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From the category archives: Annual Fund News

Myrtle Grove Christian School is a private pre-K through middle school that is privately funded. Learn how we allocate our finances and have grown our school.

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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Why Do We Need An Annual Fund?

Last month at Spring Fling, Scott Powell shared his enthusiasm for our school and for the Annual Fund campaign.  Here is how his family came to attend MGCS and why they support the Annual Fund…

We moved to Wilmington nearly 3 years ago with our children Emily (9) and Jacob (6).   After checking out multiple schools, our realtor and fellow MGCS dad , Chris Spivey suggested we check out Myrtle Grove Christian School.  We toured the school and fell in love with it.   We’ve had a great experience here and can’t imagine sending our kids anywhere else. Once enrolled, I began to notice the Annual Fund “asks”.  Walking into the buildings, I saw a large thermometer recording gifts, I received mailings asking for support and, I attended the Spring Fling fundraiser.  I knew I was already paying tuition every month so I wanted to understand why we needed an Annual Fund.

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The Annual Fund - Where We Are & Why It Matters

Back in August, we set our 2015-16 Annual Fund goal at $100,000.  Thanks to parents, grandparents, staff, alumni families, and friends of the school our Annual Fund total stands at just over $105,000. We rejoice in God’s generous provision.  Annual Fund success matters because people, quality, and truth matter. 

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Bullying And A Biblical Worldview

Statistics indicate that between 15% and 30% of students nationwide are involved in bullying as either a perpetrator or a victim.  Although MGCS is not immune from such problems, our philosophy and policy help us minimize the problems and deal effectively with them when they arise.  Here is how we do that.

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Grandparents Day 2014: Generations of Faithfulness

Thank you to all who joined us for Grandparents Day at Myrtle Grove Christian School!  I hope you enjoyed your visit.  What a gift it was to see our gym filled twice in one day with generations of faithful support for our students and their education.

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Sharing Our One True Hope: Jesus Christ

Investments in the MGCS Annual Fund provide services, equipment, and programs that sustain our mission to educate students within a biblical framework.   Once rooted in truth, our students can go out equipped to share the gospel and to serve others.   Over the summer, MGCS fifth grader, Hope Heinrichs, traveled to Bucharest on a mission trip to work with Anchor of Hope Romania. Read about her trip!

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MGCS 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, Blair Lefler was recognized by the Wilmington Star News as one of 15 outstanding young southeastern North Carolinians. Read more about Blair here!

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The Annual Fund: Where We Are and Why It Matters

Back in August, we announced our 2013-14 Annual Fund goal: $100,000 to be used for Tuition Assistance and Student Support Programs.  The Bible assures us in Proverbs 16:9 that although we make many plans, the Lord determines our steps.  Only eight months into our campaign - after a very successful SPRING FLING & FUNd RUN - we discovered that although we asked, hoped, and planned for $100,000, the Lord used over 500 donors to bring our total to just over $111,000.  It is easy for me to focus on goals, amounts, and program details but these are only a means to an end.  The Annual Fund matters because these financial resources sustain our legacy of providing Christ-centered education and passing on the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD to the next generation (Psalm 78:4). Tuition Assistance and Student Support programs allow students with academic challenges and families with financial difficulties to join, or remain a part of, the MGCS community.  Here are some stories from a few of t ...

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The Annual Fund: A Legacy of Kindness and Generosity

Thanks to gifts from 7 Grandparents, 4 Parents, 2 MGCS Staff, and 1 Friend, our Annual Fund total stands at $44,255.

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