Alumni

 We are Family!

Whether you graduated from CHA or not, even if you only attended for one year, we consider you one of our alumni. We also consider former CHA parents, faculty, and staff as part of our extended family. We hope you connect with us, engage with other alumni, and pray for us as we seek to further CHA’s ongoing mission.

Read on for the latest alumni activities and opportunities. Also, please use the buttons below to let us know how we can pray for you or update your whereabouts and life events. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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CHA HOMECOMING 2021

Alumni Activities:

September 27-October 1

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Make your plans now to join us for CHA’s annual Homecoming!

There are several fun ways for you to connect no matter where you’re located! Share a short video greeting to be live-streamed at the Homecoming Chapel, attend one of our Zoom Parties, participate in person at CHA Homecoming’s Friday Night Festivities…or all three! Read all the details below. (Current families register here.)

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Share a Video Greeting

Submission Deadline:
September 28

We are creating an alumni video montage to be live-streamed at the Homecoming Chapel on October 1, 2021 (plan to tune in via our YouTube channel, 2:30 PM CST*). 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. All we’re asking for is your name, where you are now, and what you are doing.

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 September 28!

*Due to COVID safety guidelines, only current students will attend the Homecoming Chapel in person. Alumni and other guests are warmly invited to attend virtually this year. If you miss the livestream, feel free to tune in to YouTube after the fact, as it will remain posted there.

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Join an Alumni Zoom Party

Monday-Thursday
September 27-30, 2021
7:00 to 8:00 PM CST

No matter where you are now, join in for fellowship, games, prizes, and reminiscing through our DECADES VIRTUAL PARTIES for all alumni and their families, hosted by Robin Russell or Jeff Cook. Click the link in the date to join the parties!

1984-1994: Monday, Sept. 27
1995-2005: Tuesday, Sept. 28
2006-2016: Wednesday, Sept. 29
2017-2021: Thursday, Sept. 30

Choose the evening that matches the years that you and your family were at CHA – or select any of the night(s) that best accommodates your schedule. All alumni are welcome, as are grandparents, moms, dads, students, and even pets!

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.

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Attend Friday Festivities

Friday, October 1
4:00-6:00 PM

Please be our guest and join us on the north lawn of Christian Heritage Academy for food, fun, and friends! Bring yourself or your family to enjoy the following:

  • Alumni reception (and gifts)
  • Upper School boys’ soccer game at 4:30 PM
  • Hot dog meal
  • Inflatable games
  • Reconnecting with your CHA family

Alumni (and alumni family) tickets are on the house…we just need your reservation by 9/27!

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, May 14CHA Spring Benefit, with keynote speaker Sam Acho (Chicago Bears veteran and a current CHA parent)
  • Friday, May 27—8th Grade Graduation and 12th Grade Commencement with an Alumni Induction Ceremony
  • Sunday, June 5—All CHA Alumni Potluck and Picnic (CHA campus) hosted by Mark and Julie Elafros
  • Friday, July 29—All CHA Alumni Gathering (dinner together and a fun activity at a restaurant near CHA) hosted by Mark and Julie Elafros
  • September 30-October 1—Homecoming 2022

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 Mom’s Prayer, Friday morning CHA Mens’ 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

Alumni, you are always part of our family! We would love to stay in touch, and keep you connected to the school and one another. Please complete the Alumni 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!

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Connect with your CHA classmates and friends by joining the “Christian Heritage Academy Alumni” Facebook group!

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