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SHINE Day 2 For you are all children of the light and of the day; we don’t belong to darkness and night. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 NLT
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OPENINGS...
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SHINE Day 1 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 NLT
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GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM Day 31 You who love the Lord , hate evil! He protects the lives of his godly people and rescues them from the power of the wicked. Psalms 97:10 NLT
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GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM Day 30 But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it. James 1:25 NLT
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GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM Day 28 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. Romans 6:6 ESV
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GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM Day 27 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature. So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit. Romans 8:3‭-‬4 NLT
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Praise Academy
Another great benefit to enrolling your child/children at Praise Academy...our competitive sports teams. Football (defending Varsity State Champs, MS, & elementary intramural), Cheerleading, Cross Country (MS/HS), Volleyball (MS /HS girls), Basketball (MS, HS,Guys, Girls and elementary intramural) Golf, Baseball (MS/HS), Softball, Shotgun Team, and Soccer (girls and elementary intramural). Enroll today and see why you'll want to be a part of the Praise Academy family. #pastrong #lionpride
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There’s still time to support our school and bring new books home to kids this summer. Shop our Virtual Book Fair to spread the joy of reading. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/praiseacademy2
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Praise Academy
GOD-GIVEN FREEDOM Day 21 And he ordered us to preach everywhere and to testify that Jesus is the one appointed by God to be the judge of all—the living and the dead. He is the one all the prophets testified about, saying that everyone who believes in him will have their sins forgiven through his name.” Acts of the Apostles 10:42‭-‬43 NLT
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Praise Academy
GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 19 The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 NLT
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 17 And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death. Romans 8:2 NLT
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SCHOOL STARTS BACK SOON!! ENROLL NOW FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 15 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, Isaiah 61:1 NIV
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🙌 "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice." -Philippians 4:4
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Praise Academy
GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 12 The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. Psalms 34:19 NLT
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 9 In my distress I prayed to the Lord , and the Lord answered me and set me free. Psalms 118:5 NLT
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Praise Academy
GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 NLT
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 6 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36 NLT
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May today be a day to thank God for your freedom and to pray for our country to remain free.
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 3 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 1 Peter 2:16 ESV
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GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 2 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. Ephesians 3:12 NLT
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Praise Academy
This message is from Mason. Thank you for praying for me. I like being at home and playing video games with my family. It is fun when my daddy takes me for rides on the 4 wheeler. I like playing with my Annie K. Pray for my cough to get better and for me to get strong so I can walk again. ~ Mason 💚
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Praise Academy
GOD GIVEN FREEDOM Day 1 So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36 NLT
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 26 I cried out, “I am slipping!” but your unfailing love, O Lord , supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalms 94:18‭-‬19 NLT
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 23 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Psalms 51:10‭-‬12 NLT
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Praise Academy
Our school’s summer reading Virtual Book Fair is open! Discover the characters, series, and collections kids love. All purchases benefit our school. Check it out! https://www.scholastic.com/bf/praiseacademy2
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 20 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy. For you bless the godly, O Lord ; you surround them with your shield of love. Psalms 5:11‭-‬12 NLT
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THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 17 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest. Psalms 126:5‭-‬6 NLT
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THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 16 Sing to the Lord , all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning. Psalms 30:4‭-‬5 NLT
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Praise Academy
Our 1st graders minister to children all over the world each year by gathering, filling, and sending shoe boxes through Operation Christmas Child. This link allows your child to learn from the same lessons placed inside each shoe box. https://twitter.com/OCC_shoeboxes/status/1272226095497183235?s=19
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 14 The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. Proverbs 10:28 ESV
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 6 A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 NLT
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Praise Academy
When injustice assaults again when image-bearers die again when grieving mothers mourn again when communities lament again when eyes are closed again when backs are turned again when right takes a hit again when business as usual returns again when accountability is questioned again when narratives are twisted again when anger rises again when hope dims again then we remember again the kings of earth do not hold our hope they will fail us again they will compromise again forsake their call again like your people of old harmed by corrupt kings we will remember again our hope is held by a greater king we will work again we will stand again we will fight again because we know our greater king is just is good is righteous is merciful in every way he will rise again a right every wrong again while we wait we will hope we will believe we will work will pray we will right wrongs again and again until the greater king comes again to usher in righteousness forever.
