Academy Singers' Spring Showcase - Friday & Saturday
Make plans to join us for the Academy Singers' Spring Showcase on Friday, May 12, or Saturday, May 13, at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Building. This concert is a culmination of the year's work and is always a favorite event each year! Each Singer will be performing a solo of his or her choice, along with some of their ensemble favorites. Admission is free; however, everyone must have a ticket to attend. (Tickets are available in the Eagles Nest School Store or as available at the door.) Special note - please plan to be seated for the concert by 6:55pm. After that time, seats will be released to those without tickets.
Academy Actors' Showcase: World Premiere
The NCCS Academy of the Arts is proud to present a unique opportunity for you to see a wonderful little piece of theatre written by our own director, Mr. Matthew Hendrix. The Actors' Showcase this year is entitled "Talking to Myself" and is an honest and unapologetic look at the struggles we face as we build relationships and make our lives together. The show follows Stephen as he navigates what will ultimately become the biggest and best decision he's ever made. Funny at times, pithy at others, but always resonant, come out and see a show that is sure to move you and remind you of the ones you love...and the ones you've lost.
Show times are Thursday, May 18, and Friday, May 19, at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Building and admission is free. We hope you'll join us in the conversation!
- Lower School News -
Christmas in May in 4th Grade
Fourth graders decided to turn lemons into lemonade after Field Day was postponed due to bad weather last week. They decided to celebrate Christmas in May, complete with santa hats, hot chocolate, snow, and popcorn! Christmas carols played in the background as students watched a crackling fire on the overhead projector. Math games were played with snowballs, artwork was completed with snow paint, and snowmen were built with actual "snow." Toes were warm and cozy with slipper socks and they enjoyed snuggling in their blankets. Such a fun way to make the best of the canceled Field Day!
First Grade Goes “Under the Sea”
First Grade classes visited the Georgia Aquarium this past week to learn more about fish and ocean life. Students were able to connect the information learned about fish in the classroom to observations and presentations at the aquarium. During the behind the scenes tour, students learned more about the needs of fish, classifying animals, and even got to watch the whale sharks during feeding time. It was a great way to see their learning come to life!
Principal of the Day
Second grader Kaylee Snow, shadowed Mrs. Titus as Lower School Principal of the Day on Thursday, May 4th. Kaylee and Mrs. Titus spent time making special treats for the teachers, visiting classrooms, talking with different offices, interacting with students and they enjoyed lunch from Chick-fil-A. One highlight of the day was a golf cart ride with Mr. Clingman and Mrs. Titus. Mr. Clingman showed Kaylee the new improvements on our campus. Interacting with the K3 students was Kaylee's favorite activity of the day. She thought they were adorable! This special opportunity to be Principal of the day was purchased through the NCCS Benefit Auction held in the spring.
Third Grade Visits Local Quarry
On Thursday, May 4th, students in the third grade had the opportunity to tour Vulcan Materials Company, whose primary business is quarry mining. Vulcan mines igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks to be used for construction purposes. Students, parents, and teachers were fascinated as they learned about the company, mining process, equipment used, and the important role that the minerals play in our society.
K5 Enjoys a Trip to Smith-Gilbert Gardens
K5 students had a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Smith-Gilbert Gardens on their field trip last week. They loved exploring all types of plants, trees, and flowers and simply being outside in the gardens on a beautiful day!
- Middle School News -
Soaring into Upper School!
This year we will be celebrating the transition of our 8th grade students into Upper School with our first ever "Soaring Ceremony." We look forward to an opportunity to applaud the mental, physical, social and spiritual growth of our rising 9th graders on May 15 at 8:00am in the gym. As they prepare to move from Middle School to Upper School students will be honored with a pinning ceremony in which Middle School Principal Craig Konchak will officially deliver the class of 2021 to Upper School Principal, Megan Strange. The program will include eighth grade superlatives, reflections of their 8th grade year, a special dedication, and a charge to new heights. There will be a small reception for 8th grade families following the ceremony. We look forward to an awesome morning celebrating this year’s 8th grade class!
