The Lightning Round

Friday, October 19, 2018





Spread the WOrd

Open House 


Monday, October 22 - 9am-11am


Help us spread the word.  It will begin in the Kidz Worship Center.


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Protect Young Eyes FREE Seminar

Great Resource for Parents and Teachers






Do you know what apps are on your child’s phone? What are the latest social media trends? Do you wonder about how to talk to kids about online pornography, limit screen time, and protect them from digital strangers?


It is with great excitement that LCA welcomes Protect Young Eyes.  This is an opportunity you do NOT want to miss!  They will be presenting "The Digital Culture of Kids for Parents" the evening of November, 8th, at 7:00pm and will be presenting "The Digital Life" to students on November, 9th.  


Protect Young Eyes exists to keep kids and teens safe from the dangers lurking on portable, Internet-ready devices.   


In the digital age, parents must be observant, engaged, and informed. We'll discuss digital realities, strategies, and practical solutions that will enlighten, equip and encourage parents who want to teach their children how to use technology responsibly. The talk will include specific recommendations for filters and detailed explanations and walk-throughs of popular apps and parental controls.


The Protect Young Eyes team, led by founder, Chris McKenna, presents around the United States to students and adults about how to use technology responsibly. Parents can visit our website, built with families in mind, at


"We desire to see the DIGITAL CULTURE of your organization CHANGE. Technology is not neutral. If we desire to honor God through our clicks, we must be intentional." - Protect Young Eyes


Save the Date and Make plans to attend!


Invite friends, family, youth groups, and neighbors!



Copy and paste the link below to register for this FREE Seminar!

Registering will help us plan for this event. 


Walk of Faith















A blessed day in so many ways.  The rain from earlier in the week cleared out and it was a beautiful day for the Walk of Faith.  As students of all ages, parents, and teachers gathered around the school to pray you could feel God's presence.  This was especially true listening to the youngest students pray with boldness and with complete trust that God heard their prayers.  It was a powerful reminder to us all of how we should come before God.   


"Where two or three gather in my name, there I am with them."  Matthew 18:20.   God honors those who honor Him.  We pray that his lasting blessing and favor will surround this school now and for years to come.  


Afterwards, students enjoyed the games and activities on the field.  



 The Proud Princess







Directed by:  Mrs. Lisa Jenkins.  Mrs. Jenkins has thoroughly enjoyed teaching this drama class and states that there are many talented students.   The play was a comedy-spoof of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”.  But it also had a message about Christ and the Church.  The actors and actresses were highly entertaining and received numerous laughs from the crowds.  We hope to see many more productions from this gifted group of performers.  


Hans Clodhopper




It was a week of plays at LCA.  The fifth grade performed a dramatization of Hans Clodhopper by Hans Christian Anderson.  The students took the story from their reading book and on their own practiced their parts, put costumes together, and gathered props.  They performed it for the elementary students after chapel.  Great job fifth grade!


Hurricane Disaster Relief





Faculty member Lisa Jenkins is from Marianna, FL where her family resides and where her father pastor’s a church.  Though inland, this area was hit hard by Hurricane Michael.  Many homes were damaged, some destroyed and the entire community remains without power.  As Mrs. Jenkins prepared to leave to assist her family, our LCA family jumped in to provide paper products, water, liquid detergent, chainsaw chains, and general hygiene items. We are thankful to Kings Hawaiian for donating an entire pallet of bread and Belmont Baptist church for loaning us a covered trailer to help transport the generous donations.  Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ.   





Before and After photos


Faculty member Ric Williams also served in the relief effort of Hurricane Michael.  Working with Helping Hands Disaster Relief, Mr. Williams loaded his heavy equipment and traveled to Bainbridge, GA with five additional team members to clear trees and debris from 22 homes.  In addition, they had the opportunity to pray with and encourage over 100 people and celebrate two professions of faith as a result.  We are blessed to be a part of a family that serves others in the name of Jesus. 



Alumni Highlight

Will DeMersseman




This is an article we received about our alumni Will DeMersseman who graduated last year.  Will has been named the USA South Rookie of the Week.  We are super proud of you Will and wish you future success!  Click on the link to read the full article.


Sports Highlight



This year LCA had their first ever middle school football team.  Thursday night, the team played their best game of the year as they finished out their first season.  The team played hard all season, putting forth their best effort as they laid the foundation for the future LCA football program.   The middle school football team represented our school well this year!





LCA Varsity Volleyball Team beat Ballard Christian School in 3 straight sets last night in the first round of the state volleyball tournament!  Maddie Basile had 11 kills and 3 aces. Ashlyn Browning had 8 kills and 3 aces. Brianna Moore had 17 assists, 2 aces, and 6 digs. LCA will play in the Final Four Saturday morning at 9:00 am at Truett McConnell University and they have their sights set on the championship match at 12:30 pm. We would love to see a crowd of Lightning fans there cheering on the volleyball team to the state title!!  We are very proud of the success of the LCA Volleyball team this year!  


Staff Highlight




LCA would like to introduce our new PE teacher, Mr. Person, and his family.  They have been a valuable addition to our Lanier family.  As we pray for the right staff to be a part of our school, God faithfully brings those people to us.  Mr. Person and his family were hired right before school started and they have made a big transition to be here as they moved from Florida.  


Mr. Person and his wife Hannah have been married 16 years and have five children; Daryel Junior -10, Bennett - 9, William - 7, Abigail - 4, and Anna - 1.  They are currently homeschooling their children.  Mr. Person enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, and running.  He also enjoys traveling and has been to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. His favorite verse is Colossians 3:17, which says, "Strive for excellence in all things unto God." 


Mr. Person strives to live out this verse in his own life with his family and in his teaching.  Students have commented that Mr. Person is a great PE coach and that they enjoy his class.  He teaches very thoroughly and makes sure all of the students understand what they are doing.  We are grateful to have him as a part of our staff.  Please help Mr. Person and his family feel welcome.   



Save the Date – the Fall Book Fair is Coming Soon!



Date: October 29 – November 2

Time: 8:00AM-4:00PM

Location: The Loft (3rd Floor CMC)


We need volunteers to help set up the book fair, assist elementary students, and run the cash registers. Click here to select a time slot to volunteer!


New this year – go cash free with eWallet!

eWallet is a digital payment option for students. Set up a student eWallet by visiting our Book Fair Homepage. eWallet is available for set up starting October 15 through November 2.





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Grandparents Day

Friday, November 2, 2018


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Lunch Volunteers Needed!


The lunch room is in need of more volunteers. 

Contact Beth Reece at to sign up.  

Sign Up - One Day a Month from 10:45-1:00


Calendar Change


 On Thursday, October 25th, students will come to school for a half day with dismissal at 11:35.  Accreditation work for faculty/staff and others will be from 12:00-4:00 that same day.


LCAPA Announcements


LCAPA Needs You!


Please check out our Sign Up Genius Page for volunteer spots!






  • Monday, October 22                                                Prayer Group Meeting - 8:15am

  • Monday, October 22                                                Open House - 9am

  • Monday, October 22                                                VB Banquet - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 23                                                Get Air Field Trip - 10am

  • Thursday, October 25                                              LCA Student Early Release - 11:35

  • Friday, October 26                                                    VAR Football (home) - 7:30

  • Friday, October 26                                                    Jeans for Jamaica love offering 

  • Saturday,  October 27                                              Cross Country GICAA State Meet

  • Friday, November 2                                                  Grandparents Day