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From the category archives: Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities are a way to teach our children with hands on experiences and allow for creative development.

First Place! 3rd - 5th Grade Science Olympiad Winners

As part of our ongoing effort to increase interest in the STEM fields, offer additional academic opportunities for our most curious scholars, and prepare students for the rigors of academic competition, we introduced Science Olympiad into 3rd-5th grades.  This new team turned in a stellar performance by placing first overall against twenty Varsity and JV teams from 12 different elementary schools in Brunswick County and surrounding areas.

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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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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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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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Spring Break in Kenya

Many of you have had the pleasure of meeting our new art teacher, Brooks Koff, but do you know where she will be spending her Spring Break?  On April 10th, our own Mrs. K will lead a team of 7 folks from Port City Community Church to Mama Hellen’s Rehabilitation Center in Nakuru, Kenya.  Here, 80 kids live and attend school at the newly built Primary school and the established Secondary school.  Port City has been partnering with Bishop Jackson Mwangi for about nine years to provide a home for kids who would otherwise be living on the streets after parents’ deaths or inability to care for them. 

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Funding Factory Donations Make a Big Difference

 Last year, we began to partner with Funding Factory, a company that recycles toners, cell phones, and small electronics. We collected nearly 1,800 pounds of recyclable materials and raised $1433! With that money, we were able to purchase items to enhance our school’s technology program. Since we have had such tremendous support for the recycling drive, Funding Factory has asked us to participate in their pilot program to recycle empty deodorant containers as well. Why deodorant containers? Up to now, these containers have not been able to be processed for recycling, so they end up in landfills. By partnering with Unilever, Funding Factory will be able to recycle and reclaim these materials, enabling them to be reused in other ways. We are pleased to be asked to participate in this program, as we are always eager for new ways to be good stewards of what God has given us. From now until December 31, 2013, we'll be collecting empty deodorant containers of any type or brand (except aerosol cans) in the box ...

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