We will be hosting our next Open House for prospective families for the 2017-2018 school year on Thursday, April 20, at 7:00pm. This is a great opportunity for families who are looking for an outstanding education in a family-focused school community that centers on helping students realize their potential in Christ! Please spread the word to family and friends!
Special Honor During 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Trip
The eighth graders and chaperones enjoyed a special moment for our school as NCCS was honored to present a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during their Spring Term trip to Washington, D.C.. Middle School student government officers Anneka Clingman, Alli Stroud, Rachel Turnbough, and Alex Mamula were selected to present the wreath. To view this moving wreath presentation, click [HERE].
Be sure to check out all of the Spring Term 2017 blogs [HERE].
Baseball Alumni Honored at Dinner
North Cobb Christian School Baseball hosted the first Alumni and Baseball Celebration Dinner on Friday, April 7. The event was designed to honor the past players and coaches who have been a part of the deep baseball history at NCCS and over 90 players, parents, and coaches, as well as over 15 baseball alumni were in attendance. Fleet Lester, Michael Clayton, Jim Tidwell, Drew VonNeida, Ryan McGovern, and Tyler Jones gave incredible talks about how the baseball program impacted them throughout their time at NCCS.
The evening was made even more memorable by the retiring of Coach Chris Stafford’s baseball jersey. Chris Stafford served as head baseball coach from 2000-2010 and won two state championships while building a winning baseball culture at NCCS. Past players gathered to present Coach Stafford with a signed jersey, a picture book capturing some of the best moments of his career, and a customized Old Hickory bat.
Thank you to all who participated and made the evening incredibly special. It was a great time of fellowship, laughter, and memories.
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Lower School Family Movie Night
Lower School families are invited to Family Movie Night sponsored by our PTF on Friday, April 21 at 6:30pm. The cost is $5 per family, paid at the door, and popcorn and water will be provided. Please RSVP [HERE] by 4/18 so we can adequately prepare. We are looking forward to this fun night together!
Kindergarten classes visited Zoo Atlanta this week and saw lions, tigers, and bears...oh my!! The kids had a wonderful time seeing and learning about many of the animals God created.
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Shared Love for Reading
Fifth graders enjoyed reading with lower school students right before spring break as many of them brought special books from home to share. Although the fifth graders were prepared to share their books with the lower school students, it was fantastic to see the lower school students sharing their favorite books with the fifth graders, too!
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Kennesaw Business Association Awards Scholarships to NCCS Seniors
Congratulations to NCCS Seniors Madelyn Dennard and Mark Watson for being recognized by the Kennesaw Business Association at their Education Awards Meeting on April 11th. Madelyn was awarded the Paul Chastain "Citizenship" Award and Mark received the Terry Chandler "Taking Care of Business" Award. These awards are named in honor of past presidents of the KBA and come with a scholarship for these seniors. We are very proud of Madelyn and Mark and appreciate the KBA for recognizing these outstanding seniors!
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 Christopher Ciulla Graham Weaver
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Join the Academy Singers at the 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 on this link.
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! Youth Art Month Contest Winner
Congratulations to Braeden Lomant from Ms. Romine's 2nd grade class for winning this year's NCCS Youth Art Month Drawing Challenge! Students who participated in the weekly drawing challenge during the month of March were entered into the drawing for a chance to win some awesome art supplies.
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Congratulations to senior Demiere Brown for making the AJC 1st Team All-State & 2nd Team All-Metro (All classifications) and to senior Will Crumbly for making the AJC Honorable Mention for All-State! We are so proud of both of you!
Middle School Cheerleading Meeting
There will be an informational meeting for rising 5th - 8th grade girls interested in Middle School Cheerleading - Competition, Football or Basketball - on Monday, April 17 at 7:00 PM in the Lower School Cafeteria.
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Terra Nova Testing - Next Week
Students in grades K5-8 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 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
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.
Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way - Parent Seminar
When & Where: Wednesday, April 26, 7:00pm in the NCCS gymnasium
Cost: Admission is FREE
Childcare: FREE childcare will be available for NCCS families with children age 3 (potty trained)-6th grade - rsvp to Mandy Johnson by Tuesday, April 25
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.
Description: 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 to 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
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!
LoriBell’s PTF Spirit Day
Now that the weather is warmer, it’s a perfect time to enjoy LoriBell’s Frozen Custard! Join us in supporting the next PTF Spirit Day at LoriBell’s all day on Tuesday, April 18. Be sure to let them know you are with NCCS when you order!
All Pro Dad Breakfast - April 21
Join us on Friday, April 21, from 7:00-7:45 am (doors open at 6:45am) for the April All Pro Dad breakfast. This month’s topic is “Connection” and the cost is $5/person paid at door for a Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit, fruit, coffee and OJ. 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 (email@example.com) with questions.
Summer Fun at NCCS for ALL Ages!
With summer just around the corner, it's time to sign up for some of the awesome summer camps at NCCS! Quality camp leaders and extra special camps and activities planned throughout the summer make NCCS THE PLACE TO BE for Summer 2016! Check out all of the camp options [HERE] and sign up now!
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel & Middle School Chapel There will be no Lower or Middle School chapels next week due to Terra Nova testing. Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am Next week’s Upper School Chapel will be a time of sharing about Spring Term 2017, featuring stories from impactful experiences during Spring Term
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"Keys to the Dawghouse” event is a University of Georgia information session hosted in our area at Mt. Paran Christian School on Monday, May 1st at 6:00pm. Rising juniors and seniors should use this [LINK HERE] for details and registration.
Exploring Educational Excellence is an evening information program with admission representatives from Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago. When: Sunday, April 23 Time: 7:00pm Where: Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Conference Center 500 Powder Springs St Marietta, GA 30064 Register [HERE]
Coast To Coast College Tour is an evening information program with the admission representatives of Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California/Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. When: Tuesday, May 16 Time: 7:00pm Where: Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center 500 Powder Springs St Marietta, GA 30064 Register [HERE]
National Cyber Warrior Academy is a 10-day residential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on the University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Dahlonega campus. The camp is scheduled for June 21 - July 1, 2017 and the cost is FREE! Apply before May 20 by registering [HERE].
Lee University Summer Honors 2017 is a two-week program that offers rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to discover what college life is like while earning six hours of college credit. For more information and an application, visit the Summer Honors website [HERE] or contact the Student Development office by phone: 423-614-8406.
1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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