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McKinney Ladies Association's Spring 2016 Yard Sale fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 30th.  The public is invited to enjoy huge bargains for a great cause at this community-wide event.

The sale is set from 7 a.m. to noon rain or shine April 30th in the parking lot of Stonebridge United Methodist Church, 1800 S. Stonebridge Drive in McKinney.  All proceeds benefit college scholarships for the children of McKinney’s first responders.

Shoppers: Adults are asked to donate $1 to shop while children accompanied by an adult can shop for free.

Vendors: Register with MLA to sell your items during the sale. Each vendor space is the width of one parking space. Spaces will be limited to the first 126 registered (no concession sales). The cost is $45 per space. Contact Cynthia Nelson at McKinneyladies@yahoo.com.   Click Here to download the Vendor Form.

MLA’s semiannual community-wide yard sales always draw hundreds of shoppers. There will be many items for sale on April 30th.  Come and shop for a great cause!

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McKinney Christian Academy will hold a dedication for their new softball field Thursday, April 7th.  The dedication ceremony for the field will begin at 4:15 p.m., just prior to the McKinney Christian Academy vs. Ovila Christian Academy varsity game.  MCA has been blessed to have Independent Bank “step up to the plate” as the scoreboard sponsor.  A representative from Independent Bank will be on hand for the dedication. 

MCA tries to create an environment of opportunity and safety in every physical aspect, so that students may learn and grow in security and confidence. 

McKinney Christian Academy is located at 3601 Bois D’Arc Road, McKinney, Texas.  For more information visit the MCA website:  McKinneyChristian.org. or follow us on Facebook.

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The McKinney Christian Academy Tee It Up! Golf Tournament will be held Monday, April 11th at the TPC Craig Ranch-8000 Collin Mckinney Parkway.

Shotgun Start is 11:30 a.m. with a hot BBQ lunch included, and dinner and awards ceremony after rounds. 

McKinney Christian Academy has chosen Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) as the partner organization to receive a portion of the proceeds.  

Tournament contests include:  Hole in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Team prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd flight, and back by popular demand - Golf Ball Air Cannon!

To register a team contact Carol Ownby - Carol.Ownby@mckinneychristian.org  or 214-504-7222.   You can also use the QR code below to register.

A new element that has been added to the golf tournament - a raffle  for a complete Trane XR 16 HVAC system, up to 5 ton; Value up to $8,500.  The drawing will be held during the awards dinner.  Need not be present to win.  Raffle tickets may be purchased now for $20 each.  Only 250 will be sold!  MCA wishes to express appreciation to Dunrite HVAC Services, Inc. and Trane for sponsorship of the raffle.  Purchase tickets at:  www.events.org/2016MCAHVAC Raffle.  Raffle proceeds benefit McKinney Christian Academy.

Come out for a great day of sun, fun and golf, all to benefit Christian education and children's advocacy on April 11th.

McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.

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The McKinney Christian Academy 2nd Graders presented a check in the amount of $1,616.12 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) representative Lori Greer during the Lower School chapel on Monday, March 14th.  The 2nd graders raised the money for CASA by selling Val-O-Grams during lunch the week prior to Valentine's Day.  The valentines were sold for .25 each.  Lori Greer, Development Director with CASA of Collin County said the money raised would be used to help others advocate for kids that are in crisis.  The 2nd grade classes, led by teachers Lori Shackelford and Denise Francis have sold Val-O-Grams for seven straight years to support a local charity.

Beginning on Monday, February 8th through February 11th, the second graders designed Val-O-Grams to be sold during the Lower School lunches.  The Val-O-Grams then had candy attached, and were distributed throughout the MCA campus.  This year approximately 6,500 were sold, for a total of $1,616.12 to be donated to CASA.  Teacher Laurie Shackelford came up with the service project idea, and has watched it grow over the years.  Other non-profits that have benefited from the valentines sale include Samaritan Inn and N'Sync Wildlife Refuge.

