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A newsletter for friends, staff, and parents of Summit Christian Academy

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Christian Academy Administration, Early Education, Secondary 1500 SW Jefferson Lee’s Summit MO 64081 816.525.1480

SCA Names Mrs. Michelle Bacon as 2021 Teacher of the Year


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and Chinese teacher Mr.

Michelle Bacon has been

Michael Mayor, secondary

named as the SCA 2021

science teacher Mr. Tim

Teacher of the Year. Parents, students, and


1450 SW Jefferson Lee’s Summit MO 64081 816.524.0185

staff had the opportunity

Schwab, and secondary Bible teacher Mr. Wayne Stam. “I take great pleasure in

to nominate a teacher who

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has shown excellence in

students and parents make

fulfilling SCA’s mission to

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“inspire students to achieve

every year,” shared Head

Anthony Mickelson, Secondary Assistant Principal

their God-given potential

of School Linda Harrleson.

through excellent academics

“Our school is blessed with

Kimberlee Gill, Academic Dean

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teachers who bring out the

compassionate environment.”

best in students, and both the

Linda Harrelson, Head of School Joe Hesman, Secondary Principal & Director of Operations

Charissa Sanders, Elem. Principal Julie Madsen, Assistant Principal Lance Quessenberry, A.D. Kathy Tharp, International Program Director

Thirty-eight teachers were nominated, from which five finalists were selected.

parents and students are so appreciative of their efforts.” Mrs. Bacon joined the SCA

Sarah Coats, Dir. of Development

Finalists included fifth grade

faculty in 2000. She and her

Cordell Dick, Dir. of Major Gifts

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Head of School Linda Harrelson with SCA’s 2021 Teacher of the Year, fifth grade teacher Mrs. Michelle Bacon.

from SCA. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from Harding University. Mrs. Bacon was presented with a plaque, an SCA designated parking space, and a monetary award. As SCA’s Teacher of the Year,


Mrs. Bacon is also

Inside Soaring:

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the Year. The GPACS



Fine Arts


Teacher of the Year will be announced in January, 2022.

International 8-9 Cordell’s Corner


Health Office Notes


Upcoming Events


SCA’s 2021 Teacher of the Year finalists (left to right): Mrs. Karen Davis, Mr. Michael Mayor, Mr. Wayne Stam, SCA Head of School Linda Harrelson, Mr. Tim Schwab, and Mrs. Michelle Bacon.


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Christian Char acter Recipients and Student of the Year Announced Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to recognize students who consistently exhibit exceptional Christian character through the Christian Character Award program. The purpose of this award is to encourage students to pursue their potential toward attaining the highest level of personal and academic development as well as Christian character. The achievement of the Christian Character Award at SCA is one of the most prestigious recognitions within the school. Elementary Christian Character recipients for the third quarter are third grade student Ellie Hawes and sixth grade student Jackson Shrum. Recipients for the fourth quarter are first grade student Eloise Parker and sixth grade student Rylie Friess. Junior high Christian Character recipients for the second semester are seventh grade student Aidan Cummings and eighth grade student Emma Coats. Senior high Christian Character recipients for the second semester are seniors Grace Filer, Camille Anderson, and Tyler Simpson, Senior Ryan Wagy was named 2020-21 Student of the Year. Ryan graduated Cum Laude, Outstanding Choir Student, Debate Academic All-American, and Football Academic All-State. First grade student Eloise Parker, pictured with Elementary Principal Charissa Sanders, received the Elementary Christian Character Award for the fourth quarter.

Third grade student Ellie Hawes, with SCA Elementary Principal Mrs. Charissa Sanders, and sixth grade student Jackson Shrum. Ellie and Jackson were named the Elementary Christian Character recipients for the third quarter.

Sixth grade student Rylie Friess, pictured with Elementary Principal Charissa Sanders, received the Elementary Christian Character Award for the fourth quarter.

