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Week of January 14th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The high school/junior class and the elementary class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!!
    • Beauty Review sign-up sheets are in the office (10th – 12th grade). Fee is $10. Bios are due to Mrs. Claire by Friday, January 18th.
    • Monday:  
      • Soccer game at home versus St. Joe at 3:00. Varsity only. Team dismissed at 1:30.
    • Tuesday: 
      • Basketball games at home versus Lee Academy at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!!
      • Bayou Blues will be performing for Long Term Care – will be dismissed at 9:30.
    • Wednesday:
      • Soccer game at Manchester at 6:00. Depart at 3:00. Varsity only. Team dismissed at 3:00.
    • Thursday:
      • Basketball games at North Sunflower at 4:00. Bus will leave at 3:00.
    • Friday:
      • FCA at 7:30.  10th grade is in charge of food.
      • Basketball games at Mag Heights at 3:00. 7th grade games. Bus will leave at 1:00.
      • Soccer game at Mag Heights at 6:00. Varsity only. Depart at 3:00.
  • Looking Ahead:
    • Saturday, January 19th: Pee Wee basketball tournament at the Cleveland Park Commission. Schedule will be emailed later this week.
    • Saturday, January 19th: 7th and 8th grade games at home versus Pillow beginning at 9:00.
    • Tuesday, January 22nd: Balfour rep will meet with 10th graders at 8:00 in the high school library about ordering class rings.
  • FCA Verse of the Week:  Cade Robinette
    • But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:20-21

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Week of January 7th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Community Service Club is hosting “Pennies for Patients” for the State of Mississippi. The class that raises the most $$$ – over $200 – will win a pizza party!!!
    • Girls’ track sign-up sheets in the high school office.
    • Beauty Review sign-up sheets are in the office (10th – 12th grade). Fee is $10. Bios are due to Mrs. Claire by Friday, January 18th.
    • Students that are tardy 5 times will serve 3 detentions. We no longer have Saturday detention. Serving detention 3 times after school will replace Saturday school. Students that get their 10th detention will have in-school suspension.
    • Baseball/Soccer (revised) schedules are on the website.
  • Monday:  
    • Golf player/parent meeting at 5:30 in the high school library.
    • JV and Varsity baseball player/parent meeting at 5:30 in the cafeteria.
    • Soccer game at home versus Delta Streets at 3:00 – Varsity only. Team dismissed at 1:30.
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at Kirk at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!! Team dismissed at 1:15.
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
    • Basketball games at home versus North Delta at 3:00 – 7th grade games!!! Little Dribblers will perform at halftime during the Varsity girls’ game.
    • Chapel at 9:15.
    • Soccer games at Indianola. Times to be determined.
  • Friday:
    • FCA at 7:30.  11th grade is in charge of food.
    • Basketball games at Washington at 3:00 – 7th grade games.

Looking Ahead:

Saturday, January 12th: Soccer games – Greenville Tourney – JV at 1:00 and Varsity at 2:30. Bayou Academy Pee Wee basketball tournament at the Cleveland Park Commission beginning at 8:30. 7th and 8th grade games at Pillow beginning at 9:00 a.m.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  Ben Caleb Malloy


I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33.

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Uniform Information

Policies Regarding Uniforms for Students

  • All uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End, at our School Shop, unless otherwise specified. *
  • *Some khaki shorts alternatives to Land’s End are listed below:
    • Polo, Classic Collection, color: Khaki
    • Southern Tide, color: Sandstone
    • Patagonia, color: El Cap Khaki
    • No cargo shorts are acceptable.
  • *Some khaki pants alternatives to Land’s End are listed below:
    • Polo, Classic Collection, color: Khaki
    • Mountain Khaki, color: Sand
    • No cargo pants are acceptable.

These are some examples of approved brands, styles, and colors. *Colors to all khakis must match the Land’s End khaki color.

  • The Bayou Academy logo should be on every top that is to be worn in the school building and must be put on through Land’s End. The only exceptions to this policy are approved Patron’s League items and Sports Pack items.  Patron’s League items may be worn on Friday, which will be “casual day.”  Casual day still requires uniform regulated bottoms, but Patron’s League spirit wear can be worn for tops.
  • Shorts and skirts must be no more than 4” from the top of the knee, including any items the student has tailored. 
  • Belts must be worn by all boys ages 1st grade – 12th grade and must be brown leather. 
  • Shoes must be closed heel and closed toe, no exceptions.
  • Outerwear worn inside the classroom can be from any of the three approved outlets – Bayou Academy Sports Pack, Land’s End, or Patron’s League Gear.  For outside the classroom, any outwear is acceptable, but will need to be removed once inside the classroom.
  • All skirts must have modesty shorts underneath for girls of all ages. 
  • Socks, tights, and leggings are permitted and should be white, black, dark gray, or navy in color.
  • Shirts must be tucked in by all students, except for girls wearing the “feminine fit” shirts, or the shirts with the band at the bottom.
  • Hair accessories for girls may be the approved headband on the Land’s End school shop or Navy, White, Black, and Royal Blue hair bows. 

