Five Saint James School Students Named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists
Saint James School proudly announces that five of its members of the class of 2023 were named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists on February 14, 2023. Woohyun (Justin) Kang, Matthew Ohliger, Kelsey Shaffer, Selina Sun, and Kendal Wright were all named as finalists.
After being named Semifinalists in the fall, these students were reviewed and evaluated based on their academic record, information about Saint James School’s curricula and grading system, national test scores, school recommendations, information about their activities and leadership, and an essay each of them wrote. Upon completion of these requirements, 15,000 students nationwide were notified that they had been named a National Merit Finalist. During the spring and early summer, approximately 7,500 of these students will be notified that they have been awarded scholarships specifically designated for National Merit Finalists.
Montgomery Catholic Students Volunteer at Night to Shine Event
The Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine is a prom-like event for special needs young adults and adults. Montgomery Catholic had 19 students and 3 teachers from the Pro Life and Key Clubs volunteer for this year’s Night to Shine event!
Montgomery’s Night to Shine was hosted by Thorington Road Baptist Church at Wynlakes Country Club. MCPS students were trained in January then the majority of students were “buddies” and matched directly with a special guest! The buddies’ job was to make their special guest feel honored, comfortable, entertained, and happy! The event was a huge success and the Montgomery Catholic students had a wonderful time!
Middle and High School Art teacher Mrs. Bethany Davis connected Montgomery Catholic to this wonderful event. Other faculty volunteers included High School Math teacher Mrs. Karen Harris who helped with the special guests’ makeup and flower arranging and High School Math teacher and ProLife Club Sponsor Mr. Rick Aaron.
Saint James School Math Teams Take Top Honors at AISA State Math Competition
The Saint James middle school and high school math teams competed on February 1 in the AISA State Mathematics Competition.
At the high school level, students from seven teams across the state competed against each other. Saint James represented District 5 and won first place. The team members are Haesoo (Jason) Jeong, Woohyun (Justin) Kang, Selina Sun, Woochan Kim, and Junseo Oh.
For the middle school team, after winning the AISA District 5 Math Competition, they also competed at the state competition where they were the State Runner Up. The competing team consisted of Aiden Saldanha, Yuha Shin, Jayden Cho, Emily Trock, and Emily Darby.
The high school math team is sponsored by Mrs. Priscilla Hadden, and the middle school math team is led by Mrs. Debbie Moncrief.
Saint James School Students Perform Well at Model United Nations Event
Saint James School students participated at the Model UN event held at LAMP on February 2-3, 2023. Twelve students representing Saint James enjoyed the experience as they participated as part of the UN Security Council, Crisis Control, Press Corps, and other UN departments. Saint James Senior Anna Dickey spearheaded the organization of the Saint James team. This educational simulation of the United Nations helps students learn about diplomacy, international relations, and current world issues.
Students from Saint James who participated were Brooke Bender, Anna Dickey, Henry Haughery, AJ Kavlick, Amolika Mishra, Austin Oh, Michael Phan, Preston Phillips, Jake Poling, Jaden Rossell, Jimmie Thompson, and Elaine Vo.
A number of the Saint James delegates were awarded for their excellent participation. For the UN Security Council, AJ Kavlick was awarded Verbal Commendation. Outstanding Freshman was awarded to Jake Poling, and Best Delegate was awarded to Preston Phillips.
In the department of Crisis Control, Verbal Commendation was given to Brooke Bender.
For the Commissions on Narcotic Drugs, Most Promising Freshman was awarded to Michael Phan.
Other schools who attended were Park Crossing, Hooper Academy, and Pike Road. All delegates thoroughly enjoyed the experience and collaboration with LAMP High School and look forward to representing Saint James again at Model UN next year.
