Hooper Academy Drama Team Wins at State
Congratulations to the Hooper Academy Drama Team. They won Runner Up Ensemble Acting and 1st Place Duet Acting on Friday, February 9th at the State Drama Competition held at Faulkner University. We had 4 students selected for the All-State Drama Cast: Madison Baker, Ann Ware Knockemus, Trae Seithalil and Grant Tyson. Thanks to our participating students and teachers.
5th Grade Participates in DARE Program
Mrs. Cornwall's 5th grade students participated in the DARE program with “DARE Dude”. They learned the DARE decision making model to help them say no to bad influences.
Hooper Academy Students Chosen for AISA All Star Game
Congratulations to our Senior All Star Football player Trace Edwards, and our Senior All Star Cheerleaders Abby Brasington, and Haley Reynolds.
Second Grade Class Creates Turkey Disguises
Miss Meredith’s 2nd grade class helped disguise some turkeys that didn’t want to be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully they all survived the holiday with the help of some creative disguises!
Hooper Academy Senior Chosen to Play in AISA All Star Volleyball Game
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior Kelli Moseley on being chosen to represent Hooper Academy in the 2017 AISA All-Star Volleyball Game on October 28, 2017 at Lee-Scott Academy.
2017 Hooper Academy Homecoming Queen Chosen
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior Carrie Sharpe on being chosen 2017 Hooper Academy Homecoming Queen. Carrie is the daughter of Jamie and Lee Sharpe. After graduation Carrie plans on attending Auburn University where she will pursue her Bachelors degree in Nursing. 2017 Homecoming Court (L to R): Ivy Sharpe, 7th Grade Attendant; Millie Seithalil, 8th Grade Attendant; Ella Grace Bowman, Freshman Attendant; Sammi Helms, Sophomore Attendant; Mackenzi Addison, Junior Attendant; Kelli Moseley, Senior Attendant; Carrie Sharpe, 2017 Homecoming Queen; Abby Brasington, Senior Attendant; Stephanie Wright, Junior Attendant; Josie Hussey, Sophomore Attendant; Asia Brown, Freshman Attendant; JoAnna Pichardo, 8th Grade Attendant; and Annsley Wallace, 7th Grade Attendant.
Hooper Academy Students Adopt a Classroom in Texas
Miss Meredith’s 2nd grade class, along with Mrs. Carpenter’s 3rd grade, adopted a 1st grade classroom from San Leon Elementary in Dickinson, Texas that was directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. Students brought in supplies ranging from crayons and pencils to backpacks and notebooks. In addition, each student made a card for the students in Texas, hoping to brighten their day.
Fifth Grade Studies the Solar System
Students in Mrs. Cornwall's Fifth grade class completed solar system projects after reading about space in science.
Life Science Class Creates Plant and Animal Cells
7th graders in Mrs. Slay's Life Science class completed projects on either a plant or animal cell. Students used various materials to use as the organelles inside the cell. Some those materials included play doh, styrofoam, different types of food, and scrapbook materials.
Hooper Academy Senior Awarded AFCEA Internship
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior Charles Deuter on being selected for one of the coveted 2017 Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Information Technology Intern Program positions. The competition for these awards is extremely keen so achieving one is a great accomplishment. Charles will be working with ESA eSolution Architects for ten weeks this summer. He will also receive a $2500 scholarship from AFCEA. Charles is the second Hooper Academy student to be nominated for and win this award. We are so proud to have Charles represent Hooper Academy for this very well deserved honor.
Hooper Academy Student Honored As DAR Good Citizenship Girl
Congratulations to Jaycie Connell, she was selected as the DAR Good Citizenship Girl. She was honored yesterday at a luncheon given by the Anne Phillips Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
2017 Hooper Academy Science Fair Winners
Physical - 1st Place Cody Lewis
2nd Place Luke Taylor
3rd Place Lucas Spellman
Biological - 1st Place Abigale Dunlap
2nd Place Ashbee Norman
3rd Place Davis Henry
Physical - 1st Place Peyton Baker
2nd Place Kalyn Miller
3rd Place Michael Moskowitz
Biological - 1st Place Hayley Steele
2nd Place Jenna VanSickle
3rd Place Jacob Whynott
Physical - 1st Place Sam Sasser
2nd Place Tristan McGehee
3rd Place Cole Carroll
Biological - 1st Place Parker Alwan
2nd Place Mason Ivey
3rd Place Cole Godwin
Congratulations to all of our winners. They will represent Hooper Academy at the District Science Fair on Wednesday, February 15. The District Science Fair is being held at Hooper Academy.
