SSCCA Blog

Teacher Spotlight: Debbie Kroh, Kindergarten

Those who know Debbie Kroh know that she's always quick with a story and smile, and even quicker to help fill a need! That might be why she's served so flexibly in so many roles at the Academy,...

Jen Frey - May 18, 2021

11th Annual Grandparents’ Day Celebration Live Streamed!

Thursday, May 6th was a special, albeit unusual, day at SSCCA. In a typical year, JK - 8th grade classes would present songs and selections to a sanctuary full of supportive grandparents,...

Jen Frey - May 13, 2021

Annual “Cowboy” BBQ

One of the much anticipated traditions of sixth grade is Mr. Dykes' yearly "Cowboy Barbecue." Although Covid caused this year's barbecue to be rescheduled from November to May, the sixth graders...

Jen Frey - May 11, 2021

She’s Not “Horsing” Around!

After just a few minutes of talking with SSCCA eighth grader Carly Clark, you come away smiling. Her joy is contagious and her enthusiasm about horses just might make you want to pick up...

Jen Frey - May 06, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Tiffany Olson, 8th Grade

Meet Tiffany Olson, SSCCA's highly enthusiastic and energetic 8th grade teacher. Mrs. Olson has been teaching at SSCCA for 4 years. Prior to that she taught high school history in...

Jen Frey - May 04, 2021

Bringing History to Life

Each year, Headmaster Dykes, who loves teaching 6th grade history, looks forward to taking his class on three special field trips that help bring Civil War history to life for his students:...

Jen Frey - Apr 30, 2021

Nothing like a “Servant’s Touch”

At SSCCA we have been incredibly blessed with teachers and staff who have gone above and beyond during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Despite the uncertainty in the world at large in 2020 due to Covid...

Jen Frey - Apr 29, 2021

The Love for Learning

Written by Jayme BohnReprinted from A Cruce Salus As a young parent, I wanted what was best for my children. I guided, loved, and nurtured them. But when my youngest entered first grade, all...

Jen Frey - Apr 06, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Headmaster Dykes, 6th Grade

Headmaster Dykes has been teaching for 22 years, the last 14 of which he's spent at SSCCA, providing instruction in Logic, Bible, History, Literature, Art, and P.E in addition to running the day...

Jen Frey - Mar 26, 2021

REMEMBER

As Palm Sunday approaches and ushers in Holy Week, perhaps you are curious what Maundy Thursday celebrates or why "Good Friday" is called "good." The following letter was written by Rev. Eric...

Jen Frey - Mar 25, 2021

Annual Speech Off Winners!

Each year in the Spring, SSCCA holds its annual In-House Speech Meet, followed by a competition of Speech Meet winners, called the Speech Off. This event has many purposes, such as training the...

Jen Frey - Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Seuss is fun so what do you say? Let’s celebrate his birthday today!

Thanks to Mrs. Kroh and her family, SSCCA students were recently visited by "Clyde," Dr. Seuss' made-up cousin, to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' 117th birthday. Clyde read to the children and then gave...

Jen Frey - Mar 16, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Margaret Lambooy, Latin

Mrs. Margaret Lambooy, SSCCA's Latin teacher, has been an educator for over 30 years and is in her ninth year of teaching at SSCCA. She loves the spiritual disciplines of prayer, worship, and...

Jen Frey - Mar 10, 2021

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

We are a "celebrating" people. We celebrate births. We celebrate birthdays. We celebrate losing a first tooth, great report cards, winning special sports games, graduating, getting accepted into...

Jen Frey - Mar 09, 2021

Reflections on President’s Day, Part Two

By SSCCA Headmaster John Dykes Following my last post, I want now to speak about the "elephant in the room" when we talk about the greatness of our Founding Fathers.  The issue that has...

Jen Frey - Mar 05, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Anna Featherman, 5th Grade

Mrs. Featherman helping with carline in 2019. It's not every day that you meet a classical educator who was blessed to received a classical education herself! Born and raised in Florida, Mrs....

Jen Frey - Mar 02, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Kim Rosch, 2nd Grade

The ever-smiling Mrs. Rosch. When you need a little bit of sunshine in the midst of your day, Mrs. Rosch is the one to call! Never short of a smile or friendly word, she has been a wonderful,...

Jen Frey - Feb 25, 2021

Reflections on Presidents Day from our Headmaster, Part One

Written by Mr. John Dykes "In reflecting on Presidents Day, I am drawn this year to remember our founding fathers and am especially grateful for our first four presidents and their contributions...

Jen Frey - Feb 23, 2021

SSCCA Student Featured on MPT’s MD Farm and Harvest

Meet Kelsey Condon, SSCCA 8th grader and Woodstock's up and coming farm girl! If you happened to see Kelsey's photo on MPT's MD Farm and Harvest, you'd only be scratching the surface of her love...

