What’s this buzz about the Eagles Annual Fund and being “all in”? It’s the MOST important fundraising event at North Cobb Christian School and we need every parent to participate by going all in!
When does it start? It already has! The NCCS Board of Directors as well as NCCS Staff & Faculty has already given at 100% participation! Now we’re counting on our incredible parents! The month of September is when the Eagles Annual Fund Parent Challenge kicks off and your family is being encouraged to participate - and to participate early!
What does it mean for my kid when I give? It means A LOT! Not only does going all in enrich all of our programs at NCCS, your participation is crucial in taking North Cobb Christian School from a great school to an excellent school. And, your kid(s) could win a prize! During the September Parent Challenge, ANY Upper School advisory group, Middle School advisory group, or Lower School class that reaches 100% by September 22 will get a group-wide prize. So, yes, there could be multiple classes or groups in each grade that receive this prize!
LET THE COWBELLS RING IT’S A CARLINE PARTY THIS THURSDAY!!!
Yes, that’s right, the ever-anticipated 3rd Annual Car Line Party is BACK!!! If you are thinking you won’t have time to give before the deadline, don’t worry, we’re going to make it easy for you! Eagles Annual Fund Car Line Party!
When: TOMORROW - Thursday, August 31 Where: NCCS Morning carline
What we’re celebrating: The Eagles Annual Fund and our families going all in! Pray, talk to your spouse, and decide on the amount you would like to give/pledge between now and tomorrow, and then bring it with you. You can either stop by the party tent or pass it out the window to one of our happy parent volunteers.
Just a couple of things to keep in mind: 1. We will only be taking checks, cash, or pledges - so please, no pocket change! 2. If you give cash, it must have a filled out participation form with it. (We will have forms available, or you can download one [HERE]] and print it.) We can’t wait to see you at the party!
If you would prefer, you can go all in NOW before the party starts! Feel free to make your pledge or donation, by clicking [HERE]
Want to know more about the Eagles Annual Fund? Click [HERE] to read more or feel free to contact the NCCS Development Office.
Celebrating our Faculty & Staff
During pre-planning our faculty and staff were recognized for their service to our school. Please join us in congratulating the following:
Lower School Teacher of the Year - Dianne Pile Middle School Teacher of the Year - Emily Wright Upper School Teacher of the Year - Andrea Dignon
5-year Service awards: Karen Bollinger Keith Bollinger Angie Brock Andrea Dignon Marci Fickel Brandi Glosson Alan Knight Stephanie Lawson Evan McDonald Jennifer Phillips (Pictured below left to right: Stephanie Lawson, Evan McDonald, Brandi Glosson, Karen Bollinger, Andrea Dignon, Angie Brok, Alan Knight, Keitih Bollinger. Not pictured: Marci Fickel, Jennifer Phillips)
10-year Service awards: Julie Bare Todd Clingman Kristin Cook Lisa Kailey Greg Matta Donna McCraney Vicki Strickland Aaron Williams
(Pictured to the right from left to right: Greg Matta, Julie Bare, Donna McCraney, Kristin Cook, Aaron Williams, Vicki Strickland, Lisa Kailey, Todd Clingman)
15-year Service award: Grace Evans
2017 Middle & Upper School Retreats
North Cobb Christian School kicked off the 2017-2018 school year with the annual Middle and Upper School Retreats. The retreats are designed to allow the students to interact with classmates and teachers through activities, group time, special speakers, and worship. Both groups competed in Color Wars (Upper School) and Tribe Wars (6th-8th grade), participated in worship, enjoyed outdoor recreation time, and heard from key speakers. With the Middle School (6th-8th grade) at Woodlands in Cleveland, GA, fifth graders at Cherokee YMCA, and Upper School at Shocco Springs in Talladega, AL, the retreats were a unique experience away from the walls of NCCS.
Nathan Wright, NCCS Student Life Director, described the time on retreats as ”always a special time each year, and this year was no different. When you take a second and zoom out, you realize that these moments turn to memories that will stick with our students throughout their whole lives. It'd be hard to pack in any more fun on these retreats. It's an undertaking, but it's so worth it. In addition to the connections and relationships students built upon with other students and teachers, students were able to take time to draw closer to the Lord. We had around ten students that came to life in Jesus for the first time, as they trusted Him as their Savior. You can't put words around that.” Each group returned to NCCS expressing the desire to continue to have open hearts for God’s path and to continue to keep the feeling of community that was cultivated at retreat alive when they returned to school.
NCCS Senior Selected for MIT Program & Accepted to Georgia Tech Math Program
This summer NCCS senior K.P.Pierre was selected to participate in a six-month MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community program for select rising high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering. During the Academic Phase of the program, K.P. completed online courses in Technical Writing and Combinatorics. During the last of July, K.P. traveled to MIT where he also completed short courses in Molecular Biology and Astrophysics. While at MIT, K.P. presented his final project in Combinatorics to the MIT academic faculty. For the next six months, K.P. will continue the Enrichment Phase and continue studies in science and engineering; interact with faculty, researchers, and professionals; and receive online mentorship from undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and industry professionals.
