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All Bessemer Academy students in grades 6-12 complete a science fair project each year to compete in our local science fair. This year, the Rebels set a new record of 305 projects. That’s 305 students devoting time to learn in unique, hands-on ways, following the scientific process from start to finish. Local Fair Winners 6th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — Speedy Shoes by Akil Lyons Honorable Mention — How Levers Work by Reed Newton 3rd –– Glue’s In by Nola McArdle  2nd –– What’s Fizzing by Destiny Hammond 1st — Ice, Ice Maybe by Olivia Jacobs    6th Grade Biological Science  3rd –– Inheritance Traits by Demetrius Coleman  2nd –– How the Immune System Uses Its Memory by Lexie Price  1st — Puppy Kisses? I Think Not! by Cameron Boothe  7th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — It’s Shocking! by Harrison Hudgins  Honorable Mention — Brand vs Flavor by Aidyn Langston  3rd —…

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Bessemer Academy will offer the ACT for 10th-12th graders on February 25. The cost is $44.50 per student. Please sign up below by January 14 and send cash or a check by Friday, February 7.   Loading… Registration form

The Rebels had five athletes selected for the AISA football all-star game. Additionally, Coach Wright was selected an all-star coach! Congratulations to these young men who represent the Rebel Family so well.

As the Fall semester winds down, here are somethings happening at BA for parents and students to keep in mind. The office will be closed December 18 – January 2. Staff returns Friday, January 3 and students returned the following Monday, January 6. Preschool and Elementary Program The Preschool and Elementary Christmas Program will be Friday, December 13, at 8:30 am in the BA gymnasium. Exam Schedule Exams for 6th-12th grades will begin Tuesday, December 10th. Tuesday and Wednesday will be regular school days, with 7th period exams during the regular 7th period class times. Thursday – Monday will follow exam schedule. First exam each day will be 8:00 – 9:30am, break 9:30 – 10:00, second exam 10:00 – 11:30, dismissal at 11:30am. Here is the schedule of exams. Basketball Season Basketball season is underway! The first home games are Wednesday, December 11th, v. Restoration Academy. JV boys begins at…

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Niña and Pinta Ships Our elementary classes spent a day in Tuscaloosa exploring the Niña and Pinta replica ships. These ships are “sailing museums,” and the students got to learn about these tiny ships that sailed over 25,000 miles. Additionally, the students got to explore the Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa.  DNA The Freshmen biology classes went to the McWane Science Center to isolate their own DNA. They performed PCR and ran an electrophoresis gel to see their DNA fingerprints. Brain dissection Anatomy students had the opportunity to learn about Huntington’s disease and explore the region of the brain it can affect. In addition to that they learned about the structures and functions of the eye.

The Rebels’ road to the 2019 State Championship was an unusual one. The season started 0-2, with opponents outscoring the Rebels 97-12.  But then something changed. All it took was a spark—a 49-14 victory over Evangel—and the Rebels finished the season 11-1, averaging 41.3 points per game, and allowing only 16 per game.   The Playoffs BA entered the playoffs ranked 2nd in the region, behind Tuscaloosa Academy. The Rebels hosted Fort Dale Academy and saw a 49-0 victory. With three rushing touchdowns, a pick-6, fumble recovery and punt returns for touchdowns, the Rebels just couldn’t be stopped. For the second round, BA traveled to the defending state champion, Monroe Academy. The Rebels beat Monroe 38-21 in the regular season, but this game would be on their turf, so all bets were off. But after just one quarter, the Rebels were on top 21-7, and the gap only widened from…

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There is always something going on in the Bessemer Academy family. Here are a few things to know for the month of November: Thanksgiving Lunch If you would like to attend thanksgiving lunch with your BA student, please complete this form and turn in to the main office. Student lunch prices are the same, and additional lunches are $6.00/person. Please complete the form and include payment by Thursday, November 14th. Cookie Dough Sale The basketball teams are selling cookie dough until November 13th. If you would like to purchase some, see a basketball player or contact the main office. Cookie dough will be delivered before the end of the semester. First Round of Playoffs Bessemer Academy football will host Fort Dale Academy Friday, November 8, for the first round of the playoffs. Tickets are $8 each, and student passes cannot be used for playoff games. Come cheer on your Rebels!