At Algoma Christian, we understand that God made us for fellowship. From the very first man and woman, God intended for people to live together in community. With our diverse community of children, adults, parents, and grandparents, we have learned to celebrate in diverse ways throughout the school year. Below are a few of the special days we enjoy.
Secondary students take time in the first week of school to spend time reconnecting with one another and being challenged to fix their eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of their faith. Middle school students typically have a one-day retreat while high school retreats are for two days and a night. The students come together, and the new year gets started with the right priorities.
The Christmas program provides a great opportunity to showcase our students' many talents. The program is preceded by music performed by our secondary band students. Upper elementary students provide the main cast of performers, and they are accompanied in song by the remainder of the elementary children.
Homecoming is a great time to welcome back alumni and friends to celebrate what God is doing at ACS. Spirit Week is filled with all kinds of fun as students dress up differently each day and work on floats to present on Friday afternoon. After more games, the evening winds up with the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys basketball teams taking on a league competitor.
The Lower Elementary students (PK-1) get to show their support for their school by obtaining sponsorships for a Saturday morning Walkathon. For two hours they push themselves to walk as many times around the gym as they can in order to obtain the highest return from their sponsors. It's a great time to get some exercise and support the school.
Local area pastors are invited to enjoy a meal with us and see what ACS is all about. It is a time when we can honor the support our pastors give to our families and the school, and it gives our pastors a chance to see the young people from their churches in their "native habitat."
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
This is a new event put on by our Stage Algoma team of organizers. About 15 Christian musicians and bands are invited to challenge each other for the honor of the best of the best. The winner of this year's event will play at the Unity Christian Music Festival.
Each year we invite a headline act to perform at our annual concert. This will be our third year hosting this amazing event. Previously we have had the privilege to have Tricia Brock and George Moss perform for our students and our community.
The Parkathon gives the upper elementary children (grades 2-5) a chance to show their support for ACS by getting sponsored for the time they spend cleaning up a local park. The kids get exercise; the park gets cleaned; and the school gains financial support. It's a great time for moms, dads, teachers, and students.
At the end of 12 years (or more!), students are equipped to tackle the world. Few things are more satisfying than the sense of achievement that comes from reaping the reward of long years of hard work and study. Graduation is a time for the whole school to celebrate the fruit of our labor together.