National School Choice Week is being celebrated across the country January 20-26. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about the various K-12 education options for students. Petra Academy was recently featured for our participation on KBZK.
Here in Montana, we have traditional public schools, charter schools, private schools, magnet schools, online learning, and homeschooling. Petra Academy believes being able to choose and have various options for education is important.
Congratulations to our repeat Bee champions, seen here sporting their National School Choice Week scarves. Jacob Weber took first place followed by Beatrice Holmes in second in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and Tjabe Koenen came in first place followed by Luke Stumbo in second in the National Geographic Bee. As we did last year, we wish Jacob and Tjabe the best as they compete in the next rounds of their respective bees.
Families and students of Petra Academy are invited to support school choice in Montana. This Thursday, January 24, there will be a rally on the steps of the State Capitol in Helena from noon until 1 p.m., immediately followed by a Citizen Lobby Day when families can discuss the importance of school choice with their elected representatives.
In the evening, Valerie Lewis, a senior at Petra Academy, will be a featured presenter at the local Delta Hotel at 2301 Colonial Drive for a Capitol Briefing. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the presentations (register at the link).
Please contact Kaleigh Cunningham at (406) 595-3121 for more information.
“Late last week, one of our Elementary teachers told me of a conversation she had with a student struggling to come back to school after Christmas break. The end of their discussion had gone like this…”
(Read Mr. Dunham’s full post at our Scholar’s Forum)
- Saturday, Feb. 2nd vs. defending state champion GV Homeschool (4:30/6:00/7:30)
- Tues., Feb. 5th vs. cross-street conference rival Heritage Christian (4:30/6:00/7:30)
Meanwhile, our Elementary girls (4th – 7th) season is underway with one win and one loss. The young ladies are home this coming Tuesday January 15, hosting GV Homeschool at 4:00, then play at Manhattan Christian in a tournament this Saturday, January 19.
Do you or someone you know need rental space for their athletic, dramatic, or musical event? How about a wedding, art show, or community meeting? Petra Academy continues to be one of the more affordable venues for all of the above in Bozeman, and we’ve made it even easier to check availability and book an event through our website. Prefer to speak to someone personally about availability? Call or email Operations Manager David Storebo at 406-582-8165.
7: School Resumes
8: Board Meeting (3:45 p.m. in the Library)
9: Drama I Production of Passing Periods at Pomegranate Prep (2:50-3:25 p.m.)
16-19: Secondary Semester Examinations
18: End of Second Quarter/First Semester
21: Quarter Three/Second Semester Begins
22: Scripps/Howard Spelling Bee & National Geographic Geography Bee
22-23: Drama Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream
– Tours on Thursday are given every Thursday morning from 9-10 a.m. and 10-11 a.m.
– Moms-in-Prayer prayer group meets every Tuesday morning from 8:35-9:35 a.m.
– Dads-Who-Dare prayer group meets every Thursday morning from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Visit our master calendar for more information on these and future dates.
Mr. Denison and his Drama I class extend a formal invitation to friends of Petra to come watch their production of Passing Periods at Pomegranate Prep this Wednesday afternoon, starting promptly at 2:50 p.m. in the Petra Performance Hall. Admission is free, and the show should finish 5-10 minutes before the end of the school day at 3:30.
The show is a culmination project for students who have been learning how to work as part of an ensemble, analyze a script, and create characters throughout the semester. No theatrical production is complete without an audience, so please consider yourself invited.
Secondary students have received hard copies of the final exam schedule for next Wednesday-Friday, January 16-18. Parents (particularly those new to the Secondary this year) are encouraged to download the final exam schedule and contact Mr. Dunham if you have any questions or would like counsel on helping prepare your student for examinations.