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Elementary Christmas Program
Last week it was the High School, Tuesday night was time for the Elementary students to shine! Our K-8 students, led by Mr. Hutchison performed a variety of Christmas classics for their large audience. The program started at 6:30 pm, and it was basically a standing-room only crowd.
After all, how many chances to you have to hear Kindergarten kids singing? Merry Christmas! (and you can check out some pictures here)
Lost & Found
Sometimes it feels like we could open a Goodwill or Savers store right here at Midland. If you are sure that your student used to have another jacket, sweatshirt, or even a pair of shoes or anything else that you might imagine, come check at Midland. We would love to see our various items of clothing returned to their rightful owners.
Our plan is to donate what we have left to a local Goodwill or Savers during Christmas break. So on the other hand, maybe this is your way of contributing some Christmas cheer to those who need it!
Christmas and M&M's
And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped Him in cloths and laid Him in a manger because there was no room for them in the Inn. Luke 2:7
Without a doubt, there are no close runners up --- Christmas is Mrs. Fairchild's favorite time of the year!
It has nothing to do with shopping, because she's really not fond of stores that aren’t open at 5:30 or 6:00am. Malls give her anxiety attacks and just the thought of having to be near a business establishment on Black Friday causes her to break out in hives!
So why does she like Christmas? Mrs. Fairchild says, "I like Christmas time because of the beautiful lights and the music! About the first of November, I start looking in windows as I drive, looking for those first twinkling lights on trees and I watch the roof lines to see the handiwork of those industrious souls who take advantage of the warm Sundays before Thanksgiving. I get super excited when the snowflakes go up on every other street light pole along Shawnee Mission Parkway!"
But it's the music that really speaks to her at this time of year. "I like to listen to Christmas music all year long, but I have to do it when I’m all by myself in the car because Mr. Fairchild doesn’t think Christmas music is in season until, oh, at least November. The music just makes me happy. You have to smile even if the song is “Nuttin’ for Christmas”!
"On the other hand, you can hardly listen to the majestic Messiah, composed by George Frideric Handel or Silent Night, written by Father Joseph Mohr because the church organ was broken and he needed a song for that evening’s Christmas Eve service, or Away in A Manger, without thinking about that awesome story of how Jesus left the glories of Heaven to be born in a barn...for you and for me.
But Mrs. Fairchild finds there are reminders everywhere you look, all year long! Take that favorite candy, the M&M for example – as s you turn an M&M, the M becomes a W, then an E, and then a 3.
It tells the Christmas Story,
It’s the one I’m sure you know.
It took place in a stable, a long, long time ago.
The E is for the East, where the star shone oh so bright.
The M is for the Manger; where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men bearing gifts, with haste they came.
W is for worship, an angel Choir sang praises to His name.
So as you eat these candies, or share them with a friend . . .
Remember the true Spirit of Christmas and never let it end!
Merry Christmas from Midland!
One of the major issues is the loss of the dropdowns under the menu items. For example, you can no longer find Home & School under the community tab. Until we get this fixed, here are several links for commonly used items from the menu flyouts. If you have any suggestions for the website, please let us know. (10/6)
|Academic tab||Faculty tab||Life@MAA tab|
Home & School
Fundraisers. LOTS of Fundraisers!
Never let it be said that Midland didn't provide enough fundraisers so that at least one of them should attract your interest! Plastic bags, car washes, Chieftan apples, boxtops for Education, you name it. To make it easier on your eyes, here's a link to our fundraiser page.
Take a look, and give to our heart's content. (10/1)
The Midland Poll
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|Total votes 9|