The Royal Weekly
December 5, 2022
Thank you for your Amazing Generosity!
Thank You! The CVCA community understands joyful giving! Not only did your giving meet the #GivingTuesday match of $100,000, but your generosity overflowed beyond the match and raised over $225,000 for tuition assistance. Every gift – no matter how small or big – makes a difference! If you haven’t given yet, it’s never too late. You can still give here: cvcaroyals.org/give-now.
NEW STUDENT APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR ARE NOW OPEN!
With record enrollment and limited availability, make sure to share with your friends that now is the time to apply for next school year. Applications are on our website. Please reach out to Elissa Hyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Urban Vision Christmas Store Outreach – December 5-8
CVCA has a long and wonderful tradition of supporting the Urban Vision Christmas Store! Each Christmas season, our donations of needed items significantly impact this outreach. Urban Vision (whose founder is a CVCA alum) helps families in the North Akron community by providing schoolwork assistance for children, mentoring teens, and, most importantly, sharing the love of Christ. Kids earn “UV Bucks” throughout the year by participating in Urban Vision programs. The Christmas store is stocked with donated items that the kids can “purchase” with their UV Bucks.
Each CVCA grade has been assigned a category of items to choose from. Each student is asked to donate one item and bring it (unwrapped) to school during the week of December 5.
- 6th Grade: action figure dolls, multi-cultural dolls, Playdough craft sets, crafts of any kind
- 7th Grade: board games, children’s books, art sets, marker sets, paint sets, sketch pads
- 8th Grade: hats, gloves, mittens, socks, lunch boxes – for any age from toddler to teen
- 9th Grade: large bottles of shampoo, cream rinse, body wash, Lysol wipes, toilet paper, paper towels
- 10th Grade: $10 gift card to local fast food, beverage stores, convenience stores, etc.
- 11th Grade: basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, sport toys, plastic sleds
- 12th Grade: Sam’s Club/Costco-size non-perishable food items such as granola bars, popcorn, candy, snacks
Please bring your unwrapped donations between Monday, December 5 and Thursday, December 8. Large collection boxes labeled for each grade will be available in the CVCA Welcome Center area. We will deliver these amazing gifts to Urban Vision on Friday, December 9.
You’re Invited to our Christmas Concerts – December 7 and 9
Instrumental Arts Christmas concert – Wednesday, December 7: The Middle School bands will begin at 5:30 p.m., Orchestra at 6:00 p.m., Handbells at 7:00 p.m., and the Royals Band (High School Band) at 8:00 p.m.
Choir Christmas Concert – Friday, December 9: The concert will begin at 5:30 p.m. with Women’s Chorale, Concert Choir, and Chamber Singers. The second half of the concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Middle School Choir, Gospel Choir and High School Show Choir.
DR Trip Meeting – December 8
The next DR Mission Trip meeting will be on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Bring a parent! This meeting is for all juniors planning to go on the summer 2023 mission trip.
Lunch with the President of Grove City College – December 9
Are you interested in Grove City College? Have lunch with President McNulty from Grove City College on Friday, December 9 during 5th Period in Room 109. Enjoy a Chick-Fil-A lunch and hear all about what Grove City has to offer. You will miss your 5th period class, so registration is required. See Mrs. Fridline to register or if you have any questions.
Choir Christmas Cake Pop Fundraiser – Order by December 9
The CVCA Choirs are selling Christmas cake pops. Three cake pop themes are available in packs of 12 for $30. Order by Friday, December 9. Orders will be delivered to CVCA on Tuesday, December 13. More information and order forms are available HERE.
CVCA Choir Fundraiser: Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt – December 10
Come out to support the CVCA Choirs with this fun family event for the holiday season! Compete against other families/teams as you drive around the local area to find a list of outdoor Christmas decorations. Find the most and return back first to win an amazing trophy! Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third place!
- December 10, 2022, 6:00 to 8:15 p.m.
- Start at the CVCA Learning Commons
- $20 per car – Supports the CVCA Choirs
- Cookies and refreshments will be provided.
- Bring a pen/pencil and a cell phone (with a camera) or digital camera.
- If you have any questions, please text or call Christina at 330-622-1156.
- There are a limited number of spots, so register early!
- Registration forms are available HERE.
SPRING MUSICAL INFORMATION MEETING – December 12
Everyone is welcome to come learn more about our Spring Musical – The Little Mermaid. Come hear about auditions and what crew positions are available. We have ways for students to be a part of this world in all levels of involvement, big and small, on stage and off. We will meet in the Learning Commons on Monday, December 12 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Douglass House Service Project – BRING ITEMS BY DECEMBER 12
Douglass House is doing a service project through Youth for Christ’s ministry in the Juvenile justice system called Suited for Hope. We are collecting dress clothes, toiletries and outer wear for young men who will be released at Christmas time. Students who selected an item to help with this project should bring it to Room 107 any time before December 12. There is a collection bin behind Chrisi Thompson’s desk.
Career Window Event – December 13
High school students are invited to hear Mr. Jon Tello talk about his work in the Arts, Business, and Missions at our next Career Window lunch on Tuesday, December 13.