Saint James School Promotes Neal Posey to Head Football
Saint James School announced the promotion of offensive coordinator Neal
Posey to head football coach. “I am incredibly humbled to be selected as the head football coach for the Saint James School football program,” Posey said. “My family and I are so grateful to be part of the Trojan family, and we are excited to build on the success of our state championship program as we move forward. It is our honor to continue working with these students and their families and helping them grow and develop as individuals, students, and athletes.”
Posey was the starting quarterback at Huntingdon College for three seasons (2010-2012). Upon his graduation in 2013, he began his football coaching career at Trinity Presbyterian where he served as the wide receiver and quarterback coach. After he earned his masters degree from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2015, he joined Jimmy Perry’s coaching staff at Saint James School as the running back, wide receiver, and special teams assistant coach. In 2018, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. Under his leadership, the Saint James School offense has achieved individual and team career records in rushing yards, passing yards, touchdowns, and receiving yards. In addition to winning the 2022 3A state championship with the top scoring offense in school history, Saint James has been the region champion four of the last seven years. In 2019, Posey was named 3A AHSAA Assistant Coach of the Year.
Currently, Posey also serves as both the head junior varsity baseball coach and head middle school basketball coach, and he coaches physical education in both elementary and middle school. He and his wife Mallory have one son, Trey.
Montgomery Christian Celebrates Black History
Montgomery Christian School third graders celebrated Black History month by researching cultural heroes that have made an impact in their communities. Each student created a poster about their person, wrote a speech and presented quality information to families and class members. This study allowed students to see how one person can influence the lives of many. Montgomery Christian students are able to see that everyone has an opportunity to change their community for the better. MCS celebrates God’s gift of culture.
Community Day at Montgomery Academy
Montgomery Academy’s annual Community Day returned this year after a brief hiatus due to COVID protocols. Upper School students, faculty, and staff went out across the city (and slightly beyond) to pitch in with local organizations that needed an extra few sets of hands for a day of work. This year, we were proud to partner with over 20 organizations including: Medical Outreach Ministries, Respite Care, Mercy House, Brantwood Children’s Home, MCA Headstart, Montgomery Rescue Mission, Hope Inspired Ministries, Women’s Friendship Mission, Common Ground, Goodwill, Child Protect, Aid to Inmate Mothers, Mary Ellen’s Hearth, Reality & Truth Ministries, EAT South, Dream Court, Adullam House Thrift Store, Camp Grandview, Family Sunshine Center, Archibald Senior Center and MACOA. Middle School also played a part in this year’s Community Day with on-campus groups doing their part for local organizations: Food for Kids Backpack program, Common Ground and Respite Care. Middle School students also created a free little library inside of Garzon Library where students can freely give and take books outside of the standard library system. The sixth annual Dodgeball Tourney capped off Community Day. The tournament, sponsored by the H.E.A.R.T. Club (MA’s community service organization), is also an opportunity to present this year’s Dodgeball Court to the student body. The Court is charged with fundraising for votes with the top two earning the titles of Prince and King of the Court. This year’s Court raised a grand total of $35,363.46 for Friendship Mission! Cole Caddell, the Prince for 2023, raised $12,564, while this year’s King, Mehtaab Sidhu, raised $13,730!
Montgomery Catholic Announces Ryan Beesley as the 2023 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award Winner
Mr. Ryan Beesley was honored by Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School on February 4, as the 2023 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winner for his service to the school. The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family and is awarded by the school to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives.
Montgomery Catholic’s president, Mr. Justin Castanza, presented Ryan with an engraved clock at the school’s 15th Annual Monte Carlo Night, in appreciation for the gift of his time.
The 27th recipient of the Harbin Award, Ryan Beesley is a proud alumni of Montgomery Catholic and parent of an MCPS Alum that attended the school for 12 years. Ryan has served the school as a member of the MCPS Advisory Council, including as the Board Vice-Chair and Board Chairman. He has been a football booster as a parent, business person, and alumni for over 12 years. As a Montgomery Catholic supporter, Ryan has sponsored football radio, supported Monte Carlo Night, sponsored and volunteered for all alumni events, and even served as a field trip chaperone. He most recently served as a volunteer on the MCPS Strategic Planning Committee.
