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Musings from Midland

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


May 14

For Principal’s Scholar Day, Mr. Murphy and the twelve Midland high school students who maintained a 3.90+ GPA throughout the first three quarters of the school year, spent the day in Topeka. They visited Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, enjoyed lunch at Hu Hot and toured the capitol. Follow us on Facebook.


May 28

We are preparing for the 2024-2025 school year. If you would like to meet with Principal Greg Murphy and take a tour of the school, please call the office for an appointment. 913.268.7400 


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April 30

Mrs. Frishman’s STEM students in grades 3 – 6 had the amazing opportunity to visit the Apple Store for an adventure in coding. 

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April 12

Midland Physical Science and Pre-Calc students had the opportunity to learn key science and technology principles, then defy gravity by actually flying at the Overland Park iFly indoor sky diving facility. They were fired up about math and physics when they saw it come to life in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel. Instructors guided them through an immersive, hands-on experience that included measuring and recording data and interpreting results. 

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April 6

Midland’s Kindergarten STEM class created “rubberized” eggs by soaking raw eggs in a jar of vinegar. The vinegar broke down the shells in about three days, leaving the membrane and egg intact. Students enjoyed experimenting to see what height the eggs could be dropped from before splattering open when they hit the ground. Follow us on Facebook.

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March 29

Students and staff were totally engaged as the freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes took turns leading out in the recent high school Week of Prayer. The theme, “Finding Our Purpose” was explored in many different ways; visual scientific experiments, student written drama, daily ice breakers, music and the spoken Word. Thank you to Pastor L and students for this high week!  

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March 16

We are planning for the 2024-2025 school year at Midland Adventist Academy. If you would like to set up a meeting and tour with principal, Greg Murphy, please call the school office at 913.268.7400. Mr. Murphy is available most Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm. Visit our website to apply for scholarships. The scholarship application deadline is April 15.

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March 8

Midland’s 5th & 6th grade students enjoyed a fun day of learning outside the regular classroom at the School of Economics, where they each had a job to perform in the life-like city. They learned about the importance of teamwork in running a successful business. The flow of the simulation is for consumers to receive a paycheck and make spending decisions based on needs and wants, including food for lunch. Everyone gets to see the relationship between consumers and producers in an economy. Follow us on Facebook.

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February 29

Midland's Kindergarten class has been learning how peanuts grow. They have planted seeds in the classroom and will transplant them to their STEM garden. After a peanut flower withers, it attaches itself to the soil and the peanuts form underground. People love eating peanuts, and also use them for animal feed. Scientist George Washington Carver developed many other uses for the humble peanut. Among them were new forms of cheese, coffee, flour, ink, wood stain, and soap. Subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

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February 22

We’re celebrating Black History Month at Midland. We are so thankful for the diversity that our Black students and staff bring to our school family. This month students have enjoyed tours of the Negro League Baseball Museum and the Jazz Museum. The All-School Assembly showed in song, spoken word and art what students have been learning through their friendships and class group studies about the Black community who have contributed so much to our world. Follow us on Facebook

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February 16

Midland students in grades 3 – 8 are preparing their science fair projects. They are choosing a project, doing research, and thinking about display boards. The fair will be in the Midland gym, on Tuesday, March 5 from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Join us for an evening of discovering what these young scholars have explored and take the opportunity to ask them questions. 

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February 1

Midland’s kindergarten class has been learning about polar bears. Polar bears live to be 25-30 years old. Their favorite food is seals and they hunt by swimming beneath the ice. Young polar bears learn how to defend themselves by "play" fighting. God cares about all His creatures, whether they be polar bears or people! Follow us on Facebook!

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January 27

We’ve been learning some fun Kansas Facts in preparation for Kansas Day, Monday, January 29.  Did you know that Pizza Hut, Freddy’s, the Icee, the helicopter, the fly swatter, and the game of basketball all began in Kansas? Some notable Kansans are Amelia Earhart, Dwight D Eisenhower, Walter P. Chrysler, Vivian Vance, Carry Nation, and Bob Dole.


January 11

As we begin the last half of the school year, students have many things to look forward to. Here’s a sneak peek of some upcoming activities: 

  • January 31-February 2 – UC Band Festival
  • February 14-17 – UC Basketball Tournament
  • March 5 – K-8 Science Fair

Check our website frequently to find information about sports events, music concerts, etc.

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January 6

Midland 5th and 6th graders have been studying DNA models in STEM class. They had a grand time extracting DNA from strawberries. One student said, “I’m going to try this on some other fruit at home!”   Follow us on Facebook.

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December 29

As we begin 2024, we are reminded by Paul, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-8 Thank you for including Midland students and staff on your daily prayer list.

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December 23

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6  We are so thankful for God’s gift of love and Your gift of support to Midland Adventist Academy.

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December 16

In biology class, sophomore students recently dissected worms, and have been studying regeneration. They also did a lab on ethanol production, measuring the CO2 created by student’s “mash”. Follow us on Facebook.

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December 9

Mrs. Prosser’s 1st and 2nd graders are studying the body in Science class.  They made cut-out figures of themselves and are coloring and pasting on drawings of different body parts as they study about them. 

