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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

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Week of September 2nd

Announcements

  • Monday
    • Happy Labor Day! No School!
  • Tuesday
    • Deadline for Locker Signs – turn in today!
    • Senior Portraits for Boys
    • Softball – Home vs. Pillow – SENIOR Night!
      • (B): 4:30pm
      • Senior Night Presentation
      • (A): Following Senior Night
    • Lady Colts Soccer – Home vs. Jackson Prep
      • Varsity – 4:00pm
      • Junior Varsity – 5:15pm
    • CANCELLED Swim Team practice – 7:00pm @ DSU Pool
  • Wednesday
    • Senior Portraits for Girls
  • Thursday
    • Senior Portraits for Girls
    • PeeWee Football @ Heritage Academy – 4:30 – 5:30pm
    • Junior Varsity Football @ Heritage Academy – 6:00pm
      • They will only play 1 JV game!
    • Swim Team practice – 7:00pm @ DSU pool
  • Friday
    • Varsity Football @ Washington – 7:00pm
      • Wear your BLUE!
  • Saturday
    • TIME CHANGES: Softball @ Canton Academy for Round Robin
      • Canton vs. Winston – 9am
      • Canton vs. Bayou – 11pm
      • Bayou vs. Winston – 1pm
    • CANCELLED (See above instead) Softball @ Porter’s Chapel – 2pm
    • CANCELLED Swim Team Practice – 12:30pm @ DSU Pool
  • Looking Ahead:
    • September 9 – CANCELLED Lady Colts Soccer @ JA – 4pm
    • September 9 – Softball @ Washington
      • (A) – 4:00pm
      • (B) – 5:30pm
    • September 9 – Swim Team Practice – 7pm @ DSU Pool
    • September 9 – Grandparents Night & Book Fair
    • September 9 — Interest Meeting for Shooting Club with 4H
      • Bolivar County Extension Office @ 5:30pm
    • September 10 – DOLLAR DAY! Bring $1 and wear your big bows & ball caps!
    • October 26 – Bayou Bash – Save the Date!

Student Announcements

  • All students who drive to school, who haven’t brought their DL and proof of insurance, please remember to do so this week if you want to continue driving your car to school.
  • 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.

Together Making the Difference Capital Campaign

Students released 300 balloons Friday night in celebration of reaching (and passing) our capital campaign working goal!

Thank you to all who made this possible. Please continue to be in prayer as we try to reach our vision goal! If you would like to talk with someone about this campaign, please do not hesitate to give us a call. If you would prefer to e-mail, you can send it to the Director of Advancement – Kacie Davis at kaciedavis@bayouacademy.net.

Patrons League

School Wide $1 Days

Bring a dollar to school and add a little something extra to your uniform that day. All money will need to be given to your homeroom teacher for elementary and to your English teacher in Junior High and High School. 

Elementary – 

  • September 10th – Big bows and Baseball hats 
  • October 8th – Jeans
  • November 5th – Crazy sock day 
  • December 10th – Ugly Christmas sweater/ Holiday wear (red & green)

JH/ HS – 

  • September 10th – Flip flops, Birkenstock and Crocs 
  • October 8th – Jeans 
  • November 5th – Crazy sock day 
  • December 10th – Ugly Christmas sweater 

“We hope you will consider coming to join us for an annual Bayou Bash. This year we are shifting gears and fundraisers. Instead of Harvest Festival and Spring Social we are having the Bayou Bash! 
Bayou Bash is a paid dinner, where you purchase tickets in advance. While waiting on dinner to start, the drawdown and silent auction will be taking place. You can bid on more items in a live auction that will be held after dinner.  We hope to make this an annual event for all of those who support Bayou Academy. Go ahead and mark your calendars for October 26th at Airport Grocery!”

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

Winners of the Gear Up 4 the Game Tailgate are:

Elementary: 1st Grade – You win a Pizza Party! (We will let you know in plenty of time so your parents don’t have to pack your lunch that day! Everyone wins! 😜)

Secondary: 7th Grade – You win a JEANS day! (We will let you know in plenty of time when the day will be.)

