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Prestonwood Christian Academy celebrated the completion of their new field at Lions Stadium with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday night prior to the PCA Lions’ Season Home Opener versus IMG Academy of Bradenton, Florida.
 
Earlier this year, PCA's Board of Trustees and leadership adopted an improvement plan for Lions Stadium that included replacement of the artificial turf and competition track surfaces, both of which were part of the original stadium installation in 2003.  Fieldturf was selected as the new artificial turf provider, and Beynon was chosen as the new track surface provider.  Improvements to the field began in May 2014, and the track surface is scheduled for completion in early 2015.
 
“We want to say a special thank you to our Lord and to our donors for their provision and for helping to make the renovation of Lions Stadium a reality,” said Dr. Larry Taylor, Prestonwood Christian Academy’s Head of School.  “We are excited to continue the tradition of Lions’ championships on this new field!”
 
Joining Dr. Taylor on the new field to cut the ribbon were Dr. Jack Graham, Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church; PCA’s Athletic Director and Head Football Coach, Chris Cunningham; Chairman of the PCA Board of Trustees, Tom Sherman; and other officials from the school and church.
 
Dr. Taylor presented a special piece of artwork to Pastor Graham, Coach Cunningham, and Mr. Sherman as a thank you for their commitment to the project.  The artwork included a rendering of what Lions Stadium will look like once the renovation is complete as well as a piece of the turf that had previously been in Lions Stadium since 2003 so that they could remember the many life lessons and godly character that were forged on the field.
 
Following the on-field ribbon cutting ceremony and presentation, PCA Alum Jarrod Monk ('04) sang the National Anthem while the PCA Pom Team presented the colors in the form of a giant American flag.
 
Lions Stadium was opened for play in 2003 and expanded in 2010 with a current capacity of more than 5,000 fans. The 2010 expansion included major upgrades to press box facilities, Gateway Plaza and surrounding areas. Lions Stadium is the home for varsity and sub-varsity football, soccer, lacrosse and track and field teams. Lions Stadium hosted its first football game on Sept. 19, 2003, and since then, five State Championship teams have played on the field: Varsity Football in 2005, 2009 and 2010, Girls Soccer in 2005 and Boys Soccer in 2010.

For more information, visit www.prestonwoodchristian.org/stadiumproject. 

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PRESTONWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF MAJOR GIFTS
 
Dr. Jon Lineberger to Assume New Role in the School’s Office of Development

August 25, 2014 -- PLANO, TX — Today Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) announced that after an extensive search, Dr. Jon Lineberger will join its staff on Sept. 11, 2014, as the school’s new Director of Major Gifts. In this role, Dr. Lineberger will be responsible for establishing and cultivating key relationships within the community that enable Prestonwood Christian Academy to provide educational opportunities and transform lives for Christ.  Dr. Lineberger has served as a member of the PCA Board of Trustees since 2013, but will relinquish that role prior to assuming the new position.


“Prestonwood Christian Academy is thrilled to welcome Jon Lineberger to our leadership team,” said Dr. Larry Taylor, PCA’s Head of School.  “Having served alongside Jon on our Board of Trustees, I have experienced his character and passion for Christian education, and I know he will excel in this role in our Office of Development."


Dr. Lineberger has been on staff at Dallas Baptist University (DBU) since 2001, serving as Assistant Vice President and directing DBU North for the majority of that time. In addition, Dr. Lineberger taught in both the College of Professional Studies and Gary Cook Graduate School of Leadership at DBU. He earned his EdD, Higher Education Administration, at The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, MA, Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and BA, Psychology and Sociology from Houston Baptist University. He is the author of two books: What God Did With A Mess Like Me: 17 Truths To A Changed Life and Tips For Academic Success In College: Habits That Will Make You A Better Student.


Dr. Lineberger is active in the community having served as Frisco Chamber of Commerce Chairman and Frisco Rotary Club President. In 2009, he was named Frisco’s Citizen of the Year, and he currently serves on the Plano Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.


Dr. Lineberger and his wife, Gina, have three children attending PCA.  The family has been members of Prestonwood Baptist Church since 2005.
 
 
About Prestonwood Christian Academy
The mission of Prestonwood Christian Academy is to assist Christian parents by helping equip students to embrace biblical truth, strive for academic excellence and model Christ-like leadership to influence their homes, churches and communities for Christ. Located in Plano, TX, PCA has nearly 1,600 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. PCA is a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church. The school also has a campus serving more than 60 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4 in Prosper, TX, as well as a Virtual Academy serving students across the nation and internationally at www.pcaplus.org. All three are currently accepting applications.  Interested families should call 972-930-4010 to schedule a tour or visit www.prestonwoodchristian.org for more information.

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Prestonwood Christian Academy's new North Campus in Prosper welcomed more than 50 students on the first day of school!

Today Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) officially opened the doors of its new campus in Prosper welcoming more than 50 students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 4th grade.  In addition, seventeen new faculty and staff members have joined PCA North from both public and private schools in the area.

PCA North is located in the recently completed addition of Prestonwood Baptist Church North Campus at the intersection of Prosper Trail and the Dallas North Tollway in Prosper serving students from Prosper, Celina, North Frisco, McKinney, Little Elm and other communities in the area surrounding U.S. Highway 380. 

Principal Donna Leadford brings her passion for Christian education and more than 30 years of experience to PCA North, and she also served as Lower School principal at Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano from 2000 through 2005. “The excitement about PCA North is incredible,” said Leadford. “These new students will be able to look back and know they were a part of helping establish a campus that will provide Kingdom education for many, many years.”

PCA North celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 4, 2014, along with pastors from Prestonwood Baptist Church, Mayors of Frisco and Prosper, new PCA North families and the Chambers from Prosper, Frisco, and Allen/Fairview.  A formal proclamation from the office of Congressman Sam Johnson was shared: “A Christian education not only empowers our next generation of leaders to work hard and persevere and reach their fullest potential but live a life according to God’s will,” Congressman Johnson wrote. “I am pleased to see PCA grow and have the opportunity to reach children and parents in more communities, including Prosper, Celina, North Frisco and McKinney.”

PCA North is an extension of Prestonwood Christian Academy in Plano in which more than 1,500 students are enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 12th grade. The Christian school focuses on the education, training and overall formation of a child’s heart and mind. PCA North continues to accept applications for the 2014-15 school year.  Interested families should call 972.798.6780 to set up a tour.

The mission of Prestonwood Christian Academy is to assist Christian parents by helping equip students to embrace biblical truth, strive for academic excellence and model Christ-like leadership to influence their homes, churches and communities for Christ. With more than 1,500 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12, PCA is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a ministry of Prestonwood Baptist Church, located in Plano, Texas. The school also has a campus serving more than 60 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 4 in Prosper, TX, and a Virtual Academy at www.pcaplus.org.