Eagle Update - March 2023

Eagle Update

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.



Upcoming Events

  • 3/1: New Student Enrollment Opens
  • 3/3: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • 3/6: Winter Sports Awards
  • 3/7: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 3/10: End of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/11: Visit Day (prospective students)
  • 3/13: NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)
  • 3/14: Start of 4th Quarter
  • 3/14: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 3/15: Deadline to contribute to OCEN SGO
  • 3/16-18: Meet Me in St. Louis, the Musical
  • 3/21: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 3/28: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 3/30: HS Classical Concert
  • 4/1: ACSI Music Festival (HS Band & Choir)
  • 4/4: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 4/6: Coffee Chat (parents & administration)
  • 4/7-14: Easter Break
Meet Me in St. Louis


Student Life

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Lifeline Meal Packing
Lifeline Meal Packing


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.


Spring Sports

Spring sports practices are underway! View the MCS Athletic Calendar.

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

MCS Athletic Website


Guidance Office

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.

social services

Counseling & Social Services

Change can be a tricky thing to navigate, especially when the change isn't pleasant. We all know that change is inevitable, but how do we navigate through it and hold onto our faith? Read an encouraging devotion on this topic in this month's Counseling & Social Services Newsletter.



Several 4th and 5th graders have been participating in the monthly Eagle Readers Book Club since September. See what books they have read and a photo of the club members in this month's Library Newsletter.

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

The central theme in the Primary and Elementary chapels is that we all are a work in progress. Our students will learn that no matter how much we sin, God will always forgive us when we come to him with a repentant heart. Because God forgives us, we should work diligently to forgive others.

The central theme in the MS and HS chapels is God's standard of integrity. Students will learn the power of integrity that is produced by confession and stated boundaries that lead to the God kind of life.

Follow along with the Parent Cue app.




We continue our series from February by sharing more resources, tips, and tools to help families manage digital technology in this month's Tech Talks Newsletter.


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HS students can also apply for Niche scholarships.