LETTER FROM OUR ADMINISTRATOR:

UPDATE!!!! – previously we mentioned we were in the process of applying for a second PLTW Launch pilot for our elementary school in the areas of biomedical and computer sciences. GOOD NEWS we were 1 of only 20 schools nationwide out of 1000′s of applicants who were approved for this program! 

As we continue to expand our offerings we hope you will visit our site often and once again thank you for for considering our school for your children, we can’t wait to meet you and show you all the wonderful things we are doing at our school!

First, we want to tell you that we are a school of growth and innovation. We are on the forefront of the latest technology and programs, to better engage your child in the learning process and build a lifelong love of learning. For the next school year, we are training to bring hands-on project based learning school-wide and we also are investing in more technology to prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow. Students are exposed to both mac and pc platforms so that no matter where they work, they will be successful with technology integration. We also do our best to partner with businesses in the community that will allow our students to come in and experience in reality the things they learn about in the classroom.

Second, we teach to the whole child. As many schools are cutting music, foreign language and the arts, Morning Star is purposeful in continuing to invest in these areas and integrate them into everything we do.  We also have a community outreach program to teach our kids to look beyond themselves, to learn to be empathetic to others, and recognize how they can make a difference in their community and in the world.

In addition to bringing more project based learning school-wide, we are expanding our relationship with Project Lead the Way. We will be adding three more middle school courses – flight and space, green architecture, and medical detectives- giving us a total of five, and we are 1 of only 20 schools in the nation who have been approved to add a second pilot to the elementary for biomedical and computer sciences. It is our goal to give students the best real world, experiential education while cultivating a love for STEM- science, technology, engineering, and math.

Most importantly, we believe that it is God’s truth revealed in the Bible, which prepares students for a life of service and learning in His kingdom. The Scriptures provide the basis for the way we live, work, and learn at Morning Star Christian School. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord…” Colossians 3:23.

Educationally yours,

Joe Bales
Administrator
joe.bales@mscsbend.org

 

 


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