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THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 5 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. John 16:21‭-‬22 NLT
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Hey there! Guess what? I'd be "lion" if I didn't let you know that today is "paws"itively a great day to schedule a tour of PA! Call 770-943-2484 and see why your family should be a part of the Praise Academy family. #roomintheden #palionpride #growingdisciplestomakedisciples #christfirstselfworthacademics
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THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 3 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4‭-‬7 NLT
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT KAYLA ROSE CLASS OF 2020
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Praise Academy has been recognized as a National Beta School of Distinction for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Congrats Lions...keep up the wonderful academic and civic achievements.
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Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD Day 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2‭-‬4 NLT
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Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT DYLAN WEST CLASS OF 2020 From Dylan’s Family: Jobe “Dylan” West has attended Praise Academy since the 6th grade. He is the son of Jobe and Rebecca West and has a younger brother, Guy West who is in the 10th grade at Praise and a sister, Ali West who is in the 6th grade at Praise. Dylan has played basketball, football and baseball at Praise and was a member of the State Championship Football team of 2019. His future plans are to attend Chattahoochee Technical College in the fall. Dylan has attended Cross Roads Church of Douglasville for 16 years and has taken part in multiple community outreach missions along with traveling to Haiti with his mother Rebecca to work and volunteer in a Cross Roads supported orphanage. Dylan enjoys hunting and fishing, being in the outdoors, hanging out with friends, working with his grandparents, playing video games, listening to music and family vacations. Dylan it’s your family’s prayer that you fall deeply in love with God, that your life would be led by the Holy Spirit and that everything you do would glorify GOD. We Love You. I Timothy 4:12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT JOSHUA KELLEY CLASS OF 2020 From Josh's Family: Joshua Griffin Kelley has attended Praise Academy for the last six years. He is the son of Scott and Lori Kelley, and he has a younger sister, Gracie Kelley, in the 7th grade at Praise Academy. Joshua played guitar and sang in the Praise Band, played on the Chess team and assisted the instructor for the MS Chess Team. He has played on the Varsity Golf and Baseball teams. He assisted the instructor with Intramural Soccer in addition to dual enrollment college courses for college credit hours toward his bachelor’s degree. Josh went to State Competition for Creative Writing and his song was published in the ACSI Southeast Young Author’s Anthology. He plans to attend college in the fall of 2020 to study music and song-writing and to pursue his passion for music. Joshua attends Mableton First Baptist Church and assisted his Mom and Grandmother with the children’s morning ministry. Josh and his father and cousin have played live music at venues in Douglasville and to elderly residents at the Kennestone Rehabilitation facility in Marietta, GA. Joshua enjoys playing chess, playing golf, songwriting, fishing, and online gaming. He has drawn near to God while facing the challenge of choosing a college and career path in order to fulfill what God has planned for him. His favorite Bible verse is John 16:33 “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT RACHAEL ELLIS CLASS OF 2020 Rachael Marie Ellis is new to Praise Academy, joining the school this year for her senior year. She is the daughter of Lisa and Jim Ellis. Rachael’s younger sister, Chrissy, is a freshman at Praise and she also has two older brothers. At her short time at Praise, Rachael has enjoyed making new friends and is a member of Beta Club. She is a published poet and won an ACSI award for literature. Outside of school, Rachael is involved in her church, Community Church South Paulding, and is a first degree black belt in Taekwondo. She will attend Jacksonville State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Political Science and will later attend law school. From Mom - Rachael you are one of the most courageous people I know! When life gets hard, you stand with the Lord and push on through. Your love for a good argument will serve you well in law school. Use your powers for good! And remember - 2 Timothy 1:7.
