn to Classify Animals
During the past several weeks in science, the third grade students have learned how to classify animals. They have studied the characteristics of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, and invertebrates. To show what they have learned, the students have put together an Animal Kingdom notebook. They worked very hard, and the notebooks look wonderful. The students are very proud of their work. Tylar Norman, John Crews, Anna Dunne, Samuel Orr, Kinsley Turner, and Rebecca Thomas are pictured with their notebooks. Great work third graders!

K3 Takes First Field Trip
Our SCA K-3 students went on their first field trip to the Albany Exchange Club Fair Grounds for “Pre-School Days!” After riding the big yellow school bus to the fair grounds, we had a great time viewing and petting all the livestock animals as we strolled through the barn. Next, we enjoyed a live show that was presented by Buffalo Barfield. Buffalo Barfield and his friend the Opossum taught our students songs about being kind to our neighbors and eating healthy. We had fun dancing and singing together! After visiting the petting zoo, we ended our trip with a guided tour of the fair grounds. Thank you, Mrs. Mandy Chambers, for being our K-3 guide at the fairgrounds!

Secondary Library Donations
A Special Thanks to the following families for making a donation to the Secondary School Library Fund:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

The Goode Family (Azlee and Avery) The Mathews Family (Walt) The Reynolds Family (Rachel, Taylor and Reed) The Spencer Family (Chris Schmeltzer) The Hager Family (Lakyn, Kathryn, Zackery and Tyler Hager) 6. The Hager Family (Charis & Selah Beck) 7. The Richardson Family (Erika) 8. The Hall Family (Hannah and Melanie Plummer) Parents, please remember that you are able to purchase a book that will be dedicated to the person/s of your choice at any time throughout the school year. Thanks, Mrs. Keefe
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Secondary School

S E N I O R F A L L A T H L E T E S

STUDENTS SHOW SUPPORT FOR OUR SENIOR FALL ATHLETES! GO EAGLES!

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Yearbooks on Sale
Yearbooks are on sale right now for $59 each until Christmas break. (Sibling Discount - $10 off each additional book.) ~How do I purchase a yearbook?~ Easy! Just fill out the form below OR You can order online. To order online: -Go to YearbooksOnSale.com -Select Georgia -Select Albany -You will see Sherwood Christian Academy listed twice on the school menu **Select the second one!** From there, follow the prompts. Any extras you purchase will be shipped directly to you. The book will be shipped to the school and distributed on yearbook day. *AFTER CHRISTMAS, THE PRICE WILL GO UP TO $70.

Early Bird Special

YEARBOOK ORDER FORM
Child’s Name Homeroom Teacher Grade Amount

If you have any further questions, contact Vickie Davis at 883-5677.x300 or vickiedavis@scaeagles.com.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR SCA FAMILIES!!
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”
Sherwood Christian Academy’s Fine Arts Department’s production of “Cinderella” was a wonderful experience. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” played at the Darton College Theater on November 16th and 17th to large audiences. Students from the elementary and secondary schools attended the Friday morning matinee. In addition to enjoying the production, students who had attended “Brunch with the Cast” toured the backstage during intermission. All productions are a team effort, and “Cinderella” was no exception. The talents of the cast and crew were combined with those of the orchestra to provide theater-goers a rewarding evening of music and fun. As Mrs. Golden often says, “There are no small parts,” and “Cinderella” proved that to be true. Everyone worked extremely hard to make the production a success. The music, acting, costumes, sets, props, special effects, and lighting worked hand-in-hand to create a magical fantasy fairy-tale. In the end, Cinderella married her Prince, and, of course, they lived happily ever after. SCA has a reputation for presenting quality theatrical experiences for all ages. In that tradition, plans are already under way for next fall’s musical. We want to say a special “thank you” to the orchestra members who take time out of their busy schedules to help make our musicals so successful.

