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From the category archives: Middle School

Enrolling your student in a private middle school at this crucial time, may spark more development and learning than opting for traditional schools in Wilmington.

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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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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Ten Tips For a Terrific Fourth Quarter

Teachers offer tips to survive and thrive during the fourth quarter.

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Phytoplankton Power!

God has revealed his existence, glory, and divine attributes through creation, and the study of science provides a deeper understanding of that revelation. Throughout our science curriculum, we point students to our creator and His design for the universe.  

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Meet Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards joins the MGCS upper school team this year as the 6th grade social Studies teacher, 8th grade Algebra teacher, and Math Lab teacher.  Her background includes experience in private, public, charter, and home schools where she has taught PK, K, 2nd, 5, 6th and 8th grade. Last year she served as a substitute for Coastal Christian High School. Lisa is also an experienced administrator and served as Head Administrator at Roger Bacon Academy in Leland.

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What's New? Notes from Glenn Pleasant

We are always evaluating our curriculum, scheduling, and methodology. We continually look for ways to enhance the depth and breadth of our student’s educational experience.  Here, Glenn Pleasant outlines three exciting changes for the 2017-18 school year.  

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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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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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