Eagle Update - March 2022

Eagle Update

Madison Christian School March 2022 Newsletter

A Message from the Head of School:

Dear MCS Community,  

Thank you to the many families who have completed their 22-23 Re-Enrollment! We are so thankful for your partnership as we continue to be committed to educating the next generation of strong Christian leaders.

Today, Tuesday, March 1 is the final day to guarantee your child's seat and avoid the $150 late enrollment penalty for all students re-enrolling into 1st-12th grade. On March 2, we will begin to move forward with our new student applications to fill available seats. 

Our current families are our priority, and we want to offer opportunities for assistance. We have online instructions and are happy to help with any issues you are having. You can contact [email protected] (please put "re-enrollment" in your email subject line), call the Administrative Office at 614-497-3456, or stop by the Administrative Office during school hours of 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Thank you for inviting your church pastors and leaders to our upcoming Church Partnership Breakfast! We have over 40 pastors currently signed up and are looking forward to a meaningful time of fellowship together on Friday morning. Registration is still open through today, Tuesday, March 1. 

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

 

 

Upcoming Events

  • 3/1: ACT Testing for juniors
  • 3/4: Church Partnership Breakfast
  • 3/11: Last Day of 3rd Quarter
  • 3/12: Open House (prospective students)
  • 3/17: School Drama - Cheaper by the Dozen
  • 3/18: 3rd Quarter Grade Cards sent home
  • 3/18: School Drama - Cheaper by the Dozen
  • 3/19: School Drama - Cheaper by the Dozen
  • 3/21: NO SCHOOL - President's Day
 
 
 
church partnershipcheaper by the dozen

 

Student Life

adopt a grade day of prayer
NHS MS Girls Basketball
 
LOWER SCHOOL

Adopt A Grade: The Upper School Bible classes have adopted an elementary class to meet with once a month when they pray together, do devotional activities, and recite scripture together. This has been a great opportunity for mentorship relationships to happen between the Upper and Lower Schools.

Day of Prayer: Our elementary students kicked off the Day of Prayer with chapel where students were challenged to pray for others, praise God, and see what can happen when we go to the Lord in prayer. There were 4 prayer stations the students were able to participate in this year.

  • Prayer for Healing: Students could write the names of people they knew who needed physical healing on bandaids. The students then put the bandaids on a large piece of paper on the wall in the chapel and then cold spend time praying for those people.
  • Praises through God's Word: Students were given verses from scripture that were printed out and they could spend time praying the scriptures of praise to God as they placed them on a string. 
  • Prayers and Confessions: Students were able to write out prayer requests and confessions on sticky notes and place them on a cross. Students then spent time praying for the prayer requests that others had written.
  • Praising God: Students were invited to write words of praise on beads. We are stringing those beads together and we will display them in the elementary building as a way to remember to always pray prayers of praise to our Savior.

Mother Goose Day in Kindergarten: Our Kindergarten students recently participated in Mother Goose Day. Throughout the school year, the students have been memorizing 12 different nursery rhymes. They picked their favorites and performed them for their families and other students. This was a great day to present, celebrate, and glorify God with the talents they were given.

UPPER SCHOOL
The Gala (Spring Formal): NHS and Student Council are hard at work planning this event for 10th-12th grade students. This formal "black tie" event is happening at Wagnalls Memorial Library in Lithopolis on April 30, 2022. Tickets and other details will be coming out soon.
 
NHS Chapel: The National Honor Society inducted the following new members in a special ceremony on February 10: Kayla H., Carson L., Gabriella M., Jonathan P., Abigail S., Colby S., and Kiley W.
 
MS Girls Basketball: Congratulations to the Middle School Girls Basketball Team on their undefeated season and winning the MOCAL Tournament.
 
Uniform Shorts: Beginning April 1, students may again wear uniform shorts as part of the regular dress code. Parents, please make sure the shorts fit properly before you allow them to wear them to school -- your children may have grown! Shorts for both boys and girls should come close to the kneecap in length and should not be tight-fitting. (See the Parent/Student Handbook for more information.)

 

Athletics

New Athletic Website: As of Monday, February 28, the MCS Athletics website has a new home and a new look. The new site is accessed through the main MCS website at mcseaglesoh.org. From there, click on "Athletics".
 
Boys Varsity Basketball District Semi-Final game is Wednesday, March 2 at 7 pm. All ticket sales are online only - cost is $8 presale and $10 if purchased within 3 hours of tip. To purchase tickets, go to the OHSAA tickets website, click on Girls & Boys Basketball, then Boys Basketball, then search for Groveport Madison Christian vs. Newark Catholic.

Spring Sports began on February 28.

Eagles for a Cause: Thank you to all who supported each of our Eagles for a Cause events by attending the games, purchasing t-shirts, and donating through concessions. We are pleased to announce that each event raised $1000 to be donated to each team's designated organization!

HS Boys Basketball - Sepsis Awareness - Begin Again Foundation
HS Girls Basketball - Autism Awareness - Bridgeway Academy
 
 

Guidance Office

Class of 2026 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2026 will begin this month. Freshman year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Upper School End of Course Testing: March 28 - April 4 is the spring End of Course Testing window for all students enrolled in high school courses requiring an end of course test. Students in Grades 7 and 8 will also be participating in State Tests designated for their grade level. Specific information will be sent closer to the testing week. Visit education.ohio.gov/parents for sample tests and questions.

Service Hour Due Dates: Service hours for seniors are due April 1. Service hours for Grades 7-11 are due May 12. Please turn in all signed service hour logs to Bible teachers.

College Credit Plus funding application deadline is April 1. Any student entering Grades 7-12 interested in participating in the CCP program for the 22-23 school year must complete requirements in the ODE OH/ID account portal by the deadline of April 1, 2022. ODE will not accept late applications.

22-23 Course Scheduling: Course scheduling for students entering Grades 6-12 for the 22-23 school year will begin in April. Please watch for emails with instructions and updates.

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.
 
TRIP program

Shop and Earn

Through the Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP), families can buy gift cards for their favorite brands and earn discounts on tuition. Learn more.

 

Counseling

Counseling

Problem solving through a stressor in a positive way can be challenging when emotions are too heightened. Guiding or directing your child to a Grounding Exercise can help them to regain a sense of physiological and emotional control. Learn how in this month's Counseling Newsletter.

 

Health Clinic

Health Clinic

In this month's Health Clinic Newsletter, learn how to celebrate a world of flavors with healthy recipe ideas from around the world for Nutrition Month.

 

Technology

Technology

In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, we continue our series from February by focusing on additional resources, tips, and tools to help families manage digital technology. Any questions or feedback can be sent to [email protected].

 

Niche

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