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Johnny Appleseed Day

Ms. Lawrence’s kindergarten students enjoyed celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with a tasting party of foods made from apples. Students sampled apple pie, applesauce, apple bread, apple straws, and apple juice. Earlier in the week, the students tasted and compared red, green, and yellow apples using adjectives to describe each kind of apple. Everyone voted on their favorite apple and created a graph to record the data. Green apples were the overall favorite! The class had lots of fun learning about apples and Johnny Appleseed while being introduced to numerous math and reading skills.  Macon East’s kindergarten classes always love celebrating Johnny Appleseed, and Ms. Lawrence sure knows how to make learning fun.

By |2018-10-10T17:13:36+00:00October 10th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Family Trees

Mrs. Loomis’ 2nd grade class recently completed their  unit on “Families“. Students learned how traditions, relatives, ancestors, and keepsakes are all part of a family’s history. They made their own family tree, interviewed one of their relatives, and shared a keepsake that is special to their family.  The 2nd graders enjoyed learning more about their own families as well as their friends’ family history.

By |2018-10-10T17:10:51+00:00October 10th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

2nd Annual Peggy Lanier Memorial Run

This year’s Peggy Lanier Memoria Run included a 5K, a 1 mile run, as well as a Biscuit Dash to the John Hall Store.  With 46 total participants, everyone enjoyed the morning run followed by a delicious pancake breakfast.  Macon East parent, Abhinav Yadav, was the overall 1st place winner of the 5K.  Vic Lanier, a Macon East alum and son of the late Peggy Lanier, finished in 2nd, followed by Chris Turner.  In the women’s division, the top runners were Emma Sherwood, Melvania Redding, and Larissa Southey.  Two Macon East students took top honors in the 1 mile race – Wyatt Streetman (Kindergarten) and Gracie Strickland (4th grade).  Many thanks to Anne Alan Jemison and Michelle Lott for coordinating another successful event which raised $1,270 for the school.


By |2018-10-10T17:07:50+00:00September 25th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Marissa Robledo Honored for Ham Radio Skills

Macon East Academy 6th grade student, Marissa Robledo was recently recognized as an outstanding member of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club.  At age 11, Marissa was named 1st runner up for the Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham Award at the American Radio League’s event in Huntsville.  During the past year she has given satellite demonstrations to various clubs and organizations and is considered to be an excellent ambassador for amateur radio.  Marissa is one of 3 local student members of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club who received awards for outstanding amateur radio skills during recent local and national competitions.

By |2018-09-19T17:44:51+00:00September 19th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Baseball & Softball Teams Receive State Rings

The 2018 Macon East Academy Varsity Baseball & Softball teams both ended the year as the AISA AA State Champions.  A ring ceremony was held for each team at the annual Night with the Knights kick-off event to the season.  For Coach Bob Picket and the baseball team, it was a back-to-back title win at Paterson Field.  The Knights capped their 39-8 season sweeping rival Autauga Academy in the state finals.  Coach Glynn Lott’s softball team reclaimed the AISA AA state title in dramatic fashion.  The Lady Knights were 4-1 in the state finals at Lagoon Park winning a tie breaker game over Pickens Academy.  Overall the team had an outstanding 57-12 season and graduated just 1 senior.  Macon East made the move back to 3A this year, but both teams have the talent and depth to vie for state again in 2019.  Macon East Academy athletes have won 16 state championships in the last 7 years (baseball 2, basketball 2, softball 6, volleyball 6).

By |2018-09-19T17:01:47+00:00September 19th, 2018|Baseball, News and Events, Softball|0 Comments

Back to School Bash

The Macon East Academy PTO hosted a fun-filled Back to School Bash on August 12.  Macon East families and the community gathered to enjoy fun filled activities for all ages.  Lower school students bounced between the inflatables, carnival games, face painting, balloon creations and the popular touch-a-truck area.  The upper school students lined up at the dunk tank for a chance to soak one of their coaches.  Everyone satisfied their hunger with delicious selections from area food trucks while listening to the tunes played by DJ, Van Wadsworth.  The Back to School Bash included a silent auction with a huge variety of items available for bidding.  This year’s PTO Back to School Bash was a huge success, and the PTO is already making plans for next year’s Bash.


