M.A.D.E to Lead
M.A.D.E. to Lead is a program designed to develop leadership skills in its students. M.A.D.E. stands for motivated to follow Christ, activated to take action, dedicated to pursuing what is right, and energized to serve others.
All intermediate students are required to participate in at least one of the following six leadership groups.
Intermediate students can become Reading Buddies with a preschooler or kindergartner to help young children learn to read, comprehend, and discuss stories. The desire for this initiative is to give intermediate students the chance to lead, set a positive example, and foster a love for reading in the younger students.
Students can also become Mentoring Buddies with an elementary student. The meeting times help train fifth and sixth graders to interact with, listen to, and advise young students, using Sean Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids.
SPARKS: Encouragement & Hospitality Group
SPARKS is the encouragement and hospitality group that motivates students to perform random acts of kindness. The students get to brainstorm and implement their ideas to demonstrate Christ’s love around and outside of school.
News Media Group
In News Media Group, students learn the basics of journalism. This year, students are creating a video to give 4th graders and their parents a sneak preview of what the intermediate school is like. Students will also report about the service projects they've completed and how other intermediate school students have served.
The Leadership Council is the intermediate school’s version of Student Council. Students on this council learn to formulate action plans, promote respect among students, and apply biblical peacemaking with their peers. Throughout the year, these students work together to create a biannual newspaper about elementary school events which goes home to parents at the end of each semester.
Fifth and sixth graders who are artistically inclined have the option to be involved in a mosaic project. Students are designing and creating a mosaic that will become a part of the intermediate school building’s décor and will depict some Bible story or Bible verse.