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Butterflies Welcomed in the Outdoor Classroom

Can you imagine the excitement when Ms. Lawrence’s kindergarten class came upon a butterfly laying eggs on the fennel in the school’s garden in early September? The students have visited the garden each day to observe the eggs hatch into caterpillars, watch the caterpillars grow larger and larger, and actually see each caterpillar create their chrysalis. The students have anxiously awaited the emergence of the butterflies! Last week they witnessed the beautiful butterflies break out of their chrysalises and fly about in the Outdoor Classroom. Not only did the students learn a great science lesson, but Ms. Lawrence also applied many math and reading skills to the experience.

By |2019-10-16T17:08:08+00:00October 7th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

ALFA Youth Leadership

McKinnon Hammonds attended the ALFA Youth Leadership Conference on September 30 and October 1 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana, Alabama. State Senator, Cam Ward along with many other guest speakers encouraged the attendees of the importance of “Ag”vocating. Students from around the state enjoyed team building activities and leadership training sessions. McKinnon is a sophomore at Macon East.

By |2019-10-16T17:20:58+00:00October 4th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Welcome to the Macon East Academy Blog

At Macon East Academy, our academic culture rests on the foundational belief that every child has the potential to achieve greatness. With our unique ability to foster children from their formative phases to young adulthood, we take that responsibility to heart. Macon East Academy’s students, staff and alumni comprise a family unlike any other. In an effort to continue to serve the Macon East community, we want to introduce you to the new Macon East Academy blog. Welcome!

About the blog

Through the Macon East Academy blog, we hope to strengthen the means of communication between Macon East and the community we serve. As an independent college-preparatory school catering to grades K3-12, it is our goal to continuously improve in an effort to expose our students to the best educational experience available.

We boast a “small town” feel where we prioritize values like love, honesty, integrity and gratitude. Couple those with academic rigor, lasting relationships and diverse curricular and extracurricular opportunities, and we believe we have a recipe for success.

We will use this blog as a means to both inform and entertain. We will provide useful information for Macon East students, parents and faculty related to school updates, seasonal info and beyond. Through the blog, we will also highlight the culture of Macon East by sharing about the people and history that make the Macon East Knights a success.

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By |2019-11-14T23:56:38+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Second Grade Family Tree

The second grade recently completed a unit on Families, learning how traditions, relatives, ancestors, and keepsakes are all part of a family’s history. Each student created their own family tree, interviewed a family member, and shared a family keepsake as the culminating project. The 2nd grade family tree project is always fun and educational, and the students love sharing their family keepsake or heirloom and learning more about their ancestors.

By |2019-10-16T17:28:04+00:00September 30th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Sweet & Salty Fun in 1st Grade

Macon East Academy first grade students loved learning about their five senses in Mrs. Victoria Smith’s science class. The students did a blind taste test of salt and sugar to determine sweet and salty as well as other fun activities involving sight and touch. Mrs. Smith is in her first year teaching at Macon East, and her students enjoy how she makes hands-on learning fun. Their favorite experiment during the week included a popcorn treat! The first grade also made their own applesauce to celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day.

By |2019-10-16T17:24:41+00:00September 27th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Johnny Appleseed

On September 26, Johnny Appleseed made his annual visit to Macon East students in the Pre-K building.  Johnny read a book about his life, teaching the young students how he introduced apples trees throughout much of the United States. An American legend, Johnny Appleseed was known for his kindness, generosity, and his leadership in conservation. His journey west began in 1792, and Johnny became known for his vagabond attire which included bare feet and a cooking pot on his head. For many years, Macon East students have enjoyed a visit from a senior student clad as Johnny Appleseed. This year, Johnny was portrayed by Jake Wyrosdick, who shared apples with the students after reading his story.

By |2019-10-16T17:26:17+00:00September 26th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Senior Buddies

Each year the Macon East Academy senior class looks forward to the day they meet their Preschool Buddies. The seniors are each paired with one of the school’s youngest Knights in the Pre-K 3 and 4-year-old classes. On Friday, September 13, the Class of 2020 enjoyed an afternoon of fun and activities with their new “Buddies” from the Classes of 2033 and 2034. Throughout the school year, the youngest and oldest students on campus will enjoy reading time, special snacks together, and many other fun events. The preschool buddies also enjoy cheering on their senior buddies at Macon East sporting events.
By |2019-10-16T17:21:28+00:00September 16th, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Lott Reaches Coaching Milestone

Macon East Academy’s head football coach, Glynn Lott reached a career milestone on September 13, as the Knights defeated Fort Dale Academy in Greenville. The 41-7 victory gave Lott his 150th football coaching win. Coach Lott is in his twenty-fourth season as the head football coach at Macon East, where he also serves as headmaster and head softball coach. Over the course of his football coaching career, Lott has now compiled a record of 152-106. He has been named All-Metro coach 14 times and All-State coach 6 times and was selected as the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s AISA Coach of the Year in 2000. Coach Lott’s resume includes state championships in football, softball and track, and he has guided his basketball teams to eight final four appearances. He also serves as the president of the AISA Coaches Association. Lott’s 2019 varsity team is currently 4-1 and anticipates a successful remainder of the season in the AISA AAA classification.

By |2019-10-16T17:21:58+00:00September 16th, 2019|Blog, Football, News and Events|0 Comments

NASA Visits Macon East

Macon East elementary students kicked off the new school year with a Space themed emphasis commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Gary Willis, program presenter from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, visited Macon East students to talk about the anniversary of the Apollo mission that put the first man on the moon. He also shared NASA’s future plans to return and land the first woman on the moon and travel to Mars with the Space Launch System, America’s next great rocket.  Mr. Willis serves as the Manager of the Office of Stakeholder Relations in the office of Strategic Analysis and Communications at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville. There he leads and coordinates communication and outreach to government, business, and community leaders to support NASA’s missions. His goal is to share the message of space exploration and excite and inspire the next generation of explorers. The students enjoyed seeing a 1:100 model of the Space Launch System and hearing about the many job and internship opportunities at NASA.

By |2019-10-16T17:22:23+00:00September 1st, 2019|Blog, News and Events|0 Comments

Reading with Larry

For many years Macon East Academy first grade students have enjoyed weekly visits with a very special canine guest. Mrs. Mary Hughes and her dog, Larry the labrador retriever, visit Macon East each Tuesday and have reading time with every first grade student. In partnership with the Montgomery Humane Society, the reading program and Mrs. Mary have had a positive impact on the reading skills of our first grade students. They look forward to selecting and reading a book to Larry each week. Larry is a patient and attentive listener, and the students enjoy the bond formed with their furry friend.

By |2019-10-16T17:13:49+00:00August 30th, 2019|News and Events|0 Comments