"New to the Nest" Information
WELCOME TO THE NEST!
This fall, many new students from Catholic, private and public schools will join our school and all bring many different talents, gifts and interests to SBA. There are so many things to know, learn and remember so we hope this information will help you get started. Let’s prepare to soar!
In the list below, you will find several items of importance. Some are forms that need to be completed and returned; others are for information only.
2016 PARENT MEETING - click here for the presentation covered in that meeting
SBA provides a diverse and well-rounded sports program with 27 athletic teams, plus dance and cheer. On average, we have more than 500 student-athletes competing (many in more than one sport). SBA retains membership in and abides by the constitutions, by-laws and regulations of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA).
ATHLETIC INFORMATION FLYER - click here
IMPORTANT SUMMER DATES
Boys Basketball - Teams will hold evaluations on the following dates from 3:00-5:00 pm:
For more information, click here to contact Coach Rob Sabau.
Girls Basketball - Teams will hold evaluations on the following dates from 8:00-10:00 am:
For more information, click here to contact Coach Caleb Marcum.
Football - Summer program will begin June 1. Any boys interested in playing football, click here to contact Coach John Cooley.
Boys and Girls Golf Program - Evaluations will be held August 1. For more information, click here to contact Coach Barbara Hervey.
Boys Soccer - Evaluations will be held June 1. For more information, click here to contact Coach Nick Dressman.
Girls Soccer - Evaluations will be held May 26-28. For more important dates regarding the Girls Soccer Program, please click here. For more information, click here to contact Coach Hugh Jackson.
Volleyball - Evaulations will be held June 6, 7, and 9 (times to be announced) in the SBA gymnasium. For more information, click here to contact Coach Eric Bond.
Dance Team - For more information, click here to contact Sponsor Beth Fischer or click here to contact Coach Lindsey Bartholowmew.
Cheer - A mandatory cheer clinic will be held April 18 & 19 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Dining Hall. Tryouts will be held April 20 at 4:00 pm in the Dining Hall. You must attend both clinic days as well as the official tryout. Click here for the cheer permission form and click here for the cheer application form. For more information, click here to contact Sponsor Heather Freel or click here to contact Coach Shawn Magee.
Eagles Summer Baseball Team - Evaluations will be held May 23, 24, 25. For more information, click here to contact Coach Brandon Patton.
Softball - Evaluations will be held June 8 at 10:00 am. For more information, click here to contact Coach Joe Pearson.
Boys Lacrosse - For more information about the program, please click here. Click here to contact Coach Steve Shipowitz.
Girls Lacrosse - For more information about the program, please click here. Click here to contact Coach Paige Michael.
Dead Period - The TSSAA mandated Dead Period is June 26-July 9. During this period, the SBA athletic facilities will be closed.
Sports Physicals - Physicals are required by the TSSAA for all athletes. You may use your family physician or take advantage of the SBA Student Day Saturday at Campbell Clinic. They will offer physicals to SBA students on April 30 at 7:30 am. The cost is $20.00 and does require specific physical form.
Personal Family Physician Form - click here
Campbell Clinic Form - click here
For more information about all sports, please visit www.sbaeagles.org/teams and click on the specific sport.
FACTS TUITION ASSISTANCE
Tuition Assistance funds are limited. Funds are allocated based on need and are offered to families of students who have enrolled. To be considered, families are required to (a) complete the Enrollment Process (b) complete an online application through FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3CF1Q. Again, our funds are limited and the award amounts typically range from $500-$600 per year. This procedure is in compliance with all TSSAA regulations.
FACTS TUITION MANAGEMENT
SBA uses FACTS Tuition Management for tuition payments. All SBA families must enroll annually with the FACTS Tuition Management Program. To view our FACTS Program page, please click here.
JAZZ OR SOUL BAND & SHOW CHOIR AUDITIONS
Students interested in auditioning for the Show Choir or Chamber Choir, please e-mail Mr. Gary Buss (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an audition. All auditions will take place June 1st at 10:00 am in the SBA choir room. Please bring at least one prepared piece of music (musical theatre, classical, sacred, pop, R&B, jazz, etc.) although you are encouraged to bring multiple pieces to demonstrate your vocal diversity. Also, please be ready to vocalize. All Show Choir candidates must be prepared to learn a short dance.
Students interested in auditioning for the SBA Jazz Band or Soul Band, please email Mr. Buss (email@example.com) for an audition time. Students who play an instrument and wish to join the SBA Band or Orchestra can add Concert Band, Beginning Band, or Orchestra without an audition. Students who wish to learn about music are invited to check out the Music Industry Classes.
In order for your child to receive his/her laptop, each student, and at least one parent, will be required to attend one of the MacBook distribution sessions scheduled for July 18-21. There will be morning and evening sessions to accommodate work schedules. As a reminder, when you receive your MacBook Air, you will also receive an approved laptop backpack that is required to carry the laptop, along with a power supply. Optional hard cases will be available for sale at each session.
Click here to schedule your session
MMI DINING SERVICES
St. Benedict at Auburndale has partnered with MMI Dining Systems to provide quality food services for our students, faculty, staff and guests. To view our Eagle Cafe page for more information, click here.
School uniform information is available in the Student Handbook and uniforms are available for purchase at Parker School Uniforms, 1658 Appling Road, Cordova, TN or online at www.parkersu.com. SBA will have a Used Uniform Sale June 7 in the foyer at the main entrance.
SBA spirit wear may be purchased on Thursdays during each lunch period. These items can be worn on Friday with the student's SBA uniform. Please click here to see our new spring spirit wear. During the summer, you may purchase spirit wear during the Used Uniform Sale on June 7 or at the school office. Please note summer office hours.
You can access the Student Handbook by clicking here. Here, you will find all you need to know about the rules and regulations for SBA students. The Handbook is updated and revised each summer so please check it again in August.
SOAR (Student Organizations and Registration)
SOAR will be on Monday, August 8 from 2:00-7:00 pm in the gym. A SOAR packet will be emailed later in the summer with forms and information you will need for that day. Parents are asked to attend one of the scheduled Parent Meetings that will be held during SOAR. The meeting times are 2:30 and 6:30 pm in the theater.
SUMMER PREP PROGRAM
SBA will offer summer prep classes in English and Math July 6-23. No Friday classes. These prep classes assist students in building a stronger foundation in these two academic areas. Faculty members will work intently on assisting students in areas that challenge them. English will cover basic skills in grammar, composition and literary techniques in preparation for Freshman English class. Math will cover remedial fractions, decimals, integers, and equations in preparation for Algebra 1. The Summer Prep application can be found here.
All students will be required to participate in the Summer Reading program. Please click here to view information about the Summer Reading program.
SUMMER MATH PACKET
We are pleased to offer each student who is enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II the opportunity to prepare for his/her upcoming course. This is an optional packet that, if successfully completed, may be substituted for your lowest quiz grade during the first quarter. Please click here to view information about the Summer Math Packets.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
Beginning June 6, 2016, office hours will be Monday - Thursday 8:30 am-1:00 pm. The school office is closed on Fridays.
Textbook information is now available on our website. Please click here to find information about textbooks for your students.