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.
The final performance of the show is TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the Fine Arts Building and admission is free. We hope you'll join us in the conversation!
- Upper School News -
NCCS Academy Accepts New Students
Congratulations to the following students that have been accepted into Upper School Academy of the Arts 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. 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: Arts Academy Theatre Arts Brianna Garcia Angel DeCastro Mitchell Watts
Vocal Arts Carter Guarino Cassidy Janeira Louis Kondratev
Visual Arts Emma Franklin Chloe Go Mason Holbrook Kathleen Sutz
Special CDC Guest Visits Upper School Classes
The Anatomy and Introduction to Healthcare Science classes got a real treat last week with a special visitor from the CDC. Greg Burel, Director of the National Strategic Stockpile, spoke in both classes and gave students an overview of the items that the United States keeps in the stockpile and how the system is built for rapid response to keep our nation safe from a health crisis. He explained the constant monitoring of world events as the chain of events that led to the process of distribution (from the secret warehouses, strategically placed throughout the country) in the event of an outbreak or natural disaster. Mr. Burel also exposed students to another way to be involved in healthcare and medicine from a business perspective, outside of the traditional pathway of health careers. We so appreciate him taking time away from his usual schedule of White House briefings and Senate meetings to share with us. You can read more about his exciting job [HERE], in an article published by NPR last summer.
Environmental Science Class Visits Plant Bowen
Last Tuesday, the Environmental Science students got a unique experience when they made a trip up to Plant Bowen, a Georgia Power coal-fired plant in Euharlee, GA. They heard about the many considerations in producing power and its influence on the surrounding ecosystem. This nonrenewable resource impacts air quality, water, and waste in a way that really demonstrates the interconnectedness of all issues that they have covered this year, and gave the students an excellent semester review! The students agreed that it was time well spent to see Environmental Science in action outside of the classroom.
Special Celebration in French Classes
This week as French I and French II conclude for the year, Madame Dignon hosted the students for a Dégustation de Fromages! Students celebrated their accomplishments in class with juices, fresh baguettes from Alpine Bakery, European butter, Brie, Camembert, Comté, Gruyère, Roquefort, Chèvre two ways, fruit and figs! This was a wonderful time to gather and enjoy this very important part of French culture!
The Talon - Student Newspaper - Senior Edition
The final edition of The Talon, which is a special senior edition, is now available [HERE].
- Technology News for Lower & Middle School -
Middle School & Lower School Tech Classes Learn Programming
Students in Mrs. Coleman’s classes worked on a culminating project this last quarter learning how to write programs for our Bee Bot robot. They put together skills they learned in G-Suite over the year and created unique square mats for Bee Bot to run on. Each had their own adventure for Bee Bot to travel through. Older students worked on writing the actual computer programming code to help Bee Bot run wirelessly according to their input. Younger students programmed him using commands on Bee Bot’s back. It was great watching students get excited when their program worked and knowing they had accomplished something they thought they could not do.
- Athletics News -
Track Athletes Place at State Meet
We are so proud of our track athletes who competed in the GHSA State Track Meet this past weekend. Combined performances by Synclair Savage and Schuyler Heflin, both freshmen, and junior Wy'Kia Frelot earned them 10th place out of 31 team among all Single A Private Schools. Individually, they placed as follows: Synclair Savage - 2nd in the long jump, 7th in the 100m, and 6th in the 200m. Schuyler Heflin - 5th in the Shot Put Wy'Kia Frelot - 7th in the Discus We are proud of these student-athletes for representing NCCS so well!
NCCS Senior Selected for All-Region Soccer Team
Congratulations to senior Lauren Brown for being selected for the 2017 All-Region team for Girls’ Soccer. Great job, Lauren!
Baseball Players Selected for All-Region Team
Congratulations to the following Varsity Baseball players for their selections to the All-Region Teams - way to go, guys! 1st Team All-Region Zach Turner - Relief Pitcher
2nd Team All-Region Lee Cunningham - Outfielder
3rd Team All-Region Lee Cunningham - Pitcher Ronny Piepmeier - Pitcher
Honorable Mention Reily Martin - Catcher Ryan Suppa - Pitcher Carter Guarino - Infielder
NCCS Senior Signing
Congratulations to senior Halle Rainwater for signing to play volleyball at Toccoa Falls College next year. We are proud of you, Halle!
- Arts News -
Sixth Grade Ensemble Performs at Senior Center
May is Older Americans Month and this past Friday, May 12, the North Cobb Senior Center held a special event hosting about 60 senior saints for lunch and entertainment. It was a very special day for the 6th Grade String Ensemble as well - as they were the entertainment! The ten students practiced off and on for about 3 weeks to be ready to "give back" a little of what God has blessed them with musically. The audience absolutely loved the students and their music. (Click [HERE] for a short video of the ensemble at the center.) The precious conversations after the performance were just as special! It was an honor for our students to play for these saints and the students have already asked to plan more of these opportunities for orchestra next year - they love giving back by sharing their music! (Ensemble members included Lindsay Nichols, Finley Ross, Bethany Akinola, Sophia Turnbough, Amelia Barr, Isabelle, Scriber, Ashley Guedes, Carolina Hubbs, Reagan Smith, Abbey Fortney, and guest cellist, Otha Turnbough from the US Concert Orchestra.)
