In the News
  • Covenant Student Creates App for Apple

    Cole Brooks, 7th grade student at Covenant Academy, is the creator of a new application for iOS users. The app is called Lunar Phase Calendar and is currently available in the Apple iStore.

    You can download the app for free and have instant access to a calendar containing lunar phase information including pictures. One unique aspect of the program is that you can look at past dates on the calendar as well as future dates. Want to know what the moon looked like the day you were born? Simply scroll through and select your date and a picture instantly pops up with a picture and description.

    Cole conceived the idea for the application while he was at home, sick on a school day. He developed the prototype and continued to polish it and within days the app was created. Cole also knew that Covenant’s second grade studies study the phases of the moon and would enjoy having access to the technology.  As a result, Cole presented his app to the class and all of the students were excited to have their parents download the app for use at home or on the go!

    Cole has plans for a new app to help people stay in touch with friends and family through prayer. Covenant is very proud of Cole and his new endeavors. We look forward to seeing what is next in this young man’s life!

  • Playoffs Here We Come!

    The girls' Varsity Volleyball Team earned a spot in the district playoffs.  San Antonio here we come!  Go Patriots, we are so proud of you!

  • Chess Team Takes 1st Place

    Chess retains a reputation as a mentally challenging endeavor. Covenant Academy has offered chess as an after-school activity for many years under the teaching of Mr. Jim Liptrap. Individual Covenant students have been participating in Houston Chess Association (HCA) Scholastic Chess Tournaments for three years. Beginning in 2016, Covenant has had six players participate in HCA Tournaments: Daniel Archer, Cole Brooks, Philip Brookes, Henry Hansen, Timothy McLeod, and Joaquin Rivera.

    As such, these 7th and 8th grade students form the Covenant chess team when four or more participate in any HCA tournament. Covenant’s chess team placed at the Region V Tournament in February and again later in the year. However, the four Covenant players who participated at Awty International on September 10th set a new standard taking the first place trophy for middle school. To do so, all four players had to win games in their final round of the day, which they did, and three of the four earned trophies for placing in their sections.

    Our chess club meets on campus weekly. Students can also participate in the weekly three-round tournaments on Friday evenings in Cypress or in the bi-weekly Houston Chess Association five-round tournaments on Saturdays throughout the Houston area. The 20th Annual Texas Grade Championships will be held in Houston from Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, 2016. For more details on the tournaments please visit Mr. Liptrap's website.

    Chess:  The Sport of Patriots!

    Article written by CA parent Jim Archer.

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