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  • April

    Lions celebrate a great day at the track.  Not pictured: Caleb Ledbetter, Macy Meazell and Jillian Nordin

    Lions Light Up the Track!

    Josh Nokes
    Congratulations to our CDA-CC 2019 Varsity Track Team for qualifying for the Regional Championship in the following events:
     
    Women's 4x100 - Drew Lessert, Audrey Salladin, Sarah Sawyers, Grace Miles
    Men's 4x100 - Jackson Redard, Preston Showers, Clyde Sherpell, Trey Bergstrom
    Women's 100m Hurdles - (1st place) Grace Miles (2nd place) Audrey Salladiin
    Men's 110m Hurdles - (2nd place) J.T. Kim
    Women's 100m - (3rd place) Grace Miles
    Men's 100m - (1st place) Jackson Redard
    Mens 4x200 - Adam Dutka, Preston Showers, J.T. Kim, Reid Miles
    Women's 400m - (2nd place) Drew Lessert
    Women's 200m - (3rd place) Drew Lessert
    Men's 4x400 - Trey Bergstom, Clyde Sherpell, Preston Showers, Paul Sawyers
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  • En Français o Español

    Is your child an auditory learner?  Is so, the grammar age is an especially great time to learn a foreign language.  We offer Spanish and French to our littles on Fridays.  Both Mrs. Oaks and Mrs. Petit create an immersive experience in the classroom while the students are learning new vocabulary by giving instruction and directions in the language being learned.  God has blessed us with two bilingual teachers who love their languages and your students!  Here is Mrs. Petit's French class practicing their colors!
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  • Frisco FastPacs Community Service-food item drop off

    Toby Oaks
    Frisco FastPacs Announcement
     
    CDA is partnering once again with Frisco Fastpacs to provide food for students in our neighboring community.  Please drop off any of the following food items in the designated bins in the lobby, high school lounge area, or logic/grammar hallway from April 5 to April 19.  THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK for the food drive!!!  The last day is 4/19, Friday.
    - 15oz canned fruit
    - 15oz canned veggies
    - 15 oz raviolis, Spaghetti'o
    - Canned chicken, tuna
    - Individual Easy-Mac, Ramen
    - Granola bars *NO NUTS
    - Individual oatmeal packets
    - Individual desserts (Rice Krispy treats, cookies, gummies)
    - Individual snack crackers (Cheeze-its, goldfish, pretzels)
    *** NO NUTS PLEASE ***
    Thank you for opening your hearts and sharing the love of God with students who have no access to food during the weekends and holidays.
     
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  • Getting to know senior Sarah Sawyers

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
    Now introducing Sarah Victoria Sawyers 
     
    Siblings:  Paul (10th Grade), Daniel  (8th Grade)

    Grade started CDA: 4trh Grade

    Activities while in HS : Babysitting, Mission Trips to Barranquilla, Colombia, Church Library Volunteering, CDA Drama, CDA Art, CDA Choir, Acting and Volunteering through Creative Arts for Christ, VBS Leader, Luther Historian and Assistant Historian

    Favorite moment at CDA: This CDA class of 2019 has undoubtedly been the best group of people I have ever shared classes with. It’s really hard to pin point on an exact moment. From barely surviving AP Chemistry class with the boys (and Carissa), spending all of that time in the writers’ room during freshman year with Hayden, Landon, Sam, Caroline and especially Mr. Armstrong trying to focus on writing a whole play (we did manage to do it by the way), to even recently during Picture Day when our class managed to convince everyone to do two class pictures instead of just one, I think above all I would have to say my favorite moment in CDA would have to be persisting these four tumultuous years with my friend Elizabeth Hurst. I don’t know how I would have gone on without her faithful support, equally cheering me on.

    Colleges applied to: Grove City College, Samford University, Wheaton College, University of Dallas, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

    Possible career path: English/Art Teacher, Author, Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Editor

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA’s curriculum has a really unique way of integrating Christian worldview and values into everything it does. There is the, of course, obvious cases like Theology and Chapels that teach us all directly about the Bible, however there are the little interactions encouraged by the students and teachers that really show what it means to be that “ethical servant leader” thing Mr. Oaks always talks about. The teachers encourage Christian-like civility by fostering discussion and communication while still demonstrating values such as compassion and patience to take beyond the classroom into our very lives. Besides the various ways to solve for x and the different methods on how to analyze a passage of literature, if I could say I have learned at least one thing from Coram Deo Academy is not only how to act for God however to think according to His truths as well. Through school here, my faith and desire to serve God in my future has deepened. My experiences here have really shown me what it means to live in the presence of God.
     
     
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  • State Choir Competition and Invitation to CDA Choir Competition

    Toby
     
    The top choir from our Flower Mound campus, Electus Vox, was joined by Collin County’s Arte Cantare to compete in the TPSMEA State Solo and Ensemble Competition as well as the State Concert and Sight Reading Competition. These choirs were awarded perfect scores on stage for their three pieces as well as perfect scores on their sight reading. In addition, the Girl’s Ensemble got top honors for their piece as well as the Flower Mound Quartet and Katherine Pearson on her solo.

    Said Choir Teacher, Mrs. Sharon Miller: “I could not be more proud of these amazing students. At one point in the concert I almost started crying—it was so beautiful and they have worked very hard to reach their goals! I truly love these students”.
     
