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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...


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 wil 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. 


May 14

We are already preparing for next school year! Fourth graders had lots of fun at Instrument Try-Out Day, where they were encouraged to play every band instrument before deciding which one they want to play next year in 5th grade beginning band. A big Thank You to REW Music for partnering with us on this project. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


May 7

As we come to the close of this school year, we want to thank our awesome volunteers -- each person who took time to: share during chapel, work one on one with a student, serve on the school board, help with a field trip, work on a fundraising project, coach a sports team, keep our website informative, put weekly notices in bulletins, help a teacher with a project, help with Home & School or help with any other project. We appreciate you; you are awesome and you have helped fulfill our mission of Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


April 30

Mr. Perry's 5th & 6th grade classes have been studying about service in their Bible class. They put their lesson into action by spending the morning visiting the home of a family and doing yard work, some cleaning inside and out and generally tidying up the place. Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


April 24

Mrs. Murphy's and Mrs. Prosser's classes were excited to share their smiles, scripture and songs about Jesus and His joy, with residents at Trinity Nursing and Rehab Center this week. It was hard to tell who was having more fun, the students or those listening. At Midland Adventist Academy, we are happy to be Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


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 linkTeaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus 


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 


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 


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. 


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. 


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 


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 


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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. 


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.


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


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'reTeaching Minds, Touching Hearts, Training Hands for Jesus.


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 


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 


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. 


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.


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'reTeaching Minds, Touching Hearts and Training Hands for Jesus

 

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