Hooper Academy Senior Performs in London New Year's Day Parade
On January 1, 2017, Madeline Maxwell, represented Hooper as a UCA All American in the London, England New Year's Day parade. She enjoyed tours that included visiting the Tower of London, Windsor castle, Buckingham palace, Westminster Abby, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Big Ben. Madeline attended the musical "Wicked", took a cruise down the Thames river, shopped at Harrod's, rode on a double decker bus, and walked on London's Tower bridge. Madeline performed with other All Americans all across America in the 2 mile long televised parade on New Year's Day. It was an incredible experience and a magnificent trip!
Hooper Academy Senior Competes in DYW of Montgomery County
Hooper Academy Senior Madeline Maxwell recently competed in the Distinguished Young Woman of Montgomery County. Madeline was Talent Winner (Ease on Down the Road-Jazz/Acro), 2nd Runner up, and Scholarship recipient. Madeline is the daughter of Greg and Donna Maxwell. After graduation she plans on attending Auburn University where she will pursue a degree in Psychology.
Hooper Academy Homecoming Queen Crowned
On Friday, September 23, Hooper Academy held its annual Homecoming festivities on Davis Henry field. Miss Mandy Reeves was chosen by students as the 2016 Hooper Academy Homecoming Queen. Mandy has attended Hooper Academy for 13 years and is the daughter of Junior and Judy Reeves. Congratulations to Mandy and all the girls who were chosen for this year’s Homecoming Court.
2016 Homecoming Court (from left to right): 7th Grade Attendant Miss Joanna Pichardo, 8th Grade Attendant Miss Asia Brown, Freshman Attendant Miss Josie Hussey, Sophomore Attendant Miss Makenzie Addison, Senior Attendant Miss Hope Corley, 2016 Homecoming Queen Miss Mandy Reeves, Senior Attendant Miss Ella Langley, Junior Attendant Miss Carrie Sharpe, Sophomore Attendant Miss Mackenzie Ragsdale, Freshman Attendant Miss Addie Hampton, 8th Grade Attendant Miss Ella Grace Bowman, and 7th Grade Attendant Miss Christian Dunlap.
Mrs. Nancy Fischer Honored as Distinguished Friend of Hooper Academy
The Distinguished Friends of Hooper Award recognizes the families or individuals who have made significant contributions to the establishment and/or growth of Hooper Academy in its forty-five-year history. This year’s recipient of the Distinguished Friends of Hooper Academy honor is Mrs. Nancy Fischer. Mrs. Fischer has been an integral part of the Accelerated Reader program at Hooper Academy since the mid 90’s. She was responsible for financing and obtaining materials needed to construct the permanent accelerated reader store in the lunchroom. Her support of Hooper Academy has not been limited to the library. She has volunteered in the Fine Arts program and never fails to support Hooper Academy and its programs both physically and financially. Hooper Academy is proud to present this year’s Distinguished Friends of Hooper honor to Mrs. Nancy Fischer for her unwavering support of Hooper Academy. Mrs. Fisher was honored during halftime festivities at the 2016 Hooper Academy Homecoming game on September 23. On behalf of the Hooper family, thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our school.
Nollie Edge (Bo) Hudgens, Jr Inducted into the Hooper Academy Athletic Hall of Honor
The Hooper Academy Athletic Hall of Honor Award honors the accomplishments of individuals who achieved outstanding performance in Hooper Academy’s athletic programs by recognizing exceptional athletes from the past. This year’s recipient is Class of 1987’s Nollie Edge (Bo) Hudgens, Jr. During his years at Hooper, Bo was an athlete in football, wrestling, basketball, and track. He was named MVP several times. He was on the 1985-1986 State Championship Football Team and also on the 1986 State Basketball Team and during his Senior year he won State in track for hurdles. Unfortunately, Bo was tragically taken from us in 2010. His family was present at Homecoming on September 23 to accept this award in his honor and also performed the coin toss before the game. We are very proud to honor the achievements of this very deserving Hooper Athlete. Congratulations and Go COLTS!
PE Students Get Workout With Donated Exercise Bands
In Elementary PE, students recently learned how to properly use exercise bands to work their muscles in new, fun ways. The bands were graciously donated to Hooper from Amazon.
Earth Science Class Studies Minerals
8th graders in Mrs. Slay's Earth Science class completed projects on various types of minerals. The students researched background infomation on their mineral and designed a poster board displaying the information, in which, they presented to the class.
Hooper Academy Senior Appears on The Voice
Hooper Academy Senior Charity Bowden auditioned for The Voice! The show begins airing Monday, September 19th at 8/7c. Be sure to watch this season to see how Charity does! Make sure you follow her page Charity Bowden Music on Facebook, Charity Bowden on Twitter and @charitybowden on Instagram. We are so proud of Charity and can't wait to see her this season!
Hooper Senior Receives Basketball Scholarship
Congratulations to Class of 2016's Montavius Sellers. On Thursday, July 28, he signed to play basketball with Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, Oklahoma. We are so proud of you! Everyone help us congratulate Montavius on this achievement! Way to go Montavius and GO COLTS!!
Hooper JV Cheer Attends AISA/UCA Cheer Camp
CONGRATULATIONS to Hooper Academy JV cheer!
Runner-up AISA/UCA Camp Champ
1st in Sideline
2nd in Home Pom
Addie Hampton and Emily Pace made UCA All American! Go Colts!!
Hooper Varsity Cheer
Attends AISA/UCA Camp
CONGRATULATIONS to Hooper Academy Varsity cheerleaders for winning the State Championship in the West Small Division at AISA/UCA camp! The awards include...1st place Home Pom, 1st place Extreme, 1st place Sideline, 2nd place Cheer, Gameday Champion! Our Seniors, Madeline Maxwell, Laura Gravely, and Jessika Wallace, were selected as AISA All Stars and UCA All Americans! Hooper also brought home the Tradition Award!! GO COLTS!!
Hooper Academy Dance Team
Competes at UDA Dance Camp
Congratulations to the Hooper Academy Dance Team on a great week at UDA Dance Camp in Auburn! Girls were awarded: Superior Trophy, 1st place Drill Downs, 2nd place Home Routine, Super Spirit Stick, all blue ribbons for A,B, & C Routines, and Pin It Forward: Ella Langley. Four of our girls tried out for and were selected as UDA All Americans: Ella Langley, Carrie Sharpe, Allison Houlton, & Hope Corley. Great job girls - now let's go WIN STATE in August!!
First Annual School-Wide "Colts Take Pride"
Clean Up Day
A VERY BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 1st Annual "Colts Take Pride" School-wide clean up day! Special thanks to our Hooper PTA, to ALL the classes that contributed 12 new large trash cans, the parents for helping the younger classes with today's project, those that donated to the pine straw, and ESPECIALLY our Awesome students and faculty for their participation today! Thank you Varsity Cheer and Dance Team for helping organize the event! A HUGE Thank you to Jason Langley for scheduling the landscaping (pruning of shrubbery), lining up the pine straw, and overseeing the event. And, Thank You to our Fantastic Headmaster, Mr. Moore, for the approval, supervision, enthusiasm, and leading us with such an Incredible project!
