How do you ____?

In chapel on Tuesday, Coach Watson shared a great message encouraging our students to ask questions in order to learn ways to read their Bible and how to pray. To help give students ideas, he shared responses from several faculty and staff to demonstrate the multiple ways we study and pray during our own individual devotional times.

It’s important to remember we have such a great opportunity to help students learn how to read their Bibles, how to pray, and how to grow in their spiritual lives (in addition to teaching traditional school classes).

I talked with some CAC graduates this week, and in two conversations, the phrase “the teacher that changed my life is…" came up. I loved how one of them put it in describing one of his favorite teachers. He said, “______ changed my life. He was a great teacher, but he was more than that. He cared about me as a person, not just as a student. Most of my teachers when I was at CAC got it, but _____ really got it. He saw the bigger picture and helped develop my faith."

As we sprint to the finish of this school year, remember to focus on the bigger picture on the great opportunities we have to impact lives.

  • Tuesday’s Evening at CAC was such a fun night, and the atrium and Brady Garden looked amazing! Sonya Gates, Lisa Lancaster, Chelsea Baber, Rachel Brackens, Kevin Lloyd, David Mauldin, Richard Burton, and Chad Tappe worked like crazy to make it all happen, and they did an outstanding job.
  • Congratulations to Greg and Janice Northen for the birth of Piper Marie last Friday!
  • Congratulations to Hayden and Megan Cruce for the birth of Sadie Claire this past Sunday!
  • I really enjoyed the special FADD Assembly on Monday, and it was a great reminder for all of us. Thank you for working with the adjusted schedule on such short notice.
  • Jan Penrod and Carrie Vick have done an excellent job organizing our Aspire testing schedule for next Friday. I’m anticipating a smooth day of testing, and I can’t wait to see how well our students perform.

Upcoming Events
  • Today— No School (Good Friday)
  • Saturday, April 15— Science Olympiad at UALR (all day)
  • Monday, April 17
    • Day of Service Chapel
    • CAC Solo and Ensemble Night— 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday, April 18— Service Project Sign-Ups Begin
  • Wednesday, April 19— 6th Grade Leaves for Space Camp
  • Thursday, April 20
    • Aspire Testing Meeting for ALL testing administrators and monitors (7:30 AM in library)
    • Day of Service Permission Slips Due
    • Spring Sports Pictures
    • Chapel in auditorium (STUCO elections)
  • Friday, April 21
    • Aspire Summative Testing (grades 7-9); 2:00 dismissal
    • 10th, 11th, and 12th graders— No School
    • Parade of Dates & JR/SR Banquet
    • 6th Grade Returns from Space Camp
  • Monday, April 24— ACCESS Gators Chapel
  • Wednesday, April 26— ACCESS/DAY OF SERVICE
  • Thursday, April 27— Family Chapel (Final Meeting)

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Responsibilities for Next Week

Week B
  • Cafeteria AM— K. Allison
  • Cafeteria PM— J. Wilhite
  • Parking Lot AM— J. Thomas (H. Cannon)
  • Parking Lot PM— Z. Stewart
  • HS Lunch— A. Almond, A. Stewart, & B. Arnold
  • MS Lunch— K. Allison, A. Diles, & S. Killgore
  • Chapel— B. McNair
  • Detention— TBD

Remember, it is your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to cover your assigned duty.
*Click here for complete 16-17 Duty Schedule

Resources Worth Checking Out For Personal and Professional Growth

Three Videos from the FADD Assembly

Two Other Videos to Enjoy

Book Recommendation

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About the Book (from Amazon)

Your greatest regret at the end of your life will be the lions you didn't chase.

You will look back longingly on risks not taken, opportunities not seized, and dreams not pursued. Stop running away from what scares you most and start chasing the God-ordained opportunities that cross your path. In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day is inspired by one of the most obscure yet courageous acts recorded in Scripture, a blessed and audacious act that left no regrets: “Benaiah chased a lion down into a pit. Then, despite the snow and slippery ground, he caught the lion and killed it" (2 Samuel 23:20 -21).

Unleash the lion chaser within! #InAPit