Games Around the World: Run with Purpose
Games Around the World has been one of Mosaic’s most successful events, bringing families together in the spring to play, eat and fellowship. Within our MA family, we have a very uniquely gifted individual, Mr. Mark Johnson, the father of two students. Mark is an ultra-marathoner, which means he runs 50 and 100-mile races (not a typo!).
Running is one of the world’s most popular — and oldest — sports. Running was a prized skill in Ancient Egypt, with King Taharka creating a 100 kilometer (roughly 62 miles) race. In 490 B.C., a man ran from a town to Athens to proclaim the victory of Greece over Persia. That town? Marathon.
Mark wants to utilize his gifting to bless students at Minnehaha Academy. He is looking for folks to give money toward scholarships to Minnehaha Academy — and he doesn’t want to do this alone. Students, teachers, administrators, neighbors, parents and others are welcome to join him.
Mark will run between the Upper and Lower campuses, and often around the track at the Lower Campus. He’ll start at 8 a.m. on May 4th, and he’ll run until 5 p.m.
Collectively, we as a community are hoping to run 500 miles that day, and we’re hoping to raise $5,000 toward scholarships.
How many miles will Mark complete? Will we reach our goal?
Come to Games Around the World from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and find out!
There will also be games and activities, as well as dining options. A Big Bell Ice Cream truck will also be on hand, with each child receiving a complimentary treat!
Click here to make a gift in honor of Mark’s run!
What is Mosaic?
The Minnehaha Academy Multicultural Family Network or MOSAIC is a group of parents committed to building community. MOSAIC exists to enhance the understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity throughout Minnehaha Academy and to serve as a bridge between parents, administrators and faculty on diversity issues. All Minnehaha Academy families are welcome to join this group.
What is MOSAIC’s Vision?
Because we are one in Christ, the vision of MOSAIC is that we model and promote Minnehaha Academy as the school of choice for multicultural families interested in a Christ-centered education.
We encourage critical thinking and dialogue on issues of heritage, culture and race. This vision is grounded in a strong commitment to cultural competency. We are action-oriented based on our call to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.
What Are MOSAIC’s Goals?
- Encourage students in the exploration of individual heritage to develop a positive racial identity
- Develop opportunities for families to better understand the heritage of others, and increase their compassion, respect and knowledge of other cultures
- Encourage civil discourse that leads to growth in cultural competency and the development of a global perspective
- Create a model for success for multicultural students by maximizing their personal and academic experience
- Support Minnehaha’s leadership, faculty and staff on diversity issues
What Does MOSAIC Value?
- Unity not uniformity
- An inclusive environment where every student feels valued
- The unique cultural perspective each student brings to the classroom
- The development of the talents and gifts of the students at Minnehaha Academy
- Students who are prepared to lead and serve the global community
To achieve these goals and values, MOSAIC organizes several events every school year.
Enjoy a worship experience designed to build cultural and ethnic bridges within the kingdom of God. With music provided by various churches, we will celebrate our unity in the Lord!
MOSAIC organizes a conversation once per year, centered around the topic of race and inclusion. These conversations begin with a speaker and provide opportunities for discussion in round table formats and in the larger group.
Games Around the World
Discover different cultures through food and fun at this spring-time event.
How to Join MOSAIC:
- All Minnehaha Academy parents and students are welcome to join MOSAIC.
- For more information, contact Paulita Todhunter, Director of Diversity, at 612-729-8321 or [email protected]