Every month we compile a list of students doing great things across the River Region. We have so many talented students in our area. River Region Parents joins with their families and schools to celebrate their achievements!
Prattville Intermediate Participates in StarBASE
Students at Prattville Intermediate School throughout the school year will explore the infinite wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at Maxwell Airforce’s STARBASE program.
PPS Celebrates Accelerated Readers
Prattville Primary School held recent accelerated reader celebrations, and leaders were excited to receive certificates and stickers. We are very proud of each leader for reaching his or her goal.
Billingsley Students Learn Fire Safety
The Billingsley Volunteer Fire Department taught elementary students about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week. The students learned about creating evacuation plans, using fire extinguishers, and how the fire department responds to emergencies. Students also got to turn on the fire engine sirens and see how far water can reach away from the fire engine.
Pine Level Teacher Treats
Pine Level Elementary leads by example. Administration brought a treat for the Pre-K teachers for their hard work that week. This is not the first time either. PLES administration brings drinks and treats by for the teachers at least once a month. What an example PLES leaders set for the teachers and the students!
Johnson Represents PCA at Alabama Boys State
Prattville Christian Academy senior and current SGA president Jace Johnson represented PCA at the summer 2021 session of the American Legion Auxiliary Alabama Boys State. Students are chosen to attend based on demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals and motivation in school and community activities.
Students at Boys State learn the importance of leadership and character by participating in a mock government, where they campaign for different roles and join groups to develop their own politically-related interests. Johnson ran for his city’s District Judge and was elected by his peers. Shortly after, he was nominated to run for the higher position of County Circuit Judge, and his campaign proved to be successful once again when he won this election. His duties as his county’s judge included participating in mock trials and learning the roles within the courtroom.
While at Boys State, Johnson had the opportunity to meet a variety of leaders essential to Alabama’s government. Some of these leaders included Governor Kay Ivey and State Representative Chris England.
Senior PCA journalism student Jaycie Black contributed this article.
Prattville Elem Holds Successful Fundraiser
Prattville Elementary students were challenged to sell $15,000 worth of cookie dough for our APT fundraiser. If they met this goal, administration would camp out on the roof. Well, they surpassed our goal and sold more than $30,000 worth of cookie dough! Therefore, Mrs. Aaron camped out on the roof October 14 and we had a schoolwide pajama day on October 15. Our Bobcats are amazing!
Rogers Breaks PCA Running Record
Avery Rogers ‘24 now holds the record as Prattville Christian Academy’s fastest girl. During her most recent XC meet, she ran 3.1 miles in just over 20 minutes – that’s less than 6.5 minutes per mile!
PPS Celebrates Goals
Prattville Primary students had a wonderful day celebrating their PAW Goal. They had an extra recess with lots of bubbles and chalk everywhere!
Billingsley Beta Inducts New Members
The Billingsley School Chapter of the National Beta Club held a ceremony October 1 to induct new members. The National Beta Club is an academic honor society and community service organization that emphasizes academic excellence and moral character.
PCA Crowns 2021 Homecoming Queen
Prattville Christian Academy’s homecoming festivities concluded with an action-packed night. Ella Jane Connell ’22 was crowned the 2021 Homecoming Queen from among a beautiful court, fall student-athletes were recognized as a part of Senior Night activities, and the Panthers pulled out a win over Central Hayneville High School.
Prattville Intermediate Supports Breast Cancer Awareness
Prattville Intermediate School students took a seat to take a stand for Breast Cancer Awareness.
Prattville Firefighters Visit PPS Students
Prattville Primary School was excited to have Prattville firefighters come to teach our kids about fire safety.
Prattville Announces Nat’l Merit Semifinalist
Prattville High School senior Taylor Gloystein is a Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program and has an opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition. In February, some 15,000 Semifinalists are notified that they have advanced to Finalist standing. Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, NMSC notifies approximately 7,500 Finalists that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award.
PCA Band Students Participate at Troy
Prattville Christian Academy students Nikolas LaFrance ’22, Thomas Sessions ‘22, Evan Cockrell ‘26 and Julianna Sanders ’26 were selected to participate in Troy University’s Sound of the South Trojan Band Day. These band students marched in the Trojan Victory March Parade before kick-off and played as a part of the band performance led by the Sound of the South on the football field during half-time.
Pine Level Learns Water Safety
Pine Level Elementary second-graders enjoyed a field trip to the local YMCA where they learned water safety skills. The Prattville YMCA, the State of Alabama Marine Police and the Autauga County Board of Education have partnered together to provide a week-long water safety class to every second-grader in Autauga County. These children learn the basics of being safe in and around the water through classroom instruction and in water activities.Thank you to the Prattville YMCA and TEAM for helping our students know how to be safe.
Pine Level Partners With Local Church
Boone’s Chapel dropped off birthday treats at Pine Level Elementary for everyone who had a birthday in June, July, August and September. The church will be doing this every few months for everyone’s birthday. The faculty and staff at PLES is so thankful for our partnership with our community but also Boone’s Chapel Baptist Church.
PES ‘Flashback Friday’
Mrs. Grotlisch makes learning fun on Flashlight Flashback Friday. Prattville Elementary students use flashlights to “flash” back to the skills they learned to review addition, subtraction, multiplication and rounding.
Prattville Intermediate Holds First Spirit Day of the Season
Prattville Intermediate School held its first Spirit Day/Free Friday event of the 2021-2022 school year. It was amazingly fun and a huge success.