Milo Adventist Academy in the News

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Milo students assist the community with chores on Neighbor Day
MILO—Raking leaves, chopping wood and trimming berry bushes were just some of the ways 100 Milo Adventist Academy students participated in Neighbor Day recently to help needy and elderly neighbors.
Milo Adds Free-Range Eggs to Agriculture Program
According to Jeff Birth, Milo's agriculture director, in addition to providing eggs for the cafeteria, the now-grown chickens provide assistance with pest management in the gardens and accelerate the compost operation.
Milo Adventist Academy harvests chicken eggs for meals and profit
After a donor gave Milo Adventist Academy 350 chicks last March, the school is now harvesting eggs daily for both meals and profit. Since August, about a dozen high school students participating in the school’s agricultural program are now gathering about 220 eggs daily.
Andrieux Honored for 50 Years of Service
Gale Crosby, Oregon Conference education superintendent, and Randy Thornton, Milo Adventist Academy principal, honored Milo veteran educator Al Andrieux on Oct. 7, 2017, during Milo's alumni weekend.
Milo Academy Hosts Firefighters
In early August, lightning strikes ignited more than a dozen wildfires east of Milo Adventist Academy near Tiller, Ore. Milo provided the firefighters an ideal location to set up camp near the fires known as the Falcon Complex but outside the danger zone.
Volunteers Bless Milo Academy
Troy Epperly, a retiree and home builder from Port Orchard, Wash., and his wife, Dorothy, are the latest in a long stream of volunteers who have blessed Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., with their labors of love.
Milo Teams With Business Partners for Summer Work Program
Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was faced with a challenge. Students needed summer jobs in order to be able to return to school in the fall, but there was a smaller budget with which to pay them.
Milo Student Chaplain Leads Worship With Chris Tomlin
Contemporary Christian artist and worship leader Chris Tomlin gave a $3,000 Taylor guitar to a Milo Academy student during a recent concert in Eugene, Ore.
Milo Staff Focus on Discipleship
Staff at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., have been praying this year for God to use them to make a difference in the lives of their students. Chad Reisig, Milo Academy Church pastor, says it all started at Together As One in Eugene, Ore., a few months ago.
Pathfinder Scholarship Changes Life
“I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to say that phrase with no doubt in my mind it was true.
Milo Hosts 'CROSS Training'
In February Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., hosted “CROSS Training,” a high school worship conference focused on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus in an age of uncertainty. Students came from Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, McMinnville and Salem to join Milo students for the weekend.
Unexpected Adventure Leads to Milo
Quiroz's younger sister had been accepted to attend Milo Adventist Academy, and the family drove up from California to help her get settled in. Having no intentions of enrolling, Quiroz only brought clothes for the weekend.
Milo Student Chaplain Challenges Pastors and Teachers
Milo Adventist Academy student chaplain and junior Kiana Brusett addressed the pastors and teachers of the Oregon Conference on Jan. 3 at Together as One, the second gathering of church ministers and ministers of education.
Answered Prayers Lead to Milo
Diana Quiroz, a sophomore at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., was raised in an Adventist Christian home in southern California. She knew her Bible well and went to church at least twice a week with her family. But in public school last year, Quiroz fought a constant battle in her mind.
Milo Hosts Western Deaf Camp Meeting
The annual Western Deaf Camp Meeting was held at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., July 10–17. This camp meeting (all done in American Sign Language) is completely organized and run by deaf Adventists in the Portland, Ore., area.
Milo Opens New Screen Printing Industry
Having spent years as a business owner before entering the field of education, Randy Thornton, principal of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., always has an eye out for opportunities that can provide additional campus jobs for students to help finance their tuition.
Milo Students Get Fit
Every student at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek is using a Fitbit to track their progress for fitness class this year. “My goal is to bring the whole school together in practicing healthy habits through fitness and to carry these habits on through the remainder of their lives,” says Justin Braman, athletic director.
Milo Welcomes New Staff
Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek has welcomed several outstanding additions to its team for the 2016–2017 school year.
Student Lives Changed at Milo
Kolby had been running from God most of his life. In fact, he actively sought ways not to engage with Him. After a year at Milo of hearing the gospel in class, from the pulpit and through other worship activities, he began to see Jesus for who He truly is: an amazing Savior.
Milo Students Take 'STAND' for God
Although Milo Adventist Academy’s high school worship conference “STAND," scheduled for late January, had to be canceled due to extensive storm damage to Milo’s dormitories, Chad Reisig, Milo Academy Church pastor, still had a burden for sharing the vital biblical truths with his students.
Teens Catch Glimpses of God in U.S. School’s Resurrected Farming Program
Milo Adventist Academy develops an all-organic and non-GMO agriculture program.
Milo Develops Organic Agriculture Program
An all-organic and non-GMO agriculture program is being developed at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore. The two primary goals of the new program are to give the students an experience cultivating fruits and vegetables and to put good, wholesome food on the table in the cafeteria.
Milo Hosts Second Arts and Technology Camp
More than 120 middle school students participated in Milo Adventist Academy’s second annual Arts and Technology Camp in Days Creek Feb. 28–March 1. The camp is designed to give small church school and home school students a chance to explore topics they might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.
Milo Shares Music in Roseburg
Milo Adventist Academy’s music department performed “Lenten Meditations in Music” on Feb. 19 during a special Friday service at First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg, Oregon. The church has a lunchtime concert series each Friday during Lent to help prepare its members spiritually for Easter.
Milo's Camp Umpqua Expands
Milo Adventist Academy’s Camp Umpqua in Days Creek is expanding. Six new cabins have been framed in, and plans are in progress to complete the project in 2016 so that the camp will be available for church retreats and Pathfinder camporees.
