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Musings From Midland
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These short clips are printed each week in the church bulletins of our constituent churches. Here are the most recent Midland Musings... 


May 9

Mr. Hutchison’s music department was in performance mode last week. Parents, grandparents, friends and teachers beamed as beautiful music filled the Midland gym. Congratulations to seniors Carrie Helmer and Greg Hansen who were awarded the National Choral Award and the John Philip Sousa Award, respectively, during the spring concert. At Midland Adventist Academy, we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


May 1

By maintaining a GPA of 3.9 – 4.0 for the first three quarters, three students attained the privilege of enjoying Discretionary Day with Principal Kittle. These high achieving students took flight as they went indoor skydiving at iFly then enjoyed lunch while bowling at Pinstripes before finishing off their adventure at The Freezing Moo. Congratulations Mark Bacon, Lily Burke, and Johnny Zacharias. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


April 25

Mr. Teller’s geometry class just finished their art projects. Students chose painting, paper quilling, mosaic, modeling, and animation to represent geometric transformations. Stop by the classroom to see Creative Genius on display. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


April 20

It's been an exciting time in Mrs. Hoffman's 3rd & 4th grade science class. After completing their unit on earth science, the students enjoyed making volcanoes and things have been erupting ever since! Students have discovered God's amazing design for our earth from the inner core to the outer crust. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus


April 10

High school band and Diversity students represented our school well on their spring music tour. They ministered at a women’s and children’s center in Joplin on Friday and at the Joplin SDA church on Friday evening. Sabbath concerts were at the Springfield and Nixa, Missouri churches. Midland is Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


April 3

Spring is definitely a great time to learn about how things grow. Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten class is watching Painted Lady eggs and Mrs. Svoboda and the first and second graders planted seeds. Keep reading our Midland Musings to learn what happens before school is out! At Midland Adventist Academy, we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


March 20

Students enjoyed spending time with Pastor Dean Carlisle who came to share at chapel and vespers on Friday. Being a runner himself, Pastor Carlisle especially encouraged our young runners who are beginning their spring cross country training. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


March 12

Mr. Borne’s Biology and A&P classes enjoyed a day of exploration at the Kansas University Medical Center’s medical library and cancer research laboratory. They had the opportunity to view and hold centuries old rare medical books and surgical tools as well as extract RNA from mouse ovarian cancer cells. It was a great day to experience science--both the old and the new. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


February 27

High School band students participated in the Mid-America Union band festival hosted by Union College. The festival band premiered our own, Mr. Hutchison’s first band composition entitled Desert Spring. We are proud of our students and our teachers! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


February 12

Grades 5-8 took to the slopes at Snow Creek for lessons in physics, motion, cardio workout and patience. For some, it is the most looked forward to field trip of the school year and for some it is a first time, little bit scary experience. At the end of the day there were lots of smiles, good memories and feelings of satisfaction. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 31

Ask a Midland Kindergartener how Polar Bears stay warm. They can tell you what they’ve learned about God’s creation who live in the cold, arctic snow and ice and how God made them able to stay warm in their cold surroundings. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 23

In the midst of the basketball season, homework, projects, field trips, and music performances, last weekend was set aside for Pathfinders from across the conference to gather at Midland for Bible Experience and Honors Fest. Our spiritual batteries were charged with a student baptism at Chapel Oaks. Buell Fogg and Union College students also led out in a Power Up weekend at New Haven. God is good and we thank Him for the blessing of Adventist Education. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 17

Our week was filled with learning, from common denominators to treating everyone with respect and kindness. The Friday highlight of our week was Pastor Ron Carlson’s visit and devotional. Humans get the credit for great inventions – like Velcro, when actually the amazing, mighty God we worship had the foundation idea in the beginning – like cockleburs! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 9

The beginning of a new semester reminds us how thankful we are for the many volunteers who help, often behind the scenes, at Midland Adventist Academy. We acknowledge our classroom tutors, financial supporters, board members, coaches, field trip helpers, prayer warriors, home & school committee members, tech support and others. Without you, Midland wouldn't be the same. Thank you! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


December 18

If you are new to the area or are thinking of making a change for second semester, now is the time to contact Midland Adventist Academy. You will find application forms on our website under Academics >> Forms. Leave a message for Mrs. Fairchild at 913.268.7400 ext. 1 if you need assistance.