Verse of the Week

“Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12

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Week of August 26th

School-Wide Announcements

  • Monday
    • K3 – 1st School Pictures – No white shirts!
    • Cross Country @ Choctaw Trails has been CANCELLED due to weather.
    • Interested in playing tennis? Meeting tomorrow @ break in the library!
  • Tuesday
    • 2nd – 6th School Pictures – No white shirts!
    • Homecoming T-shirt forms going home – due FRIDAY!
    • Tennis Meeting @ Break in the library
    • Lady Colts Soccer @ Home vs. Magnolia Heights – 4pm
    • Softball @ Home vs. Magnolia Heights
      • 5:00pm (B team)
      • 6:30pm (A team)
  • Wednesday
    • 7th – 9th School Pictures – No white shirts!
    • 7th-12th Faculty Meeting Wed Aug 28 @3:15 in the Library.
  • Thursday
    • Jr. High Football PEP RALLY Today @ 12:35!
    • Boys Soccer Schedule is on the website. Click Here to view! It will be added to our Google Calendar by tomorrow!
    • FCA will be meeting TODAY, Aug 29, in the cafeteria. Today is the last day to turn in your $20.00 dues.
    • 10th – 11th School Pictures – No white shirts!
    • AFLAC representative will be here to speak with all full-time employees about supplemental insurance
    • Coaches Meeting in Cafeteria @ 7am
    • PeeWee Football @ Home vs. North Delta – 5:00pm
    • JV Football @ Home vs. North Delta – 7:00pm
    • 5th Quarter after JV game ends!
  • Friday
    • High School Football PEP RALLY Today @ 12:35!
    • Make-up Day for School Pictures – No white shirts!
    • Homecoming t-shirt orders due TODAY!
    • Gear Up 4 the Game TAILGATE – 5:00pm-7:00pm
      • See your Homeroom Mom/Sponsor about helping!
    • Varsity Football @ Home vs. Lee Academy – 7:00pm – WEAR BLUE!
    • Turn in your Locker Signs order forms by next Tuesday if you want one!
  • Looking Ahead:
    • September 2 – Labor Day – No School!
    • September 3 – Senior Portraits for Boys
    • September 4 – Senior Portraits for Girls
    • September 5 – Senior Portraits for Girls
      • **ALL Seniors must bring $25 sitting fee to Mr Bill Powell the morning of their pictures. Checks should be made out to William Powell Photography. **
    • September 9 – Grandparents Night & Book Fair
    • October 26 – Bayou Bash – Save the Date!

Student Announcements

  • Varsity football pictures have arrived and are in the office to be picked up.
  • Weight rotations begin this week. Girls will go to the weight room Monday and Wednesday. Boys Tuesday and Thursday. If you opted out you will remain in study hall.
  • There are still 22 Juniors and 19 Seniors who still haven’t brought their DL and proof of insurance to receive their parking decals! Get this done ASAP!
  • Anyone interested in playing Tennis – there is a meeting in the library at break on Tuesday!
  • Anyone interested in playing baseball this year please come by the office and sign up – Jr High and Varsity.
  • Thursday, August 29th, Jr High Cheerleaders will be dismissed to the cafeteria at 11:45 for lunch.
  • On September 19th, all juniors and seniors will be meeting with DSU’s President LaForge in the cafeteria at 9:30 AM.

Patrons League

“We hope you will consider coming to join us for an annual Bayou Bash. This year we are shifting gears and fundraisers. Instead of Harvest Festival and Spring Social we are having the Bayou Bash! 
Bayou Bash is a paid dinner, where you purchase tickets in advance. While waiting on dinner to start, the drawdown and silent auction will be taking place. You can bid on more items in a live auction that will be held after dinner.  We hope to make this an annual event for all of those who support Bayou Academy. Go ahead and mark your calendars for October 26th at Airport Grocery!”

Verse of the Week

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to ones glory to overlook an offense.”

