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Week of November 11th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Veterans Day Program – 9:15 in Gymnasium; Reception to follow.
    • Basketball @ Jackson Academy – 4pm
    • Please see below about bringing a jar of peanut butter to donate to the Helping Hands pantry. This is a school-wide drive! It will continue through 11/22. Secondary, please send peanut butter to Ms. Claire’s room. Elementary, give to your homeroom teacher.
  • Tuesday
    • Basketball HOME vs. Greenville Christian – 4pm
  • Wednesday
    • Boys Soccer HOME vs. Indianola Academy POSTPONED – we will let you know when this game will be made up!
  • Thursday
    • Fall Athletic Awards for Jr. High/High School – 8:15am in Gym
      • Swim, Football, Girl’s Soccer, Cross Country, Softball, & Cheer
    • Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes will SHIP out this morning! Please make sure your items are here!
    • Blue & White Bingo Night – CANCELLED – we will try to reschedule for next semester!
  • Friday
    • Basketball @ Lee Academy POSTPONED (They are in football playoffs)
  • Looking Ahead
  • Nov. 20th – Blood Drive!
  • Nov. 21st – Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th grade PARENTS only – 6pm
  • Nov. 22nd – JEANS Day for $1.00 benefiting Helping Hands
  • Nov. 25th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 4th – Schoolwide Christmas Sing-along
  • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
  • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm1st – 6th grades
  • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm – SEMI-FORMAL
  • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm
  • Dec. 19th – K3 – K5 Christmas Program – 8:30am
  • Dec. 18th – 20th – Half Days (Bring $5 and wear jeans for all 3 half days!)

Student Announcements

For those Seniors that were not able to meet with the Balfour Representative last week, he will be back this Wednesday during lunch to assist with finalizing your Senior invitation order. An $80.00 deposit is required to place an order. Make checks to Balfour.

  1. Don’t forget if you are interested in playing on Bayou’s Golf Team, be sure and sign up in the office by Wednesday!
  2. All Cross Country runners need to turn in your uniforms ASAP to Coach Melissa Beck.
  3. The Junior Class is selling poinsettias. Please see any Junior class member to purchase one.
  4. Our Veterans Day Program will be Monday morning at 9:15 in the gym.
  5. Bayou Blues will be dismissed at 8:30 for the Veterans Day program.
  6. Our Fall Athletic Awards program will be Thursday morning Nov 14, following roll call and announcements. This will include (Swim, Girls soccer, Football, Cross Country, Softball and Cheer. We will be on Enrichment A schedule.)
  7. Our JV and Varsity basketball players will be traveling to Jackson today to play Jackson Academy. The JV will be dismissed at 12:00 for lunch. Good Luck Colts! Safe travels to all going!
  8. There will be NO FCA meeting this week.
  9. Teachers who were not here Friday need to meet in the library for a brief meeting during break.

Patrons League

WE NEED HELP FOR TUESDAY NIGHT’S GAME! Want to sign up to get some of your volunteer hours? Here’s our Basketball Gate/Concessions sign up!

Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run/Walk

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!

Elementary Students of the Week

Bayou Academy’s Students of the Week for the week of November 4th were:
4th-6th:  Cooper Fioranelli (Left)
1st-3rd:  Kerington Burrell (Center)
K3-K5:  Dixon Taylor (Right)
For the week of November 11th our Students of the Week are:
4th-6th:  Allie Free (Left)
1st-3rd:  Anslee Tharp (Center)
K3-K5:  Rhett Levingston (Right)

Charitable Causes

Helping Hands with Community Service Club

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

The elementary is participating in Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse. All boxes must be packed and ready to go on November 14th! Please help us with this worthy cause! Each box costs $9 to ship. If you can spare anything to help ship our boxes, please label your money and send to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much!

STICK IT to the Staff!

Click here to go straight to our fundraising page for STICK IT to the Staff! This is going to be such a fun day! We’ve raised almost $2,000 so far! If you have not been able to get involved or give to our capital campaign, this is a great way to do this. We want everyone to take pride in Bayou Academy, so your support means the world to us! No amount is too little! We are asking for as much involvement as we can get!

Blood Drive 11/20


New Newspaper!

If you haven’t see a copy of the 2nd edition of the Colt Chronicle, be sure to get one this week! Our Newspaper Staff did an excellent job!


Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. April Lawrence on being chosen as October’s Teacher of the Month at Bayou Academy! Ms. Lawrence has gone out of her way to make learning FUN for her students! She works with them in different ways and always engages the entire class, never shying away from new strategies and ideas. She leads by example, not only for her students, but for her peers as well. We are so fortunate to have her on our teaching staff! Thank you, Ms. Lawrence, for teaching our children to aim HIGHER and reach their goals! 🎉💙


Verse of the Week

“He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge.  His faithfulness will be a protective shield.”