As an active member of a local parish for over 50 years, Ryan has been a proud advocate for Faith and Catholic Education. He promotes Montgomery Catholic through business and the community, recommending MCPS to anyone looking for a school family. He sponsors all of our local parishes and goes out of his way to support Montgomery Catholic in every way possible.
Ryan’s gift of his time has been an abundant blessing to our Montgomery Catholic community over the years. We are so grateful for his service to our school.
MA Speech and Debate Team Wins Runner Up at State
The Montgomery Academy Speech & Debate Team finished as State Runner-Up in the 2023 State Championship hosted by the University of Alabama. In the team awards, MA won the Betty S. Gunn Championship for Congressional Debate, second in Individual Events, and second Overall. Charlie Hill was named Student of the Year. Individual state champions were: Charlie Hill (Varsity Congress, Varsity Lincoln/Douglas Debate and United States Extemporaneous Speaking), Kareena Singh (Big Questions Debate), Allie Fitzpatrick and Holden Habermacher (Duo Interpretation), Mary Beth Arrington (Humorous Interpretation), and Holden Habermacher (Prose Interpretation).
Dr. Montgomery Discusses Civil Rights at Montgomery Academy
Montgomery Academy was honored to welcome Dr. Valda Montgomery to campus where she shared with our Middle and Upper School students about growing up as a child during the civil rights movement. Her family home, located in the Centennial Hill neighborhood, played an integral role in hosting and supporting leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the late Representative John Lewis, and so many other activists during such a volatile time in our city. In preparation of Dr. Montgomery’s visit, and in honor of Black History Month, seniors Claire Gary and Cydney Pepple, members of the Cultural Awareness Club, shared through video stories of the Ben Moore Hotel and the Malden Brothers Barbershop, two often overlooked places in our city that played a critical role in the civil rights movement, and also discussed by Dr. Montgomery. These student-produced videos were shared in the Middle and Upper Schools, and were followed by advisor-led discussions with students afterwards.
100th Match Win by MA Tennis Player
Senior tennis player Whit Davis won his 100th match at Montgomery Academy with a victory over Saint Paul’s from Covington, LA. Whit is only the fourth player in MA history to achieve that mark, and is closing in on the record for wins currently held by James Torbert (’19) at 112. Previous Eagles to achieve the 100-Win goal are Brett Ialacci (’96), Bo Torbert (’16), and James Torbert (’19).
MA Students Compete in Alabama History Day Event
Montgomery Academy Upper School students in Dr. Morris’ Capstone Seminar recently competed in Alabama History Day, a statewide competition for multiple media, including the essay division, in which Montgomery Academy scholars answered questions on historical papers. Anna Brown, Mary Elizabeth Cole, Matt Cone, Ways Holloway, Marianna Lassner, Valentina Rubio, Katherine Sinco and Kareena Singh all submitted excellent work for review, with Marianna winning Third Place in the state for “Alexander the Great: Murderous Fanatic or Decisive Leader?”
Celebrating Education and the Arts at Art Splash 2023
Montgomery Christian School is thankful and excited to announce our 11th annual city-wide fundraising event, Art Splash, benefitting the Scholarship Fund at Montgomery Christian School. This unique event, Art in the Garden, will include a series of special events that will feature the amazing work of some of the region’s finest artists. Art in the Garden 2023 will be held on Thursday, April 27th, at the home and gardens of Amy and Tom Methvin. Art Splash is featuring three events: a Garden Preview Party from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to preview the original artwork ($25 per ticket); an Artist/Sponsor Preview Party from 6:30-9:00 p.m. to meet the artists, watch artists paint live, and preview auction art pieces while touring the gorgeous home and gardens ($100 per ticket); and the Virtual Auction, from April 27-May 1, an online auction open for bidding (free). We are so thankful to Beasley Allen our Premier Sponsor and all of our individual and corporate sponsors who are providing scholarships to our students at Montgomery Christian School. Please contact Ann Amster at Montgomery Christian School (334-386-1749) for more information on sponsorship, tickets, and the virtual auction or visit our website at www.MontgomeryChristianSchoool.org.
