September 2018
A monthly publication to share school related accomplishments of
students, faculty, staff, & alumni of Prince Avenue Christian School.
THE WOLVERINE WAY
HONOR GOD - PURSUE EXCELLENCE - DISCIPLE STUDENTS
Discipleship
“Wolverine Awakening” Chapels Begin Year
for Middle & High School Students
Wolverine Awakening is a special event for Prince middle and high school students comprised of three chapel services designed to encourage and challenge students spiritually as they start the new school year. This year's Wolverine Awakening took place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the first week of school and was led by Prince Director of Spiritual Life Ben Wallis with special music led by Jeremy Curtis.

The Wolverine Awakening messages focused on the central theme of overcoming selfishness as a believer. Mr. Wallis reminded students that it is understandable how easy it is for students to become zeroed in on their own routines and their own lives that they unintentionally begin to live lives that are selfish. However, God’s design is that believers live lives that are selfless. 
Academics
Post Graduation Video Shares
Accomplishments of Class of 2018
The Class of 2018 recently began the first semester of their freshman year at their respective colleges. See all that they accomplished at Prince in this short video.
Fine Arts
Fine Arts Students On Mission to Estonia
In the midst of busy summer vacations, camps, jobs, and special events, five Prince Avenue Performing Arts students took the time to participate in the 2018 Estonia Fine Arts Mission Trip. Sophomore Emma Allen, Juniors Emilie David, Charlie Graffin, and Riley Wilson, and graduate Sara Thompson were accompanied by Drama Teacher Hannah Hunt, her husband Noel, and Fine Arts Director LaMurl Morris.

The students worked at Camp Gideon, a Christian camp in Estonia. They used their talents in Fine Arts to share the love of Jesus while teaching English to campers. The theme for camp this year was “Glow in the Dark” where campers were encouraged to allow Jesus to be the light in their lives.
Athletics
Prince Names Coach Phil Roberts
Assistant Athletic Director

Prince Avenue Christian School has named Head Baseball Coach Phil Roberts as Assistant Athletic Director. Coach Roberts earned his BA from Clemson University and his MED from Georgia Southern University.  

Prince Athletic Director Richard Ricketts expresses enthusiasm for Coach Roberts taking on this new role. "Phil brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our athletic program. He served as Athletic Director at Strong Rock Christian School for six years and was named Region 5-A Athletic Director of the Year two times while serving as their Region President."

In his first season as the Wolverine head baseball coach, Coach Roberts led the Wolverines to their first-ever State Tournament run placing second in the GHSA Private A State Baseball Tournament.
Faculty & Staff
Eley, Adams, and Morris Selected
as GISA Master Teachers
Three teachers from Prince Avenue Christian School were recently selected by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) as Master Teachers. Kindergarten teacher Mandy Eley, Band Director Miles Adams, and Fine Arts Director LaMurl Morris were chosen from over 166 GISA member schools and hundreds of applicants. 

The selection process for Master Teacher is challenging and competitive. To be considered for the program, candidates are required to submit an application as well as a portfolio including three tangible examples of outstanding work related to the classroom and to sharing and collaborating with other educators. Among other requirements is an unedited video of the candidate's classroom teaching utilizing best practices and five letters of recommendation.
Mrs. Eley, Mr. Adams, and Mrs. Morris will be honored during the Annual GISA Conference to be held at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth, Georgia and also at a special Master Teacher Luncheon.

Congratulations to these Prince teachers for their exemplary work and for all that they contribute to Prince Avenue Christian School.
Alumni Spotlight
Kahlstorf Shares Importance of Honesty
in Sports and Life
Prince Avenue alumnus and stand-out golfer Will Kahlstorf has received a great deal of attention throughout his middle and high school years for his ability on the course. Mostly self-taught in his younger years, Will graduated from Prince Avenue with a stroke average of 72.4, led the Wolverines to a fourth-place finish in this year’s Class A Private state tournament, and was voted Athens Banner-Herald Golfer of the Year for three consecutive years. The class of 2018 graduate started his college golf career at the University of Georgia this fall. 

While these accomplishments are admirable and worthy of attention, sometimes it is the unseen and little known that deserve the accolades. A player’s character and integrity are not displayed on the leaderboard, but from time to time, perhaps they should be. 

Recently Will had the opportunity to compete in the U.S. Open local qualifier in which the top 8 advance to sectionals. From there, the top four qualify for the U.S. Open. Just to have the opportunity to play in the qualifier was an honor, but Will was not just playing; he was playing well. “At the time, I think I was even or one over going into the fourth hole.”

It was the fourth hole where Will made a mistake. His mistake was not in his club choice or the mechanics of his swing. “When I got to the fourth hole, I reached down and pulled my rangefinder out and shot the distance out of habit. When I shot it, I realized that I wasn't supposed to do that in this event. Rangefinders are not allowed.”
View & Download PACS Pictures on Dropbox
Pictures of school events taken by the
PACS Marketing Department can be
accessed at the school's Dropbox account.
Prince Avenue Christian School’s mission is to partner with Christian families
to provide scripturally based discipleship while pursuing excellence
in academics, fine arts, and athletics from a biblical worldview.