Receiving SCA’s Secondary Christian Character Awards were (from left to right) seventh grade student Aidan Cummings, eighth grade student Emma Coats, SCA 2020-21 Student of the Year senior Ryan Wagy, and seniors Grace Filer, Camille Anderson, and Tyler Simpson.

SCA Core Value: Christ-centered Our belief in God and His Word is central to SCA. Through a faculty who practice a personal and active faith, we foster a thoroughly Christian environment where God’s Word is the standard for decision making. Placing Christ at the center of all enables us to educate the whole student, spiritually, emotionally, mentally, socially, and physically.


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Class of 2021 Summa Cum Laude Recipients SCA is pleased to announce the Class of 2021 Summa Cum Laude recipients, Camille Anderson and Ashlyn Steller. To achieve SCA’s highest academic honor, students must have been at SCA for four consecutive semesters, demonstrate a transcript of 30 credit hours, have taken four years of high school science and four years of high school math, attend school at least seven hours during their senior year, and have no academic modifications in achieving a cumulative percentage that is in the top 5% of their class. “The Summa Cum Laude students are tremendous representatives of what SCA holds at its core,” shared Secondary Principal Joe Hesman. “They are both young ladies who love the Lord with all their heart, are academically excellent and achieve to a very high standard, and are such compassionate women who love others and desire to serve them! When I think of the SCA mission statement: ‘To inspire students to achieve their Godgiven potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment,’ I believe these two amazing young women are the living proof of that mission statement! Congratulations Camille and Ashlyn! May you continue to allow God to use you greatly and to influence the world around you for Christ!”

Senior Camille Anderson was a Summa Cum Laude recipient for the SCA Class of 2021.

Senior Ashlyn Steller was a Summa Cum Laude recipient for the SCA Class of 2021.

Camille and Ashlyn were recognized at the All School Assembly and delivered speeches at the Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony. The Class of 2021 had 47 graduates who were awarded over $3 million in scholarship offers.

Message from your Head of School


wenty-two years ago, the Lord gave me a Scripture as I began my tenure as head of school. That Scripture was Ephesians Linda Harrelson 3:20-21: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory.” When I think of our school back then and where we are now, He certainly has done exceedingly, abundantly more than I could have ever imagined! Step by step, little by little, He grew our school into the school that truly fulfills our vision: we are the school of choice for Christian families whose priority is excellence.

And He used people…lots of people. I am so grateful for our board, my administrative team, our wonderful teachers and staff, and of course, all our families. Your partnership has allowed our mission to be accomplished in our students. As I pass the baton to our new head of school Chris Hahn, let me leave you with the challenge I gave at my retirement dinner. We are eagles! Eagles are created to soar. In fact, I believe God has put into each one of us an overwhelming desire to be tremendously productive and achieve a great potential. Eagles are known for their eyesight. They can see straight ahead and to the side at the same time. I challenge you all to keep your eyes focused on Christ, who knows our future. He will give you insights you wouldn’t have otherwise. For eagles to soar, they must submit

to the thermal currents and updrafts produced by the rough terrain, which allows them to rise high above the dangerous storms. The future for SCA will be filled with rough terrain. We cannot escape the problems of our day. But Scripture says, “Those that wait on the Lord will renew their strength, they will mount up on wings like eagles.” So, Eagles, wait on the Lord! Do not rely on your own abilities, but submit to Him, and like the eagle, you will rise above the problems, the anti-biblical culture, and dangerous storms that would seek to divide and destroy. There is no doubt in my mind, if you do, you will soar. And as SCA does the same, the school will continue to soar! It has been my greatest honor and privilege to serve as your head of school. I believe firmly, however, that Summit Christian Academy’s best years are yet to come.


