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Manners: An MGCS Tradition

Traditions play an important role in the life of our school.  Weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual events shape the rhythms and stories that build shared memories and a sense of community.  Grandparents Day, the Christmas caroling chapel, morning announcements, casual days, tribe meetings, and so many other occasions make life at MGCS a uniquely warm, nurturing environment where students thrive.  One long standing tradition is our fifth grade manners class.

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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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The Library: A World Of Adventures

After teaching Kindergarten for 16 years, Mrs. Starling is embarking on a brand new chapter as the MGCS librarian and she has uncovered a whole world full of adventure there!

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Cultivating Curiosity, Building Skills, Seeing God's Love

This year, we’ve made a number of adjustments in curriculum and scheduling.  One exciting change has been the extension of our Spanish program into kindergarten. MGCS Alumna, UNCW College of Education grad and fluent Spanish speaker, Maddie Goslee returned to MGCS this year to lead our newly expanded Spanish program.  

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Making Music

Music is woven throughout our curriculum. PK -5th grade students attend weekly music classes and worship band is offered as an elective for 6th - 8th grade students.  Teachers use song and rhythm to teach concepts and reinforce facts.  Of course, music plays a significant role in each Chapel program.   Providing students with an opportunity to actually play an instrument yields surprising benefits which is why Lee Ann Baker, PK-5th grade music teacher is so excited about adding three more xylophones to our inventory.

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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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Wax Museum: 4 Things You Might Not Know

Fourth graders at MGCS spend over a month studying the Middle Ages then demonstrate what they’ve learned by hosting a Wax Museum for the MGCS community.  This impressive event is a school-wide favorite complete with banners, tissue paper torches, knights, nuns, monks, saints, and kings. But before all the pageantry, students work for weeks to gain priceless experience and develop a surprising range of skills.

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A More Beautiful World

Recently, school librarian Paula Starling shared The book Miss Rumphius by Barbaro Cooney with her K-5 students.  This is a story of woman whose quest to make the world a more beautiful results in her planting lupine seeds in the wild.  Inspired by the tale, students shared what they would do to make the world more beautiful. Enjoy their responses which range from surprisingly specific steps and practical plans to dreams and grand visions.  

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The Stokleys' Story

For 35 years, Myrtle Grove Christian School has partnered with parents to educate children using a biblical framework for all that is taught.  We are always delighted when those children grow up then return to us and enroll their children.   Jeff and Paige Stokley both attended MGCS back in the 90s .  This fall, they enrolled their daughter, Bayleigh, in our 3 year old preschool class.   Here’s why they chose MGCS Preschool...

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Quarter One...What We've Learned

The first quarter of our school year ends on October 26. It has been a great nine weeks!  In this post, the MGCS staff shares what they have learned during these initial weeks of school... 

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