Category Archives: Students

Anything relating to student devices

Read books on your iPad [for fun, not for class]

If you’d like to “check out” ebooks on your iPad, there are TWO ways:
The MackinVia app already on your iPad. CLICK HERE for instructions on setting yours up. CLICK HERE for an article on using MackinVia for research. 

RBDigital is available in the App Portal. It allows you to check out up to three digital items using your Middle Georgia Regional Library account. If you have a PINES card, you can check out material from the local library!

CLICK HERE for instructions. CLICK HERE to go to the library’s RBDigital website.

A note re: Senior Portraits

A note regarding Senior Portraits for the Class of 2019:

In an effort to reduce costs, The Academy is offering two free sessions of senior formal portraits with our professional photographer, Maryann Bates. It is mandatory for all seniors to use this photographer in order for their picture to appear in their senior yearbook . All portraits will be taken in the yearbook room located downstairs in the Zuver Center. Sessions are:

  • Tuesday, August 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, August 14, beginning at noon, following Senior Orientation

Portrait Sessions: Registration

It is important that you choose a time slot for one of these free sessions. To sign up, please visit this link:

You can also find this on our website at –> Parents & Students –> Other Resources –> Student Photos.

**Seniors who arrive without registering will be photographed on a first-come, first-served basis as time allows.

Portrait Sessions: Makeup Dates

After the free portrait sessions are completed, makeup sessions will be based on the photographer’s availability. Please note that a sitting fee of $125 will be charged to each family prior to a makeup portrait session. The link for payment along with dates and time slots will be shared with families later in the semester.

Attire and Appearance

Mount de Sales will provide tuxes for boys and drapes for girls at the sessions. Hair must be clean and appropriate per school guidelines. Girls may wear simple earrings and a necklace.  All seniors must arrive portrait-ready as time will not allow for additional styling.

Final Photos

Families will choose one of four poses. A final edit will be done on one selected photo of those choices. This one photo will be sent to you via email as well as placed in the yearbook.

Jenny Barker, Upper School English teacher, will be serving as the yearbook advisor. She will be in contact with seniors and parents with any updates to portraits as well as any special requests regarding senior features in the yearbook.