School News

Dress Down Day


The Varsity Cheerleaders will be having a CHRISTMAS DRESS DOWN DAY fundraiser on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18th. Students may pay $1 (per piece) to wear:

- Christmas t-shirt or sweatshirt/hoodie

- Jeans

- Christmas hat, headband, etc.

Payment will be collected in homeroom Thursday morning. Please remember all clothing must follow TSCA's modesty guidelines - no skinny or tight fitting jeans, no leggings, no sweatpants, any wording/pictures on clothing must be appropriate. All proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the Varsity Cheerleading Squad

A Month of Service


The Bible says in Psalm 100:4, "Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise!  Give Thanks to Him; Bless His name!

As Christians living in the United States, we should be so grateful and thankful for all of God's blessings in our lives. He is good! His mercy endures forever. At TSCA, we are encouraging all of our teachers and staff to promote these themes throughout the month of November in all of their classes. We are trusting that the students, as they learn these lessons, will apply them by taking part in service projects that we have planned for this month.  Each department in the school will have a different focus.

Pre-School and Kindergarten: The Pajama Project The pre-school and kindergarten will be partnering with "The Pajama Program" and Scholastic Books in the "Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive." Our little ones will be able to donate a new pair of pajamas to children in need. Scholastic will then match the donation with a new book for the recipient! New pajamas are a very exciting gift for any child. We are looking forward to see how many pajamas that will be able to donate to this wonderful program!

Elementary: Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child The elementary students will be participating in Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse. Each classroom will be filling two shoe boxes full of gifts and necessities for needy children. Samaritan's Purse will then send the packed boxes to children in need around the world. This is a good way for our elementary students to show God's love to other children around the world.

Middle School: Operation Paris Foundation The middle school students will be collecting items that will help the Paris Foundation meet the needs of the helpless and homeless of Cecil County. Each student is asked to bring in white athletic socks, hats, gloves and blankets. Mike Brandon, executive director of the Paris Foundation, says that these items are essential for people as they face the prospects of a long, cold winter in Cecil County. Mr. Moran will have containers in the middle and high school hall to have students drop off the items. The students will have until Tuesday November 25th to contribute to the cause.

High School: Operation Thanksgiving Dinner Each high school class will be asked to prepare boxes that will provide a local needy family with the ingredients necessary for a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner.  In lieu of a nonperishable food product, money will be accepted to purchase a turkey for each box. The goal is to provide eight families with a nice holiday dinner. In addition to the dinner boxes, our junior and senior classes will be involved in either serving or preparing a meal for the Paris Foundation during the week of November 10th.

Business Expo




The entire student body will have a chance to shop at the following businesses ran by our 6th graders:

CANDY QUEENS - Candy Kabobs, Chocolate Popcorn

RAINBOW PEOPLE - Rubberband Jewelry


R.A.D. STRESS BROS. - Stress Balls



LIL' MILBURN'S - Apple Cider Donuts

THE OWL-RAGEOUS SQUAD - Owl Brownies, Paracord Bracelets

Most items cost $0.25 - $1.00

Fall Sports


General Information

  • All athletes in 6th - 12th grade must have a physical before they can practice or play on a team.
  • Athletic fee is $25.00 per sport. This is due before any player may participate in a sport.
  • P.E. Uniforms are required for gym classes from 6th - 12th grade. In addition, you must wear your gym uniform for all team practices. You may purchase a uniform at the book store (Aug 19-21). The cost for the P.E. uniform will be $25.00/set or $15.00/piece.

Individual Fall Sport Info

Boys Varsity Soccer (9th-12th grade) UPDATED 8/13/14 Head Coach: Colin Ford Practice starts Monday August 11. We will practice Monday to Friday next week (8/11-15) from 3-5 each day. Then the following week we will have practice Monday to Wednesday 3-5. Thursday (21st) we have a scrimmage at home vs Newark Charter. Saturday (23rd) we have a tournament at Harford Christian School. That will cost $15 per player to participate in that tournament. Boys Middle School Soccer (6th-8th grade) Head Coach: Michael Cox Practice will start on August 25 from 3-5pm. Girls Varsity Volleyball (9th-12th grade) UPDATED 8/13/14 Head Coach: Lauren Frey Thursday, Friday (8/21-22):  practice 3-5 pm Mon, Tues (8/25-26):  practice 3-5 pm Thursday, 8/28:  scrimmage at TSCA against Newark Charter (4pm) Girls Middle School Volleyball (6th-8th grade) Head Coach: Brenda Smith PRACTICE/TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD MONDAY-WEDNESDAY 8/25-27 2-4PM Cross Country (6th - 12th Grade) Head Coach: Bill Smith Practice will begin August 11 from 1-3pm

*All students interested in playing a sport should attend the practices listed above; this time will be considered Try-Outs as well.


Free Sport Physicals



Don't miss your opportunity for a free physical.

Cecil County Public Schools offer free physicals once a year so that every student has the opportunity to participate in athletics.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Elkton High School from 3:00 p.m. until finished    

TSCA will have a bus leaving at 2:45 for those students wishing to get a physical.  Afterwards, we will return for open gym and pizza.  Students will contact parents when they are ready to be picked up. 

