Madras Middle School, Home of the Eagles!
A Georgia Distinguished School
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East Coweta High School
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Academic Eagles Place First at Regionals, Advanced to State Competition
The Madras Academic Eagles went undefeated and took first place the P.A.G.E. Regional Academic Bowl Competition. The team is one of 24 schools statewide that advanced to the P.A.G.E. State Academic Bowl Competition in Milledgeville, Georgia.
Throughout the year, the Academic Eagles compete with 16 other Bowl Teams from the West Georgia Region. With four regional meets and one local meet, the Academic Eagles continuously practice throughout the year to prepare them for the highest level of competition. The meets require students to answer tough questions on a variety of school related topics in math, literature, English, music, history, geography, pop culture, and science. They are coached by Karin van den Hoonaard.
Madras Middle School Eighth Grader is 2014 County Spelling Bee Champion
Madras Middle School student Natalie Caylor won Coweta County’s 2014 district-wide Spelling Bee, held at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Thursday. It was the second time for Caylor as Coweta’s top speller. Caylor, an eighth-grader at Madras, became Coweta’s 2014 spelling bee champion in the 20th round of the annual competition. She and runner-up Dynahsty James, a Lee Middle School seventh grader, sparred for the title in a spell-off that ended with Caylor correctly spelling “insinuate” and then “leonine” for the win.
This year’s spelling bee winner and runner-up each received a Kindle reader, provided by bee sponsor BB&T of Newnan and awarded Thursday by Garnett Reynolds of BB&T. Caylor and James emerged from a competition that began with 25 students from grades four through eight representing all of Coweta County’s 19 elementary schools and six middle schools. “It was amazing,” said Caylor, describing Thursday’s competition. “I’m really glad I was able to do this in my last year at Madras.” Ashely Dombrowski, Madras Middle School Runner-Up, was a finalist at Canongate two years ago and placed in the top 10. Congratulations to both girls!
Madras Student Athletes of the Month
Eighth grader Caroline Peters has been playing soccer since she was four. “I have tried other sports, but I like soccer because it requires you to be active all the time,” says Caroline. Playing as a Lady Eagle for her second year at center midfield, Caroline hopes to help her team capture a county championship title in December. Madras is currently undefeated so the likelihood of a championship game is high. “My team is important to me. A lot of us know each other from the soccer clubs we play for outside of school so it would be awesome to win the title as a team.” Coach Isaac Strickland describes Caroline as a “pit bull on the field” due to her aggressive nature and “crazy” desire to score. “During the last game, she begged me to put her in again so she could score a hat trick and she did,” states Coach Strickland. In the future, Caroline wants to earn a spot on the national team, but if that doesn’t work out, she is looking at a career in medicine. For now she is content hanging out with friends and planning her trip to Orlando for the Disney Soccer Showcase.
Eighth grade student, Omar Bringas, has played soccer since he was six. “My dad played soccer in the Air Force; he kicked the ball around with me a lot when I was little. I knew soccer was going to be a big part of my life.” Omar led the Madras team to its third consecutive championship win on December 16th by scoring the only two goals for Madras. Coach Padraic McNeirney describes Omar as a true team player with a “passion for success.” Omar currently plays for a Buckhead club team and travels extensively to tournaments across the nation; most recently his team participated in the Disney Cup in Orlando. Next year Omar would like to play soccer and possibly football for Northgate High School. His long term goals include the Air Force Academy and a career as a pilot. For now, Omar is content hanging out with his friends and seeing a movie or two on the weekends.
Madras Sweeps CCMSAL Championships
Madras Middle School soccer teams capped off successful seasons in the Coweta County Middle School Athletic League, sweeping boys and girls championships. The Eagles won their third consecutive boys crown with a 2-1 overtime victory over Arnall, while the girls capped off an undefeated season with a 4-2 win over Lee, last year’s champions. Read more from the Newnan Times-Herald.
Madras Eagles Raise Over $1300.00 for Childhood Literacy
From the Newnan Times-Herald, December 1, 2013
For the seventh year, the Coweta County School System supported a coin drive for Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, and this year they raised enough money to send over 6500 books into the homes of preschool children in Coweta County. Coweta County schools competed against each other to see which school could bring in the most coins. The winners would receive $100 cash awards from United Bank of Newnan. Ruth Hill Elementary won for the elementary level with $1349.37 in coins. Madras Middle School won for the middle school level with $1344.23, and East Coweta High School won for the high school level with $2401.83. The amount collected this year, exceeded the amount collected last year. This year, the schools in Coweta County collected $15,283.05 for the Ferst Foundation. Last year, the total raised was $14,424.19. Read more from the Times-Herald.
Madras Students Take Top Honors In Mystery Writing Contest
From the Newnan Times-Herald, October 20, 2013
The Friends of Powell Library 2013 Author Party and Annual Meeting the evening of Oct. 8 at the nearby Powell Expo Center convened for its third year, and this year featured its first mystery story writing contest to coincide with the author party speaker, Patricia Sprinkle. Sprinkle, who resides in South Carolina, opened the evening discussing her career, primarily the origins of some of her favorite books. Madras Middle School had both winners for the middle school division with first place taken by Anna Davis for "The Adventures of Anna Davis: The Mysterious Mist," and runner-up honors to Nathaniel Wolcott for "Where the Water Runs Cold." Read more from the Times-Herald.
Congratulations, Madras Eagles, 2013 County Football Champs! A Perfect Record!
Not many quarterbacks are called on in overtime to throw the go-ahead touchdown and then to make a game-winning stop on defense. But Madras eighth-grader Kyle McLaren and his Eagles teammates delivered in both instances during Tuesday’s Coweta County Middle School Athletic League Championship football game at Northgate High’s Henry Seldon Field. After trading score for score and play for play through four quarters, the difference between the No. 1 seeded Madras and No. 2 Lee came down to a single play in a 22-20 overtime victory that capped off an undefeated 2013 season for the Eagles. Read more from the Newnan Times-Herald.
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New Georgia High School Association Concussion Policy
Beginning this school year (2013-2014), all parents (or legal guardian) and student athletes are required to sign the Student/Parent Concussion Awareness Form stating they have read and understand the dangers of concussions, the common signs and symptoms of concussions, and the GHSA Concussion Policy (By-law 2.68: GHSA Concussion Policy) before students can participate in conditioning, tryouts, or athletic competition. One copy should be returned to school, and one copy should be kept by parents. The form can be downloaded below: