We were truly overwhelmed by the generosity of our NCCS families at the NCCS Benefit Dinner and Auction - “A Night on the Nile.” Whether you attended the event or silently bid from the comfort of your home, you were a part of an exciting night for NCCS - which raised a net profit of $172,500 for our school! The ballroom was fit for a pharaoh as a sphinx, an Egyptian guard, Cleopatra and even a camel watched over the festivities. It was such a joy to see NCCS parents, grandparents, alumni and alumni parents enjoying an evening out together and having SO much fun supporting the school! Tremendous thanks to all who attended, donated auction items, purchased items and helped on the auction committee! The night truly was a celebration of God’s blessings at NCCS! Check out pictures of the evening [HERE].
We would like to offer special thanks to our event sponsors:
Come and follow Horton the Elephant as he leaves the Jungle of Nool and risks everything to save the wonderful world of Who! Don’t miss this weekend’s performance of SEUSSICAL: The Musical! Leaping right off the pages of the beloved children's books, all the characters you know and love are given life on the stage. This musical includes fun for the entire family - tickets are $15 and are available in the school store. Performances are Thursday (3/16), Friday (3/17), and Saturday (3/18) night at 7:00pm, and a SUNDAY matinee at 3:00pm.
- Lower School News -
Lower School Spelling Success
On Friday, March 11, 16 students from first through fourth grade traveled to Grace Christian Academy to compete in the annual ACSI Spelling Bee. Over the past two months, these students have been competing in class spell-offs and working hard to prepare for the big day. NCCS received many ribbons including the following: First Grade Benjamin Brink - 3rd place Joanna Oladokun - 4th place Second Grade Nicholas Prince - 2nd place Third Grade Grace Heiple - 1st place Chrissy Roache - 4th place Fourth Grade Grant Pool - 2nd place Fisher Hubbs - 4th place
We are very proud of all our Spelling Bee participants and placement winners and look forward to glorifying God through our gifts and talents again next year!
First Grade Economics Fair
Our first graders experienced how the economy works by participating in an economics fair in which the students took on the roles of both producers and consumers. After being divided into job teams, the students collaborated and created a storefront and determined what they would be selling and how much they would charge for their goods or service. The businesses they created included a lemonade stand, a cookie store, a trinket shop, a school supply store, and a book basket cleaning service. The students were also given the opportunity to shop the fair. Before shopping, they were given ten dollars to use to create a budget. Savings and charity were included in their budgets and they could only spend what they budgeted for. The economics fair was a huge success and our first graders enjoy learning about how the economy works.
K4 Dinosaur Day
The Dinosaurs are all gone! K4 classes witnessed a volcanic eruption which caused the dinos to become extinct. The students enjoyed a really cool science experiment as they participated in causing the eruption by adding baking soda to the vinegar base acid. They were excited to see the chemical reaction that released carbon dioxide gas when bubbling out of the volcano. After the experiment the class enjoyed a special treat of, dinosaur claws (bugles) and swamp water (a mixture of lime sherbet and sprite). And Dinosaur Day would not be complete without the dinosaur pokey! Such a super fun day in K4!
Read Across America Week: Green Eggs and Ham
I will eat them here or there, I will eat them anywhere...even in the K5 classroom! That’s right, our kindergarten students tried green eggs and ham! It was amazing to see the students try something new and like it. They loved reading Dr. Seuss books and as part of their week of Seuss books, they compared and contrasted their favorite Dr. Seuss books, decorated socks for a fox, and even distinguished real words from silly nonsense words. We thank you, Dr. Seuss, for all your fun imaginative books that have created a love for reading for so many!
SHINE Follow Up
We are so proud of the love and generosity of our Lower School students through SHINE! They have given generously for the Upper School Spring Term Project for Clean Water Filters for Haiti. Their goal was to raise enough money to purchase 50 water filters, but they blew past that goal with a grand total of $2975.81 - enough for 74 filters! Special congratulations to Mrs. Collins' class for leading the way with $1283.85! The stories behind their generosity are so amazing and we are grateful for their caring hearts.
