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!
PLES Enjoys Service Dog Partnership
The partnership with the Service Dogs of Alabama has helped Pine Level Elementary to have two service dogs, Maggie and Gunner. The dogs come to school each day and assist with meeting the social and emotional needs of PLES students. Recently, Service Dogs of Alabama has helped raise money to support the yearly training for our facility dogs.
Pine Level Faculty Enjoy New Synergy Room
Pine Level Elementary has created a Synergy Room for teachers to collaborate, plan and practice Leader In Me Habit 7 Sharpen the Saw when needed. As a Leader in Me school, PLES practices the seven habits with students, staff, parents and stakeholders. The room was donated a couch by Badcock Prattville. We are thankful for community partnerships and also a place for teachers.
PJHS Students Spruce Up School
Mrs. Handl and her enrichment students spruced up the campus at Prattville Junior High School.
PJHS Volleyball Girls Brush Up on Skills
The Prattville Junior High Lady Cats volleyball team took part in a skills camp this summer.
Pine Level Starts Off Year with STEAM
Third-grade students at Pine Level Elementary School get the year off to a strong start with STEAM (science/technology/ engineering/ arts/ mathematics).
Students were tasked with brainstorming a design and creating a tower to support a “mini Harry” that can assist our principal, Mrs. Harry, with supervision of students. Groups of two or three worked with minimal supplies to bring their design to life. After completing the assignments, students evaluated their ability to work as a team and the performance of their tower.
Prattville Primary Heads Back to Classrooms
The students at Prattville Primary School had an amazing first week of school. Everyone is excited to Learn, Love and Lead during the 2021-2022 school year.
Prattville Elementary Uses House System
Prattville Elementary School is using the Ron Clark Academy House System as part of our positive behavior support. On Monday, August 16, we had our House Reveal. New students were able to spin the wheel to see what House they would belong to, and oh, how exciting it was!
Pine Level Teachers Prepare STEAM Labs
Faculty at Pine Level Elementary participated in professional development with hands-on learning in the school’s STEAM lab. Teachers experimented with watercolor paint, participated in STEAM challenges, and learned how to use the OSMO program. We can’t wait for students to be able to participate and learn from these activities!
Prattville Christian Academy Earns Cognia Accreditation for 18th Consecutive Year
Prattville Christian Academy received a five-year accreditation approval from Cognia, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. The purpose of accreditation is to ensure that students are being served to the school’s maximum potential. During an accreditation visit, a team of individuals from within the association conduct a thorough onsite review that provides information to the school about recommended areas of growth and highlights areas of excellence.
Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes schools and districts that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited, and that Prattville Christian Academy is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
“School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides PCA with a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school,” said Kim Stephenson, academic director. “It demonstrates to our community PCA’s commitment to excellence, an openness to external review and feedback, and the desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.”
Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Prattville Christian Academy is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, and is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”
To read more about Prattville Christian Academy’s most recent accreditation review, visit 4pca.org/accreditation.