Guiding Principles for Student Development & Leadership
We believe that extra-curricular activities should be regarded as a vital part of the total educational offerings of our school and an extension of the classroom. We encourage student participation and would like to involve as many students as possible in this experience. All students will be afforded opportunities to develop their work ethic, sense of commitment, social, and intellectual skills.
The purpose of our activities program is to provide our students with the opportunity to use their God-given abilities so that they can:
- Witness their walk with Christ as they spend time with fellow students outside of the classroom
- Develop good personal traits that include a strong work ethic, self-discipline, and positive self-esteem.
- Gain life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and good citizenship.
Faith & Service
Messiah has participated in the LSAM Academic Quiz Bowl for the past five years. Quiz Bowl is open to students in 7th and 8th grade. We hold an informational practice early each fall for students to become familiar with the rules, question types, and pace of the game. Our team travels to area schools throughout the fall and winter, competing approximately once a month. At the end of the season, our top players are invited to attend the LSAM State Competition.
2022-2023 info to come
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FAITH + SPORT = FCA Unite your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ. Coaches, athletes and fans are answering the call. God is doing amazing things everyday through thousands of people on teams, in schools and in communities worldwide. FCA is for middle school students, and meets before school once a month.
- Leader: Tim Dwyer
Outdoor Play & Education
Since 2014 Messiah has been blessed with the opportunity to have two Lego Robotics teams. For students in grades 5-8, these teams practice twice a week during the fall and compete in November. For the 2018-2019 season, both teams won awards, and the 7th and 8th grade team advanced to the Eastern Missouri regional competition. Team members build and program robots to be sent on “missions” as well as come up with a themed project each year. Teams are limited to 10 students each. Learn more about First Lego League here—http://www.firstlegoleague.org/
Student Council is a group of student leaders from grades 7th-8th. During the school year, StuCru responsibilities include boosting school morale, participating in leading school-wide service projects, building a positive student community and creating seasonal fun. Members take great pride in their school and they work hard to make changes for the benefit of students!
- Advisors: Stephanie Dwyer & Corey Ensrude
- Fees: N/A
- Eligibility: 7th-8th graders.
- Schedule: Third Wednesday hour-long meetings per month. A few weekend evening events during the year.
The yearbook committee is responsible for the creation of the school yearbook including format, design, and photography.
- Advisor(s): Jana Brackman, Stephanie Bohn, and Katy Kraus
- Fees: None
- Eligibility: Any 7th or 8th grader who is interested can join
- Schedule: Twice monthly meetings begin in late September and continue until the end of the school year
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