Bright Future Timeline

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Mariners Christian School Bright Future

“Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16

TIMELINE: May 28th, 2019

2019-20 and 2020-21 School Calendars
& Bright Future Phase II

Dear MCS Families,

In an effort to provide as much transparency as possible, the MCS Board remains committed to updating our community as material information related to Phase II becomes available. We sincerely appreciate the questions, comments and encouragement that have come to us via email. The past few weeks have moved quickly and we appreciate your grace as we prepare our communications and heed God’s timing in all of this Kingdom work!

We are working parallel paths to raise the needed capital and to develop a detailed plan for summer 2020 construction. This detailed plan includes modifications to our 2019-20 and 2020-21 school calendars to widen the summer 2020 construction window as wide as reasonably feasible.

School Calendars
Our calendars 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 are designed by the Principals and faculty to specifically accommodate the Phase II construction activity during the summer of 2020. The plan is to move back to our regular vacation durations thereafter. We appreciate your understanding as we’re trying to create as large a window as possible for a Phase II construction project in summer 2020. If your family has already booked vacations based on our typical school year, please work closely with your teachers to make plans for make-up class work, tests, etc. Please note that by shaving off a few days from our typical holidays, we maintain the number of instructional days to uphold our academic standards. Additionally, we’ll be working closely with PTF to move non-instructional activities such as parties and celebrations to non-school hours and/or offsite so that our teaching time is fully-utilized.

Now that we have more planning time for the Phase II work, the construction team is having extensive discussions to find ways to build to our current budget. We’re looking at all opportunities to reduce scope and use more affordable materials.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions via email.


Lewis Brewster
MCS Board of Trustees Chair


TIMELINE: May 1st, 2019

Town Hall Meeting: Wednesday, May 1st, 2019, 6:30PM

Hello Wonderful MCS Families-

This email is coming to you completely as a grassroots parent email…

We attended the Town Hall Meeting at school on Tuesday and we were all, once again, very moved to see how God is working at our school. Troy was open, honest and completely transparent in where we are in the Bright Future Campaign and what is needed to complete Phase 2. He answered a myriad of questions on all topics. And, he also explained in detail how the Phase 2 construction will, in addition to so many benefits, greatly increase the stellar academics at our school, the HUGE addition of natural light for each student every day and how God has moved mountains to put us where we are ONLY ONE YEAR since this project was introduced to any of us. Sitting in the brand new auditorium (Argyros Center for Performing Arts) for the meeting, it was particularly staggering to realize how much has been accomplished in such a short time.

WE ARE ON A ROLL and the MOMENTUM is moving FORWARD! We felt there might be quite a few parents who were not able to attend due to work, other commitments, etc. It is powerful to hear exactly what is happening and have it NOT be in a text or email. We asked Troy if he would be open to answering questions in an EVENING Town Hall Meeting. He said that we as parents would have to organize it and, if we did, he would be there.

So, here we are!

Join us on WEDNESDAY, MAY 1st, from 6:30pm – 8pm in the Argyros Center for Worship and Preforming Arts for another TOWN HALL MEETING – Adults only, please.

The time is closing this week to receive the funds and pledges for the start date this coming June. There are major increases if the project is delayed until next Summer. LET’S GET THIS DONE THIS SUMMER! PLEASE JOIN US WEDNESDAY NIGHT (5/1) at 6:30PM if you were not able to attend on Tuesday or please come again if you have more questions. : )

TIMELINE: April 30th, 2019

Town Hall Meeting: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, 8:15AM

Wonderful MCS Family,

We want to share the latest information about our Bright Future with you IN PERSON at the TOWN HALL at 8:15 AM THIS TUESDAY, April 30th, in the Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts.

What kind of news? All the details about our Bright Future progress so far for Phase 2, potential school year calendar – as soon as June! Hear about contingency planning and more, but you’ve got to be AT SCHOOL to hear all of the news from TROY and our Construction Project Management Team.

STAY at school after drop-off this Tuesday morning to find out about everything going on at MCS – and bring all of your questions, concerns and feedback with you! This will be an open TOWN HALL Meeting that features Q&A from the audience, shared ideas about how we CAN come together as an MCS Community to fill in the remaining 40 pledges needed, the construction plan and timelines and proposed school calendar changes.You will KNOW everything we KNOW after this meeting.

TIMELINE: April 17th, 2019

Bright Future Phase 2 Update

Thank you for your continued prayers and commitment to the mission and vision of Mariners Christian School. The MCS School Board met last night to discuss next steps regarding a Summer approval for Phase Two construction. Our Leadership desires to promote healthy stewardship and remains committed to incurring the least amount of debt possible.

Based on our current family pledge count of 55 out of “100 Pledges Needed,” there is a strong likelihood that our construction date will be delayed until Summer 2020. During the next two weeks, while the contractor and project manager continue to value engineer the project based on our requests, we encourage you to discuss and pray over God’s leading to become involved in this transformational project.

I am still eager to meet with as many of you as possible, especially given the bonus time we have been given. I am also holding a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, April 30th, at 8:15AM, in the Argyros Center for Worship and Performing Arts for you to learn more details about the project, talk about the importance of donorship, and answer any questions you may have. I am also eager for anyone on my Advancement Team to have that conversation, and/or we encourage you to be a part of what God is doing by setting up your family’s PLEDGE ONLINE HERE. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns by contacting MCS Advancement.

