A NEW YEAR (FINALLY!)
January 5, 2021
Dear MPCS Family:
The new year is here, and we have made it through the first semester of the most trying school year in modern educational history. Congratulations to all! I know I speak on behalf of the team at MPCS when I say thank you. Thank you for your cooperation. Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your support. And mostly, thank you for entrusting your children to our care here at Mount Paran.
I am reminded of God’s goodness and faithfulness as I re-read Luke’s (chapter 2) narrative of the Christmas story. As we consider the lowly and humble beginnings of Jesus’s life, let’s not forget what the Father gave on our behalf more than 2,000 years ago. May we all seek his grace in the New Year. May we all remember there is nothing more special and nothing more important than the incarnation – God joining us in the form of a human so that he could live a perfect life that we could not live. So that he could die a perfectly horrible and God-ordained death, knowing that was the only way to take away our sins and clothe us in his robes of righteousness. So that one day we may join him in glory as the adopted sons and daughters of the God Most High. To say we have much to be thankful for is an understatement.
As calendar year 2020 came to an end (Praise God, as 2021 could come soon enough!), let’s remember God is faithful, even in the most trying of times. 2020 was hard. Who knows what 2021 will bring, other than knowing we will continue this journey together. We are blessed to share it with you, together as a family of believers, and we look forward to continuing on this joyful ride this semester. May it be smoother in 2021.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Timothy P. Wiens, Ed.D.
UPCOMING ON CAMPUS
MURRAY INNOVATION CENTER TO BREAK GROUND
As many of you know, we have raised the needed funds for our new high school addition, the Murray Innovation Center, through the successful Imagine Tomorrow capital campaign. The new building will be located on the southeast end of Dozier Hall, expanding our educational space by almost 24,000 square feet. It promises to be an incredible facility that will enable students and teachers alike to ideate, create, explore new methods of learning, and expand their intellectual horizons.
If you haven't already read it, updated renderings of the final exterior and interior spaces were released in the MPCS Wingspan magazine. Check it out.
Spaces inside the Murray Innovation Center will include a digital theatre, a maker space, a fabrication lab, and multiple spaces for students to collaborate. Students can work in many new peaceful and tranquil locations – both indoors and out. Likewise, it will include a really cool Roost coffee shop and café that will be student-run through our business and entrepreneurship classes. We can’t wait for you to see it and to enjoy a cup of coffee and a scone.
The Murray Innovation Center target construction date is February and is in the final stage of the permitting process. Stay tuned for exciting news about a virtual ground-breaking ceremony on February 5, 2021.
MPCS RECEIVES SEVEN "BEST OF COBB" NOMINATIONS
I am humbled and honored to announce that Mount Paran Christian School has once again been nominated as the "Best Private School" in Cobb county for 2021. Thank you all for nominating us for the third year in a row!
As with our previous "Best of Cobb" achievements, the voting for next year's coveted title begins after Christmas.
What's more exciting is that we also have been nominated in a total of four "Kids and Education" categories. And, just to make it interesting, this also includes four MPCS teachers competing for the title of "Best Teacher" in Cobb. We will be calling on our MPCS family to vote like crazy come January. Please vote for MPCS as
· Best Private School
· Best Preschool
· Best Performing Arts Program
· Best Teacher: Mrs. Lyn Bennett (preschool); Mrs. Janice Debnam (lower school); Mrs. Kim Wilder (middle school); Mrs. Angela Coleman (high school)
Congratulations to these amazing teachers for this well-deserved honor! I expect that in addition to other teachers in our area, it will be a tough race between them.
The voting period is now underway and runs through January 22. You can submit your votes for all of these categories DAILY at THEbestofcobb.com. Thank you, in advance, for making us truly, the BEST of Cobb!
THANK YOU for taking a few minutes to visit the Mount Paran Christian School website. MPCS is a special place, as I am sure you will see throughout the pages of this site. Founded in 1976, Mount Paran Christian School serves families from the greater Atlanta area, seeking to develop servant-leaders who will honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.
As you will learn, MPCS stands out in several ways:
- We are distinctly Christian and pleased to partner with families and churches in the development of the minds and hearts of students.
- Our students are spectacular! They are scholars. They are athletes. They are artists. Driven to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, our graduates have become college professors, Major League Baseball players, and Broadway performers. They are also committed fathers, mothers, and Christians. They are influencing countless sectors throughout the world.
- Our faculty are the heart of all we do. They are committed intellectuals, researchers, and practitioners. Above all, they love students, their subject matter, and God and are committed to the success of every student.
- Our programs – academic, athletic, and artistic – prepare students to flourish and to excel in college and the workplace, for a lifetime of impact for all of eternity.
- Our campus and facilities are unparalleled. MPCS is home to world-class academic, arts, and athletic facilities.
I encourage you to come for a visit, arrange a tour, and witness all the exciting things happening on campus and within the lives of our students. We look forward to serving you and toward the possibility of you joining the MPCS family!
WingTips is an MPCS blog presented by Dr. Tim Wiens. Read "Why Independent School," as well as other Christian educational thought-leadership in recent articles, guest student posts, and blog series.