If you use email, FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Twitter, any of over 60 social media apps, online games, online banking, online shopping, or have ever accessed the Internet you have likely been targeted and hacked!
First question is:
1) How vulnerable are you?
- Password Security (Yes you are guilty) – This is probably the greatest vulnerability
- Simple passwords, passwords used on multiple sites, no 2 Factor Authentication
- Mobile Security (Yes you are guilty)
- Accessed “free wi-fi”, no passcode on device or easy to guess
- Browsing Security (Yes you are guilty)
- Getting “Click-happy on links”, not checking for secure sites
- Email Security (Yes you are guilty)
- Getting “Click-happy on links”, not securing your email account
The next question is, what can you?:
What’s your password strategy?
Easy to remember – – Easy to hack. Hard to hack – – hard to remember? The best bet is an online Password Manager that creates strong passwords for each login and enters the passwords for you.
Here at the school we use a program called “1password” which can be shared/accessed by multiple mobile devices, desktop computers, and multiple family members.
Check out their blogs and support pages at https://blog.1password.com
Hackers are getting more sophisticated and difficult to detect – all they need to do is get you to let down your guard for just a few minutes.
Where’s your email been?
A majority of websites now ask you to use an email address for your login and most link your access verification to an email. This means that your email account may be one of the most vulnerable areas of your Internet presence. A lot of compromised email accounts are due to companies being hacked and a lack of good security on your part.
Check your email: Enter your email address in the following page – it will return a list of sites your email(s) may have been compromised on (shows you the need for changing email passwords.)
What is the answer?
Your best defense is a good offense:
- Set secure passwords on all logins – use 2 Factor Authentication as much as possible
- Don’t click links in emails unless you are 100% sure of their origin (ie call the sender and ask)
- Don’t give out personal/financial info to any unsolicited email, phone call, text, social media post
- When in doubt – – Check it out – – ask a friend to help you be safe
Remember – once it’s on the Internet – It’s forever on the Internet
Congratulations to Mrs. Malinda Evans!
Last night she was recognized by Kansas Association of Independent Religious Schools (KAIRS) in their Teacher of the Year Celebration!
Mrs. Evans represented MCA from the Great Plains Alliance of Christian Schools (GPACS).
We are very proud of her!
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Evans!
Last week we held our Maranatha Winter Update.
At this event, we showed off some amazing elementary science projects and technology displays our students created.
At Maranatha, students are learning through hands-on experiences, scientific research, and using digital tools like Shadow Puppet Edu to create animated slide shows.
They have the opportunity to express creativity and artistry both digitally and through physical models, such as these biome models.
It was a great opportunity to see a STEAM focus in action at our school!Read More
MCA Art and the Memory Project
Art 2 did a Fine Arts mission project this year by drawing portraits of impoverished Colombian children through an organization called the Memory Project.
After a 2 week drawing study on portraits and facial features each student was assigned their own child from Columbia to draw. We sent the portraits off in November and they were hand delivered to Columbia in January!
The students really enjoyed this project and the money to participate benefited the learning center the children attend.
MCA’s Visual Arts Program is under the excellent direction of Mrs. Cheri DeanRead More
Maranatha KinderPrep Preschool is so excited to host KinderPrep parent-teacher conferences this coming Thursday and Friday!
Pre-K students at Maranatha leave our KinderPrep program Kindergarten-ready, and these conferences are a great opportunity for our teachers to share the growth and readiness they see in our students.
Teachers use this time to share both academic strengths and social skills to work on as we partner with parents to prepare our preschoolers for a positive transition to Kindergarten.
It’s wonderful to watch our students progress from being our Littlest Eagles to successfully moving into our Kindergarten program at MCA!Read More
It is Winterfest Week!
Dress out to show school spirit!
- Tuesday, Feb 5th: Camo Day (camouflage)
- Wednesday, Feb 6th: Dress like your parents! (either when they were in high school, or as they dress today)
- Thursday, Feb 7th: Meme or Vine Day (MUST be appropriate and modest)
- Friday, Feb 8th: Green, Black and White day!
- 4:30 pm JV boys
- 6:00 pm Varsity girls
- Recognition and Crowning of court
- 7:30 pm (approx.) Varsity boys
- (Proceeds from concession sales support the 10th grade class. No outside food, please!)
- Shooting contests throughout the games with alumni.Parents of the entire court or just the senior court may be invited down to compete in a friendly game like musical chairs!
Tonight at the MCA home basketball games there will be .25 (cent) cake!
Because the Seniors of the Class of 2019 have done it! Last year, MCA launched “Project 25.” Project 25 is a focused academic program aimed at helping MCA students reach new heights measured by ACT scores. This plan focuses on strengthening core educational development without compromising MCA’s mission of developing students with a Biblical worldview.
The class ACT average is 25! Congratulations, Class of 2019! Your piece of cake is free!
So tonight, let’s celebrate the Class of 2019’s hard work, thank the teachers for their hard work, and eat cake!
Boys JV 4:30
Girls Varsity 6:00
Boys Varsity 7:30Read More
Second graders are celebrating their 100th Day of School – STEM Style!
The students participated in many activities using Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!
Way to go 2nd Grade!