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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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Six Weeks In Second Grade

🎵”Sooooooo happy together!”🎵Can you name the band that sang that tune? It’s not the Beatles and it’s not the Monkees! If you guessed The Turtles from the 70s, well done! This happy tune was the anthem to our first ever unit study in 2nd grade which was all about….turtles! Sea turtles to be exact. Learn more about our 2nd graders' experience with STEM education (which included a field trip to the aquarium!)...

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5 Questions with Dr. Mroczek, Head of School

Last July, Dr. Mroczek took over as Head of school at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation.  Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better.  


Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...
Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...
Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...
Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...
Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...
Dr. Mroczek graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. and M.S. in Secondary Education. He later earned his doctorate at Regent University, where his concentration was in Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Mroczek has served as Head of School at Statesville Christian School in Statesville, NC, Norfolk Christian Schools in Norfolk, VA, and Kiev Christian Academy in Ukraine. This July, he took over as Head of School at MGCS.  After a busy summer and an exciting fall, our school is enjoying a season of growth and innovation. Here are 5 questions to get to know our new leader a little bit better...

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For His Glory: Amy-Tucker Morgan Shares Updates on Choral & Drama Programs

This fall, Amy-Tucker Morgan joined our staff.  Amy teaches choral music and drama and has an extensive background teaching in both private and public schools.  Here she shares some updates on our choral and drama programs. 

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Spiritual Formation: Our End Goal for MGCS Graduates

Our students are challenged to grow not just academically and personally but spiritually, too.  We seek to produce graduates who are maturing followers of Jesus Christ equipped and inspired to impact the world for the glory of God.  Our end goals for each graduate of MGCS is that they will be rooted in faith and learning and able to nourish the world through effective stewardship and service.

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Transitional Kindergarten: A Bridge Between Preschool and Kindergarten

The parenting journey is filled with choices that can seem complicated and weighty.  Deciding when to send your child to kindergarten can be tricky. One great option for some students is our Transitional Kindergarten program.   


Is your child a young 5 year old or an older 4 year old?

Did they just miss the cut off for Kindergarten?
Does your child seem a little “young” for their age?


If so, then Transitional Kindergarten at MGCS might be a perfect fit for them.

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A Unique Season, Reading Instruction, and Student Support

I’ve been an educator for 20 years and can honestly say that the start of this school year has been the most unusual that I have ever experienced.  It’s probably safe to say that of most of you feel that way too. Our students and teachers, with the support of our families, are managing this unique season with grace and hard work. Beginning a school year can produce all kinds of emotions including excitement, anxiety, fear, and anticipation. Working through these often complex feelings is part of the journey to maturity. Our students have navigated that twice this year, and we are really proud of their diligence in doing it well.

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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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Destination: Virginia with Melanie Coefield & 8th Grade Field Trips

Melanie Coefield has been a highlight of the 8th grade experience at MGCS for 20 years.  Since 1998 she has worked tirelessly to equip our students with the writing skills required for success in high school and college.  Melanie coordinates the 8th grade trip to Virginia each spring.  Here are her thoughts about this year's trip.

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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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