The Royal Weekly

February 12, 2024


consider this opportunity BEFORE you file your tax return

Up to $750 of your Ohio state income tax can be redirected to CVCA – reducing your state taxes by the amount you donate! Or, you can DOUBLE your impact! Up to $1,500 can be redirected if you file a joint tax return with your spouse. When you make a donation to a Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO), it will offset your taxes owed by the amount you donate and directly benefits CVCA scholarships. Watch this quick video to see how easy it really is.

Support CVCA scholarships in a way that costs you nothing. Why wouldn’t you want to do this? Make your donation HERE today! 

Questions? Contact John Harabedian, CVCA’s Director of Development at 330-929-0575, ext. 324 or email More information is also available HERE.

Ohio EdChoice Update

The Ohio EdChoice (OEC) Scholarship season will begin soon. Please do not submit your income verification to Ohio yet! Submitting your income verification too soon could have a negative impact on your EdChoice Scholarship amount. You will receive an email this week with instructions for the CVCA OEC scholarship renewal process.


The Royal Evening is the biggest CVCA community-wide celebration, where we come together annually for fun and fellowship to benefit CVCA students. The event supports CVCA’s Annual Fund, which helps bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of providing the CVCA experience. Don’t miss the great food, great people, free goodies, and great entertainment! Please join us to celebrate God’s faithfulness to CVCA and recount His blessings over the years. 

Register Early! If you purchase your tickets before February 16, you have a chance to win a famous Royal Evening Cake delivered to your table the night of the event. PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!


Do you want to be part of the Royal Evening excitement as a volunteer? There are numerous opportunities to volunteer the night of the event. It’s a great time to meet other parents while having fun supporting CVCA students. Adult volunteers register HERE. Student volunteers register HERE.

Thank you to our Sponsors

We are excited to have SoL Harris/Day Architecture as a Gold Sponsor for the 2024 Royal Evening. At SoL Harris/Day Architecture, good design is about sustainably designing for people. SoL Harris/Day is proud to partner with CVCA, designing functional and sustainable spaces to complement their educational programs and enhance the student learning experience. More information about our sponsor is at

Pasta Dinner and Choir Concert – February 23

Enjoy an evening of good food and good music at the annual CVCA Choir Dinner and Concert on Friday, February 23. Dinner will be held in the Rasnick Center before the concert in the auditorium. Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door. Children under 5 are free. Order presale tickets HERE by February 13.

  • 5:40 p.m. – Concert Choir
  • 6:00 p.m. – Middle School Choir
  • 6:20 p.m. – Middle School Women’s Chorale
  • 6:40 p.m. – Gospel Choir
  • 6:55 p.m. – Chamber Singers

Congratulations Music Students!

Congratulations to the following students for participating in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest on Saturday February 10 at Barberton High School. (*Students who are starred received the highest rating and received first place medals.)

Kathryn Shure
Elizabeth Govia
Roman Kline-Bossman
Caroline Govia
*Jay Gulley
*Cianna Williams

Bella Gomez
Donteae Gibson
Audrey Mosher
*Sadie Cork
*Lily Drybola

*Izzy Nolan
*Elianah MacArthur
*Owen Ferdig
Evelyn Watson
*Cadence Tan

Averie Abate
*Caleb Mosher
*Caroline Dressel
Jude Armstrong
*David Wedding

Mother/Daughter Breakfast – March 7

All CVCA mothers and daughters are invited to a time to connect, enjoy breakfast together, laugh, and be encouraged. Don’t miss this special morning on March 7, at 7:30 a.m. We will enjoy hearing from Mrs. Cyndi Holmes and her alumni daughters Whitney and Morgan. Register HERE.

Join CVCA’s Chess Club!

The CVCA Chess Club is open to all students in grades 6-12. Join us in Room 129 every Tuesday from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Spring Break Service Trip – March 24-28

CVCA’s service club, Diakonos, (Greek for servant) is hosting a local service trip for high school students over Spring Break. The group will live in community at CVCA and serve with several ministries in the Akron area. The trip will run Sunday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. to Thursday, March 28 at 6:00 p.m. and cost $75 per student. Learn more and sign up  HERE.

CVCA Summer Camps

CVCA offers summer camps for children ages 7-16. Led by CVCA coaches and athletes, teachers, and Royal Theatre directors and student-actors, campers enjoy learning new skills and making new friends in a Christ-centered environment. Register HERE.

Service Hours Reality- Check

Have cabin fever? Volunteering is a great way to fight the winter doldrums and help others at the same time! Here is more information to encourage your student in the service hours requirement.

  • When is the due date? 16 volunteer hours are due May 10.
  • Where do students log their hours? In the “Helper Helper” assignment in their Canvas “Bible class
  • Do summer hours count? Anything after May 25, 2023
  • Who should they list as the “coordinator” when filling out the verification request online? A parent or guardian
  • What type of verification works best for your family (cell or email)? Discuss this with your student. (Note: Cell numbers are the quickest.)
  • What if someone serves more than 16 hours? They should log extra hours. It enhances their Helper Helper service portfolio when applying for jobs and college.
  • How is it graded? Canvas Gradebook (Verified hours are listed under the “Helper Helper” assignment) and Report Card & Transcript (“satisfactory” (16+ hours) or “unsatisfactory” (less than 16 hours). Note: it does not affect GPA.)
  • Where can students find ideas and more info? The “Information” section of their Bible Service class in Canvas

LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules

  • Late Starts: February 14, 21, 28
  • No School: February 19


college fairs

  • Cleveland Area Christian College Fair – Tuesday, February 27, 12:30-2:30 p.m. At Lutheran West High School. More information HERE


  • Palm Beach Atlantic – Monday, February 26, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Grace College – Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Gordon College – Monday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Geneva College – Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Malone University Rep meetings

Representatives from various departments at Malone University will be here to speak with students in the Rasnick Center from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • March 5 – Computer Science Rep
  • April 2 – Zoo and Wildlife Biology