It is with sad, yet grateful hearts that we send Mike and Harriette Corbett off and wish them well as they move to Florida. Since arriving at NCCS in 1999, the Corbetts have been a large part of our school’s history. Coach Corbett has been instrumental in expanding the athletic program and has held several positions throughout his time at NCCS, with his passion for cross country and track at the center of his tenure. Harriette, who left for semi-retirement a few years ago, was both Bible teacher and Middle School Dean in her various roles at NCCS. Prior to coming to NCCS, Coach Corbett was Athletic Director at Dade Christian from 1970-1992 and assistant pastor at New Testament Baptist from 1992-1998. Harriette was also at Dade Christian, where the two met. Regarding their departure from NCCS, Todd Clingman, Head of School, remarked, “I have known Coach and Mrs. Corbett since I was in kindergarten and have had the privilege of teaching both of their grown boys. There are no finer Christian examples than Mike and Harriette Corbett! They have invested in the Kingdom of God throughout their careers and I appreciate so much what they have done to help make NCCS what it is today. We will miss them greatly and we wish them well as they move to South Florida where they will be close to their son and grandson.” Please join us in thanking the Corbetts for their years of service, not only to North Cobb Christian School, but also to the mission of Kingdom education. We love you and will miss you, Harriette and Mike!
Special Time of Prayer
The 18th Annual Circle of Prayer was an amazing time as students, parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, pastors, and community guests gathered together for a time of prayer and worship. Hearts were joined as everyone sang, “My God, how great thou art!” Each year this event provides a wonderful opportunity to pause as a community and pray for each other, our school, our administrators, our faculty, and staff, and our community. We are so thankful for God's abundant blessings and provision as His mission is fulfilled at North Cobb Christian School! (To view the Circle of Prayer article featured in the Marietta Daily Journal, click here.)
7th Grade Students Earn Honors
Every school year, 7th grade students from all over the United States are selected to participate in the Duke TIP 7th Grade Talent Search. To qualify for this honor, students must perform in the 95th percentile or higher on an accepted subtest from a standardized achievement test. Duke TIP offers educational enrichment to students as well as the opportunity to take the ACT or SAT. Students will be recognized for their participation, and some will be honored for their high scores on the ACT or SAT. This year, 48 NCCS 7th grade students were identified to participate in this program, and most of them had qualifying scores in more than one subtest. NCCS would like to congratulate the following students for earning this honor:
Andre Akinyemi, Avery Bayes, Bella Brainard, Brennan Bevars, Hope Bless, Meredith Brackett, Levi Brown, Caeden Callahan, Lizzie Chladek, Luciano Corpora-Ellis, Bryce Crawford, Mac Dempsey, Kevin Dyer, ChiChi Enyinda, Carson Fant, Mariah Fung-A-Wing, Bella Gilstrap, John Gorski, Nick Guerrier, Ryan Hansen, Kaley Hardie, Chloe Hildreth, Riley Hughes, Aine Jones, Ella Lawson, Graham Lawson, Ben Martin, Caitlyn Morning, Mason Morrow, Isabelle Oller, Gabriel Oyarekhua, Riley Piepmeier, Tori Poe, Mikayla Riggins, Alexa Rinehart, Ava Rogers, Sarah Row, Kayla Schulze, Justin Smith, Kendall Smith, Whitley Stewart, Kelly Ann Sutterfield, Anna Sward,Tripp Upton, Rebecca Van Kirk, Nicholas Williams, Ava Wilson, Serena Xu
Friday Night Lights Are Back!
ALOHA! Come out this Friday night for our first football game of the season! Wear your bright colors and leis as we celebrate a Hawaiian theme under the Friday Night Lights and join us as we cheer our Eagles on to VICTORY! Kick off against Strong Rock Christian begins at 7:30pm!
Details you need to know: - Gates will open at 6:15pm.
- Tickets are $7 for adults and non-NCCS students. Children 6 and under are free.
- NCCS student tickets are free and can be picked up at the Annex patio starting at 6:15pm.
- Tailgating will begin at 5:00pm. Be sure to join the Eagles Booster Club here and you can add on a tailgate package for your own tailgating spot when you join at the Sponsor and Champion levels. You may also join at the ticket tent outside the gate.
- Concession stand meals during the game include hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and hot dogs.
Come out and join the fun at our first home game and don't forget your Hawaiian wear! GO EAGLES!!!
Lower School Celebrates Summer Readers!
Summer provides a wonderful opportunity to fall in love with reading for pleasure. At the end of every year, our Lower School faculty compiles a list of recommended books and authors from various genres to read over the summer. Reading during the summer months develops stamina and self confidence while opening the door to imagination and creativity. While summer reading is completely voluntary, this year our lower school participants collectively read 367 books! Congratulations to the following students who participated in our Lower School Summer Reading Program: Benjamin Brink, Kristan Sterling, Ricky Frazier, Hayden Burris, Keeghan Bevars, Lauren Ewell, Ethan Sanders, Claire Smith, Halle Cardon, Tristan Sterling, Jordan Greene, Michael Perry, Carson Burris, Samuel Brink, Annie Merritt, and Jordan Merritt
Creative Learning in 6th Grade!
With middle school creativity in mind, sixth grade teacher Emily Wright recently presented a fun lesson to teach her students about locating and labeling points on a coordinate plane. Students had a blast playing “Battle Graph” - a takeoff of the game Battleship - and there were smiles all around as they practiced their graphing skills.
Middle School Back to School Night
Parents of Middle School students - mark your calendars for a great evening on Tuesday, September 6, as you experience the daily life of your student at North Cobb Christian School. This event is a great opportunity to walk through your child's schedule and meet his or her teachers. We will start the evening at 6:30pm with informational spring term meetings, followed by classroom visits beginning at 7:00pm. Specific Spring Term meeting locations will be e-mailed next week.
