“Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way” Seminar - Next Week!
NCCS is pleased to offer a free parent seminar designed to help parents understand how to deal with the anger, frustration and confusion that sometimes comes with raising children during the digital age. The seminar will explain the effect technology is having on us, our culture and our kids and provide scientific-based approaches to parenting kids through the technology issues that we all face. Invite friends and family to join us at this important and timely seminar on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:00pm in the gym. The featured speaker is Andrew McPeak, a Program Excellence Manager with Growing Leaders. Andrew is a millennial speaker and content developer and his experiences as both a presenter and a curriculum designer have led him to become well-versed in communication to and about the next generations.
Note - Free childcare is provided for NCCS families during this seminar for children age 3 (potty-trained) through 6th grade. Contact Mandy Johnson by April 25 to reserve a space.
“Home Court Advantage” Tennis Challenge - April 28
We have looked forward to the day when NCCS could host our annual tennis tournament on our campus and the Eagles Booster Club is pleased to announce our first Annual "Home Court Advantage" Tennis Challenge will be held on Friday, April 28. The Tennis Challenge will be doubles match play in a round robin format. Match play will be followed by a delicious lunch, dessert and drawing for some awesome prizes! All proceeds will go toward our windscreens and other equipment for our new courts. Please join us for this special event as we celebrate and enjoy God's wonderful blessing! Registration and breakfast begin at 8:30am with Match Play starting at 9am.
Entry fee includes a continental breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt, lunch, 4 prize tickets and 2 hours of match play. There is a minimum contribution of $50 per player and SPACES ARE LIMITED! To register for the challenge please click [HERE]. Each player must register individually; however, there is a space provided to designate your partner. Please include your T-Shirt size as well. If you have any questions, please contact Karen Rainwater - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Lower School News -
Exciting Pilot Program in Lower School
During April and May our students are participating in a pilot program of Istation. Istation supplements both reading and math and is made of four easy-to-use components that work together to help students achieve success in those two subjects. Look for more information in Friday Folders including student log in.
Wax Museum With A Technology Twist
Get ready to enjoy the culminating event to a wonderful school year as we open our 4th Grade Wax Museum on May 12th in the gym from 9:00-10:00am! This year’s museum will have new and improved changes that you don’t want to miss! Make sure you have a QR reader downloaded to your smart phone and bring a pair of earbuds for this event. Museum attendees will be able to scan QR codes and listen to our wax figures using the guest WiFi being provided by our technology department. Make plans to join us for this special event!
First Grade Visits Tellus Museum
Our first grade classes visited the Tellus Museum last week to learn more about the amazing world God has created. Students enjoyed digging for fossils, panning for minerals, and visiting the planetarium to learn more about the amazing way God has designed space and how it is useful to our lives today. They were excited to explore all that is found in the world around us!
4th Grade Pioneers
History came alive for fourth grade students recently as they participated in a Pioneer Day as a culminating activity to their Civil War and Westward Expansion unit. During this interactive day, students created wax candles, churned butter, played common 19th Century games, ate lunch on the "Oregon Trail," built covered wagons, practiced their whittling skills, and wrote messages with a quill and homemade ink. Students and teachers also enjoyed dressing as pioneers, miners, or cowboys!
- Celebrating Our Students -
NCCS Junior Selected for Elite Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NCCS junior K.P. Pierre has been selected to join the 2017 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community. K.P., who was selected from a pool of over 2,400 applicants, will be part of an exceptional group of only 75 students from across the country who will each participate in one of three programs. The rigorous program that K.P. has been selected for, which begins in June and concludes in January, will be divided into three phases. In the Academic Phase, K.P. will take two academic courses; Scientific Writing and Neuroscience/Connectomics. K.P. plans to major in Biomedical Engineering in college and these advanced courses will help him develop knowledge in his field of study. K.P. will then attend a residential program held on MIT's campus where he will present his coursework and research to the MIT academic community. Finally, in the Enrichment Phase, K.P. will participate in a 6-month enrichment program to develop higher involvement and knowledge of the science and engineering fields. In addition, K.P. will receive mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, and industry professionals. Congratulations to K.P. on this awesome accomplishment!
NCCS Junior Invited to be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders
NCCS junior Will Marquess has been invited to be a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event, which will be held in Lowell, MA on June 25-27, is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country, who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. Will was nominated by Dr. Robert Darling, Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Georgia based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine. During the three-day Congress, he will join students from across the country to hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science Winners talk about leading medical research and receive advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school. He will also witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles, be inspired by fellow teen medical science prodigies, and learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology. Congratulations to Will for this great honor!
NCCS Junior Accepted to Summer Medical Programs
NCCS junior Chloe Glass has been accepted into summer medical enrichment programs at Brown University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. Chloe selected the Georgetown program because that is where she is considering medical school due to the fact that she can earn her medical degree while doing medical missions. We are so proud of you, Chloe, for being selected for all three programs!
