The Paving the Way campaign was launched at North Cobb Christian School in 2011. This capital campaign raised $3.4 million and has allowed for property acquisition, lights and bleacher expansion on the Jacob Dennis Field, the new drive to the school, the acquisition and renovation of the FAB, the practice field, upgrades to the pavilion, softball field and baseball field, as well as enhancements to the gym. The final project for the Paving the Way campaign is the construction of the tennis complex now underway. The location of these courts is to your left as you enter campus on Eagle Drive, next to the practice field and before the Fine Arts Building. The tennis complex will be completed in the spring 2017. Thank you to our many donors and supporters for making this campaign a success! It is amazing to see our people share the resources that God has blessed them with to support the worthy mission of His school!
Homecoming Spirit Week & Festivities
Homecoming Spirit Week is NEXT WEEK! Beginning Monday, October 17, students in all grades are encouraged to dress up and show their NCCS spirit with the following themes: Monday - Movie Character Monday Tuesday - Tacky Tuesday (dress in your tackiest clothes - the tackier, the better!) Wednesday - Around the World Wednesday (dress like the country your grade represents - see list below) Thursday - Throwback Thursday (go back in time - any decade you choose!) Friday - Extreme Blue/White (wear as much blue & white as you can!) Countries Represented by each Grade Level: Seniors - England Juniors - Italy Sophomores - Australia Freshmen - Jamaica 8th grade - France 7th grade - Tuvalu 6th grade - Ireland 5th grade - Brazil 4th grade - Scotland 3rd grade - Mexico 2nd grade - Egypt 1st grade - China Kindergarten- Madagascar K4- America K3 - America
Homecoming festivities start with Food Truck Friday during lunch for Upper School students followed by an all school pep rally in the stadium on Friday afternoon. The alumni gathering will take place during tailgating with entertainment by The Mustangs and our own Amy Wallace. Then we encourage all families to join us for the game on Homecoming night with the presentation of the Homecoming court and the crowning of our king and queen during halftime. Homecoming festivities conclude with our first on-campus Homecoming Dance for Upper School students on Saturday, October 22 at 8:00pm. It's going to be a great Homecoming Week filled with NCCS spirit and family fun!
One Act Plays to be Performed During Homecoming Week
NCCS Fine Arts are proud to present the Academy Actors' One Plays. That's right, we said "plays" - with an "s." This year the Academy Actors are putting on two shows for the price of one and you don't want to miss either of them! Fresh off their performances at the Georgia Theatre Conference, the team is excited to bring you two fresh and engaging pieces that speak to the heart of who we are...both as people wanting to love, and people wanting to be loved. The opening show for each evening will be "This Side of Heaven," written by Don Zolidis. Bitingly sarcastic and refreshingly vulnerable, this show tackles physical handicaps and the people who embrace them. Following a brief intermission the second show of each evening will be "When Men Are Scarce," written by John Kirkpatrick. It's 1967 in Manhattan...what's a lady gotta do to get a date? This lighthearted comedy follows a sweet, innocent young lady who is far wiser than any give her credit for. Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh!
The shows will run Wednesday (10/19) and Thursday (10/20) night of Homecoming week at 7:00pm. Both shows will run both nights. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in the Eagles Nest School Store starting Friday, October 14. We hope you'll make us part of your Homecoming festivities - come enjoy a warm and inviting evening of theatre!
Timothy Program Reveal Breakfast
NCCS was host to approximately 200 people this past Wednesday morning as student Mentors (Timothy Mentors) were matched up with their Timothy Mentees. Parents and students listened as Student Life Director, Nathan Wright described the Timothy Program Concept at NCCS. "Students enter into a relationship with other NCCS students to build confidence, develop social skills, receive mentoring and discipleship in a safe environment." The highlight of the morning was watching the Timothy Mentors surrounding the gym floor with the names of their Mentees proudly displayed on a 8x10 sheet of paper in bold letters. One young lady actually jumped out of her seat, ran and jumped on her mentor as they were rejoined for a second year of participation in the program. Stay tuned for more information about the Timothy Program in the months ahead. If you have any questions about the program or would be interested in your child's participation please contact Nathan Wright or any of the lower, middle and upper school counselors for details.
