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Volume 16, Issue 21


Andrews Academy's

Official Newsletter

November 4, 2022


Career Pathway Day

Last Friday, the Career Planning class participated in Career Pathway Day held at Lake Michigan College. This was a great opportunity to look into possible career choices. Thank you, Ms. Leslie Nieves, AA guidance counselor, for organizing this field trip. (Oct. 28, 2022)

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NHS Cause Week

Next week, November 7-11

The NHS (National Honor Society, AA chapter) will collect hygiene items for a local homeless shelter in boxes in the library. Items to bring: 


Feminine hygiene items


Uniforms from Lands' End


Coming Soon: Those who need uniforms will soon be able to order items from Lands' End. A few more options will be available than before. (Andrews Academy is not responsible for orders placed through Lands' End.)





AA Resound is performing at Pioneer Memorial Church tomorrow, Sabbath, November 5, providing music for both services.

  • Call Time - First Service: 8:00 AM on the platform

  • Call Time - Second Service: 11:20 AM in the youth chapel

  • Attire: Complete concert outfit, including tuxedo, black dress, black formal shoes, and black socks. 


Bible Study

Tomorrow, Sabbath, November 5
3:00-4:00 PM, AA Library

The topic is The Character of God. Everyone is invited: just bring your Bibles, highlighters, and an inquisitive mind.


Concerto Night

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 5, 8:00 PM, Howard Performing Arts Center

Andrews Academy is delighted to present the 11th Concerto Night on Saturday, November 5, at 8:00 PM, at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University. Five outstanding young musicians will perform a movement of a concerto accompanied by the Andrews Academy Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Elsy M. Gallardo-Díaz. 

Featured students this year are as follows: Jasmine Patterson (Vivaldi Winter from "The Four Seasons"), Karan Chun (Haydn Violin Concerto No. 1 in G major), Ana Slavujevic (Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major), Lora Baker (Lalo Symphonie espagnole), and Nathaniel Miller (Beethoven Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor).

Come and support the soloists. Invite family and friends!

FREE admission.


Junior Preview

This Sunday, November 6, & Monday, November 7, at Andrews University


All juniors are required to attend. If everyone attends, then the class will receive $700, which is a good  fundraiser.


Juniors will register at lunch at the cafeteria at 12:00 PM on Sunday or at the welcome program at the Howard Performing Arts Center at 1:30 on Sunday. Don't be late. Attendance will be taken. Find Mr. Wright or Ms. Ivonne for attendance.

Juniors will not be staying in the dorms.

Contact Mr. Wright with any questions:


SA Thanksgiving Notes Assembly

This Tuesday, November 8

Write meaningful messages to your friends during our assembly this Tuesday. SA will be delivering the cards to their lockers. It must be an appropriate message, or the cards will be disposed! Cards will be provided.


Freshman/Junior Class Vespers

Next Friday, November 11, from 4:30-6:30 PM, at AA

Join us for ball games in the gym and board games in the Commons. We will also watch an episode of The Chosen. Bring the permission slip and $5 for pizza by Thursday to your class sponsor.


Community Service Church & Activities

Next Sabbath, November 12,
at 11:30 AM

Families are invited to attend the church service at AA along with their child. Following the service, lunch will be provided. Then students will participate in various community service opportunities.


Organizational Pictures

Tuesday, November 15

Organizations include class officers, SA/NHS officers, music groups (band, chorale, bells, strings/orchestra), yearbook club members, etc. Be sure to bring any uniform changes that you will need for music ensembles. This includes the appropriate BLACK DRESS SHOES and BLACK SOCKS.

Check the schedule that will be posted and change before your picture time so that we can run as efficiently as possible.

Please bring your instruments (if applicable) for the pictures. Thank you!
~ Ms. Kim & Yearbook Team


Volleyball Tournament: Tuesday, November 15, at 5:30 PM

  1. We have had seven weeks of the Fitness Center being open and available on Mondays from 3:30-4:30 PM. The challenge has been that no one has accepted the opportunity to work out. Please, take the time and opportunity now that it is turning cold to enjoy what is available to every student at AA by using the Fitness Center on Mondays. The link to sign up so we can prepare ahead of time is below, but it is not necessary.

