2017-2018 Calendar
Revised: 11/28/17
AUGUST 1 (Tuesday): 6:30 p.m. High School Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes
AUGUST 14 (Monday): HS Fall Sports Practice Begins
AUGUST 16-17 (Wednesday-Thursday): New Teacher Orientation
AUGUST 21-25 (Monday-Friday): Professional Development
AUGUST 22 (Tuesday): 6:30 p.m. Middle School Sports Meeting for Parents & Athletes
AUGUST 28 (Monday): Hello Academy Night!
SEPTEMBER 4 (Monday): Labor Day
SEPTEMBER 5 (Tuesday):
This is the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL for 6th, 9th Grade, and Elementary School Students
Elementary School: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
6th & 9th Grade: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 6 (Wednesday):
7th-8th & 10th-12th First DAY OF SCHOOL
Elementary School: 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Middle & High School: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SEPTEMBER 7 (Thursday): Middle School Fall Sports Begin
SEPTEMBER 16 (Saturday): HCA 13th Annual Fall Festival
SEPTEMBER 17-18 (Sunday-Monday): Senior Leadership Retreat
SEPTEMBER 25 (Monday): 6:00-7:30 p.m. WATCH D.O.G.S Kick Off/Pizza Night
SEPTEMBER 27 (Wednesday): See You at the Pole
OCTOBER 2-6 (Monday - Friday): MAP Testing (Grades 2nd-5th)
OCTOBER 2-6 (Monday - Friday): Middle & High School Spiritual Life Week
OCTOBER 11 (Wednesday):
PSAT Exam-8th & 9th Grade
ASVAB-10th grade
PSAT/NMSQT Exam-11th Grade
OCTOBER 16-17 (Monday & Tuesday): MAP Testing Grades 6th-8th
OCTOBER 17 (Tuesday): Picture Retake Day
OCTOBER 19 & 20 (Thursday & Friday): Professional Development 
(School Not In Session)
OCTOBER 30 (Monday): Middle School Boys Basketball & HS Girls Hockey Begins
NOVEMBER 2 & 3 (Thursday & Friday):
ALL-SCHOOL (Grades KD-12) Parent, Student, Teacher Conferences
Thursday, November 2nd: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (School Not In Session)
Friday, November 3rd: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm (School Not In Session)
NOVEMBER 5 (Sunday): Daylight Saving Time Ends (Fall Back)
NOVEMBER 9, 10 & 11 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday): Senior Showcase 
NOVEMBER 10 (Friday): Veteran’s Day (Observed)
NOVEMBER 13 (Monday): HS Girls Basketball, HS Alpine Skiing, HS Boys Hockey & HS Nordic Begins
NOVEMBER 16 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. All School Band Concert
NOVEMBER 20 (Monday): HS Boys Basketball & Wrestling Begins
NOVEMBER 22 (Wednesday):
9:30-11:30 a.m. KP-5th Grade Grandparents’/Grand-Persons’ Day Open House
11:00 a.m. Students may leave with their Grandparents
11:30 a.m. All School Dismissed
NOVEMBER 22 (Wednesday): Professional Development (School Not In Session after 11:30 a.m.)
NOVEMBER 23 & 24 (Thursday, Friday): THANKSGIVING BREAK (School Not In Session)
NOVEMBER 27 (Monday): HS Boys Swimming Begins
DECEMBER 2, (Saturday): 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. HCA LifeWay Book Fair & More! (LifeWay, Maple Grove)
DECEMBER 7 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. Christmas All School Choir & Orchestra Concert
DECEMBER 20 (Wednesday): 9:35 a.m. All School Christmas Encounter (Parents Welcome!)
DECEMBER 20 (Wednesday):
Kindergarten Preparatory -Grade 5-Classroom Open House for Parents and Christmas Programs
1:00-1:45 p.m. Preschool and Elementary Program
1:45-2:15 p.m. Preschool and Elementary Open Houses
DECEMBER 21-JANUARY 1, 2018-CHRISTMAS BREAK (School Not In Session)
JANUARY 4 (Thursday): MS Girls Basketball Begins
JANUARY 8-12 (Monday-Friday): MAP Testing (Grades 2nd-5th)
JANUARY 8 (Monday) 7:15 a.m.: Donuts with Dads (Watch D.O.G.S Sponsored Event)
JANUARY 12 (Friday): Semester I Ends
JANUARY 15 (Monday): Martin Luther King Day-Professional Development (School Not In Session)
JANUARY 16 (Tuesday): Semester 2 Begins
JANUARY 16-JANUARY 19 (Tuesday - Friday): Middle & High School Homecoming Week
JANUARY 19 (Friday): Homecoming Games
JANUARY 20 (Saturday): High School Homecoming Winter Social
JANUARY 23 (Tuesday): 7:00 p.m. Community Information Night This meeting is for prospective students and those in the community who are interested in the Academy.
