Eagle Update - January 2022

Eagle Update

Madison Christian School January 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear MCS Community, 

Happy New Year! While we continue to be blessed by the Lord's provision and grace, we wish to communicate our current COVID protocol measures.

With the current health situation in our part of the state, we'd like to clarify health guidelines for school. Students who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to remain out of school for 5 days from the date of the test, unless otherwise specified by the doctor. Students may return to school at the end of this 5-day period as long as they are symptom-free for 24 hours.

Please contact your doctor for questions and guidance about masking and quarantine when the child is not ill. Please remember that a doctor's note is needed after 3 consecutive absences to be excused, even in the event of a positive COVID-19 test.

While students are absent, they need to contact their teachers by email and get instructions for schoolwork they can do at home, if able. When students return to school, they should meet with their teachers for additional instructions to make up missed assignments.

We are continuing to clean regularly, especially commonly touched surfaces, and encouraging hand-washing/sanitizing. 

As always, if a student is ill (not COVID-19), we ask that they remain home to heal and return when symptom-free for 24 hours. (Please see the helpful chart below.) A student sent home from school will need to remain out of school for at least 1 additional school day and until symptom-free for 24 hours. If you have questions about your child's return to school, please feel free to contact Mrs. Scholz by phone or email.

health chart

Thank you again for your patience and continued partnership with MCS.

In His service by grace,
Michael P. Egenreider, MS

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • 1/11: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 1/14: NO SCHOOL
  • 1/17: NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day
  • 1/18: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 1/20: Elementary Open House
  • 1/21: Diversity Committee Celebration, 7pm
  • 1/25: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 2/1: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 2/3: National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony, 6pm
  • 2/5: Boys Basketball Senior Night & Eagles for a Cause
  • 2/7: Upper School Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 2/8: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 2/11: Family Fun Night (NHS Fundraiser), 6pm
  • 2/12: Open House (prospective students)
  • 2/12: Girls Basketball Senior Night & Eagles for a Cause
  • 2/15: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 2/21: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
 
 
 

 

Student Life

chapel gift shop
celebration day snack sale
 
LOWER SCHOOL

Chapel: In the month of December, the Elementary was blessed to be able to have all K-6 chapels. Our last chapel was a birthday party for Jesus. The students were challenged to think about what they can give to Jesus from their heart such as spending more time in God's word and less time on video games, giving Jesus more obedience, or serving in their church. Students were given a small paper heart and asked to write down what they were giving to Jesus for his birthday and placed in on our school Christmas tree. It was wonderful to see all the things students are choosing to do for Jesus in their lives!

Christmas Gift Shop: Before break, our preschool through 6th grade students enjoyed shopping for gifts that give back in our Christmas Gift Shop. Students could purchase gifts for their families and help Madison Christian Christmas Ministries provide food and gifts for families in need. It took many helping hands for the shop to be a success. Thank you to all our volunteers!

UPPER SCHOOL
Christmas Celebration Day: Student Council planned the Christmas Celebration Day on December 17 with a variety of activities throughout the day. Students began with breakfast with their Bible classes and then attended a special Christmas chapel which included the MCS traditional favorite: 12 Teachers of Christmas. After chapel, Student Council set up a variety of activities around the school which included Christmas charades, a hot chocolate lounge, karaoke, cooking decorating, an escape room, and more! Students wrapped up the day in the gym together with a volleyball tournament, ugly sweater contest, and grade vs. grade dodge ball.
 
International Snack Sale: The Student Diversity Team held an International Snack Sale in December to support global Christian humanitarian organization World Vision. The group raised $515 and purchased chickens, ducks, a goat, and a pig through World Vision that will help change the lives of impoverished families abroad.
 

Student Achievement: Congratulations to Katie Clasby for representing MCS in the Capital Cadet Band! The Capital Cadet Band is an honor band at Capital University comprised of advanced young musicians from schools across Central Ohio.

 

Athletics

Eagle Leadership Experience (ELE): After taking time off last year due to COVID-19, the Athletic Department is pleased to bring back ELE for the second semester. The program typically takes place during the student's sophomore and junior years. However, due to the interruption last year, this year's juniors and seniors are being offered the opportunity to complete the course.

ELE is a leadership program for Madison Christian School's student-athletes. The purpose of the program is to develop strong Christian leaders with a process designed to give skills to the students to lead and communicate. The program incorporates a mentoring approach to provide guidance, support, encouragement, resources, and experiences to help reveal and express the unique leader that resides within the student-athlete.

The first half of the course focuses on the 24 different character traits of a leader. The second half focuses on developing personal character strengths and applying those to daily life as a leader.
 
 

Guidance Office

Upper School Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, February 7. More information to come.

Junior Class ACT Testing Day: Juniors will take the ACT Test on Tuesday, March 1 at MCS. Information will be sent closer to the testing date. Practice tests are available at ACT.org.

Class of 2024 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2024 have begun. Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Upper School End of Course Testing: March 28 - April 1, 2022 is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in high school courses requiring an end of course test. Students in grades 7 and 8 will also be participating in State Tests designated for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions.

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.
 
community rewards

Community Rewards

MCS Did you know that MCS is part of several rewards programs? You can support MCS when you purchase Box Tops products, shop at Kroger, and shop at AmazonSmile. Learn more.

 

Library

Library

To foster an environment of readers, Mrs. Johnson held a Christmas Reading Challenge over break. She had also challenged 3rd and 4th grade students to read an entire book series in the fall. See the winners and participants.

Counseling

Counseling

Technology use has a strong influence on mental and emotional health. Read some faith-based thoughts on technology use here. Then, use this template for practical steps on setting a family technology plan for your home.

 

Health Clinic

Health Clinic

In this month's Health Clinic Newsletter, learn about the importance of fitness for kids and teens and how to encourage your children to be active.

 

Technology

Technology

In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, reflect on the role technology plays in your life. Also, continue to keep your student(s) safe online with information on YouTube Kids and when parental controls aren't enough. Any questions or feedback can be sent to techsupport@mcseaglesoh.org.

 

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