- Celebrating Our Students -
NCCS Student To Attend UGA Media & Leadership Academy
Caitlyn Bennett, rising sophomore at NCCS, has been accepted into the Media and Leadership Academy this summer at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia. She will spend a week on campus in June. The Media & Leadership Academy only accepts 60 students per year, and only 20 students per track. Caitlyn will be participating in the Journalism Track. She has completed two semesters of Journalism class at NCCS, and she was Arts Beat Editor for The Talon this year.
4th Grader Wins 1st in Regional Gymnastics Competition
Congratulations to 4th grader Aiden Phillips who recently competed in the XCEL Regional Gymnastics Championship that included gymnasts from 8 states, Aiden placed first in the all-around competition in her division with first place in individual floor exercise and uneven bars, 2nd place on beam, and 3rd place on vault. Way to go, Aiden!
4th Grade Double Bass Student Plays for Local Senior Center
Congratulations to Autumn Smith who played solo at the Dogwood Assisted Living Facility this past week-end! Autumn began the double bass this year as a 4th grade student and is not only doing a great job, but is also loving sharing what God has gifted her with, to play it outside the comfort zone of our walls at NCCS!! We are so proud of Autumn for “making His praise glorious!” (Video can be seen HERE.)
- Celebrating Our Alumni -
We are so proud of Class of 2015 alumnus Adam Morris for his accomplishments in golf at Dalton State! Some of his individual accolades include the following: - Named to the 2016-17 SSAC All Conference Team for Men's golf - Named to the SSAC All Freshman team last year - Ranked #43 out of 150 by Golfstat National Rankings for Men's NAIA golf Adam has been a big contributor to Dalton State Men’s Golf, as they are currently ranked 3rd in nation (NAIA has 173 men's golf teams in NAIA) and the Dalton State Men’s Golf team has won their conference 3 years in a row. 15' 16' & 17'! Way to go, Adam! We are so proud of you!
Congratulations also to the following NCCS Alumni:
Seth Taylor - Class of 2009 - Graduated from Duke University School of Law this month and will be working in Real Estate Law for King and Spalding Law Firm in New York City.
Ethan Kraft - Class of 2013 - Graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of the College of Communications and Arts at Seton Hall University, with 2 majors and 2 minors. While in college Ethan interned with CNBC, Seth Meyers, Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live. Ethan is returning to CNBC to work at the Assignment Desk full time.
Six alumni from the Class of 2013 graduated this month from University of Georgia together - Julia Martin, Connor Nettles, Abbey Quigley, Carleen Porter, Janie Johnson, and Lauren Morris!
- Announcements & Opportunities -
Important End-of-the-Year Information
Please find the following end-of-the-year information [HERE]. - Exam Schedules - Personal Shopper (school supplies) for Lower School - Uniform Consignment Sale - Textbook Consignment Sale - Summer Information - Links to graduations on live stream - Driver's license and permit form information for summer - Navigating Technology in a Healthy Way - Video link from the Parent Seminar
Summer information that includes reading lists, summer assignments, and school supply lists is now available under “Academics” for each division. For Lower School summer information, click [HERE].
For Middle School summer information, click [HERE].
For Upper School summer information, click [HERE].
This information will also be available on the home page and the Parents page of the website throughout the summer for easy access.
Graduations Available on Live Stream
Both graduations next week will be available via live stream. Kindergarten graduation will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00pm in the NCCS gymnasium and may be found on live stream [HERE].
Upper School Graduation will be held on Friday, May 26 at 7:00pm at West Ridge Church and may be found on live stream [HERE].
Congratulations to our graduates!
NCCS has LOTS of great options for summer fun in our camp program! Check out the complete schedule here, and sign up today! Our camps are open to the public, so invite neighborhood friends, kids you know from other activities, relatives, or friends from church to join us!
American Girl Camp - June 5th-9th
Calling all doll-loving girls who are rising K5-4th grade to join us for the third annual American Girl Camp during the week of June 5th-9th! Campers and their dolls will participate in a fun-filled week of American Girl- inspired activities. Campers will enjoy cheering, dancing, singing, gardening, arts and crafts, cooking, playing games, and growing as girls in God's Word! They will also enjoy two field trips off campus: Jumping World and Tea Leaves & Thyme. Space is limited so register [HERE] today!
Instructors - Heather Collins (Third Grade Teacher) and Elese Allen (Moving Forward Program)
Last Day of School
The last day for K3-2nd Grade (full day) is on Thursday, May 25. The last day of school for 3rd-12th Grade (half day) is Friday, May 26 - MS/US dismiss at 11:15am and LS dismisses at 11:45am.
No Chapels Next Week
Please note that there will be no chapels next week.
Galatians 6:9-10 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers."
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