Plans are underway for the best Benefit Dinner and Auction yet! Tickets are now on sale for the Versailles Masquerade Ball which will be held at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center. There will be lots of great auction items, a delicious dinner, and of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without the now famous NCCS Dessert Dash! Who will outrun the others to be the first to choose a delectable dessert for their table?
Purchase individual tickets or an entire table for 12 people HERE. And if you would like to stay at the hotel for the evening, there is a block of rooms available for NCCS - contact Kim Pool for more information.
Additionally, all of our silent auction items will be available through online mobile bidding this year. If you are unable to attend the auction, but would like to register to bid online you can do so at this link.
Please note that our fabulous live auction items, including beach trips, experiences and the highly coveted reserved parking spots will only be available for purchase at the auction. This will be your only opportunity to purchase a reserved parking spot for the 2016-17 school year, so get your tickets today!
We Need You! The NCCS Auction Committee is seeking donations for our Benefit Dinner and Auction. Donations can include vacation homes, business services, gift cards, tickets to sporting and arts events, autograph items, camps, classes and desserts for our famous dessert dash. All donors will be listed in the auction program and on the mobile bidding site. If you would be interested in donating an item, please contact Kim Pool. Additionally, we have some great sponsorship opportunities for this event. These options can be viewed here. Thank you for supporting our school!
Anatomy Class Visits Bodies Exhibition
On Monday, January 25, the Upper School Anatomy Class, led by Mrs. Alyson Epp, had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Bodies Exhibition at Atlantic Station. The exhibit was a chance to actually see the different systems of the body that the students have been studying. The students were fascinated to see the exhibits and enjoyed being able to discuss what they were seeing as a class. This field trip was also a great opportunity for our students to learn more about our Creator. As they were leaving the Bodies exhibit, one of the students said, "How could you not believe in God after seeing all of the details of how our bodies are put together?"
District Band Honors
Six hundred middle school and eight hundred high school band students recently auditioned before a panel of judges for the 2016 GMEA District 12 (Cobb County area) Honor Bands. We are pleased to announce that two of our students, sixth grader Ben Martin and sophomore Kayla Constantine, have been selected to play in the District 12 Honor Bands on February 5-7 at Hillgrove High School. Ben is one of only two 6th graders to be selected and made 1st chair, lead snare, in the second middle school band. Additionally, he scored 24 points higher than the next student below him! Kayla placed 6th chair out of a large number of clarinets. High school auditions for Honor Band become increasingly more difficult and Kayla worked very hard to receive this honor. Both students will represent NCCS very well and we congratulate them for their accomplishments!
District Orchestra Honors
We are proud of Middle School Orchestra students Hanna Cloete, Mikayla Riggins, Chichi Enyinda and Kelly Ann Sutterfield from the 5th and 6th Grade Orchestra and Erica Milbourn, Morgan Plont, Aidan Durity and Hallie Meier from the 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra for working hard and auditioning for a position in the GMEA District 12 2016 Middle School Honor Orchestras. As with District Honor Band, hundreds of students from all over Cobb County audition for a place in one of the two orchestras. All students competed in the areas of Intonation, Rhythmic Accuracy, Musicianship and Tone while playing 2 Excerpts and 1 Sight-Reading. Each one made great strides and now know how the audition process works and feels - excerpts and sight reading!!!
Special congratulations go to Hallie Meier, Aidan Durity, and Kelly Ann Sutterfield for successfully passing the audition and receiving a place in the 2016 MS Honor Orchestra! These students will be going to McEachern High School on February 26 - 27 to represent NCCS! The concert will be on Saturday, February 27 at McEachern High School and is open to all, so plan to come support them!
Special Orchestra Workshop
NCCS was very blessed to have violinist Julie Lyonn Lieberman with us this on Friday, January 22, for a one-day workshop. All of our 5th - 12th grade orchestra students (86 total) joined together for this special workshop and played music together in one room. Click here to watch a video that shows the results of this workshop and the direction our orchestra program is going. Each year our orchestra program has been steadily growing, to the point that we have almost outgrown our orchestra room with our Middle School 5th and 6th grade orchestra! Although weather conditions prevented our students from participating in the afternoon rehearsal and performing in concert on Friday evening, this experience still generated excitement and provided beneficial knowledge and traning as a result of Ms. Lieberman’s morning workshop session.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at NCCS!
