*Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day (Office Closed)
*Tuesday, May 28 – Staff Work Day
*Tuesday, May 28 – Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony, GCPC, 6:30 p.m.
*Wednesday, May 29 – Staff Work Day
*Wednesday, May 29 – SFA Dual Credit Information Meeting for Parents, 5:30 p.m.
*Thursday, May 30 – Graduation Rehearsal, GCPC, 11:30 a.m.
*Thursday, May 30 – Secondary Swim Party at the Youngs’ House, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
*Friday, May 31 – Graduation, GCPC, 7:00 p.m.
Announcements & Reminders
*Save the Date
*Saturday, June 8 – Key Club to Help at The Blueberry Festival
*Monday, August 26 – New Parent Orientation
*Tuesday, August 27 – First Day of School (Noon Release)
*Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony – Tuesday, May 28th
All parents, grandparents, family members, and friends of the school are invited to our yearly Academic & Athletic Awards Ceremony next Tuesday, May 28th, at 6:30 p.m. The awards ceremony is at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. All students need to wear their dress uniform and arrive a few minutes early. This is our day to recognize the outstanding achievements of our talented and hard-working students. All students are encouraged to come.
*Graduation Ceremony – Friday, May 31st
Come celebrate the Regents graduating class of 2019 at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 31st, at 7:00 p.m. Rob Hadding, Pastor of Christ Church in Pace, Florida, and past president of the board and current board member at Trinitas Christian School in Pensacola, Florida, will be our graduation speaker this year.
*Secondary Swim Party
The Secondary School (7th-12th Grade) is invited to an end of year swim party. The party is on Thursday, May 30th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the home of Conner & Carolyn Young. The address is 698 CR 2131. No RSVP needed, just show up with a towel and sunscreen! Young ladies should wear a one-piece swimsuit or a t-shirt, please. For questions, please call or text Kelly Young at 919-308-1203.
*Summer Office Hours
The school office will be open this summer Monday-Thursday of each week from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. We will be closed on Monday, May 28th, for Memorial Day, and summer office hours begin Monday, June 3rd.
*Key Club Service Opportunity
The Kiwanis Club needs our help with the Blueberry Festival pancake breakfast. The breakfast is on Saturday, June 8th. The shifts are from 6:00-9:00 a.m. and 9:00-11:00 a.m. Please let Mrs. Young know how your student can help! You may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text her at (919)-308-1203. Thank you in advance for your help!
*SFA Dual Credit Information Meeting – Wednesday, May 29th
There will be a dual credit course meeting open to rising 9th-12th grade students and their parents on Wednesday, May 29th, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will address the opportunity for all high school students to begin taking dual credit college classes during the summer sessions. Courtney Branton, SFA Senior Admissions Counselor, will be at the meeting to answer questions.
*Used School Uniforms
We will have a used school uniform sale this summer at the school. If you have any used clothes you would like to donate to the school, please drop them by the school this summer during office hours.
2019-20 Student Supply Lists will be available and emailed soon. As we have done for several years, KPrep and Kindergarten parents will be asked to pay a school supplies fee that will cover all their supplies for the year, and the teachers will purchase the supplies.
From the Headmaster
I am finishing up my tenth year teaching and administrating at Regents Academy, and I have to say that I’m experiencing quite a complex of feelings. A good dose of my emotions are the same as those at the close of any other school year: an odd mixture of relief, anticipation, and bittersweet gladness. But now there is a healthy shot of sentimentalism and wistful memory. I’ve poured a decade of my life into our school. My children have grown up here in this community, and my youngest enters her senior year. As I reflect and pray, though, the dominant thought and feeling is, without a doubt, gratitude.
I’m thankful for the people in our school, the parents and students, the teachers and fellow laborers. I am thankful for the visionaries and sacrificial servants who came before and laid the foundation for the work we are doing now. I am thankful for the work of Christian education itself, which is demanding but also fulfilling and, by God’s grace, eternally meaningful.
Parents contributed so much this year, volunteering, fundraising, coaching, driving, substituting, giving, and so much more. Thank you, parents.
The faculty and staff at Regents Academy is such a great gift: they sacrifice for the families of our school because they love the Lord and His people and the task of education. Thank you, teachers and staff.
The students worked so very hard this year and made every day, well, an adventure – but such a rewarding adventure. No two days are ever quite the same. Thank you, students.
Regents Academy achieved ACCS accreditation this year, which was the result of 18 months of focused work, but really the result of many years of preparation and investment of time, talent, and treasure. Thank you, Lord, for this blessing.
And for my wonderful wife, I am most thankful of all.
So, here are some words from that ever-quotable old sage, G.K. Chesterton, that express far better thoughts about gratitude that I can muster:
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.”
“When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?”