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2018

  • 5 Ways to Be a Rock Star Mom this Summer

    Lori Rogers
    Experience has informed me that summer break can feel like an attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse if I don’t spend a little time planning and prepping. Below are a few helpful tips on how to not only get through, but enjoy, the summer with your kids, all while creating lasting memories for the whole family.
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  • Silver Anniversary Gala a Stunning Success

    The Pinecrest Academy Gala Team extends a heartfelt thank you to the entire community for your support of the Silver Anniversary Gala, celebrating our twenty-fifth year of educating minds, hearts, and souls.
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  • Wind Symphony Wows Audiences at National Band Festival

    The Pinecrest Academy Wind Symphony had the honor of performing at the US Bands National Concert Band Festival in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA. 
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  • Should Your Child be Learning Cursive Writing?

    Tiffany Brotheridge, Third Grade Teacher

    Cursive writing is considered a dying art. Many schools have decided that the need to teach cursive writing is no longer there, because this generation will use computer generated writing.
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  • Students Donate $1,900 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Pinecrest is always delighted to witness Christian servant leadership in action, and this year’s junior class IGNITE teams stepped up to the plate with beautiful service projects!
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  • Before you hand your preschooler a tablet, read this.

    Dana Oshinski, Pre-K Supervisor and Teacher
    Once upon a time, a little girl asked, “Mommy, how long until we get to Gram’s house?” The mother answered, “We’ll be close after you find one bridge, two stop signs, two stoplights, and a McDonald’s.” Yes, that was the world that I grew up in, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Through those small “tasks” of just getting to my Gram’s house, I learned to see the world outside, pay attention to my surroundings, see the world “in print,” and have discussions with those around me (even if it was to say, “Have we passed a stop sign yet?!”) that helped to build my vocabulary and sense of self in the world.
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  • Pinecrest Students Respond to National Walkout Day

    In response to National Walkout Day that occurred at schools across the nation on March 14, Pinecrest High School students gathered in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel on the school's campus to pray for the 17 victims of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred exactly one month prior. 
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  • Fifth Graders Creating Movie Trailers with iMovie

    Pinecrest Academy fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Kelley, is working on an innovative project with her students this year.
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  • How to Teach Your Child Self-Control

    Miss Sarah Oryschak, Lower School Campus Minister
    According to Leonard Sax MD PhD, New York Times best-selling author, physician, psychologist, and expert in child development, teaching self-control and other virtues should be among the top priorities for one’s child. Dr. Sax also asserts that character matters as much or more than academic achievement!
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  • How Can Music Improve Your Child's SAT Score?

    by Len Insalaca
    You may have heard that playing a musical instrument is good for your brain, makes you smarter, or has long-lasting benefits. You may have also heard that students who study music do better academically than those who do not. Years of research, and multiple studies, confirm that these statements are absolutely valid. Published research, proving the many benefits of music education, can be found in abundance on the internet and in numerous professional and medical journals.
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  • Fr. Jacques Philippe to Preach Lenten Retreat

    All are invited to a Lenten Retreat with Fr. Jacques Philippe, world renowned Catholic author and speaker, on Wednesday, March 7, from 7-8:30pm, in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel. Fr. Jacques will give a reflection sure to make this holy Lenten season a more meaningful experience, as we pray, sacrifice and give alms. Admission is free, but donations will be graciously accepted to cover Fr. Jacques' expenses.
     
    With over one million books sold in 24 languages, Fr. Jacques Philippe’s writings on themes such as prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. Some of his books include Interior FreedomTime for GodThirsting for PrayerCall to LifeReal MercyFire & Light. His writings will benefit anyone looking for spiritual guidance in the modern world.
     
    A priest for over 40 years, Fr. Jacques’ vocation journey began when he met the then recently-founded Community of the Beatitudes in 1976 and answered the Lord’s call to follow Him through a priestly vocation. After years of study of Hebrew, theology and canon law, he began his work as a spiritual director, working in the formation of priests and seminarians of his Community. Currently, Fr. Jacques devotes most of his time to spiritual direction and preaching retreats.
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  • Ash Wednesday Services Begin the Holy Lenten Season

    Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of the Lenten season in the Catholic Church, as hundreds from the Pinecrest Academy community donned cross-shaped ashes on their foreheads on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
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  • Middle School Swim Team Wins Metro 10

    Pinecrest’s Middle School Swim Team was one of seven teams competing in the Metro 10 Championship Meet at the Cumming Aquatic Center on Friday, January 26. 
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  • Pinecrest Achieves Impressive Percentage of Acceptance at UGA

    This year, Pinecrest Academy welcomed 53 colleges to campus during the first four months of school, including a visit from the University of Georgia. 
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