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Seniors Receive Local Scholarships Senior Ian Ferguson received the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded to one SCA student who will be attending MCC Longview or another MCC campus. Ian plans to study in the Veterinary Technology program at Maple Woods. Seniors Grace Filer and Tyler Simpson received scholarships from the Elks Lodge. Grace took first place in a “Most Valuable Student” competition and received a $2,450 scholarship award. She plans to study nursing at the University of Missouri Kansas City. Tyler took third place and received a $1,200 award. He plans to study Senior Ian Ferguson received Senior Grace Filer received first Senior Tyler Simpson received Digital Media at John the Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit place in the Elks Lodge Most third place in the Elks Lodge Most scholarship. Valuable Student competition. Valuable Student competition. Brown University.

Juniors to Represent SCA at Missouri Boys State Juniors Zachary Chinnery, son of Ronald and Cynthia Chinnery, and Spencer Dickey, son of Randall and Kelli Dickey, have been accepted and plan to attend the 2021 American Legion Boys State of Missouri program. Held on the campus of the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, the 81st session of Boys State will be held June 12-19. All citizens at Boys State may vote and are eligible to hold office, as the program is designed to enhance leadership while educating and training Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership, and government. Participating in Boys State also provides eligibility for scholarships and university credit. Due to COVID-19 protocols, the size of the 2021 program will only host roughly half the size of a normal year. SCA also nominated juniors Will Osborne and Luke Poppen who were not selected to participate in the limited 2021 session, but will automatically be eligible Left to right: Juniors Zach Chinnery to participate in the and Spencer Dickey will attend 2022 session. the American Legion Boys State of Missouri at UCM over the summer.

Students Earn First place in Math Competition Several SCA students participated in math competitions at the Midwest Christian School Academic and Fine Arts Festival. The following students received first place in each category: Calculus Team: Israel Wilson, Jordan Drum, Will Osborne, and Zach Chinnery Calculus Individual: Zach Chinnery Trigonometry Individual: Anthony Mishriky

Above (L-R): SCA Dual Credit and Math AP Teacher Yan Stringfellow with first place calculus team juniors Zachary Chinnery, Will Osborne, Jordan Drum, and Israel Wilson. Right: First place individual trigonometry winner junior Anthony Mishriky.


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SCA Students Earn Missouri Seal of Biliter acy In conjunction with the Missouri Department of Education, SCA was pleased to present the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy award to World Language students who attained proficiency in a second language and demonstrated sociocultural competence. World Language students Devin Harris and Abby Jo Crooks received the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy promotes active participation in a global society by incentivizing, recognizing, and celebrating the acquisition of biliteracy skills and sociocultural awareness. SCA is dedicated to providing an education that prepares students for life and service in today’s world and global marketplace. Students had to submit an application for the seal and take an approved language assessment test to determine if they

to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy, but also qualified for the Seal of Biliteracy or opening the world of possibilities to the Distinguished Seal of Biliteracy. A students who speak a second language. student must also score 18 or higher on Cross-cultural relationships, immersive the ACT Reading section for the Seal experiences, and service opportunities of Biliteracy and for the Distinguished are all a part of the journey,” Kathy Tharp Seal of Biliteracy they must score 21 or SCA International Program Director and higher. Further, students must document sociocultural activities, research, projects, Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator. and experiences. SCA will note this achievement by a statement on the student’s transcript, special recognition with a sealed certificate, a silver and royal blue cord to wear during graduation, and up to 14 free college credit hours added to the student’s college transcript. “SCA World Language teachers are doing a great job Senior Devin Harris Junior Abigail Crooks equipping their students with not received the Missouri Seal received the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. of Biliteracy in Spanish. just the language level necessary


Spring Athletes Perform Well After Missing Season Due to Covid by Lance Quessenberry Athletic Director God has done amazing things at SCA this past school year. I have a hard time expressing how amazing it has been to be part of it. Many times, the odds seemed to be stacked against us, BUT GOD made a

Freshman Hayden Perry and Junior Elijah Huckabee qualified to compete in the Class 2 State Golf tournament this spring.

