Eagle Update - February 2023
Madison Christian School February 2023 Newsletter
Welcome to February! We'd like to say thank you to everyone who participated in and joined us for our meaningful MLK Celebration! Read the MLK Celebration article here. We have a lot happening this month, so please read on for some important information.
Thank you to those who were able to attend our Re-Enrollment Parent Meeting this week! Re-enrollment for current students and siblings opens February 1st. View the re-enrollment information and instructions. Here are some other important dates:
- February 28th: Guaranteed re-enrollment closes
- March 1st: New student enrollment opens
- June 30th: Enrollment for 2023-2024 school year closes
OCEN SGO Deadlines
- February 15th: Deadline for students enrolled in K-12 for the 2023-2024 school year to apply for scholarships. Apply here.
- March 15th: Deadline to contribute toward scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year. When you give to the OCEN SGO, receive the amount back as a tax credit on your 2023 taxes. Learn more.
Primary and Elementary News
We have settled back into our school routines in the Primary/Elementary School. January has been a busy month with an all-school MLK Celebration, MCYAL Futsal, and many other exciting events for our students.
GLITZ Bible Study: The 4th grade girls have an opportunity this year to participate in a Bible study led by one of our seniors, Jenna H. Jenna has led this Bible study for several years for our 4th grade girls teaching them that they have purpose with Christ and can live a life that is pleasing to the Lord. They meet after school every other week.
Science Fair: Our 5th grade students have finished up their Science Fair experiments at home and are now working on compiling the data and analyzing the results. Their next steps will be to put together their presentation boards. In mid-March, they will be presenting their Science Fair projects in class and for parents to see.
Spelling Bee: This year we are having our own MCS Spelling Bee. Currently, each grade level is doing an in-class and grade-level spelling bee to determine the top 4 from each grade level. The next step will be having a Primary and Elementary Bee. Last, we will take the top students from the Primary and Elementary and hold an MCS Spelling Bee. We are so excited for this fun competition and to see all the hard work our students have been putting into participating in these events.
100th Day: On January 27th, K-2 grades celebrated the 100th Day of School!
Middle School News
Pack the Nest: The first MS Pack the Nest event was held on January 20th! There was a huge turnout of parents and students. The middle school girls and boys basketball teams both played incredibly with the cheerleaders leading the crowd in cheering them on. There were Minute-to-Win-It games, a free throw contest, and prizes for the most spirit.
Bible Buddies: The MS students love their time with their Bible Buddies! Recently, Mrs. Menke's class spent time with their Kindergarten Bible Buddies. Bible Buddies are a wonderful chance for younger and older students to enjoy time together.
Feast of Epiphany: Mrs. Kovac's 8th grade English and history classes enjoyed a Feast of Epiphany (Three Kings Day) Celebration as part of their study of the middle ages.
February 9th: Parent/Teacher Conferences
February 10th: Math Olympics
High School News
Speech and Debate Team: Congratulations to the team for placing 20th at the largest meet in the state! This is especially commendable as almost all other 51 schools competing were Division 1 schools. MCS also had 4 finalists in the event: Jon Hovance, Carmendi Glenn, Naomi Yeomans, and Noah Seckman.
February 9th: Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4-7 p.m.
February 10th: NHS Induction Ceremony - New NHS members will be inducted in a special ceremony. Inductees and their families should save the date and look for more details soon.
February 21st: Lifeline Meal Packing - HS students will partner with MCC for this annual service opportunity with Lifeline Mission. Students will help pack meals in the gym to send across the world to hungry families.
February 24th: HS Game Night - Student Leadership is planning a HS Game Night this evening. More details coming soon!
Class of 2023 Reminder: Don't forget to submit your Senior Photos to the HS office. We started featuring students last week in our Senior of the Week display outside the HS office and on social media.
Eagles for a Cause
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.
HS Boys Basketball Eagles for a Cause: February 3rd - Support the Eagles as they raise awareness for sepsis and support the Begin Again Foundation.
- JV at 5:00 p.m. | Varsity at 6:30 p.m.
- To support, attend the game and/or purchase a t-shirt. (A limited number of t-shirts will be available for purchase at the games.)
Spring Sports Information: 6th-12th grade students
To participate, students must be registered on FinalForms and have a current physical on file in the athletic office. Contact the athletic office for more information.
SOFTBALL (MS and HS): February 20th
- MS: Tryouts week of February 20th*
- HS: Tryouts week of February 20th*
BASEBALL (MS and HS): February 20th
- MS: Tryouts week of February 20th*
- HS: Tryouts week of February 27th
TRACK & FIELD (MS and HS): February 20th
TENNIS (HS only): March 6th
*Dates and times TBD based on HS Boys Basketball Tournament
MCYAL Track & Field
Registration information for MCYAL Track & Field (indoor) will be emailed soon. Sessions will take place in March as listed below:
- K-2nd grade: Wednesdays 3:30-4:45 p.m.
- 3rd-6th grade: Fridays 3:30-4:45 p.m.
We are in need of 3 volunteers per group immediately after school to help with students as they have a snack and get ready for each session.
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.
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 2026 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2026 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: 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.