The MCS Difference Maker Program exists to provide opportunities for students to see the needs in their community and actively meet those needs, impacting the world around them in Jesus’ name. The Difference Maker program has continued to thrive this year, and we are excited to share what God did through our Difference Maker students in the fall semester!
Scrunchies of Joy:
Two of our 8th grade students made and sold scrunchies to raise funds to purchase bus passes for the homeless in our community. They raised over $700 selling scrunchies during our October bake sale and were able to purchase over a hundred bus passes. They are still continuing to make and sell scrunchies to purchase additional bus passes through their Etsy page.
HOPEful Art: In an effort to encourage those who are sick, three 7th graders began a program to collect middle school
artwork to donate to local hospitals. These students are still collecting artwork and will be sending a package to CHLA at the end of the month. They are also working on creating a coloring book to donate to hospitals and at-risk youth as well.
Encouraging Veterans, Active Military, and the Homeless: A team of four 6th grade students hosted a table at our annual Veteran’s Pancake Breakfast for MCS families to write encouragement cards foractive military personnel. Our families wrote 170 cards to be sent in care packages to our military through Operation Interdependence.
These students also organized an all-school food drive including essentials for local food banks as well as treats to go inside the Operation Interdependence care packages. Our MCS families donated over 1800 pounds of food which the students delivered to two local food banks before Thanksgiving.
All-School Toy Drive: Both elementary and middle school students participated in this year’s toy drive to support multiple Difference Maker initiatives. Our middle school students donated and wrapped toys for Project
Giving Light, an organization that supports students living in low socioeconomic areas in our community. Our elementary students collected sports equipment to be donated to Olive Crest for at-risk youth, stuffed animals for chaplins working with local first responders, and toys forProject Giving Light.
Stay tuned for more updates regarding our Difference Maker projects for the second half of the school year!
Our Pastors Chapel has become a special tradition here at Mariners Christian School. Each year we invite pastors and leaders from the churches our MCS families attend to come and enjoy a breakfast together, and then worship with our students in chapel.
This year our Pastors Breakfast and Chapel is on Monday, March 16.
Our MCS families attend over 75 churches in Orange County, and we’re so grateful for the spiritual impact the church community has on our school community! Each year we send an invitation (via email) to the pastors who work with our middle school and elementary students at these local churches, as well as to the senior pastors.
7:30: Church Leader Breakfast (without students)
8:40: Chapel with MCS Students
- 2 new TK classrooms
- Exterior renovations and enhanced aesthetics
- 6,770 sq. ft. Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts; retractable seating for 900 people; state-of-the-art theatre; versatile pre-function/reception; upgraded bathrooms
- Living Legacy Athletic Center
- 2,400 sq. ft. Community Service and Prayer Garden
- 8 new classrooms and 7 new learning spaces
- 6 Arts Conservatory classrooms dedicated to arts education
- 2nd story exterior walkway connecting Middle School classrooms to Arts Conservatory
- Upgraded Middle School locker rooms and Athletic offices
- Structural supports required to cut windows into upstairs exterior walls
- Code-required fire wall
- 15 new parking spaces
God’s provision through generous donors! No Phase I debt!
Our Mission and Values Remain Steadfast
Our vision since 1987 has been to provide students with an exemplary faith-based educational experience, developing their spiritual and academic strengths in preparation for high school, college, and their professional callings. As we transform our current campus into a thoroughly modern 21st Century learning environment for children, we will create spaces where our remarkable staff carry out the MCS mission in new and innovative ways, where students flourish and discover their God-given talents and passions, and where families find connection and belonging with other Christian parents. Perhaps most significant of all, our vision is to build upon MCS’s 33-year legacy as a leader in Christian education and establish a reputation that can serve as an exemplar for other schools, a model resource and training ground for best-in-class Christian education.
Building a firm foundation through Christ-centered education