2013 News Archive

12/16/2013

Congratulations to PA's Poetry Out Loud Winner!

Audrey Wolfe is the winner of PA’s Poetry Out Loud competition!!!  Audrey will next compete in the state competition on Saturday, March 15, at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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12/11/2013

Congratulation Geography Bee Winner Ben Jones!

Ben is in the seventh grade, and Jackson Hester, an eighth grader, is runner up. Ben will take a written test to qualify for the state bee; the state winner has the opportunity to go to Washington, DC, for the National Bee.  First place prize is a $25,000 college scholarship, $500 cash, and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. 

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12/2/2013

Congratulations Monday Club Youth Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students for submitting poems that have been recognized among several schools in the local competition.  Their work will be entered in the district competition and these students will be honored at a reception to be held at the Johnson City library in April:

Merritt Runnels, Grade 2 - Honorable Mention , Category 1

Ella Combs, Grade 3 - Honorable Mention, Category 2

Mabry Runnels, Grade 4 - 1st place, Category 2

Chole Sams, Grade 6 - 3rd place, Category 3

Greyson Bledsoe, Grade 12 - 3rd place, Category 3

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11/15/2013

Knights Tip Off Classic - November 22 - 23

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11/14/2013

PA's 2013-2014 National Honor Society Members Inducted

The 2013-2014 National Honor Society induction ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 13.  Our guest speaker was Chad Smith, RUF campus minister at ETSU.  The senior newly inducted into the National Honor Society was Cody Sprouse.  Juniors Annalee Brantner, Ellen Duncan, Drew Ferguson, Hannah Greer, Hannah Hollowell, Bethany Jewett, Hayley Loyd, Colleen McCain, Merritt McKinney, Sierra Owens, Natania Paul, Landon Phemister, J.D. Reynolds, Erica Roller, Reid Smith, Shelby Smith, Emily Stillwell, McKennon Trujillo, McKenzie Trujillo, Hunter White, Alex Williams and Maddie Wright.  These new members join the current members Andee Atkins, Averie Blackmore, Jonathan Boccarossa, Mary Margaret Bryan, Savannah Church, Sterling Fooshee, Hannah Knapp, Caleb Presley, Haley Scarbrough, Jeffrey Schoondyke, Caleb Sprouse, Carly Stoltzfus, Meredith Tallent and Jake Weaver.

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11/12/2013

NACA Cross Country Results

 Providence Academy's Varsity Cross Country student athletes have returned from Dayton, TN, where they participated in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national tournament Nov. 8-9. The PA Boys' Varsity Cross Country team came in 5th place out of 9 teams and the majority of the other student athletes exceeded their personal best record for the year.  Congratulations to our student athletes for a great season! 

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11/8/2013

SGA Second Harvest Food Drive Results

Providence Academy won 1st place in Division B for the Second Harvest Food Bank Student Food Drive.  We collected 4,433 pounds of food which is a 34% increase from last year!!!  The overall winner in the PA competition includes the team of 12th grade, 5th grade and KA!!  They will be rewarded with an ice cream party!!!  Thanks to everyone who participated.

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11/4/2013

NACA Soccer and Volleyball Tournament Results

Providence Academy's Varsity Volleyball and Soccer student athletes have returned from Dayton, TN where they participated in the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) national tournament Oct. 29 - Nov. 1.

The PA Varsity Volleyball team won two games in "pool" play, which placed them in Division 1 play for the tournament. They had a total of three wins and three losses during the tournament.
The PA Varsity Soccer team won one game and lost one game in "pool" play, which placed them in Division 2 play for the tournament. They had a total of one win and four losses during the tournament.
Congratulations to our student athletes for a great season!

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11/1/2013

11th Grade Cookout and Annual SGA Faculty/Student Basketball Game - Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Come eat a great home cooked meal grilled right here at Providence Academy on Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:00 p.m. Then stay to watch the Annual Faculty/Student Basketball game at 7:00 p.m. Take-out orders are also available. 

Adult meal includes: grilled chicken (BBQ/Honey Mustard), hashed brown potato casserole, baked beans, roll, dessert, tea/lemonade or water ($8).
Kid's meal (12 & under) includes: grilled chicken, hashed brown potato casserole, roll, brownie, and lemonade or water. ($5)
 
For orders or additional information, email lstillwell@providenceacademy.com or kwhite@providenceacademy.com.
All proceeds go to sponsor the Senior Banquet.

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10/30/2013

Fall Issue of the Providence Post

The Fall Issue of the Providence Post

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10/21/2013

PA Vision Meeting - Monday, 10/28 - 7:00

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10/21/2013

Elementary Reading Week - October 21 - 25

October 21 through 25 we will be celebrating our love for books with all sorts of fun activities.  Monday begins our week-long festivities with the second grade Caldecott Parade, and Friday culminates in an Elementary assembly full of book-themed costumes, faculty skits, silly songs, and a storyteller. Parents are welcome to join the fun at the assembly on Friday from 8:45-10am.  The theme this year is Mother Goose Rhymes and Fairytales, so start working on your costumes NOW!!!

