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Red Cross Blood Drive

On January 25, 2023 our students and staff, along with Sunnydale Church and local community members, gave 42 units of life-saving blood. That means we have potentially impacted 126 lives. Mark your calendars for our next drive on May 4.

Chorale Gets State Recognition


On January 26 our Chorale traveled to the Missouri State Teachers conference where they performed 5 songs for approximately 700 teachers from around the state. The City of Centralia, as well as the Governor of Missouri, have recognized our students as they were selected as 1 of 4 schools with the honor to perform. We are grateful for the opportunity to proclaim the name of Jesus everywhere we go.

Union College Basketball Tournament

Twenty teams from all over the country, and as far away as Denmark, played in the Union College Spring Tournament this year. Our teams played in the Thunderdome division with the Guys team taking 3rd place, and our Lady Spartans claiming 1st.

Let's go Spartans!

Why are you at SAA?

Staff Version

"Being at Sunnydale as a student and now as a teacher, you develop lifelong friendships. There is a reason why people keep coming back to Sunnydale either to visit or to join the Sunnydale team. As a teacher and girls dean, I have enjoyed developing relationships with students and watching them grow as individuals. My prayer is that whatever role I have with the students here, I pray that the Lord will work through me."

-Hailey Johnson, Asst. Girls Dean & W. History

"Seeing so many talented students and the potential that each student can achieve. This is God's school, and we are blessed by the many students we can impact each school year.

"Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord." Psalm 150:6 (NIV)

-Joseph Choi, Music Director

Upcoming Events


Mission Trips

Feb. 21-March 15


Elementary Music Festival

March 30-April 1


Music Tour

to Iowa

April 7-8


Spring Concert & Gymnastics Homeshow

April 14-15


Passion Play

April 29


Red Cross

Blood Drive

with Sunnydale Church

May 4


Last Day of School

May 17



May 19-21

Would you like to share with us why you love SAA? Perhaps you would like to share a life event to be published in an upcoming newsletter, or nominate an Alumnus for us to highlight.

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Discovery Mountain Seasons Now Available as Digital Downloads

We've got something exciting to share about how you can purchase Discovery Mountain audio. We've now gone fully digital!


In line with current tech and rising costs, we’ve moved away from selling season CD sets and have started selling digital/MP3 downloads of all seasons in our store. This is a great option if you’re looking for a more permanent/offline way to listen to Discovery Mountain, like on road trips.


To learn all about the digital download format, as well as ways for kids to listen screen-free, read our Studio Scoop post here.





imConnected is the official newsletter of the Iowa-Missouri Conference.


Education Superintendent to Retire After 43 Yearsof Service

Joseph Allison has served as conference education superintendent for 13 years. He will be retiring on June 30.

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Evangelistic Series AttendeesJoin Church

Earlier this month, the Southwest City Spanish Company held a one-week evangelistic campaign. Two attendees decided to join the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Clendar Mix-up Results in Successful Outreach

The Hawkeye Church made 2,300 cookies because of a calendar mix-up. See how this impacted the community.

Read How


IA-MO Conference Holds11th Regular Session

Delegates met on June 5 at Sunnydale Adventist Academy to elect leadership, receive reports and conduct other church business.

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Melissa Morristo Fill Education Superintendent Position

On June 14, Hillcrest School upper grades teacher and principal, Melissa Morris accepted an invitation to fill the conference education superintendent position.

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Three Teachers Receive Commissioned Ministry of Teaching Certificate

In May, three teachers received the highest recognition given to a church schoolteacher by the SDA Church.

Find Out Who


Camp CompletesWildlife Inn Renovations

Renovations at Camp Heritage's Wildlife Inn included replacing toilets, vanities, fixtures and flooring.

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The IA-MO Calendar Photo Contest Is Back!

Learn How To Enter


Upcoming Events

June 28-July 3Junior Camp 2July 4Independence Day/Conference HolidayJuly 5-10Family CampJuly 8-9Hispanic Women's RetreatJuly 10-16Rise Up: Refugee Ministries & Community ServiceJuly 12-17Teen CampJuly 19-24Teen River Adventure CampJuly 27-30MAUC Hispanic Youth CongressAll Event Info










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imConnected is the official newsletter of the Iowa-Missouri Conference.


Pastor OrganizesLaw Enforcement Appreciation Event

Pastor Steven Goodenough, a chaplain for the Guthrie County Chaplains Association, recently helped organize a law enforcement appreciation event.

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Music FestivalReturns With A Bang

Music Festival attendees practiced and performed 10 songs for this year's music festival concert. There were also special recognitions and sweet surprises.

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Wish you could see more pictures from Music Festival?Check out this video!

SAA Evangelistic Series Results In Desire For Baptism

A recent evangelistic series resulted in 13 students expressing interest in Bible studies and 15 expressing interest in baptism or rebaptism.

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Pathfinder Clubs Gather At Camp Heritage For Annual Spring Camporee

There were almost 350 attendees at this year's Spring Camporee. Pathfinders participated in various activities and featured guests from Raptor Rehab.

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The IA-MO Calendar Photo Contest Is Back!

Learn How To Enter


You can now view the 11th Regular Session Video Reports on YouTube.Just click the photo above!


Upcoming Events

June 5IA-MO Conference SessionJune 6-11GC SessionJune 12-18Rise Up Prayer Focus: Camp Heritage, VBS, MagabookingJune 14Executive CommitteeJune 14-19Cub CampJune 18-22NAD Pastors' ConventionJune 21-26Junior Camp 1June 24-25Hispanic FestivalJune 28-July 3Junior Camp 2All Event Info





New initiative to tackle social media addiction and increase personal and family devotions | Adventist News Network

According to the most recent survey conducted by the General Conference’s (GC) Office of Archives, Statistics and Research, only 37% of Seventh-day Adventist church members across the globe engage in morning and evening devotions with their families.

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