Back to Top The Royal Weekly – November 25, 2019 - Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

Schools of Distinction Application Deadline – TODAY, November 25

Today is the application deadline for sophomores applying to enter one of CVCA’s five Schools of Distinction: Arts & Humanities, Business & Entrepreneurship, Engineering, Medical Professions, and Ministry. The SOD applications may be found HERE.

School of Distinction Mentoring Invitation

CVCA Schools of Distinction require students to participate in a mentorship program with a Christian professional working in a related career field. Interested CVCA parents who are in a career related to one of the five Schools of Distinction are encouraged to connect with the School Chair to discuss potential opportunities to mentor CVCA students or otherwise contribute to the program. Mentoring is typically a once-per-month commitment. Please note that an application and background check is required prior to involvement. The Schools of Distinction and contacts are listed below:

• Arts & Humanities – Mr. Craig McSparran ([email protected])
• Business & Entrepreneurship – Mr. Eric Ling ([email protected])
• Engineering – Mr. Doug Fairchild ([email protected])
• Medical Professions – Mr. Rick Lyons ([email protected])
• Ministry – Mr. Rick Thompson ([email protected])

Limited Space for New Middle School Students

Parents with current 5th graders hoping to attend CVCA next fall – space is limited, so please start the admissions process today! Apply HERE.

Also, consider attending our Middle School Preview Day with your student on December 5, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Please register for the Preview Day HERE by November 25.

Art Show Submissions Due November 26

The Art Department is collecting artwork for a tiny art show. Submissions need to be food-themed and less than 4 inches, and are due to Room 137 by Tuesday, November 26. The artwork will be displayed in the Cafeteria December 6-21. There is a $1 fee for each entry. Entries will be judged and prizes awarded.

#GivingTuesday Matching Gift – December 3

Thanks to generous friends of CVCA, your gift on #GivingTuesday will be matched up to $50,000! Double your impact next Tuesday, December 3 as we joyfully give our first Christmas gifts to CVCA. Together, our gifts will give the CVCA education and experience to more students through financial assistance. It’s not how much you give – it’s that you do give. Plan to give online at or by sending in a check to CVCA. For more information on #GivingTuesday, contact Jennifer Meybaum at [email protected].

Wear Your “Ugly” Christmas Sweater on #GivingTuesday!

Students are invited to wear an “ugly” Christmas sweater to school on Tuesday, December 3 to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Note that all other student uniform standards apply. An ugly Christmas sweater contest with prizes will be held during 5A and 5B lunches in the Learning Commons.

Join us as we Celebrate the Birth of our Savior through Music

The Royal Ringers and CVCA choirs will be performing at the John S. Knight Center in Akron on Tuesday, November 26, beginning at 2:00 p.m.  

The CVCA Instrumental Concert will be on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature performances by our middle school and high school handbell ensembles, orchestra, and bands. 

CVCA’s Vocal Music Concert will be on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature all seven choirs with The Royal Vision Show Choir and all middle school choirs in the first half of the concert and the Gospel Choir, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers in the second half. Alumni are invited to sing with us on the final three traditional numbers of “White Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “Night of Silence.” 

The Royal Ringers will perform two numbers on stage at EJ Thomas Hall with the Akron Symphony Orchestra, for their “Home for the Holidays” concert on Friday, December 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. They will also be one of several groups providing music in the lobby before the concert, beginning around 6:15 p.m. This is a great honor for the Royal Ringers to be asked to perform on a professional stage with one of Northeast Ohio’s finest professional orchestras. Information and tickets can be found HERE>>

CVCA Christmas Outreach to Support Urban Vision – December 6

Student Leadership Council is excited to lead CVCA’s annual Christmas outreach to provide items for Urban Vision, an Akron community ministry founded by a CVCA graduate. Urban Vision seeks to prayerfully and relationally reach North Akron children and families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

To help with the Christmas Store, our students are asked to bring a gift to donate towards this ministry. We encourage students to use their own money to purchase these gifts. Walmart and similar stores will have all of the items assigned. Gifts are being collected through Connections Groups and are due on Friday, December 6.

Your Christmas Shopping Can also Benefit CVCA

AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way for you to support CVCA every time you shop online, at no cost to you. Select “Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy” at, begin each shopping experience at that site, and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to our school. Thank you for supporting CVCA while you do your holiday shopping!

Spring Musical Informational Meeting – December 12

Students interested in being a part of the Royal Theatre’s Spring Musical, Beauty and the Beast, should plan to attend an informational meeting on December 12 at 3:00 p.m. in the auditorium. Audition and other important information will be provided.

School Closing Notifications

With snowflakes already falling, please watch for school delays and closings. When there is a change to our schedule due to weather, you will be notified by text, phone call, and email. Closings and delays will also be posted on Facebook, Instagram, and on the local news channels. Please be sure your contact information is correct in ParentsWeb to ensure you get all notifications/emails.

Follow CVCA on social media. It’s a great way to hear what’s happening while also telling others about our great school!