    The choirs would like to invite everyone to their Spring Show on April 26th at 6 PM in the Flower Mound Lyceumm on our CDA Flower Mound Campus.  
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  • Symphonic Band Excels!

    Toby Oaks
    Last Friday, April 5, CDA Symphonic Band competed in the Concert Performance and Sight Reading Contest at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas and received the Sweepstakes Award which is the highest possible rating!  Twenty-four bands participated in this competition.  CDA was 1 of only 4 groups to receive straight 1's in both the concert and sight reading categories!
     
    Congratulations, CDA Symphonic Band!
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  • 2019 College Tour highlights!

    Toby Oaks
    On April 3-4, a group of aproximately 50 CC freshmen and sophomores, students, teachers, administrators and chaperones took our 11th annual College Tour, this time to schools up in Oklahoma:  Oklahoma Baptist University, Oral Roberts University, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma.  The purpose of the time was to give the underclassmen an opportunity to get a glimpse of a different variety of schools:  small private Christian, small private, and large public schools, so that they can, in turn, be prepared with college tours that they will make with their own families when they become juniors and seniors.  We were able to attend a student led chapel at OBU, and also heard from a Campus Ministry representative who encouraged students how to prepare spiritually for college, touching on among other priorities, the importance of staying connected with a church while in college.  The students went on campus tours and were given a picture of college requirements and tips for how to prepare now in rhetoric school,  in addition to an evening recreation time.   It was a memorable experience and one we hope will help families in the step of working through post-graduation options for their students (and soon to be, God-willing, future leaders)  
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  • A Festive Welcome for Rising 9th graders at the House Induction Ceremony

    Toby Oaks
    Last Friday, April 5th, the CC House System had its 7th annual House Induction Ceremony, a time for the Rhetoric School to welcome in the Rising 9th graders and inducting them into one of four "Houses""  the House of Arc, the House of Churchill, the House of Luther, or the House of Newton.  The House System is a right tradition that encourages leadership, service, spiritual development and community.  The ceremony began with a brief introduction of our Faculty House Advisors Mr. Daniel Powell, Mr. Nathan Hudler, Mrs. Tina Van Zeeland and Mrs. Jodi Bergstrom.  Afterwards, CDA President Dr. Alan Marshall  spoke to the students about servant leadership coming from love, and bearing the fruit of humility, service and vision.  This was followed by a student-made video hightlighting what House is, and the the current and incoming student House Presidents welcoming in their new inductees.  When each rising 9th grader heard their new House, they would shake hands with the president and were then warmly received and welcomed into their new Houses.  This time is one of the rites of passage for our 8th grade Logic students to move towards Rhetoric School and is a rich tradition which gets richer every year.
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  • Getting to know senior Chase Powell

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
        
    Introducing Chase Michael Powell                                            
     
    Siblings: None

    Grade started CDA: 2nd Grade

    Activities while in HS: Basketball, Mission trip to Haiti, Life Guard, Dominos Pizza Employee, La Hacienda Ranch host and waiter

    Favorite moment at CDA: I have experienced a lot of my favorite moments of CDA while on the basketball court. Competing and growing in skill with my teammates, making a district run, and playing my heart out have all have been fun and exciting moments. But, I would say my favorite memories were while playing as a freshman. You would think freshman basketball was my favorite moment because we were winning all our games or making spectacular plays but that was not the case. Freshman Basketball was my favorite moment at CDA because it was me and only six other guys coming together under a brand new basketball coach. I had played almost every minute of every game. When I didn’t think I had an ounce of energy left I had to summon it out of myself. I would have to say overcoming the hardships and obstacles with my fellow teammates had to be one of the most memorable and favorite moments that I have had at CDA and I will remember for the rest of my life.

    Colleges applied to: Dallas Baptist University, University of North Texas, University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Baylor University, Texas A&M & Oklahoma State University

    Possible career path: Business Entrepreneurship

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? I feel as though CDA has prepared me more than enough to become an ethical servant leader. It’s easy to say this because the messages of Christ and biblical teachings have been woven through my classes from the time I started at CDA. And, to prepare for our launch into the world we students take theology/apologetics our senior year. However, while these classes do contribute greatly towards one gaining a wealth of biblical knowledge, I believe that the faculty and teachers have prepared me as much if not or more through their actions. There is not one class where l have had a teacher that does not fully believe in Christ, the Bible, or promote Christian ethics in his or her class room every day. Every student at this school knows the teachers care for them and truly hope for the best in them. Sometimes I have felt like a teacher is loading on too much homework but I have pushed through and completed the load and in this I have learned to work hard. Times when I have felt like I received an unfair grade I have gone in and talked to my teacher and he/she has listened with a Christ like attitude and even changed my grade. Other times I have fallen short and they have extended grace to me. As I move forward from CDA I hope to extend the lessons of servant leadership I have learned from my teachers and staff at the college I attend, on the job, and to everyone I meet to the glory of God.
     
     
     
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  • Kinder Under Construction

    What a week we had in Collin County!  Our kinders reached their 100th math lesson and celebrated all day by building 100s.  Thanks to the teachers and parents who made the day fun and exciting.  A special thanks to Mr. Wong who provided shirts for Mrs. Hudler's class, and to The Home Depot for the construction aprons!
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  • 3rd Grade Festivals!

    This week our 3rd graders celebrated their history time line: the Middle Ages and Renaissance!  The students dressed in costume and taught each other about life during these eras.  Thank you students, parents, and teachers for another successful series of festivals.  What a great way to wind down the school year.
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  • 4th-7th graders: Interested in beginning band next year?

