MACS Matters February 2014

February 28, 2014

MACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival

Elementary students across Michigan are preparing for the 5th annual Michigan Association of Christian  Schools’ Elementary Fine Arts Festival, to be held on February 28th, 2014. The Festival, held at Bethany Christian  School in Troy, Michigan, offers categories in Music, Speech and Art, and has seen an increase in participation over the last few years.
The format of the Elementary Fine Arts Festival is non-competitive; students’ work is evaluated by a qualified judge, and the students are given immediate feedback. For music and speech students, the judge gives them verbal feedback after their performance, a miniature lesson of sorts. Art students are welcome to talk to the judges after the artwork ratings are given, and can receive comments on their art entries and ask the judge any questions they may have.
Here is some of the feedback that has been received from participating groups: ” I am so thankful for this opportunity to help my students hone their talents for future service.” “My favorite part is always the way the judges work with the students giving them encouraging remarks as well as constructive criticism. They do a fabulous job.” “It gives the students great preparation experience…” “It is my favorite festival of the year!”

The Festival is open to students in 4th-6th grades, both in MACS schools and other schools, churches, homeschool groups, and families. The purpose is to give as many elementary students as possible an opportunity to develop fine arts skills that can be used in future ministry, glorifying Christ with their God-given talents.

Inquiries about the MACS Elementary Fine Arts Festival may be directed to Grace Mieczkowski, the Festival coordinator: grace.mieczkowski@fbctroy.orgor 248-689-4821.

March 1, 2014

Basketball Championship @ Dixie Baptist Church in Clarkston

March 11, 2014

Jr./Sr. High Bible Quizzing


Hebrews 4:12 – “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”


March 20, 2014

Sr. High Fine Arts/Science Fair



March 21, 2014

Sr. High Fine Arts Festival


March 22, 2014

Wrestling Championship


April 11, 2014

Jr. High Fine Arts Festival