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Monday, December 31, 2007

Coming Soon...

Pack those back packs.

Brush the dust off of those books.

Find your pens and pencils.

Put away your Red Ryder BB Guns.

School is almost ready to begin again. I hope you haven't forgotten everything that you have learned during the first part of the year.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Christmas Program

The Christmas Program is Tuesday, December 11th at 6:30 pm. Hopefully we'll have some pictures of that event up here for you to look at.

The program is going to be at Highland Baptist Church on Highway 414. Here is a map from the school to the church if you are planning on coming.

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TR Parade

Just a few pictures from the Wonderful Traveler's Rest Parade:

Mr. Harmless posing by the back of the wagon.

Here is the group, just moments before the beginning of the parade.

Here is the group ignoring me.

Mrs. Bird and Miss Buchanan contemplating the lack of banner instructions.

Zach being Zach and Mr. Bird attempting to avoid the police!

Zach Bird, Josh Crowson, Sam Harmless and Josiah Harmless... Just hanging out before the parade.

Mr. Heavner taking some pictures before the beginning of the parade.

Some Alpacas and some Cub Scouts. They don't have anything to do with Blue Ridge Christian Academy, but they did join us in the parade.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Operation Christmas Child 2007

Here is the send off:

(This is a slide show. Use your mouse to scroll through the other pictures.)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

1st Annual Turkey Lock-In

Daylight come...

... and me wanna go home.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

National Young Reader's Day

There were so many amazing guests, and so many memorable moments that it would be impossible to post them all on this blog. Instead I have decided to post another slide show of pictures.

Before I give you a slide show, I want to at least post the one picture of our two most honored guests together.

And here is the slideshow: (If it is not already playing through the pictures, then click the triangle to get it started.)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Ground Breaking Ceremony 2007

We celebrated the Ground Breaking Ceremony this year with sweet tea, slaw, potato salad, baked beans, and loads of pork.

It was wonderful, and celebrated the way any good southern ground breaking ceremony should be celebrated. We heard from Mark Hatfield, Buzz Baker, and Jill.

The vision was shared, and we are eagerly looking forward to watching God provide.

Here is a short slideshow of pictures. If it isn't already playing through the pictures, click the triangle to get the photo album started.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Operation Christmas Child

What is Operation Christmas Child?
"Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands—on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ." (Description from the Samaritan's Purse Website)
Here at BRCA, we would like to invite you and your child to join this year's Operation Christmas child project. This project is a life-changing outreach of Samaritan's Purse, founded by Franklin Graham, which brings joy and demonstrates God's love to millions of needy girls and boys through gift filled shoe boxes.

Thousands of organizations participated in last year's collection, and more than 7.6 million shoe boxes were delivered to hurting children in some 105 nations worldwide. These children live in difficult, even desperate circumstances, and their faces light up when they open boxes to find treasures packed just for them.

As wonderful as these expressions of kindness may be, Operation Christmas child is ultimately about sharing with children the true and lasting treasure - the message of God's greatest gift to mankind through His son, Jesus Christ. Many thousands of children and family members have committed their hearts to Christ as a result of this unique outreach.

Our Goal this year is to collect at least 100 gift filled shoe boxes!

When is Operation Christmas Child?

We will be having an informative Chapel this Friday the 26th. Since the National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 12 - 19, Blue Ridge Christian Academy will have their boxes due on November the 14th.

What do I need to do?

How can you and your child become involved to help us reach our goal?

  • Pack a gift-filled shoe box!
  • Send at least $7.00 to cover the cost of shipping for one box, more if you can.
  • Pray for the salvation of the families and children that will receive the boxes.
Click the picture to the right to see the directions on how to pack a gift box a little closer.

Also, here is a link for the box labels with some directions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please click here to send Crystal Nihart an e-mail.

We 3rd grade Kings

Here is the 3rd Grade Class showing off their Egyptian Crowns.

They just finished studying the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under King Narmer (Menes).

King Narmer placed the red crown of the Lower Egyptian King on top of his white crown when he gained control of all of Egypt.

Here is the other 3rd grade group showing off their crowns.


Tuesday, October 2, 2007

See You At The Pole 2007

Here is a short collection of pictures from See You At The Pole. At Blue Ridge Christian Academy, prayer plays a hugely important role. A special day like this only gives us one more opportunity to engage in this communication with God as a group.

(What is See You At The Pole? Click here to find out.)

~Pictures by Crystal Nihart~

Friday, September 28, 2007

9th Bible Class

The assignment was to write a hypothetical e-mail to a hypothetical friend. They were to use facts that they picked up in class. Here is an example paper that was written by Miss Boone, one of the 9th graders.

Click Here
to read the paper.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Very First Chapel of the Year!

Here are some pictures (sorry so late) of the first chapel of the year.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Picture Day!

Picture Day 2007!

Just a few pics of us on our way to get our pictures taken.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

2007-2008 School Song

The 2007-2008 school song is There is None Like You by Josh Bates. If you have not heard it yet, just check it out here and enjoy. We will be singing the song this Friday morning in Chapel.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Check out the article... recently posted an article on the internet featuring our school, and our very own Jill Bird!

The article is titled Couple soars South, starts Blue Ridge Christian Academy and was written by Christina Wilson. Here is a short clip:
Ask founder Jill Bird what led her and her husband E.J. to the Carolina foothills to start Blue Ridge Christian Academy and the short answer is, "My dog chewed a couch cushion."
To read the rest of the article, click here.

Take Captive Every Thought Slide Show

In our very first upper school chapel we were able to take advantage of the new projector. Here is the school's scripture song via PowerPoint:

Laid Back

We have a real "laid back" atmosphere here at Blue Ridge Christian Academy.

Here we are at a teacher's meeting. A very important occasion with several pressing items to discuss, yet we have allowed Pitch (the "school dog") to join us in this prestigious meeting.

He had been away from the Principal for too long this particular day, so once he was allowed to join us, she immediately began to show some love and kindness towards him. (Just as she does with all of her students.)

Of course she, being the multi-talented principal that she is, did not skip a beat and continued on with the teacher's meeting. I snapped this picture with my camera phone just moments before Miss Buchanan gave Jill a helping hand foot.

I just needed to capture this memorable occasion.

Monday, September 10, 2007


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Friday, September 7, 2007

Parent Orientation

The Parent Orientation is on September 18th. Please join us at 7pm to meet the teachers and ask any questions you may have!!

There will be a general assembly in the cafeteria followed by 2 breakout sessions in your child(ren)'s classroom. Infants in arms are welcome to attend. Arrangements should be made for other children.