News for June 2015

Ed Fest and Academy Days Come to Mount Ellis

June 14, 2015 / Phil Hudema

The Montana Conference annually invites all fifth- through eighth-graders to attend what has become known as Ed Fest each May. This three-day event takes place on the campus of Mount Ellis Academy (MEA) in Bozeman and also incorporates Academy Days for those students interested in attending MEA for the upcoming school year.


June 12, 2015 / Steve Vistaunet

Imagine if you will a portrait of Paradise, with a white cottage in the midst of a green garden. A young boy plays outside in the sunshine. He is wearing pajamas.

BVAS Goes 'In the Black'

June 12, 2015 / Melanie Lawson

"SOLD!" was heard repeatedly during the ninth annual Boise Valley Adventist School (BVAS) fundraising gala on Sunday, April 26, at the Meridian Center at the Park. 

The theme of this year’s gala was "In the Black," which went far beyond a suggestion of formal wear for the event. "In the Black" referred to a goal of paying off an accumulated debt to the Idaho Conference. 

Run2Educate Features a Day of Run, Fun and Sun

June 12, 2015 / Gina Hubin

More than 150 eager runners and walkers, from ages 2 to 85, lined up on May 3 for a race course that wound through the countryside around rural Auburn and offered many gorgeous views of Mount Rainier.

This picture-perfect day highlighted Run2Educate, a special fundraising event hosted by Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School. The event featured 10K and 5K races and a Kids Fun Run.

CAA Teacher Inspires Scientific Excellence

June 12, 2015 / Andrea Jackson

When entering Larry Hiday's classroom at Columbia Adventist Academy (CAA), in Battle Ground, Wash., one is immediately drawn into the world of science. There are live snakes, fish and a terrapin. Rocks, feathers and other pieces of nature provide snapshots into science. Above all of this is a large research poster entitled "Monkeying Around With Ovaries: Long Live the Follicle." In this classroom, science is not just a thing of the past to be studied only in textbooks; science is explored constantly through experiments, experience and research.

Science Becomes 'Full-Contact Sport' at SAA

June 09, 2015 / Aaron Mountain

The Skagit Adventist Academy (SAA) science program in Burlington, Wash., became “full-contact” this year as the majority of the school participated in a wide variety of science field trips. The activities ranged from plankton fishing to indoor skydiving. During each field trip, the object was to get a hands-on experience in science.