Students in violation of these uniform policies will be reprimanded.  Consequences are as follows:

  1. First violation will result in a warning and the student’s parent will need to bring the correct clothing item to the school that day.
  2. A second violation will result in detention.
  3. A third violation will result in Saturday School and a meeting with the student’s parent(s) to find a solution to end violations.

FAQ’s

  • Do our uniforms have to come from Land’s End or can we purchase similar items from somewhere else? No. Uniforms must be purchased from Land’s End. The ONLY exception is addressed directly below.
  • Can we purchase the khaki pants from somewhere other than Land’s End? We do not mind if you choose to purchase the khakis from somewhere else, however, they must match exactly in color and style. Local vendors (Abraham’s, Punkin Patch, etc.) are options if you can find the right color/style. Please take a look at Land’s End exchange and return policies, as they are very generous and easy to work with!
  • Do we have to have the logo on all tops? Can we have someone else put the logo on for us? The logo is to be worn on all tops by Land’s End. Bayou Academy Sports Pack and Patron’s League items are the only exception to this rule. You may not have another vendor put the Bayou Academy logos on your clothing. This must be done by Land’s End.
  • What belts are acceptable? Brown leather belts. These can be purchased through Land’s End or anywhere you choose. The belt can be flat, braided, etc. but it must be brown leather. 1st-12th grade boys are required to wear a belt. Kindergarten and below are not required to wear belts.
  • What shoes can we wear? Shoes are your choice, but must be closed heel and closed toe. No flips flops or open sandals.
  • What about the skirts? Skirt options are listed under the school Land’s End website, and modesty shorts (ex: sliders) should be worn underneath skirts. Skirts must follow the policy for length.
  • What color socks? Can girls wear leggings? You may wear socks, tights, and leggings. They must one of the four approved colors, which are: white, black, dark gray, and navy. These do not have to be purchased from Land’s End. You may get these from anywhere you choose as long as they are the correct colors.
  • What about our outerwear? Outwear that is to be worn inside the classroom can be from any of the 3 approved outlets – Land’s End, Bayou Academy Sports Pack, or Patron’s League Gear. For outside of the classroom, any outwear is acceptable, but if it is not Land’s End, it will need to be taken off once you arrive in the building.
  • Will there be a casual day? Yes. Friday’s give the option of Patron’s League wear (hoodies, t-shirts, homecoming shirts, etc.) with uniform approved bottoms.
  • Will elementary kids still get to wear jerseys and cheer uniforms on football game days?  Yes! Elementary will still have Spirit Day!
  • What about game days? Players will refer to their coaches as to what they are required to wear on game days.
  • Do we have to tuck our shirts in? Yes. The only exception to this rule is the shirts that have a band at the bottom or the feminine fit shirts that do not have a “tail” to tuck in or the children in Kindergarten and below.
  • For the elementary girls, what hair accessories can they wear? There is an approved headband on the Land’s End school website, or bows can be worn in White, Black, Navy, or Royal Blue.
  • Do we have to get the backpack and lunchbox on the website? No. These are just added for convenience. You may have any backpack or lunchbox that you choose.

Last updated: 1/4/2019

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Week of December 10th:

  • This Week:
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask ourBayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for our Sheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.  If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
    • After school daycare will be offered Monday, December 10th thru Thursday, December13th.  Stu 
  • Monday:  
    • Little Dribblers will perform at halftime of the Varsity girls’ game.
  • Tuesday:
    • Language and Science exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
  • Wednesday:
    • Reading and Math exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
  • Thursday:  
    • Spelling and Social Studies exams.  Dismissed at 11:15.
    • K3 – K5 Christmas program at 8:30 in the gym.
  • Friday:
    • Your child will not be counted absent if they do not come on Friday! Dismissed at 11:15.    NO DAYCARE.

Looking Ahead:

  • December 15th – January 2nd – Christmas Holidays.