Proverbs 19:11

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Week of August 19th

  • Monday
    • Meeting in Ms. Layman’s room if you are interested in participating in the NEW Student Newspaper during Break. Get your food and drink and come to her classroom. See Travis Coopwood if you have any questions.
    • The Homecoming Court vote will be online this year. Check your Bayou Academy Students email—Vote today. Seniors, your votes will start at 10:00.
    • COLTS (Center of Learning & Therapy Services) meeting tonight at 6pm.
    • Our Lady Colts soccer team is playing today here at home against Pillow. JV 4:00 and V at 5:15
  • Tuesday
    • Softball – Home vs. Washington
      • 5:00pm (B)
      • 6:30pm (A)
  • Wednesday
    • We will hear student council speeches during 1st period in the following rooms:
      • 7th – Mrs. McIntyre
      • 8th – Mrs. Doty
      • 9th – Mrs. Buford
      • 10th – Mrs. Woodruff
      • 11th – Mrs. Braswell
      • 12th – Ms. Marquis
    • There will be a student council meeting 7th through 12th grade in the HS Lab tomorrow at 12:30
    • Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Homecoming Court!
      • 9th: Mary Cambre Lee, Mary Carson Norwood
      • 10th: Mallie Britt, Katelyn Lusk
      • 11th: Ella Langston, Morgan Mounce
      • 12th: Gracie Crowe, Sydney Davis, Mary Claire Martin
    • FCA Meeting tomorrow at 7:30. Juniors in charge of food. Students need to bring $20 dues!
  • Thursday
    • FCA Meeting – 7:30am! Bring $20 dues!
    • Lady Colts Soccer @ Pillow Academy – 4:00pm
    • Jr. High Football scrimmage – 5:45pm
    • PeeWee Football Home vs. PDS – 7:00pm
  • Friday
    • Blue Jeans for Brights – pay $5 and wear your blue jeans! Elementary: You must pay your $5 to your homeroom teacher. JH/HS: You must pay your $5 to your ENGLISH teacher by 8am Friday morning. ALL money collected will go to the Bright Family (Dallas & Karen Bright) to help them with any needs they have after Karen’s recent hospitalization. Please consider helping with this worthy cause!
  • Grammy Museum Youth Leadership Council applications can be picked up in the office. They are due TODAY.
  • Varsity Football @ Indianola Academy – 7:00pm – WHITE OUT – wear white!
  • Coming Up:

School Day Pictures:

Monday, August 26:        K3 thru 1st grade

Tuesday, August 27:        2nd– 6th grades

Wednesday, August 28th:  7th – 9th grades

Thursday, August 29th:      10th – 11th grades

Friday, August 30th:            Make-Up Day

Tuesday, Sept. 3rd:           Senior Boys

Wednesday, Sept 4th:     Senior Girls

Thursday, Sept. 5th:          Senior Girls

**All Seniors must bring a $25 sitting fee to Mr. Bill Powell the morning of their pictures.  Checks should be made out to William Powell Photography.**

  • Labor Day – no school – Sept. 2nd
  • Grandparent’s Night/Book Fair – September 9th
  • Bayou Bash – Oct. 26th @ Airport Grocery – Mark your calendars!

Overall

  • STUDENTS: Teachers have been picking up water bottles in their classrooms that are not being thrown away. You will lose this privilege if you cannot clean up after yourselves!
  • Students that will be driving their vehicles on campus need to bring their driver’s license to the high school office and get a parking permit & decal.
  • Remember all spirit wear (on Fridays) needs to be from player’s sports packs or from Patron’s League. EVERYONE must still wear uniform regulated bottoms.
  • The weight room rotations will begin next week, everyone continues to stay in your assigned class.
  • Reminder – no tardy bells so move to your classes quickly!
  • The PeeWee Football schedule has been added to our google calendar. Don’t forget to subscribe to our calendar so you’ll always know what’s happening at the school!

Patrons League

  • We are growing and we need your help! As you know, each family is required to volunteer at least 6 hours each year. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find opportunities to do your part. This year, we are using Sign Up Genius to keep volunteer opportunities organized. Please view our webpage and see where you can help! Scroll down to view links to all of our signups. Be sure to look for your grade when signing up for either a JV or Varsity football game this fall. If that date does not work for you and your family, feel free to sign up for another game! If you have any questions throughout the year, please contact us at bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com or for volunteer questions, you can e-mail baparentvolunteer@gmail.com.
  • Mark your calendars for Oct. 26th – we will have Bayou Bash @ Airport Grocery! This will be a fun time for everyone!

