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.

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!