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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...


January 4

This week, Mr. Borne’s biology class studied genetic engineering.  They did DNA transformation, causing bacterial cells to glow green by inserting a gene from a jellyfish. This genetically modified organism (GMO) helps remind students of the awesomeness of our Creator God.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook.


December 29

Happy New Year from the students and staff at Midland Adventist Academy!  We are thankful and blessed to have been able to provide in-person learning for students this fall and we look forward to what God has planned for us in 2021.  May you be reminded of His blessings each day throughout the coming year.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.
Our Mustang basketball season begins on Tuesday.  Please tune in to home games via the livestream link found on our website www.midlandacademy.org or our Facebook page. No fans will be allowed at home games this winter.


December 15

Coach Liepke gives students a character building word of the month, with a Bible verse and a sentence each week to reinforce the word.  December’s word of the month is self-control. The verse is Proverbs 25:28 and this week’s sentence is “I will walk away from things that are not right.” Our mission is Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


December 1

Midland’s varsity volleyball team organized a drive to collect gloves, socks, hats and non-perishable food items for a local refugee community.  They were able to give Thanksgiving boxes to eight families and provide winter weather necessities to many more children. Thank you ladies for giving us the opportunity to live out our mission; "Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people." 


November 24

Philippians 4:6 assures us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”  At Midland Adventist Academy, we are thankful for each of our prayer warriors. God has made it abundantly clear this school year that His promises are true and He is faithful! Don’t miss the newest releases on Midland Academy YouTube “The Father’s House” and “He’ll Make It Alright”. “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


November 14

This week, Mrs. Frishman’s 4th - 6th grade students had the awesome opportunity to attend STARBASE, a program with the goal of motivating students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education. The program engages students through inquiry-based curriculum with “hands-on, mind-on” experiential activities. Follow us on Facebook! “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.”   


November 2

As we enter this month of Thanksgiving, we want to pause and say Thank You to the many volunteers who serve Midland.  Board members, field trip and classroom helpers, IT support, chapel speakers and musicians, the list goes on and on! Midland is a much better school because you have shared your time and talents with us.  Thank you!  “Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people.”


October 27

As we finish the first quarter of this school year, we want to say Thank You to our amazing teachers, who are heroes every day! The kindergarten class has mastered the sounds of all 26 letters of the alphabet. They made vests showcasing their favorite letter and presented a fashion show, walking the catwalk to the cheers of their peers! “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” Follow us on Facebook! 


October 19

Despite chilly temperatures, students and staff started off the week with a field day filled with all sorts of activity and fresh air. From the traditional egg toss to pool noodle tag for elementary students and  class competitions for the high school students, fun was had by all!  One teacher commented at the end of the day, “one thing is for sure, both students and teachers will sleep well tonight!” Our mission is “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” 


October 12

Mrs. Murphy’s kindergarten class joined with Mrs. Prosser’s first and second grade classes and rode on the bus with Mr. Brazeal to visit Alldredge Orchard last week. Students were excited to feed goats and chickens, pick pumpkins, and ride the hay wagon through the apple orchard. They were hungry boys and girls after a morning on the farm! Food always tastes better when you eat outside! “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” Subscribe to our YouTube channel. 


October 7

Mrs. Frishman’s 3rd and 4th grade students have been studying the life cycle of butterflies over the past few weeks. They watched caterpillars form chrysalis and this past Wednesday morning students were very excited to watch Painted Lady butterflies emerge from their cocoons. The butterflies are now sipping sugar water and will be released on Friday. What a wonderful Creator our God is! Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people. 


September 24

This week Mr. Bayer’s 7th graders participated in the first community service project of the school year.  They were privileged to assist at the ReNewed Hope Food Pantry.  Students always come back to school with smiles on their faces after a morning of serving others.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook. 


August 12

Teachers and staff at Midland Adventist Academy are preparing for the start of an exciting new school year. Visit our Midland Academy YouTube channel to view our teacher interviews and learn more about their passion for educating young people. If you are interested in information regarding enrollment, please call the school at 913.268.7400.  Limited seats available.


July 9

We are all getting used to a constantly changing world.  We want to give you peace of mind with a COVID-19 plan, but we are waiting on the report from the KS Department of Education following their July 15 meeting. Our intent is to release Midland's COVID-19 plan for the upcoming school year on the MAA website, July 20. Because of this, we are extending the Early Registration deadline to July 24.