Psalms 91:4

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Week of November 4th

Announcements

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • Dollar Day – Crazy Socks & Hats
    • Basketball Home vs. Kirk Academy
      • 7th Grade: 3pm
      • Jr. High: 4pm
      • Varsity: 6:30pm
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Basketball @ Hartfield Academy
  • Friday
    • FIRM DEADLINE for Senior Ads!
    • Try to have OCC box materials turned in! They are shipping out on Nov. 14th!

Looking Ahead

  • Nov. 11th – Veterans Day Program – Gym @ 9am
  • Nov. 14th – FALL Athletic Awards 8am in Gymnasium (swim, football, soccer, cross country, softball, & cheer)
  • Nov. 14th – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Deadline
  • Nov. 14th – Blue & White BINGO Night RESCHEDULING
  • Nov. 20th – Blood Drive!
  • Nov. 21st – Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th grade PARENTS only – 6pm
  • Nov. 25th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
  • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm
    • 1st – 6th grades
  • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm – SEMI-FORMAL
  • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm
  • Dec. 19th – K3 – K5 Christmas Program – 8:30am

Student Announcements

  1. Senior Yearbook ads are due this Friday. This is a final deadline. You do not have to have pictures, just your form and payment to secure your spot!
  2. The Balfour Representative will be back on Wed Nov 6 during break to assist any student with their invitation orders. An $80.00 deposit is required to place an order. Make checks to Balfour.
  3. Anyone interested in playing golf there is a sign up sheet in the office and be sure and mark yes or no beside your name if you are a member of the Cleveland Country Club.
  4. Bayou Blues will have a mandatory meeting Monday during break in the elementary music room.
  5. EVERY member of the Junior Class must go to Mrs Braswell’s room at break Monday! Get your food and go quickly to the meeting.
  6. All Cross Country runners need to turn in your uniforms ASAP to Coach Melissa Beck.
  7. There have been several jackets turned into the office. If you are missing one, please come by and claim. After today they will be in the cafeteria to be claimed.

Patrons League

Want to sign up to get some of your volunteer hours? Here’s our Basketball Gate/Concessions sign up!

Dollar DaySince it’s cold outside and you can’t see those cute socks, we are adding HATS to this deal. Bring $1 and CHOOSE crazy socks or a hat!

Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!


Elementary Students of the Week

4th – 6th: Cooper Fioranelli

1st – 3rd: Kerington Burrell

K3 – K5: Dixon Taylor


Charitable Causes

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

The elementary is participating in Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse. All boxes must be packed and ready to go on November 14th! Please help us with this worthy cause! Each box costs $9 to ship. If you can spare anything to help ship our boxes, please label your money and send to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much!

STICK IT to the Staff

Click here to go straight to our fundraising page for STICK IT to the Staff! This is going to be such a fun day!


Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Sheets for being named the Teacher of the Month for September. You inspire your students and go above the call of a teacher. It is obvious to everyone around you that you value and cherish your students. We are so fortunate and blessed to have you with us at Bayou Academy! Thank you for all you do for Bayou & your students! You also air guitar better than anyone else, ever! 🎸 Congratulations, Mr. Sheets! 👏🏼🎉

Junior High & High School

Verse of the Week

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

-Hebrews 11:1

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Week of October 28th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Last Day to turn in Storybook Pumpkins for Elementary! (See a few below!)
    • Cross Country STATE @ Choctaw Trails
    • Varsity Basketball Girl’s Preseason Tournament @ IA
      • Oct. 28th – 31st
    • Interest Meeting for 4H Conservation Club – 5:30pm
      • Call Bolivar County Extension Office for more details. 662-843-8361
  • Tuesday
    • Varsity Basketball Girl’s Preseason Tournament @ IA
      • Oct. 28th – 31st
    • Colt Carnival & Haunted House
      • Bayou Academy – 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday
    • Boy’s Soccer Meeting – MANDATORY
      • 5:30pm in Cafeteria
      • For Parents & Players
    • Varsity Basketball Girl’s Preseason Tournament @ IA
      • Oct. 28th – 31st
  • Thursday
    • Varsity Basketball Girl’s Preseason Tournament @ IA
      • Oct. 28th – 31st
    • MAIS Chess Tournament – all day
    • Happy Halloween! Be safe!
  • Friday
    • Late Start Day for 7th – 12th grade.
      • Students must be at school by 9:00am
  • Looking Ahead
    • Nov. 3rd – Daylight Savings Time ENDS – Gain an hour!
    • Nov. 5th – Crazy Sock OR Hat Day (choose one!) – Dollar Day
    • Nov. 5th – Pop-Up Shop for Patrons League Wear
    • Nov. 8th – Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads
    • Nov. 14th – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Deadline
    • Nov. 14th – Blue & White BINGO Night RESCHEDULING
    • Nov. 21st – Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th PARENTS grade only – 6pm
    • Nov. 25th – 29th – Thanksgiving Break
    • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
    • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm
      • 1st – 6th grades
    • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm
    • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm

