Letter from the Headmaster
It hardly seems possible that December is already upon us and that the end of the first semester is around the corner. We were thankful the week before Thanksgiving, where we were able to host many guests who joined our elementary students for a Thanksgiving meal. Grandparents, parents, teachers, staff, and students gathered together for a time of fellowship, fun, and creating memories for our students. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break with their family and friends.
Many activities are planned in the upcoming weeks, and we hope you can join us for the festivities! First, the Lower School will host “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” on the evening of
December 3 for grades Pre K through 5th. Information was sent earlier this month. To get you in the Christmas spirit, we invite everyone to the Christmas music programs the
following dates and times:
December 13th 9:00 a.m. Kindergarten Christmas Program
December 14th 9:00 a.m. 1st Grade Christmas Program
December 15th 9:00 a.m. 2nd Grade Christmas Program
December 15th 1:15 p.m. 3rd Grade Christmas Program
December 16th 9:00 a.m. 4th Grade Christmas Program
Lower, Middle, and High School sports have started, and we have many opportunities for you to come join us for a fun-filled afternoon or evening of competition. Be sure to check the
schedules on our website.
As we approach the New Year, it is a good time to reflect on the changes we want to make and resolve to follow through on those changes. Research has indicated that the more time parents spend with their children, the better he/she will perform in school. Resolve to set aside time with your children. We will continue to challenge our students academically by monitoring their growth and progress and adjusting instruction to meet their needs.
Please make sure that you visit our website for all the latest information and more details surrounding the times, dates, and venues.
On behalf of the entire Bulloch Academy staff, we wish you & your family a happy and healthy holiday season and blessings for a wonderful new year!
Head of School
By Kim Burnette
There is always lots to learn and do
When you’re four years old, everything seems new
Playing to learn and learning to play,
“Never a dull moment” is what we say . . .
We prepared for a special feast, and invited our guests,
They joined us for Thanksgiving lunch – it was the best!
Center time, lunch, recess, and yes a daily nap!
All our themes and teachers make learning a snap!
Fall leaves, pumpkins, and apples galore,
We just want to learn more and more!
Storytime, PE, and working together,
We love BA Pre-K a whole bunch and it keeps getting better!
*Bulloch Academy families – Please make sure that younger siblings are registered for Pre-K. It is never too early to complete that application! The applications are available online and in the BA front office.
News from the 5th Grade
By: Walter Leveritt
On Veterans Day the fifth grade class of Bulloch Academy presented the annual Veterans Day Program. After singing the “Star Spangled Banner”, the class presented a scene adapted from America’s White Table by Margot Raven.
The class also presented a variety of songs, including: “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”, “This Land is Your Land”, “The Caissons Go Rolling Along”, “The Marine Hymn”, “Anchors Away”, and “The Air Force Song”.
Featured soloists were: Nash Motes, Bobby McCormick, Allie Owens, Paisley Parrish, Hannah Wynn, Rylee Chance, Stella Lawhorn, Jacob Seal, Brylee Moseley, Hines Masters, Maddie Hendrix, Reagan Hendrix, Parker Walden, Isaiah Bayon, Madison Woodrum, and Christopher Hawkins.
The presentation was awesome!
BA Bucket Filler!
By: Melanie Bohanan
By: Tallie Dominguez
Merry Christmas from the Music Room! Our lower school students have been working hard on their upcoming Christmas programs!
By: Anne Williamson
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to our BA families that supported Technology through your purchases of Charleston Wrap! Paper orders were distributed this month during carpool. If you have any questions about your order contact customer service at 866-395-2926. We had 53 students qualify to play bingo and have been holding parties this week.
We raised over $12,000.00 which will help with our purchase of Cleartouch boards for the middle and high school teachers!
By: Heather Dabbs
I trust that everyone is enjoying the pleasant weather as you plan your Thanksgiving break. At our home, this is a time that we talk a lot about gratitude and plan our family-centered Thanksgiving meal. Therefore, our November lessons in the lower school focused on nutrition. We did a variety of activities: learned about the food groups, learned what a ‘healthy” lunchbox looks like, learned about reading nutrition labels, and created healthy lunchboxes and plates. The students were very engaged in learning about how the foods they eat fuel their bodies and help their bodies perform a variety of functions. We even did a “challenge” in the 2nd- 4th grades with building healthy lunches. I asked a few staff members to judge the entries, which was a difficult task since the entries were phenomenal! Here are our winners!
Mrs. Melanie and I did a joint lesson on vaping and peer pressure at our middle school. They asked great questions. I enjoyed Mrs. Melanie’s presentation on coping with peer pressure and how the students practiced the tools that she offered them during role-play situations! If we didn’t get to a grade level yet, we plan to do so now that we are back from break.
As for our “campus health”, we are doing well as we head into the cooler months and head inside for gatherings. Please keep doing what you are doing so that we can all be here and BA part of the holiday season as a school family. I wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!
By: Chance Cofield
Fall sports have wrapped up and we want to congratulate our Varsity and MS Cheer competition teams. Varsity girls won the GISA State Cheer Championship and MS girls won the GISA End
of Season Championship.
Winter athletics are finally underway. The Varsity and MS Basketball teams are already playing games and looking to have a great season. Wrestling has officially begun with practices from
Elementary up to High School. Varsity Cheer will compete in Game Day Cheer in a couple of weeks. This is the first time GISA has hosted this tournament.
Elementary Basketball Director: Ashley Burke
MS Girls Basketball: Rylee Cook
MS Girls Basketball: Leslie Belcher
Varsity Girls Basketball: Chandler Dennard
Varsity Boys Basketball: Chance Cofield
Wrestling Coach: Philip Richards
Pom Pom Girls: Emily Cook
Gator Girls: Sylvia Thomas
MS Cheer: Jan Marie Page
Varsity Sideline: Kim Burnette
By: Morgan Conner
Join us in Congratulating our Gators of the Month one more time!!
For the month of October, Joie Roach and Crystal Fisher were voted Gators of the Month by their peers!
For the month of November, Kim Burnette and Courtney Burnette were Gators of the Month!