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Lion's Pride Spotlight:

        Meet our wonderful second grade teacher, Ms. Kintner. In Ms. Kintner’s free time she enjoys being outside. In the summer, she’s outside keeping her yard tidy and pretty and taking long walks. Someday, she aspires to decorate her home in a very Scandinavian style, so she enjoys quietly looking through a blog called “My Scandinavian Home” and watching “HGTV Home Town” with Ben and Erin Napier. On Friday nights, she and a friend will choose a book to read and they share their thoughts. She enjoys reading too.
      Ms. Kintner’s favorite food is Mexican food. She always keeps some corn tortillas handy for a quick meal. Her extended family is multinational so she also enjoys Filipino food as well.
     Ms. Kintner’s elementary school years were spent in Hood River, Oregon with a view of Mt. Hood from her bedroom window. It was a small town and she knew everybody. She walked herself to first grade and loved learning to read. This love for reading has continued throughout her life. After school, she would meet her friends for a horseback ride and return home for dinner. During her childhood, she had a menagerie of animals in the big red barn behind her house. Ms. Kintner had a cat, dog, horse, two rats, 9 guinea pigs, a box turtle and rabbits. Her dog Nikki had won reserve grand champion at the dog obedience competition at the Hood River Fair when she was 11.
     Ms. Kintner’s Jr. High and high school years were spent in Portland, Oregon. For two years, she took part in the CHS Marching Band. It was a large band of over 200 kids. They won the high school marching band competition many times for the Portland Rose Parade. Her last two years of high school she was a waitress and saved my money for a trip to Europe and college. When she was 18, she had the wonderful opportunity of standing on the streets of London, Paris, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
     Ms. K’s favorite book is called "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown. It is a book about the University of Washington's eight man rowing crew and their quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics. To her it is a beautifully written book. Before her son graduates from the University of Washington in June, she wants to visit the shell house on the shores of Lake Washington.
     When Ms. Kintner saw the Mona Lisa art mural at MCS, she felt like it was a good fit for her. Her Master's thesis had been in the area of curriculum and how creativity and the arts help kids develop academically. She’s enjoyed "her kids" over the years, and she would still be a teacher if she had to do it all over again.
Thank you Mrs. Kintner for sharing such wonderful parts about your life. We appreciate all that you do for our school and our students!


Happenings at MCS

Bike to school

Bike to School Day

Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 4th! Click here for more information.
Fun Run

Fun Run 2022

Our Annual Fun Run is coming up on May 13th! Click the link to read on.

Trex Awards Show

Join us at MCS this Friday, April 22nd for the Trex Awards Show! Click for more details.

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!"