Students Celebrate Planksgiving

One would have thought that Madison Academy had just been visited by a slew of lumber jacks with the amount of planks that were lying around campus today. The students at Madison Academy competed in the #MAPlanksgivingChallenge to raise money to fix the Madison Academy’s gym air-circulation system. They were challenged to hold a plank, a position that resembles a high push up position or a push up if you were on your forearms, for three minutes. Nearly half of the Madison Academy students made that goal! Together, along with a number of teachers who completed the challenge too, they raised $953!

Once the three-minute mark passed there was still a large group of students and Coach Ley still holding their plank. Finally, after going over five-times the original challenge and Coach Ley dropping out at the 14-minute mark, Connor Collins, junior, won with holding a plank for 15 minutes.

You can watch the competition via Madison Academy’s Facebook page and if you want to join the fun you can give towards the Madison Academy gym air-circulation project tomorrow, November 27, at 7:01 a.m.

UPDATE:

Yesterday, Madison Academy participated in giving Tuesday for the third time. And it was our best giving Tuesday yet! We had over 160 people participate and they raised over $24,000 for our gym air circulation system project.

It was so cool to see parents, teachers, and alumni make Facebook fundraising pages to promote this cause.

Facebook and PayPal matched gifts to nonprofits up to seven million dollars on Tuesday. Matching started at 7 a.m. Central Time and was done by 8 a.m. Central Time. We hope that a significant portion of gifts made to Madison were matched, but even if they weren’t, it was a great opportunity to see how much our community loves our kids.

The Wheels on the bus go round and round

Thanks to a gift from donors last year we were able to purchase and wrap two 12-passenger vans. These vans have taken our students all over… from drama outings to sports tournaments, from volunteering at the 403 Center to field trips to the Chamber of Commerce. These vans have been well used and truly loved. Private support is what makes it possible for us to not only transport our students around Middle TN, but also promote our school at the same time. If you want to help support any projects, contact our Director of Development, Taleah Valles-Peters.

Madison Academy: Spring 2018 Semester Recap

Teaching a little guy in Houston how to do a two-high

Showers of Blessings 

After Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Houston in August 2017, Chaplain Andrew Jamieson decided to switch the spring international mission trip and serve domestically. Our team of 22 students volunteered at shelters, food banks, dementia treatment centers, meal delivery services, soup kitchens, and many other places. Whether it was doing laundry for a homeless lady, delivering lunch to an at-risk preschooler, or teaching a teenager to do a two-high at the government-funded housing project, comfort zones were busted!

What Dr. Suess book is a favorite among young, old, and graduates?

Oh the Places You Will Go! Figuring out what you will do after graduation is one of the most intimidating aspects of college planning, especially nowadays when studies show that robots will take over 38% of US jobs in about 15 years. MA contracted with high school career counselor David Beamish to give juniors two career inventories and guide them through the process of planning for their future. “It’s crazy how accurate these inventories are,” Julianne, a junior, shared. “I’m so glad that Madison Academy invested in this service for me and the junior class.”

What candy personifies for the Madison Academy 2018 senior class?

Seniors were also the winners of the spirit trophy this year.

 

Smarties! This year’s senior class was awarded $895,000 in scholarships. Amongst 14 students that is a pretty good chunk of change.  Not only are they going to have an easier time paying for college than the average student, but with the dual enrollment classes offered at Madison, many will become a sophomore during the second semester of their first year of college.

 

“We are the champions, my friends!”

Parker and Marlana posing after their tennis doubles championship win!

More than just a hit song, it is our athletic program’s anthem.  This year, Madison Academy was able to secure not just one championship title in the Tennessee Christian Athletic Association (TNCAA), but three: girls’ volleyball, co-ed soccer, and the women’s tennis doubles. The best part of it all: our students made some great memories while learning the value of discipline, integrity, teamwork, and Christian sportsmanship

Who’s excited about a later curfew?

Fifteen students are! At Madison Academy these 15 completed 55 dual enrollment credits this school year collectively by taking Composition 101, Personal Finance and Pre-Calculus. By taking these classes, the average college-prep student is able to reach sophomore status by second semester of their freshman year. Not only does this save them thousands of dollars in college tuition (you’re welcome parents), but also grants them a later curfew if they are residing in one of our Adventist Universities.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring the…

Running through the giant puddles at Peeler Park

Public Relations 101 Class thinks that it’s a great day to hold a 5K. During second semester a new class was offered, Public Relations 101. Six brave students joined up with Taleah Valles-Peters, the director of development, to learn different public relation principals and event planning skills. On race day, April 22, it poured the entire time making it the most memorable Neely’s Bend 5K yet. Not only did the students raise over $12K for the work-study program, but they also raised $1,500 for the 100 Club of Nashville which supports emergency personnel who lose their life or are traumatically injured in the line of duty.

 

What was Hank Snow singing about?

The drama team after one of their performances

“I’ve been everywhere man”…Big Fish, Madison’s drama team can almost compete with the places listed in that song. They traveled from Michigan to Virginia, from North Carolina to Alabama, with a few stops in Tennessee. “Being able to share the love of Jesus through drama is the best part of being on Big Fish,” stated Kris, a sophomore on the team. “When people come up to me after the performances and say ‘thank you, that touched my heart,’ I feel good that God could use me and my friends to share his love.”

 

 

 

Why do you rush to get tickets when the Heritage Singers come to town?

There are limited seats available! Currently, 89% of our current student body are re-enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year and already 28 in our freshmen class. There are a few seats still available in each class. Interested in giving your student a quality Adventist education? Call 615.865.4055.

New school vans arrived today

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.

Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary recognize their athletes

Last night in the Madison Academy gymnasium the Booster Club provided a light dinner and the coaches gave out awards to their players.  At the conclusion of the event, Sarah Adalla and Ian Petersen were announced as the Madison Academy Athletes of the year.  This event was live streamed for those who could not attend in person.  To see the archived program go to our Madison Academy Online channel on youtube channel.

Soccer team finishes runner-up in TNCAA tournament

West Academy competed with Madison Academy for the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association [TNCAA] championship on the campus of Madison Academy, the host for this year’s soccer tournament Monday night at 6:00 pm after the original game and time got rescheduled because of weather concerns.  Madison scored first in the opening minutes of the match however West scored the equalizer shortly thereafter.  Madison went ahead later in the game scoring another two goals.  West continued to attack and was awarded a penalty kick and another kick just in front of the goal to tie the game.  The teams ended regulation play tied at 3-3.  The game was extended with two ten minute periods and a five-minute intermission. The first overtime period was scoreless but West Academy scored 3 goals in the second overtime period and won the championship 6-3.  The Madison Academy team played with heart and played well through adversity.

Madison soccer advances in TNCAA tournament

In a windy, overcast day, the first round of the Tennessee Christian Athletics Association was played at Madison Academy.  The first match was between Madison and Lancaster Academy.  Ian Petersen scored the first goal of the match shortly after the game began.  The teams battled for the rest of the first period before Lancaster scored the equalizer towards the end of the 1st period.  In the final period, the Knights scored three unanswered goals and won 4-1.

Last week the Knights competed with Dayspring Academy and won that match 8-2.

Soccer and Tennis teams win

In a rare pleasant evening game, the Madison soccer team traveled to Dayspring Academy and won the match 5-2.  The tennis team had a double header playing West Academy and later Dayspring Academy winning 8 out of the 14 matches.  For full details go to the MA-MCE Athletics web page.

Soccer and Tennis have Senior night