We are thrilled to announce that we have launched a capital campaign for a new upper school building and new parking lot! NCCS families should have recently received a newsletter with more details in your mailbox. (Click HERE for newsletter link.) We do have an update on the newsletter: Our total amount committed is actually $2,755,000! This is a very exciting time in the life of our school, and we know the Lord has great things in store!
Middle School Announces the Launch of One to One Chromebook Program
The integration of technology into the education process continues to be an important topic of conversation in schools across America and the world. Since the school’s adoption of the Google G Suite for Education platform in 2012, NCCS has been a diligent participant in the structure and function of this movement, being careful to move at a pace that reflects wisdom with a clear emphasis on producing learning gains in the classroom. After considerable research, training, and the intentional piloting of MS faculty, the North Cobb Christian Middle School would like to announce a formal step into a Chromebook One to One program. In the fall of 2018, NCCS will provide Chromebooks to students in sixth through eighth grade for use during the 2018-2019 academic year, both on campus and at home, at no additional cost to our families.
The goal of this pilot program will be to enhance the educational process at NCCS of “know, understand and do.” Through the use of chromebooks, digital curriculum and access to unlimited web-based resources, the NCCS faculty will further enhance classroom pedagogy and students will be afforded an opportunity to enjoy the real time benefits of interactive material and the connectivity of a truly global classroom.
Congratulations to our MDJ Scholar Athletes!
We are proud to announce that nine seniors have been named as 2018 Marietta Daily Journal Scholar Athletes. In order to qualify for this honor, athletes must be graduating seniors, have a GPA of 3.5 or better as of the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year, and must have competed in two or more GHSA-sanctioned varsity sports during their senior year. These student-athletes will be featured in the Sunday, May 27th edition of the Marietta Daily Journal. Congratulations to the following NCCS seniors for achieving this honor:
K.P. Pierre - Football, Swimming, Track - 4.5217 Robert Mathis IV - Football, Swimming, Track - 4.2451 Will Marquess - Football and Golf - 4.1186 Austin Clark, Football and Baseball - 4.0439 Katie Ann Boyd - Softball and Basketball - 4.066 Eric Hiser - Basketball and Tennis - 3.9717 John Robert Nelson - Football and Track - 3.9464 Caroline Bohannan - Softball, Basketball, Soccer - 3.6909 Mallory Dennard - Softball and Golf - 3.537
Pictured left to right: K.P. Pierre, Robert Mathis, Austin Clark, Katie Boyd, Caroline Bohannan, John Robert Nelson, and Will Marquess. Not pictured - Eric Hiser and Mallory Dennard
2018 MDJ Boys Scholar Athlete of the Year
Congratulations to senior K. P. Pierre for being selected as the 2018 MDJ Boys’ Scholar Athlete of the Year! K. P. will be featured in the May 27th edition of the Marietta Daily Journal.
Dooley Award Recipients
Congratulations to Katie Boyd and John Robert Nelson who are the recipients of this year’s Vincent J. Dooley Award for North Cobb Christian School. These awards, presented each year by Athletes for a Better World and the Georgia High School Association, recognize one male and one female senior athlete at each high school. Recipients are chosen for their distinguished individual character, outstanding teamwork, and citizenship. We are proud of you, Katie and John Robert!
Senior Matthew Brown Receives Paul Chastain Citizenship Award
The Paul Chastain Citizenship Award is presented annually by the Kennesaw Business Association to a student that demonstrates good citizenship. Congratulations to this year's Paul Chastain Citizenship Award and scholarship winner - Matthew Brown! We are proud of you, Matthew!
Senior Mallory Dennard Receives Acworth Business Association Scholarship
Congratulations to NCCS senior Mallory Dennard for being recognized by the Acworth Business Association as a difference maker in our community. Mallory has been particularly inspired by the opportunity she has had through the Spring Term program at NCCS to invest in the people of Haiti. Mallory is going to attend The University of Tennessee with plans to major in supply chain management. We are proud of you, Mallory!
Senior Ellery Payne Selected as UGA “Georgette”
Congratulations to NCCS senior Ellery Payne who was selected to be part of next year’s “Georgettes” - the dance team at the University of Georgia. This team performs on the field during the football games and travels with the team. Way to go, Ellery!
NCCS Junior Selected for Georgia Tech STEM Internship
Congratulations to NCCS junior Erika Johnson who has been granted a summer internship with STEM at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Erika will have the opportunity to experience what it's like to be an engineer or scientist working on innovative and real world projects, such as developing a prototype situational awareness platform for public safety and emergency response, while also participating in cutting edge robotics design and research. Erika has enjoyed being a member of the STEM Academy at NCCS since her freshman year and she plans to study engineering in college. We are proud of you, Erika!
NCCS Student Athletes Commit to College Programs
Huge congratulations to the following student athletes who are continuing their athletic journeys at the college level!
Bailey Armstrong - Football - Berry College Carly Fletcher - Cheerleading - Mercer University Robert Howard - Golf - Kennesaw State University Briley Lawson - Softball - Truett-McConnell University Thomas Lupien - Golf - Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Gabi Merced - Softball - Bryan College Hunter Norman - Basketball - Georgia College & State Ellery Payne - Georgettes Dance Team - University of Georgia Ronny Piepmeier - Baseball - Chattanooga State University Chas Savage - Basketball - Millsaps College
Baseball All Region Honors
Congratulations to Carter Guarino, Ryan Suppa, Bryce Lawrence, and Ronny Piepmeier for receiving All-Region honors! Great job, guys!
