April 13 - Our New Roof
March 20 - Tedy Bear Clinic (K-4)
April 4 - Just Pictures, People!
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
Camille Darrell Earns Award
Midland alum Camille Darrell (class of 2014) recently received an award from the Union College Division of Business and Computer Science, recognizing her as their Marketing Graduate of the Year.
She will be graduating in May with a Business Administration major, and then starting work at Shawnee Mission Health this summer as a Network Ambulatory Analyst. Congrats to yet another successful Midland graduate!
Annual Constituencey Meeting
Midland's annual constituency meeting will be held on Monday, April 23, at 6:30 pm in the Midland gym. All constituents are encouraged to attend. Call the school at 913-268-7400 for more information.
It's your school so we want you to be there!
The Newspaper Says...
Mr. Hutchison's remodeling fundraiser has not gone unnoticed in the communty. The Shawnee Dispatch recently wrote an in-depth article on the campaign, Midland, and Mr. Hutchison:
Music classes at Midland Adventist Academy are currently held on the auditorium stage in the small private school’s gymnasium. Throughout the day, around 130 students shuffle in and out of the makeshift music classroom, which is closed off from the gym with a temporary partition.
The acoustics in the space leave a lot to be desired. Sometimes, students perfecting their singing skills are distracted by bouncing basketballs just a few feet below. Other times, pummeling rain beating down on the gym’s metal roof muffles the sound of beating drums.
Since the stage is frequently used for worship assemblies, academic ceremonies and as a seating area for sporting games, music director Steven Hutchison often hauls instruments down to an empty classroom or the library for music lessons.
It’s not an ideal situation, but the passionate educator cheerfully makes it work. Soon, that all might change! (continuing reading...)
AcroClub Home Show
You are invited to the MAA AcroClub Home Show at 8:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 28 at MAA. The 19-member gymnastics team is excited to present "Witness," a program of routines based on the Great Controversy. Come watch Bible stories come alive through back flips, pyramids, flyers being tossed through the air, and much more. Admission is free, and all are welcome. For more info contact the school at 913-268-7400.
Help the Jog-a-thon
We are looking for parents to help with the upcoming Mustang Rush Jog-a-thon that will be held on Friday, May 11. The elementary students (K-8) will be running to raise money for the new music room!!! Volunteers will need to be at the school from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. If you are able to help, but not for the entire morning, go ahead and sign up, but let Mrs. Fairchild know what hours you will be available.
We will need volunteers to help with the medical tent (if you have a medical background, that would be great!), snack/drink stations and lap counters for the runners. Please click on this link to sign up for the event! Thank you.
THANK YOU For Your Help!
To all of you who gave us those two minutes of your time every day to vote for our music director Steven Hutchison to receive a $2500 grant from Farmers Insurance - a huge thank-you!.
We received enough votes to reach #18 on the list, made the "front page" of the 350+ schools requesting grants, and will be one of the 60 schools receiving funds.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information about the grant ceremony, and more opportunities to get connected to Midland!
What’s Happening In 7th and 8th Grade
This 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!
Music Department Challenge Grant
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 needed $120,000 by the summer of 2018.
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 three-fourths through the school year now and due to the generosity of many parents, grandparents, and community members we have raised more than that $70,000 are at a total amount of $150,000!!!!!
We do need your help to finish this work. There are a few remaining fundraising events this semester that you can take part in including:
- Mustang Rush Jog-a-thon - on Friday, May 11 at 8:30 am
You can also continue to take part in our fundraising campaign by contributing directly to the 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.
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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