Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Dear SA Family,

During the week of November 13th-17th, Starkville Academy will host a lecture series entitled Can Science and the Bible Coexist? The series features Dr. Mark Horstemeyer and members of the Association of Christian Graduate Researchers (ACGR) from Mississippi State University who conduct scientific research from a Biblical creationist perspective.  The series will consist of three keynote sessions from Monday-Wednesday led by Dr. Horstemeyer, and patrons are invited to attend these sessions along with our 7th-12th grade students.  Additionally, the other speakers will deliver talks during the week to various science and history classes throughout the secondary grades in a breakout-session format.

Dr. Mark Horstemeyer is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University where he holds a chair position for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) in Computational Solid Mechanics.  The ACGR accepts graduate students from around the world who seek to perform state-of-the-art research related to the Bible and publish their work in secular and Christian journals.

If you have any questions or would like more information, feel free to email me at or call me at (662)323-7814, ext. 103.

News, Notes, and Highlights

  • Join us for our Veterans’ Day Programs this Friday as SA honors our veterans and those serving in the military.  The elementary program begins at 8:30 a.m., and the secondary program starts at 10:15 a.m.  Former MSU Dean of Students Mike White will be our guest speaker.
  • Due to the Veterans’ Day Programs, the pep rally this Friday is scheduled for 11:40 a.m.  Make plans to attend the final home game of the season as our Vols compete against Adams County Christian School in the AAA State Semifinals at 7:00 p.m. at J. E. Logan Field.
  • Another band competition, and another round of all “Superior” ratings for the Pride of Starkville Academy Marching Band!  Congratulations to all of the members of the SA Band for their performance at the MAIS State Band Competition this past Saturday, and a special “shout-out” to 9th-grader Madeline Kelly for being named the Best Drum Major at the competition.  Well done!

Finally, here are some things that you can do to help make Starkville Academy better:

  1. Choose to focus on the numerous positives that abound within our school, and when possible, take time to thank those people who play a large role in creating those positives for your children.
  2. Rather than remaining fixated on the areas that need improvement, pray for both wisdom and patience for our school as we strive to improve in those areas.  Help us by becoming a part of the solution.
  3. Never be afraid to show your Volunteer pride and spirit!