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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...


June 18

Happy summer from Midland Adventist Academy! We are making plans for a year full of fun learning. Field trips, serviced projects, Week of Prayer, new books to read, math games, science experiments, and weekly chapels are a few things in store. We hope you're planning to be part of it! Take advantage of our early enrollment discount through July 1. 


June 3

We're making plans for the new school year at Midland and we'd like to reserve a desk with your name on it! July 1 is the deadline for the $50 early bird registration discount and the deadline for applying for scholarships through FACTS. If you have questions, please call the office at 913.268.7400.


May 14

Thank you to each one who helped sponsor the Mustang Rush jog-a-thon; you helped us reach 100% of our goal!  Our students were amazing!  The average lap count for students in their 30-minute allotted time was 10 laps - that's 2 miles! The money raised will help purchase percussion instruments for elementary music and an electric drum set for our chapel.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


May 7

Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Prosser took their students to share with the residents at AdventHealth Care Center Shawnee this week.  Their angelic voices and sweet smiles made the day happier for everyone.  It was a beautiful way for students to serve the community.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


April 30

Eight high school students maintained a 3.90 - 4.00 grade point average during the first three quarters of the academic school year.  They enjoyed a special off-campus day planned by Principal Young.  Congratulations to Blake, Jadon, Kareena, Jonah, Gaby, Michael, Bomi and Paige on your academic achievement!  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.  


April 15

In science class, Mrs. Murphy’s kindergartners are learning how plants grow through their gardening project.  Students reported planting beans, basil and zinnias.  Seedlings are growing in the classroom and outdoors.  The poor little seeds they put in the dark cupboard aren’t growing.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


April 8

Midland's Concert Band and select choir, Diversity, just completed their spring music tour to Colorado. They were great ambassadors for Midland at their performances along the way. Thank you to Mr. Hutchison and the parent sponsors for making this experience possible! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


April 1

The highlight of the week was our student-led Week of Prayer. The presence of the Lord was felt as students (Victoria Shelton, Jordan Anderson, Daniel Hickman, JoAnna Rockufeler, and Michael Henry) spoke each day. Thank you to our Chaplain, Pastor Kyle Smith, for working with students to make this week a special, spiritual time at Midland. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


March 23

Union College professors were on Midland's campus to give our high school students an opportunity to experience college classes for a day. Students rotated through classes in Science, Education, Humanities, Graphic Design, and a College Preparation class. Thank you, Union College, for affording our students this fantastic opportunity. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


March 11

Students at MAA have enjoyed a Week of Health Emphasis, courtesy of Home & School and many amazing volunteers! Highlights were Fitness for Life, Teddy Bear Clinic, Dental and Mental Health, Distracted Driving, Kindness Day, and a visit from KC Wolf who talked about the ABC's of Success. Ask a student about their favorite activity! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


March 6

Congratulations to the Mustangs varsity basketball team. Coach Cowan and his team won the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship game to end their season! We are proud of the team the the way the represented our school. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


February 25

Grades K-2 enjoyed a field trip to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts where they heard the symphony rendition of Peter and the Wolf. Find a young student and ask them which character's theme they enjoyed most!  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.



February 16

Midland Adventist Academy and Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy partner to make Sunday ACT testing available to students six times during the year. This week nine students took the test at Midland. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


February 9

Mr. Perry's 5th and 6th grade students enjoyed a field trip to the Coterie Theater where they participated in bringing a Civil War story about battlefront women to life, in a production called Secret Soldiers.


February 2

Students in Ms. Kuehmichel's 7th & 8th grade classes enjoy assisting at the New Haven food pantry on Tuesday morning. They love seeing the smiles on the faces of the patrons as their car is loaded with bags of produce. We love seeing the smiles on their faces as they return to school after a job well done! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


January 19

Students in grades 5 -8 enjoyed a field trip to a National Geographic presentation, Social by Nature, at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The lecture, along with the amazing photographs, explored social habits of some mammals such as chimpanzees, wolves, gorillas, and bears. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


January 12

A new year, new semester, new students, and sunshine for our new solar array! We feel very blessed at Midland Adventist Academy. Home and School helped get our new semester off to a great start with a K-6 Family Fun Night. Those in attendance enjoyed Minute to Win It games, racing the clock for lots of laughter, fun, fellowship...and ice cream! Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


December 26

From our Family at Midland Adventist Academy to Yours -- our wish for you this Holiday season is that you enjoy some extra time with family and friends and that some of that time is spent remembering the most wonderful gift that God gave us when His Son was born on earth to live, die, and rise again so that we may live with Him forever! Let us rejoice and be glad!


