Midland Adventist Academy

"Teaching minds, touching hearts, training hands for Jesus.
What's New on our website?
    What's New in our photo gallery?
   Jan 24 - Gymnastics Halftime Show
   Jan 24 - Mustangs Basketball vs Daniel
   Oct 30 - Safe Haven Prep (7th & 8th)
   Sept 12 - Mustangs Soccer 7-2 win
   August 18 - HS Broken Arrow
   August 9 - First Day of School
   May 23 - 8th Grade Graduation

What's coming up

Egg Drop - Mar 23, Fri - It's Humpty Dumpty time!
Hot Lunch - Quesadillas (Seniors) - Mar 23, Fri - Seniors present Quesadillas Days! Quesadillas,...
Church Ministry - Mar 24, Sat 11:00 AM - Band, Choir & Diversity @ Chapel Oaks
Kindergarten Roundup - Mar 25, Sun 4:00 PM - For parents with children that will be 5 by Aug. 31
Junior Benefit - Mar 25, Sun 6:00 PM - Are you smarter than a Junior? Come join the Junior Class...
Hot Lunch - Pasta (8th Grade) - Mar 26, Mon - Pasta, bread, green beans, dessert, drink (8th...
School board - Mar 26, Mon 6:00 PM - Making the wheels go 'round
Annual Board - Mar 26, Mon 6:00 PM
Hot Lunch - Pizza - Mar 27, Tue - Pizza, garden salad, fresh fruit, brownies Meals are...
Hot Lunch - Lentil soup - Mar 28, Wed - Lentil soup or chickpea curry, naan bread, vegetable...

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear ClinicMidland will be having a Teddy Bear Clinic for our K-4th grade students on Tuesday, March 20. Bring your teddy bear, doll, or stuffed animal to our free clinic. We'll have trained nurses on hand (yes, really) to check out your stuffed friend, check for immunizations, and make sure they are all better.

After all, doesn't your Teddy deserve the best care you can give them?

Parent/Teacher Conferences

PT ConferenceHave you signed up for Parent/Teacher conference yet? Midland is dedicating the entire day on Thursday, March 22 to spend time with parents and students to discuss just how school is going for you this year. We would love to have you sign up for a slot, then stop by and say hi!

Numerous studies have shown that when a parent is actively involved with their child's education, it benefits all involved; parents, students, and teachers alike.  When parents and teachers communicate effectively, student learning increases. So be sure and take this opportunity to get to know your Midland teachers better. We'll be glad you did!

We Need Your Help!

MemoriesPlease give us two minutes of your time and visit the following site  to vote for our music director Steven Hutchison to receive a $2500 grant from Farmers Insurance.

We are asking for each person in your household who has an email address to vote each day for the remainder of the month of March.

Please share this through email, text, social media, etc. and help us get our music department renovation project funded! And here's the link to the voting website..

What’s Happening In 7th and 8th Grade

MemoriesThis year our 7th and 8th graders are contributing regular writeups for the website about what's going on in their classroom. Here's one for starters by Izaak Hansen:

We went to the WWI Museum and it was really cool. They had a lot of artifacts, and replicas too. They had models of the trenches, and they looked horrible to live in! Their food was pretty bad too. They got emergency rations containing: hardtack, cigarettes, potted meat, and whiskey. If they got lucky, the chef would catch a rat or another animal to cook up in a stew.

While they were in the trenches, they were prone to trench feet (a disease similar to athlete’s foot, except your toes turn black and fall off). The mud was horrible in WWI. Our tour guide said that the soldiers feared the mud as much as they feared the actual enemy.

Another field trip we went to was at the Kauffman Center. A marine photojournalist, Brian Skerry, was the presenter. He showed us many different pictures he had taken over his career. We will be going to another one of those presentations next week. Then, on February 13 we went to Snow Creek to ski.

For more stories, check out the 7th and 8th grade page!

