Eagle Update - April 2022

Eagle Update

Madison Christian School April 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear MCS Community,  

I'd like to share with you an exciting new partnership we have with the Ohio Christian Education Network Scholarship Granting Organization (OCEN SGO). Thanks to Ohio's new state tax credit, taxpayers can receive a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit (up to $750 per taxpayer) when they donate to the OCEN SGO. Donors can specify their donation be designated to Madison Christian School so that all funds go toward scholarships for our students. Learn how it works here.

In turn, all contributions will be used for scholarships to qualified students at our school. Students with a demonstrated financial need are prioritized to receive these scholarships, but all students are encouraged to apply. Students must apply at ohiocen.org/sgo and email a single page of their household's most recent tax return that shows their household's adjust gross income (AGI) to [email protected] in order for their application to be complete.

Thank you for partnering with Madison Christian School. If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative Office at 614-497-3456.

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

ocen sgo

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • 4/5: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 4/7: Open House (prospective students)
  • 4/11: Baseball/Softball Senior Night
  • 4/12: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 4/14: All-School Easter Chapel
  • 4/15: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/18: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/19: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/20: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/21: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/22: NO SCHOOL - Easter Break
  • 4/26: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 4/30: The Gala (Grades 10-12)
  • 5/1: National College Decision Day
  • 5/7: Movie Night (Grades 7-9)
 
 
 

 

Student Life

science fair
Science Fair
acsi speech meet
ACSI Speech Meet
Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen
Madison Madness
Madison Madness
 
LOWER SCHOOL

6th-Grade Science Fair: Our 6th-grade students have worked hard on their Science Fair projects this month. They presented their projects in class and had a display night for families to come and see all the wonderful projects.

ACSI Speech Meet: We had 39 elementary students participate in the ACSI Speech Meet competition. Our students competed in the categories of Scripture Memorization, Poetry, Fable/Folklore, or Patriotic Oration. We had 12 students score in the Superior rating, 23 score in the Excellent rating, and 4 score in the Good rating!

ACSI Math Olympics: Students in Grades 3-8 recently participated in ACSI's National Math Olympics. The Math Olympics is a series of timed tests where students compete against students in their grade level and in the categories of Arithmetic Computation or Mathematical Reasoning. MCS had several students place in the Top 5:

  • Grade 4: Kendal M. (3rd in Reasoning) & Caleb Z. (4th in Reasoning)
  • Grade 7: Ruth D. (2nd in Computation), Luke M. (3rd in Reasoning), Madison M. (4th in Reasoning), & Lexi M. (5th in Computation)
  • Grade 8: Hyatt S. (1st in Reasoning), Lena L. (2nd in Computation), & Cole K. (3rd in Reasoning)
UPPER SCHOOL
Cheaper by the Dozen: Middle School and High School Theater students did a wonderful job with their production of "Cheaper by the Dozen." The message about the preciousness of time was beautifully communicated. Congratulations and thank you to all who helped to make this production a success!
 

Madison Madness: Student Council organized Madison Madness, a volleyball tournament meant to imitate college basketball's March Madness. Grade-level volleyball teams played against each other during lunch periods throughout the week. From those results, teams were placed in a final playoff bracket where the winning teams competed for the championship at a Friday afternoon pep rally. The competition was close between the final 3 teams, but in the end, an 11th-grade team defeated a 10th-grade team to win the tournament!

Easter Chapel: We will celebrate Easter in a special all-school chapel on Thursday, April 14.

Easter/Spring Break (No School): April 15-22

The Gala (Spring Formal): Saturday, April 30 at Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis. This event is for MCS students in Grades 10-12. (No outside guests or MCS students in lower grade levels.) Students in Grades 10-12 and their parents/guardians received an email this week with more details and the link to purchase tickets.

Movie Night (Grades 7-9): Save the date for Saturday, May 7 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. More information to come.

Service Hours: Service hour logs for Grades 7-11 are due May 12 to your Bible teacher. These service hours are a required part of the Spiritual Formation Plan for each student. Grades 7, 8, and 9 are required to have 10 hours per year; Grade 10 must serve for 20 hours per year; Grade 11 = 30 hours per year; Grade 12 = 40 hours per year. 

 

Athletics

Spring Sports
We are excited that the spring sports season is underway. Contests began the week of March 28; the list of teams is below. We invite you to visit the MCS athletic website to view the calendar and schedules.
  • Varsity Baseball
  • MS Softball
  • Varsity Softball
  • Varsity Tennis
  • MS Track & Field
  • Varsity Track & Field
 

MCYAL Track & Field
Registration has begun for MCYAL Track & Field, which will begin for K-6th grades on Tuesday, April 5. Register here by April 3.

Baseball/Softball Senior Night
Baseball/Softball Senior Night will take place on April 11 at Obetz Fields. Please be aware this event is subject to change due to weather. Updated information and directions to the field are located on the athletic website.

 

Guidance Office

Class of 2027 Meetings: Mrs. Ladd and Mr. Slonaker will visit 7th-grade Bible classes in April to provide information regarding scheduling for 8th grade.

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: FACTS payment information has been sent for all students currently registered in an Advanced Placement (AP) course. 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. A detailed email will be sent in early April to assist students with planning for exam days.

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. Graduation practice is scheduled for Friday, May 27 at 12:00 p.m. More information will be provided closer to the date.

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.
 
church breakfast

Spiritual Development

Thank you to everyone who participated in and invited your church leaders to our Church Partnership Breakfast. MCS welcomed 43 pastors from 27 different churches for this fun and meaningful event.

 

Library

Library

Students in K-6 are invited to participate in the Easter Break Reading Challenge! Learn more.

Counseling

Counseling

Mental and emotional strength and motivation can be a matter of simply recognizing our thoughts, putting them to the test, and choosing thoughts that are true and helpful. Check out this kid-friendly 5-minute video to learn more!

 

Health Clinic

Health Clinic

High school students recently learned hands-only CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in Health class. Learn more.

 

Technology

Technology

In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, we share strategies and tips you and your family can use to make sure you are pursuing good digital health! Any questions or feedback can be sent to [email protected].

 

Niche

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