Congratulations to Nate Ellis, Austin Geter, Louis Kondratev, and Eli Thomas for receiving 1st place in Quartet (2nd year in a row for the state title) and to Austin Geter for receiving 1st place in Boys’ Solo (4th year in a row that NCCS won 1st place in Boys’ Solo) at the Georgia High School Association State Literary Championship that was held on Saturday, March 18 at Georgia Military College. Additional congratulations to Adam Doughty for receiving 2nd place in Argumentative Essay and to Trey Collins for receiving 4th place in Extemporaneous Speaking/Domestic. NCCS placed 4th overall in the state championship! We are so proud of all of our students for the way they represented NCCS!
Adam Doughty - Argumentative Essay Wy'Kia Frelot - Personal Essay Trey Collins - Extemporaneous Speaking-Domestic Chase Truran - Girls’ Solo Austin Geter - Boys’ Solo Brianna Daly, Faith Thompson, & Chase Truran - Girls’ Trio Nate Ellis, Austin Geter, Louis Kondratev, & Eli Thomas - Boys’ Quartet
We would especially like to congratulate Amy Wallace, Director of Academy Singers and Middle and Upper School Chorus, for her continued success at the state level - with SEVEN GHSA state championships! This year was the first year that she had participants at the state level in all four music divisions. Great job, Amy!
Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way - Parent Seminar
Hosted by North Cobb Christian School Wednesday, April 26, 7:00pm in the NCCS gymnasium Admission is FREE FREE childcare will be available for NCCS families with children age 3 (potty trained)-6th grade - rsvp to Mandy Johnson by Tuesday, April 25
Thanks to Technology, our world has changed. If you’ve ever felt frustrated, confused, or angry about what technology is doing to your kids, you aren’t alone. With the youngest generations, technology is no longer a tool, it's an appendage. Technology is where your kids spend their free time, build their social status, create personas, and create achievement. Spending this much time with technology is changing them, and we need to be ready with a response. In this session on how help your students develop a healthy relationship with technology we will discuss:
- Why technology and social media in particular has become so powerful - The effect technology is having on us, our culture, and on our kids - Scientific approaches to parenting our kids through this issue - Biblical values for “the good life” and how we can help our kids find it
Speaker: Andrew McPeak, Program Excellence Manager with Growing Leaders Andrew is a millennial speaker and content developer with Growing Leaders. His experiences as both presenter and curriculum designer have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generations.
Please spread the word about this important free seminar to family and friends at church, in your neighborhoods, and wherever you are involved with other parents. All are welcome!
NCCS Athletics Announces New Softball Coaches
North Cobb Christian School is excited to announce new coaching leadership for the Middle School and Varsity Softball Program for the Fall 2017 season.
Emily Wright has accepted the position as Head Varsity Softball coach after three seasons as Head Coach for the Middle School team. She compiled a 24-15 record during that time while developing key players and a winning culture for NCCS. Coach Wright took over the Middle School program which had not won a game the previous year. Under her coaching, the Middle School Softball team has competed for the Metro Championship the past two seasons, with two second place finishes.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be entrusted with the responsibility of serving as the Varsity Softball head coach,” says Coach Wright. “I see so much untapped potential within the program, and am eager to begin working together to see that potential come to fruition.”
NCCS has also announced Jeremy Hawkins as the Head Middle School Coach, taking over for Coach Wright. Coach Hawkins served as the Middle School Assistant Coach this past season and was crucial to the team returning to the Metro Championship. With an eye on building a softball program and a focus on continuity, Coach Wright and Coach Hawkins will be working in tandem to develop and teach players to contribute at each level for the Eagles Softball Program.
“I am proud of what the girls accomplished last year and believe the standard has been set for the Middle School Program,” says Coach Hawkins. “Our program will be set up for the future and I can’t wait to begin working on a championship season.”
Keith Bollinger, North Cobb Christian School Athletic Director, applauds the dynamic approach that Coach Wright is using to build a softball program that is being developed to be sustainable and successful. “We are taking a proactive approach to building our softball program,” says Bollinger. “Coach Wright and Coach Hawkins both understand that we need to have a consistent message for our girls on each level and have displayed great coaching relationships that will be felt from Middle School to Varsity.”
