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The Royal Weekly – December 11, 2017


Spring Musical Information Meeting – December 11

Any students interested in being part of the cast and/or crew of this year’s Spring Musical, Singin’ in the Rain, should attend the information meeting on Monday, December 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Extension for Service Hours Verification

Students are required to use the Helper Helper app to track and verify their Service Expectation hours (8 per semester). Students can download Helper Helper from the app store on their smart phone, or use the web app on their Chromebook. It is a quick, easy, and accurate way to track and verify their service hours. Students simply click “Add past commitments” and include their parent or guardian’s email address in order for the hours to be verified. The parent/guardian will then receive either an email or text to electronically verify the submitted hours. Students were asked to have their hours entered on or before December 5. However, since this is a new procedure, we will accept first semester submissions and verification through December 14 for the pass/fail grade. Any service hours that were completed between May 25 and December 14 can be submitted. Please keep in mind that there is a one-day turnaround for the electronic verification process, so hours entered on December 15 will not be included in the grading process.

SOBE 3rd Annual Business Pitch Event – December 13

Senior SOBE students will present business plans that they have developed from idea to prototype in this competitive public event. A panel of expert judges will present our winners with cash prizes totaling $1,250! We would absolutely LOVE to have you there to support these incredible young men and women. Please join us on Wednesday, December 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. RSVP for the event and get additional details HERE.

Girls Softball Meeting – December 13

All girls in junior high and high school are invited to a Softball Interest Meeting on Wednesday, December 13 during both lunch periods. If you are interested in possibly playing softball at CVCA, please attend. Playing experience is not necessary, only an interest in learning a fun and exciting sport.

2nd Annual Royal Reindeer Run

The Royal Reindeer Run is back! Join us for this fun event on Saturday, December 16 for the 5k, 1-mile family fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. All proceeds benefit the CVCA Athletic Boosters and the Perry Carroscia Memorial Scholarship.


CVCA Christmas Performances

Celebrate Christmas with music from our Fine Arts students. You don’t want to miss these performances!

Choir Concert: Thursday, December 14, 7:00 p.m. in the CVCA Chapel

Royal Ringers Fox 8 Television Performance: December 22 (tentative)

First Semester Exams


Tuesday, December 19:  8:00-9:45 a.m. – Exam A (English)  |  10:00-11: 45 a.m. – Exam B (Science)

Wednesday, December 20:  8:00-9:45 a.m. – Exam C (Math)  |  10:00-11: 45 a.m. – Exam D (World Language)

Thursday, December 21:  8:00-9:45 a.m. – Exam E (Social Studies)  |  10:00-11: 45 a.m. – Exam F (Bible)


Tuesday, December 19:  8:00-11:45 – Special Activity

Wednesday, December 20:  8:00-11:45 – Service Trip to Haven of Rest

Thursday, December 21:  NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, December 19:  English and Science Exams

Wednesday, December 20:  NO SCHOOL (unless taking a high school World Language exam and/or a high school Math exam)

Thursday, December 21:  NO SCHOOL

Leadership Conference for Juniors and Seniors

Join other top high school students from around the country for two unforgettable days dedicated to building your leadership skills at the CU LEADership Conference on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at Cedarville University. This is a great opportunity to receive some leadership training and visit a college campus. The conference is designed for high school juniors and seniors and Cedarville University students who serve or desire to serve in a leadership position. Through the exploration of a Biblical definition of leadership, students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to implement positive change through effective stewardship, influence, and service.

Date:  Friday, January 19 to Saturday, January 20
Time:  7:00 p.m. Friday to 3:00 p.m. Saturday
Check-in:  4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday
Optional Campus Tour:  Friday morning
Registration Deadline:  January 5
Cost:  $65
Accommodations:  Overnight stay in Cedarville Residence Hall
Questions:  Contact Sara Fridline

Dios te bendiga, Heidy!

Heidy Almonte, who has studied at CVCA for the fall semester from Doulos Discovery School in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic, will soon be returning to Doulos for the Spring semester. Heidy was hosted by the Matson family: Faith, 11th grade; Haley, 8th grade; and Becca, future Royal. We will miss you Heidy!

(Photo: Heidy’s first snow!)

Doulos Study Abroad Scholarship Winner

Sophomore Addy Douglas is this year’s Study Abroad Scholarship winner! Addy will live and learn at Doulos Discovery School in Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic for the Spring 2018 semester.

CVCA Senior Named All-American

Senior Colin Gaines was recently named to the 2017 Fall High School Boys All-American Team. The honor, given by the United Soccer Coaches Association, is given to the best soccer players in the nation each year and was awarded to just 67 boys this season. Colin was also named 1st Team All-State, 1st Team All-District, and recently signed to play collegiately at Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Head coach Angelo Finelli shared, “This prestigious honor has only been awarded to four soccer players in the history of CVCA’s men’s soccer program. While a wonderful accomplishment on its own, it is even more outstanding when considering Colin’s role on the team. Typically, awards tend to be tied to large statistics like goals and assists. As a holding midfielder in a team-first culture, Colin’s role was not to produce large numbers of goals and assists but to lead the midfield with penetrating passes, a tireless work rate, and a commanding presence for his teammates. To have these qualities recognized and awarded as one of the top players in the United States is a testimony to Colin’s commitment to doing his role as hard as possible and his teammates.”

Colin responded, “I’d like to thank all of my coaches for the sacrifices they have made for me and for putting me and my teammates in a position to succeed on and off the field. To my brothers on the team, thank you for sharpening me every day on and off the field and always pushing me and keeping me accountable. Without you, there’s no chance I would receive this honor! Iron will always sharpen iron and my teammates have been that for me.”

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Save the Date!

19th Annual Royal Evening: Celebrating 50 Years

On Saturday, March 17, 2018 CVCA will host the school’s 19th Annual Royal Evening…Celebrating 50 years! This fun-filled gala includes a sit down dinner as well as silent and live auctions, entertainment, and fellowship. The Royal Evening is the largest annual fundraiser for CVCA. Last year’s event raised more than $160,000 for student financial aid.

Each year CVCA parents provide support to make the Royal Evening a success. There are many ways to get involved:
VOLUNTEER: Your help is vital! It takes many hands to coordinate an event of this size. Fill out a Volunteer Form to get involved.

DONATE: We welcome items, experiences, and services that will be auctioned that night. Take a look at our List of Suggestions and then get creative! To donate an item, please fill out an Item Donation Form.

SPONSOR: Are you part of a local business? Consider supporting the Royal Evening through sponsorship. Indicate your interest in sponsorship HERE and our team will contact you to discuss your participation.

If you have any questions about the Royal Evening, please contact Kristin Nichols or call 330-929-0575, ext. 319.

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