At Eden, learning isn’t always from a textbook.
Project based learning gives students the opportunity to solve real world problems by applying lessons learned in the classroom while they grow in:
Teamwork and collaboration skills
Problem solving skills
Communication and interpersonal skills
And, students are having so much fun they don’t realize all that they are learning!
Last week, students at Berkeley Hills were excited to officially launch the School Garden - a hands-on learning experience that will benefit each students and our community!
The School Garden project provides cross-curricular integration, community service, expanded knowledge of nutrition, and connection to God’s created natural world and all He has blessed us with! As the project moves forward, students will plant, water, care for, and harvest vegetables that will be donated to a local food pantry.
Enjoy some photos from the project HERE
Eden is committed to help students grow in the likeness of Christ by working with parents to educate the whole child – academically, spiritually, physically, socially, and emotionally.
If you would like to contribute to or help with the School Garden, please contact Heidi Polick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Earlier this month, Trey auditioned for the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association All-State Concert Band and placed first chair out of five bass clarinets. Over 110 schools participated at All-State in six different concerts - all-state band, wind ensemble, jazz band, vocal jazz, chorus, and orchestra.
Looking ahead, Trey will audition for the 2019 Eastern Division Conference Honors Ensemble.
Congratulations, Trey! You have worked hard and we are so proud of all you have accomplished.
UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS SHINE IN FIVE PERFORMANCES OF CINDERELLA
Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra, set designers, and directors on a fabulous production!
145 students contributed their talents in music, dance, sound, lighting, painting, textile arts, and set design to make the musical a grand success.
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Students contributed their creative talents as set painters, light and sound designers, orchestra members, as well as t-shirt design.
Mr. Sjol’s Engineering Class designed the movement of the clock hands.
Mrs. Dornsife’s Fiber Arts Class created the handmade tissue props.
Student engagement opportunities, like the Upper School musical, are designed to:
promote creativity and problem solving
strengthen leadership and communication skills
develop team work and discipline
build confidence and unity
Musical director Mrs. Snavely remarked, “In rehearsals, I saw senior students encouraging younger students and observed a sense of unity where students were cheering and praying for one other. Each year I am amazed by the talents of our students.”
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Dedication and Open House of the New Academic Building
Sunday, April 22, 2018
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Mt. Nebo Campus
318 Nicholson Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
In March, Eden Christian Academy inducted the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Class of 2018. The Honor Societies represent five pillars that are identified attributes of inductees and existing members: Honor, Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Service and Character.
Please join us in congratulating the Honor Societies Class of 2018!
View more photos HERE
On Friday night, the varsity boys defeated Johnsonburg to advance to PIAA Round 2!
EDEN VS. SHANKSVILLE-STONYCREEK
March 13 at 8:00 pm
Hempfield Area High School
4345 PA-136, Greensburg, PA 15601
GAME TICKETS ON SALE in the Mt. Nebo athletic office
Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tickets are $6 adult and $3 student
Fan Bus leaves Eden Mt. Nebo at 6:00 pm and tickets are $7 per person
Student tickets will not be available at the door on game day. All tickets at the game site on game day will be $6.
If you plan to attend, please purchase your tickets at Eden - we get a percentage of our advance tickets sales!
A fan bus may be scheduled, depending on the game location.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team qualified for the PIAA State Playoffs for the fourth consecutive year!
EDEN VS. JOHNSONBURG
MARCH 9 at 7:30 pm
Clarion University Tippin Gymnasium
Greenville Avenue, Clarion, PA 16214
Game tickets, $6.00 adult and $3 student, are on sale at the Mt. Nebo Campus athletic office Tuesday-Friday (March 6-9), 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. All tickets at the gate on game day will be $6.
FAN BUS tickets are $7 per person and are also on sale at the athletic office. The bus will leave Eden Mt. Nebo on Friday at 5:00 pm.
FEB 21: Trey earned principal chair bass clarinet in the PMEA Region 1 Band and performed on February 23 at Plum Senior High School auditorium along with students representing over 60 high schools. Trey advances to States in Lancaster, PA.
We are so excited for you, Trey!
