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Athletic Banquet

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 04/13/16

The 2015-2016 Sylva-Bay Academy Athletic Banquet will be held Friday, April 29, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Life Church in Laurel, MS.

Tickets will be provided by the Booster Club for all SBA jr. high and high school athletes who sign up. Tickets for parents and guests will be $15.00 each. There will be a sign-up sheet in Mrs. Cari Ely's office. Please sign up by Wednesday, April 27th.

It is EXTREMELY important to sign up as this is a catered meal.


Thank you!
SBA Booster Club


by Sylva-Bay Academy on 02/02/16

We will have early dismissal today at 1:30 due to severe weather.

2015-2016 SBA Who's Who

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 01/22/16

Announcing the 2015-2016 Who's Who! Congratulations students!

Most Intellectual Boy:  Knute Malone     

Most Intellectual Girl:  Delaney Bassett and Camryn Graves

Most Likely to Succeed Boy:  Laban Blakeney  

Most Likely to Succeed Girl:  Bailey  Gilbert

Most Dependable Boy:    Garrett Ballard

Most Dependable Girl:   Ansley Johnson

Most Athletic Boy:   Kendrick Abney            

Most Athletic Girl:    Abby Odom

Most Involved Boy:  Zach Moss           

Most Involved Girl:   Abby Odom        

Best Sense of Humor Boy:  Austin Knotts               

Best Sense of Humor Girl:  Bailey Gilbert

Most Likely to be Famous Boy:  Chase York         

Most Likely to be Famous Girl:  Delaney Bassett

Most Creative Boy:   Laban Blakeney

Most Creative Girl:  Mandy Dupree    

Most Flirtatious Boy:   Austin Knotts

Most Flirtatious Girl:   Dakota Rogers                        

Most Courteous Boy:   Garrett Ballard

Most Courteous Girl:    Ansley Johnson   

Most School Spirit Boy:    Zach Moss

Most School Spirit Girl:   Abby Odom                  

Most Talkative Boy:   Cole Harris and Nathan Milton

Most Talkative Girl:   Sarah Hancock    

Sophisticated Senior:   Cole Harris

Jolliest Junior:   Coalton Westbrook

Silliest Sophomore:  Paxton McKee


Most Athletic Boy:  Phillip Anderson           

Most Athletic Girl:   Kolten Blakeney

Best Sense of Humor Boy:  Malcom Edwards

Best Sense of Humor Girl:   Blakely Pickle    

Most Involved Boy:   Tanner Cotten

Most Involved Girl:   Kolten Blakeney

Most Creative Boy:    Jess White                           

Most Creative Girl:   Lillie Valentine   

Most Flirtatious Boy:   Atlee Hamm                                  

Most Flirtatious Girl:   Anna Henderson

Most Courteous Boy:    Will Hendry

Most Courteous Girl:    Ruth Odom

Most Talkative Boy:    Austin Thornton

Most Talkative Girl:     Blakely Pickle               

Most School Spirit Boy:    Phillip Anderson 

Most School Spirit Girl:   Carson Ward

Funniest Freshman:     Phillip Anderson

Enthusiastic Eighth Grader:   Cambell Graves

Sneakiest Seventh Grader:   Denver Westbrook         

Raffle Winners!

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 12/08/15

Tonight the winners of the 2015 Raffle were drawn! Congratulations to all of the winners!!

$5000- Kristi Bean
$2500- Jennifer Pace
$1500- Eli Blackwell
$400- Tyrone & DeMarla Butler
$300- Keith Ballard
$200- Jacky Odom
$100- Shannon & Stan Gregory

Sylva-Bay softball team competes in MAIS State Tournament

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 10/02/15

The softball team places 2nd in the MAIS South State Tournament.  They will now go on to compete in the MAIS Class AA State Tournament that will take place October 3-5th.  Their first game will be against Canton Academy on October 3, 2015 at 11 am at Shiloh Park in Brandon, MS.  If you have the time this weekend, please come out and support your Sylva-Bay Saints!  You can see the bracket at .

Uniform company on Site at SBA

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 09/21/15

SBA's uniform company will be on site at SBA Thursday, October 8th from 3:00-5:30 pm.  Please visit the gym lobby to browse styles and sizes for Fall/Winter!

Support Our Troops T-shirts for Sale!