December 7

One of the highlights of each week at Midland Adventist Academy is Friday chapel. We want to say a special thank you to Home and School and to Pastor Whitlow and our spiritual activities team for organizing this weekly time of praise and worship. We also thank each Pastor who has worshiped with us and taught us more about Jesus.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


November 28

Midland’s third and fourth graders have adopted residents at a local assisted living center. They visit the facility each month to share songs, play games, listen to stories and interview residents for history sketches the students are writing. Each day we are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


November 16

At this season, we are thankful for our Midland alumni; they make us very proud! Elizabeth Kern, MD, class of 2003, completed her residency and is now practicing emergency medicine in Spokane, Washington. At Midland Adventist Academy, we’re Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.Visit our website at www.midlandacademy.org


November 15

Senior Estibalize Vazquez represented Midland when she was named by Kansas University Alumni association as a Kansas Honor Student. Former Midland students Maci Foerderer and Daniel Lee were also announced as Kansas Honor Students representing Mill Valley and DeSoto high schools. Congratulations to all three outstanding scholars! We are proud of your accomplishments!Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


October 31

Mr. Hallock’s 7th & 8th grade students enjoyed giving back to the community this week by helping set up for Safe Haven at the New Haven Church.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


October 26

Students in grades 3-6 enjoyed a field trip to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The Kansas City Symphony put on a cross-curricular educational concert highlighting similarities between the branches of government and the symphony. Prior to attending, the students learned about concert etiquette and even participated in a voting process to choose one of the songs the symphony would perform. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Learn more at www.midlandacademy.org.


October 21

Paul admonishes us in Hebrews 12:1 that we should “...throw off everything that hinders...and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” The Midland Adventist Academy Cross Country team has learned this season that the terrain is not always the same and that the weather can be cold, hot, wet or dry. But no matter the conditions, perseverance pays off. Great job gentlemen, you have represented Midland well this season! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Find out more at www.midlandacademy.org.


September 30

Foundations of Mathematics students have been using dominoes, the "perfect fractions", in their study of adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. The boys beat the girls at this exercise, but the girls are sure to make a comeback in the next exercise. At Midland Adventist Academy, we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


September 26

This week students in grades 3 - 11 have been taking Iowa Assessment tests. What makes Midland different when it comes to standardized testing? Before tests begin, teachers and the school chaplain take time to pray with students, asking for calm, peaceful spirits and clear minds. We appreciate your daily prayers for our school while we are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


September 20

Kindergartners have been learning about science and the food chain by carefully creating a safe environment for their Praying Mantis. They love collecting grasshoppers and adding them to Mr. Mantis' spacious, mesh enclosed home. Starting with our youngest students, we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Read more at www.midlandacademy.org.


September 11

Students and staff alike are blessed each day by the many volunteers who help make our school amazing! Thank you to each one who assists teachers, helps with hot lunch, works one on one with students, goes on field trips, maintains our website, speaks for our weekly chapels, or helps with the athletic program. You are helping us Teach Minds, Touch Hearts, Train Hands for Jesus. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us. www.midlandacademy.org.


August 28

Bright and early Sunday morning, MAA connected with the local community by serving as the #1 rest stop on the annual Tour de Shawnee bicycle ride. Students and staff handed out water, grapes and granola bars to the 200+ riders who stopped and cheered on the riders passing by on Maurer Road. We are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Visit www.midlandacademy.org. for story and photos.


August 17

Students and staff are back in the school routine at Midland Adventist Academy. God has blessed our school with an awesome staff and students who are eager to learn. We appreciate the prayers and support of our constituents. Keep up-to-date by visiting our website at www.midlandacademy.org. We are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


July 24

There is still time to join the Midland family for the 2016-2017 school year. Registration will be on Wednesday, August 3, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Classes begin on August 11. We’re looking forward to a fantastic school year! If you have questions, please call Mrs. Fairchild (913) 268-7400 ext. 1. Go to www.midlandacademy.org for more information.

June 7

The Midland Adventist Academy Board is pleased to announce that Dan Kittle has accepted our invitation to be principal. Mr. Kittle will take up his duties at Midland in July. We are preparing for a fantastic 2016-2017 school year! Applications for enrollment are being accepted. If you have questions about the registration process, please contact Darlene Fairchild at (913) 268.7400 ext. 1 or by email