Well Done, Cast & Crew of “Cinderella”

Memorial Scholarship Fund Established
The family of David Reynolds has recently established a scholarship fund in memory of Mr. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds demonstrated a strong commitment to Sherwood Christian Academy throughout his time here in the Albany area. He was always an active supporter of the Academy from teaching Bible and serving as SCA’s first football coach to seeing that his three children received a Christ-centered education. His family desires to see Mr. Reynolds’ longing to see children receive a quality, Bible-based education continue on in the years to come. Therefore, they have made an initial investment to establish the David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund. The David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to one boy and one girl in grades 9-12. The family desires these scholarship awards to be given each year for many years to come. The recipients will be chosen based on the following criteria that reflect David’s commitment to Christian education. Outstanding Christian character Academic excellence (over B average or better) Leadership Committed athletic involvement Sherwood Christian Academy is dedicated to providing its students with a Christ-centered education that will enable them to think and act from a biblical worldview. This scholarship fund will assist SCA in fulfilling this mission. SCA wants to thank the Reynolds family for their strong support of Sherwood Christian Academy. Anyone interested in giving to the David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund may do so through the Sherwood Foundation. The Sherwood Foundation is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization. All donations to this fund are tax deductible. If you would like more information on how you can participate in this scholarship fund, please contact the SCA Headmaster’s Office.

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Christmas in a Shoebox
SCA elementary students recently took part in a mission project to reach children around the world for Christ through a gift-filled shoebox. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands—on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ. The fifth grade class helped with the project by checking in shoe boxes, making sure they were filled with the appropriate items and preparing them for shipping. A special thanks to all who were able to support this worthy cause. We shipped out 256 shoeboxes to reach 256 children for Christ.

SCA Volleyball Team Lends a Hand
“Service Over Self” is a theme emphasized within SCA’s Kingdom Athletic Program. To wrap up our season, the SCA Volleyball Team volunteered to work the concession stand at a home football game. The girls enjoyed the fellowship and had a great time serving the fans. Prior to the football game, the team traveled across town to Albany State University and enjoyed an exciting Division II collegiate volleyball match. There, we met up with our friends from Life Christian Academy, whom we had done a volleyball clinic for early in the season. Coach Skinner of Albany State University took time out to meet with and encourage SCA’s volleyball players. Albany State and SCA have a long standing community relationship within the respective volleyball programs. The girls also enjoyed a team outing at Steak and Shake to bring the 2007 season to a close.

Students of the Month
Students of the Month: Back row (l-r) Odoey Koffie, Hannah Thompson, Riley Nobles, Tyler Simon, and Hunter Ethridge Front row (l-r) Emily Walker, Olivia Williams, Samuel Orr, Abby Goode, and D’Andre Houssel

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Basketball Schedule
Date
11/27/07 11/30/07 12/04/07 12/07/07 12/08/07 12/10/07 12/13/07 12/15/07 12/17/07 12/18/07 12/20/07 01/04/08 01/05/08 01/07/08 01/10/08 01/12/08 01/15/08 01/19/08 01/22/08 01/24/08 01/25/08 01/26/08 01/29/08 02/01/08 02/04/08 02/05/08 02/08/08 *Westfield 8:00 *Southland 8:00 Randolph S. 8:00 *Deerfield 8:00 *Westfield 8:00 Westfield 5:00 Southland 5:00 Randolph S. 5:00 Deerfield 5:00 Westfield 5:00 Westfield 6:30 Southland 6:30 Randolph S. 6:30 Deerfield 6:30 Westfield 6:30 *Deerfield 8:00 Deerfield 5:00 Deerfield 6:30 *Southland 8:00 Southland 5:00 Westwood 5:30 Grace 6:30 Panama Chr. 3:30 Georgia Chr. 8:00 Randolph S. 5:00 Westwood 4:00 Grace 5:00
Rocky Bayou 1 & 2:30

Varsity Boys
Terrell 7:30 Randolph S. 8:00 SGA 6:30 Georgia Chr. 8:00 Panama Chr. 3:30 Stratford 7:00 Westwood 5:30 Citizens 5:45 SGA 6:30

