The NCCS Benefit Dinner & Auction is the "don't miss" event of the school year! Purchase your tickets NOW before they sell out! When: Saturday, March 11, 6:30pm Where:Hilton Marietta Hotel and Conference Center Purchase a Table or Tickets: Click [HERE] Mobile Bidding: Available for those who aren’t able to attend - simply go to the link and register. Invite family and friends to join the bidding! Live Auction: Only guests attending the auction may bid on our live auction items, which can be viewed on the auction site. Auction Facebook page:Updates on the event and the items we will be selling can be viewed [HERE]. To donate an item, vacation home, or service to the auction:contact Kim Pool Business sponsorships:contact Kim Pool Here is what NCCS parents Joe and Gina Lineberry had to say about this event after attending the benefit dinner and auction as new parents last year - “Our table for dinner was made up of both new families and veterans of the school. It was great getting to know other couples and finding out more about the school, while enjoying a wonderful meal. Then, we experienced the infamous Dessert Dash. It's difficult to explain, but let's just say that racing other tables for your dessert of choice should be mandatory at every meal! As the live auction got underway, we started laughing and never really stopped! The auctioneer was hilarious! He engaged everyone in the crowd. There were bid paddles flying, shouts of glee, sighs of being outbid, and no shortage of laughter! Needless to say, we had a wonderful time at the Benefit Dinner and Auction last year! The fun and fellowship we experienced with both staff and other families just helped confirm once again that we had made the right choice in selecting NCCS for our daughter. We hope you will join all the fun this year!”
Plans are already underway for the 2017-2018 school year and we could not be more excited about all that is ahead for our families! Reenrollment is in full swing and discounted registration fees are available for current families who reenroll before the Early Bird deadline of February 16, 2017. Registration opens to Sibling/Alumni children on February 1. In order to complete the Admissions process prior to Early Bird registration deadline of February 16, 2017, admissions applications must be submitted to the admissions office no later than February 8. Registration opens to the public on February 16, 2017, and we already have many families anxiously waiting to register!
Spread the Word!
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!
Lower School is Ready to SHINE!
Lower School students were challenged in chapel this week to be "FAITHFUL" as they pray for their Upper School Spring Term partners and raise money for water filters for Haiti. Upper School Principal Megan Strange and NCCS seniors Katherine Epp and Austin Geter shared how last year’s SHINE money helped them to minister in Haiti. NCCS was able to provide clean drinking water with the donation of 40 water filters purchased by our Lower School! As the Haiti team distributed the filters and provided instructions on how to use them, they were also able to explain how those receiving the filters could receive the true "Living Water of Jesus." During chapel Mrs. Strange demonstrated how the water filter works by dumping dirt, twigs and leaves into the water and then using the filter to create clean water. Mrs. Titus and Eli Strange were asked to drink that same dirty water AFTER it was filtered. What a cool process! Lower School students were inspired to SHINE their lights as they raise money for even more filters for this year’s Haiti trip. Here are the details: - Collections begin Wednesday, January 18 and end Friday, March 3. - The cost of each water filter is $40 and as a group Lower School is hoping to raise enough money for 50 filters. In addition to raising money for the filters, all Lower School classes are partnering with each spring term team in order to pray for them and share in their experiences. This is always a special partnership between the two divisions each year!
Welcome to the NCCS Family!
Congratulations to Hannah and Josh Speck on the birth of their daughter, Jillian “Jilly” Joy, born January 18! Josh teaches upper school math at NCCS and Hannah is a graduate of NCCS (Class of 2007). Please join us in welcoming precious Jilly to the NCCS family!
Yo-yo Fun and Much More in the “NED Show”
Lower School students enjoyed storytelling, magic, humor and yo-yo tricks during the “NED Show” last week. This show is part of a character education program that centers around three important messages with life-long relevance:
Never Give Up, Encourage Others, Do Your Best - NED. The students had a great time during this entertaining show and each of them received a yo-yo to remind them of the messages that NED stands for.
