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Macon East Artists Recognized

This quarter’s Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts ARTWORKS Corridor call for entries, “Sensational Still Life”, connects with the unusual hand-formed glass sculptures by Wisconsin based artist Beth Lipman in her exhibit “Once & Again: Still Lifes.” There were over 100 entries, and after the jurying process by Museum curators, educators, and artists, the final count was 44 works of art. These included three of our students from Macon East Academy. Madison Folkes’ photo, Chemical Leak, shows a pineapple covered and dripping with white paint. Chloe Patterson’s (not pictured) photograph, Natural, gives us a glimpse of several broken chicken eggs in their various, yet unique, colors. Hannah Johnsons’ mixed media, Melting Point, displays three, painted, papier Mache fruits on top of a marbled paper and Plexiglas background. These Macon East artists’ work will be on exhibition from January 16 until March 6.

By |2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00February 26th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Art Show

Each year Macon East art students from grades K5 through 12 participate in the school art show displaying their best works from the year under the instruction of art teacher, Tiffany Ala. Entries in collage/mixed media, drawing (black/white and color), painting, photography, printmaking, and water base are judged by an independent panel of local artists in five grade categories. Senior, Christian Steyer was the overall Best of Show winner sweeping the black and white category with four ribbons and taking 1st place in painting. An exceptionally talented artist, Christian will be attending Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall. Other Best of Show winners were:

Cooper Milner – painting – K5-1st
Addison Little – water base – 2nd-3rd
Gavin Justice – photography – 4th-6th
Zack Taylor – collage/mixed media – 7th-9th
Jaycee Cook – water base – 10th-12th

For a full listing of all grade level and category winners, please download the Art Show program below.

MEA Art Show Winners 

All first and second place winners from the local show advanced to participate at the District level competition. Macon East had 22 winners receiving 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention ribbons at the AISA District show held March 30 at Lee-Scott Academy. The first and second place winners that will move on to the AISA State Art Show April 22nd at Faulkner University are listed below.

1st grade – Carson Brown – Drawing Non-color (Birds)
3rd grade – Addison Little – Water Base (Ocean)
5th grade – Wade Desmarais – Drawing Non-color (Feather)
6th grade – Hailey Bradley – Printmaking (3 Flowers)
9th grade – Zack Taylor – Collage/Mixed Media (Apples)
10th grade – Jaycee Cook – Water Base (Lion)
12th grade – Christian Steyer – Drawing Non-color (Stone Reflections)

Steyer best of show 2016

By |2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Boosterthon Fun Run

The PTO sponsored another successful Fun Run event his year in partnership with Boosterthon. The Boosterthon team spent a full week on campus encouraging the students with character and fitness lessons as they worked to get pledges for the big event on February 11. Pre-K through 6 grade classes participated in the morning run each trying to reach 35 laps, and the 7th through 9th graders enjoyed a color run in the afternoon to benefit the PTO. Overall, the PTO raised $8,800 from this year’s fundraiser. Macon East’s PTO generously supports the teachers each year providing classroom needs and funding various school projects. Many thanks to everyone who supported this year’s Boosterthon Fun Run.


By |2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments


Mrs. Walters’ sixth grade class recently completed the G.R.E.A.T. program with the Montgomery Sherriff’s Department. Gang Resistance Education And Training provides a school-based, police officer instructed program that includes classroom instruction and various learning activities. The instruction of life skills is the foundation of the program. Macon East’s program is led by Corporal Koffee Anderson. The students enjoy the time Corporal Anderson invests into the program and the relationship he has established with our school over the years. He offers a wide range of experience recognizing and combatting criminal behavior and is a positive role model to the students.

6th grade great

By |2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments


Macon East fifth graders participate each year in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program sponsored by the Montgomery County Sherriff’s Department. Corporal Koffee Anderson has been leading the D.A.R.E. program for several years and has built a wonderful relationship with the students and faculty. Meeting every Friday morning from September until January, the students have learned about drugs and their harmful effects as well as bullying. In a ceremony held January 29, the 5th graders each received a certificate and a special memento from Corporal Anderson.

