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.
Please join us in congratulating the following students who were selected by their peers to represent them on the Homecoming Court:
Freshmen: Brian Arp, Austin Clark, Madison Marquess, and Lollie Smith Sophomores: Chloe Go, Carter Guarino, Jillian James, and Evan Ross Juniors: Abby Knapp, Will Marquess, Rachel Tate, and Luke West Seniors: Lauren Brown, Trey Collins, Katherine Epp, Callan McAnnally, Will McKenzie, and Ethan Punch
Grandparents' & Grandfriends’ Days
We are looking forward to seeing our grandparents and grandfriends next Thursday, October 27 (Lower School program) and Friday, October 28 (Middle School program).
Lower School Program - *NEW Program start time this year - 9:00am* 8:15am - Coffee and continental breakfast in the gym 9:00am - Program begins After the program, grandparents will share time together in the classrooms with their grandchildren. (There will be two time segments with a 5-minute transition in between to allow grandparents 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 need to bring a lunch.
Middle School Program - *NEW start time this year - 8:00am* 8:00am - Grandchildren will join their grandparents and grandfriends in the gym for breakfast and an activity 9:00am - Prayer and welcome - Formal program begins 10:00am - Program concludes, grandparents and grandchildren will be released to Block 1 classes 10:15am - Grandparents will be hosted by their students’ Block 1 teacher for an insightful preview into the day of a Middle School student. 10:45am - Classroom dismissal and release. Any grandparents who have not yet taken a photo with their grandchild are invited to do so at this time. 11:00am - Grandparents Day formally concludes Special Note - Friday, October 28 will be a half day for ALL Middle School students, with dismissal at 11:15am.
Shoes4Kenya - Tennis Shoe Drive For Kenyan Students
Share the love of Jesus with high school students in Kenya by bringing in gently used tennis shoes during our school wide shoe drive! 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 ADULT sizes 7-9 for high school girls and ADULT sizes 9-12 for high school guys. Tennis Shoe Sizes Needed: “Gently used” Ladies’ ADULT sizes 7-9 and guys’ ADULT sizes 9-12 When: Now through October 28 Where to bring shoe donations: Collection bin near the front desk Questions?Contact Coach McCray
Middle School Science ROCKS
Bill Wagener from the Georgia Mineral Society recently visited Mrs. McMullan's 7th grade science classes. Students were able to look at a variety of rocks from all over the state as they discussed the geology of Georgia with Mr. Wagener. Later that day, he visited the Science Olympiad Club, where the students sorted samples of rocks into igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary categories. If you are interested in learning more about the Georgia Mineral Society, please visit their website.
2016 - 2017 All-State Orchestra
One of the highest honors orchestra students can achieve is auditioning for and receiving acceptance into the annual GMEA (Georgia Music Educators Association) All-State Orchestra event. Students who pass both the district and state audition are invited to perform in the prestigious All-State Orchestra at the Classic Center in Athens, GA, in March. This special event is considerably difficult and designed for serious and experienced orchestra students who are currently taking private lessons or are capable of performing the audition material.
Kelly Ann Sutterfield, 7th grade, and Hallie Meier, 9th grade, both worked hard preparing for the All-State orchestra audition held this past weekend and as a result of their outstanding auditions, they both successfully passed the first round of auditions! They will move on to the state level audition in January at Westminster School in Atlanta. Please pray for these girls as they prepare for this next level audition. Congratulations on your achievements, Kelly Ann and Hallie!!!
Honor Society Inductions - Next Week
The NCCS Chapter of the National Honor Society is off to a great start this year with members already participating in service projects with MUST Ministries and helping raise money for the North Cobb Christian School Annual Fund. The Induction Ceremony for our new National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society members will be held on Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00pm in the NCCS gymnasium. Our guest speaker for the evening will be 1992 Olympic gold medalist, Kevin Young. Mr. Young won the 400-meter hurdle event at the Olympics and set both a world record and an Olympic record. He also became the 400-meter hurdles world champion the following year, winning at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. Mr. Young was inducted in the National Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2006.
