Dec 15, 2020

Christmas in the City

Christmas in the City

 

Over the past several weeks, fifth-grade artists at Mount Paran Chritian School have been hard at work to create amazing architectural sculptures. Working in groups, the students in Mrs. Amy Moore’s fifth-grade visual art class have diligently planned their building structures to be included as part of a larger city exhibition. Mrs. Moore, lower school art teacher, shared, “It has been quite an experience for me because I have seen the students work together, take responsibility, think outside the box, and utilize math to create their buildings.”

Combining their math skills and tools like rulers and compasses with their creative, artistic vision, the student groups meticulously planned and constructed their buildings for the city. One student even wrote out an impressive mathematical equation in order to make sure the building windows were evenly spaced. “It was fun making a 3-dimensional sculpture and working with other people,” shared T. Shafer.

The greatest challenge of the collaborative art project was learning that everyone has to give and take. Every student committed to the project, contributing their own ideas and letting go of a few personal ideas that did not work for the full group. B. Varnes said, “It was very fun and challenging, but we stuck with the project and got it done.”   

The end result of all this cross-disciplinary, hard work is a walk-through art exhibition titled “Christmas in the City.” Students at MPCS will “tour” the exhibition on Friday morning in the lower school art room.

“I was so blessed to observe each group pull together their creative ideas and create one amazing piece,” said Mrs. Moore. “It truly reflects upon the truth of Ecclesiastes 4:9 that reads, ‘Two are better than one; because they have good reward for their labor.’”


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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