$178,000 Raised at the Versailles Masquerade Ball!
We were truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our NCCS families on Saturday at the NCCS Benefit Dinner and Auction “Versailles Masquerade Ball”. Whether you donned a mask and attended the event or silently bid from the comfort of your home, you were a part of an exciting night that raised $178,000 for NCCS. It was such a joy to see NCCS parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents enjoying an evening out together and having SO much fun supporting the school! Tremendous thanks to all who attended, donated auction items, purchased items and helped on the auction committee! The night truly was a celebration of God’s blessings at NCCS! Check out pictures of the evening here.
Congratulations to senior Ethan Thomas for winning first place in Boys’ Solo in the Georgia High School Association Lit Meet this past weekend, defending his state title from last year. Congratulations also to Will Coleman, Austin Geter, Graham Richmond, and Ethan Thomas who won the GHSA State Championship in Quartet. We are also proud of Adam Doughty who placed 3rd in the Argumentative Essay as a sophomore in his first lit meet. Congratulations to all of these students for representing NCCS so well at the state level!
Wrestling All-County Team
For the 1st time in school history, the Cobb County Wrestling Association (CCWA) has recognized two NCCS wrestlers for the All-County Team at their annual awards ceremony last week at Lassiter High School. Freshman Jake Watson (120 lbs) and his brother, junior Mark Watson (138 lbs), both received All-County Honorable Mention! The CCWA is comprised of all public and private schools in Cobb County and selections are made by all county wrestling coaches.
In addition, the Marietta Daily Journal posted their MDJ/Cobb County All-County selections this past weekend and making another new school honor was Mark Watson, who was recognized by the MDJ for 2nd team All-County. Jake Watson and senior Bryant Bell were also recognized for All-County Honorable Mention. Congratulations to our varsity wrestlers for these honors! (Pictured L to R: Mark, Jake, and Bryant)
A Drop in the Right Direction
When fourth grade students learned that their Upper School Spring Term partners were helping provide clean drinking water as part of their mission trip, they wanted to know more. To help the lower school students better understand the importance of clean drinking water, the fourth grade teachers created a Clean Water Simulation. With the roll of a dice, simulated wells were polluted with common toxins such as mosquito eggs or pesticides. At the end of the simulation, one last dice roll determined which wells received a water filter and so they were able to have clean drinking water. The students learned that wells are easily polluted and that water filters were not made available to everyone. As a result, our fourth graders decided that they wanted to help provide at least one water filter to a needy village. They decided to create necklaces and bracelets made of black cord with one bright blue bead representing one drop of clean water and sell it to the Upper School students. We are very proud to announce that the jewelry sold out in less than 30 minutes and raised $106! The money raised will go toward the purchase of water filters for people in Haiti and around the world. Thank you to all the Upper School students and faculty who supported this effort!
We are excited that our new NCCS blog is now available by subscription, with each new blog delivered to your e-mail when it is posted! The latest blog may also always be found on the homepage of our website. Do you remember your first art experience? Be sure to check out the current blog entry by NCCS Art Teacher Jan Helfin in celebration of Youth Art Month.
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ACSI Art Competition
The ACSI Art Festival provides an opportunity to recognize and exhibit outstanding student artwork. Artwork submitted is adjudicated by three judges according to the following divisions: grades K-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12. Congratulations to the following students who received awards at this week’s ACSI Art Festival at Shorter University:
Middle School: Chloe Clark , Rachel Row, Aidan Punch, Elizabeth Eldeiry, Caeden Callahan, Quinn McArdie, Emma Franklin, and Jill Stein - Excellent
Upper School: Sarah Tysinger,, Ansley Davies, Amber Conti, Elise Allen, Sarah Cho, Wykia Frelot, Shirley Lin - Excellent
Hayley Leavitt,, Yeni Hong, Tina Hong - Superior
Rachel Wilczynski - Excellent & Superior
Kate Luther - 2 Superiors
Special congratulations goes to junior Lucy Park who won Best of Show for high school! Great job, NCCS artists!
ACSI Math Olympics
Third through eighth grade Math Olympic participants traveled to Friendship Christian School in Suwanee, Georgia, on Friday, March 11, to compete in either computation or math reasoning against other ACSI schools from the southeast such as Mt. Zion Christian Academy, Horizon Christian Academy, and Friendship Christian School. Mrs. Bare, the ACSI Math Olympics Coordinator at NCCS, was proud of the way our North Cobb Christian students represented our school and for the way they used their gift in math for the Lord! Great job, participants! After the competition, the following students received an award at the ceremony at Friendship Christian School:
3rd Grade Computation - Fisher Hubbs, Cameron Ryle, and Garrett Timms Reasoning - Halle Carden, Maddie Jones (2nd place), and Grant Pool (3rd place) 4th grade Computation - Landon Clark, Alec Dempsey (3rd place), and ChiChi Nwachukwu (5th place) Reasoning - Ryan Bayes (1st place), Tayo Kalejaiye (3rd place), and Luke McArdle (5th place) 5th grade Computation - Cole Carden (5th place), Will Chladek (2nd place), and Pryce Gitau (3rd place) Reasoning - Bethany Akinola (5th place), Andrew Clark (4th place), and Benton Williams 6th grade Computation- Bryce Crawford (2nd place), Pearson Fendley, and Whitley Stewart (1st place) Reasoning - Kaley Hardie and Caitlyn Morning (Kaley & Caitlyn tied for 5th place) and Alexa Rhinehart (2nd place) 7th grade Computation - Becca Bailey, Caroline Cunningham (1st place), and Nate Watson (2nd place) Reasoning - Emma Franklin, Sophia Swann (1st place), Maika Takemoto (3rd place) 8th grade Computation - Kennedy Fitch (1st place), Robert Lang (2nd place), Serenity Tumpkin Reasoning - Brian Arp (3rd place), Aiden Durity (2nd place), and Erica Milbourn (4th place)
Special recognition - Kennedy Fitch, Sophia Swann, and Ryan Bayes received a medal for scoring 85% or higher within their category of competition.
