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Fayette Academy Fourth Graders Present Biographies

Students in Debbie Perkins’ and Cindy Cocke’s classes recently presented their biography reports to an audience of students and parents.  The students were required to read a biography, write a report, and dress up like the person they were reporting about.  There were many interesting people represented by the students.  Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Laura Ingalls, and Emelia Earhart were just a few of the famous people that made an appearance.  The children did a wonderful job in their presentations.

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Front Row: Ava Snodgrass, Katie Martin, Kendall Wickens, Victoria McKenzie, Katie Lynn Branch 2nd Row: Payton Powers, Mary Agnes Forrester, Allie Reese Herzke, Emma Schuh, Kasey Kimery 3rd Row: Madison Huff, Carolina Horton, Miller Melton, Trent Culver 4th Row:Logan Gilbert, Zeb Pulliam, Brian Gerritsen 5th Row:Jared Ferge, Hayden Fly, Dawson Bryan, Mason Bragorgos

2017 Biographies

Front Row: Hannah Henson, Eliott Cox, J. J. Gleaves, Isaiah Akins 2nd Row: Abby Pike, Callie Rowland, Hadley Fleming, Leah Culver 3rd Row: Alexas Joyner, Sophia Phillips, Levi Adair, Corbin Bowling, Cooper Ladner 4th Row: Katie Halford, Zane Pike, Addison Walker, Abbi Tucker

Fayette Academy Participates in Math Competition

The following students competed against 7 schools and a total of 155 students in the Middle School Math Competition at UT Martin:

2017 Middle School UT Martin Math Competition

Front row: Jacob Coleman, Collin Creech 6th grade 11th place, Jon Knopf, Sadie Fry 6th grade 15th place, Elizabeth Rhea, Emmie Moore, Georgia Weatherly, Jane Mitchell, teacher, George VanDyke Second row: Jackson Bell 7th grade 10th place, Cody Marcrum, Bowman Weatherly, Luke Moore, Hayden Weber 8th grade 13th place, Kailee Ryan Ashe

La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. Scholarship

The La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. located in La Grange, Tennessee has annually awarded two scholarships to graduating seniors through their annual essay competition. Beginning this year, the La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. made the scholarship competition available to all Fayette Country high school seniors who desire for further education by attending a college or university.

Students were asked to submit a research paper related to a subject of their particular interest from to a variety of current topics. The first place winner will receive a $1,500 Scholarship Award.

The 2016-2017 winner of the La Grange Cultural Foundation, Inc. Scholarship contest is Fayette Academy’s Caleb Weatherly. Caleb, son of Glenn and Shelly Weatherly of Somerville, Tennessee, is the vice-President and Valedictorian of the senior class. Caleb plans to study Engineering at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in the fall and is the son of Dr. Glenn and Shelly Weatherly of Somerville.

2017 LaGrange Cultural Foundation Scholarship

4-H Pizza Party

Congratulations and great job to Ms. Debbie’s room for winning a 4-H pizza party! This class had the most participation for 4-H club activities and contests of all private school clubs.


Fayette Academy Announces New Soccer Coach

Fayette Academy is pleased to announce Coach Terry Greene as our new varsity boys’ and girls’ soccer coach. Coach Greene is a native Memphian. He played college soccer and also played overseas for the Wiesbaden Fliers in Wiesbaden, Germany while in the military. He retired with 24 years of military service, 12 years of active service, and 12 years of reserve duty. Coach Greene is a Vietnam combat veteran and served with a Fleet Hospital Unit during Desert Storm. After teaching high school economics, world geography, and coaching high school boys’ and girls’ soccer in Shelby County Schools, Memphis City Schools, and Louisiana Schools, he retired after 25 years of service. Coach Greene has coached over 600 soccer games. Coach Greene plans on developing a competitive, well-respected soccer program at Fayette Academy.

Fayette Academy Names Rodney Patterson as Head Baseball Coach

Fayette Academy is pleased to announce Coach Rodney Patterson as the new varsity baseball coach for the 2017 – 2018 school year. Coach Patterson’s 30 years of teaching and coaching experience makes him an asset both in the classroom and on the field. Coach Patterson served as the head baseball coach at Munford High School where his team was ranked 8th in the nation by USA Today. Coach Patterson also served as the head coach for several years at Bartlett High School before joining Arlington High School as the head junior varsity coach where he has served for the last ten years. Coach Patterson completed his graduate degree at the University of Memphis after earning his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. We are excited to have Coach Patterson join the Fayette Academy family!

ACT 30+ Club Announced at Fayette Academy

Fayette Academy recently announced the names of those students who achieved a composite score of 30+ on the ACT, students with a sub group score of 30 or above,  and students who scored a perfect sub group score of 36.

Congratulations to each of these students.



30+ Composite score

Hanah Walker, J Grant, Brinley Tapp, Jordan Grant, Scott Morris, Max Phillips and Jon Dwyer


Perfect score of 36 on English subgroup Max Phillips and Hanah Walker


Front: Caroline Rinks, Whitney Ellis, Amber Hilliard, NeNe Lyons
Back: Sam Thornton, Haley Grace Moffatt, Kendal Walker, and Luke Reeves


Fayette Academy Hosts First Annual College Signing Day

Fayette Academy hosted a College Signing Day to celebrate the senior class of 2017 making the important decision to enroll in college and pursue their dreams. College Signing Day allowed each senior to publicly proclaim and celebrate their postsecondary plans. Admissions counselors from The University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Southwest Tennessee Community College, Christian Brothers University, Tennessee Technological University, Mississippi State University, and Arkansas State University were in attendance for the event. The Class of 2017 was accepted to twenty-seven universities and colleges across seven states and two countries. They accepted over a quarter of a million dollars in merit-based scholarships. Fifty students have committed to attending postsecondary education and one will enlist in the military. We are extremely proud of our senior class for taking this next big step for their future.

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By: Taylor Smith. Counselor

Science Makes Ice Cream the 4-H Way

4H Ice Cream 2017

Fayette Academy 4th and 5th graders made ice cream with Martha Shaeffer, 4-H Program Assistant with the UT Extension Agency.  All the students enjoyed making and eating the ice cream.


Fayette Academy Middle School Art Students Welcome Guest Artist

Mrs. Laura Walker’s Middle school art students were introduced to a fascinating art form called The Zentangle Method.  Certified Zentangle teacher, Mr. Nysha Oren Nelson showed students the basic steps, vocabulary, and the tools to use.   The method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is an art form that almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images.  It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.  Each student followed along with Mr. Nelson by creating Zentangle tiles of their own as they learned the method.

2017 Middle School Guest

Students work as they listen to instruction by Mr. Nysha Oren Nelson explaining The Zentangle Method.