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
THE JOY OF THE LORD I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT
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Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 28 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 NLT
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Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 27 For who is God except the Lord ? Who but our God is a solid rock? God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. Psalms 18:31‭-‬32 NLT
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Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 26 You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. Proverbs 3:24 NLT
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Praise Academy
💡 "If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." -1 John 1:7
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Memorial Day
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FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 24 So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. Hebrews 4:16 NLT
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
ICU Update: Mason is a fighter. Friday evening, Masons heart was showing strong signs of tiring out. The family was called in to say goodbye, and we prayed for peace and comfort throughout the night. We dont know what tomorrow or even today will hold, but what we have seen since Friday evening has been small steps of improvement. I don't know if God is gifting us with a little more time or if there is more at work, but without knowing the answers we are still thankful and praising HIM for each small step. Mason was taken off of the oscillator yesterday with no problems. He has showed great improvement with his own breathing, and even came off of the nitrous oxide during the night. The doctors are hopeful that he can come off the paralytic medication today, at least for a short time. Mason is still an incredibly sick little boy. He is still on every kind of medication to treat all types of infection and is still needing platelets and blood as well as additional blood clotting medication. And Mason still has cancer and no immune system whatsoever to help fight off the multiple infections inside his body. So we ask that you continue to join us in prayer to our Heavenly Father for a miraculous healing of our precious boys body. HE is our hope and strength, every second of everyday. There is no way we could have survived these dark days without HIM by our sides. We pray without ceasing and trust that our Father is continually working out all things for HIS glory. "I count on one thing The same God that never fails Will not fail me now You won't fail me now In the waiting The same God who's never late Is working all things out You're working all things out Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley Yes I will, bless Your name Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy All my days, oh yes I will"
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
An update from Mrs. Neufeld: "Mason is still stable. He is such a fighter! His breathing this morning was good enough to go to a regular vent instead of the last resort vent. Praising God for any positive steps forward. ❤️🙏"
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Please continue to pray for the Mason Neufeld Family....#praiseprays From Mason's Parents... A Psalm of David. 23 "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Today is one of the hardest days Cori and I have ever faced! While Mason is still here and very much loved I fear that God is preparing for another angel. We have come to what appears to be the darkest hour, knowing every human tool and instrument have merely fought to just sustain Mason in his weakened state. The doctors believe his heart is growing weak. Knowing the struggles Mason has we had the unfortunate conversation with the doctors that if he passes we will not attempt to rescucitate as that would only exacerbate all the problems his body has. We pray God our heavenly healer would grant us more time with our angel because He is truly the only way for Masons body to be healed. Still knowing that true healing is only found in our heavenly redeemed body.
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT RACHEL THOMPSON CLASS OF 2020 From Rachel's Family: Rachel Fayth Thompson has attended Praise Academy since K5. She is the daughter of Meredith Adams, Randall Adams, and Donnie Thompson and her older sister, Alexandria (Alex) Adams, graduated from Praise Academy in 2012. While at Praise, Rachel participated in cheerleading, soccer, and basketball. She plans to attend college in the fall of 2020. Rachel loves hanging out with her friends and can be seen most often at the Dunkin in Hiram
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT WILL CROMER CLASS OF 2020 From Will's Family: Will is the son of William and Ann Cromer. He has a younger sister, Emily, who also attends Praise in the ninth grade. Will has been attending Praise Academy for 13 years, beginning in kindergarten. Will has been very active in the sports program at Praise. He has lettered in baseball, football, and basketball throughout all his high school years and even lettered in baseball in middle school. He has received numerous awards. He is a 2 time state champion in football. In his senior year he fought hard with his team to win the GAAPS 2019 Football State Championship. Will is already an accomplished business owner and operator. He has been successful with his company Afterschool Lawncare for over 2 years running. Will plans to attend Georgia Highlands in the fall to pursue a business degree. Will is an avid outdoorsman and skilled archer. He is happiest when hunting and fishing. He is passionate about conservation, land management, and wildlfe protection. He enjoys spending time with family, his gifriend Lauren, and friends. Will's personal bible verse is Proverbs 30:30 The Lion Never Retreats.
