This year’s Spring Term experiences were filled with opportunities for our students to explore the world outside of the normal classroom setting. Students replaced a roof on a home in Appalachia, explored the history of Savannah and Charleston, went scuba diving at Devil’s Den, worked at the Montreal Mission food bank, handed out meals to the homeless under bridges in Atlanta, distributed water filters to the people of Haiti, and much more. Above all, our students and teachers were able to form and strengthen relationships with each other and deepen their knowledge of the world that God created. And the memories that were created will last a lifetime! Be sure to read the Spring Term blog to learn all about the inspiring, exciting and heart-warming stories experienced by each team! We are especially grateful for our teachers who led our Spring Term teams, sharing their hearts and time so generously!
Open House for Prospective Families - April 21
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 on Thursday, April 21, at 7:00pm. Our open houses provide a glimpse into all that NCCS has to offer in academics, arts, athletics, and student life, all set in a close-knit Christian community. Invite those you know to come check out our school!
Terra Nova Testing - Next Week
As a reminder, Terra Nova-3 Achievement Testing for students in grades K5-11 will take place during the week of April 18. 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. In order for students to be as prepared as possible, please make sure they receive good rest each night before testing, eat a healthy breakfast, bring healthy snacks (not sugary), and bring 2 sharpened No. 2 pencils.
Please note the following about the test schedule: Grades K5-4 will test the entire week. Grades 5 & 7 will test Monday through Thursday. Grades 6 & 8 will test Monday through Wednesday. Grades 9-11 will test Monday and Tuesday. Grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 will also take a cognitive skills test.
*Special Upper School Notes - 9th-11th grade testing will take place from 8:00am - 12:15pm, with a modified Blue/White schedule for all classes after testing. (Monday - White Day classes/Tuesday - Blue Day classes). Seniors will not be testing; however, there will be a Senior Celebration Brunch and mandatory senior meeting about graduation on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:30am in the FAB. They will join regularly scheduled classes Monday and Tuesday afternoon as well.
Senior Celebration Brunch/Graduation Meeting
On Tuesday, April 19, we will have a Senior Celebration Brunch at 9:30am in the Fine Arts Building! This is a required senior class event (for students only) during which we will share a delicious breakfast, take care of many details for graduation, deliver caps and gowns to our seniors, and take some fun class pictures. (These photos will be shared electronically for parents to have available for keepsakes.) All seniors should wear jeans with a shirt representing the college they will attend. It will be awesome to celebrate how "one great school leads to another!" Please contact Patti White in the Upper School office if you have any questions. The Brunch and Meeting will end in time for students to begin their Blue 1 classes at 12:25pm when the rest of the Upper School finishes Terra Nova Testing for that day.
Art Contest Winner Announced
The winner of our first Youth Art Month Drawing Challenge which was held during the month of March is Bailey Morrow from Mrs. Wilczynski's 4th grade class. Bailey's name was drawn from all of the names submitted by students who completed the 13 drawings from the drawing challenge packet. She won a sketchbook and a variety of drawing supplies that she can use to practice her drawing skills and creativity. Congratulations, Bailey!
Paul Chastain Citizenship Award
The Paul Chastain Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Kennesaw Business Association to a student that demonstrates good citizenship. Congratulations to this year's Paul Chastain Citizenship Award and scholarship winner - Kayla Jaconette.
Please join us in celebrating the following honors for our student-athletes!
David Brittingham Signs at Mississippi College
Congratulations to senior David Brittingham for his recent signing to play football at Mississippi College!
Moriah Hidden Receives Basketball Honor
Congratulations to Moriah Hidden who was selected by Positive Athlete Georgia as the winner of the 2015-2016 Most Positive Girls’ Basketball Athlete in Cobb County!
Cameron Parke Advances to Zone Finals at Clemson University
Congratulations to Cameron Parke who advanced to the Zone Finals in Equestrian held at Clemson University on Saturday, April 2. To advance, Cameron won first place in 3 of 4 events at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Region Finals on February 28, in Conyers, GA. He also placed 1st in the Varsity Open Flat Class (Individual), 1st in 2’6” Varsity Over Fences (Individual) and 1st in 2’6” Varsity Over Fences Class (Team).
This is the first time one of our NCCS Equestrian team riders has advanced this far in Individual Events and then went on to compete for Zones. The Zone Finals consisted of riders from Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Alabama, and included many area schools that were represented such as Lassiter, Milton, Walton, Pace, Mt. Paran, and Westminster. Great job, Cameron!
MDJ/Cobb County Basketball Team Honors
We are proud of senior Moriah Hidden for receiving Honorable Mention on the MDJ/Cobb County All-County Girls Basketball Team. We are also proud of juniors Demiere Brown and Will Crumly for receiving Honorable Mention on the MDJ/Cobb County All-County Boys Basketball Team.
Alumni Athletic News
Congratulations to Rabon Martin, (NCCS class of 2014), who is currently a standout pitcher for Darton State College, for committing to the University of Louisville, which is a Division 1 ACC school, to continue his baseball career. Way to go, Rabon!
