Senior Capstone Class Welcomes Special Guests

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.”

Giving Tuesday project announced

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

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.

Late night volleyball

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.

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.

Alumni return to Madison Academy to reminisce, reconnect and reinvest

The first event of the weekend was a golf tournament held at Country Hills Golf Course in Hendersonville.  The weather was excellent with sunny skies and the temperature a balmy 83 degrees.  Registration was at 7 am with the shot gun start at 8am. There were prizes given for the closest to the hole, putting, and longest drive. The fundraiser raised over $12,000!

In the evening starting at 6 pm, the remodeled Learning Commons was a place for alumni to eat some light snacks and get caught up with classmates.  The classes of 1966 showed up in droves and also set up a lovely memorial for their classmates who have passed.

Sabbath was the highlight of the weekend as more classmates and friends worshiped together in the gym. The gym was bustling early with chatter and laughing. The hand bell choir, Bellissimo!, started the program with a lovely rendition of “How Great Thou Art”. The program continued featuring the Madison Academy band, choir and alumni choir. One alumni choir member, from the class of 1965, whispered on his way up to the stage that the true reason why he joined the choir was to be able to sit with the girls on the bus and they traveled to different churches!

Instead of one main sermon we had three sermonettes featuring Sarah Hamm Cruzado (’06), Mary Wood (’56) and Jackson Wood (’17), and Rodney (’89) Stephanie (’91) and Parker Rufo (2020). These small messages shared a personal testimony of how they were influenced by Madison Academy for Christ.

If you didn’t get a chance to register that you attended or if you simply want to update your contact information please do so by clicking here

Next year alumni weekend will be held on October 6-8. Save the dates! We will be celebrating our honor classes ending in ‘2 and ‘7.

Alumni Weekend October 7-8

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Girls Volleyball continues winning ways

In a home game, the Madison Academy varsity girls volleyball team defeated McClain Christian 3-0 to win the match that was played last night.  The lady knights are 9-4 this year and have a five game win streak.  Their next opponent is USN.  This is an away game.

For scores and stats of all the MA sports teams go to the combined Madison Academy and Madison Campus Elementary athletic website.