Student Announcements

  1. All Seniors will meet in the library on Wed at 9:10am with Hunter from Balfour about graduation invitations.
  2. Our Varsity Girls basketball team kicks off their season tonight in the Indianola Academy Preseason Invitational Tournament. They will be playing Manchester at 6:30pm. Good Luck to our Lady Colts!!
  3. Sr Yearbook Ad forms have been sent out. They are due by Nov. 8th.
  4. Cross Country State Meet is today in Clinton. Good Luck to all our runners!
  5. Glenda Causey w/ Chamber of Commerce needs 3 volunteers for the Gingerbread House on Sunday Dec 15 from 1-3 pm for storytime. You would be required to dress as an elf , or any Christmas character, and have your own costume. Please come to the office if you are interested and we will provide you the information.

Patrons League

Dollar Day

Since it’s cold outside and you can’t see those cute socks, we are adding HATS to this deal. Bring $1 and CHOOSE crazy socks or a hat!

Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!

Elementary Students of the Week

Charitable Causes

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

The elementary is participating in Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse. All boxes must be packed and ready to go on November 14th! Please help us with this worthy cause! Each box costs $9 to ship. If you can spare anything to help ship our boxes, please label your money and send to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much!

Click here to go straight to our fundraising page for STICK IT to the Staff! This is going to be such a fun day!

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Sheets for being named the Teacher of the Month for September. You inspire your students and go above the call of a teacher. It is obvious to everyone around you that you value and cherish your students. We are so fortunate and blessed to have you with us at Bayou Academy! Thank you for all you do for Bayou & your students! You also air guitar better than anyone else, ever! 🎸 Congratulations, Mr. Sheets! 👏🏼🎉

Verse of the Week

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

– John 1:1

Land’s End Sale for School Uniforms

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Week of October 21

Announcements

  • Monday
    • First Day to turn in Storybook Pumpkins for Elementary!
      • Oct. 21 – Oct. 28 – Get them in!
  • Tuesday
    • Get your drawdown tickets sold and turned in!
    • 5th Grade Sings @ Indywood
    • Cross Country – STATE – Choctaw Trails in Clinton, MS.
      • This has been rescheduled for October 28th
  • Wednesday
    • Cheer Competition @ MS Coliseum in Jackson, MS.
  • Thursday
    • Pep Rally – 12:35pm
      • Senior Recognition for Football & Cheer
    • Varsity Football HOME vs. Pillow Academy
      • Senior Night – 6:30pm
      • Kickoff – 7:00pm
      • Elementary Monster-Mash @ Half-time! Kids can wear their costumes!
  • Friday
    • Varsity football game MOVED to Thursday night due to weather.
  • Saturday
    • Bayou Bash – 6pm @ Airport Grocery
  • Looking Ahead
    • Oct. 29th – Colt Carnival/Haunted House K3 – 11th Grade
    • Oct. 31st – MAIS Chess Tournament – Jackson, MS.
    • Nov. 5th – Pop-Up Shop for Patrons League Wear
    • Nov. 8th – Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads
    • Nov. 14th – Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Deadline
    • Nov. 14th – Blue & White BINGO Night
    • Nov. 21st – Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th grade only – 6pm
    • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
    • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm
      • 1st – 6th grades
    • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm
    • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm

Storybook Pumpkins – Turn yours in ASAP!

Student Announcements

  1. All Student Council & Community Service Club members, if you haven’t done so already, must bring (2) LARGE bags of candy by this Friday Oct 25 for the Colt Carnival. You must bring to Claire Marquis & have your name checked off the list. The candy is used for the Trunk or Treat cars.
  2. All Soccer girls, except Juniors, will need to bring their jerseys to turn into Coach Matt this week.
  3. Senior Yearbook Ad forms have been sent out. They are due by Nov. 8th.
  4. Bayou Academy Video Game Club will meet on Friday morning at 8:00 am during 7th period in Mr. Sheets room.
  5. Teachers, if you are planning on going to the Halloween teacher party tomorrow night, be sure and give your food order and money to Mrs. Claire today. Sorry Gentlemen, this is for ladies only!
  6. Mrs. Glenda Causey from Chamber of Commerce asked if 3 volunteers could dress up like elves or any Christmas character and come to the Gingerbread house on December 15th, 1-3 pm for Story Time. You must have your own costume! Contact her at 662-719-3293.  

