DID YOU KNOW? ... Sixty percent of our 4th and 5th graders from the 2010-2011 school year qualified for the Duke University’s Talent in Progress (TIP) talent search by scoring in the top 5% of the nation.
Priority re-enrollment ending
Wednesday is the last day for priority re-enrollment for the 2012-2013 school year. Current students will have priority through February 29 before enrollment opens to the public on March 1. 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.
President’s breakfasts continue this week
Mr. Watson is once again hosting Breakfast with the President this week. Parents are encouraged to join him from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. according to the following schedule: February 27 (1st/2nd grades), February 28 (3rd/4th grades), February 29 (7th/8th grades), March 1 (9th/10th/11th grades). For more information, contact Cindy Siler.
MTCS teams continue in region tournament
Both of our high school basketball teams continued their success with first-round wins in the Regional Tournament on Friday and Saturday, February 24th and 25th. The girls defeated Nashville Christian 45-44, and the boys defeated East Robertson 58-55. The girls will play in the semi-finals vs. McEwen on Monday, February 27 at 6:00 p.m., while the boys play their semi-final match vs. White House Heritage on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be played at East Robertson High School. Please come out and support our Cougars!
Spring sports pictures rescheduled
All spring sports teams will have their pictures made by Loveless Photography according to the schedule below. Coaches will provide students with an order form or one may be downloaded by clicking here. Please contact the coach or Mrs. Woodruff with any questions.
Wednesday, February 29 (Rescheduled from Feb. 22)
2:30 - 3:00 - JH Baseball - Baseball field
3:00 - 3:30- JH Boys Soccer - Soccer field
3:30 - 4:00 - HS Boys Soccer -Soccer field
Tuesday, March 6 (Rescheduled from Feb. 29)
2:45 - 3:00 - Track - Softball field
3:00 - 3:30 - Tennis - Softball field
3:30 - 4:00 - JH Softball - Softball field
4:00 - 4:30 - HS Softball - Softball field
4:30 - 5:00 - HS Baseball - Baseball field
MTCS Nights scheduled
The next two Monday nights have been set up at as "MTCS Nights" at the following restaurants. Please mark your calendars:
Monday, February 27: Cedar Bucket on Lascassas Hwy (intersection of Northfield and Lascassas Hwy) from 11am-7pm. We will receive a percentage of all tickets; however, you must tell them you are there supporting MTCS to get the percentage. The better the turnout, the higher the percentage given to us.
Monday, March 5: Chili's on Broad St.: We will receive 10% of all tickets from 4pm-10pm. You must present flyer to your waiter/waitress to earn us the 10% (flyers will be sent out at a later date.) Students may write their name on the back of the flyers to hand out to friends and family. The person who has the most flyers turned in that night with their name on them will receive a gift card. Chili’s gift cards will be purchased through the SCRIP program and will be available in the business office and in Mrs. Sarah's office beginning Thursday of this week – using these on MTCS Night at Chili’s will help the school even further.
Read the Most from Coast to Coast
On Friday, March 2nd, MTCS will be participating in Renaissance Place's Read the Most from Coast to Coast challenge. In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Renaissance is challenging students across the USA to attempt to shatter the one-day AR quiz-taking record. We want to challenge our MTCS 1st-6th graders to participate by taking at least one AR quiz on that day. To promote this, Mrs. Cary, our librarian, will hold a Family Reading Night in the library for parents, students and teachers on Thursday, March 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NO AR TESTS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THAT TIME! Everyone can read -- even the adults.
Veterans dinner to be held
The 5th graders of MTCS will hold their 6th annual “Salute to Veterans” dinner on Thursday, March 15th at 6:00 p.m. at Kingwood Church of Christ. This year’s guest speaker is Harriet Howard. Mrs. Howard is a veteran of World War II WAVE (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service: NAVY) and served as the Secretary for the World War II Trust for the World War II Memorial at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. A couple of years ago, she received the National Award for being the V.A. Hospitals' Volunteer of the year. This is open to everyone for $10 a person. (This includes a fabulous meal cooked by Penny Vick and 6th grade parents.) We especially need your helping inviting as many veterans as possible. Veterans and their spouses eat for free. Mrs. Mullins will have invitations ready next week for anyone who would like to invite a veteran. (This is not limited to WWII veterans, we want to honor all veterans) DEADLINE to reserve a seat is Friday, March 10th. Contact Kelley Mullins for more information.
