“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people's
bones and all uncleanness. So you also outwardly appear righteous to others,
but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. . ."

Matthew 23:27-28
September 30, 2018
Chaplain's Corner
PACS Parents,

This past week was both filled and fulfilling from a spiritual culture standpoint.

From the 7th Grade Spiritual Retreat (Monday), to scouting sites for the upcoming Senior Mission Trip in San José, Costa Rica (Tuesday-Friday), to See You At the Pole (Wednesday), Lower School Chapel (Wednesday), and Discussion Groups for our middle/high school students (Wednesday), our prayer has been and continues to be that God would work in complete freedom in the lives of our students…that He would raise up a generation of men and women from Prince Avenue Christian School that would take His Gospel across the street and across the word.

One of the major thoughts that I have been gravitating back to is the difference between the Pharisees and the Apostles (particularly the lesser known Apostles). In order to become a Pharisee, these men would have excelled in memorizing the entire Old Testament. (I have trouble finding the book of Nahum…they had Nahum memorized!) These men were in no way amateurs when it came to knowing the Word of God.

The Apostles, on the other hand, simply followed Jesus. These men flunked out of Old-Testament-memorizing-school when they were younger. Because they were Jewish, they certainly would have known Scripture, but they would not have had entire books memorized.

There was an Apostle by the name of Philip (different from the Philip in Acts 6 who baptized the Ethiopian official in the desert). Scholars believe that Philip was Jewish by religion, but must have had Greek parents due to the fact that Philip is a Greek name. (It means “lover of horses” for what it’s worth!)

John 1:43 records that Philip was the first Apostle that Jesus actually sought out and extended His invitation to “Follow Me”…and it was Philip that went and found his good friend Nathanael (also called Bartholomew…who also became an Apostle) and told him about Jesus. Historians tell us that Philip took the Gospel to Hierapolis (modern-day Turkey) and there gave his life for the Gospel of Jesus Christ (in 51 AD becoming the 2nd Apostle to be martyred…James was the 1st in 44 AD).

Other than the history lesson, here’s the thought that I keep coming back to: if you were to pit Philip against a Pharisee in a game of Old Testament Trivia, Philip wouldn’t stand a chance…the Pharisee would win hands down because he would know so much more about Scripture than this fisherman from Bethsaida! But (and here’s the convicting part), if you were to compare and contrast the lives of Philip and that same Pharisee in regards to whose life had been transformed by the God of Scripture, Philip would glowingly stand out…because Philip did much more, in terms of actual application, with the little that he had than the Pharisee ever thought possible.

We are so incredibly honored to be able to partner with each one of you and to play a role in all that God is doing in the life of your family. We are so incredibly blessed to be a part of a school that places the spiritual development of our students as its main priority (opening each day with a verse of the day and prayer over our morning announcements, Bible classes are considered a core subject, weekly chapels, spiritual retreats, mission trips, faculty that love Jesus and love to mentor our students, etc), but make no mistake about it. Our focus and aim is not to simply give more biblical information to our students so that they can excel in Bible Trivia. Our goal is to make Philips not Pharisees!

With our combined and continual prayers focused on God bringing genuine, life-transforming revival in the lives our students, and with the partnerships that we share between school-home-church, I have no doubt that we are on the precipice of God using our students and preparing our students to literally impact generations for the name and fame of Jesus Christ.

Philips not Pharisees,
Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
Apogee/Georgia Private School
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Academics
Parents and high school students, be sure to bookmark
the Counselor's Blog and check it regularly for
 important updates and events.
Fine Arts
Oklahoma Ticket Sales
The Prince Avenue Fine Arts Department
will present Oklahoma
on Saturday, October 20th at 2:30 & 7:00 pm
and Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 pm
at Brightstone Theatre
560 Jerry Smith Drive, Watkinsville, GA, 30677

(Tickets sales begin Monday, October 1st.)
Lower School Musical Registration
Students in 1st -5 th  grade have been learning “Agape League” this semester in lower school music. This is a fun musical based on a superhero adventure about the Fruit of the Spirit. The students have been learning how they can display the Fruit of the Spirit as they allow the Lord to work in them and continue to mold them as they grow.
 