2 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT AUSTIN WRIGHT CLASS OF 2020 FROM AUSTIN'S FAMILY: Austin Philmore Poole-Wright is the son of Stepphen Wright and Victoria Poole. He is the youngest of 3. His 2 oldest brothers are Spencer and Grant Wright, who also attended Praise Academy. Austin started at Praise in Ms. Jackie's class and has completed his whole school life at Praise. During my conversation with Austin on his achievements, Austin started that he has few achievements, because he wasn't into sports like his older brothers, but he did enter into several art competitions, which he really enjoyed. Austin also stated that however, through the years that God has allowed him to have, he has come to find that there are many different kinds of achievements a person can accomplish in life. Nevertheless, that many seem to forget the achievement they have found within the love for God. Austin further stated that through his life, he thanks God and the people that God has seated in his path to guide him through the trials of his life and for the solid foundation of belief based not on his achievements in life that he has been given nor the achievements of men, but on the achievements of God. Austin believes ones achievements should not be a list of many things, but a belief that a man who does not seek to have a relationship with the Father who created the Heavens and the Earth, then no achievement should be mentioned on paper or aloud.
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 18 For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.” Jeremiah 31:25 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Praise Academy Family...let's pray together for Mrs. Vickie Neufeld's grandson, Mason: "Friends we are asking for special prayers for Mason’s lungs. The next 24 hours are critical." 🙏💔😢
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 15 I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord , who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Psalms 121:1‭-‬3 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Lindsey Reaid – Senior Spotlight Lindsey Reaid began her education at Praise Academy in 9th grade, so she’s been part of the student body for all of her high school years. She is the daughter of Michael and Rachel Reaid, and she is the younger sister of Tori Reaid. Lindsey has loved her years at PA and has enjoyed being active in different student activities. Lindsey serves as the Treasurer of the Senior Council, and she is the Secretary for Praise Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society. She was active in Beta Club, and she has loved being a Teacher’s aide with the K-4 class. Lindsey also enjoyed playing on the Varsity Volleyball team during her Senior Year. After graduation, Lindsey plans to begin her college education at Georgia Highlands then continue on to pursue a degree in Graphic Design at Kennesaw State University. Lindsey has a passion for creativity, design, and photography, and she also enjoys writing, going to the beach, and all things Disney! Lindsey attends church at Second Baptist Church in Dallas, and she also enjoys volunteering to assist with children’s programs. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Parents and Staff, I would like to introduce Matt Hall as our new head football coach for the upcoming varsity football season. Matt has spent time as an assistant football coach here at Praise Academy prior to this season. He was here when the football program started back in 2007 and served on staff until 2017 when he step away to spend more time with his wife and children. He worked under Eric Bryant, Jeff Wolfe, and Trevor Read. While on staff, he served as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator, defensive line coach, and offensive line coach. He helped coach Praise Academy to 2 state championships while on Coach Read's staff. Matt is married to his wife Sarah Elizabeth Hall and has a son, Julius Hall, and a daughter, Audrey Hall. Matt attends Word of Life Church in Powder Springs and helps run the business that he and his dad own. We are excited that Coach Hall is coming back to Praise Academy, and we look forward to him leading our program. We will be communicating a day and time for the football players and parents to meet Coach Hall to talk about the upcoming season. Daniel J. Youngblood, M.Ed. Head of School, Praise Academy Growing Disciples to make Disciples through Christian Education Luke 2:52
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Dear Parents and Staff, We are so excited to be able to celebrate our Seniors this coming Friday with a parade! We just wanted to send out a few details, so you will know where to meet, what time and what to expect. The Seniors will meet and line up at Welcome Hill Church on Story Road right down from the school (where we meet for the Homecoming Parade). We will leave it up to each family as to whether they allow their senior child to drive in the parade or if the parent drives the vehicle during the parade . This is a celebration for them, and we really want them to be able to enjoy every minute of it. The parade will leave to come to the school at 11:00, so if you will please get to the church around 10:45 to line up your cars. We ask that no one get out of their cars and you practice social distancing. We know it is so hard after not seeing each other for so long, but we ask that you please abide by this, because we want to comply with the rules. Air hugs from your cars are acceptable. Lol! Once you leave the church at 11:00 you will proceed to the school, come down the school driveway, circle the parking lot. You may circle the parking lot several times if you wish. FYI, the road will not be blocked off for us during this parade, so if someone gets in the parade it will be okay because they will only be in it until they get to the school, then they will go on. Please be sure to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Story Road and Hiram Lithia Springs Rd. We do not want any accidents. Parents, we encourage you to decorate the car you are driving with window paint, balloons and/or posters to make it a fun and festive parade for your senior. Staff and parents, we will gather at the school at 10:30 (you may get there earlier if you choose) to place all of our cars on the outer circle of our driveway and parking lot before the Seniors begin to come through. Someone will be at the driveway to direct you on where to park. We encourage you too, to decorate your car and make posters. Bring your air horns, megaphones, or any other noise makers you would like to bring. If you have a truck or SUV you may want to park so you can sit in the back of it. If not, bring a chair to sit next to your car. Again, we need to social distance from one another. Air hugs are acceptable. Please contact Donna Johnson by Thursday afternoon with any questions. Her contact information is donna.johnson@praiseacademy.com We want this to be a time of celebration so the more decorations and noise makers the better! We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday!
