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(Courtesy/Ms. Bening)

Service Board’s “Shapers”

Although it may feel like 2021 has just started, planning for next school year has already begun beginning with Service Board Shaper applications. Shapers are Service Board leaders who exemplify initiative and commitment to service, sit on the board’s steering committee, consult with Service’s  elected leaders, and lead or manage events. Shapers are also expected

Preparations and surprises for Service Board's annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Day (Courtesy/ Christy Bening)

Honoring Academy’s Faculty and Staff

Since last March and throughout this year’s opening, Academy’s faculty has adapted to teaching live and online simultaneously. Our school’s staff have risked their lives every time they stepped foot on campus and selflessly soldiered on for the benefit of the students. Thank you, Columbus Academy’s heroes: all 265 faculty, staff, and administrators who dedicate


Food Truck Fridays: Open to All

Keeping their distances, students wait for a slice on Friday, January 29. (Ella Morris’22/Media) One CA tradition this year’s seniors lost due to COVID was Senior Lunch, a privilege they had patiently been waiting for since frehmen year. After precautions were put into place as the Dining Hall staff switched to preparing box lunches, senior


A bar of soap, a tube of toothpaste: every item helps

(Courtesy/Columbus Blessing Boxes Project) The next time your family or you visit the grocery store, think about purchasing a tube of toothpaste or a bar of soap for the Blessing Boxes sponsored by CA Service Board (SB). Even one item per US student will help because people are already using our school’s Blessing Boxes, located


Serving to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening) While many students took the day off on Martin Luther King (MLK) Day to sleep in or catch up with homework, Service Board (SB) and Latin Club served others by hosting a “Bake for Good” event on both on campus and virtually. For over 15 years, it has been a Service Board tradition


Service Board Presents Blessing Boxes and Baking Bread 

On January 8, CA assembled Trail Mix snacks for Faith Mission and suggested items for Blessing Boxes-the first being assembled on December 12th. (Courtesy: Mrs. Bening and Jared Kass’21) While most CA students have been transitioning back to their school routines after Winter Break, some students and teachers have also been making time to help

Academy teachers and students transport donations to Service Board's sponsored families. (Courtesy/Christy Bening)

Service Board “Delivers”

(Courtesy/Christy Bening) Thanks to everyone who supported our school’s KIDS 4 KIDS service tradition. Due to your generosity, 30 families and clients of the Helping Hands Food Pantry in Reynoldsburg will be served. On Tuesday November 10, while many US students were home studying and teachers were collaborating, Service Board was helping our greater community.


Service Board’s Food Drive and Sleep-Out

Thirty upper school students participated in the Service Board’s 3rd annual sleep out for KIDS 4 KIDS on Friday, November 6. Student and teacher volunteers put thumbs up for a job well done at finishing part of the drive.    (Courtesy/Ms. Bening)  While many Vikings are blessed with a surplus of food and personal items,


Service Board: Begging for Cans 2020

(Courtesy/Tim Morford) Last Thursday’s stormy weather did not stop the Service Board from door-to-door asking for canned food items on Friday, October 30,  thanks to the flexibility of Mr. Morford, Tara Hoffman’22 and senior Sophia Sommer. Academy alumna parent, Donna Simmons, posted the rescheduled undertaking on social media, so neighbors could leave donations on their