Tensas Academy’s High School first nine weeks book reports were to be written on a biography or a memoir. Students made posters describing the plot, characters, timeline, and conflict of their books. Check out all their amazing work!
Tensas Academy’s Freshman Class has had an exciting year in Physical Science! They were assigned to construct a bridge using popsicle sticks and glue. The bridge had to be four feet long and support at least twenty pounds. The students learned about the difference between weight and mass, the force of gravity, and the skills needed to construct a bridge.
By Anna VandeVen
Tensas Academy’s Fifth Grade had an educational and fun trip to Ruston, Louisiana on Thursday, September 28. They attended Waterfest at the Lincoln State Park and learned about water quality and conservation. The Sparta Aquifer is depended upon by fifteen parishes in north Louisiana, and the water supply is gradually disappearing. The t-shirts students obtained during the trip pictured sayings such as, “Reduce your use” and, “Every drop counts.”
Students learned that an aquifer is a thick underground layer of material that holds water replenished by rain. The Sparta Aquifer is 40 million years old and three-hundred feet below the ground. Students discussed all of the ways they use water, drinking, bathing, cleaning, washing, cooking, swimming, gardening and feeding pets and livestock. They also learned ways they can conserve water, such as washing dishes in a washing machine instead of hand-washing, turning the water off while brushing your teeth, and taking a quick shower instead of a bath.
The group went through a maze, representing the traveling water. Every object they passed represented another piece of litter our water has to go through before it gets to the aquifer. They learned not littering plays a significant role in water conservation as well.
The students played a final relay game where they had fifteen minutes to fill a 100-gallon container with lake water one bucket at a time. They got exercise and learned to appreciate their water sources and were thankful they did not have to carry water in buckets.
The group traveled back to Tensas Academy in the cars of gracious parents and grandparents of the fifth grade, Amy VandeVen, Bill Crigler, and Mary Nell Rushing. It was a water-filled fun day for all!
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Photos courtesy of Amy VandeVen
By Anna VandeVen
Tensas Academy’s high school had an exciting day at the Northeast Region’s 4-H Field Day. The trip was open to not only 4-Hers but the rest of the high school as well. Students had a lot of fun learning about various topics.
They started the day off learning how chickens in the poultry industry are handled. First, the pullets (twenty-week-old females) lay eggs, which are carried down a conveyor belt and put in an incubator, where they stay for eighteen days. The remaining three days are spent in crates, until the chicks hatch. After hatching, they are shipped off to large houses full of 15,000-19,000 chickens each! Did you know that the average American consumes 91 pounds of chicken every year? The group then learned about different wildlife foresters and the process for tree harvesting.
A quick hay-ride behind tractors through a field and the team was at a patch of sweet potatoes ready to be harvested. The sweet potatoes were dug up, and the group sorted between Number Ones (sweet potatoes for store shelves), Canners (sweet potatoes to be canned), and jumbos (sweet potatoes to be cut into fries for freezing.) Then, the group got to try Sweet Potato Fries. Yum!
The group's last station was the world of honey bees, where they learned the life cycle of honeybees, the different kinds, and even got to taste fresh honey! After finishing their cycles, the group had a healthy lunch and traveled back to Tensas.
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Just as Christmas, New Years, Valentines, etc., rolls around each year … the time for one of our favorite annual events has arrived – The Tensas Academy Spring Carnival! On Saturday, March 19th, you can start your day off by purchasing tickets and challenging your kids at some fun Midway Games on the TA Football Field. Shoppe our Gourmet Shoppe, fill your freezer, and have something easy to prepare on those evenings when you are rushing the door to support our Chief’s at one of their many athletic endeavors. You can graze on many other tasty treats while you and your friends visit and compete for all of the beautiful items displayed at our Silent Auction. Reserve a spot for your children at Kids Camp, grab a plate from the BBQ Babes, and dine to the melody of the auctioneer’s voice during the Grand Auction. It will be hard to decide what is more fun – eating all the great food or out bidding your friends for one of the many handmade, one of a kind items. There is something for everyone – food, fun and unique items! You only this this chance once a year, so come with your check book, debit card or cold hard cash and help support a really great school. All proceeds go to Tensas Academy and we thank you in advance for your loyal support.