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Dear Praise Academy Families, This is not how we would normally announce this, but given our circumstances... Congratulations! Riana Square: 2020 Valedictorian for Praise Academy Kalyn Friar: 2020 Salutatorian for Praise Academy Both of these young ladies have worked hard and are deserving of this recognition. Marcus Butler, M.Ed. Principal, Praise Academy Middle and High School Growing Disciples to make Disciples through Christian Education Luke 2:52
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT AIDAN WHIPPLE CLASS OF 2020 Aidan Whipple has attended Praise Academy for eight years. He is the son of Steve and Kim Whipple and the brother to Aly, Aubrey, Aaron, Anna Beth, Abby, Aisley and Andie Whipple. Aidan has been on the Twisted Axles Praise Academy Robotics Team for five years. During that time, the team has gone to the FIRST Robotics World Championship three times. They have won the Georgia State Championship four times and the South Super-regional twice. Aidan is president of the National Honor Society and has been a member of Beta Club at Praise Academy. After graduation, Aidan plans to start his education at Chattahoochee Technical College in the area of machining then transfer to Kennesaw State University to finish his degree in Mechanical Engineering. Aidan attends The Church @ The Ridge in Hiram, GA. He volunteers on the sound and media team, where he has served for the last 6 years. Aidan also works during the summers as a volunteer for Life Action Ministries Family Camp serving on their Summer Crew as a videographer. He enjoys playing music and rock climbing. Aidan’s favorite verse is Psalm 119:5-6, “Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments.”
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT COURTNEY ANN FORD CLASS OF 2020 Senior Spotlight From Courtney's Parents: Courtney is the daughter of David and Shelly Ford. She has attended Praise Academy for fifteen years. She is the Vice President of the Praise Academy chapter of the National Honor Society. She has maintained a 3.75 or higher GPA throughout her high school career and also participated in the dual enrollment program earning college credits. She will attend college in the fall to pursue her almost lifelong dream of becoming a teacher and has decided she wants to specialize in the education of elementary children with special needs. Courtney has also been very active in the athletic program at Praise. She played varsity basketball for six years, varsity softball for three years, and played middle school, JV and varsity volleyball. She lettered in all three sports. She loves the Lord and has such a heart for children. She was the student aide in the K3 and 5th grade classes this year and helped coach elementary basketball. She enjoys being part of the Praise Tabernacle youth group. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family or just relaxing at home. We are so excited to see what the future holds for her!
