school life


Veterans Day Assembly

Regents Academy was very glad to welcome several veterans to campus for a Veterans Day assembly honoring them for their service and thanking God for the blessing of brave men and women who sacrifice to protect our freedom and prosperity. The assembly was led by the 6th grade class and their teacher Mrs. Mary Austin, along with several strings players from the Regents Upper School. Afterward, the 6th graders hosted the veterans for a grab-and-go breakfast.

We are so very thankful for all the brave men and women who have served our nation!

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4-H Robotics Club in Action

Many thanks to Regents dads Michael Liebrum and Russell DonCarlos for leading the Robotics Club. The club meets after school every other Thursday throughout the school year.

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Let’s Play Gaga Ball!

Regents Academy has been blessed with fantastic playground equipment, and now we are excited to add a gaga pit for students to enjoy. Students, both young and old, have been having a great time playing gaga ball during PE and recess, especially with the sunshine we’ve been enjoying.

Many thanks to Gregg and Angie Nichols for their wonderful donation!

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A 2nd Grade Tower of Babel

The second grade students got a small taste of what a massive project the Tower of Babel must have been when they built their own miniature replica in their classroom. The class, with their teacher Miss Kendall DeKerlegand, has been reading and studying the early chapters of Genesis.

The class continued to learn about the story of the Towel of Babel when the Tower was knocked over.

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Students “Hang Around” at House Kick-Off

The Regents Academy House System kicked its year off with a visit to the Stephen F. Austin University ropes course. After a morning of fun competition at the school, Upper School students trekked to SFA to engage in team building, have fun, and take risks together on the zipline and other ropes challenges.

Many thanks to our House Coordinator, Mrs. Lauren Lawrence, the fine staff at SFA, and the many parents who helped make the day happen.

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Congratulations, All-Region Musicians!

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

Tenth grader Shelby Rotramel and ninth grader Mason Baker were selected from dozens of violinists and bassists who auditioned for the All-Region high school orchestra. Eighth graders Karys Alders, Haylee Harmen, and Holden Kelly were selected for the middle school orchestra violin section. Seventh grader Cate Baker was selected for middle school viola.
Congratulations, students! We are very proud of you!
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Momentum for the House System

This school year Regents Academy began a new upper school tradition – the House System. The purpose of the House System is to promote a culture of joy, discipleship, and respect among the Logic and Rhetoric School students.  Our hope is that the House System will support strong camaraderie, spiritual growth, unity, and mutual helpfulness among our students.

Logic and Rhetoric students have been divided into four houses: Jerusalem, Rome, Oxford, and Kampala. Each house is led by two seniors working together as House Stewards, with a faculty member as a house sponsor. I am happy to report that good things are going on with our House System! Here are just a few of them:

  • The houses are developing their own identities, not unlike sports teams or clubs. Each house is developing a crest, a Latin slogan, a mascot, house colors, etc.
  • The House Stewards are doing a marvelous job of leading their peers. One of the major purposes of the House System has always been to foster leadership among the students. That is happening as these fine young men and women are showing real leadership.
  • The Houses meet most Fridays for Bible study, praise and worship, prayer, and planning. The House Stewards and other upperclassmen lead these meetings, which gives them the opportunity to disciple those younger than themselves.
  • The students have been told that everyone needs a “Paul,” someone to learn from, and a “Timothy,” someone to encourage. Houses are beginning to pair students up so that they can pray for and encourage each other.
  • Houses can earn points that go toward a yearlong house competition, which is contributing to camaraderie, healthy competition, and accountability.
  • House Stewards have begun to periodically choose Gentlemen of Honor and Ladies of Virtue, members of their houses who have shown excellence and service in conspicuous ways. It is beautiful to see godly behavior and selfless service, not foolishness or bullying behavior, rewarded by the students.
  • Houses are identifying service projects around the school. House members will come together to serve their school later this fall.
  • Students are having fun. A few weeks back the students gathered on the field during lunch to have a House “Peg” tournament (Peg is a game the students love to play). Competition and fun ensued!

We are very thankful for our Logic and Rhetoric School teachers and for Mr. Ben Alexander, who work so hard and are giving the House System a lot of momentum. Lord willing, we will see even more good things come from our new House System in the days ahead!

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Welcome Aboard, Mrs. Mary Austin

We are very happy to welcome Mrs. Mary Austin as our school’s sixth grade teacher for 2018-19. While she is certainly no stranger to our school family, we have known Mrs. Austin as a Regents mom for several years. Now we will have the pleasure of getting to know her as our sixth grade teacher. Mary and her husband Bobby are the parents of three children: Emma, Lucy, and Reed.

Welcome aboard, Mrs. Austin!

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Congratulations, Mr. Roy Bradley

Our school has been blessed to have Mr. Roy Bradley in our Logic/Rhetoric School classroom for 8 years now teaching such diverse courses as Omnibus, Logic, Algebra, Geometry, Apologetics, and Rhetoric (he’s quite the Renaissance man!).

We are very happy to announce that beginning in 2018-19 Mr. Bradley will have a new title and responsibility — Logic/Rhetoric School Principal. As principal, Mr. Bradley will oversee the academic program and culture of the School of Logic and Rhetoric, and serve teachers and parents by insuring that the school’s mission and vision is fulfilled in grades 7-12.

We are excited that Mr. Bradley will be able to put his gifts and leadership to work in this important and much-needed role.

Congratulations, Mr. Bradley, and we are thankful for you!

 

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