    Toby Oaks
    This last week, we had our Symphonic band played a movie medley at the Logic & Rhetoric level lunches  to show our students about the opportunities with our very own Collin County band on our campus.  For current 4th-7th graders interested in the CDA beginning band for next year, there will be band instrument evaluations on Tuesday, April 16th for your students to come try out an instrument! Please contact Elizabeth.Bowen@coramdeoacademy.org or Natalie.Clements@coramdeoacademy.org for more details!  
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  • 7th-12th grade Robotics Club is going strong!

    Toby Oaks
    Last fall, the CC Robotics Club started after some exploratory attempts the previous year.  The club now is going strong and new members grades 7-12 are always welcome!  The club will be competing in the First Tech Challenge next year and has received a grant to kick start the program.  The group typically meets once a week on Tuesdays.  

    Please contact faculty sponsor Mrs. Shelley Lessert at Shelley.Lessert@coramdeoacademy.org if your student would be interested.
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  • Getting to know senior Katherine Pearson

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
    Now Introducing Katherine Rose Pearson
                             
    Siblings: Michelle (Class of 2015) Jennifer (Class of 2017) Melissa (11th grade)

    Grade started CDA: Kindergarten

    Activities while in HS : Church choir, competitive private voice, Section leader and president of both Flower Mound’s Select Choir, and the Collin County Choir, babysitting and nannying, mission trips to New York, Los Angeles, and Boston, chaplain and historian for the House of Newton, the National Junior Classical League

    Favorite moment at CDA: One of my favorite moments at CDA was getting to learn a quartet with some of my friends from choir. We learned it by ourselves and then actually got a top ranking at state. Shout out to everyone at CDA for not complaining about the fact that we practiced in the hallways during lunch.

    Colleges applied to: The University of Alabama

    Possible career path: Accounting and Visual Art

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has taught me to take everything I hear back to the Bible. In both Theology and Apologetics, we are challenged to learn why we believe what we do and how to defend it both to ourselves and to others. In situations where my faith may be challenged, I feel confident knowing that CDA has taught me to make my faith my own.
     
     
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  • March

    "Chivalry & Modesty" Messages highlight this last week

    Toby Oaks
    Dear CDA Logic & Rhetoric families,  
     
    This last week was a first for our campus as we had breakout sessions for guys and girls per upper school grade level-Logic & Rhetoric-students.  For 40 minutes, Mrs. Summers (Logic level girls), Mrs. Garland (Rhetoric level girls), Mr. Hudler (Rhetoric level guys), Mr. Rector (Wed Logic level boys ) and Mr. Oaks (Thurs Logic level boys) were able to address the students about the sources of beauty and strength and how to think of ourselves in light of the truth of God and also how we live amongst one another as brothers and sisters.  Although in some cases we did talk about school policies, the bigger issue here was addressing a heart for God and the expression of that through our lives.  We enjoyed having other faculty present along with various parents.  The feedback we have received thus far has been positive and we have been grateful for this opportunity.  We realize that there were many parents who could not make it, so if you would want more information on your student’s session (which could mean, for example, getting the notes or the slides to a respective talk), please contact the following:
    Toby.Oaks@coramdeoacademy.org (the Logic level boys’ talks)
    Crystal.Summers@coramdeoacademy.org (the Logic level girls’ talks)
    Stephanie.Garland@coramdeoacademy.org (the Rhetoric level girls’ talks)
    Nathan.Hudler@coramdeoacademy.org (the Rhetoric level boys’ talks). 
     
    It is an honor for us to collaborate with you as families and your churches. If these messages have sparked a positive discussion in your home or with a pastor or other leader in the church, or has helped stimulate the desire to pursue the Lord and honor Him in our relationships with one another, we believe that this has been all worth it. 
     
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  • Getting to know senior Carissa Patton

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
       Now introducing Carissa Renee Patton
     
    Siblings: None

    Grade started CDA: 5th Grade

    Activities while in HS : Competitive gymnastics, piano, Sunday School teacher at church, church youth group, volunteer worker at gymnastics competitions our gym hosts

    Favorite moment at CDA: In junior year, we had a Christmas party in yearbook class right before Christmas break. We brought all sorts of tasty, sugary foods and popcorn, along with the movie White Christmas. When it came to the scene where the lead actors performed the “Sister, sister” song and dance routine, Ellise Guevara and I walked up to the front of the class and decided to perform our attempt at an imitation of that iconic dance. We stood next to the projector, emphasizing our mistakes, but it provided entertainment and joy to everyone else in the class. It was a time when I truly felt the community that we have at CDA, as we were all laughing and enjoying ourselves together, so that was one of my favorite memories.

    Colleges applied to: North Carolina State University, 
    University of Arkansas, UTD & SMU
     
    Possible career path: Corporate lawyer, particularly 
    interested in patent law
     
    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has allowed me to grow my thoughts about my faith in a safe, loving environment so that I am able to have a deeper knowledge and understanding as to what I believe. That has prepared me well to be able to go off into a world with beliefs contrary to mine and people who might try to get me to turn away from Christ so that I am able to stand firm in my faith and influence them to consider the truth claims of Christianity.
     
     
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  • Hands On Science = Fun Day Fridays!