Basketball grows at Montgomery Christian School
Basketball has become a popular sport at MCS as we have added 2 more Hoops League teams. This year MCS had a combined 2nd/3rd grade team coached by Connor Giordano (MCS PE teacher) and Akeem Johnson. The fourth-grade team was also combined with players from Trinity School. This team was coached by Oliver McLemore. The players had a great time learning the sport of basketball. With the addition of a 17-person cheer squad, our teams were cheered with a fun season! MCS is grateful for all of the volunteers and generosity of the community for making this basketball season a wonderful experience.
Saint James School Key Club Serves Montgomery Community
The Key Club at Saint James School has worked hard this year to embody one of the school’s core values, community service. Under the direction of high school Latin teacher Libby Conner, the high school club has focused on ways it can help others in Montgomery and the surrounding areas.
Early in the school year, the group found many opportunities to help that would be available. In October, the club sponsored a cabin at Camp Chandler’s Halloween Carnival. In November, they mailed thank you cards to STJ families who have served in the military in honor of Veterans Day. The annual Logan Markham ‘00 Memorial Blood Drive was held on February 1 with LifeSouth. Students, faculty, and staff could donate blood in memory of Saint James graduate Logan Markham. Seventeen units of blood were donated which will help save lives. Key Club members worked the event throughout the day.
The school’s on-campus community garden has also offered numerous opportunities. First the club members created the signs for each of the community garden plots, then planted collard greens back in September. The students have now harvested these collard greens twice to donate to the Montgomery Area Food Bank’s plant-a-row program.
Key Club is just one of the numerous club opportunities offered at the high school level at Saint James.
Saint James School Performing Arts Presents Annual Cabaret
On February 9-11, the Saint James Performing Arts Department presented its annual Cabaret. This year’s theme was We’ve Got Your Number. With 110 students participating from grades 2nd through 12th, the singing and dance numbers were performed before a sold-out audience each show.
The show featured 24 musical numbers, all with numbers as a part of the song title. The fun began with “1999” and continued until the finale of “Land of a Thousand Dances.” One song, “Two Birds,” was choreographed to showcase ASL (American Sign Language). Small group numbers including the elementary choir, Rising Stars, were featured as well as numbers designed for the full cast. Rising Stars is Saint James’s elementary choir for grades 2-5. Choreography was directed by Simbiti Wright, a major in Choral Music Education at Enterprise State Community College. Student choreographers who contributed were Taylor Potts, Kassidy Thompson, Lizzy Dickens, Sophie Caradori, Adeline Henry, Macy Potts, and Bailey Fife.
The program was orchestrated by Director Lonny Harrison and Musical Director Sallye York.
Dr.York (piano and keyboard) and band director, Andy Martin (percussion), provided musical accompaniment, along with Saint James seniors Kaelyn Morgan on guitar and Selina Sun on the cello. Matt King was the bassist.
Cabaret is an annual event at Saint James which brings together all division levels. This year’s production featured 45 members of Rising Stars, over 50 middle school and high school cast members, and over 20 student crew members. All students who wish to participate may do so in any of the following capacities: production, house crew, backstage crew, lighting, sound crew, publicity, costume crew, or onstage performance.
ACA Host Special Olympics Basketball Tournament
ACA had the privilege to host the Special Olympics Basketball tournament on campus again. This is such a special time for not only the Special Olympics athletes, but also for our students, faculty, and staff. We had over 35 Special Olympic athletes on campus and competing in the tournament. The athletes loved all the attention and love that our students showed them. We had a parade to lead them into the gymnasium full of signs and our band leading the group! They loved so much all the signs and appreciation our students showed them in everything they did. This event will always be a special thing for ACA.