All the trophy cases have been dusted and cleaned, the library cleaned, the teacher's lounge cleaned, the flower beds have pine straw ALL the way around the school, the front sign flower bed has new Lantana perennial bedding and pine straw, we have new plantings/fern in pots in the front of the school and at the auditorium, Senior boys used blowers to clean sidewalks, the beds were raked and edged, the gym has been fully cleaned, the lunchroom has been painted and fully cleaned, the auditorium has been vacuumed and fully cleaned, every door, locker, window has been wiped down and fully cleaned, the weight room has been cleaned along with the locker rooms and gym foyer, the elementary students cleaned their rooms, air fresheners were plugged-in at elementary and high school wings, 12 new large trashcans were distributed throughout the school, students picked up trash all over the school all the way down to the football field, our trash dumpsters are over flowing! All of this was done with the man-power of our student body supervised by our teachers and coaches with Mr. Moore leading the pack in LESS than 2 hours!!!
Come ride by the campus and see what wonderful work has been done! Our Colts Really DO Have Pride! Thanks everyone! Sincerely, Donna Maxwell and Heather Langley
Hooper Cheerleaders Contribute To Sarrell Dental Outreach Program
The Varsity Cheerleaders would like to thank the Dance Team, Fine Arts, Hoop Jr. and all the Hooper Students that joined them with the Sarrell Dental community service project. The students worked all last week assembling, packing, and assisting the Sarrell Dental associates with dental products and bags that will be distributed to children that are in dental need. The students packed about 4,300 bags, which was a HUGE accomplishment! We were all very honored to help Sarrell Dental's outreach program for children!
Hooper Academy Students Attend Annual AUM Holocaust Education Program
On Wednesday, April 6th Hooper Academy 9th-12th Grade students attended the Holocaust Education Program at AUM. The students heard testimonies from Holocaust survivors. Sophomore Austin Hanover was interviewed by the Montgomery Advertiser. You may read the article by clicking here.
Varsity Cheerleaders Need Help With Community Service Project
Our Varsity cheerleaders are kicking off a BIG community service project that will take place all next week during 7th period.. Sarrell Dental, a non profit organization for Alabama's children, serves children with Medicaid, All-Kids, other insurances and no insurance. The organization does community outreach which includes anything from dental educations and/or screenings in the schools to setting up tables at community events. One of their biggest marketing tools is "dental bags". This is a 'freebie' given out at almost everything they host or attend. A dental bag has a FREE tooth brush, toothpaste and flyer. The bags are easy to assemble just very time consuming when it comes to bigger schools or events. They estimate that they give out over 2,000 dental bags in JUST the Tuscaloosa area in only 2.5 months!!! Every area is different and, the Montgomery area sees high volume patients. So, our Varsity cheerleaders are excited to participate in the project to be completed next week. If there is anyone that you know that would like to join us and needs community service hours, if they work with us all week, they should accumulate about 10 hours for the project. Our Dance Team has graciously agreed to help us, so we can have more man-power! And, we hope to fill as many bags as we can for this wonderful cause!
Hooper Academy Student Wins 3rd Place in State Science Fair
Congratulations to our 2016 State Science Fair Winner, Dade Gonsoulin won 3rd Place.
Robotics Students Study Trebuchets
Coach Castillow's Robotics class learned about the trebuchet (also known as the catapult). Students developed their own in class as a project.
Hooper Academy Students Celebrate National Mole Day
Coach McIntyre 's classes celebrated national Mole day. All students had a mole model!
Spanish Classes Learn History of the Piñata
Mrs. Sanchez's class is learning the history of the piñata. The class has been making their own as a project.
Hooper Academy Honor Roll Students Celebrated
Congratulations to all of our 146 students that made A and AB honor roll last 9 weeks. High school and elementary students were rewarded on January 27th with a party! Way to go!
Physical Science Students Learn How Soundwaves Travel Through Music
Mr. Faulkner visited Mrs. Slay's physical science class to demonstrate how soundwaves travel through music. The students used an app on their iPad to decipher the tune and note played by the various instruments including the tenor, soprano, alto and baritone saxophone.
Hooper Academy Senior Wins First Place in
AISA Regional Drama Competition
Hooper Academy Senior Erica Lammon won First Place in Solo Acting during the AISA Regional Drama Competition. She will move on to the AISA State Drama competition next Friday, January 22, 2016.
