Teachers prepare for the first day of school.

Faculty and staff at Madison Academy finished its annual pre-session and are ready for school to start Tuesday, August 11.  The entire MA team met and reviewed responsibilities, policies, and the calendar.  Then later in the day team members moved to help with the Volleyball Play Day.  Coach Adams expressed appreciation for all the community members, alumni and MA staff for volunteering their time to help with concessions, score keepers, and gate personnel. It is a great way to get involved with the school.  The team got an overview of the technology  upgrades and products that will be available for teachers in their classrooms and new mini iPads students will use. In addition, a new program called Naviance was highlighted that helps students prepare for the ACT and college. Safety and first aid procedures were reviewed.  Again this year the faculty were divided into Professional Learning Communities (PLC): Humanities, Athletics, Math & Science and Fine Arts and reviewed academic goals and planned initiatives.

Pre-session is about meetings but there was fun time built into the schedule as well.  Miss Laren Brooks, Southern Adventist University representative, took time out of her schedule to meet with the MA team for lunch at Olive Garden.  We are grateful for time and energy Miss Brooks devotes to our students and exploring college options with them. The Madison Academy team along with the Madison Campus Elementary team ate brunch together in the chapel and then shared together thoughts about the upcoming school year.  The Fuentes family invited the MA team to their home to swim, eat and worship together to begin the Sabbath. On Sunday, an invitation was extended to the MA team including the Student Association officers to enjoy a Sounds baseball game.

The Madison Academy team is excited about the new school year and looks forward to interacting with all the students.