Additionally, K.P. became the first NCCS student to apply and gain acceptance to the Georgia Tech Distance Math Program. Classes are taught on Georgia Tech’s campus to Georgia Tech students while also being delivered via live video or internet feed to students in 51 classrooms at partner high schools across Georgia. Students can experience the challenges and interaction of a college class and professor without leaving their respective high schools. K.P. is enrolled in two Georgia Tech courses this year - Linear Algebra in the fall and Multivariable Calculus in the spring.
Acceptance to this program requires distinct academic criteria. During this process, K.P. and NCCS had to meet specific acceptance requirements. Mrs. Bollinger and the NCCS Technology department worked diligently to provide all of the necessary information to meet the specifications for the program. We are excited to announce that NCCS is now a Georgia Tech partner school, which is great news for all NCCS students, as it will provide opportunities for current and future students to participate in this program.
Congratulations, K.P., for both of these accomplishments!
NCCS Junior Selected for Cobb Youth Leadership Program
Congratulations to Thomas Tucker who has been selected for the 2017-2018 Cobb Youth Leadership Program. The Leadership Cobb Alumni Association (LCAA) sponsors Cobb Youth Leadership (CYL), which is a leadership program for rising high school juniors that focuses on developing leadership skills through interactive participation. This program was created to provide students a unique opportunity to learn about their community as well as meet and interact with students from other high schools. We are proud of Thomas for being selected!
NCCS Senior Interns With Equestrian Professional
NCCS Senior Cameron Parke was invited to be a part of an international internship this summer at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, where he spent two weeks with professional Grand Prix rider, Richard Spooner. Cameron and his horse, Coronado, traveled to Canada to work for Richard and to compete in one of the largest international show jumping competitions in the world. Many of the best riders in the world were competing in the Grand Prix, including McClain Ward, Kent Farrington, Beeze Madden, and Eric Lamaze, to name a few. Cameron worked alongside Richard every day learning how to set jumps and analyze courses. He also learned and practiced the top healthcare techniques for the world’s greatest sporthorses.
In addition to mentoring with Richard, Camron also competed with Coronado in 1.0 meter and 1.10 meter show jumping classes, bringing home a 5th place ribbon. He was also present to experience Richard Spooner winning the CNOOC Nexun Cup Derby on his 19 year old horse, Cristallo - a record 3rd year win for this duo, which was such an exciting event to witness! The experience of working with Richard Spooner was a once in a lifetime opportunity and Cameron hopes to be able to apply what he has learned to compete at Spruce Meadows in the coming years!
Students Accepted Into Business Academy
Congratulations to the following students that have 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 Mik Batista Anna Grace Carver
Middle School Student Places 1st in National Tournament
Congratulations to NCCS eighth grader Whitley Stewart who recently placed 1st in the USA National Wakesurf Championship at Callaway Gardens. She competed against 11 other competitors in her division. Way to go, Whitley!
Kindergarten Searches for Pete the Cat!
On the first day of school this year, our Kindergarten students read the book, “Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes.” Here’s what happened next according to our K5 teachers... To our surprise, Pete left us a message at the end of the book telling us that he was checking out our “cool school.” He invited us to come and find him...so we did. We looked everywhere for him: the gym, the clinic, the Reading Room, the music, computer, and art room, and even Mrs. Titus’ office. But we never found him. It was “all good” though because we met some new people and saw a lot of places in our school!
Third Day in Third Grade
Third grade students celebrated their "Third Day in Third Grade!” with activities centered around the number 3. In math, they added three numbers and practiced skip counting by three and in Bible, they studied the Holy Trinity. They also talked about three things they would like to learn this year, three wishes they have for the year, and three reasons why 3rd grade ROCKS! They wrapped up the day by sharing their "Three About Me" bags. Students worked on decorating and filling their bags at home with three items that best described them. Then they practiced their public speaking skills by sharing them with the class, which helped them see how much they have in common. It was a great day of "thirds and threes.". They are all so excited about the love, learning and laughter (that's three more!) that they will experience this year!
Celebrating Summer Birthdays in Lower School
During the first chapel of the school year students with summer birthdays were celebrated and received Birthday Brag Tags!
K4 Teddy Bear Picnic
On the final day of their Teddy Bear/ Back to School thematic unit K4 classes celebrated an awesome start of the school year with a Teddy Bear Picnic! Each student brought a Teddy bear to school that morning. The Teddy Bears participated with their owners in some very entertaining Teddy bear themed games, activities and songs. They even did the “Teddy Bear Pokey!” After that, they sat on picnic blankets and snacked on Teddy Grahams while watching a Teddy Bear movie. Such a fun way to celebrate in K4!
Armor of God Chapel Focus - Courage
Lower School wrapped up their Armor of God Focus on Putting On the Armor of God by honoring one student from each class K4 - 4th grade. Students were recognized for demonstrating the quality of Courage as they demonstrated how to be brave and strong. (First - Fourth grade students voted on a fellow classmate they observed demonstrating this character quality consistently.)
Congratulations to Dominik Lucas, Walker Phillips, Eric Richards, Ethan Hudgins, Lane Brasington, Samuel Brink, Elijah Pegues, Wright Upton, Sam Swanson, Eliana Siller, Macy Smith, Ethan Watterson, Keira Grimm, Jake Latino, Corrine Henry
This group will enjoy a special breakfast together with Mrs. Titus on Friday, September 1st!
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