Hooper Academy Performing Arts students won first place in the AISA Regional Drama Competition for Musical Ensemble. The students performed a piece from Hairspray. They will now move on to the AISA State Drama competition next Friday, January 22, 2016.
Hooper Academy Students Place First in
AISA Regional Drama Competition
Robotics Class Creates Roller Coasters
Robotics students Aaron White, Dale Burkhalter and Hunter LeJeune pose with the roller coaster they built. Coach Drew Castillow’s robotics class was discovering how acceleration of objects is effected by gravity. They used roller coasters to discover downhill acceleration, momentum, and conservation of energy. The students were able to draw and build their own roller coaster design using K’nex pieces.
Ninth Grade Physical Science Students Construct Cars from Food
Ninth graders in Mrs. Slay's Physical Science class were assigned to construct cars made entirely of food. The students were required to use seven different pieces of food to make their car. After they were assembled, the cars were raced down a ramp against each other to see how well they were constructed.
7th Grade Life Science Students Create 3D Diagrams
7th Graders in Mrs. Slay's Life Science class recently completed 3D diagrams of either a plant or animal cell. The students used various materials to display the cell and the organelles inside. Project materials included: legos, candy, a fish ball, cake, stryofoam, fruit and play dough.
Hooper Academy Students Gather for Annual See You at the Pole
We are very blessed to have been able to gather this morning before school for the annual "See You at the Pole" event. It was a great moment of worship for our students and teachers!
Hooper Academy Dove Shoot
The Hooper Academy Dove Shoot will be October 10, 2015. Registration will be at the School in the Gym Foyer beginning at Noon. Directions to the field will be handed out at that time. Cost is 60.00 per stand two persons per stand maximum (father/son father/daughter).
Hooper Academy Homecoming Shirts
It's time to order Homecoming t-shirts! This year, the t-shirts are short-sleeved, Kelly green and will have "Colt Tradition Since 1970" on the front and the design on the back. Please write the number you want to buy next to the shirt(s) that you want to order. Tally up your total and write the total cost where indicated. Turn the form and money in to your homeroom teacher.
The last day for orders is Wednesday, September 23rd. All orders must turned in by this day. (No extra shirts will be ordered.)
Checks should be made out to Hooper Academy SGA.
iPad/Schedule Pickup Dates
Elementary - 1st day of school
Grades 11-12 - Tuesday, August 4, from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Grades 7-10 - Wednesday & Thursday, August 5 & 6 from 1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
We issue iPad 4's and you must bring your protective cover in order to receive it. No exceptions.
All schedules and iPads not picked up at this time will be distributed on the 1st day of school.
Triple Crown Winner Has Fred Hooper Roots
Whether you are new to the Hooper family or have been a Colt for generations, the legacy left by Fred W. Hooper is undeniable. His vision along with many others founded a school with great hope for the future. While Mr. Hooper is gone, his footprint lives on through the things he loved and believed in. This past weekend was no doubt another great example of the everlasting legacy that he leaves behind. If you haven't already done so, please take a few moments to read this amazing article about a very great man. Thank you Mr. Hooper for giving us such a great school to educate our children and congratulations to the Hooper family we know you are very proud! Go Colts!!
Fifth Grade Students Study The Titanic
Mrs. Cornwall's fifth grade class is studying the Titanic. They made scale drawings of the ship. They also included five facts and were able to get a little creative in coloring it as well as coming up with a title.
Hooper Academy Student Wins Jimmy Hitchcock Award
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior Morgan Maxwell on winning the Jimmy Hitchcock award. The Jimmy Hitchcock Award is presented to the top male and female high school senior student athletes in the greater Montgomery area that not only excel on the field, but also in the classroom and bring the highest ideals of Christian leadership. Morgan is the first Hooper student to receive this honor and the first ever in the awards history to be a co-winner. She is an amazing young lady and we are very blessed to have her representing our school and the AISA. Way to go Morgan!
Opportunity for Community Service Hours
Pintlala softball will have a community clean up day on May 16, 2015 @ 9am at the softball field in Pintlala. They will provide a letter for the hours worked. Their softball season also starts on June 1 2015, if anyone would like info about playing or continuing to help during the season for hours please contact Nichole Adair at 334-2021147 or by email at Nadair1965@gmail.com.