All State Orchestra Auditions
Congratulations to ninth grader Hallie Meier and seventh grader Kelly Ann Sutterfield for making it to the 2nd round of the 2017 All-State Orchestra auditions on Saturday, January 14. As a result of their hard work and dedication, both musicians represented NCCS with excellence in their different age group auditions. We look forward to their success as they continue to advance on their instruments. Great job, Hallie and Kelly Ann!
Middle School Wrestlers Compete at Metro 10 Tournament
Our Middle School wrestling program competed in the Metro 10 League (formerly known as NAML) Tournament on Saturday, January 14, at Mt. Pisgah Christian School. The team finished in 5th place overall with the following individual placers:
Nate Watson - 1st place 110 lbs (3-time league champion) Carson Groulx - 1st place 185 lbs Walker Barrett - 2nd place 147 lbs Ben Hollars - 2nd place Heavyweight Division Bryce Crawford - 3rd place 100 lbs Jon Grier - 4th place 115 lbs
Congratulations to our MS wrestlers for a great finish to the season!
- Announcements & Opportunities -
Upper School Parent Meetings - Thursday, 1/26
8:15am OR 6:30pm (evening meeting geared towards rising 9th grade families) NCCS Fine Arts Building Come join us for a great conversation as we look forward to the exciting things to come in the 2017-2018 school year for our Upper School students. The goal of these meetings is to make you aware of the opportunities available to your students and to help you connect with resources to make Upper School a wonderful experience for your family. Please choose whichever meeting fits your schedule the best knowing that the evening meeting will have more information geared towards parents of rising 9th graders. Do you have a friend considering NCCS for their high schooler? Please invite them to join you for this special time! If you have any questions, please contact Krys West.
Middle School Parent Meetings - Tuesday, 1/31
8:15am OR 6:30pm NCCS Fine Arts Building We invite our parents to join us in the Fine Arts Building on Tuesday, January 31, for informational meetings about all of the great things on the horizon for Middle School in the 2017-2018 school year. There are two meetings scheduled - 8:15am and 6:30pm - to accommodate family schedules. You are welcome to attend whichever meeting is most convenient for you. We also encourage you to bring a friend who may be considering Middle School at NCCS - this is a perfect way for them to hear specifically about the opportunities ahead for 5th-8th grade students. If you have any questions, please contact Gina Piepmeier.
It’s S’more Fun with Books!
February 13-16 Media Center Mark your calendars! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here February 13-16 in the Media Center and everyone is invited! This year's theme is Happy Campers: S'more Fun with Books and there will be hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters, and school supplies. The fair will be open every day from 7:30am-3:30pm, with additional shopping hours until 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 15. From 5:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, we will have our Books 'n’ Brownies event, with light snacks, raffle prizes, photo ops, and more!
Lower school classes will visit the book fair during their regularly scheduled Media Center or Reading Room visits. Everyone else is welcome to shop the fair before and after school, or when schedules allow. For those who are unable to visit the book fair in person, you are welcome to shop our online fair from February 5-18.
For even more ease of shopping, be sure to download the Scholastic Book Fair app! You can scan book titles, create wish lists and even purchase books online! For more information, visit our book fair homepage or contact Janelle Speck. Remember, all purchases benefit our school!
Valentine Sock Hop Fun!
Saturday, February 11, 6:30pm NCCS Gym Get out those poodle skirts, saddle oxfords, and black leather jackets! We're going to have a good old-fashioned Sock Hop! Please join the Academy Singers in the gym at 6:30pm on Saturday, February 11, for a fun time of music from the 50's and early 60's, dancing, and some yummy treats! For more information, click [HERE]. Please register using this online form. Such a fun night is in store for our NCCS families!
Just for NCCS Moms
NCCS moms - be a part of an important group that meets weekly to pray for our children, teachers, staff and board members, and our school. The Moms in Prayer group meets every Tuesday from 8:00am-9:00am in the Conference Room and all NCCS moms are invited to come for a special time of prayer and lifting up the joys and concerns of our school. Please contact Ashley Lewis at 678-576-3505 or by e-mail (email@example.com) if you have any questions. Invite a friend and come join us!
