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Sunday, 09 December 2018 22:27

Early Release - PD

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On our last scheduled early release day for professional development all of our staff watched and discussed a short video called “Austin’s Butterfly”. The video is the story of a first grade student named Austin and the amazing progress he made on his drawing of a butterfly when given detailed and specific feedback from his classmates. It is interesting to watch the students led through the process of critiquing each draft in a constructive manner.…
Thursday, 04 October 2018 20:50


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We at HA have had a blessed start to the fall semester. We missed a minimal amount of school and suffered little damage in our area during the recent Hurricane. This during a time when many in our state have suffered much loss related to the storm. Many schools in NC have students that were left homeless and some have had to relocate classes to off campus sites due to the damage. We all are…
Monday, 13 August 2018 18:35

School Opening

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Dear Halifax Academy Parents, We hope all have had a productive and relaxing summer and are ready for another school year. I would like to thank everyone for making my first year at HA a memorable one. HA is a great place to work and go to school. It is a joy to work with each student and be a part of their academic, social, and spiritual development. As educators we strive to challenge ourselves…
Friday, 13 April 2018 17:59

Spring has finally arrived

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Spring has finally arrived and spring sports are in full swing. Congratulations to the baseball, softball, and soccer teams for their wins over Oakwood last Tuesday! It has been great watching each of these teams getting better with each competition. The Soccer team is currently 5 - 5 overall, the softball team is 10 - 1, the baseball team is 1 - 4, and JV baseball is 0 - 3 - 1. We congratulate all…
Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:21

A Growth Mindset?

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According to Carol Dweck, in a growth mindset, “people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments”. A growth mindset is opposed to a fixed mindset where people believe that their success or lack of success is due to their innate abilities, such as how smart…
Friday, 23 February 2018 18:59

Winter Success!

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Help us in congratulating several of our HA Vikings on their recent success. Many of our Beta members recently attended the State Beta convention in Greensboro where the scrapbook placed in the top five. Individually, Brewer Shearin placed second in poetry and Maddie Suiter placed third in photography. These two will represent Halifax Academy at the National Senior Beta convention in Savanna Georgia June 17-20, 2018. Way to go Brewer and Maddie!! Several of our…
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:24

Winter Sports: We get a little better everyday!

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The winter sports season seems to have flown by with only a few weeks left in the regular season. The varsity girls basketball team has played really well and now have a record of 13 – 1. The varsity boys started slow but have come on strong of late and it has been exciting to see them getting a little better each week. Our swim team and the JV basketball teams have also been showing…
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 19:39


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One of our mission’s here at HA is to create a culture of continuous growth academically, socially, and spiritually. Spiritually, we all share a purpose of serving God and serving others in His name. With this in mind, I am so proud of our HA students for packing 145 shoeboxes, plus the $9 shipping for each, PLUS extra money for The Greatest Journey booklets. Sharing the Gospel, one shoebox at the time! More pictures of…
Thursday, 16 November 2017 16:40

Successful Fall Sports Season

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Congratulations to our football team on finishing runner up in the state in the 1A division. The team lost in a very hard fought contest by a score of 25 to 24 last Saturday afternoon. I was very proud of our student athletes for their hard work and fight right up to the end of the game. They truly left all they had on the field. The way our team and parents rallied around one…