Middle school robotics club provides students an opportunity to explore the world of robotic design and function. Students work with the sponsor to determine the best design for their robot, how to build it, and how to use technology to control the movements of the robot. It is an amazing hands-on experience designed to explore the STEM fields.
At MCS, we offer a comprehensive collection of extracurricular activities that enhance our students’ educational experiences. Our activities serve as an extension of our academic and spiritual growth programs and are designed to develop students spiritually, socially, physically, and academically. We feel every student should have the opportunity to participate in activities that empower them to discover and explore their God-given gifts and abilities, develop their leadership skills, and deepen and strengthen their relationships with peers and the staff.
When students immerse themselves in activities beyond the classroom their level of pride, commitment, and fulfillment in school increases significantly. Studies show that students who participate in extracurricular activities experience more academic success and have a reduced risk of absenteeism. When students join our extracurricular programs they develop a loyalty to MCS and experience true Lion Pride!
The purpose of the science fair is to teach students the proper use of the scientific method in independent research. Participation in the science fair at the middle school level is optional for 6th and 7th grade students, and a mandatory part of the curriculum for 8th grade students. MCS science teachers work closely with students, giving them guidance, but require students to immerse themselves in the scientific process gaining valuable skills and knowledge. Topics for the science fair are researched in the fall and gradually developed in preparation for the MCS science fair in February. Students whose projects demonstrate the proper application of the scientific method and who have thoroughly researched their area of study may be chosen by judges to advance to the regional competition at SIUE.
MCS hosts its annual Spelling Bee every January. Each grade K-8 competes to determine a winner and a runner-up. The classroom representatives advance to the school-wide Spelling Bee. One winner will be announced at the conclusion of the Spelling Bee and that individual represents MCS at the Regional Spelling Bee.
Chess club provides students an opportunity to learn about the game of chess. This group meets after school one day a week and will learn things such as the names of the pieces, the moves each piece can make, and strategies on how to play the game. It is a unique opportunity that we are very excited to offer to our MCS students.
Humble Hands is a student-led group whose main goal is to share the love of Jesus Christ with our community through service. Our name is a constant reminder of who we are and what God has done for us. We are humble because “God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) We are His hands because, by God’s grace, He has let us be a part of His redemptive plan to bring people to Him by being empowered by the Holy Spirit to serve others.
The focus of the Drama Club is to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to put on a comprehensive theatrical production. From set building and lighting to character development and plot, students experience the entire gamut of theater arts. The culminating experiences for students are the Christmas and Spring performances.
Choir is offered to students in grades 3-10. Students learn basic sight-reading skills, note names and values, time signatures, and clef names. Choir meets once a week and students will be given opportunities to perform for the school as well as the community.
Actions of Love (AOL) is a group designed to develop a confidence and identity in Jesus Christ for our young women in grades 7 and 8. Throughout the course of the year, AOL members study the Word of God to find out what it says about their role as Christian women, serve the families of MCS as well as the community, and experience times of fellowship outside of the basic school day. AOL meets on a weekly basis throughout the school year.