Open Jar Institute in New York City

Fayette Academy freshman, Isabelle Johnson, has been selected to participate in the Open Jar Institute in New York City this summer. She was chosen as one of 60 students in the United States and Canada to participate in this event.  These students will study Performing Arts with Broadway producers and actors from all over the world.  Isabelle is an accomplished dancer and singer and has performed in productions with Fayette Academy’s Performing Arts department and other theater productions in the Mid South.

Isabelle Johnson 2018

Fayette Academy’s Student Athlete of the Week

This week’s student athlete of the week is senior, Hayley Grace Moffatt. Hayley is a member of the Pep Club, the Student Government Association, and Mu Alpha Theta. She is President of the National Honors Society and on the Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s leadership team. She was captain of the Lady Vikings Soccer and Basketball teams. Hayley is a tutor for first grade students at Oakland Elementary. Hayley attends First Baptist Hickory Withe with her family and is active in the youth. Hayley will be a Summa Cum Laude graduate and is a member of the ACT Subscore 30+ Club. This fall she will attend the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to major in Speech-Language Pathology. Hayley is the daughter of Ashley and Jennifer Moffatt of Somerville.

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International Festival Hosted by Fayette Academy Spanish Classes

The Spanish classes at Fayette Academy held an International festival this week.  The students researched and made projects about different countries throughout the world.  Each class chose one country and they made presentations with iPads, food, and crafts to teach others about the culture and history of their country.




Mrs. Angelia Johnson is the elementary Spanish teacher and sponsor of the Spanish Club

Fayette Academy’s Student Athlete of the Week

This week’s Student Athlete of the week is senior, Sarah Layne Ellis. Sarah is a member of the National Honor Society, Pep Club, Mu Alpha Theta, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes leadership team.  She was a captain of the Lady Vikings Basketball team and co-captain of the varsity cheer squad. Sarah Layne attends First Baptist Church Hickory Withe with her family where she is a children’s worker, special music singer, and youth worship leader.  She will be graduating Summa Cum Laude in May from Fayette Academy.  Her college plans include attending Arkansas State University and majoring in Marketing.  Sarah Layne is the daughter of Wayne and Link Ellis of Somerville.

Ellis Athlete of the Week March_14

Congratulations to Sarah Layne on all her accomplishments!

2018 WordSmith Writing Olympics

Earning eight ribbons, a bronze medal, a gold medal, and two trophies, Fayette Academy students recently excelled in the WordSmith Writing Olympics sponsored by the University of Memphis English Department. Over 200 seventh through twelfth grade students from both private and public school in the Memphis area complete in this highly competitive event. From left to right, Neenee Lyons earned an honorable mention in the 10 minute 40-yard dash and a third place in the 60 minute 400-word main event dash—all contributing to Fayette Academy’s receiving the third place trophy; Alayna Pardue received an honorable mention ribbon in the 40-word dash; Annie Thornton won third place in the 30 minute 120-word dash, second place in the 40-word dash, and third place in the 400-word main event dash—all culminating in her receiving the gold medal and Fayette Academy the third place trophy; finally, Caleb Bearden received third place for both the 40-word and 400-word dashes—all adding up to his winning a bronze medal. Wordsmith 2018

Fayette Academy Lady Vikings Basketball

Three players from Fayette Academy’s Lady Vikings Basketball team were named as Honorable Mention All District and All District Team.

Lizzie Rhea was named All District Team Division II A West, while Megan McClure and Emily Hunt were named Honorable Mention All District Division II A West.  Peter Moffatt is the Head Coach for the Lady Vikings.  Congratulations to these players!


Fayette Academy’s Student Athlete of the Week

Fayette Academy’s Student Athlete of the Week is senior, Alexandra Wadley. She is a member of the Fayette Academy Viking Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, MuAlpha Theta, and Pep Club. She is a captain of the Fayette Academy Lady Vikings Basketball team and an officer for the National Honor Society.  Alexandra will be a Summa Cum Laude Honor graduate and is a member of the ACT Sub-score 30+ Club. She attends Saint Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Somerville where she is active in the church youth group.  This fall she will be attending Middle Tennessee State University where she will major in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Med.  Alexandra is the daughter of Ellen and Alan Wadley of Oakland, Tennessee.

Congratulations to Alexandra for all her accomplishments!

Wadley Athlete of the Week March 2018

Chickasaw Electric Visits Fayette Academy Kindergarten

Chickasaw Electric made a special visit to Mrs Dinah Armour’s and Mrs. Carol Yates kindergarten classes at Fayette Academy for Star Student Landon Pattat.  The truck was brought by Landon’s dad, Brent Pattat who works for Chickasaw Electric. Mr. Pattat demonstrated how the truck functions to take care of the electrical needs of Chickasaw customers.  Fayette Academy kindergarten appreciates Mr. Pattat and his friend Eric McIntyre taking the time to visit!

 Chickasaw visits Kindergarten 2018

Back Row: Eric McIntyre; Chickasaw Electric, Casey Logan, Roe Hunt, Landen Pattat, Collin Ocker, Snovit Johnson, Everett Proctor, Hayden White, Joel Kenyon, Warren Swett, Emmett McKenzie, Tucker Moss, Woody Smith, Maddox Simons, John Bradley German and Brent and Amy Pattat  Middle: Addison Simons, Kara Cannon, Anna Joy Weber, Molly Fowler, Hadley Ivey, Matt-Thomas Hargrove  Front Row: Waylon Marcum, Neo Tran, Zayne Doyle, Jenna Rhea, Jacob Snodgrass, Emily Mills, Luke Walker, William Koenig, Tripp Halford, Selena Avanzi, Lauren Horton




Junior High Lady Vikings Win Championship

The Jr High Lady Vikings finished their 22-1 season Thursday, February 8, with a win over Northpoint in the Shelby League District Championship game.

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It was a hard fought battle with the final score being 33-32. Annie Thornton and Georgia Weatherly were named to the All Tournament Team and Kaitlyn Eubanks was names Most Valuable Player.  Congratulations to the Junior High Lady Vikings on their winning season and being Shelby League District Champions.

Shelby League 2018 Tournament

Fayette Academy Holds School Level Geographic Bee

Fayette Academy held their annual Geographic Bee with eighth grader Jacob Coleman being this year’s winner.  Seventh grader, Colton Payne was runner-up. A total of 29 students in grades four through eight participated this year.

Jacob took a test following the school level bee to determine if he would qualify for the state bee to be held in Nashville on April 2, 2018.  Results from that test will be announced March 2, 2018.

Jacob is the son of Matthew and Vickie Coleman of Oakland, and Colton is the son of Daniel and Kim Payne of Toone.  Mrs. Tammy Bowling is the Geographic Bee Sponsor.

The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.

2018_G_BeeTammy Bowling, Jacob Coleman, and Colton Payne