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From the category archives: Campus Expansion

Walk with us as we build a stronger MGCS. Our campus expansion is underway as we look for ways to improve, grow and nurture our children and families.

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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Wonder, Engage, Grow...Outdoor Learning Expands at MGCS

Students need a school where they may experience a sense of wonder, engage in authentic hands-on learning experiences, and grow in their knowledge of our Creator and His creation.  As a result of our partnership with NC State, site visits to other schools, and our own research, we are confident that making outdoor education an integral part of the MGCS experience will help us create this innovative atmosphere for our students.  Toward that end, we introduced an exciting new plan to build a unique facility to serve as the hub of our outdoor education initiative within our 10-acre Outdoor Learning Environment.

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Live What You Learn: Angie's Guiding Principles

Over the summer, as part of our commitment to expand STEM programs and experiential learning opportunities, we constructed a STEM lab and hired Angie Pleasant to serve as STEM coordinator. In this role, Angie works to integrate STEM programming and experiential learning throughout our curriculum. Here, Angie shares three guiding principles behind her passion for experiential learning, STEM programming, and the motto, “Live what you learn”.

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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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MGCS Purchases Additonal Land

In September, after more than eighteen months of searching and negotiating, we closed on the purchase of a ten-acre tract of land adjacent to our campus.  This is the first piece of property that MGCS has ever owned, and we rejoice in God’s provision.  This piece of property has strategic value to us in two primary ways.  1.   Safety - We want to protect the property from being developed in a way that would be detrimental to the school.  We are thankful that the purchase of this property enables us to keep our grounds self-contained and, therefore, more secure. 2.   Opportunity - This purchase also gives us the opportunity to expand our campus.  There are ways in which our current facilities do not optimally meet our needs, and we could present a compelling case to build additional space.  Our middle school enrollment is at its highest in school history.  Other possible uses include athletics and outdoor education.  As we begin to advance into t ...

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