ACA Participates in the Meredith Cup Classic
ACA joined with Prattville Christian Academy to go up against each other in the Meredith Cup Classic Golf Tournament. Brian Kasarjian and Steve Boreland were ACA’s team captains. We each had 12 teams that participated in the tournament. They played 18 holes in the morning with 9 holes being a scramble and 9 holes were alternating shots. They then played 18 more holes after lunch of the best ball. ACA was leading the tournament at the halfway point 7 matches to 5. ACA ended up winning the tournament 12 ½ matches to PCA’s 11 ½ matches. Some of the top matches were Chris Goodman and Bob Pittinger and Kenneth and Wesley Hill. We are so thankful for this event and being able to bring these two schools together.
TEA Christian Academy, Inc. Commemorates Black History Month
TEA Christian Academy’s students acknowledged Black History Month by researching and writing essays on black history makers and recognizing the national theme, “Black Resistance.” The students learned how Black History Month came to be and why it is even more essential that Black History Month continues to evolve. At the culmination of the month of February, TEA held its second nine-weeks awards program where students made presentations on black history makers in the areas of entertainment, poetry, science, politics, and inventions. One of the program presenters included senior student Lionel Ballard, an honor student. TEA’s Music Ensemble also sang songs from the civil rights movement that encouraged freedom for all. We are grateful for our rich culture and history, and feel it is necessary to learn about all areas of history. James Weldon Johnson so eloquently ended the first stanza of his song “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” by encouraging us: “Let us march on til victory is won!”
TEA Christian Academy, Inc. Discuss Benefits of Knowing Your History
Year-after-year the students at TEA Christian Academy, Inc. take pride in presenting their Black History Program, and this year’s program highlighted Dr. Carter G. Woodson, who was a historian and author. Dr. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and was a scholar dedicated to celebrating Blacks accomplishments.
Lead teacher Mrs. Bonnie Robinson encouraged the students to understand and know their family history, because history is vital to understanding who you are and what impact family can play in helping to shape your future.
“I am hopeful that Black History Month served as a reminder of the many obstacles that our forefathers endured, the many lives lost, the many families separated; simply put. . . (Unethical Treatment!) As we celebrate this special month, my hope is that there will be a renewed purpose to celebrate.”
Keonia Davis, a 10th grade student at TEA Academy, Inc. challenged each student, parent, and educator to “Take a look into the past-and reflect upon the many milestones that we have accomplished, and assess what we as individuals should do to continue to make a positive impact-while continuing this journey into the future.”
BTW Student to Attend Prestigious Journalism Conference
Booker T. Washington Magnet High student Ethan Lane has been selected to represent Montgomery as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2023 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
Lane joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Lane was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
National Youth Correspondents participate in hands-on, experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.
The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Susan Goldberg from National Geographic.
Art Class at Montgomery Christian School
Montgomery Christian School students have Art class for one hour each week. They learn about master artists like George Seurat. The students study the artist’s technique then practice that form of art. George Seurat invented the technique called pointillism. He believed that by placing tiny dabs of color side by side that the viewer’s eye would compensate for the color disparity seeing a composite color hue. The artwork shown here is an example of work done by MCS kindergartners and their practice of George Seurat’s technique.
LAMP Students, Teacher Win Technology Awards
Five LAMP High students and a teacher have won National Center for Women & Informational Technology (NCWIT) Aspirations in Computing Awards.
From left, Natalie Pinrat is a Regional Rising Star, Siyun Kim is a Regional Runner-up, Logan Boone is a Regional Runner-up, Anaiah Morrissette is a Regional Winner, Namita Pradeep is a Regional Winner, and instructor Paul Daniel won the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.
