We are just over one week away from the deadline of the ALL IN Eagles Annual Fund Parent Challenge! The great news is we’re at 59% parent participation! We can easily hit 100% by September 23!
Remember, it’s all about participation - any gift counts and any gift helps. Also remember, pledges count as participation.
WAYS TO GIVE 1. Make your gift or pledge TODAY by clicking here. 2. Deliver your gift or pledge to the Development Office TOMORROW 3. Give when we call you during next week’s CALL NIGHT!
Current Leaders in Each Grade - Will your child’s class or group be the winner?
JMR Celebration & Shipping Container Dedication -
Tuesday, September 20 7:15am - Fine Arts Building Parking Lot
Please join us in celebrating a year of God's incredible faithfulness as we remember our dear friend, colleague, and mentor, John-Michael Ritchey, that passed away September 19, 2015. We will gather in the NCCS Fine Arts Building Parking Lot at 7:15am as a school community for a time of worship open to anyone that would like to participate. We have a presentation for the Ritchey family and will also be dedicating the Shipping Container that will be headed to Haiti as the John-Michael Ritchey library to share with a Haitian village as a symbol that "God offers us a better story." Come join us for this special time for our entire community.
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 organizations 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!
Lower School Learns About Giving through Special Projects
In chapel this week, Lower School Students learned a new word: Philanthropy. NCCS Parent Denise Meier taught the students that philanthropy involved the giving of one's time, talent and treasure to help others and that this ultimately allows us to show the love of Jesus through our lives. Next Tuesday, lower school students will be participating in their first service project of the year. During chapel on Tuesday, September 20, K5-4th graders will be writing encouraging notes and wrapping silverware for Must Ministries. Our goal is to wrap 1,000 pieces of silverware for Loaves and Fishes kitchen. Our K3 and K4 students will be coloring hearts to be tied on teddy bears that will be handed out to children by police officers and firefighters during times of distress. This interactive chapel will allow our students to be the hands and feet of Jesus and experience what it is like to put others first. We still need more parent volunteers to help with these projects, and we would love to have you join us for this special day! Please email Denise Meier at email@example.com if you are interested in helping with this awesome service opportunity!
Needed for this project: Teddy Bears! We have asked our lower school students to search their "treasures" for a teddy bear that they might be willing to give to a little boy or little girl that needs an extra hug of encouragement. Before sending in the bears, it would be great if you could pray as a family for the child that will receive your bear. What a great way for your family to join together in this service opportunity as we look forward to how God will use a teddy bear to make a difference in a child's life.n Please send teddy bears in good condition (no missing parts or stains) through Monday, September 19. There are several collection boxes around the school.
Timothy Program - Application Deadline
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. This program was established two years ago and has created long-lasting relationships that provide encouragement and support to both mentees and mentors. 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 is scheduled on October 12 to announce matches of mentors and mentees.
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 and have the reference letter completed by Monday, September 19 at 8:00am.
Arts Honor Society Inductions
Tri-M Music Honor Society & National Art Honor Society
This past week 28 new members were inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society to join the 37 returning members. These members are servant leaders in the arts and serve as door holders and program messengers, and assist with fund raising to help with Instrumental and Vocal Fine Arts trips. Congratulations to the 2016 - 2017 Tri-M new members! Seniors: Chris Allen, Trey Collins, Hyeyeon (Yeni) Hong Juniors: Sophia Blake, Travis Chance, Noelle Kerr, Minji Koh, Zachary Morning, Sarah Steinitz, Otha Turnbough, Jackson Tysinger Sophomores: Nicholas Byrd, Austin Clark, Grant Coleman, Chloe Collins, Mallory Dorris, Aidan Durity, Jordan Fuller, Lily King, Hallie Meier, Myles Moultrie, Chandler Quigley, Mary Andrew Riddle, Catie Sander, Synclair Savage, Ashton Smith, Anna Cate Womack, and Brian Zen
Additionally, 20 members were inducted into the National Art Honor Society. Congratulations to the following:
Seniors: Eden Allen, Sarah Cho, Amber Conti, Ansley Davies, Austin Geter, Maddie Hayes, Yeni Hong, Lynn Kim, Reily Martin, Lucy Park, Sarah Tysinger, Sarah Wiggins, Rachel Wilczynski, Luke Willman Juniors: Kali Arcemont, Wykia Frelot, Kate Luther, Kathleen Sutz Sophomores: Elise Allen, Hannah Conti
4th Grade Orchestra
Recently students and parents came for their Family Lesson Night, which is an opportunity for parents and students to learn how to unpack their new, expensive instruments, how to hold the new instruments, what the string names are, and how to pluck their 1st song - Hot Cross Buns! Regarding the newest orchestra members, Mrs. Debbie Brink, NCCS orchestra director, said, “What a great group of 4th graders we have this year in orchestra! Listen in to the video as students play along with the teachers. After only a 45-minute lesson it's pretty good! We can’t wait to see how God blesses these young musicians this year and how He will bless me with each one of them!”