Shoes4Kenya - Shoe Drive For Kenyan Students
NCCS will be hosting a shoe (sneaker) drive in collaboration with the Kenya Project beginning Monday, October 17 through October 28! The lack of footwear and/or inadequate foot protection is a significant problem facing school-age children in Kenya and can lead to the contraction of diseases, cuts and abrasions. Coach McCray and one of our seniors, Austin Geter, will be traveling to Kenya in November as part of a mission team and will personally deliver the shoes collected by our NCCS family. Please be a part of this special outreach project as we work together to collect 150 pairs of “gently used” sneakers, ranging from sizes 7-9 for girls and sizes 9-12 for boys.
Spread the word to others and drop off your gently used sneakers in the collection bin near the front desk starting on Monday! This easy project is a wonderful way to share the love of Jesus with the children of Kenya. If you have any questions, please contact Coach McCray.
Viola Day at KSU
Viola Students from all over Cobb County, including two of our own violists, Kelly Ann Sutterfield and Ashley Guedes, gathered this past Saturday at Kennesaw State University for Viola Day. Students had a fun-filled day of activities focused on violas, including ability-based technique classes, improvisation, a fiddle session, small ensemble time and a large group viola choir playing a movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony, “Going Home” to close out the concert. (Click here for a video.) It was a great day to celebrate one of the string instruments that doesn't often get significant attention and we are proud of our students for their participation in this special event!
Orchestra Master Class
Students in the Upper School Concert Orchestra were blessed recently to have Michael Thomas, an Education Music Major and Cellist at KSU, back at NCCS leading a Master Class on some important string techniques - vibrato, bowing and tone quality. Michael is not new to NCCS, as he has previously performed on cello accompanying the Academy Singers at a Christmas concert. Students worked hard on each technique during the master class and have been continuing the progress with each class rehearsal. They look forward to sharing this progress in their sound as they play in many performances throughout the year!
Middle School Night
Middle School Night rocked as 80 middle school students turned out for an evening of food and fun! Jim Spivey, middle school math enthusiast, gave a compelling message as students received an inspiring challenge. Students and teachers shared a great evening of middle school family fun, including a wild game of human hungry hippo! Special thanks to Nathan Wright and Hunter Poplin for their efforts to create a seamless event with an emphasis on building positive relationships in the middle school!
Lower School Students Recognized
Lower School wrapped up their second “Fruit Focus” by honoring one student from each class in K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of LOVE as they demonstrated putting others first. (1st - 4th grade students voted on a classmate they felt demonstrated love consistently.)
Congratulations to Brighton Mills, Emma Carr, Matthew Bayes, Cole Rainey, Presley Wilson, Ricky Frazier III, Lindsey Meier, Asher Bartlett, Lauren Kate Looper, Katherine Garcia, Allie Galifianakis, Ella Chesser, Kaitlin Long, Allie Contreras, Ryan Worsilio! This group will enjoy a special breakfast together with Mrs. Titus.
Blankenbecler's Cell Theory Museum
There is always activity going on in Mr. B’s Science 6th grade class.! In conjunction with their recent study of cell theory, many students created cell theory museums and presented their museum to the class. These museums helped the students learn about the cell theory while allowing them to show off their creativity.
Special Guests Visit Kindergarten
Kindergarten had some special visitors from the Acworth Police Department on October 10th. Officer Merritt taught the students about all the different jobs police officers do each day like directing traffic, finding people who are lost, and most importantly, helping keep us safe and showed some tools that he uses for his job. And he let everyone hear the siren and sit in the police car! Next Officer Vanderberg and his K9 partner, Dag, demonstrated how this special dog uses his nose to find things and people and how he helps get the bad guys. The students especially enjoyed getting to pet Dag! This was such a fun way to learn about this important community helper!
