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Through the Decades

Students stand in front of their presentation in 1960s costumes.

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

May 22, 2017

The fifth grade students had the opportunity to research and learn about the decades through research. The students researched decades from the 1950s to the 2000s. They worked in groups of two to three and researched and recorded information about the decade they were assigned. They then presented t...

Four Hours of Fun

The fourth grade students enjoy a day at the Fort Worth Stockyards.

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017

The fourth grade classes went to the Fort Worth Stockyards for a field trip on Friday, May 5. They did the “Four Hours of Fun in the Stockyards.” This program is an educational program that partners with the Fort Worth Herd, The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the Cowtown Cattlepen Maze. It also include...

Lower School Spring Program

Down by the Creek Bank pic 2

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

The Lower School Spring Program took place the evening of April 13th, 2017. The night began at 6:30 p.m. with an art display of the students work. The musical portion began at 7:00 p.m. The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students performed "Down By The Creek Bank." The musical is about a group of kids going camping and through songs ...

Fifth Grade Field Trip

5th grade

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

April 4, 2017

On Thursday, March 30th, the two fifth grade classes took a field trip to the Holocaust Museum and the Sixth Floor Museum. The Holocaust Museum teaches the history of the Holocaust and the Sixth Floor Museum teaches about John F. Kennedy and his assassination. The reason behind the fifth grade class...

Fun at the Perot Museum

4th grade girls pause for a picture while on a field trip at the Perot Museum.

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

On March 23, the fourth grade class took a trip to the Perot Museum. The students had the opportunity to go through the exhibits that the museum offers. A couple of the favorites of the 4th grade students were the sports hall and the earth hall. The students also participated in a lab program called...

The Dream Center


Madison Yates, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

 This year 19 students, along with upper school teachers Laurie Hubert, Jerrod Butler, and Michael Key traveled to the Dream Center in Little Rock, Arkansas for Missions Week. Starting the trip on a fun note, the group visited the Arkansas Alligator Farm where they were able to hold small alligat...

QU Wedding

The Pre-K students stand dressed as queens and quarterbacks during the wedding.

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, and the Pre-K students did just that with their QU Wedding. On February 14th, or Valentine’s Day, the Pre-K students dressed up and had a QU Wedding. Chris Hydock, lower school principal, officiated the wedding. After the wedding, the students ce...


First grade students make Val-O-Grams to be sold during lunch.

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Val-O-Grams are a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day for lower school students. Students sold Val-O-Grams at all lower school lunches for 25 cents each from February 6th through February 13th leading up to Valentine’s Day. Students sacrifice time during their lunch and recess periods sellin...

100th Day of School

100 day

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

Monday, January 30th was a special school day is it was the 100th day of school. In honor of the exciting day, the kindergarten, first grade, and third grade classes celebrated in many different ways. The kindergarten class celebrated with Zero Hero. The students counted 100 items that they brought int...

States of Matter

First grade students stand with their

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017

The first grade students wrapped up their states of matter/snow and ice unit last week. The students predicted whether shape had an effect on the speed of ice melting. The first graders made an ice snowman and observed how it was solid. The students observed as it melted and became a liquid. Finally, t...

Directed Studies

DS teachers

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

McKinney Christian Academy offers a program called Directed Studies that “provides the necessary scaffolding for our college-bound students with mild to moderate learning differences.” MCA offers Directed Studies for Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School. Along with offering support for MCA s...

Honor Choir Sings at Allen American Hockey Game

Honor Choir

Madison Yates, Staff Writer

January 18, 2017

The Lower School Honor Choir had an exciting opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Allen Americans Hockey game on Sunday, January 15. Coordinators at the Allen American Hockey office had heard of the McKinney Christian Lower School Honor Choir and had been told they were a talented group of s...

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