Students Honored for Kindness
Lower School wrapped up their Fruit Focus on Kindness by honoring one student from each class K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of Kindness as they demonstrated I will be nice to everyone. (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this Fruit of the Spirit consistently.)
Congratulations to Bella Tidwell, Kendall Smith, Allison Parker, Kaelyn Powell, Ethan Hudgins, Mack Meadows, Morgan Maner, Avery Lomant, Autumn Smith, Doug Long, Daniel Rivera, Halle Carden, Ann Marie McNiff, Kenley Cole, and Jordan Greene.
This group enjoyed a special breakfast together with Mrs. Titus!
- Middle School News -
B4B - Biscuits for Bibles Update
Thanks to the generosity of our NCCS community donating and buying chicken biscuits this past Monday, the Middle School Student Government team raised $718.31 which will allow NCCS to provide 102 bibles to the nation of Congo in their native language. Great job students, teachers and parents!
Would you like some Pi?
The Middle School Math Department celebrated Pi Day with a sweet treat! Isn’t it amazing that the God of the universe shows himself in even the smallest ways? Who else could have created an irrational number that works perfectly whenever it is used? After working so hard in math all year, students got to take a little time to celebrate the wonder of Pi. Not only did they celebrate Pi Day on 3/14, but the students were able to enjoy a sweet treat while participating in various class activities related to Pi. Eighth Graders competed in a class Pi Competition in which students competed by seeing who memorized the most digits of Pi. Congratulations to 8th graders Rachel Turnbough and Macie Rainwater who memorized over 50 digits!
- Upper School News -
NCCS Academies Accept New Students
Congratulations to the following students that have already been accepted into Upper School Academies for the 2017-2018 school year. These students will join a great community of other students already involved in robust programs in our Academy of The Arts, The Academy of Business, The Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education, The Academy of Exercise and Sport Science and our STEM Academy. We will have many more acceptances as the Spring Registration period continues to unfold. If you would like to learn more about the Academies at North Cobb Christian School, click [HERE] or contact Upper School Principal Megan Strange.
Please join us in congratulating these new Academy students:
Exercise and Sports Science Academy (EXSS) Rebecca Brown Jon Grier
Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education (ACME) Piper Fendley Chloe Johnston
Successful NHS Blood Drive
The NCCS community came together on Tuesday, March 15, to give to a great cause as our National Honor Society held its annual blood drive with the American Red Cross. Thanks to the help of 180 blood donors, National Honor Society volunteers, and Red Cross nurses and staff, the Blood Drive was extremely successful We are particularly proud of the large number of students who rallied for the cause and gave blood for the first time. Special thanks to all of our NCCS parents, family members, and friends who participated in the drive! NHS would also like to thank Lauren Brown, NHS Vice President, for planning and organizing this blood drive. It took months to organize and it was amazing to see all of her hard work come to fruition.
- Arts News -
NCCS Hosts ACSI Visual Arts Festival
The NCCS Visual Arts Department was pleased to host the ACSI Arts Festival on Tuesday, March 14, in the Fine Arts Building. The ACSI Art Festival provides an excellent opportunity to recognize and exhibit outstanding student artwork. Guest artists for the day included Gary Rupp (Nate Rupp's dad and Pastel Artist), who led a Plein Air Painting session, Hayley Leavitt (NCCS Alumna and Art Major at KSU), who led a Figure Drawing/Gesture Drawing/Sketchbook session, Matthew Wilson, Marvel Comic Book Colourist, and Segun Olowofoyeku (NCCS Alumnus and Professor at Georgia State), who led a Graphic Design session. Each art entry was adjudicated by two - three different judges according to the following categories: grades 3-4, grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12. Four schools participated in this event with thirty-nine students from NCCS, grades 3-12, who represented our school well. All NCCS students were rated either Excellent or Superior with three taking home the Best of Show Award: Regan Hughes (Lower School), Bailey Wells (Middle School) and Sarah Cho (Upper School). It was such a fun day of celebrating the arts and recognizing God's gift of creativity!
