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Varsity to Regionals

On Saturday night, Boys Varsity Basketball won the 1A District Championship game against Denver Waldorf in what had gotten close going into the 3rd quarter.

It was an exciting game for more than just the win. This is the first year our Mustangs are in the 5280 league. This is the first year we have gone this far. This is the first year we are testing the waters of what we can do as a small school with big heart.

Team Captain Payton had this to say about the win, “We went in pretty confident because we’ve grown as a team. We work well together.”

And though Ryan says he just likes playing with his friends, the team spirit on the court seems to demonstrate there may be more to it than that.

So, now it’s been announced – Seeding for the CHSAA playoffs – Mustangs qualify for the CHSAA 1A Sweet Sixteen, this means we are considered one of the top 16 teams in the state!

CHEER us on at our next game Saturday night, March 2 at Northeastern Junior College (Sterling, CO) with a start time of 6:30pm.  Our opponent is still to be determined. Admission will be $8 for adults and $6 for students/seniors.

If we win on Saturday, we are qualified for “State” which means we are one of the top 8 teams left, and will then play Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of next week (March 7-9).  

Last Saturday night was exciting, but things are heating up this weekend.  Hope to see a lot of Mile High fans out at the game.

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VBS Uganda Bound

Over Spring Break, fourteen Mile High Academy students will be heading to Uganda on a Mission Trip. In the meantime, many arrangements must be made before the big event.

One important preparation has been Vacation Bible School. This student led project is part of a middle school Real World Learning class that will go live in Uganda. Students are developing curriculum, readying their songs and stories, assembling the materials needed for crafts, and packing it all to take with them.

In addition, the students are practicing their VBS program on our preschool and kindergarten students here at MHA. Facilitated by their teacher, Mrs. Christina Hernandez, students learn the art of enthusiastic storytelling. They collaborate on song leading. Finally, they adjust the curriculum where needed, making it just right for their audience of discerning little ones.

Eighth grader, Otim, is quick to point out that VBS is going to be an “awesome experience for the kids in Uganda.” He’s also anxious to use the teaching he’s learned on his real audience.

When I asked another Uganda bound 8th grader, Braden, what he’s learned from all of this he said, “It has been a humbling experience to learn that what I have taken for granted is going to be so exciting for the kids when we get to Uganda.”

We will keep you updated on this amazing experience.

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