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Lion's Pride Spotlight

Meet our stellar 4th grade teacher, Ms. Bonzo! Ms. Bonzo has happily worked here with the dedicated and supportive staff at MCS for 10 years. She knew she wanted to be a teacher in second grade because she loved her teachers and loved learning. She started teaching high school in 1986 because she wanted students to know how much each one of them could do and be; “there are many ways to find your purpose and there is so much to get involved in. Find that thing you really want to do.” One of her favorite sayings comes from Lucille Ball- "The more things you do, the more you can do."
In her free time Ms. Bonzo enjoys talking with people while walking, playing games, baking, jumping on her trampoline, being out in nature and watching for birds, roller skating, throwing any type of ball or frisbie, painting with watercolors and crayons, listening to people being interviewed, volunteering for organizations in our community. Ms. Bonzo is also a member of an organization called PEO (Philanthropic Education Organization).
Ms. Bonzo enjoyed Theater, playing on many sports teams, serving on the Student Council, and being part of service clubs when she went to school. Her favorite books are; The Paper Trail by Alexander Monro, and Soil: The incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy by Mathew Evans, and Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. Ms. Bonzo has also had many pets throughout the years such as fish, cats, dogs, and of course the very famous 4th grade Class Pet, Clarisssssa-- an 18-year-old ball python. Last but not least, Ms. Bonzo’s favorite foods are ice cream and bread with butter and olive oil.
Thank you so much to Ms. Bonzo for all that she does not only for our students, but for volunteering her free time to our community!
“I would like to thank our community for helping spread the word about plastic recycling! Keep letting others know about it! :) Moscow is an amazing and caring community!”
-Ms. Bonzo


Happenings at MCS

Food Drive

MCS Food Drive

Please drop off any non-perishable food items between Nov. 14th - Dec. 12th. The class that brings in the most donations wins a donut party!
Spirit Week

Fall Spirit Week

10/24: Favorite Color Day
10/25: Crazy Hat/Hair Day
10/26: School Spirit Day
10/27: Career Day
10/28: Costume Day

Why Choose MCS?

  • SScience
  • TTechnology
  • EEngineering
  • AArt
  • MMath
  • SSmall school community
  • TTeachers dedicated to individual instruction
  • EEvery child is gifted in some way
  • AAccomplishing Dreams
  • MMolding Success

Vision & Mission Statement

Vision statement:
MCS is a supportive educational community that promotes academic excellence through an integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) focused curriculum.
Mission statement:
Moscow Charter School (MCS) provides a high-quality education in a welcoming and supportive environment with the goals of:
• Encouraging students to achieve their maximum potential and to become caring and successful members of society;
• Developing a lifelong love of learning in each child;
• Familiarizing students with the concepts and practices of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) through instruction and experiential learning;
• Stimulating the intellectual, emotional and physical development of every pupil;
• Creating a foundation for learning upon which students can build and maintain successful careers in areas of their own choosing;
• Providing each student with a sense of community through the close-knit environment at MCS and through frequent contact and engagement with the local community;
• Engaging students with the arts, literature, music and different cultures.
We believe that every child is gifted in some way. We are committed to each child’s success by helping them develop their own gifts in an academically rigorous but supportive atmosphere.

Parent Testimonials

What positive experiences did your child have in Kindergarten at MCS?

We loved our experience with MCS during our son’s kindergarten year. He blew our minds with how much he grew socially, emotionally, and how well he learned and thrived. Mrs. Rainer is absolutely the best. I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher for my son. Her dedication is inspiring. My son found the extra elective classes to be so much fun, his favorite being theater! I was also impressed with how all the staff interacted with the kids and how all the kids seem to love all the staff.

What positive experiences did your child have in Kindergarten at MCS?

“We have had our two kids in kindergarten at Moscow Charter School . It was the best choice for our family and kiddos. Mrs. Rainer always has the child’s best interest in mind when working with the kindergartners. She is loving, compassionate, energetic, and she individualizes her approach to each student in her class. She is wonderful at communicating what the kiddos are learning so you can follow up with your child. She is responsive to questions and always appreciates working WITH The parents/guardians to provide the best learning environment for the child. I can’t believe we were this lucky to get such an amazing kindergarten teacher that instilled a love of learning for each of our kiddos. The other thing we love is the administration and all the staff that makes MCS feel like a welcoming and caring environment."

What positive experiences did your child have in Kindergarten at MCS?

"We highly recommend Moscow Charter for kindergarten! Our son started with significant speech delay and high anxiety (to be away from home and Mom). MCS has a caring and patient staff and Mrs Rainer is THE best kindergarten teacher in town!!! She is happy, humble, FUN!, reassuring (to child and parents) - she really understands how to bring out the best in all children! The leaps and bounds our son made are nothing short of magical!!"

What positive experiences did your child have in Kindergarten at MCS?

"Having a boy who loves to play hard all day long, kindergarten was worrisome for me. But Mrs. Rainer is literally the best kindergarten teacher I could ever ask for. Bear gained this love for school because of the amazing job she does at keeping it fun and engaging. And the community at MCS is so close knit. All the kids are super close, the teachers and staff are down to earth, and the principal is so approachable. If there's an opening, I'd say go for it!"