We are quickly approaching September 10, and therefore the ALL IN in 10deadline. ANY Upper School advisory group, Middle School homeroom, or Lower School class that reaches 100% by September 10 will receive a group-wide prize. So, yes, there could be multiple classes or groups in each grade that receive this prize! If you are thinking you won’t have time to give before then, don’t worry, we’re going to make it easy for you by throwing an...
Annual Fund Car Line Party!
Yes, that’s right, the much-anticipated 2nd Annual Car Line Party is back!
When: Friday, September 9
Where: Both the morning and afternoon carlines - and throughout the day!
What we’re celebrating: September 10 is our ALL IN in 10 deadline for Annual Fund - and your participation by the 10th could help win your kid(s) prizes (so really...the party continues for days!) Pray, talk to your spouse, and decide on the amount you would like to give/pledge between now and Friday, and then bring it with you. You can either stop by the party tent or pass your gift/pledge out the window to one of our parent volunteers.
Just a couple of things to keep in mind: We will only be taking checks, cash, or pledges - no pocket change, please. If you give cash, you will need to turn in a participation form with it. (We will have forms available, or you can download one HERE and print it.)
We can’t wait to see you there! If you’d like to go ahead and make your pledge or donation, click here.
Moving Forward Program Building Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A ribbon cutting for the Dr. Carolyn Ware Moving Forward Program Building was held last Thursday, September 1. Dr. Ware, Helen Boen, faculty, staff, and parents attended the official ceremony, with Mr. Clingman sharing about the importance and potential of the Moving Forward Program (MFP) at NCCS and in the community. The MFP is designed to support NCCS students with learning differences that have average to above average intelligence by helping them improve their academic achievement, social skills, and cognitive abilities. NCCS anticipates that the effectiveness of the Moving Forward Program will continue to increase as more services are added to the opportunities already offered. The program is unique in its offerings and its comprehensive reach of students and their needs and it is one of the many ways NCCS strives to serve its student body more effectively to prepare them for success.
The Timothy Program - Starting Soon
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
Timothy Program Defined: “The goal of the Timothy Program is to allow North Cobb Christian School students to use their God-given talents and abilities to impact others (neighbors) through mentoring, tutoring and encouraging a fellow student.”
The Student Life and Counseling departments are excited to announce that we are now beginning the process of gathering mentor and mentee applications. The Timothy Program was established two years ago and has created long-lasting relationships that provide encouragement and support to both mentees and mentors. To view a video made during the 2015-2016 school year about the Timothy program, click here.
Upper school students had the opportunity to attend an interest meeting this week to find out more about being mentors. If you think your child would be a good candidate to be a mentee and would benefit from having a mentor, please fill out the application by September 21 at 8:00am.
There is no fee to participate in the program. We will do our best to make suitable matches for as many students as possible, but cannot guarantee all will receive a match as we wish to steward this program well. A Reveal Breakfast will be scheduled to announce matches of mentors and mentees October 12.
We Want to Hear From You!
We greatly value our partnerships with our families and would appreciate you taking a few minutes to complete the school survey e-mailed earlier this week. Your input is valuable and will help to ensure the future success of our programs and mission. Thank you in advance for completing this survey before Monday, September 19.
Fall Play Auditions Next Week for Middle & Upper School Students
NCCS Fine Arts are proud to announce auditions for our fall production, "Our Town," written by Thornton Wilder. Described by Edward Albee as "...the greatest American play ever written," the story follows the small town of Grover's Corners through three acts: "Daily Life," "Love and Marriage," and "Death and Eternity." Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die.
There are roles for seventeen males and seven females with limited flexibility and casting will be open to all students in Middle and Upper School. There is a $100 production fee per cast member associated with this show, which will cover all meals during production week, a cast and crew t-shirt (approved for Friday wear), and two comped tickets to one evening's production; as well as assisting with general production costs to include costuming, set pieces, and props.
Auditions will be held in the Fine Arts Building on Wednesday (9/14) and Thursday (9/15) from 3:30PM - 5:30PM. Students should stay for the entire time, but it is not required that they be present for both days. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, nothing needs to be prepared beforehand other than character research should your student be so inclined. Performances will be November 10, 11, & 12 and a rehearsal schedule will be provided at auditions.
