NCCS Fine Arts are proud to present SHREK: The Musical. Adapted from the Dreamwork's classic movie, the show follows Shrek as he leaves his swamp on a quest to rescue the beautiful princess Fiona. Bawdy but beautiful, this fractured fairy tale is a command performance that puts love, life, and loathing under the microscope.
What it means to be unique. What it means to be created...and then rejected. What it means to be loved in spite of it all. Come and see why it is indeed a big bright beautiful world!
A wee word of warning, though...the protagonist of the show is an ogre with a disposition to match who is surrounded by a slew of disgruntled fairy tale squatters; all of which are after a Freudian small person who is, in fact, chasing a neurotic princess. While it is a fairy tale, it would do us all well to remember that the movie was rated "PG" and not "G."
Performances: March 17th at 7:00pm March 18th at 7:00pm March 19th at 2:00pm March 19th at 7:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday, 3/7 and are available in the Eagles' Nest School Store for $15. Seating is limited.
Special “Shrek-Fast” Breakfast!
Join us for a Shrek-Fast breakfast on Wednesday, March 16 from 7:30am - 8:45am. The event will include photos with the characters from the play (Shrek, Fiona and Donkey), a waffle breakfast and a special sneak peek performance of the NCCS production of Shrek. This event will be a blast and is a great way to spend your Take One Wednesday morning! Please sign up here to reserve your spot for the morning. The Shrek-Fast breakfast is $10 per person. Payment will be collected at the door, but please be sure to sign up!
Open House for Prospective Families - Tuesday, March 8
Be sure to spread the word to friends and family about our next opportunity to tour NCCS and hear about all of the great things going on at our school - Tuesday, March 8, at 9:30am. This Open House is a wonderful chance for prospective families to visit during school hours and see classes in action. Please invite those you know to come and learn about all that NCCS has to offer in academics, arts, athletics, and student life, all set in a close-knit Christian community. Your positive words and recommendations have a huge impact on our prospective families!
Tickets Still Available to the NCCS Event of the Year!
Please join us for the 2016 NCCS Benefit Dinner and Auction - the Versailles Masquerade Ball! This is our school's largest fundraising event and the funds raised support our entire school. The event is always a blast and features a wildly fun auctioneer, our annual dessert dash and lots of fun fellowship! While the event sold out last year, we've moved to a new venue - so we still have a few individual tickets and full tables available. The last day to purchase tickets is Friday, March 4, so don’t delay - purchase your tickets here.
Live auction items include a Hawaii condo, NCCS reserved parking spaces, a private offshore fishing trip, Keystone ski condo, Fixer Upper Magnolia House stay, Adele Concert tickets, and much more!
Not able to attend? You can still participate! We will be offering mobile bidding this year for all of our silent auction items. You can even start bidding TODAY on items such as vacation homes, Shawn Mendes concert tickets, principal for a day and much more! Bidding is already open for silent auction items and will end on March 12 at 8:30pm. New items are still being added, so be sure to check back often. Please feel free to share this link with family and friends - the more people we have bidding, the more funds we can raise to help our school! NOTE: Only guests attending the auction will be able to bid on our live auction items.
Check out all of the auction items here - your one-stop online site to purchase tickets, bid on silent auction items and see all of the great live auction items! Don't miss this awesome event! We can't wait to see you... and your mask...on March 12!
- Celebrating Our Students -
Super Lower School Spellers!
Sixteen spelling bee contestants from first through fourth grade represented North Cobb Christian School well on Friday, February 26, when they traveled to North Georgia Christian Academy to compete in the ACSI District Spelling Bee. Our students placed in the top four in all grade levels with three first place winners!
1st Grade Kristan Sterling - 1st place Skye Palmateer - 2nd place Braeden Lomant - 3rd place Lauren Lewis
2nd Grade Avery Thaxton - 1st place Jordan Greene - 2nd place Chrissy Roache Aiden Lyons
3rd Grade Tobi Rotowa - 1st place Grant Pool - 2nd place Halle Carden Emma Collins
4th Grade Tylan Robich - 2nd place Ryan Bayes - 4th place Aden Canty Halle Hillyer
We are proud of all our participants and we appreciate their hard work, using their gifts to glorify Christ!
