Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: 
“This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!"

Mark 9:7
January 21, 2018
Chaplain's Corner
In this past week of snow, ice, cold temperatures, and digital learning days, I hope that you’ve had some warm and restful family-time! Even though we did not have chapel this week due to weather conditions and concerns, I want to take this opportunity to make you aware of some really exciting opportunities ahead for your student(s)…especially your high school student(s).

We are never content with simply providing content for our students…we firmly believe that the catalyst of spiritual growth is pouring out onto others what has been poured into us. In essence, we begin seeing God move in our lives when we begin to put into practice what we have been taught from His Scripture. None of us were ever meant to function like a still lake whose purpose is to simply collect more water…the love that God has poured out on us is to be like a mighty rushing river that is to spill out, soak, and saturate everyone we come into contact with. It is, as the Book of James teaches, faith in action.

As you begin discussing plans and class schedules for next school-year (and prepare for your Guidance Counselor meetings throughout the month of February), I’d ask that you and your student prayerfully consider two incredible opportunities for spiritual growth:

CHAPEL CLASS:
Up until this point, our Chapel class has been exclusively reserved and utilized as a tool to train and mentor members of our student-led Praise Band. While a section of this class will continue to be devoted to the music component of our Chapel program, our desire is to open this class up to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who desire to contribute to our chapel services in the forms of announcements, prayer, greeting, and programming. These students will be individually mentored by selected faculty members, biblically discipled, and challenged to grow in their Christian leadership. Any students who are interested in the possibility of joining the chapel class for the Fall of 2018 are encouraged to see either Ben Wallis or Wes Davis. There is an application process that involves teacher and pastor recommendations. For any student who may be interested in serving on the Praise Band, there is the same application process with an additional musical audition involved. This class is an elective class.

BARNABAS PROGRAM:
The Barnabas Program is designed to enhance and develop the sense of community between lower and upper school students. The course is called Barnabas (which translated means “son of encouragement”) and it is a program that provides a platform for students who are sophomores, juniors, and seniors to learn about service by teaching and mentoring students in the lower school. Some of the objectives of the high school students participating in this elective course include: developing a plan to effectively minister to their lower school student’s needs (academically, spiritually, and socially), understanding basic tutorial techniques used with young students, engaging in one-on-one communication with young learners to help their socialization skills, identifying various learning styles and differences in young learners, and establishing and maintaining long standing relationships with lower school students. There is an application process that involves teacher recommendations, and the application is due back to the Mrs. Simpson by Friday, January 26th. This class is an elective class.

I am so excited, generally, about all that God has in store for Prince…and, specifically, about all that God has in store for each one of our students as He continues to move them and use them!

If there are any questions that you may have, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This Week:
Wednesday, January 24
“The Transfiguration of Jesus”
(Mark 9:2-13)

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
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Re-Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year
Now Open!

Please plan to re-enroll early to help us
prepare for the upcoming school year.

Office of Development & Alumni Relations
Academics

2018 - 2019 High School Scheduling
& Course Requests
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT DATES :
 
January 29 : Student course request presentation during the school day
 
January 29 : Parent course request presentation in the cafeteria 6:00 - 8:00 pm
 
January 30 : RenWeb opened for course requests
 
February 1-28 : Academic Advisement Meetings   

Math Help Sessions

Free math help sessions, led by Prince parent and University of North Georgia
math professor Sam Bennett, will be held on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in room 200.
Fine Arts
Beautiful handmade bowls created by PACS
faculty and staff will be on display throughout the week.

 The bowls will be filled with goodies for the silent auction
held from 8 am - noon on Friday morning.

Come support PACS outreach for A Bigger Vision!
Athletics
Middle School Basketball Championship Games

Monday, January 22nd

5:30 pm: #2 PACS Girls vs. #1 AA Girls

6:45 pm: #3 PACS Boys vs. #1 ACS Boys

Games are at Athens Academy.

Come support our middle school Wolverines!
Varsity Basketball Senior Night

Friday,
January 26th

PACS
vs.
Tallulah Falls

6 pm Varsity Girls

7:30 pm Varsity Boys
Come honor our senior basketball players and cheer on the Wolverines!
Varsity Swimming Senior Night

Seniors John Morgan McDonald, Matthew Colquitt, and McNeal Wilfong will be recognized at the Clarke/Oconee swim meet on Friday, January 26th at the Ramsey Center.
Campus Life
Parent Teacher Fellowship
Marketing and Communications
Club Pictures
Wednesday, January 24th
The following clubs will take pictures:
Barnabas
HS Academic Team
Interact
LS Academic Team
MS & HS Student Government
NAHS
Safety Patrol
Tri-M
Store Hours for the Week of January 22nd - 27th
 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday :
7:45 am - 9:14 am
10:28 am - 11:28 am
1:11 pm - 2:11 pm

Wednesday :
7:45 am - 9:05am
11:07 am -11:59 am
1:32 pm - 2:24 pm

Calendar Highlights
 
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, January 22
A Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Athens Area Middle School Girls & Boys Basketball Championships 5:30 & 6:45 pm

Tuesday, January 23
B Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • JV Boys Basketball vs George Walton Academy @ Home 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball vs George Walton @ Home 6:00 & 7:30 pm


Wednesday, January 24
C Day Chapel Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Club Pictures

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • Middle & High School Chapel 10:10 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

Thursday, January 25
D Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • No Scheduled Events
Friday, January 26
A Day Schedule: Middle & High School

  • Empty Bowls 8:00 am

  • Varsity Swim Meet @ UGA Ramsey Center - Senior Night (Time: TBA)

  • JV Boys Basketball vs Tallulah Falls @ Home 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball vs Tallulah Falls @ Home (Senior Night) 6:00 & 7:30


Saturday, January 27

  • Prince Preview (Open House) 9:00 am

  • JV Boys Basketball @ Towns County 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Girls & Boys Basketball @ Towns County 6:00 & 7:30 pm
*(Please note the menu change from the original calendar for Monday & Tuesday.)

Monday: Teriyaki Chicken

Tuesday: Hamburger Steaks

Wednesday: Chicken & Waffles

Thursday: Cheeseburger

Friday: Chicken Sandwich
Lower School Chapel