middle school education

Close to Winning It All!

A huge congratulations to the Regents Junior High Soccer team and Coach Rick Bertke for placing second in the CSAC soccer tournament.

The team played three times last Thursday, winning the first game 6-1 and the second game 4-2 in overtime, and then coming close in the championship game with a score of 2-0.

The team played hard and played together. Great job, Eagles!


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VFW Contest Participants and Winners

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #3893 Commander Don Kirkley recently presented Regents Academy students with certificates and medals for their participation in this year’s contests. Patriot’s Pen essay contest winners included Lindley Bryant (1st place), Haafiz Hashim (2nd place), and Emma Terrell (3rd place). High school student Caleb Henry placed third in the Voice of Democracy audio essay contest for the area.

Pictured from left are (front) Emma Terrell, and Lindley Bryant; (middle) Caleb Henry, Haafiz Hashim, Don Kirkley, Isaiah Bertke, and Avery Griner; and (back) Jake Hill, Mali Dachelet, and Carleona Johnson.

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Success at Brook Hill

What a great track meet out junior high girls team had at Brook Hill! Our girls competed against 14 other area schools and finished in third place as a team.

Many top-three individual finishers in several events.  Great job, girls  — and Coach Kunk!

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Archery Begins

Regents Academy received a matching grant to begin an archery program, and generous Regents parents and grandparents donated to the school, so we were able to purchase quality archery equipment.

Our P.E. teacher, Mrs. April Hoyle, received the training for archery instruction and training.

Now our students have begun to learn archery! Lots of bulls-eyes in this group of 7th and 8th graders!


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Back to the Middle Ages

The 4th, 7th and 8th grade classes experienced a “taste” of history last Thursday as they enjoyed a sumptuous Medieval Feast, complete with costumes, decorations, and Medieval food, games,  and entertainment. Mr. Vermillion and Mrs. Terrell, along with parents Jolene Monlezun, Elsa Jordan, and Christie Rasberry, planned, decorated, and led the activities.

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Monk Day

Thursday, November 29, was Monk Day for the 7th and 8th graders, who recently studied the Rule of St. Benedict and medieval monasticism. They interspersed periods of prayer and Bible reading with work and study, in imitation of medieval monks. Several of the students dressed in monk attire. All the students practiced copying and illuminating Scripture passages. The students also did extensive work on the school campus — raking, building above ground flower beds, spreading mulch, and moving dirt.

Pictured below are the monks: solemn, working, and gleeful. It was a great day!

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Slaying the Beast

On a mild and sunny day, Mr. Vermillion’s 7th and 8th grade Omnibus class recently went outside to read. The class is immersing themselves in Anglo-Saxon culture and literature through their reading of the epic Beowulf, the classic tale of adventure in which the warrior Beowulf conquers the horrible monster Grendel. Even young students can read and enjoy the Great Books when they are led by a skilled teacher, given the tools of learning, and expected to reach a higher standard. They also get to go outside and sit in the sunshine!

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2012 Medusa Mythology Exam

This year Regents Academy students in 6th-12th grades have the opportunity to compete in the Medusa Mythology Exam.

The exam is open to public, private, and home-school students. The theme for this year’s test is “Malicious Monsters and Monstrous Mortals.” It is a 50-question, multiple choice, 40-minute test that will be administered the last week of March. The fee is $3, and registrations are due by the end of January. Top achievers are eligible for cash awards.

For more information you can check out www.medusaexam.org. The sign-up sheet for Regents students is on the extracurricular board in the back hallway.

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The Team Behind the Trophy

Congratulations to the Regents Academy Junior High Soccer team for winning 2nd place in the CSAC year-end tournament in Tyler October 6-7. Here is the team with their coach, Rick Bertke.

Great job, Eagles!

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