Spring Term 2016 has officially begun and we are looking forward to our students being able to learn more about the world around them outside of the normal classroom setting. Please join us in praying for safe travels and for God to transform and change the lives of our students and all the people they come in contact with during Spring Term!
Follow along with each Spring Term team through the Spring Term blog (found here) which will provide daily updates from all of our trips and short courses. Additionally, pictures and updates can be found on the NCCS Facebook page and Twitter (@NCCSEagles).
Below you will find the list of all of our Spring Term trips and short courses:
Appalachia, Canada, Charleston, College Tour, East of Eden, Forensics, Guatemala, Haiti, Live Love DIY, Local Missions: Atlanta, Local Missions: Cobb, Local Missions: History, Offstage LA, Photography, Proverbs 31:30, Scube, Xtreme Men, Washington, D.C., Savannah, Sojourn Adventures, Georgia Aquarium
SHRank you, all!
On behalf of all of us involved, I wanted to thank the NCCS community for your support of SHREK: The Musical. Not only did we sell out all four performances, but when we opened up additional seats at the final three performances, we sold those out as well! That kind of response certainly goes a long way towards making all the hard work seem a little easier. And while I recognize that this level of response may not be the norm, I did want to acknowledge it and let you, our audience, know that we are all humbled and deeply encouraged by the turnout this past weekend. Thank you, truly. God bless us, everyone! Matthew Hendrix Director of the Arts
NHS Blood Drive Collects 108 Pints of Blood!
A heartfelt thank you to all of our blood donors who helped make the National Honor Society Blood Drive a huge success! We appreciate your cheerful attitudes and your commitment to such a worthy cause. We are especially proud of the number of students who selflessly gave blood, many of them for the first time. The Red Cross considers a drive successful if they are able to collect 50 pints, so our 108 pints made for an extremely successful drive! Well done, NCCS! Way to love your neighbors!
Dooley Award Recipients
Congratulations to Moriah Hidden and David Brittingham who are the recipients of the 9th Annual Vincent J. Dooley Awards for North Cobb Christian School. These awards, presented each year by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association, recognize one male and one female senior athlete at each high school. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished individual character, outstanding teamwork, and citizenship.
We would additionally like to congratulate David for being chosen as one of ten male finalists in the state to compete for the Dooley Scholarship. He is the first Dooley Award recipient from NCCS to become a top ten finalist. Both David and Moriah will attend a special recognition luncheon in May where the Dooley Scholarship recipients will be announced.
We are proud of these student-athletes for their hard work, sportsmanship, and community involvement which earned them this special recognition.
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 on 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 30.
Special Chapel Guest
On Tuesday, March 22, Mrs. Rheinscheld's second grade class had the privilege of leading first through fourth graders in chapel. They told the story of Betsy the Butterfly, a young butterfly who looked into the water and only saw her reflection as plain, but learned that when God looks at her, He sees Betsy as beautiful! Afterwards, students were blessed to hear from Miss Anitha Kobusingye from Rwanda, Africa. Anitha is the author of Born Anonymous, a compelling true story of growing up on the streets of Rwanda. As a very young child, Anitha was forced to survive hunger, abuse, anger, and hatred. Through her acceptance of the saving grace of Jesus Christ, her painful orphan existence was turned into a victorious life! Anitha has a passion to share her story of hope, perseverance, and the Truth of how we are made righteous in Christ to young children.
The second grade classes have been studying about goods and services during our social studies unit on "Working Together." One of our lessons involved an understanding of bartering and trading. The students in Mrs. Romine’s class were able to apply and demonstrate their understanding by bartering and trading some trinkets and candy with their classmates. There were definitely some good trades and the students loved their trade results!
NCCS Alumnus To Appear on Fox & Friends
Chris Donovan, NCCS Class of 2006, will be appearing on the Fox News show “Fox & Friends” on Easter Sunday morning, performing with the Passion Band. Tune in between 6am - 9am to watch! We are so proud of Chris (pictured playing guitar on the far right.)
7th grade Strings at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community
What an honor and privilege it was to take the 7th grade orchestra ensemble to play for the residents of the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Community in Acworth this week. The students shared their love and passion for music and Jesus with such joy and beauty - musically and in every way. Residents enjoyed hearing music from the different genres - classical, pop, movie themes, show tunes and of course, spiritual! These students did a phenomenal job and look forward to going and playing again! Great job, Rebecca, Kennedy, Anneka, Kayla, Mandi, Alex, Caris, Tobi, Morgan, Jon, and Daniel! Thanks also to Sarah Sprouse on violin and Mr. Brink on piano!
Sophomore Accepted to Brown University’s 2016 Summer Pre-College Program
We are very proud of sophomore K.P. Pierre for being accepted into the 2016 Pre-College Program at Brown University. This program offers more than 200 courses and K.P. will be enrolling in Exploring Engineering (providing an understanding of the various fields of engineering and explores the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to project construction) and in the Biomedical Engineering Program (provides an introduction to biomedical engineering analysis, specifically relating to device design and tissue engineering approaches.) Congratulations to K.P. for gaining admission into this rigorous and prestigious program!
Outstanding Piano Achievement
Congratulations to Erika Johnson for receiving a "Superior" rating in piano from the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC). Erika has received this status for six years and was also recently chosen to play piano in the "Gold Cup Winners’ Recital" held in Alpharetta, Georgia. Great job, Erika!
