Superintendent's News - November 1, 2013

Dear Parents:

I want to use this edition of the Superintendent’s News to inform you of some of the wonderful and significant things that are happening in our school system.

The Arts
The Centurion Marching Band competed in the Kentucky Music Educators Association State Marching Band Competition last weekend where they presented a magnificent field show entitled “And The Stone Was Rolled Away.” If you have attended one of our home football games, you may have seen them perform this show at halftime.

Christian Academy of Louisville hosted the Semi-Final 2A Competition where the top four bands (out of 16)moved on to State Finals Competition at Papa John’s Stadium. For the first time ever, the Marching Centurions not only moved on to the State Finals, but was awardedfourth place. I am proud of them for two reasons: 1) They performed with excellence at a very high level, and 2) They did so while presenting a performance that unashamedly presented the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection to a secular audience. We will upload a video of the performance to the website for viewing when it becomes available.

At Christian Academy of Indiana,the following students were selected to participate in the 2013 Indiana Bandmasters Association All-Region Honor Band: Cody Rehor, Erika Armstrong, Alexander Nash, Alli Stumler, Lilly Koenig, Max Samourian, Nathan Paris, Jesse Graham, Coby Banet, and Rebekah Smith. Also, Abby Ferree, was selected to participate in the All District Band.

For the first time, the English Station High School art department was invited to submit senior portfolios to the prestigious St. James Art Show. This competition is by invitation only to the top art schools in the area. We think that our invitation may have had something to do with the fact that our students took home a significant number of awards last year in the nationwide Scholastic Art Competition. There were eight awards given, varying in value from $2,000-5,000. Christian Academy of Louisville students walked away with two of the eight awards. Congratulations to Morgan McGill who received a $3,000 award payable to the college of her choice, and Ashley Crouch, who received a $5,000 cash scholarship.

Academics
Academically, our students continue to excel. Christian Academy of Louisvilleproduced four National Merit Semi-Finalists and one Commended student this year, and Christian Academy of Indiana produced two Commended students.In order to qualify for this recognitionstudents must score in the top one-half of 1% (or better than 99.5% of all students in the nation) on the PSAT test. Congratulations to Semi-Finalists Bradley Wilson, Connor Cloyd, Eric Lesmeister, Natalie St.Clair, and Commended students Adam Carbone, Brannon Hamm and Austin Sappfor achieving this distinguished status, as well asto the faculty who taught them in elementary, middle and high school. By the way, students who achieve this level of recognition are usually awarded full scholarships to college.

Athletics
Our teams are excelling like never before in the history of our school system.

At Christian Academy of Indiana, the Lady Warriors volleyball team will compete at Semi-State competition in Loogootee, IN, on Saturday, at 11 a.m.Ifand when they win, Christian Academy of Indiana will play the championship match at 7 p.m.This is the farthest a CAI volleyball team has ever advanced in state competition.

At Christian Academy of Louisville:

  • The varsity football team is undefeated this season, with a record of 9-0 for the first time in school history. We are District Champs for the third year in a row. 
  • The volleyball team is District Champs and advanced to the Regional Semi-Finals. They are in the top 15 state ranking. Coach Ernst was named KVCA 7th Region Coach of the Year. 
  • The girls' soccer team is District Champs for the fourth year in a row and is Regional Runner-Ups. 
  • The boys' soccer team is District Runner-Ups and ranked in the top 20 state ranking all year. 
  • The cross country girls team ranked #2 in the state. 
  • The cross country boys team ranked #8 in the state.

Missions
In addition to all of this great news, our missions department continues to provide students numerous opportunities to serve the Lord locally, regionally, and globally. To learn more about recent Indiana missions trips, visit http://caschools.us/indiana-upcoming-trips; to learn more about English Station missions, click here: http://caschools.us/missions-update-barren-heights-and-west-virginia.

Our school is healthy spiritually, academically, athletically, and in the arts.I share these accomplishments with you not because we seek to be held in high esteem, but because at Christian Academy, we seek to perform with excellence in all endeavors,as God deserves only our best. The Lord continues to show great favorto our school system, and we give Him all the glory. I hope that you keep these talking points in mind as you discuss our school system with others.

It is my pleasure to partner with each of you as we “develop students with a heart for God” together.

Tim Greener
Superintendent