​STUDENT LIFE

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Ultimate Frisbee - Home of the TN STATE CHAMPIONS


At River's Edge Christian Academy, we are proud to have a talented Ultimate Frisbee Team coached by Samuel Cook. Their achievements include:

  • 1st place Division 2 tournament 2017

  • 1st place Division 2 Deep Freeze tournament 2017

  • 1st place in Kentucky Open Tournament in fall of 2018

  • 3rd place in the State of TN 2018

  • 1st place in Kentucky Open Tournament in fall of 2018 and 2019

  • 1st place Knoxville Youth Ultimate fall season tournament 2018 and 2019

  • 2nd place in the River Campus Classic spring of 2019

  • TN State Champions: 1st place in 2021 and 2022

  • Nationally ranked, 18th in the country - April 2022; 21st in the country - May 2022

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Ultimate Game Schedule

Athletics


Though we do not have our own facilities that allow for athletics, our middle and high school students have been gifted the opportunity to play team sports. River's Edge has a formal TSSAA co-op with Concord Christian School, a five-day Christian school in Farragut. Any RECA student will be able to try out or join a CCS team. CCS offers the following sports:

Fall Sports
Girls Soccer
Volleyball
Cross Country
MS Tennis
HS Golf
MS Softball

Winter Sports
Basketball
Cheer
Wrestling
Swim

Spring Sports
Boys Soccer
Baseball
HS Softball
Track
MS Golf
HS Tennis

Music

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We proudly partner with Stephanie Shelton for musical instruction and performance in 1st-12th grades. Stephanie has taught music at RECA for several years under AIMA. Now on her own, we continue to use her musical expertise in our enrichment class and band. Elementary students meet once per week after school. Younger students begin with keyboarding, while older students have band. Our middle and high school band class meets weekly after school. We typically have one or two MS/HS band concerts each year along with appearances in our yearly talent show.

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Elementary Art

 

Our Art Enrichment class is offered once each week after school. Open to 1st-5th grade, students learn basics of theory and practice multiple techniques. Our art instructor, RECA dad, Britton Sharp ("Mr. B") is a professional artist skilled at various mediums. Students will experience pencil, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolor paint. This is a great class for budding artists! 

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Art Class

Student artists may enroll in Art Class as an elective credit course during 5th and 6th period. These talented students work hard to hone in and sharpen their skills across multiple techniques and mediums. Lead by their art teacher, Mrs. Glenda Bowles, students complete multiple projects throughout the year.  

Fine Arts Night

RECA families look forward to our annual Spring Fine Arts Festival. Not only is this night filled with family-fun games and food, our students also participate in submitting their artwork and poetry and performing in our talent show. With categories in drawing, painting, graphic arts, photography, mixed media, and poetry, there's sure to be plenty of opportunity to submit their best work!

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Best in Show 2021
Artwork by Audrey Rivera

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Drama

 

Drama is an elective class for middle and high school. They are hard at work memorizing, improvising, and acting. We can't wait to see what they're up to next! 

National Honor Society

 

In the National Honor Society, each individual student is recognized for his or her scholarly endeavors, academic record, honors, current GPA, civil service, leadership experience, and any accomplishments pertinent to the Society. Benefits of being a member of the RECA Chapter of the National Honor Society include academic recognition, participation in service projects, access to scholarships, and use of RECA Chapter Resources!

Student Council

Student Council represents the student body to the Administration and Board. The student body elects one President & Vice President pairing from any high school class, a Treasurer and a Secretary from any high school class as well as two representatives from each grade level. Led by the President, and moderated by the High School Administrator, they meet once a month at lunch for regular business.

Other Clubs
Lego Robotics
Elementary

Our students love LEGO® class, offered once each week after school. Led by professional instructors from Beyond a Brick, LEGO®-based solutions are designed to stimulate children's creativity, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. Students can explore problems, invent their own solutions, and behave as young
scientists and technical investigators, all while making their own discoveries.  

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LEGO Robotics Club

Our 6-9th grade students may also participate in a weekly Lego Robotics Club through Beyond A Brick. Students use the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms to build robots while exploring cross-curricular opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, Math). In addition, they are engaged in engineering designs by building complex systems and using creativity to accomplish challenges. They use software to code, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. The “final exam” will be an EV3 Competition at the end of each semester, including competing against area teams in the Battle Bot Competition in the Spring. First Lego League Challenge curriculum will be incorporated in the classroom.