Eagle Update - November 2021

Eagle Update


Madison Christian School November 2021 Newsletter


A Message from the Head of School:

Deep within our mission statement at Madison Christian School is to "educate the whole person... emotionally and socially..." In doing so, we are pleased to present:

Keith McCurdy, M.A., Ed. S: Live Sturdy Conference
Tuesday, Nov. 16th at 7:00 PM in the MCC Worship Center

From Keith's website: "As we have gone further down the road of embracing the 'therapeutic' approach to parenting, we have lost both our ability to parent well and raise children who can handle the normal rigors of life. When parents, knowingly or unknowingly, minimize natural disappointments for their children, or intervene to rescue them from difficulty or relational conflict, they win a short-term victory at the cost of a much larger long-term goal. In the moment, easy feels great. But struggle is inherently uncomfortable and often upsetting to children.

The reality is that struggle is required in order for children to grow into 'sturdy adults' -- adults who can face life's challenges with maturity, resilience and perseverance. if we want our children to be able to do hard things, we must allow them to struggle.

Keith's counter-cultural approach to parenting is a breath of fresh air. He teaches that self-confidence, rather than self-esteem, is the ultimate goal, and that healthy struggle is the engine to growth and maturity. Keith's ideas are grounded in truth. He gives parents the tools needed to ensure their children grow into sturdy, mature adults."

Keith will also be speaking to our faculty, staff, and Upper School students earlier in the day. We hope you can join us for this wonderful event! Learn more about Keith and his message.

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



Upcoming Events

  • 11/11: All School Veterans Day Chapel
  • 11/13: Prospective Student Open House
  • 11/16: Keith McCurdy speaking on-campus
  • 11/19: "ALL IN" Night
  • 11/20: Alumni Basketball Game & Social
  • 11/24-26: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
  • 11/29-12/3: End of Course Testing Retakes (9-12)

Student Life

Eagle Awards Eagle Awards
Fall Fest Fall Fest
Eagle Awards: Our Elementary students were recently awarded the quarterly Eagle Awards. Eagle Awards are character awards based on Biblical examples. Each quarter, the classroom teachers choose students who have shown these characteristics and the students are announced in our grade-level chapels. Students receive a certificate and an Eagle lapel pin. The categories are:
  • Barnabas (Encouragement Award)
  • Job (Integrity Award)
  • Ester (Leadership Award)
  • Saul to Paul (Spiritual Transformation Award)
  • David (Good Heart Award)
  • Nehemiah (Service Award)

We are so proud of our Eagles who choose to follow these Biblical examples!

Academic Trips: Two academic trips for the 2022-23 School Year were announced. The Class of 2023 has a trip planned to Arizona, and the Class of 2025 and 2026 to Washington D.C. (Parents, please refer to your email for more information.)

Student Council Events: On Oct. 14, the Student Council held a tailgate party to cheer on their classmates at the last home volleyball and soccer games of the season. On Oct. 23, they organized the Upper School Fall Festival where students enjoyed a hayride, campfire, s'mores, and games.

Operation Christmas Child: The National Honor Society challenged the student body to participate in Operation Christmas Child. Students from every grade level brought in items to fill shoeboxes. (Each year, Samaritan's Purse sends millions of shoeboxes to kids around the world to share the love of Jesus through Operation Christmas Child.)

Drama: On Oct. 25 & 28, auditions for students in Grades 6-12 were held for "Cheaper by the Dozen". Callback auditions will be Nov. 1 and there will be a parent meeting on Nov. 8th from 7-8 pm. 


Madison Christian Youth Athletic League (MCYAL)
Our Elementary MCYAL Cross Country and Volleyball Teams finished up their seasons recently. The cross country teams finished with a one-mile race on our beautiful campus while our volleyball team finished their season with a scrimmage against Eastside Athletics. This was a great experience for our youth athletes!

Friday, Nov. 19th - "ALL IN" Night - MCS High School Gym
Doors open at 5:15 PM
This is an evening set aside for MCS families to enjoy a time of fellowship and our “Meet the Team” event. Each of the middle school and high school basketball teams and cheer squads will be showcased (basketball schedule below).
  • 6:00 PM - MS Girls
  • 6:30 PM - MS Boys
  • 7:00 PM - HS Girls
  • 7:30 PM - HS Boys

As entry to the event, we are asking for food pantry items to help support the Obetz Food Pantry. There will be games and prizes. Come join an evening of fun and fellowship with other MCS families and support the basketball teams and cheer squads as they kick off their seasons!

Friday, Nov. 20th - Alumni Basketball Game & Social
6:30 PM
All MCS alumni and current/past teachers and staff are encouraged to attend! Come join use for an evening of food (tailgate style), fellowship, and an alumni basketball game! Please RSVP to Andy Scholz at ascholz@mcseaglesoh.org

Visit Athletics Website


Guidance Office

End of Course Testing Retakes for students in grades 9-12 will be administered Nov. 29 - Dec. 3. All tests will be given during the school day. Detailed information and test prep suggestions (if applicable) will be emailed in the future to families of students needing to retake one or more tests based on Spring Administration scores.

Midterm Exams for HS Courses: Midterm exams for students in Grades 9-12 and 8th-graders enrolled in Algebra 1 will be Dec. 14-16. Midterm schedules will be provided to students and families in December.

Graduation Requirements: We recently announced some updates to our Graduation Requirements. Learn more.

Class of 2023 Meetings: Individual meetings for the Class of 2023 will begin in November. Senior year scheduling and college/career planning will take place during study hall or lunchtime. Parents are also welcome to schedule a meeting.

Virtual College Document: Students in Grades 9-12 will have access to this in their Bible class Google Stream. Scholarship information and links to post-secondary education websites provided from Admissions Counselors will be posted and updated regularly.

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.
School Closing Guide

Winter Weather School Closing Guide

Winter weather is fast-approaching! MCS school closures will be communicated via TV/radio stations, MCS website/social media, and text/email. Please ensure your contact info is correct in ParentWeb. MCS will send out a test text alert in November. Learn more.

Storybook Pumpkins


We had wonderful participation in our very first Storybook Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to our MCS families for supporting literacy and family fun! Tour the pumpkins on Facebook. The Eagle Readers Club for 4th-6th graders will meet on Nov. 9 from 3:30-4:30 pm.



Help your child develop self-awareness and choose healthy behaviors by practicing Dr. Garry Landreth's ACT Method of Limit Setting! See this practical example of using the ACT Method with elementary ages, taken directly from the manual for Dr. Landreth and Dr. Bratton's Child Parent Relationship Therapy model.


Health Clinic

Health Clinic

Read the Health Clinic November Newsletter to learn tips about how to safe healthy during Flu season. Also see a helpful chart showing when sick students should stay home from school and when they can return.




In this month's Tech Talks Newsletter, learn ways to keep your student(s) safe online. The Technology Dept. shares resources for knowing online lingo, how to monitor what apps your child is using, how to use the GoGuardian Parent app, and additional information on TikTok. Any questions or feedback can be sent to techsupport@mcseaglesoh.org.


Uniform Coupon

Uniforms Coupon

The uniform store we use is offering a discount to say thank you! You can save 20% off your entire purchase with the coupon code THANKS (expires 11/14/21 and excludes letter jackets, custom orders and backordered items). The offer is also valid in-store. Shop here.