B-Team Boys
Terrell 6:30

Varsity Girls
Randolph S. 6:30

C-Team Boys
St. Teresa 7:30 Randolph S. 5:00 Georgia Chr. 5:00

C-Team Girls
St. Teresa 6:30 Randolph S. 4:00 Georgia Chr. 4:00

SGA 5:15

SGA 4:00 Georgia Chr. 6:30 Panama Chr. 2:00

Stratford 5:30 Whigham 5:15 Westwood 4:00 Citizens 3:00 SGA 5:15 Citizens 4:15 SGA 4:00 Whigham 5:15 St. Teresa 7:30 Randolph S. 5:00 Panama Chr. 2:00 Georgia Chr. 6:30 Southland 7:30 Southland 6:30 Whigham 4:00 St. Teresa 6:30 Randolph S. 4:00 Southland 2:00 Whigham 4:00 Southland 1:00

Southland 6:30 SGA 7:30 SGA 6:30

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Megan Barker Paige Barker Jessica Blackwell Brittany Bush Marly Eubanks Alicia Evans Katie Foster Alex Hall Amber Lane Amy Lincoln Cassie Nobles Kelsey Richter Princess Williams

C-Team Girls’Basketball Anna Laine Brock Lakese Brown Christina Charles Lily DeVirgilis Taylor Glow Jenna Kitchings Bree Milliner Madi Mitchell Maggie O’Connor Taylor Reynolds Michaela Satchell Kimberly Smith Azlee Goode—Mgr. Swimming Hannah Thompson

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Brannan Anthony Josh Carr Nile Knapp Alex Letchworth Josh Mattox Taylor Ours Wesley Pittman Wayne Rich John Schramm Conley Short B-Team Boys’ Basketball Brannan Anthony Chris Golden Brandon Gonzalez Josh Holwick Ryan Landers

Josh Mattox Pete McSwain Peter Morton Josh Ours Cass Stutz C-Team Boys’ Basketball Brian Ray Baggett Aaron Collins Joshua Crews Gaughf Ivey Daniel Johnson Walt Mathews Landon Montgerard William Orr Brett Shepard Lindsey Short Zach Wendland
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Fifth Grade Rock Study
Is it igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary? Students in Mrs. King’s 5th Grade science class participated in a study of rocks and minerals in their science chapter “Treasures of the Earth.” Each student was given rock samples and a chart to help them follow the path in identifying the rock. Different tests and tools were provided to help them identify the rock specimens.

K4 Thanksgiving Program

One Voice Concert
Sherwood’s Middle School Choir, One Voice, invites you to celebrate Christmas as they present “The Only Christmas Pageant in Town” followed by a Christmas concert December 6, 2007 at 7:00 PM, Secondary Cafetorium Dessert Buffet and Show $5.00 in advance, $7.00 at the door For More Information & tickets call 883-5677
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Wind in the Willows
The SCA stage came alive once again as the 6th grade drama class presented “The Wind in the Willows” on October 31 and November 1. The cast did an outstanding job bringing each character to life before enthusiastic audiences each performance. The cast included Taylor Glow as Toad, Emily Thompson as Rat, Chassidy Williams as Mole, Avery Goode as Badger, Chandler Kirkland as the Judge and Engineer, and Michaela Satchell as the Washerwoman and Thief. Great job, Cast!!!!

Eloise B. Freeman 2007 Memorial Christmas Ornament
Mrs. Eloise Freeman was a vital part of Sherwood Christian Academy as she served in the area of athletics. She was faithful to the program serving in concessions each home game. In an effort to celebrate her life and what she means to our school, Sherwood Christian Academy has created the Eloise B. Freeman Memorial Christmas ornament. The beautiful ornament focuses on her contributions to SCA. The ornament is a gold embossed eagle outlined with the scripture; “They shall mount up with wings as eagles.” Isaiah 40:30-31. The ornaments are on sale at both campuses and The Source bookstore at Sherwood Baptist Church for $15.00 each. All proceeds benefit the mission of Sherwood Christian Academy. For more information, call 8882277.

Merry Christmas!
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Elementary Experiences
To celebrate Thanksgiving, each elementary grade level presented a “little something special” to express their thankfulness to the Lord in chapel. Psalm 107 says, “Give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”

First graders sang a fun song entitled, “Thanksgiving Day is Here.”

Second grade quoted Psalm 1.

Third grade signed the song, “Give Thanks.”

Fourth grade sang, “Amour of God,” “No Weapon Formed” in rounds, and “Thy Word is Lamp Unto My Feet” in French.

Fifth grade wrote a cadence song of thanks.