Hooper Students Compete in AISA State Technology Fair
Congratulations to all the students who competed in the AISA State Technology Fair at Faulkner. Jaycie Connell placed 2nd in Multimedia and Madison McEwen placed 3rd in Website Design. (Bottom Row L to R: Jaycie Connell, Alyssa Rambo, Brooke Smith, Madison McEwen. Top Row L to R: Will Sikes and Lane Sides.)
Hooper Academy Student Chosen for AFCEA Internship
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior John David Watts on being chosen by the Montgomery Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) to participate in their Intern Program for local graduating high school students. The program includes a monetary award of $3500 from the employer, a cash scholarship of $2500 and a laptop from AFCEA. John David was nominated by his dual enrollment computer instructor and upon selection was chosen to work with a local government cybersecurity company for a period of ten weeks. John David will be attending Auburn University this fall where he plans on furthering his education in the field of Computer Engineering and Cybersecurity. He will be honored at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center on May 19, 2015 during the Montgomery IT Summit luncheon. This is an amazing opportunity and we are so very proud to have John David representing Hooper Academy.
Hooper Academy Student Competes in Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen Pageant
Hooper Academy Sophomore and 2015 Miss Teen Troy Charity Bowden competed in the Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen Pageant on Saturday, March 7. Charity placed in the top 15 in the pageant which is a part of the Miss Alabama/Miss America system. The talent portion included a vocal to "Anyway". Her platform is Charity's Will: Serving the Children of Easter Seals. We are very proud to have Charity representing Hooper Academy and the AISA!
National Honor Society Celebrates Dr. Seuss Day
NHS members got to celebrate Dr.Seuss day with their K-4 buddy. They made one fish two fish red fish blue fish jello cups and read several Dr. Seuss stories. The day concluded with Mr. Faulkner reading "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" to all of the K-4 students and their NHS buddy.
Hooper Academy SGA Announces Fundraiser to Support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Did you know that the 5-year survival rate for children under the age of 20 with the most common form of leukemia (ALL) went from 3% in the 1960s to almost 95% today? Every day we are getting closer to finding a cure! Please join Hooper Academy in the fight against blood cancers by donating online to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Together we WILL find a cure!: http://alabama.sy.llsevent.org/HooperAcademy
First Grade Class Visits Let's Pretend Hospital
Mrs. Debbie Moncrief's first grade class visited "Let's Pretend Hospital
on Friday, February 27th. They went to Chuck -E-Cheese for lunch
and while there, each child adopted a bear wearing scrubs from
Jimmy Hitchcock Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2015 Hooper Academy Jimmy Hitchcock Award Winners.
9th Grade: Kelli Moseley and Wyatt Barnett
12th Grade: John David Watts and Morgan Maxwell
Winners Announced in Annual Hooper Academy Science Fair
Congratulations to all the students who won during yesterday's Hooper Academy Science Fair. Students who received 1st-3rd place awards will go on to compete in the AISA District Science fair on February 18th at Autauga Academy.
|High School Biological: |
1. Christopher Allen
2. Carrie Sharpe
3. Wyatt Barnett
Alternate: Caleb Jones
High School Physical Science:
1. Angel Cockrell
2. Mason Hill
3. Michael Wright
Alternate: Jordan Tyson
|Junior High Biological: |
1. Chaselea Rountree
2. Anne Turner Cobb
3. Grant Tyson
Alternate: Sam Sasser
Junior High Physical:
1. Stephanie Wright
2. Dakota McGehee
3. Laurin Black
Alternate: Tristan McGehee
1. Abby Dunlap
2. Alex Rountree
3. Hayley Steele
Alternate: Kadence Ward
Elementary Physical Science:
1. Alex Smith
2. Payton Baker
3. Porter Henry
Alternate: Jake Vinson
Fifth Grade Raises Money for Footprints Ministry
Mrs. Cornwall's Fifth Grade class raised $120 for the Footprints Ministry which helps families who have children staying in the local NICUs. They also made Christmas cards for the families.