Lower School Talent Show - Friday Night
Join us for our Lower School Talent Show this Friday at 7:00pm in the gym. This will be a night filled with talent, humor, and lots of fun - and the show is free to attend! We might even have a few surprise acts along the way...don’t miss out on the fun!
Moe’s & Menchie’s Spirit Night
Please join us on Tuesday, April 19, for Moe’s & Menchie’s of Acworth Spirit Night. This night is always a NCCS family favorite, so be sure to join in the fun, fellowship and fundraising by eating at Moe’s and Menchie’s any time between 2:00pm and 10:00pm. Don’t forget to let them know you are with NCCS when you place your order. See you there!
Calling All Bakers!
Join PTF in saying thank you to our teachers for a wonderful school year on May 6. The PTF will be providing a catered lunch for all faculty and staff on that day and ask that you help "sweeten your thanks" and show your love for our teachers by bringing desserts for this special lunch. Please click here for the Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer to honor our teachers in this way. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
FCA Next Friday
Upper School students are invited to FCA next Friday morning in Dr. Hedges’ room. Join us for breakfast and a powerful devotion at 7:15am. Hope to see you there!
Summer Fun at NCCS for ALL Ages!
With summer just around the corner, it's time to sign up for some of the awesome summer camps at NCCS! Quality camp leaders and extra special camps and activities planned throughout the summer make NCCS THE PLACE TO BE for Summer 2016!
Check out all of the camp options HERE and sign up now!
Sports Management Class Sponsors Basketball Tournament
There is sure to be lots of basketball fun in the upcoming tournament on Monday, April 25, sponsored by the Sports Management! This exciting tournament will be held at the end of 4th period beginning at 2:15pm and great prizes and a special trophy will be presented to the winners! Sign-up sheets are posted by the coaches’ office and by Mr. Williams’ classroom. It’s only $6 per team and everyone can participate! Teams need to include one middle school student and sign-ups will end on April 22.
Box Tops Collections
Our last BIG Box Tops collection will be on Tuesday, April 26. Be sure to ask your friends and family to start clipping all of their Box Tops for this last big push. Box Tops have earned thousands of dollars for NCCS just from everyone clipping the Box Tops off various packages! We have already collected close to 30,000 Box Tops since August, which has raised over $3,000, so keep clipping! (Track our progress at www.boxtops4education.com.) Families with students from any grade level at NCCS can participate!
The top classroom winners for March were: K3-K4: Mrs. Evans’ Class K5: Mrs. Jones’ Class 1st Grade: Mrs. Thaxton’s Class 2nd Grade: Mrs. Brewer’s Class 3rd Grade: Mrs. Collins’ Class 4th Grade: Mrs. Wilczynski’s Class
In Chapels Next Week
There will be no Lower or Middle Chapel next week due to Terra Nova testing.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday at 8:05am Join us as we reflect on Spring Term 2016 and feature stories from students on each Spring Term team. Guests are always welcome in chapel at NCCS!
Middle School Night Next Friday!
All NCCS Middle School Students are invited to a night of fun, food and friends at Middle School Night - next Friday, April 22, from 6:00-8pm in the NCCS gym. The event cost is $5 to cover the pizza dinner and can be paid by cash or check (made out to NCCS) at the door. We'll spend plenty of time with friends, eat some pizza, play lots of games and hear a message from a special guest! Please sign up to be a part at this link here by Friday, April 22.
We are pleased to offer the following college preparedness opportunities. Questions may be directed to our College Counselor, Karen Bollinger.
FREE ACT Mock Test - This Saturday!
Students in 10th and 11th grade who would like to become more comfortable with the ACT testing environment are invited to participate in a FREE ACT Mock Test this 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. Students taking the test will need to bring a calculator, No. 2 pencils and a snack.
ACT Saturday Test Prep
When: April 23 and 30, May 7, 24, and 21, June 4 Where: NCCS campus Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm Who: sophomores and juniors (7 student minimum) Bring: No 2 pencils, calculator, snacks Cost: $350.00 (includes ACT Book and take-home ACT practice test) Instructor: Cody Brown, Forge Tutoring Description: This 6-week course is designed to provide students with the most effective strategies for succeeding on the ACT. This course is an affordable way for students to improve their test scores and will cover every area of the test. Registration - click here
SAT 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 SAT test. It could also serve as a good review for students who may have taken a class previously and are taking the SAT 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. Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:30pm - 9:30pm $65.00 7 student minimum Instructor: Cody Brown, Forge Tutoring Registration - click here
Rising Senior College Application Meeting
Monday, April 25 – Room S156 (Mrs. Wallace) – 3:15 pm & 7:00 pm Current juniors and their parents should attend this meeting to review up-to-date and valuable information and required tasks related to preparing for the college application process. Two meeting times are available to help accommodate schedules. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Bollinger.
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.
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