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CELA’s Annual Spring Musical – Mary Poppins (Community Event)
Friday, March 31, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM

More details to come.


CELA’s Annual Christmas Concert
CELA students celebrated the season with their annual Christmas concert on December 8th. The Freeman featured some photos on December 15th.
Waukesha Freeman – December 15, 2022
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CELA Holds Student-Led Veterans Day Chapel Service
CELA students led the school in a very special chapel service on November 9th. This annual tradition honors our nation’s veterans with cards, handmade gifts, songs and prayers.
Waukesha Freeman – November 10, 2022
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Helping Hands for Haiti at CELA
CELA students collected school supplies, art supplies, clothes, bedding and small toys for the children of Haiti to be delivered before Christmas. Students also made colorful bracelets to send with the much needed supplies.
Waukesha Freeman – October 20, 2022
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See You At The Pole 2022
CELA students, staff and families gathered around the flag poles on September 28th for this annual student-led event featuring scriptures, song and prayer.
Waukesha Freeman – September 29, 2022
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CELA Congratulates 2022 Graduates
Waukesha Freeman – June 14, 2022
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» Anneliese Burg
» Laiken Daub
» Dominic Skudlarczyk

Annual 8th Grade Washington DC Trip
CELA’s 8th graders were in Washington DC from May 12th through May 15th. Prior to the trip, students study our nation’s capital in detail. Each student is assigned an area or point of interest which will be a stopping or talking point during the trip and they are tasked with thoroughly researching it so they can act as a tour guide and share their knowledge on the subject at the appropriate time. This practice immerses the students fully into the history and importance of this vital geographical area, enhancing the trip and giving them yet another opportunity to exhibit their leadership skills. This year while in DC, CELA students had the great honor to take part in a wreath laying ceremony when they visited Arlington National Cemetery. Four students were chosen to participate after writing essays on the significance of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington National Cemetery as a whole to our nation.
Waukesha Freeman – May 26, 2022
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CELA Collects Soles for Jesus
CELA students collected 507 pairs of new and gently used shoes for donation to Soles for Jesus. Students also decorated shoes during CVLD class with their chapel buddies. This service project allowed students to share their love of Jesus and send messages of hope to African people in need.
Waukesha Freeman – May 20, 2022
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CELA Students Compete in Wisconsin Mathematics League
In March, CELA’s middle school students completed in the Wisconsin Mathematics League contest; several students ranked in the top 20 highest state-wide scores.
Waukesha Freeman – April 7, 2022
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CELA Hosts ‘Elf Jr. – The Musical’
On March 11th and 12th, CELA students performed Elf Jr. for their annual spring musical.
Waukesha Freeman – March 17, 2022
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CELA Students Get Visit From Dentist
CELA’s 4K through 2nd grade classes hung on every word tooth and nail as they learned all about dental hygiene!
Waukesha Freeman – March 10, 2022
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CELA’s 8th Graders Travel Back to the Roaring 20s
The Freeman featured a short article about our annual 8th Grade Roaring 20s Party during which CELA’s 8th graders remained in character while getting to know each other’s period-appropriate personas.
Waukesha Freeman – March 1, 2022
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Siblings Win Top Prizes at CELA Spelling Bee
CELA’s annual spelling bee ended with siblings taking first and second place!
Waukesha Freeman – February 4, 2022
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CELA’s Annual Christmas Concert
The Freeman featured some photos from CELA’s annual Christmas concert which was held on December 16th.
Waukesha Freeman – December 23, 2021
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CBS 58 Meteorologist Justin Thompson-Gee Visits CELA
The third-grade students study weather in both their literacy and science curriculum. The fourth-grade students study effects of weather on landforms. Mr. Justin Thompson-Gee, meteorologist from CBS 58 WDJT, taught the group about many topics including: weather models, instruments, types of fronts and precipitation, reporting/forecasting, education, and career choices within this field of work. The students offered insightful responses and asked interesting questions that added to a fascinating morning of learning! Mr. Thompson-Gee featured CELA on the CBS 58 evening news.
CBS 58 News – November 15, 2021
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See You At The Pole 2021
See You At The Pole is an annual, globally-recognized event during which students, staff and parents gather around the flag pole for a time of prayer, reading of Scripture, and song. On September 22nd, CELA’s talented students made this year another meaningful and heartfelt event.
Waukesha Freeman – October 7, 2021
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CELA Congratulates 2021 Graduates
Waukesha Freeman – July 3, 2021
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» Harrison Koss
» Maddie Mazur
» Maggie Melnick
» Kaitlin Menz
» Bode Minor
» Matthew Schiemann
» Megan Schraufnagel

CELA Students Collect Supplies for Children in Haiti
Students from Christian Education Leadership Academy in Pewaukee collected items for children in Haiti. Students in 3K-8th grade collected school supplies, balls, bats and educational games. They even organized the drive so the items could be sent to Haiti in time for the children to receive the gifts for Christmas. The collection/mission project was part of their lessons on compassion. The Christmas gifts will go to children (many of them orphans) of Haiti who live in a community below poverty level and that has been heavily impacted by lack of supplies due to COVID-19 and Tropical Storm Laura.
Fox6Milwaukee – November 10, 2020
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CELA Congratulates 2019 Graduates
Waukesha Freeman – June 14, 2019
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» Tyler Benz
» Madelyn Reichl
» Brooke Stanley
» Emmerson White

CELA Congratulates 2018 Graduates
Waukesha Freeman – June 14, 2018
Lake Country Now – June 17 & 20, 2018
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» Caroline Daniels
» Tierney Ordway
» Gloria Tornehl
» Alexis Wangerin

Green Bay Packer Blake Martinez Visits CELA
CELA students win G9 fundraising contest and are surprised with a visit from Packer Blake Martinez on May 16, 2018.
Fox6now – May 17, 2018
» “Blake Martinez, who lost his best friend to childhood cancer, visits Pewaukee school to show support.”
Journal Sentinel – May 16, 2018
» “This Pewaukee school raised so much money for childhood cancer that Packer Blake Martinez stopped”
TMJ4 – May 16, 2018
» “Packers’ Blake Martinez visits Pewaukee school cancer research event”

CELA Congratulates 2017 Graduates
Waukesha Freeman – June 16, 2017
Lake Country Reporter – June 20, 2017
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» Grace Carpenter
» Madison Moore
» Jacob Neaves

Fox News Now – Sole Hope Segment
Featured on FOX News – January 6, 2017
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CELA Reveals New Mascot
Lake Country Reporter – October 13, 2016
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Scholarships Part of Plan to Bump Enrollment
Lake Country Reporter – May 26, 2016
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CELA Announces Enrollment Expansion
Lake Country Reporter – May 3, 2016
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The CELA Dream and Vision
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – October 31, 2014
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The Culture of CELA
Waukesha Freeman – October 24, 2014
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