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The Silverdale Scoop: May 12th

May 12, 2017

Senior Day 2017

Nearing graduation, our seniors enjoyed a well-deserved Senior Day this past Wednesday, complete with outdoor games by the creek and the Grilled Cheese Emergency food truck on-site for lunch! Before that though, the entire school paused and stepped out into the halls for a parade in honor of the Class of 2017. Students from the preschool through the high school cheered for and gave high-fives to the seniors as they made their way through the campus that many of them spent the better part of 18 years in. It's one of our favorite events every year, and if you missed it live on our Facebook Page, you can see it here below!

You're Invited: Social Media & The Digital Age Parent Forum - Part II

For Parents, By Parents

Tuesday, June 6th, 6:30pm in The Chapel

The primary topic of discussion will be apps - what's out there, what they do, how some can be deceiving, and which ones are popular among our children. We hope you'll make plans to attend!

Da Vinci Art Award Recipient

"I wanted to tell you how much the Da Vinci Art Award meant to Jacob! He was so excited and was grinning from ear to ear. He took a picture of the trophy on his cell phone to show everyone but he forgot his phone! I am so thankful that Jacob attends a school that recognizes all students abilities. The award ceremony always gets to me when I see how this happens and how God is truly honored and upheld in all events at SBA. Thanks again for your dedication to the students. It does not go unnoticed!"  - Jacob's mother, Mrs. Atkins

Jacob is a student in our IMPACT program. Our upper school art teacher Mrs. Jennifer Leslie said this about Jacob: "He is such a bright spot in class every day in art. I wish I had more students like him. I have never seen such imagination and creativity with drawing his characters!"

Seahawks Dominating In Post-Season

Seahawk high school baseball, softball, and tennis are red-hot heading into the post-season! Baseball clinched the District Championship, defeating Boyd Buchanan 10-4 Thursday at Silverdale, and softball defeated CSAS 10-3 the same evening to bring home their District Championship. Although boys tennis is done for the season, Jameson Mench captured a District title in boys singles and is still playing. Girls tennis is leaving their mark as well, making history by earning our tennis program's first-ever Regional Championship! Middle school softball has been no slouch either, finishing their season undefeated and taking all the hardware in the ISC Tournament. Congratulations to all of our spring sports teams, and best of luck to those still in post-season competition!


Grieving With Our Neighbors

As we do for every tragedy involving a school in Chattanooga, Mrs. Hansard wrote a personal note to the faculty and staff of McCallie and delivered it with something for those on the front lines following the loss of student Jackson Standefer. We are thankful for a Silverale Family that is sensitive to the needs of our neighbors and like our Head of School, lets it be known that people are thinking about and praying for all involved. Below is the response from Middle School Principal Mr. Scotty Jones:

Summer Camps - Have You Registered?

Summer will be here before you know it, so we want to be sure you have a safe, engaging summer camp experience for your children here at Silverdale Baptist Academy! Whether you’re looking for camps in academic subjects, sports, art, and more, our complete camp offerings can be found online at www.silverdaleba.org/summercamps. Check out our brand new camp website, create an account, then register and pay online all in one place! Be sure and help us spread the word about the variety of camps being offered, many of which are open to the public.


2017-2018 School Supply Kit Information

Now is the time to order your child's school supply kit for next school year. Our Silverdale PTF has organized this time-saving opportunity for our upcoming K-8 families.

This is optional, however most families participate because of the convenience of having the school supplies waiting in the classroom when school begins in August.

Steps to Order: (orders accepted ONLINE ONLY) Last day to order is Friday, June 2nd.

  1. Visit: www.shopttkits.com
  2. Enter School Code: 61176
  3. Choose the grade level your child is entering
  4. Complete the order instructions and payment

For questions regarding school supply kits, please contact our PTF representative Mandy Greene.



UNIFORM RESALE: Mark your calendars now - this year's uniform resale will be the week of July 17th-21st 2017! To volunteer, email Lynn Hoover.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Check our website often for job postings for the upcoming school year! Currently, Before & Aftercare, Middle, and High School are all hiring!

PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a delay of school for any reason, there will be NO Early Birds services provided. Please make arrangements to arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before the designated start time, as indicated on your phone message, email, and social media outlets. The safety of students, parents, faculty, and staff is our top priority. For questions, contact Kelly Walden, Early Birds & Night Owls Director.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Tuition and lunch accounts need to be current by Friday, May 12th.  If the accounts are not current your RenWeb will be blocked.

Pay your 2017-2018 tuition in full by Wednesday, May 17th and receive a $200 discount per student.

The final day to withdraw your child from Silverdale for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year is the last business day of May - Wednesday, May 31st - by 12:00 noon. Withdrawals must be completed in person with your child's principal, followed by the finance department.

If you have questions contact Angie Howard at extension 2225 or by email or Pam Riley at extension 2226 or by email. Don’t miss a beat in the world of tuition and finance – check the Financial page on the Parent Portal for current information.

ACADEMY MASTER CALENDARS: Check Academy dates for vacation, holidays, etc – the school’s master calendar for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are available on our website.


  • May 16th: Kindergarten Graduation
  • May 16th: Preschool Graduation
  • May 17th: Elementary Awards Program
  • May 17th: 5th Grade Tribute
  • May 17th: Last Day of School
  • May 18th: Baccalaureate (details via email)
  • May 19th: Commencement
  • May 22nd-26th: Academy Closed (summer hours begin May 29th)



  • Tutoring: If you are interested in tutoring for your elementary child this summer, please contact Mrs. Robin Williams.

  • Calendar:
    Tuesday, May 16th - Kindergarten Graduation @ 8:30am in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - Elementary Awards Day @ 8:30am in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - 5th Grade Tribute @ 10:00am in the Sanctuary
    Wednesday, May 17th - 1/2 Day - Last Day of School

  • Elementary Parent Portal: CLICK HERE


  • May 11th-16th: Final Exams and Optional Noon Dismissal

  • May 17th: Make up Exams, if students do not have to make up an exam, they are not required to be at school

  • Middle School Parent Portal: CLICK HERE



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