McKinney Christian Academy strives to teach students to live a life of service, and this project just further teaches them to be living witnesses of and for Almighty God.

MCA is located at 3601 Bois D'Arc Road, McKinney, Texas.  For a tour of the campus contact Melodie Bajema at 214-544-2658 ext. 4325 or Melodie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org.

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McKinney Christian Academy 2nd Graders Sell Valentines to Support CASA

For the seventh straight year, the McKinney Christian Academy second graders have sold Val-O-Grams to support a local charity.  This year the non-profit chosen was Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).  

Beginning on Monday, February 8th through February 11th, the second graders, led by teachers Laurie Shackelford and Denise Francis, designed Val-O-Grams to be sold during the Lower School lunches.  The Val-O-Grams then had candy attached, and were distributed throughout the MCA campus.  

The Val-O-Grams were sold for .25 each.  This year approximately 6,500 were sold, for a total of $1,616.47 to be donated to CASA.  Teacher Laurie Shackelford came up with the service project idea, and has watched it grow over the years.  Other non-profits that have benefited from the valentines sale include Samaritan Inn and N'Sync Wildlife Refuge.

McKinney Christian Academy strives to teach students to live a life of service, and this project just further teaches them to be living witnesses of and for Almighty God.

MCA is located at 3601 Bois D'Arc Road, McKinney, Texas.  For a tour of the campus contact Melodie Bajema at 214-544-2658 ext. 4325 or Me.odie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org.

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McKinney Christian Academy Wrestlers Place at Prep State Tournament

The Prep State Wrestling Tournament was held Saturday, February 6th at Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas.  The McKinney Christian Academy Wrestling team competed well, and finished with an overall 5th place out of 19 teams competing.
Individually four MCA wrestlers placed and will compete in the Prep Nationals in Lehigh, Pennsylvania February 26th and 27th.
Junior Jackson Brock won 1st place in the 160 lb. weight class.
Junior Luke Harrell won 2nd place in the 152 lb. weight class.
Sophomore Will Harrell won 2nd place in the 145 lb. weight class.
Freshman Rex Collins won 3rd in the 132 lb. weight class.

Congratulations, and Good Luck at Nationals!

 

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The Association of Texas Small School Bands recently announced the selection of the 2016 ATSSB All-State Band.  More than 9,000 high school band students from across Texas auditioned in twenty different regions for a place in their respective all-region bands.  The top chairs in each region advanced to one of the five area auditions held this past weekend across the state.  Only 290 of these 2,020 students were selected for all-state honors.

McKinney Christian Academy Junior Sara Harris was selected as a member of this band.  Harris is a private student of Sherry Miller and plays clarinet in the MCA band under the direction of Ken Snow, Band Director.  Mr. Snow is a member of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, a 1,000-member group of band directors in class 1A, 2A and 3A high schools in Texas.  This is Sara's first time to perform as a member of the ATSSB All-State Band.  She has made the Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA) All-State Band three years in a row.  Sara is an active member at Our Savior Lutheran Church and enjoys playing golf and soccer.  Sara is a member of the National Honor Society at McKinney Christian Academy.  She is the daughter of McKinney resident Salina Harris.

The ATSSB All-State Bands will meet in rehearsals in San Antonio, Texas, February 10-13 and will present a concert beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Lila Cockrell Theatre of the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center in downtown San Antonio.    Stephen Pratt, Indiana University, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Symphonic Band.  The Symphonic Band will premier Resolution by Kenneth L. GrifÀn, commissioned by ATSSB to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the founding of ATSSB.  Phillip Clements, Texas A&M University-Commerce, will be the clinician-conductor of the All-State Concert Band.  The Concert Band will premiere Where Morning Dawns, Where Evening Fades by Eric Rath, the winning entry in the 2016 ATSSB Composition Competition.  Dean Sorenson, University of Minnesota, will be clinician-conductor of the All-State Jazz Ensemble which will perform at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2016 in the Stars at Night Ballroom East of the Convention Center.