Patrons League

Bayou Bash

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – LAST DAY IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22!

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com.

Dollar Day – November 5th

Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!

Elementary Students of the Week

Bayou Academy’s Students of the Week for the week of October 20th through the 25th are:
Left:  Peyton Gray (Upper Elementary)
Right:  Sophie Antici (Lower Elementary)
Congratulations! We are proud of you! 🎉

HELP US!

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

The elementary is participating in Operation Christmas Child with Samaritan’s Purse. All boxes must be packed and ready to go on November 14th! Please help us with this worthy cause! Each box costs $9 to ship. If you can spare anything to help ship our boxes, please label your money and send to your homeroom teacher. Thank you so much!

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Sheets for being named the Teacher of the Month for September. You inspire your students and go above the call of a teacher. It is obvious to everyone around you that you value and cherish your students. We are so fortunate and blessed to have you with us at Bayou Academy! Thank you for all you do for Bayou & your students! You also air guitar better than anyone else, ever! 🎸 Congratulations, Mr. Sheets! 👏🏼🎉

Verse of the Week

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

-Phillipians 4:13

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Week of October 14th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • No School – Fall Break
  • Tuesday
    • Christian Emphasis Week – Chapel 10:23am – Enrichment B Schedule
    • Begin 2nd 9 Weeks
  • Wednesday
    • Christian Emphasis Week – Chapel 10:23am – Enrichment B Schedule
    • 2nd Grade Field Trip
    • Senior Yearbook Ad form will go out – these must be turned in by November 8th. No exceptions due to the limited number of pages.
  • Thursday
    • Christian Emphasis Week – Chapel 10:23am – Enrichment B Schedule
    • College Night – TONIGHT!
    • Cross Country vs. Kirk Academy @ Emmanuel Church – 4pm
  • Friday
    • Christian Emphasis Week – Chapel 10:23am – Enrichment B Schedule
    • Bayou Bash Deadline for tickets! Please make plans to join us!
    • Varsity Football @ St. Joe
      • 7:00pm
  • Looking Ahead
    • Oct. 21 – Oct. 28 – Elementary: Turn in your Storybook Pumpkin
    • Oct. 22nd – Last Day to sell Drawdown Tickets for Bayou Bash
    • Oct. 22nd – Cross Country STATE – Choctaw Trails
    • Oct. 23rd – Cheer Competition @ Jackson
    • Oct. 25th – Varsity Football SENIOR NIGHT
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash
    • Oct. 29th – Colt Carnival/Haunted House K3 – 11th Grade
    • Oct. 31st – MAIS Chess Tournament – Jackson, MS.
    • Nov. 5th – Pop-Up Shop for Patrons League Wear
    • Nov. 8th – Deadline for Senior Yearbook Ads
    • Nov. 14th – Blue & White BINGO Night
    • Nov. 21st – Hangout with the Headmaster – 7th grade only – 6pm
    • Dec. 7th – Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run (See Patrons League section below)
    • Dec. 12th – Elementary Christmas Program – 6:30pm
      • 1st – 6th grades
    • Dec. 13th – Junior High Winter Dance – 7:00pm
    • Dec. 17th – Hangout with the Headmaster – 1st – 3rd grades – 6pm

Student Announcements

  1. All Student Council & Community Service Club members must bring (2) LARGE bags of candy by Oct 25 for the Colt Carnival. You must bring to Claire Marquis & have your name checked off the list. The candy is used for the Trunk or Treat cars.
  2. Detention will be in Mrs McIntyre’s room Tuesday. There will be NO Detention on Wednesday.
  3. This week we are recognizing Christian Emphasis Week and will have Chapel every day this week at 10:23am. We will be on the Enrichment B schedule.

Patrons League

Bayou Bash

Bayou Bash invitations have been e-mailed! Please visit our page to make a reservation and pay online!

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com.

Dollar Day – November 5th

Holiday Hustle 5K & Fun Run

It’s time to sign up for our Holiday Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run! This will be held on December 7th at 4:30pm. You can register for this event by CLICKING HERE and following the prompts to register! The run will be downtown and you’ll be going through the downtown Christmas lights! Sign up and join us for a fun night!

