Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Eagles took the Atlanta Private Athletic Conference Championship on Oct. 17.
On Oct. 17, the Sophia Academy Eagles took the Atlanta Private Athletic Conference Championship in Boys and Girls (Co-Ed) Soccer. It was the team’s inaugural year for the sport, and they served as a true underdog with only 11 on the team – the minimum number required on the field. The Eagles lost only one game all season, and, despite being outnumbered, they came back to beat the rival team for the championship win of 2-1. Congratulations to all the hardworking players and coaches.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Father David Musso, school chaplain, hosted the Oct. 4 event.
On Thursday, October 4, students from Sophia Academy joined with their parents in the school parking lot to host the school’s first ever “Blessing of the Pets.” Father David Musso, the school chaplain and a Marist priest, spoke about St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, and of his care and compassion for animals. After sharing of the biblical call for humans to take care of the animals entrusted them, Father Musso invited students to bring their pets forward for a blessing with holy water. Their arms cradling their beloved pets, students came forward one by one to receive blessings for dogs, cats, reptiles, and guinea pigs. It was a special day for all to celebrate the creation.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Students at the school have been learning the scientific method.
The fifth-grade students of Sophia Academy have been exercising their knowledge of the Scientific Method through some unorthodox activities meant to teach a lesson and improve muscle coordination at the same time. Fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Felice Atkinson, first led the students in a bubble gum-blowing competition, where students gave a hypothesis on how many pieces of gum they could chew and still blow a bubble. The next day, students took part in a watermelon seed-spitting contest with the kindergarten class, where they guessed the distance they could catapult a seed, checking their results against their hypotheses to again form a conclusion. The fun activities gave the students a chance to improve their understanding of the …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The school has exceeded its fundraising goal of $2.5 million.
With the largest donation to "The Dream Continues" Capital Campaign for a multipurpose building including gym and theater space, A Friend of Sophia Academy recently gave $500,000 to Sophia Academy. Exceeding the campaign goal with $2.5 million, the school received this challenge grant to pay down the debt on this building. Pledge payments and rental income on the space over the next several years will continue to reduce the debt. "With six new sports teams and more beginning this year, we have also increased and enhanced our fine arts program with this space," said Capital Campaign Co-Chair and Founding Director Marie Corrigan. "It is the only space to hold all of our students, staff, parents and grandparents at one time for games, …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The school year begins Aug. 20.
Sophia Academy's inaugural high school will begin Aug. 20. With 13 years' experience in small class size and multisensory instruction, the school will provide a college prep, superior experience with exceptional personalized attention. An online class blend will allow for more variety of classes and expertise, and sports and drama opportunities are available.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Trey Butts received the Corrigan Family Scholarship given to students who displayed the most improvement.
At the Awards of Excellence Ceremony on Thursday, May 24, students of Sophia Academy were recognized not only for academic achievement but for outstanding demonstration of character. The Corrigan Family Scholarship, established in 2005 by an alumni parent to benefit a Sophia Academy student who has displayed the most significant improvement, was presented to one student among a host of nominations. This year’s recipient was third grader, Trey Butts, who was nominated by his teacher, Mrs. Mary Bucklen for his strides academically, emotionally, and socially. Regarding his growth, Mrs. Bucklen said, “Trey has made incredible improvements this year in all aspects of school life, and has worked very hard to meet the expectations of everyone …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Students took part in a yearly production called "The Love Letter," which, this year, was dedicated to the story of Peter Pan.
Each year, every student at Sophia Academy takes part in a theatrical production called The Love Letter. This thematic production is performed as a display of love and thanks to all those who support the school. The theme of this year's Love Letter was the universe of Peter Pan and took place on Friday, May 11 at 7pm. Middle school students gave a dramatic performance of the tale of Peter Pan and his nemesis, Captain Hook, complete with magic fairy dust, lost boys, pirates, a crocodile and more. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade added to the night with music from the popular Disney movie version. Directed by Fine Arts Director Tracey Buot along with musical direction from music teacher Audriana Farris, this year's Love Letter …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
The top student fundraisers will win a trip in a limousine to a pizza lunch with the school's founding director, Marie Corrigan.
On Friday, April 27, Sophia Academy students participated in the school's annual Corrigan Family Scholarship Fund Fun Run led by Floy Daugherty and 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 and Gym Campaign. 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, Marie Corrigan. The Corrigan Family Scholarship was established in 2005 by …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Eighth-grader Jackson Carter's "Owl at Night" was shown on an LED screen on 6th Avenue early last month.
Sophia Academy’s Fine Arts Director Tracey Buot was invited by the National Art Education Association to select one piece of outstanding student art to be shown on a very special slideshow for the National Convention. She selected a stunning piece of art by eighth-grader Jackson Carter. Carter's "Owl at Night" is done in oil pastel and permanent marker. Jackson's fantastic masterpiece was part of a slideshow exclusively featuring outstanding student artwork. The slideshow was displayed on a 30' x 16' LED screen located on New York City's 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th streets and ran between from March 2-3.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Fifth-graders read from scripture and ate the Mediterranean foods from Jesus' era.
As part of the Christian celebration of Holy Week, Sophia Academy's fifth-grade students annually reenact the Passover meal Jesus had with his disciples before going to the cross – historically called The Last Supper. Amid a table displaying the elements of the Passover meal (egg, lamb, herbs, unleavened bread), the students recently broke bread and drank juice according to the narrations read from scripture. Each disciple took turns introducing themselves, holding up a tangible object to represent their identity (moneybags for Judas, a rock for Peter), and the student playing Jesus humbly washed the disciples' feet. After the reenactment, students and their families were invited to a reception bearing the ancient Mediterranean foods of …