Eagle Update - January 2023
Madison Christian School January 2023 Newsletter
It's wonderful to have our students and staff back on campus! We want to say a big THANK YOU for for those who gave a year-end gift or donated to the OCEN SGO for student scholarships. Every gift will make a lasting impact in developing students to become strong Christian leaders!
You can still give to the OCEN SGO and receive the amount back as a tax credit on your 2023 taxes. Donations before March 15th will go toward scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more.
Students, the application window to apply for the OCEN SGO scholarships is now open! Apply for these scholarships before February 15th.
Please join us to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at our MLK Celebration on January 17th at 9 a.m. in the MCC Worship Center.
Primary and Elementary News
December was an exciting month for our Primary and Elementary students with the below activities:
Christmas Concert: Our K-4 students were Bright Stars in the music program. They worked so hard all year on learning their songs, memorizing scripture, and learning how to do a performance. The 5th grade students had their first performance as a whole choir and band. They have also worked so hard on learning to read music, notes, and playing their new instruments.
Christmas Gift Shop: Our Preschool-5th grade students were able to participate in our Christmas Gift Shop. This was an opportunity for students to shop for Christmas gifts for their loved ones! We couldn't have had this great success without the amazing parent volunteers who helped us out. A special thanks to Tabitha Carpenter and Heather Barnes for organizing the gift shop for us this year! All the proceeds benefit the Madison Christian Church food basket ministry.
Special Visitor: Our students had a special visitor... THE GRINCH! The Groveport Police Department counted on our MCS students to help them ensure the Grinch did not steal Christmas. This visit was full of laughter, fun, and community engagement.
Fireside Readers: Students were able to enjoy a special story time with our Fireside Readers. Our guest readers were able to read various classic Christmas stories to our students while sitting around our Christmas tree and fireplace.
Middle School News
Our MS students are staying busy! During the winter, you can find our students participating in basketball, cheerleading, and rehearsals for our upcoming school musical, "Meet Me in St. Louis". We'd love to have you join us for these events!
Science: Our students are preparing for their Science Fair later this spring. Before break, Mrs. Lawrence's 6th Grade Science classes all dissected frogs as part of their vertebrate unit in Biology! They were amazing scientists and learned a bunch as they explored.
Kenya Cards: Mrs. Lawrence took a mission trip to Kenya in December. Before she left, her 6th grade classes made cards for her to deliver to the children.
January 20th: MS Pack the Nest - Come support our MS Boys and Girls Basketball teams who are playing at home!
High School News
Seniors: Remember to submit your senior photos to the HS Office. Look for your Senior Bio form coming soon!
February 10th: NHS Induction Ceremony - New NHS members will be inducted in a special ceremony. Inductees and their families are invited to save this date and look for more details as the date approaches.
Eagles for a Cause was begun a few years ago for the purpose of supporting an organization or a cause through our athletic programs allowing our student-athletes to have a positive impact on our community. Athletic teams choose a cause to be highlighted and supported at one of the contests during their respective seasons. A portion of the proceeds from concessions and the t-shirt sales are donated to the organization.
Varsity Girls Basketball Lady Eagles for a Cause: January 31st at 6:00 p.m. - Support the Lady Eagles as they raise awareness for autism and support Bridgeway Academy, a non-profit education center in Columbus serving children with autism and developmental disabilities.
- To support, attend the game and/or purchase a 2023 Lady Eagles for a Cause t-shirt on the MCS School Store by January 22nd. Orders will be available for pick-up on January 30th or at the door prior to the game.
New MCS Spiritwear: With the launch of the updated school logos, there is now new MCS Spiritwear available on the MCS School Store featuring the new logos. Please remember that these items may be worn on MCS Spirit Days (Fridays) only.
- The deadline to order Spiritwear apparel is January 26th. Delivery is expected the week of February 6th.
Annual College Credit Plus Information Meeting: The annual required parent meeting for the State of Ohio CCP will be held on January 12th at 7 p.m. in the MCC Worship Center. You must attend if your student plans to apply for CCP hours for the 2023-24 school year.
Class of 2024 Parent Meeting: An 11th-grade parent meeting is planned for February 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the MCC Fireside Room. This meeting will feature college/career/military planning information.
HS Parent-Teacher Conferences: February 9th from 4-7 p.m. More information to come.
Junior Class ACT Testing Day: Juniors will take the ACT Test on February 28th at MCS. Information will be sent closer to the date. Practice tests are available at ACT.org.
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 2025 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2025 will begin this month. Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.
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: 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.
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.