Eagle Update - December 2021

Eagle Update

 

Madison Christian School December 2021 Newsletter

 

A Message from the Head of School:

As we transition from a season of thankfulness, we reach out to receive and take hold of the gift of faithfulness this Christmas season. God, our Father, is faithful to the promises of His word.

"The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin." - (Exodus 34:6-7)

It's important for us to continue to bear fruit according to the grace we have received. What a great time of year to practice a key concept of our mission statement to "lead students toward God". 

The second stanza of "O Holy Night" eloquently describes our response to the gift of Christ:

Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So, led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here come the wise men from Orient land.
The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend.

He knows our need - to our weakness no stranger.
Behold your King, before Him lowly bend!

"God is faithful, who has called us into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ or Lord." - (1 Cor. 1:9) Praying each activity this month brings us one step closer to Him.

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

A Message from the Principal:

'Tis the season! We are excited to invite our MCS family to Christmas Concerts starting this week (see Upcoming Events)! We have plans for our elementary students to enjoy MCC's "Journey Through Bethlehem", our annual Christmas Gift Shop, and a special Christmas Chapel! Upper School students will cap off midterm week with their annual Christmas Chapel and Class Unity Day.

With all of the added activities at home, church, and school, it can be a stressful time. God encourages us to enjoy each day, and He loves to bless His children. In James 1:17, we read that "every good gift and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." Our challenge is resting in this truth, especially during this busy season!

Our recent guest, Keith McCurdy shared some advice for managing the stresses of the day: eat 3 meals, have sufficient and regular sleep, have a home routine, and limit technology. Simple but powerful! If you'd like more information about Keith McCurdy and "How to Raise Sturdy Kids" visit livesturdy.com. I also ran across 2 blogs written by parents who attended his events: click here and here.

My deepest prayer for you and your family is that the Lord's Presence is tangible every day, and that each day in this holiday season is filled with joy and peace in the knowledge that God is with us, Emmanuel.

Blessings,
Kim Miller, MS

 

Upcoming Events

  • 11/29-12/3: End of Course Testing Retakes (9-12)
  • 11/30: Test text for school notifications, 1pm
  • 12/1: No after school extended pick-up or study table
  • 12/2: 5th-8th Grade Band & Choir Christmas Concert, 7pm
  • 12/3: Kindergarten-4th Grade Christmas Concert, 7pm
  • 12/7: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 12/10: 9th-12th Grade Band & Choir Christmas Concert, 7pm
  • 12/13-16: Christmas Gift Shop (sign-up to help)
  • 12/14: Take a Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 12/14-16: High School Midterms (see schedule)
  • 12/17: Last day of 2nd Quarter
  • 12/18-1/2: Christmas Reading Challenge (K-6)
  • 12/20-1/3: NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
  • 1/4: SCHOOL RESUMES - First day of 3rd Quarter
  • 1/10: College Credit Plus (CCP) Annual Meeting, 7pm
 
 
 

Student Life

Bring the Farm to You Thanksgiving Celebration
Veterans Day Pep Raly
 
LOWER SCHOOL

At School Field Trip: On Nov. 23, Bring the Farm to You visited our school where our K-6th grade students experienced the Children's Homestead and various farm animals. The students learned about life in the 1800s and what children played for games, how they did laundry, how they made cornmeal, and how they learned in school. The students were able to pet and ask questions about many farm animals including goats, sheep, rabbits, a pig, and a turkey! Classes also gathered around the fire pit to warm up, sing songs, and enjoy a campfire snack.

Thanksgiving Celebrations: Many of our elementary classes enjoyed wonderful Thanksgiving celebrations. There were Charlie Brown feasts in Kindergarten, homemade applesauce in 1st grade, and many grades made Thanksgiving story bracelets. We really enjoyed welcoming parents back to help out with the celebrations and the students were eager to share everything they have been learning!

UPPER SCHOOL
Veterans Day Chapel: The whole school gathered together to honor over 40 veterans affiliated with Madison Christian School and Madison Christian Church.

Speech Winner: Congratulations to Junior Jon H. who won the Original Oratory category at the 57th Annual Barton Classic Speech and Debate Tournament on Nov. 13!

Keith McCurdy: On Nov. 16, Keith McCurdy spoke to Upper School students and challenged them to embrace life's challenges and trials to become sturdy and resilient.

Student Council Events: On Nov. 15-19, the Student Council ran a successful Spirit Week. The themes were Fictional Character, Country vs. Country Club, Decade Day, Squad Day, and MCS Spirit Day. To conclude the week, Student Council planned a fun pep rally where grade levels competed in a dunking contest and tug of war contest to attempt to earn the Spirit Stick. Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2022 on being this year's winner!

Thanksgiving Chapel: On Nov. 23, the faculty, staff, and students combined their talents to lead our first-ever all-school Thanksgiving Celebration Worship Chapel. Various choirs and worship teams led us in giving praise to God for all of the many blessings He has bestowed upon us.

 

Athletics

Basketball Alumni game
 
"ALL IN" Weekend: We had a great "ALL IN" Weekend on Nov. 19-20! On Friday, the Meet the Teams event showcased the MS and HS basketball teams and cheerleaders. On Saturday, MCS alumni and staff gathered for a social and the alumni vs. alumni basketball game.

Basketball Season: The basketball season is now underway, and we are super excited to have another season where we can have spectators! View the Athletic Calendar.
 
Ticket Pricing:
MCS Alumni, Students, & Staff - Free
Adult - $5 for HS games / $3 for MS games
Student - $3 for HS games / $2 for MS games
Senior - $1 for HS & MS games
 

MCYAL Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Registration: Registration is open for boys and girls in K-6th grades to participate in the Madison Christian Youth Athletic League (MCYAL) Futsal program. Learn more.

Visit Athletic Website

 

Guidance Office

End of Course Testing Retakes for students in 9th-12th grade are happening Nov. 29 - Dec. 3. You have already been contacted if your student needs to retake a test.

Midterms Exams for HS Courses: Midterm exams for students in 9th-12th grades and 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra 1 will be Dec. 14-16. 7th-8th grade will follow the exam block schedule, but will NOT be taking midterms (unless they are in Algebra I). See the Midterm Block Schedule.
 
College Credit Plus (CCP) Annual Meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 10 at 7pm in the MCC Worship Center. This is the yearly mandatory parent meeting, per ODE, for new and returning CCP students. More information to come.
 
Class of 2024 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2024 will begin in Dec. Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Graduation Requirements: We recently 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.
Operations

Operations

Bixby Road is now open! Learn more.

 

MCS school closures will be communicated via TV/radio stations, MCS website/social media, and text/email. A test text will send on Nov. 30 at 1pm. If you did not receive it, please ensure your contact info is correct in ParentWeb or contact the office. Learn more.

Library

Library

Christmas is a wonderful time to start reading together as a family. Check out these advent books.

We will be having a Christmas Reading Challenge for K-6 students from Dec. 18 to Jan. 2. Learn more.

Counseling

Counseling

Are you struggling with how to talk to your teen? Check out this two-part article for some practical tips from a faith-based author.

 

Health Clinic

Health Clinic

In this month's Health Clinic Newsletter, learn all about vision and hearing school screenings.

 

Technology

Technology

In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, learn about social media platforms Discord and Snapchat to help you keep your student(s) safe online. Any questions or feedback can be sent to techsupport@mcseaglesoh.org.

 

SCRIP Holiday Guide

Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)

Did you know you can save money on your tuition and support MCS while purchasing gifts for Christmas? Check out the TRIP information and SCRIP Holiday Gift Guide to learn how it works. Share the information with family and friends to watch your savings grow!