Elementary Students of the Week

Left:  Caroline Towles (Upper Elementary)
Right:  Sadie Little (Lower Elementary) 

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Sheets for being named the Teacher of the Month for September. You inspire your students and go above the call of a teacher. It is obvious to everyone around you that you value and cherish your students. We are so fortunate and blessed to have you with us at Bayou Academy! Thank you for all you do for Bayou & your students! You also air guitar better than anyone else, ever! 🎸 Congratulations, Mr. Sheets! 👏🏼🎉

Verse of the Week

“For God so loved the world he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

-John 3:16

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Week of October 7th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Elementary: If your child is interested in Chess, please send $20 in a marked envelope to the office by Thursday!
    • Gather your Box Tops! Friday is the deadline!
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    • 1st Grade Pizza Party – Tailgate win!
    • All-Star MAIS Softball – Jackson
      • Congrats to Emma Short, Kressie Lindsey, & Madison Jenkins!
    • All-Star MAIS Soccer – Jackson
      • Congrats to Sydney Davis & Caroline Hendon!
  • Thursday
    • Elementary Chess Team $ Due!
    • Jr. High Pep Rally! ALL Parents are welcome to attend!
      • 12:35pm
    • PeeWee Football @ Lee Academy
      • (A) 4:30pm
      • (B) 6:00pm
    • JV Football @ Lee Academy – 7:00pm
  • Friday
    • Pep Rally @ 12:35 – PARENTS, please feel free to join us at this pep rally. The skit/game is sure to give you a good laugh! Football players will be participating!
    • End of 1st 9 Weeks
    • Box Top Deadline
    • K3 – K5 Bull Bottom Farms Trip
    • DOLLAR DAY – Bring $1 and wear your jeans!
    • Varsity Football Home vs. Starkville Academy
      • Pink Out Game!
    • Deadline for Secondary Chess Team Money!
  • Looking Ahead
    • Oct. 14th – Fall Break – No School
    • Oct. 15th – 18th – Christian Emphasis Week
    • Oct. 17th – College Night
    • Oct. 18th – Teachers RSVP to Bayou Bash Deadline
    • Oct. 21 – Oct. 28 – Elementary: Turn in your Storybook Pumpkin
    • Oct. 23rd – Cheer Competition @ Jackson
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash
    • Oct. 29th – Haunted House/Carnival K3 – 11th Grade
    • Oct. 31st – MAIS Chess Tournament – Jackson, MS.

Student Announcements

  • Dollar Day for Jeans has changed to October 11th to coincide with Pink Out. This includes football players and has been okayed by Coach Godfrey!
  • Interested in joining an Engineering program at MSU? See Mrs. Hill!
  • When you receive a check-out slip from the office, you MUST get the teachers of the classes you’re missing to sign/initial the back of the slip and turn it into the office when you sign out.
  • Make plans to join us for College Night! *See Below*

Congratulations to Lady Colts Softball!

Bayou Academy Lady Colts faced Magnolia Heights on Saturday. The 12-14 game ended in a heartbreaking loss, but we are incredibly proud of our 4A STATE RUNNERS UP! What an accomplishment! They never gave up and fought the entire game! Great season, girls!

Patrons League

Bayou Bash invitations have been e-mailed! Please visit our page to make a reservation and pay online!

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com.

Elementary Students of the Week

Upper Elementary: Anderson Short
Lower Elementary: Parker Wiley

Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Josh Sheets for being named the Teacher of the Month for September. You inspire your students and go above the call of a teacher. It is obvious to everyone around you that you value and cherish your students. We are so fortunate and blessed to have you with us at Bayou Academy! Thank you for all you do for Bayou & your students! You also air guitar better than anyone else, ever! 🎸 Congratulations, Mr. Sheets! 👏🏼🎉

Verse of the Week

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.”

