Prospective families participate in Academy Days

At 9 am on Thursday, twenty-nine students came to Madison Academy to participate in Academy Days.  This special day gives students an opportunity to experience for themselves the spiritual, academic, sports programs offered.  Students started with worship, a welcome and then mix and meet activities in the Chapel. Afterward, students were arranged into groups and visited classrooms to observe teacher-student interactions.  For a change of pace, Mr. McKenzie promoted some of the electives he teaches: Video production and drama.  Then it was time for lunch of pizza.

In the afternoon the students played a spirited game of kickball. After cooling down, the students toured the laundry and visited afternoon classes.  Students received gift bags and prizes and then enjoyed a short video of the events and people of the day. Before leaving campus, everyone toured the art department and watched an Acros performance.

At 6:30 that evening, families enjoyed at catered meal from Olive Garden.  After sharing a meal Mrs. Kris Fuentes, principal, and Mr. Dan Johnson, business manager, highlighted many of the programs at Madison Academy and ways to meet the expense of tuition.

Madison Academy Awards Banquet

Top Five Reasons why the Madison Academy Awards Banquet was Awesome.
5. Great food. Every event needs some delicious substance. This banquet did not disappoint. Parents came together and made “Potatotinis” (mashed potatoes with all the fixin’s all served in a glass cup), pasta salad, and choplets so flavorful you’d forget that they were made out of processed soy. Oh and the desserts, delightful! Cream puffs, strawberries, pound cake and a chocolate fountain, to dunk said delicacies.


4. Amazing volunteers. The parents at Madison Academy are involved. Sometimes so much that their children are embarrassed by them, but the administration at MA encourages that. Parents lead out in cooking the food, serving the food, decorating, taking pictures, cleaning-up, and organizing the event. Thank you, parents! We love and appreciate you.


3. Dressing up is fun. The students at Madison Academy have a strict uniform dress code. Not only do they have to wear special polos, pants, and skirts, but they are limited in the color of shoes that they are allowed to wear as well. Banquets give our students the opportunity to execute their power of choice and don fabulous outfits that express their individual tastes and style.


2. Great memories created. The event had great food, entertainment (shout out to our very talented students, Rosie, Aiden, and Ashlyn), and activities. Students were able to light paper lanterns in the sky just like on Tangled and enjoy a photo booth with hilarious props and instant print photo strips.


1. We got to celebrate some incredible students and staff. The “awards” part of the banquet was incredibly important. Our staff nominated students for awards such as Luminary, Up and Coming, School Spirit, Erudite and Energizer and the students were able to vote on the winners. The students themselves nominated and voted for the best teacher at Madison Academy. When the results came in Kevin Ramkissoon, our history teacher, won! We are so proud of our students celebrating one another’s strengths

 

Up & Coming: Andre Crayton
School Spirit: Madison Perkins
Energizer: Devon Bardo
Erudite: Nate Higgs
Luminary: Donald Edwards
Mr. Madison Academy: Andrew Ware
Ms. Madison Academy: Morgan Currie

Basketball season finishes with win at Franklin Road Christian

The girl’s varsity team defeated the Franklin Road Christian girls in an away game 35-30.  The Lady Knights finish the year with a 14-2 record and 9-3 tournament record.  In the Andrews University Tournament, the girls played into the championship game but lost to the defending Michiana team from last year.

The boy’s varsity team finished strong by playing well in the Andrews Tournament and finishing in 4th place in the Division II bracket.  The team played its last game at FRC and won.  They finished the year with a 5-11 overall record and 5-8 in tournament play.