- Arts News -
Spring Visual Arts Show -
The Spring Visual Arts Show featuring a huge selection of artwork from K-3 through 12th grade will be on display in the Fine Arts Building next week. Come enjoy our amazing student creativity and enjoy some sweet treats!
Reception: Tuesday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm Visit the show: Wednesday through Friday afternoons from 3:00pm - 4:00pm
AP Art Show at The Brickyard in Marietta
We are excited to announce that this year’s AP Art Show will be held at The Brickyard off the Marietta Square on Tuesday, May 2, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. A record number of seniors are a part of AP Art this year and each of them will have a minimum of 24 beautiful pieces on display. Their portfolios are broken down into 12 breadth (any 12 of their best pieces) and 12 concentration pieces (have a theme of some sort). As a special addition to the art show, the “Mac the Cheese” food truck will be there! We hope you will make plans to come and support these artists at The Brickyard:
Eden Allen Sarah Cho Amber Conti Ansley Davies Austin Geter Yeni Hong Shelby Hughes Lynn Kim Shirley Lin Sarah Tysinger Sarah Wiggins Rachel Wilczynski
- Athletics News -
Softball Interest Meeting
There will be a varsity softball interest meeting for rising 9th-12th grade girls on Monday, April 24, immediately after school in Coach Wright's room (S150). Anyone interested in playing softball in the fall should plan to attend. Those who are unable to attend the meeting should e-mail Coach Wright ASAP to receive tryout information.
- Announcements & Opportunities -
The Bus Stops Here!
Registration for our 2017-2018 morning bus shuttle service is now open, with limited seating on the following routes: Cartersville/Cedarcrest Bridgemill/Towne Lake Dallas Highway/Acworth Due West Lower Roswell Road/Marietta
Click [HERE] for a registration form and return the form along with payment to the Admissions Office by June 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact Beth Wright, Director of Admissions.
Box Tops Winner!
Congratulations to Mrs. Jones’ class for winning the Box Top competition for March! Together, we collected over 3,000 Box Tops for our school. Our next collection will take place on Tuesday, May 2. If you are 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! This will be our last official collection for the Pizza Party Contest.
New Summer Camps!
Summer camps at NCCS are such a blast! Be sure to check out the following new summer camp offerings and register today! Spread the word to family and friends - all are welcome to be a part of NCCS Summer Camps!
Little Eagles Cheer Camp - July 24-28 For girls entering K5 - 4th grade Instructors - Caroline, Kendall, Gracie, and Janie Johnson - former and current NCCS Varsity Cheerleaders! Mrs. Mandy Johnson-NCCS Receptionist Complete description and registration found [HERE]
Sing! Sing! Sing! - June 19 - June 23 For co-ed campers entering 2nd grade - 8th grade Instructor - Amy Wallace, NCCS Middle and Upper School Choral Director, Director of the Academy Singers Complete description and registration found [HERE]
Crush the Keyboard - June 12 - 16 For co-ed campers entering 6th - 10th grade Instructor - Mrs. Carol Coleman, NCCS Technology Teacher Complete description and registration found [HERE]
Star Wars Camp - June 26 - June 30 For boys entering K5 - 8th grade Instructors - Mr. Aaron Williams and Mr. Jim Bitner Complete description and registration found [HERE]
Be sure to register for these and other summer camps now! Check out all of the offerings [HERE].
New Library Management System
We have upgraded our Library Management System! What does this mean for you? You can now seamlessly search and access all print and digital content from just one location with a single sign-on through the Destiny portal. That includes all of our school’s library resources, such as eBooks (coming soon!), digital databases, and content-rich and safe websites.
Students can search the catalog directly from that link, or log in using their school Google login information (they must be logged-in on Chrome with their school account). The benefit to being logged in to Destiny is having access to the following: -see what books you have out -place a hold on a book that is currently unavailable -add books to your "have read," "currently reading" or "to be read" shelves -write a review of your favorite books and more!
To access Destiny, click [HERE} or visit the Media Center page on our website.
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday Lower School will have a SHINE follow-up in both chapels next week. The 1st - 4th graders will meet in the gym from 8:10-8:45am, with Mrs. Collins’ 4th grade class leading the pledges and the Melody Makers, our Lower School audition choral group, leading the music. The K3 - K5 students will meet for chapel in the gym from 8:50-9:20am and Mrs. Dixon’s K5 class will lead the pledges.
Special Middle & Upper School Chapel Next Week - All of our 5th through 12th grade students will hear from Andrew McPeak from Growing Leaders as he presents a student version of our parent seminar “Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way.” The Middle and Upper School chapels are on Thursday in the gym, with US at 8:05am and MS combined at 9:40am.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS!
James 1:2-3 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.”
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