The softball coaching staff will be rounded out with Coach Nate Rupp, who has been the assistant JV Baseball Coach/Assistant Varsity Softball Coach for 2016-2017, and Coach Jimmy Keane, current Head Varsity Baseball Coach. These coaches will have involvement in both the Middle School and Varsity levels, assisting the Head Coaches as needed.
The future is bright for our NCCS Softball program! Go, Lady Eagles!
Spring Term Blog
We believe that Spring Term offers a unique opportunity for our students to learn more about the world around them, to share precious community and fellowship with each other and their teachers, and to impact their world for Christ - TOGETHER. Please join us in praying for safe travels and for God to transform and change the lives of our students and all the people they come in contact with during Spring Term!
One of the favorite things about Spring Term is the blog. Each team will provide daily Spring Term blog updates, which can be found [HERE]. Additionally, pictures and updates can be found on the NCCS Facebook page and you can follow NCCSEagles on Twitter.
Spring Term trips and short courses: Upper School - Appalachia, College Tour, Colombia, DIY, Freedom Project, Guatemala, Haiti, Local Legacy, Local Missions: Atlanta, Local Missions: Cobb, Marine Biology, Nashville, Proverbs 31:30, Snowbird, Top Gear, Tri-City Tour, Xtreme Men Middle School - Washington, D.C., Savannah, Sojourn Experience, Georgia Aquarium
Spring Term Prayer Partners
In addition to supporting our Upper School Spring Term financially, all of our Lower School students are also supporting the various teams through prayer. Last week all of the teams met with their prayer partner classes for a special time together before Spring Term begins. Lower School parents can view the Prayer Partner list below to join your students in praying for specific teams. Being able to partner in prayer means so much to both our lower and upper school students!
Pile (K3) - Local Missions Cobb Morning (K3) - DIY Crowe (K4) - Freedom Project Evans (K4) - Top Gear Dixon (K5) - Local Legacy Hubbs (K5) - Proverbs 31:30 Jones (K5) - Snowbird Nelson (1st) - Appalachia Thaxton (1st) - Local Missions Atlanta
Davis (2nd) - Tri-City Tour Romine (2nd) - Nashville Rheinscheld (2nd) - Haiti Collins (3rd) - Colombia Maner (3rd) - Marine Biology Bare (4th) - Xtreme Men Martin (4th) - College Tour Wilczynski (4th) - Guatemala
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Congratulations to Aly and Cris Jackson on the birth of their daughter, Eilley Elizabeth Jackson, born March 19! Cris teaches Middle School Bible at NCCS. Please join us in welcoming sweet Eilley to the NCCS family!
- Lower School News -
Orchestra & Band Students Attend Atlanta Symphony Performance
Fourth grade orchestra and band students were delighted by the music of the award-winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra last Wednesday as they traveled on a musical field trip to Lassiter High School Performance Hall. Students learned how musical composers used elements of music like Dynamics, Tempo, Timbre, Tonality and Texture to give musical representation to animals and stories.They heard the sounds of Bumble Bees right in the auditorium as the ASO played Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov, Double basses sounding like an elephant in The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, the story of a boy and his cat - I Bought Me A Cat by Aaron Copeland and finished with Peter and The Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev. To top off the awesome day, students had lunch at the Varsity where "What'll ya have?" was heard throughout as students enjoyed the delicious and fun food there. Seeds of music were planted deep in the hearts of the students as they listened and experienced the joy of music. Those seeds will hopefully grow as they continue to develop and mature in orchestra and band this year.
