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Dear Academy Family,

I was greatly affirmed by the attendance at the Looking Ahead event last Monday evening. It was a great night and the room was filled with a sense of excitement. It has been a long time since we have been able to have a big event. The silent auction raised over $15,000, which is enough money to equip the rest of the upper school classrooms with promethean boards and fully equip the grammar classrooms with iPads. A lot of information was shared by administration, and the student testimonies were amazing. The big announcement you were most anticipating was that the process has begun for construction of a competition gym for PE classes and athletic events.

During this process, we have had architects working on preliminary renderings that will be used during fundraising for the gym. Whitesburg Baptist Church will conduct a Q&A meeting this Wednesday evening, May 5, in the old dining hall at the main campus. The church will vote on Sunday morning, May 9. We expect renderings to be ready sometime around mid-May. 

These are exciting days at The Academy. Our enrollment is at 709, and we are still processing applications. My remarks at the Looking Ahead event focused on keeping the core values and philosophies of The Academy intact as we continue to grow. We are growing in students and with that comes growth in staff, and the need for more buildings. Retaining the identity of who we are is up to the leadership at The Academy.

In November, I will be attending a conference of the ACSI on obtaining a designation for The Academy called “flourishing school”. This is somewhat like a “blue ribbon” school in public schools. There is no doubt in our minds that we are a flourishing school. This is evidenced in the quality of our staff, great test scores by our students, athletic success, the growth we are experiencing, and many other factors. At this conference I will learn what is involved in “officially” being recognized as a flourishing school, which will mean we are considered to be in the top 5% of all ACSI schools around the world. 

It’s a great time to be a Warrior,


Jerry Reeder

 

Servants of the Week
Our Upper School students spent Saturday at Village of Promise doing house painting, demolition, library organizing, cafeteria clean up and craft decorating for Serve Day.
Our 6th graders created packs for newborns and young babies at the Newhope Children’s Clinic and created snack bags of blessings for the Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen, all using their Joy to the World proceeds.
Mark Your Calendar
  • May 3-7 – Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 – SGA Movie Night
  • May 7-8 – Drama Performance “Arsenic & Old Lace”  
  • May 10 – Upper School Field Day
  • May 12 – Senior Exams 
  • May 13 – Warrior Walk
  • May 16 – Graduation 
  • May 17 – Kindergarten Graduation
  • May 19 – 6th Grade Graduation 
  • May 18-20 – Upper School Exams 
  • May 20 – Upper School Awards Day
Order by 12pm on Friday!
Lunch will be provided through May 14.
Upper School Late Start Wednesday This Week
  • Student Government – Mrs. Olinger and Mr. Hutcheson Rm 210
  • Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy – Mr. Fuller - Rm 211
  • Chess Club – Mr. Douglas - Library
  • Spanish Club – Mrs. Moore - Rm 104
  • Robotics Club – Mr. Cook - Rm 209
  • Study Hall – Coach Harper - Mod. C
Save the Date!!
Class Equipment Donations Needed

Mrs. Hodges is looking for mannequins for her forensics class. If you have access to one, please contact her