Even the elementary teachers were involved by learning the sign language for “Your Love, Oh Lord.”
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Exam Schedule
2007-08 SCA 1ST SEMESTER EXAM SUMMARY SHEET for SECONDARY SCHOOL THURSDAY, FRIDAY, MONDAY & TUESDAY, DECECEMBER 13, 14, 17, & 18, 2007 DAY/DATE THURSDAY 12/13/07 FRIDAY 12/14/07 MONDAY 12/17/07 EXAM 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 2nd TIME 8:15 - 9:55 10:20 - 12:00 8:15 - 9:55 10:20 - 12:00 8:15 - 9:55 10:20 - 12:00 English Science; Anatomy Math History; Health Bible Spanish; MS Homeroom Parties SUBJECTS

Any conflict in schedules should be worked out by student and teacher for Tuesday 12/18/07. TUESDAY 12/18/07 PARENTS: 1) Students are not to be tardy on exam days. 2) If students exempt an exam they do not have to be present for that exam period. If they exempt a first period exam, but are taking a 2nd period exam, they must be at school by 10:15. 3) Students who remain on campus during an exam that they are exempting should bring some reading material and report to their assigned classroom for that exam period. 4) Middle school students will not have exams for their elective classes. This means no art, computer, drama, Spanish or music exams. Students should report at 8:00 AM to begin make-up exams.

SHUTTLE TIME CHANGES:

AFTERNOON SHUTTLE TIMES (MORNING TIMES REMAIN THE SAME): THE ALBANY SHUTTLES WILL LEAVE THE SECONDARY SCHOOL AT 12:10 ON THURSDAY, FRIDAY & MONDAY, 12/13, 12/14 & 12/17 TAKING THEIR REGULAR RIDERS TO THE SBC PARKING LOT. THE ALBANY SHUTTLE WILL NOT RUN AT ALL ON TUESDAY, 12/18/07. THE ACREE/SYLVESTER SHUTTLE WILL LEAVE THE SECONDARY SCHOOL AT 2:10, THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT 2:30 AND ARRIVE AT ACREE 2:50-3:00 & SYLVESTER AROUND 3:10-3:20 THURSDAY, FRIDAY & MONDAY, 12/13, 12/14 & 12/17. ON TUESDAY, 12/18, THE ACREE/SYLVESTER SHUTTLE WILL ONLY RUN FROM THE LOWER CAMPUS AND WILL LEAVE THERE AT 12:00, ARRIVING AT ACREE 12:20-12:30 AND SYLVESTER AROUND 12:40-12:50. THURSDAY, 12/6/07, IS THE LAST DAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS TO TAKE AR TESTS. EXAM EXEMPTION SHEETS WILL GO HOME ON MONDAY, 12/10/07. EAGLE EYE—Page 18

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Sixth Grade Satellite Projects
The sixth grade students ended their unit over the solar system by creating some very unusual and creative satellite projects. A report accompanied each project in which the students detailed the many types and functions of satellites. A new appreciation was gained by each student as they realized how important satellites are in our everyday lives. You are out of this world, sixth graders!

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Dates to Remember
Varsity Sports Banquet, 6:30 PM @ SBC One Voice Christmas Concert & Dessert Buffet
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Monday, December 3 Thursday, December 6 Saturday, December 8 Monday, December 10 Tuesday, December 11 December 13-17 Tuesday, December 18 December 19-January 2 Tuesday, January 2 Wednesday, January 3 Tuesday, January 8 Monday, January 14 Saturday, January 19 Monday, January 21

Tour of Homes Booster Club Meeting, 7 PM @ Secondary School Elementary Christmas Program, 7 PM @ SBC Secondary Exams Dismiss at Half Day Christmas Holidays

SCA Student Directories are now available at each campus. $5.00 each

Teacher Planning Day Students Return to School Report Cards Distributed Booster Club Meeting, 7 PM @ Secondary School Junior Miss and Miss SCA Pageant, 6 PM @ Darton MLK Holiday

Mission Statement As a ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church, Sherwood Christian Academy will partner with Christian parents to provide students with a quality, Bible-based education that will lead students to strive for excellence in all things so that they will become Christ-like leaders in their homes, churches, workplaces and communities.

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