Alabama College Application Week 2020

Each year, the Alabama College Application Campaign works with colleges to offer a week when those institutions waive their application fees.  This year, the Alabama College Application Week will be October 19-23.
 
During this week, Alabama students can apply to many in-state colleges, as well as several out-of-state colleges for free.  With the average college application fee at $44 in the US, this is a great opportunity for students to apply to several colleges in which they may be interested.  
 
You can find the Alabama Department of Education’s release concerning this event here.  Along with the list of colleges waiving their application fees, you can also find tips on college scholarships.
 
We encourage every senior to take advantage of this opportunity and apply to at least one college.  An application will not commit you to a school, but it will allow you to start a conversation with them about admissions and possible scholarship opportunities.


Elementary Dropoff 10/20-10/22

We are having maintenance on our gym floor October 20-22.  Since our high school will still be out at that time, Elementary students will be dropped off at the front of the church before 8:00am on those days.


Class Officers 2020-2021

Last week we held voting for class officers for the 2020-2021 school year.  Each officer was nominated and elected by their peers.  We are proud of each of these students and look forward to a great year with them!
12th Grade
 
President – Anna Grace Branham
Vice-President – Rylee Bartlett
Secretary – Bailey Vaughn
Chaplain – David Hunt
11th Grade
 
President – Logan Bartlett
Vice-President – Chace Putman
Secretary – Madilyn White
Chaplain – Gracie Howard
10th Grade
 
President – Bryant Howard
Vice-President – Trae Andrews
Secretary – Taylor Vaughn
Chaplain – Baldwin Taylor
9th Grade
 
President – Gabi Daniel
Vice-President – Josiah Jones
Secretary – Daylee Chase
Chaplain – Troy Box
8th Grade
 
President – Jackson Hillis
Vice-President – Randale Williams
Secretary – Shara Harbin
Chaplain – CJ Casey
7th Grade
 
President – Jonathan Hunt
Vice-President – Tucker Andrews
Secretary – Bryant James
Chaplain – Austin Batson


God’s Glory in Creation

Last week, Dr. Tino Unlap, a Biotechnology Professor from UAB, spoke to our biology classes about God’s Glory in Creation.  In addition to creation, Dr. Unlap discussed how everything in the world is connected and how science can confirm faith.
 
We are thankful to Mrs. Lindsey for arranging the lecture and discussion with Dr. Unlap.  It was a great opportunity for our students to expand outside the classroom on such a great topic!


Homecoming 2020 Update – 8/18/2020

Our Homecoming Week was originally scheduled for the week of August 31th.  However, we are going to reschedule all Homecoming events.  This includes the selling of Homecoming t-shirts and Homecoming Court.

We have seen some games cancelled already this season, and we don’t want to risk having a Homecoming game cancelled.  Moving Homecoming to the basketball season will give us time to get a better sense of sports this year and hopefully give us that Friday game to rally around.

When the basketball schedule is finalized, we will announce the new Homecoming Week.  We look forward to celebrating with everyone!



School Opening Update 7/31/2020

Tabernacle Family,

As we get closer to the start of school, we continue to take some common sense and practical measures toward reopening the school in the current climate.  As we said in the last message, we have put preventative and responsive measures in place that will allow us to reopen our doors to the physical classroom.  These same measures have been in place this summer with our Kindergarten and Elementary Summer Daycamps, and we have been able to remain open and functioning.

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Update on School Reopening for 2020-2021

Thank you all for your patience as we have worked on preparing the 2020-2021 school year.  There is simply no roadmap for times like these.  We can only consider all factors and make decisions we feel are in the best interest of our families and our faculty and staff.


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Athletic Department Changes for 2020-2021

As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, there are several exciting changes in our Athletic Department for the Fall.

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Christian Character Awards 2019-2020

While we were unable to have our full Honors Assembly, we did want to spotlight our Christian Character Award winners for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Details for Picking up Materials 4/7/2020

We will have all materials ready for pickup tomorrow at 9:00am and 3:00pm. You may come at either time, so you can choose which fits best with your schedule. We will be taking every precaution we can to be safe, but that may mean a slower process than a normal pickup. Here is what you can do to help us speed things up.
 
1.  When you arrive, please go all the way down to the far end of the parking lot (near the dumpster) and turn back into the parking lot. We expect a lot of people at one time, and we need to be sure we can keep traffic from backing up onto Highway 31.
It would help greatly if you could print your name in bold print on a sheet of paper and have it in your windshield. Material is separated by family, so knowing which family you are at a quick glance will help tremendously. If you don’t have the ability to do this, that’s ok!
 
2.  Mrs. Earley will be stationed near the lunchroom adding a note with your name to the outside of your windshield. The more families that can be prepared beforehand, though, will help things be quicker.
 
3.  As you come around the front of the building, please pull into 3 separate lines like we do each normal afternoon. Mrs. Wooters will have a stop sign down towards the gym indicating how far for the first cars to pull up.
 
4.  Mrs. Harmon will be calling out family names as you pull through. We will have a crew of workers in masks and gloves ready to bring your material to your car. You will not not have to leave your vehicle.
 
5. Between trips to cars, we will have two teachers working to sanitize the gloves of the ones bringing the material to the cars.
 
6. Our staff will also be picking up the work from the last 3 weeks that students should have completed. Please bag these items and put your child’s name and grade on it. We will be sure it gets to his/her teacher so proper credit can be given.
 
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again, even if it is just through a windshield!