We know God’s timing is always perfect, and we trust in His leading into HIS “Bright Future.” We do not want this update to be discouraging in any way — HE is doing miraculous things in and through the lives of our students, and HE will continue to do so, regardless of when our Master Campus Plan is completed. We are grateful for each and every pledge we have received to date and pray that God’s will would be accomplished as it relates to Bright Future Phase Two construction.

TIMELINE: March 20th, 2019

Bright Future Phase 2

With the completion and celebration of our Bright Future Phase 1, we want to continue to update our community. We’re now poised to transform our classroom instructional spaces with natural light, enhanced security and flexible furniture that will support our focus on individualized learning, community-building, FAITH formation and a culture of INNOVATION. Together, with God’s provision, we can make this dream a reality! If you have questions, please contact MCS Advancement.


  • “Classrooms of the Future” – 37 larger, modernized learning environments throughout elementary and middle school, with flexible furniture layouts that have been design engineered by our very own teachers for their specific grade level demands, next gen technology, and window installation in all exterior classrooms
  • Two brand new Maker Spaces stocked with equipment and resources customized for all grades to explore, create and apply design thinking principles
  • Implementation of future-oriented whole-school security system
  • Two open-air, two-story Atriums, incorporating natural light throughout our campus
  • Middle School Commons Area for students to gather, collaborate, study, and build Christ-honoring friendships
  • Completely redesigned layout with widened hallways to significantly improve effectiveness and traffic flow on both floors including reclamation of 10,000 sq. ft. in Middle School
  • Dedicated front entry stairway for easy access to Middle School
  •  New Administrative Suite of Offices

Construction and Furniture budgets are FINALIZED! What do we need to Complete Phase 2 and begin construction Summer 2019? We ask that you join us in prayerful consideration to make 3-5 year pledges and donations. We need your 3-5 year PLEDGE NOW

Pledge Now

$8,211,000: FINAL Needed to Complete Phase 2


Area Cost Per Area Quantity Total
Classroom $ 187,000 37 $ 6,919,000
Office $ 140,000 8 $ 1,120,000
Science Room $ 216,000 3 $ 648,000
Atrium $ 292,000 2 $ 584,000
Middle School Fab Lab $ 536,000 1 $ 536,000
Teachers’ Lounge $ 102,000 2 $ 204,000
Security $1,200,000 1 $ 1,200,000
Total Cost $11,211,000*
Funds Raised To Date ($ 3,000,000)
Funds Needed to
Complete Phase 2
$ 8,211,000

*Our Construction Committee advises that we’re likely to see 15% increased pricing if we’re unable to begin construction this summer. Mr. Moore will be reaching out to MCS parents to discuss multi-year pledges.


TIMELINE: February 26, 2019

Giving Glory to God…Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On February 26th, over 200 Guests, plus MCS Staff and Students celebrated the grand opening of the ARGYROS Center for Worship and Performing Arts, the LIVING LEGACY Athletic Center, as well as the completion of the TK Classrooms. Included in the guest list were current families, alumni families, grandparents, friends of MCS, and community dignitaries. Following the celebration, guests enjoyed a luncheon in the new gym. Please take a moment to read the below article that ran in the Daily Pilot. Thank you to everyone who attended and who had a part in making our dreams a reality. To God be the Glory!

Click here to view the photo gallery. Thank you to Mrs. Sherbanee for these awesome photos capturing the heart of the event.

TIMELINE: February 8, 2019

Bright Future Campaign Admin Update as of February 2019

TIMELINE: January, 2019

Phase One Completion

We’re thrilled to report that, because of God’s provision through the generosity of 70 Leadership Donors, our Phase One Transformation is complete! These exciting spaces include:

  • New ROOFTOP GARDEN with outdoor agricultural science components
  • Redesigned ATHLETIC CENTER to include 2nd story spectator viewing, fresh air accessibility, Athletic department offices suite, and premier hardwood flooring
  • COVERED MIDDLE SCHOOL WALKWAY outdoor for quick access to Arts and electives wing
    New WOODSHOP studio
  • ELEVATOR to assist students with physical disabilities
  • CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS including new AC units, new security fencing, partial outdoor aesthetic facade, upgraded Admissions and front


TIMELINE: October 2018

Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms Completed

The remodel of our NEW Transitional Kindergarten classes was completed in October of 2018 during the BRIGHT FUTURE – Phase 1 Construction.

View TK Classroom Photo Gallery




TIMELINE: May, 2018

Bright Future Phase 1 Vision


TIMELINE: April, 2018

Bright Future Comprehensive Campaign Vision

Our vision is to provide students with the finest faith-based educational experience in the country, developing their spiritual and academic strengths in preparation for high school, college, and their professional callings.

MCS has been been growing and changing significantly on the “inside,” becoming a leading-edge provider of Christian education. Now, we stand poised to transform on the “outside,” giving students a state-of-the-art learning environment that will ignite their hearts and inspire their imagination. As we transform our current campus into a thoroughly modern 21st Century learning environment for children, we are creating spaces where our remarkable staff carry out the MCS mission in new and innovative ways, where students flourish and discover their God-given talents and passions, and where families find connection and belonging with other Christian parents.

Perhaps most significant of all, the MCS vision is to build upon our 30-year legacy as a leader in Christian education and establish a reputation that can serve as an exemplar for other schools, a model resource and training ground for best practices in Christian education.

To carry out this God-sized vision, MCS has launched a comprehensive campaign that will dramatically modernize the entire campus to reflect our Core Values and unwavering commitment to excellence, as well as build a strong foundation of program support to ensure the future viability of MCS.


For more information, please contact MCS Advancement.