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Orcas Pilots Green Textbook Program
Orcas Christian School in Eastsound, Wash., is running a pilot program this semester using Apple iPads in two classes, American Literature and AP Biology.The AP Biology class has the text material downloaded onto the iPad and students read the ass...
Upper Columbia Academy Visits Carnegie Hall An Experience of a Lifetime
A group of Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) students, former students, and parents recently returned from a trip to New York City where they performed Jackson Berkey’s work “South Dakota Shadows.” They were part of a festival chorus performing at Carn...
What a Difference a Dean Makes
Think back to your boarding school years and you may remember a dean who made a difference in your life. One such dedicated man, John Willis, is doing just that at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA).This is Willis' third year as UCA's boys' dean, and he...
Upper Columbia Academy's Teacher of Excellence Gayle Haeger
Ask any of Gayle Haeger's hundreds of biology students, past or present, if she deserves a teaching award, and the answer will be the same—a resounding yes! On Feb. 24, she was officially recognized with the 2007 Teacher of Excellence Award from t...
Musical Horizons Expand at UCA Students Share Talents With Others
Curtis Anderson, music department chairman, and Dean Kravig, band instructor, together with the administration, have added a strings program through the Spokane Youth Orchestra to Upper Columbia Academy’s (UCA) music options. Private string lesson...
Sharing Christ UCA Students Host Evangelistic Series
What happens when a teenager has a dream about sharing Christ with others? Add a few friends, a sponsor, and a determination to make an evangelistic series all their own, and you get a nine-night series that results in several requests for Bible s...
Amber Waves of "Whole" Grains Upper Columbia Academy Enjoys Success of Granola Industry
Who doesn’t like a bowl of freshly baked granola, whether enjoyed with fruit, milk, applesauce, or yogurt? The students at Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) are enjoying that fresh-baked goodness every day in the cafeteria, thanks to Kelly and Stacy Sa...
Upper Columbia Academy's "New Ride"
The long-awaited day arrived Nov. 9, 2006, as Upper Columbia Academy's (UCA) new bus rolled onto campus, surrounded by excited students, faculty and board members.Many generous donations from around the country made this day a reality. The 1994 Pr...
New Staff Start at Upper Columbia Academy
The students weren’t the only ones excited about starting the new school year. Upper Columbia Academy's (UCA) faculty and staff were excited as well, and they welcomed several new members into their ranks this year.According to Jeff Bovee, UCA pri...
UCA Foundation Assists Students
The Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) Foundation has given a total of $31,000 to 33 students for the 2006–07 school year. This foundation had its beginnings in 2004, with donors pledging more than $1 million to establish a scholarship endowment fund. T...