Hooper SGA Donates to Sole Food Ministries
Hooper Academy SGA recently collected over 100 pairs of unwanted, unworn, or outgrown shoes for the Sole Food Ministry project. Sole Food Ministries was started by two high school students that went on a mission trip to Nicaragua. After spending time with the children and handing out items like food, clothing, crafts, and candy, they began to observe that most people weren't wearing shoes. This started Sole Food Ministries...Sharing God's Word Through Shoes. Hooper Academy was proud to support such a worthy cause.
Physics Class Bridge Building Project
Coach Castillow's class recently prepared a bridge building project. They had to build bridges that were at least six inches high, one foot long, and one toothpick length in width. Their only building supplies were toothpicks and white glue. After completing their bridges, they tested them by placing weight on the bridge until the bridge collapsed. All bridges held at least 20 pounds with the maximum weight being held was 32.5 pounds. By building the bridges the students were better able to understand how forces react with each other, and how to counterbalance these forces. Coach Castillow is very proud of his students and all of their hard work.
Fine Arts Class Visits ASF
Mr. C's 3rd period class recently enjoyed A Christmas Carol at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
Hooper To Hold 1st Annual Holiday Market
Hooper Physics Class Studies Gravitational Acceleration
Mr. Castillow's Physics class used iMovie to make a newscast that reported the findings when they timed the gravitational acceleration of various objects.
Hooper K-5 Class Makes Scarecrow for State Fair
Mrs. Renee Burch's K-5 class poses with the scarecrow that they made for the Alabama State Fair. Their inspiration was the book "Goodnight Moon".
Hooper Academy 5th Grader Speaks to Kiwanis Club
Hooper Academy 5th grader Haston Midkiff recently spoke at the City of Montgomery's Kiwanis Club meeting in support of Huntingdon College's Ability Sports Network, wheelchair basketball and the other sports that it has to offer.
Psychology Classes Make Stress Piñatas
Mr. Slover’s Psychology class made stress piñatas to help relieve stress in a more controlled way. Students wrote things that stress them on their piñata and then broke them to symbolize getting past them in real life.
Hooper Students Recognized by Mix 103.3
On Thursday, April 24, JT and Leanne from Mix 103.3 came to visit Mrs. Moncrief's 1st grade class as part of their Rewards for Reading Spring Tour. The class was featured on Mix 103.3 last Friday morning saying the Pledge of Allegiance. Their visit will be featured on WSFA 12 News "The River Region TV Show with JT and Leanne" on Saturday, May 3 at 11:00 am. We hope everyone will tune in to watch!! Congratulations to these amazing Hooper students!
Library Easter Egg Hunt
Elementary students recently had an Easter egg hunt in the library. After finding the eggs they scanned the QR code inside for further instructions. Trey Huneycutt and Brantley Nolen found the golden eggs.
Hooper Academy Student Chosen in Talent Search
Hooper Academy Junior Anna Williams has been participating in the JRP Southeast Talent Search. This past weekend Anna traveled to Birmingham where she performed a monologue, a commercial and sang. In order to get a call back from the showcase, a participant must receive a "yes" from 3 out of the 4 agents. Anna was the only participant out of 58 in attendance to receive a yes from all 4 agents. We are so proud of Anna and wish her luck as she moves forward with this new endeavor.
Hooper Academy Student Chosen for Montgomery Capital Tour
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Junior Randi Taylor Hooks for being chosen to take part in the Montgomery Capital tour. Randi was one of only six students chosen for this tour. Students were required to complete an application as well as an interview. To be eligible, students must live in one of the eight counties served by Dixie Electric Cooperative – Barbour, Bullock, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Montgomery, Pike and Tallapoosa. The tour is only open to high school juniors and provides students with opportunities to learn about the history of Alabama. They also learn about the cooperative form of business and the legislative process while making lifelong friends. The 2014 Montgomery Youth Tour was held March 4-6. At this event, more than 155 students and chaperones toured many sites around Montgomery and participated in a variety of leadership programs. Upon completion of this tour, two out of the six students will be chosen for a Washington DC tour this summer. The 2014 Washington Youth Tour is sponsored in conjunction with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour that is held every June. This week long, annual event will bring more than 1,600 high school students across the nation to Washington, DC to tour various sites and meet members of the legislature. The Washington Youth Tour will be held June 13-19, 2014. We are very proud to have Randi representing Hooper Academy and wish her the best of luck on being chosen to go to Washington!!
