The Royal Weekly

March 4, 2024



We are still in need of student volunteers for the Royal Evening. This is a great opportunity to earn service hours while having fun with your friends and supporting your school. Students can register HERE.

Thank you to our Royal Evening Sponsors

We are excited to have Cleveland Electric Laboratories as a Royal Evening Gold Sponsor. Cleveland Electric Laboratories is a family-owned business that has proudly served their customers for 100 years. CEL provides top-quality products, excellent customer service, and exceptional attention to critical details that customers have come to trust. 

What’s that?  I can get a refund?

Do you think that an SGO donation won’t work for you because you already paid all your state tax liability in 2023 through payroll deduction? Think again!
You can still donate the FULL amount (up to $750 single and $1,500 married) and get it all back as a refund of your state taxes! This ensures that your tax dollars are benefitting CVCA and not being left to the state to decide how to spend it.
For more information on how to donate to our SGO, please contact John Harabedian, CVCA’s Director of Development at 330-929-0575, ext. 324 or email Or, go directly to our SGO site to donate HERE.

Students Invited to Worship – March 6

All students are invited to join the faculty and staff this Wednesday morning at 7:50 for a time of worship. It’s a great way to start the day!

Hello Dolly Tickets Going on Sale Today!

Tickets for The Royal Theatre’s Spring Musical, Hello, Dolly! are now on sale HERE. Doors open a half 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 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.

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 by March 5.

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

Talking Royals Perform well at State Tournament

This past weekend, seventeen members of the Talking Royals Speech and Debate Team competed at the State Tournament, finishing twentieth out of 86 teams from around Ohio. The team was led by Nathan Cook, who took fourth place in United States Extemporaneous Speaking. Avery Langenfeld (Original Oratory) earned a place in the semifinal round, as did the Duo Interpretation pair of Quinn and Alex Robinson and Congressional Debater Jude Armstrong. Megan Marshall (Program Oral Interpretation) and Katie Siff (United States Extemporaneous Speaking) were quarterfinalists. CVCA was recognized as a School of Excellence in rhetoric events.

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.

Note from the Health Clinic

If a student borrows clothing from the clinic, we kindly ask the item(s) be returned clean the next week. We are running low on extra clothing, particularly pants and sweatshirts. Thank you!

LATE START DAYS and adjusted schedules

  • Late Starts: March 6, 7, 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


Student Mentor Opportunities – Apply by March 8

Sophomores and juniors who are interested in being a student mentor for Ignition, JumpStart, or LaunchPoint in August should  fill out a Student Mentor Application and return it Mr. Churchill’s mailbox in the Main Office by Friday, March 8. Applications were sent to all sophomores and juniors and are also available at the Welcome Center.

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 start time for school (7:50 a.m.) and follow the posted directions to proceed to their assigned testing rooms.

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

The ACT is a nationwide standardized assessment to indicate 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.

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

ACT test 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 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.


  • Geneva College – Tuesday, March 5, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
  • University of Toledo – March 14, 10:30 a.m.
  • Liberty University – March 18, 9:00-11:00 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

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 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 required – open to all. For more information, call Doreen Cannon at 216-459-0099, ext. 143.