Lower School Students Compete in National Mathfest Competition
Congratulations to the following Lower School students for representing NCCS so well at the National Mathfest Competition held in Birmingham on Saturday, May 19. There were only 80 students from 11 different states who made it to the national competition at each grade level. 2nd graders: Mack and Mason Meadows Benjamin Brink - 4th place 3rd graders: Nicholas Prince Emma Strange - 7th place 4th grader: Samuel Brink - top 23 We are so proud of each of our students for working so hard and doing such a great job!
Read about Lower School Happenings on our website [HERE].
Read about Middle School Happenings on our website [HERE].
Read about Upper School Happenings on our website [HERE].
Academy Singers - Nashville Experience
by Isabella Moore, 11th grade
The NCCS Academy Singers traveled to Nashville recently in order to be a part of several opportunities to further their musical abilities and to be critiqued by professionals. They were able to meet with John Berry, a country singer and songwriter who shared about his musical past and how he got to where he is today. They also had a chance to sit in on a class with Belmont’s premier Top 40 ensemble. Additionally they visited with Chip Martin of Chip Martin Productions at his studio where they recorded a song. Another highlight of the trip was going to the Listening Cafe where they were able to watch Bonner Black, a singer/songwriter, perform. The final opportunity of the trip was participating in a Vocal Masterclass with Chance Scoggins. This Masterclass is a yearly highlight, as Chance provides individual critiques and feedback for each of the Academy Singers and encourages them to be their very best. Junior Jillian James tells us that she was so excited for this trip, and it went above and beyond what she expected. The singers always learn so much from the various experiences on the yearly Nashville trip and they are grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.
by Kate Cunningham, 11th grade
The AP Art Showcase was held at The Brickyard in Marietta earlier this month as a final opportunity for our senior artists to show their work from their years in high school. This year’s AP artists include Kali Arcemont, Kate Luther, Katelyn Mclendon, Camille Darby, Jake DeLaughter, Wy’Kia Frelot, James Howard, Celeste Kulin, and Kristina Kiss. The students chose a minimum of 24 pieces to display each as required (and they are welcome to choose more) - quite the testament to how much hard work and time has gone into honing their talent during their high school years. Art Teacher Nate Rupp looks forward to the showcase every year because, “It gives the students an opportunity to display any work that they have created while in high school and celebrate the artistic talents God has blessed them with.” One of the highlights for Mr. Rupp was how the display itself becomes a work of art because the artists must determine a way to hang their art on the wall by only using string. A special part of this year's showcase was a special tribute to Kathleen Sutz. We are so proud of our senior artists!
Our Southern Stars
by Isabella Moore & Sara Parker, 11th grade
Our Middle and Upper School choruses participated in the Southern Star competition, a music event held at Riverside EpiCenter in which singers from different schools perform and are judged based on a series of criteria. The judges provide critiques on how the choruses can better their performances and they give a rating for each group. We are proud of both our Upper and Middle School choruses for receiving a silver rating this year!
7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Goes for Gold!
Going for the GOLD definitely paid off at the Trills & Thrills Performance Festival on Saturday, May 12th! Debbie Brink, Director of Orchestras, says, “The 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra students have been working passionately this year - and one of our goals was for each person to play as a first chair player does - towards the very BEST performance they could give for every performance they have had this year! Our students played with heart, soul and feeling as they performed Japanese Lullaby and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 for the judges at the festival. They received helpful comments and compliments and a GOLD or Superior rating!" Special performances were given by the following Lindsay Nichols - Violin Solo Ella Lawson - Cello Solo Abbie Clark and Lindsay Nichols - Violin Duet After the performance festival, students were able to spend the rest of the day celebrating at Six Flags and enjoying the fun and camaraderie of wonderful friendships! Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade orchestra students for giving their best and earning such a high rating!
Middle School and Varsity Track
Congratulations to our track teams for a great season!
Varsity team - Region Highlights Synclair Savage - Gold medal - girls’ 100 meter, girls’ 200-meter, & girls’ long jump Kennedy Oglesby - Silver medal - girls’ 400 meter Jessica Hidden - Bronze medal - girls’ high jump Robert Mathis - Bronze medal - boys’ 100 meter & boys’ 200 meter CJ Ayers - Bronze medal - boys’ 400 meter Conner Constantine - Bronze medal - boys’ 800 meter Nick Love - Bronze medal - boys’ 3200 meter Kennedy Oglesby, Jessica Hidden, Madeline Butler, & Synclair Savage - Gold medal - girls’ 4x400 meter CJ Ayers, Ryan Pruitt, Bailey Armstrong, Robert Mathis- Bronze medal - boys’ 4x100 meter Robert Mathis, Jon Grier, Conner Constantine, CJ Ayers - Silver medal - boys’ 4x400 meter
Varsity Team - Sectional results Synclair Savage - 2nd in long jump, 3rd in the 100 meter, & 3rd in the 200 meter Jon Grier - 7th in high jump Nick Love - 3rd in 3200 meter
Varsity Team - State results - Class A Private Jon Grier - Boys’ High Jump - tied for 5th Place Synclair Savage - 3rd place in girls’ 100 meter, 2nd place in girls’ long jump & 3rd place in girls’ 200 meter
Middle School - Metro 10 Championship Girls' team - 2nd place overall Kennedy Gregg - 1st in the 400, 3rd in the Long Jump Epiphany Wilson - 1st in the Shot Put & Discus Bella Stephens - 1st in the 800 Chase Konchak - 1st in the Pole Vault Paulmer Heath - 2nd in the Discus Abbie Clark - 2nd in the 3200 Girls 4x100 team (Ryleigh Pruitt, Hannah Long, Morgan Gordon, Sienna Pierre) - 2nd place Ryleigh Pruitt - 3rd in the 200 Ava Garner - 3rd in the 300 hurdles
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