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.

Registration is online

We hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer and have taken time to relax a bit during the break from school. The 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner, and we are ready!!

Registration was completed almost entirely online and thus there is no official “day” to register. Anyone who has not yet completed online enrollment, scheduled classes, or finalized a financial plan, is encouraged to make an appointment with the Registrar and/or Business Manager, respectively. Please take steps to do this the weeks of July 20-31! August gets extremely busy and we would like to be able to give you our full attention.

 

On our website is copy of this year’s Student Supply List. If you have questions about your classes, please call the Registrar’s office and we will help clarify. Educational Outfitters, our school uniform company, is open Monday – Friday from 10AM to 6 PM. They will also be open on Sunday, August 9 from 1-6 PM for tax-free weekend. Here is copy of the MA Dress Code which includes the address, phone number, and clothing website. The consignment sale was a success, and only a few items remain. If you are still interested in looking, drop by the school office.

 

Tuesday, August 11 is the first day of school!!! We have a special schedule for the first two days which includes lots of fun. Returning students are done at 11:40 AM on Tuesday. All new students will join the SA officers, faculty, and staff for lunch and an afternoon of bowling.  Our new students can bring a change of clothes (but remember: no skinny jeans and girl’s shorts need a 5″ inseam). The following day, Wednesday, is a full day of school, but the afternoon includes a wet-n-wild SA Icebreaker. Remember to bring clothes to change into so you can get wet! Refer to the attached schedule and call, email, or drop-by if you have any questions.

 

 

Results of the final day of the Volleyball Play Days

The Lady Knights combined to play ten matches on the final Volleyball play day.  Here are the varsity results.

Christian Community
19
25
5
Madison Academy
25
23
9

 

Hendersonville Christian Academy
26
25
4
Madison Academy
28
22
2

 

Collegedale Academy
25
25
9
Madison Academy
17
19
8

 

In a rematch with Christian Community the results are:

Christian Community
25
23
Madison Academy
17
25

 

Pleasant View JV
25
8
13
Madison Academy
14
25
16

 

The JV also played and here are the results:

Christian Community JV v Madison Academy JV:  MAJV lost both games of the match.

Franklin Christian Academy JV
20
20
Madison Academy JV
25
25

Franklin Christian Academy v Madison Academy JV.  MAJV lost both games of the match.

 

 

Lead Academy JV
23
20
Madison Academy JV
25
25

 

Pleasant View Christian JV
25
20
Madison Academy JV
20
25

 

Results of first Volleyball Play Day

The Madison Academy Volleyball Play Day concludes today.  The schedule was modified and teams will start competing at 12 noon today.  The format is for teams to play 50 minutes without stop time.  Teams were able to play two matches to 25 points and start a third before the time expires.  The lady Knights performed well.  Here are the box scores.

Lead Academy JV
23
20
Madison Academy
25
25

 

Pleasant View JV
25
8
13
Madison Academy
14
25
16

These games are like football scrimmages where players can work on their skills in a game situation.

Games today start at 12 noon at Madison Academy and 2pm at Madison Campus Elementary.  The Varsity team plays at noon, 2pm, 3pm and 8pm(MCE).  The JV team plays at 1pm, 2pm(MCE), 5pm and 7pm.  Here is a revised schedule for today’s matches. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 and older.  Concessions are available at both gymnasiums.

Faculty return from summer vacation

All the teachers and support staff report back to school on Monday, August 3rd and will participate in professional learning communities, and are preparing their classrooms for students and the beginning of school on Tuesday, August 11th.  Mrs. Diana Hardin is our new English teacher this year.  Mrs. Hardin has taught at the middle school, high school and college levels.  She is married to Tom and they have two children that both will be attending Madison. The Hardin family moved from Texas, however they lived in the Madison area and so are familiar with the school and Middle Tennessee.

For a change of pace this summer Mr. Harvey again worked as the scientist at Indian Creek Camp engaging campers with fun science experiences.  Mr. Ramkissoon moved his classroom to where Mrs. Gatling taught last year but was able to relax and a baseball game at Turner Field between the Braves and the Cubs.  The Cubs won.  Mr. McKenzie worked all summer and also moved his classroom to where Mr. Ramkissoon was last year.  He is excited about the 3-D printer his has installed in the computer lab.  Mr. Hamberger went to a conference in Arizona to learn about a new product named Naviance that students will be using this year to help transition from elementary to college and career choices.  The program help students identify students strengths and passions.  Next those passions are linked to a career using Road Nation, video segements of people in careers telling their stories on how they arrived at that job.  After viewing the Roadtrip Nation students will be asked to choose a college major and plan a roadtrip of there own.  Students will be able to access a wealth of information including admissions policies and costs on all United States community colleges as well as universities.  Parents will also have access to this information.

Everyone is excited to start another school year and are looking forward to the start of school and seeing the students.

Madison Academy Play Day starts today

Today starts the 3rd Annual Volleyball Play Day.  Volleyball teams use this experience as a preseason warmup.  There are 12 teams competing.  Come and enjoy the fun.  Games will be played both in the Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary gyms.  Our varsity team starts in a match with Pleasant View junior varsity in the MA gym at 3pm and then moves to MCE at 6pm for a match with Lead Academy junior varsity.  The Knights junior varsity team plays at 8pm at MCE against  the Lead Academy junior varsity team. Admission for each day is $5 a person, $2 for children 6 or older. Concessions will be offered throughout this event. Here is a link to the entire schedule of games.