Verse for the Week:

Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

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Week of December 10th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Winter Wonderland 7th & 8th grade dance is Friday, December 14th, from 8:00 to10:00 p.m.  $10 wristbands.  Girls wear semi-formal short dresses(dress code); guys wear khakis, button down shirt & blazer.
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask ourBayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for ourSheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.  If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.
    • Students: If you will be getting your license or permit over Christmas holidays, you must get a proof of attendance form before we get out for Christmas.  See Ms.Shellie.
    •   
  • Monday: 
    • Review Day!
    • Basketball games at home versus Tri-County at 4:00.  
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at Lee at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!!
    • 1st period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 6th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Wednesday:
    • Soccer game at home versus Indianola at 3:00.  Varsity only.
    • 2nd period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 4th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Thursday:
    • 3rd period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • 5th period exam – 10:00 – 11:30.
  • Friday:
    • Soccer game at home versus St. Joe at 3:00.  Varsity only.
    • 7th period exam – 8:00 – 9:30.
    • Make-up exams – 10:00 – 11:30.

Looking Ahead:

December 20th:  Basketball games at home versus Manchester at 4:00.

December 27th – 29th:  Mag Heights basketball tournament – Varsity boys only.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  John Butler Edwards

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.   Proverbs 1: 7-8

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Week of December 3rd:

  • This Week:
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask our Bayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for our Sheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.

      If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

  • Monday:  
    • Elementary Christmas program in the gym at 6:30 p.m.  Elementary Christmas Program attire should be as follows:  Boys wear red shirt and khaki pants.  Girls wear red dresses or outfit with a red top.  6th grade class – unless you have a speaking part, wear the above attire.  Children should be in their classroom by 6:00 p.m. tonight!
  • Tuesday:
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:  
    • District Spelling Bee for 4th and 6th grade.
    • Cookies with Santa in the cafeteria from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday:
    • Christmas Sing-a-Long in the gym at 8:30.  Students wear uniform bottoms and any Christmas top.

Looking Ahead:

  • Tuesday – Friday, December 11th – 14th – 1/2 days.  Dismissed at 11:15.  Exam schedule:  12/11 – Language and Science; 12/12 – Reading and Math; 12/13 – Spelling and Social Studies.
  • Thursday, December 13th:  K3 – K5 Christmas program at 8:30 in the gym.
  • December 15th – January 2nd – Christmas Holidays.

Verse for the Week:

Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men.  Luke 2:14

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Week of December 3rd:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • Winter Wonderland 7th & 8th grade dance is Friday, December 14th, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.  $10 wristbands.  Forms are due Friday, December 5th.  Girls wear semi-formal short dresses (dress code); guys wear khakis, button down shirt & blazer.
    • In keeping with a tradition that Dr. Granville started, we would like to ask our Bayou Academy families to participate in a dessert/baked goods drive for our Sheriff’s Department, as a thank you to them for directing traffic and helping keep our families & school safe.

      If you would like to contribute, you may drop off your goodies to one of the school offices on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m or Thursday, Dec. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. We will deliver to the Sheriff’s Office after 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

    • Students:  If you will be getting your license or permit over Christmas holidays, you must get a proof of attendance form before we get out for Christmas.  See Ms. Shellie.
    • Semester classes can be exempt from mid term exams.  Seniors must have a 90 and above and all other students must have a 93 and above.  Exam review is Monday, December 10th.
    • Exam schedule on:  Tuesday, December 11th:  1st (8:00 – 9:30) and 6th period exams (10:00 – 11:30).  Wednesday, December 12th:  2nd (8:00 – 9:30) and 4th period exams (10:00 – 11:30).  Thursday, December 13th:  3rd (8:00 – 9:30) and 5th period exams (10:00 – 11:30).  Friday, December 14th:  7th period exam (8:00 – 9:30) and make up exams (10:00 – 11:30).
    • All make up tests must be completed by Friday!!!!
  • Monday:  
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at home versus Mag Heights at 3:00.  7th grade games!!!!
    • Soccer games at Cleveland Central.  Junior Varsity plays at 4:30.  Varsity plays at 7:00.
    • Tennis meeting at both breaks in the high school library.
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:
    • Basketball games at Pillow at 3:00 – 7th grade boys play only  followed by JV girls at 4:00 and so on.
    • Chapel at 8:10.
  • Friday:
    • FCA at 7:30.  12th grade is in charge of food.
    • Soccer game at home versus Delta Streets at 3:00 – varsity only.
    • Basketball games at St. Joe at 4:00.
    • Balfour rep will be here at 11:30 for letter jacket orders.
    • Christmas Sing-a-Long is in the gym at 8:30.  Students wear uniform bottoms and any Christmas top.  Everyone is invited!!!!