Upper School Spring Term Meetings & Freshman/New Student Upper School 101
Please make plans to join us on Tuesday, September 6, at 8:00am and 6:15pm for our Spring Term Parent Meetings. At these meetings you will learn all about Spring Term 2017 in advance of registration opening up later that week. The morning and evening meetings will be identical, so please select the one that best fits your schedule.
At 7:00pm on the same night, we will also offer a Freshman/New Student Upper School 101 session to make sure everyone is on the right track and feeling confident as students settle into the new year.
Both of these meetings will be held in the Fine Arts Building. We look forward to the opportunity to visit with your family and share the exciting things going on in the Upper School at NCCS!
Foundations & Framework Parent Training for Lower School
Thursday, September 8 - 8:15am and 7:00pm in Room 276 Foundations & Frameworks is an instructional reading program that uses a collection of the best instructional practices for equipping students to fully understand ideas conveyed in text. Since its introduction in 2001, countless schools across the US and Canada have adopted and implemented the program and are witnessing student achievement gains in vocabulary, reading comprehension, total reading, critical thinking, problem solving, and written expression. Please come to learn all about our NEW reading program from our F & F Trainer, Joanne Sellers. You don't want to miss this informative training!
Breakfast for Dads & Students - September 9
Once a month, dads and their students (K-12) have breakfast together at NCCS as a part of the All Pro Dad program. This is a great way for dads to spend quality time with their child(ren) in their context and on their “turf.” All Pro Dad was started in 1997 by Tony Dungy, former head coach of the 2006 Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts. Today, the program is in more than 1,300 schools throughout the country. The breakfasts are held the second Friday of the month beginning at 7:00am in the NCCS Gym and the cost is $5 per person for a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit, fruit and a drink. To register for the All Pro Dad breakfast on September 9, click here. If you have any questions, please email Nathan Wright or Bryce Dryden. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Celebrating Our Students
NCCS Junior Cierra Cordak Participates in Summer Program at Boston University
NCCS Junior Cierra Cordak spent a month this summer attending the Academy of Media Production at Boston University. The program allowed her to complete 150 hours of study in film and television production, leading to incredible opportunities to direct her own short film and then to direct a live musical performance in the Boston University TV studio! In addition to these classes, Cierra built relationships with Boston University alumni who are now working in the film and TV industry, as well as met with people who have shows produced by 21st Century Fox. Cierra was grateful for the opportunity to make valuable industry connections with the Boston University professors. She says, "This opportunity was an invaluable experience that gave me a real taste of college life that will help me in my college search this year. It provided me with direction and clarity for my future, as well as the skills that I will need for a media production major and career. Hands down it was the best summer I have ever had!"
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.
College Rep Visits
We would like to welcome the following college reps to our campus next week:
Belmont University - August 29 - 12:50pm Mercer University - August 30 - 11:00am Birmingham-Southern University - August 30 - 12:50pm Samford University - September 1 - 12:50pm University of Georgia - September 1 - 2:30pm
Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance account.
ACT Saturday Test Prep (Grades 10-12)
Sign up now for ACT Test prep to prepare for the October ACT. This 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 scores and will cover every area of the test. There are 6 Saturday sessions - September 10, 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 - and the class will be held from 9:00am - noon. The cost is $350 and includes an ACT prep book and a take-home mock test. To register, click here.
In Chapel Next Week
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Sterling Brown, NCCS Director of Diversity, will be speaking in both Lower School chapels about Patience as part of the Fruit of the Spirit series. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and Mrs. Wilczynski’s 4th grade class will lead the pledges. The K3 - K5 chapel is in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and pledges will be led by Mrs. Jones’ K5 class.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am Next week’s Middle School chapel will be divided into grade levels. The 5th and 6th grades will meet in the Fine Arts Building and hear from Jim Bitner, Upper School Technology teacher. The 7th and 8th grades will meet in the gym and hear from Jonathan Ray, Upper School English Teacher.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday - 8:05am-9:05am Upper School Chapel will be led by Matthew Hendrix, NCCS Director of the Arts.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS.
Be a Hero for Zero
Our PTF (Parent Teacher Fellowship) is working hard to ensure our school earns the most money possible through various programs that make it easy for families to help NCCS by following their normal shopping routines! Many generous corporations make it easy to help you be generous to NCCS at their expense through their indirect giving programs. By taking a few simple steps, you can be a HERO for NCCS and it will cost you ZERO EXTRA DOLLARS. It's as easy as scanning a partner card, mentioning NCCS when you shop, or clipping a Box Top from grocery items you are already buying. Click here for a list of businesses/companies, like Amazon, Publix, and Kroger, that offer these programs and get started today - and encourage family and friends to participate as well!
Be sure to "Like" the NCCS PTF Facebook page for PTF information throughout the year and for ways to volunteer.
Calling All Grandparents!
Message about our new Grandparents Club from grandparent leaders Stewart Manley and Herb Johnson:
We are pleased to announce the launch of the North Cobb Christian School Grandparents Club, a service organization formed with the aim of providing a valuable resource and a pool of willing volunteers to help the NCCS faculty and staff and engage the students in numerous ways through personal involvement. Whether you can sign up for a fixed assignment on a regular schedule (such as monitoring the cafeteria at lunch or serving in carline) to helping with short-term needs that arise (like chaperoning a field trip), we want all of the NCCS grandparents to get involved. Please take a minute to fill out the survey on this link and let us know how you'd like to help. We look forward to serving with you!
Verse of the Week
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