Student Association organizes class basketball tournament

Mrs. Fuentes, SA sponsor, announced in chapel the creation of a class basketball tournament to be played during assembly time the next two weeks.  The rules for participation are different from the class volleyball games where everyone was required to play.  For the basketball games it was decided that at least one girl would need to be on the court at all times. Here is the schedule of the games:

Class Competition Basketball Tournament


Date   Court 1 (lobby) Court 2 (stage)
Wednesday, Jan. 11 Game 1 Freshmen v. Seniors Sophomores v. Juniors
Score  20-14  17-8
Game 2 Freshmen v. Juniors Sophomores v. Seniors
Score  13-15  18-28
Wednesday, Jan. 18 Game 1 Freshmen v. Sophomores Juniors v. Seniors
Score  20-14  20-29
Game 2 Sophomores v. Juniors Freshmen v. Seniors
Score  30-16  18-27


  • 2  8-minute halves = 16 minute games
  • Unlimited players from the class
  • Must have 1 girl on court at all times

Christmas Brunch

On December 7 was the funtastic Christmas Brunch held at Madison Academy. All around the school was students wearing ugly sweaters, hilarious hats, funky toppers, and casual Christmas wear. We all met in the Chapel and sat down at a lovely prepared Christmas breakfast. We prayed together as a school family and began to feast!

While eating everyone enjoyed the company of good friends and delicious food. When we were done eating we had a best hat/topper, best ugly sweater and move festive outfit contest. The student association president, Symone Stewart, led out the contests.

The first contest, best hat/topper, was won by Hadassah Pegues with her jingling reindeer antler and Jackson Wood with his Yoda Santa hat (instead of saying Merry Christmas, it said “may the force be with you.”).

Next up was the best ugly Christmas sweater. The winners for this group were Parker Luellen with her Yoda sweater and Joshua Blair who was “wrapped up” in his Christmas present sweater.

The very last contest held that morning was most festive. The winners were Sam Cañas dressed as a little Santa and James Jackson who dressed as Santa’s favorite reindeer, Rudolph.

After we were all done with eating and the contests we sat down and watched almost everyone favorite Christmas movie, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” We forgot how short the movie was and was disappointed when it finished and we had to end the party and go back to class. We prayed one last time as a school family, thanking God for the blessing that Christmas represents, and went festively to our separate classes.

-Leah Holloway (student writer)

SA announces Fall Spirit Week


SA announces Fall Ball Theme


Tight race for Student Association spirit points

Chaplin Jamieson, SA sponsor, announced today at chapel the current class standings for spirit points championship is very close–just a spread of 15 points separates the classes.

Seniors 216
Juniors 214
Freshmen 210
Sophomores 201

There are three events to date that figure into these totals.  They are Icebreaker won by the Juniors, Scavenger Hunt won by the Freshmen, and the Retreat won by the Seniors.  The class that wins the spirit points championship receives a prize of $350 for their class.

The next event where spirit points can be earned is at Assembly tomorrow during the Fitness Gram.  Spirit points will be awarded to those those that show up on time and are ready to go.  Participation points will be awarded to the class for their effort.

Freshmen win Scavenger Hunt

The Class of 2020 won the first class competition in the annual Scavenger Hunt. Parents and students brought items from home and spread them out in the corners of the gym before the event.  Mrs. Fuentes, principal, called off items to be placed on a table in the middle of the gym.  A runner would then get the item from their stuff and try to be the first to place it on the table.  Classes could earn three points for the exact item and being the first team to place it on the table.  Two points for having the exact item and one point for having the part of the item called.  Before the final round of the evening three classes were tied for first place.  After the celebrating each classes scores everyone picked up their items and cleaned up their corners.

Icebreaker breaks new ground

Students from each class after lunch on Friday went to the gym to start the annual Icebreaker where everyone get an opportunity to have some fun playing games. The Student council officers broke with tradition starting everyone in the gym for a little class on class competition.  Their were many plastic cups on the floor and each class was assigned a specific color.  The goal of the game was to collect all your cups and keep them right side up.  At the end of three minutes a tally was taken to identify a winner.

The next game student were divided into the same small groups that were used during orientation.  They lined up next to each other.  Each team had a bucket of water and had to transfer as much water as possible to the empty bucket at the end of the line.  Team members transferred the water in cups that were placed on their heads.

The final game was a class slip n slide kickball game.  When a student was up they would kick a beach ball and then run and slide to a base.  The Freshmen played the Seniors on one field and the Juniors played the Sophomores.  After a bit the teams swapped with the Seniors playing the Juniors and the Sophomores playing the Freshmen.  After the slip n slide kickball game frozen treats were given out.

Student government election results announced

Elections were held for student government positions today.  Each class was asked to come to the library and go to one of four ballot boxes to vote. The results were announced over the intercom just before the end of the school day.  The 2016-2017 Student Council officers are: Servant Leader/President – Symone Steward, Campus Ministries Coordinator – Christina Mercado, Service Coordinator – Jake Johnson, Communications Coordinator – Holly Hardin, Finance Officer – Donovan Allen, Activities Coordinator – Sara Adalla.  Elections for class offices are scheduled for next week.

SA Valentines banquet held at Camp Widjiwagan

The annual Student Association Valentines banquet was held at Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch on Thursday, February 11th.  The school closed for the day because there was still ice or snow on the roads in the morning making travel difficult, however, the sun and temperatures combined to dry the roads and allowed the SA event to take place later that evening.

The meal was held in the Lodge that had a fireplace that added to the ambiance.  To drink there were bottles of Welch’s red and white grape juice as well as apple cider.  Salad and a roll, pasta with marinara or alfredo sauce, and vegetables delighted the guests.  For desert, there were lots of chocolate options: candy, bite-sized cakes, and strawberries covered milk chocolate.  There were also items to make smores out on the patio by the fire.

Six faculty members participated in a mystery production of a stolen cat statue that students and staff tried to solve.  Each member of the cast had a role to play and did so with enthusiasm.  Students asked each cast member questions as they sought to unravel the mystery.  In the end, Chaplain Jamieson, as the manager of the singer was found to have the missing item.  A $25 gift card was given to the student who correctly solved the mystery and had their name randomly chosen.  The winner was Nathan Johnson.  After the mystery was solved there was time to relax and take pictures or eat smores.