May 29, 2020

Senior Parade

Senior Parade

 

Following a slew of end-of-year events turned virtual –  from the senior breakfast to senior honors night –  the administration of the MPCS high school created one final send-off for the Class of 2020. On the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, following social-distancing guidelines, seniors and their families decorated their cars with balloons, streamers, posters, and flags representing their college destinations, all to take part in the first-ever senior parade through the MPCS campus and The Overlook subdivision.

MPCS teachers and staff were stationed in cheering positions on the school parade route, and Overlook neighbors offered a warm welcome for the students as the cars processed. Head of High School Tawanna Rusk said she wanted to create the parade because “[the seniors] have lost many milestone moments, so creating something memorable is essential.” Her goal was to send-off the Class of 2020 with the biggest social-distancing celebration the school could create.  “They truly felt [the staff’s] love, and their smiles were food for my soul!”

Of the parade, MPCS parent Syndi Kyle shared, “My senior, Delaney, was truly touched. The MPCS family is truly something special and has been such a gift to us since we moved here!” 

Tina Cantwell, parent to three MPCS students, including senior Hannah, says the graduation parade “was another great testimony to [the faculty and staff’s] love for Christ, our students, and families. Hannah and our family were completely blown away.”

“I knew there would be tears, but they were sweet tears,” said MPCS parent Terry Matthaidess. “Tears from receiving such a kindness, tears for the end of a beautiful journey at this wonderful school, and tears for all that Cole [has become] from his 15 years here. Listening to the teachers and staff call out Cole’s name and cheer him on was incredible. I know this touched Cole deeply and will be a cherished memory.”

High school administration distributed a care package to each senior with the student’s diploma, Bible, cap and gown, yard sign, T-shirt, and yearbook. Commencement for the MPCS Class of 2020 has been rescheduled for July 11, 2020, at Turner AME Chapel.

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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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