Students Participate in Speech Meet
On Thursday, March 23, thirty-nine first through fourth grade students participated in the NCCS Speech Meet. These students worked hard to learn and recite various Bible verses, poems, or fables to our panel of judges. The ribbons and results from this week will be handed out at the ACSI Awards Chapel on Tuesday, May 9th. We are so proud of the students’ hard work! Participants included: Emmi McKenzie, Misa Rodrigues, Kelvin Aladesuyi, Lillie Goff, Lindsey Meier, Evangeline Terry, Aaleyah Williams, Jack Bitner, Brayden Harbin, Kristan Sterling, Emma Strange, Carson Burris, Allie Contreras, Kerry Gray, Breanna Henderson, Lauren Lewis, Madison Shuler, Doug Long, Kendall Smith, Chrissy Roache, Lauren Ewell, Bryanna Forbes, Shay Henderson, Ryan Worosilo, Grace Heiple, Kobe Lewis, Michael Perry, Spears Martin, Ross Rea, Tristan Sterling, Tobi Adewoyin, Allie Galifianakis, Maddie Jones, Hailey Thornton, Grace Swanson, John Rodgers, Grant Pool, Kaitlin Long, and Tobi Rotowa.
Trapping a Leprechaun!
RISE students are very excited about the new S.T.E.M (Science Technology Engineering and Math) unit. Last week students were challenged to engineer a working device that would trap a Leprechaun. Students Claire Go and Kate Butler did a wonderful job using their prior knowledge of simple machines to create their trap. Next week students will be given a S.T.E.M. challenge that will “blow their minds” as they study the power of wind.
Bringing the Bible to Life
Last week K5 students reenacted the Bible story about four friends who carried a paralytic man to Jesus and lowered him through the roof. Their lesson emphasized how thankful they are that Jesus wants us to come to Him with all of our needs!
Second Grade Visits New Echota Historical Site
Second grade students traveled back in time to visit New Echota Historical Site on March 22! Cherokee Indian history came to life as students visited missionary Samuel Worchester's home built in 1828, the Council House, the Court House, a middle class farm and house, and saw how the printing press turned the famous Cherokee alphabet into the Cherokee Phoenix newspaper. Students also went to the site where the treaty was signed that ultimately led the Cherokee to leave their land and move west. Allie Contreras from Ms. Romine's class said, "My favorite part was going into the missionaries' house and seeing where the guests stayed." As students dive deeper into learning about Georgia, they especially enjoyed seeing the history that is in our own backyard!
- Middle School News -
NJHS Service Project
The National Junior Honor Society, led by Nate Watson, Alli Stroud, Caroline Cunningham, and Rylee Tate, dedicated their club time recently to clear the Cross Country trails. Though there was excessive mud and branches, NJHS cleaned up so that our runners can now practice without the threat of a rolled ankle due to debris on that trail. The NJHS club will continue to serve the school and community during their club time throughout the rest of the school year. Go Eagles Cross Country!
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Environmental Science Classes Visit Butler Creek Watershed
Environmental Science classes took a field trip in our own backyard this past week. The Corp of Engineers property is part of the Butler Creek Watershed, and the students had the opportunity to learn more about this with an educator from the Watershed Stewardship program, part of the Cobb County Water System. Students first learned about the different macroinvertebrates that are part of Georgia's waterways and indicators of a healthy stream, then moved to the creek to see which of those things they could find. They are happy to report that our part of Butler Creek is healthy and they had some great finds - dragonfly larva, midge fly larva, and a freshwater clam were all present, as well as beaver and deer tracks nearby. All of these indicate a well-functioning ecosystem in our area! The Watershed Stewardship program has some excellent educational information as well as various volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about things you could do to participate for community service hours, contact Mrs. Epp for details.
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: Business Academy Will Bare Nicholas Byrd Elizabeth Earp Owen Phillips Preston Seiz Ryan Whitener J.D. Wright Brian Zen
- Arts News -
GMEA District XII - Middle School Honor Orchestra
The GMEA District XII Middle School Honor Orchestra event was held at McEachern High School on March 10th and 11th. Approximately 450 middle school orchestra students auditioned in January for a place in this prestigious event. Only 170 students were chosen to form two honor orchestras. Students rehearsed Friday night and most of the day Saturday under the direction of Dr. Gail Barnes and Dr. Jacob Dakon. Congratulations to the following 6th Grade Orchestra Students who were selected for this honor:
Ashley Guedes - 2nd chair viola out of 19 Violas Finley Ross - 6th chair 1st violin out of 42 violins Lindsay Nichols - 10th chair 1st violin out of 42 violins
NCCS Freshman to be Concert Master &
Soloist in GYSO
This week Hallie Meier received word from her GYSO Orchestra Director, Dr. Eric Hawk, that she had earned the solo to one of the major works they would be doing at their upcoming GYSO concert! She'll be playing the major solo to Scene Four of Swan Lake by Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This is one of the most popular of all ballets and will be danced as the Philharmonia Orchestra performs it. The concert will be performed at the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm. Hallie also found out that she will sit as concert Master the rest of this season! Congratulations Hallie!