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10/7/2013

SGA Second Harvest Food Drive

The SGA 2nd Harvest Food Drive is going on all this week.  Please bring in lots of canned goods to help families in our area who are in need of food!  Just place the food in the boxes provided outside of each homeroom.  Remember that the classes with the most food will receive an ice cream party to celebrate!  Here is a quick shopping list to help you (please remember NO glass products or home-canned goods):

-          Cereal/rice/dried beans
-          Canned tuna fish/meat
-          Canned soups
-          Spaghetti sauce/pasta/noodles
-          Peanut butter
-          Canned tomatoes/veggies/fruit
-          Mac & cheese

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9/30/2013

PA Secondary Students Looking Forward to Fall Class Trips

Eighth graders will tour the D-Day Memorial, Charlottesville, Lexington, and the Natural Bridge in Virginia October 3-4

Seniors will be in Europe October 16– 25 visiting Italy, Switzerland, France and England.

Sophomores will enjoy the Creation Museum November 7-8

Juniors will travel to Richmond and Washington, D.C., November 6-9

All of these trips provide fabulous learning experiences outside the classroom—and are fun times to enjoy as a class too.

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9/16/2013

Providence Academy comes in first place in the Earning for Learning Contest

Thanks to everyone who helped Providence Academy win first place in the Earning for Learning Contest at the Mall at Johnson City! 
 
We will use the $10,000 to improve the sound and lighting in the gymnasium!!!
 
God is good. We have much to be thankful for.

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9/13/2013

Secondary Service Day Coming September 20!

PA students in grades 9-12 will be completing service projects at local ministries on Friday, September 20. Ninth graders will go to Small Miracles, tenth graders to Good Samaritan Ministries, juniors to Doe River Gorge and seniors to Rise Up!  We look forward to this day to increase our Christian impact on our local communities.

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9/6/2013

Blue Ridge Classic Soccer Tournament

Blue Ridge Classic Soccer Tournament

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9/6/2013

Blue Ridge Classic Volleyball Tournament

Blue Ridge Classic Volleyball Tournament

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9/4/2013

20th Anniversary Assembly

 

Providence Academy Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary!
 
Join us for our 20th Anniversary Chapel!
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 8:45 a.m.
 
Guest Speaker - Whitney Turner Hanor ('06)
 
Note:  A Power Point presentation with pictures from the last 20 years will begin at 8:20 a.m.
 

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8/20/2013

Providence Academy Open House is Tuesday, August 27.

We invite you to join us for an open house at Providence Tuesday, August 27, 8:30 - 11:00 A.M. Anyone who would like to tour the school and/or to find out more about our Christ-centered and classical approach to education is invited.

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8/16/2013

2013 Christian Storytelling Festival

Matthew West
2013 Christian Storytelling Festival

 The storytelling concert will be held at Providence Academy on August 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.  Grammy® and Dove® award winner, Matthew West, will share stories and songs from his albums including his most recent efforts Into the Light and The Story of Your Life.

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7/18/2013

Fall School Mall Contest!

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7/8/2013

The annual Christian Storytelling Festival presents Matthew West

 

Christian Storytelling Festival -
Providence Academy to Announce 2013 Headliner
www.christianstorytellingfestival.com

 
Matthew West
2013 Christian Storytelling Festival

 
 
 The storytelling concert will be held at Providence Academy on August 24, 2013, at 7:00 p.m.  Grammy® and Dove® award winner, Matthew West, will share stories and songs from his albums including his most recent efforts Into the Light and The Story of Your Life.
 
 Ticket Information
Tickets will go on sale April 11, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. at www.christianstorytellingfestival.com. The concert will be held in the Providence Academy gymnasium. All seats are $15 and are General Admission. The doors open at 6:15 P.M., and the event starts at 7:00 P.M.
 
