Homecoming week is a great time for families and Alumni to come and enjoy great fellowship and football with friends and family. The entire week is full of fun events for everyone to enjoy. Students enjoy spirited dress up days and Upper School students participate in class float building and hallway decorating. We conclude the week with an all school on-campus parade and pep-rally to gear up for that night’s football game and the presentation of the Homecoming Court.
Our 9-12th grade Upper School students look forward to the Texas Stomp each spring. Following a home Basketball game where our students pack the stands, they walk over together to this event and enjoy a fun night of line dancing, games and food! This is just another opportunity for students to connect and have some fun together.
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Each year we develop an intentional emphasis on these topics for training and discussion. Our Lower, Middle and Upper Schools each create a plan to train on various age appropriate topics relating to the year’s theme. Some of the topics covered are: respecting yourself, others, authority, property and your future, and pursuing purity in our mind, heart, body, and life. What a great opportunity we have to train our students to think Biblically about the value of pursuing holiness in the many choices our students will face. More than “just saying no”, we pray they will “say yes” to a life set apart for God’s glory.
Junior-Senior banquet is a time-honored tradition unique to Prestonwood Christian Academy as students from the Junior class honor the outgoing Seniors and their parents. Each senior is presented with a beautifully framed certificate containing a character quality and Bible verse that best represents the biblical qualities and traits they have demonstrated during their time at PCA. Junior-Senior Banquet is a formal event held off-campus in April. In a world that tells our students lies about who they are, we want to be the voice to remind them of Whose they are - that they are loved, have great value and are created for a purpose.
Prestonwood Christian Academy doesn’t just have a graduation day, we honor our seniors and their families with a week of events. Our Senior Family Breakfast kicks off the celebration as we honor each senior with a special slide show. Our Baccalaureate is a night for families to come and worship and pray together. Students are given a towel as a reminder to go into the world to serve and a set of coins to give to someone in their life that they know will continue to pray for them. Our commencement ceremony remains a special occasion for the students and their families. After each Senior has been announced, there is a special commissioning time where the torch is literally passed from one class to the next as graduates light the candles of next year’s Senior class and extinguish their own as a symbol that their work at PCA is finished!