Academy Singers To Perform National Anthem at Braves Game
The Academy Singers are incredibly honored to have been selected to sing the National Anthem at a Braves game this summer! Come support them and enjoy an afternoon of baseball as the Atlanta Braves take on the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, July 16 at 1:35pm at the brand new Suntrust Park. A special ticket offer is currently available to faculty, staff, and parents in the following seating locations- Vista Infield $18 Home Run Porch $22 To purchase tickets through the special North Cobb Christian School offer, click [HERE]. For questions, contact the NCCS Braves Group Sales Rep, Rick Coller directly at (404) 614-1327 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to our Academy Singers and Let's Go Braves!
- Athletics News -
Dooley Award Recipients
Congratulations to Halle Rainwater and Mark Watson who are the recipients of the 10th Annual Vincent J. Dooley Awards for North Cobb Christian School. These awards, presented each year by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association, recognize one male and one female senior athlete at each high school. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished individual character, outstanding teamwork, and citizenship. Halle and Mark will be receiving their awards at a luncheon hosted by Athletes for a Better World on the morning of April 29th at the College Football Hall of Fame. We are proud of these student-athletes for their hard work, sportsmanship, and community involvement which earned them this special recognition.
Golf Team Takes 3rd Place in Cobb County Tournament
Congratulations to the NCCS Varsity Boys Golf Team for taking THIRD place in a recent Invitational golf tournament that included the top 16 golf teams in Cobb County. The two-day tournament was held at Marietta City Club and the boys played for a combined 9 hours in temperatures under 40 degrees with 25 mph wind gusts. Even with the difficult conditions, Robert Howard was able to score one under par the first day and finished the tournament with a score of 74. His brother, James Howard, scored a 78 and Zak Krickich and Thomas Lupien both scored in the low 80's to bring in a solid team score for the Eagles. Their results were a great way to start the season, as this is the highest the Varsity Boys Golf Team has ever placed in the Cobb County Invitational. Way to go, Eagles Golf!
School Shot Put Record Broken
Congratulations to ninth grader Schuyler Heflin for breaking the school record in the Shot Put on March 8 at the Allatoona High School track meet.
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.
- Announcements -
February Box Tops Winner
Congratulations to Mrs. Evans’ class for winning the Box Top competition for February! Together, we collected over 2,000 Box Tops for our school. Our next collection will take place on Tuesday, March 28th. If you’re in middle or upper school, you can give them to one of your favorite lower school teachers, or turn them in to Mandy at the front desk. Keep on clipping everyone!
- College Ahead -
Acworth Business Association Offers Scholarship Opportunity to Seniors
The Acworth Business Association will be giving back to our community by awarding $750 scholarships to several Acworth area seniors. Applications for this scholarship, which may be submitted by e-mail or mail, must be received by Wednesday, March 22. The winning scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 15. Click [HERE] for complete scholarship information and application.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School will have Good Conduct Court in chapel next week. Everyone is welcome to come see which students will be found “guilty” of good conduct! The 2nd - 4th graders (note change in grades in this chapel for next week) will meet in the gym from 8:10-8:45am with Mrs. Bare’s 4th grade class leading the pledges. Additionally, the Melody Makers, our Lower School audition choral group, will lead the music for 2nd-4th grade.K3 - 1st grade (note change in grades in this chapel for next week) will meet for chapel in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and will have a special performance by the ballet class. Mrs. Crowe’s K4 class will lead the pledges.
Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am Craig Konchak, Middle School Principal, will speak in a combined Middle School chapel next week in the gym.
Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Next week’s Upper School Chapel will feature a Spring Term 2017 Send-Off, as we are encouraged around serving others, and spend time in worship and prayer as a team before we start Spring Term!
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS!
1 John 4:21 “And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
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