2016 Middle School GMEA Honor Orchestra
Congratulations to the following Middle School Orchestra students who were a part of the 2016 Middle School GMEA Honor Orchestra event this past weekend: Hallie Meier, Kelly Ann Sutterfield, and Aidan Durity (pictured with Debbie Brink, NCCS Orchestra Director.) These students auditioned in January with over 330 other Cobb County orchestra students for a spot in one of two orchestras made up of the best string students in our District 12, Cobb County schools. Hallie, Aidan, and Kelly Ann made it and represented NCCS so well! They were under the overall direction of David Eccles from Vandercook College in Chicago, IL, and Nathaniel Parker from Kennesaw State University and were a part of sectionals directed by the top chairs of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Both orchestras played amazing concerts Saturday afternoon in the McEachern High School Performance Hall - way to go, Hallie, Aidan, and Kelly Ann!
2016 GMEA All State Chorus
Congratulations to senior Ethan Thomas, junior Austin Geter, and freshman Eli Thomas for being selected to the 2016 Georgia Music Educators Association All State Chorus. To be selected for this honor, these students must pass two challenging auditions, competing with students across the state from single A through 6A schools. The culmination of their hard work was this past weekend at the Classic Center in Athens, GA, as these students rehearsed and performed with 200 of Georgia’s top high school choral vocalists in each of the choruses under the direction of top conductors from across the country. Congratulations to each of Ethan, Eli and Austin for this high honor!
NCCS Junior Attending US Naval Academy Summer Seminar
Please join us in congratulating junior Trey Collins for being selected to attend the United State Naval Academy Summer Seminar this summer. This seminar is offered to students who are high achievers and have just completed their junior year in high school. Students participating in this seminar learn about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Selection to this seminar is highly competitive and students who are chosen have superior high school performance, demonstrate achievement in athletics and extracurricular activities, and display leadership potential and high character. We are proud of Trey for this accomplishment!
NCCS Students Selected for Art Exhibition
Congratulations to Austin Geter (junior, artwork pictured on left) and Elise Allen (freshman, artwork pictured on right) for having their artwork selected for the Atlanta High School Art Exhibition hosted by the 80th Atlanta Dogwood Festival! Only 150 pieces of art were selected from almost 1,000 entries from 50 schools. Their artwork will be on display at Piedmont Park from April 8-10.
4th Grade Band & Orchestra Attends Atlanta Symphony Concert
Music...you hear it everywhere! Music fills our days and nights! The theme of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concert that our 4th grade band and orchestra students recently attended was called "Music with a Purpose," and it encouraged our students to listen to the way music touches the world we live in - and to the many ways we make music. What an exciting time it was for our students to sit in a beautiful performance hall and listen to the amazing Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! The students and directors loved the concert and especially loved closing out the day with lunch at the Town Center Varsity!
Healthcare Sciences Class Visits Local Pharmacy
On Friday, February 26, the Intro to Healthcare Sciences class paid a visit to a local Acworth institution, Lacey Drugs, and were hosted by David Gamandanis, a NCCS parent and pharmacist who worked there for many years. Lacey Drugs was founded in 1895 and is considered to be the oldest continuously operating pharmacy in Cobb County and possibly the oldest in Georgia. It is also one of a few pharmacies that does custom compounding of prescriptions on site. The students were able to get a behind-the-scenes tour of retail pharmacy operations where they observed the pharmacists mixing medications in the compounding lab and see the tremendous importance of math and chemistry as they explored this career. Many thanks to both Mr. Gamandanis and Lacey Drugs for this opportunity!
Youth Art Month Contest for All Students
March is Youth Art Month and to help celebrate, Mrs. Heflin is offering a drawing challenge to all NCCS students beginning Monday, March 7. Any student wishing to participate should see Mrs. Heflin in room 301 for the drawing challenge form with the list of drawing topics to be completed each week during the month of March. Students will need to supply their own materials and complete these drawings on their own and in their spare time. Those who finish the challenge need to turn in their completed drawings along with the completed and signed form at the end of the month for a chance to receive an AWESOME art prize! Three names (one from LS, one from MS and one from US) will be randomly selected from the names that are turned in at the end of the month. Happy Drawing and Happy Youth Art Month!
