Eagle Update - March 2023
Madison Christian School March 2023 Newsletter
Thank you to all our current families who re-enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year during our February Priority Registration. We look forward to continuing our partnership with your family! If you still need to re-enroll, please view the re-enrollment information and instructions. Here are some other important dates:
- March 1st: New student enrollment opens
- June 30th: Enrollment for 2023-2024 school year closes
If you have to pay tax anyway, why not use it to help students attend Madison Christian School?
When you donate to the OCEN SGO for MCS student scholarships, Ohio gives you a dollar-for-dollar credit toward what you owe in taxes (up to $750/person). We have 170 MCS students who have applied for a 2023-2024 scholarship, and the deadline to contribute to these scholarships is March 15th! Learn more.
Primary and Elementary News
Valentine's Day: Our students celebrated Valentine's Day in their classrooms by playing fun games, exchanging valentines, and even enjoying some sweet treats!
Spelling Bee: On February 23rd, we held our Spelling Bee with our Top Spellers from Grades 1-5. Our Top Spellers were:
- 1st Place - Aryssa P. (Grade 3)
- 2nd Place - AJ O. (Grade 3)
- 3rd Place - Robel D. (Grade 1)
- 4th Place - Wesley H. (Grade 2)
- 5th Place - Nancy A. (Grade 2)
- 6th Place - Josef M. (Grade 3)
Math Olympics: Some of our Grades 3-8 students were able to participate in the ACSI Math Olympics. This was a series of 3 tests along with a tie breaker round 4. The students competed with other ACSI students around the country in the areas of Computation and Reasoning. At the Elementary level, we had 2 students place:
- David C. (Grade 4) - 1st Place in 4th Grade Reasoning
- Caleb V. (Grade 5) - 1st Place in 5th Grade Reasoning
Middle School News
Math Olympics: Congratulations to our MS Math Olympians! We had 18 MS students qualify to compete against ACSI students around the country and 10 place:
- Jaden W. - 4th Place in 6th Grade Computation
- Tommy W. 2nd Place in 6th Grade Reasoning
- Abbie L. - 3rd Place in 7th Grade Computation
- Bella S. - 4th Place in 7th Grade Computation
- Griffin S. - 2nd Place in 7th Grade Reasoning
- Jordy B. - 1st Place in 8th Grade Computation
- Ruth D. - 2nd Place in 8th Grade Computation
- Lexi M. - 4th Place in 8th Grade Computation
- Madison M. - 1st Place in 8th Grade Reasoning
- Jack D. - 2nd Place in 8th Grade Reasoning
Once we receive the awards, we will take and share a photo of all our Math Olympians!
Girls Basketball Team: Congratulations to our MS Girls Basketball Team! They just finished their 2nd undefeated season earning MOCAL League and Tournament Champions. On February 24th, they had the honor to play at halftime of the OSU Women's game. Check out @mcsroyalnest on Instagram to see a video.
High School News
NHS Induction Ceremony: Congratulations to the 13 new National Honor Society members who were inducted on February 10th: Rebekah R., Carmendi G., Towanda W., Anna S., Naomi Y., Gracie L., Seveyah C., Brian L., Jeremiah N., Calvin C., Alexi C., Trey K., and Melat K.
Speech & Debate: Congratulations to senior Jon H. for placing first in the Regional Speech & Debate Competition which qualifies him to compete in the National Speech & Debate Competition this spring.
Lifeline Meal Packing: HS students partnered with Madison Christian Church for this annual service opportunity with Lifeline Mission. Read the article.
March 16-18: Meet Me in St. Louis performances - Tickets are now on sale for this year's school musical! Purchase tickets.
March 17: Q3 Report Cards go home
March 27-31: Madison Madness Volleyball Tournament - During HS lunches
March 30: Classical Concert - Come enjoy classical music by our HS Band & Choir at 7 p.m. in the MCC Worship Center.
April 1: ACSI Music Festival - HS Band & Choir
April 29: The Gala (10th-12th grade formal) - More details coming soon.
MCYAL Track & Field
Registration is limited to the first 30 participants. There are still a few spots left in each age group. Register here by March 5th.
- K-2nd grade: Wednesdays after school beginning March 8th
- 3rd-6th grade: Fridays after school beginning March 10th
End of Course Testing: April 17-24th is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in HS courses requiring an end-of-course test. This includes 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I. Students in Grades 3-7 will also participate in required state tests appropriate for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions.
Class of 2026 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2026 have begun. Sophomore year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.
Class of 2027 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2027 will begin in March. Freshman year scheduling will take place during Academic Lab. More information to come.
College Visits: Seniors have up to 5 excused absences for in-person college visits. This number also includes needed travel days. Juniors may have 2 days for excused college visits. Please bring a business card from the college to the HS office upon return as a visit verification.
Service Hours: Senior service hours are due April 1. Hours for 9th-11th grade are due May 11. Yearly service hour requirements are Grades 7-9: 10 hours, Grade 10: 20 hours, Grade 11: 30 hours, and Grade 12: 40 hours. Hours should be logged using documentation sheets located in the hallway across from the HS office. It is encouraged your child turns in service logs to their Bible teacher at the end of each 9-week grading period. This enables their progress toward the yearly requirement to be viewed on each report card throughout the year! Please refer to the MCS Parent/Student Handbook for more details.
FAFSA 2023: Application window for the 2023-24 school year opened on October 1. Visit studentaid.gov to learn more.
ACT/SAT: Students interested in taking these tests should visit ACT.org or SAT.org for test dates, registration, and practice opportunities.
College/University Application Window: Colleges and universities began accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year on August 1st. National Decision Day is May 1st. See Mrs. Ladd if you have application questions.