Laurens Academy is having spring portraits on Tuesday, March 28. Holmes Photography has been taking school pictures at Laurens Academy for several years. They have done really well with working with the students and are always flexible when it comes to make up pictures. Holmes Photography encourages parents to know that a simple, classic style will look great in the portrait. They also encourage the students NOT to wear t-shirts with characters on them because it will draw focus away from their face. A couple weeks after the pictures are taken, proofs will be printed and handed out to students. The pictures come on a price sheet so the parents can buy their child’s photo if they choose. The price sheet comes with many different options for the parents to choose from. They can buy a full size, a mid-size, or even just a little picture for their wallets. Be prepared to dress your child for these priceless memories!
The Laurens academy varsity girls had a great season. On Saturday, February 25 the girls played Dorchester for the championship game. The girls fought hard the entire game. The outcome of the game came out to be 52-45 over the Crusaders. The girls have so much heart and so many people believe in them. Next year is their year and they will bring it home. The coaches thank everyone for supporting the girls no matter what the outcome was. This season for the girls was a great accomplishment. The Varsity Girls have not made it to the final championship since 2008. The girl’s record came out to be 26-4. They have made so many people proud and they will be ready for next year!
Teacher Pat MacDonald has brought hand bells to Laurens Academy. Lucas Avenue Church was generous to let the students use the hand bells for the year. The ninth and tenth grade students have been working diligently on their songs. We performed at the Christmas concert and did well. From this concert, Lucas Avenue Church asked Laurens Academy to perform for their church on January 23rd. The students traveled to the church and played and the church seemed to enjoy the performance. Mrs. Pat is hoping to play in competitions. It would be the first time Laurens Academy has ever competed in Hand Bells. The students really enjoy playing such a different instrument and it’s a great addition to Laurens Academy.
Laurens Academy students and teachers have close relationships to each other. During winter break Mrs. Davenport and the tenth grade students on the yearbook staff went to Breakout Greenville also known as Escape Room. The students went on Tuesday, January 3rd. There were two different breakout rooms the student
s went into; the Casino Heist and the Museum Heist. They had one hour to break out of the rooms. The group in the Casino Heist didn’t break out in time but the Museum Heist group did! Afterwards they all went to CiCis pizza. The students said they have so much fun and would love to go back. This is a great bonding trip for the yearbook staff.
This is Laurens Academy’s second year of pursuing the Battle of the Books. The state tournament occurred on November 30th.The ten students travelled to Sumter Academy to compete with five other schools. To prepare for this tournament, the students had to read twenty books, and also stayed after school studying with each other. Information needed to know is knowing the title, the author, and the context of the book. The students really enjoyed having the experience in this tournament. The students have already started reading for next year’s competition. Mrs. Burrows said “I’m very proud of these students. They have put in a lot of hard work. They made it to state this year, and they will bring home the trophy next year!”
- Olivia Huck
- William O’shields
- Madison Sherman
- Emily Suttles
- Stuti Patel
4th grade include:
- Tristan Bates
- Emma Grace Nelson
- Caleb Howard
- Abby Howard
3rd grade include:
Since 6th grade, I have had the best two coaches in the world. Coaches Jason Marlett and Sandy Moore have always been there for us. We all look up to them. They have both trained a program for Laurens Academy.
Coach Jason and Mrs. Moore have made a major impact on my life and also in other people lives. They have not only taught me the game of basketball, but they have helped me grow spiritually and physically in Christ. We all have that one person to look up to. I’m fortunate to have two. Coach Jason and Mrs. Moore really set a good example for every single one of us. We all are so blessed to have such great people in our lives. We all love them so much!
Look up Lodge has been one of the favorite field trips for middle school students in the past few years. Look up Lodge’s mission is to help the students understand and communicate the Gospel. The goal for Laurens Academy is to get the students closer and play fun and games while learning about Jesus Christ.
The students really enjoy this retreat. Some of the activities are basketball, volleyball, soccer, corn hole, and ping pong. The most enjoyed activity for most of the students is the three-man-swing.
At the very end of the day, the staff members make a bonfire with s’mores and marshmallows. While sitting at the fire, they all grow deeper with their walk in Christ, closer to one another, and wider in your impact for Christ.
“See You at the Pole” is on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:30 a.m. The Laurens Academy Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring this event tomorrow. All students, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.
Students from all over the globe will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for school, family, friends, churches, and communities. See You at the Pole is a day committed to unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
Laurens Academy is a Christian based school and will love for the students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout this week. It is very important to have a relationship with Christ. Laurens Academy is somewhere that will give students the freedom to have a relationship with the Lord, which is a blessing.
Laurens Academy is happy to continue their tradition of the Jr. Cadets program. The camp was held on Friday, August 26, 2016 in the gymnasium after school. The girls learned cheers, chants, and dances.
The Jr. Cadets will cheer during some of the pep rallies, halftime at the football games, and will perform on Grandparent’s Day. The Jr. Cadets appeared to really enjoy spending time with the cheerleaders. Every Cadet gets a “sister” which are the varsity cheerleaders. This is great for the girls because they have a role model to look up to.
The Jr. Cadet program shows all the girls to have a great Christian, school spirit; just as Laurens Academy’s students are taught to have this Christian spirit!