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List of 20 news stories.

  • 7 Ways to Navigate Election Season

    Election Day is right around the corner — a fact that can be met with joy or dread depending on who you are. As Christians, how are we responding to the growing political tensions and approaching one of the most taboo topics of our time? Calvary Christian Academy’s Content Specialist, Alyssa Mendez, had the chance to sit down with Social Studies Department Chair, Richard Blatz, to discuss some drama-free ways we can approach politics, engage civically, and represent Christ well.
  • Parental Leadership: An Amazing Adventure

    With so many distractions surrounding us, how can we effectively lead our children and encourage them to focus on the firm foundation that is Jesus Christ? Early Childhood Director and parent Jan Lashbrook shares four letters of the alphabet that can help you model God-honoring behavior and point your child(ren) toward the greatest example of leadership that ever walked this Earth.
  • Are We Raising Screenagers? 5 Tips for Regulating Your Teen’s Screen Time

    Netflix’s release of the documentary The Social Dilemma has caused people to question the impact social media is having in the lives of adults and children. Although excessive social media use and screen time can stunt a child’s spiritual, academic, and social growth, we as parents have the power and tools necessary to educate and protect our children in this digital age. Join CCA’s Middle School Counselor Charisma Dougherty as she shares five practical ways parents can put healthy boundaries around their child(ren)’s screen time consumption.
  • Honoring the Past to Build The Future

    As Hispanic Heritage Month comes to an end, CCA’s International Student Program Director Naomi Dominguez Peyton shares the humble story of her grandparents’ immigration from Cuba to the United States. The fond memories and traditions they shared together as a tight-knit family developed her passion for other cultures — a trait that the Lord has used in her current role at our school to promote diversity and cultural awareness.
  • Teaching Holy Sexuality: 3 Types of Conversations to Guide Christian Parents

    Raising godly children in a highly sexualized culture can feel like a daunting task. However, having open and ongoing conversations with our children about God’s design for sexuality will not only create a strong biblical foundation and healthy understanding of His design, but also a stronger parent-child bond. CCA high school science teacher and administrator Laura Quinn shares three types of conversation approaches that can help parents break the ice with grace and love.
  • 5 Ways to Grow Your Faith During Times of Uncertainty

    With COVID-19 still being a reality this fall, keeping our eyes fixed on the Lord is more important now than ever. CCA senior Carolina Torres-Tello shares five ways you can remain strong and steady in your faith and recommends resources that have helped her in her own spiritual journey during this season.
  • What It Means to Receive and Give God’s Grace

    God’s favor in the form of undeserving grace is a gift — a gift that was meant to be shared with others who need it. In this blog post, Early Childhood Director Jan Lashbrook reminds us of the importance of extending God’s graciousness to our neighbors, especially during this challenging season. We have an opportunity to be a light in a dark place!
  • CCA Athletics Staff Discuss Recent Events and Appropriate Response

    How does one lead amidst the cultural tensions we are facing today as a nation? CCA School Counselor and JV Girls Head Basketball Coach, Dr. Cliff Mack, and CCA’s Athletics Director, Keith Huisman, met over the summer to engage in a respectful, constructive dialogue that not only resulted in mutual understanding, but also the decision to create of a safe environment this school year where student-athletes could share their unique experiences, actively listen, develop empathy and compassion, and become better unified in Christ. We invite you to read Dr. Mack and Mr. Huisman’s perspectives and takeaways from this God-honoring discussion.
  • 4 Ways to Help Our Kids and Ourselves Conquer Stress

    In a recent virtual Parenting Talk hosted by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s Family Ministry, Mariana Caro — a licensed clinical therapist and the manager of clinical services at 4KIDS — discussed how our brains function under stress and shared four ways parents can help their children cope with stress in a healthy and effective way. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:7
  • Returning to My First Love: CCA Alumnus Praises God’s Pursuit

    CCA alumnus Jessica ‘Jet’ Thomas, now known as Jessica Nelson after marrying, shares the journey God brought her on after graduating from CCA in 2009. She credits her teachers, the strong biblical foundation she received at school, and the Lord’s faithful pursuit for helping her overcome life’s obstacles and live out the calling God had revealed to her when she was a student at CCA. “I now have everything I’ve been through as a testimony and can pour into young people the exact same way my leaders poured into me.”
  • 5 Ways You Can Exhibit Christ-Like Leadership

    Just as Paul reminded Timothy that one’s ability to lead and model God-honoring behavior is not based on age but rather on the content of one’s character, we want every student at CCA to live in the light of that truth. Our Director of Discipleship, Steve Mayo, shares how this year’s discipleship theme — LEAD — can be lived out practically in the lives of students and all believers, not just in 2020-21, but for many years to come. 
  • Eagles' Eye — Athletic Update

    On Friday, August 14, the Florida High School Athletics Association voted 11-5 to set the first official practice dates for all fall sports as Monday, August 24 with the option for schools and districts to begin later if needed. Broward County currently sits under an emergency order that requires masks at all times and that social distancing be maintained.
     
  • Back To School: The Importance of Wearing Face Coverings During COVID-19

    Experts from HCA East Florida’s Broward-based hospitals answer questions about face coverings, which CCA staff and students from kindergarten through 12th grade will be required to wear on-campus when the 2020-21 school year begins this month. It’s time to mask up, Eagles!
  • Robotics Program Thrives Despite Unexpected Changes

    Events and competitions across the country may have been canceled, but the Cyber Eagles still finished the 2019-20 robotics season with much to celebrate. Find out how they fared and learn how CCA’s robotics programs are preparing students for a bright future. We can’t wait to see what the 2020-21 school year holds for our Cyber Eagles!
  • CCA's 2020-21 Reopening Plan

    As we continue to look ahead to what God has in store for CCA and prepare for on-campus learning to resume, we invite you to review our plans and consider joining the CCA community this year.
  • 8 More COVID-Conscious Activities to Enrich Your Family’s Summer

    Last week on the CCA Blog we shared seven ideas to help your child(ren) remain physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially engaged as we soak up these last couple weeks of summer. CCA Class of 2019 alumnus Arianna Allen is here to share eight more opportunities to consider before school resumes in the fall. Between these combined 15 ideas, there will be no room for boredom in your household!
  • 7 COVID-Conscious Activities to Get Families Through Summer 2020

    With roughly one more month until school resumes again, parents may find themselves fresh out of new ideas to keep their children physically, mentally, and spiritually engaged during this unprecedented summer of coronavirus quarantine. This blog post shares seven activities that South Florida and non-local families may not have considered yet. A pandemic doesn’t have to stop your child(ren) from having a summer to remember!
  • CCA’s Coronavirus Updates

    We are excited for the 2020-2021 school year to kick off Wednesday, August 19!

    Since this year will look different than ones prior, these videos were produced to give you a picture of what “a day in the life” of a CCA student will look like.
  • 5 Tips to Prepare for New Seasons & Transitions: A Guide for Parents During COVID-19

    As students and parents prepare for school to resume in the fall, Terri Galindo, LCSW, LMFT — 4KIDS' Vice President of Clinical Services — shares five recommendations to equip parents with the knowledge and tools they need to help their child(ren) adapt to transitions resulting from COVID-19. To hear more expert advice from Terri and her team on this topic, be sure to register for the virtual Parenting Talk Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale’s Family Ministry will be hosting on Thursday, July 16 at 8:00 PM.
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach Announced

    South Florida Veteran to Take the Helm

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