Middle School Electives

During middle school electives, our students discover and explore fun, diverse topics related to our core values and the Biblical Worldview. These classes are targeted to specific content areas that contribute to the spiritual, academic, and creative growth of our students. Target areas shift each semester to allow students an opportunity to expand their knowledge base. We encourage students to explore beyond their comfort zone so that they may discover new interests that might grow as they prepare for high school, higher education, and life. 

For Fall 2021, middle schoolers will participate in one content-based elective and one study hall. Content based electives focus areas for this semester are: 

  • STEM
  • creative arts
  • spiritual growth/character development.

The Fall Line Up For Middle School Electives

There’s No “I” in TEAM (spiritual growth/character development)
Part of being a Christ-follower involves learning how to work well with other believers, and that’s not always easy. It takes patience, respect, and collaboration. Join Mrs. Kindall Dobson to have fun and participate in some challenging (but exciting) team building activities.

Wonderful World of Art  (creative arts)
Welcome to the wonderful world of Art with local artist Mrs. Karen Pray.  Middle School art class will include expanding the student’s knowledge of art skills through guided and independent practice, 2D and 3D projects, collage and printmaking. We will learn about art terms as well as elements and principles of art.

Esther – A Profile in Courage (spiritual growth/character development)
Just as it was tough being a female in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the Bible study for you. Join Ms. Melanie Coefield to learn from Beth Moore with her Bible Study,  Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives.

In Pursuit of Becoming a Man of God (spiritual growth/character development)  
From boyhood to manhood do all for the glory of God. Led by Mr. Durk Steed with guest appearances from Dr. Dirk Mroczek, boys will focus on developing their mind, body, and spirit as they work through parts of William Benett’s book, The Book Of Man. Students will discuss the attributes of a man of God, as well as look at biblical examples of how the Lord defines a man after His heart. Students will practice debate and public speaking by examining biographies of great men and analyzing whether or not culture’s definition of “great” matches the biblical definition.

Put on your engineering hat. This class led by Mrs. Angie Pleasant with guest appearances by Mr. Jeremy Burnett, introduces students to the amazing field of marine technology and engineering through the construction of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV). Beginning with foundational science concepts such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, buoyancy, and properties of air, students will learn the scientific principles necessary for success. While working in ROV teams, groups will use their engineering skills to design a frame, build a control box with motors and operate a fully functional ROV. Tools used for this class include: basic hand tools and soldering irons for the control boxes.

Science Olympiad (STEM)
Come train and compete with us on the MGCS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM – Fall Semester and select days after school until competition date. Taught by Ms. Jen Mott who invites you to join a select group of students who’ve earned dozens of medals and trophies for MGCS. Science Olympiad gives you the chance to build, study, and prepare with your fellow middle school peers as you prepare to compete against Olympians throughout the county and region. The Science Olympiad class focuses on team-building, investigation, and engineering practices to broaden your knowledge, skill, and love for science while preparing you for the regional team competition.

Stock Market Challenge (STEM)
Ever wonder how to invest money? Think you have what it takes to take a little and turn it into a lot? The Stock Market Game™ led by Mrs. Skelton is an online simulation of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance, and prepares them for financially independent futures. Starting with a virtual $100,000, student teams strive to create the best performing portfolio of bonds, common stocks, and mutual funds. They earn interest on cash balances and pay commissions on trades, just as in real life. Nearly 600,000 students take part in SMG every year across all 50 states.

Worship Band (creative arts)
If you love to play music and worship God, this class is for you! WORSHIP BAND with Mrs. Lee Ann Baker is designed for students who seek to use musical gifts to honor God and to learn how to lead others in worship. Please note that the structure of this class may change as COVID-19 regulations change. In order to take this class, you must:

  • Prepare a 2 or 3 minute video playing or singing and email  (creative arts)it to Mrs. Baker  (lbaker@mgcs.org). It will be used to assess skill level.
  • Have some proficiency on their instruments because class time will be used as rehearsal not to learn instrument mechanics.
  • Lead worship in chapel throughout the year. 
  • Conduct themselves as followers of Christ.