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August Students of the Month

RTCA’s Lower School Student of the Month for August is Weston Sheppard. Weston is the son of Wes and Natalie Sheppard. He has a little brother, Carson, two dogs, Ace and Isabella, three goats, and many chickens. Weston was selected by faculty because he is very helpful with his peers. He made the new student feel welcomed, asked him to play at recess, and helped him in the lunch line. He is a good classroom helper, listens in class, and tries his best. Weston’s favorite subject is math and his favorite color is blue. He enjoys playing football, baseball, and soccer. During his spare time, Weston collects RC cars. When Weston grows up, he wants to be a veterinarian.
RTCA congratulates first grader Weston Sheppard.

Robert Toombs Christian Academy’s Student of the Month for the Month of August is seventh grader Anna Kate Joyner. Anna Kate is the daughter of Jeremy and Amber Joyner. She has an older sister, Madalyn, who is in the eleventh grade at RTCA.
Anna Kate was chosen by faculty because her good attitude and classroom behavior is to be praised. She always comes prepared, is engaged in discussion, and puts all her effort toward completing the assignment at hand. Anna Kate asks considered questions which shows her attention to the subject and makes inferences and sometimes corrections, demonstrating her comprehension. Anna's artistic drive is also to be commended. She puts thought into what she creates and seeks critique to improve her finished works.  Anna is a pleasure to have in the art room! Anna Kate participates in middle school softball, basketball, soccer, and track at RTCA. She is a member of Beta Club and 4H. She won the Tales of the Altamaha writing contest and the VFW’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest. During her free time, Anna Kate enjoys traveling, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
RTCA congratulates seventh grader Anna Kate Joyner.

RTCA’s High School Student of the Month for August is junior Savannah Moore. Savannah is the daughter of Adam and Lindsey Moore. She has a younger brother, Anderson who is in the 9th grade at RTCA. Savannah was chosen by faculty because she is attentive in class and when she is not sure about something, she always asks questions. She attempts all her work and when she doesn't get it the first time, she sticks with it until she accomplishes the goal. She keeps a smile on her face all day and is a joy to work with and teach. Savannah is a member of the Leo club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also participates in Varsity Spirit Cheer and Varsity Basketball. When Savannah graduates, she hopes to attend East Georgia College for her core classes and then transfer to Mercer or Georgia Southern University to pursue a degree in Marine Biology. 
RTCA congratulates junior Savannah Moore.


2023 Powder Puff Game

Robert Toombs Christian Academy had their fourth annual Powder Puff football game on Wednesday, September 20th at McLendon Field. There were two teams vying for the win. The Navy team consisted of the Sophomore and Junior classes, and the Columbia team consisted of the Freshman and Senior classes. The Senior class felt a lot of pressure for this highly anticipated game due to their three year reign as champions. Coaches for the teams were Hayden Kight, Hunter Sikes, and Tripp Durden for the Columbia team, and Gage Brantley and Jayden Toole for the Navy Team. The game consisted of two twenty minute halves and a ten minute halftime. The game started at 6:30 and had a great turn out. Throughout the first half both teams had gotten close to the end zone but were never able to break through to gain a touchdown. Notable defense was shown from Caroline Thompson for the Columbia team and Meredith Durden for the Navy team. A great passing game was shown by quarterback Emmie Davis for the Columbia team and Madalyn Joyner for the Navy team. After the halftime break it was back to business for both teams. Late in the second half the Navy team finally made it to the end zone for a touchdown pass thrown by Maddie Joyner and caught by Meredith Durden. With that play it brought the score to 6-0 for a victory by the Navy team. All proceeds were benefiting the Yearbook Staff. We would like to give a huge thank you to Becky Pittman for organizing and putting together this year's powderpuff game.

Pictured L-R:
Front Row: Ansley Akins, Marly Dismuke, Haylie Kight, Arlie Gooden, Caroline Thompson, Rachel Threlkeld, Addie Walden, Kylie Acosta, Ella Newton, Hannah Williams, Savannah Moore
Middle Row: Coach Hayden Kight, Coach Aaron Hankerson, Powder Puff Coordinator Becky Pittman, Amelia Moore, Josie Kight, Maggie Bowers, Aly  Hart, Jayden Butterworth, Emmie Davis, Madaline Wolfe, Mekhia Bell, Alayna Wimpey, Nora Williams, Maddie Joyner, Coach Blake Durden, Coach Hayden Kight, Coach Jayden Toole
Back Row: Coach Tripp Durden, Coach Eli Baker, Coach Rayce Sharpe, Coach Hunter Sikes, Julia Yacovella, Kailen Brantley, Referee Jared Durden, Leighton Williams, Bree Wimberly, Emily Edwards, Meredith Durden, Railee Thomas, Autumn Moore, Ronnie Thompson, Coach Gage Brantley, Referee Brian Fitzgerald, Coach Justin Powell.

