Currently enrolled families are invited to re-enroll returning students, new siblings, and staff children not already enrolled for 2018-19! Please find the access key emailed to you on February 15 and complete the re-enrollment process online for your student(s). Closed re-enrollment continues through March 14. New to Petra? Read more about enrolling.
Our Secondary students are practicing embodying the virtue of love by seeking to care for those in need in the greater community of Bozeman. This Valentine’s Day, rather than exchanging trinkets and notes, our Secondary students are halfway through our first food drive, with the proceeds benefiting the Gallatin Valley Food Bank.
Interested in helping? Donations will be collected on the counter in the Secondary Flex Space until this Friday afternoon (2/16) and then taken to the Food Bank for distribution. For questions or more information, contact Housemaster Eli Denison.
On March 1-3, Petra brings Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel Little Women to life on our stage with four shows: Thursday and Friday nights at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. This classic tale chronicles the lives of the four March daughters – Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy – as they face the challenges of life, love, and growing up.
Tickets are on sale online and available at the front desk or from students. Buy before February 22 for normal rates: $10 general seating; $20 reserved seating; February 22 and later: $12 general seating; $24 reserved seating.
Thursday, February 15
4 p.m. – 5/6 girls host Mt. Ellis
5 p.m. – 7/8 girls host Mt. Ellis
Friday, February 16 (rescheduled from last Friday/Saturday)
3 p.m. – JV boys host Foothills Christian
4:30 p.m. – Varsity boys host Foothills Christian
Our teachers (including Mr. Koenen and Mr. C.) enjoyed a Friday Fiesta thanks to our Petra Blessing Bunch, who provided a festive Caribbean lunch spread (complete with scenery) for our teachers.
Petra will be closed Monday and Tuesday, February 12-13, and will re-open Wednesday, February 14. Enjoy Winter Break, everyone!
Our 2018 play rehearsals for Little Women are officially underway for our performance weekend, March 1-3 (four shows: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.). Purchase your tickets!
Our annual spring play is Petra’s largest and final fundraiser of the year. Each year, we ask our friends and supporters (as well as our Petra families) to be part of our play sponsorship campaign each year, and each year we are blessed by your generous support.
Could we count on you for a sponsorship or item for our silent auction? Gift certificates and gift baskets are displayed during each play performance and auctioned off to the highest bidder. All play sponsorships and donations of good or services for the silent auction are fully tax-deductible, as Petra Academy is a 501(c)3 organization.
Tuesday, February 6
4 p.m. – 5/6 girls host Heritage Christian
5 p.m. – 7/8 girls host Heritage Christian
6:30 p.m. – JV boys host Heritage Christian
8 p.m. – Varsity boys host Heritage Christian
Saturday, February 10
9 a.m. – JV boys host Foothills Christian
12 p.m. – Varsity boys host Foothills Christian
Petra Academy is pleased to announce that 11th grader Hannah Kempf has been selected a winner in the Montana National Center for Women and Information Technology Aspirations in Computing contest. She has been invited to attend their awards banquet at Carroll College in Helena on April 7.
NCWIT is a coalition that works to increase diversity in IT and computing across the entire spectrum: K-12 through college education, and on to academic, corporate, and entrepreneurial careers. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing honors young women at the high-school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education.
Congratulations to Hannah and Mr. Koenen, who has developed and teaches our Computer Science classes.
“No one school can meet all the needs of each and every student; Petra can’t, and neither can your school, as evidenced by the fact that we have families from your school come to ours (and vice versa). This is not anyone’s fault, but it is everyone’s problem, the solving of which requires more — not fewer — options for families.” Read Mr. Dunham’s op-ed in Wednesday’s edition of The Bozeman Daily Chronicle.