The Royal Weekly

February 13, 2023

People are Priority #1

We can’t talk about our mission without prioritizing the PEOPLE that deliver that mission daily here at CVCA. In this week’s installment of Mission Moments, Jason Spodnik talks about the people who have been called to educate and cultivate our students. Take a look HERE!


Are you interested in working at CVCA? Check out the Employment Opportunities page on the CVCA website for faculty, staff, and coaching openings throughout the year. This is a great place to work!

Tuition Assistance Application Deadline – March 15, 2023

We understand that families investing in a CVCA education may need and qualify for financial assistance. We were blessed to see over 3 million dollars of tuition assistance given to eligible CVCA families last year and are prayerfully able to exceed that total for the next school year.

The deadline to apply for Tuition Assistance is March 15, 2023. Please utilize the FACTS application HERE.


What is the Royal Evening?

On Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., we will gather for our annual Royal Evening – a highlight of the year for CVCA families, students, and alumni. A celebration of God’s faithfulness to CVCA, the Royal Evening is our largest annual fundraiser for student tuition assistance. Please join us for great food, fun, fellowship, and the ever-popular silent and live auctions. Purchase your tickets HERE today!

Royal Evening Parent Connections Coffee Break – February 23

The March 11 Royal Evening is the biggest community night and largest fundraiser at CVCA. There are opportunities for every family to get involved! Join us for a Parent Connections Coffee Break on Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the CVCA Learning Commons to learn about this important event and how you can help make it a success. (Park in a visitor slot and sign in at the Welcome Center.) Questions? Contact Kristin Nichols at

february 24 Deadline:

Middle School Gift Card Bonanza at Royal Evening

Middle school families are invited to contribute to the Royal Evening middle school Gift Card Bonanza by sending a gift card with their student. This is a special area of the Silent Auction in which a person can pull a random gift card for a pre-set donation. The middle school grade with the highest participation will have the honor of naming Mr. Iannetta’s new four tropical fish in his office. Thank you so much for helping make the Royal Evening a success!

  • Cards can be for anywhere – a favorite place you would shop or eat would be great.
  • Cards should be new, unused (back not scratched off), and should have the amount written on the back.
  • Place card(s) in an envelope with your family’s name and student’s grade and send it with your student to the Middle School Office (place in the Royal Evening box).
  • The deadline to donate is Friday, February 24.
  • Royal Evening Class Coordinator Sheila Swift, 8th grade mom of Mylie, would be happy to answer your questions. You can call or text her at 440-241-5948.

february 24 Deadline:

Royal Evening High School Class Donations

The Royal Evening has an annual tradition of showcasing grade-level class gifts in the silent auction. These baskets are highly popular among bidding guests! 

Below are links for each high school grade and the Class Gift Coordinator. Each Sign Up Genius form describes specific gift baskets and packages you can contribute to. Kindly sign up for an item or two, buy them, and send them in to the Welcome Center by Friday, February 24 with a post-it note stating “Royal Evening,” which grade-level basket the item is for, and your name. THANK YOU for making the Royal Evening a success to raise funds for student tuition assistance!

join the fun – volunteer for the royal evening!

PARENTS: It takes a mini army to put on the Royal Evening. To make it a grand success, we need you to volunteer! There are opportunities to help the week before and the day of the event on Saturday, March 11. There are also roles that allow you to help AND attend the Royal Evening. Please sign up HERE today!

STUDENTS: Any high school students interested in volunteering for this year’s Royal Evening event on Saturday, March 11 should complete THIS FORM. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Meybaum at

Meet Our Royal Evening Sponsors

The Royal Evening welcomes back these faithful Gold sponsors who heartily support CVCA’s mission to Educate and Cultivate Servants for Christ:

We are pleased to have the following Friend of CVCA sponsors:

We encourage you to support all of our sponsors and visit their websites! To learn more about Royal Evening sponsorships, contact Jennifer Meybaum at


Dr. Steve Miller is an anesthesiologist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Come here him talk about his experience in the medical field on Tuesday, February 14 in Room 109 (during both lunches).

