Volume 2 | March 2020
Spring has arrived
at Inspiration Academy!
Welcome to the Lion's Roar, Inspiration Academy's OFFICIAL newsletter.
Read on to find about all of the excitement this month !
Mark Your Calendar
Mar 1 IA Tennis Level 7 Tournament
Mar 2 Varsity Baseball vs Southeast HS 6pm
Mar 4 Varsity Baseball vs Hit Factory 6pm
Mar 6 JV Baseball vs St. Stephens 6pm
Mar 7 Visit Us at Art Slam! Bradenton Mainstreet 9am-12pm
Mar 10 JV Baseball vs Seffner Chrisitan 6pm
Mar 12 JV Baseball vs Saints Academy 6:30pm
Mar 13
  • Parent's Pride Meeting 8:15am
  • Teacher Treat Day
  • MS Baseball vs BCS
Mar 16-27 Spring Break - SCHOOL CLOSED
Mar 19 JV Baseball vs ODA 6:00pm
Mar 20 MS Baseball vs ODA 5:30pm
Mar 26 JV Baseball vs Riverview HS 6pm

IA Baseball HOME games listed only. For a complete listing of games visit our school calendar.

Apr 18 IA 5K & Fun Run
Apr 25 Prom
May 4-8 Teacher Appreciation Week
Admissions is pleased to announce that we will begin accepting new student enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year on March 9th. If you have already applied and been accepted, keep a look out for an email with your unique registration form link. If you have applied, but are not sure if you have been accepted, you can reach out to Trish Fuchs to verify the status of your application.

If you are interested in setting up a tour or simply getting more information about all of the exciting programs Inspiration Academy has to offer, click on the button below and let us know a little about you!
Come visit the IA Booth at Art Slam 2020! You won't want to miss this county-wide event. Ms. Hoffman and our art students will create "The Court Of The One True King" through a create-your-own-crown craft for attendees. Click on the link below for a complete map and listing of all booths and activities.
The first Confection Club was a DELICIOUS success! We made fried Oreos! Our next meeting is March 9th from 3-4 pm. Join us for food and fellowship!

For more information about Confection Club, please contact Mrs. Marcinsuk.
A community is stronger together and we need you! The Giving Challenge, Prom,Teacher Appreciation Week, and so many more events will provide an opportunity for you to support the ministry and educational experiences of our students. Please consider sharing your time, talents and treasures with us. For more information about how you can get involved, simply . . .
February Event Recap
Love Our Neighbor

Thank you to everyone who purchased valentines for our neighbors. Thanks to you, our students were able to share love with 196 of our neighbors on Valentine's Day through this simple act of ministry.
Opening Day Celebration

We played games, ate yummy concessions, hung out with our friends, and celebrated baseball with a win over Puerto Rico! Thanks to all who came out! Be sure to check our school calendar for the next game you can attend!
Father Daughter Dance

Our Lady Lions enjoyed a magical evening with the special men in their lives at our annual Father Daughter dance. Click on the link below to view a gallery of pictures from our event. Thank you to Brooke Kull for sharing her photography talents.
Middle & High School Athletics
Competition Cheer
Our 2019/2020 competition cheer team is gearing up for their competition season! They will compete in Daytona on March 21st and then again at Six Flags on April 18th. If all goes well, they will then head to the US Finals in May. ROAR, LIONS, ROAR!

For more information about our cheer program or how you can become a sponso,r contact Amanda Stilwell.
It's time for Lion Softball! We look forward to continuing to see our softball program build and attract new students to our school through this program. Softball will play a seven to eight-game schedule while our girls continue to train and share our state-of-the-art facilities used by our baseball academy. For more information about our Softball program contact Coach Kull.
IA's middle school boys basketball program made incredible strides under director Ryan Maples . In his first season, Coach Maples led our Lions to a second place finish in the Florida Gulf Coast League and our team made it all the way to the league tournament championship game in which our boys finished runner-up to 4-time league champion St. Martha’s. 
IA Athletics is excited to introduce two tremendously talented and experienced coaches for girls volleyball. Evelyn Long will be our new head coach and director of the volleyball program for the 2020 season. Evelyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from Clearwater Christian College (CCC). She was a 3 time All-American setter while winning 3 National Championships during her time at CCC. She brings to IA many years of coaching experience on various levels of competition at the club, high school, and college levels. 