  2. The Women's Strength Club is still going strong, and I would really like to thank Mrs. Case for providing her expertise and experience in coaching and training the females of AA. This opportunity is still available for those that would like to join on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 PM in the Fitness Center. Again, you can sign up on the form below, or just show up ready to receive coaching from a certified Personal Trainer.

  3. The next all-school event is the AA Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday, November 15, starting at 5:30 PM. The gym will be open for teams to start practicing for the tournament on Tuesdays and Thursdays in November leading up to the event. If you are interested, please use this link on the form to inform me of your interest. 

  • Women's Strength Club (Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM)

  • Fitness Center Open Gym Sign up (Mondays/some Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM)

  • Volleyball Practice (Tuesdays & Thursdays starting in November)

~ Mrs. Mills

Fitness Center Open Gym
Women's Strength Club

School Musical: Save the Date!

AA's production of Fiddler on the Roof opens December 3, with two additional shows on the 4th & 5th. You won't want to miss it! Tickets will be on sale soon. Stay tuned for more information.


FACTS or Andrews Username Log In Help

If you need help logging in to FACTS or help with your Andrews user name/email and password, please contact Mrs. Meekma ( in the front office.

You can find your schedule, grades, etc. on FACTS. New students, if your username hasn't been set up yet, come to the front office for help.


Chapels this Week

This week, we specifically followed a theme/guiding question: What does it mean for God to have authority in our lives? Each of the speakers spoke on different aspects about giving authority to God.

Pastor Logan Earles, who also spoke last week, was Monday’s speaker. He talked about one of his biggest anxieties—choosing what to wear—and how it stemmed from how he put a lot of weight on others' opinions. He posed a question to the students: Who are you giving control in your life? He encouraged students to choose to give God authority instead of things of this world.

On Tuesday, Pastor Lindsey Pratt spoke about her experience gold panning in California. She also spoke about the time she and her brother thought they had found a big chunk of gold, but it turned out to be pyrite or “fool’s gold.” She encouraged students to be pure, wholly of one thing/substance—that is, for Christians, God.

Pastor Angel Perreira presented Wednesday’s message, sharing about the experience he went through during college that allowed him to give more authority to God in his life. He reminded everyone through his experience that God will do the grunt work in transforming you, as long as you relinquish authority to him.

On Thursday, Mrs. Heidi Murphy visited us again to ask the question, Who have you given authority to? and to impart a crucial, three-part message:

  1.  Know your enemy

  2. Don’t trust yourself

  3. Ask for help

Lastly, today (Friday) we held a panel in which Spiritual Life members, as well as Pastor Lindsey Pratt, recapped what was spoken about this week, as well as an impact it had on them. Additionally, the student audience was given a chance to respond to the question, What are some detrimental things that are preventing you from seeing God? It allowed for some fruitful discussion and reinforcement that we need to give all authority to God.

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Remember: If you would like Friday's lunch, those who are signed up for the lunch program must order it each week by Wednesday at 2:00 PM. The sign-up sheet will be at lunch or in the front office.

To sign up for the lunch program or add funds to your student's account, please contact Andrews University's Dining Services at or call 269-471-3161. The Dining Services Office is located on the first floor of the AU Campus Center.

Monday–Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Junior/Senior Banquet

Next Sunday, November 13, at 5:00 PM, PMC Youth Chapel
Tickets: $15 per person

All juniors and seniors wishing to attend must register via the QR code/link. Payment is through Cash App (info included in registration). Registration will close on Sunday, November 6.

Sponsored by PMC parents. Email Erica Hippler ( with any questions.


Mondays - Thursdays:
7:40 AM - 4:00 PM

Fridays: 7:40 AM - 2:00 PM

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