New and old honor society members will have an opportunity to come together and celebrate scholarship, service, leadership, and character during the NHS and NJHS Induction Ceremony. Please come join us!
Special Guest Visits Academy Singers
The Academy Singers were blessed to have pianist and vocalist Jason L. Smith with them in class as a special guest. Mrs. Wallace first heard Jason when he performed at Saturday brunch for Henry's Louisiana Grill and she was captivated by his soulful voice and range of repertoire! Jason is the Minister of Music at a church in Rome, GA, where he and his wife live. Jason has traveled throughout Europe playing in many venues with the US Army Band. After serving in the Army, he went on to study music at the University of Maryland. You can enjoy Jason's music by going to his website here or visiting his YouTube channel here. The Academy loved how personable Jason was along with his skills as an excellent musician and educator. They hope to have him back to NCCS again soon!
Fourth Graders Serenaded by “The Weather Dude”
When Nick Walker from The Weather Channel speaks on national TV about weather, it’s not just from a script. He wants his audience to develop a passion about weather and understand how powerful it can be. To do that, Nick sings interactive catchy tunes to bring home his meteorological message! And that is just what Nick, also known as “The Weather Dude,” did last week at NCCS as fourth grade students were engaged in his informational presentation about weather. He sang a rap about the ABC’s of Weather, and performed a salsa about severe weather as he serenaded the students with his personal guitar. He also gave an in-depth look at his job as a meteorologist and what they do for our country with weather preparedness. To finish his presentation, the "Weather Dude" had fourth grade volunteers help him act out the Thunderstorm Song, with a dark cloud, rain, thunder, and lightening. Nick Walker can be seen regularly on The Weather Channel and students may find more resources at his website here.
Special Veterans Day Chapel - November 10
NCCS has a strong tradition of honoring and celebrating our military veterans. Be sure to make plans to attend a very special chapel honoring our veterans through music and multimedia presentations on Thursday, November 10, at 9:15am. A complimentary breakfast for veterans and their spouses will precede the chapel at 8:00am and then veterans will line up at 9:00am for our traditional parade of veterans into the chapel. To make a reservation for the breakfast, please e-mail Rachel Hedges by November 8. We hope you will join us for this memorable event!
NCCS Junior Selected for Cobb Youth Leadership Program
Congratulations to Cameron Parke who has been selected and will represent North Cobb Christian School in the Cobb Youth Leadership Program. This program is for high school juniors from every private and public high school in Cobb County who are chosen through a formal application and selection process. The Leadership Cobb program focuses on developing leadership skills and introducing students to local, state and national leaders. The students in the program also receive information on the responsibility, ethics and tools for effective leadership. Cameron will be participating in monthly programs, retreats, personality inventories and additional leadership topics including cultural diversity and community service. He joins his brothers, Mitchell and Reese, as the 3rd Parke brother to be among the Cobb Youth Leaders!
Pear Deck Comes to NCCS
We are excited to launch a new resource for our teachers and students at NCCS over the next few weeks. Pear Deck is an interactive presentation tool used to actively engage students in individual and social learning. This technology harnesses the power of our Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom that our students and teachers are already using in the upper grades to take enrichment to a whole new level. Across the board from our youngest students in lower school, to our middle school students, all the way up through our upper school students - we are seeing great feedback utilizing Pear Deck in the classroom for quick assessments, fun activities, and increased student success as a result of a higher level of student engagement. Our upper school students have been using Pear Deck for a few weeks as part of a pilot program and we are excited to launch this great learning resource for all our grade levels in the coming days. Check it out here and learn all about this new active learning resource for our school!
Calling all K4 – 4th grade Eagle Cheerleaders!
