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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 26

Seniors in Midland's Pre-calculus class used their skills in Trigonometry to measure the heights of the trees at Midland. Working in groups they calculated angles, distances and eye level height. Midland has trees over 40 feet tall! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Stay in touch, follow us on Facebook.


September 21

Mrs. Frishman reports -- In Midland's 3rd and 4th grade class we have been learning about living and nonliving things. We focused on how things grow and develop, specifically butterflies. We enjoyed watching the life cycle of four caterpillars. Our caterpillars grew in size and then built their chrysalises. After about one week in the pupa stage, we watched them emerge into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies. When we released them, several students even had the chance to hold a few of the butterflies. Our butterflies were a great example of the incredible living things God created for us to enjoy. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Follow us on Facebook!


September 13

Midland sixth graders enjoyed learning outside the classroom at Environmental Camp. There were classes in Orienteering, Wilderness Survival, Classification of Plants, Microscopic Life, and Ropes & Knots. Thank you to Mrs. Neill and Mr. Keller for sponsoring the Midland students on this adventure. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. 


August 29

Midland’s high school students and staff had a wonderful time at the annual Broken Arrow Ranch Retreat. There was time for relaxing in the pool, riding jet skis, playing basketball, and enjoying team competitions (tug of war, flag football). Special thanks to Pastor Nick Snell and Pastor Cryston Josiah for leading out in Praise and Worship each morning and evening. Jason Hansen receives thunderous applause for keeping everyone hydrated and well fed. Full stomachs make for happy campers! Congratulations to Mrs. Allen and the Student Association Officers for planning and executing a great retreat! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


August 16

A new school year is under way at Midland Adventist Academy. Enrollment is up and we see God’s hand at work each day. We appreciate your daily prayers. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.  Follow us on Facebook.


July 26

The beginning of school is right around the corner! This year’s final registration event at Midland Adventist Academy is Thursday, August 4 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. Hope to see you then! Questions, please call 913.268.7400 or email: maa@midlandacademy.org Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


June 21

t's time to reserve your student's enrollment spot at Midland Adventist Academy. The last day for the early registration discount is Friday, July 1. The general fee may be paid by cash, check or credit card in person or by credit card over the phone, or by bill payment through your bank. If you have questions, please call the school office at 913.268.7400. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


May 19

Two teams from Mr. Murphy’s classroom participated in the Kansas State “We The People” contest. Our Unit 5 team, Kiki, Kayleigh, Camron, Julia, and Owen, whose topic was free speech rights protected in the first amendment, are state champions! They received a state champions plaque from the We the People organization at Kansas State University in recognition of their outstanding presentation. Our Unit 4 team, Kaitlyn, Addie, Melanie, and Maecy also received high marks for their presentation at the state competition. Well done teams!  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


May 3

Midland music students have been demonstrating what they have learned this semester during their spring concerts. The K – 2 Choir brought the house down with their presentation of “Al Son Del Cocodrillo” and everyone enjoyed the world premier of Grades K – 5 Ensemble’s rendition of “Famous For” arranged by Midland’s own Steven Hutchison. It was the first time for a Midland elementary group to perform the vocals and accompaniment together on stage. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


April 18

In STEM class, our first and second graders learned how 3D printing works. They learned about shapes and how they are built with layers. They then pretended to be printers and used toothpaste to create 3D shapes! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


April 12

Bible truths are woven into each subject area at Midland Adventist Academy. This week as second graders were practicing their math facts, they sang their counting by 9’s song and learned that Abram was 99 years old when God changed his name to Abraham! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube


April 4

At Midland Adventist Academy, academics and worship go hand in hand. Students and teachers were blessed by the thoughts and music presented during Week of Prayer.

Mr. Dennis and Pastor Nick spoke each day to our elementary students. The youngest students were especially engaged with the 7th & 8th graders’ presentation on David and Goliath during Friday chapel.

Five high school students spoke to their peers on the theme of “Connecting With God” using Role Models, Bible, Music, Sabbath, and Friends and Family as examples.  

