SA Organizes Campfire Vespers

As the sun sank low across the rolling fields, we gathered the welcome the Sabbath around a large blazing campfire out behind the women's dorm. The Student Association officers had planned the evening - the first vespers outdoor vespers this spring. We sang while we watched the fire burn, then listened as students shared [...]

Students Clean Up Highway

A few Sundays ago, our student body spent part of the afternoon picking up trash along roadsides near campus. As part of Wisconsin's Adopt-a-Highway program, the Student Association has volunteered to clean up the 1.6-mile section of Highway 16 from Johnson Road to the 151 bypass. Students worked in groups led by staff members [...]

Distributing “The Great Hope” Door to Door

Last Sabbath afternoon was warm and sunny, a perfect day to be out in our community sharing the good news! All of our on-campus students traveled to the nearby communities of Rio and Randolph to take small bags of literature door to door. The bags, which we packed several weeks ago on another Sabbath [...]

Personal Fitness with the Men of WA

It's a few minutes after 7:00 a.m. The men of WA have gathered in the parking lot to warm up for Personal Fitness. It's chilly. There will only be a few more weeks they can be outdoors, but today is a good day. Stretch and hold. Mr. Mike Cho, the Assistant Dean of Men [...]

Sabbath Afternoon at the Mackenzie Center

While the weather is still good, we like to spend Sabbath afternoons outdoors, enjoying God's magnificent creation. One of our favorite places to go is the MacKenzie Center, about thirty minutes east of here. And so last Sabbath, after a delicious lunch, we loaded up into the bus once again, ready to hit the [...]

Seniors Grow Closer During Camp Out

When the Senior Class of 2021 left campus last Friday for their traditional Senior Experience camp out, they had little idea of how much would go wrong and how much would go right over the weekend. “It was a Murphy’s Law trip,” said one senior upon return, only to be interrupted by another senior [...]

A Weekend at Camp Sagola

With the Seniors gone on their traditional Senior Experience, the remainder of the school headed north to spend the weekend at Camp Sagola, near Crystal Falls in Michigan's upper peninsula. After moving into our cabins and enjoying a warm supper in the lodge, we gathered to welcome the Sabbath with singing and vespers. Pastor [...]

Home Ec Students Dig Potatoes

Last week, the students in Miss Heidi Rasmussen's Home Ec class dug up potatoes. Last spring, Mrs. Joella Show planted potatoes in a series of raised beds behind the greenhouses. Now it was time to get hands dirty and bring in the harvest. For some it was the first time digging potatoes. Eating mashed [...]

Outdoor Church at Big Hill Park

We were blessed to enjoy a really wonderful outdoor Sabbath experience at Big Hill Park in Beloit this past weekend. On a wide grassy lawn surrounded by towering trees, we had church, led by Mr. Doug Show. He preached on the story of Elijah, and its relevance for today's end-time people. After church and [...]

SA Fall Picnic Features Canoe Trip

SA Fall Picnic at Wisconsin Academy traditionally includes a variety of games and relays on the ballfield, pitting class against class. This past Sunday, the Student Association found a creative replacement, canoing -  equally as fun and in compliance with social distancing. After a prayer for safety and courage for nervous first-timers, our cavalcade [...]