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.

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.

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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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Night for Knights Athletic Awards Banquet

Madison Academy invites you to the annual Night of Knights Athletic Awards Banquet on Sunday, May 3 at 5 PM in the Madison Campus Church Fellowship Hall (607 Larkin Springs in Madison).  Rod Reed, TSU’s Head Football Coach will be our guest speaker, followed by an award ceremony for our athletes.  Tickets for the dinner and program are $25/person.  Proceeds support the Athletic Department.  Purchase your tickets online at MadisonAcademy.com or call 615.865.4055 to reserve them.

Night for the Knights

March Madness All Night Basketball Tournament

Madison Academy’s Athletic Department is hosting March Madness All Night Basketball Tournament on March 28 beginning at 7:30 PM (Captains meeting at 7:15 PM).  Teams must have 2 ladies on the court at all time.  Cost: $10/player.  Sign up by emailing aadams@MadisonAcademy.com or call 615.878.9769

March Madness All Night Basketball Tournament flyer

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.

Sacred Revolution

Pastor Bernie Anderson and his wife Christina shared with the Madison Academy family thoughts on sexual purity during a weekend seminar, February 27 and 28.  The series began at Madison Academy for chapel as Pastor Anderson spoke to the students and staff and shared some of his story and how pornography impacted his life and those he loved.  The next meeting was at Riverside Chapel were he continued his dialog especially for teens and shared more of his story.  He spoke at Madison Campus Church for both 1st and 2nd services.  In the afternoon there were concluding meetings with adults and then meetings with teens.  Mrs. Anderson spoke with the ladies and Pastor Anderson spoke with the young men.  The response has been positive.  We appreciated hearing Pastor Anderson’s journey, and seeing God’s grace at work.

Link to the archived service at Madison Campus Church

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Seminar for parents