40th Anniversary Time Capsule

The students and staff of MDS celebrated our 40th Anniversary on Tuesday, October 2 with bubbles, cake (courtesy of Ingles), and a time capsule internment. Mayor Ronnie Thompson offered kind words and helped commemorate the occasion by helping Dr. Mikusa dig and bury the capsule, which was designed by Sixth Grade students at MDS. This celebration is the first of several that will occur during the 2018-2019 academic year. Stay tuned for more events!

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Best of Burke

Thank you for voting us "Best Private School" in Burke County! https://www.morganton.com/special_sections/page/page_44c46b1f-bb00-5a36-a357-b022d39a1f01.html

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MDS Places 2nd in the Sunrise Fun Run

Fifty-six Morganton Day School students ran in the 37th Annual Sunrise Fun Run on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Catawba Meadows Greenway.  We showed our Titan Pride and came in second overall for total number of participants!  MDS was awarded $200 for our PE Department.  Thank you to Mrs. Memmel for coordinating and to our families for participating!    

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MDS Families work tgether to clean up campus and raise money

On Saturday, August 18, 2019, the students and families of Morganton Day School devotedly met from 9 am-1 pm to help beautify the campus. Children, as young as 2 years old, volunteered by spreading mulch, planting flowerbeds, washing playground equipment, and pruning bushes. This “All-School Cleanup” is an annual event that helps prepare the school grounds for the beginning of the academic year, while providing a fun way for families to interact. Meredith McSwain, Director of Advancement, reflects, “For Forty years, MDS has been located in the heart of Downtown ...

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Students Represent MDS at Supreme Court Session

On Monday, May 14, eight students represented Morganton Day School at the courthouse as the North Carolina Supreme Court held several sessions in our home town in honor of the court's 200th Anniversary. These student leaders welcomed lawyers, judges, and civilians into the Old Burke County Courthouse for several special sessions. While they were there, the students spoke with lawyers about the judicial process and with members of the historical society about the significance of the courthouse. They were then able to stay for the Supreme Court session. We are so grateful ...

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Eighth Grade Student Presents Research at Blue Ridge HealthCare

Explore, Acquire, Excel. This is the statement on much of our MDS material, and Madison has done just that. At the beginning of the year, Madison decided she wanted to learn more about patients with dementia and figure out a way she could help. As part of her 8th Grade Personal Project, she researched how art impacts patients with dementia and proceeded to plan and implement several art classes for Grace Ridge. Her research went hand-in-hand with what the students were learning for their Future City project and after talking with Dr. Sharafsalah, she realized that the ...

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Cultural Pavilion Celebrates Spain

Students at Morganton Day School walked to the COMMA on Tuesday, March 20 to see Flamenco Dancers perform. Shouts of, "Óle!" filled the air as students embraced this cultural event. Students learned about the history of the art form, how the dance is used to express emotion and tell stories, and the significance of each costume. As is common with our IB curriculum, our children eagerly asked questions in an auditorium full of people and could tie this performance into their units of inquiry. Two days later, second-grade students shared their own version of traditional ...

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Open Enrollment Starts March 12, 2018

MDS Open Enrollment Starts March 12, 2018.  Please call the school to set up a tour or for more information!

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Science at MDS is simply sensational!

Science at MDS is simply sensational! Driven by inquiry and the principles of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), students engage with scientific concepts through their units of inquiry.   In the  Primary Years Programme (PYP), science incorporates the exploration of the biological, chemical and physical aspects of the natural world, and the relationships between them. Curiosity and ingenuity are encouraged and enable the student to develop a deeper understanding of the world. Reflection on scientific knowledge also helps students to ...

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Sponsor the Great Gatsby Gala!

The Great Gatsby Gala, which is the 39th Annual Auction for MDS, is one month away!  The money raised through this event is crucial to the school and how it operates. Tuition covers roughly 85% of the school’s operating budget; the remaining 15% must be raised through fundraisers. The Annual Gala Auction is one of the ways in which MDS is able to bridge this gap. In order for the auction to be successful, we rely on sponsors to help underwrite the expenses for this event.  This is the final week for major sponsors to commit and have their company name listed on the ...

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