Pie in the Face for Mrs. Titus!
We’re having another Pie Throwing Contest for Box Tops and need your help! Please send in as many Box Tops as you can by next Tuesday, January 24. The Lower School class that brings in the most will get to throw pies at our awesome principal, Wendy Titus! Ask your friends, grandparents, neighbors or local businesses and let’s see how many we can accumulate this month. Every clip makes a difference. . .we’ve already raised close to $2,000 this year! We need your help too Middle and Upper School! You can turn in the Box Tops to the front office or the box on the PTF bulletin board.
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 - January 25 - March 15 *note new dates Creative Movement - January 25 o- March 15 *note new dates Sign up early before the classes fill up! Register online [HERE]
New Club at NCCS
The Teen Age Republican (TAR) Club, founded by NCCS sophomore Thomas Tucker and sponsored by Upper School English teacher Mr. Jonathan Ray is now being offered at NCCS. This club is a perfect opportunity to get students more involved and better informed about the political process. According to the Teen Age Republican website, (teenagerepublicans.org). "Teenage Republicans have a great opportunity to serve their community and country while learning about the political process. As a TAR, you become aware of national and international issues and how current events impact your life.” A major focus of the TAR club at NCCS will be community service (supporting our local heroes with an appreciation day, volunteering to serve at a local GOP chapter's monthly meeting, establishing a program aimed at giving back to the community by doing yard work or other basic chores, etc.) Along with community service, the club plans to invite local party leaders and politicians to speak at several meetings. In addition, the club hopes to include some fun events like hearing from young people in politics and congressmen, and having an opportunity to hear about upcoming campaign events. There is an organizational meeting for the NCCS Teen Age Republican Club planned for Wednesday, January 25, in Mr. Ray’s room at 3:30pm and the club will meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month. If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to contact Thomas Tucker or Mr. Ray
KSU Offers “Scientista” Event
Female students in grades 9-12 are invited to be a part of an event at Kennesaw State University in which they will meet with women who are established in the STEM career field. This event, which is open to only 100 high school students, is on Monday, February 20, from 8:30am-3:15pm at the Marietta Campus of KSU. To register, click [HERE].
- Celebrating Our Students -
NCCS Junior Competes on the Slopes
NCCS junior Amanda Woodstock is highly involved in downhill skiing competitions and through her passion for skiing, she has experienced a good bit of success in her career. Congratulations on her recent successes as she placed 2nd in the Appalachia Slalom Race in December, 3rd in the Sugar Mountain Race at the beginning of January, and brought home first place this past weekend in the first race of the Ober Gatlinburg Race Program, an 8-week race series. Way to go Amanda!
NCCS STEM Academy Alum Featured on "Tiny House, Big Living"
Davis Richardson (NCCS Class of 2011) was featured last week on the popular DIY show, "Tiny House, Big Living." Davis recently graduated from Harding University where he had a successful baseball career and is now working on his master's degree in Architecture at the University of Texas Austin. The goal of his project was to design a home that would meet his needs financially and give him a chance to build out some of the designs that he has been thinking of for years. Davis' work focuses on issues of sustainability and affordable housing and he sees Kinetohaus as a case study for a larger conversation and solution to sustainable living. Davis graduated from the STEM Academy with the goal of becoming an architect and it seems that he is off to an awesome start! For more information about his house, click [HERE].
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday 8:30am Head of School Todd Clingman will be speaking in a combined lower school chapel about Faithfulness in the Fruit of the Spirit series. Mrs. Maner’s 3rd grade class and Mrs. Jones’ K5 class will be leading the pledges.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am-10:25am Next week will be a split middle school chapel with the 7/8th grade hearing from Ty Faulk, Upper School Bible Teacher, in the gym, and 5/6th grade hearing from Joel Heald, husband of Lower School Music Teacher, Emily Heald, and Student Pastor at Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, in the Fine Arts Building.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Upper School students will spend chapel in their Advisory groups.
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.
1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
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