August 30 - Tour de Shawnee
August 27 - Varsity Volleyball (High School)
August 23 - BAR Retreat (High School)
August 23 - New front-entry doors
August 14 - SA Vespers (High School)
August 13 - First Week of School (1st & 2nd)
August 10 - First Day of School!
Tour de Shawnee
The 26th Tour de Shawnee bike tour took place last Sunday (August 30) and for the fourth consecutive year, Midland hosted the first rest stop on the route. Thanks to the Martins, Johnsons, Fairchilds, and Mr. Bovee for serving as volunteers to help staff the rest stop; set up snack tables, fill water cups, and cheer on the riders (and gaining community service hours in the bargain).
This year's ride was a benefit for the JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), and 250-300 of the more than 500 riders stopped at Midland during their ride.
If you'd like to check out some pictures from the ride, here's a gallery for your review.
Music director Steven Hutchison is pleased to present the 10 members of this year's edition of Diversity, Midland's select choir.
He says, "I am thrilled to have the group we do this year and I'm looking forward to lots of great music making and ministry. I believe their motivation for giving 100% will not be the grade they receive, but the hearts they will touch through music. "
The team will consist of 10 high school students, who will have the priviledge of an extensive concert schedule during the year, not to mention meeting for rehearsal at 7:30am three mornings a week! (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
SA and Class Elections
SA Elections for the 2015-2016 school year were held on May 8, and class elections (other than the Freshman class of 2019) were completed during the Broken Arrow retreat in August. Here is a list of the elected officers for the coming year; be sure and serve your classmates well!
|Office||Student Association||Class of 2016||Class of 2017||Class of 2018||Class of 2019|
|President||Owen Uhrmacher||Rebecca Borne||Emory Sadler||Hakim Majeed|
|Vice President||Kyle Kropf (Social VP)||Karina Bovee||Chandis Raygor||Andrew Bovee|
|Secretary||Chandis Raygor||Lydia Svoboda||Vicente Maldonado||Callie Johnson|
|Treasurer||Chandis Raygor||Ian Johnson||Vicente Maldonado||Colin Craig|
| Pastor / Religious VP
|| Greg Hansen
|| Logan Seibold
|| Esti Vazquez
|| Drew Hickman
|Sgt. at Arms||Erin Burke||Seth Martin|
|SA Senator||Logan Seibold||Brycen Nelson||Seth Martin||JoAnna Rockufeler|
|Music Coordinator||Rebecca Borne|
|Faculty Sponsor||Randy Bovee||Jonathan Borne||Matt Teller||Tristan Karr||Dorothy Pearson|
Let Us Instagram Your Facebook
Back in 2011, Midland joined the social media club with the @MAAMustangs account on Twitter. Roughly four years and 3000 tweets later, Midland is expanding our social presence with both a new Facebook account and a new Instagram account.
We'd love to have you give us likes, FAVs, retweets, comments, follows... whatever social term you choose to use. So check us out - as alumni Jacob Prosser tweeted in 2011, "My school is on Twitter? ha awesome @MAAMustangs #myschooliscoolerthanyours"
Calling All Artists!
Along with teaching, art is another one of Keely Rincon's hobbies. To put her Elementary Art Education degree to good use, Keely, our new 2nd grade teacher, will be teaching art at the end of the day every Friday (around 12:45-1:30 pm).
If you have a talent in art and would like to be scheduled to teach a lesson on occasion (sort of a visiting artist program!), be sure and contact Mrs. Rincon and let her know.
Operation Christmas Child - What, Already?
It won’t be long and we’ll be packing shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child again! Just a reminder to stock up on all of the Back-to-School deals now for gifts for your shoeboxes later. Pencils, sharpeners, paper, crayons, markers, rulers, etc. are all great gifts to pack in your boxes.
Last year Midland provided dozens of boxes for this worthy project, and we'd love to raise the number each school year. See Robin Gibson if you have any questions, and happy deal shopping!
Kansas HistoryAugust 1937 - "Speaking of Kansas," a 48-page illustrated article by Frederick Simpich, was featured in National Geographic Magazine. Mr. Simpich touched upon interesting phases of Kansas' history from Coronado to the western Kansas rabbit drives of the 1930s.
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