Students selected for Tennessee Tech Honor Band
Four MTCS students participated in TTU's Festival of Winds and Percussion February 16-18, 2012: Cheyenne Hobgood, Andrew McMahan, Mason Sowder, and Heather West. As part of the conference, students rehearsed with their groups for over 12 hours, attended the TTU Symphonic Band concert Friday night and performed in a final concert Saturday evening. Participants in the conference were nominated by their band director(s) and then selected by TTU music faculty. Congratulations on a job well done! (Click here for photo)
Rutherford County Honor Band
Two MTCS students participated in Rutherford County's Jr. High Honor Band February 23-24, 2012: Mason Sowder and Heather West. Participants in this honor band were selected based on an audition in December where students played scales, prepared music and sightread new music in front of a panel of judges. This honor band is unique in the fact that it is made up of only students from Rutherford County, which allows students who have friends at other schools to play together in the same band. We're proud of you, Mason and Heather!
Invention Convention winners
Congratulations to Jessica Farmer for winning the State Farm Award of Excellence for her game Licenses to Drive, and to Jordan Roberts, Natalie Knox, and Daniela Rodriguez for winning the 6th grade group championship for their game Multiply the Toppings at the recent MTSU Invention Convention competition.
Alumnus makes American Idol Top 24
Congratulations to MTCS alumnus Colton Dixon (Class of 2010), who recently made it into the top 24 on American Idol. Colton will compete live each week, and viewers will have the opportunity to vote via phone/internet for their favorites. Team Dixon shirts are available for sale in Debbie Hofbauer’s office -- one for $12 or 2 for $20. The money is going to help the family pay for travel expenses. Order this week. Good luck, Colton!
MTCS PreK Spring Program, March 8th at 6:30 p.m. Please note the time change!!
JUNIORS: Lipscomb is offering a Summer Scholars Program. You can earn 3 hours of college credit in Art Appreciation, Foundations of Business, Fundamentals of Biology, Future of Computing , Intro to Communications, Intro to Psychology or A Study of Nashville. For more information visit: http://www.lipscomb.edu/summerprograms.
7th-12th grades plus ages 4+: There are a variety of camps offered at Lipscomb University this summer. They range from Journalism Camp, Engineering and Robotics Camp, Law Camp, Fine Arts Summer Academy, CSI Academy, Health Care Academy and Sports Camp. Check out: http://www.lipscomb.edu/summerprograms.
Secondary Truth Token Verse: Ephesians 2:5-11
Run Cougar Run on April 14, 2012: Please register at Active.com to participate! Registration by March 16th guarantees you a t-shirt! 5K - $25 early/$30 event day; Fun Run - $15 early/$20 event day; Family - 3 or more in same family - $65 for all races only before March 16. This 5K Hybrid Cross Country (Both Field and Street) and 1/2 Mile Fun Run will benefit MTCS Patrons’, Special Kids, Journey Home and the Matthew 25 Club Awards will be given for the 5K top 3 overall male and female, Fun Run top 3 male and female, as well as door prizes. This is an exciting event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Middle Christian School! Sign up today!
JUST FOR SENIORS:
Check the Cougar Connection archives for other scholarship opportunities that are still available.
Monday, February 27
President’s Breakfast (1st/2nd) – 7:30 a.m.
MTCS Night @ Cedar Bucket Restaurant
HS Girls Basketball vs. McEwen @ East Robertson HS (Region Tourney) – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 28
President’s Breakfast (3rd/4th) – 7:30 a.m.
HS Boys Soccer @ Coffee Co. – 4:30 p.m.
HS Boys Basketball vs. White House Heritage @ East Robertson HS (Region Tourney) – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 29
President’s Breakfast (7th/8th)
Spring Sports Pictures
Thursday, March 1
President’s Breakfast (9th/10th/11th) – 7:30 a.m.
Family Reading Night
Friday, March 2
Half-Day (Teacher In-Service)
Saturday, March 3
HS Baseball vs. Cannon Co. at home – 10:00 a.m.
HS Baseball vs. Mid TN Monarchs at home – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4
Junior Beta Induction – 2:00 p.m.
Monday, March 5
Track practice meet @ Siegel – 3:30 p.m.
HS Boys Soccer vs. Cannon Co. at home – 6:00 p.m.
MTCS Night @ Chili’s on Broad St.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Senior Trip – New York/Washington
Sophomore Trip – South Carolina
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