Mrs. Hoffman Honored by KAIRS

Mrs. HoffmanMrs. Trudy Hoffman, a veteran of many years at Midland both as teacher and principal, has been honored by the Kansas Association of Independent & Religious Schools (KAIRS) as a Distinguished Teacher.

She and five other Kansas teachers were honored on February 12 at the 17th annual KAIRS Hall of Fame banquet held in Topeka, KS. Midland is certified by the KAIRS organization, which represents 35,000 students across the state of Kansas.

Recognized as the winner in the Christian Schools category, Mrs. Hoffman was described as follows:

Trudy Hoffman is a dedicated, student-focused third and fourth grade teacher at Midland Adventist Academy, Shawnee. Grounded in her commitment to train her students to think, she focuses on a Christ-centered education that prepares her students for service on earth and a heart for heaven.

Mrs. Hoffman's more than 20-year tenure at Midland Academy has included teaching grades four through seven, serving as elementary vice principal, and principal.

"Her passion , empathy, purpose, and uncommon common sense have warmed the hearts of students and parents throughout her career," said Daniel Kittle, Principal, Midland Adventist Academy.

A recognized award-winning teacher, Mrs. Hoffman was also named a winner of the Zapara award for Excellence in Teaching in 1992, and has been nominated for KS Teacher of the Year.

Music Department Challenge Grant

Music Renovate

This school year is flying by, and Music Director Steven Hutchison would like to update you on the progress towards our Music Department Renovation Project fundraising goal.

We have a renovation design for our new music department that can adequately serve Midland's students in their musical growth and allow for increased creative instruction. To complete this project, we need $120,000 by this coming summer.

We received a matching grant from Adventist Health Systems last year that promised $50,000 toward our project. With this in tow, we started planning to raise the remaining $70,000. We are a little over half-way through the school year now and due to the generosity of many parents, grandparents, and community members we have raised $36,846.

Music RenovateWe do need your help to finish this work. There are a few upcoming fundraising events this semester that you can take part in including:

  • Benefit Concert on March 18 - more info coming soon
  • Country Fair on April 8 - more info coming soon
  • Jog-a-thon - more info coming soon

You can also take part in our fundraising campaign by contributing directly to our cause. You can now donate in two convenient ways!

Mail or drop off a donation to Midland Adventist Academy specifying it is for the Music Department Donate through PayPal on our website. CLICK HERE to donate now! I thank God for the job I have here at Midland. Not a week goes by that I don't hear from a parent, grandparent, or student how much the music program means to them. God has blessed our school with many successful programs and He will continue to develop our students into children worthy of His calling. Thank you for your support as we continue to provide our students with top quality learning opportunities.

To find out how you can help support the fundraising drive or if you have a creative idea to lend, please contact Mr. Hutchison via email or by phone at 913-268-7400.

Trash Bag Sales

High quality trash bags are available now! These trash bags are such high quality, they sell themselves. Buyers become repeat customers! Please order from your favorite Midland student (or the Home & School at 913-909-3606). Checks can be made payable to Midland Adventist Academy, and money should be collected when your order is taken.

Bags are $11 a roll, and come in three different sizes:

  • Blue 55 gallon (super size, 16 bags/roll)
  • Yellow 39 gallon (25 bags/roll)
  • White 15 gallon (tall kitchen, 65 bags/roll)

Please note that one case of bags (10 rolls) weighs approximately 50 lbs. Your order will need to be picked up at school, as the rolls of bags are too heavy to send home with your child. Let’s all get behind this effort! Buy your bag supply from us and offer them to relatives, friends, and neighbors. All profits go to the Midland Home & School, which works to make a positive difference for our students.

Class of 2012-2013
Sponsor: Matt Teller

Landon Frishman, Alexis Griffith (Treasurer), Evan MacEwen, Eric Mayberry, Jonathan Nolasco (Sgt. at Arms), Jacob Prosser, Juan Rodriguez (Secretary), Elizabeth Schlinsog (Vice-president), Katie Tucker (SA President 2012 & 2013), Alicia Valenzuela (President), Matt Zacharias (Pastor)


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