Senior Sydney Hood was named David Emanuel Academy's DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Good Citizen for the 2017 school year. Each year, one senior is selected for this honor by classmates and faculty based on qualities of dependability, service, leadership, and patriotism. Sydney also received the honor of county-wide chapter winner of the Governor David Emanuel-Adam Brinson Chapter of DAR.
Dylan Hall and Sydney Hood were both recognized as school winners of the Wendy's High School Heisman Award. Requirements for this honor include being a senior, having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and participating in at least one school-sponsored sport. Students are judged based on their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments, community leadership, and involvement in various extracurricular activities during grades 9-11. Both have maintained A averages, been awarded for academic and athletic excellence, been involved with student government, literary, athletics and their local community.
Pictured Left: Sydney is daughter of Rodney and Kristi Hood and Dylan is son of Bo and Evelyn Hall.
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DEA celebrated Bring Your Bible to School Day, an effort initiated by Focus on the Family. Thousands of students across the country supported this effort by bringing their Bibles to school. At DEA, 143 students brought their Bibles to use in organized activities throughout the day.
To coincide with Bring Your Bible to School Day, Gideon Scotty Nasworthy brought Bibles for the students of DEA during the chapel service held that day.
Bring your bible to school Day
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Hood, hall receive honors
Under the leadership of Ms. Sally Grover, DEA's One-Act Play placed Runner-Up in the GICAA Region Competition at the Plaza Arts Center in Eatonton, GA. With their performance of It's Not You, It's Me, the cast and crew advanced to State Competition hosted at Swainsboro's East Georgia State College.
ethan wells & Dylan Hall received 2 of 5 all region awards!
The DEA student body participated in the annual nationwide See You at the Pole event. Students gathered around the flag pole where the WINGS Club facilitated a time of prayer, reading of scripture, and breaking into small prayer groups.
WINGS panel members, Sydney Rigdon and Hannah Goodman, coordinated a service project to benefit the animal shelter. Sydney's love for animals provoked her to lead a school-wide effort to collect items for the shelter. Over 350 items were collected!
Teaching the 2nd grade at DEA, Mrs. Mandy Moore comes with 15 years experience at Swainsboro Elementary School. Mandy graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2002 and went on to earn her Masters in Instructional Technology with Certification in Media Specialist in 2006. She earned her Education Specialist degree in 2011 in Leadership from NOVA Southeastern University. Mandy also received her Gifted Endorsement through RESA in 2013.
Mandy is married to Reverend Rusty Moore (Pastor of Mt. Shady Baptist Church) and she is the mother of three children: stepson, Hunter (20), daughter, Evie (4), and son, Hudson (3). In her free time, Mandy enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with family.
"I love teaching because I can make a difference one child at a time. It is an awesome feeling to see a student I taught 10+ years ago and they remember that "one moment." DEA is special to me because God is welcome! I love the Christian environment that I get to teach in and more importantly, that my children get to learn in!"
Football: Seniors Dylan Hall and Dustin Cavanah were selected to represent DEA in the GICAA All-Star Game in Macon, GA.
Cross Country: The Lady Eagles Cross Country Team finished 4th overall at Region competition with sophomore, Maci Nease finishing 8th overall and receiving All-Region honors. At State competition, DEA finished 5th and Maci Nease finished in the top 20 individually.
Softball: The Lady Eagles Softball Team finished the season with a 23-3-1 record and clinched the title of Region Champions and State Runner-Up.
Emanuel Co. Fair
DEA's 2017 Fall Festival was a good time for all involved! The night included our annual silent and live auctions, dancers and, for the first time, karate performing on the stage, yummy food in the concession stand, lots of games and prizes, the Grandparents' Store, and our First Annual Chili Cook-Off!
Did you know this is DEA's first year having 4-h?
Congratulations to Homecoming King and Queen, Dylan Hall and Sydney Hood! It was a wonderful night at the Academy as the Eagles won 50-20 vs. John Hancock Academy.
Under the leadership of Ms. Laura Moore, 4-H members competed in the Emanuel County 4-H Fair Exhibits. Students entered various contests in photography, mini booth, and pumpkin decorating. We had many winners in this competition!
Several 4-H students in grades 7-12 are preparing portfolios for participation in District Project Achievement in February. Those participating are Sydney Rigdon, AnnaKade Clemens, Jaycee Faircloth, Rylie Rowland, Cameron Hadden, Cayley Flanders, and Slade Williamson.