December 12

One of the highlights of the school year is when Mrs. Murphy's and Mrs. Prosser's students get to let their creative juices flow at Hallmark's Kaleidoscope. They come back wearing and carrying their creations, excited to show off what they've made.Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus 


December 8

As part of their current science studies, Mrs. Frishman's 3rd & 4th graders made bacteria gardens to explore how bacteria spreads.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


December 2

It has been a high week at Midland Adventist Academy. Pastor Kyle and his spiritual activities team lead out in our fall Week of Prayer. Our speaker, Pastor Mackenzy, shared daily thoughts with our students about Salvation. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


November 24

"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." Psalm 103:2. At Midland Adventist Academy, we thank God every day for all of our wonderful supporters. We have been blessed by your daily prayers for Midland, your financial gifts in support of student and special projects, and by your gifhts, of time and talents. Thank you and may God bless you as you have shared with others. - our Midland Academy students and staff.


November 17

This week Midland was honored to be a part of Shawnee Mission Health's Week of Spiritual Emphasis. Diversity and Grades 3 & 4, under the direction of Steven Hutchison, represent our school in an amazing way. Associates and visitors were blessed by their choral selections. Thank you, Shawnee Mission Health,, for this invitation. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


November 7

Midland's Acro Club is celebrating Sabbath at AcroFest '18 on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. They have spent their time together and with other Acro teams from across the country learning new skills and making new friends. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


November 3

Ms. Kuehmichel's 7th and 8th grade classes enjoyed a field trip to the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art where they took the Renaissance Tour. After lunch, students selected a specific piece of art to study further. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


October 27

We are proud of the way that our varsity soccer and volleyball teams represented Midland at the Uniot College Invitational tournament. Thank you to our coaches, Pastor Douglas Elsey, Mr. Rudy Rodriguez, Mrs. RaeLea Frishman, Mr. Zach Frishman, Ms. Anna Gilbert, and Ms. Rindy Fairchild for teaching team skills and good sportsmanship. Thank you to our middle school volleyball coaches, Mrs. Sheryl Fenton, Mrs. Robin Gibson, and Mrs. Angie Helmer for being mentors to our young ladies and teaching beginning skills and team spirit.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


October 20

Students in grades 3-6 at Midland enjoyed a field trip to the Kansas City Symphony's Young People's Concert. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to take students to places like the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts to enrich their classroom learning experience.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


October 13

Each Midland third grader was presented with their very own Merriam-Webster dictionary, thanks to the generosity of the Lenexa Rotary Club! We are grateful to Midland's friend, Creighton Hill, for including Midland in this Rotary Club annual tradition several years ago. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training


October 1

Mid-morning of each school day, high school students and staff meet together in the chapel for a spiritual boost to the day. Thursday is Praise & Worship time, led by Mr. Hutchison and a group of student musicians. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus 


September 26

Mrs. Prosser's 1st & 2nd graders are having a grand time with their mealworms. Some students have named their worms! They've learned that the worms are in the larval stage and will metamorphose into pupa and then turn into darkling beetles. We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


September 18

Mr. Perry and ten Midland 6th graders had a great time learning about nature and meeting new friends from around the conference at Environmental Camp last week. Thank you to our parent helpers, Rejane Aragon, Melissa Huenergardt, and David Ross who went along on the trip to Broken Arrow Ranch. We're Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


September 10

Last week, twelve Midland student leaders enjoyed an amazing Leadership Experience, hosted by Union College. From volunteering at the Red Cross to a trip to the capitol, an evening banquet, and a weekend filled with messages about "Leadership as a Follower of Jesus", they learned about working together. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts and Training Hands for Jesus


September 5

If you are interested in knowing what's going on at Midland, sign up for Principal Young's weekly Mustang Memo! Simply email the school and put Mustang Memo in the subject line. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


September 1

Volunteers at Midland Adventist Academy are amazing people! Thank you to Alejandra Hutchison for creating an inviting and interesting library space, and to Dave Fairchild for the many hours spent keeping the website informative and useful. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


August 20

It was a first week filled with answered prayer at Midland Adventist Academy. Our staff was blessed last Sabbath morning by witnessing a student baptism and being part of a lovely dedication service at New Haven. High School students enjoyed a Welcome Back vespers Sabbath evening followed by recreation time in the gym.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. .


August 12

We want this to be a year of prayer at Midland Adventist Academy. We're praising God today for a wonderful first week. Home & School helped set the tone by hosting their annual Prayer Walk last Sabbath afternoon. Over one hundred people walked the halls praying for God's direction and protection at Midland this school year. We are Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


August 5

We're excited because the first day of school is almost here! Tuesday morning we will open our doors to begin another school year where we will be Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. Thank you for your continued support.


July 30

Just a few days until school begins at Midland Adventist Academy. Teachers are preparing classrooms and the staff is gathering for worship each morning, praying that God will bless, and make this a Spirit filled year at Midland. We would love if you joined us in this prayer.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


July 21

It's going to be a fantastic year at Midland Adventist Academy. Mr. Karr was just awarded Midland's second Farmer's Insurance grant of $2,500, with the money targeted for our endurance sports program. The new music room is looking fantastic - even the construction workers are excited about the new space for studnet! Thank you for your support through prayer, volunteering, and financial giving.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


July 2

Welcome to new Midland staff members principal Richard Young and 3rd & 4th grade teacher RaeLea Frishman. Mr. Young and Mrs. Frishman are both Midland alumnus and are excited to be part of the Midland Mission.  Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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