Building Community with Annual Traditions
Every school has their own traditions—events and special days that students and parents remember for many years to come. At RRCA, students have many special events, programs, and celebrations that they enjoy from year to year.
In our preschool program, the students have Teddy Bear picnic day, drive-in movie day, a Christmas muscial, and an end of year graduation musical. Kindergarten students participate in the Kindergarten Circus, and the end of the year musical and graduation.
Elementary students have many traditions including the first grade Easter Musical, Reading Restaurant, 2nd grade Author’s Tea, 2nd-3rd grade spring musical, the Young Author’s and Illustrator’s Contest, and the May Artist Gallery. Students compete in ACSI and PSIA events including the Spelling Bee, Math Olympics, and the Speech Meet. Parents and grandparents are honored at annual events such as Muffins with Moms, Donuts with Dads, and the Grandparents Day Celebration. Fifth grade students are the oldest elementary group, and they have the opportunity to participate in the Rock the Flock praise team and compete in athletics. Students also enjoy author visits, field trips, and class parties for special occasions.
Middle and high school students build memories and lasting friendships through participating in mission projects and trips, National Honor Society, Homecoming/Spirit Week, Student Council, and Spiritual Emphasis Week. Academics, athletics, and fine arts all contribute to developing a well-rounded student. Many relationships are forged and strengthened through athletic events, theatre arts performances, and the choir’s annual Spectacular Spring Show. The Powder Puff football game, Winter Formal, the Crusader Kickball Tournament, and Prom are traditions that encourage friendship, teamwork, and fun. As students near the end of their academic journey at RRCA, they participate in the Senior Banquet with their families and finally, Senior Commencement Ceremony.