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August 2009

August 17, 2009 

Dear Midland Families,

Trudy Hoffman, Principal
Welcome to a new school year at Midland Adventist Academy. Beginning a new school year is always an exciting time and this year our focus will be, “Becoming a School of Prayer”. Our scripture text for the year is found in Colossians 4:2, "Devote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.” One of the really special things we are doing to encourage our prayer theme is to come apart for 10 minutes each school day for the purpose of worship and prayer time. The high school students will do this right after second period and will meet in our new high school chapel. In the book Steps to Christ we are told, “Prayer is the key in the hand of faith which unlocks heaven’s storehouse.” We are looking forward to watching how Heaven’s storehouse will be unlocked and poured out on Midland this year.

One way to help you keep current with what is going on at Midland is to visit our website at midlandacademy.org. Dave Fairchild, our webmaster, is working diligently to make sure that our site is up-to-date and interesting.  

We have three new teachers who have joined our Midland team this year. Matt Teller, our new high school math teacher, comes to us from Thunderbird Academy in Arizona, where he taught math for six years. He will also be teaching 5th and 6th PE with an emphasis on gymnastics. Mr. Teller has been a gymnastics coach and has participated in many levels of competitive gymnastics from high school to college. His wife, Mayda Teller, will also be joining us teaching Spanish I and Health.  

start quoteDevote yourself to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. end quote
-- Colossians 4:2

Leading out in our Music department is Naomi Bruette. She will be teaching K-12 music, which will include elementary, middle and high school choirs, bands and Diversity, our select high school choral group. 

Travis Sisson, an alumnus of Midland and currently a student at Southern Adventist University, will be doing his student teaching at Midland while finishing his secondary degree in Religion. He will be working with Mrs. Murrill teaching our high school Bible classes and middle school Bible. I am certain that as you get to know the new members of our Midland staff, you will appreciate their dedication to our students and our educational program.

We recognize that parents are their children's first and most important teachers, and we look forward to partnering with you this year to provide your child with the best educational experience possible. Take time to talk with your children about their school experiences. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best. Maintain contact with your children's teachers and with me. Ask questions and communicate concerns so that we can build a partnership which will ensure student success. 

I would like to thank you for choosing Midland Adventist Academy. We invite you to join us as we "become a school of prayer", by lifting up our students and staff in your prayer time each day. We serve a God who is very interested in our needs and is ready "to unlock Heaven’s storehouse" and bless us with an amazing school year.   


Mrs. Hoffman