On April 26, Petra’s students and staff will gather together for our third and final all-school feast of the year: our Resurrection Feast. As with each Feast, we are in need of parent volunteers willing to make crockpot mashed potatoes (potatoes and recipe provided) and help set up, serve, and tear down tables and decorations afterward. Here is a schedule for the morning:
- 8:30-10:00 Set up tables, chairs, and decorations in the atrium; begin prepping feast food for servers
- 10:30-11:30 Servers arrive to finish prepping Feast food
- 11:30-12:30 Feast time food serving
- 12:30 Early dismissal from school along with tear down in the atrium
Sign up to volunteer at the front desk. Thanks!
While many Petra graduates have moved on to post-secondary schooling at over 30 different colleges and universities, transitioning to college immediately after graduation may not be the best option for every high school graduate.
At Petra, we believe God’s call on a young person’s life may or may not include a four-year degree, with graduates pursuing military service, mission work, or technical/vocational options (including coding schools).
With this in mind, Petra’s Academic Advisor Beth Stohlmann invites parents of students – regardless of grade – to our Academic Advising Night on Tuesday, April 16, from 7-8:30 p.m. Come get your questions answered about the variety of options after Petra!
Parents are encouraged to sign up at the front desk for our mid-semester Parent/Teacher Conferences, scheduled for Monday, April 8. There is NO SCHOOL for students, so if you are able to find childcare for your child(ren), that is ideal, but we understand this is not always an option.
Schedules can be seen on the homepage of INow and will be updated (daily). If you need help accessing this information in INow with your user name and password, please call Mrs. DeGroot at 406-582-8165 or email her. NOTE: We unable to accommodate walk-ins Monday, April 8, so please plan ahead!
Through a grant from an anonymous Petra family and in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and their world-renowned Robotics Academy, Petra Academy will pilot a new robotics program this April and May. The program is open to Petra’s 7th-12th grade students and will cost $95 per student, which covers the opportunity for students to test for certification through Carnegie Mellon.
Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4-5:30 p.m. and will not conflict with Ultimate Frisbee practice. Note: This is an academic class, not a club; attendance throughout the course is required to be eligible for certification. Interested students should sign up on the Secondary bulletin board and bring a check for $95 to Mr. Koenen, who has been certified by Carnegie Mellon to teach the course.
Currently-enrolled families have one more week of priority to lock in your returning students (including new siblings) for the 2019-20 school year; after March 15 (and as spots are available), new families may enroll – first come, first served – until classes are filled. Check your email for enrollment credentials and enroll before Spring Break to take advantage of your $100/student registration fee ($400/student fee after March 15). Questions? Contact Office Manager Karen DeGroot.
- 5th grade (full-time)
- 7th-10th grade Latin (4/7 time)
- 9th-11th grade Spanish (part-time)
- 10th grade Humanities (part-time)
If you or someone you know would make a good candidate, please send a resume and transcripts along with a completed staff application to Office Manager Karen DeGroot at Petra Academy, 4720 Classical Way, Bozeman, MT 59718.
Tickets are on sale for our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, March 28-30, at 7 p.m. (an additional matinee performance will be Saturday at 2 p.m.). Posters are available at our front desk; buy discounted tickets online before March 21.
As we do each year, Petra is looking for play sponsors to help us raise $38,000 in sponsorship this year (the play has historically been our largest fundraiser of the year). If you would, please consider sponsoring our play at a $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $250 level (contact Mr. Dunham if you and/or your business would be interested). Thank you!
Economics teacher Beth Stohlmann and seniors Krista Anderson, Valerie Lewis, Liam Churchill, and Matthew Nettik competed in the Montana Economic Challenge in Helena on Monday. Our team placed third and Valerie Lewis took home second place for her individual finish. Congrats, Griffins!