Looking for an extra special treat for that sweet Valentine in your life? Look no further - the Academy Singers are offering their popular Valegrams once again this year! They will sing such songs as "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "Stop In the Name of Love" by The Supremes, and "Count On Me" by Bruno Mars – just to name a few - to your favorite Valentine beginning February 8 and going through February 14 for only $5, which includes a chocolate rose. If they aren't able to sing to your Valentine in person, they will even deliver your Valegram by phone! Be sure to place your order using the form found [HERE] and return it to Amy Wallace or place it in her mailbox, along with the payment.
Dance the Night Away at the Sock Hop!
Lower and middle school families - join in the Sock Hop fun on Saturday, February 11, for a great time of dancing, yummy treats, and a special performance by the Academy Singers. This event is the same as the Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son Date Night from years’ past - with a Sock Hop twist! Dress in 50’s style or in your best Valentine’s attire and get ready to have a blast! More information can be found [HERE] and you can register online [HERE].
Valentine Cabaret Nights
Our awesome Academy Singers will be presenting their very popular Valentine’s Cabaret with a 50’s and 60’s theme - on February 9-11. Performances are in the Fine Arts Building on February 9th and 10th at 7:00pm and February 11th at 8:00pm (after the Valentine’s Sock Hop) - coffee and delicious desserts will be served. Tickets are on sale in the Eagles Nest School store ($10 for adults and $8 for students), but don't wait too long to get them, as we typically have a full house! Invite someone special to join you, get your tickets early, and come enjoy this awesome night!
Watson Brothers Advance to GHSA A Wrestling Sectionals
Brothers Mark (senior) and Jake (sophomore) Watson competed in the GHSA Area 3A championships at Mt Zion - Carroll this past Saturday. Both brothers claimed the title of Area runner up (Jake at 126 lbs and Mark at 132 lbs) and will advance to the GHSA A Sectional A tournament at Darlington on Saturday, February 4, in hopes of making the top 4 (who advance to the GHSA A tournament in Macon the following weekend.) Congratulations to Mark and Jake!
NCCS Senior Scores 1,000th Point!
Congratulations to NCCS senior Demiere Brown for scoring his 1000th point as a varsity Eagle basketball player this week against Christian Heritage! (NCCS won 71-41!) Great job, Demiere!
Change to Make a Change
"Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2 Our Upper School Student Government is excited to host "Change to Make a Change," a coin drive for our middle and upper school students that is geared towards helping our new friend "John" get some help as he seeks to get back on his feet. You can read more about John's story [HERE]. Our 1st period classes will have a coin drive from February 7-15 and we are challenging students to reach deep into their own pockets for "Change to Make a Change." We will also collect a special offering at the All School Chapel on Thursday, February 16. For more information, please see the "Change to Make a Change" Flyer and reach out to the Upper School office if you have any questions.
- Middle School News -
5th Grade Visits Booth Western Art Museum
"I never knew the stagecoach was like the cadillac of the time period!" said one fifth grader. Fifth graders recently enjoyed attending a STEAM class at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville. They participated in creating a model of a stagecoach using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. The field trip culminated with lunch at Stevie B's!
Google Ed Tech Convention
Some of the Middle School team attended the Google Education Technology Summit this past week in Fayetteville, GA. Craig Konchak, Middle School Principal, and his team of 6 department heads immersed themselves in three days of Technology and Education integration training. Regarding what is ahead for Middle School, Mr. Konchak said, "As we prepare to roll out a pilot program within the Middle School in 2017-18, we want technology to be a real part of the learning gains expected each day in the classroom." The middle school team is excited about what the future will bring in the area of technology and what NCCS students will bring to the future. Upon their return from the convention, each department head presented relevant information specific to their experience at the summit to their peers during this week's Take One Wednesday professional development. Teachers investing in each other in this manner is evidence that some heroes don't wear capes, they teach!
5th Graders Put Their Measuring Skills to the Test
Some of our 5th grade students are in the middle of a Measurement unit in Science class, so they headed to the science lab this week to put their measuring skills to the test! The students found the mass of three different objects using a triple balance beam, found the liquid volume inside of graduated cylinders, and found the temperature of two different liquids using thermometers.
- Lower School News -
Lower School Concert Choir Performs at Acworth Business Association
The Lower School Concert Choir was honored to perform for the Acworth Business Association on Thursday, February 2, to begin Mayor Tommy Allegood's State of the City address. They were excited to have such a great opportunity to share their talents with our community!
