The Patriot Press

October 22, 2021

CCA motto: To share the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, preparing hearts and minds to impact the world for Him.


CCA Guiding Principles: We teach 1) Christian Principles and Character, through 2) Christ Centered Academic Excellence, while promoting 3) American Patriotism.

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Parent Reminders for October 24th-30th

24th- 4H Cook out @ the Kernohan's home @ 3:30pm

25th- HS Robotics Meeting @ Equity Bank from 3:15-5:15pm and 3/4 Robotics Meeting @ CCA from 3:15-4:30pm

26th- Picture Retakes from 10:40-11:10am and Girls Basketball Player/Parent Meeting from 6:30-7:30pm

28th- 5th-6th Grade Field Trip to the Playground/Subway 9:45am-12:30pm

29th- First Quarter Ends, 5th-6th grade Robotics meeting @ Church of the Nazarene from 3:15-5:00pm, Cheer Practice from 3:15-4:30pm, JH Co-Ed Soccer Game @ Home vs St. Peter @ 4:00pm, and Patriot Puff (STUCO Boys Volleyball game) ($2 per person) @ 6:00pm

30th- HS Robotics, 9:30-11:30am @ Equity Bank

--Taylor

On This Day in History: October 22nd

On October 22nd, 2008 India launched a space probe that found water in the moon's atmosphere. In 1797, the first ever successful parachute landing was made by Andre-Jacques Garnerin in Paris. The panic of 1907 began when many depositors began withdrawing money from New York banks, this was the start of the downward spiral to the Great Depression.

--Priscilla

Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Gannaway

Mrs. Gannaway called this summer to inquire about CCA's open ParaProfessional position, and was asked if she would like to apply for the band teaching position? She quotes, “The Lord works in mysterious ways! I was a music major 32 years ago, I just never finished.”

She has been married to Dustin Gannaway for 9 1⁄2 years. She has two boys, Carson who is 22 years old and Cameron who is 21 years old. She attended high school in Bronaugh, MO. Mrs. Gannaway attended college at State Fair Community College and now attends Central Methodist. She is scheduled to graduate in December of 2022. She teaches Beginning Band and Concert Band at CCA. She had a substitute teaching job last year at Osceola High School, but this is her first year teaching!

Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37:5. She has two cats, Fuzzy and Lily. She enjoys hunting, knitting, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband. A fun fact about Mrs. Gannaway is that she especially loves to cook at 3am. She comes to band class and tells students what she cooked up earlier that morning. We are glad to have you, Mrs. Gannaway!

--Audrey

Monthly Character Trait

The character trait from Galatians 5:22-23 for October, is joy. This week, we asked three students what joy means to them. Kade said that, to him, joy is happiness and one thing that brings him joy is being with the people he loves. Elizabeth said that joy, to her, is to be happy and to be joyful in your work and everything you do. Elle said that joy is what you feel when someone is nice to you. Joy is the character trait of the month at CCA, and we should all try to find ways to show joy and help others be joyful. --Marlee

Chapel: October 22th

On Friday, October 22, the K5 class opened chapel. CCA welcomed Jonathan Presley, the pastor at the First Assembly of God church, located in Windsor. We studied about Jacob and Esau in Genesis 25. Jacob was content if he got to stay home, but Esau was a hunter, a "redneck" as pastor Presley called him. One day Jacob was cooking a stew and Esau had come inside and was starving. Esau kindly asked for some stew, but Jacob wouldn't give any to him, unless he sold his birthright to Jacob. Esau, being impulsive, decided that was a fair trade and sold his birthright for a bowl of stew.

A birthright is given to the first born son and they get half of whatever their parents have. When their parents, Isaac and Rebecca pass, Esau would have gotten to choose whatever he wanted from their belongings, but now Jacob has that right. Sometimes what we want right now is so important to us that we'll trade our future for it. All Esau could think about was how hungry he was, so that trade was worth it to him. Sometimes we think to ourselves that we can do whatever we want right now, and worry about the consequences later. Even adults have to make hard decisions. Making the right choices can be hard, but it is important to start doing it now, that way you create a habit.

The choices we make now, can affect us for the rest of our lives. God has a plan for each and every one of us. It might not seem like a big deal to make a bad choice every now and then, but over time we could develop that bad habit. Jacob didn't make good choices in the end. He tricked his father, Isaac, by pretending he was Esau. Jacob was a liar and a thief. He had to flee from his home and family as a consequence of his bad decisions.

Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust in the Lord and He will make our paths straight. If you are unsure about a decision you have to make, ask the Lord to help you. God loved us enough to send His son to die on the cross for us, but God also loves us enough to help us with every decision of our lives. He will help us, guide us, and lead us. He will do these things for the rest of our lives, that is how cool of a God we serve. Pastor Presley led CCA students in prayer and students closed by singing our school song. Thank you Pastor Presley for taking the time out of your morning to come share God's word with us! --Audrey

Pep Rally on Oct. 20th

CCA's first pep rally of the year was Wednesday afternoon, October 20th. To start the Pep Rally off, the soccer and volleyball teams were announced by JD Manning. The cheerleaders then did a few cheers to get the crowd involved. The cheerleaders then led the spirit chant. Out of K4-6th grade, Mrs. Olson's 4th grade class won the spirit trophy. Out of 7th-12th grade the Junior and Senior class won the spirit trophy. Three groups of soccer players and three groups of volleyball players played an egg toss game. Jared and Corbin won and intended to pie Mrs. Hyke in the face, but at the last minute gave Coach Manning the pie! CCA closed the pep rally by singing our school song! Good luck to the Patriots who are currently playing soccer and volleyball in the state tournament in Jopin! Pictures are below and the full video of the event can be seen on our CCA Facebook page. --Audrey

Soccer Senior Night

On October 15th we celebrated our lone soccer senior, Mikhail, during half-time of our soccer game. This was Mikhail's first year playing soccer for CCA and we are going to miss his constant smile and speed on defense next year!

Going into the game, the Patriots were 5 and 11 on their season. Earlier in the season CCA played Applewood Christian School and lost; however, the Patriots were determined to get the win on "senior night." Jared score quick in the game giving the Patriots a very early lead. At half-time the score was already 2-0 in CCA's favor. The Patriots held on to their lead and our defense stayed strong to get the Patriots their 4-3 victory. Congratulations Patriots! --Priscilla

Survey Says: Carving or Painting Pumpkins

Do you prefer carving or painting pumpkins? Well, this week we asked CCA students if they preferred carving or painting pumpkins. The ending vote was 65-20! Carving pumpkins had 65 votes and painting pumpkins had 20 votes. Which do you prefer? --Taylor

CCA Birthdays this Week:

October 22nd: Kylee, 6th Grade

October 28th: Dakoda, 9th Grade and Leo, 5th Grade

Club Information

4-H High School Meeting

On Friday, October 15th, the high school 4-H group met in the CCA art room for their first official high school meeting. The group discussed what projects they might be interested in and what they are already working on. The club needs to decide and work on projects now, so they can be ready to turn them into the Henry County fair in July. This 4H club also officially enrolled some of their members. --Marlee

Next week we will feature the High School FBLA event on October 16th

FBLA Insulated Cup Fundraiser

FBLA is selling CCA engraved, insulated, 22 ounce cups, for a fundraiser. All money will go directly to FBLA to help offset the cost of events and upcoming district and state competitions. If you would like to purchase an insulated cup for $15 please let the CCA Office know. --Priscilla