TNCAA holds Finals Basketball Tournament and later an All-Star game

The Tennessee Christian Athletic Association (TNCAA) is planning a final basketball season tournament. The high school girls varsity teams will play their tournament games at Dayspring Academy (2838 Height Cir Dr, Greenbrier, TN 37073). Four teams square off on Monday, February 22.  The Lady Knight start at 6:30pm and play Lancaster.  The winner will advance to the championship game played the next day at 6:30pm.

The high school boys varsity teams will play their tournament games at Lancaster Christian Academy (150 Soccer Way, Smyrna, TN 37167).  The Knights will face Dayspring at 6:30pm. The winner will advance to the championship game played the next day. Game time is 6:30pm.

Girls Bracket

Boys Bracket

Also the TNCAA, is hosting its first ever basketball All-Star game at Sumner Academy on February 29. The Middle School game is at 4pm.  There is a 3pt contest and skills competition at 5pm with the high school All-Star game beginning at 6:30pm.  All these events are at Sumner Academy.  The participants will be selected this Friday by the league. Two or three players will be selected from each team.

SA Valentines banquet held at Camp Widjiwagan

The annual Student Association Valentines banquet was held at Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch on Thursday, February 11th.  The school closed for the day because there was still ice or snow on the roads in the morning making travel difficult, however, the sun and temperatures combined to dry the roads and allowed the SA event to take place later that evening.

The meal was held in the Lodge that had a fireplace that added to the ambiance.  To drink there were bottles of Welch’s red and white grape juice as well as apple cider.  Salad and a roll, pasta with marinara or alfredo sauce, and vegetables delighted the guests.  For desert, there were lots of chocolate options: candy, bite-sized cakes, and strawberries covered milk chocolate.  There were also items to make smores out on the patio by the fire.

Six faculty members participated in a mystery production of a stolen cat statue that students and staff tried to solve.  Each member of the cast had a role to play and did so with enthusiasm.  Students asked each cast member questions as they sought to unravel the mystery.  In the end, Chaplain Jamieson, as the manager of the singer was found to have the missing item.  A $25 gift card was given to the student who correctly solved the mystery and had their name randomly chosen.  The winner was Nathan Johnson.  After the mystery was solved there was time to relax and take pictures or eat smores.

Parents enjoy Let’s Get Acquainted dinner

Snow and road conditions necessitated closing school for classes, however, the administrative team communicated with parents again yesterday to see if it was still an option to hold the Let’s Get Acquainted Dinner.  The response was positive so at 6:30 pm parents and prospective students joined the Madison Academy staff in a meal catered by Olive Garden.  Kris Fuentes, the principal, shared with everyone the core values at Madison, its curriculum and activities that make Madison Academy a safe place for teens to learn and grow.  Dan Johnson, Business Manager/VP shared the cost of education. There are work opportunities for students at the Linen Service in addition to campus jobs such as janitorial, maintenance and working with a teacher as a reader.  At the end of the evening staff members were available to answer any questions of parents or prospective students.

Students participate in National Mathematics Competition

Twenty students at Madison Academy participated in the 67th annual American Mathematics Contest 12 and the 16th annual American Mathematics Contest 10.  The contests were held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. The students competed for local, regional and national student and school awards.  The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format.  In 2014, over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 & AMC 12 contests. This year the winners are based on unofficial results as announced by Mr. Wayne Mosher for the 9th-10th grade test: 1st-Donovan Allen, 2nd-Abigail Anderson, 3rd-Cody Tishaw.  For the 11th-12th grade test: 1st-Mike Downs and Antonio Ramon, 2nd-Christina Mercado and 3rd-Avery Kroll and Tyler Bell.

Madison travels to Andrews University for Newmyer Classic

The members of the basketball girls and boys varsity as well as the boys junior varsity team traveled to Berrien Springs, Michigan to participate in the Newmyer Classic basketball tournament held at Andrews University. Here is the schedule to determine seeding:

Here is the online schedule. Go to the AU Athletics page and click the watch live to view the games online.

Thursday [2-4-16]
Girls Varsity Boys Varsity Boys jv
Hinsdale Adventist Academy

vs MA 28-42, W

Kingsway College vs MA

37-34, L

Union Springs Academy vs MAjv, W
Shenandoah Valley Academy

vs MA, W

Collegedale Academy vs MA, L Andrews Academy jv vs MAjv, L
Friday [2-5-16]
Georgia-Cumberland Academy

vs MA, W

Shenandoah Valley Academy

vs MA, L

Indy Eagles vs MAjv, L
Seeded play, Friday [2-5-16]
Andrews Academy #3 vs

MA #2, 53-50, L

Ozark Academy vs MA,

69-59, L

 Louisville Adventist Academy vs MAjv

46-34, W

 Saturday evening [2-6-16]
 Collegedale Academy vs MA

MA-Won

 Crawford Academy vs MA

MA-Lost

 Ozark jv vs MAjv

MA-Lost

Juniors compare transcendentalism and Christianity

The web pages listed below were created by the junior class for their American literature unit on the American Transcendental movement. They were asked to create pages explaining the main concepts of transcendentalism, as well as showcasing the major transcendentalist authors and their works. Though transcendentalism is a philosophy, not a religion, the class discussed the similarities and differences in the ideals of transcendentalism and the ideals of Christianity.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Madison Academy win two competing with Dayspring Academy

The Lady Knights won their game 54-23 and improved their team overall record to 15-5.  The Knights in the late game also won 57-54 playing against Dayspring Academy.  Both the varsity girls and guys teams as well as the boys jv team will participate in the Andrews University Newmyer Classic February 4-6.

View or download the Madison Academy Sports Calendar.  Visit the Madison Academy Girls Basketball Varsity and Boys Basketball Varsity and Boys Basketball JV schedule and statistics on Maxpreps or visit the combined Madison Academy Knights sports pages as well as the Madison Campus Elementary BlueHawks website.

Senior basketball team night

Last home game for basketball team — Senior Knight

Come and see the last home game of the season for the boys varsity basketball team and the girls varsity team as they compete against Dayspring Academy.  The girls game starts at 6pm and the guys at 7:30.  The next day both teams leave campus and travel to Andrews University in Berrien Spring, Michigan to play in the Tournament.  Last year both teams won their divisions.

Madison Academy competed with Aaron Academy in basketball

The Lady Knights beat the Aaron Academy Royals 50-30.  The girls varsity team improves their overall team record to 14-5.  In the nightcap the boys varsity team lost by a score of 67-50.  The Knights overall team record is now 6-10.

Tonight is Senior night and the last home for the guys before traveling to Andrews University to participate in a basketball tournament.  The Lady Knights will also participate in the AU Tournament.

View or download the Madison Academy Sports Calendar.  Visit the Madison Academy Girls Basketball Varsity and Boys Basketball Varsity and Boys Basketball JV schedule and statistics on Maxpreps or visit the combined Madison Academy Knights sports pages as well as the Madison Campus Elementary BlueHawks website.