    Our students LOVE Hands On Science!  Today our grammar students were learning the difference between evaporation and condensation.  Here they are observing a chilled liquid and hypothsizing about the water that collects on the outside of the glass.
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  • CDA District Choirs Excel in Competition

    Toby Oaks
    51 Choir students from Collin County and Flower Mound attended Solo and Ensemble Competition  Saturday, February 23 in Frisco at Legacy Christian Academy. We had two large ensembles, two quartets and 12 solos for a total of 66 first division ratings! I am incredibly proud of these students and all of their hard work!
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  • CDA serving with "Feed My Starving Children"

    Toby Oaks
    On March 1 & 2, around 120 of our CDA Colllin County students, parents and faculty came together with the  Christian ministry, Feed My Starving Children to help towards the preparation of over 1 million meals for kids facing the perils of starvation.  This is the fourth year that we as a school have been able to partner with the ministry.  A special thanks goes out to our Mon/Wed/Friday Front Desk Assistant, Mrs. Kristen Cachero, who coordinated and organized the sign ups for the event.
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  • Collin County Symphonic Band Accomplishments!

    Toby Oaks
    Congratulations to the CDA Symphonic Band!  We had 28 soloists and 13 small ensembles make a superior rating, which is the highest rating.  In addition, we had 23 soloists and all 13 of our small ensembles from Flower Mound and Collin County advance to State Solo and Ensemble Competition!  Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Clement are so proud of everyone who participated.  "Many of our students played difficult selections and really challenged themselves."
     
    Here are the results for our Collin County campus: 
    * denotes students advancing to state 
    Students advance to state when they make a superior rating on a class 1 solo. (Class is the most difficult category) 
     
    The following soloists received a medal and the highest score, Superior (1 rating)
    Sophia Engman *
    Blake Goodwin
    Lily Goodwin
    Paul Lee *
    Joanna Lee *
    Timothy Lee *
    Alec Mathews *
    Laurel Smurawa *
    Liesel Smurawa *
    Noelle Smurawa *
     
    The following ensembles received a medal and the highest score, Superior (1 rating)
    * denotes ensembles advancing to state 
    Clarinet trio *:  Paul Lee, Joanna Lee, Alec Mathews
    Clarinet quartet * :  Noelle Smurawa, Joanna Lee, Alyse Mandelblatt, Jan Jewett
    Brass trio *:  Liesel Smurawa, Laurel Smurawa, Timothy Lee
    French horn trio *: Hollie Henderson (FM), Laurel Smurawa, Genny Covert (FM)
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  • Getting to know senior Victoria Patterson

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests,
    assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a
    student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
      
    Now Introducing:   Victoria Jayne Patterson
          
    Siblings: Catherine (Class of 2014)

    Grade started CDA: 4th Grade

    Activities while in HS : Piano, art, tutoring, cheerleading, tumbling, youth group, and volunteering with the preschoolers at church every week.

    Favorite moment at CDA: My favorite moment at CDA was getting to cheer at all the football games during high school. Every single game was so much fun and I have amazing memories cheering the Lions on with my friends.

    Colleges applied to: Dallas Baptist University (accepted), Baylor University, and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (accepted)

    Possible career path: Elementary Education

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? Through the teachers I have been blessed with and the many friends I have encountered at CDA, I have been trained to think about my actions and how they can reflect my faith, ask questions about my faith and seek the answers, and to love others always. CDA has overall provided me with an environment that has allowed me to cultivate my faith and learn the practical ways I can live out my faith and love for God once I begin the next chapter in my life.
     
     
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  • A Festival of Pharoahs

    What a busy week we had on campus this week before Spring Break.  Our first graders celebrated their history time line - the Old Testament patriarchs and Ancient Egypt. Since history is the backbone of the grammar school curriculum, our first graders begin at the beginning.  From the days of creation to the exodus, our students learn how God's hand is weaving His plan through human history. Thank you parents and teachers for making the festivals this week so special for the students.
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  • Another Successful Fun Run!

    Stephanie Garland
    What a great week we had with our grammar students in the fun run.   Each class had a chance to participate during their normal PE or recess time and the parents were on hand to cheer them on.  I'm pretty sure we surpassed our goal, so be on the look out for a couple of 'real' superheroes on campus soon!
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  • Getting to know senior Jackson Meazell

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
    Now Introducing Jackson Davis Meazell                                             

    Siblings:
    Macy (9th) and Avery (7th)

    Grade started CDA
    : 2nd Grade

    Activities while in HS
    : Flowboarding, Baseball, President of Churchill, Mission Trips, Serving
    as counselor at Kid’s Camp, VBS, and China Camp

    Favorite moment at CDA
    : After two years of Churchill being down on its luck, not winning a single intramural, we expected the same outcome for the upcoming kickball intramural. Despite our expectations, we brought out our best effort and house spirit to the table, along with an optimistic attitude. Our first game was against Luther, perhaps the most formidable in the entire system. Knowing the daunting competition, Churchill gave 110 percent and arose victorious. Arc had come out on top against Newton in the their first round, leaving only Churchill and Arc still standing. The winner would take first place for the intramural. Amped up on spirit and adrenaline, Churchill’s kickball team was a force to be reckoned with, overtaking Arc and prevailing victorious for the first time in two years. The optimistic attitude and spirit exhibited by Churchill during the intramural will most certainly be my favorite memory from my time here at CDA.

