Principal, teacher join CAS family

For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY — “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies.” –Hudson Taylor

Christian Academy Schools does God’s work in God’s way and what He has supplied is nothing short of a miracle. This year at Christian Academy the Lord provided a principal, Lee Searcy and wonderful third-grade teacher, Deb Miu. Both came with experience not only in teaching students but also an understanding of God’s provision.

Superintendent Mary Smith has submitted the following report:

As I survey our facilities, I am reminded repeatedly of just how the hands and feet of God’s servants have helped to build every part of this school. This year God supplied the addition of a new STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) lab for our students. Emerson provided the funding and Next Generation Builders under the direction of Bryan Magato did the construction. This new science room allows our students to enjoy challenging laboratory experiments with all the necessary modern equipment. The addition of a 3D printer will extend our students’ learning into real-world work applications.

At Christian Academy, our small class sizes and dedicated teachers result in our students continuing to test above grade level and well above national averages. The addition of a middle school program this year assures our students continue to have their needs met no matter the level. As we plan for next year, a gifted program is already in the works.

Our Board of Education has been working this past year to further develop our Strategic Plan and Core Values. These directional principles will continue to map the way for Christian Academy to stay the course of doing things God’s way.

To augment the student playground expansion completed last year, a former student, working on his Eagle Scout Project provided our students with picnic tables and benches! This project was completed with the help of many hands and we are so thankful!

Safety is always a primary concern. This year we continue to enhance ways to keep our students safe, no matter what situations occur. Barricades for each classroom provide an additional line of defense for our students and staff.

Our sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders are now part of our middle school program. These students have teachers that are focused specifically on this age group. We have also added Brain Training to the daily academics of these students. Brain Training helps the student improve their attention, memory and overall intelligence.

Our seniors will soon be traveling to Tennessee for their Senior Mission Trip. During their week-long adventure, they will be serving and doing outreach throughout the area. They will be staying at the YWAM base near Nashville. The students in grades 6-12 participate in Small Groups during the school year providing preparation for these types of outreach. We are so blessed with community leaders which serve as mentors for each of these groups. These groups meet throughout the school year performing outreach in our community. The students have provided help at Northwood, Agape, Alpha Center and Park (Nursing Home). The groups have also made PJ’s for the infants at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Some of the groups have assisted at the Dayton Children’s Center. As the students gain experience in leadership, they are preparing for their Senior Mission Trip.

Each year at Christian Academy Schools the students, staff and parents renew their efforts to do God’s work done in God’s way so we will never lack God’s supplies. We will continue to offer both the Ed Choice and JPSN Scholarships providing many more students the opportunity to attend Christian Academy Schools.


For the Sidney Daily News