Amazing Year Ahead!
The excitement level is at an all-time high as we begin the new school year! We believe that God is going to work in a mighty way in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff throughout the 2016-2017 school year! Some of our leadership team shared the following when asked what is fueling their excitement:
Todd Clingman, Head of School
In my 27 years in education, I've never been more excited as I am for this year about the faculty and staff that will be modeling, mentoring and discipling our NCCS students. We have an unbelievably talented, dedicated and passionate group of professional people serving the Lord and having an impact for His kingdom here at NCCS - and for that I am grateful - as a dad and as a Head of School.
Keith Bollinger, Athletics Director & Assistant Head of School
I am most excited about how our coaches and student-athletes have worked extremely hard during the summer and their off season to prepare for the upcoming season. Also, I am excited to kick off our football season. We have finally taken the step to join the region. As we approach our 10th year of the program, we feel we have the stability with the coaching staff and players to compete. We appreciate your attendance and support of our teams and we hope you continue to attend and cheer loudly for our Eagles!
Beth Wright, Director of Admissions
I am extremely excited about the new administration that is joining our team - Wendy Titus as Lower School Principal and Craig Konchak as Middle School Principal. Their years of experience and their passion to lead the teachers and students are combined with their vision, creativity, and knowledge to provide solid leadership in their divisions.
Matthew Hendrix, Director of the Arts
I am excited that we are having a full length theatrical production in the fall involving middle and upper school students. This will be an opportunity for students who perhaps aren't the strongest singers and dancers to be involved in a show.
Wendy Titus, Lower School Principal
I am really looking forward to returning to Lower School, where I taught for several years, to lead our efforts in some exciting new directions. Specifically, I am thrilled to be launching the Foundation & Frameworks reading program, which incorporates research-based strategies into an instructional framework enabling the best practices of reading instruction. In addition, I am beyond excited about our Preschool Refocus - we have updated the physical space of the rooms and will be moving to a more hands-on approach to learning that intentionally focuses on fine and gross motor skills as well as academic content. In the area of technology, we will implement our new Seesaw School, which empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school and provide a great partnership with the students, teachers and families.
Craig Konchak, Middle School Principal
My excitement this year in a new role at NCCS is the opportunity to serve and be surrounded by a tremendous army of faculty, staff and administration who are committed to NCCS families and the discovery of each child's unique genius.
Megan Strange, Upper School Principal
I'm more excited than ever about the opportunity that we have to equip young minds to think biblically and to pursue truth all the days of their lives. In the culture we live in, there are a ton of competing interests that try to distract us from God's best for our lives. NCCS is a place where we are blessed to partner with families and teachers who desire to live lives that point to the truth of the gospel...a never changing truth for an ever changing culture.
“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight them.”
2016-2017 Theme Verse