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

Hot Lunch - Quesadillas (Seniors) - Feb 23, Fri - Seniors present Quesadillas Days! Quesadillas,...
Church Ministry - Feb 24, Sat 10:45 AM - Diversity @ Oak Grove SDA
Hot Lunch - Pasta (8th Grade) - Feb 26, Mon - Pasta, bread, green beans, dessert, drink (8th...
GV Basketball - Feb 26, Mon 4:00 PM - vs KSD (GPAC)
BV Basketball - Feb 26, Mon 5:30 PM - vs Hyman Brand (GPAC)
School board - Feb 26, Mon 6:00 PM - Making the wheels go 'round
Hot Lunch - Veggie Meatloaf - Feb 27, Tue - Veggie Meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable...
Hot Lunch - Biscuits & Gravy - Feb 28, Wed - Biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fruit,...
Hot Lunch - Tortillas - Mar 1, Thu - Corn tortillas or tostadas, rice, refried navy beans and...
Science Fair (K-8) - Mar 1, Thu 6:00 PM - Because it's science!

Science Fair

MemoriesYou are invited to the MAA Science Fair, presented by grades K-8, on Thursday, March 1 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Held in the Midland gym, this wide-ranging event will amaze you with the amount of work and dedication that has gone into some of these projects. Come see the interesting results of student research and support their quest for knowledge.

Because hey, it's science!

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:

  • February Citrus Sale (orders due Feb. 11) - ORDER NOW
  • Apparel Sale (orders due Feb. 28) - ORDER NOW
  • 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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