Middle School Spring Term Parent Meetings
Middle School Spring Term parent meetings will be held on March 15 at 6:00pm in order for parents to hear from the Spring Term leaders about trip details. Seventh grade will meet in the Lower School Cafeteria and eighth grade will meet in the Middle/Upper School Cafeteria.
In Chapel 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. Beverly’s 1st grade class leading pledges. Mrs. Crowe’s K4 class will lead the K3-K5 chapel, as well as the pledges, at 8:50am in the Lower School Cafeteria.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday at 9:40am Middle School will have a split chapel, with the 5th/6th graders hearing from Joel Heald, Lower School's music teacher Emily Heald's husband and Youth Pastor at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, in the Fine Arts Building. The 7th/8th graders will hear from Nick Steinichen, Head Varsity Boys Swim Coach and Assistant Varsity Football Coach, in the gym. Middle School chapel begins at 9:40am.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday at 8:05am Upper School will hear from a panel of teachers and students on "loving your neighbor" well. Upper School Chapel starts at 8:05am.
Guests are always welcome to join us for chapel at NCCS!
Congratulations to Stephon Jelks, NCCS Class of 2014, for being selected to the 10-member Southern Conference All-Conference team! We are so proud of Stephon!
Be sure to check out our Alumni Page on the website for Alumni Spotlights and news about Alumni Events.
All Pro Dad
We have enjoyed having a special time of fellowship with dads and their children the past few months through All Pro Dad’s Day! Join us for the next All Pro Dad's Day coming up on Friday, March 11, in the gym! Doors will open at 6:45am and we will start at 7:00am. Bring $5 (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 of All Pro Dad here. For questions, email Nathan Wright.
Summer Camp Fun is Coming Soon!
We hope you are making plans now to join us for the best summer ever at North Cobb Christian School! We have camps for 3 year olds all the way through 12th grade. We offer our Camp Eagle day camp, as well as camps in the areas of academics, arts, and athletics. Many of our camps fill up quickly, so don’t delay...sign up today! Camp is always more fun with friends...so invite some friends to come with you. We have several new camps this year including: LEGO Camp, Mach5 Camp, Minecraft Camp, and much more! All of the summer camp registration information is available on our website. You can also click here for a quick summer camp overview.
Box Tops Total - $3,000 and Climbing!
Box Top coupons are on the packaging of hundreds of participating products that you probably use every day. To help NCCS raise money with Box Tops, all you need to do is cut them off of the box, stick them in a bag, and send them to school with your child. Anyone can collect and turn in Box Tops - even our Middle and High School students! We have already collected 25,481 Box Tops since August and have raised over $3,000! Our next submission deadline is on March 29, so start saving and sending in your Box Tops today! Be sure to track our progress at www.boxtops4education.com. These were the top classroom winners for the past quarter: November: Mrs. Evans K4 Class December - January: Mrs. Maner’s 3rd Grade Class February: Mrs. Collins’ 3rd Grade Class
Cobb Youth Leadership Applications
One of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce’s leadership programs, Cobb Youth Leadership, is now accepting applications for next year’s class. The program, similar to Leadership Cobb, features monthly meetings which focus on different aspects of the Cobb County community (health, politics, public safety, entertainment, etc.) while developing leadership skills through interactive participation.
The Cobb Chamber is seeking driven, ambitious, and creative students to participate starting in August 2016. To be eligible for the program, students must be entering into their 11th grade year in high school. It is the goal of the Chamber to have at least one student from every public and private school in Cobb County represented in the program.
The National Honor Society is having its annual American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 15, from 2:30pm - 7:30pm in the Annex 500 Building. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code NCCS. Please consider donating blood on this day - walk-ins are welcome!
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.
SAT Testing This Saturday
As a reminder, we are offering the SAT Test on our campus on Saturday, March 6, and ask that you refrain from being on campus for activities prior to 2:30pm.
PROBE College Fair
The PROBE College Fair will be held at Harrison High School on Monday, March 14, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
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