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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...


October 27

Our student athletes were great representatives for Midland at the Union College volleyball and soccer invitational tournaments last week. The volleyball team had a 5-2 tournament record and placed 4th out of 13 teams. The soccer team was awarded the Spirit/Sportsmanship trophy and placed 5th out of 11 teams. Way to go, Mustangs! "Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people."


October 19

Mrs. Allen’s STEM students had fun learning biology and engineering by designing and printing self-watering planters. So far 93% of their plants have sprouted and some are over a foot tall!  Currently, the students are using physics to engineer balloon-powered race cars! Start your engines! "Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people." Follow us on Facebook!


October 4

Mr. Bayer's fifth grade class is challenging themselves at Kansas STARBASE, the U.S. Department of Defense's award winning science, technology, engineering and math youth program. Students engage in inquiry-based curriculum with "hands-on, minds-on" experiential learning. This week was their second of four classes. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. 


September 27

Kindergarteners and first and second graders had a fun time learning outside the classroom, on a trip to the farm! There were goats, cows, and chickens, plus apples and pumpkins! “God made a great big, beautiful world with all the right ingredients in it; what a great big, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, great big, beautiful world!”  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


September 14

Midland’s senior class kicked off our Service Fridays by helping a senior home owner in Shawnee spruce up their property. They trimmed trees and shrubs, removed gravel, and raked and cleaned around the house. They had fun working together, while helping someone else. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


September 7

Mrs. Frishman's 3rd & 4th graders have been studying about George Washington Carver and his contributions to science and the development of some of our favorite foods. This week they went to the Agricultural Hall of Fame and learned even more about Mr. Carver's work with peanuts. Have you ever tried peanut milk? This was a new one for us!  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  


September 1

Our high school students and staff enjoyed the annual Broken Arrow Ranch retreat last week. Everyone returned tired, happy, well fed, and spiritually renewed. One new student who had been hesitant to go, burst in and exclaimed, “thank you for telling my Mom I really needed to go; I had a great time and I’m so glad I went!” Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  


August 17

The school year at Midland is off to a fantastic start!  Mrs. Prosser's 1st & 2nd grade students have already learned the first verse of their classroom theme song!

"What love could remember no wrongs we have done; Omniscient, all knowing, He counts not their sum. Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more. Praise the Lord! His mercy is more. Stronger than darkness, new every morn; Our sins they are many, His mercy is more!"  

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July 7


Midland Adventist Academy is accepting student applications for the 2021-2022 school year.  We are excited about the new school year that will begin shortly and we would love for you to be a part of it! Application forms are available on our website at www.midlandacademy.org or call the school 913.268.7400 to request paper copies or to set up an appointment for a visit. “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.”


June 9


Don’t miss it – July 1 is the deadline for the early enrollment / re-enrollment discount at Midland Adventist Academy. If you have questions, or would like to visit the school, please email maa@midlandacademy.org or call the school at 913.268.7400.


June 3


It has been an amazing year at Midland Adventist Academy. We are now accepting applications for student enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year. Please visit our website at www.midlandacademy.org or call the school for more information 913.268.7400.


May 24


Classes have ended for the year, but we’re still celebrating! Join us for Midland Adventist Academy Senior Graduation via live stream Sabbath evening, May 29 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 30 at 10:00am. You can go to our YouTube channel and look for upcoming live streams.


May 11

As the school year at Midland is coming to an end, our students are busily engaged in learning through social studies projects, enjoying live music performances for their family and friends, and serving the community at the ReNewed Hope Food Pantry. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


April 19

Students in Mr. Borne’s 7th & 8th grade science class, experienced the thrill and nervousness of putting their designs to the test! Each student built a toothpick bridge structure and then Mr. Borne hung weights on each bridge to test its durability. The two best built bridges each held a 20 pound weight! Are you building on a firm foundation every day, so that you can stand the test?  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Follow us on Facebook!


April 12

This week, Midland freshmen and seniors enjoyed a full morning of immersive, hands-on, math and science lab activities at iFLY Kansas City. After some demonstrations, students had the opportunity to defy gravity in the vertical wind tunnel. Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people.


April 6

This week has been Student Week of Prayer at Midland Adventist Academy.  Izaak, Heidi, Kareena, Jordan and Jayda shared their thoughts with peers on The Fruits Of The Spirit. The eighth grade students led out in music and spoke to elementary students about Heroes of the Old Testament and each elementary classroom shared a daily special feature.  God is at work in our school!  Thank you for your prayers.  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


March 28

How well do you know your insects? Students in grades K-2 had a visit from the Insector Inspector last week and now they can answer these questions: Where do grasshoppers lay their eggs?  How long can cicada eggs stay under ground before they hatch? What happens when tarantulas rub their back legs on their abdomen?  Where do bees carry the pollen they collect? If you don’t know the answers, just ask a Midland early elementary student. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook.


March 1

The final quarter of the school year has begun!  We have seen God’s hand at work and we are thankful for His many blessings. Our spring Week of Prayer is just around the corner. Please pray for our five high school student speakers, as they prepare to share with their peers and for our 8th graders, who will present a special program each day for our elementary students. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  


March 1

The first and second graders in Mrs. Prosser's classroom have been reminded about treating everyone with respect and kindness, by reading about Martin Luther King, Jr. Enjoy their readings on our Facebook page! Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people.


February 15

Ms. Kuehmichel’s eighth grade class is currently doing a unit study.  From Origami in art class to the book “Shipwrecked” for language arts, and studying culture and events for history, students are immersing themselves in learning about Japan. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook.


February 2

The juniors are delving into a Dave Ramsey course for high school students, in Mr. Hallock’s Life Skills class. This financial literacy class teaches students the basics of money management: budgeting, saving, debt, investing, and giving. That knowledge lays a foundation for students to build strong money habits early on and avoid many of the mistakes that lead to lifelong money struggles. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 19

Students in Mrs. Prosser’s first and second grade classes are observing busy ants at work in their classroom ant farm. Students found some interesting ant facts in their research. Vivian reported that worker ants can live one to five years and queen ants can live up to 30 years! Gabriel says there are over 12,000 different species of ants and Jack wrote that ants can build their colony 50 feet long and 20 feet high! Abigail learned that when a queen ant dies, the whole colony dies soon after. King Solomon advised; watch the ants, consider how they live and learn from them. Proverbs 6:6-8.  Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


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.”

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