New Administration Team Announced at Auburn Adventist Academy
AAA News Archive
Auburn Adventist Academy’s new administrative team was announced during Alumni Weekend on May 4, 2013. A new team of administrators brings a sense of hope and stability to the AAA campus and the surrounding community.
Continue reading about our new administration team.
AAA Board of Trustees Announces Tom Decker as Principal
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Edward T. Decker Jr. as the new principal of Auburn Adventist Academy.
Continue reading about our new principal, Tom Decker.
Auburn Academy Serves the Community
Auburn Adventist Academy students entered a different classroom on Monday, October 15, when they stepped off campus to learn more about the community during a day of service.
Continue reading about how Auburn Academy Serves the Community.
The Sound of Music Comes to Auburn Adventist Academy
This week, the halls of Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA) have been alive, not yet with the sound of music, but the anticipation of all that a musical production will hold for our students. The words, “Leisl,” “Maria,” and “audition” have been heard in conversations all over campus as the parts were cast and the practices set for our upcoming rendition of the beloved musical, The Sound of Music.
Continue reading about The Sound of Music production at AAA.
Campus Ministries Plans for the Year
As a body of believers at Auburn Adventist Academy (AAA), we are united in Christ and excited to see where God is leading this year! Our Campus Ministries team has been planning, preparing, and praying for the 2012-2013 school year and they are ready to roll out some exciting new ideas while continuing to support what has already been spiritually successful.
Continue reading about Campus Ministries plans for the year.
A Canoe Project Turns into a Service Project
Trei Decker, Senior at Auburn Adventist Academy wanted to do something impossible. At least that was one of his three personal requirements for his Senior Research Physics project. The project required 20 hours, but Decker more than tripled the amount of hours he has spent on the project by building a cedar, wood strip canoe.
Continue reading about Trei Decker's Canoe Project and its impact on AAA
Our Futures, God's Plan and Lessons from Literature
May By Mary Kobberstad, English teacher and Head of Curriculum at AAA
I’m a big fan of literature. No surprise there—I teach literature. Alice in Wonderland, a classic children’s literature, has always been a favorite of mine and it often surprises me but always delights me when I find “wisdom” in these unexpected places.
Read more about Mary Kobberstad's thoughts from the April/May issue of the AAA Campus MInistries Newsletter.
Gregg Wahlstrom Brings Color to Auburn's Campus
October “If the way you care for your campus is any evidence as to how much you care for your students, then Auburn Academy is a place I want my child to be!”
- Parent of an incoming Auburn student
Auburn Adventist Academy has always been a place where academic excellence, leadership training, and high musical standards have been a priority. But now, thanks to Gregg Wahlstrom, his team of dedicated student workers, and his faithful donors, our campus exterior reflects Auburn’s passion for professionalism.
Read more about Gregg Wahlstrom and the work he is doing around Auburn's campus.
Auburn's Auto Shop is a Classroom and a Business
— Auburn’s auto shop is back open for business with high hopes for the future both in the classroom and in the shop. Jesse Plecker, our new auto mechanics teacher, has been excited about the success of the endeavor since his first glimpse of the clean and fully functioning, but closed, auto shop. Just over a year ago, after learning about Auburn’s auto shop, Plecker said to himself, “Jesse, why not have an auto shop business that kids can learn from?” His question stuck with him and led to a proposal made to the Washington Conference for a fully functional auto shop business staffed by Auburn students.
Read more about Auburn's new auto shop business and Auto Mechanics class.
Auburn's Enrollment is Healthy for 2011-12
— Enrollment numbers for Auburn Adventist Academy are "very good" this year. With students still enrolling, the official number is not available yet. Enrollment is in the neighborhood of 250 students with a budget of 220 students. "We are healthy as a school with enrollment right now," says Nathan Klingstrand, AAA vice principal.
View Photos from Registration Day
Auburn Goes Green with Solar Panels
— Auburn Adventist Academy engineering students recently completed the design and installation for a commercial solar power 3-phase electrical system for the school. This ambitious project was a component of their laboratory requirements for Engineering 121 and 123, a class taught by Tom Allen, AAA teacher and Walla Walla University adjunct instructor. The project was funded through a grant from the Committee of 100 (Auburn's philanthropic organization), electricians and business professionals.
Read how these solar panels are improving the school's carbon footprint.
