We are so excited to announce that BAND will be returning to BA this school year! This is something we have been wanting for a long time, and due to our school’s growth and success, the Board of Directors and our Headmaster have been able to expand the fine arts course offerings by adding band. Our new band director, Mr. Rick White, comes to us with 36 years experience as a band director. He spent 25 years in the Jefferson County system and has recently retired from his years directing in the Walker County School system. He has a BA and an MA from the University of Montevallo. Mr. White will be teaching a high school band class as well as a middle school rotation class where he hopes to inspire 6-8th graders to join band as high schoolers. This will be the best way to build our…
Dear Parents, Welcome back to a new school year. We are excited your students will be at Bessemer Academy this year. Please know that we will do whatever we can to assist you and your child. The Bessemer Academy Board of Directors is actively working to ensure that the school campus meets the needs of our staff and students. We are so excited to announce that a new building that will include 10 new classrooms is now under construction. This will create some constraints, a few issues at times, and some inconveniences. We ask for your patience as we continue to work on improvements that will be in the best interest in our school. The Board of Directors and the staff will be working hard to keep this project from being disruptive. “Please pardon our progress!” Sincerely, Julie Kelly Headmaster
The 41 members of the graduating class of 2015 have earned scholarships totaling $2,109,555 In addition to several branches of our nation’s military, they have been accepted to the following colleges and universities: University of West Alabama University of Montevallo University of South Alabama Ottawa University Union College Mississippi College Stillman College University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama Birmingham Southern College Judson College Jacksonville State University Siena College Troy University Howard University Huntingdon College University of Alabama in Huntsville Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Shelton State Community College Auburn University at Montgomery Spring Hill College Samford University Alabama A&M University Faulkner University Lawson State Community College Middle Tennessee State University University of Southern Mississippi University of Eastern Illinios
The results are in from the 2015 Science Fair from District 7. Bessemer Academy brought home the following ribbons: Elementary Biological Science- Hunter Jacks 3rd place, Maddie McLaughlin 2nd place Elementary Physical Science- Hailey Hamrick Middle School Biological Science- Grace Brister 1st place High School Biological Science- Brandon Pate 2nd place High School Physical Science- Pate Shaw 1st place
AISA Writing Contest Results Winners for grades 9-12: 1st place Seth Conn 2nd place Camerron Gaines 3rd place Tori Spain Winners for grades 6-8: 1st place Walker Payne 2nd place Maddy Leverette 3rd place Morgan Brobston Congratulations to all the students for your accomplishments! Winners will advance to the state competition. Stay tuned!
On October 9, 2014, Wes Davis (9th Grade) attended an informational program regarding the United States Military Service Academies hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell at the Birmingham Public Library. The informational program covered the minimum requirements needed for attendance and offered attendees advice on the proper course of action to have the best possibilities for appointment to one of the five academies. There were representatives from each of the academies there to cover the pro and cons of attendance of there institutions as well as provide informational material from their respective schools. Congresswoman Sewell stated that she can appoint five people from Alabama’s 7th Congressional District yearly and that she has started hosting these programs to raise awareness of the great opportunities available for a quality education provided by our service academies. Appointment is required to attend one of these academies and the scholarships are valued at between $300,000 -$400,000 dollars. Academy Representatives were present from: The Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, West Point,…
2014-15 Bessemer Academy now has a Google Chromebooks classroom! Our Research & Writing class shows off the Google Chromebooks they will be using in our first paperless classroom. In this college preparatory class, students prepare for the rigors of academic writing they will be required to use in post-secondary courses. In addition to these research and writing skills, our senior honors class will also be writing, designing, and publishing our weekly school newspaper as well as maintaining our school website. Bessemer Academy is preparing our 21st century learners with valuable college and workplace technology skills! What’s a Chromebook? Click here to find out