-Proverbs 25:28

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Week of September 30th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Softball STATE Championship! – Go COLTS!!!
  • Tuesday
    • No Elementary Chapel – moved to Thursday
    • Lion’s Club eye-screening for 1st & 3rd grades
    • ACT for upper secondary school
      • Students, during the ACT tomorrow, NO ONE will be allowed to enter/exit the school through the high school doors. You will only be able to use the front elementary doors.
  • Wednesday
    • Softball STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Game 1
      • Home vs. Magnolia Heights – 6pm
        • Reminder – EVERYONE must pay to enter gate. Passes cannot be used. Tickets will be $10/per person.
      • We need help with gate and concessions! Please e-mail baparentvolunteer@gmail.com if you can help. There is not a sign-up genius link for this event!
  • Thursday
    • Elementary Chapel & Secondary Chapel
    • Deadline to order PINK shirts from Heidis!
    • National Bring Your Bible to School Day
      • IF you bring your Bible, you can wear a t-shirt (with uniform bottoms) with a scripture, hymn, or church affiliation!
    • Wear your wristband from the softball game and you can wear your jeans! Must have a wristband to participate!
    • PeeWee Football @ Pillow Academy – 4:30pm
    • JV Football @ Pillow Academy – 7:00pm
  • Friday
    • Varsity Football @ Riverfield Academy – 7:00pm
      • Wear GREY!
  • Looking Ahead
    • Oct. 9th – 1st Grade Pizza Party – Tailgate 1st Place!
    • Oct. 11th – Dollar Day – Wear your JEANS!
    • Oct. 11th – BoxTop Deadline
    • Oct. 11th – End of 1st 9 Weeks
    • Oct. 11th – K3 – K5 Bull Bottom Farms Trip
    • Oct. 14th – Fall Break
    • Oct. 21 – Oct. 28 – Elementary: Turn in your Storybook Pumpkin
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash
    • Oct. 29th – Haunted House/Carnival K3 – 11th Grade
    • Oct. 31st – MAIS Chess Tournament – Jackson, MS.

Student Announcements

  • Students, during the ACT, NO ONE will be allowed to enter/exit the school through the high school doors.  You will only be able to use the front elementary doors.
  • We will have chapel on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 8:00 a.m. (schedule A).
  • Elementary will move chapel from Tuesday to Thursday in honor of Bring Your Bible to School Day.
  • Dollar Day for Jeans has changed to October 11th to coincide with Pink Out. This includes football players and has been okayed by Coach Godfrey!
  • Interested in joining an Engineering program at MSU? See Mrs. Hill!
  • When you receive a check-out slip from the office, you MUST get the teachers of the classes you’re missing to sign/initial the back of the slip and turn it into the office when you sign out.

Patrons League

Jeans Dollar Day has been changed to October 11th to coincide with the Pink Out game! Bring a dollar and wear your jeans with your pink shirts!

Bayou Bash invitations have been e-mailed! Please visit our page to make a reservation and pay online!

For our October 11th Pink Out game, Patrons League is partnering with Heidi’s to supply these awesome pink shirts! These will be approved for Friday-wear as well! Most importantly, Patrons League AND Heidi’s will be donating 100% of the proceeds from these shirts to Bolivar Relay for Life. Go get a shirt and help support a great cause! These need to be ordered by October 3rd at midnight!

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com.

Elementary Students of the Week

Teacher of the Month

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Verse of the Week

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, ” plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

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Week of September 23rd

Announcements

  • Monday
    • JV Football Makeup Game vs. Washington
      • 7th Grade – 6pm
      • JV – 7pm
    • Cross Country @ Choctaw Trails – 4pm
    • Softball – NORTH STATE
      • BA vs. Magnolia Heights – 2pm
  • Tuesday
    • Lady Colts Soccer vs. St. Aloysius – 4pm
      • SENIOR NIGHT!
  • Wednesday
    • Flu Shots – Schoolwide
  • Thursday
    • 7th Grade Jeans Day (For winning the 1st Tailgate Tent!) *Must wear a uniform-regulated shirt*
    • PeeWee Football Home vs. Magnolia Heights – 4:30pm
    • JV Football Home vs. Magnolia Heights
      • (B) – 6:00pm
      • (A) – 7:00pm
  • Friday
    • Deadline to turn in School Day Picture forms – TODAY!
    • Varsity Football @ Magnolia Heights – 7:00pm
  • Saturday
    • Softball STATE Tournament – Magee, MS. – Details TBA
  • Looking Ahead
    • Oct. 3rd – National Bring Your Bible to School Day (see below)
    • Oct. 11th – BoxTop Deadline
    • Oct. 11th – End of 1st 9 Weeks
    • Oct. 11th – K3 – K5 Bull Bottom Farms Trip
    • Oct. 14th – Fall Break
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash

Student Announcements

  • 1st – 6th grade – if your child would like to participate in our Chess Team, contact the elementary office this week. (662-843-8823) The cost will be $20 per child. Your child will participate in the MAIS State Meet in Jackson sometime in October.
  • If anyone is interested in running or walking in the Ruleville Roast 5K Sat. Sept.28, you can pick up a registration form in the office.
  • Detention will be in Mrs. Layman’s room this week.
  • Flu shots will be available for teachers & students Wed Sept 25. We will have forms for the teachers in the office. Students, forms were emailed to your parents.
  • School day picture forms need to be turned in by this Friday.
  • Bayou Blues (8th- 12th) will be dismissed at 9:45 on Tuesday to attend the Garth Brooks program at the Grammy Museum.
  • October 3rd is National Bring Your Bible to School Day. If you bring your Bible to school, you can wear a t-shirt with your favorite Bible verse, hymn, or any church/religious shirt of your choice. You must still wear uniform regulated bottoms. You will have to show your Bible! Let’s show out!