way in every situation. To see Him work in so many instances grew my faith personally as I am sure it did in the lives of many others as well. It is great to know we have a God who cares about the details in our lives, and will go to great lengths to come through when we are powerless. For spring sports, COVID looked a lot different than it did for the fall or winter seasons. The restrictions were fewer, and our spring teams competed in what was close to normal guidelines. This was great for all spring athletes because they lost an entire season last spring and were excited to get back at it. The Varsity Boys’ Golf

team completed a full season and sent two golfers to the Class 2 State Tournament at Silo Ridge in Bolivar, MO. Varsity Girls’ Soccer finished the season with a 9-11 record while having no seniors and starting several freshmen. Varsity Baseball finished the season 20-8 while winning the Raytown Tournament, a Crossroads Conference (XRC) championship, and a District title before falling in the state quarterfinal game. Varsity Boys’ Track & Field finished 2nd in the XRC and sent four individuals to the Class 2 State Meet in six events. Lastly, Varsity Girls’ Track & Field won most meets this season and finished 1st in the XRC and at

Districts. They sent six Lance Quessenberry individuals to the Class 3 State Meet in nine different events. Anyone can easily see that we have much to be thankful for on the track, the baseball and soccer fields, and the golf course. We are even more thankful for our spring teams getting the opportunity to do what they love. Finally, we are most of all grateful for God’s guidance through the 2020-21 school year, and recognize all the athletes, coaches, parents, game workers, administrators, and area schools who helped make this year happen. Thank you!


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Varsity Baseball Wins Fifth Sectional Championship Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball team for finishing the season with a 20-8 record. They picked up their seventh district championship, fifth sectional championship, and tenth conference championship. They finished the year undefeated in conference play and have a 44-game conference winning streak dating back to 2015. The program will graduate seniors Noah Rash, Casy Noel, Grant Parker, and Cade Zucca. We appreciate all they have contributed to the team over the past four years!

Postseason Honors

Varsity Baseball won the Class 4, District 14 tournament before continuing on to Sectionals. Their season came to an end on May 28 in the State Quarterfinals.

All-Conference • 1st Team – Garrett Ferguson (Player of the Year), Nate Bartlett, Cade Zucca, and Morgan Wilkins • 2nd Team – Casy Noel, Mason Holt, Eli Guffey, and Grant Parker • Honorable Mention – Fischer Ethridge, Xander Zumwalt, and Noah Rash All-District • 1st Team – Garrett Ferguson, Nate Bartlett, Morgan Wilkins, Fischer Ethridge, and Cade Zucca • 2nd Team – Eli Guffey, Mason Holt, Xander Zumwalt, and Casy Noel Academic All-State • Nate Bartlett • Eli Guffey • Garrett Ferguson

Top Finishes and School Records by Rick McGregor, Head Coach The Track & Field teams are so thankful to have had a season this year, especially after losing the opportunity to compete last spring. It was a great season! The girls won 10 out of 12 meets, including the Crossroads Conference championship, district championship, and the sectional meet. They brought home a lot of hardware and the trophy case is full! The boys’ and girls’ teams came together over the course of the season cheering for each other, bonding, and having a lot of fun together. The season came to a close at the Class 2 & 3 State meets in Jefferson City. Four boys and six girls qualified for state this year. Of those 10, four earned medals and All-State honors. These were Joseph Lepak, 4th in the javelin; Jordan Drum, 4th in the

Varsity Girls’ Track & Field had six athletes represent SCA at the Class 3 State meet with others attending to cheer them on (L-R front: McKinzie Parks, Lauren McCoy, Katie Coats, Mara Reasoner, Adriana McGregor, Hope Woodall, Olivia Schnick, April Phillips; L-R back: Coach Lisa Schnick, Coach Rick McGregor, Jordan Drum, Coach Jimmy Woodall, and Coach Dan Phillips).