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December 4

December is here and joyful music is all around us. Students are excited about upcoming performances! Come enjoy their enthusiasm. Each concert will begin at 6:00pm in the Midland gym. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

  • December 5 – High School Students
  • December 12 – Kindergarten – 5th Grade Students
  • December 15 – 6th – 8th Grade Students

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November 25

At Midland Adventist Academy, we are thankful for YOU! We thank our prayer warriors, our financial partners, grandparents who help with transportation and tuition, parents who faithfully encourage students to do their very best and work with teachers for their students' success, and volunteers who spend hours coaching, giving tech support, running errands, supporting teachers, and numerous others. You all help make Midland a better school! May God bless you this Thanksgiving season just as much as you have blessed us.


November 18

Midland’s Kindergarten class celebrated learning all their letters and sounds with an Alphabet Fashion Show.  Each student designed a vest showcasing the letter they had chosen, and walked the fashion runway! Turning from side to side and stopping now and then to display their vest of alphabet soup, they enjoyed the cheers of students and staff lining the hallway. Creativeness reigned from Zebra to KC Chiefs Arrowhead to Jolly Ranchers and Snakes.

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November 6

Mrs. Murphy’s 5th & 6th grade students have been studying about Egypt in social studies and about Moses in Bible. The culmination of their studies was celebrated on Thursday through presentations and dioramas. Students could choose to dress in authentic Egyptian attire, fashion tools, or bring authentic food to share with classmates. “It was a blast!” said one student. Mrs. Murphy commented, “The food was delicious!”  Follow us on Facebook. 

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October 29

In high school STEM class, students learned about assistive devices and created silverware fitted to their fingers that would be useful for individuals who struggle with grip strength. The culmination of this project was eating a meal, using the silverware they had designed and 3D printed.

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October 21

Congratulations to the Lady Mustang volleyball team. They took 2nd place at the GPAC tournament! Thank you to all of our athletic coaches who give many, many hours working with our athletes and modeling good sportsmanship. Follow us on Facebook.

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October 18

While learning about secondary succession, Midland 5th and 6th graders made posters of Mount St. Helens. They had to show what it looked like before the eruption, one day after, and one year after. 

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October 6

Mrs. Arends’ Spanish I students have been practicing all words calendar related – months, days, and numbers the last few weeks. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, students K-12 have been encouraged to celebrate their Hispanic Heritage by making their country’s flag to display.  Some students have worn beautiful, traditional clothing.  Follow us on Facebook.

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September 29

This week Midland students in grades K-8 got to be part of the story as they recreated some amazing examples of how much God loves and cares for His children!  Each day during Week of Prayer chapels, led by Pastor L, students were reminded that God is “Too Good Not to Believe”.  Ask a student to tell you about one of the five stories they heard this week.  

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September 21

This week at Midland, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Prosser and their K-2 students enjoyed a field trip to Alldredge Orchard and family farm. While there, they learned about apple growing, took a hay ride through the orchard, picked apples and pumpkins, fed some farm animals and enjoyed a picnic lunch. It’s fun to learn about God’s creation outside the classroom! Follow us on Facebook.

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September 12

Midland’s Core Value emphasis this month is Service. Each Tuesday morning, a group of Midland students and staff serve at the Renewed Hope Food Pantry. By the smiles on their faces as they leave school and also when they return, they enjoy sharing their time and smiles with others. 

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September 8

Midland 6th graders joined with 40 other 6th graders from across the KS-NE Conference this week for Environmental School where besides making new friends, they spent time learning outside the traditional classroom about orienteering, survival, and videography. A big thank you to Seth and Mary Jo Groeneweg for sponsoring our group of students!  Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

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September 3

Kindergarten and 1st grade Midland students have been enjoying tomatoes from the spring planting that last year’s kindergarten class did in the new STEM garden area. What wonderful lessons can be learned from a project like this! Follow us on Facebook!

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August 28

Midland high school students and staff enjoyed their annual retreat at Broken Arrow Ranch this week. Pastor Daniel Velez shared morning and evening worship thoughts. Lots of fun and good food was enjoyed by everyone. I’m told they practiced their engineering skills by building boats out of cardboard and duct tape to transport a team member safely across the pool. You’ll have to ask around to find out which team was the most successful!  

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August 18

School began this week and we’ve already seen miracles, made new friends, enjoyed our first Friday Chapel and established classroom procedures and routines! God is good, we praise Him and we pray daily that students and staff alike will learn more about His love this school year.  

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August 11

School begins this week at Midland Adventist Academy. We are excited about the new school year and welcoming students back for another great year. Our daily prayer this year is to spend time with Jesus first each day. Please join us in your personal prayer time each morning at 7:45 a.m. as the staff gathers at school to ask for God's leading and blessing.

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July 6

There is still a short amount of time for a Midland tour and Q/A with Principal Greg Murphy, before school begins. Call 913.268.7400 or email maa@midlandacademy.org to schedule a time during the next two weeks. We are looking forward to a year filled with exciting learning experiences!

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