Middle School

Closing  Chapters & New Beginnings

May 1, 2017
By Mrs. Zimmerman

Can you believe it? Here we are, already, in the month of May!

What comes to your mind when you think of this month of the year? Spring? Mother’s Day? Memorial Day? The end of the school year? May is many things, but I would like to invite you to take a moment to pause and reflect with me on this time of closing chapters and new beginnings.

Noah, CCA’s character of focus for the month of May, was a man who understood this concept. Shut inside an arc with just his family and many animals, Noah was a part of an ending — of most of human kind. We can only imagine what a very emotional and difficult time this was for Noah. What devastation surrounded him! Yet, we see the beauty in the heart of God in the days following the end of the flood. In Genesis 8:20, we read about Noah’s first days on the renewed Earth. The first thing Noah did upon building again on dry ground was an act of worship and dedication. He built an altar and offered burnt offerings to The Lord. With this, The Lord was pleased. He promised Noah many things: to never strike all life as He did, and to continue seedtime, harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night. Then …

God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the Earth (Gen 9:1).” After more instructions about our stewardship of the Earth and its living organisms, The Lord reminds all humankind of our identity and then repeats this command. In verse 6, He reminds Noah that his lifeblood has value as “God made man in his own image.” In the next verse we see once again, “And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it (ESV).”

As CCA’s middle school ties up the loose ends of this school year (finals, yearbook, end of the year trips, and for some, graduation) let us remember that though this chapter is closing, new beginnings are near!

Some students will be graduating from middle school and beginning again in high school. Some will be moving up into the middle school from elementary school. Many new students will come to us from other schools. But before any of those things happen, let us bless those who will be moving on from CCA.

To those who will be graduating and moving on from here, may you be fruitful and multiply. May you increase greatly on the Earth and multiply in it. May the Lord bless you and keep you, multiplying your every good deed and may He bless your family. May you increase in the Fruit of the Spirit and may your love for The Lord and others grow as you walk further into the plans The Lord has for you! Those of us who have known you here at CCA love each of you!

The Word

March 2, 2017
By Mrs. Friday

Many of us have heard the clichés about "speaking life" or "using positive language." Sometimes the message of using our speech to edify others becomes white noise — just more jabber from our parents or teachers to earn an eye-roll. The reality is, there is power in our words, and what we say can either build people up or tear them down.

Proverbs 18:21 says that "death and life are in the power of the tongue" (ESV). What we say goes beyond just hurting someone's feelings or making them feel good about themselves — it can actually bring DEATH or LIFE into their situation. Having this kind of weight in what we say should make us think twice before making even the smallest comment.

The book of John begins by saying that the Word (Jesus) was in the beginning. Through the name of Jesus, the Word of God, everything was created. Life itself came into being because of what God said. For example, in the book of Genesis God said, "Let there be light," and light was there! God's words are so powerful that they can create life out of nothing! Jesus Himself healed people, raised the dead to life, and forgave sins by simply SPEAKING. As believers in Christ, we should strive to continuously speak the same kind of healing, life-giving, and gracious words that Jesus spoke. There is authority in what we say and, if we truly believe that we are called to be the salt and light of the world, we need to begin to show the love of God through our words.

The Love Around Us

February 2, 2017
By Mrs. Dragos

"Let love be your greatest aim ..."
(1 Corinthians 14:1, TLB)

We can see the love of God everywhere we go, but especially here at CCA we experience it in amazing ways.

I see parents loving and encouraging each other during early morning or late afternoon conversations. They gather as they drop off their children and take the opportunity to talk and share with each other about the small and big things happening with their families.

I witness students offering words of wisdom and comfort to those who are going through personal struggles.

During unstructured times like recess, older students demonstrate kindness to the little ones by always being willing to greet them and exchange a few smiles with them.

Teachers and staff gather every morning for devotions and pray for one another.

What a blessing it is to experience God's love and what a blessing it is to be a part of Chandler Christian Academy!

Grow & Discover at CCA

We understand that the middle school years are major, transitional years and Chandler Christian Academy desires this to be a positive time of growth for your child.

Books and PensDuring these years, the understanding of what the student believes deepens into an understanding of why they believe. At CCA, students are afforded many opportunities to grow in godly behaviors while having fun along the way. It is our prayer that CCA will be a source to help students discover God's plan for their lives.

Chandler Christian Academy is committed to providing an excellent education based on a firm foundation of God's Word. Our goal is to help develop a perspective that enables students to understand, appreciate, and live a Christian life in the world in which God has placed them. The education each student receives will enhance their ability to separate truth from error, not only in Bible doctrine, but also in the facts and issues of their everyday life.