school life


Congratulations, All-Region Musicians!

Three Regents Academy students were recently selected for the Texas Music Educators Association Region 4/21 orchestras.

Ninth grader Shelby Rotramel was selected from dozens of violinists who auditioned for the All-Region high school orchestra. Eighth grader Mason Baker was selected 2nd chair in the double bass section of the middle school orchestra, and seventh grader Karys Alders was selected for the middle school orchestra first violin section.
Congratulations, Shelby, Mason, and Karys! We are very proud of you!
Pictured, from left, are Karys Alders, Mason Baker, and Shelby Rotramel.

 

 

 


What’s Going On?

Let me brag on our school for a minute or two. God has blessed us in so many ways, and I am continually thankful for all the good gifts and wonderful people He has brought together at Regents Academy. Right now I’m thinking about the many extracurricular opportunities at our school these days. They are so much more than just extra stuff to do! Through our extracurriculars students’ abilities and gifts grow and develop, students find platforms to explore interests and passions, and students are given opportunities to be servant leaders.

What are these opportunities?

High School Clubs

The Regents chapters of the Key Club and the National Honor Society afford many opportunities for service, leadership, and academic recognition. These groups are active both within our school and also in the community.

Sports Programs

Regents has active teams in cross country, soccer, basketball, and track and field. Each team is led by a devoted volunteer coach, and our student athletes excel, even with a rigorous academic load and many other commitments. Students also participate in Volleyball Club and Golf Club.

Music Programs

The Regents Orchestra meets weekly and performs several times per year. Competitive choirs also meet weekly and compete through the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Many students also compete individually through TAPPS in piano, strings, guitar, and voice. In addition, three music teachers provide lessons on campus during the school day.

4-H

The brand new Regents chapter of 4-H has gotten off to a strong start, with much interest among students and parents, and a new grant for gardens that will be tended by students. A dedicated group of student officers is doing a great job leading the club.

Speech and Academics Team

Also competing through TAPPS, our high school team meets weekly, with students preparing to compete in tests (math, current events, literary criticism, etc.) and speaking events (solo and duet acting, prose and poetry, extemporaneous speaking, etc.). Our team has had a lot of success in recent years, winning several state championships.

Spelling Club

A number of excited students gather frequently to prepare for the spelling bee, which is coming up in late November.

And remember – all of this is in addition to classes, field trips, music, art, drama, and plentiful activities that fill our halls and classrooms during the school day!

Our school’s mission is, in part, to “equip students to lead lives of virtue, display mature character, love learning, and serve the Triune God.” Extracurricular activities are one important avenue for students to benefit from this great purpose. There’s a place for every student to get involved and grow into the man or woman God wants them to become.


A Trip to See C.S. Lewis on Stage

On Saturday, September 30, nine Regents juniors and seniors traveled to Richardson’s Eisemann Center to see “The Most Reluctant Convert,” a powerful one-man stage performance by Max McLean depicting the story of C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christ. Throw in a sumptuous lunch at Buca di Beppo, visits to two bookstores, and ice cream at the end of the day, and the group had a fantastic day!


Time for ButterBraid!

It’s time to sell ButterBraid!

This year we’re happy to announce that we have a specific target for our fundraising: a new monument sign for the school! It’s going to take approximately $10,000 (possibly more) to purchase our new sign, so SELL, SELL, SELL!! Our school keeps 40% of each Butter Braid pastry we sell. Yes, they seem expensive, but they’re delicious, unique, easy-to-prepare for a home-baked treat, and they help our school fund specific projects like a new school sign. (And you can’t get them anywhere else!)

This year we have TWO new products: a savory 4-cheese & herb ButterBraid that’s truly delicious. It can be served with marinara sauce and even comes with a small container of sauce. Also new this year are Apple Dumplings (4/package): fresh whole apples wrapped in flaky pastry for you to bake in your oven and serve hot – with your favorite ice cream. Yum! What a wonderful fall treat!

This past Wednesday, our six seniors enjoyed passing out samples to friendly parents and grandparents to kick off our two-week campaign. Remember: we only have 14 days to sell all we can, and don’t forget there are prizes for the TOP TWO persons who sell the most pastries (# of items). If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Nicole Alders (Lnalders@gmail.com). She’ll be happy to help!

Order forms (and money) are due back in the office by September 29th. Let’s do our best to meet our goal of at least $5,000 this year!

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