Middle School Night - May 12
Calling all NCCS 5th-8th Graders! Our last Middle School Night of the year is next week! Don't miss out on a night of games, food, friends, and fun next Friday, May 12, from 6:00-8:00pm. All you have to do is sign up at this link and bring $5 cash or check made out to NCCS. You won't want to miss it!
7th Grade Travels to the Tellus Museum
Seventh grade students recently enjoyed a field trip to the Tellus Museum. During their field trip students - visited The Weinman Mineral Gallery to look at rocks, minerals, and beautiful gems, as well as a review of plate tectonics and the rock cycle. Students learned how rocks and minerals are used in our daily lives - took a lab class to learn how rocks are classified and identified into igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. - panned for gemstones, which they were able to keep. - digitally visited locations in our galaxy in the planetarium, where they learned more about God's creation (Genesis 1). For more information about The Tellus Science Museum, click HERE.
Students Achieve High Scores in the Duke TIP Program
Congratulations to 7th graders Anna Sward and Alexa Rhinehart who both earned high enough SAT scores to be recognized by Duke TIP this past weekend at the Georgia state ceremony. In Georgia 5,408 Duke Tip 7th graders took the SAT or ACT. Of those students, 1,867 achieved a score high enough to get recognition at the state ceremony. We are proud of you, Anna and Alexa!
- Upper School News -
NCCS Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education Accepts New Member
Please join us in congratulating Elisha Cloy as the newest Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education member for the 2017-2018 school year. She joins a great community of other students already involved in robust programs in our Academy of The Arts, Academy of Business, Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education, The Academy of Exercise and Sport Science and our STEM Academy. If you would like to learn more about the Academies at North Cobb Christian School, click [HERE] or contact Upper School Principal Megan Strange.
- Announcements & Opportunities -
School Supply Shopping Made EASY!
Save time and gas this summer! Order next year’s school supplies now and let the PTF be your personal shopper. Order K3-4th grade supplies online by July 7 and they will be waiting on your child’s desk at Meet the Teacher in August.
Your order not only saves you time and trouble, it also supports the PTF projects that in turn support your student.
Please see the following exam schedules for Middle and Upper School:
Middle School Exam Schedule Note - Middle School semester exams are May 24-26 for seventh and eighth grade students. Fifth and sixth grade students will have early dismissal during exam week, but will have end-of-unit tests instead of semester exams.
Middle & Upper School Worship Team Auditions for 2017-2018
We will be hosting auditions for vocals and instruments for our Upper School Worship Team on Monday, May 15, after school. Applications can be found [HERE] and are due by May 10.
Auditions for vocals and instruments for our rising 7th and 8th grade students for the Middle School Worship Team will take place on Wednesday, May 17, after school. Applications can be picked up from Ms. MaryBeth Lawler and are due by Friday, May 12.
Textbook Consignment Sale & Textbook Lists
We are excited to share information about the new and improved Textbook Buyback and Consignment sale. Highlights of the sale are listed below and you can click [HERE] for complete details and instructions. 1. Follett is a new company that will facilitate textbook buybacks. You are also welcome to sell your books in the consignment sale. Both the textbook buyback event and the consignment sale will take place on Thursday, June 8 in the Fine Arts Building from 7:30am - 7:00pm. 2. There will be an ongoing summer book sale offered Monday - Wednesday from 8am-3pm beginning June 20 and running through August 1. 3. All transactions are cash only. If you have any questions, please contact Krys West by e-mail or by phone 770-975-0252 ext. 526.
We are currently seeking loving homestay families for new international students who will arrive in late July or early August for the 2017-2018 school year. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the blessing that so many NCCS families have experienced through our international program! If you would like more information about hosting one of these students, click [HERE] or contact Beth Wright in the Admissions Office.
