Next week is week of prayer. This week is important to the spiritual enrichment of our young people. Please start praying now that our student’s hearts will be receptive to the messages. We are asking families to come and join us in prayer from 11 a.m.-Noon Monday-Friday. Each day we will have a prayer leader leading out in: student prayer requests, for the speaker, for the teachers, and for hearts to be opened and ready.
Monday: Julie Kroll
Tuesday: Pastor Ken
Wednesday: Luisa Pearman
Thursday: Trina Armstrong
Friday: Pastor Nacho (this will be in English and Spanish)
La semana que viene es semana de oración. Esta semana es importante para el enriquecimiento espiritual de nuestros jóvenes. Por favor comience a orar ahora que los corazones de nuestros estudiantes serán receptivos a los mensajes. Estamos pidiendo a las familias que vengan y se unan a nosotros en oración desde las 11 am hasta el mediodía de lunes a viernes. Cada día tendremos un líder de oración que dirija: peticiones de oración de los estudiantes, para el orador, para los maestros y para que los corazones estén abiertos y listos.
Lunes: Julie Kroll
Martes: Pastor Ken
Miércoles: Luisa Pearman
Jueves: Trina Armstrong Viernes: Pastor Nacho (esto será en Inglés y Español)
Remember that one time when you had abs of steel because of the Giving Tuesday Planksgiving challenge? Well we want to thank your midsections and your generosity because things are happening in the gym! Private donations make great things happen on our campus. Do you want to know what’s on the docket for next year? Come talk to me, Taleah Vallés-Peters and we will go over the School Enhancement plan together.
Mr. Abner Fuentes, a Project Manager,(and Austin’s dad), shared his expertise and experience with first impressions, hardy handshakes, eye contact, and elevator pitches. The seniors then practiced their “elevator ride” while engaging in conversation with Mr. Fuentes (pictured with William Buzby). Following encouraging applause for student, the class gave honest, helpful critique. We are blessed to have a safe environment for students to learn and rehearse the “soft skills” that will make them successful in college and career.
Dr. William O.T. Smith, a retired anesthesiologist and avid support of Adventist education, shared his life story and the hardest thing he ever had to do: find and keep a relationship with God. His remarkable journey was riddle with heartache and joy, poor decisions and saving grace, near death and God’s intervention. One senior described the class period this way: “He is an entertaining storyteller, but when you combine that with the inspiring account of how God found him… well it’s no wonder we were captivated.”
Thanks for voting last week for our Giving Tuesday project. The winner is fixing the gym and adding an air circulation system! We are excited with how many participated and the good suggestions that we had for future projects. If you want to be part of our Giving Tuesday team and help make a bigger impact at Madison Academy please contact Taleah Vallés-Peters
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.
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?
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!”
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…
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?
“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.
The Student Association is again hosting a late night volleyball tournament the Saturday night of Alumni Weekend. You can sign up by clicking this link. It is free to watch and cheer and there will be snacks for sale most of the evening.
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.