These short clips are printed each week in the church bulletins of our constituent churches. Here are the most recent Midland Musings...
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.
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.
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.
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
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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the school at 913.268.7400.
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.
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.