Archive for August 2017 | Monthly archive page

We’re On the Air!

On July 31, 2017, Wisconsin Academy went on the air with its new low power radio station, WQWA – LP 88.1 FM. Our new station is part of the RADIO 74 INTERNATIONALE network of stations. Programming consists of beautiful sacred music, Bible readings, Your Story Hour, sermons, and much more. Our testing shows a coverage radius of roughly 15-20 miles.

The station is a donation that has cost the academy nothing and provided us an opportunity to do much good. Ron Myers, an alumnus of WA, worked for many years to obtain the permit for the station’s construction. We are deeply grateful for his dedication and tireless efforts to put our station on the air. Praise God for opening this wonderful opportunity! We pray this station will be a witness of God’s love to our surrounding communities.

Catching the Partial Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, at 1:00 in the afternoon, the students of Wisconsin Academy joined millions of others across the nation to view the solar eclipse. The most recent complete solar eclipse visible from the United States was in 1979, and although the sun was only 85% covered in this part of Wisconsin, it was a rare enough event to get all classes meeting at that hour canceled.

All eyes were glued on the sky. The science department provided viewing glasses, and through brief gaps in the clouds we were able to see the sun change from a shining disk to a crescent, and back to a disk. If you missed this eclipse, you’ve got a while to wait. The next total solar eclipse in the United States will be in 2024!

For more pictures, visit our Facebook page here.

Gibraltar, Merrimac, & Back

This past Sabbath afternoon, the entire school body hiked to the overlook at Gibraltar Rock State Natural Area near Lodi. The weather was fine and we could see quite a distance over the rolling green farmland.

After hiking back down, we visited the nearby Merrimac ferry and rode over the Wisconsin River and back as walk-on passengers.

During the temporary delay caused by the bus breaking down, we enjoyed the park and watched a beautiful sunset close a great Sabbath afternoon together.

For more pictures of our trip, visit our Facebook page here.

Gagatam New Business Manager

We are delighted to announce that Darlie Gagatam has accepted the call to Wisconsin Academy where he will serve as Business Manager.

Darlie comes to us from Avon Park, Florida, where he and his family are very active in their local church. He has many years of experience as chief accountant in Adventist hospitals and for the church at the conference level.

Darlie and his wife, Blanche, have two children – Seth, 9, and Luke, 7. He enjoys fishing, hiking, mountain climbing, tennis, badminton, and singing with his family.

Welcome, Darlie! We’re glad you’re here!

It All Begins With a Handshake …

For over sixty years, the Wisconsin Academy school term has begun with a grand handshake line winding across the campus. As the sun sinks low in the sky, students file out from Summerton Hall and shake hands with each teacher and classmate. New friendships begin. Old friends are reunited. The smiles, hugs, and laughter advertise the fact that the WA family is together at last.

As faculty and staff, we are honored and humbled that you have entrusted your students to Wisconsin Academy this year. Please know that we take this responsibility seriously and prayerfully. We know that your greatest joy is to see your children walk in the truth. This too, is our heart’s desire and our greatest goal for each one.

At the beginning of this school year, we reach out our hands to shake yours and say “Hello. We’re Wisconsin Academy. We’re here for you and your student. We’re praying for you and we ask that you pray for us. Let’s work together so that what begins with a handshake will grow into an everlasting friendship with Jesus.”

For more pictures of the SA Handshake, visit our Facebook page here.