We are very happy to introduce Regents Academy’s new School Secretary, Mrs. Jeni Gilbreath. Regents parents for two years now, Jeni and her husband Lance live in the San Augustine area and are the parents of two Regents students, Elijah and Skeeter. Jeni has already begun her duties as school secretary, working alongside Debbie Moore through the month of May. We welcome Jeni to the Regents staff and look forward to her service.
Regents 6th graders enjoyed Camp Laurence day after reading Little Women — costumes, games, a feast, and lots of fun.
The 18-member Regents Academy Speech and Academic team returned from the TAPPS State competition in Waco earlier this month with another first place sweepstakes trophy. This is the third consecutive year our school emerged at the top of more than 20 competitors in the 1A division to win the overall award at the statewide gathering sponsored by the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS). Additionally, the nine students who competed in test-only events garnered enough academic points to earn the first place “Academic Champion” award at the state tournament.
The school’s TAPPS Music team composed of violin, guitar, and piano soloists placed first in the “Instrumental Music” competition, a first for the school this year, with ten of the students earning “1” rankings for their solos. The 13-member all-girls ensemble also earned a “1” rank in the Sacred Ensemble category for their performance of “Psalm 8” and “Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho,” finishing with a first place award for their category.
Pictured with their individual medals and ribbons are the members of the school’s TAPPS Speech and Academic, Art and Music teams. Front row, left to right: Lindley Bryant, Annaleigh Andrews, Avery Gound, Anabelle Terrell, Michaela Hill, Sheetal Bapu, Avery Griner, Isabel Bartram, Kaden Harman; middle row: Andria Sowell, Sarah Grace Alders, Grace DeKerlegand, Alice Bryant, Will Young, Kyla Alders, Emma Terrell, Anne Elisabeth Alders; back row: Jake Hill, Will Hill, Wesley Young, Caleb Henry, Jon Sowell, Kendall DeKerlegand, Aaron Bertke.
The Regents Academy TAPPS Speech and Academics Team is 1A state champion again!
The team competed at the TAPPS championship meet on Monday and Tuesday, March 23-24, in Waco. This is the third (third!) straight year the Regents team has won the state championship. We are so very, very proud of them. They are bright, talented, devoted, and they work great together as a team. The hard work that goes into their preparations is on top of their school work, music, sports, and the many other things they are involved in. Congratulations, students! Congratulations also to Nicole Alders, Shannon Henry, Kelsey Treusdell, and Ashley Bryant, who worked very hard to help the team prepare.
Seniors: Michaela Hill, Kendall DeKerlegand, Alice Bryant, Jon Sowell, and Will Young
Juniors: Caleb Henry, Kyla Alders, and Aaron Bertke
Sophomores: Avery Gound, Annaleigh Andrews, Anne Elisabeth Alders, Sarah Grace Alders, and Wesley Young
Freshmen: Grace DeKerlegand, Andria Sowell, and Lindley Bryant
Not pictured: Avery Griner (who competed in Ready Writing before the meet) and Emma Terrell (who was sick and had to stay home)
To God be the glory!
Huge congratulations to the winners of our 5th grade reading contest, Anna Claire Powers and Carolyn Young. The contest is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Fire Department. The first and second place winners received gift bags. Also, the first place winner rides to school in a fire truck and eats breakfast with the firemen. Anna Claire just barely edged out Carolyn to win the contest by reading the most during the month of February. Pictured are the girls with Captain Michael Self.
Great job, girls!
Because of impending inclement weather, Regents Academy will begin classes late tomorrow, Thursday, March 5. School will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Because of inclement weather, there will be no school tomorrow, Wednesday, February 25.
The teacher luncheon and in-service planned for tomorrow will remain as scheduled. Teachers will arrive at the school at noon.
We WILL be having our BIG Serve Kick Off ice cream social tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. Please come!
Because of inclement weather, Regents Academy will dismiss students early today. KPrep-2nd grade will dismiss at 12:45 p.m. and 3rd-12th will dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
Classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow.
Regents 9th and 10th grade students visited Austin this week, along with David and Nicole Alders. Our group toured the capitol, observed the House of Representatives in session, and had our picture taken with Senator Robert Nichols and Representative Travis Clardy. The students were also able to visit the George Bush Presidential Library and the Bob Bullock Museum, to round out a fun and educational trip.