Do you know someone who should attend Madison Academy next year? Invite him or her to a fun-filled Academy Day! We are hosting a special day for future Knights on Tuesday, February 27. Share student and family names along with contact information with us. Email the office by clicking here.
What is project-based learning? And why is everyone talking about it? Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching style that has students combine real-world skills with subject area concepts to find solutions for their long-term class project. Madison Academy incorporates this teaching style in a few of their classes, including Public Relations 101.
In Public Relations 101 students’ core project is planning the Neely’s Bend 5K, which benefits the Madison Academy work-study scholarship program, as well as the 100 Club of Nashville, a local community charity.
The students begin by learning about the foundations of public relations and how to create a strategy to effectively engage the community as participants and sponsors. They practice skills in communication, collaboration, creativity and critical-thinking. Activities include preparing and giving a speech at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce, designing flyers and posters for the race and learning how to market using social media platforms. This is just the beginning; their skills will ultimately be tested at the April 22 event. Want to be part of it? Sign-up here.
Mrs. Teleah Valles-Peters, Director of Development, kicked off a day long fundraising effort at chapel on Monday in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Foundation and Facebook Foundation to raise 25,000 for a remodeling/update of the lunch room. On Tuesday morning students and staff were encouraged to make a Facebook fundraising page and to contact friends to support this drive. Many students excited about the possibilities created their pages and waited. The staff got involved as well. Today Mrs. Valles-Peters announced on a live Facebook event that friends had raised $24,270.00. She is hopeful that in the next few days that the remaining $730.00 will be given. To watch the announcement go to our Facebook page.
The next day in chapel Mrs. Valles-Peters announced that the final $730.00 was donated. To see this announcement go to our Facebook page.