Madison Academy is offering three classes this summer. Algebra II, taught by Mr. Mosher, has been a regular part of the summer curriculum. Another math seminar will be offered this summer and is labeled Mathematics Transitions. The seminar will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through July 9 (except June 18), from 8am till noon. The instructor is Mr. Johnson and the seminar is for students entering grades 8 or 9 and is a review of key topics of basic math and pre-algebra skills to help secure a foundations for Algebra 1. No high school credit is issued for this review course. Finally, there will be a Study Skills Boot Camp taught by Mrs. Fuentes. It will meet Monday thru Thursday, July 27-30 8am to noon. A $50 credit will be applied to the 1st month of tuition at Madison Academy after successfully completing this course. This is for students entering 9-12th grade. No high school credit is issued for this course. For more information or to download a brochure click here.
The Learning Complex which houses six classrooms, fine arts, fitness room, gymnasium, and lunch room will get a much needed facelift in the next two months. Funds raised and matched in December will be used to re-sheet the metal siding, replace the awnings, paint the trim, and add some exterior lighting.
In addition, a generous donor is providing for the installation of new energy efficient lighting inside the gymnasium. Volleyball players in the community will be glad to know we will eliminate the bright spots and dark corners. The savings on our NES bill will help the operating budget, too.
In coming months, the Academy will be working with an agency to develop a Master Plan for campus facilities and property. Your prayers in this process are truly appreciated. In the meantime, we must maintain and protect the physical assets we have. Thank you to the many donors who are helping ensure we can!
Madison Academy’s missionaries are preparing for a great adventure to Panama. For ten days, twenty-five students and adults will be working on a church and leading out in a daily VBS program. What a priceless experience for our young people!! We would love for the school family, church, and community to support with this outreach by helping with supplies for the VBS program. We could use any paper supplies, scissors, crayons, crafts, clay, and coloring books. Please feel free to drop off these supplies to Madison Academy before March 3. In addition, we would be grateful for your prayers during our trip.
Brad Schultz, CFO of Skyline Medical Center, welcomed sophomore students in the Career Education course to their board room for a look at the many careers available in the medical field. Students heard from Andy Hooper, Director of Human Resources, who discussed job opportunities in a wide range of fields that serve in a hospital setting. Dr. Steven Press, maxillofacial surgeon, shared his education track and career experience complete with fantastic (and graphic) before and after pictures of surgeries.
Along with the many informative and inspiring presentations from professionals in the community, students got a closer look at business operations at Clark Distributing Company. Later this semester the students will tour the Federal Reserve Bank in Nashville.
Seventeen students at Madison Academy participated in the 66th annual American Mathematics Contest 12 and the 16th annual American Mathematics Contest 10. The contests were held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. 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-Mike Downs, 2nd-Rachel Hudgens, 3rd-Cody Tishaw. For the 11th-12th grade test: 1st-James Park, 2nd-Ashley Gonzalez and 3rd-Nathan Johnson.
Madison Academy Acros participated in the annual Acrofest that featured the Southern Adventist University Gym-Masters as clinicians on January 29-31 at Highland Academy. Those in grades 5-12 were eligible to participate and learned or enhanced their skills in tossing, pyramids, tumbling, three highs and other gymnastic activities. On Saturday night teams performed their routines with the Gym-Masters giving the final performance of the evening.
Parents had the opportunity to speak with the teachers and administrators during the Parent-Teacher Conferences after school on Monday, January 26th. Parents were encouraged to make appointments that best fit into their schedule. Many appreciated that face to face time while interacting about their children.
During the first week of the semester the Juniors, Sophomores and others met with Mrs. Fuentes, Mrs. Hamberger, Mr. Ramkissoon and Mr. Hamberger to discuss the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test given in mid-October. This is a scholarship qualifying test given annually to be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Those students that score in the 99th percentile earn a finalist status and many universities and colleges significantly reduce the cost of tuition to attend their school. Each student was given results and an access code by College Board to further understand the test, the next steps and future options.
Wednesday morning students walked into the chapel that was transformed into a Christmas dining experience. The student association officers and sponsors along with Mrs. Anita Watkins from Highland Academy, spent the previous day arranging the chairs around tables and decorating the tables with Christmas plates. Mrs. Anita Watkins and her son, Mr. Chadd Watkins, principal at Highland Academy, served waffles, strawberries, veggie breakfast sausage patties, hash-browns, nuts, fruit salad and whipped cream. At the table orange juice and milk were offered in small individual serving sizes. After the breakfast our guests, Madison Campus Elementary 8th graders and Highland Academy 9th and 10th graders enjoyed a performance of “The Christmas Carol.” This presentation was done by a talented actor, Mark Cabus, who played all the parts himself. Donnie Underwood commented it was an engaging performance.