Tulsa Adventist Academy
TULSA – Tulsa Adventist Academy (TAA) enjoyed a year of spiritual goals as faculty and staff helped students “REACH” their eternal goal: preparing for heaven and earth. Our theme, REACH, came from Romans 15:7 and permeated the activities and mindset of the school.
The faculty were dedicated in a family-school service, followed by a powerful week of prayer in October. Five parent-speakers shared personal messages of encouragement. Each morning, student praise teams led the school in song, then high school students partnered with elementary students to pray together before the speaker was introduced.
TAA celebrated Veterans Day on November 8 and 10 with a special breakfast and flag retirement ceremony, respectively. The high school Pathfinders and grades 5-8 attended the Tulsa Veterans Day parade in downtown Tulsa, and Dr. Stephen Zigo led our Flag Retirement Ceremony on the TAA grounds.
The first semester was capped by a mission trip fundraiser, TAA’s Christmas program, that offered a three-course meal, homemade desserts by 11th-12th graders, and impeccable table service by 9th and 10th graders. January, February, and March were a swirl of activities with the Korean Student Exchange program, SWAU’s HoopFest and A Night at the Meyerson, senior class trip, the Oklahoma Conference Music Festival, and almost every high school student REACHed Hurricane Maria victims through work at Universidad Adventista de las Antillas.
Grades Pre-K through 8th grade enjoyed many team-building activities at the Tulsa Zoo, middle-school mayhem, elementary explosion, and eighth grade mission trip helping Hurricane Harvey victims in Humble, Tex. A new theme has been chosen for the 2018-2019 school year based on Isaiah 41:10. It will be revealed when school starts in August!
By Caroline A. Fisher