Other 4-H students are participating on the Emanuel County 4-H Archery Team. Those students are Rylie Rowland, Brayden Smith, Math McCullough, and Ebb McCullough.
DEA's Junior Beta Club, under the leadership of Laura Moore, participated in the State Convention in Savannah, GA. Students competed in categories of photography, art, t-shirt, banner, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Living Literature, and many individual and team academic and talent events. As a group, DEA placed 2nd in Songfest Competition and 5th in Spotlight Your Club. Emma Proctor (6th grade) placed 5th in Essay Competition, Peyton Free (7th grade) placed 1st in Wreath Competition, Clayton Hood (5th grade) placed 2nd in Recyclable Art, and Anna Claire Davis (7th grade) placed 5th in Recyclable Art. Sixth grader, Ella Claire Claxton, received a special "Golden Ticket" to be a part of the National Beta Premier Performers at Junior Beta Nationals in Savannah, GA in June.
DEA celebrated Grandparents' Day in November with an added measure of celebrating and honoring our Veterans. Students in grades K3-6 sang songs, read about the meaning and importance of Veterans Day, and listened to special guest speaker, Post Service Officer Richard Claxton, Jr.
The children then took their grandparents to see their classrooms, visit the Book Fair, enjoy refreshments, and get their picture taken. Special thanks to all the volunteers that made this day so special!
Photos courtesy of Harper Loft Photography.
JR. Beta Induction
On October 20, DEA's Jr. Beta had their Induction Ceremony. There are 8 Division I fifth grade members and 13 Division II sixth grade members inducted. The returning 7th and 8th grade members were also recognized.
Jr. Beta officers for the 2017-2018 school year are: Grace Catherine Hood, President; Peyton Free, Vice President; Alana Tant, Treasurer; Tony Sutton, Secretary; Rylie Rowland, Reporter.
Pictured Right: Top: 2017-2018 Jr. Beta Club Members. Bottom: 2017-2018 Jr. Beta Club Officers
Junior Johnna Goodman and sophomores Maci Nease, Jenna Mosley, and Tatum Taylor represent DEA as part of the Candler Youth Leadership Class of 2017-2018. They were selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership ability, extra-curricular activities, community service, motivation, goals, and essay. Their commitment to this program includes community service projects and field trips within Candler County.
Grade Level Christmas Parties
White Christmas Chapel Service
Early Dismissal - 11:30
did you know DEA Now Takes credit card for paying tuition or making purchases?
David Emanuel Academy students in grades K3 - 6 celebrated National Young Readers Week by dressing up as their favorite book characters and marching in a parade around the gym. Parents were encouraged to post their child's picture on social media with #youngreader.
Extended Opportunities Night- 6:00
Interested in details about Dual Enrollment or AP Courses? COME!
Come visit the DEA office for perfect stocking stuffers! We have ball caps, pens, pencils, folders, golf tees, notepads, koozies, & more!
Deadline to turn in can foods. Remember, the class that turns in the most wins a party.
Return from Winter Break.
DEA is excited to begin implementing STEAM into the classroom. STEAM is an integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics infused with meaningful arts. It is driven by problem solving, discovery, and student-centered development of ideas and solutions. STEAM encourages critical thinking, collaboration, ingenuity, creativity, and innovation among students. Be on the lookout for future STEAM projects at DEA.
Pictured: On November 28th, K-8 grade teachers met with Erin Youmans, Regional Coordinator of Magnolia Midlands GYSTC for an introduction to STEM professional development session. As part of a membership package, DEA will receive use of STEM kits and resources, ongoing professional development, and in-class activities from MMGYSTC. The teachers had fun trying to see which group could build the tallest tower using only 10 notecards. They completed this challenge as an introduction to the engineering design process and look forward to implementing this process in their own classrooms.
STEAM Family Night
FULL STEAM AHEAD
Please stop by the office if you are interested in purchasing or donating any of these items:
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Magic School Bus Chemistry Lab
K'Nex 100 Model Building Set
K'Nex Intro to Structures: Bridges
Jumbo Chenille Stem Classroom Pack (1,000 pipecleaners)
Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register
Rocks and Minerals Project Kits
Hydro Power Science Kits
Skoolzy Straw Structures Interlocking Connecting Engineering Construction Kit
Artist Pads (for drawing)
Site Words Flash Cards (with sign language on them)
Educational Insights Geo Safari Jr. My First Microscope
STEAM Cart: (Mobile cart to move around from class to class or for teachers to get resources)
Little Bits Kits (various kinds)