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Contact Us and Come Explore MCS!

Would you like to talk with some of our Spanish Immersion students and staff?  (You’ll be amazed at how quickly our students learn to master a second language!)

Do you want to explore all of our classrooms including preschool and Kindergarten?  (We have activities to keep your young ones busy!)

Have you wondered what we offer at Muskegon Christian School and what makes us unique?  (We think we’ll surprise you.)

We offer more at MCS

More opportunities for students to actively engage with the curriculum through Project Based Learning.  A staff that is passionate to discover with our students how God reveals Himself through his Word and His world.  Traditional English as well as a Spanish Immersion programs from Kindergarten through 6th grade (with partnership with WMC Schools for a complete PreK-12 educational experience).  We are an educational community that wants more for our children and offers a quality education that prepares each student for a lifetime of Christian discipleship.  And we’d love to meet YOU!

Please contact us to schedule a tour so that we can show you what makes Muskegon Christian School unique – and how we offer more.

Save the Date for the 2018 MCS Star Wars Auction!

We are excited to be hosting our annual Muskegon Christian School Auction at  The Century Club in the heart of downtown Muskegon on Friday, May 4th at 6pm.  Our goal is to raise over $40,000 from this auction and all funds raised will help support our teachers and students at MCS.   This auction is our biggest event of the year and we love how it brings together our community leaders, donors, current parents, and friends of MCS.  We would love you to be a part of it!

We are currently collecting items for our auction!  Especially popular items include gift certificates from local businesses, getaway and ‘staycation’ items and once-in-a-lifetime (think ‘bucket list’) offerings.   Do you have a donation for us?  We love new and creative gifts to offer at our auction!  Hundreds of people attend our annual auction and your donation would be noticed by many more through our advertising efforts and in our booklet.

Or if you’d like to give in a different way by underwriting our event, we also offer great sponsorship opportunities.  Whether you are a basic X-wing sponsor or a Millennium Falcon event sponsor, each sponsorship includes:

  • Your company’s recognition in promotional material & in the Auction booklet
  • Social media mentions
  • Receipting for tax purposes
  • That good feeling you get when you’ve supported a great cause ( our students!)

We are a 501(c)3 and all donations will be receipted for tax purposes.

Donations can be mailed to:
Muskegon Christian School, Attn: Auction Committee, 1220 Eastgate St, Muskegon, MI  49442
For more information on this event including donation and sponsorship opportunities, please contact us!

Look for updates and sneak peeks on items up for bid here on our blog and on MCS Facebook page.
Plan to join us on May the 4th for an epic auction adventure!

Third Graders Move Their Classroom to the Museum!

The BIG Lesson

Every year,  Muskegon Christian School third grade students are able to use the Lakeshore Museum Center as their classroom for an entire week.  Last week, Miss Hall’s third grade class experienced The BIG Lesson, spending their week learning about the Native Americans that first settled in Michigan and the fur traders who came later. Students were able to learn about what life was like for the Native Americans before and after the Europeans came.  They  practiced grinding corn, made clay pots, and learned other Native American traditional skills like using hot rocks to boil water. Then they became voyageurs, ‘paddling a canoe’ and experiencing what it was like to be a part of the fur trade. They were able to see the different furs that the traders were trapping and trading (like mink and beaver pelts) that would end up in the closets of fashionable Europeans halfway around the world.

They ended the week with a wax museum for parents.  Students were transformed into either a Native American before European contact, a Native American after European contact, a French Fur Trader or a British Fur Trader.  They shared their point of view with parents who ‘pressed their button’.  After the official program, students were able to explore the museum exhibits with their parents and share some of the knowledge they had gained over the week as well.

A Partnership That is Loved and Lasting

The BIG Lesson is a wonderful yearly tradition and great resource for our school.  I am so thankful for this opportunity to engage with our curriculum in partnership with The Lakeshore Museum.  I’m also thankful that Jane joins our class every year to help out,” 3rd grade teacher Erika Hall shares.  That ‘Jane’ is Jane Thomasma, a retired MCS teacher who taught here for decades – and was Erika’s 2nd grade teacher as well!   Jane was actually the one who introduced our school to The BIG Lesson experience at the museum 11 years ago.  Jane still volunteers at this event every year and is so valuable as a resource and helper.

What did the students take away from this experience? “I learned how to make fire with two sticks -it’s really hard!” said one student.  “My favorite part was making the clay pots.  The Native Americans used them to hold their food” explained another.  They all came away with a better understanding of life in early America.

Grandparents Day is Friday, October 13th!

Grandparents Day is one of our favorite days of the year at MCS!  We invite all Grandparents or special friends of students Kindergarten – 6th grade to join us at 1pm on Friday, October 13th as we celebrate the theme “MCS Grandparents – Blessing Generations”.

Our program will begin at 1pm in the Three Oaks Gym (aka the old WMC gym) followed by coffee and cookies in the MCS gym.  At 2:15pm, Grandparents will be invited to visit their grandchildren in their classrooms, have their photos taken together, and visit the Scholastic book fair together in the gym!

Come early for the best seats and parking.  We plan on a full gym!

Great things are happening at MCS this Fall!

We have welcomed over 270 students to MCS this fall and we LOVE seeing our school halls filled with children after the summer break!
We have a number of events coming up at MCS that our community members are encouraged to take part in.
The MCS Parent Powered committee is kicking off our annual fall fundraiser. This year we will be selling subs from Great Lakes Market as well as Wesco refillable popcorn buckets. The sale starts September 15 with orders due by October 6. All profits will help fund teacher grants, field trips, and special projects at MCS.
Save the Date for our Grandparents Day on Friday, October 13th at 1pm. Grandparents and special friends are invited to join us in the Three Oaks gym next door (the old WMC gymnasium) at 1pm for the formal program followed by coffee and cookies in the MCS gym afterward and classroom visits.
Spiritual Emphasis Week is coming up September 18-22.  We’ll begin every day of this week with a Praise service!  A different area pastor will share a message with us around this years’ theme HE>me based on John 3:30.  We invite friends and family to join us every morning this week at 8:30am in the MCS gym.
We will host our Scholastic Book Fair from October 9-13.  The Book Fair will be open from 2-3:30 during Grandparents Day as well.  Books make a great gift for students (hint: Stock up for Christmas)!
These are just a few things happening at MCS in the upcoming month.  Check back regularly for more updates (e.g. we’re starting to plan a Fall Fest in later October).
Do you want to learn more about any of these events and opportunities?  Contact us!

 

Which Auction Items Will YOU Bid On?

The MCS Auction Book is ready!

It’s time to print and start marking up your MCS Auction Book so you can be ready to make your bids this weekend!

The Muskegon Christian School Auction is scheduled for this Saturday, May 6th from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. and from the looks of the jam-packed auction book (see link below), our delicious catering menu from Ryke’s and the beautiful venue, we’re going to have a BLAST!

So if you haven’t yet, please SAVE-THE-DATE and join us at the CIO Building.

CLICK HERE to find a link to the official MCS Auction Book. 

See you there!

The MCS Auction Committee

Join us for the 2017 MCS Auction

Save the date for the 2017 MCS Auction – Saturday, May 6th from 5-8pm in the C.I.O building, 490 W Western in downtown Muskegon!

‘Gear up’ for a great meal catered by Rykes and hundreds of fabulous auction items up for bid! Tickets are only $10 and available now in the MCS office.

Click here for more information on getting involved and to check out items up for bid!