Football Parking Spaces

Bayou Academy Foundation is selling football parking spaces! We have a few spaces left open and one could have your name on it! Spaces are $350 for the first year, and $300 for renewals.  If you are interested in purchasing a space, please contact Allen Towles at abtowles@yahoo.com ASAP! These will go quickly, so don’t wait!

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Week of August 12

This list of announcements will be updated daily. Please check back to this list everyday!

  • Monday
    • MEET THE COLTS TONIGHT @ 6:30pm
    • See Ms. Claire if you are interested in running for Student Council by FRIDAY.
    • See Mrs. Ann Marie if you are interested in joining Bayou Blues Choir.
    • Elementary yearbooks (from last year) will be going home!
  • Tuesday
    • Softball @ Pillow Academy 4:00 (B) & 5:30 (A)
    • PeeWee Football Pictures – 4:30pm
    • Yearbooks will be passed out from last year. Please check backpacks!
  • Wednesday
    • Lady Colts Soccer @ Washington – 4:00 (JV) & 5:45 (V)
    • If you ordered a yearbook and have not received it, have your child see an Annual Staff member so they can check.
    • If you ordered a calendar from cheerleaders and haven’t received it, it will be going home with your child today.
  • Thursday
    • Varsity Football Jamboree @ Tri-County Academy – 5:30pm
    • Deadline is TOMORROW if you are interested in Student Council. See Ms. Claire in room 17!
  • Friday
    • Today is the LAST DAY to sign up for Student Council!
  • Saturday
    • Softball @ Home vs. Canton Academy – 3pm
  • Coming Up:
    • MONDAY, August 19 – Meeting in Ms. Layman’s room if you are interested in participating in the NEW Student Newspaper during Break. Get your food and drink and come to her classroom. See Travis Coopwood if you have any questions.
    • WEDNESDAY, Augist 21 – We will hear student council speeches during 1st period in the following rooms: 7th – Mrs. McIntyre, 8th – Mrs. Doty, 9th – Mrs. Buford, 10th – Mrs. Woodruff, 11th – Mrs. Braswell, 12th – Ms. Marquis.
    • Class pictures will be taken August 26th-30th.
      • K3-1st – August 26th
      • 2nd-6th – August 27th
      • 7th-11th – TBA – August 28th-29th
      • Makeup Day – August 30th
    • Senior Portraits – September 3rd-5th
    • Grandparent’s Night/Book Fair – September 9th
    • Bayou Bash – Oct. 26th @ Airport Grocery – Mark your calendars!

Overall

  • STUDENTS: Teachers have been picking up water bottles in their classrooms that are not being thrown away. You will lose this privilege if you cannot clean up after yourselves!
  • Elementary carpool times are changing to better coordinate with the high school side. Afternoon carpool for the elementary will begin at 3:00pm.
  • Students that will be driving their vehicles on campus need to bring their driver’s license to the high school office and get a parking permit & decal.
  • Reminder – no tardy bells so move to your classes quickly!
  • No backpacks in cafeteria. You can take it to your next class before going to break. We need to conserve space!
  • The PeeWee Football schedule has been added to our google calendar. Don’t forget to subscribe to our calendar so you’ll always know what’s happening at the school!
  • Grammy Museum Youth Leadership Council applications can be picked up in the office. They are due August 23.

Patron’s League News

  • We are growing and we need your help! As you know, each family is required to volunteer at least 6 hours each year. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to find opportunities to do your part. This year, we are using Sign Up Genius to keep volunteer opportunities organized. Please view our webpage and see where you can help! Scroll down to view links to all of our signups. Be sure to look for your grade when signing up for either a JV or Varsity football game this fall. If that date does not work for you and your family, feel free to sign up for another game! If you have any questions throughout the year, please contact us at bayoupatronsleague@gmail.com or for volunteer questions, you can e-mail baparentvolunteer@gmail.com.
  • Mark your calendars for Oct. 26th – we will have Bayou Bash @ Airport Grocery! This will be a fun time for everyone!

Football Parking Spaces

Bayou Academy Foundation is selling football parking spaces! We have a few spaces left open and one could have your name on it! Spaces are $350 for the first year, and $300 for renewals.  If you are interested in purchasing a space, please contact Allen Towles at abtowles@yahoo.com ASAP! These will go quickly, so don’t wait!