Nov 30, 2020

Denim for Devereux

Denim for Devereux

 

On Friday, October 23, MPCS students participated in a dress-down day, opting to pay $5 to wear blue jeans to school, all in an effort to help provide student Bibles to our neighbors in need at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Because of the generosity of those who participated, we collected more than $2,600 to purchase Bibles for the students at Devereux!

About: Each month, approximately 17 children are received by our neighbors at Devereux for the first time, many of whom arrive with only the clothes on their back.  Approximately 135 young people live on their 40-acre campus at any given time, and Devereux serves a total of about 500 youth per year.  Since 1973, Devereux has been treating youth who are suffering from emotional and/or behavioral challenges brought on by mental illness, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Their continuum of care includes a psychiatric treatment facility, foster care program, group home, and an AdvancEd-accredited school. Through the services and outstanding care the staff at Devereux provides, these youth develop the competency and confidence to achieve once-unthinkable goals, such as literacy and graduation from high school.

In addition to these critical services, through Bible studies, several of the caring Devereux Board members and staff are investing in the spiritual lives of these precious young people.  As a result, many have accepted Jesus, are seeking a relationship with Him, and have requested to have their own personal Bibles.

MPCS has partnered with Devereux to provide Bibles to every young person who desires to study God’s word! Ongoing, our Christian Life Student Council will be personalizing each Bible with an encouraging note and life scripture for each friend at Devereux.  Thank you for joining us in supporting this important service opportunity by participating in Denim for Devereux and by praying for the new believers, students, and staff at Devereux.

Click to read the feature in the Marietta Daily Journal.

 


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family 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 Play Day, 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Sewell Cottage

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

Sewell Cottage

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 p.m.

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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