Camp Utaba Middle School Retreat
The objective of this retreat is to provide some fellowship time for students to rekindle friendships as well as develop new friendships. The students will have an opportunity to worship God with music and guest speakers, as well as have fun with team building activities. We encourage parental chaperones for any or all of the activities.
Student Life Summit
Each quarter we have Student Life Summit. We split the middle school and high school into different “colored” teams to compete throughout the week. They enjoy many team-building games and have a great time earning points for their team. Not only do they have fun as a team but several well known speakers fly in from around the country and speak several times throughout the week. We also have several well known worship bands come and perform for the students. Many lives have been changed during this event.
Each year Layton Christian Academy is invited to the Christ Classic Tournament in SLC. The tournament consists of a geography bee, math bee, and a basketball tournament. This is a very challenging tournament and the students enjoy the competition.
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY at LCA is a fun event in September. We invite our grandparents to visit our classrooms, and we have a special Chapel for them! Grandparents’ Day is a half-day, so students are encouraged to go have lunch and spend the afternoon with their grandparents!
LCA History Fair normally takes place in January. All students in even grades are required to participate.
Students in odd grades (3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th Grades) are required to participate in the LCA Science Fair.
Each year the 8th graders enjoy a day of REALITY TOWN! They receive a salary based on their GPA, and spend the day learning how to juggle a family budget while making necessary purchases for their families! At the end of the day their grade is based on their checkbook balance! This is great preparation for entering the all-important high school years!
Imagine sitting in a carpet-filled room listening to fifth grade boy retelling an Old Jack tale or a young teenager’s person story relating how she feels about her brother moving to Hawaii. Picture a high school student recounting the classic misadventures of Peter Pan or a twelve-year-old retelling her own version of “The Little Red Hen” to a group of kindergartners. Envision a camping trip on which a Boy or Girl Scout shares a story about a gift that could be held in his or her hand. Marvel, as we have, at the students who speak of their grandmother’s smile, their mother’s heart, or their friend’s kind words. Imagine an older sister and younger brother telling a tale of sibling rivalry in tandem or a petite nine-year-old telling the classic tale of “Little Red Riding Hood” in Arabic. Imagine kids sharing their ideas, building stories, and coming together to enjoy laughing, crying, wondering and appreciating one another.
Now you can do more than imagine. Focusing on the primary adage “everyone has a story to tell,”
(Excerpted from Kevin Cordi and Judy Sima’s award-winning book Raising Voices: Creating +Youth Storytelling Groups and Troupes.)
Our students, K-8 participate in a school storytelling festival that encourage oral communication. Students choose a piece of work to memorize and present it to their classmates. A winner from each class is selected to perform at our school storytelling festival. The top three winners of our school advance to the Davis District Storytelling Festival and from there, they can advance to the Weber State University Storytelling Festival.