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 09/01/15

This year, Sylva-Bay Academy would like to pay tribute to our troops!  Students will be able to wear these shirts to school on September 18th and we ask that everyone wear them to the game on September 18th!  Deadline to order the T-shirts is September 9th.  All proceeds will go to The Fisher House, which provides military families housing close to their loved ones during hospitalization for illness, disease, or injury.  

Changes to 2015 Varsity Football Schedule!

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 08/23/15

MAIS has made some changes to our football schedule.  Please take note of the changes made to the next 4 varsity football games.  

     2015 Varsity Football Schedule
UPDATED 8/21/15
Date Opponent Home/Away Kickoff
21-Aug Central Holmes Christian School Home 7:00
28-Aug Leake Academy Away 7:00
4-Sep Columbus Academy Away 7:00
11-Sep Prentiss Christian School Home 7:00
18-Sep Columbia Academy Home 7:00
25-Sep OPEN WEEK    
2-Oct Wayne Academy Away 7:00
9-Oct Heidelberg Academy Away 7:00
16-Oct Winston Academy */** Home 7:00
23-Oct Newton Academy Home 7:00
Bold denotes District Games
* Homecoming 
** Senior Night

2015-2016 Open Houses

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 07/20/15

SBA K3 through 2nd Grade open house will be August 6, 2015, beginning at 6 pm. Please make plans to visit your child's classroom to bring supplies and become acquainted with your child's teacher. 

Staff reports August 6 from 8:00 am until 3 pm for Teacher Orientation. 

Classroom preparation for teachers will be held 8/7/2015. 

Students report August 10 at 8:00 am!

Go Saints!

Uniform Company On Site Visit

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 07/02/15

Uniforms and Accessories of Meridian will be on site at SBA July 8 from 12:30 to 5:30. Dressing rooms available for sizing try-ons!

Go Saints!

Uniform Free Day tomorrow

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 05/14/15

Tomorrow, Friday, May 15 is uniform-free day at SBA. Please remember to abide by the dress code. Go Saints!

Athletic Banquet

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 04/21/15

The Athletic Banquet has been moved to Saturday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. If anyone needs to make changes to their attendance status, please contact Cari Ely at 601-764-2157 tomorrow morning.

Retirement Reception

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 04/10/15

A Retirement Reception will be held to honor Mrs. Glenda's Winn's years of dedicated service to Sylva-Bay Academy families. All current and former students, parents and friends are invited on April 21, beginning at 6:oo pm in the SBA Cafeteria. SBA's Elementary Awards program will begin at 7:00 pm in the gym.

Athletic Banquet

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 04/01/15

 The Athletic Banquet will be held on Friday April 24th.  All SBA student athletes will receive a free dinner.  All other guests and family members will be $15.00 each.  All athletes and guests must sign up to attend in Mrs. Cari's office.  The deadline to sign up to attend is Friday April 10th.  Please make checks payable to SBA Booster Club.

Uniform Sale going on NOW!!

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 04/01/15

Uniforms and Accessories of Meridian is hosting a 10% off sale right now on their website! Order now through April 4 to receive 10% off PLUS free shipping! (Note: The discount will be reflected after the transaction is completed)

Uniform Free Day

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 03/17/15

This Friday, March 20, will be a Uniform free day at SBA. 

Please remember to abide by SBA's dress code. See handbook for details. 

Go Saints!

Attention Senior Students and Parents:

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 03/16/15

FAFSA Workshop today at SBA 3:30 - 5:30! Come for assistance in filing your college bound student's Federal paperwork. The FAFSA is required for the Jasper County Tuition Guarantee Program. Senior parents, this is your best opportunity to receive free assistance in filling out this required form!

Baseball Game Reschedule

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 02/24/15

Today's baseball game against Newton has been rescheduled. The game will be played this Saturday, February 28, beginning at 11:00 with JH. This game will be followed by Varsity at approximately 1:00 pm. These games will be played at SBA.

Don't forget SBA's Beauty and Beau Pageant, which will begin at 2:00 in the gym. (Pageant photos begin at Noon)

Go Saints!

Cheer for the Lady Saints!

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 02/16/15

SBA Lady Saints will be playing at 1:00 tomorrow in the MAIS State Basketball Tournament. Players will be leave at 10:00 a.m. Good Luck Ladies! Go Saints!!!!

Valentine's Day Balloons

by Sylva-Bay Academy on 02/09/15

Don't forget your Valentine this Friday! Order your Valentine's Balloons today!

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