Eagle Update - December 2022

Eagle Update

Madison Christian School December 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Head of School

Giving Tuesday thanks

We want to say a big THANK YOU for a historic #GivingTuesday! We are so thankful for the generosity of those who were able to give to our Annual Eagle Fund. We're still organizing the final results, but we couldn't wait to share our appreciation. Every gift will make a lasting impact in developing students to become strong Christian leaders.

I also have a couple of exciting announcements to share. It was just announced this week that Madison Christian will receive a $100,000 Safety Grant for security upgrades from the State of Ohio. Praise the Lord! Learn more.

Additionally, I am excited to reveal our updated school logos. Our team worked together with a graphic artist over the last couple of months to develop the new branding. You will start to see previous branding gradually be replaced as we are able, or as items need to be updated.

New branding

As we enter into the Christmas season, I pray that you are able to spend quality time with your families as you celebrate the birth of our Savior. "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6

In His service by grace, 

Michael P. Egenreider, MS

 

Upcoming Events

  • 12/1: 2023-24 Application Open (new students) 
  • 12/6: Take A Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 12/8: K-4th Christmas Concert
  • 12/9: Coffee Chat (parents & administration)
  • 12/9: MS Feliz Navidad! event
  • 12/12-12/15: Primary/ES Christmas Gift Shop
  • 12/13: Take A Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 12/13: 5th-8th Christmas Concert
  • 12/14: MS Christmas Chapel
  • 12/15: 9th-12th Christmas Concert
  • 12/16: HS Christmas Chapel
  • 12/19-12/20: HS Midterm Exams
  • 12/20: Primary/ES Christmas Chapel
  • 12/20: End of 2nd Quarter
  • 12/20: Take A Tour Tuesday (prospective students)
  • 12/21-1/3: NO SCHOOL - Christmas Break
  • 1/4: School Resumes / Start of 3rd Quarter
  • 1/12: College Credit Plus Meeting
 
 
 

 

Student Life

5th Grade Simple Machines
5th Simple Machines
Pre-K Thanksgiving Feast
Pre-K Thanksgiving
MS Spirit WeekMS Spirit Week
The Shindig!
The Shindig!

 

Primary and Elementary News

Knights and Ladies Day: Our Kindergarten classes celebrated Knights and Ladies Day. This was a day focused around honor, chivalry, and manners. See more about this fun day.

Missionary Visit: 2nd grade class recently had missionary Jacque Rotruck share about her time serving in Cameroon, Africa. She was able to share pictures, artwork, and describe what life was like in Africa. 2nd grade students study African history, so hearing from a missionary who has lived and served there for many years was a great experience!

Simple Machines: Our 5th grade students recently wrapped up their Science unit on force, motion, and simple machines by building their own LEGO simple machines. The students were very creative and applied what they learned in their creations.

Thanksgiving Celebrations: Many of our students and families enjoyed celebrating Thanksgiving together at school. Kindergarten parents came and had a lunch feast with their students. Preschool students enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving feast in their classrooms and played Thanksgiving Bingo.

December 8th: K-4th Christmas Concert - Join us to hear our students perform their Christmas concert at 7 p.m.

December 12th-15th: Christmas Gift Shop - Students can shop items ranging in price from $.50-$10 for gifts for their families. Proceeds support Madison Christian Christmas Ministries which helps families in need.

December 20th: Primary/ES Christmas Chapel - Students are encouraged to wear a Christmas top and uniform bottoms. We will be passing out our Semester Eagle Awards at this chapel. Parents are welcome to join us at 8:30 a.m. in the MCC Worship Center.

Middle School News

Spirit Week: The week of November 14th, MS celebrated their first-ever Spirit Week! They had a great time dressing as a different theme every day: sports team, favorite holiday, anything but a backpack, Disney/Pixar, and MCS spirit.

December 9th: Feliz Navidad! - This event will be a night of celebration, games, pizza, team competitions, and class memories for our MS students.

December 13th: 5th-8th Christmas Concert - Join us to hear our 5th-8th grade band and choir students perform their Christmas concert at 7 p.m.