McKinney Christian Academy is a Christian covenant-based, independent, college preparatory Pre-K through 12th grade school.  MCA exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.  For admission information, or to take a tour of the campus contact Melodie Bajema, Admissions Director at 214-544-2658  ext. 4325 or Melodie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org.

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McKinney Christian Academy Class of 2016 Exceeds $1.5 Million in Academic Scholarship Offers

 
The 42 seniors in the McKinney Christian Academy class of 2016 are reaping the rewards of their years of diligent studies.  They have received acceptance letters to 66 four-year colleges or universities and have been offered over $1.5 million in academic scholarships to date.  We know that many more acceptances and scholarship offers will be awarded in the coming months.  MCA is grateful to the colleges for this acknowledgement of the hard work and talent of our students.

In 2015 over $4.8 million dollars were offered to the graduating class, with 100% acceptance to colleges or universities.

McKinney Christian Academy is a college preparatory, interdenominational Pre-K through 12th grade Christian school.  MCA exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.  To schedule a tour of the campus or to get more information on the school contact Melodie Bajema, Admission Director at 214-544-2658 ext. 4325 or Melodie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org

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McKinney Christian Academy Varsity Cross Country Boy’s and Girl’s teams, led by Coach Sharon Boese and Coach Chris Jamison, earned TAPPS 3A State Champion titles Saturday, October 31 in Waco, Texas. Runners from all over Texas ran in excessively muddy conditions to complete the 2-mile course for girls and 5K course for boys.

The Lady Mustangs edged out The Woodlands Christian Academy from Houston for the state title. MCA’s Madi Hydock, Juliana Roller, and Kate Witte all received top 10 statewide honors.

The Boy’s team sailed past their competition. MCA’s Riley Pyle earned 3rd place honors in 3A state.

These state titles are landmarks for McKinney Christian Academy. The last state title for MCA, while still a 2A school, was in 2006 by the girl’s golf team. The newly earned boy’s state title is a first for boys in MCA history.  

Both coaches are very positive about the future of the MCA cross country teams. “We have a very young and very talented team,” explained Coach Boese. “There are a total of 7 freshmen on the boy’s and girl’s teams. Three of those freshmen were on the podium as top 10 runners!”

Coach Jamison agrees, “Both teams are young, dependent on each other, hardworking, and we are not going to settle for just one state championship!”

McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.  If you would like to take a tour of the MCA campus contact Melodie Bajema, Admissions Director to schedule a tour.  Email:  Melodie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org  or 214-544-2658  Ext. 4325.  

 

    

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Each year, the McKinney Christian Academy Middle School staff and students participate in several community service days.  This year the Middle School has partnered with VFW Lone Star Post 2150 to send donations to soldiers serving overseas.  This provides a great opportunity for the students to put others first and recognize the sacrifices soldiers make daily for our country.   On October 16th, the Middle School 6th grade students spent the day of Community Service organizing donations, making 100 Christmas goody bags for soldiers, 20 goody bags for service dogs, and Christmas cards for the soldiers. Community Service is an important part of the education at MCA because it brings to life the idea of loving our neighbor in a very real and practical way.  

There were seven other projects the Middle School students were involved with on October 16th.  They included setting up for Pumpkinville at Tucker Hill, separating supplies and stocking shelves at Mission Regan, working on the grounds moving sand and putting down mulch at Chestnut Square, cleaning, landscaping, and painting at Grisham Farms, and reading with students and tutoring at Press Elementary, Burks Elementary, and Lawson Preschool.  The students also stocked a food closet at Burks Elementary.

McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.  MCA is a PreK through 12th grade college preparatory school.  For more information, or to schedule a tour of the campus contact Melodie Bajema, Admission Director, at 214-544-2658 ext. 4325 or Melodie.Bajema@mckinneychristian.org.