    Colleges applied to: ACU, DBU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State University, LeTourneau University, Southern Methodist University, Grand Canyon University

    Possible career path: Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or Law

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? By far the most beneficial program for me at CDA is the house system. This system gives students the opportunity to serve their fellow students and be a part of something bigger than themselves. This year, I had the opportunity to serve as the president of my house, the house of Churchill. Throughout this year I have learned how to be an ethical student leader through this position. As president, I have learned to put others first in whatever I do. As president, all my efforts go to improving my house for all of its members, not necessarily myself. However, the fact the house system’s core is the Christian faith only prepares me more for modern culture because not only have I learned how to be an ethical servant leader, but I have been taught how to serve in God’s name and for his glory.
     
     
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  • Pythagoreans: Exploring Math in a Learning Community

    Toby Oaks
    This last month, our math department chair and Algebra/Calculus/Integrated Math teacher Jessica Seekamp started up our first ever Collin County Math Club, “the Pythagoreans.”  The club meets every Thursday from 3-4 p.m., for grades 8-12 in portable room 303.   According to Mrs. Seekamp, the desire of the club is to “explore advanced topics, dive into complex problems, discover patterns everywhere, marvel at the way math shows up in art, dance, music, architecture, and the fabric of the universe, prep for math competitions (optional), and more! This club is for students who love math, or for students who want to love math more than they do now!”  

    A big part of classical education is cultivating a love for learning.  Groups like the Pythagoreans provide yet another avenue to pursue that end while enjoying with wonder the marvels of God’s creation found in mathematics.  If your student is interested in more information, you can contact Mrs. Seekamp through Connect or Jessica.Seekamp@coramdeoacademy.org.  
     
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  • TPSMEA All Region Honor Band Accomplishments

    Toby Oaks
    This past weekend 41 Flower Mound and Collin County CDA band students participated in the TPSMEA All Region Honor Band Clinic and Concert.  
    Students from private schools all over the north Texas region auditioned by making recordings of assigned music.  These students were then ranked and selected to be in this honor band!  CDA had the largest number of students from any of the private schools selected for this event! Congratulations CDA band!

    High School Region Honor Band
    Flute:
    Grace Kendall
    Lauren Joseph
    Rebekah Irizarry
    Rachel Irizarry
    Oboe:
    AnnaMarie Miller
    Kirsten Browne
    Clarinet:
    Paul Lee
    Joanna Lee
    Jonathan Browne
    Alec Mathews
    Noelle Smurawa
    Bass Clarinet:
    Grant Hoffmann
    Alto Sax:
    Owen Gerth
    Tenor Sax:
    Tessa Linebarger
    French Horn:
    Genny Covert
    Laurel Smurawa
    Trumpet:
    Ethan Joseph
    Caleb Hemsworth
    Liesel Smurawa
    Brendon Kofink
    Lana Linebarger
    Trombone:
    Drake Livingston
    Ethan Kendall
    Euphonium:
    Timothy Lee
    Tuba:
    Michael Perrone
    Percussion:
    Truth Clevenger
    Seth Livingston
     
    Middle School Region Honor Band
    Flute:
    McKell Richardson
    Kaden Ellis-Smith
    Bassoon:
    Nolan Marshall
    Clarinet:
    Stephen Hemsworth
    Alto Saxophone:
    Danielle Kofink
    Noah Kulle
    Trumpet:
    Avery Meazell
    Nolan Storms
    Selah Livingston
    Jimmy Hammond
    Gabriel Rodriguez
    Trombone:
    Aaron Younger
    Josh Rauhauser
    Euphonium:
    Luke Sterzik
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  • February

    7th graders seeing a Bigger Story behind White Fang

    Toby Oaks
    Mrs. Crystal Summer's 7th grade Literature class this last week took a look at  Jack London's White Fang.  In addition to addressing various worldviews brought up in the book (naturalism, among others), Mrs. Summers pointed out how London himself included a section on a character whose actions and outlook were more consistent with the unconditional love found in Christ.  Mrs. Summers noted that London, although not a Christian nor even a theist, seemed to be in his writing pointing or reflecting on a transcendent love that is a reflection of the God who we know. 
     
    Opportunities like this often come up during mulitiple classes of multiple disciplines throughout the day:  recognizing truth, goodness and beauty that is a reflection of God Himself, even when a source may not hold to a Christian worldview.  Part of the Christian, classical tradition at Coram Deo is to see and recognize the hand of God in the culture around us, and to help us point people to the One who is the source of all that is true, good and beautiful.  We are so grateful for Mrs. Summers and all of our CDA faculty, who in different ways do this on a regular basis. 
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  • Getting to know senior Emily Meade

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
     
     Now introducing Emily Ann Meade
     
     
    Siblings: Rachel (Class of 2015) & Max (Class of 2017)

    Grade started CDA: 4th grade

    Activities while in HS : Competitive Ice Skating, Worship Band at church, Drama in and out of CDA, Vice President of the House of Newton, and working as an Ice Skating coach

    Favorite moment at CDA: My favorite moment at CDA was when, in my Freshman year, the House of Newton won the house race by one point after our first year as a house.

    Colleges applied to: University of Arkansas, Texas Tech University, and Texas A&M

    Possible career path: Neonatal Nursing

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? Over my years here, CDA has taught me how to defend my faith to those who seek to attack it. My teachers and peers here have also taught me how to stand firm in who I am and know that I am wholly and deeply loved by God.
     
