Volume 3, Issue 11
Catch A Cougar Auction
The Piedmont Academy “Catch A Cougar” Auction was held on April 29, 2017 at Macedonia Baptist Church, in Jackson. The event was an auction that raised money for Piedmont Academy. Friends and families of Piedmont were able to bid on anything from vacations to animals. The event was catered by Chick-N-Run. Students assisted in the serving and presentation of prizes. The auction raised a total of $45,000, and around 160 people attended the auction. Thank you to everyone who made this fantastic event possible!
By: Ivy English
The Middle School Trip to Washington D.C.
The middle school trip is an every year occurrence. This year the trip was to Washington D.C. The drive there and back was 28 hours in total; the drive was very scenic and fun. Along the way, they stopped in North Carolina and ate McDonald's. The next stop was in Virginia where they ate Golden Coral. Next, they arrived at their hotel at around 8:00 pm at night to settle in for the next couple of days.
The next day they woke up at 5:30 am to get ready to go to the Arlington Cemetery. The Arlington Cemetery is where all the soldiers that died in the war were buried. After the cemetery, they went and saw the Tomb of Unknown Soldier. After that, they went to John F. Kennedy’s memorial. Then, they saw the switching of the guards.
After the Arlington cemetery, they went to the Air and Space Museum. There they got to see great exhibits about our nation's air and space explorers. The National History Museum is where they learned about gems, crystals, and butterflies. Next, they had to choose who got to go to the Holocaust Museum. If you didn’t attend the Holocaust Museum, you went to the History Museum.
The Lincoln Memorial was next as well as Martin Luther King, Franklin Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson. This was part of the Illuminated tour. The Martin Luther King Statue was 18 feet tall. Next, was The Vietnam War Memorial. There they learned about the 21 reflections. After that they went back to the hotel to sleep.
The next day was the Capitol Building, the 9-11 Memorial, the Pentagon, and the Supreme Court. At the Capitol Building, they got to look at the architecture and art. At the Supreme Court, they got to take pictures of a guy busting his head open. Union Station was next on the list where they got to shop and eat dinner. After that, they visited the U.S. Postal Museum where they got to see how the mail system works and send a post card home to their family. At the Pentagon, they saw the memorial and learned about the benches and the deaths that occurred.
Next, they started their journey home, which took 14 hours. They arrived at the school at around 7:00 pm. On the way home, they went to the same places, except this time, they also stopped at Starbucks. When they arrived at the school, their parents were happy to see them. Finally, everyone went home to go to sleep!
By: Savannah Stanton
By: Nick Maynard
“God is greater than ‘it’, has purpose for ‘it’, control over ‘it’, has defeated ‘it’, and will use ‘it’. Whatever your ‘it’ might be, know that He’s got it.”
Instead of a Bible verse this month, a Tweet was much more fitting. Everyone has an ‘it’. People who are not Christians even have an ‘it’. Possible examples could be fear, anxiety, frustration, a toxic relationship, or a bad habit. The most important thing to realize in a situation like this is that God wants to carry the load for you. He does not expect us to handle ever battle thrown our way by ourselves.
This has been one of the most difficult things I have had to realize. It is also something we must all be aware of. God has every ‘it’ we could ever have completely under control. Also, this is not taking place for no reason. Every single thing God does He has purpose for doing it. Most of all, He has defeated your ‘it’. The fight Jesus went through did not end on the cross; everyday He is fighting the battles we can no longer handle. Whatever your ‘it’ might be, God’s got it.
By: Kelsey Leach
Middle School May Day
By: Mallory Boyd
School Calendar 2017-2018
Teacher Orientation and Pre-Planning August 7-9
New Student Orientation August 9
Open House August 9 (4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.)
First Day of School August 10
Labor Day Holiday September 4
End of First Quarter October 6
Fall Holidays October 9 & 10
Report Cards Issued October 12
Teacher In-Service (Student Holiday) October 27
GISA Annual Conference (Student Holiday) November 10
Thanksgiving Break (Dismiss 12:30 Nov. 17) November 20-24
Classes Resume November 27
First Semester Exams (Dismiss 12:30 each day) December 13-15
Christmas Holidays Begin (Dismiss 12:30) December 15
Classes Resume January 3
Report Cards Issued January 8
Parent Conferences (1/2 day) January 12
January Holiday January 15
President’s Day Holiday February 19
End of Third Quarter March 9
Report Cards Issued March 15
Parent Conferences (1/2 day) March 16
Good Friday Holiday March 30
Spring Break April 2-6
Classes Resume April 9
Senior Final Exams May 9-11
Kindergarten Graduation May 15
Senior Awards Night May 17
Class of 2018 Graduation 10:00 A.M. May 19
Final Exams (Dismiss 12:30 each day) May 21-23
Last Day of School May 23
Post-Planning May 24-25
Final Report Cards Issued May 29
• Spring Break holidays may be used for inclement weather make up days
By: Ivy English
What gets bigger the more you take away from it? : A hole
What goes down but never goes up? : Rain
How can pants pockets be empty but still have something in it? : When it has a hole in it
What occurs in a minute, twice in a moment, and never in a year? : The letter M
Take away my first letter and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter and I still sound the same. Take away the middle letter and i still sound the same. What am I? : EMPTY
If I have it, I don't share it. If I share it, I don't have it. What is it? : A secret
What is as light as a feather but even the world’s strongest man can't hold it for more than a minute? : His breath
What is so delicate that saying it's name can break it? : Silence
You draw a line. How do you make the line longer without touching it? : Draw a shorter line next to it and it becomes the longer line!
How many months have 28 days? : All of them!
We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it? : The letter E
What goes through towns and over hills but never moves? : Roads
What eight-letter word still remains a word after removing each letter from it? : Starting-Staring-String-Sting-Sing-Sin-In-I
The one who makes it has no use for it. The one who buys it doesn't want it. And the one who needs it never sees it. What is it? : A coffin
By: Mackensie Johnston
Rock Eagle Field Trip
The 5th grade class goes on a 4-H trip to Rock Eagle every year. The Rock Eagle trip is an overnight trip that includes canoeing, watching movies, and much more. Maggie, Brody, and Boone said canoeing and the maze were their favorite things to do. They all agreed that if they could do anything again, they would canoe. They all said the most fun thing was to jump off beds and run across the field screaming.
Maggie, Boone, and Brody agreed that the night hike was the most exciting thing they did. They also agreed that the best food at Rock Eagle was the chicken tenders. These 5th graders clearly enjoyed Rock Eagle. Rock Eagle is supposed to be fun, exciting, and safe place. I hope the tradition of going to Rock Eagle continues because when I was in 5th grade we had a fun time.
By: Savannah Stanton
Soccer Senior Night
By: Joseph Anderson
State Track Meet
By: Mallory Boyd