We will be hosting our next Open House Preview Day for prospective families for the 2017-2018 school year on Saturday, January 21. Families may drop in anytime between 9:30am - 11:30am to tour the school and visit with teachers, coaches and administrators. This is a great opportunity for families who are looking for an outstanding education in an exceptional, family-focused school community that centers on helping students realize their potential in Christ! Please spread the word to family and friends!
Seussical: The Musical - Auditions Next Week
Auditions for SEUSSICAL: THE MUSICAL will be on Wednesday and Thursday, the 18th and 19th of January from 3:15 - 5:30 in the Fine Arts Building. Auditions are open for any student in Middle or Upper School. The show has a large principal cast and two large ensembles, as well. If you've ever wanted to try out musical theatre, this is a wonderful show to get your feet wet! Audition packets are available outside Mrs. Wallace's room or in the lobby of the Fine Arts Building. If you have any questions, see Mrs. Wallace or Mr. Hendrix.
This December, Kindergarten discovered the “little bit more” of Christmas as they worked to grow their hearts for Jesus! On December 1st, students were given a “Good Deeds Booklet” and encouraged to do at least 25 things to help or show kindness to others. The good deeds were recorded in the booklet and on a red heart placed on a big Grinch in the hallway. By the end of the three weeks, Kindergarten students had done 312 good deeds! They celebrated by having a “Whoville Christmas” on December 16. They played learning games that included the skills of graphing, measuring, counting, coin recognition, reading CVC words, and matching rhyming words. There was also a fun photo booth, ornament and Christmas card making, a Who Feast and Christmas caroling! After the celebration, the good deeds were recorded and sent into Random House Publishing. Because of the students’ hard work, the company donated 12 books to underprivileged children in the Acworth community. Great work, Kindergarten students!
Watson Brothers Finish Strong at County Championships
Brothers Jake and Mark Watson represented NCCS at the Cobb County Wrestling Championship at Lassiter High School on December 17. They were the only wrestlers from the single A division competing against all 6A and 7A schools in the county. Sophomore Jake Watson became the 1st Cobb County Champion in school history winning the 126 lb weight class. Senior Mark Watson was County Runner-Up at 138 lbs. Mark also earned the distinction of being the only school wrestler to place all 4 years in the County Championships, earning the title of County Runner-Up both last year and this year. We are proud of both of them for their accomplishments!
NCCS Senior Scores His 1,000th Basketball Point
Congratulations to NCCS senior Will Crumly for scoring his 1000th point as a varsity Eagle basketball player against Gordon Lee on January 3! (NCCS won 81-48!) Way to go, Will!
Congratulations to the following varsity football players for being honored for their hard work and play in the 2016 season:
All-Region team: Mark Watson - 2nd team - Defensive Back Austin Clark - Honorable Mention - Offensive Guard
MDJ All County Cobb County Football Team - Honorable Mention: Austin Clark, Reese Parke, K.P. Pierre, Tim Walker, Mark Watson
NCCS Junior Selected for Summer Science Program
Congratulations to NCCS Junior Julia Shipman who was selected to participate in a unique science program called Summer Earth Studies along with other high school students in the metro Atlanta area. This is a course developed to give students high school credit for a unique experiential course, enhance their college resumes, and to develop a sense of environmental stewardship. Julia will attend weekend workshops leading to a two-week trip through the western United States in the Summer of 2017. Congratulations, Julia!
Students Awarded Spring Term Scholarships
Congratulations to these NCCS Eagles Upper School students who were recognized by Youth in Mission Charity and given scholarships for their Spring Term 2017 mission trips! Pictured left to right: Megan Strange (US Principal), Miranda Phillips and Kirsten Saint-Aime (Colombia), Luke West (Haiti), Evan Ross (Appalachia), Carly Fletcher (Guatemala), Katherine Epp (Haiti), and Halle Rainwater (Guatemala)
Human Graphs in 8th Grade
Mrs. Tysinger’s 8th grade math classes recently had a lot of fun solving linear equations "full body style." The students worked with their small groups to graph a linear equation using slope intercept form. Mrs. Tysinger made a huge piece of graph paper for the floor and the students represented the ordered pairs. Such a great way to learn linear equations!
- Upcoming Events & Opportunities -
Come Join the Fun After School!
Look what's happening in our After School Enrichment Classes for the Lower School! This next semester we will be offering:
Lego's - beginning January 23 Science Mania - beginning February 2 Chess - beginning February 7 Ballet - beginning January 18 Creative Movement - beginning January 18
Sign up early before the classes fill up! Register online [HERE]
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, January 17, 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!
Track and Field Parent Meeting - Middle & Upper School
Parents of all middle and upper school athletes that will be participating on the Eagles’ Track and Field Teams must attend the parent meeting that will be hosted on Monday, January 30, in the Middle/Upper School cafeteria at 6:00pm.
Looking for Lost Items?
Be sure to check the lost and found that will be on display next Wednesday, January 18 - Friday, January 20. There are lots of sports uniforms, as well as jackets, books, lunchboxes and more! All items will be donated if not claimed.
SAT Test Prep Opportunity
NCCS offers a great opportunity for those taking the SAT to prepare for the test in 6 Saturday sessions beginning on January 21. The sessions are taught by Cody Brown of Forge Tutoring and the cost is $350. To register, click [HERE].
UGA's VetCAMP (Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program)
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors interested in the veterinary profession may have a great summer opportunity. UGA VetCAMP can accommodate up to 52 high school students on UGA's campus for seven days. Students attending the camp will be involved in various activities aimed at evaluating their skills and competitiveness as future veterinarians. They will also be provided with mentorship and help in experiencing veterinary medicine as an exciting career path. The application for this camp is due January 27, 2017 and can be found [HERE].
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School principal Wendy Titus will be speaking to both lower school chapels about Faithfulness in the Fruit of the Spirit series. The 1st - 4th grade chapel is in the gym from 8:10- 8:45am and Mrs. Wilcynski’s 4th 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 Middle School will have a combined chapel as they hear from Sterling Brown, parent of four at NCCS as well as the Director of Character Development at Kennesaw State University. Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Upper School students will spend chapel in their Spring Term teams visiting their Lower School Prayer Partners and working on their plans for their approaching Spring Term trips and short courses.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS!
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.
Classes Dismissed for MLK Holiday
NCCS will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday.
Romans 12:1-2 “I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world,[c] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
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