Community Connections Made at Milo
Milo Academy Church’s inaugural Community Connection event on Aug. 9, 2015, by all accounts was a resounding success. The church presented a free picnic supper at the historic Milo Academy bridge for all residents of the Milo, Days Creek and Tiller communities.
Milo Joins Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus for Benefit Concert
Nine young men and four staff members from Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek joined the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus (OAMC) on Nov. 14, 2015, for the worship service at the Milo Academy Church and a benefit concert at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. The performance raised more than $3,000 to assist victims’ family members and survivors of the October mass shooting on the college campus.
Students Explore God’s Second Book at Milo
In a world where life seems to be increasing in complexity, confusion and even chaos, students at Milo Adventist Academy are blessed to be living in close proximity to nature, God’s second book. Teens have the opportunity to study and work on 408 acres along the South Umpqua River in the forested hill country of southern Oregon.
Winter Storm Inflicts $2 Million in Damage on Adventist School
Milo Academy scrambles to make repairs after closing early for Christmas vacation.
In a First, Maranatha Teens Find Mission Field at Home
Ninety teen volunteers spruce up a North American academy — and catch a fresh glimpse of Jesus.
Middle Schoolers Sharpen Athletic Skills at Milo's Sports Camp
Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek recently welcomed 106 middle school students and their 27 sponsors to Milo's fourth annual Sports Camp.
Maranatha's Mission to Milo
Maranatha Volunteers International is well-known for sharing construction skills in mission projects around the world. But this summer, it debuted one of its unique programs for the first time in North America. And it happened right here in the Northwest, at Milo Adventist Academy.
Maranatha Volunteers Award Scholarship to Milo Student
Every year young people from all different walks of life come to Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek to continue their education. They come ot only for academics, but also for a family atmosphere where students are encouraged to connect with others and with God.
Milo Adventist Academy Escapes Wildfire
Flames leaped from tree tops sending a huge column of smoke billowing from the ridge just south of Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek on July 30. The Stouts Creek Fire, which was first reported at 1 p.m., grew to 200 acres in the first three hours. Students and staff gathered in the parking lot to watch, wondering what would happen to their school.
Milo Welcomes New Staff
Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore. is blessed with a wonderful group of new staff this year.
Maranatha's Ultimate Workout for Teens Turns 25
See page 13 of Maranatha's The Volunteer magazine. Volunteers on the Ultimate Workout 25 at Milo Adventist Academy had no idea work could be so much fun. UW25 featured several community outreach opportunities that included fixing up a widow's home. Teens worked by day and camped at night with plenty of time for fun and worship at the secluded campground.
Anonymous Donors Pay Off Debt of Adventist Schools in Oregon Conference
Enrollment is surging at the conference’s 31 schools as the donors also sponsor dozens of students.
Two Maranatha Groups Impact Milo Adventist Academy
More than 130 volunteers with Maranatha Volunteers International worked on the Milo Adventist Academy in Oregon as part of two different projects this summer. School leadership requested Maranatha’s help in renovating the 61-year old campus with projects ranging from landscaping and maintenance, to building new cabins for the youth camp on their 408-acre property.
Milo Summer Work Program Grows
This summer, 38 students worked at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore., to help pay for their tuition this fall. Students had worship every morning at 8 a.m., then divided up into crews for the day. Activities included helping in the cafeteria, landscaping, maintenance, painting, cleaning, waxing classroom floors, working in Advanced Assembly, assisting in the office and other tasks as needed.
First U.S. Ultimate Workout a Success!
In late June, Maranatha successfully completed the first Ultimate Workout in the United States. Approximately 90 people participated in the mission trip at Milo Adventist Academy, a third of whom were Milo students enrolled in a summer work program. The rest of the volunteers were from all over the United States, and one who came all the way from the Bahamas. On the project, volunteers demolished old decks and rebuilt new ones on staff housing, painted the interior of the boys and girls dorms, and completed several landscaping projects on the sprawling academy grounds.
Milo Students Take Mission Trip to Panama
During Spring Break, March 12–25, 20 students and six adult volunteers, staff and parents from Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek traveled to Panama for their 2015 mission project with Maranatha Volunteers International.
"Ultimate" Mission Project in the U.S.
In June Maranatha kicked off the first Ultimate Workout to take place in the United States—and so far the project has been a success. Ninety volunteers have been busy renovating various buildings at Milo Adventist Academy in Milo, Oregon.
Milo Holds First Arts and Technology Camp
More than 100 students in grades five through eight and 27 sponsors attended Milo Adventist Academy’s first Arts and Technology Camp in Days Creek, Oregon.
Students Show Courage at Milo's Prayer Retreat
Thirty teenagers at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek volunteered to sleep on a wood floor and skip three meals during the student association (SA) Prayer Weekend. SA sponsors Dale and Darla Milam planned a variety of activities to help students connect to God and have empathy for suffering people around the world.
Ten Freshmen Receive Full Scholarships to Milo Adventist Academy
Oregon Conference Educational Superintendent Gale Crosby contacted Randy Thornton, Milo Adventist Academy principal, with some unbelievable news. An anonymous donor was willing to sponsor an unlimited number of Adventist ninth graders currently not attending an Adventist school.
Milo Opens New Equestrian Center
Milo Adventist Academy horses are no longer housed in greenhouses turned into makeshift barns in Days Creek. The new barn, created in the former Thunderbird wood factory, has 15 stalls, a classroom, an office, a tack room and a large indoor arena where students can work with their horses in all kinds of weather. An existing structure adjacent to the pasture has been expanded to provide an outdoor shelter for the horses.