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Volume 16, Issue 19


Andrews Academy's

Official Newsletter

October 28, 2022


This annual event is tomorrow (Saturday) evening, October 29, from 8:00–10:00 PM. AA students (taking 2.5 credits or more) are invited to attend, and they will be joined by area 7th & 8th graders to enjoy games and food, all for just pennies. If you don't have pennies, you can exchange money for them.


Health Week Assemblies

For AA’s Health Week, we held two assemblies—one on Tuesday and one on Thursday. 


Isaac Nicholao spoke about time management and stress on Tuesday, particularly regarding their effect on health. He encouraged students to manage their time wisely and to practice ways to reduce stress. 


On Thursday, Mrs. Mill’s health class, as well as a few guests, hosted a health fair, with a variety of healthy foods and activities to try. The foods included a fresh-tossed salad, fried rice, granola, green smoothies, fruit cups, fresh-baked bread and hummus, maple walnut cookies, and a kale tabbouleh salad. Some of the recipes are attached.

Activities included a plank-hold challenge as well as accountability cards, where students could create a health goal and find an accountability partner. 

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The recent vendor was unable to supply our uniform needs. For this reason, we have decided to use a different vendor. Starting in November, parents and students will be able to order uniforms from Land’s End. Please keep in mind that orders are to be placed directly with Land’s End. Andrews Academy is not responsible for orders placed. The link and order information will be provided soon.





AA band will perform tomorrow, Sabbath, October 29, at PMC, providing music for both services. 


Call Time - First Service: 8:00 AM on the platform. Leave cases in the music room downstairs and arrive on time to start warm up and sound check at 8 AM.

Attire: Full concert dress, including black dress shoes and black socks, black bow ties, and cummerbund.

Percussionists: Remember that you are on duty, and responsible to move your instruments back and forth from AA to PMC—especially after second service. You are responsible for making sure all the percussion equipment comes back to AA complete and undamaged. You will, of course, need help from other students, but you must plan to be present and helping every time we move percussion instruments.

Everyone else, we need all hands on deck to move instruments, stands, music folders, set up, and clear everything after the second service. Sign-up sheets will be available on Wednesday.


Concerto Night

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 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

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:


Community Service Church & Activities

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.


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

1. We have had six 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 and 5th. You won't want to miss it! Tickets will be on sale beginning November 1. Stay tuned for additional 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 was AA’s Health Week, and our speakers for chapel presented a message to the students regarding health. As usual, each message was accompanied with praise from our student singers. They sang the theme song for the week, “The Blessing.” 


On Monday, we heard from Pastor Logan Earles who shared about his favorite food—salad. He connected it with how Jesus is feeding us (Matthew 11:28). He encouraged students to feed themselves with healthy things, but to first and foremost “start with Jesus.” 


On Tuesday, Kelsey Curnutt was our speaker—an AA alumna from the class of 2006. She spoke about her experience walking Alfred Wainwright’s Coast to Coast in England, a challenge spanning about 200 miles. She reminded students to go at their own pace, to stop and wonder, and to remember that it’s all about the process. 


Wednesday’s speaker Daron Raynor, who works at the Andreasen Center for Wellness, imparted the acronym FITT (frequency, intensity, time and type) to students. He also highlighted the fact that we are royalty in the eyes of heaven and that we, as Christian “royalty,” should let our light shine through our health. 


On Thursday, Mrs. Mills asked students to recap the messages they heard this week. Then she went on to explain another big factor in health—goal-setting—and had students look up Bible verses related to setting goals. 


We held class devotions on Friday. Each class prepared a small message and song service and used extra time to discuss things such as fundraisers and upcoming events. 

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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

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 can be either via Cash app included in registration, or in person at AA on Friday directly after school on November 4. Registration will close on 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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Main Office:

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Guidance Counselor:


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