This musical will be performed on Thursday, November 8 th  at 7:00 pm in the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Worship Center. Please mark your calendars now so that your child will be able to participate. Our goal is to have 100% participation! 
 
In order to prepare for the musical and have the correct number of costumes, we are asking that you register your child for this event. There is no cost.

The registration deadline is October 3 rd .  

For questions, please contact Gincy Moon at gmoon@princeave.org
Athletics
Middle & High School Basketball
Parent Meeting
Monday, October 1st in the Wolverine Den.

5:00 - 5:30 pm:
Information concerning
middle school boys basketball

5:30 - 6:00 pm:
Information concerning
high school boys basketball

These meetings will serve to answer questions concerning tryout dates, times, and other basketball related questions.

Please make plans to attend.
For questions, contact
Coach Will Cantrell at wcantrell@princeave.org
Elementary Basketball Registration
Boys and Girls Grades 3rd - 6th

Cost and Equipment fees
$100 per student charged to your FACTS account

When and where is practice?  
Practice starts in November and will be 90 minutes each time. Most practices will be at Midway Christian Church.

What day & time are the games?
Games are mostly Saturdays with some Friday nights. Each team will play an 8 game schedule.

Questions?  
Contact Coach Michael Palmer at 706-372-9003 or mpalmer@princeave.org  

Registration Deadline: Saturday, October 13th
Senior Night for Volleyball


Tuesday, October 2nd
6:45 pm
Lady Wolverines
vs.
Loganville Christian
& Lake Oconee Academy

Save the Date !
Athletic Letter Jacket Fittings
All Varsity Athletes
Wednesday, October 3rd
During High School Lunch
Main Hallway Outside of Lunchroom
Campus Life
Homecoming 2018
Prince Avenue Christian School's 2018 Homecoming will be celebrated Monday, October 15th - Friday, October 19th.

All students are invited to participate in the Spirit Week dress up days. Middle and high school students will also compete in banner, hall decoration and spirit cheer/skit competitions.
Wolverines Got Game!
Monday: Candyland

Enter a world of Gumdrop Mountains and tasty treats
Where lollipop lions are full of defeats.
Take your pick and wear a costume of candy,
Or wear your pajamas…that would be dandy!
Wolverines have sweet dreams of beating the Lions!


Tuesday: Guess Who?

Meeting fellow Wolverines passing in the hall …
. . . am I a celebrity or a teacher…you make the call!
Dress up like your favorite teacher or like a star…
One way or another…be the best by far! 
Lakeview ~ Guess Who is gonna win?... The Wolverines!

Wednesday: Operation

Dr. Winston Wolverine…please make your way to the surgical floor…
The Lions are crying because we’ve run up the score!
Dress up like anything pertaining to an operation…
Be it a doctor, nurse, or patient from the Wolverine Nation!
Lakeview Lions will be calling for a CODE BLUE when they FLATLINEon the scoreboard Friday night!

Thursday: Life

Wolverines are WINNERS at the game of Life…
The orange and blue will suffer strife!
Dress up like grown-ups, babies or teens…
Come out and support our Mighty Wolverines!
LIFE is good…who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!

Friday: Twister

Come on Wolverines…show ‘em what you got, let’s tie them Lion tails up in a knot!
Stop those lions, make them yield…twisting and tangling on Brad Akins’ field!
Twister is a game for the young and old…celebrate our colors, BLUE & GOLD!
Wear your COLORS! 

  • K-8 wear full body any color
  • HS 9-12 “Grade Level Color Wars”
  • Seniors: Neon pink
  • Juniors: Neon Orange
  • Sophomores: Neon Green
  • Freshmen: Neon Yellow
Wolverine Pre-Growl Block Pizza Party and
Wolverine Growl Family Pep Rally - Thursday, October 18

Pre-Growl Block Party:   Everyone is invited from 6:00-6:45 pm for free pizza which will be served to our families in the Wolverine Pavilion.

