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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...


April 19

We were honored to have John Bradshaw, speaker for the Revelation Today seminar, visit Midland last week. Students enjoyed his chapel presentation which challenged students to be brave and stand up for Jesus like Daniel did and walk with lions. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


April 15

One of the highlights of the year for students in grades K-4 is the Teddy Bear Clinic. This year, organizer Janet O’Rear and her team of volunteer nurses showed students and their “patient” how vaccinations are designed to shield the body against disease. Thank you to the many volunteers who tutor, create display cases, assist teachers, go on field trips, and pray daily for our school. You each make Midland a better place! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


April 7

Mrs. Prosser’s class is doing a study in myrmecology while observing their nutritious gel ant farm. Did you know that if a 98 lb. human weakling could lift as much as a harvester/worker ant, they could lift 2 ½ tons or that there are 10 quadrillion ants in the world? A Midland first or second grader can give you many more ant facts! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


March 31

Students in Mr. Borne’s physical science class showed their creativity in the various containers they constructed to house an egg for the annual egg drop challenge. This year marked a first, with a 100% pass rate when the eggs were dropped from the school rooftop! Congratulations students! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


March 17

Mr. Karr presented findings from a survey taken in his freshman and sophomore Bible classes as part of the sermon at Chapel Oaks last week, where the focus was on the “Growing Young” initiative. Senior Drew Hickman II, also gave part of the morning message, explaining why he feels connected to the Adventist church as a young person. At Midland Adventist Academy, we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


March 10

Midland students in grades K-8 showcased their research projects at a Science Fair last week. Table after table displayed project boards covered with photos, graphs, charts, drawings, hypothesis, procedures, and conclusions! Even Kindergarteners kept journals of their work. Good things are happening at Midland Adventist Academy, where we’re Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


Feb 26

Kindergarten, First and Second grade students had a fun, imaginative, hands-on creative time at Hallmark’s Kaleidoscope. They returned to school with smiles on their faces and their hands full of treasures. We are truly blessed to have so many opportunities for learning experiences outside the classroom! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


February 23

Mr. Perry’s and Mr. Hallock’s students enjoyed their annual excursion to Snow Creek for a day of physical exercise and taking in the beauty of God’s second book. There were some slips, slides, and spills, but no serious injuries. It was a fun day for first time skiers and those experienced on the slopes. For sure, everyone slept well Tuesday night! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


February 15

Mrs. Prosser’s 1st and 2nd grade students represented our school in a gold medal way when they led out in music at the Chapel Oaks church. From beloved hymns to classic kids songs, and ending with their classroom theme “The Shepherd”, their faces and voices reflected the love of their Shepherd. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


February 5

Thirteen of Midland’s vocalists studied and practiced to the max, preparing for last weeks performances at the Mid-America Union Choral Festival. We are proud of the way they represented Midland. To enjoy the performance, follow this link. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 31

Ask a Midland student in grades K-2 “Whooo Are The Owls”? They learned about Screech Owls, Hoot Owls and Barred Owls when presenter Miss Regina, from Ernie Miller Nature Center, taught them how the structure of these birds help them live nocturnally. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 22

Mrs. Allen's Advanced Math class had a yummy lesson in radians, trigonometry, area and degrees when pizza was delivered to their class. After they were finished with the assignment, they got to eat the evidence! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


January 17

Students in grades 5 – 8 enjoyed a field trip to the Kauffman Center. A presentation by National Geographic photojournalist Brian Skerry about marine wildlife and underwater environments reinforced what an amazing Creator God we worship! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


January 8

Third and fourth graders were amazed as they observed (from inside the entryway) the physical change that occurs when boiling water is thrown in the air with the temperature in the single digits. We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


December 26

Happy New Year from the Students and Staff at Midland Adventist Academy. Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. Revelation 21:1&4.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


December 12

Merry Christmas from Midland Adventist Academy! For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus at www.midlandacademy.org