Please click here to fill out the Google form needed prior to the audition. There is also a field for you to include any additional comments you wish to make.
The NCCS Fine Arts program wishes to provide students every opportunity to explore the gifts that God has given them and as we seek to offer Him more and more worship through our talents! If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Hendrix.
Patience is Rewarded
We wrapped up our first "Fruit Focus" in Lower School this week by honoring one student from each class, K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of PATIENCE as they demonstrated being able to wait without complaining in their classrooms. (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this Fruit of the Spirit consistently.)
This group will enjoy a special breakfast together next week.
Middle School Student Government Elections
We would like to congratulate the following students for being elected to Middle School student government:
5th grade class reps: Alexander Nelson & Halle Hillyer 6th grade class reps: Will Chladek & Mattheson Go 7th grade class reps: Aine Jones & Paulmer Heath 8th grade class reps: Alli Stroud & Rachel Turnbough Chaplain: Anneka Clingman Secretary: Lizzie Chladek Vice President: Mason Marrow President: Alex Mamula
Upper School Robotics Team Information Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for the 2016-2017 Upper School Robotics Team this Friday, September 9, from 3:05 to 3:20 in room 408. No experience is required, just a desire to work as a team learn more about the world of robotics. Parents, if you are interested in participating as a mentor please contact Mr. Ben Carr.
17 in 17! Upper School Spring Term Registration
Upper School students and teachers are excited about Spring Term 2017 at NCCS! There are 17 trips and short courses to choose from, including Appalachia, Colombia, College Tour, DIY, Freedom Project, Guatemala, Haiti, Local Legacy, Local Missions: Atlanta, Local Missions: Seven Bridges, Marine Biology, Nashville, Proverbs 31:30, Snowbird, Top Gear, Tri-City Tour, and Extreme Men.
Priority registration for the trips begins on Friday, 9/9, and regular registration opens on Monday, 9/12, beginning with our seniors. An e-mail was sent to Upper School families this week with complete information about Spring Term. Information and registration for Spring Term may be found here. If you have any questions, please contact Krys West.
Worship Team Participates in Battle of the Praise Bands
Come support our Upper School Worship Team as they participate in the Battle of the Praise Bands, a special event held on Saturday, September 17 at 7:00pm at Piedmont Church. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Youth in Mission organization and tickets ($10) may be purchased here. We hope you will come cheer on our worship team and enjoy a night of praise and worship!
Friday Night Lights - Varsity Team on the Road
Come support our varsity football team as they travel to play against Mt. Vernon at North Springs High School on Friday night at 7:30pm! Let’s go, Eagles!
NCCS Alum to Anchor News Program
Congratulations to NCCS Alum Naomi Keitt (NCCS Class of 2009, UGA Class of 2013) for being named Anchor of the Fox23 News in Tulsa, OK. Naomi was also recently recognized with a regional Emmy award for her journalistic reporting. We are proud of you, Naomi!
After School Fun!
Lower and middle school students have some great new options for after school learning and fun! Lower School classes: First semester classes (starting during September) Martial Arts, Tumblebus, and Once upon a Time (Reading made Fun) Second Semester classes (starting in January 2017) Science Mania, Lego Mania, Ballet
The dates (and prices) of the fall classes has recently changed in order for our Soaring Eagles cross country runners to be able to participate. For more information about these classes, click here. Hurry to register - classes are limited and you don’t want your child to miss out!
Middle School ASPIRE options: Orchestra 5th/6th grade orchestra students - practice time with Mrs. Brink Tuesdays - 3:30-5:30pm 7th/8th grade orchestra - practice time with Mrs. Brink Thursdays - 3:30-5:30pm
MACH 5 Club Offered for middle school students by Mr. Williams and Mr. Bitner on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:30pm! (There is a one-time $50 registration fee for this club.) All students interested in joining this club should email Andrea Dignon. To learn more about the MACH 5 Club, see this video.
Basic ASPIRE program Middle school students attending the basic ASPIRE program should go to Mrs. Vitello's classroom at 3:30pm for attendance and check-in as normal.
Basic ASPIRE program/Orchestra/Mach 5 is $10/day. Please email Andrea Dignon for any questions!