Matthew West Bio
An acclaimed singer, songwriter, and recording artist, Matthew earned two Grammy® nominations in 2012 bringing his career total to four nominations.  This year, he received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music album with Into the Light, as well as a songwriting nomination for his contribution to the Casting Crowns’ song, “Jesus, Friend of Sinners.”  With Grammy nominations, a Primetime Emmy nod, a sold out arena tour, and a Billboard Music Award nomination, 2012 was quite a year for Matthew West.
In addition to his main solo career, West has worked as a songwriter for many Christian musicians and groups such as Point of Grace, Mandisa, and Natalie Grant, as well as mainstream country acts Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Vince Gill.
West also pursued his acting skills, occasionally appearing in some Christian television shows starting in 2009.  In 2011, he made his film debut via appearing on Gary Wheeler's Christian film The Heart of Christmas co-starring with Candace Cameron Bure.
West became successful writing songs based on stories from his life. A few years ago, West realized that many of his fans had a story to tell so he asked fans to send him stories from their lives. West’s most recent albums (The Story of Your Life and Into the Light) are a response to the thousands of life stories his fans shared with him.  "The first day, I got 1,000 stories.  All of a sudden, I was like, 'Holy cow, something special is about to take place'.  I rented a cabin in Tennessee, about 25 minutes from my house that felt like it was out in the middle of nowhere.  And I spent two months in that cabin reading 10,000 stories," the singer/songwriter reported in an interview with CBN.com.  West finished 36 songs and began writing at least a hundred more.  “There’s way more to be written,” he says with a sigh.  “It felt like I just stepped into this hidden treasure trove for a songwriter.  These people were trusting me to be the messenger and I felt like I’d been given a window into their world”.  Most everyone who wrote said they hoped sharing their story would help another person dealing with the same issue.  Matthew immediately realized he’s been given a sacred trust and that the songs he was writing would be among the most special works of his career. These albums are a spectacular body of work which tackles a diverse array of real life subject matter and finds West exploring tender territory rarely tapped in contemporary pop music.  His creativity combined with a faithful heart and genuine love for people has made him one of the Christian music community’s most accessible and respected artists.
 
The Christian Storytelling Festival
The Christian Storytelling Festival is a fundraiser, a “friend raiser,” and also a chance to celebrate storytelling with a Christian worldview. All proceeds go to support the Providence Academy need-based Annual Scholarship Fund. This fund supports approximately 25% of the school’s students who would not be able to receive a Christ-centered and classical education without community support. The 2013-2014 goal of the Annual Scholarship Fund is to raise $240,000. For more details, contact Director of Development Mark Koscak at (423) 854-9819 or mkoscak@providenceacademy.com.
 
Tickets will be available on-line at www.christianstorytellingfestival.com on April 11, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
 

 
 

 

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7/8/2013

You are invited to our fall open house

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5/9/2013

InvestWrite Competition Winners

Congratulations to senior Mary Kate Ferguson for winning first place in the Tennessee Region of the InvestWrite Essay Competition for second semester. Junior Peter LeCraw was first place essay winner first semester. Providence Academy also swept the 9th – 12th grade region this year!

 
 

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5/8/2013

Providence Post - Summer 2013

Providence Post - Summer 2013

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4/25/2013

The Drama Department presents Charlotte's Web

 

The secondary Drama Department will present three performances of Charlotte's Web on April 26 at 7:00 and April 27 at 2:00 and 7:00.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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4/25/2013

TN Mathematics Teachers Assoc. Regional Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following students:

Eden Huhn - Algebra I - 3rd place

Hannah Hollowell - Geometry - 2nd place

Reid Smith - Geometry - 4th place

Julie Wyse - Algebra II - 4th place

Eileen Collie - Algebra II - 8th place

Whitney Baxter - Statistics - 10th place

 

 

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4/15/2013

PA Students Win at ETSU Science Fair:

Congratulations to the following students:

Peyton Keller -- 6th grade Biological 2nd Place, “How Sweet It Is –Or Is It?”
Benjamin Jones - 6th Grade Honorable Mention, “Natural vs. Manmade Insulators”
Millicent Runnels -- 8th Grade Physical 2nd Place, “It’s the Flu Season: Which Type of Thermometer is Best?”
Samuel Porterfield -- 8th Grade Eastman Chemical, Grand Prize “Crystal Growth in Different Solvents”
Samuel Porterfield --3rd place from the American Chemical Society for Grades 4-8.
 
 

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4/9/2013

Congratulations to the Monday Poetry Contest Winners

Graham Janeway (Gr. 6) - Honorable Mention, Savannah Church (Gr. 11) - Third Place, Kyler Williams (Gr. 11) - Second Place, Ella Combs (Gr. 2) - Second Place.  Good job representing our school!

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3/8/2013

Whitney Baxter, Tennessee State Poetry Out Loud Champion

Whitney was chosen from the school run-off to compete at the East Tennessee Regional competition in Oak Ridge, where she competed against nine other students. Three students (unranked) from the regional competition competed at the State competition, which took place March 2 at the Governor's mansion in Nashville. Whitney was selected as the winner and won a cash prize of $1,000. She will join 52 other competitors for the national finals in Washington, D.C., April 28-30. Competitors will include one finalist from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. There will be three semi-final rounds based by region. Three students from each regional semi-final will progress to the final round. First prize winner will win $20,000, second place $10,000, and third place $5,000. Students in 4th-9th place each receive $1,000. In addition, all nine finalists win $500 for their school for the purchase of poetry books. The three poems Whitney recited are, “I Carry Your Heart (I Carry it in)” by E. E. Cummings, “I Felt a Funeral in my Brain (340)” by Emily Dickenson, and “Poor Souls” by Edward Hirsch.