DARE 2016

By |2017-03-07T20:53:00+00:00February 16th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Reading Buddies

During the first semester of the school year sixth grade students partnered with the kindergarten for the Reading Buddies program. The younger students met with their buddy each week to practice their reading skills and prepare them to participate in the accelerated reader program during second semester. Using the Mo Willems series of Elephant and Piggie books, the mentoring program was a huge success as the kindergarteners grew their reading skills and their self-confidence.

reading buddies

By |2017-03-07T20:53:01+00:00February 15th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Knights Basketball

The Knights have had a fun and exciting season on the court this year. The JV Girls coached by Glynn Lott and Codi Moon finished the season with a record of 14-3 and were runners-up at the JV State Invitational Tournament. This year the JV Boys welcomed Coach Lincoln Glass to the program and ended a tough season at 3-11. The Varsity Girls finished the regular season first place in their Area. Also coached by Lott and Moon, the girls overall season record is 15-4 including a tournament win at the Pepsi Classic. Seniors Grace Allen, Lexi Brantley, Jesi Garrett, and Paxton Searle have led the team on and off the court. Former AUM Coach, Larry Chapman also joined the Knights basketball staff this year, and has had quite an impact on the program. The Varsity Boys also finished first place in the Area with a record of 14-5 and a tournament win at Autauga Academy’s Christmas Tournament. Although many members of this year’s team are new to Macon, they have truly embraced the Knight spirit and led the program with great enthusiasm. Seniors Mason Blackwell and Austin Reese are both first year athletes at Macon and have easily stepped into the leadership role with great sportsmanship.

The Knights headed to the AISA Region tournament January 29th at Edgewood Academy with a bye through the first round of play. Both teams advanced to the championship game following a 62-43 win over East Memorial Christian by the boys and a 58-21 victory for the girls over host team Edgewood. In Saturday’s games the Knights came up short with both teams taking 2nd place for the AA Region 1. Seniors Lexi Brantley and Jesi Garrett were named to the girls all-tournament team, and juniors Channy Blackwell and Slate Garmany received all-tournament acknowledgement for the boys. The Knights advance to the Elite Eight tournament Wednesday, February 3 at the Montgomery Multiplex. Games times are 6:00 and 7:30.


By |2016-04-05T21:49:04+00:00February 10th, 2016|Basketball, News and Events|0 Comments

Drama Competes at District & State

The Drama Club hosted the AISA Regional Competition on January 13 at the Cloverdale Playhouse. Rachel Sargent performed her monologue “Plastic Meltdown,” while Bryson O’Malley and Hannah Davis performed a duet from William Shakespeare’s Comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Bryson O’Malley, Savannah Clemens, Madison Folkes, and Hannah Davis performed “Death Takes a Train,” and Madison Lane, Georgia Blaze, Katherine Kirk, Hannah Johnson, Rachel Sargent, Lauren Taylor, Casie Starling, and Barrett Hammond performed “It’s a Hard Knock Life” from the musical Annie. All of the drama club members who participated did an amazing job. “Death Takes a Train” placed 3rd in Ensemble competition, and Annie placed 2nd in the Musical category.

The Drama Club attended the AISA Sate Drama Competition at Falkner University on January 22. The “Death Takes a Train” and Annie acts advanced to the state competition. The Annie ensemble placed 2nd in Musical competition. Hannah Davis, Savannah Clemens, Rachel Sargent, and Georgia Blaze were named to the AISA All-State Drama Cast. Congratulations to the drama club and sponsor, Mrs. Candice Duffey, for their accomplishments.

By |2017-03-07T20:53:01+00:00February 8th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments

Volleyball State Champions Recognized

The five time state champion Lady Knights volleyball team received their championship rings at a recent home basketball game. They went undefeated in 2015 with a season record of 29-0 and a 76 match win streak. Seniors Lexi Brantley, Jesi Garrett, and Payton Traff will all play at the collegiate level next year. The team clenched their 5th consecutive AISA AA State Championship defeating Kingwood Christian (25-19, 25-21, 25-20) in the final game of the state tournament at Faulkner University.
By |2017-03-07T20:53:01+00:00February 8th, 2016|News and Events, Volleyball|0 Comments

Mrs. York’s Penguins

Mrs. York’s 1st grade class just completed their study of penguins. After reading the book Mr. Popper’s Penguins the class participated in fun activities like creating penguin glyph pictures. Each student presented a report to the class on different types of penguins and made their own penguin rookeries. Pictured are Cooper Milner, Sidney Harris, Parker Ruskin and MJ Belser displaying their rookeries.

Penguins  1st gr

By |2017-03-07T20:53:01+00:00February 7th, 2016|News and Events|0 Comments