pole vault; April Phillips, 8th in the triple jump; and Caleb Benton, 8th in the 3200m. Other state qualifiers were Jake Dean, Armani Graybill, Adriana McGregor, Katie Varsity Boys’ Track & Field qualified four athletes for the Class 2 State Coats, Lauren McCoy, and meet in Jefferson City (L-R: Joseph McKinzie Parks. Lepak, Armani Graybill, Jake Dean, Four boys set new school and Caleb Benton). records this season. Caleb Benton broke the 3200m school record early in the year and then continued to beat his own record in several meets afterward. His final time was 10:08.73 which he set at the sectional meet. Jacob Dean broke the mile record twice this year; his top performance was at the state meet with a time of 4:34.77. Joseph Lepak, in his first season of competition, broke the javelin record a few times this year. His top throw was just over 168 feet. Lucas Eckles also broke the record in the 100m at Adrian this year with a performance of 10.92. For the girls’ team, the 4x400 relay team set a new school record at the sectional meet in Odessa with a time of 4:22.05. Sayge Romines, Jolee Lunn, Jordan Drum, and Adriana McGregor ran in that event. The team performed well and had great accomplishments this year! Even more, they are a great group of students! Coach Lisa Schnick, Coach Dan Phillips, and Coach Jimmy Woodall all did amazing in their areas, and they were great coaches with which to work. Their hard work was also a huge contributor to the success of our teams.


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Fine Arts

Vocal & Instrumental Musicians Earn Gold Medals at State Music Festival Eleven soloists and four ensembles received the top rating (1) at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) State Music Festival. Soloists earning a gold medal included sophomores Olivia Truesdale, Shea Rider, Keyler Quessenberry, and Catherine Cramer, junior Hudson Harris, and seniors Grace Filer, Zack Oppriecht, Mackenzie Madsen, Alysa Ward, and Annie Harsch. Ensembles earning a gold medal included: • Junior Men: Spencer Dickey, Zac Beasley, Eli Burns, Brennen Ross, Hudson Harris • Senior Women: Grace Filer, Alysa Ward, Mackenzie Madsen, Annie Harsch • Combined Men: Collin Pemberton, Hunter Harris, Brennen Ross, Tyler Simpson, Ryan Wagy, Zack Oppriecht, Grant Fristo, Ian Ferguson • Combined Women: Catherine Cramer, Olivia Truesdale, Shea Rider, Lilly Teilborg, Karinton Newton, Anna Hammond, Abigayle Cook, Nora Schuh Senior Benjamin Schwab received a gold rating for his cello solo.

SCA soloists who received a gold rating at MSHSAA State Music Festival included: Back row (left to right): sophomore Catherine Cramer, senior Zack Oppriecht, and junior Hudson Harris. Middle row (left to right): sophomore Olivia Truesdale and sophomore Shea Rider; Front row (left to right): senior Mackenzie Madsen, senior Annie Harsch, senior Grace Filer, and senior Alysa Ward. Not pictured is sophomore Keyler Quessenberry.

Senior Benjamin Schwab received a gold rating at MSHSAA State Music Festival for his cello solo. Four SCA ensembles received a gold rating at MSHSAA State Music Festival which included: Back row (left to right): Collin Pemberton, Zack Oppriecht, Ryan Wagy, Grant Fristo, Hunter Harris, and Brennen Ross. Third row (left to right): Nora Schuh, Catherine Cramer, Spencer Dickey, Hudson Harrison Eli Burns, Zac Beasley, Tyler Simpson; Second row (left to right): Anna Hammond, Karinton Newton, Olivia Truesdale, Shea Rider, Lily Teilborg, Abigayle Cook, and Ian Ferguson; Front row (left to right): Mackenzie Madsen, Annie Harsch, Grace Filer, and Alysa Ward. Not pictured is sophomore Keyler Quessenberry.

