The Royal Weekly

March 11, 2024



Thank you to this year’s Royal Evening donors and sponsors for generously supporting CVCA’s mission. Thank you to the many volunteers who gave countless hours of service to make this event happen. Thank you to the student volunteers for giving your time and adding your excitement and energy to the Royal Evening. Thank you to the many guests from our CVCA community who attended and so generously supported CVCA’s mission of Educating and Cultivating Servants for Christ.

9th-11 grade testing Day / middle school & seniors no school – March 12

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, is the ACT/PreACT testing day for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at CVCA. These students should report at 7:50 a.m. and follow the posted directions to their assigned testing rooms. Testing students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. The Learning Commons parking lot will be the best place to pick up students. Families are asked to make arrangements for early student pick-up.

Middle school students and seniors do not have school tomorrow, March 12.

Last Chance for your SGO Tax Credit

There’s still time to donate to CVCA’s tuition assistance program and get a credit on your taxes, due April 15th!
  • Reduce your 2023 state tax liability by up to $1,500 when you support CVCA through our SGO.
  • Your donation will fund scholarships for CVCA students.
  • Claim your tax credit HERE.
  • Questions? Contact John Harabedian, CVCA’s Director of Development, at 330-929-0575, ext. 324 or email

Hello Dolly Tickets on Sale!

Tickets for The Royal Theatre’s Spring Musical, Hello, Dolly! are now on sale HERE. Doors open half an hour before show time.

  • April 19 & 20 at 7:00 p.m.
  • April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • April 26 at 7:00 p.m.
  • April 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Junior Royals Night at the Royal Theatre is Wednesday, April 24, with general admission. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or with a check or cash at the door. Junior Royals receive one free admission ticket and special goodies. Family members pay standard admission. Junior Royals Club members register HERE.

Academic Challenge Success at Tournaments

On March 2, Academic Challenge students went to Geneva College to compete in the Carnegie Cup tournament, at which the high school team (junior Madeline Currall and freshmen Will Helin, Katie Krieger, and Cain Robinson) placed 4th out of 15 teams. To gain extra competition experience, the middle school team (8th grader Ben Choi and 7th graders Paige Davies, Grace Flosdorf, Raya Jones, and Jovi Prenatt) competed as well and ended up with a 6-3 record against their high school opponents. In addition, Will and Ben were recognized as high-scoring All-Stars, placing 2nd and 5th, respectively, out of the almost 70 participants.

In February, the aforementioned high school students, Wyatt Barnes, Owen Lee, and Aurora Woodruff placed 6th out of 26 teams in the online Knowledge Master Open. Middle school students Ben Choi, Paige Davies, Raya Jones, Jake Lee, and Avery Ucker placed 5th out of 30 teams at the Copley Middle School Invitational, with Ben being the 5th highest scorer out of almost 160 students. Great job, Academic Challenge!

Parent Summit at Christ Community Chapel April 13

Parenting is rewarding, but it can also be difficult. The Christ Community Chapel Parent Summit is an annual event for parents and grandparents that lets them know they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing and that there is redemptive hope in Jesus.

This year, the featured speaker will be the author and president of Authentic Intimacy, Dr. Juli Slattery. Everyone will also have a selection of breakout classes to attend:

  • Raising Kids That Will Follow Jesus As Adults
  • How to Use Intentionality and Structure to Create a Gospel Rhythm in Your Home
  • The Devil Lives in the “DM’s”
  • Redeeming Your Influence As a Grandparent
  • Your Children and Your Marriage: Making the Investment
  • Trauma Parenting and Parenting Trauma

Childcare is available for the first 150 kids. Register HERE. Questions? Contact for more information.

CVCA Athlete Yard Signs

The CVCA Booster Club has partnered with Signs 330 to offer yard signs for CVCA families. Each sign costs $30 and can be purchased HERE. The order window will close at 11:45 p.m. on March 13. If you have questions, contact Ben Miller at

Sports Physicals – May 30

CVCA Athletics and Summa Health will offer sports physicals on Thursday, May 30. Save the date and plan to get your sports physical done for the 2024-2025 school year. More information will be provided soon.

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.

LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules

  • Late Starts: March 13, 20
  • No School for Grades 6, 7, 8, and 12: March 12
  • Early Release for Grades 9, 10, 11 (ACT/Pre-ACT Test Day): March 12
  • Spring Break: March 25 – April 1


ACT and Pre-ACT Testing at CVCA – March 12

Tuesday, March 12, is the ACT and PreACT testing day for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders at CVCA. These students should report at the regular school start time (7:50 a.m.) and follow the posted directions to their assigned testing rooms.

Middle school students and seniors do not have school on March 12.

The ACT is a nationwide standardized assessment that indicates students’ readiness in multiple domains – particularly math, science, and reading. CVCA requires each graduating senior to take the ACT at least once. 

  • Testers should arrive with sharpened #2 pencils (non-mechanical) and regular graphing calculators.
  • Students will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. The Learning Commons parking lot will be the best place to pick up students. Families are asked to make arrangements for early student pick-up.

Broad national research and CVCA’s internal data demonstrate that practicing the ACT multiple times can boost scores. This is important since many colleges attach significant scholarship dollars to strong ACT scores, and the odds of acceptance at selective universities rise significantly with good ACT performance. CVCA students are encouraged to do their best and to use good test-taking strategies. To get the most out of this testing experience, students should:

  • SLEEP! The brain thinks best after a full night’s sleep. Aim for at least eight hours the night before. 
  • EAT RIGHT! If a healthy breakfast (high protein) is possible on test morning, students will benefit from the boost to mental energy and concentration. (On the flip side, sugary energy drinks or candy will tend to crash energy levels and concentration during the test.) 
  • PRACTICE CALM BREATHING! Calm minds think more clearly (and powerfully) than stressed-out brains. If a student tends to “freeze up” during high-stakes tests (maybe getting fixated on answers or feeling panic about poor scores), it’s possible to reset the brain to a calmer setting. The student can use slow and measured breathing, taking slow in/out breaths for 30 seconds or so. This technique helps clear and refocus the anxious test-taker’s mind.

Show Choir Meeting and Auditions

Are you interested in auditioning for Show Choir? Don’t miss the Choir Information Meeting on Wednesday, March 13 from 3:00 to 3:45 in the Choir Room to get audition information for ALL high school students and returning Show Choir members for the 2024-2025 school year.

Show Choir auditions will be held on Tuesday April 16 from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Prom Details Coming Soon

As you think ahead and begin to shop for prom attire, please review and keep in mind the Formal Event Attire Standards.

ACT Test Prep At CVCA – March 18, 20, 21

ACT preparation is available at CVCA through our test prep partner, PATHworks! Students attend all three classes on March 18, 20, 21, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Room 112. The cost is $325 for all three classes. Register HERE. 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

ACT Prep Class questions may be directed to the PATHworks! class instructor, Patricia Smoot-Wicks, at or 330-861-4973.

Upcoming ACT Test Dates: March 12 at CVCA (Juniors only), April 13, June 8, July 13

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 from Sunday, March 24 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.


  • University of Toledo – March 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Liberty University – March 18, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Malone University Reps from Zoo and Wildlife Biology – April 2, 11:00 a.m.

Local College Fairs

CLEast College Fair – March 19 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • West Geauga High School – 13401 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH 44026
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m. – College Panel; 6:30-8:00 p.m. – College Fair
  • Up to 100 colleges attend each year.
  • Register HERE. You will receive a barcode when you register and a copy two hours before the event.

Northeast Ohio Learning Differences Symposium & College Fair – March 20, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Orange High School – 32000 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, OH 44124
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Speaker/College Panel; 7:00-8:00 p.m. – College Fair
  • Learn about college support from the top College Support Programs in the country.
  • No registration is required.

Apprenticeship Career Fair – March 27, 2024, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Pipefitters Local 120 – 6305 Halle Drive, Cleveland, OH 44125
  • Learn a lifelong skill, obtain college credit, and earn a salary with benefits beginning the first day on the job with no student debt!
  • Learn about career opportunities available in the construction trades: Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Operating Engineers, Carpenters, Painters, Cement Masons, Pipefitters, Electrical Workers, Plumbers, Glaziers, Roofers and Waterproofers, Heat and Frost Insulators, Sheet Metal Workers, Ironworkers.
  • No registration is required – open to all. For more information, call Doreen Cannon at 216-459-0099, ext. 143.