JANUARY 31 (Wednesday): Kindy Connection
FEBRUARY 5 (Monday): Middle School Transition Meeting
FEBRUARY 8 (Thursday): 7:00 p.m. 5th & 6th Grade Musical
FEBRUARY 12 (Monday): High School Transition Meeting
FEBRUARY 14 (Wednesday): Ash Wednesday & Valentine’s Day
FEBRUARY 19 (Monday): Presidents’ Day (School Not In Session)
MARCH 2 (Friday): 6th & 8th Grade Science Fair
MARCH 5 (Monday): 6:30 p.m. Elementary/ Middle School Concert (Band, Choir, Orchestra)
MARCH 8 (Thursday): 7:45 a.m.: PSAT-10
MARCH 8 (Thursday): 4:00-8:00 p.m. ALL-SCHOOL KP-Grade 12 Parent/Teacher Conferences
(After the regular school day)
MARCH 8th (Thursday): 7:00 p.m. - High School Nashville Tour Concert
MARCH 9 (Friday): 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ALL-SCHOOL KP-Grade 12 Parent/Student/Teacher
Conferences (School Not In Session)
MARCH 11 (Sunday): Daylight Saving Time Begins (Spring Ahead)
MARCH 12 (Monday): HS Softball Practice & Track & Field Practice Begin
MARCH 18 (Sunday)-MARCH 26 (Monday): Senior Capstone Trip to Poland
MARCH 19 (Monday): HS Baseball & HS Golf Begins
MARCH 19 (Monday):
6:30 p.m. Elementary Program Grades 1st-2nd (Attendance Required)
7:30 p.m. Elementary Program Grades 3rd-4th (Attendance Required)
MARCH 26 (Monday): HS Tennis Begins
APRIL 2 (Monday): HS Lacrosse Begins
APRIL 3 (Tuesday): School Resumes
APRIL 5 (Thursday): MS Spring Sports Begin
 APRIL 5 (Thursday) - APRIL 9th (MONDAY): Band, Choir, and Orchestra Nashville Tour
APRIL 10-13 (Tuesday-Friday): Standardized Testing Week: TERRANOVA3
Please, no absences except for illness
APRIL 16 (Monday): Solo & Ensemble Night
APRIL 21 (Saturday): Spring Formal 2018
APRIL 27 & 28 (Friday & Saturday): TBD Theatre Arts Program
MAY 1-4 (Tuesday-Friday): MAP Testing (2nd-5th Grade)
MAY 3 (Thursday): National Day of Prayer
MAY 5 (Saturday): HS State Solo/Ensemble Contest
MAY 7-9 (Monday-Wednesday): Eagle Olympics 
Monday-Kdg.-1st Grade
Tuesday-2nd-3rd Grade
Wednesday-4th & 5th Grade
MAY 7-11 (Monday-Friday): MAP Testing (6th-8th Grade)
MAY 10 (Thursday): 6:30 p.m. Middle & High School Band, Choir & Orchestra Pops Concert
MAY 11 (Friday): Kindergarten Graduation 
12:30-1:30 p.m. KDG 3 Day Graduation 
1:30- 2:30 p.m. KDG 5 Day Graduation
MAY 12 (Saturday): TBD High School Spring Formal
MAY 14 (Monday): 8:15-9:45 a.m. 8th Grade Recognition
MAY 14-18 (Monday-Friday): 1:45 p.m. Elementary Recognition Programs (In Classrooms) 
Monday, May 14: 1st Grade
Tuesday, May 15: 2nd & 3rd Grade
Thursday, May 17: 4th Grade
Friday, May 18: 5th Grade
MAY 16 (Wednesday): 12:30 p.m. Middle & High School Recognition Ceremony 
Attendance required of Grade 6-12 Students
MAY 17 (Thursday): 1:45 p.m. KP3 & 4 Program
MAY 18 (Friday): 11:00 a.m. KP3 Program
MAY 18 (Friday): 1:45 p.m. KP4 Program
MAY 20 (Sunday): Senior Baccalaureate
MAY 21-24 (Monday-Thursday): MS/HS FINAL EXAMS
MAY 23 (Wednesday): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for Kindergarten Preparatory M/W/F & Kindergarten M/W/F
MAY 24 (Thursday): LAST DAY OF SCHOOL for KP-Grade 12
Elementary Picnic Day
Dismissed at 12:00 p.m.
MAY 24 (Thursday): Second Semester Ends
MAY 25 (Friday): 7:00 p.m. GRADUATION, CLASS OF 2018
Professional Development