Miami Christian Enjoys Fun-Filled February

Miami Christian Enjoys Fun-Filled February

Volunteers Lynn Bauer and Gloria Burns assist at Book Fair.

February at Miami Christian offered a variety of activities including the celebration of Chinese New Year by Mandarin Chinese language students from elementary through high school. Instructor Ming Ru Chaung organized the event including various presentations by the students.

* Of course, the Scholastic Book Fair is always an exciting time at MCS with a week packed with entertaining events including special preview days, breakfasts and trips to the library allowed students, staff and families to purchase books and other bookstore type items.

Thanks to robust sales, the school earned enough to receive another “Smart Board” with “Scholastic Dollars” they have accumulated.

Miami Christian Enjoys Fun-Filled February

From left: Mayor andMrs. Marono, David and Kiya Cordeau, and students enjoy Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner.

* MCS Juniors got a head start on raising funds for their Senior Class Trip next year by hosting a successful Valentine’s Day Dinner. Families of Junior Class students provided the spaghetti dinner and desserts for a fun Valentine’s night activity that concluded with a basketball game on campus. The Boys’ Basketball Team took on Calusa Prep in a Regional Finals game.

* During Valentine’s Day week, MCS middle and high school students enjoyed Spiritual Emphasis Week with special daily chapel services. Pastor and missionary, George Lockhart, of Vision2Hear, was the speaker for the series, both inspiring and challenging students with his talks.

Miami Christian Enjoys Fun-Filled February

(L-R) : Rosa Castro, Andrea Sinclair, Cassandra Duenas,Melissa Gonzalez, Mrs.
Carmen Castellanos and Angelica Agosto serve up the spaghetti.

* Miami Christian fifth graders visited FIU to experience a lab with the Kinesiology Class with Dr. Eva Frank, plus a school tour and lunch in the Graham Center. In addition, they enjoyed a computer class with Dr. Thi runa r ayanan, learning how to make comic books online before enjoying a send off by Dr. Debbie Hasson, Assistant Dean, C o m m u n i t y Engagement, who gifted them with takeaway goodie bags.

* Finally, on the alumni front, Dr. James E. Fulton, South Miami dermatologist, and MCS graduate Kunal Khiyani (Class of 2012) spent last summer researching eyelash growth substances. They created a poster to be published in the medical journal, J Drugs in Dermatology, with an unveiling ceremony held in Orlando Jan. 18 to mark the event. Congratulations to Kunal for his published work.

* Next Admissions Open House at MCS is Thursday, April 11, from 4-6 p.m… a great opportunity for prospective families to meet the MCS staff and tour the facilities. Call Donna Gehring in advance to RSVP the event at 305-221-7754, ext. 773.

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Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, where she sings in the choir. She can be reached at

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