The move from 5th grade to middle school is an important right of passage at MGCS. Our 5th grade team works through the year to ensure that students are prepared to make a smooth transition to this next stage in their academic journey. This year, we combined important content from our Manners curriculum with existing instruction about key academic practices to form the Middle School Prep program to equip students for success in the years ahead.
We’ve been reflecting on the final ten weeks of our school year and reviewing feedback from the distance learning survey. Here are three take-aways from this unusual Spring:
OUR MGCS PARENTS ARE EXCEPTIONAL PARTNERS
MGCS parents quickly set up learning spaces, tirelessly supported our efforts, mastered new technology, and allowed us to virtually visit their homes five days a week. One parent wrote, “we are on board with anything that will promote learning.” This kind of teamwork helped make distance learning successful.
What is a unit study and why do we make them part of the MGCS experience? WE BELIEVE … All students can learn. They need experiences that build the context for learning. Learning should be meaningful. It should connect to the real world in a real way so that they can make a difference in the sphere of […]
Choosing the right middle school can be a weighty decision. Grades 6th – 8th are a formative season in the life of a student. A positive middle school experience can set the stage for personal, spiritual, and academic success. As parents and students navigate these pivotal years, it is our pleasure to serve as a partner […]
Each assignment is important Remember that there may be fewer grades recorded this quarter due to all of the special events at MGCS this time of year. – Vickie Singer, 5th grade Evaluate your uniforms Students have grown over the winter months and may need a few new uniform items that align with the uniform code in the […]
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. As we prepare our 8th grade students for high school science, emphasis is placed on: inquiry skills, interpreting […]
Lisa Edwards joins the MGCS upper school team this year as the 6th grade social Studies teacher, 8th grade Algebra teacher, and Math Lab teacher. Her background includes experience in private, public, charter, and home schools where she has taught PK, K, 2nd, 5, 6th and 8th grade. Last year she served as a substitute for Coastal Christian High […]
We are always evaluating our curriculum, scheduling, and methodology. We continually look for ways to enhance the depth and breadth of our student’s educational experience. THIS YEAR… We have extended our Spanish curriculum all the way to our kindergarten students. In our kindergarten through fifth grades our students receive weekly instruction in Spanish. We increase the intensity […]
Upper school science at MGCS is a bold adventure. Last month found 6th and 7th grade scientists with damp feet and dirty hands in our school creek, at Fort Fisher and on the Cape Fear River. Led by the dynamic and brilliant Angie Pleasant, our students didn’t just learn about science, they experienced science. Here is […]
May and June are bittersweet months at MGCS. Summertime is in sight but June ushers in too many goodbyes. When it comes to our 8th grade students, that goodbye is a bit more significant. Some students have been at MGCS since preschool, some came to us during elementary school, and some jumped in for the middle […]