December 2018
A monthly publication to share school related accomplishments of
students, faculty, staff, & alumni of Prince Avenue Christian School.
Prince Veterans Day Ceremony a Special Event
On Monday, November 12th, the Prince Avenue Christian School student body gathered for a special Veterans Day Ceremony. The school extended an invitation to local veterans to attend the ceremony and to be honored on their special day. Many of the veterans in attendance were family members of students.

Because this was the first time the school had held this event, the administration was not sure what to expect by way of participation and numbers of veterans that might attend. Despite all of the unknowns, more than 70 veterans and their families representing all branches of the military attended with enthusiasm. Veterans were greeted in the entrance way by lower school students holding American flags and were then given a special seat in the front of the auditorium. 
Second Grade Classes Provide
Food for Families
Prince Avenue Christian School second grade students in Mrs. Hale and Mrs. Padgett's classes are participating in a Thanksgiving mission project in which they are donating two full grocery bags filled with food for a Thanksgiving meal. These groceries will be delivered to two Athens area families the week of Thanksgiving.
Prince Academic Team Advances in
High Q Tournament

The Prince Avenue Christian School Academic Team recently competed in WSB's High Q Competition. The team, consisting of juniors Hunter Melton and Jaden Drudge and seniors Daniel Harper and Danny Lee, defeated Killian Hill Christian School 550 - 495 and will advance to the next round of the tournament in February to face off against the winner in the match between Blessed Trinity Catholic High School and Jefferson High School. 

The episode will air on WSB Channel 2 Atlanta on Sunday, December 16th at 1:00 pm. Viewers can also watch online after the episode airs at the following link:
High School Students Tour College Campuses
Prince high school teachers Ms. Sadler and Ms. Parnell recently chaperoned a group of students on a college tour of three liberal arts colleges. Students visited Berry College, Shorter University, and Lee University.
Small Business Owner, Derrick Chitwood, Speaks at Lunch and Learn
As part of the Lunch and Learn program, Prince high school students enjoyed a visit from Derrick Chitwood, the owner and CEO of Peach State Pride and Empire South whose headquarters are in Historic Downtown Watkinsville.

Mr. Chitwood spoke with students about business and branding. He explained how he took his idea of the Peach State Pride logo and created a brand from his idea. Mr. Chitwood encouraged students to be creative and taught them how to take their ideas and turn them into a successful business.
Fine Arts
Prince Jazz Band Members Perform
at State Jazz Clinic
Prince Avenue Jazz Band students recently performed in the State Jazz Clinic. The event is sponsored by the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators and will be held at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.

Pictured left to right: Reece Wyatt, Maddy Wilson, Tanner Iley, Jaxon Connerley, and Caleb Land.
Five Prince Seniors Sign to Play College Sports

Five Prince Avenue seniors signed this week to play their respective sports at the college level.  Thomas Ross signed to play baseball at Western Kentucky University. Madison Britt signed to play soccer at Georgia College and State University.Janie Henderson signed to play Softball at the University of North Georgia. Hope Hewatt signed to play golf at Truett McConnell College. Murphy Healan signed to play baseball at Erskine College. Congratulations to these students for their hard work and dedication both in the classroom and in athletics.  
Wolverine Varsity Football Concludes
Season in Semi-Finals
The Wolverine Varsity Football Team finished their season 11-2 making it all the way to the Semi-Finals in the Private A State Tournament. Head Coach Greg Vandagriff describes the 2018 football season as a tremendous success. “We could not have made it to the Semi-Finals without our outstanding senior leadership! Those young men are the graduating class to make it to the Semi-Finals all four years of high school! They have set the bar really high, and it is up to next year’s players to build upon their legacy.”

Many Wolverines were recognized as part of the All-Region Team. Sophomore Brock Vandagriff received Player of the Year while senior Christian Parrish was named Athlete of the Year. 

Receiving 1 st Team All-Region were seniors Elijah Hynes, Josh Hilton, and Mack Simmons, junior Tyler Payne, and sophomore David Ridings. Chosen for 2 nd Team All-Region were senior Evan Treadwell and juniors David Bach and McKay Melnick. Receiving Honorable Mention were seniors Chase Barker, Hunter Fountain, and Foster White and juniors Jack Johnston and Shane McCormick.
Congratulations to the Wolverines on these recognitions and a fantastic season.
Wolverine Softball Players
Receive All-Region & All-State Honors
Janie Henderson
Sam Smith
After finishing their season second in state for Private A, members of the Prince Avenue Softball Team were recognized for All-Region and All-State honors. Seniors Janie Henderson and Sam Smith both received 1 st Team All-Region and 1 st Team All-State. Sophomore Kam Caldwell received 1 st Team All-Region. Junior Taylor Bond, sophomore Karlee Armstrong, and freshman Madi Gillespie all received Honorable Mention All-Region. Congratulations to these Wolverines on a great season.
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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.