Spring Break Service Trip – Apply by February 15

During Spring Break, a group of high school students and teachers will serve in our local community. (This trip was a part of CVCA life for 20 years before shutting down for COVID.) We will lodge at CVCA and then fan out each day to partner with a wide range of ministries. Our time will be spent in active and sacrificial ministry to the working poor people and people with special needs in our local communities. We will also have lots of fun!

Why serve? One of God’s distinctive calls in scripture is for Israel in Micah 6:8: “He has shown all you people what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” The diakonos organization  (Greek for “servant”) is dedicated to providing CVCA students opportunities to minister to those clearly dear to God’s heart as well as to pursue personal righteousness.  

Trip Dates: We will begin the week at the school at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, work Monday through Friday, and conclude at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

Costs: The cost of $75 includes food, lodging, transportation, and possibly donations to some local ministry partners. If financial concerns are an issue, some scholarships are available.

More information and the trip application are HERE. Student applications are due by February 15.

Yearbook Photo Contest – Submit by February 20

It’s time for our 2023 Yearbook Photo Contest! Every year, the Yearbook team accepts submissions of high quality photography to be featured on the Photo Contest Spread in the CVCA Yearbook. We have a panel of esteemed judges that review all photos submitted and decide who is the best photographer in the school. All photos need to have been taken by the person who submits them, but the photos could have been taken at any time. The deadline to submit photos is February 20. Students can submit a maximum of five photos. To submit photos email them with a short caption to by Monday February 20. The contest is open to CVCA students of any grade.


ACT test preparation is available at CVCA through our test prep partner, PATHworks! Students attend three sessions on February 27, March 1, and March 3, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 112. Register HERE. Questions may be directed to the PATHworks! class instructor, Patricia Smoot-Wicks, at or 330-861-4973. Sessions include:

  • First Class: Full practice test and score with feedback
  • Second Class: GROUNDWork, English, and Math sections
  • Third Class: Action Planning, Reading and Science sections
    Register HERE. Questions may be directed to the PATHworks! class instructor, Patricia Smoot-Wicks, at or 330-861-4973.

Upcoming ACT Test dates: March 14 (at CVCA for juniors only), April 15, June 10, July 15

CCC Parent Summit – March 4

In partnership with Christ Community Chapel in Hudson, we invite you to the CCC Parent Summit on Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is designed to equip parents with gospel-centered truths as they take on the challenges of raising their children in this culture. Each attendee will attend the general session, “Building Your Spiritual Resume,” and two break-out sessions. Get more information and REGISTER HERE.

High School Girls Discipleship/Leadership Retreat – March 10-11

Are you interested in learning what it means to be discipled and to disciple others? Girls in the School of Ministry (and any other interested high school girls) are invited to an overnight retreat to focus on studying God’s Word and learn about accountability, solitude, and reprioritizing our lives around Christ and His call.

  • We will head to the Clear Fork Ridge Bed and Breakfast near Butler, Ohio at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, March 10 and return Saturday at 1:30 p.m., March 11.
  • Registration opens February 14 (limited to 20 students)
  • $70 registration fee

College Rep Visits

Bring a firm handshake and a smile to meet these Admissions representatives! Stop by the Rasnick Center to learn more about these schools and how they might be a fit for you. Questions? See Mrs. Knapp or Mrs. Fridline in the Guidance Office.

  • Geneva College – March 13, 12:30 p.m.
  • Grace College and Seminary – March 13, 12:30 p.m.
  • Valparaiso University – March 16, 10:30 a.m.
  • Colorado Christian University – March 17, both lunch periods

LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules

  • Late Starts: February 15, 22
  • No School: February 17 and 20


Changes to Middle School Tech Courses

There are exciting updates to the Middle School Technology offerings for the 2023-24 school year.  We will offer two course options that prepare students for CVCA’s many high school technology offerings. Parents, please review these options with your middle school student.


Mandatory Women's Lacrosse Meeting – February 14

All high school girls interested in playing lacrosse should attend a Mandatory Information Meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 3:00-3:20 p.m. in Room 183. It will be followed by Open Field in the Royals Fieldhouse from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.