The Makery ® is the first dedicated Elementary (K-5) Science classroom in MCS history. MCS will be opening the makerspace to the public during its annual Open House and Info Night event.
Maranatha Christian Schools will be welcoming the community to come to its campus to learn more about its overall educational program with a STEAM emphasis. In addition to an Elementary Open House, the event will include a Junior High and High School Info Night.
At the event, MCS will be opening its doors for the public to see its new Elementary science classroom, The Makery,® which opened at the start of the new school year in September of 2017. The makerspace is one of the many projects that resulted from a strategic plan to re-evaluate the school’s mission in 2014. Since the launch of the plan, MCS has been committed to enhancing the sciences across all divisions.
The plan included a vision that emphasized building a college preparatory program, which resulted in MCS adding more emphasis to its STEAM curriculum and programs. MCS parents, many of whom are in STEAM-related fields, actively participated in the strategic planning process. They enthusiastically supported the goal of growing the STEAM program schoolwide. STEM is a burgeoning field – STEM job growth in the past 10 years is 3 times that of any other field, and by this year, it is estimated that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled.
MCS’ STEAM program starts in Preschool and builds into Elementary in order to give students a foundation that will spark student interest and build their confidence in the sciences throughout K-12 education – so the idea to add a makerspace was a ‘home run’ for the science-focused school. “Children are naturally curious, creative and like to figure out how things work. When given a fun classroom full of stuff to build with, glue together, draw and measure – student learning and enthusiasm takes off,” said MCS Elementary Principal, Mary Cook.
Maranatha Christian Wins State Title in Girls Volleyball
Before last year, Maranatha Christian had never won a San Diego Section championship in any sport.
Enter the girls volleyball team. After winning the Division IV crown last season, the Eagles haven’t slowed down.
This fall, Maranatha Christian repeated as Division IV champ and followed that with a Southern California Division V title and Friday night clinched the state Division V crown with a 25-23, 25-10, 25-20 victory over Novato San Marin at Santiago Canyon College.
“This is all kind of unbelievable,” Maranatha coach Mary Beiler said. “(But) I kind of had a belief that this would happen after last season.
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Sophomore Riley Burns Wins CIF - Blazes Trail to State V Championship
On Saturday, November 18, sophomore sensation Riley Burns ran an astounding race to win the Division V Championship at Morley Field. The win qualified Burns for the State V Championships (5.000 meters) which was held Saturday, November 25 in Fresno. As the sole runner carrying the torch for Maranatha, Riley finished an impressive 38th place out of 207 runners. We're incredibly proud of Riley and his remarkable accomplishment!
The most magical ticket on the planet is the one to Willy Wonka Jr., a musical stage adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Maranatha Christian School’s all-youth cast will delight families with comical Oompa-Loompas, wacky inventions and edible masterpieces. Families will enjoy hearing cherished songs like ‘Pure Imagination’ and ‘The Candyman.’ This delicious production will take place November 10-12 at Maranatha Chapel. Show times: Fri 7pm | Sat 11am | Sun 5pm & 8pm. Buy tickets online for $12 (children under 5 are free) at www.maranathachristianschools.org
The MAKERY is funded! Your giving has totaled up to an astounding $18,000! In just three weeks your generosity has furnished the MAKERY. Thank you! The orders have been placed for new desks, chairs, Chromebooks, rolling whiteboards, storage carts, and a Docu-cam. With the extra funds, we were able to purchase a teacher's laptop and enhance the technology in the classroom. The MAKERY will have a reserve account dedicated to the future needs in the room.
All of elementary is so very grateful for your giving. Especially the kids – click here to see!