     

     
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  • Rodeo Review Round-Up

    This week our kinders celebrated their annual Rodeo Review Round-Up!  They had a great day reviewing concepts learned so far this year.  They also did a little square dancing!  Coincidentally, a longhorn steer got loose in the lobby, so our handy kinders showed up to rope him and get him under control!  Thankfully, he was lassoed before doing any damage to our school!
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  • Getting to know senior Alec Mathews

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class.  You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
    Now introducing Alec Lee Mathews
     
    Siblings: Taylor (Class of 2018)

    Grade started CDA:  5th grade

    Activities while in HS :  Track, Cross Country, Band, Boy Scouts, hanging with “the boys”

    Favorite moment at CDA:  House, road trip to waste water treatment plant, Band Trips-especially to Disney!

    Colleges applied to:  A&M, Texas Tech, Letourneau, Baylor, SMU

    Possible career path:  Engineer, Entrepreneur, Global influencer

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Coram Deo has presented me with arguments and theology to defend the Christian faith which has given my beliefs a firm foundation. Through rhetoric and other class discussions I have also learned how to share my opinion respectfully but confidently. Because of these things I will be able to have informed educated discussions with people on a variety of topics without fear of my faith being shaken.
     
     
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  • Rhetoric School House Devotionals

    Toby Oaks
    For the last five years, we have had a Rhetoric school tradition of having weekly "House" devotionals where students will on day #1 or day #2 of each week go in to their respective House classrooms for one of our student chaplains or a student in the House will give a devotional which they have prepared under the direction/supervision of our Spiritual Life Coordinator, which over the last few years has been faculty member Nathan Hudler. 

    Chaplains such as Noelle Smurawa, pictured here at the front of the classroom with the House of Newton Monday devotional last week, will share a passage, verses to consider or an idea tied with the Scriptures, followed by a time of prayer.  In addition to the weekly time and monthly chapels where  Rhetoric students can hear from their teachers, House devotionals provide opportunities for them to be encouraged and challenged in their faith by other students. 

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  • Valentine's Day Parties in Grammar

    Stephanie Garland
    This week our grammar students celebrated St. Valentine's Day!  Each class had a party filled with sweets, games, and crafts!  Thank you parents for making our classrooms fun and exciting for the students.
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  • Congrats Coram Deo Varsity Swimmers!

    Josh Nokes
    The CDA Swim team competed at the North Texas Regional Championships on January 25th at the Mansfield ISD Natatorium.  The Entire Team qualified for the State Championship, finishing first, second or third in seven of nine events. 

    The Women’s team, led by senior Captain Bella Perry from Flower Mound, brought home the Regional Runner-up trophy. 

    2019 TAPPS North Division Regional Results:
    Senior                       
    • Bella Perry                       
      • 1st Place - 200 Individual Medley & 100 Backstroke
      • 2nd Place – 400 Free Relay & 200 Medley Relay
    Sophomore  
    • Alaina Christiansen         
      • 4th Place – 50 Free & 6th Place – 100 Breaststroke
      • 2nd Place – 400 Free Relay & 200 Medley Relay
    Freshmen    
    • Alex Dunaway                   
      • 1st Place – 100 Free & 5th Place - 100 Breaststroke
    • Liliann Goodwin              
      • 6th Place - 50 Free & 7th Place - 100 Backstroke
      • 2nd Place – 400 Free Relay & 200 Medley Relay
    • Katherine Whitmer        
      • 2nd Place – 50 Free & 100 Backstroke
      • 2nd Place – 400 Free Relay & 200 Medley Relay
    • Karston Yong                   
      • 3rd Place – 200 Individual Medley & 100 Free
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  • Congratulations to our District Champs!

    Josh Nokes
    The Lady Lions clenched the 2A District 3 championship on Tuesday night, defeating Longview Heritage 43-39! Lion faithful, get excited about hosting our first ever home basketball playoff game! This is an incredible feat for our inaugural season.
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  • Getting to know senior Paul Lee

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how do the hours of memorization, tests, and assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class.  You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!

    Now introducing  Paul Michael Lee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
    Siblings: Timothy (10th grade),  Joanna (9th grade)

    Grade started CDA:  7th grade

    Activities while in HS :  Church youth group leadership team, volunteered at various food pantries, employed at Baskin Robbins, clarinetist in Symphonic Band

    Favorite moment at CDA:  Every All-State band competition. I loved competing with all the other clarinetists from around Texas and spending time with my band friends.

    Colleges applied to:  University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, University of Texas at Dallas, Southern Methodist University, Rice University, Stanford University, Princeton University

    Possible career path:  Electrical Engineer

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Being at CDA has instilled in me Christian values that will affect my daily life, especially showing compassion and patience to others. The things I have learned in Theology I and II have increased my understanding about my faith and its intricacies. The best part about those classes, in addition to being able to defend my faith, is their emphasis on how relevant religion is in our daily lives. Also, while I am naturally a quiet person, classes that involve some form of speeches, debates, or discussion have encouraged me to become more open in sharing my ideas in front of people.
     
     
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  • Kinders Go Shopping!

