The Patriot Press
September 17, 2021
Sept. 20th...School Picture Day. Picture envelopes from Kelly Griffey have been sent home with each CCA student so that parents can purchase school photos if interested. All students will have their picture taken for the CCA yearbook, regardless of purchase. Students should not wear CCA sweatshirts in photos.
Sept. 22nd...See You at the Pole is a National Day of Prayer where all gather around the Flag pole to pray for our nation. CCA will commemorate this day at 8:10am on Wednesday by all staff and students gathering and praying around the CCA flag pole. Pictures will be in next week's Patriot Press.
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5th Grade goes to Mops
We interviewed three 5th grade students about their experience at MOPS. Leo, who helped with 2-3 year olds, told us that MOPS was not what he expected and he played dodgeball and cars with his group. Isaac, who helped with 4-5 year olds said it was what he expected and his group played hide and seek. We also interviewed Sarah, who also helped with 2-3 year olds, and when asked if it was what she expected, she said, " no, because there were more kids than she thought there would be!" Sarah's group watched a movie and played with puzzles.
The CCA 5th grade class will continue to help MOPS once a month this school year. It is a service project that this class has been involved in for many years.
Alumni Spotlight: Becca Kristofferson
Becca Hamiltion, known at CCA as Becca Kristofferson, is the CCA alumni spotlight this month. Her parents are Bryce and Kara Kristofferson. She has two siblings, Andrew and Rachel Kristofferson. She attended CCA from her preschool year in 2004 to her 8th grade year in 2014. She loved the tight knit community and Christian values at CCA. After her 8th grade promotion, the Kristofferson family moved and Becca attended Mexico High School in Mexico, MO.
She got married the summer after high school. She went to college for a few months, but decided it wasn’t the right time for her. Now she is training to be a 911 dispatcher. Becca enjoyed playing basketball at CCA. She says that most Friday nights they had games and her favorite memory was their last game in 8th grade. They didn't win, but she said that they loved playing together. Her favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” She says that all of the teachers made an impact on her life, but Mr. Bancroft always pushed her to do her best both in basketball and in English. She says he always motivated her to keep working on her writing, and he is definitely one of the reasons she is where she is today.
She now has two sons, Oliver who is 2 and a half, and Kaladin (Kal-ah-din) who is 4 months old. In her free time she spends a lot of time with her kids and her husband. She says that CCA had a huge impact on her life. She says she learned so many important values and lessons through the school and every teacher and staff member. She attributes her 911 dispatcher training to her time at CCA. She has always wanted to help people, but CCA taught her that you can’t just want to help; you have to do something to impact the people around you. She is passing along the values she learned at CCA to her children every day. CCA also taught her about stable relationships, in every path of life. CCA helps her be a loving wife and mother, and a good friend in times of sadness and happiness. Her time here helped instill the values of the Bible, to love everyone around you, to always be kind to others, to be a beacon in the dark, and to live like Jesus did.
On This Day in History: September 17th
Chapel: September 17th
The Lowe family is part of the Alaska Village Mission. This group is dedicated to reaching Alaskan natives with the message of the gospel, training and equipping Christians for life and ministry, and broadcasting Christian radio across the state. Several satellites are in the 12 villages so that people have access to Christian radio, and so that people can hold Zoom Bible studies in remote areas.
Jeff, Amber and Parker were able to fly into Pilot Point first and was able to share Vacation Bible School with 10 kids, which out of the 10 only 6 had ever heard of Jesus before. Then they visited Sandpoint, which is the largest village among those they are witnessing to. There is a church there called Sandpoint Baptist chapel and they were able to have VBS for a few days before it was shut down due to COVID.
Here are some ways that we can help Jeff, Amber and Parker in their mission. All can pray for Alaska and the Lowe family. We can pray for: their entry into closed villages, villagers to hunger for gospel truth, support and encouragement of lonely believers, protection in spiritual warfare, safety as the Lowe's travel, lasting impact of gospel presentations and more workers!
"We are all on a Mission for Jesus," exclaimed Jeff Lowe. We are His hands and feet while here on earth. "How, then, can they call on the One they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without a teacher?" -Romans 10:14. The Lowe's encourage each of us to put on our armor of God and to tell of Him, of His great teachings and His word.
Thank you for sharing your Alaska mission with CCA at Chapel today.
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Sporting Events for Sept. 17 through Sept. 24
- Varsity Soccer @ Applewood starting at 5:30pm
- JV Volleyball @ Applewood starting at 6pm
- Varsity Soccer @ Home vs. Plaza Heights starting at 5pm: Soccer team photos will be at 3:30pm at the soccer fields.
- Varsity Volleyball @ Home vs. Plaza Heights starting at 5:30pm
- JH and Varsity Volleyball @ Overland Christian, JH at 4:30pm and Varsity at 5:30pm
- Varsity Soccer @ Overland Christian starting at 5pm
- JH and Varsity Volleyball @ CLC. JH at 4pm and Varsity at 5pm
- Varsity Soccer @ Fort Scott starting at 4:30pm
Volleyball on 9/13 and 9/14
On Tuesday, the varsity team traveled to Garden City and played against Our Savior Christian School and Training Center. Varsity came home with one win against Our Savior and fell short in a close game against Training Center.
If you haven't been to a volleyball game yet, come check out the Patriots in action this week!
Varsity Soccer 9/13 and JH Soccer 9/14
The varsity fell short Monday night 7-1 to Center Place. Mason scored for the Patriots! Corban, CCA's goalie, did an amazing job fighting the offense of the talented Eagles. The varsity team fell to 3-3 on the season and 2-3 in the Mo-Kan conference. Go Patriots!