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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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Welcome Anne, Susan, Christie, and Clara

Each year, God faithfully provides exactly what we need.  This year, we welcomed his gift of 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 of them in the first of a two-part post.

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Student In The News

MGCS continually upgrades facilities and expands programs so students are equipped to serve others and succeed academically.  Money from the Annual Fund helps sustain these ongoing improvements. 

Recently, seventh grader, Sydney Short was recognized by the Wilmington Star News as one of 15 outstanding young southeastern North Carolinians.  We are proud of all of our MGCS Warriors and are delighted when others notice how special they are too!  Read the complete 15 Under 15 story here.

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A Thanksgiving Moment

Piper Cook started at MGCS in 2013. Her cousin, Savannah Cook joined us last winter and this fall, MGCS welcomed 2 more “Cook Cousins” to MGCS.  How did one student become four?  Here’s what moms Anne and Tiffany Cook had to say.

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Science Teachers' Summer Adventure

Upper school science teacher, Angie Pleasant is currently enrolled in the K-12 Environmental Education certification program by the NC State Parks.  The certification requires 200 hours of combined instruction, state park visits, and teaching over the next four years. This summer, Angie and upper school science teacher Julie Thompson, traveled to one of the program workshops put on by UNC Chapel Hill. "At Water's Edge" placed them in the field with research scientists gathering data on marshlands, oyster population and re-nourishment projects, taking core soil samples of the marshlands, and counting populations and density of marsh grasses. They also studied and observed the current shoreline sill initiative in progress up and down the coastline to expand the marshlands.  Needless to say, Angie and Julie returned to MGCS with a lot of ideas!  Here are some excerpts from the journal they kept on their trip.

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