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A Talk With Mr. Thornton

The kids call him Mr. T. He directs our Athletic Program and serves as the Upper School PE teacher. He also coaches, chaperones dances and field trips, and directs traffic at drop off in the morning. After 18 years at MGCS, he can’t imagine doing anything else.  “I considered a sales job for a while. I even shadowed a guy on a sales route. There was good earning potential and the other employees were great but about halfway through the day, I missed my kids at MGCS.”

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Spiritual Formation Program 2015-16

Last year Upper School Teacher, David Kolk, assumed the role of Spiritual Formation Director.  Using the popularity of our multi-grade field day tribes from past years, David assigned students to tribes in September and used these small groups as teaching vehicles during our first school-wide retreat and throughout the year.

This year, David continues expanding Spiritual Formation at MGCS by creating opportunities to teach, develop, and practice Christ-like behavior then weaving these into our daily school life.   He has prepared a year-long program designed to challenge students to use whatever gifts they have received to faithfully serve others.

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Highlights From The 2014-15 School Year

It’s been another wonderful year at MGCS.  Thank you to all who helped make it possible.  We asked the MGCS staff to share their highlights.  Here is what they said...

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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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PTF President Reflects on Another Successful Year

This was my first year as PTF President and I have enjoyed every minute of it.  Myrtle Grove Christian School is a blessing to me and my family and it is my pleasure to serve alongside such wonderful parent-volunteers.    The MGCS Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) exists to support and appreciate our teachers and staff.  Toward that end, we host a number of annual events including the Newcomers Picnic, Boo-Hoo Breakfast for preschool parents, and a number of teacher/staff luncheons.  We also plan a teacher/student basketball game, a talent show, and an essay contest for students.  One of our signature programs is Teacher Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration to honor and thank the teachers and staff.  Each August, PTF provides teachers with gift cards to help purchase supplies as they set up their classrooms.  We raise funds to finance these activities and limit our efforts to fundraising programs that produce the most revenue without driving our parents crazy.&nbs ...

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Manners Matter

A memorable MGCS experience for our students is Manners Matter - the 5th grade manners class.  Starting in January, our 5th graders receive instruction on topics including table manners, guidelines for parties and playdates, relationship and communication skills, and general etiquette.

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Missonary Lisa L. Shares Her MGCS Story

Do you ever wonder what one of the biggest challenges is for missionaries? For us, and many others, it is providing our children with the education they need.  Often missionaries live in places without access to a quality education. This makes it difficult to remain in some of the least reached places in the world. 

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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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Welcome To Middle School: The Norman Family's Story

The Normans joined the MGCS family this year.  We asked this middle school family to share their thoughts about transitioning to MGCS in 6th and 8th grade.

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Ready For Kindergarten

This is the time of year when our preschool team and preschool parents begin thinking about kindergarten.  As you approach this critical transition, you may run across the term “developmental readiness” and wonder exactly what that means.  Developmental readiness for kindergarten is reached when a child has the capacity to receive instruction at the kindergarten level and the ability to engage in the social, academic and physical activities required for that grade.

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