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Eighth Grade Reflections

May and June are bittersweet months at MGCS.  Summertime is in sight but June ushers in too many goodbyes.  When it comes to our 8th grade students, that goodbye is a bit more significant.  Some students have been at MGCS since preschool, some came to us during elementary school and some jumped in for the middle school years.  No matter when they joined us, all of them have found a place in our hearts and in the fabric of our community.  We are proud and so happy for them to take the next step but it’s also sad for us to see them go. It has been our honor to be a part of their lives and we look forward to watching them shine like stars as they leave us for bigger things.  

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From the Creek to the Sea

Upper school science at MGCS is a bold adventure.  Last month found 6th and 7th grade scientists with damp feet and dirty hands in our school creek, at Fort Fisher and on the Cape Fear River.  Led by the dynamic and brilliant Angie Pleasant, our students didn't just learn about science, they experienced science.  Here is a record of their remarkable field work.

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Forty Three Years in Middle School

Middle school years are filled with transition and growth.  Our teachers are experienced experts and stand ready to partner with parents to navigate this challenging and exciting time in the lives of students.  Here are some thoughts from two MGCS upper school veterans with a combined 43 years of teaching experience about what has changed and what has remained the same during their tenure at MGCS.

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Why Do We Need An Annual Fund?

Last month at Spring Fling, Scott Powell shared his enthusiasm for our school and for the Annual Fund campaign.  Here is how his family came to attend MGCS and why they support the Annual Fund…

We moved to Wilmington nearly 3 years ago with our children Emily (9) and Jacob (6).   After checking out multiple schools, our realtor and fellow MGCS dad , Chris Spivey suggested we check out Myrtle Grove Christian School.  We toured the school and fell in love with it.   We’ve had a great experience here and can’t imagine sending our kids anywhere else. Once enrolled, I began to notice the Annual Fund “asks”.  Walking into the buildings, I saw a large thermometer recording gifts, I received mailings asking for support and, I attended the Spring Fling fundraiser.  I knew I was already paying tuition every month so I wanted to understand why we needed an Annual Fund.

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Science Olympiad team shines again this year

Congratulations to both Science Olympiad Teams!  On March 4th  they competed at UNCW at the 2017 Regional Tournament against 40 teams in 5 counties and won 38 medals. Varsity placed 6th overall out the 24 Varsity Teams in the region which qualified for the team to compete at State Competition April 21st and 22nd at NC State. Congratulations to both teams and the following students:

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Twenty Five Years In Preschool

For over 25 years, Pam Noland has invested her days with the students in our preschool.  Even after assuming the role of director in 1996, Pam continued teaching the four year old class that she joyfully teaches today.  After over two decades in the classroom, Mrs. Noland has seen, and heard, almost everything there is to see and hear in a preschool class.  Here are her top 5 “take-aways” from this wealth of experience.

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Our Mission...Our Passion

Money from the Annual Fund has helped breathe new life into the MGCS curriculum and instruction by blazing new trails into the great outdoors and bringing the world into the classroom with the use of technology.   On any given day you not only find students reading and writing, but you will find students in the garden, woods, and by the creek observing, identifying, quantifying, and collaboratingStudents are not just learning science…they are doing science.  Indoors, you can find them researching, graphing, and preparing presentations using google chrome books

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Choose Your Seat!

Our staff regularly seeks out innovations in teaching and employs new strategies in order to meet the needs of all learners in our classes.  This fall, Christie Allen-Down and Sarah Macciola introduced alternative seating in second grade.

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Not so for Jesus

Coming out of the recent election cycle, I was reminded that in this world, the people who think they can solve our problems – those who propose to save us, so to speak – do so by boasting in their ability, contending for position, and grasping for power.  It was not so for Jesus.

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Welcome Sarah, Ashley, Buffy, & Donna

We are thankful for the gift of additions to our staff.  This year, we welcomed eight teaching professionals to the MGCS family. Together they bring to MGCS decades of experience in public and private schools, a passion for education, and a love for animals, the outdoors, ministry, and travel.  We are delighted to introduce four more of them in part two of this two-part post.

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