Make a healthy meal your whole family can enjoy with these kid-friendly dinner recipes. Your kids still get to eat all their favorite foods—mac & cheese, spaghetti, pizza and chicken fingers. And you can feel good about cooking up a healthier meal for your family.
Gary Arnold, EdD
LRCA Head of School
Thank you for entrusting your children to us for their education in Jesus. The Scriptures remind us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. In fact, I urge you to stop and read Romans 8. It is good medicine for anxiety and fear. In the same vein, nothing can separate us from loving your children and caring for their safety and well-being. Our God reigns, and the mission of LRCA pushes forward. Here you will find the most recent school news as well as some helpful links and resources.
LRCA & COVID-19 School Updates
While we all would love to be together, we find ourselves in a different place. Please see video below laying out our virtual learning plan. Instructions on how to log into Google Classroom can be found here. Yes, we would much rather be with your children each and every day. Yes, we trust the Lord for His provision these next three weeks. It is just not the same without them here. We are grateful for your partnership.
In an effort to streamline the schedule and cover the standards well, we have developed a schedule that will be in place for the remainder of AMI days.
We will no longer follow the A/B schedule during AMI days. We hope this will alleviate any confusion about A and B days, and help you and your child plan accordingly.
All assignments will be sent in one email at 5:00 pm the day before assignments are due. For example, assignments for Monday, Marcy 30, will be sent on Sunday, March 29. All assignments for Monday, March 30 will be due by 10:00 pm.
In addition, we will send links and activities for families to use as desired such as:
Just for Fun activities.
invitations to Kahoot! and Gimkit.
devotional outlines for families.
links for Bible study with Coach Risher and Mrs. Glover.
links for chapel.
links for PE/movement.
theater club activities.
*Extra practice activities (links to games, extra practice sheets, puzzles, etc.) may also be found in Schoology from time to time, but these activities will be labeled as extra practice or just for fun.
While we would much rather see your child on a daily basis, it seems that we will continue to partner together digitally for now. We look forward to being back together as a learning community under the same roof as soon as possible.
Junior high students will continue to engage in LRCA's robust curriculum via AMI days. Each week, students will complete assigned coursework as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday: Math & English
Tuesday & Thursday: Science, History, & Biblical Worldview
Students can expect an email each morning at 8:15 explaining daily assignments and the appropriate avenue to submit their work for daily grading. Additionally, they will receive their morning announcements and devotional in video format. Below are our student responsibilities for the AMI days ahead.
An opportunity to demonstrate maturity, integrity, and perseverance!
As is possible, students should complete their work provided by the teachers during the regular school day hours each afternoon.
Students are encouraged to email their teachers if they have any questions about their assignments. The teachers will be available for questions throughout the entire school day and will be checking email until 4:00 pm each day. We understand that this could be a potentially frustrating situation for some students. It is our goal to help alleviate any stress and to provide as much assistance as is within our control.
Students need to be present for each morning’s scheduled LIVE CHATS. This is an important time to collaborate with classmates and receive personalized teacher mentorships.
Students should turn in their work in the manner in which their teacher requests. Teachers will communicate if they would like their students to print and submit upon arrival to school, save to a flash drive, submit via email, or submit via Schoology.
On behalf of all junior high teachers and staff, thank you for your continued partnership and understanding. We will continue to uphold academic excellence and personalized relationships through this unique situation. I am thankful we serve a sovereign and loving Father!
- High School AMI
- Time Expectations
- Student Tips for Success
- Tips for Parents
- Schedule for April 13 - 17
Dear Warrior High School Students and Parents,
Though we would all love to be learning and growing in the same physical spaces, it seems the Lord is pleased to have us collaborate and partner in digital landscapes instead. Though it comes with challenges (some of which we experienced last week, and some we have likely not yet encountered), we have also discovered some great new educational tools and are embracing opportunities to acquire and hone essential 21st-century skills. In addition to learning to navigate new technologies, our students are becoming more independent learners. While growing in academic content knowledge and skills, they are also learning how to manage their time, pace out assignments, design and follow a schedule suited to their own environment, meet submission deadlines, persevere in problem-solving, be resourceful in new ways, reach out for assistance, and wait patiently for a reply. We are confident they are learning other valuable life skills in the home as well. As we approach the next three weeks of school, we wanted to communicate our plan for how to keep pace academically while balancing the new skills being practiced related to the digital environment.
Our goals for how much each of your classes should require are:
- Core Disciplines: Math, Science, English, Social Studies, BWV should not exceed 3 hours per class per week. (15 hours per week on core classes on average)
- World Language, Oral Comm, and other electives should not exceed 1.5 hours per class per week (varied depending on student schedule).
- Concurrent and AP courses will likely require more time.
STUDENT TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Plan your week
Start each day with prayer and a Bible reading or devotional.
Organize and review your planner each morning. Each Monday, open the Week at a Glance document for each of your classes in Schoology and log into your FACTS account on your Chromebook to check grade updates and lesson plans. Record the things below in your weekly planner:
• All your required submissions for the week, assignments as well as quizzes or tests.
• Which teachers will be going live and expecting you to be there too!
• When you will collaborate with peers if needed.
• When particular teachers are available for returning emails, texts, or calls.
• How you will spend your independent time each day.
Note the types of technologies needed and test them before they are needed (Chromebook, charger, apps, websites, etc.)
Make sure you know what outside help is allowed when completing assignments. Ask your teacher if unsure.
Help students set up a weekly planner if needed.
Help them develop the life skill of organizing their time.
Encourage them to stay close to a school schedule in terms of sleeping and waking.
Create distraction-free study spaces when possible (only essential devices, low noise, orderly with supplies)
Communicate with the teacher if something seems to not be working or you have a question.
Encourage them to go outside, exercise, eat healthy, and pursue non-digital hobbies.
Pray together, read the Bible, stay connected to the local church community, think of creative ways to serve those in need while maintaining social distance boundaries.
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Welcome to your new normal. The global pandemic is hitting all of our homes. We’re stuck inside while the rest of life is canceled. At FamilyLife, we believe your family can grow closer to God, grow stronger together, and serve your neighbors abundantly during this crisis.
LRCA's favorite Choir Director Stephen Curry curates student picks and our memorable songs of worship from 2019/20. Enjoy at home with this Spotify playlist!
Mo Willems invites YOU into his studio every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET.
During this season when we get to spend extra time with our families, I’ll be hopping on Facebook live to read from my first The Wingfeather Saga book, “On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness.” Videos remain on Facebook so you can jump in anytime!
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, shares his expert knowledge about the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting what families need to know and encouraging us all to respond to this crisis with faith and common sense.
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