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We love Mekeel. It feels like a family. It feels great having my daughter go to school with other children and families that share our values. The staff are always so pleasant. Sending her to MCA is one of the best decisions we've ever made. We are very appreciative to be able to receive tuition assistance so she can attend such a great school.
We love the effort [by the faculty and staff] to show the students God's love through their lessons, discipline, and daily interactions. The teachers and administrators truly love the Lord and strive toward ministering to the students in a variety of ways. The administration is willing to listen to concerns and thoroughly examine the issues brought before them.
The elementary teachers have been wonderful to my children. They understand that each child is different, and they accept that and work with them. I also love that God is in everything they learn. It's awesome to hear them singing songs from chapel, or telling us the stories they learned in Bible.
Love MCA and its vision and what it stands for and whole heartedly believe this is where my child is called to.
I know my child has teachers who prayerfully care for him. He does not want to go anywhere else!
My children have been able to keep God first in their lives at school. Our number one priority in raising our kids is that they know God and His plan for their lives is the most important thing and I believe Mekeel Christian has been instrumental in helping us teach and demonstrate that to our kids.
State Final Four!
It’s a BIG week for the Lion Family!
Our Varsity Boys Basketball Team has made it to the Class B State Final Four, which means they will play this Friday night in Binghamton at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Arena at 6:45pm, where the Lions will take on the Bears of Briarcliff Manor High School. Game tickets are $10. If the Lions win on Friday, they will play at the same location on Saturday at 9:00pm in the Class B State Finals.
We will be running a coach bus from Mekeel to the arena on Friday. It will leave at 3:30 and is expected to arrive back to the school between 11pm and 12am. The cost to ride will be $12. Riders will also need to bring money for admission ($10) and food. Individuals wishing to ride the bus must pre-pay when they sign up with Mrs. Kahler in the Main Office. Seats will be reserved on a first come/first pay basis.
It's Time to Register for Kindergarten!
Mekeel Varsity Boys Basketball Team Makes Playoff Run
Mekeel’s Varsity Boys Basketball Team won the Section 2, Class B Championship Game on Saturday, March 3rd. Next up for the Lions is the Regional Finals on Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College after a first round bye. The Boys are scheduled to play at 3:15. The four regional winners will make up New York’s Class B Final Four. The winner of Saturday’s game will play March 16th at 6:45 in Binghamton for the semi-finals, and the championship game will be held on March 17th at 9pm. Show up and show your Lion Pride as we cheer our boys on!
What’s all the buzz about Singapore Math?
Singapore has consistently performed extraordinarily well in mathematics and is recognized as a worldwide leader in the subject. In the 2015 PISA tests, Singapore scored first in mathematics out of 72 countries and economies. Although Singapore Math predates the Common Core, the instruction meets or exceeds the expectations of the new standards.
In 2014, Mekeel adopted Singapore Math in grades K-7. With an emphasis on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving using a wide variety of teaching methods including hands-on and real-life applications, our math program helps prepare our students for the demands of middle school, high school, and beyond. Our goal is to ensure students understand why the math works before moving on to the “short cuts” that most of us learned while growing up. In this way, we hope to develop strong mathematical minds without belaboring the process unduly.
We’ve seen tremendous growth overall under the program. During the 2015-2016 school year, our fourth and fifth grade students took 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the ACSI Regional Math Olympics in the area of mathematical reasoning. During the 2016-2017 school year, MCA sent even more students to compete, who again performed very well. MCA Lions placed as follows:
4th Computation: 1st and 3rd place
4th Reasoning: 1st, 2nd, and 5th place
5th Computation: 1st place
5th Reasoning: 1st and 5th place
6th Computation: 5th place
6th Reasoning: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
7th Computation: 1st place
7th Reasoning: 3rd and 4th place
8th Reasoning: 4th and 5th place
Several of our students also earned medallions for earning an 85% or above during the competition including one student who was the second person ever in the competition to earn a perfect score. We hope you’re able to stop by to congratulate these students for their hard work and excellent performance!
Wondering about Our Position on Common Core?
One question we get asked frequently is for our take on the Common Core. We did an in-depth study of the standards, curriculum, and assessment a few years ago and have written a comprehensive report of our findings and subsequent response. We hope you'll find this information to be helpful. If you have any questions about the report or our findings, please contact Mrs. Mathews, our Director of Curriculum and Instruction.