R.I.S.E. Experience at the High Museum
R.I.S.E. students enjoyed a day of art at the High Museum of Art as a culminating activity to their recent unit on art appreciation. Students were equipped with a wealth of knowledge about elements, styles, and principles of art during the unit, so this allowed them to have a true appreciation for the art that was on display at the museum. While at the High Museum, students were given the opportunity to try their own hand at creating an art masterpiece. They participated in a hands-on art workshop where they were encouraged to use common materials in new ways. R.I.S.E. students had a great day immersed in the wonderful world of art!
Academies Accept New Students
Congratulations to the following students that have already been accepted into Upper School Academies for the 2016-2017 school year. These students will join a great community of other students already involved in robust programs in our Academy of The Arts, The Academy of Business, The Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education, The Academy of Exercise and Sport Science and our STEM Academy. We will have many more acceptances as the Spring Registration period continues to unfold. If you would like to learn more about the Academies at North Cobb Christian School, click here or contact Upper School Principal Megan Strange. Please join us in congratulating these new Academy students:
Academy of Business CJ Ayers Trey Collins Mallory Dennard Piper Fendley
NCCS Junior to Attend Harding University Summer Program
NCCS junior Kali Dangar will be participating in Harding University's Honors Media and Culture two-week academic program this summer on the Searcy campus. This program is designed to challenge, encourage and inspire high school students in their junior year while they study the power of media, examine cultural narratives, and tell important stories as they learn more about their own story. The goal of the program is to broaden their worldview one story at a time while they read, write, photograph, edit record, document, interview, and publish. Three hours of transferable university credit are awarded to those who successfully complete the program. Congratulations, Kali!
Spring Term Blog
We believe that Spring Term offers a unique opportunity for our students to learn more about the world around them, to share precious community and fellowship with each other and their teachers, and to impact their world for Christ - TOGETHER. Please join us in praying for safe travels as Spring Term begins next week and for God to transform and change the lives of our students and all the people they come in contact with during Spring Term!
One of the favorite things about Spring Term is the blog. Each team will provide daily Spring Term blog updates, which can be found here. Additionally, pictures and updates can be found on the NCCS Facebook page and you can follow NCCSEagles on Twitter.
Spring Term Team Sponsors Canned Food Drive
The Local Missions/History Spring Term team is collecting canned goods for Papa’s Pantry in Woodstock, Georgia. Papa’s Pantry is a Christian ministry that focuses on food security and related services. This ministry runs two local food pantries in Cherokee County and provides classes and counseling for its clients.
All non-perishable items are welcomed and donated items can be brought to Dr. Hedges’ room in the main building or to Miss Mosbacker’s room in the Annex. Goods that are chronically short in supply at the food banks are canned meats, canned fruits and jellies. The Spring Term team will also be in morning and afternoon carline starting Monday, March 21, to take up bags from drivers. This team appreciates whatever help you can provide for this endeavor and collections will continue through March 31.
Tooth Fairy Working Overtime!
Clinic nurse Jane Soulis was surprised this week when three students from Mrs. Thaxton’s first grade class arrived together with front teeth ready to come out! Big toothless smiles broke out as Allie, Andrew, and Anna proudly wore their necklaces containing their teeth - and we are sure the tooth fairy had a busy night!
PTF Needs You
We have an awesome PTF at NCCS! Being a part of PTF is a great way to get involved at our school, so be sure to check out their latest newsletter and contact them to volunteer!
In Chapels Next Week
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Mrs. Rheinscheld’s 2nd grade class will lead the 1st - 4th grade chapel at 8:10am in the gym with Mrs. Thaxton’s 1st grade class leading pledges. Mrs. Pile’s K3 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 chapel will be a combined 5th - 8th grade celebration of Easter.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday at 8:05am We will have our big send-off for Spring Term 2016 next week in Upper School chapel. Come join us for a special time of worship, prayer and challenge around Spring Term and carrying the Gospel!.
Guests are always welcome in chapel at NCCS!
School Closed in Observance of Good Friday
NCCS will be closed in observance of Good Friday on Friday, March 25.
Free ACT Mock Test
Students in 10th and 11th grade who would like to become more comfortable with testing environment are invited to participate in a free ACT Mock Test on Saturday, April 16, from 9:00am - 1:15pm. The test comes with a free individual, detailed score report that highlights personal strengths and weaknesses. Interested students should register by clicking here and entering code M201642. Students taking the test will need to bring a calculator, No. 2 pencils and a snack.
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.
Galatians 6:9-10 "And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith."
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