Patrons League

Bayou Bash invitations have been e-mailed! Please visit our page to make a reservation and pay online!

For our October 11th Pink Out game, Patrons League is partnering with Heidi’s to supply these awesome pink shirts! These will be approved for Friday-wear as well! Most importantly, Patrons League AND Heidi’s will be donating 100% of the proceeds from these shirts to Bolivar Relay for Life. Go get a shirt and help support a great cause! These need to be ordered by October 3rd at midnight!

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com.

Elementary Students of the Week

Teacher of the Month

Verse of the Week

“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path.”

Psalms 119:105

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Week of September 16th

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Swim Practice @ DSU Pool – 7:00pm
  • Tuesday
    • Bayou Blues performing at Bolivar Medical Center – 10:00am
    • Lady Colts Soccer @ Magnolia Heights – 4:00pm
    • Softball @ Magnolia Heights – dismiss at 1:30pm
      • (B) – 5:00pm
      • (A) – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday
    • MAIS Swim Meet – Jackson, MS. – All Day
    • XCountry @ Delta Heritage Trail – 1:30pm
  • Thursday
    • PeeWee Football Home vs. Washington – 4:30pm
    • JV Football Home vs. Washington – 7:00pm
    • Lady Colts Soccer @ St. Aloysius – 5:00pm
  • Friday
    • Homecoming Day
      • Elementary: 11:30 Dismissal
      • Secondary: 12:45 Dismissal
    • Bayou Academy Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony @ 6:30 before kickoff!
    • Varsity Football vs. Heritage Academy – 7:00pm – HOMECOMING!
  • Saturday
    • Softball – North State – Details TBA
  • Looking Ahead
    • Sept. 25th – Flu Shots @ School
    • Oct. 3rd – National Bring Your Bible to School Day
    • Oct. 11th – BoxTop Deadline
    • Oct. 11th – End of 1st 9 Weeks
    • Oct. 14th – Fall Break
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash

Student Announcements

Homecoming Week

Show your school pride and follow our Homecoming “Playlist” this week!
Homecoming Day Tent Placement

Patrons League

Pink Out Game Info

For our October 11th Pink Out game, Patrons League is partnering with Heidi’s to supply these awesome pink shirts! These will be approved for Friday-wear as well! Most importantly, Patrons League AND Heidi’s will be donating 100% of the proceeds from these shirts to Bolivar Relay for Life. Go get a shirt and help support a great cause!

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your family’s tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm  or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com

Next Dollar Day – Oct. 8!

Elementary Students of the Week

Upper Elementary: Myles Beck
Lower Elementary: Layla Simpson
Congratulations!

Teacher of the Month

We are beginning a “Teacher of the Month” award which will be put on by our gracious sponsors. This month, our Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Casey Andrews, Elementary STEM Teacher.
“Since beginning here 3 years ago, Mrs. Andrews has gone above and beyond in the classroom and around our school. She finds joy in her students and pushes them to excel and achieve more. She takes every task handed to her and completes it to the best of her ability. She is very deserving of this award and we are fortunate to have her here at Bayou Academy.” – Keith Aycock, Elementary Principal
Congratulations, Mrs. Casey! 🎉👏

Verse of the Week

“In all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6

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Week of September 9

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Grandparent’s Night/Scholastic Book Fair TONIGHT
      • 3K – 2Nd Grade – 5:30 – 6:30 – Book Fair and Dinner
      • 3rd – 6th Grade – 6:30 – 7:30 – Book Fair and Dinner
      • If you cannot make it at these times, feel free to come whenever is convenient for you. Times are flexible!
    • Softball @ Washington
      • (B): 4:00pm
      • (A): Right after B team or ~5:00/5:30pm
    • Swim Team Practice – 7:00pm @ DSU
    • Interest Meeting for Shooting Club with 4H
      • Bolivar County Extension Office @ 5:30pm
  • Tuesday
    • DOLLAR DAY!
      • Elementary – bring $1 and wear your big bows and baseball caps! Pay your homeroom teacher.
      • Secondary – bring $1 and wear your flip flops, birkenstocks, & crocs! Pay your English teacher.
  • Wednesday
    • Swim Team Practice – 7:00pm @ DSU
  • Thursday
    • PeeWee Football @ Starkville Academy – 4:30pm
    • JV Football @ Starkville Academy – 7:00pm
      • 7th grade plays at 6:00pm or immediately after 2nd PeeWee Game.
      • Football & Cheer dismissed at 1:00pm
  • Friday
    • Varsity Football vs. MRA – 7:00pm
      • WEAR WHITE!
  • Saturday
    • Swim Team Practice – 12:30pm @ DSU
    • Softball @ Marshall Academy – 2:00pm
    • Lady Colts Soccer vs. Washington – 4:00pm
  • Looking Ahead
    • SPIRIT WEEK next week! (see information below)
    • Sept. 18th – MAIS Swim Meet
    • Sept. 18th – XCountry @ Delta Heritage Trail – 1:30pm
    • Sept. 20th – Homecoming – HALF DAY
    • Sept. 20th – Bayou Academy Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony @ 6:30 before kickoff!
    • Sept. 25th – Flu Shots @ School
    • Oct. 26th – Bayou Bash