Next Week’s Important Dates
Monday, May 15 8th Grade Soaring Ceremony - 8:00am in the gym Lower School Cheer Clinic - 2:40pm JV/Varsity Spring Sports Awards - 6:30pm Tuesday, May 16 Lower School Spring Program - 9:00am (doors open at 8:30am) Lower School Cheer Clinic - 2:40pm Upper School Chorus Concert - 6:00pm in the gym Upper School Fine Arts Awards - 7:00pm in the gym Wednesday, May 17 Middle School Awards - 9:00am Middle School Field Day - after awards Lower School Cheer Clinic - 2:40pm Thursday, May 18 Baccalaureate - 8:00am Academy Actors Spring Showcase - 7:00pm in Fine Arts Building Friday, May 19 Upper School Awards - 8:00am Academy Actors Spring Showcase - 7:00pm in Fine Arts Building
Please take note of all of the special events scheduled on the Master Calendar, found [HERE] on the website.
Driver’s License and Permit Forms
Students who are planning to get their driver's license or permit over the summer months will need several forms from the school. A Certificate of Enrollment can be picked up from Krys West in the Upper School office during exam week. The form states that it expires in 30 days, but the DDS will accept it through August 1st. Students who may need the ADAP certificate (from taking the Alcohol/Drug course in health class) may contact Jennifer Phillips.
Final Call to Claim Lost & Found Items
We have accumulated a number of items during the year that are not placed in the regular lost and found due to the value of these items. If you have lost any of the following things this year, please see Mandy Johnson at the front desk. You will be asked to describe your items before Mandy will release them to you. Lost items include: Glasses, Jewelry, USB drives, Electronics, Phones, and Keys - all kinds, including car keys!
Also, please be aware that regular lost and found items are on display in the back walkway from Wednesday, May 17, through Friday, May 19. Unclaimed items will be donated to local charities. Special thanks to our Facilities Department for placing these items on display each month!
- Athletics News -
Baseball Players Selected for All Star Game
Congratulations to Carter Guarino (2nd baseman) and Ryan Suppa (pitcher) for being selected to play in the 2nd annual Cobb-Gwinnett All Star Game. Great job, guys!
Cross Country Interest Meeting
Coach Sanders and Coach King will be hosting a cross-country meeting on Monday, May 15, at 3:15pm in Coach Williams’ room for all rising 9th graders through rising seniors. This meeting is for athletes only to discuss summer training.
- Arts News -
Strings Workshop with a Juilliard School of Music Graduate
Students thoroughly enjoyed guest performer and strings clinician Elizabeth Fayette, who played and spoke to the Upper School Concert Orchestra this past Thursday. Elizabeth is a violinist that is currently a faculty member and playing in a string quartet at Emory University. She is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. She is also a Strings Clinician for the D'Addario String Company. After her introduction, Elizabeth proceeded to do what she does 6 to 8 hours each day - play the violin - and the orchestra students were in awe of her amazing talent (view short video clip here). After she played for them, she talked about the history of strings and the construction of strings from the 1600's until now. She shared some great points about the maintenance of a set of strings and how to make string choices based on instrument, sound preference and other factors. She concluded with a great time of Question & Answers. After Elizabeth left, students were excited to rehearse their pieces and Mrs. Brink thinks they have never sounded more beautiful! Mrs. Brink shared, “How cool is God - after class, I was excited to find out that two students had brought new sets of strings for a lesson on re-stringing their instrument! What a gift music is from our God!”
- In Chapel Next Week -
Lower School Chapel - Tuesday 9:00am (*note special time) Next week our Lower School students will present their Spring Concert in a combined chapel at 9:00am (doors will open at 8:30am). Middle School Chapel - Thursday - 9:40am Middle School Principal, Craig Konchak, will speak in a combined chapel next week. Friends and Family are invited to hear Mr. Konchak address the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students for the final chapel of 2016-17 school year. Upper School Chapel - Thursday, 8:05am We will have our Baccalaureate during chapel next week. Come and join us in this time of worship as we also celebrate the Class of 2017.
Parents and guests are always welcome to attend our chapels at NCCS!
Psalm 16:8 “I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
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