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Joy Hale

Joy has a passion for Jesus, family ministry and coffee! She is the Director of Community Care at Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville, TX. She is wife to Charlie and mother to Bailee, Ellie, Charles, and Gabe. She holds a Bachelor of Business from University of North Texas and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University.

Recent Posts

Happy Two Year Blog Anniversary: Top 10 Blogs

Exactly two years ago today, CCA launched this blog with the desire to equip, educate, and encourage parents.   Since the launch, we have published 130 blog posts which have been viewed over 42,000 times by our audience.  A grandparent recently...

Why Parent Engagement in School Matters

 

School dramatically shapes a child.

One of the most important choices a parent can make is how they choose to educate their child. Students spend at least seven hours a day in school, not including athletics or fine arts. Schools are not...

Fall Bucket List for Families

I delight in the transition from summer to fall a little more every year. I love breathing in the crisp air, the transformation of the trees to crimson and gold, the crunch of acorns under my feet, and all the pumpkin flavor. The days get...

Parents: Be Thankful for the Struggles Your Child will Face this Year

I love riding my bike.

There is something freeing and magical about the wind in my hair and the road stretched out before me. Teaching a child to ride a bike however is not so magical. I remember lots of tears, tantrums, and skinned up knees, but...

Back to School: 7 Reasons to Get Excited

It's that time of year again.  Back to School excitement is in the air. It's time to think about school supplies, uniforms, and schedules.  Don't forget to think about that summer reading assignment!  The administrators and teachers have been...

The Tremendous Power of Words

 

This was a speech given in the 9th grade bible class by Katie Risley, and then beautifully delivered again to the CCA faculty and staff at in-service. This is an excellent example of classical rhetorical skills in action.  This speech...

Practically: What Does it Mean to Be a Classical School?

In the video below, Keith Castello explains the goal of classical education as leading students to discern, articulate and practice truth, goodness, and beauty in their lives.

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Helping Your Child Adjust to a New School

Transitioning to a new school can be a major source of stress in the life of a child. It is common for children to struggle socially and academically while they are adjusting to a new school. To help a child in this transition, it is vital to...

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read

“Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.”  Jim Rohn

My children often want to earn extra cash in the summer. While I don't typically pay for normal household chores, I have been known to offer a summer reading stipend,...

Leadership in High School: What Does it Look Like?

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." John C. Maxwell

At Covenant Christian Academy, the student government is called the House System. Students are divided into houses when they enter high school. The four houses...