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3/4/2013

Spring Open House

We Would like to invite you to our annual Providence Academy Open House on Thursday, March 28, 8:30 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.  This is an opportunity for families to learn more about our school, to meet several members of the administration and faculty, and to enjoy light refreshments.  We hope to help you gain a better understanding of our philosophy, academics, athletics, opportunities for parent involvement, and many other areas as you make this very important educational decision for your child(ren).  Let us show you that Providence Academy is dedicated to providing a Christ-centered, classical education which equips students to achieve academic excellence in an orderly, loving environment.

If this date and time is not convenient for you, we give one hour tours every Thursday at 1:15 P.M.  Contact the office to schedule your tour.
 
Please let us know if you have questions.  Contact the school via email at dyontz@providenceacademy.com or feel free to call the office between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:30 P.M. at (423) 854-9819.  We look forward to seeing you at Open House!
 
 
 

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2/27/2013

Gr. 1-2 Providence Academy Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Manny Leslie, 2-B, for receiving the Grand Champion Award in the Spelling Bee for grades 1-2! The championship word was "convince." A "round of applause" to Ella Combs for being First Runner-up! Good job, everyone!

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2/27/2013

2013 Elementary Missions Week

Last week the elementary students participated in "Penny Wars" as part of our annual mission's project to support Christian Education around the world. This year a total of $4,192.26 was donated by elementary students and families through this project!

The money raised will go to the following projects:
   ·  Continue support of four children in Honduras
      (through the Good Samaritan Baptist Mission) and two
      children in China (through Living Hope International) 
   ·    Make a donation to Macedonian Christian Academy
      (in Donna, Texas) for ongoing needs at that school.
   ·    Provide 1,400 meals to hungry children through the
      Stop Hunger Now program
   ·    Make a donation to the Providence Academy Scholarship  
      Fund

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2/21/2013

Congratulations to Whitney Baxter for Placing in the Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition

The Poetry Out Loud Regional Competition was held Friday, February 15, at Oak Ridge High School in Oak Ridge and featured ten students from across the East Tennessee region.  Each student performed three poems of their own choosing and were scored in interpretation, understanding of the poem, body language, and accuracy. From those ten, three finalists (no rating was given) were will be competing in the state POL competition at the Governor’s mansion in Nashville on Saturday, March 2.

 

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2/12/2013

DAR Essay Writing Contest Winners Announced

This year’s DAR topic was "Forgotten Patriots Who Supported the American Struggle for Independence." Providence Academy had two winners: Nathan Paul-6th grade and Madeline Runnels-5th grade. Other fantastic writers who participated include Clara Reynolds-7th grade, Parker Barnes-7th grade, Lane Whitman-8th grade, Eden Huhn-8th grade, Millicent Runnels-8th grade, Amy Ferguson-8th grade, and Samuel Porterfield-8th grade.  Thank you all for representing Providence Academy so well!

 

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1/23/2013

Millicent Runnels, 8th grade, Spelling Bee champ!

Runner-up is Amy Ferguson, 8th grade.  Millicent will represent PA at the district spelling bee.  Congratulations to both girls and all the participants!!

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1/15/2013

Congratulations Secondary Poetic Power Winners!

The following students placed in a national poetry contest, Poetic Power, which is sponsored by Creative Communications.  Their poems will be published in an anthology.

7th grade
Jackson Hester
Caroline Koscak
 
11th grade
Abigail Brewer
Savannah Church
Hannah Knapp
John O’Roark
John Robertson
Luke Wilson
 
 

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1/9/2013

Congratulations to scholarship winner Jenna Grace Hill!

 We are pleased to announce that Jenna Grace Hill has been selected as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship. This award, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for:

-Commitment to community service
-Academic achievement
-Demonstrated leadership
To acknowledge these accomplishments, scholarship recipients receive a one-time grant of $1,000.

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1/7/2013

Spirit Week and Homecoming Activities January 7-11

Monday, January 7 - Sports Fan Day
Tuesday, January 8 - Decade Day
Wednesday, January 9 - Country vs. Country Club Day
Thursday, January 10 - Favorite Super Hero Day and Spirit Week Volleyball Tournament - 1:00 - 3:00
Friday, January 11 - Spirit Games - 1:00 - 3:00
JV and Varsity basketball games against KACHEA start at 3:30. 
A Homecoming reception to honor our alumni will be held in the cafeteria from 6:45-7:30.
 

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