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January/February - 1st & 2nd Graders
December 13 - Elementary Winter Concert
December 8 - HS Winter Concert
November 8 - Election Simulation
November 4 - Music Department Events
Principal RaeLea and STEAM
Nine years ago, RaeLea Rebarchek Frishman was a month away from graduation as a member of the class of 2008. After majoring in Education at Union College, she is now principal and one of two teachers at Hillcrest School in North Dakota. She and her school were recently featured in an article in the Jamestown Sun concerning STEAM in the classroom.
A pilot program is using technology to provide students with an enhanced science learning experience within a Christian-based curriculum. Hillcrest School in Jamestown has been integrating STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in the grade 1-8 curriculum all year, said RaeLea Frishman, principal. A new project incorporates critical thinking, hands-on experiences and creativity to enhance STEAM in a small school setting, she said.
“The Our Creator’s Space program is a pilot project for us,” Frishman said. “We are piloting the lesson plans for the circulatory system and forces of motion, but we are implementing the STEAM concepts and tools into our regular classrooms.”
You can read the rest of the article here, including a short video of RaeLea teaching one of her science classes. Way to make Midland proud, alumni!
Annual Constituency Meeting
Midland Adventist Academy’s annual constituency meeting will be Monday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. All constituents are encouraged to attend in support of your school. You will hear the year in review and help make plans for the future at Midland Adventist Academy.
Find out how we're "Teaching minds, touching hearts, training hands for Jesus" every day.
Mr. Hutchison is please to announce another performance opportunity for grades 5-12; a solo recital at Midland on Sunday, April 30th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Here are the specific details:
Who: Grades 5-12 vocal and instrumental students
What: Solo recital
When: Sunday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. (performers should arrive at 4:30)
Where: Midland Academy
Why: To celebrate our students' individual musical accomplishments.
Students who are taking lessons or have been working on a solo piece on their own are encouraged to take part in this recital. Students who take lessons from Mr. Hutchison are automatically signed up for the recital, but there are three available performance slots remaining if anyone else would like to join in the event.
If you are interested, please contact Mr. Hutchison immediately to schedule an interview for admittance onto the performance roster.
Ostinato and the Blues
Music director Steven Hutchison and his 2nd & 3rd grade students have been studying the style of music called the blues, specifically the 12 bar blues form. Mr. Hutchison says, "after listening to this form of music several times, the class was split into two groups to try to figure out how to arrange colored paper to represent the chords of the form."
The C blues chords would be:
C7 C7 C7 C7
F7 F7 C7 C7
G7 F7 C7 C7
Congrats to our winning team, but Mr. Hutchison adds, "It was a close race! The other team finished less than a minute after the winners."
With his kindergarten students, " ostinato" (aw-sti-naw-toe) pattern have been in the classroom news lately. Mr. Hutchison chose the song "Scrub Brush Shuffle" for them to practice ostinato patterns and improve their singing ability in a minor key.
He says, "In class they helped me choose sounds to create ostinato patterns to accompany the song. We then recorded the class singing an arrangement of the melody and 2 ostinato patterns. You can listen to it here - be proud of your developing musicians!"
In the Classroom
Have you ever wondered what subjects our elementary students are studying these days? It can be an amazing list, as in years gone by, many of these ideas were only introduced in the upper elementary grades or high school.
For example, during March in Mrs. Hoffman's fourth grade class included the study of earthquakes and plate tectonics, rays and planes in geometry, testing minerals with Mohs scale, and how to properly use adverbs. And of course, studying the early years of Jesus' life.
It's education worth paying for...
AcroClub Home Show
You are invited to the Midland AcroClub Home Show at 8:00 p.m, Saturday, April 29 at MAA. The 16-member gymnastics team is excited to present routines based on "Finding Nemo" and "Finding Dory" culminating in the spiritually-uplifting routine "Finding Jesus."
Come join the fun, see how far the team has progressed during its second year, and support the gymnasts. Admission is free, and all are welcome!
Mustang Stampede 2017
Spring has arrived and that means another Mustang Stampede golf event is on the horizon. This year's "Raise the Roof" event will take place at Falcon Ridge Golf Course on Friday, June 16th.
After a great morning of golf, lunch will be served and prizes awarded to the skilled winners. Proceeds from this year's event will be applied to replacing the school roof and repairs to the HVAC system, so make your reservations now.
For additional information, check out this customized flyer. Many thanks to the Midland Adventist Academy Foundation for making this event happen!
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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