Thank you for being patient with us as we plan for a safe, learning-filled school year.  We appreciate your support.


June 11

Great news! Tuition rates have been frozen for the 2020-2021 school year. We are now accepting applications and you will receive a $50 discount for each student when you register by July 15. For information about registration and scholarships, visit our website www.midlandacademy.org or call the office 913.268.7400. Classrooms can fill up quickly, so apply today!


May 7

Preparations are well underway for an exciting 2020-2021 school year at Midland Adventist Academy. We are expecting a number of applications and it is important to us that your child has a reserved seat in the classroom. If you would like information regarding enrollment, please contact us at maa@midlandacademy.org or 913.268.7400.


April 21

Midland Adventist Academy and College View Academy students enjoyed a joint vespers on Friday evening, organized by the Campus Ministries Team at both schools.  There was music, discussion and a great message by Pastor Mic Henton. God is blessing, even in pandemic times. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


April 1

We’ve just completed the first week of Continuous Learning with our Midland Adventist Academy family. Teachers have been connecting with students daily through various platforms. This is a journey that is just beginning and we appreciate your prayers and support.  We pray daily for our school, our community, our country and our world. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


March 19

Though in-person classes have been suspended, we are excited to finish the school year with Continuous Learning at Midland Adventist Academy.  Our teachers and administrative staff are working diligently this coming week to lay the ground work for our 4th quarter of learning.  Our verse this week has been “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”  Psalm 56:3. We continue to Develop passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


March 11

In honor of Black History Month, Midland students presented an all school chapel highlighting several outstanding African American individuals and events in our country's history. Included in the program was an acrostic about George Washington Carver, a game of "how many clues do you need to name that person", and an original vocal solo inspired by a Langston Hughes poem.  We're proud of our students!  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


March 3

Students are putting the final touches on their science fair projects.  Come see the results of their studies on Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00pm in the Midland gym.  Whether discovering what type of structure is the strongest in a storm or observing regeneration of cell body parts in small worms, students have worked hard researching and preparing their presentations.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


February 24

Last Sabbath, hearts were blessed as Midland students presented the entire church service at Chapel Oaks. Mrs. Prosser's 1st and 2nd graders offered a wonderful Praise Service, showing how faith and learning are integrated at Midland. High School Diversity vocalists raised the question, "Who Will Be A Witness For My Lord?" Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook @MAAMustangs


February 18

Our basketball student athletes placed 4th in the Gold division and 3rd in the Red division at the Union College Invitational Tournament last week. We value developing Christ-like characters on and off the court. Follow us on Facebook @ MAAMustangs.


February 11

Last week our high school students lived out part of our Midland mission by serving others in our community. While some assisted with the mobile food pantry at New Haven, others assisted with early spring cleaning at the Beacon Light Church. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


February 5

Thank you to Ms. Kuehmichel and Mrs. Frishman for organizing Career Week for our elementary students.  Students learned how police officers, respiratory therapists and physical therapists help people by using different tools.  Students enjoyed the visuals, exercises and games and learning how they might want to work to help others in the future. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 30

Ms. Kuehmichel's seventh and eighth grade Bible class has been studying the sanctuary. As part of their class, they fashioned furniture and made a model of the sanctuary. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 15

Mrs. Frishman's 3rd & 4th grade class has been studying earth science. They compared the "layers" of a hard boiled egg to the layers of the earth last week. It was a fascinating lesson. Our creator God is amazing!  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 11

We’re one week into second semester classroom learning and we’re making plans for community service projects and sharing music at local churches.  Please check our website calendar often for updates.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 8

We’re one week into second semester classroom learning and we’re making plans for community service projects and sharing music at local churches. Please check our website calendar often for updates. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


December 31

We wish you Joy and Happiness as we begin a new year. “May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” - Psalm 20:4 (NIV)  Our mission is Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


December 11

Mr. Karr’s sophomore technology students have built and successfully launched their rockets, completing the unit on “It’s Not Rocket Science”. Ms. Deutsch’s Life Skills class completed their baby project, using flour sack babies. They discovered that parenting is sometimes inconvenient and you get less sleep! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. 


December 6

Midland 3rd & 4th graders and Diversity shared their smiles and songs with visitors and associates at Advent Health Shawnee Mission this week.  We too receive a blessing when we share with others.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.

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