We are Family!
Whether in big or small ways, for one year or for 30, an incredible group of people have all been a part of the rich heritage at Christian Heritage Academy. The CHA Heritage Family includes:
- Former CHA faculty, staff, and board members
- Former students of CHA, whether for one year or all fifteen
- Graduates/Alumni of CHA 12th grade and from 8th grade (prior to the establishment of the Upper School)
- Former CHA parents
- Former CHA grandparents
Read on for upcoming Heritage Family events, including alumni activities. Also, please use the buttons below to let us know how we can pray for you or update your whereabouts and life events. We would love to hear from you!
Christian Heritage Academy Heritage Family, please join us for a time to reconnect at these events!
- December 22, 2023, 2:00 PM – CHA Christmas Chapel, CHA Auditorium
- April 13, 2023, 5:30 PM – Annual Spring Benefit, Hyatt Regency Deerfield
- October 11 and 12, 2024 – Homecoming and 40th Anniversary Celebration
More events and reunions to come!
September 29-October 1
There are several fun ways for you to connect no matter where you’re located! Share a short video greeting to be shared in person and on social media, attend the Homecoming 2022 Alumni Zoom Party, participate in person at CHA’s Friday Night Festivities, meet up in the auditorium for a Fine Arts Reunion and encore showing of Beauty & the Beast (2016), and/or come to the Glencoe Beach on Saturday morning for an encouraging morning of prayer and refreshments with alumni! Read all the details below.
Share a Video Greeting
EXTENDED THROUGH 10/7/22
We are creating another alumni video montage to be shared with the CHA family in person and on social media. We would love to include a brief video greeting from as many of our beloved alumni as possible, including you.
In under 5 minutes, you can visit our Tribute site, record your 20-second greeting, and submit it to be included in this special video. We’re hoping to hear from as many people as possible who still have the Lion heart beating inside them, with a simple greeting from wherever in the world you are now.
Your participation will be an encouragement to current students as well as our CHA family at large. We look forward to hearing from you and learning where God has led you to now!
Please spread the word and record your greeting by October 7!
Join the Alumni Zoom Party
Thursday, September 29, 2022
7:00 to 8:00 PM CST
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE PARTY
Join in for virtual fellowship and fun, hosted by CHA’s legendary Robin Russell. After some large group greetings and time together, we’ll break the party up in to rooms with students who were at CHA around the same time. Spread the word and invite as many former classmates as you can!
All alumni are welcome, as are grandparents, moms, dads, and students (spouses and kiddos, too)! No matter where you are, near or far, we’d love to see you. We can’t wait to celebrate and reconnect!
Just for Fun: Show your school spirit by wearing your CHA colors and gear. For old time’s sake, consider enjoying Hebrew National hotdogs and/or Lou Malnati’s pizza for dinner during the party.
Attend Friday Festivities
Friday, September 30
Please register and join the extended CHA family on the northeast lawn of Christian Heritage Academy for food, fun, and friends! All ages are welcome. One wristband per person is required to participate in any of the following:
- Barbecue dinner
- Inflatable games
- Pony rides
- Mechanical bull
- Face painting
Wristband Pricing Through September 15:
Ages 9 and older – $12
Ages 3-8 – $8
Ages 0-2 – Free
Wristband Pricing After September 15:
Ages 9 and older – $15
Ages 3-8 – $12
Ages 0-2 – Free
We’d also love to have you join us for the Upper School Boys’ Soccer game (during the Friday Festivities) or the Upper School Girls’ Volleyball game at 6 PM. Both of these events are free to watch!
Come to the Fine Arts Reunion
Friday, September 30
Calling all those who were ever involved in a theatrical production at CHA! Whether you were a cast member, crew member, make-up artist, set designer, stagehand, parent volunteer, or simply anyone who has fond memories of theatre at CHA, don’t miss the Fine Arts Reunion! Enjoy an encore showing of Beauty & the Beast (2016), concession snacks, and reminiscing with faculty and friends from the past.
The event is free, but please let us know you’re coming! See you in the auditorium!
Gather at Glencoe Beach
Saturday, October 1
Cap off this reunion weekend with a morning of prayer and light refreshments at Glencoe Beach (55 Hazel Avenue, Glencoe). Pull out that old CHA fleece (or order a new one to bring from the CHA Spirit Store) in case it’s chilly! We plan to enjoy great fellowship in God’s beautiful creation. We hope you’ll come!
If you’re just too far away, we would still love to pray for you! Submit your prayer requests here and we will lift them before God when we gather.
Alumni Families and Friends, we can’t wait to see you at the 2023 CHA Homecoming Fall Fest on Friday, September 22 from 3:30- 6:00 PM. Meet the Alumni Relations Team at their booth, and enter to win a $50 gift card!
Order your wristband by Mon., Sept. 11 to get the Early Bird Discount!
- Ages 9 and over – $12 ($20 after 9/11)
- Ages 3-8 – $8 ($15 after 9/11)
- Ages 0-2 – Free
One wristband per person is required for:
- Dinner—your choice of smoked pulled pork, all-beef hot dog, or salad; chips; a drink; and your choice of kettle corn, a caramel apple, or an apple (gluten-free and peanut-free – we’ve got you covered!)
- Access to all games and activities—including the Alumni Team’s cornhole station, plus midway games and more!
Don’t miss out – Just three easy steps!
- Order your wristband now! Be sure to indicate on the form if you’re an alumni – we’ll have a special gift for you at the gate, and a chance to win a $50 gift card!
- At the gate, you’ll receive an alumni button to identify you to everyone in the CHA family. That button also gets you a ticket to enter to win an Alumni Homecoming Prize!
- Take your ticket to the Alumni Cornhole Station in our carnival midway area to say hello to the team, put your ticket in the drawing. At the event’s end at 6:00 PM, a winning ticket will be drawn from the jar for a $50 gift card!
Looking for even more ways to connect with the CHA Family? We’re looking for volunteers!
Help the Alumni Relations Team at the cornhole booth, or pitch in by helping with food service, games, or clean up. We’d love to have you serve with us!
How Can We Pray for You?
Are you facing any particular challenges? Please let us know your needs, and we will stand with you in prayer! Your prayer request will be shared with these current CHA groups that regularly pray for the needs of CHA and its families: Monday morning CHA Parents’ Prayer, Friday morning CHA Men’s Prayer, and the Alumni Relations Team. We’ll also include your request in our “Morning Notes” email that is received by our Faculty and Staff each day.
Update Your Contact Info
We would love to stay in touch, and keep you connected to the school and one another. Please complete the CHA Heritage Family Update Form to let us know if you have moved, graduated, gotten married, had a child, made a career move, or would just like to connect!