Prom King & Queen Announced The Prom King and Queen were announced at the Prom 2021 dance and dinner held at Arrowhead Yacht Club in Lake Winnebago. Seniors Zack Oppriecht and Alysa Ward were crowned the SCA 2021 Prom King and Queen.

SCA Camp Eagle Summit in Full Swing Camp Eagle Summit campers are having a blast this summer and recently enjoyed a day at the Kansas City Zoo! With gold bands, campers got to go on the carousel and tram anytime they needed a break from the wonderfully warm weather. The campers loved seeing all God’s creatures and miracles at our fabulous local Kansas City Zoo! What a treat it is to have the opportunity to share God's blessings with our campers.


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Fine Arts

SCA Student Takes Top Honor in ACSI Art Festival Twenty students from SCA in grades 3-6 participated in the Association of Christian Schools International Art Festival this year. This was the first time that the Arts Festival was completely virtual. Instead of being on a regional level, our school was judged along with seven other schools from across the country. Our students received four superior ribbons, 11 excellent ribbons, and five good ribbons. In addition they received six 1st place ribbons, five 2nd place ribbons, and four 3rd place ribbons. The top scoring pieces were judged in a final round to determine the piece from all the schools that the judges recognized as the Best of the Show. Three of our students’ pieces were in that final round of only 12 pieces—Reece Carter, Kate Montgomery, and Abbey Rapley. Rapley’s artwork titled “Circus in Glass” received the highest score and was recognized as the Best of the Show!!

L-R: Liam Falk, Abbey Rapley, Kia-young-Kim, Mrs. Suzanne Turner, Reece Carter, and Isabella Leon at the ACSI awards ceremony in May.

“Circus in Glass” by Abbey Rapley was recognized as Best of the Show!


Reflecting on 2020-21 at the International End of Year Celebr ation The End of Year Celebration for the International Program was hosted by Pastor Dennis Luce (SCA Apologetics teacher) at the Crown Pointe Church youth room. American Buddies, host parents, parents, and teachers celebrated a challenging year that was met with determination, perseverance, creativity, and flexibility. Seniors Tony Zhang and Franklin Zhang “appeared” all year long for pictures and events—at least their Big Heads have been present. Tony and Franklin worked from Fuzhou, China through eCampus to complete their senior year. The young men and their parents joined the celebration through WeChat. Anne Li, SCA mom of Tony Bu, shared her testimony in Chinese with Tony, Franklin, and their parents, while her son translated for the group. Senior Mackenzie Madsen, Buddy Coordinator and International Program Intern, played the Year in Review video she created reminding everyone of each one of the memories made throughout the year and of God’s faithfulness. (continued on p. 9)

Buddies (L-R): Mackenzie Madsen, Shea Ryder and Alyn Shin (S.Korea), Nora Schuh and Olivia Gray-Higgins (England).


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End of Year Celebr ation (continued)

L-R: Tyler Simpson Buddy to Tony Zhang, Franklin Zhang Buddy of Jackson Maruschak. Tony and Franklin’s images appeared at SCA all year, though they physically were in China completing their work through eCampus. L-R: Dual Credit Math Teacher Mrs. Yan Stringfellow speaks to Tony Zhang, Franklin Zhang, and their parents through WeChat with Mrs. Kathy Tharp (International Program Director) and Chinese language teacher Mr. Michael Mayor.

SCA parent Anne Li talks with parents in China about coming to SCA and finding something even more important than an excellent education for her son (Tony Bu). Maddy Gaw and Jackson Maruschak look through the Memory Book created for Franklin Zhang.

L-R: Dual Credit Math Teacher Mrs. Yan Stringfellow, Spanish Teacher Miss Cassie Puckett, Host Dad Andy Won, Mr. Phillip Stringfellow, and Host Dad Kevin Gregg.


