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Praising the Lord is a daily event in the upper school. Here Junior High students participate in morning devotions.
Congratulations to 7th grader Mackenzie Skelton for being featured in Sports Illustrated Kids magazine this past summer. In each issue of Sports Illustrated Kids, three students who excel in sports, academics, and community service are featured. These young athletes do it all — on and off the field! Way to go Mackenzie!
Sixth Grade students went all out as they participated in the annual Rake N Run for the first time this year. Paired with their senior buddies, much work was accomplished to benefit the communities near Red Lion's campus. What a privilege and honor to minister locally to people with great need. Sixth Grade students went all out as they participated in the annual Rake N Run for the first time this year. Paired with their senior buddies, much work was accomplished to benefit the communities near Red Lion's campus. What a privilege and honor to minister locally to people with great need.
These two weren't the only ones with sweet smiles. The cotton candy booth served many happy friends. Some were repeat customers! Who can resist this summer time favorite:)
Seventh grader, Shyla Oommen, won a medal for her fashion design entry made from newspaper, foil, tissue paper, and magazines at the ACSI Fine Arts Festival held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on April 24, 2015. This entry also received the highest award presented at the visual arts portion of the festival, "BEST of SHOW"! Many students seem to flock to the dress and talk about it, as it represents the culture's passion to recycle, re-purpose, and reuse! Fourteen art pieces were entered this year including photography, sculpture, printmaking, painting, and drawing. ​Great job, Shyla!
Red Lion brought home two gold and a silver medal during the FCCLA State Competition held on Mach 18, 2015. Congratulations to Margaret Johnson (Gold for Appetizers), Josiah Taylor (Gold for Appetizers), and Madeline Scalia (Silver for Quick Breads).
Each year mathematically gifted Red Lion students compete in the Delaware Math League. The Math League program is in its 38th year and is organized by the Delaware Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This year 99 schools participated, which was made up of 375 teams consisting of 2,057 students - all broken down into 12 regions. This year our 7th grade team - Coach: Mrs. Kathy Daly; Participants: Joselyn Adjei-Owusu, John Glenn, Nicholas Graybeal, Alex Mamenko, Morgan Mendick, Evan Posey, Daniel Toms, and Matthew Winward came in 2nd Place in our Region. Nicholas Graybeal and Matthew Winward also both tied for an overall individual placement of 3rd in our region. This team was recognized at the Annual 7th Grade Math Invitational Dinner and Awards Banquet on April 21, 2015.​
Parents socialize as they clip Box Tops for Education. This program is a great benefit for Red Lion. We are so grateful to our faithful families who save Box Tops and helps us submit them for $$$.
Family and Consumer Science class is a treat for students in more ways than one. This week middle school students learned how to bake and decorate cakes. Yum! Last week specialty soups were on the menu. Can you guess who gets to eat the delicious recipes? Students!
Outside the Capital Building in Colonial Williamsburg, Eight grade students step back in time to experience life just prior to the Revolutionary War. Memorable trips like this help us hold dear our rights and responsibilities, as US citizens, and strengthen relationships that will hopefully last a lifetime.
​Senior Buddies help make sixth graders feel at home in the upper school. Seniors enjoy taking the edge off these younger students with fun activities and connecting. Sixth graders feel safe and secure as they learn the ropes from the most experienced students on campus. It doesn't hurt to have an upper school friend to run into in the halls! Students experience much more independence in the upper school and these former elementary students were well prepared and are ready for success.
​Heads bowed. Truly participating in prayer. What's on the heart of middle school students? Jesus hears each whispered praise, confession, and prayer request.
​See You at the Pole, a day of prayer for our nation will be celebrated September 24th. Under high flying flags, Red Lion students will once again lift their voices in song and prayer. This annual event comes on the heals of the 13th anniversary of September 11th and during a time of great persecution of Christians globally. What a privilege that Christians in the United States are free to opening pray!
This year, 8th grade students were given the opportunity to share their expertise on a topic that they researched under the theme, "Rights and Responsibilities in History." The students were required to choose a topic from American History, since that is the focus of their curriculum in 8th grade. Topics varied from Fort Delaware to the story of Curt Flood and Free Agency in Baseball. Project formats included museum exhibits, documentaries, web sites, historical papers, and even a performance! Many of our students did a fabulous job on their projects and will move on to the state competition on Saturday, April 12th at the Del Tech Stanton Campus. We are very proud of the work done by these students. Please join us in congratulating them: Josiah Williams, TJ Price, Katherine Forestieri, Morgan Kline-Hill, Anastasia Markakis, Abbey Smith, Diana Mihalko, Josh Brown, Emily Skelton, Anna Kim, Olivia Le, Yena Cho, Cole Murphy, Katie Larson, Chandler Driver, Bryce Persinger and Claudia Glover.
Eighth grader Haleigh Miller placed third at the ACSI District Spelling Bee which was held at Tri- State Christian Academy in November. She then placed 8th out of 52 students at the Northeast Regional Spelling Bee held at Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Congratulations Haleigh!
We are privileged to welcome Dr. Joel Worden as an adjunct staff member this year at Red Lion Christian Academy. Dr. Worden has earned a PhD in English and is a professor at Goldey-Beacom College. He has co-authored a book on communication and public speaking. In addition to communication, he also has experience teaching literature, writing, and practical uses of social media in business and marketing. Dr. Worden has been assisting our teachers this year at both the middle and high school levels in the areas of public speaking, business writing, marketing, and student preparation for the Mock Trial and Poetry Out Loud competitions. We want to thank Goldey-Beacom College for their support in making it possible for Dr. Worden to work with our students.
Last weekend Red Lion Christian Academy hosted its annual end of the season Middle School Basketball Invitational Tournament. Five hundred spectators came out to cheer the 16 boy's and girl's teams from RLCA, Holy Cross, Newark Charter, Caravel Academy, Kirk Middle School, MOT Charter, Thomas Edison Charter and St. Anne's. The Red Lion Boys and Girls teams each went 1-1 for the tournament, with the boys finishing in second place in the White Division and the girls finishing third in their bracket. Good sportsmanship was stressed and God was honored from beginning to end.
LEGO Lions Team comes in Third Place - On January 18th, the RLCA Lego Lions team competed at the First Lego League qualifier at Delaware State University. The team built and programmed a robot and earned the third highest points in robot missions. The team also developed an idea for an innovative solution for a problem related to natural disasters. They brought home the first place trophy for the Innovative Solution Award. The team was coached by teacher Michelle Harvey as well as RLCA parent/mentor Oriey Glenn. Participants in this year's Lego League: John Glenn Abigail Simpson Matthew Windward Nicholas Graybeal Stephen Skomorucha Daniel Toms Kalife Meyers Joselyn Adjei-Owusu

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