December 14th: MS Christmas Chapel - Students will experience a candlelight (battery) caroling service then the reading of the Christmas story. Parents are welcome to join us at 8:30 a.m. in the MCC Worship Center.

High School News

The Shindig!: On November 11th, HS students had a boot-scootin' good time learning how to square and line dance at this country-themed event planned by the 10th Grade Student Leadership.

Spirit Week: The week of November 14th, HS students celebrated Spirit Week and competed in a friendly competition for the spirit stick earning points each time a student dressed up. Congratulations to the seniors who were announced the winners at the pep rally! The themes were: bikers vs. surfers, holiday, music genre, dress like a teacher, and MCS spirit.

Operation Christmas Child: NHS would like to thank everyone who contributed to this year's Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign. NHS packed 105 shoeboxes to send around the world.

December 15th: HS Christmas Concert - Join us to welcome in the Christmas season with our HS Band and Choir at 7 p.m.

December 16th: HS Christmas Chapel - As we conclude our last day of regular classes for the quarter, we will have our traditional Christmas Chapel at 8:20 a.m. Parents, you are always welcome to attend HS Chapels.

December 19th-20th: HS Midterm Exams - A special schedule will be coming your way soon. HS students will take exams in their core subjects: History, English, Math, and Science during these two days. See the previous email from Mr. Slonaker for more details. Exams are comprehensive and account for 20% of the semester grade in each course. There will be no regular classes during these two days and students will only be required to be at school during their scheduled exam block period. 

Athletics

We are excited to have another basketball season underway! We invite you to attend the games and cheer on our Eagles. Click on the links below for more information and to view the game schedule.

MCS Athletic Website

MCS Athletic Calendar

Ticket Prices for HOME games:

HS Games: Adult - $6, Student & Senior (65+) - $4, Family Max - $20

MS Games: Adult - $5, Student & Senior (65+) - $3, Family Max - $16

MCS Students, Staff, and Alumni are FREE (must use digital pass). If you obtained a pass from the fall season, it is still valid. If you need a passcode, contact the Athletic Office.

Tickets are available online 7 days prior to the contest or through the HomeTown Fan app (search for Madison Christian School).

MCYAL Futsal (Indoor Soccer): MCYAL Futsal for K-6th grade begins January 14th. Registration will open on December 12th.

Guidance Office

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. Details will be emailed closer to the meeting date. You must attend if your student plans to apply for CCP hours for the 2023-24 school year.

Midterm Exams for HS Courses: Midterm exams for students in Grades 9-12 and 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra I will be December 19th-20th. Midterm schedules and more information will be provided to students and families.

Class of 2025 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2025 will begin in December. Junior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Class of 2024 Save the Date: Based on parent feedback, an 11th-grade parent meeting is planned for February 6th. This meeting will feature college/career/military planning information.

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: It's never too early to begin serving others! 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 1. Seniors should keep a spreadsheet of application requirements for each school. Please see Mrs. Ladd if you have any questions about the application process.

social services

Counseling & Social Services

In December, there are two major mental health topics that come to mind to ensure we are all prepared for the season: making Christmas meaningful whether you are feeling joyful, stressed, or sad, and finding support through seasonal low mood. Find more information and resources in this month's Counseling & Social Services Newsletter.

 

Library

Library

Thank you to all the families who purchased books from our online book fair! We received $230 in rewards to buy new books for our ES and MS libraries. We also had 32 books purchased for our classroom teachers from their wishlists.

 

K-2nd and 3rd-5th will be competing in the Christmas Break Reading Challenge! Learn more.

 

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

The emphasis of the December chapels is the Christ of Christmas. As the culture thinks about gift giving, we will encourage students first to consider the greatest gift God ever gave us in Christ Jesus. Because of Jesus, we can have a relationship with God that will last for eternity. We celebrate the greatest gift the world has ever known. Follow along in the Parent Cue app.

 

Technology

Technology

We continue to share resources to help protect your kids online with information about the Discord and Snapchat social media platforms in this month's Tech Talks Newsletter.