Mrs. Teleah Valles-Peters, Director of Development, kicked off a day long fundraising effort at chapel on Monday in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Foundation and Facebook Foundation to raise 25,000 for a remodeling/update of the lunch room. On Tuesday morning students and staff were encouraged to make a Facebook fundraising page and to contact friends to support this drive. Many students excited about the possibilities created their pages and waited. The staff got involved as well. Today Mrs. Valles-Peters announced on a live Facebook event that friends had raised $24,270.00. She is hopeful that in the next few days that the remaining $730.00 will be given. To watch the announcement go to our Facebook page.
The next day in chapel Mrs. Valles-Peters announced that the final $730.00 was donated. To see this announcement go to our Facebook page.
Starting at Indian Creek Camp and continuing each day at school Pastor Kevin Bowen is sharing the story of Peter and asking the question “Why do we doubt?” Each meeting is started with our Praise Team leading students and staff in worship. Then Pastor Bowen shares stories about his family and long time friend from college Chaplain Jamieson to illustrate the truths found in the bible. At the end of the week there is a vespers service that includes some light food and a time to commit to Jesus at the beginning of the year.
School personnel picked up two new Ford van that were painted with the school name and mission. We are grateful to God and those that contributed to the School Enhancement Plan. The inaugural trip will take students to Indian Creek Camp for the annual Student/Staff Retreat. Other trips will be for Appalachia and to transport our sports teams. If you would like to support the students and the school’s mission you can still contribute the this year’s SEP or talk with Mrs. Teleah Valles-Peters, development office or Mrs. Fuentes, principal. To make a contribution today click here.
In the Spring 2017 issue, the Madison Academy students, staff, and parents on the mission trip to the Dominican Republic (March 2-13) are highlighted in a picture layout.
To see the entire issue go to the Maranatha website.
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.
Please mark Friday, December 9th at 5:00 pm and Sunday, November 11th at 2:00 pm on your calendars. This is the weekend that we have the ladies and children from Nashville Rescue Mission here for our annual Acros Christmas party for them. If this is your first year here or you are not familiar with this event, we collect new toys for the kids and gifts for women (lotions, scarves, purses, coats, hats, gloves, shower gels, gift cards, etc.) wrap them on Friday evening and have dinner for them/Acros show/hand out gifts on Sunday afternoon. As you are doing your Black Friday shopping please keep this ministry in mind. We will have more details next week on some more gift ideas and creative ways you may be able to contribute to this awesome event! Stay tuned!