DID YOU KNOW? ...MTCS students have participated in missions trips to Brazil, Panama, and Honduras.
Wright named top volunteer
Congratulations to senior Hannah Wright who was recently selected as one of America’s top 102 youth volunteers. She was named as one of two State Honorees by the Prudential Youth Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for exemplary acts of volunteerism. Hannah will receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC in May.
MTSU Wind Band Conference
Four MTCS students participated in MTSU's Wind Band Conference February 2-4, 2012: Steven Barker, Andrew McMahan, Mason Sowder, and Heather West. As part of the conference, students attended the Tennessee Valley Winds concert Thursday night, rehearsed with renowned conductors for ten hours over the course of two days, attended the MTSU Wind Ensemble concert Friday night, and performed in a final concert on Saturday afternoon. Participants in the conference were nominated by their band director(s) and then selected by MTSU music faculty. What an honor!
MTCS students join Tennessee Valley Winds in concert
Reed Haley, trombone, and Heather West, bassoon, joined Tennessee Valley Winds Community Band in concert at MTSU on Thursday, February 2nd. Both students attended weekly rehearsals with the group in preparation for the concert and plan to continue playing with TVW indefinitely. Mrs. Frazier, MTCS Band director, complimented both Reed and Heather on their hard work and level of professionalism. Way to go!
Hill named to Junior Olympic team
Congratulations to senior Trey Hill for being named to the 2012 Junior Olympic Shotgun Team in the double trap category.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Secondary Students of the Month for January: Autumn Warner (junior high) and Rachel Young (high school). The trait for the month was kindness.
TTU Honor Band
MTCS would like to congratulate Cheyenne Hobgood, Andrew McMahan, Mason Sowder and Heather West for being accepted into TTU's Festival of Winds and Percussion, to take place February 16-18, 2012. This year's TTU Honor Bands will perform in concert on Saturday, February 18th at 5 p.m. We're proud of our students' musical accomplishments.
MTCS advances in District 9-A basketball tournament
MTCS is hosting the District 9-A basketball tournament which began Friday, February 10 and concludes with the championship games on Friday, February 17. Our Lady Cougars began the tournament with a win over Huntland on Friday, February 10. They will play Community in the semi-finals on Monday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. The boys team defeated Eagleville on Saturday, February 11, and will play Community in the semi-finals on Tuesday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. We need a large home crowd at these games to cheer our athletes on to a District Championship! Because this is a TSSAA tournament, everyone (including students) will be required to pay admission into the game.
Summer Academy offered
Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX is offering a Summer Academy. Session I is June 10th-23rd for rising 10th-12th grades. Participants receive 4 hours of college credit in areas such as Intro to Human Nature, Film and Faith, The Ethics of Jesus, Digital Media, On-Site Drawing & Sketching and Photography. There is also a weekend excursion to several places. Session II is June 24th-30th for rising 9th-12th grades. Participants receive 1 hour of college credit in such areas as Debate, Digital Media, Entrepreneurship, Piano Fest, Robot based Problem Solving and Spies, Secrets & Codes: The Math of Cryptography. For more information visit http://www.acu.edu/events/summer-academy/
Library helpers needed
The MTCS library is in need of volunteer parents to work in the library 2-3 hours in the afternoons on a weekly basis to assist with check-out and reshelving of books. If interested, please contact Alissa Cary.
Donut/Casual Day Sale
Helping Hands will hold a donut sale on Friday, February 17th to raise money to help our 5th Grade Boot Camp with expenses associated with our upcoming Holocaust survivor program. Donuts will be $1 each, and elementary students can purchase up to 3 casual days for $1 each.
Secondary Truth Token Verse: Psalm 34:17-22
Re-enrollment is currently underway for the 2012-2013 school year. Current students will have priority during the month of February before opening enrollment to the public in March. The enrollment fee will increase to $250 for Pre-K and $350 for K-12 on March 1, so don't delay. For more information, contact Cindy Siler.
MTCS Spring Fling -- April 14, 2012 -- This is going to be an exciting day for MTCS. The morning will start off with: Run. Cougar. Run. - This is the first annual 5K run and Fun Run to benefit the Middle Tennessee Christian School Patrons' Organization, Special Kids, The Journey Home, and Matthew 25 Club. We are thrilled to invite all of our MTCS friends and family, as well as the entire running community to come to the MTCS campus on April 14, 2012 to join us for what promises to be a great run! There will be door prizes, concessions, vendors, and much more. The 5K is set to start at 7:00 a.m. with the Fun Run to follow at 8:00. Later in the afternoon, come back to school for spaghetti dinner and first annual Cougar Trivia Night. The shopping bazaar will open at 3:00, with dinner served beginning at 4:00. The trivia contest will begin at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds support the Middle Tennessee Christian School Patrons' Organization and the MTCS Band. Check the Patrons’ webpage for additional information: www.mtcscougars.org/patrons
JUST FOR SENIORS:
Check the Cougar Connection archives for other scholarship opportunities that are still available.
Tuesday, February 14
PK-6th Grade Parties
Monday, February 20
President’s Day – NO SCHOOL/NO EXTENDED CARE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
February 24-March 6
Senior Trip – New York/Washington
Sophomore Trip – South Carolina