Community School News

Trinity celebrated Homecoming with events throughout the week. Students and teachers alike enjoyed dress-up days, lunchtime games, powder puff volleyball and football, and more. The homecoming court was announced at the outdoor pep rally Thursday night. Friday was Spirit Day and all students…

Congratulations are in order for six talented art students from SUA. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts challenged students statewide to submit artwork inspired by Jacob Lawrence’s work. Lawrence, according to his biography, was an African-American artist known for his portrayal of African-A…

Alabama Christian Academy students enjoyed a special leadership session with Faulkner Benefit Dinner Speaker, former South Carolina governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.  Pictured are: Megan Davis, Lynleigh Stephen, Rose Costanza, Mary Reagan Hilyer, Laura Bailey, Bailey DiNunzio, Savannah…

Tthe MA Speech & Debate Team recently traveled to Birmingham to compete in the Mountain Brook Novice Tournament. Twenty-two students from MA were involved with the competition that drew 21 schools from across Alabama. Way to go, Eagles!

Middle school students in Mrs. Pam Watson’s Achievers class enjoyed a recent field trip to the Alabama Department of Archives and History in historic downtown Montgomery. Mrs. Watson’s students were greeted and paired with an Archive’s docent who interacted with the students and led them on …

This summer, Judson Hardin, one of Alabama Christian Academy’s students, was selected from over 6,000 applicants to attend the Summer Leadership Experience at West Point. The one week experience was limited to 1,000 High School Juniors from across the United States. During this one week imme…

Trinity’s Lower School classes used various themes to incorporate rigorous academic content into their day to engage their students and "rock our school.” Some of the themes included POPCORN day, an all-day GLOW PARTY, PIRATE day, and JESUS IS OUR ROCK day, which involved both our 3rd grade …

Congratulations to the 2019 Montgomery Academy Homecoming Court. Miss Susannah Blount daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jud Blount was crowned Queen by MA's 2018 Queen Lucy Chapman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peyton Chapman. Homecoming Court attendees were:

Photo: In The Montgomery Academy STEM Lab, Seventh and Eighth Graders learned how to solder wires on motors that were broken. This was a great opportunity to teach the students some soldering while fixing the motors that they will use in their Arduino projects later this year.

Photo: Saint James’ amazing first grade class kicked off the 2019-2020 STJ Play Season with laughs, antics, and cuteness-overload! Barnyard Moosical was a hoot! BRAVO to all! 

Congratulations to Trinity 6th grade student, Lilly Smith for breaking a GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!! Lilly, along with over 300 participants, broke the record for the most ballet dancers en pointe simultaneously. Included in the group of dancers were principal members of the American Ballet Thea…

Fifty-one students at The Montgomery Academy have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) Exams. Students took AP Exams in May 2019 after completing challenging college-le…

Prattville Christian Academy was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by Betsy DeVos, U.S. Secretary of Education. Of the 362 schools recognized throughout the country and only 50 non-public schools, PCA is recognized as one of the highest performing schools as measured by elementary and…

Trinity Wildcat Twirlers Camilla Barber, Dalen Cope and Kathryn Toole had the opportunity to perform with the Huntington Honor Band! These girls spent the day learning, perfecting and then performing several routines during their halftime show! Congratulations, Wildcats!

Thank you to the 2nd grade grandparents who visited Trinity last week! Our students were blessed to have you share your lives, stories, hobbies and treats with them. The celebration concluded with a performance by the students, a reception for the guests and tour of the school. It was a GRAND week!

Montgomery Academy students Femi Adediji and Kelly Yoon have been named Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program! These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth mor…

Trinity freshman Dalen Cope was determined to go to Africa. After extensive research, she chose a 2 month trip building wells in Zambia with Teen Missions International.