4th Grade 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 to further the kingdom of Christ. Fourth grade students recently completed a unit on calculating change and finding the exact change during a math lesson. The students applied what they learned in this unit to real life by organizing a chicken biscuit sale to raise funds for a service project. Chick-fil-A graciously donated biscuits that the students sold in order to raise the money for a special shopping experience. Students collaborated to come up with a shopping list using a budget of $20.00 from the money they had raised to purchase typical food items for a local food pantry. Then, on Thursday, October 6, the Publix store on Baker Road in Acworth teamed up with our fourth graders in order for them to shop for those in need. Student groups were given the opportunity to actually shop with real money, scan items, make change, and bag the purchased goods. Everyone was so excited to deliver the groceries directly to the Loaves and FIshes Food Pantry immediately following the shopping trip! The students enjoyed combining math with a mission!
Grandparents' & Grandfriends’ Days
Lower and middle school families - be sure to invite grandparents and grandfriends to our special Grandparents' Days on Thursday, October 27 (Lower School program) and Friday, October 28 (Middle School program).
Lower School Program -*NEW START TIME THIS YEAR - 9:00am* Students will have a special performance for their grandparents which will be followed by time together in the classrooms, (There will be two time segments with a 5 minute transition to allow Grandparents time to move to another classroom if needed.). Following the classroom activities, students may leave with their grandparents to take pictures, go to lunch or go home. Special Note - Thursday, October 27 will be a half day for ALL Lower School students, with dismissal at 11:45am. Quest Club will be available and students who will be staying will need to bring a lunch.
Middle School Program -*NEW START TIME THIS YEAR - 8:00am* Grandparents are welcome to join us for breakfast with their grandchildren at 8:00am in the gym, including a short program, followed by visits in the classrooms. At the conclusion of the morning's activities, students may leave with their grandparents. Special Note - Friday, October 28 will be a half day for ALL Middle School students, with dismissal at 11:15am.
Welcome to the Family!
Congratulations to Zack and Kristina Tucker on the birth of their son, Nathan August Tucker, born September 27! Zack teaches middle school history at NCCS. Please join us in welcoming sweet Nathan to the NCCS family!
S’more Fun in Lower School!
Lower School families enjoyed a beautiful fall evening at our S'mores the Merrier event this past weekend. Laughter, singing and conversations took place while marshmallows were roasted over the fire pits. Students enjoyed making lightning bug puppets, singing songs, playing tag with their friends and licking their ooey gooey sticky fingers from the delicious S'mores!
NCCS Represented in Acworth Scarecrow Parade
Be sure to drive through downtown Acworth and check out “Eagle Man” - the NCCS scarecrow created by our own Kim Pool to display in the Acworth Super Hero Scarecrow Parade!
- Announcements & Events -
Fall Festival Coming November 5!
Make plans now to join us for our annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00am until 2:00pm! This day includes fun for the whole family! This year you can order everything you need for a great day at the festival online - click HERE to order fun passes, meals, and special PTF spirit wear! The Fun Pass is $15 ($17 if purchased at the festival) and includes inflatables, bungee trampoline, balloon art and many cool new carnival games. Pizza meals are $6 and include pizza and a drink.
The festival includes a silent auction for special class craft projects, student performances, and the sidewalk chalk competition. There will also be student booths (cash only) with cotton candy, face painting, and more.
Pre-Order your passes and spirit shirts in advance for savings and convenience by clicking HERE. The deadline for pre-orders is Monday, October 24. All orders will be delivered to the students’ classrooms by Wednesday, November 3.
Be sure to invite family and friends to join us for this year’s Fall Festival!
New PTF-Sponsored Spirit Wear
Support the PTF in style! New PTF spirit wear is now available for purchase through pre-orders and in limited quantities at the Fall Festival. Simply Eagles short ($15) and long sleeve shirts ($18) and NCCS Under Armour shirts ($25) may be ordered online HERE.