    This week Mrs. Hudler's kinders practiced their adding skills by doing a little grocery shopping in the classroom.  They had a fun time 'purchasing' items with dimes and pennies as they learned how to apply their math skills to real life activities.
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  • Seniors addressing culture and life via Capstones

    Toby Oaks
    Theology II/Apologetics is designed to be one the final classes at Coram Deo Academy to help launch 12th graders into the university.  An integral part of this course is the Capstone Research project, in which seniors pick a topic of interest in theology or culture to consider and address it in both writing and a presentation.  We have had topics on Christology, the Imago Dei, ethical issues in genetics, the death penalty and other important theological and cultural topics.  In the picture, 12th grader Jackson Meazell does a presentation on religious freedoms by looking at recent Supreme Court rulings.  It is our prayer that projects such as the Capstone, the One Thing (a spiritual disciplines' pursuit in semester one) and the Credo (what students believe about truth, goodness and beauty) in Quarter 4 will help prepare them well for life beyond Rhetoric school.
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  • A Week of Festivals

    Stephanie Garland
    We had a full and busy week in the grammar school this week!  Our 2nd graders celebrated Greek and Roman history every morning in the gym.  The students shared their presentations with many guests, played Olympic games, and feasted together.  Towards the end of the time, the Cyclops appeared and terrorized a couple of our students, but all ended well.

    Good job, 2nd graders, teachers and parents!
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  • CDA-CC & FM Combined Band and Choir Accomplishments!

    Toby Oaks
    Coram Deo Academy – TPSMEA All State Clinic and Concert!
    In January, the 2019 Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All State bands, choir and orchestra met in Richardson for three days of intense rehearsal and a final performance. Students from private schools across Texas auditioned for this prestigious event with Coram Deo Academy (CDA) taking 26 qualifiers from both Flower Mound and Collin County. CDA had a record 22 band and jazz band students, 1 choir student and 3 orchestra students qualify to attend this prestigious event.

    The CDA band had the honor of having the most number of students to qualify for the All State Band of any private school in Texas! The band had musicians recognized during the performance as five-year and four-year qualifiers:
    -        5-year qualifier - John Mark Davis  
    -        4-year qualifier – Grace Kendall, Paul Lee, Alec Mathews, AnnaMarie Miller and Drake Livingston
    In addition, Grace Kendall made 1st chair flute, Ethan Joseph made 1st chair trumpet, Grant Hoffmann made 1st chair bass clarinet, Drake Livingston made 1st chair jazz trombone and Owen Gerth made 1st chair jazz alto saxophone! Several of these students had the opportunity to perform excellent solos at this prestigious event!
    CDA All State qualifiers:
    Choir: Katherine Pearson
    Jazz Band: John Mark Davis, Owen Gerth, Drake Livingston
    Band: Grace Kendall, Lauren Joseph, AnnaMarie Miller, Paul Lee, Joanna Lee, Noelle Smurawa, Alec Mathews, Jonathan Browne, Grant Hoffmann, Genny Covert, Laurel Smurawa, Ethan Joseph, Brendon Kofink, Liesel Smurawa, Caleb Hemsworth, Timothy Lee, Michael Perrone, Truth Clevenger, Seth Livingston
    Orchestra: Ellia He, Melissa Pearson, Avery Elliot
     
    The demanding weekend, under the instruction of Dr. Derle Long (concert band) from the University of Louisiana Monroe; David Lown (jazz band), jazz program director at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake; Kirt Mosier (orchestra), director of orchestras at Lee’s Summit West High School in Missouri; and Dr. Carolyn Cruse (choir) Associate Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music Education at Texas Tech concluded with a final performance at the Eisemann Center. Parents, family and friends enjoyed beautiful music with considerable pride.
    The evening of music featured classics of the band repertoire that many musicians don’t learn and perform until the collegiate level, and yet our students really had a chance to shine and play with such skill. The jazz band portion featured our very own students on brilliantly and soulfully performed solos, the choir portion of the evening was breathtakingly beautiful with a finale of the South African anthem “Shoshalosa”, and the orchestra delivered a diverse and entertaining set featuring CDA students.

    CDA band directors Elizabeth Bowen and Natalie Clements and CDA choir director Sharon Miller were so proud of their students as they used their talents, commitment and heart to make music that glorifies almighty God. They are a special group that loves and supports each other while always seeking excellence.
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  • Getting to know senior Gabriel Ko

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how does all of the  hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class.  You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
     Now introducing Gabriel Ko
     
    Siblings: Zuriel (6th grade), Ariel (1st grade)

    Grade started CDA:  3rd grade

    Activities while in HS :  Basketball sophomore year, worked at NeulBom and Firehouse Subs, Speech and Debate, Art, mission trips, piano, church choir, Congressional, VBS volunteer

    Favorite moment at CDA:  My favorite moment at CDA was during Theology when Mr. Armstrong reenacted the scene in Esther where Haman’s plot to kill the queen and the Jews is uncovered by the king, and he (Mr. Armstrong), played the role of the king, and yelled out, “She makes my SAMMICHES!!!” We all dissolved into laughter and it remained an inside joke for the rest of the year, where we would randomly reference that quote in the most unnecessary manner during the most random times.

    Colleges applied to:  DBU, A&M, Baylor, Pepperdine, Wheaton, Mary-Hardin Baylor

    Possible career path:  Lawyer

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God?  Because CDA incorporates servant leadership through every aspect of the curriculum, including athletics and academics, I have learned not only to appreciate God’s grace through everything that we as students do (even in the ups and downs), but I have grown closer to Him every year as I approach graduation.
     