Looking Ahead:

December 11th – 14th:  Exams.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  John Butler Edwards

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.   Proverbs 1: 7-8

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Announcing the “Dr. Granville Memorial Scholarship”

We are proud to announce the addition of our “Dr. Granville Memorial Scholarship” at Bayou Academy.  This scholarship will be given to one graduating senior each year (beginning May 2019) in honor and memory of our late Headmaster, Dr. Dave Granville.  Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded a fixed amount (to be determined) by meeting specific criteria.  The criteria will be announced at a later date, but will be academic ambitions of which Dr. Granville was passionate.

This scholarship will be such an honor to receive for years to come.  If you feel led, there is a “Donate” button located at the bottom of our homepage, OR you may click the link below to be taken directly to our donation link.  You can choose “Granville Scholarship” from the drop-down menu.  You do not have to have a Paypal account to make a Paypal donation – there is a section to make payments with your regular credit card.  It even allows for monthly donations, if you prefer.

Click Here to be taken to our donation page.

Please continue to be in prayer for the Granville family over the holiday season! Please feel free to share this post with all of your friends and family.

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Week of November 26th:

  • This Week:
    • Box top deadline is Friday!!!!
  • Monday:  
  • Tuesday:
    • Little dribblers will be performing at halftime during the Varsity girls’ game!!!!
  • Wednesday:
  • Thursday:  
  • Friday:
    • Box top deadline.

Looking Ahead:

  • Monday, December 3rd:  Elementary Christmas program in the gym at 6:30 p.m.
    Elementary Christmas Program attire should be as follows:  Boys wear red shirt and khaki pants.  Girls wear red dresses or outfit with a red top.  6th grade class – Mrs. Ann Marie will tell you what to wear – NO BLUE JEANS!!!!
  • Thursday, December  6th:
    • District Spelling Bee for 4th and 6th grade.
    • Cookies & Milk with Santa from 5-7pm
  • Friday, December 7th: School wide Sing-a-long. Students may wear uniform bottoms and a Christmas top.
  • Tuesday – Friday, December 11th – 14th – 1/2 days.  Dismissed at 11:15.
  • Thursday, December 13th:  K3 – K5 Christmas program at 8:30 in the gym.
  • December 15th – January 2nd – Christmas Holidays.

Verse for the Week:  Rimmer Jennings

God so loved the world he gave his one and only Son and anyone that believes in him will not die, but have eternal life.  John 3:16.

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Week of November 26th:

  • Weekly Announcements: 
    • FCA t shirts are on sale.  Forms are in the high school office.  Deadline:  Tuesday, November 27th!!
    • Winter Wonderland 7th & 8th grade dance is Friday, December 14th, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.  $10 wristbands.  Forms are due Friday, December 5th.  Girls wear semi-formal short dresses (dress code); guys wear khakis, button down shirt & blazer.
    • Juniors are selling poinsettias.  $$ is due Friday, November 30th.
    • Balfour rep will be here Friday, November 30th, at 12:00 noon in the high school library for letter jacket info.
  • Monday:  
    • Soccer game at home versus Riverfield at 3:00.  Team dismissed at 1:30.  Varsity only.
  • Tuesday: 
    • Basketball games at home versus Pillow at 3:00.  7th grade girls play only followed by JV games at 4:00.
    • FCA t-shirts are on sale.  Deadline:  TODAY.   Forms are in the high school office.
  • Wednesday:
    • Soccer game at home versus Manchester at 5:00.  Varsity only.
  • Thursday:
  • Friday:
    • FCA at 7:30.  7th grade is in charge of food.
    • Soccer games at Laurel.  Team dismissed at 10:45.  Junior Varsity plays West Jones County at 4:00 and Varsity plays Laurel High at 5:15..
    • Juniors:  Poinsettia $$ is due Friday – NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Balfour rep will be here at 12:00 noon with letter jacket info.

Looking Ahead:

Saturday, December 1st:  Soccer game at Laurel – time TBA.  Basketball games at Riverfield at 2:00 – Varsity only.

Tuesday,  December 4th:  Basketball games at home versus Mag Heights – 3:00 – 7th grade games.  Soccer game at Cleveland Central – time TBA.

Thursday, December 6th:  Basketball games at Pillow at 3:00 – 7th grade games.

Friday, December 7th:  Basketball games at St. Joe at 4:00.  Soccer game at home versus Delta Streets at 3:30 – Varsity only.  Christmas Sing-a-Long at 8:30 in the gym.

FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES:  Thomas Craft

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.  Psalm 55:22