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Dear Parents and Guardians of Merritt Island Christian School (MICS) Students, 

WELCOME everyone! We especially welcome all new students and their families, to Merritt Island Christian School! We pray that God blesses your experience as a part of our MICS family. We are looking forward to a return to normalcy as we continue to seek wisdom from God moving forward. Please pray for God’s blessings on this 2021-2022 school year.

Merritt Island Christian School has chosen the following VISION VERSE for 2021-2022,

1 Thessalonians 5:11, “… Encourage one another and Build each other up …”.  We ALL, students, parents, faculty, and staff, need to be encouraged and valued. It is a great verse for each of us to consider as we walk through our daily lives. 

Our upper school students will use the acronym S.O.A.R. to reflect this verse. S.O.A.R stands for, S – SERVE, O – OTHERS, A – ALWAYS, R – RESPECT. Our elementary students will focus on the words, ENCOURAGE and BUILD UP.  Chapels this school year will center around this theme. 

As a child, I remember singing a chorus that, in a simple way, encapsulates 1 Thessalonians 5:11. “J-O-Y, J-O-Y, this is what it means. Jesus First, Yourselves Last and Others In-Between”. This chorus is a great analogy of 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Putting Jesus first reminds us that everything we say and do must reflect the love of Christ.  Others (in-between) reminds us that many are in need of feeling valued, respected, and loved. Philippians 2:3 says, “, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves”.  Putting Yourself last, is a reminder that Jesus and Others come before us. God expects us to take care of ourselves so we can better serve others. We, as Christians, need to be a Christian expression of support and hope for one another. We need to use our actions and words to build up and encourage others that God puts in our path.

 Please WELCOME the following new hires for the 2021-2022 school year. 

  • Micah Rockwell – Athletic Director – Master of Arts – American 
  • College of Education 
  • Lindsey Scalera- Kindergarten – Master of Arts – University of South Florida
  • Gloria Watts- First Grade – Bachelor of Arts – Kennesaw State University 
  • Mandi Lee- Third Grade– Bachelor of Science – Baylor University
  • Jennifer Parker- Fourth Grade – Master of Arts – Liberty University
  • Sheri Rockwell- Fifth – Bachelor of Science – Pensacola Christian College
  • Justin Owens- Physical Education – Bachelor of Science – University of Central Florida
  • Angie Baker- Returning to Elementary Art – Bachelor of Arts – University of Central Florida
  • Ann Marie Werning – Secondary English/Dual Enrollment English – Master of Arts – Iowa State University
  • Eleisha O’Farrell – Secondary ESE/Math/English – Bachelor of Science – Nyack Christian College                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Sam Dettra – Secondary World History/Part-Time – Master of Business Administration & Bachelor of Science in Education – The Ohio State University
  • Elizabeth Redding – Music Accompanist – Master of Arts – The Ohio State University

Praying Peace for each of you,

Dr. Nanci A. Dettra – Merritt Island Christian School – Superintendent