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Three Take-Aways from Spring 2020

We’ve been reflecting on the final ten weeks of our school year and reviewing feedback from the distance learning survey. Here are three takeaways from this unusual Spring:

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Tribes at MGCS

An MGCS education means excellent academics as well as experiences and traditions that are unique to our community.  One of those experiences is belonging to a “Tribe”. At the beginning of each school year, every K-8 student is placed in a tribe group made up of fourteen to sixteen students from all grades. These tribes meet regularly to build connections across grade levels, develop prayer partnerships, practice spiritual disciplines, and take part in various school events as a unit.  These student-led small groups provide a setting for biblical worldview development and reflect and reinforce our biblical worldview statement. Tribes are also an important tool in helping us achieve our expected student outcomes.   Tribes offer unique leadership development experiences and opportunities for our eighth grade students. All eighth graders serve as leaders during annual tribe retreats, the end of year field day and monthly tribe meetings. Those who desire additional leadership respons ...

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Interdisciplinary Unit Studies...What and Why?

What is a unit study and why do we make them part of the MGCS experience?We believe …All students can learn. They need experiences that build the context for learning. Learning should be meaningful. It should connect to the real world in a real way so that they can make a difference in the sphere of influence they have been given. Learning should empower kids to make positive choices.Learning is collaborative and holistic. Our world functions under the premise of relationship. Often in education we isolate our subjects and our students. Thriving classrooms take time to work together, integrate subject matter, and celebrate successes. For these reasons... We’ve incorporated interdisciplinary unit studies into our K-8 program. These units are designed as extended studies of a broad topic in which teachers collaborate across disciplines. These experiential and holistic learning opportunities help students make connections between subject matter including the arts and sciences. Unit studies c ...

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Alumna Story - Alison Dutka Jones

Alumna Alison Dutka Jones share her memories of MGCS and how her time there shaped who she is today  

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The 2019-20 Annual Fund Campaign…Why does it matter?

Because people matter The Annual Fund supports tuition assistance for families who otherwise might not be able to afford an MGCS education.  Tuition assistance can bring new families to MGCS or keep current families as part of our school community.  Because quality matters Since tuition does not fully cover the cost of an MGCS education, Annual Fund money enhances curriculum, expands programs, and supports on going school improvement initiatives.   As Christ-followers, we seek to do all things as unto the Lord.  We pursue excellence for His glory and for our student’s good. Annual Fund money aids this pursuit.  Because truth matters We believe that the Bible describes the world as it really is. Answers to our biggest questions are found in God’s word. This is the worldview we work to instill in our students. The student with a Biblical worldview has a system of thought that is unified, logically consistent, and relevant to every area of life. Annual Fund money helps establish a p ...

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Prepared and Equipped

My experience at MGCS provided a foundation for my identity that would hold up under the weight of reality. The knowledge I gained in Math, Science, English, and History was important in equipping me with the facts I needed to succeed academically and professionally but without an identify to frame the application of those facts, my education would have fallen short of truly equipping me to face realty. 

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Riding for the OLV!

On September 28th -October 5th  Dr. Mroczek, Mr. Burnett, and Mr. Pleasant will be riding across NC in the 450 mile “Mountains to Coast” ride.  This 7 day journey begins in Blowing Rock NC and ends in Atlantic Beach.

They are riding to

  • Raise awareness of MGCS and our Outdoor Learning Village (OLV) project
  • Model life-long fitness for our students
  • Raise funds for the projected OLV groundbreaking this fall

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Outdoor Learning Village Update

Dear MGCS Families and Friends, We’ve just enjoyed a tremendous week of celebrations marking the successes of our students and the graduation of our eighth grade class of 2019. Thank you for allowing us to serve your families! Before everyone heads off into the summer sunsets, we wanted to give you another update on our Outdoor Learning Village.   We are very excited at this opportunity to better serve our families and to expand the spiritual and educational experience for our students in all grades. Here are the latest news and updates on this important project.  

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The Right Choice: The Diana's MGCS Story

Choosing the right middle school can be a weighty decision.  Grades 6th - 8th are a formative season in the life of a student.  As parents and students navigate these pivotal years, it is our pleasure to serve as a partner in this process and help prepare students for the challenges that await in high school.  Last August, the Diana Family joined MGCS. Here, they share why MGCS is the right choice for their family.

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Barbara Nail & Jo Carmon Awards for Excellence in Education

In 2018 we lost two dearly loved members of our MGCS family, Barbara Nail and Jo Carmon.  Deeply missed by many, these women made a real difference in the lives of our students and in the life of our school.   They lived in a way that reminded us of and pointed us to Jesus.  In Proverbs 27:17 Solomon writes "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."  Jo and Barbara helped sharpen all of us, and we are thankful to have known them as colleagues and friends.  Awards were established to honor their exemplary service and the Christ-honoring standards that defined their lives.

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