Wolverine Growl Pep Rally:   Everyone is invited to the Wolverine Gymnasium at 7:00 pm for our annual Homecoming pep rally. Students wear your homecoming t-shirts! 
This is a great night for the entire family! No registration is required for these events.
Homecoming Events for Alumni
Alumni Tailgate
Friday, October 19th

Brad Akins Field
6:30 pm Under the tent in the "End Zone" 

There will be food and fun for your entire family. Homecoming Football Tickets are free for all alumni and one guest. There will be an alumni check-in table at the home gate. Please tell the gate attendant the year you graduated for admittance. All other tickets may be purchased at the stadium for $7 per person.

Dinner and a Show
Saturday, October 20th
Business Office
Incidental Due Date Reminder:

Monday October 1, 2018 is a due date for incidental charges that were incurred during the period of August 13, 2018 – September 7, 2018.
Student ID Upgrade for
PACS Students
in grades 6–11
 
This week, students in grades 6–11 may exchange their temporary student ID for a professional-grade ID with their recent 2018-19 school photo. In order to receive a new ID card, each student should visit the exchange booths that will be set-up in the main school entrance hallway during lunch periods on Tuesday, 10/2 and Wednesday, 10/3.  

Please bring your current student ID for the swap! Seniors, and those students in grades 6-11 who participated in the picture re-take sessions will be notified in 2-3 weeks that their cards are available.  
Parent Teacher Fellowship
Marketing and Communications
Prince Belts in all sizes are back in stock in the Wolverine General Store.
Store Hours
Week of October 1 - 5
Monday, October 1
7:45 am - 8:00 am
8:10 am - 9:14 am
2:18 pm - 3:18 pm


Tuesday, October 2
7:45 am - 8:00 am
8:10 am - 9:14 am
9:18 am - 10:18 am
10:31 am - 11:31 am

Wednesday, October 3
7:45 am - 8:00 am
9:06 am - 9:56 am
11:10 am - 12:00 pm
12:04 pm - 12:54 pm
1:33 pm - 2:23 pm

Thursday, October 4
No School / Store Closed

Friday, October 5
No School / Store Closed
We are working to increase the school store’s hours; until then, the times listed above must be strictly adhered to. Your patience and understanding is sincerely appreciated, and we will promptly inform you of the store’s expanded hours as soon as they are identified.
LAST CHANCE to Order
Fall Sports and Band Pictures

Select: Prince Avenue Christian School
Password: Wolverines (case sensitive)
Prince Avenue Baptist Church
Parent's Guide to Technology
Wednesday,
October 10, 2018
6:15 PM
Prince Avenue Baptist Church
Registration is Required
Calendar Highlights
Please check the website for any rescheduled games or other events.
Monday, October 1
D Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • 6th Grade Trip Parent Meeting 7:00 pm

Tuesday, October 2
A Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Varsity Cross Country Meet @ Hebron 4:45 pm

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Hebron 4:45 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Loganville Christian @ Home (Senior Night) 5:00 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Lake Oconee Academy @ Home 7:00 pm

Wednesday, October 3
B Day Chapel Schedule for Middle & High School

  • End of 1st Quarter

  • Lower School Chapel 8:10 am

  • Middle and High School Chapel 10:05 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm
Thursday, October 4
No School - Teacher In-Service

  • Middle School Football @ Athens Academy 4:30 pm

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Marist

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball @ Westminster 5:00 pm

  • JV Football @ Athens Academy 5:30 pm

Friday, October 5
No School

  • Varsity Football @ Athens Christian 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 6

  • JV Volleyball Tournament @ Monroe Area 8:00 am

Sunday, October 7

  • No Scheduled Events
Lunch Menu: October 1 - 5
Monday: Chicken Strips

Tuesday: Hamburger Steaks

Wednesday: Grilled Cheese

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School
Pre-Kindergarten Muffins with Mom