Keeping Our School Safe

MCA’s fourth and fifth graders get the opportunity to help keep our school safe by making carpool efficient in the mornings and afternoons.


Photo by: Maura Cueva

MCA’s fourth and fifth graders helping out the school by being a part of Safety Patrol.

Waverly Frisbie, staff writer

Students in MCA’s Safety Patrol get the opportunity to help and serve this school by helping everyone stay safe during carpool hours.

Lower School Principal, Chris Hydock told us more about safety patrol and the importance of it. All fourth and fifth graders have the opportunity to choose whether or not they want to participate in Safety Patrol. Once they are selected, they help the carpool run smoothly by opening the car doors and making sure that everyone stays safe and sound. The kids do this once in the morning before school starts and then after school ends. The groups switch out every year, so each student has an opportunity to help out. At the end of the school year, the kids involved with Safety Patrol get to go on a field trip to either Pinstack or Main Event.

Amy Groff, the lower school’s Administrative Assistant, also told us about the history of MCA’s Safety Patrol. She informed us that Safety Patrol has been around since MCA was first established in the old campus. Groff said, “The kids learn to serve and they learn what it means to have commitment.” Groff made it known to us that service and honor are the main focus points of MCA’s Safety Patrol.

Fifth grader Nate Krusing gave us some insight of what it’s like being in Safety Patrol. Krusing loves being in safety patrol because it’s so much fun being able to open the car doors and help the younger kids. He said, “I love being a leader and doing whatever I can to help everyone out.” Krusing is also really looking forward to that field trip at the end of the year.

Ephesians 6:7 says, “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people.”