Female students in grades 6-12 from Greenville County public, private, and home schools are encourage to submit an essay to the 4th annual Young Women's Writing Contest, sponsored by the Junior League of Greenville (JLG). Essays should be between 750 - 1200 words and will be accepted for online submission at jlgreenville.org between February 1 and March 1, 2016.
The winner will be announced by April 15, 2016. Along with a $500 scholarship award, the winning essay will be published in the Summer 2016 issue of the JLG's biannual magazine, VISIONS, and the winner will be invited to accept her award at the JLG's annual meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2106, at 7 p.m.
This year's topic is as follows:
With 2016 being an election year, what should our female leaders do to help develop the potential of women? How do they rise above the heavy emphasis that popular media places on superficial and physical characteristics? What can they do to become positive role models and improve the community for the next generation of women? What would you do?
For more information, visit the Junior League of Greenville website.
Some may think that the Open House on February 15 is only for prospective students and their families, but it’s not! It’s an exciting day for everyone at the Academy. Of course, we enjoy the opportunity to share what the Lord is doing at BJA with new faces and prospective families that we don’t already know, but the thrill of the day expands to others as well.
At the Applied Studies Building where the Open House begins, we have an all-day concert by students of all ages—from the beautiful voices of the elementary choir to the handbell choirs which play in fascinating synchronization without a conductor, and from beginning piano students to an advanced string quartet. Parents, grandparents, family friends, visiting pastors, and of course, prospective families join together to listen to the beautiful music and enjoy light refreshments.
A Kindergarten Korner features a teacher who can explain BJA’s kindergarten classes and offers activities to keep young children engaged. The children will be able to enjoy an Academy Lions coloring page designed by one of our students.
Speaking of art, a collection of BJA student artwork from across the grades will be displayed and is a highlight every year.
In the classroom buildings, Academy grads, faculty, current parents, and high school students give tours and answer questions for prospective parents and their children—allowing guests an opportunity to see firsthand what is happening in our classrooms every day. It’s also a great time for you to check out your child/ren’s classroom building for next year.
This special day gives us as a staff the opportunity to remember what the Lord has done here and to renew our thanks to Him for that good work. If your schedule allows, please stop by for a visit! You may want to listen to part of our day-long concert, chat with our administrators, or just grab a snack and enjoy a time of fellowship with others in our BJA family.
It’s your opportunity too!
Don’t forget about the incentive program that is available in conjunction with this event! When a parent of a currently enrolled student invites another family to the Open House and an adult representative of that family attends, the currently enrolled student (or oldest student in a family with multiple children) will receive a $50 credit on his or her school account this semester. Additionally, should a visit to the Open House result in a family’s decision to enroll a new student at BJA in August, the inviting parent’s oldest student will receive a $100 credit on his or her school account this fall. To receive credit, fill out the Invite a Parent form online. You will receive a confirmation/invitation email that we recommend you forward to your guest to print and then bring to the Open House as an invitation. When your guest attends and confirms that you are the inviter, you will receive credit. Of course, credit for a guest can be given to only one inviter.