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This & That

Cordell’s Corner: SCA Upholds Ethical Standards of the Development Profession - Part II Is fundraising at SCA performed ethically? How do we know? By what professional standards is it measured? What are these standards? Have you ever asked these questions? If so, here are answers. The answer is “YES” to the first question. The other questions are answered below. In a previous newsletter article, I provided the first eleven standards of ethical fundraising standards set by the 30,000-member Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Below are the remaining fourteen. As a longtime member of AFP, I continue to agree to these AFP standards. SCA is very serious about ethical fundraising, so it incorporates these standards in all its fundraising endeavors. Solicitation and Stewardship of Philanthropic Funds – Five Standards Members shall: 12. ensure that all solicitation and communication materials are accurate and correctly reflect their organization’s mission and use of solicited funds. 13. ensure that donors receive informed, accurate, and ethical advice about the value and tax implications of contributions. 14. ensure that contributions are used in accordance with donors’

intentions. 15. ensure proper stewardship of all revenue sources. 16. obtain explicit consent by donors before altering the conditions of financial transactions. Treatment of Confidential and Propriety Information – Four Standards Members shall: 17. not disclose privileged or confidential information to unauthorized parties. 18. adhere to the principle that all donor and prospect information created by, or on behalf of, an organization or a client is the property of that organization or client. 19. give donors and clients the opportunity to have their names removed from lists that are sold to, rented to, or exchanged with other organizations. 20. when stating fundraising results, use accurate and consistent accounting methods that conform to the relevant guidelines adopted by the appropriate authority. Compensation, Bonuses & Finder’s Fees – Five Standards Members shall: 21. not accept compensation or enter into a contract that is based on a percentage of contributions;

Bus Drivers Needed Would you like to work part-time? Do you like working with children of all ages? Summit Christian Academy is in need of bus drivers to help with daytime field trips and evening athletic events. Drivers will be required to have a Class B CDL license with a passenger endorsement. If you do not currently have a CDL license, SCA can train you and help you in obtaining your CDL. Pay for drivers will be $15 per hour. If you are interested in more information or would like to apply, please contact Joe Sanders, Director of Transportation, at 816-525-1480 or jsanders@sca-kc.org.

nor shall members accept finder’s fees or contingent fees. Cordell Dick Director of Major Gifts 22. be permitted to accept performance-based compensation, such as bonuses, only if such bonuses are in accord with prevailing practices within the members’ own organizations and are not based on a percentage of contributions. 23. neither offer nor accept payments or special considerations of the purpose of influencing the selection of products or services. 24. not pay finder’s fees, commissions, or percentage compensation based on contributions. 25. meet the legal requirements for the disbursement of funds if they receive funds on behalf of a donor or client. We are committed to abide by these standards. Your inquiry or questions about any of them related to our fundraising activities at SCA is welcomed. To learn more about supporting SCA or if you have questions about making a gift to Summit Christian Academy, please give me a call at 816.525.1480 or by email at cordelld@ sca-kc.org.


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This & That

Health Office Reminders for the Fall Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” IMMUNIZATIONS: It is not too late to turn in an immunization record for the fall. Please send all new and updated immunization records for your student to the respective Health Office that is associated with your child’s grade, as you receive them. If you prefer, you may email them to nrhyne@sca-kc. org and tsummitt@sca-kc.org instead. If you have questions regarding requirements for your child, please check with your Healthcare Provider. Noelle has been emailing families if your child is in need of an immunization. Please communicate with us if you will be receiving this over the summer, so that we will know why an updated record has not yet been submitted. If you are a new family, please email or drop your student’s immunization records off ASAP. Below are the requirements for K-12: • Kindergarten requires 4 Polio, 5 DTaP, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, and 2 Chickenpox vaccines. • 8th graders: A Tdap booster and Meningococcal vaccination are required in order to start 8th grade. • 12th graders are required to have two doses of Meningococcal unless the first dose was administered on or after the age of 16 years, then only one dose is required. If you have questions, please contact your child’s physician or the Jackson County Health Department.