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Middle School Girls’ Golf for the Win!
It was great day for our Middle School girls' golf team as they won over Mt. Vernon on Tuesday, March 21! This was the first win for our Middle School girls’ team in the two years we have had the program. They also had a special treat when a LPGA rep presented a LPGA pin to the girls along with an inspirational chat before their match! Way to go, Lady Eagles!
Recognition for Varsity Swimmers
The Varsity Boys Swim Team had 3 boys gain special recognition for their performance for the 2016-17 Swim Season. Senior Joseph Clark was named to the CSCA All County 1st Team, and Sophomores Daniel Clark and Seth Carden were nominated and named to the CSCA All County 2nd Team. Congratulations to these swimmers for an exceptional season!
Brothers Receive Wrestling All-County Recognition
Brothers Mark and Jake Watson were selected by the Marietta Daily Journal (MDJ) for the All-County Wrestling team this season. Mark, who is a senior, was named 1st Team All-County (132 lbs) making him the 1st wrestler in school history to receive 1st team designation. Mark also earned 1st Team All-County (132 lbs) by the Cobb County Wrestlers Association (CCWA), another 1st for the wrestling program. Jake, a sophomore, received 2nd team All-County by the MDJ (126 lbs) and was named All-County Honorable Mention (126 lbs) by the CCWA. Congratulations to the Watson brothers for their accomplishments this season!
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 & Opportunities -
Terra Nova Testing Coming in April
Students in grades K5-11th grade will be taking the Terra Nova 3 Achievement Test during the week of April 17. Please note the following about the tests:
Grades 2, 3, 5, and 7 will also take the InView cognitive skills test. Grade 1 will take the PTCS cognitive skills test. Grades 6 and 8 will test Monday through Wednesday (4/17-4/19) Grades 5 and 7 will test Monday through Thursday (4/17-4/20) Grades K5-4 will test the entire week.
Upper School Testing Schedule: Monday, April 17 - regular Upper School classes Tuesday, April 18 - 9th/10th graders taking the ASPIRE (pre-ACT), 11th/12th graders regular classes Wednesday, April 19 - 9th/10th graders taking the ASPIRE (pre-ACT), 11th graders taking the ACT, 12th graders Senior Brunch 10am-noon Thursday, April 20 and Friday, April 21- regular Upper School classes
More details will be available closer to the testing dates. This testing is not something for which students should study; however, the test will assess their progress on grade level objectives covered throughout the year.
Valentine Sock Hop Pictures Now Available
Check out all of the great pictures from the Valentine’s Sock Hop [HERE].
Reserved for Special Guests
We enjoy giving our prospective families a warm NCCS welcome by providing special parking spaces reserved just for them. Please refrain from parking in the spaces marked "Reserved for Admissions Guests" so that we can extend our welcome to our guests from the moment they come into the parking lot!
Cobb Youth Leadership Opportunity
Cobb Youth Leadership is a leadership development program that provides students the unique opportunity to be more involved in their community. While building networks with students from schools across Cobb County, participants will meet monthly with local and regional leaders while discussing topics such as social services, public safety, politics, health, arts, history and the military. To be eligible for the program, students must be entering into the 11th grade. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, and selections will be made in June. To access the online application, click [HERE].
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School Principal Wendy Titus will introduce the final fruit focus - “Gentleness” in both chapels. First through fourth grade will meet in the gym from 8:10-8:45am with Mrs. Martin’s 4th grade class will lead the pledges. K3-K5 students will meet in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and Mrs. Evans’ K4 class will lead the pledges. Guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS!
There will be no Middle School & Upper School Chapel due to Spring Term.
1 Chronicles 16:23-24
“Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!”
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