R-MA Events and Press Releases

Summer School: Calling All Filmmakers!

R-MA Adds Filmmaking to Summer Class Offerings

Film-making is a new course offering for this year's summer school electives. Randolph-Macon Academy’s Summer Programs have announced that Filmmaking will be added as a new elective class for the summer of 2014.   The new Filmmaking class teaches students the extensive details for cinematography, and by the end of the course the student will have a fully completed mini “epic” film! 

Students Win Winter Sports Awards

Student athletes in both the Middle School and Upper School were recently honored for their athletic accomplishments: 

Boys’ Varsity Basketball

Chris Rowe ’14 – Coaches’ Award
Troy White ’14 – Coaches’ Award
Carson Holder ’14 – Most Valuable Player

Delaney Athletic Conference Honors
Carson Holder ’14 – DAC 1st Team
Chris Rowe ’14 – DAC Honorable Mention

Front Royal Summer Camp Expands Grade Levels

R-MA Summer Camp Invites Rising
Fifth Grade Students to Have Fun!

100% Success for Falcon Scholars!

Following the previous year’s success in the Falcon Foundation Program (in which R-MA Falcon Scholars George Beals and Carissa Vaccaro earned appointments to and are now at the United States Air Force Academy, a.k.a. USAFA), Randolph-Macon Academy welcomed five Falcon Scholars for the 2013-2014 school year. This year’s Falcon Scholars include Patrick Coleman from Delaware, Jordan Wiggins from Ohio, Naji Bseiso from California, Matthew Sefton from Illinois, and Jewel Davidson from Virginia.

Faculty & Staff Quarterly Awards Announced

Randolph-Macon Academy has announced the employee and staff award winners from the first two quarters of the 2013-14 school year. 

1st Quarter Awards 2013-14
Mentor - Christine Meyer, Director of Development
Faculty - Jonathan Kuiper, Upper School Math Teacher
Team - Housekeeping Department
Employee - Jim Corby, Transportation Department

Middle School Student Wins District VFW Essay Contest

Randolph-Macon Academy sixth grade student John Mark Secrist has won first place at the district level in the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Patriot Pen Essay contest. The district includes all public and private middle schools and homeschoolers in Winchester, Front Royal, Berryville, Luray, Edinburg, Elkton, Shenandoah, and Timberville. 

Randolph-Macon Academy Announces New Online Store

R-MA has partnered with MyLocker.net for online apparel. To complement the campus bookstore and Alumni Association sales, Randolph-Macon Academy has partnered with MyLocker.net for online school apparel ranging from T-shirts and sweatshirts to bathrobes and hats.

Spring Family Day Activities April 24th & 25th

Randolph-Macon Academy
Spring Family Day 

Thursday, April 24th Activities

Middle School Jacket Jubilee Carnival
Middle School Pavilion 1:00 -4:00 p.m.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Individual Classrooms 3:30 – 5:30 p.m
Parents needing a conference with an Upper School Faculty member or Middle School Faculty member should contact the teacher directly via email
R-MA’s 2nd Annual One Act Festival
Little Theatre 4:00 p.m. 

The Ring Ceremony: A Military School Tradition

The class ring is a symbol of the bond between classmates and loyalty to the military school. The Randolph-Macon Academy family, including cadets, teachers, staff, alumni, and parents, gathered in Boggs Chapel on Monday, March 24, 2014 for the 12th Annual Ring Ceremony. Ring ceremonies are a time-honored tradition at military schools throughout the U.S., and for the cadets receiving rings on Monday, that sense of tradition permeated the very air. 

Spring Break March 28 - April 6

Randolph-Macon Academy Spring Break will begin after classes on March 28th. Boarding students need to return on April 6th. Classes resume April 7th. 

Admission, Finance, and Development offices will be open during Spring Break.

Randolph-Macon Academy Students Claim Awards at Regional Science Fair

Ten Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) Middle School students took the stage for the Shenandoah Valley Regional Science Fair competition at James Madison University on March 11, 2014.

R-MA Air Force Junior ROTC Receives "Exceeds Standards" in Inspection

The Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, VA, earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”….the highest rating attainable during their rated unit evaluation on October 29, 2013. Air Force Junior ROTC instructors Lt Col Ronald G. McManus, Lt Col Barry Sebring, Master Sergeant Stephen Pederson, and Master Sergeant Doug French created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with an excellent community outreach.

38th Military School Band Festival

Randolph-Macon Academy hosted the 38th Military School Band Festival February 21-23, 2014, from Friday morning at 8:00 am, through the Festival Concert on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 pm, which was performed as part of the AMCSUS (Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States) 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria. 

Victor Marshall '14 Flies Solo in Airplane

Front Royal, VA—While the rest of Virginia was focused on the incoming snowstorm that would eventually dump over a foot of snow on the Commonwealth, Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA) senior Victor Marshall had his eyes set on something else entirely: completing his first solo flight. It was a dream he had given up on, but on February 11, 2014, he made it happen. 

A STEM-tastic Time!

Submitted by Susan Gillette

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