Varsity Basketball Begins State Tournament at NCCS
NCCS will take on Christian Heritage in the 1st round of the state basketball tournament this Saturday, 2/20, at 3:30pm at NCCS! Come cheer on our team!
Book Fair - Next Week!
We are excited about our Book Fair next week (February 22-26)! The Media Center will be filled with lots of great books for all ages to choose from and students and parents can shop between 7:30am - 3:30pm. Online shopping is also available HERE.
Also, be sure to join us as we close out the Book Fair at our special Family Reading Night on Friday, February 26, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. This fun night will be filled with lots of great activities for everyone!
NCCS Wrestling State Tournament Results
The GHSA - A Wrestling State Tournament was held at the Gwinnett Arena this past Friday and Saturday. Qualifying for the state tournament was Freshman Jake Watson (120 lbs) and his brother, Junior Mark Watson (138 lbs). Unfortunately, a clavicle break prevented Jake from competing in the tournament, but Mark finished the tournament placing 6th in the state. This makes Mark the first and only 3-time state placer in wrestling in the school history (6th in 2014, 3rd in 2015 and 6th in 2016). Congratulations to Mark and the wrestling team for a strong finish to the season!
Spiritual Emphasis Week & All NCCS Worship Chapel
We are looking forward to a great Spiritual Emphasis Week 2016 during the week of February 29 - March 4! Our Upper School will have chapel Monday-Thursday and Middle School will have chapel Tuesday-Thursday. Upper School students will hear from a variety of local pastors including George Wright, Pastor at Cedarcrest Church, Jeff Hidden, Pastor at Victory Church, Aaron Coe, a pastor at Passion City Church, and Brian Bloye, Pastor at West Ridge Church. Middle School students will hear from Brandon Nichols, Pastor at Mercy Hill Church, Tuesday-Thursday.
On Friday, all NCCS (lower, middle, and upper school students, faculty, and staff) will gather in the gym at 8:15am for a morning of worship at our second All NCCS Worship Chapel. This was a really special time last year with our entire school singing, praying and worshiping Jesus together. Parents are welcome to attend any of the Spiritual Emphasis Week chapels and our All NCCS Worship Chapel.
Celebrating the Year of the Monkey
Last Friday our Multicultural Club kicked off Winter Break by celebrating the year of the monkey! Throughout East Asia people celebrate the new year according to the traditional lunar calendar, which begins anew in late January or early February. More than thirty-five NCCS Upper School students came together for this event. Students cooked hot pot dishes with beef/pork, tofu, enoki mushrooms, napa cabbages, and udon noodles, There were also Bulgogi (marinated Korean beef dish), dumplings, lots of different vegetables dishes, and traditional cookies to share. After cooking and sharing the meal, the students played a Korean game much similar to "Green Light, Red Light." Everyone had a great celebration! The Multicultural Club offers many fun cultural events throughout the year. Upper School students who are interested in getting involved should email Ms. Seat, Mrs. Jarvis, or Irene Gong.
5th & 6th Grade Band and Orchestra Classes Attend Symphony Field Trip
How amazing it is to sit in the presence of those who have so perfected their craft that it brings chill bumps! This was the experience when the 5th and 6th grade band and orchestra classes traveled to Symphony Hall in Atlanta last week to hear the sounds of absolute musical perfection performed by the amazing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and a guest soloist from the Atlanta Opera. The theme was to celebrate and honor our classical American roots, and engage the students as analytical listeners to explore how our musical roots have shaped who we are as Americans. The concert included some of Antonin Dvorak's best music: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "New World Symphony," Slavonic Dance, American Suite and some of his favorite spirituals that shaped his music such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” and “Joshua Fought The Battle of Jericho”! Some very interesting facts were shared with the students during the concert, including the fact that Neil Armstrong brought along a recording of Dvorak's New World Symphony when he flew NASA's first Apollo Mission to the moon! Students were able to culminate the great day with lunch at The Varsity at Town Center - which made the entire field trip a win all the way around!
