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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... 


September 18

Midland is pleased to host the NAD College Fair tour this week. Representatives from Union College and seven other Adventist universities and colleges will be on our campus to visit with juniors and seniors. Students will receive information about majors of particular interest to them, scholarships and finances for the next step of their educational journey. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


September 13

Midland sixth graders spent this week learning outdoors. They joined other sixth graders from around the KS/NE Conference at Broken Arrow Ranch for Environmental Camp. During their stay they studied Edible Plants, Wildlife Habitats and Orienteering, just to name a few subjects. And yes, it's amazing how bright the stars are at camp! We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts and Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


August 27

Midland’s select vocal group, Diversity, will be singing at the Hear Their Voices event on September 9, at 7:30pm at the Jack Reardon Convention Center. We are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


August 24

High school students and staff enjoyed the annual beginning of school retreat at Broken Arrow Ranch. Thank you to Pastor/Coach Elsey for sharing worship thoughts each morning and evening. Thank you to Mrs. Svoboda, Mrs. Gibson and Mr. & Mrs. Rockufeler who volunteered their time to help with this event as well; you helped make it a great experience! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Visit www.midlandacademy.org.


August 17

It was a great first week at Midland Adventist Academy. After all the first day pictures, hugs, smiles and high-fives of happy new and returning students, our first day ended in a big, all school prayer circle in the gym. Friday's highlight was chapel time with Pastor Elsey and Pastor Whitlow. Each day we are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


July 18

There is still time to register at Midland Adventist Academy for this coming school year. Registration at Midland will be held on Thursday, August 3 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We would love to see you there, even if you've already registered! If you have questions, please call the school at 913.268.7400. www.midlandacademy.org

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.