Nov 12, 2019

Veteran's Day Chapel

Veteran's Day Chapel

 

In one of our most profound school traditions, the entire student body was privileged to honor more than 120 military veterans in chapel! All MPCS families in attendance were moved by the words of guest speaker and Vietnam veteran Dr. Mel Pender, U.S. Army Captain, Bronze Star recipient, and Olympic Gold Medalist in track.

Dr. ​​​​​​Pender shared with the packed house his experiences of enlisting in the U.S. Army at age 17, serving for 21 years, ultimately retiring at the rank of captain. Dr. Pender was noted for his athleticism during his time in the military and took up track at the age of 25. He was selected to the 1964 Olympic Team, as well as the 1968 Olympic Team, where, at the age of 31, he earned a Gold Medal as part of the American relay team.  He set several world records. After the 1968 Olympics, Dr. Pender was the first black head track coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He also earned a bachelor's degree from Adelphi University. Dr. Pender's message of patriotism and unity was inspiring to all.

We are thankful for and pray blessings over Dr. Pender and all of our service men and women!

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Announcements

January 20 - ParentEd. Living Biblically, 7:00 p.m.

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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