December 4

Twenty plus Midland alumni and friends from Union College and the Lincoln area enjoyed Sabbath lunch together last week. The event, hosted by Stephen & Joelyn Tucker, Richard & Jo Paradise, Steve & Jodie Trana, and Dave & Darlene Fairchild was a fun afternoon reminiscing and catching up with friends. “Just a simple school in Kansas, out where the prairie starts…” Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


December 2

Midland third and fourth graders enjoyed a field trip to the National Frontier Trails museum as they continue their studies of Regions in social studies. Students got a compelling look at the tough life for the pioneers as they chose the direction of their future – the Santa Fe, California or Oregon trail. We’re Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org


November 16

At this time of Thanksgiving, Midland staff and students want to thank each Constituent for your support of Midland Adventist Academy. We are truly blessed by your daily prayers, your financial support and your friendship. Thank you for helping us in our mission to Teach Minds, Touch Hearts, and Train Hands for Jesus.Visit our website at www.midlandacademy.org


November 14

Midland gymnasts enjoyed an incredible time of learning, growing, bonding and making new friends. A highlight of the trip to Washington Adventist University was the opportunity to see some of our Nation’s historical landmarks.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


November 8

From Safe Haven to Hymnsing to Fall Festival, Midland students enjoyed partnering with constituents last week, reaching out to the community, praising God in song and working together to raise money for creating a home for Midland’s growing music department. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


October 31

Midland Academy high school students partnered with Shawnee Mission Health in last week’s Mass-Surge Exercise. While medical associates practiced their skills handling extreme numbers of victims during a disaster, students got an inside look at a possible emergency and how the community works together to serve its members.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


October 23

As part of fire prevention month, students in grades K-2 sat with rapt attention as they listened and watched Shawnee firefighters talk about fire safety and demonstrate what to do to be safe if there is a fire. Students also got to explore the fire engine and the rescue vehicle that the firefighters brought to the school. We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Visit us at www.midlandacademy.org.


October 15

Midland Adventist Academy juniors have been learning about volunteerism in Ms. Deutsch’s Life Skills class, and how good it makes you feel to bring a smile to another’s face by lending a helping hand. Students have been working in teams alongside the staff at the New Haven food pantry. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus www.midlandacademy.org.


October 9

Midland's soccer team just returned from the Walla Walla Invitational tournament with a 3rd place win! Thank you to the team for representing Midland with Christian sportsmanship. Thank you to Coaches Elsey, Francis and Zacharias for your Godly leadership. Thank you to those who helped make this special trip possible. In every activity we're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


October 6

Midland Adventist Academy juniors in Ms. Deutsch’s Life Skills class have been learning about volunteerism and how good it makes you feel to bring a smile to another’s face by lending a helping hand. Students have been working in teams alongside the staff at the New Haven food pantry. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus www.midlandacademy.org.


October 1

Congratulations to Coach Karr and Midland's Cross Country athletes. Along with numerous medals, these students have learned that practice and persistence help you finish the race. We also hope they are learning to follow Paul's advice in Hebrews 12:1 " ... let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus www.midlandacademy.org.


September 26

Midland's 3rd & 4th grade students have been studying about George Washington Carver and the amazing things this innovative thinker tried, expanding the field of agriculture. The classes' studies culminated this week in a field trip to the Agricultural Hall of Fame. We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org.


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

June 19

Midland Adventist Academy is currently accepting student applications for the 2017-2018 school year. We ask you to join us in praying that every student whom God knows should be at Midland will have that opportunity. If you would like to help sponsor a student at Midland, please contact us. We’re Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. www.midlandacademy.org. (913) 268-7400.


May 22

We've graduated our seniors. We've graduated our 8th graders. AND we've graduated our Kindergarteners. Desks and lockers have been cleaned out, and it's officially time for summer vacation! This summer remember what Mr. Teller told the seniors at Commencement: "you will study from many different textbooks in your life, but the Bible is the greatest textbook of all." At Midland Adventist Academy, we’re Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 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