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 12 I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT HUNTER STOKES CLASS OF 2020 From Hunter's Parents: Hunter Stokes has attended Praise Academy for the past three years. He is the son of Nick and Stephanie Stokes. He has one younger brother, Gavin Stokes, that is in the 9th grade at Praise Academy. During his high school years at Praise Academy, Hunter has been very active in school and extracurricular activities. Hunter is a very outgoing young man. He serves as Public Relations on the Senior Council. He won 1st place in the Spring Literary Competition for extemporaneous speaking. Hunter has lettered in football, basketball, and baseball, all three years while attending Praise Academy. Hunter has won all region and all state in football. He was chosen to play in the all star football game his senior year. He won defensive and offensive lineman of the year. Hunter has won the coach’s award for baseball and basketball. He enjoys spending time with his family, his girlfriend, and playing golf. Hunter loves to make people smile. He is very personable and can strike up a conversation with anyone.His favorite high school memory happened this year when the football team won the state championship. After graduation, Hunter plans to attend the University of West Georgia to pursue a degree in physical therapy
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 9 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Elementary Teachers & Aides R Ready for Summer...R U? #pasummer
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Showing their Lion Pride... #pavirtualspirit #paspiritday
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Showing their Lion Pride... #pavirtualspirit #paspiritday
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Virtual Spirit Week Day 5 (last day🙁) Praise Spirit Wear!! Let’s go Lions!! #pavirtualspirit #praiseacademy
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
We had a great time this a.m. showing love to our K5 grads with the Kindergarten Parade of Grads. Thank you staff, PEP, and school board for all the love and support. #palionsstrong #paspirit #k5love
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
It's the last day of Virtual Spirit Week and we've saved the best for last....PRAISE LIONS DAY!!! Be sure to sport your Praise Academy Spirit Wear. Show your Lion Pride and share your picts! #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 8 Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Dear Parents and Staff, We are so excited to be able to celebrate our Kindergartners tomorrow with a parade! We just wanted to send out a few details, so you will know where to meet, what time and what to expect. The Kindergarten parents will meet and line up at Welcome Hill Church on Story Road right down from the school. The church parking lot gate will open at 10:30; however, the parade will leave to come to the school at 11:00, so you will not need to get to the church until 10:45 or so. We ask that no one get out of their cars and you practice social distancing. We know it is so hard after not seeing each other for so long, but we ask that you please abide by this, because want to comply with the rules. Air hugs through your windows are acceptable. Lol! Parents, we hope you will decorate your car with window paint, balloons and/or posters to make it a fun and festive parade for your child. Parents, once you leave the church at 11:00 you will proceed to the school, come down the school driveway, circle the parking lot and then you may exit the driveway and come back around a second time if you wish. Staff, we will gather at the school at 10:30 (you may get there earlier if you choose) to place all of our cars on the outer circle of our driveway and parking lot before the Kindergartners begin to come through. You too, may decorate your car and make posters. Bring your air horns, megaphones, or any other noise makers you would like to bring. If you have a truck or SUV you may want to park so you can sit in the back of it. If not, bring a chair to sit next to your car. Again, we need to social distance from one another. Air hugs are acceptable. We want this to be a time of celebration so the more decorations and noise makers the better! We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT TY GRAY CLASS OF 2020
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
PJs in action...lol
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
"Lego" of regular clothes and wear PJs all day... #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Don't forget...It's PJ Day for PA! Wear your Jammies and post a pict. #pavirtualspirit Day 4 of Spirit Week
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 7 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. Psalms 147:3 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Our Lions in Shades
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Online school is so cool, he's gotta wear five pair. #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
It's a bright, bright, sun-shiny day! SUNGLASSES 🕶 DAY #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Future's so bright, he's gotta wear shades. Virtual Spirit Week Sunglasses Day #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Sun rays, killer shades...#pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 6 So we are always confident, even though we know that as long as we live in these bodies we are not at home with the Lord. For we live by believing and not by seeing. 2 Corinthians 5:6‭-‬7 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Aren't these two Superheroes just "Incredible"... #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
PA Superhero...duddah. duh, da, da, duh #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Tomorrow it's ok to be "shady" ... because its SUNGLASSES DAY! Pick a pair that's as cool as you are and hashtag it and post! Day 3 of Virtual Spirit Week, Wednesday, May 5th #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Being a superhero runs in the family. #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Black Panther was on the prowl for SUPERHERO DAY today. #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