The Academy will be offering a photography elective next year, and we are looking for equipment. If you have any used photography equipment to donate, please contact Katie Taylor.
Make Some Money, Spend Some Money
We will have a Pop Up Uniform Market in the ROC Parking Lot on the Chapel side next to the big field. Sellers need to arrive at 11:00 a.m. to set up your market. Make sure you have a table and cash money in 1’s, 5’s and 10’s to make change. You price it, you sell it, you keep the money. Customers arrive at 11:15 a.m. and park from the middle of the ROC to the gym side in the parking lot. Bring cash in 1’s, 5’s, 10’s and 20’s to purchase. The market ends at 12:30.
Employment Opportunities
  • Before school and after school child care providers to start August 2021 (7-8 am, 2:30-5:30 pm) – Contact Michele Tate
  • Middle School English Teacher – Contact Michele Tate
  • Middle School Cheer Coach – We are in need of a Middle School Cheer coach. If you (or someone you know) would be interested in working with our MS cheerleaders, please contact Mark Hodges or Becky Keller in the Athletics Office.
   All library books are due back May 17
SGA Movie Night
New Date – May 6
2020-2021 & 2021-22 SCHOOL CALENDAR
PARENT/STUDENT BUSINESS DIRECTORY
We Still Have Availability
Academy family, please help us by advertising to your friends and family that we have room in the following grades for qualified applicants for 2021-22: 2nd-4th and 6th-12th. Tuition assistance is available to those that qualify. To apply, visit our website.
Gabriella Elise Bookout is the daughter of Ben and Heather Bookout. She has attended Whitesburg Christian Academy for 13 years in addition to preschool and daycare at Whitesburg Baptist Church. After graduation, she will attend Auburn University and will major in Building Science. Gabriella was awarded as Player of the Month for Volleyball 2020 and the Bradley Hamner State Farm Athlete of the Month. She has played soccer, softball and volleyball for the Academy. She served as captain of the volleyball team her senior year. She has also been involved with teaching and leading worship for kids in church on Sunday mornings.
Amelia Anne Brodowski is the daughter of Michael and Charlotte Brodowski. She has attended Whitesburg Christian Academy for 7 1/2 years. After graduation she will attend Auburn University. She has been an active member of  NHS and Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy, and she has served as a Middle School Retreat Leader, a JV Tennis Girls Team Captain, and a Varsity Girls Volleyball Co-Captain and Manager. She received a scholarship from Morris, King and Hodge PC and from the University of Tampa. Amelia enjoys reading, writing, spending time with friends and singing in the WBC choir and ensemble.
Gavin Lyle Comulada is the son of Oscar and Mary Elizabeth Comulada. He has attended Whitesburg Christian Academy since the sixth grade. Gavin has been an active member of several school organizations including NHS, SLU, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, band, and participated in several sports including, football, swim, indoor and outdoor track. Gavin received the Crossland, Davis, and Sherman Oaks Scholarships from Samford University, the Spirit of Auburn Founders Scholarship from Auburn University and a National 4-Year Army ROTC Scholarship. Gavin will attend Auburn University as an Honors College student and member of the Army ROTC War Eagle Battalion. After graduating college, Gavin plans to pursue a career as an officer in the US Army.
Annetta Sara Varnon is the daughter of William and Amy Varnon. She has attended Whitesburg Christian Academy for 12 years. Anna has been an active member of NHS, Student Leadership University, Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Whitesburg Baptist Church Youth Group, Symphonic Band, Church Choir and Yearbook. Anna has served as a Band Camp Section Leader, a Middle School Girls Hangout Mentor, a Volunteer Life Group Leader for Special Needs Ministries, and a  Student Speaker at school wide events. Anna has participated in competition dance and cheerleading as well.  After graduation, Anna will attend Auburn University where she has received the All-Auburn Scholarship.
Sixth grade is studying the Vietnam War in history. Mr. Reeder was their guest speaker last week sharing his experiences. You could hear a pin drop.
Get your tickets here!
Tennis Team Receives Sportsmanship Award
Every year at the 1A-3A State Tennis Tournament, one team is selected to receive a sportsmanship award. This team is nominated from the players/coaches from every team participating as a top eight team in the state. Consideration for the vote is the team whose players demonstrated good character and sportsmanship on the court. The Academy boys tennis team won that award. We are proud of our players, for not only ranking 5th in the entire state, but also shining for Jesus on the court! Congrats to this team: Ben Crocker, John Evans, Kevin Granger, David Holaway, Grayson Paulus, Carson Spivey, and Ryen Walker. Sue Marshal from the AHSAA office came to The Academy to give this award in person.
Congratulations Golf Team
Congratulations to the Boys Golf team for making it to the Elite 8 out of 128 teams. The Warriors play tomorrow.
Sports Tryouts!
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball, 9-12 grade – At the ROC, April 26-30 from 3:30- 5:30 (T/F) and 3:30-5:00 (M/W/Th)
  • MS/Varsity Cheer – May 3-6, 3:30-5:30
  • JV/V Boys Basketball – May 3-4, 3:45-5:00
  • MS Boys Basketball – May 3-4, 5:00-6:30
  • MS Girls Volleyball – May 12-14, 3:30-5:00
  • MS Girls Basketball tryouts will be held in August
For more detailed sports information and a listing of all summer camps, see this month's Warrior GameDay.
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