Praise

  • Our Elementary All for Books Coin Challenge helps purchase books in our classroom libraries and Scholastic matches our donation to help a school in need. Last week, the elementary raised $1,532.00! WAY TO GO, Elementary!
  • Students & Faculty – we are SO proud of all of you for participating in our Blue Jeans for Brights Day. We raised $2,000 that was given directly to them to help with their medical expenses. We are proud of our Bayou Family! Please continue to keep the Bright family in your prayers!

Student Announcements

  • All Community Service Club forms are due today. Please be sure to give them to Mrs Claire. The 1st Community Service is tonight from 5:00-7:00 in the elementary cafeteria for the book fair. Please let Mrs Claire know if you will be coming tonight asap. You will need to be in Mrs Claire’s lab room at 5:00 tonight for roll call.
  • Bayou Blues will be performing tomorrow for the residents of Providence Assisted Living. They will be dismissed at 9:45.
  • If you need school service hours, Volunteers are needed for Elementary Grandparents night tonight. You can sign up with Mrs Kim in the elementary library.
  • Any Boy interested in playing soccer will need to meet in Coach Sudduth’s room at 12:30 TODAY (9/9)
  • Seniors: just a reminder that your parking area begins at the North Corner of the high school building and extends to Morrison Chapel Road. You are NOT to park in front of the building. You CANNOT park/block the entrance coming into the faculty parking lot. You MUST leave an opening for cars to pull through.
  • Any student interested in participating in Shooting Sports Club through 4H, there are information sheets in the office to be picked up. This is for ages 8 and up. You must have turned 8 by January 1, 2019. If you have questions, contact Ashley Kerr at 662-843-8361. First practice will begin Sept. 15th at 2:00pm.

Spirit Week/Homecoming

Spirit Days for Homecoming Week!

Class Tents for Homecoming Day

Each class will have a tent around Colt Drive (see map below.) Tents may be set up after carpool on Thursday before the PeeWee & JV Football games. Tents must be set up by 8:30am. Please be sure that you do not block Colt Drive during carpool drop off/pick-up. You are more than welcome to have food/drink at your class tent. We are asking that Homeroom Moms/Class Sponsors help coordinate the tents, snacks, drinks, etc. This is not an elaborate set-up like tailgating! The tents must be down and cleaned up no later than 4:00pm that day.

Elementary Homecoming Day Information

We are asking Homeroom Moms to help coordinate the tents. This does not have to be decorated and elaborate like Gear Up 4 the Game. This is for shade, drinks, & snacks. Feel free to decorate if you wish but please do not feel obligated.
This map was amended on 9/10/19

Patrons League

Drawdown Tickets for ½ Tuition Sale – September 3 – October 22

Are you feeling lucky? This year all Bayou Academy families have the opportunity to sell Drawdown tickets. For every 3 tickets a family sells, their name will be entered for a chance to receive ½ off tuition for one student for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are feeling extra lucky purchase a $100 drawdown ticket at your chance to win $20,000. 

If you are interested in selling tickets you can pick up your families tickets at The Image Specialist Monday – Friday from 8 am -12 pm  or 1 pm – 5 pm. For any questions please email the bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com

Elementary Students of the Week

Teacher of the Month

We are beginning a “Teacher of the Month” award which will be put on by our gracious sponsors. This month, our Teacher of the Month is Mrs. Casey Andrews, Elementary STEM Teacher.
“Since beginning here 3 years ago, Mrs. Andrews has gone above and beyond in the classroom and around our school. She finds joy in her students and pushes them to excel and achieve more. She takes every task handed to her and completes it to the best of her ability. She is very deserving of this award and we are fortunate to have her here at Bayou Academy.” – Keith Aycock, Elementary Principal
Congratulations, Mrs. Casey! 🎉👏

Game Day Colors

Verse of the Week

“Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my savior.”
Habakkuk 3:18