More PA Superheroes #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Day 2 of Virtual Spirit Week SUPERHERO DAY #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 5 So if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for he will never fail you. 1 Peter 4:19 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Hold on to your hats for one last time... #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Hold on to your hats...they keep on comin'... #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
And the "hats" just keep on coming... #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Tomorrow is Day 2 of Virtual Spirit Week and it's faster than a speeding bullet; more powerful than a locomotive; it can leap tall buildings in a single bound; it's...SUPERHERO DAY!!! Dress as your fave superhero and be sure to share your pix. #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
More Hat Day fun #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Hats off to all our Lions who participated in Virtual Spirit Week; Day 1 "Hat Day" #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT CLASS OF 2020 NICOLE YOUNGBLOOD HAPPY 18TH BIRTHDAY TOO Nicole has attended Praise Academy since Pre-K3. She is the daughter of Daniel and Chandra Youngblood, and she has a younger sister, Haleigh Youngblood, in the 9th Grade at Praise and a younger brother, Logan, in 2nd Grade at Praise. Nicole is a member of New Bethel Church in Silver Creek, GA and has attended there with her family for twelve years. She loves to help with the younger kids during Sunday School. She has loved being able to attend summer church camp with her youth group. During her time at Praise, Nicole has participated in volleyball, basketball and soccer. She has lettered in all 3 sports. She has also been pursuing and obtaining college credit through the dual enrollment program at Praise Academy. After graduation, she plans to attend college in the fall. Her major remains undecided at this time. When not at school, Nicole loves to spend time with her friends and enjoys a good coffee from Dunkin Donuts. She has a sweet personality and loves just being goofy. She loves the simple things and is a blessing to her family. She makes her mom and dad extremely proud, and they cannot wait to see her future. They encourage her to continue to follow the Lord’s leading as the writer in Proverbs states in 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
"Taco" bout a great day to start Virtual Spirit Week...It's HAT DAY & May the 4th Be With You Day!!! Remember to post your pix wearing your hat of the day #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Teacher Appreciation Week is this week, May 4-8!  We want to encourage parents to help the kids send a message of thanks and love to their teacher during this week.  Even though we can’t see each other face to face we can still show our appreciation through emails, texts, or any communication app that your child’s class uses! Here are some ideas: - Have your child write a thank you letter or draw a picture for their teacher. Take a picture of it or scan it into your computer and send it to the teacher! - Record a video message of your child thanking his/her teacher and send it. We are sad that we can’t give our Praise Academy teachers the full Teacher Appreciation Week treatment they deserve, but let’s not allow this week pass by without expressing what they mean to us and our kids! The PEP Board
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 4 Give your burdens to the Lord , and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalms 55:22 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Tomorrow starts our Virtual Spirit Week. Monday is HAT DAY...so wear your funniest, crazy, cookiest hat to cover up your Corona coiffe 🧒👧🧔👱‍♂️👨‍🦳👨‍🦲👩‍🦱👩‍🦰👱‍♀️ Be sure to post a pict #pavirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
FOR THE WEARY HEART Day 2 My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalms 73:26 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
For the Weary Heart Day 1
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Hey Praise Elementary Families! Next week we're having Virtual Spirit Week. Dress up and post your pix to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter or send them to brandie.brooks@praiseacademy.com. We will post each day's pix by that evening. #praisevirtualspirit
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Our 2020 Senior Spotlights start tomorrow 5/1 thru 5,/25.Please send 2 or 3 pix of your grad w/ a brief bio (years at Praise, sports, church, plans, etc) to brandie.brooks@praiseacademy.com ASAP. These pix are not part of Senior Slideshow or Superlatives. Thx
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Will you miss April? "May"be May may turnout better. #betterdaysahead
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Ok Elementary and Middle School parents and kids. Wanna throw something fun and educational into the school mix today? Go to the link below to play some of Google Doodle's fun little games. The coding bunny is a top pick. Have fun!! https://g.co/doodle/nvjy7
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
HEALING Day 30 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. Psalms 30:2 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
We earned $785.70 with Box Tops this year! Help us continue to earn funds for our school. Keep clipping & scanning Box Tops! Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Lately all we have heard is negative news. So your challenge this week is to post at least one positive thing that has happened to you or your family during our time of shelter in place. Be sure to share it on our Facebook Twitter and Instagram feeds #pawsitivelypraise
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
“O Lord ,” I prayed, “have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you.” Psalms 41:4 NLT
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
⚓️ "For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong." -2 Corinthians 12:10
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Praise Academy
Help us get our Library ready for 2020-2021! If your child has a library book at home, please return it to the gray Book Return bin located in the church hallway where you have been collecting/returning class work. If your child left their library book at school then no action is needed. We look forward to sharing the love of reading with our awesome students again in the fall.
3 months ago, Praise Academy
Brandie Brooks
As we start our day, DON'T FORGET THIS!! Jesus never let's us down and he loves you so much!
5 months ago, Brandie Brooks