Upper School student Trey, grade 10, recently competed in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District Band West Festival along with students representing 45 local high schools. Trey sat principle chair bass clarinet at the festival and was one of the students chosen to advance to regional competition on February 21-22 at Plum High School.
Trey is Eden’s first musician to qualify for district competition.
Congratulations, Trey! The whole Eden Family is cheering for you!
FEB 22: The Warriors played the Union Scotties in the WPIAL Quarterfinals at Fox Chapel High School. After taking an early lead, they fell behind by 8 at the end of the first. They fought back and tied the game 29-29 just before the half but the Scotties pulled away in the third quarter outscoring the Warriors 23-8 in that frame. The Warriors could not get back inside double digits and were eliminated from the WPIAL playoffs. Final score: Union Area 67, Eden 52. Chase Haring led all scorers with 27 points.
Congratulations to the players and coaches on a successful season.
Thank you to all the students, parents and Eden staff that came to support!
The Varsity Boys Basketball team is advancing to WPIAL Quarterfinals! Game tickets will be on sale in the athletics' office (field house) today from 11:30am-3pm, Wednesday 8am-3pm, and Thursday 8am-5pm. The price for adults is $7 and the price for students is $5. Student tickets will not be available at the door on game day. All tickets at Fox Chapel on game day will be $7.
Eden vs. Union Area
Thursday, Feb 22 at 8:00 pm
at Fox Chapel High School
611 Field Club Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Tickets on sale now
Last year, Margaret, Kylee, and Hannah set a goal to raise $4500 to build a home for a family in need through Homes of Hope in Costa Rica. They went to work planning and organizing their senior project, a Dance-A-Thon held last November, and raised over $2500 at the event! Determined to meet their original goal, Margaret found a sponsor who donated the difference and they were able to provide $4500 to Homes of Hope to fully fund a home.
This June, Margaret, Kylee, and Hannah, along with Eden high school students who participate in the Costa Rica mission trip through Joshua Expeditions, will have the awesome opportunity to serve Homes of Hope on the “Aphesis” house build that was paid for by these contributions. These students are truly sharing their faith both in words and action.
Here is a portion of an email from Joshua Expeditions: “Aphesis” (what we are calling the house build) is the Greek word for Freedom/Pardon. Jesus uses Aphesis in Luke chapter 4 to describe the act of liberating souls from captivity, freeing them from an obligation (debt) they could never pay. Just as we have been freed from a debt that we could never pay, this ministry can bring freedom to others through the Gospel of Christ. We are looking forward to this year as not only physical needs are met, but more importantly spiritual needs. Both Mario & Teresa have a heart for the people and they are not just organizing house builds for Joshua Expedition groups, but they are allowing God to use them to change the lives of a community.”
BOYS WPIAL PLAYOFF GAME
EDEN VS. GEIBEL CATHOLIC
FRIDAY, FEB. 16
AT BALDWIN HIGH SCHOOL
4653 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
GIRLS WPIAL PLAYOFF GAME
EDEN VS. ROCHESTER
SATURDAY, FEB. 17
AT NORTH HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
53 Rochester Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
Tickets on sale now
Wexford Campus Warrior Leadership Team students put their faith into action at the January 20 Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at The DoorWay, a ministry for youth in Pittsburgh. Nearly 40 families enjoyed the event where Eden students performed songs from their Christmas musical and provided dessert and raffle baskets. Half of the $1300 event proceeds will fund ministry at The DoorWay and the other half will help fund the Warrior Leadership Team’s spring project.
Enjoy a few photos HERE
Second grade students applied problem-solving, teamwork, and planning skills as they built Conestoga wagons using only yardsticks, cardboard, paper, and tape. Learning about the Oregon Trail came to life as the students engaged in this creative, hands-on MakerSpace project.
Enjoy photos of their ideas and energy HERE
Berkeley Hills students on the Warrior Leadership Team (WLT) recently joined forces with the Ross Township Police Department to lead a campus-wide toy drive for children in our community who wouldn’t have a gift to open on Christmas morning.