The Aspirations in Computing Awards honors ninth- through 12th-grade students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Students are chosen based on criteria such as computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans.
The Educator Award recognizes educators for their efforts to promote gender equity in computing. Daniel is the technology coordinator and head of the math department at LAMP.
ACA Students Chosen to YMCA Teen Forum
ACA had 4 students nominated to be on the YMCA Teen Forum. They will attend a Summit Conference and talk with other teens around Montgomery! The students chosen for this forum were Katerica Tallie – 10th, Jimi Adigun – 9th, Carlie Bailey – 8th and Teilan Tyson-Long – 7th. It was special for our Jimi having his mother present him with his certificate.
Trinity Coach Leads Devotion at Hope Inspired
Trinity School Coach Blake Smith has enjoyed leading devotion at Hope Inspired Ministries. Sara Grace Merrill and Margaret Roby plus all of the students at Trinity raised money for Hope Inspired Ministries!
TEA Christian Academy, Inc. Standardized Testing Preparation
Throughout the year, teachers are consistently preparing students for the next grade level, and standardized testing is essential, because this test plays one of the important factors serving as the teacher’s report card as well as the student’s report card. This summative test assessment will show how much the students have learned and retained at their grade level. In preparation for testing, the teachers go into review mode to ensure students are performing at their grade level. Demonstrating practical application of course work helps students better understand the importance of learning the material. We at TEA Academy look forward to a great testing session during this final nine weeks of school. It is our prayer that all students will do their very best on these tests.
Pictured: TEA’s lead teacher, Bonnie Robinson, conducts a one-on-one assessment with Bridge Builder student Jamari Davis, a 10th grader who is always up for a challenge. Jamari has maintained being an honor student ever since the 4th grade.
17 National Honor Society Inductees from Macon East
Macon East Academy is proud to announce 17 new inductees into the National Honor Society. New members received their certificate of accomplishment from NHS advisor, Mr. Raymond Clinton. The following students in 10th-12th grade were inducted: Camden Bell, Hannah Kate Hodges, Ar’monni Payne, Madison Sexton, Logan Wilds, Abigail Hardy, Fabiola Wittschen, Alexis Davis, Katie Kitchens, Chase Lashlee, Addison Little, Colton Lunn, Tiffany Marshall, Julia Mathis, Mary Taylor May, Mattie Pugh, and Hunter Wren.
Congratulations to the students on their outstanding accomplishments in academics and leadership.
Macon East Junior Honored Two-Fold
Congratulations to Junior, 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗮 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝘀𝗼𝗻, on being chosen to be an alumni staff member at the Hugh O Brien Youth Leadership conference on the campus of Troy University this summer. Anna was also chosen to represent Dixie Electric Cooperative at the 2023 Montgomery Youth Tour in March. We are so proud to have Anna be selected to both programs and we know she will represent Macon East well!
Dr. Seuss Week at Trinity School
K3 students recently celebrated Dr. Seuss. Students wore silly hats while creating their own Cat in the Hat artwork. After some “green eggs and ham” and creative paintings, students celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday!
National Honor Society and National Jr. Honor Society Inductions
ACA was excited to welcome 32 new students into the National Honor Society and 25 new students into the National Junior Honor Society. Today was a big day for these students and their parents. These students must maintain a 3.75 GPA and teacher recommendation to be inducted into the National Honor Society, and a 3.85 GPA and teacher recommendation to be inducted into the National Jr. Honor Society. We are so proud of their accomplishments and how they represent ACA.
Lighthouse Christian Academy Students Celebrate Black History Month
Ms. McCall & Miss Faith Pre K3 classes studied Garrett Morgan the inventor of the traffic light. The students made cars out of cardboard boxes as a demonstration to utilize the traffic light in the school parade. All grade levels participated in the black history program and parents were invited.
Trinity Competes at UAB Science Olympiad
Trinity students traveled to UAB to compete in Science Olympiad! As a team, they came in 7th overall out of 17 teams. Our 15 members (7 seniors, 6 juniors, 2 sophomores) competed in 23 different events.