Students Use iPads on a QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Fifth and sixth grade students recently enjoyed a scavenger hunt in and around the library using their iPads to read QR codes to find the clues.
Third Grade Uses iPads to Search Online Card Catalog
The third grade class is shown in the library using their iPads to search for resources in the online card catalog.
Headmaster Reads to Students for Annual Dr. Seuss Day
Hooper Headmaster Greg Faulkner reads to Hooper elementary students in recognition of Dr. Seuss Day.
First Grade Visits "Let's Pretend Hospital"
On Friday, Feb. 28th, Mrs. Debbie Moncrief's first grade class attended "Let's Pretend Hospital" an annual program presented by Baptist Hospital and Build A Bear Workshop where the children adopted a hospital bear in scrubs.
Hooper Students Participate in Science Fair
Congratulations to the Hooper Academy District Science Fair winners!
Our 6th grade winners were: Trevor Haney, Cody Reed, and Jessica Hobbs.
Our 8th grade winners were: Lance Moore, Abby Brasington, Carrie Sharpe, Wilson Ellis, and Angel Cockrell.
All of these students competed at the State Science Fair today at Huntingdon College. Congratulations to Angel Cockrell for winning 2nd Place at the State Science Fair!!
Hooper Academy Senior Places in Optimist Essay Writing Contest
Congratulations to Hooper Academy Senior Caitlian Deuter who placed 2nd in the Optimist Writing Essay Contest. She will be attending a luncheon on February 26th at the Capital City Club.
Physical Science Students Perform Lab on Kinetic Energy
9th Grade students in Mrs. Kelly Slover's physical science class performed a lab on the change of potential to kinetic energy and then the loss of kinetic energy due to friction from a variety of surfaces.
Science Class Researches Disease Causing Bacteria
Mrs. Kelly Slover's 7th grade science class recently did a project on disease causing bacteria. The class made a "wanted" poster with the details of the disease, their "crimes", and the best weapon against them.
Hooper Academy Student Chosen to Serve as Senate Page
Congratulations to Hooper Academy 7th grader Mary Curtis Barganier for being appointed by Senator Brewbaker to serve as a Senate page. She will serve during the 2014 Regular Session of the Legislature on February 18, 19, and 20.
Hooper Academy Seniors Chosen to Play in AISA All Star Game
Congratulations to Seniors Amber Whittington and Drew Owen for being chosen to represent Hooper Academy in the AISA All Star Basketball game which will be held February 21st beginning at 6:00 pm at Huntingdon College.
Hooper Academy Students Place in AISA Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Jake Vinson and Jessica Hobbs for placing 3rd in the AISA Spelling Bee on January 21st.
First Grade Santa's Workshop
On Dec. 6th the first graders in Mrs. Moncrief's class wore their Christmas pajamas and participated in a Santa Workshop. The children painted a canvas for their parents, wrote letters to Santa, made Christmas treats, listened to Christmas stories read by grandparents, and enjoyed Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. A big thank you to our helpers!
Hooper Students Participate in the Great American Mail Race
Mrs. Cornwall and Mrs. Richardson's 5th and 6th grade classes at Hooper recently completed letters to be sent to each of the 50 states for the Great American Mail Race.
Hooper Academy iPad Initiative
As you know, Hooper Academy is implementing an iPad initiative for the upcoming year. We have ordered the iPad 4 for all students. All students are required to purchase a durable case which will protect the iPad from damage. Some cases that have been discussed are Otterbox, Griffin and Gumdrop Drop Tech. There is a possibility that we will have some cases on site for sale during Open House on August 8th. The cases are projected to be around $35. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school or inbox your questions and we will be more than happy to help.