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March 25

Midland’s physical science students have been studying the physics of flight. This unit culminated in two fun activities. During their field trip to iFLY KC, students learned key science and technology principles regarding terminal velocity and then defied gravity by actually flying! On Friday, the entire student body watched excitedly as the student's creativity in protecting a raw egg was tested during the annual egg drop from the school rooftop. We are happy to report that eleven of the twelve eggs survived the drop.


March 8

Midland's K-4 students experimented with found percussion sounds this week! Random objects like keys, water bottles, pots and pans were recorded and mapped to an electronic drum set. They loved the mix of technology and music and let their creativity run free. Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


March 1

Mrs. Prosser’s students are studying measurement in math class. First graders have been measuring everything in the room using color tiles, a non-traditional form of measurement. Second graders learned words like centimeters, meters, inch, feet and yards. They have enjoyed cooperative learning as they explored all over the school using inch rulers, yardsticks, tape measurers and measuring tapes.

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February 21

Midland Kindergarteners have been delving into the benefits of slime (mucus).  Hagfish release large amounts of slime when an animal tries to eat it. Snails and slugs use slime to help them get around. Slime (mucus) helps trap germs and dust to protect humans. Members of the hippopotamus family emit a red colored slime so their skin doesn't sunburn. Our God is an awesome creator! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.


February 15

In the first few weeks of the new semester there have been many activities in the science lab. Students in Biotechnology / STEM class have learned and practiced new skills, such as pipetting and titration. They also had a successful chromatography lab using different concentrations of 2-propanol to separate the pigments in a grape-flavored drink.

In Physical Science, students tested the strength of polymers by adjusting the concentration of gelatin to form cross-links between the protein chains. While studying neurology in Anatomy & Physiology, students have dissected sheep brains and tested their own tonic and phasic receptors in their hands and arms. And in Chemistry, students explored spectroscopy with different metal ions in flame tests. The students have been very busy so far this semester! Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


February 1

The third and fourth grade’s social studies unit on the Midwest region was timed perfectly to coincide with Kansas’ 161st birthday on January 29!  Students made books depicting the American Buffalo, Western Meadowlark, Ornate Box Turtle, Barred Tiger Salamander, Honeybee, Wild Sunflower, and Cottonwood tree. Knowing the state symbols aided in playing Kansas Bingo. The class has been participating with other Adventist schools across the country in a postcard exchange, telling about the state where their school is located. We mailed thirty postcards and have already received information from seven other classes. It is fun to learn about other parts of the country!  Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.


January 25

Mr. Murphy’s seventh and eighth grade classes have embarked on a quest for survival. They are working together, using resources on the Midland property, strategizing how to survive when alone and faced with the unexpected challenge of needing shelter, water, and food. This exercise was inspired by reading Gary Paulson’s Hatchet, a fictional story about a young, teenage boy who is faced with these same challenges after surviving a plane crash while on a trip to spend the summer with his father in Canada.  Ask a Midland middle school student what they’ve learned about spiritual survival through these exercises. “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” 


January 18

Fridays at Midland are packed with excitement! In addition to our weekly Friday chapels, one of our classes participates in a community service project each week. Mrs. Allen has also begun a STEM class rotation for elementary. Follow us on Facebook! “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” 


December 14

As we come to the end of this calendar year and turn the page to 2022, we remember the many blessings received this year. We have been so very blessed by your faithful prayers for Midland Adventist Academy. Each volunteer, whether it be classroom helper, field trip chaperone, athletic team coach, substitute teacher, board member, chapel speaker or another helper, has blessed us by giving of your time and talents. Philippians 1:3 is true for each of you. “I thank my God every time I think of you!” Thank you for being a part of our mission of “Developing passionate followers of Christ who love God and serve people.” 


December 7

Midland students have been spreading tidings of comfort and joy to the community.  Students in grades K-4 made tray favors for patients at Encompass Health and Hospice to brighten their day and let them know someone was thinking about them and Jesus loves them.  “Developing passionate followers of Christ, who love God and serve people.”


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. 

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