May 17, 2022

American Legion Boys and Girls State

American Legion Boys and Girls State

 

The American Legion Boys State and Girls State programs are highly-selective learning experiences that allow participants to better familiarize themselves with their duties as United States citizens. The program also encourages student participation in the democratic process as they progress into adulthood. Five MPCS students were selected to attend by American Legion Post 304 in Acworth: T. Babcock, B. Moultrie, R. Jordan, R. Ahern, and S. Morgan.

Congratulations to the MPCS students who are participating in this great program!

 

About Georgia Boys State

Georgia Boys State is a comprehensive one-week course in state and local government and is a program of the American Legion Department of Georgia. The date for the program is June 12-18,  and will be held at Gordon State College in Barnesville.

‚ÄčIt is a “leadership-action program,” where qualified male high school rising seniors take part in a practical government course. It is designed to develop a working knowledge of the structure of government and to impress upon the citizen the fact that our government is just what we make it. Along the way, delegates have the opportunity to learn the political process by organizing a mythical 51st state. Each level of government is run by those delegates who are elected to serve. Instruction is presented on the law and court system, parliamentary procedure, and Georgia political history.

About Georgia Girls State

At Georgia Girls State, held on the campus of Valdosta State University from June 12-17, the "citizens" study local, county, and state government processes. They do this by setting up their own miniature city, county, and state governments and administer them according to the laws of their particular states. 

Girls State citizens participate in mock political parties, and elections are held to fill city, county, and state positions. Activities include legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating, and voting. The citizens also receive special instruction in parliamentary procedure. The delegates learn government processes by doing.

Girls State affords participants an opportunity to live together as self-governing citizens by informing them about the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 14 - Preschool/TK New Family Popsicles and Play Night, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

July 18 - Preschool/TK New and Returning Families Zoom Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 1 - PMI UP, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12
Murray Innovation Center, Graham Commons

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 5 - High School Social, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Dozier Circle

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 8 - Preschool/TK Meet and Greet, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 15 - Preschool/TK and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 16 - High School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - High School Retreat

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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