Julie Bare and Wendy Titus have recently completed the training and have been accepted as Seesaw Ambassadors. In this role, they will partner with Seesaw to share the news about upcoming new features and host professional development sessions for our teachers. We are excited about this communication tool that connects students, teachers and parents!
Students Honored for Faithfulness
Lower School wrapped up its Fruit Focus on Faithfulness by honoring one student from each class K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of Faithfulness as they exhibited an “I will not quit” spirit and they got to enjoy a special breakfast together with Mrs. Titus. (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this Fruit of the Spirit consistently.)
Congratulations to David Worosilo, Katie Knox Cheatham, Macy Smith, Cannon Phillips, Ava Morlan, Kristan Sterling, Camden Law, Tristan Sterling, Mackenzie Carroll, Grey Crook, Noah Kelly, Tobi Adewoyin, Avalyn Roberts, Anna Fortney, and Kate Dorsey!
Baking Bread in K3
Over the last two weeks, K3 students have been learning about sequencing. As a part of this unit, they read the book, “The Little Red Hen.” In this classic story, the little red hen finds some grain that she plants, cuts, grinds and then uses to bake bread. Through each step she asks her barnyard friends for help, but to no avail. That is, until it is time to eat the bread. This week our K3 classes came together, with everyone doing their share to make a loaf of bread, which of course, everyone enjoyed eating.
- Announcements & Opportunities -
PTF Spirit Night at Zeigler’s BBQ
Come support our PTF at Zeigler’s BBQ in Acworth all day on Tuesday, February 7! Be sure to mention you are with NCCS when you order and we will receive a portion of the sales. Hope to see you there!
Book Fair Coming Soon!
The “Happy Campers: S'more Fun with Books” Scholastic Book Fair is coming up February 13-16 in the Media Center! Things to Know About the Book Fair: Hours: Open every day from 7:30am-3:30pm, with additional shopping hours until 8:00pm on Wednesday, February 15. 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. Special raffle: From 5:00-8:00pm on Wednesday, we will have our Books 'n’ Brownies event, with light snacks, raffle prizes, photo ops, and more! For more fun, every student who visits the book fair will get a ticket to put toward a basket of books. If they visit again on Wednesday night, they'll get another ticket. Winners will be announced after Winter Break. Online Book Fair: February 5-18 - click [HERE] Questions?Contact Janelle Speck
Lower School Chess Begins Next Week
Our popular Chess club begins through our after school enrichment program on February 7. Register online [HERE]
Pro Baseball Scout to Speak at All Pro Dad - February 10
Steve Smith, father of Nate Smith (NCCS class of 2015) and area scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, will be the speaker at the next All Pro Dad breakfast on Friday, February 10. Mr. Smith will be speaking about “trust” - when you create a family structure built around trust, your kids are more likely to share even the most difficult situations with you.
Join us on Friday, February 10 from 7:00 – 7:45am (doors open at 6:45am). The cost is $5/person paid at door for a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit, fruit, coffee and orange juice. If a dad cannot attend, a mom, grandparent or special friend is welcome.
Please RSVP [HERE] so we have enough food for everyone! Contact Nathan Wright or Bryce Dryden (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
NCCS Summer Camp registration is now open and we are excited to be offering some great camps for all ages! Check out the camp offerings and register early for your favorite choices. We have camp options for all kinds of interests, so look at the schedule and register your child for a summer filled with great activities and memories in the making. All of our camps are open to current NCCS students, prospective students, and others in the community, with camps available for ages 3 - 12th grade. We also offer morning care and after care most weeks during the summer to meet the needs of working parents. If you have any questions, please contact Megan Strange, NCCS Director of Camps. Be sure to share our camp website with those you know who may be searching for fun-filled camps in a strong Christian environment. Get ready for some summer fun!
Join Us for a Night on the Nile!
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] Auction Facebook page: Updates on the event and auction items can be viewed [HERE]. To donate an item, vacation home, or service to the auction:contact Kim Pool Sponsorships by businesses:contact Kim Pool
Sophomore Class Ring Orders
Sophomores - the deadline to order your class ring is February 15. Please visit jostens.com to look at the amazing ring selection or see Mrs. West for an information packet. Rings will be given out at the Ring Ceremony in May.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lynn Miller, Minister of Families & Children at The Church at Liberty Square, will speak in both chapels next week, focusing on “Goodness” 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. Evans’ K4 class will lead the pledges.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am Ty Faulk, Upper School Bible Teacher, will be speaking to the 5th/6th grade students in the Fine Arts Building and Craig Konchak, Middle School Principal, will be speaking to the 7th/8th grade students in the gym.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Upper school students will hear from Hunter Poplin, NCCS assistant student life director.
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.
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