Great Gift for Athletes!
Looking for that perfect gift for your student-athlete? Be sure to order a varsity letter jacket by Friday, October 21, to receive it in time for Christmas! For more information, contact Annette Dunn in the Eagles Nest School Store.
NCCS Atlanta Hawks Night - Don’t Miss the Fun on November 5!
Join us for a great night of basketball and fun at the NCCS Atlanta Hawks Night on Tuesday, November 5, as the Hawks take on the Houston Rockets. Not only will it be a great time, but you can see our own Academy Singers perform on the main court before the game! Game time is 7:30pm and the Academy Singers will perform around 7:00pm. Invite friends and family to join you for this special night - everyone is welcome to participate in this special offer!
Click HERE for a Ticketmaster link to purchase tickets and use the access code NCCS when placing your order. You may also click here for more information including a phone contact and an order form. Tickets can be purchased on the 200 level baseline for $60 and 300 level sideline for $31 and include unlimited popcorn and soda! But hurry! Tickets are first come, first serve - and the deadline to purchase is Friday, October 14. Come support our Academy Singers and enjoy some great basketball!
Mrs. Maner’s 3rd grade class won the recent class competition for Box Tops and got to throw a pie in Mrs. Titus’ face as part of their reward! Overall, the students brought in 7,823 Box Tops. Our next collection date is Tuesday, October 25.
ACT Testing - October 24
NCCS will be hosting the ACT on our campus on Saturday, October 22, from 8:00am until 2:00pm. Please note that parts of the campus will be closed to activity on this day to ensure a quiet and secure testing site.
Upcoming PSAT - Wednesday, October 19
All ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade students are scheduled to take the PSAT during regular school hours starting at 9:00am on Wednesday, October 19. The PSAT is a practice test and provides students with a standardized testing experience and feedback. For juniors, the score results can lead to scholarships and/or National Merit Scholar status. A great source of preparation for the PSAT8/9 test (ninth only) may be found HERE. A great source of preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT (tenth & eleventh) may be found HERE. Special note - Seniors are dismissed from classes on this day. We encourage Seniors to use this day for college visits or handling any pertinent college details that need to be taken care of.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Nathan Wright, NCCS Director of Student Life, will be speaking to both lower school chapels about Joy in the Fruit of the Spirit series. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and Mrs. Rheinscheld’s 2nd grade class will be leading the pledges. The K3 - K5 chapel is in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and Mrs. Dixon’s K5 class will lead the pledges. Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am Next week’s Middle School chapel will be combined and the speaker will be Troy Gambrell, Student Pastor at Sanctuary Church. Upper School Chapel - Thursday - 8:05am-9:05am Upper School Chapel will feature testimonies from our senior homecoming court.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS.
- College Ready -
We look forward to having representatives visit our campus from the following universities next week: University of North Georgia - Monday, October 17, at 9:15am Emory University - Tuesday, October 18, at 2:30pm Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance accounts.
ACT Crash Course
NCCS and Forge Tutoring are offering a crash course on Thursday, October 20, prior to the ACT on October 22. This three-hour course provides an inexpensive option for students to work on the basic strategies for how to approach each section of the ACT test. It could also serve as a good review for students who may have taken a class previously and are taking the ACT again. Students will have the chance to go over some core math and English concepts and work broadly on how to approach reading and science passages. The class is offered for 9th-12th grade students on Thursday, October 20, from 6:30pm - 9:30pm for $65. Register online HERE.
Upcoming College Fair
Christian College Fair Tuesday, October 25, 2016/6-8 pm Mount Paran Christian School 2475 Stanley Rd Kennesaw, GA 30152
Kennesaw State University Dual Enrollment Information Session
The last KSU DEHP Information Session for prospective sophomores and juniors and their families will be held on October 19, 2016. This event runs for roughly one hour and registration may be found at this link.
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.
Verse of the Week
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