RTCA's K3 Hosts Grandparents and Goodies

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's K3 students hosted their grandparents to a 'Grandparents and Goodies' on Monday, September 11th. K3 teacher Mrs. Tanya Coursey opened the breakfast with scripture followed by the students blessing the food. Grandparents and students enjoyed grits, sausage, fruit, donuts and fellowship. Each grandparent received a 'Grandparent Survival Kit' goodie bag and a canvas with their grandchild's hand prints as the leaves of the tree with the quote, "Grandparents are the roots of our family tree." This was the second time K3 has hosted 'Grandparents and Goodies' and we hope they continue this tradition for many years to come.

Grandparents Mike and Debbie Dees and great grandmother Juanice Vaughn are showing off their canvas made by their granddaughter, Ruthie Dees.

Reid Collins was very excited to have breakfast with his grandmother, Melissa Stanley, and great grandmother, Bonnie Scott.

Kindergarten Community Helpers Parade

Robert Toombs Christian Academy's Kindergarten students held their 'Community Helpers' parade on Friday, September 8th. The students have been learning about Community Helpers in the classroom. Throughout the past few weeks, they have had several helpers such as police officers, lawyers, and preachers come speak to their class about what they do and how they help our community. On Friday, each student came to school dressed as a community helper they want to be when they grow up. They were then paraded down the elementary hall and the high school hall for everyone to see. There were doctors, veterinarians, police officers, artists, and more! We are so proud of these students and hope they continue to study hard so that they can become anything they want to be!

 Rush Payne wants to be a doctor when he grows up.

Cooper Ryner wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.

RTCA Alumnae Receives White Coat at UGA

Join us in congratulating RTCA alumnae Analise Williams on her recent White Coat Ceremony at the University of Georgia! UGA is ranked in the top 24 of pharmacy programs in the country. Analise was 1 of 136 individuals welcomed into the Doctor of Pharamacy and is set to graduate in 2027! Way to go Analise! #OnceACrusaderAlwaysACrusader


Crusaders Start to Finish Reveal

Robert Toombs Christian Academy continued a new tradition called "Crusaders Start to Finish Reveal" on Wednesday, September 6th. Each Senior is partnered with a Kindergarten student as a mentor and friend to enjoy the entire school year with. On Wednesday, the Seniors held their big reveal and hid behind boxes decorated with a few of their Little Crusader's favorite things! The Seniors and Kindergarteners also exchanged gifts that included their favorite candy, favorite toy, a t-shirt, a stuffed animal, etc. Seniors then joined their littles for Chapel and will continue to hang out with their Little Crusader throughout the year. Some of the fun activities they get to do together are ice cream surprises, playing on the playground, reading to the class, sitting with them at All School Chapel, Christmas gift swap, and all of the graduation festivities towards the end of the year and so much more. This is a fun tradition RTCA started last year and we cannot wait to see all of the fun and exciting things they do together throughout the year!

 Seniors Emmie Davis and Rachel Threlkeld dressed up as Ana and Elsa from the movie Frozen, which is their Little Crusader's, Nettaley Coursey, favorite movie!

Seniors David Hill and Aaron Hankerson decorated their reveal box in their Little Crusaders, Hudson Hughes, favorite collegiate sports team, the Georgia Bulldogs.

Homecoming T-Shirt Order Form

Here's your first look at our 2023 Homecoming T-Shirts! Please turn in all order forms to homeroom teachers or the Front Office by Friday, September 8th! We will NOT be ordering extras, so please have your orders in on time!
If you have any questions, please contact Maddie Adams at

Order Form

RTCA Announces New Head of School

The Robert Toombs Christian Academy Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Mr. Mike Lothridge has been named as the new Head of School.

As a veteran educator, Mr. Lothridge has served in many leadership positions. These leadership roles have allowed him to cultivate the skills that are necessary to successfully serve as a Georgia Independent School educational leader. His experience and commitment to educational leadership, and his strong Christian and family values will be an asset for Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

Prior to being named as the Head of School, Mr. Lothridge has served as the school’s Director and Lead Instructor of Driver’s Education. While at Robert Toombs, he has also served as a Football and Golf Coach, and as a Bible, ELA, and History Instructor. Mr. Lothridge shared that his professional decision to join the Robert Toombs Christian Academy faculty was a highlight of his career as it allowed him to serve others in various supportive leadership roles within a family- oriented and Christian setting. Mr. Lothridge is excited to serve as the Robert Toombs Christian Academy Head of School and looks forward to the continuation of the school’s outstanding heritage.

Mr. Lothridge attained his Educational Specialist and Master’s Degrees in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife Connie reside in Toombs County.