Fourth Grade Gymnastics Champion
Congratulations to Nicholas Grier who earned first place in the 2016 Georgia Men’s State Gymnastics Championship this past week. Nicholas is now the 2016 state champion and will represent Georgia next month at the USA Gymnastics Region 8 Championship held in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Region 8 is made up of seven southeastern states and Nicholas will be competing against the top contenders from each state. Way to go, Nicholas!
Congratulations to these NCCS seniors who have received acceptances to the following colleges and universities as of March 22, 2016:
Mark Barton - Middle Tennessee State University Bryant Bell - Kennesaw State University, Mississippi State University Dom Bell - Anderson University, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Louisiana State University, North Carolina State University, Shaw University, Texas Southern University Summer Bell - The University of Alabama Lexi Beverly - Lee University Tim Bourne - Kennesaw State University Devon Bowles - Kennesaw State University Matthew Bowling - The University of Georgia, Mercer University David Brittingham - Kennesaw State University, Avila University, Saginaw Valley, State University, Shorter University, Mississippi College, The College of Wooster Kaylee Callahan - Lee University, Samford University Reagan Carr - Kennesaw State University, Lee University, Taylor University, University of North Georgia Adrienne Chatman - Savannah College of Art & Design Christian Chatman - Hillsborough Community College - Dale Mabry Campus Will Coleman - Liberty University Zach Cornell - Kennesaw State University Jonny Crumly - The University of Georgia, Sewanee: The University of the South, Wofford College Jalen Dampier - North Carolina Central University, Carson-Newman University, Claflin University, Oglethorpe University Garrett Davis - Kennesaw State University, University of North Georgia Edward Eldeiry - Auburn University, The University of Alabama - Huntsville, The University of Dayton Connor Frazee - Kennesaw State University Olivia Gamadanis - Savannah College of Art and Design, Union University Megan Gavin - Kennesaw State University Victor Gitau - Mercer University, The University of Alabama, Georgia College Irene Gong - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Michigan State University, Purdue University, Boston University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University Joe Guo - University of British Columbia, Pennsylvania State University, Texas A & M University Graycon Hamilton - Georgia Southern University, Kennesaw State University Moriah Hidden - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University Emani Hill - Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama - Birmingham, The University of Tennessee - Chattanooga, University of North Georgia, Hampton University Samantha Horney - Kennesaw State University, Mercer University Sean Hourigan - The University of Alabama, University of Louisville Lauren Hudson - The University of West Georgia, Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, Georgia Southern University Kayla Jaconette - Kennesaw State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Auburn University, Berry College Juseong Jo - SUNY Korea, Georgia State University Caroline Johnson - Georgia College Kendall Johnson - Georgia College Breck Jones - Anderson University, Georgia Southern University, University of North Georgia, Western Carolina University Caden Kim - Boston University Nikita Kondratev - Kennesaw State University Hayley Leavitt - DePaul University, Kennesaw State University, Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta Carissa Long - Kennesaw State University Irina LoPresti - Brevard College Andrew Mazrouei - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Kennesaw State University, Middle Tennessee State University Samuel Miller - Kennesaw State University Chandler Moeller - Florida Institute of Technology, Auburn University Rishi Pandya - Mercer University, The University of Georgia Tyler Phillips - The University of Alabama, Georgia Southern University Tate Pointer - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, The University of Alabama, The University of West Georgia Meliah Powell - Georgia College, Kennesaw State University Sam Resultan - The University of Alabama, Georgia Southern University, Mississippi State University, Auburn University Katelyn Reynolds - Auburn University, Kennesaw State University Matt Reynolds - Kennesaw State University, Stetson University, University of Tulsa, Hofstra University Graham Richmond - Baylor University, Georgia College, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University Shiheem Robinson - North Carolina Central University Diana Schulze - Auburn University, The University of Georgia Gen Scott - Kennesaw State University, Mercer University Sam Shaylor - Anderson University, Clemson University, Lipscomb University, Samford University, Mercer University, Wofford University Ethan Thomas - Belmont University, Liberty University, Furman University Philip Tompkins - Lee University, Lipscomb University, Georgia College, Georgia Southern University Nick West - Anderson University, University of Dayton, Xavier University Trevor Woodstock - Lee University, Liberty University, The University of West Georgia
Johnny’s Pizza (Kennesaw) PTF Spirit Night
Join us at Johnny’s Pizza in Kennesaw for PTF Spirit Night on Thursday, March 31, between 4:00pm and 9:00pm! Mention NCCS when you order and we will receive a portion of the sale!
In Chapel Next Week
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Mrs. Hubbs’ 1st grade class will lead the 1st - 4th grade chapel at 8:10am in the gym with Mrs. Bare’s 4th grade class leading pledges. Mrs. Dixon’s K5 class will lead the K3-K5 chapel, as well as the pledges, at 8:50am in the Lower School Cafeteria. Guests are always welcome in chapel at NCCS!
There will be no Middle or Upper School Chapel next week due to Spring Term.
All Pro Dad
Make plans now to join us for All Pro Dad's Day on Friday, April 15 (when we return from Spring Break) Doors to the gym 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.
Terra Nova Testing
Students in grades K5-11 will be taking the Terra Nova 3 Achievement Test during the week of April 18. Please note the following about the tests: Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 will also take the InView cognitive skills test. Grades 9-11 will test Monday and Tuesday Grades 6 and 8 will test Monday through Wednesday Grades 5 and 8 will test Monday through Thursday Grades K5-4 will test the entire week. More details will be available closer to the testing dates. This testing is not something for which students should study; however, the test will assess their progress on grade level objectives covered throughout the year.
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.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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