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From the category archives: Electives

What choices of electives does your school offer? MGCS offers strong electives, encouraging students to explore potential talents.

Alumni Story: Nathan Hackney

At Myrtle Grove Christian School, we work to develop students academically and spiritually. Our goal is that eighth grade graduates are maturing followers of Jesus Christ equipped and inspired to impact the world for the glory of God. We are proud of our alumni whose lives and characters reflect this goal. One MGCS alumnus that serves as an excellent example of this is Nathan Hackney. Nathan graduated from MGCS in June 2018 after completing the preschool, lower, and upper school programs. During sixth grade, Nathan took the ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) elective. The ROV elective offers students an opportunity to collaborate in teams as they imagine, design, and engineer submersible robotic vehicles. Our student-led teams build their vehicles to perform specific tasks such as retrieving or moving objects on the floor of a pool.  Then they compete against other teams in the MATE ROV competition each spring. Since MGCS did not have a pool onsite for the students to p ...

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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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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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Science Olympiad Team Soars At Regionals

Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team (coahed by Angie Pleasant) for an outstanding performance at the 2016 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament.  Our team competed against 25 Varsity Teams and 15 JV Teams from New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Bladen, and Columbus counties.  The Varsity Team won 5th Place overall in the region which qualifies them to move on to the State Science Olympiad Tournament at NC State in Raleigh on April 22nd and 23rd.  Join us in congratulating the following medal winners from this year's Regional Tournament:

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Only At MGCS

Every school has its own personality.  At MGCS, we are a small, tight-knit community.  We share joys and shoulder burdens together.  Here are six experiences that only happen at MGCS and make our school unique.  If you attend MGCS you probably…

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The Road Ahead

Today’s college freshman began kindergarten in August of 2001.  Since then, we have endured the terrorist attacks on 9/11, elected our first African American President, and experienced massive technological changes.  We are educating students to prepare for life in a world we can hardly imagine.  How does MGCS take action in the face of uncertainty?  How can we think about this rapidly changing landscape and what are we doing to respond?

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Science Olympiad Expands At MGCS

For the last 10 years, Angie Pleasant, middle school science teacher, has headed up the Science Olympiad program at MGCS.  This year, she and 4th grade math and science teacher, Mrs. Sciales, expanded Science Olympiad at MGCS by including a small group of 4th and 5th grade students. Mrs. Sciales and Mrs. Pleasant explained their enthusiasm for expanding this program at MGCS.

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Welcome To Middle School: The Norman Family's Story

The Normans joined the MGCS family this year.  We asked this middle school family to share their thoughts about transitioning to MGCS in 6th and 8th grade.

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Our MGCS Story: The Yow Family

About 3 years ago, my husband Mark and I felt like there was an important piece missing from our daughter’s education - faith. We wanted a solid academic program that was framed by a biblical worldview.  We wanted to partner with a school whose culture and values reflected what Mark and I taught at home. Our search led us to MGCS.

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Big Changes In Science, Schedules, And Electives

What 21st century skills do our students need?  How can we increase student engagement in learning? What is the best environment for learning?  Answers to these questions prompted big changes at MGCS this year.

There is value in simply diversifying what students experience since everyone learns differently.  We know that a student’s engagement in learning increases when he perceives the content as meaningful.  Higher education yields higher achievement.  With those considerations in mind, we redesigned our science curriculum, added some block scheduling, and offered a wider variety of middle school electives


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