Schedule of Events
9:30 am - 11:00 am- Kids Midway Games on the Football Field. Children of all ages will enjoy a variety of games hosted by the TA Teachers and their classes.
10:00 am - Items Sell Out Gourmet Shoppe opens. Come and purchase some of the best home cooking around. Casseroles, Cakes, Pies, Jams, BBQ Sauce, Breads, and many other items available.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Silent Auction - Come bid on a number of items. Handmade children's clothes, plants, books, artwork, too many things to list. Many one of a kind items.
11:00 am - Kids Camp for small fee. Drop your child off at the cafetorium and enjoy shopping child-free! Bring the kids and let them play.
12:15 pm - Grand Auction Begins - Larger items. Trips, dinners, lawn and garden, antiques, artwork, many handmade and one of a kind items. Make sure to sign up for a bidder number.
Please join the students, parents & supporters of Tensas Academy Athletics at the annual Meet the Chiefs Steak Supper and Auction. This event serves as the only fundraiser for Tensas Academy Athletic Association (TAA). When a student or parent asks you to purchase a ticket for a steak supper you are helping to support a wonderful character building program.
TAA supports over 18 Varsity & JV teams, a conditioning program for students in grades 6-12 addition and helping with our growing Pee Wee programs.
If you wish to purchase a steak supper, donate an item to the auction or make a donation to TAA please call or text Dale Vinson at 318-729-9037 or any Tensas Academy Athlete.
Thank you for the continued support of our wonderful school.
Tensas Academy Athletic Association
TAA Steak Supper
July 31, 2015
Tensas Academy Cafeteria
5:00 - 6:00 pm Take Out
6:00 - 7:00 pm Dine In
7:00 pm Auction Begins
The 2015 Tensas Academy Track Team has shown us once again that they are a "Small but Mighty" group of athletes. They had a great showing at the South State Track Meet on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.
The Relay Team of Briana Davis, Addison Capdepon, Lauren Matthews and Annabelle Paxton placed 4th in the 100 meter Relay.
Annabelle Paxton placed 2nd in the 800m run and Efrain Pena placed 4th in the 2 mile run.
All of the runners will advance to the MAIS State Track Meet on Saturday, May 2 in Jackson, MS.
Tensas Academy is very proud of all the Track Team members. They won multiple ribbons in the various track meets. Good job athletes.
Tensas Academy invites you to join us for our 2014 Harvest Drawdown Fundraiser.
This year's event will be a SEC Football.
Tickets are now on sale for Tensas Academy's annual “Harvest Drawdown" fundraiser Saturday November 15 at Lake Bruin Country Club. This year's theme will be a SEC Football. You could win up to $5000!
Proceeds from the Drawdown go to towards general operating expenses of Tensas Academy. Without the support of our community, alumni and friends we could not continue the 44 year tradition of Tensas Academy.
This year’s event will include a cash bar, fabulous food and entertainment by SEC Football. In the drawdown, every ticket sold is entered into the drawing, the last ticket drawn wins 1/4 of the proceeds (maximum of $5000).
You do not have to be present to win. Individuals or Groups can purchase tickets.
Throw on your favorite team's colors and join us for a night of fun.
The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday November 15 at Lake Bruin Country Club. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by contacting Tensas Academy 318-766-4384 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tensas Academy's Varsity and Jr. Varsity Basketball teams are ready for the 2014/2015 Season. The Lady Chiefs have already begun games at the ACCS tournament this week. All of the teams will play their first home game Tuesday, November 11 beginning at 4:00 pm. Click here to view a detailed schedule.
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