Administration prepares for new school year

The 2015-16 school year is just around the corner and the campus is being readied for staff and students.  The gymnasium was the focal point of the campus enhancement plan this past year as new siding replaced worn and rusting sheet metal.  Also there is new and improved lighting so that there are no dark spots when playing volleyball.  The Class of 2015 with their monies purchased a sign that is placed on the side of the gym identifying it as the home of the Knights at Madison Academy.  These projects were completed by monies donated by our alumni and friends to the Academy School Enhancement Plan (SEP).
In the administration building, new desks have been purchased for use in classrooms.  There is a shift of classrooms this year.  Mr. McKenzie’s room is now the Spanish room and he has moved to where Mr. Ramkissoon taught History classes last year.  So the computer lab/classroom across from the library will be used by Mr. McKenzie.  Mr. Ramkissoon moved to the former English room.  He is enjoying the space and plans to hang many flags around the room.  English classes will be held in the old Life Skills classroom.  The furniture was removed and desks brought in.  Our new English teacher, Mrs. Hardin has already organized the space and is looking forward to meeting all the students.
Pre-session for the staff begins August 3rd with meetings, classroom time, and some fun activities planned.  Classes start August 11th.

Madison Academy hosts Volleyball Play Day

Madison Academy hosts its 3rd Annual Volleyball Play Day August 3rd, 3-8pm and 4th, 2-8pm.  This year this event will be played in the Madison Academy gym and the Madison Campus Elementary Gym.  Twelve teams are participating this year and include Madison Academy varsity and jv, Pleasant View varsity and jv, LEAD Academy varsity and jv, Middle TN Heat, Hendersonville Christian, Franklin Classical, Collegedale Academy, and Franklin Christian Academy varsity and jv.  The cost of admission each day is $5 a person, $2 for children 6 or older.  Concessions will be offered throughout this event.  Here is link to the schedule of games.

Spring Week of Prayer

This week is Student Week of Prayer and we are tremendously blessed by the students who are sharing their journey with us! Thank you for praying for our students – the courage of those who are speaking and the hearts of those who are listening.

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Snow days pile up

Madison Academy had been effected by all the ice, sleet and snow that has hit the southern states.  Because of the terrible road conditions and unusually low temperatures combined with the desire to keep our families and young drivers safe, school was again closed March 5 and 6.  During the week of February 16 the same wintery conditions of ice on the roads with snow as a top layer made travel hazardous.  The Metro government declared an emergency and asked people not to be out on the roads and asked business in the area to use a skeleton staff.  This latest storm comes one day before our students and staff leave on the Madison Global Missions project in Panama.  We are praying for safe travels, no injuries on the work-site and God’s blessing for those being served and our team.

Facelift coming soon

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!

Late night Volleyball hosted by Student Association

Twenty three teams from across the mid-state participated in the annual late night volleyball tournament.  With so many teams this year the squads were randomly placed in the double elimination brackets.  The games started around 6:30pm and ended the next morning around 5am. Volleyball teams of all ages — elementary age to those eligible for AARP cards — were submitted to the Student Association sponsors.  Each played with a minimum of six players: four guys and two girls. When teams were not playing players took the responsibilities of referee and line judge.  For community members that came to watch the teams compete there were concessions available most of the night.  Here is a picture of the winning team.

Champs Late Night Volleyball 2015

Madison Academy student’s place in Neely’s Bend Fun Run

“Pace” Fordham finished 1st in the 5K Neely’s Bend Fun Run in the men’s division while Ashley Peterson and Abigail Anderson finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the women’s division. In the 10K our own Mr. Garen Carter finished 2nd for the second year in a row. There were over 350 participants that ran or walked in this event. Mrs. Vicki and Will Anderson, Kristin Fulton organized this event and a host of volunteers helped participants park, register, carb up and hydrate in order to achieve their goals. Many Madison Academy students and staff either volunteered or ran in the race. Both Madison Campus Elementary and Madison Academy Athletics received monies in support of their programs.

Here are the results of this year’s race

Here is a video link about this year’s race

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