Monday, July 29, 2013

On Your Mark, Get Set...

We are getting ever closer to GO as we are busily preparing for the start of our classes in the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The schedule may be a bit different starting this August, but the enthusiasm for awesome learning experiences hasn't shifted one bit! Meridian Classical Center for Learning will again be offering enrichment opportunities to students in grades PreK-4 through high school. Starting August 19, 2013, area home school students can join with us on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30-3:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Hwy 39N for hours filled with foreign language fun, integrated reading, writing, history, geography and Bible lessons, as well as other such endeavors as art and music. Add in a beaker and a test tube or two and we'll show you a combination that gives chemistry a whole new meaning. Our classical education emphasis will continue as we focus our efforts on Ancient History. Oh, so many exciting places and people about which to learn! Call Cathy Ray at 601-604-1470 for registration information so your child can join in on the adventure, or inquire at meridianclassical@gmail.com.

Come by and visit the Meridian Classical Center for Learning table at the MCHE Homeschool kickoff event Saturday, August 10th at 2:00 PM in the fellowship hall of Highland Baptist Church.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

What a fun party!

It's always something special when you can celebrate a holiday with festive food and decorations. It's even more special when you can party with your friends. While all of those elements were present at lunchtime today, the best part of this Valentine's Day was seeing the kindness and generosity of the students, teachers, and parents toward each other as they shared a glorious sunny day celebrating God's love. What a blessing it is to be able to enjoy that kind of simple joy over pizza, party napkins, all things sugar, and construction paper hearts. Meridian Classical is indeed a special place to be.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Springing forward in January 2013

Meridian Classical Center for Learning (MCCL) continues to offer an academic enrichment program for children in kindergarten and elementary years through secondary school.  Our lower elementary group meets Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 AM- 3:00PM, and includes K4 - K5,  and grades 1 - 2.  A solid phonics foundation, classic story read a-louds, foreign languages, art, science experiments, and reading music with a certified Kindermusik instructor are but a few of the things these children will accomplish.  Grades 3 - 5 comprise the upper elementary group, which also meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Logic and math games, Spanish, Chinese, and memory work in history, geography, Latin,and science will set these students apart from their peers. Our older students meet together Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, for middle school/high school level endeavors  like Latin, literature, composition, history, and science that will give them a competitive edge for the next stage in their lives.  For a full description of each group's curriculum, please see our Pages link.

Opportunities have abounded this spring for our students to engage in exciting hands-on learning. Such events as dissecting sheep brains and cow eyes in the high school A & P science class, to the costumed dramatizations by the middle schoolers  of scenes from Across Five Aprils , to the making of salt maps of MS by the K4-K5 class to learn state geography, have enhanced recent educational experiences. The grade 1-2 class has been busy incorporating sign language into their class meory work, and the grade 3-5 students have been diligently working on their Pointelism and stained -glass art projects. Next week there will be President's Day and Black History Month student project presentations during our group chapel time.

It's hard to believe it is already time to plan for the 2013-2014 school year. Meridian Classical will host informational Open House sessions Monday, February 25th at 6:00 PM and Thursday, February 28th at 10:00AM. Interested parents may attend either session to tour the facility, meet staff, and obtain registration information. See for yourself why our students are so excited about their experiences at MCCL.