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Serving at Service Fairs

US speakers introduce Middle School students to local service venues (Courtesy/ Ms. Bening) With warmer temperatures becoming more prevalent, you may have begun your summer planning. Besides completing the US summer reading assignment, you may want to consider volunteering if you have not completed the 45 off-campus service hours required to graduate or want to

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Serve by Attending LeaderShape

LeaderShape is a new program intending to electrify leadership at CA. (Courtesy/ LeaderShape, Inc.) Would you like to be one of the first high school students in America to participate in a four-day retreat about leading with integrity? CA will soon be offering The LeaderShape Institute (Institute) to US students. LeaderShape is a nonprofit organization

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 Blood Drive Surpasses Goal Again!

Andrew B and Carolyn V register donors. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening)   Students and staff rally to exceed April’s blood drive donation goals by 3 units.      Thirty Academy students, staff, and community members assembled in the Athletic Lobby on Tuesday, April12, to surpass the blood drive goal again. Twenty-eight units including 4 units of red

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Serving by Becoming a SHAPER

(Courtesy/Ms. Bening) Congratulations to the newest SHAPERS who will lead our school service events. While you may have been mapping out plans before the break, Service Board (SB) strengthened its ranks with new Shapers, who are SB leaders who exemplify initiative and commitment to service, sit on the board’s steering committee, consult with SB’s elected

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Serving (Ecosystems) Near Campus 

Spring provides additional opportunities to beautify Academy Park like the US students who tended to it last fall. (Courtesy/Emmett L.) Last weekend’s temperatures which soared into the 70’s may have lured you away from your studies to venture outside. If you would like basking in the outdoors primarily on Wednesdays after school or Saturday mornings while

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Serving by Pitching In (with Books)

 Like Arnav N., we can pitch donated books into these labeled boxes. (Courtesy: Ms. Platt and Arnav N.)  With March approaching and spring cleaning may be the forefront of your parents’ minds, you could assist them by delivering your retired English novels and other gently used reading materials to school from March 7 to 18. Your

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Serving by Spending ($1)

Support SB Hershey kiss sale by exchanging one dollar for 10 chocolates for a friend. (Stephen Ma/Staff) With rising inflation gripping the United States, one dollar may seem worthless to purchase anything. However, spending a dollar at Columbus Academy this week multiplies into a double deal: a bag of 10 Hershey kisses for a beloved

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Serving by Saving

Please place donated pop tabs in one of these collection bins. (Courtesy/Ms. Penney)  Before disposing your next empty soda can into the recycling bin, think about removing the pop tab to donate for a needy cause. Revenue generated from recycling these flip tops goes toward funding expenses of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) which

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Academy’s Blood Drive: 48 Units!

US students and faculty serve others by giving blood and red blood cells at the Winter Drive stationed at the Athletic Entrance. (Courtesy/Ms. Bening & Charlie B.) Entering school on January 12th was an atypical day with the sight of students donning red or pink tops and the smell of pancakes wafting among the hallways.