Eagle Update - May 2022

Eagle Update

Madison Christian School May 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear MCS Community,

Can you believe we are about to enter the last month of school? As you will see in this newsletter, there is a lot going on in May! We are so thankful for another wonderful year of partnering with you to prepare students as strong Christian leaders.

I want to remind you about a new scholarship opportunity for our students. The Ohio Christian Education Network Scholarship Granting Organization (OCEN SGO) is a scholarship opportunity for K-12 students at participating schools (including Madison Christian). The OCEN SGO prioritizes students with a demonstrated financial need, but all incoming K-12 students are encouraged to apply. The application for the 2022-23 school year closes May 1, so be sure to submit your information here to be considered for a scholarship!

ocen sgo

Did you know you can support these scholarships at no cost? Thanks to Ohio's new state tax credit for taxpayers who contribute to the OCEN SGO, you can make a cost-free gift that will be designated for scholarships to our students. Learn how it works here.

If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative Office at 614-497-3456.

In His service by grace,

Michael P. Egenreider, MS

 

Upcoming Events

  • 4/30: The Gala (Grades 10-12)
  • 5/1: National College Decision Day
  • 5/2-6: The Book Swap (Library)
  • 5/3: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 5/6: Literacy Friday: Lunch & Listen
  • 5/7: Movie Night "Inside Out" (Grades 7-9)
  • 5/9-13: Storywalk "The Giving Tree"
  • 5/10: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 5/12: K-4th Grade Fine Arts Night
  • 5/13: Literacy Friday: Guest Teacher Visit
  • 5/17: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 5/17: Visit from Columbus Library Summer Reading Program
  • 5/17: 5th-8th Grade Fine Arts Night
  • 5/20: Literacy Friday: Read-a-thon & Book Character Parade
  • 5/20: 9th-12th Grade Fine Arts Night
  • 5/25: Kindergarten Graduation
  • 5/25: 6th Grade Graduation
  • 5/26: Last Day of School
  • 5/26: 5th Grade Clap Out
  • 5/28: Class of 2022 Graduation
 
 
 

 

Student Life

safety day
Safety Day
resurrection eggs
Resurrection Eggs
senior trip
Senior Trip: Rosedale Home
senior trip
Senior Trip: Whitewater Center
 
LOWER SCHOOL

At School Field Trip: We held our 2nd At School Field Trip before Spring Break. Our K-2 students participated in Safety Day where the Madison Township Fire and Groveport Police came to share about being safe in their communities. The students also enjoyed exploring a fire truck, police car, and inflatable fire safety house.

Our 3-6 students learned all about eagles from a naturalist from our metro parks. They were able to view the eagles nesting across the street from our school with a telescope and learn all about their habitat and lifestyle. The students also enjoyed a concert and presentation by the Ohio Christian University Choir.

Easter Fun: Our 2nd-graders made Resurrection Eggs to share the story of Christ's resurrection. They were able to share the story with our kindergarteners and in our all-school Easter Chapel.

Our Pre-K students enjoyed searching for eggs around the elementary building during their egg hunt!

UPPER SCHOOL
Senior Trip to North Carolina: The seniors visited Charlotte, NC over Spring Break. They enjoyed historic sites such as the James K. Polk Historical Site and the Rosedale historic home, as well as a local art museum. The highlight of the trip for many was a beautiful day spent at the U.S. National Whitewater Center where they worked together to navigate whitewater rapids, flew on ziplines, and mountain-biked on wooded trails.
 
The Gala (Grades 10-12): Saturday, April 30 at Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis. Students should arrive between 5 and 5:30 pm and should have already purchased tickets. See the formal attire guidelines.
 
Day of Service: Friday, May 6
 
Outdoor Movie Night (Grades 7-9): Saturday, May 7 from 8-10:30 pm at the MCS softball field. Student Council will be hosting this event and showing the movie "Inside Out." Admission is free, but concessions will be sold before the movie begins at 8:30 pm. Blankets/chairs will not be provided. Adult chaperones will be present throughout the event. Parents should plan to pick up their students between 10-10:30 pm.
 

Fine Arts Nights: Save the dates to join us for our Fine Arts Nights featuring a Student Art Show and concerts! 

  • K-4th Grade - Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm
  • 5th-8th Grade - Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm
  • 9th-12th Grade - Friday, May 20 at 7:00 pm

 

Athletics

The spring season is wrapping up soon and tournaments will be taking place.
 

High School (OHSAA Tournament)
Softball Sectionals - begins May 9
Tennis Districts - begins May 10
Baseball Sectionals - begins May 16
Track & Field Districts - begins May 17

MOCAL Track & Field Invitational (Middle School & High School) - Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 pm. This is also Senior Night.

Registration for sports for 2022-2023 will open in May. Specifics will be emailed to current and new students. Summer practices will begin in June. Specific dates and times will be added to the calendar soon.

 

Guidance Office

National College Decision Day: May 1 is recognized as National Decision Day for colleges and universities across the country. Seniors are encouraged to make their final post-secondary decisions by this date.

AP Exams: AP English Literature and Composition Exam is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4. AP Language and Composition Exam is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10. More information will be sent one week prior to each exam administration.

Service Hours: 2021-22 Service Hour Logs for Grades 7-11 are due May 12 to your Bible teacher. Summer is a great time to get a head start on service hour requirements for the 2022-23 school year: Grades 7-9 (10 hours); Grade 10 (20 hours); Grade 11 (30 hours); Grade 12 (40 hours). We encourage a heart for service! Hours earned beyond the HS requirements will appear on transcripts.

Graduation: The Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2022 will be held in the MCC Worship Center on Saturday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. Updated information regarding Graduation Practice will be sent to the seniors and their families. 

College Planning: Students in rising Grades 10-12 should take advantage of the summer months to explore post-secondary education options. College/university/trade school admissions counselors and department chairs are available for in-person and virtual meetings in the summer. Tours may also be arranged. Mrs. Ladd is available to help answer questions about visits, applications, scholarships, and planning. Students and parents are welcome to schedule a meeting.

Graduation Requirements: In fall 2021, we announced some updates to our Graduation Requirements. Learn more.

FAFSA 2022: Now available online. 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.
 
Library

Library

We have several fun reading activities planned for May including a Book Swap, Literacy Friday events, a Storywalk, and a Book Character Parade! Learn more.

Counseling

Counseling

Anticipating summer with your kids? They're out of school and don't have as much structure. How do you make summer meaningful without resorting to SCREENS? Check out this this article for some fun and helpful tips!

 

Health Clinic

Health Clinic

In this month's Health Clinic Newsletter, learn all about water safety. See how to choose a flotation device and tips to help kids stay safe while swimming, at a waterpark, and when near other bodies of water.

 

Technology

Technology

Student Chromebooks for Grades 7-12 will be collected during the last week of school. Once students are finished using their device for the week, they should return their device and charger to the office, or other designated spot. Devices will be cleaned, assessed for repairs, and updated over the summer. Returning students will receive their devices back at the start of next school year.

 

Graduating seniors will have access to their school email until September 1, 2022. Students are encouraged to set up a personal email for future communication after this date. Instructions to assist students with transferring files they want to keep will be shared with seniors via email in the next few weeks. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

 

In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, we share tips to remain digitally mindful during busy times. 

 

Niche

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High school students can also apply for Niche scholarships.