MCE PINE CAR DERBY
MCE 10TH ANNUAL PINE CAR DERBY
Sunday, March 9th
Starting at 9:00 am
All cars must be registered Saturday evening March 8th.
This year's Pine Car theme is "CARNIVAL!" Your family can join all the activities available including face painting, dunking booth, bounce house, movie & popcorn, and many more! There will also be an excellent variety of food starting with breakfast options into lunch such as pizza, big franks, grillers, nachos, Asian cuisine, and many more treats!
. . . . . . . . . . . . .New Student Inquiry
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Bluehawk Athletics
Bluehawks Soccer 2014
Homes Games in Bold
Grace Christian @ MCE 4:30 pm
MCE @ Christian Community -5:00 pm
MCE @ MJCA- 4:30 pm
MCE @ Pleasant View-4:30 pm
Head Coach: Pastor Nacho Silverrio
Athletic Administrator: Jeremy Perkins
Principal: Michael Schofner
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Partnering For Eternity Scholarship
Thank you to all the families participating in Partnering For Eternity. At this time, there are a couple of slots available. Please contact the office for an application if you are interested. PFE Summary Form.pdf
Wow! What a night! The 8th graders stepped up to the plate at our dodge ball tournament on Saturday night, and hand-in-hand with our parents, made our night a great success! There were six teams competing in the 3-6 grade division, and eight teams in the 7th grade through adult division. The winning team from the younger division consisted of Kamber Coker, Andrew Murphy, Carter Boskind, Nic Johnson, Kyle Petersen, Paige Rufo, and the winning team from the upper division consisted of Jackson Wood, Dustin Battenberg, Austin Peterson, Nathan Berger, Nikoli Brown. The competition was tough, but everyone had a great time and enjoyed great food!
. . . . . . . . . . . . .Partnering for Eternity
“I spend more time with my grandparents now,” said Robyn Forde-Whitefield. “I realize since my Partnering for Eternity experience how important I am in my older family members’ lives,” she said.
Sixth grader Robyn (11 years) is a participant in the Partnering for Eternity (PFE) scholarship program offered at Madison Campus Elementary that is designed to enhance a relationship of service and friendship between the generations. A student chooses a “Scholarship Mentor,” a non-related person who is no longer able to maintain an active physical or social lifestyle. The student provides companionship and service, while the Scholarship Mentor provides guidance and mature stability.
At Madison Campus Elementary there are 41 students like Robyn who have chosen to apply for the program and scholarship. Jacqueline Downs, parent volunteer, is the PFE Coordinator, and since last August has formalized the procedures and policies to make it a successful pilot model for other schools. Currently 15 additional elementary schools are following the MCE model under the supervision of Southern Adventist University Social Work Department Dean Renee Drumm.
So how does the program work?
Students enrolled at Adventist elementary schools are eligible to receive scholarship monies per school year while forming relationships with their Scholarship Mentors. The student, accompanied by his/her parent, is required to spend a minimum of one hour per week in service activities with the Scholarship Mentor.
“It is possible this year for a student to receive up to $1,000 of scholarship money while serving someone else,” said Downs. More than $39,000 scholarship monies have been donated to support the PFE program this year. PFE originated from the caring actions of a student who befriended a homebound woman. This student would visit and care for this woman every week. This visit became highly anticipated by the woman causing her family to notice and appreciate what this student was doing for their mother.
Some of the activities that students perform are assisting with grocery shopping, domestic duties, help feeding a meal, physical therapy, laundry, pedicures, hair care, and yard work. Students sometimes also take baked goods and treats to their Scholarship Mentors and become the bright spot in their days.
“This program is a win-win for everyone,” said Jacqueline Downs. “Students learn to consider the needs of others and learn a work ethic while funding their education,” she said. “They can see that there is a world beyond their own elementary school world. Through give and take they build self-esteem, and that self-esteem comes from being satisfied that you are achieving something for the good.”
----For more information about Partnering for Eternity contact Jacqueline Downs, PFE Coordinator, or Principal Michael Shofner at Madison Campus Elementary, 615.865.4575.
Matthew 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.