Jen Frey - Feb 18, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Susan Smith, First Grade

(Photo of Susan Smith, taken in 2019.) Mrs. Smith started teaching first grade at SSCCA in Feb 2015, but her teaching career actually began over thirty years ago as a home school mom of five!  ...

Jen Frey - Feb 11, 2021

We Have Options! Half Day and Full Day JK & K

We all know that life isn't "one size fits all." Families have different circumstances and varying educational preferences. That is why at SSCCA we are glad to be able to offer both half-day...

Jen Frey - Feb 10, 2021

SSCCA Alumna Has a Passion for Music

SSCCA Alumna, Anna Mattix, is "at home" on the keyboard. Meet Anna Mattix, an SSCCA alumna and a Christiana Homeschool Academy (CHA) junior who has spent her high school years rigorously studying...

Jen Frey - Feb 09, 2021

6 More Weeks of Winter

We know, we know, it's not the news you wanted to hear, especially after a year like 2020! Thankfully, despite Punxsutawney Phil's bleak Tuesday prediction of 6 more weeks of Winter, SSCCA...

Jen Frey - Feb 05, 2021

That’s a Corny Question!

Exploring God's creation through science is an important part of the curriculum at SSCCA. In this photo, an SSCCA 7th grader is learning to be a curious scientist by asking good questions during a...

Jen Frey - Feb 04, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Fran Frey, 4th Grade

Mrs. Fran Frey, 4th Grade Teacher Mrs. Frey's story truly is a "dreams really do come true" kind of tale. When asked as a young girl what she wanted to be when she grew up, her unhesitating...

Jen Frey - Feb 02, 2021

SSCCA Celebrates the Sanctity of Human Life

On Friday, January 29th, SSCCA students and staff came together for a special chapel service dedicated to celebrating the sanctity of human life. SSCCA 8th grader, Jaedyn Packett, spoke on behalf...

Jen Frey - Feb 01, 2021

SSCCA Student Serves with Sea Cadets

8th grader Andrew Cavrak has no shortage of things to do. When he's not busy working on homework, taking care of his chickens, or doing oil changes, he can be found participating in Sea Cadets,...

Jen Frey - Jan 26, 2021

Headmaster Dykes’ Interview on WAVA

Interested in a private education for your child? Not sure what makes SSCCA different? Listen to Headmaster Dykes' recent interview with Don Kroah on WAVA below to learn more! Don Kroah, from...

Jen Frey - Jan 19, 2021

Want to Know the Real Election Day Winner?

The news may be in a buzz about who will really win the election, but shhhhh....we know already, and we can tell you! According to the afternoon Pre Kindergarten class, after a heated debate...

Jen Frey - Nov 11, 2020

Chick Fil A Drive Thru Fundraiser

Show your support for SSCCA on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Eldesrburg Chick Fil A Drive Thru and Chilled Nugget Tray Fundraiser! DRIVE-THRU ONLY. Come support St. Stephen's Classical...

Jen Frey - Nov 09, 2020

Covid 19 Update

COVID-19 has changed many aspects of life around us, yet we are grateful at SSCCA to be able to offer in-person schooling and provide some sense of normalcy for our students. School may look and...

Jen Frey - Nov 06, 2020

It’s Okay to Have This Kind of Bee Inside!

Fridays in Fall have been busy at SSCCA!  Today students in grades 1 through 6 tested their knowledge of spelling in a rousing Spelling Bee.  The competition was especially vigorous in...

Jen Frey - Oct 23, 2020

One Potato, Two Potatoes, Three Potatoes, Four…

First Fruits Farm is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to providing fresh, nutritious produce to those experiencing hunger in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since 2004, thousands of area...

Jen Frey - Oct 12, 2020

Celebrating Those Who Serve

Written by Margaret Lambooy Instead of its usual Veterans Day Chapel, the SSCCA community gathered on Friday, October 9, 2020, to celebrate a variety of service organizations. Following Morning...

Jen Frey - Oct 11, 2020

“Houston, we have….SPIRIT!”

There may not have been a space shuttle lift off this week, but the enthusiasm of SSCCA students launched us into an amazing spirit week! Students came decked out for old favorites like Sports...

Jen Frey - Oct 07, 2020

SSCCA’s Teachers Rise to Challenge

Covid-19 has radically impacted the way school is conducted, but one thing it hasn’t changed is the dedication and devotion of SSCCA’s teaching staff. Teachers have worked tirelessly to deliver...

Jen Frey - Mar 07, 2020

Students Turn a Blank Canvas Into a Gift of Love

On the morning of October 2nd, SSCCA K and JK students were hard at work. Not with the typical recitation of math facts, chanting of grammar jingles, or other engaging academic pursuits. Instead,...

SSCCA - Feb 01, 2020

“Houston, we have….SPIRIT!

There may not have been a space shuttle lift off this week, but the enthusiasm of SSCCA students launched us into an amazing spirit week! Students came decked out for old favorites like Sports...

SSCCA - Mar 31, 2016