The deadline to turn in an updated/immunization record is August 13, 2021. Your child must be up-to-date prior to starting school the first day. RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS: The only type of religious exemption form that will be accepted is the original card from the Health Department or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We will not accept religious exemption forms that have been photocopied, faxed, or scanned. If you uploaded a copy of the religious exemption for RenWeb/FACTS SIS during enrollment, please send the original form into the Health Office ASAP. Religious exemptions need to be updated in Kindergarten, 8th, and 12th grades. For questions about this exemption form, you may contact the Health Department at 816-404-6416. EMERGENCY ACTION PLANS: If your student has an emergency action plan that needs to be discussed with the Nursing Staff or teacher, please email the Health Office at nrhyne@sca-kc.org and tsummitt@ sca-kc.org. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION: No medications will be given to your child without a parent’s permission on file. PLEASE do not send medications to school with your child. Your SCA Nursing Staff

From Lee's Summit to Oxford... SCA Alumna Tr avels Across the Pond SCA 2019 graduate and alumna Natalie Maruschak will be traveling across the pond to attend Oxford University through a study abroad program at John Brown University (JBU). Natalie is studying history at JBU and has been a member of the Honors Scholars Program for three years. She was blessed with the opportunity to apply to the Oxford semester through this program. She will study at Oxford from January to April of 2022, receiving specialized instruction in research in both World War I and Modern European History. Natalie will also get to attend several university lectures as well as join Oxford students in studying British culture through a Christian perspective and embark on several field trips throughout Britain to study at different museums and historical sites. She is thrilled to have received this incredible opportunity and is greatly looking forward to January when her adventure begins! We love seeing how God works through the SCA Alumni!

SUMMIT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1500 SW Jefferson Lee’s Summit MO 64081

The mission of Summit Christian Academy is to inspire students to achieve their God-given potential through excellent academics and Christian training in a compassionate environment.

Upcoming Events Jul 31-Aug 6 Senior Mission Trip Aug 9 Senior Tech Orientation & Open House 9-11 a.m. Junior Tech Orientation & Open House 1-3 p.m. Aug 10 Soph. Tech Orientation & Open House 9-11 a.m. Freshman Tech Orientation & Open House 1-3 p.m. Aug 11 Jr High Open House 9 am.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m. Aug 12 Open House Makeup 9-11 a.m. JV/Varsity Sports Pictures (August 13 rainout date) Aug 13 New Student Orientation 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Open House Makeup 12-2 p.m. Early Ed Popsicles on the Playground 3-5 p.m. Aug 16 Early Ed Open House 3-5 p.m. Elementary Back to School Night 5-7 p.m. Elementary Sports Meeting 6:30 p.m. Aug 17 Secondary Back to School Night 5:30 p.m. Aug 18 K-12 First Day of School (EARLY RELEASE) Early Ed 3-Day & 5-Day First Day of School (EARLY RELEASE) Aug 19 Early Ed 2-Day First Day of School

Aug 20 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 31 Sep 1 Sep 2 Sep 3 Sep 6 Sep 7 Sep 10 Sep 14 Sep 17 Sep 22

Magnificent Moms Meeting 8:30 a.m. Secondary Room Rep Meeting 8 a.m. Early Ed 3-Day & 5-Day School Pictures Early Ed 2-Day & Secondary School Pictures Elementary School Pictures Jr High Sports Pictures Elementary P.I.E. Night 5 p.m. Elementary Lunch/Recess Training 8:30 a.m. Elementary Room Mom Meeting 8:15 a.m. Watch DOGS Meeting 6 p.m. First Friday Coffee 8:30 a.m. Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) K-3 Donuts with Dad 7:45 a.m. Chiefs RED Friday Early Ed Meet Me at the Movies 4-6 Morning with Mom 7:45 a.m. Professional Development (NO SCHOOL) See You at the Pole Community Partnership Breakfast 8 a.m.

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