Academy Singers - Valentine Cabaret
One of the most popular events of the year - the Valentine's Cabaret presented by our awesome Academy Singers - is coming up on February 11-13! This event is a great way to celebrate Valentine's with someone special! Tickets are on sale in the Eagles Nest School store ($8) - but don't wait too long to get them, as we typically have a full house! Performances are in the Fine Arts Building on February 11 at 7:00pm, February 12 at 8:00pm (after the Valentine’s Date Night) and February 13 at 7:00pm, and coffee and delicious desserts will be served. Invite someone special to join you, get your tickets early, and come enjoy this awesome night!
Dedicated to the Ones You Love - Valegrams!
Looking for an extra special treat for that sweet Valentine in your life? Look no further - the Academy Singers are offering their popular Valegrams once again this year! They will sing such songs as "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "Stop In the Name of Love" by The Supremes, and "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars – just to name a few - to your favorite Valentine during the week of February 8 for only $5, which includes a chocolate rose. If they aren't able to sing to your Valentine in person, they will even deliver your Valegram by phone! Be sure to place your order using the form found here and return it to Amy Wallace or place it in her mailbox, along with the payment.
Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Valentine Date Night
The Daddy/Daughter – Mother/Son Valentine Date Night will be held on Friday, February 12, at 6:30pm in the gym for K3-8th grade students and their parents. The Academy Singers will perform a few songs from their Valentine's Cabaret program at the event and there will be an ice cream sundae bar, a Valentine photo opportunity and a Valentine plush for all children. This special night sold out quickly last year, so please purchase your tickets early! To purchase your tickets ($10 each), click here for an order form and turn in the form and payment to homeroom teachers by Friday, February 5.
Look Ahead Meetings for Lower School - Next Week
Lower School parents - we hope you are planning to attend the Look Ahead meetings on Wednesday, February 3, during our Take One time. Teachers will be giving a sneak peek into the grade level above your children’s current one so you can hear about some of the great things planned for your children next year. We will have two sessions, in case you need to visit two different grade levels. One session will run from 7:30am until 7:55am, and a duplicate session will begin at 8:00am and end at 8:25am. You will have an opportunity to meet next year's teaching team and ask questions about the grade level. Early child care will be provided. Additional details are in your student's weekly newsletter.
Black History Month Film Series Club
"Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." - Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
As Christians we should be striving to be people of both goodwill and deep understanding. In honor of Black History Month, Ms. Kate Seat will be hosting a movie club where Upper School students can learn more about the ways race has shaped our country and how Christians can promote racial justice and reconciliation. Recent events in our country have brought more attention to issues of race and this club will be an opportunity for students to equip themselves to approach this topic with wisdom and compassion. Please contact Ms. Seat if you have any questions. Location: Mrs. Clark's classroom (507) Time: Mondays at 3:15 February 1 Opening discussion/short film February 8 Freedom Riders February 15 Ghosts of Ole Miss February 22 Selma February 29 Round table discussion
Lower School Students Raising Money for SHINE
Lower School students participated in our annual SHINE chapel this week and have begun raising money for special projects in conjunction with our Upper School Spring Term trips that will take place in March. They will be collecting change through March 4 to go towards Spring Term missions projects such as providing a water filter for clean drinking water in a home, helping with Vacation Bible School expenses, and painting and re-roofing a house, Additionally all Lower School classes will be partnering with our Upper School Spring Term teams to pray for each trip and short course. Each year, this prayer partnership creates a special bond between Lower School and Upper School students.
Varsity Swim Season Wrap-Up
The NCCS Varsity Swim Team has had a fantastic season! The 20 swimmers that were on the team this season were a very dedicated group that also loved to have fun. The team was made up of a few student athletes new to swimming, several seniors, and some outstanding lower-classmen. As the season progressed, so did the performance of our team. NCCS swimmers had over 20 times that qualified for the County Meet, which was held just this past Wednesday. In the meet the girls placed 16th out of 18 teams and the boys placed 11th, which resulted in a 14th place overall finish for the team. Although the County Meet ended our regular season, we have 5 swimmers - Mark Barton, Joseph Clark, Kendall Byrd, Seth Carden, and Daniel Clark - that have qualified in combination for 9 State Meet races which will be held at Georgia Tech next Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th. After a great season, we are already looking towards next year and invite any students who are interested in swimming to join the swim team!
Winter Sports Senior Night
Please join us as we recognize our seniors who have participated in winter sports on Friday, January 29 during the basketball games against Christian Heritage (JV at 4:30pm, Varsity girls at 6:00pm and Varsity boys at 7:30pm). Wrestling and swimming seniors will be recognized in between the JV boys’ and Varsity girls’ games (approximately 5:45pm) and basketball seniors will be recognized in between the Varsity girls’ and Varsity boys’ games (approximately 7:15pm). We are so proud of our seniors!
