Celebrating Black History Month – Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm

Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm (1924-2005) was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972). Her motto and title of her autobiography—Unbossed and Unbought—illustrates her outspoken advocacy for women and minorities during her seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1964, Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York State Legislature. After court-ordered redistricting created a new, heavily Democratic, district in her neighborhood, in 1968 Chisholm sought—and won—a seat in Congress. There, “Fighting Shirley” introduced more than 50 pieces of legislation and championed racial and gender equality, the plight of the poor, and ending the Vietnam War. She was a co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971, and in 1977 became the first Black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful House Rules Committee. Chisholm retired from Congress in 1983.  Chisholm said, “I want to be remembered as a woman … who dared to be a catalyst of change.”

Source: womenshistory.org

 

Celebrating Black History Month – Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a human rights organization in Montgomery, Alabama. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Stevenson has argued and won multiple cases at the United States Supreme Court, including a 2019 ruling protecting condemned prisoners who suffer from dementia and a landmark 2012 ruling that banned mandatory life-imprisonment-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger. Stevenson and his staff have won reversals, relief or release from prison for over 135 wrongly condemned prisoners on death row and won relief for hundreds of others wrongly convicted or unfairly sentenced. He has received over 40 honorary doctoral degrees, including degrees from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Oxford University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 Best Books of Nonfiction for 2014 and has been awarded several honors, including the American Library Association’s Carnegie Medal for best nonfiction book of 2015 and a 2015 NAACP Image Award. Just Mercy was recently adapted as a major motion picture.

Source: eji.org

Celebrating Black History Month – Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919) was “the first Black woman millionaire in America” and made her fortune thanks to her homemade line of hair care products for Black women. Born Sarah Breedlove to parents who had been enslaved, she was inspired to create her hair products after an experience with hair loss, which led to the creation of the “Walker System” of hair care. A talented entrepreneur with a knack for self-promotion, Walker built a business empire, at first selling products directly to Black women, then employing “beauty culturalists” to hand-sell her wares. The self-made millionaire used her fortune to fund scholarships for women at the Tuskegee Institute and donated large parts of her wealth to the NAACP, the Black YMCA and other charities.

Source: History.com

Congratulations Lizzie Lepley – Kentucky Derby Museum Horsing Around with Art Contest Grand Prize Winner!

This past week Christian Academy of Louisville – English Station senior Lizzie Lepley was honored as the grand prize winner of the Kentucky Derby Museum Horsing Around with Art Contest! Lizzie was surprised in class through Zoom with the news.

Lizzie’s work features all 146 Derby winners surrounding the Twin Spires! She spent months researching each winning horse to draw them accurately. You’ll even notice the Triple Crown winners have a flower by their mane. WOW! Way to go Lizzie! We are so proud!

Lizzie’s work will be on display in the Kentucky Derby Museum until next year!

Local Teen and CAL-Southwest Student Opens Self Care Business During Pandemic and Sees Big Success

We are so excited to highlight one of our own students as one of the youngest business owners in our area! Christian Academy of Louisville – Southwest eighth-grader Kayla Marie opened Bubbly Bliss Bar at 2110 Bardstown Road in December and has proven that nothing is impossible with faith and hard work!

Bubbly Bliss Bar by Kayla Marie features a wide variety of all natural bath, beauty and wellness products including candles, teas, cosmetics, bath bombs, soaps and even a men’s grooming line. The store aims to be a happy place for customers. It smells amazing and Kayla herself curates the store’s playlist to feature uplifting music.

After losing her father suddenly in 2015, Kayla was overcome with sadness and anxiety. She leaned on her faith and turned to the things she loved doing to find happiness – making and mixing things, baking and being creative. That’s how the business was born!

Check out this wonderful interview from WDRB and shop online at bubblyblissbarbykaylamarie.com or visit the retail store in the Highlands at 2110 Bardstown Road on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2021-2022 Christian Academy Reenrollment

Happy New Year! We have much to be thankful for this year, from the celebration of Christ’s birth, the start of a new year and the gift of partnership with your family through the Christian education of your children.

The start of a new year initiates our reenrollment process. Children who currently attend Christian Academy, junior academy through 11th grades (with the exception of JA-4 entering kindergarten), who will be returning for next school year must reenroll in January. The reenrollment deadline for the 2021-2022 school year is January 20, 2021Reenrolling by this deadline is always very important, especially this year as we have been blessed with many families wanting to join us next year. We want to continue to serve your family and would not want you to lose your spot, as immediately after reenrollment we will begin placement of new families seeking to enroll their children at Christian Academy.  

Please visit the Christian Academy website to view the 2021-2022 Tuition Schedules and/or to learn more about Tuition Assistance.

To begin the reenrollment process, simply follow the instructions below.

  1. Click here to log in to your FACTS Family Portal account.
  2. Click on the Apply/Enroll link on the left.
  3. Click on the Enrollment/Reenrollment link. If the page does not open in a new window select your browser’s option to allow the pop-up. Click here for examples.
  4. Click Start Enrollment Packet to complete the Enrollment Agreement.
  5. Please be sure to review and submit the enrollment form for each student in your family.

Your reenrollment fee(s) will be automatically deducted through your FACTS agreement on February 16, in addition to any regularly scheduled payments you may have. Should you have financial questions, please contact the Business Office at (502) 244-3225 or reenrollment@caschools.us. If you experience challenges relating to FACTS Family Portal, please email support@caschools.us. We are happy to assist you with your questions.

For us the birth of Jesus changes everything. As John wrote, “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14 ESV). It is this Jesus we want your children to know intimately prior to graduation. We thank you for your trust and continued partnership as we work diligently to ensure every child at Christian Academy is supported unconditionally in a grace-filled environment and develops according to God’s will to impact the world for His glory and Kingdom.