DEADLINE: FRIDAY! This is it...the Eagles Annual Fund Parent Challenge wraps up Friday, September 23 and it’s going to be a race to the finish! Below are the current leaders for each grade, but everyone is close and has a chance to take the lead. Prizes are at stake for our kids - a snow-cone party for lower school winners, jeans day for middle school winners, and chicken biscuits for upper school winners!!
Remember, it’s all about participation - any gift counts and any gift helps.
WAYS TO GIVE: - Make your pledge or donation by clicking here. - Deliver your gift to the Development Office.
Time to Tee It Up! 18th Annual Eagles Challenge Golf Tournament
We are looking forward to another wonderful time of golf, fellowship and beautiful fall weather when we hit the links on Monday, October 10, at Bentwater Golf Course in Acworth. This exciting golfing event is organized by the Eagles Booster Club (EBC) to provide resources and enhancements to our athletic programs at NCCS. Be part of the excitement! Golfers Sign up now for a great day of golf and prizes on one of the most beautiful courses in NW Atlanta. Registration and payment can be completed online, just click here.
Sponsors - Support NCCS Athletics! We've continued our tradition of having the golf tournament at the beginning of the school year which allows us to create some awesome sponsorship opportunities for families that own businesses or serve as key members of companies, firms or practices. Many of the sponsorship packages now include a year-long promotional benefit, including a banner or scoreboard spot on one of the sports fields in addition to exposure at the golf tournament. Click here to see the packages available. If you would like an EBC member to contact you about sponsorship opportunities, click here and fill out the sponsor form.
Golf Tournament 50/50 Raffle If you are not a golfer, but would like to support NCCS Athletics, be sure to join in the excitement of the 50/50 raffle. Tickets for the Golf Tournament 50/50 raffle will be on sale at this week's home football game on September 23 and continue through the day of the tournament, October 10. Three lucky winners will share half of the proceeds collected with the other half going to support NCCS Athletics. Get in on the fun for only $5.00 per ticket or boost your chances of winning by getting 3 tickets for $10.00! There will be many opportunities to purchase tickets over the coming weeks.
If you have any questions, please contact Clark Smith, EBC Golf Tournament Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-713-5099
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.
JMR Shipping Container Dedication
Students, staff, parents, alumni, and friends of our community gathered together on Tuesday, September 20, to remember John-Michael Ritchey and to dedicate the shipping container that has been converted into a library and will be shipped to Haiti through the Containers of Hope mission organization. The container is colorfully painted and has “God offers us a better story” painted in Creole on the side in honor and memory of John-Michael. The inside has been finished, including finished walls and electrical capability, and contains shelves full of books collected by our community. During the dedication, everyone placed a hand on the container and prayed over all of the people in Haiti who would be able to learn of God’s love through this special library. The event closed with everyone singing, “How Great is Our God.”
- Lower School News -
1st Grade Fairy Tale Ball
Once upon a time, all our royal NCCS first graders gathered to celebrate the end of our fairy tale unit at their inaugural Fairy Tale Ball. Fun was had by all as they danced, dined, played games, and listened to a story read by our own Queen Titus. As the clock struck 7:30, all the 1st grade royals rode off into their happily ever after!
Math with a Mission
At NCCS, we seek opportunities for students to see firsthand that the lessons they learn in school can empower them to be the hands and feet of Jesus right now to further the kingdom of Christ. The fourth grade students have recently completed a unit on calculating change and finding the exact change during a math lesson.
To give our fourth graders the opportunity to actually shop with real money and purchase actual items that can help others in need, Chick-fil-A graciously donated biscuits for them to sell during carline on Friday, September 23, to raise the money for this experience. Then, on Thursday, October 6, our local Publix store on Baker Road in Acworth is teaming up with NCCS to arrange a morning for our fourth graders to shop for those in need with the money earned from the chicken biscuit sale. We are excited that we will be able to deliver the groceries directly to the Loaves and FIshes Food Pantry immediately following the shopping trip! It’s math with a mission!
Lower School - Serving Others Well!
TOGETHER.... Lower School students made a difference in their community through our service chapel this week! They showed the love of God generously and we are so proud of them! They have listened not only with their ears, but also with their hearts! During chapel our students heard awesome testimonies from Dr. Ike Reighard, President & CEO of MUST ministries, NCCS Middle School student, Angela Bell, and Acworth Police Officer, Corporal Russell Mines.
TOGETHER with... 255 students 35 Lower School Teachers and Staff 8 Grandparent Volunteers 22 Parent volunteers Our Lower School worked TOGETHER to... write 1,215 notes wrap 1000 pieces of silverware tie 215 Bears and Friends with "You are loved" notes pray purposefully for children and adults who will be reached through the LOVE being shown.
The silverware has been delivered to the Loaves & Fishes Kitchen at MUST ministries and the bears went to the Acworth Police Department. We are praying for our efforts to multiply and make a difference in our community as we show love by putting others first!
The S'more the Merrier!
We are excited about our upcoming Lower School Family Event on Saturday, October 8. The “S'more the Merrier” is open to all Lower School Families and will include s'mores, crafts, sing-a-longs, a book reading, and great fellowship. There will even be party favors and brag tags!
Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and your whole family to the softball field at 7:00pm. The event will last approximately one hour.
If you plan to come, please RSVP using this form by October 4. The cost is only $5 per family and will be collected at the event. Students must be accompanied by an adult.
- Middle School News -
Our middle school is purposeful and intentional in protecting the social and emotional health of the middle school community. As part of this effort, this past week's Monday Meeting provided a chance for our boys and girls to participate in a great exercise in community awareness. Our middle school girls attended a workshop in the gymnasium led by Middle School Principal Craig Konchak and Director of Student Life Nathan Wright entitled, "Ain't nobody got time for that": a Peek into MS girls' DRAMA. A panel of young ladies were assembled to discuss various topics and interact with the audience regarding healthy friendships, jealousy, kindness, diversity, and growing a healthy identity. The middle school boys gathered in the pavilion for an educational journey through the responsibility of manhood entitled "Who? Me?": a Glimpse into a Young Man’s accountability to Others and to God, led by our upper school counselor, Brandon Browne, and Assistant Student Life Director, Hunter Poplin. In the days and weeks ahead, we look forward to continuing our discussion both corporately and separately as we look for topics and helpful discussion on many of the themes that our middle schoolers are faced with daily.
Middle School Night Fun - Don’t Miss It!
NCCS 5th-8th Graders - Our first MIDDLE SCHOOL NIGHT of the year is coming up soon! Don't miss out on a night of games, food, friends, and fun on Friday, October 7, from 6:00-8:00pm. All you have to do to join in this awesome night is sign up at this link and bring $5 cash or check made out to NCCS. You won't want to miss it!
- Upper School News -
NCCS Spring Term 2016 Haiti Team featured in We Are Cobb Magazine
Our NCCS Haiti Spring Term 2016 Team had the privilege of traveling to several villages outside of Port-au-Prince the last week in March. The team engaged in various mission projects ranging from installing clean water filters, to facilitating medical surveys, and painting a Christian school. Liz Peters, mother of one of our team members, Kayla Jaconette (Class of 2016), works at WellStar Hospital in the Stroke Prevention unit and she was able to equip the team with Stroke Prevention information literature as well as aspirin to hand out in Haiti. This type of education is normally not available in some of the smaller Haitian villages, so the information and supplies were much appreciated! As a result of this effort, WellStar featured our NCCS team in the most recent edition of We Are Cobb Magazine. Our team was grateful to serve the people of Haiti in this way and looks forward to serving again in March 2017!
NCCS Junior Attends Medical Leaders Congress
NCCS junior Kirsten Saint-Aime attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, 2016. This Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists.
Kirsten was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Georgia through her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, Kirsten joined students from across the country and heard Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research. Additionally, she received advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school and she learned about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. We are proud of you for being selected for this honor, Kirsten!
- Upcoming Events & Announcements -
Eagle Ambassador Applications
Eagle Ambassador applications are now being accepted through Wednesday, October 5, 2016. The Eagle Ambassador program is for students in grades 6-12 who have a heart to serve and represent our school at open houses and other special events. Applicants must have attended NCCS for at least one year. Students may click HERE to fill out the online application. For questions, please contact Beth Wright.
Friday Night Lights - NCCS vs Trion!
Come out Friday night and support our Eagles as they take on Trion. Wear your bright tie-die colors under the Friday Night Lights and join us as we cheer our Eagles on to VICTORY! Kick off against Trion begins at 7:30pm! GO EAGLES!!!
- In Chapel - (Week of October 3rd)
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Good Conduct Court will be held in both Lower School chapels when we return from fall break. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and the K3 - K5 chapel is in the gym from 8:50-9:20am.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am Middle School Chapel will be combined in the gym with all 5th-8th graders hearing from Clay Hitchcock, Student Pastor at Summit Baptist Church in Acworth.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday - 8:05am-9:05am Upper School will hear from Mr. Jonathan Ray, Upper School English Teacher.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS.
- College Ready -
We look forward to having representatives from the following colleges to our campus when we return from fall break: Auburn University - Monday, October 3 Furman University - Wednesday, October 5 Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance account.
College Planning Meeting - Paying for College
NCCS seniors and senior parents - join us on Monday, October 3, at 6:30pm in the Media Center to learn all about paying for college. Updated information on FAFSA (application available on October 1), the HOPE Scholarship, and GA Futures will be shared by Marcus Hilliard – Georgia School Finance Commission.
Georgia Tech Panel Nights
Georgia Tech is hosting two all-female student panels this fall as a new offering designed for female juniors and seniors who may be thinking about Tech, but have questions. (September 30 and November 18). This is a free program and students can register here: http://admission.gatech.edu/visit/wrt. Family members can attend this program as guests of students.
- Athletics News -
Cheer Squads Bring Home Trophies
Congratulations to our Middle School Competition Cheerleading Squad who brought home a 3rd place trophy and our Varsity Competition Squad who brought home a 1st place trophy from their first competition at Etowah High School. Both teams will compete in the Woodland Classic at Woodland High School this Saturday.
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. We hope you have a wonderful time with your families!
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