Middle School carried out its yearly tradition of going to Look Up Lodge. They went there for a day retreat on Friday, the 22nd. There were many fun activities to participate in, such as, basketball, ping pong, volleyball, soccer, the tree man swing, swimming, paddle boats and kayaks.
Along with those activities students created skits and sang songs with Danny Smith who played the guitar. There was also a speaker, Brandon Mcgee delivered a message to the middle schoolers about what it means to be a good friend.
At the end of the day all the students gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows. Now that I’m in high school, I can no longer go which is sad because it was always one of my personal favorites, you’re sure to develop some great memories while you’re there.
Laurens Academy has added several new teachers this year. Sandra Davis is our new middle school and high school math teacher. She keeps the classroom lively with her teaching method. She wants to make learning fun for us and does a good job at explaining things to us.
Then we have our new high school science teacher Heidi Sampson who teaches physical science to the 9th graders. She’s really sweet and I’m pretty excited to do many fun labs with her in science, it’s one of my favorite activities in school.
Next up is Rick Mathis our new P.E. teacher. He makes sure to help us with our athletic skills by teaching us how to do certain things correctly. We’re always staying active in P.E. Mr. Mathis also teaches middle school science.
The K5 class has a new teacher. Her name is Megan Laird. She also brings her children Jackson and Lorien.
We also have a new after school teacher with Tiffany Tarver. She is also a graduate of Laurens Academy. Mrs. Tarver and her husband Jesse “the voice of the Crusaders” have two children, Jenson and Sawyer.
Needless to say, we’re all very glad to have these new teachers at our school and can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in the school year.