Spring Sports Overview
Parents of middle and upper school students - be sure to check out the Spring Sports Overview found on the Parents page of our website for detailed information about spring sports. If you have any questions, please contact the coach listed in this overview or contact the athletic office.
Order Your NCCS Baseball Hoodie!
Baseball season is coming soon! Get ready to support our baseball teams by wearing your NEW NCCS baseball hoodie - available by special order only in the Eagles Nest School Store. Click HERE for an order form - order forms and payment are due by Friday, February 5.
Sports Week in Review
Be sure to check out the Athletics News page on our website for a summary of athletics events from this past week! Click here to view the Athletics News page.
All Pro Dad - February 12
Join us for All Pro Dad's Day coming up on Friday, February 12 in the gym! Doors will open at 6:45am and we will start at 7:00am. Bring $5 per person (cash or check to NCCS) for breakfast and be sure to RSVP at this link here. If dads are not able to come, moms or grandparents are encouraged to step in. Check out more about the NCCS chapter ofAll Pro Dad here. For questions, email Nathan Wright.
Book Fair Coming Soon!
The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair! An amazing selection of books is headed our way! The Book Fair will be in the Media Center February 22-26, from 7:30am-3:30pm. Also, be sure to mark your calendar for our Family Reading Night on Friday, February 26, from 6:00-8:30pm, where the whole family can join in the fun. If you are interested in volunteering at our Book Fair or Family Reading Night, please sign up on Sign-Up Genius:
Lower School Chapel Mrs. Brewer’s 2nd grade class will lead the 1st-4th grade chapel with Mrs. Collins’ 3rd grade class leading pledges and Mrs. Jones’ K5 class will lead the K3-K5 chapel with Mrs. Pile’s K3 class leading the pledges. 1st-4th grade chapel begins at 8:10am in the gym and K3-K5 chapel begins at 8:50am in the Lower School cafeteria. Middle School Chapel Scott Pope, Cobb County FCA Football Director, will be speaking in a combined Middle School Chapel in the gym. Upper School Chapel “Big Jon” Estes, Director of Woodlands Camp and Conference Center in Cleveland, Georgia will be speaking to our Upper School Students. Upper School Chapel starts at 8:05am on Thursday and Middle School Chapel starts at 9:40am on Thursday. Guests are always welcome to attend chapel each week!
Reenrollment for 2016-2017
Remember to register your children for the 2016-17 school year by Friday, February 19 in order to receive the early bird registration rate. If you need help with the reenrollment process, please stop by the Admissions Office.
ACT Crash Course
This three-hour crash course will provide an inexpensive option for students to get a crash course in the basic strategies for how to approach each section of the ACT test. It could also serve as a good review for students who may have taken a class previously and are taking the ACT again. Students would have the chance to go over some of the core math and English concepts and work through broadly how to approach reading and science passages. As a reminder, this is a crash course designed to review the core concepts of the ACT, and as such, it will largely be the same each time. Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm
A Guide to Congressional Nominations for Military Service Academies
A Congressional nomination to one of the United States Military Service Academies is a highly competitive process that is reserved for individuals with the will and desire to serve their country before self. There are five Military Service Academies that offer service appointments to qualified individuals who meet eligibility requirements and are the most competitive in academic performance, physical fitness, medical standards, extracurricular involvement, leadership traits, motivation and aptitude for military service. A current appointment from one of the five academies offers a full scholarship currently valued at approximately $420,000.00. Appointment to a Military Service Academy requires a Congressional Nomination from your US Representative and/or US Senators. Crystal Gilbert, Military Service Academy Coordinator for Congressman Barry Loudermilk, will be visiting to discuss this process and answer your questions.
When: Feb 1 Time: 7:00 pm Where: Media Center Target Audience: Grades 9-11 students and their parents
Atlanta Hawks Spring Student Achiever Tickets
The Atlanta Hawks would like to reward our students for their hard work during first semester by offering a complimentary ticket to a home game. Each child will get a free ticket, when accompanied by at least 1 adult who has purchased a ticket. Ticket prices and availability are subject to change, so order your tickets today! Tickets will sell out! Deadline to order is 10 days prior to the game date. Order online at hawks.com/achiever. To order by phone, or for better seat locations or different games, please contact Ryan Coller at 404-878-3714 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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