Spring semester’s “week of prayer” challenges our Knight Nation to remember their commitment to be people of God. Every student is in a different place in their walk with Christ, but each student is challenged to make steps forward in their relationship with Jesus. The spiritual emphasis was on how to overcome temptation. Pastor Andre Arrais laid out the tools found in God’s word for successfully resisting temptation.
SVA choir students prepared for months to attend Music Festival this year. Then, they sang for hours with hundreds of other young people in preparation for their mass musical performance at the Meyerson in Dallas, TX. The performance featured historic pieces such as the German Requiem and the Hallelujah chorus along with energetic pieces including Cert’nly Lord and All That Hath Life and Breath. In addition to the choral performances, the band and symphony featured rousing pieces for the audience to enjoy.
A Trip to Tournament
Each January, basketball players from across the United States converge in Keene, TX for the Annual SWAU Hoops Classic. This year, the Knights endeavored to defend their title, while the Lady Knights pressed with the hope of reclaiming a title. Game after game, SVA students fought towards their goals. Friday found both teams in contention for playoffs. After a Sabbath rest that included impacting worship times hosted by Southwestern’s Office of Spiritual Development, the Knights stepped on the court to play for 3rd in the Small School Men’s Division. Despite starter injuries and only one sub, the Knights fought for the win and took 3rd place. Afterwards, the Lady Knights warmed up for their Championship game in the Small School Women’s Division. Even though the SVA ladies out-hustled their opponents and worked them hard, they weren’t able to pull enough shots to clench the win. However, they took home an impressive 2nd place finish to round out the tournament. Way to play your hearts out SVA!
Sandia View Academy believes that service to others is an integral part of a person’s life. Once a month, students take time out of their studies to “give back”. They bake cookies, help the local food bank, clean up yards, sing to and visit with elderly, or provide worship to and play with younger students at sister schools. As a result, students experience the value of giving of themselves to those around them.
Gymnasts Press Their Skills at Acrofest
Sandia View’s gymnastics students traveled to Acrofest in Tennessee this fall to improve their skills, create connections, and perform. Gymnasts attended a variety of clinics ranging from tumbling, mini-tramp, handstands, L-based Acro, pyramids, and more. They worshiped with hundreds of athletes for Sabbath and performed before enthusiastic audience Saturday night. Despite being sore and tired, the athletes were pumped about the new skills and knowledge they obtained.
Professionals Share Their Careers
Sandia View Academy hosted its second annual Career Day this October. Professionals from fields such as flight nursing, emergency charge nursing, pastoral ministries, computer information systems, computer manufacturing, and firefighting visited our campus to share their life calling with our young people. Stories were shared, mock emergencies were handled, and world views were expanded.
SVA Student Leaders Attend SWUC Conference
Sandia View Academy’s Student Association officers and class officers attended a leadership conference hosted by Southwestern Adventist University and the Southwestern Union Conference. They attended seminars and group sessions that provided useful tools and ideas to make them better leaders. They networked with students from other high schools and colleges. The students encouraged each other and worshipped together through out the weekend. Returning to SVA, they brought back better understandings of leadership, more tools, friends from across the United States, and memories for a lifetime.
Biology Students Unplug to Connect
Biology class took its annual trip to visit the biomes of New Mexico. They traversed mountains, deserts, and rivers to capture each biome’s flora and fauna. Species were identified, photographed, and tagged by GPS. Changes in the environment and species of the biomes were compared. As students unplugged from the day-to-day events and electronics and ventured into the wilderness, they connected with the commonplace, the evasive, and the exotic species in the natural world around them. The week was topped off with a camping trip to Bandelier.
Do You Wish to Join Our SVA Family?
We are now registering for grades 9-12 for the upcoming school year. Sandia View Academy seeks students who are committed to growing academically, spiritually, physically, and socially. Therefore, students applying to Sandia View Academy must be admitted by the admissions committee prior to registering. Join our SVA family today! For more information, contact us or visit the Prospective Students Page.
SVA Wish List
- Clorox disinfecting wipes 3-packs
- Boxes of Kleenex
- Bottles of hand sanitizer
- Scotch Tape
- PE Equipment (high school rated) : 8 Soccer Balls, 6 Tachikara Volleyballs, 5 basketballs, 4 footballs, 4 floor-hockey pucks
- 2 Cases of 8.5×11 Copy paper (yes, we could use some more)
- Six walkie-talkies (Motorola talkabout MJ270R) $47.00 for two on Amazon Thank You!
- 10 Lab preserved specimens for dissection
- 32 Heart-rate monitors for PE
- Four Epson EX31 projectors with USB ports
- AA and AAA Batteries Thank You!!!
9V BatteriesThank You!!
- 2 Cases of 8.5×11 Copy paper THANK YOU!
25 New Computers for computer labTHANK YOU!! 25 books for class set of Call of the Wild by Jack LondonThank You!! 2 replacement windshields for school vans (Ford and Dodge)THANK YOU!!
About Sandia View Academy
Sandia View Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist High School located in Corrales, New Mexico. Our mission is to provide a quality Christian secondary education in a climate that promotes a relationship with Jesus Christ and a desire to fulfill His commission of service. Contact Us