Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The event raised more than $4,000 toward a student scholarship, bringing the fund to over $40,000.
On Friday, April 26, Sophia Academy students participated in the school's sixth annual Corrigan Family Scholarship Fund Fun Run organized by parent volunteer, Mrs. Jennifer Wallace, and Sophia’s own, Coach John Turner. Students circled the entire school, receiving marks on their t-shirts to indicate their accomplished laps, which were run to raise money for the Corrigan Family Scholarship Fund. The school's parking lot was filled with music, a water station, several parent volunteers and friends of Sophia, and even sprinklers students could run through to cool off. The top students to raise funds will be awarded with a special trip in a limousine to a pizza lunch with the school’s Founding Director, Mrs. Marie Corrigan. The event raised …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
More than 120 cards were made and mailed to Afghanistan.
The fourth grade students of Sophia Academy recently led a school-wide service project to make and collect Valentine cards to send to soldiers overseas. Students from all grades participated in cutting out hearts, decorating them and signing them with notes of encouragement and thanks. This endeavor was part of the school’s focus on religious life and service to others. In all, students made 124 cards to send to the Duluth-based program Hugs for Soldiers, who mailed them to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan to be received in time for the holiday.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Ninth-grader Max Pimentel will compete at the regional level Feb. 16.
On Thursday, Jan. 24, the high school students of Sophia Academy competed on campus in the Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest. In a classroom converted to a coffee house-style setting, students individually presented a classic piece of poetry to an audience of classmates and parents. The poetry was recited with intonation and a dramatic flair. The winner of the contest, ninth grader Max Pimentel, will go on to compete at the regional level at the Atlanta History Center on Feb. 16 with the poems “Break, Break, Break” by Lord Alfred Tennyson and “The Birth of John Henry” by Melvin B. Tolson. Amazingly, Max was able to accomplish memorizing these poems in just two days. Created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Two students will represent the school at a state tournament Feb. 7.
On Friday, Jan. 18, Sophia Academy held the annual Scripps Spelling Bee on campus. The entire student body, teachers, administration and parents were there to cheer on 10 contestants. Participants had won their classroom level contest. They were: Laura Turnbull, Trey Butts, Layne Atkinson, Justin Severe, Sam Barone, Jessica Bidjaksaleh, Yuri Zarus and Noelle Marchais. The winners of the spelling bee were eighth-grader Liam Flynn and seventh grade runner-up Jacob Gambrell, who will represent Sophia Academy at the Georgia Independent Schools Association Round I Spelling Bee on Feb. 7 at Greenfield Hebrew Academy.
Friday, January 11, 2013
The students went to Covecrest, a Catholic youth camp, in late November.
The middle school students of Sophia Academy embarked on an overnight spiritual retreat from Nov. 29-30. The retreat took place at Covecrest, a Catholic youth camp in the north Georgia mountains. Students took part in low ropes courses to build team work and high ropes courses to conquer fears and build confidence. Devotionals led by Director of Religious Education Julie Noggle and religious education teacher Emily Harrington focused on a scripture passage that called students to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God. It was a life-changing event for some participants as their parents remarked, “She is like a new person,” and, “We clearly saw God's work come to life before her eyes.” A hands-on experience that calls for …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The fundraising auction will be in February.
Save the date for Sophia Academy's 2013 Masterpiece Gala, which will be held on Feb. 9 in the school's gym (2880 Dresden Drive). The gym will turn into a Mardi Gras-themed party central with dancing, food and a split-the-pot raffle to raise funds for gym items and a mini-bus. There will also be live and silent auctions. Food has been donated by Atlanta Bread Company and Peter and Yuwadee Landskroener with catering by Endive Catering. This year's gala sponsors are David and Sheri Greene. Click here to purchase tickets, donate and learn more about how to become a sponsor at various recognition levels. Last year's event raised more than $60,000.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Students at the private school talked about who they are in a recent YouTube video.
Students were recently asked, "Who is Sophia Academy?" Their response in the video above.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
After taking the Atlanta Private Athletic Conference soccer championship, the school also took the boys and girls volleyball titles as well.
On the heels of their recent soccer championship victory, the Sophia Academy Eagles again soared their way to the top in Boys’ and Girls’ Volleyball. Both teams played for the tournament championship held at the school on Oct. 24, and both took the first place trophy for the Atlanta Private Athletic Conference. The girls defeated the Cottage School and boys defeated the Swift School in a set of three matches where they won the best of three. This was the third first-place victory for the teams within a week’s time, and students were elated with their achievement. Eighth grader Sebastian Gomez, whose championship wins now total five at Sophia Academy said, "We all played as a team, we played our best, and we never gave up. We just kept on …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Students and faculty paraded through the school Nov. 1 singing "When the Saints Go Marching In."
As part of the Catholic Church's celebration of All Saints Day, Sophia Academy held a special All Saints Mass on Thursday, Nov. 1. Students and faculty of the pre-K-10 school dressed as saints of their choice and paraded through the school, singing "When the Saints Go Marching In" on their way to Mass. Monsignor Hugh Marren of All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody presided over the Mass and presented a warm message on doing small things with great love much like the saints who have gone before. Sophia Academy is a small, private, Marist-sponsored school in DeKalb County that is currently seeking Catholic status.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The day was held in conjunction with the yearly "Sophia Summit."
The students of Sophia Academy celebrated Grandparents Day on Friday, October 19, in conjunction with a school-wide presentation titled “Sophia Summit.” For two weeks, the school participated in a cross-curricular, cross-grade level focus on the subject of social studies. Grandparents and special friends attended the culminating event of the study — “Sophia Summit.” It was an event complete with skits, songs, debates and creative movies ranging from a Revolutionary War wax museum to an Inuit weather report to a re-enactment of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The event coincided perfectly with Grandparents Day, delighting grandparents and special friends as well as the students who were eager to show off their hard work and new knowledge. In …