Volunteers Enrich Auburn's Program
— During the school year and summer months, volunteers give their time, effort and skill to enrich Auburn Adventist Academy. Faculty and staff honored volunteers in June with a western-themed "thank you" banquet on campus. "We cannot survive without our volunteers," says Samir Berbawy, principal. "It's amazing what we can accomplish on this campus because of faculty and volunteers who surrender their lives to God and to serving others."
A photo gallery
from the volunteer appreciation banquet is available on Facebook.
Auburn Releases 2011-12 Class Schedule
— Auburn Adventist Academy recently released the 2011-12 class schedule to parents and students. A new feature in the 2011-12 class schedule is a 10-minute small-group worship period where various staff members will lead out in times of sharing and prayer. "We believe that getting together, every day, to spend time with God is an integral part of our school program," says Samir Berbawy, principal.
View the 2011-12 class schedule here
Bible Conference Ignites Spiritual Growth
— A Youth Bible Conference was held on the campus of Auburn Adventist Academy in early May. Students tried new prayer techniques, participated in student-led Bible studies and learned from guest speaker LeClare Litchfield the importance of "living ready."
Read more about student experiences at Youth Bible Conference.
Seniors Explore Medical Career Paths
— Did you know what career path you would pursue when you were in a senior in high school? The students in Auburn Adventist Academy’s Research Physics class have a much better idea of their career path thanks to a five-day, hands-on field trip to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Tom Allen, physics and engineering instructor, organized the annual extended field trip 17 years ago as an opportunity to introduce and launch students into medical careers.
Auburn Seniors Participate in U-Days, Win Knowledge Bowl
— Auburn Adventist Academy seniors joined seniors from 14 academies in the Pacific Northwest to attend U-Days at Walla Walla University in early April. Seniors got a taste of the higher education experience through attending classes, meeting professors and current students, eating in the cafeteria, staying in the residence halls, participating in ASWWU (associated students of WWU) activities and touring campus. Additionally, students formed teams for a Knowledge Bowl hosted by Jim Klein, Walla Walla University associate professor of computer science.
Read more about Auburn's participation in the Knowledge Bowl!
Fashion Fundraiser Sells Donated Banquet Dresses for $50 Each
Got Pi? Auburn's Math Classes Taste 3.14159265...
— School and class clubs are always looking for creative ideas for fundraisers. Parent Cheri Fletcher recently came up with the idea for her daughter’s junior class to host a banquet dress fundraiser. Fletcher shares the story
how the idea got started and how the concept involved so many donors, alumni and the community. "I was hoping that I could at least collect 20-30 dresses, but God’s plans are always better," Fletcher says. "We collected more than 80 dresses in all sizes, colors and styles."
— Auburn's mathematics classes were particularly sweet on March 14 as students observed Pi Day. In celebration of the 3-14 date, students looked at the frequency of the digits in pi, found their birthdays in pi and played musical pi by assigning a different note to each of the 10 digits (0-9) and then playing "pi" to hear what it sounds like.
Read more about how students celebrated Pi Day
Auburn Invites Prospective Students to Academy Day
— The best way to get to know a school is to visit the campus. Prospective students are invited to Auburn's Academy Day on May 9 where you can discover your "bright future ahead." Registration begins at 8:30 am and the closing program ends at 6:15 pm. Basketball games are from 6:30-7:30 pm. To RSVP, call (253) 249-0105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help Raise a Project Brick by Brick
— A new outdoor student center patio is being created between Auburn's gymnasium and pool to give students and visitors a place to relax. Your brick "contribution" will help complete renovations in Rainier Auditorium including the patio, hardwood floor repairs, a new roof and new siding. Funds raised in excess of the goal will be used for additional physical upgrades on campus. Already, 400 bricks are pledged toward a goal of 1,000 bricks.
Find out how you can purchase a brick with your name on it
Auburn Restructures Mission Program
— Auburn Adventist Academy has a long tradition of involving students and faculty in mission service abroad in Honduras, Ecuador, Fiji, the Philippines and other locales. Auburn is now expanding this tradition to include international and homeland mission projects in alternating years.
Read more about the new mission service program.
Auburn Offers First Garden Tour Benefit in July 2011
— Auburn Adventist Academy is hosting our first benefit Garden Tour on July 10. This is a community-wide effort to bring awareness of Auburn's academic excellence in the community.