Jon Tello’s heart is to make Christ known by providing opportunities for people to encounter Him through arts and anti-trafficking ministries. Jon was invited by TEAM to pioneer a new Creative Arts focus as their Global Arts Ministry Coordinator. Jon is also the Co-founder and Director of Tesori, a registered Italian social business that crafts and sells handmade pens to create a revenue stream for various missions. Tesori provides dignifying employment and training so survivors of trafficking can reintegrate into society and build a new life.
first semester exams – December 14-16
- Students in grades 9-12 will take their first semester exams Wednesday through Friday, December 14-16.
- Students in grade 8 will take exams December 14 and 15.
- Students in grades 6 and 7 will have a revised schedule.
Please review this two-page EXAM SCHEDULE & INFORMATION SHEET carefully for details on schedules, snow days, attire, and more.
Elliot House Silent Night Event – December 16
Get excited for the second annual Christmas Party and Silent Night event, hosted by Elliot House on December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. Enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, a costume contest, and other Christmas fun before the Boys’ Varsity Basketball game! Tickets ($5 each) should be purchased in advance HERE. The first 25 students to purchase tickets will win a free Silent Night t-shirt! Extra t-shirts will also be available for purchase during exam week.
Talking Royals do Well at Tournament
The Talking Royals competed on December 3 in tournaments at Tusky Valley and New Philadelphia. Leading the team this week was the duo of Anna Trenta and Donovan Brown, who went 4-0 in Public Forum Debate and were ranked third at the tournament. Megan Marshall placed seventh over all in Program Oral Interpretation. She and the Trenta-Brown debate duo both earned bids to the state tournament. Freshmen Deacon Weihrauch and Brady Martin also won a novice award for Public Forum Debate.
SOBE Business Pitch Night – January 18
The Cleveland Research Company and CVCA’s School of Business & Entrepreneurship present the 8th Annual Business Pitch Night on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in the CVCA Chapel 5:30-8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Come support the SOBE seniors as their teams present big idea business plans to a panel of judges, competing for cash prizes! RSVP HERE.
matching gift opportunity
Does your employer offer a corporate matching gift program for employees? If so, you can possibly double your #GivingTuesday or year-end gift to CVCA by participating in your company’s program. Ask your company’s HR department for information or contact Jennifer Meybaum in the Development office at email@example.com.
A NEW APPROACH TO SERVICE HOURS
The holidays are a great time to encourage students to find service opportunities. Here’s a glimpse of the approach we have for service hours in Bible classes this school year:
- Hours Requirement: 16 total hours, graded once per year
- Due Date: May 10 at 7:50 a.m. (instead of 8 hours every semester)
- Summer Hours: Yes! Hours from this past summer count toward the requirement.
- Grade: Satisfactory (16+ hours); Unsatisfactory (<16 hours)
- Tracking: All students are enrolled in a Bible Service class in Canvas. They can click on the “Hrs” assignment to log and verify their service hours.
- Tips for success:
- S – Serve at least 16 hours before the May deadline.
- E – Expect delays. It takes up to a day for parents to receive verification requests.
- R – Right contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) work. Wrong ones don’t.
- V – Verify your hours. Make sure your parents got the text or email.
- E – Evaluate if there is a problem with the app. Ask your teachers or parents to check.
LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules
- Wednesday Late Start: December 7
- Adjusted Exam Schedule: December 14-16
- Christmas Break: December 19-January 2
- Jterm: January 3-6
- Regular Class Schedule Resumes: January 9
Royals Boys BasketbALL TO PLAY IN COLUMBUS – DECEMBER 17
The CVCA Boys Basketball Team will play in the Ohio Play-by-Play Classic at Nationwide Arena in Columbus on Saturday, December 17. CVCA will face off against Lutheran East at 4:00 p.m. Five other high profile games are on the schedule that day. More information about the Ohio PBP Classic can be found HERE.
CVCA has received an allotment of tickets available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the CVCA Welcome Center on November 28, 29, or 30. Ticket prices range from $26-$59 and are valid for the entire day. Payments must be CASH or CHECK.
Winter Sports Tickets Update
CVCA will continue to sell tickets and passes online at athletics.cvcaroyals.org/tickets. For hockey and swim/dive, tickets will only be available online. For basketball and wrestling, cash sales at the gate will be available in addition to online sales. No tickets are required for bowling.
You can view all our teams’ schedules at athletics.cvcaroyals.org. These updates apply to home regular season contests for CVCA. Games hosted by other schools will have various policies. Follow us on social media for game updates!
Winter Sports Livestream
CVCA will live stream all home basketball games and all home wrestling matches held in Tim Beyerle Memorial Gymnasium this winter. Those games will be streamed through the NFHS Network (subscription required) at athletics.cvcaroyals.org/livestream. In addition, the CVCA live stream crew will broadcast all home hockey games on YouTube at athletics.cvcaroyals.org/hockeylivestream. Some away games will be live-streamed; however, be careful with links posted on social media, especially in the comments section. These are almost always spam and can be harmful.