The Lanier High School graduating class of 1969 held their 50th anniversary reunion recently. As part of the celebration the raised money to pay for a project related to the school. The selected project was the school’s band instrument fundraiser. The Class of ‘69 raised $6,969 and presented…

Saint James School continued its tradition of an annual celebration of the U.S. Flag last week. The ceremony usually occurs on or around Patriot Day (September 11) each year. Head of School Dr. Larry McLemore addressed the students in the asssembly and stressed the importance of the flag aft…

The Board of Trustees of Trinity Presbyterian School is pleased to introduce Bill Shelnutt as our next Head of School beginning July 1, 2020. Bringing over 25 years of experience as an educational leader, Mr. Shelnutt has a proven track record, which combined with his understanding and suppo…

Last week, Montgomery Academy welcomed screenwriter and actor Taylor Turner (Class of 2011) back to campus. After graduating from MA, Taylor attended The Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where he studied screen acting and musical theater. Since graduating from NYU, Taylor has …

The kindergarten classes were back in the STEAM Studio this week making SLIME!! They discussed "push" and "pull" and talked about chemical reactions as they carefully mixed their ingredients and added their color of choice! Back in the classroom, they made Marshmallow Monsters to reinforce t…

In STEM Lab this week, Montgomery Academy Seventh and Eighth Graders learned how to solder wires on motors that were broken. This was a great opportunity to teach the students some soldering while fixing the motors that they will use in their Arduino projects later this year.

Trinity’s 5th grade has been busy in the STEAM Studio over the last 2 weeks!  This past week, Mrs. Elam's SCIENCE class was back in the studio performing a traditional experiment, using balances to measure VOLUME and MASS of similar, but different objects. Last week, Mrs. Tucker's ENGLISH/RE…

Science labs always encourages participants to explore a topic, and think outside the box. Students learn to interact with others by sharing ideas, challenging each other, and students in Miriam Anderson's science class worked on a lab project recently that explored the change in composition…

Life skills are a vital component to the curriculum of the high school Achievers’ class at SUA. Students in Ms. Kay Smith’s class are often found spending some of their class time in the kitchen. Her students enjoy learning life skills, especially when it involves cooking something delicious…

New Parent/Student Orientation was packed as a huge crowd filled Hawkins Hall and families got a spotlight of SUA academics, arts and athletics, along with a warm welcome to the school. Fine Arts was featured with a musical selection by “Chosen Generation,” SU’s praise band and “Footlights,”…

St James School Rising sophomores took a break from their last few days of summer to get together at the Biscuits game last week! 

Four Montgomery Academy students participated in the YMCA National Judicial Competition in Chicago a few weeks ago. Appellate teams of Caroline Deale/Jones Corley and Alisha Singh/Easton Strickler argued an appeals case in front of a panel of student justices several times over the course of…

It was Crazy Hair Day recently at Alabama Christian Academy’s Camp Eagle!!! Campers and counselors had a great time with wild and crazy hair.

Choosing the name of your child can be difficult for some parents. Choosing the name of a star in the sky proved to be even more difficult for sixth grade students. After learning about the life cycle of stars and different types of stars, students had the opportunity to name the star and ha…

Six students from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School were selected to participate in a pilot Arts-dedicated study-abroad program this summer in Montgomery’s sister city, Pietrasanta, Italy. With the support of Troy University, the City and County of Montgomery, F.A.M.E., and individual …

May 2019 graduate from Saint James School, Alisa Chirkova-Holland, earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy through her English and Spanish fluency. The Global Seal of Biliteracy is a very prestigious award that is recognized by national employers, college & universities, and high schools to…

Holy Cross Episcopal School recently held its much anticipated and celebrated annual spring event that has come to be known as "Low Country Broil & Auction".  At 4:00 pm on Sunday afternoon, April 7th, guests began to arrive at the beautiful Bell Road campus to enjoy an evening of fabulo…

Saint James School had twelve middle school students participate in the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Tech Fair competition this April with thirteen projects. The students returned to campus with four top awards to share with their classmates! The middle school awards winners…

Montgomery Academy Senior Francie Hill received three Silver Keys in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Competition! Francie was recognized for two individual works along with her portfolio submission. This year, nearly 340,000 works were submitted nationally to the competition. Francie…

Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School honored their top high school students at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony held in the Dolly Barranco Activity Center on May 6, 2019. MCPS President Mrs. Anne Ceasar commenced the evening by presenting the 23rd annual Charles T. Harbin Distinguished …