Evelyn’s sister Katy Roadman will be our Head Middle School and Assistant Varsity Coach. Katy holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida. Katy’s coaching career started in 2005 when she served as head coach for Temple Christian School for two seasons. She also held coaching stints at Wharton High School and Tampa Catholic. Katy has also coached at the club level for several seasons, experiencing success at all levels of play. 
Golf Academy
Currently, we have five students of varying skill levels who are currently enrolled in a 20-hour instructional program under Coach Kaebel to learn and improve their golf game. This program includes instruction on putting, pitching, driving, sand work, video analysis, and more.
Our High School golf team experienced a successful second season and is already competing at a higher level against mainstream area high school programs. Our team concluded the season with a first place finish at the Links Invitational held at Greenfield Plantation.
The middle school golf season kicks off in late March with seven matches in which we are using Pinebrook Ironwood Golf Club as our course for three home matches. The league championship concludes sometime at the end of April. 
Baseball Academy
IA Baseball is having a great season! Be sure to follow their Facebook page for all of the latest game updates and featured players.
Tennis Academy
Player Highlights

Brooklyn Olson
  • Winner in Junior International Bolton Doubles Girls 14s in England
  • Winner Of Les Petits As Doubles in France
  • Reaches the Round of 16 in singles at Les Petits As

Sophia Rojas
  • Sofia Rojas Cracks the ITF Top 100 juniors
Mary Brumfield
  • Winner at the USTA Florida Level 3 at Lakeland BG 16 & G18
  • Won 6 matches in a row to take the title

Haley Roberts
  • Winner of the Feed-in Consolation Tournament at USTA Florida Level 3 at Lakeland BG 16 & G18
  • Won 7 matches out of 8.
  • Finished 7th overall

USTA Florida Level 3 at Seminole Lake Girl's Results
Ana Benson
  • Finished 4 and 2
Valeria Sanchez
  • Finished 3 and 2
Leilany Sanchez
  • Finished 2 and 2

For more information about membership, fundraising, or volunteer opportunities contact Joel Hartman .
From the Desk of Parent's Pride

Spring has sprung!
A fun time was had by all at our 2nd Annual Father Daughter dance. Thank you to those that kindly donated items and time to make this a special night for our IA girls and their dads. Extra thanks to Brooke Kull who came and took beautiful photos, Holly McAndrew for lending our decor, Patricia Adams, Mike Raina and Cliff Ullmann our awesome clean up crew, and Sharon Platko for helping put items away Monday morning. 
Join us at ArtSlam on Saturday, March 7th in downtown Bradenton on Old Main Street. This is a free event that is sponsored by Realize Bradenton. Please come out wearing your IA gear and take advantage of the Farmers Market, Food Trucks, area restaurants, retail vendors, and local artwork all while supporting our IA Arts program lead by Ms.Hoffman. There will be something for everyone.
It is not too early to start thinking and planning ahead for Teacher and Faculty Appreciation Week. It will be here before we know it, May 4th-8th. This is an extra special week on campus spent spoiling our wonderful Teachers. We would like to start collecting gift cards in $10-$25 increments to local restaurants and shops that will be given out at the end of the week. Gift cards should be sent to the front office in an envelope marked to the attention of Parents Pride.
Our March Teacher Treat Day and Pride meeting will be pushed out a week later to March 13th 8:15 in room 202 . Please send in a "spring break send off snack" for our teachers. 

Warm wishes and many blessings,
Sabrina Ullmann and Parents Pride
If you have any questions regarding Parent's Pride, please contact us at parents.pride@inspirationacademy.com
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