March E-Shield
April 5, 2017

Elementary Reading Contest

1st though 5th’s reading contest theme this year was Superheroes.  Each individual class had different goals of pages to be read.  Students were given prizes based on goals reached. The event culminated in Spirit Week.  The students and faculty enjoyed dressing up  each day to different themes of superheroes, crazy hair, pajamas and backward day.  Students appreciated a day of rollerskating to finish the month’s work.

Spiritual Emphasis Days

Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day was held on March 17th.  This year we held a K3-K5 grandparents day and a 1st-5th grandparents day.  The K3-K5 students performed a short excerpt from their daily class schedule.  The event was hosted by Marta Griest.  The older students sang, played instruments, recorders, tone chimes, and resonator bells.  Carter Conlon was this years speaker.  He is the pastor of Times Square Church. The high school musical performed a short song of “Feed the Birds.”  After the performance and lunch, the grandparents were able to spend the rest of the day out of school with their grandchildren.



M-Term is a week of elective style courses for students to explore various areas of interest they may not otherwise have the opportunity to investigate. Chemistry of Cooking and Theology of Video Games were a few of the offerings.  Students in the Hearts of Service class impacted their community with service projects at the Jubilee Shop and Gain International’s warehouse.

Mount Calvary Christian School’s 40th Anniversary Banquet

Gala Style Event with black tie, optional!! You can wear formal or semi-formal attire!!  There will be a catered, buffet dinner, music, silent auction, current students art work on display, and Don Lough, President of Word of Life will be speaking!  This is an event you don’t want to miss!!


Mount Calvary Christian School’s Gymnasium
629 N Holly St
Elizabethtown, PA  17022
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5pm
How to RSVP/Register
Any Questions?!  Feel free to contact April Miller
February E-Shield
February 28, 2017

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Valentines & Fastnacht Day

Students Council members had a busy February. For Valentine’s Day, they held their yearly flower, candygram and singing telegram sale. One of the new additions was the introduction of Chick-fil-a oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Student Council members delivered the items to recipients throughout the day.
On February 28th, Student Council members prepared fastnacht donuts to be sold to the student body. Students were able to purchase milk and a fastnacht as a snack during the day.

Spiritual Emphasis Days


New 1,000 Point Club Members!

Jack Lachance, Abigail Rutt, and Lydia Ewing all hit a personal milestone in their high school basketball careers this season. The three seniors hit 1000 points over the four years they played basketball at Mount Calvary.







New Faces

Melissa Risser was born in Mehoopany, PA. She is married with three children and her extended family includes a brother and sister.  Currently, she is a part-time science teacher here at MCCS.  She loves running, cooking, reading and being a mom. Prior to her time here at MCCS, she was a chemistry teacher at Manheim Township High School. She now lives on a large dairy farm with her family.

Danielle Krug was born in Ticonderoga, New York where she loved riding four wheeler. She is married and her extended family includes a brother and sister. Mrs. Krug teachs fourth grade here at Mount Calvary and loves crafting. Before coming to Mount Calvary to work, she was an employee at Yankee Candles and taught Kindergarten.

January E-Shield
January 25, 2017



Homecoming 2016

Mount Calvary’s 40th Homecoming was a success! Student Council decorated and prepared the food for the night’s events.  After the Varsity Girls game, Dr. Sheard presented the Alumnus of the Year award to Shawn DeGroft. During halftime of the Varsity Boys game, the 2015 King, Damien Albury, and Queen, Hannah Kark, walked to center court to pass on the sashes. Brandon Taylor and Lydia Ewing were announced as the new King and Queen. The alumni basketball game capped off the night.



Spiritual Emphasis Days


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Spiritual Emphasis days took place on January 19th and 20th. Students participated in an “Ethics Bowl”. The ethics bowl started out with 12 teams that were given ethical dilemma scenarios. The teams were narrowed down to the final two through debates that were judged by Mr. Goasdone, Mr. Pruner, Mrs. Fraley-Hogg and Dr. Sheard. Throughout the thought provoking debates, points were well thought out and reasonably expressed. Overall the ethics bowl created a space for students to discuss relevant topics and share their ideas.


New Faces

Matt Goasdone was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Rhode Island with his Mom, Dad, and two sisters. He now lives with his wife Jen. “She’s Canadian and amazing”. stated Matt. Here at Mount Calvary, Matt is a teacher of PE, Art, English, and Health and the school’s Guidance Counselor. He loves to travel and play sports. His favorite sports are basketball, soccer, and golf. Before coming to Mount Calvary, Matt taught at the International School of Tegucigalpa in Honduras for eight years. One of the exciting things that happened to Matt when he was in Hondorus was being attacked by a barracuda. He went on to say, “Ok, technically, I just saw a barracuda and freaked out when it started looking at me, but it was a pretty close call!”

Jen Goasdone was born in Hamilton, Ontario. She grew up with three older brothers. Here at Mount Calvary, she is a 2nd grade teacher. She likes traveling, water skiing, and playing the piano. Jen lived in Honduras for six years before moving back to the states.