Here are the top 6 finishers:
1st in Forensics! – Sara Grace Merrill and Camilla Loard
4th in Write It Do It – Camilla Loard and John Russ Marshall
5th in Astronomy – Luke Harrison and Pruitt Bain
5th in Disease Detectives – Sara Grace Merrill and Luke Harrison
5th in Trajectory – Jon Paul Tankersley and Kaylee Henderson
5th in WiFi Lab – JT Mathinson and Christine Shelton
6th in Environmental Chem – Christine Shelton and Lyndsey Vermillion
6th in Experimental Design – Sara Grace Merrill, Mary Massey McCulloch, Emily Cutler
6th in Forestry – John Rush Marshall and JT Mathison
6th in Scrambler – Pruitt Bain and Camilla Loard
FMMS Spanish Club/1 Field to the Spanish Art and Dance Show
The Spanish Club/1 class at Floyd Middle Magnet School attended the Hispanic Flamenco Art and Dance Show on Feb. 28, 2023 at the IMPAC theater. The show brought innovative and multi-cultural experiences of Spanish dance and songs. The students enjoyed the vibrant entertainment, some students even had the opportunity to dance on stage. It was indeed a very fun and culturally enriching experience for the students. This is evident of the students participating and becoming lifelong learners by using the language for personal enjoyment.
Trinity Basketball Champions
Trinity School Varsity Girls basketball team are Class 3A State Champs!
ACA Celebrates National Nutrition Month
This month we celebrated National Nutrition Month by hosting a tasting of the rainbow food tasting. ACA’s nurse, Leann Burgess, with the help of several volunteers, set up a table that had food of all colors of the rainbow. These kids were encouraged to get some of each of the foods available and to try them. Many of those students and teachers walked away with a newfound liking of foods they had never tried before. It was such a fun day for everyone involved!
Macon East Students Graduate from D.A.R.E.
Our fifth graders graduated from their D.A.R.E. program with Deputy Ivey yesterday. 𝗧𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗱 was awarded “The Most Improved Student.” 𝗛𝗮𝗹𝘆𝗻 𝗪𝗿𝗲𝗻 was awarded “The Top Student.” They were both given Daren the Lion. 𝗠𝗮𝘆𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗼𝘁𝘁 and 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗙𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗸 won for the best Dare Essay and were awarded a medal. We have loved our time with Deputy Ivey and learning about the “Decision Making Model Practice.”
BTW Dance Students to Receive Training at The Ailey School in NYC
Booker T. Washington Magnet High dance students Jamod Parham and Lauren Rudolph have earned a spot in an intensive camp at The Ailey School in New York City. The classes are limited to just 30 students from across the country.
This five-week session — from June 26 to July 28 — offers intermediate to advanced dancers an opportunity to train in-person in a vibrant professional environment centered in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. Motivated students with at least three years of consistent training — such as Jamod and Lauren — receive first-class training among a student body of versatile dancers who strive for excellence.
“Our curriculum is structured to advance the technical and artistic skills of students in a wide variety of techniques,” according to a statement from The Ailey School, named after its founder, the late Alvin Ailey.
The weekly curriculum of 15 classes includes a daily ballet class, a daily modern technique class, and a repertory workshop with a guest artist.
Ailey school students are assigned schedules according to their individual level in each technique. Placement levels have been assessed at the audition by the adjudicating panel (one of The Ailey School Co-Directors and one senior faculty member) and were determined based solely on the student’s performance at that audition.
BTW’s Dance Magnet is led by instructors Joy Ohme and LaQuangela Littleton.
Dr. Seuss Day at Lighthouse Christian
Lighthouse Christian Academy celebrates Dr. Seuss Day as a few special guest read to some of our classes and our Principal Miss. Ford, is all dressed in her Dr. Seuss attire.