Freshmen elect class officers

The members of the Class of 2022 elected their officers:  President – Nic Johnson, Pastor -Kyla Wetmore, Activities Coordinator – Julie Harvey, Finance Officer – Kaylyn Levoy, and Communications Coordinator – Samantha Martin.  The incoming Freshmen class were able to identify their classmates strengths in leadership during the first weeks of school, and during the Student/Faculty retreat held annually at Indian Creek Camp, and as they participated in our Week of Prayer.

Freshmen class officers at Madison Academy

Class of 2022 officers

The other classes elected their officers in the Spring after the Student Council members are elected.  All the officers for both Student Council and Class must have completed their 25 hours of community service to be eligible for office in addition to the other requirements for office. Here is a listing of the current student officers.

Student Council Officers

President Jake Johnson
Campus Ministries Coordinator Jack Wheeler
Service Coordinator Kristen Whitley
Activities Coordinator Amari Fountain
Communications Coordinator Camden Armstrong
Finance Officer Donovan Allen

 

Class Officers

Class of: Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
2019 2020 2021 2022
President Julianne Plank Andre Crayton Jenny Pedrero Nic Johnson
Pastor Parker Luellen Leo Martinez Cayton–– Sears Kyla Wetmore
Activities Coordinator Tatum Anderson Ashlyn Levoy Marvin Peraza Julie Harvey
Finance Officer Marlana Bell Aiden

Kroll

Gabriel Brown Kaylyn Levoy
Communications

Coordinator

Ian Petersen Abby Tishaw Zach Metzler Samantha Martin

 

National Honor Society

President Kristen Whitley

Luellen to attend prestigious journalism conference

Parker Luellen, a member of the Senior class, and published author was selected to be a part of the National Youth Correspondent in Washington, DC this year.  For more information go to our facebook page or directly to the article in the paper.

Grab Your Kicks and Your Kids…

The Neely’s Bend 5K is one month away. We are ecstatic! Join us for a fun-filled day investing in your school and community servants.
Register by March 28 and use coupon code neelysbend5kfun for $5 off on individual registration and $20 off on family registration (must register at least four people). Sign-up at www.neelysbend5k.com/runners

Serious About Safety

We are saddened by the events in Florida and too many other places where violence is entering schools. We also want you to know several weeks ago, our principal toured the campus with a representative from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations to discuss our risk, our current practices and the necessary steps to take in the future. We will consider both our intruder alert procedures and facility adjustments where needed.  We are awaiting complete report from TBI and are happy to share it with any parents who are interested in helping guide decisions for keeping our students safe.

Invitation to Academy Days

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.

Project-Based Class Puts Students in the Community Spotlight

The teachers at Madison Academy like to try new things. This school year, the schedule was swapped around so first period was a time for classes that made students move or create (fitness, band, handbells, newspaper, etc.). It was a hit. Second semester the teachers wanted to continue this style, but offer a few more project-based classes, one being web development the other public relations 101.

A project-based class combines real-world skills with class concepts to find solutions to their long-term class project. For PR 101 that means bringing back and planning the Neely’s Bend 5K.

The students, being mentored by Vicki Anderson and Taleah Valles-Peters, are doing everything. From creating the website to the flyers, courting sponsors to promoting to runners, this class is incredibly hands-on and the students are learning practical skills that will take them far in the workplace.

The students wanted this race to benefit more than just the Madison Campus community. That’s why the race is benefiting two causes, Madison Academy work-study scholarship and the 100 Club of Nashville. The 100 club, created by local Madison business owners, aids police officers and firefighters who are traumatically injured or lose their lives in the line of duty.

Sophomores Leo and Khani presenting at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce meeting in February

These officers keep our community safe. Thank you!

The Public Relations 101 Class at their table at the Madison-Rivergate Chamber of Commerce meeting in Febr

 

“This class gives me the opportunity to come out of my shell.” Stated Leo, a sophomore in the class, “Never before would I have had the chance to speak in front of the chamber of commerce or meet so many interesting people in our community. I can’t wait to see how many people will come out to support this 5K.”

Sign-up today at www.neelysbend5k.com

 

-Hannah Cerbasi, Sophomore and Taleah Valles-Peters

Project based learning

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.