Sophomore Selected for Cornell University Summer Program
Congratulations to NCCS Sophomore Chloe Glass for her selection into the Cornell University Summer College for High School Students! This award-winning program offers talented high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to study at Cornell for the summer, earning college credits while taking college courses with leading Cornell faculty members, exploring careers and majors, attending admissions workshops, and much more. Congratulations to Chloe for her selection for this incredible honor!
Spring Term Parent Meetings
Upper School Spring Term Parent meetings will be held on two different nights in the coming weeks to provide details about Spring Term 2016. Monday, February 29 6:30pm - College Tour, Haiti Tuesday, March 1 6pm - Guatemala, Canada, Appalachia, Photography, OffStage Los Angeles, Charleston SCUBA Upper School Spring Term team leaders will email meeting locations and anything specific related to their teams prior to the meetings. Please note that these meetings are for parents only.
Spring Sports T-shirts Available to Order
Be sure to cheer on our spring sports’ teams in your new NCCS t-shirts! T-shirts are available to order for soccer, baseball, golf, track & field, and tennis for just $15 - order by Thursday, February 25. Click here for an order form.
We are extremely proud of NCCS alumnus Hunter Ware (Class of 2014) for being a member of Bryant University's 500-point club! Way to go, Hunter!
SAT Crash Course
NCCS will be offering another three-hour crash course in the basic strategies for how to approach each section of the SAT test on Thursday, March 3. This inexpensive course (only $65) could also serve as a good review for students who may have taken a class previously and are taking the SAT again. Students will have the chance to go over some of the core math and English concepts and broadly work through how to approach reading and science passages. The course is taught by Cody Brown of Forge Tutoring and requires a 7-student minimum. To register, click here.
Science Mania Coming to After School!
Parents of Lower School students - register your children now for the after school Science Mania class that will begin on March 9 and run through April 20. This fun class offered through Quest Club is for K5 through 4th grade students and is always a favorite after school activity! For more information and to register, click here.
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
In Chapels Next Week
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Mrs. Romine’s 2nd grade class will lead the 1st - 4th grade chapel at 8:10am in the gym with Mrs. Rheinscheld’s 2nd grade class leading pledges. Mrs. Crowe’s K4 class will lead the K3-K5 chapel at 8:50am in the Lower School Cafeteria with Mrs. Jones’ K5 class leading the pledges.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday at 9:40am Middle School girls will hear from Mrs. Emily Wright, Middle School Math Teacher, in the gym, while the boys will hear from a panel of male coaches and teachers in the Fine Arts Building.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday at 8:05am Upper School Chapel will be spent in Advisory Groups next week.
Guests are always welcome to attend our chapels each week!
Opportunities for Upper School Students
Mini Camp College/The ABC’s of Applying to College
Mini Camp College is a program sponsored by the Southern Association of College Admission Counseling, ACT the National Society of High School Scholars, and Georgia State University, designed to help high school students apply to and pay for college. College admissions professionals from across the country will lead workshops on:
The College Search Process / Standardized Testing / Scholarships and Financial Aid When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 Time: 9:00 am - 12:45pm (Registration opens at 8:30am) Where: Georgia State University Centennial Hall 100 Auburn Avenue NE Parking: Complimentary parking will be available in the W-Parking Lot located at 51 Courtland St, NE
Cost: Registration and parking are FREE Registration: You may register online by March 4, 2016 HERE
Atlanta National College Fair
When: Sunday, March 13, 2016 Time: 12:30 - 4:00 Where: Georgia International Convention Center 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park Cost: Registration and parking are FREE. Registration: Register online HERE
Experience America Summer Program 2016
Summer camps developed with the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, as well as the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles, CA, are being offered in Entrepreneurship (UW), Game Experience (UW), and Fashion (FIDM). Please click here for detailed information, including cost and schedule for each camp. Contact Audrey Hamid at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found items will be displayed on the back walkway next week.
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