The Varsity Football Cheerleaders will be having a One-Day Cheer Clinic on Tuesday, October 25, from 2:40-4:45pm. Cheer clinic participants will then cheer with the Varsity Cheerleaders through halftime at the Varsity Football game vs. Bowden on Friday, October 28! All cheerleaders will receive a set of pom poms, a brag tag and a snack & water at the game. The cost is $15.00 if the cheerleader already has a LS cheer clinic t-shirt (Carolina blue with megaphone & bow) or $25 if the cheerleader needs a 2016 t-shirt. All fees will be billed through NCCS FACTS and registration for this clinic must be completed by Friday, October 21 by clicking here.
Pre-order for Fall Festival Ends Monday, 10/24
Don’t miss out on the savings and convenience of pre-ordering passes and food for this year’s Fall Festival which will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Fun passes are $15 during pre-orders and $17 on the day of the festival. Meals and special PTF spirit wear may also be pre-ordered. Pre-order online by Monday, October 24 by clicking here. Be sure to invite family and friends to join us for this year’s Fall Festival!
PTF Sponsored Spirit Shirts - Order by Monday, 10/24
Support the PTF in style! Don’t miss your chance to order one of the new shirts (or try all 3)! A limited number of shirts and sizes will be available for sale at the Fall Festival, but your best option is to pre-order your choice of shirts by Monday, October 24, to ensure that you can get one of the new “Simply Eagles” or Under Armour shirts! Order online HERE.
Simply Eagles Short Sleeve Shirt: $15
Simply Eagles Long Sleeve Shirt: $18
Under Armour Dri-Fit NCCS Eagles Shirt: $25
Great Season for Soaring Eagles Cross Country
The Soaring Eagles Cross Country team wrapped up an incredible season with their final race at Cedarcrest Church on Saturday, October 8. With 53 runners in K5-4th grade, this year's team was the biggest ever! The elementary runners had three 1- mile races, as well as a group run to Acworth Beach with the Varsity team. The Acworth Beach celebration included snacks, balloons, awards, and great fellowship between parents, students, and coaches Katherine Soulis and Joanna Kimbrel. For pictures from this wonderful season, please click here.
Math Skill Fun in K5!
This past week, K5 students experienced many different learning activities to help them with the concept of number sense, an important kindergarten skill. Activities that supported this concept include the use of play dough, dice, number lines and the interactive projector which all helped students recognize, count, and compare numbers. The students had so much fun, they didn't even realize they were learning!
Lower School Physical Education News
Check out what our Lower School Physical Education Department is doing in Physical Education class! For the next couple of weeks, the classes will be focusing on the fundamentals of basketball. Students love the new skill challenge!
Acworth Police Chief Dennard Speaks at All Pro Dad Breakfast
Nearly 90 people attended the All Pro Dad breakfast last Friday. Acworth Police Chief Dennard provided wise advice for all ages. In his talk Chief Dennard emphasized that being honest with others is a key character trait for enjoying a fulfilling life and before being able to truly be honest with one’s self, you need a relationship with Jesus Christ. Join us for next month’s breakfast on November 11. The topic is "Words." Register here.
Wanted: Extra Halloween Candy
Please donate candy (extra from Halloween or purchased from store) towards the PTF candy wheel and Fall Festival prizes. A collection bin will be under the teacher mailboxes (behind the front desk) from October 31 - November 4. Thank you for your help and generosity!
- College Ready - College Visits
We look forward to having a representative from Palm Beach Atlantic University visit our campus on Monday, October 24. Juniors and seniors need to sign up to attend private college information sessions through their individual Naviance accounts.
Upcoming College Fair
Christian College Fair Tuesday, October 25, 2016/6-8 pm Mount Paran Christian School 2475 Stanley Rd Kennesaw, GA 30152
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School students will rehearse for the Grandparents’ Day program during chapel time. Middle School & Upper School Chapel - Thursday Middle and upper school students will meet in advisory groups next week during chapel.
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.
Lost and Found
Lost and found items will be displayed on the back walkway on Wednesday, October 26.
Verse of the Week
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