The Royal Weekly – December 4, 2017



More than 260 people in the CVCA community joined together on #GivingTuesday last week to raise $147,275 – including a very generous $60,000 match. Together you are giving the CVCA experience to more students. Thank you for your generosity!

Service Hours Parent Approval Needed by December 5

Parents/guardians will now receive texts (from a 734 area code) or emails (from Helper Helper) asking them to verify their student’s service hours. They will need to review the hours the student submitted and either approve or reject them. Any questions about the hours should be addressed before pressing the approval or rejection buttons. The Helper Helper app automatically creates a running portfolio of a student’s service hours. Then, on each due date (December 5 for this semester) only hours verified by a parent/guardian on the app will be counted toward their grade. Students serving 8 or more hours between May and December 5, 2017 will receive a passing grade for this semester. Parents, please encourage your student to download the Helper Helper phone app. It is also available on their Chromebook at

DR Mission Trip Parent Meeting – December 6

All juniors participating in the DR trip and at least one of his/her parents must attend the mandatory Parent Meeting on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel.

Christmas Outreach Collection – December 8

Our Connections groups are collecting items such as toys, household goods, and personal items for the Urban Vision Christmas Store. All CVCA students have been assigned a gift item and should bring it to their Homeroom on Friday, December 8. All gifts are in a $10.00 range. Questions about gifts or Urban Vision can be directed to Mrs. McMullen.


CVCA to Host OSU Wrestling – December 10

OSU is no stranger to CVCA with Royals alumnus Nathan Tomasello ’13, 4x High School State Champ and 2015 NCAA National Champion wresting for OSU. On December 10, wrestling fans will have a great opportunity to see Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder in action at CVCA! The OSU wresting team is currently ranked 2nd nationally. It is sure to be a great match!
NCAA Division I Wrestling
Ohio State vs. Indiana University
Sunday, December 10, 12:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased through the CVCA Athletic Office at $10 each. Tickets must be purchased in person via cash or check.

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.

CVCA Christmas Performances

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

Orchestra, Handbell, and Band Concert: Thursday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. in the CVCA Chapel

Royal Ringers Performance at EJ Thomas Hall: Friday, December 8, 6:20 and 7:00 p.m. in the Lobby

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

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

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 December 13, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons. RSVP for the event and get additional details HERE.

First Semester Exam Schedule


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

Robotics Team Receives Numerous Awards

CVCA’s Robotics Team, Royal Technic, traveled to Fargo, North Dakota last week to compete in the BEST Robotics Regional Championships at NDSU. Out of 32 teams CVCA’s robot finished 11th in the “Driving” competition with drivers Tyler Stoltz, Jesse Oyster, Nathan Kreider, Gabby Zanin, Kate Oyster, and Ben Khalil. Ben Khalil took home the team’s top score. The robot team spotters, Nathanael Matthews, Tyler Stoltz, Nathan Kreider, Kate Oyster, and Ethan Smith played a huge role. The team was awarded “Most Robust Robot” as the robot did not require maintenance during the competition. The design and build team led by Mr. Mike Oyster and Luke Oyster included Nathanael Matthews, Tyler Stoltz, Ethan Wang, Ethan Smith, Nathan Kreider, and Ben Khalil. The team received second place in “Teamwork” for working together as a unit in all aspects of the robotics competition and throughout the season. And, finally, CVCA’s Royal Technic team was awarded the $1,000.00 “Simulink Award.” Their Programming team, led by Mr. Tim Held, included Xamina Stalnaker, Ethan Smith, and Walter Miller. Tyler Stoltz and Ethan Wang created a first place video based on the robot’s program. The Simulink video entry can be seen HERE. Video about the team’s robot and competition season was created by Kate Oyster and can be found HERE.  Thanks for your support!

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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.


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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