     
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  • January

    Friday Elective Highlight - Basic Art

    Stephanie Garland
    Mrs. Nix's Kinder-1st basic art class is continuing their study of Vincent Van Gogh.  Here they are working on imitating his famous work, "Sunflowers."
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  • Getting to know senior Elizabeth Kern

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how does all of the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
    Now introducing:  Elizabeth Helen Kern
                           
    Siblings:  Ethan (8th grade), Caroline (6th grade)
     
    Grade started CDA: Kindergarten

    Activities while in HS : Varsity Volleyball, Hollywood Feed Sales Associate, Advanced Art, Vice President of the House of Luther, Volunteer at the Miracle League of Frisco, Volunteer at Cornerstone Donation Center, Volunteer at Bridgebuilders

    Favorite moment at CDA: By far the memory I will always remember from CDA is the time Aaron and I spent working on the Rhetoric School House of Luther video this past year. We spent so long giggling over scene ideas and then figuring out how we could make that idea into reality. We stayed up watching the video over and over to make sure there weren’t any issues we missed. Working on that video was such a unique experience and I will never forget how hard we worked together and how excited we were when our hard work paid off.

    Colleges applied to: ACU, Oklahoma State

    Possible career path: Video Editor/Videographer

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has given me the intellectual background to Christianity. This allows me to have confidence whenever I am speaking about God to others letting me spread my thoughts on Christianity to those outside of my school.
     
     
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  • 5th graders loving learning with "Superior Swine"

    Toby Oaks
    5th grade Latin/writing/literature teacher Pam Yoder over the years has created many beloved traditions for her students, one of those being the “Superior Swine” competition where students will test their knowledge in a friendly game that makes learning fun.   Students have the opportunity to face off and give words to definitions (be it English vocabulary words or Latin) that they have learned.  Although the games do not take long (I just observed one over the last few days that took only five minutes), they are a highlight for students, pleasant and reinforce lessons among a group of peers.  Activities like this help build a foundation for students in subjects and also are form a part of another in-class memorable Yoder tradition at CDA. 
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  • Getting to know senior Elizabeth Hurst

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!

    Have you ever wondered, how does all of the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
     
     Now Introducing Elizabeth Darnell Hurst
     
    Siblings: Jordan (10th grade), Michael (7th grade)

    Grade started CDA: 4th

    Activities while in HS : school drama all four years, JV and Varsity volleyball, volunteering with preschool at church, worked at Chik-fil-a during Junior year, babysitting, ran a baking business

    Favorite moment at CDA: picking just one favorite moment at CDA after nine years here is impossible. However, I would say that any drama rehearsal before a big play would be my favorite moment. There’s something about spending so much time with a group of people, laughing, crying, stressing, and screaming “shoes !” at the top of our lungs, which brings the entire cast together. I wouldn’t give up even one day of drama for all the money in the world.

    Colleges applied to: University of Mary Hardin Baylor

    Possible career path: small business (bakery) and writing (fiction)

    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has prepared me to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker through the cultivating of my mind to reason logically, defend my faith well, and to rely on the strength of God in everything.
     
     

     
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  • 4th Grade Colonial Day

    Stephanie Garland
    This week was a special one as our 4th graders learned about how the colonial Americans lived. It was a fun day learning how to spin wool into yarn, knit, crochet and make homemade butter!  The students also enjoyed making a hornbook. 
     
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  • 2019 Alumni Chapel Highlights

    Toby Oaks
    Last Friday, we were joined by 13 alumni and had a time for a panel of four of our past graduates speak to questions such as "In what way do you feel that CDA best prepare you for college  and ife?", "Please give an example of hou your Christian formation from CDA has helped you in college and life,"  and "What is one piece of advice you would pass on to a current CDA student"?  

    Some of the responses: 
    • I learned how to interact well with my teachers (which carried over well into college)
    • The academic rigor and your time management skills learned at Coram Deo will help you to balance your life in college
    • CDA helped me in learning how to write papers (a much needed skill in the university)
    • The background I received in theology helped me through some challenging situations in college. 
    • Advice: try to relax more while you are here & It is not all about grades (remember that your worth comes from God).  
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  • Getting to know senior Blake Goodwin

    Toby Oaks
    CDA-CC Grammar, Logic & Rhetoric School Families:
     
    Meet the CDA-CC Senior Class of 2019!
    Have you ever wondered, how does all of the hours of memorization, tests, assignments here at Coram Deo Academy come together at the end of a student’s time here?   Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life is to help raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know each one of the 21 members of our senior class. You will be getting a glimpse of who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this you will be encouraged as you and your family are a part of this mission, as well!
      
     Now Introducing                                 
    Blake Reed Goodwin
     
    Siblings:  Lillian  (9th grade)
     
    Grade started CDA: 8th
     
    Activities while in HS : Horseback Riding, Band, volunteering at Manegait, working at Starbucks, Tennis
     
    Favorite moment at CDA: At the homecoming football game 2017 I was handing out flowers to the drill team and tripped, dropping the flowers. I then proceeded to say to the nearest drill team member, “Wow, y’all did so well these flowers were just falling for you.” Later I realized there was an extra flower for Mrs. Bowen… which had broken…
     
    Colleges applied to: Lynn University, Florida Atlantic University
     
    Possible career path: Horse Trainer, Olympic Competitor
    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? Coram Deo has given me the life skills of learning how to deal with a rigorous workload and the stress related to that, as well as strengthening my foundation in God.
     
     

     
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