The Mane Edition

North Texas Giving Day 2020

Principal Chris Hydock advertises North Texas Giving Day with a sign.

Karissa Harrison

September 29, 2020

North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour long online giving event designed to give every person an opportunity to give back to their community in one platform. MCA participates in North Texas Giving Day to raise money for our Spirit of Giving wishlist or annual fund. The Spirit of Giving wishlist incl...

A Teacher’s Take on Online School

Upper school English teacher Tyler Blue zooms with his sophmore class.

Karissa Harrison, staff writer

April 26, 2020

As McKinney Christian enters its fourth week of online schooling, we wanted to hear from the teachers about this unique situation and how they feel about teaching online. The teachers explained how the virus has affected their lives and how they feel regarding online school. They also described the ways...

MCA Family’s Favorite Christmas Traditions

The Roller family, David (8), alumni Juliana and Jonathan Roller(11) celebrate the holiday season in New York.

Karissa Harrison, staff writer

December 15, 2019

As this semester comes to an end, the Christmas season is right around the corner. Each MCA family has their own way to celebrate the holiday season. Some go out of town to see family, some attend Christmas shows, and some cook a big feast for family. After interviewing many students, a variety of...

The 2019 Fall Concert

Upper School Choir  singing directed by Amy Jordan.

Karissa Harrison, staff writer

November 14, 2019

The Middle and Upper School choirs performed on October 22 for their annual fall concert. The Middle School Choir performed four songs, the Upper School performed one, and the mixed choir performed two. This was the first performance under their new director Amy Jordan.  Jordan had a few thoughts ...

2019 Lower School Mustang Fun Run

Students sit anxiously waiting to run while being given instructions.

Karissa Harrison, staff writer

October 30, 2019

On Thursday, October 10, the Lower School students participated in the Mustang Fun Run. The Fun Run is a fun and exciting two-week program that teaches important character traits and raises money which goes toward helping MCA. The Lower School students raise money from friends and family for each...

2019-2020 New Teachers

Allison Finke, Lower School Music and Tech teacher.

Karissa Harrison, staff writer

September 19, 2019

This year MCA has been blessed with nine new teachers. There are four new Lower School and five new Upper School teachers. The new Lower School teachers include, 5th grade teacher, Celeste Harriman, 5th grade teacher, Ashlie Lamb,  Spanish teacher, Raquel Vargas and Music and Tech teacher, Allison F...

Middle School Spring Formal

8th grader, Lily Jornod, turns around to smile for a picture.

Karissa Harrison, Staff Writer

May 20, 2019

On May 4, the 7th and 8th grade attended their second school dance of the year, Spring Formal. The dance was held at the Stonebridge Country Club. This is the 13th year that MCA has held this dance for the 7th and 8th graders. They had a chocolate fountain with food items to dip in the chocolate such as donuts, strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows, an...

MCA Softball Brings In Another Non-District Win.

Freshman catcher, Karissa Harrison, gets an out at home.

Karissa Harrison, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

The Varsity softball team played Parish Episcopal school on Tuesday, April 2. The game was held to five runs per half inning and 90 minutes. With three girls unable to play due to injuries or other sports, the team consisted of only eight players. Because of this, the team received an out every tim...

2019 Missions Send-Off Chapel

Karissa Harrison, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

All Upper School students gathered together on Friday, March 1, to pray for each missions' team before MCA's annual missions week. Parents of some students also attended to pray over their children and their student's classmates. They were asked to pray for three specific items; God would save t...

8th Grade presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka talks to Charlie and Mr. Bucket

Karissa Harrison and Madi Cheatham

February 25, 2019

On Friday, February 22, 2019, the MCA 8th Grade Theatre presented their rendition of the beloved book and movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is based on the book written by Roald Dahl published in 1964. The 8th grade performed at 7 p.m. in the Stu...

Lower School Winter Break Poll

Lower School Winter Break Poll

Karissa Harrison and Elizabeth Etheredge

January 16, 2019

As this school year’s winter break comes to a close, 177 Lower School students were interviewed. These stats gave us a little more insight into how these students spent their winter break. Question 1: Did you travel over break? --Answer: About 80 kids traveled over winter break Question 2: Did...

Middle School Basketball

Boys D2 game against Lucas Christian.

Karissa Harrison, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018

This years Middle School boys basketball coaches are Philip Wysong and Justin Barton, who is also the Middle School history teacher. The team has 9 boys on the D1 team and 10 boys on the D2 Team.  The D1 team has won 2 games and lost only 1 game so far.  The D2 team has won 1 game and lost 3.  O...

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