By |2018-09-12T17:43:09+00:00August 23rd, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Maddox Attends Boys State

Macon East Academy junior, Jon Maddox represented Macon East at the 81st annual American Legion Alabama Boys State.  Held at the University of Alabama in June, Alabama Boys State is one of the highest honors granted to Alabama students. Students from across the state are chosen based on their demonstration of leadership, hard work, strong morals, and motivation in school and community activities.  At Boys State, student delegates will find the opportunity to build new friendships, participate in a mock government, and hear from and meet a diverse array of Alabama leaders such as Congressmen, state elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, and others. Delegates will have the opportunity to join interest groups that focus on their individual areas of interest.  Jon was involved in the Engineering and Computer Science interest group where he gained knowledge about current and future technology and the opportunities available in these fields.  The American Legion Boys State provides delegates with an understanding and working knowledge of our democratic society.  Jon said he enjoyed participating as a member of his city and learning more about the city, state, and federal government through the hands-on activities and elections.  Boys State has a long-standing and distinguished history of raising up young mean to be leaders within our state and nation.

By |2018-09-12T17:32:57+00:00August 15th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Bailey Nyberg Represents MEA at Girls State

Macon East Academy junior, Bailey Nyberg said, “Attending Girls State at the University of Alabama was one of the most exciting experiences of her life.”  Expressing her appreciation for the knowledge, as well as friendships, gained during the one-week event, Bailey was honored to be selected as Macon East’s 2018 delegate.  The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program is one of the most respected and coveted experiential learning programs in the United States.  The program’s mission to honor those who have brought us our freedom through our enduring commitment to develop young women as future leaders grounded in patriotism and Americanism. The young women become knowledgeable of the democratic process and how our republic form of government works at the state and national levels.
Each summer, approximately 20,000 young women participate in week-long ALA Girls State programs across the nation. Every American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program operates with the same patriotic values through a nonpartisan curriculum where students assume the roles of government leaders, campaigning as “Federalists” and “Nationalists” to become mayors and county and state officials of their ALA Girls State.  Bailey said that living and working as a citizen of her “city” was an educational experience beyond anything you can learn in the classroom.  Since 1942, Alabama Girls State has provided a unique educational opportunity for young women seeking to develop leaders and provide a better understanding of and pride in our American government and traditions.

By |2018-09-12T17:41:15+00:00August 15th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Students Attend Lions Leadership Forum

Macon East high school students, Nate Center, Connor Higbe, Spencer Lindemood, and Trent Watson were honored to attend the 9th annual Alabama Lions High School Leadership Forum.  Held on the campus of Troy University June 15-17, the event was both fun and educational.  Students from around the state gathered to hear from a variety of keynote speakers, participate in group activities, and build leadership and service skills.  A highlight of the 3-day event was a field trip to Camp Butter and Egg for team building activities.  Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club.  For years Lions Club members have sought to volunteer their time and talents in their communities with the motto “We Serve.”  The High School Leadership Forum is one way the Lions Club seeks to serve and train civic-minded youth.

By |2018-09-12T17:25:21+00:00August 15th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments

Jon Maddox Selected for D.C. Tour

Jon Maddox, a senior at Macon East Academy, was one of 4 local students invited to represent Dixie Electric Cooperative during the 2018 Washington Youth Tour.  Along with 1,500 other students from across the country, Jon had the opportunity to tour numerous historical sites in D.C. and learn about the importance of political involvement. In March of this year, Jon participated in the Montgomery Youth Tour and there earned selection for the D.C. summer tour.  The all-expense paid trip is a great outreach program to broaden the students understanding of the local cooperative as well as teach them leadership skills.  Along with visiting the sites in our nation’s capital, students heard from various motivational speakers and made lasting friendships.  Jon said his favorite part of the trip was a dinner cruise on the Potomac River and a dance party.

By |2018-09-12T17:41:51+00:00August 15th, 2018|News and Events|0 Comments