Each student getting a physical must have the front side of our TSCA Physical form completed and signed by a parent BEFORE going Tuesday.  These forms can be found in the Main Lobby or printed from our website at (be sure to print part 1 &2)

Crusader Summer Camp


Crusader Summer Camp (TSCA students ages 6-13) and Crusader Summer Care (TSCA students ages 3-5)

June 9th- August 22nd (no camp July 4th)

9am - 4pm

Camp Fees: Registration: $30.00 per camper Full-Time Camper - $140 per week Part-Time Camper - $100 (3 days or less)

Multi-Camper Discounts: Available to siblings of registered campers (all campers must be registered TSCA Students). Full-Time Camper: $125 Part-Time Camper: $80

Extended Care Fees: Extended care will be available 7 - 8:45am and 4 -5pm at a cost of $20.00 per week per child. Any campers remaining after 5pm will be charged an additional late pick-up charge of $10.

Fees include: Camp T-Shirt, Weekly Field Trips and afternoon snacks, parents must provide a packed lunch and morning snack daily


2014 TSCA Summer CARE Reg form ages 3-5

2014 TSCA Crusader Summer Camp Reg form ages 6-13

Book Fair


The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading:


See you at the Book Fair!

Read To Succeed


We are excited to once again be participating in the Read to Succeed program. With this program students in K5-6th grade can earn a free ticket to Six Flags America by just reading for 6 hours! Attached below are a letter with the details of this program and the reading log that will need to be returned to Mrs. Britton or the Main Office by February 24th. ReadToSucceed_Parent_Letter_20132014(1)


Link Up With The Seniors!


It's time to



Tri-State Christian Academy's senior class is kicking off our annual class links competition.  Each class attempts to build the longest link chain by purchasing links for 25cents.  The chains will be displayed in the cafeteria so that the students can see their progress.  Each day the seniors will collect the money from each homeroom teacher and add the links!

The students will be competing within their own groups:

K-3 -- K-5 1st -- 2nd grades 3rd -- 5th grades Middle/ High School


Elementary: 1st Place - Pizza/Movie Party 2nd Place - (any class with 250 links) - Ice Cream Party

Middle/High - 1st Place - 5 dress down days 2nd Place - (any class with 250 links) - Ice Cream Party




High School Drama Production


Tri-State Christian Academy's High School Drama Department


H.G. Wells' Classic


By: Tim Kelly

produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colorado



                   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1     3PM/7PM


                        STUDENTS: $4


Meet the Author


Mrs. Criddle is a veteran teacher at TSCA, being with us (ECS/ECA/TSCA) for over 20 years! She currently teaches High School Math and English and serves as our Senior Advisor. We couldn't be more proud of her most recent accomplishment, and hope that you will join Crossroads Bible Church on Sunday, January 12th as she shares the story behind her newly published book. Please see attachment for details. God's Plan for Peons Book Release Flyer-1

Christmas Extravaganza


TSCA's Christmas Extravaganza

Friday, December 6, 2013

11th Grade Benefit Dinner, Senior Silent Auction and Children's Christmas Program!


On Friday, December 6th TSCA will hold our annual Christmas Extravaganza - An exciting evening filled with food, shopping and entertainment.  Everyone is invited for night of Family Fun!

Ham Dinner - The Junior class will host a Ham Dinner from 5pm-7pm in the cafeteria.  Donations are gladly accepted and will benefit this year's prom.  Have your family & friends join you for dinner before heading upstairs for the Program.

Silent Auction - The Senior class hosts their annual silent action in the library beginning at 5:00pm.  Be sure to stop by and place your bid on some wonderful items including Gift Cards, Home Goods and much more.  You don't want to miss this opportunity.

Music Program - The program will be held in the Auditorium and begins at 7pm. Our students in K3-K5 will start off the night with their portion of the program, then the middle and high school choir and our Elementary students will perform.  Students in Grades 1-5 will be performing "Candy Cane Lane", a musical everyone is sure to enjoy! 

We hope to see you there!

Spirit Week



October 7-11th

Monday---FANaticDay - Support your favorite sports team!

Tuesday---Duo/Trio Day - Find a partner or 2 & dress alike!

Wednesday--- 6th - 12th grade: Decade Day - Each grade will represent their chosen decade!
K3 - 5th grade:Wacky Wednesday - mix/match, crazy hair, the wackier the better!

Thursday---Color Wars - Each Grade will show their colors!

Friday---Crusader Day - Wear your red, black & white with pride!


Fall Fundraiser


Please support Tri-State Christian Academy by offering these highest-quality Yankee Candle brand products to family and friends alike!  Yankee Candle products make excellent gifts for any occasion, holidays (especially Christmas), birthdays, anniversaries and housewarmings. Yankee-candle-fall-2013A catalog, order sheets, instructions and prize descriptions were sent home with students on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.  The end date is Monday, September 30, 2013.  Delivery date is Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

You can also order online at --> Yankee Candle Fundraising (group number is 990022020)

All profits are used towards activities and purchases for Tri-State Christian Academy.  Thank you for your participation!