It was exciting to see the collection box beginning to fill and soon overflowing with marvelous gifts! Early in December, the WLT gathered them and traveled to the Ross Township Police Station to work alongside officers organizing hundreds of toys into gift bags for each child. The students did a great job and, afterwards, the officers gave them an awesome tour of the station (including a five-minute stint behind bars) and hosted them for a pizza party. A week later, the WLT was escorted by Ross Township police officers to deliver some of the toys to families in the community.
Thank you, Eden families, for your generous support of the project. And special thanks to all the Ross Township police officers for allowing us to partner with you and for your courageous service to our community.
Eden students were blessed by this opportunity to serve others, share the love of Christ, and make a difference in the lives of families in our neighborhood.
Enjoy some photos HERE
Eden Alumnus, Jake Murphy '17, was recently featured on KDKA for the Snow-Delay Alarm App he developed with a friend. “The app is an independent alarm clock, and when you go into the app and set an alarm, it will wake you up in the morning,” Murphy told KDKA money editor Jon Delano. “However, if your school delays, it will push your alarm two hours. And if your school cancels, it will terminate your alarm entirely, so it is completely based off your school status.”
Currently, the app includes school districts in the Pittsburgh and Boston regions and, for a limited time, is free.
Read more HERE
Eden Ranked #1 Best Christian High School in Pittsburgh Area and #6 Best Private K-12 School in Pittsburgh Area. See 2018 Niche.com rankings at https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-christian-high-schools/m/pittsburgh-metro-area/
From wearing red, white, and blue to collecting items for care packages, students honored veterans and those who are currently serving in our armed forces in celebration of Veterans Day. Artwork lined the hallways at Berkeley Hills and cards were displayed outside the school office in Wexford. Students spent time in prayer for these heroes, remembering their service and the privilege of living in a free nation.
Enjoy some photos HERE.
Eden's first All-Class Reunion was held on November 25 with nearly 70 Eden Alumni in attendance. Graduates from the class of 2007 through 2017 toured the new Mt. Nebo Campus academic building, reconnected with former classmates, and shared laughter and great food!
Enjoy some photos HERE.
Congratulations to cross country runners, Emma Steele and Eric Gronbeck, who will compete on November 4 in the 2017 PIAA Championships in Hershey, following their qualifying runs at the WPIAL Championships at Cooper’s Lake in October. All the best to Emma and Eric as they head to the state championships!
Enjoy Cross Country Team photos at Eden's SmugMug
We are proud of the Eden students recently recognized in an awards ceremony at Northland Public Library for their winning posters in the “We the People” contest.
Read more at http://triblive.com/local/northhills/12756808-74/poster-contest-celebrates-constitution-week
George Ebenezer talked with Eden students at the Mt. Nebo Campus about the Beyond Barriers ministry in India.It was an honor to have him and his wife, Manju, visit us in chapel.
When Eden students learned that their friend, Brianna, would not be able to attend the high-school Homecoming Dance, they put their faith and love in action to bring the dance to her - at Children's Hospital! This caring group of young women dressed for the dance and brought food, gifts, fun, and laughter to Brianna's hospital room. Special thanks to Miss Cassie Herbert, English Department, who organized, coordinated, and led the wonderful celebration!
Enjoy some photos from the day at Eden's SmugMug
Todd Aiken, Chief Academic Officer and Principal at Eden’s Mt. Nebo Campus, was featured in Pittsburgh Parent’s September Face to Face with Education Leaders edition. Todd’s leadership has been instrumental in the success of the Upper School Campus. Read the full article here https://www.pittsburghparent.com/5%20-%20FaceToFace/FaceToFaceSept17.pdf
Imagination comes to life as kindergarten students visit the Farmers' Market for hands-on exploration and cross-curricular challenges. Learning is fun as they count, sort, weigh, price, and sell produce; pretend to plant and harvest a garden; and read and draw!
Enjoy Impagination Station photos at Eden's SmugMug
Generous donations to our Warrior Classic Golf Outing helped fund the purchase of a brand new van for Eden! Athletic Directors Steve Good and Greg Foltz are thrilled to start the school year with transportation for student athletes to events.
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