New to the Nest Information

New to the Nest

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.  

Click Here for 2018-19 Calendar Highlights

2018 New Family Orientation PowerPoint



Click here to download a PDF version of this document.


Athletic Program

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 Info Flyer


If you have questions about a particular sport, please contact:

Boys Basketball - For more information, click here to contact Coach Rob Sabau.  Click here for information about evaluations.

Girls Basketball - For more information, click here to contact Coach Caleb Marcum.  Click here for information about evaluations.

Football - For more information, click here to contact Coach John Cooley. Click here to check out our upcoming football events.

Boys and Girls Golf - For more information, click here to contact Coach Barbara Hervey.

Boys Soccer - For more information, click here to contact Coach Nick Dressman.

Girls Soccer - For more information, click here to contact Coach Hugh Jackson.  Click here for information about evaluations.

Volleyball - For more information, click here to contact Coach Sammie Ruttan.  Click here for information about evaluations.

Baseball - For more information, click here to contact Coach Brandon Patton.  Click here for information about evaluations.

Softball - For more information, click here to contact Coach Ashley Scarborough.

Boys Lacrosse - For more information about the program, click here to contact Coach Steve Shipowitz.

Girls Lacrosse - For more information about the program, click here to contact Coach Nesto Rivas.

Dead Period - The TSSAA mandated Dead Period is June 24-July 7.  During this period, the SBA athletic facilities will be closed.

Sports Physicals - Physicals are required by the TSSAA for all athletes.  We will have a all-school physical day on May 2 from 3:30-6:00 pm.  This is a FREE physical evaluation.  You may use your family physician if you prefer.
Personal Family Physician Form - click here
Campbell Clinic Form - click here

For more information about all sports, please visit and click on the specific sport. 

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.

Band Program

SBA is excited about our new opportunities for musicians. 

  • Orchestra – for string musicians (violin, viola, cello, bass)

  • Beginning Band – for students who missed the opportunity to learn a band instrument, but are still interested in being in band.

  • Guitar Class – a unique opportunity not offered by many schools, this will be an acoustic accompaniment style class.

We will continue our Concert Band and Rock & Soul Band.  Both require auditions.  For more information about band, click here to contact Ms. Naomi Ziegler

Choral Program

Students interested in Concert Choir, Vocal Fusion, or Women's Chorale should contact Mr. Michael Williams for more information about participation, applicable auditions, responsibilities, and opportunities related to our growing choral music program ( Auditions, if needed, are scheduled per individual student via email with the director. Students are highly encouraged to consider being a part of the choral program at SBA - it really is a great place to be. Mr. Williams strives to make the program a haven where students can come to dive into music, create, and explore. The choral program at SBA is growing, and we want students who desire a place to belong, to experience music, and to find a group of friends that will be with them throughout their high school journey. Choir is for everyone: artists, athletes, scholars, young women, and young men. "Your job is to be brave enough to try - my job is to teach you how to do it successfully. Come join us. We really do want you here."

1:1 Laptop Program and MacBook Distribution

1:1 Laptop Program

  • Each student is required to lease a 13” MacBook Air through SBA.
  • The Technology Fee covers the annual lease, insurance policy and charger for each student.
  • Each student and one parent will be required to attend a MacBook Distribution session in July. At that time the student will be issued a 13” MacBook Air and accessories.
  • MacBook laptops will not be distributed to students who do not have an active FACTS agreement.


MacBook Distribution
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 to be scheduled in late July.  A link to schedule your session will be emailed to parents this summer.

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.

New to the Nest Family Orientation

All freshman and transfer families are encouraged to attend this event, Wednesday, April 18 at 6:00 pm in the SBA Theater.

Student Uniforms

School uniform information is available in the Student Handbook.  We are transitioning to a new uniform provider at this time.  Uniforms will be available for purchase in June. 

Our uniform company will be:

Dennis Uniforms
7846 Trinity Rd Ste 111
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 522-6652

Spirit Shop

SBA spirit wear may be purchased twice a month on Thursdays during each lunch period.  These items can be worn on Friday with the student's SBA uniform.  We also have an online Spirit Shop during the school year.  The shop is open once a month and offers many items not available from the school Spirit Shop.  During the summer, you may purchase spirit wear at the school office.

Click here for more information about our Spirit Shop.

Student Handbook

The 2018-2019 Student Handbook will be available later this summer.

SOAR (Student Organizations & Registration)

SOAR (Student Organizations and Registration)
SOAR will be on Thursday, August 2 from 8:30 - 11:30am and 5:00 - 6:30pm in the gym.  A SOAR packet will be emailed later in the summer with forms and information you will need for that day. 

Summer Reading

All students will be required to complete a summer reading assignment.  Click here for more information about this assignment.

Summer Math Packet

All students enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II will be required to participate in the Summer Math program.  Click here for more information about this assignment.


SBA will offer Summer Prep Boot Camp for incoming freshman to strengthen their skills in English and math. 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.

 Camp dates: July 9-12

 Cost:   $100 for one academic area (English OR math)
             $175 for both academic areas (English AND math)

Time: English 8:30am - 10:15am
          Math 10:30am - 12:15pm

Click here to register

Minimum enrollment required for class to begin.  Money will be refunded in the event we do not have minimum enrollment.

For more information contact Dr. Elizabeth Fischer

Textbook Information

St. Benedict utilizes MBS Direct as our official textbook partner.  The online Bookstore (MBS Direct) will open July 5.  All registered students will receive a schedule with course listing via email the same day.  Official schedules will be sent the first week in August. 

Freshmen and Transfer students should not download digital books until you have your MacBook. Your instructors will help you download your books the first week of school. 

Click here for more information about purchasing textbooks.