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, surrounded by stamps, paints and tote bags, each student literally had a ‘blank canvas” on their desk to decorate.
Today the students knew they were doing something different and special. These bags were to be donated to a nearby retirement home for residents to hang on their wheelchairs and walkers.
Some students, inspired by the onset of fall, adorned their bags with red autumn leaves. Others looked ahead and wrapper their bags in wintery blue snowflakes. Still others preferred to remember the warmer days of summer with sun-kissed flowers.
One thing was for sure; whatever their season, the bags were decorated with love and meant so much to those who received them.
Mt. 25:40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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 engaging and challenging work for their students in a distance learning environment. Utilizing tools such as Zoom, Loom, MySchoolWorks, and other resources as well as robust lesson plans, academic learning continued until the end of the 2019/20 school year. Our chess club was even able to continue meeting virtually! We could not be more grateful to God for the dedicated staff at SSCCA.
The 18th Annual Winter Ball & Auction was a wonderful evening of food, fun and fellowship attended by hundreds of SSCCA alumni, students, families, and supporters. Many thanks to all the businesses and families that supported the event!
On the Menu:
Appetizers donated by The County Cork, Basta Pasta, Glory Days, Baldwin’s Station and Carraba’s (as well as hand-passed hors d’oeuvres from Liberatore’s)
Dinner from Liberatore’s
Dessert from By Diana and Fran Frey
Wine donated by Oakland Mills Liquors
Coffee donated by Starbucks
In the Program:
Dancing to Live Music from the Bachelor Boys Band
Photography by Allyson Washington
Many Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Gary and Jill Miller
Leverett & Associates
McAllister and Co. Insurance
Dr. and Mrs. Obazee
The McNulty Family
Progressive Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
Carla Viviano – Re/MAX
Martin’s Grocery Store
The Andrews Family
On Friday, October 4th, SSCCA students spent a beautiful fall day harvesting potatoes at First Fruits Farm in Freeland, Maryland.
Since it’s humble beginnings as a small ministry to feed the hungry in 2004, First Fruits Farm has utilized volunteers to harvest more than 14.6 million pounds of fruits and vegetables to share with local food banks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and other food providers. Their food is distributed regularly through the Mid Atlantic and on occasion has gone to Oklahoma, Texas, North Carolina and beyond!
SSCCA students worked hard in the dirt alongside students from a Communications Class at Carroll Community College, who were there as a way to greater understand food insecurity. Together they harvested 40,000 pounds of potatoes! Many thanks to First Fruits for allowing us to come serve!
This July seven faculty members of SSCCA were grateful for the opportunity to attend a teacher training conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania hosted by Veritas Press. The focus of this conference was on classical education from a Christian worldview with an emphasis on preparing teachers to restore the culture to Christ one young heart and mind at a time. There were three days of teacher training with multiple simultaneous seminars covering all areas of SSCCA curriculum. We were also able to meet many new colleagues, including faculty from a classical Christian academy in China, who have been experiencing persecution by their government. It was an incredibly enriching experience and we can’t wait to bring back what the inspiration and training we have gained to our classrooms!