Calling all RUNNERS!
Our Varsity Cross-Country team will be participating in the Wingfoot Classic race on Saturday, September 24, at Sam Smith Park in Cartersville. The team invites our NCCS community to join Cross-Country parents, Alumni and Coaches to participate in the community race. If you are a walker, you are welcome to come and participate as well. Last year, NCCS had 15 runners participate in the community race and we would love to increase that number. The team with the most runners in this race at the close of online registration will receive access to the VIP team area with snacks and tents. Race Details: The community race will take place at 7:45 a.m. This race is part of Atlanta Track Club’s Grand Prix Series presented by Piedmont Healthcare and free to Atlanta Track Club Members or $10 for non-members. Contact Kristy Sanders with questions.
Google Classroom Infographic
We love using Google Classroom at NCCS as a great way for our students to collaborate in the classroom, view learning resources, take advantage of enrichment, and turn in assignments. Our students are doing a great job with this tool and we want to make sure that our parents feel comfortable using it as well. If you would like to see some more information about how to navigate Google Classroom please check out this helpful info graphic here. This is another way that NCCS is harnessing technology to help nurture thinking and learning for our students!
It’s a Small World
Second grade teacher Yvette Romine was surprised last week when she realized she recognized our new upper school counselor, Brandon Browne. Yvette taught Brandon in first grade when she was a teacher in Jonesboro, GA! The two have enjoyed catching up and reminiscing over old times! It truly is a small world!
Capacity Crowd at All Pro Dad Breakfast
More than 100 students, dads and grandparents attended the first All Pro Dad breakfast last Friday. Head Football Coach Mark Hollars spoke to the crowd about the importance of being teachable throughout life and to actively seek and build relationships with mentors who are seasoned in life. He shared several special stories from personal experience to help drive home the point. Join us for the next All Pro Dad breakfast on Friday, October 14. (Register HERE)
Show Your NCCS Spirit!
Be sure to stop by the Eagles Nest School Store to check out all the new items pictured below!
- Upcoming Events -
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 were sent home last week in Lower School Friday folders and sent home with Middle and Upper School students earlier this week. Preorders may be made using the order forms OR online - (Pre-order online here - and use SCHOOL CODE 6057F17E).
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 sent by e-mail.
Golfers! Don’t Miss the 18th Annual Eagles Challenge Golf Tournament!
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.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School chapel will be a time of service to others next week. K5-4th graders will be wrapping silverware for Must Ministries and our K3-K4 students will be coloring hearts for Teddy Bears to be handed out to children by Police Officers and Firefighters during times of distress.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am Middle school chapel will hear from Cody Harmon, Middle School Director at Cedarcrest Church, in a combined chapel in the gym.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday - 8:05am-9:05am Upper School will meet in their advisory groups during chapel next week.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS.
- College Ahead -
College Rep Visit We look forward to having the representative from the University of Alabama-Birmingham on campus on Thursday, September 22. Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance account.
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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