October 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
Speaker, Whitney Capps, Talks with Students About Living in God’s Strength
As part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, Prince Avenue Christian School hosted national speaker and writer Whitney Capps. 

Whitney is a speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a writer for the new Bible app, First 5, with more than 1,000,000 downloads and users. Whitney's first book (B & H Publishers) and Bible study with video curriculum (LifeWay) will be released in early 2019. Whitney is married to Chad, and they have four sons that are students at Prince.

Whitney challenged the popular notion that students can be anything they want to be in life. She shared that God’s Word teaches them the opposite, that no amount of desire or ambition can get them where they want to be in life. Instead, she explained, they could only be in God’s will. “Don’t build your life around what you can do. Build your life on the One who will work through you.” Whitney went on to say, “If you use your strengths, even if it is for God’s glory, it will fail. It has to be God using your strengths.” Whitney based her teaching on Exodus Chapter 3 in which God reveals His purpose to Moses.
 
The Distinguished Speaker Series is a pillar of the Prince Avenue Christian Character Development Program. As a follow-up to Whitney's talk, students will split into discussion groups facilitated by faculty and respond to questions relating to Whitney's presentation.  
Prince Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff Gather for Prayer for See You at the Pole
On September 26th, Prince Avenue students, faculty, staff, and parents gathered at 7 am for a special time of prayer for See You at the Pole. The prayer time was opened by high school Bible teacher Brandt Akin and followed by those attending.

See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. 
Academics
Prince Holds Annual Honor Induction Ceremony
Prince Avenue Christian School recently held its annual Honor Induction Ceremony in which students in middle and high school were inducted into the National Art Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Beta Club, and National Honor Society. Students participated in the society pledges and received pins and certificates for their respective organizations. The evening concluded with special music by Tri-M Music Honor Society members.  
Lunch and Learn Speaker, Kaitie Bryant,
Explains Principles of Design
Prince high school students enjoyed a presentation from Kaitie Bryant about principles of design. The presentation was part of the high school Lunch and Learn program in which special guests come and share about their work with high school students.

Mrs. Bryant graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in History and a minor in Philosophy. She currently works as a photographer. She discussed the use of design in photography and on websites and reminded students that while they may use concepts of design, God is the ultimate creator. Mrs. Bryant also explained the different platforms in which design is used such as interior design, computers, and branding.
Second Grade Students Observe
Patriot Day on 9/11
Second-grade students in Mrs. Padgett's class learned about patriotism and heroes on 9/11. Students read the book The Man in the Red Bandana , discussed the definitions of heroes and patriots, and made a Patriot Day booklet. Mrs. Padgett concluded this special day by giving each child an American flag to take home.
Community Helpers Visit Kindergarten Students
As a part of a unit of study on community helpers, Prince kindergarten students enjoyed visits from Mr. Luke Marden, a firefighter and dad of student Logan Marden, as well as linemen from Walton EMC who brought their bucket truck. Both visitors shared their jobs and helped students to understand the importance of fire safety and safety with electricity.
Pre-Kindergarten Students
Enjoy Mystery Reader
Students in Prince pre-kindergarten classes recently enjoyed a special guest as their mystery reader. Lower School Principal Becky Callaway surprised the children as the "Cat in the Hat". She read the children the story Green Eggs and Ham before the children enjoyed a snack made of, you guessed it . . . green eggs and ham. It was a time of great fun for everyone!
Fine Arts
Fall Fine Arts Night
On September 25th, The Prince Avenue Christian School Fine Arts Department presented Fine Arts Night in the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Worship Center.  

The evening included performances by Advanced Band, Middle School Performing Arts, Voices of Prince, and Lower School Music 2nd Graders. In addition, pieces of art from all school levels were on display.  
Athletics
Cross Country Team Makes Training
Fun with Banana Relay
This fall, the Prince Avenue Cross Country team held its inaugural "Five Mile Banana Relay". The relay involved twelve five-person teams that were comprised of middle and high school runners, parents, and coaches. Each team had to complete five laps around the cross country course (one lap per person). Instead of handing off a baton, the runners handed off a banana. After the race, the participants were treated to banana splits.

The winning time was 39:00 minutes by a group with only four runners, so one of them ran two laps. This fun event kept training exciting and was a great way for parents to participate in helping the team.

Congratulations to winners Hendley Jones, Kaitlyn Ward, Porter Ward, and Treven Reynolds.
Campus Life
Yearbook Staff Recognized on
National Yearbook Day
PACS Middle School Yearbook Staff
PACS High School Yearbook Staff
In 1987, Ronald Reagan proclaimed the week of October 4th as National Yearbook Week. His proclamation states, “School yearbooks not only chronicle educational achievement and school tradition but are a part of them. For nearly two centuries American students have produced yearbooks to commemorate the accomplishments of the school year and to compose a lasting record, written and pictorial, of campus, classmates, teachers, and school staff."

Many thanks are extended to Prince Avenue’s middle and high school yearbook staff who have consistently published professional, creative, and newsworthy publications year after year in order to document and commemorate our wonderful school.
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.
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to provide scripturally based discipleship while pursuing excellence
in academics, fine arts, and athletics from a biblical worldview.