While we are huge dog lovers at NCCS, we would like to remind everyone that due to the possibility of allergies, possible fear from our younger students, and overall safety and healthiness in the NCCS environment, all dogs must remain inside of cars during carline. Please make sure your dog cannot escape from your car during carline and refrain from bringing dogs in the building or around the students waiting to be picked up. Thank you for your help with this!
- Upcoming Events & Opportunities -
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night - Next Week!
Come join the PTF and other NCCS families for Chick-fil-A Spirit Night at the Acworth/Cobb Parkway location on Tuesday, September 13, from 5:30-7:30pm. Be sure to mention NCCS when you order - dine-in or drive-through - so that NCCS can receive a portion of the sales. Hope to see your family there for great food and fellowship!
Picture Day - September 21
Picture Day for K3-11th grade students is coming up on Wednesday, September 21. (Note - seniors should have already had their senior portraits finished at this point.) Order forms are being sent home this week in Lower School Friday folders and next week with Middle and Upper School students. Preorders can be made using the order forms OR online - (Pre-order online here - and use SCHOOL CODE 6057F17E).
Join Us for a Round of Golf!
18th Annual Eagles Challenge Golf Tournament - October 10 The Eagles Challenge Golf Tournament is always a favorite event for NCCS, as it combines a great day of golf and fellowship with an opportunity to provide our athletics programs with added resources and enhancements. Join us on Monday, October 10, at Bentwater Country Club, and be sure to invite others to join your foursome! Signing up is super easy - simply click HERE and register for the tournament online.
Questions? Contact Clark Smith, EBC Golf Tournament Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-915-9048.
Flu Shot Clinic - September 23
We are hosting a flu shot clinic sponsored by Due West Pharmacy on Friday, September 23, from 3:00pm-5:00pm for all faculty, staff, students, and NCCS family members. Students must be 13 years of age or older to participate. Further details will be e-mailed next week.
Opportunity to Host Students
Have you ever considered hosting an International student? We have a need for two separate host homes for two of our current female Korean students starting in October. Contact Beth Wright to learn more details on how you can minister to these students.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday NCCS parent Denise Meier, will be the guest speaker in both Lower School chapels, sharing a message about Love in the Fruit of the Spirit series. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and Mrs. Maner’s 3rd grade class will lead the pledges. The K3 - K5 chapel is also in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and pledges will be led by Mrs. Evans’ K4 class.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am 5th/6th grade students will hear from Mr. Ray, upper school English teacher, in the Fine Arts Building and 7th/8th grade students will hear from Mr. Bitner, upper school Technology teacher, in the gym.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday - 8:05am-9:05am Upper School will continue the "Storytellers" series from previous years and hear from upper school staff on their stories about Jesus, life and how they came to NCCS.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS.
- College Ahead -
College Rep Visits
We are pleased to welcome the following colleges to our campus next week:
Georgia College - Monday, September 12 Covenant College - Wednesday, September 14
Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance account.
Dual Enrollment Honors Program at Kennesaw State University - 2016 Honorview Dates
Interested sophomores and juniors and their parents are strongly encouraged to attend an Honorview information session for more information about DEHP admissions, course options and funding. Dates: Monday, September 26 / Thursday, September 29 / Wednesday, October 12 / Wednesday, October 19 Time: 7:00pm Location: KSU Center (behind the Cracker Barrell) 3333 Busbee Dr Reserve your spot here by clicking on one of the Honorview dates.
Upper School Scholarship Opportunity
American Legion Post 304 (Acworth/Kennesaw) is kicking off their 2017 Post-level start to The American Legion’s 80th annual High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: “A Constitutional Speech Contest.” Nationally, this preeminent contest has been held annually since 1938. Students in Grades 9-12, under age 20, are eligible to compete and cash prizes are awarded at all four levels of the Georgia competition. The winner for the state of Georgia advances in April to Nationals in Indianapolis, IN, where sizable college scholarships are awarded to the top three finishers. Post 304’s contest will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, February 5, 2017, in Acworth, and preparation needs to start now. If interested, please contact Post 304 Oratorical Chair, Chuck Polk, at (770) 855-6201 or email@example.com.
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.
Reminder - Fall Break
Classes will be dismissed for Fall Break from September 26-30.
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