K- 6th grade
Students in grades K-6th have ample opportunities to participate in activities that enhance learning experience and help mold a well rounded individual. Heidelberg Academy encourages participation in the following activities:
School Programs and Fine Arts Performances
The traditional Thanksgiving Feast, Grandparents Day, and Christmas programs are all part of the elementary school experience. Heidelberg Academy offers students in elementary school the opportunity to participate in two drama productions each year. These productions are chosen with the intent to involve all ages of our student body.
Elementary Art and Music
Students receive instruction in art and music as part of our curriculum. Art and Music enhances learning though the following ways:
1. Decision Making
Art strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. The experience of making decisions and choices, in the course of creating art, carries over into other parts of life. Children explore, think, and experiment with new ideas through creativity. These developed skills carry over into life.
2. Multisensory Learning
All students learn more by involving all five senses.
Dual Instruction Approach - Though art and music, teachers incorporate history, literature, and math in a fun, engaging fashion. These experiences help connect curriculum to real life.
Reading Fair/Science Fair
Each student participates in the school science and reading fairs. Please consult the school calendar for upcoming dates and requirements. Participation in these projects gives students an opportunity to display knowledge creatively through competition. Awards are given, and winners advance to regional and state competitions. Student age dictates advancement. Heidelberg Academy proudly host the MAIS annual state reading fair.
Students in grades 4th -8th compete in a school wide spelling bee to win a chance to compete regionally and at the MAIS statewide competition. Words are provided, to students, when they become available from MAIS.
Each year, Heidelberg Academy attempts to offer an opportunity for students to travel outside Mississippi for an educational school trip. Washington DC, New York City, San Antonio, Huntsville, and Atlanta are cities where the school may travel. Elementary students enjoy local field trips throughout the year to enhance their learning experience.
Students are encouraged to participate in peewee basketball and football. Additionally, our dance team and cheerleaders perform during halftime at home football games and pep-rally's. Please contact the office or visit the athletics portion, of our website, for more information about Heidelberg Academy sports. Heidelberg Academy is known for having successful sports teams and the winning tradition continues!
7th-12th Student Activities
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) - By participating in FBLA, students develop competent, aggressive business leadership skills. They learn to facilitate school to work; therefore, creating an interest in America's business enterprise. Members of FBLA participate in individual and team testing at Jones County Junior College for a chance to compete nationally at the FBLA National Convention. Heidelberg Academy has had tremendous success with FBLA competitions, and look forward to many more winners.
Heidelberg Academy's annual is a book to record, highlight, and commemorate the past year in the lives of all students. Our staff balances the book with every aspect of student life. Funds are generated by two methods: Ad sales and yearbook sales.
Heidelberg Academy's show choir is a groups of choral singers that incorporates dance movements. Participants wear costumes and use facial expressions to convey meaning to the song being performed. Through the years, Heidelberg Academy has had tryout's for show choir and open participation. While participation is currently open, students should have coordination and singing ability.
Students may be eligible for membership in honor society depending on GPA. Additionally,students should have a disciplinary free record and willing to participate in 10 hours of community service with the Red Cross. All requirements for membership can be found in the student handbook.
Heidelberg Academy drama students perform two productions each year. There is something for everyone, from making costumes, building props, or working back stage, all talents are needed.
Reading and Science Fairs
Each student participates in the school science and reading fairs. Please consult the school calendar for upcoming dates and requirements. Participation in these projects gives students an opportunity to display knowledge creatively through competition. Awards are given, and winners advance to regional and state competitions.
The Student Council of Heidelberg Academy is established for the following reasons:
· To represent our school, and God, in a positive manner.
· To promote proper school spirit and pride.
· To act as a neutral representative body of the students, free of conflict of interest, and to promote good communication and positive relationships between students, faculty, parents, and administration.
· To unify student organizations.
· To promote scholarships and the importance of education.
· To initiate, sponsor, and direct student activities for the school community and to encourage involvement of students in all activities.
· To represent the student body at official school functions and public occasions.
All powers of the Student Council are delegated to it by the school Administration. The Administration has the right to veto or revoke any act of the Student Council.
The Student Council Executive Board shall consist of the following Student Body Officers: