Lower School Launches NEW After School Activities

We are excited to announce an extreme makeover for our after school program for the 2018-2019 school year!

FlipSide LogoJoin us on the FLIPSIDE - our after school program for K3-4th grade students! Where the FUN does not stop when the school day ends!
Students will have FUN after the bell as we make every minute count!
Flipside engages your child, combining after school care with the FUN they crave!

FLIPSIDE offers an assortment of enrichment activities, called SIDEKICKS, designed for all ages and interests and available at an additional charge. Students may participate in Sidekicks activities separately or in addition to attending our Flipside after school program. Sidekicks enrichment activities expand learning so every student can thrive by providing opportunities to explore and discover students’ interests and passions in a safe, structured and engaging environment. Students in K3 - 4th grade will have meaningful after school time with opportunities in art, music, dance, sports, STEAM, academics and everyday skills.

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For more information, see our Flipside page.
For descriptions and dates of Sidekicks activities for the 2018-2019 school year, click [HERE].
To register for Sidekicks activities, click [HERE].

Questions? Contact Wendy Titus or Julie Nichols.

Back to School Dates 2018

Mark your calendars for the following Back to School dates for the 2018/2019 school year!

Thursday, July 26 - New Family Dinner - 6:30pm

Tuesday, July 31 - Parent Orientation Videos e-mailed for each division (replaces Parent Orientation meetings this year)

Thursday, August 2 - Meet the Teacher 
8:30am - 9:30am - K3 - 1st Grade
9:30am - 10:30am - 2nd - 4th Grade
10:30am - 11:00am - New Middle School Students
11:00am - 12:00pm - Returning Middle School Students
1:30pm - 2:00pm - New Upper School Students
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Returning Upper School Students
Eagles Nest School Store will be open

Friday, August 3 - 1st Day of School for K3 - 2nd grade students (Full day)
K5-2nd grade - 8:00am - 2:40pm
K3 & K4 - 8:15am - 2:40pm
Flipside - Lower School After School Program available (formerly Quest Club)

Friday, August 3 - Senior Rafting Trip

Monday, August 6 - 1st Day of School 3rd - 12th grade students (Full day)
3rd & 4th grade - 8:00am - 2:40pm
Flipside - Lower School After School Program available (formerly Quest Club)
5th-12th grade - 8:00am - 3:00pm

Thursday, August 9 - All School Picnic for all NCCS families - 6:00pm on football field

 

Celebrating Our Students

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

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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 KPPierreWeb
Congratulations to senior K. P. Pierre for being selected as the 2o18 MDJ Boys’ Scholar Athlete of the Year! K. P. will be featured in the May 27th edition of the Marietta Daily Journal.

Dooley Award RecipientsDooleyAwardsWeb
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

MatthewBrownWebThe 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

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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. Congratulations Mallory, we are proud of you!

Senior Ellery Payne Selected as UGA “Georgette”ElleryPayneWeb
Congratulations to NCCS 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
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Congratulations to NCCS junior Erika Johnson who has been granted a summer internship with STEM at Georgia Institute of Technology. She will have the opportunity to experience what's 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 AthletesSigningsWeb Commit to College Programs
Huge congratulations to our student athletes ten 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!

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Lower School Students Compete in National Mathfest Competition
Congratulations to our 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.
NCCS 2nd graders:
Mack and Mason Meadows
Benjamin Brink - 4th place
NCCS 3rd graders:
Nicholas Prince
Emma Strange - 7th place
NCCS 4th grader:
Samuel Brink - top 23
We are so proud of each of our students!

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Middle School E-news - May 2018

Eighth Grade Soaring EaglesSoaringPinWeb

The Soaring Ceremony is a "pinning ceremony" dedicated to the transition of 8th grade Middle School students into Upper School. This year the second Annual Soaring Ceremony was opened by the MS Chaplain, Jon Gorsky. Benjamin Martin, Anna Sward, and Avery Bayes, the male and female students receiving highest academic honors, were recognized, and Ben Martin gave a speech to commemorate the achievements in 8th grade. In addition to academic achievement, a select group of students were honored by receiving a superlative award. Awards included: Most Likely to Brighten Your Day, Most Christ Like, Most Likely to Teach/Coach at NCCS one Day, Biggest Daredevil, and Most Likely to become a Professional Comedian, just to name a few. Middle School Principal Craig Konchak shared some inspirational words about courage and emphasized this year’s theme verse - Proverbs 4:23. The Soaring Award was presented immediately following, and this year’s male and female recipients of the Soaring Award are Bryce Crawford and Anna Sward. Students then received their pin from Upper School principal Megan Strange, signifying the bittersweet end of their Middle School journey and the exciting adventure ahead in Upper School.. Mrs. Strange closed the ceremony in prayer and the class of 2023 enjoyed a reception in their honor.

Dissecting and InspectingDissectWeb

Middle School Life Science dissected frogs as a part of a culminating activity for their body systems unit. They were able to see and explore firsthand how tissues form organs, organs form organ systems, and how all of the organ systems create the organism. This type of hands-on lab also gave students the chance to compare and contrast human anatomy to another vertebrate, a frog. Mrs. Rediger said, “The students loved seeing all of the organ systems intact within the body cavity, removing the digestive tract, seeing contents of the stomach and seeing the frog eggs contained within a couple of the female frogs.” The students enjoyed having this learning experience designed to reinforce what their knowledge from their body systems unit.

What’s Cookin’?

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Middle School clubs are one of the most anticipated activities of the week and fifth grade teacher Margie Land’s “No Bake” Cooking Club is a fun favorite among students. This club encourages students to know and understand the idea that cooking can be fun and exciting. Some of the favorite cooking projects this year have been making s’mores and chocolate delight. Yum! To make the group even more enjoyable, the students are given the opportunity to come up with what they make. At the very beginning of the semester Mrs. Land and Mrs. Capes, who also helped with the club, gave students the chance to find recipes that don’t require bake time for them to make. The students love this sense of responsibility and creativity! All together, Cooking club has been a big hit!

 

 

 

Inventing and Innovating

Seventh grade students in Coach Zack Tucker's class recently put their minds to work on a project about the Industrial Revolution. The students had studied various inventions from the 1800’s that impacted America, such as the cotton gin, steam engine, railroad, and the telegraph. With these inventions as inspiration, the seventh graders were to create their very own inventions. Coach Tucker said, “Over the years I've had various inventions, such as a contact lens that take pictures, a spinal implant to help with paralysis, a wakeboard that controls the boat, and a drone taxi. It's a pretty neat way to see how students try to make problems and parts of their lives easier.” The range of inventions students considered included medical devices, food prep, safety, school equipment, sports equipment, and transportation. Students were only limited by their own creativity as they came up with ideas!

Tellus Museum TripTellusWeb

Seventh grade students visited the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville recently and enjoyed the opportunity to review much of what they learned in science during the school year in a fun and exciting way. While at Tellus, students were guided through a tour of the rocks and minerals gallery where they reviewed the three types of rocks and gems. The students also participated in several hands-on classes, including panning for gemstones to take home. The day ended with a visit around the galaxy in the planetarium. The trip was one the students will never forget!

Traveling in the Classroom

Students in Mrs. Capes’ fifth grade classes were able to experience some in-class travel experiences as they chose a country in Asia to research and share facts about their countries with their peers. Some of the popular choices were Vietnam (two students have Vietnamese heritage), Iran (also the heritage of one student), South Korea, Japan, Uzbekistan, Israel, and many others. The students learned the capital cities of eighteen countries, as well as where they were located on the map. In class, they presented ten facts on tri-boards along with the flag and seal of the country. They also drew a map and decorated it with the resources of the country and made a creative title to put at the top. The students really enjoyed learning some unusual facts about these faraway places, including the fact that most people don't eat the same type of food we do! Although there are lots of McDonald's around the world, not every country loves cheeseburgers like we do! The students were surprised by the differences discovered in the various Asian countries and they gained greater understanding of that part of the world through their research and presentations.

Middle School E-news articles written by Upper School Journalism student Sara Parker, 11th grade

Lower School E-news - May 2018

Kindergarten Plant Exploration

Kindergarten students enjoyed learning about plants and how plants grow during a recent unit study. Kindergarten teacher Hannah Pointer says, “The first week, we focused on the needs of a plant. We planted grass seeds and conducted an experiment to test which needs were critical for grass to grow. In three cups we withheld one essential need as our test cups: no water, no sun, no soil. After studying what a plant needs to grow (water, soil, sun, and space), we broke apart real flowers and examined each piece and its importance to the plant. We made a crown showing each step of the life cycle of a plant, watched a Brainpop video and sang a song to remember the steps.” Studying the cycle of plants allowed the kindergarteners to realize that God has designed everything in such detail. God has made everything is great design and it is amazing to understand that even the cycle of a flower can be done so meticulously. The unit provided kindergarteners to see learn about God’s intricate plans and greatness in all that He creates.

Seesaw App Provides a Glimpse into the Classroomseesaw

This is the second year that the Lower School has been using the Seesaw app, which is an interactive app that allows teachers to post photos of the students throughout the day for parents to see. NCCS parent Sara King says, “What I love about Seesaw is that even though I work, I am still able to see what my child is learning and doing in her classroom.” Parents love this app because it allows them to feel like they know exactly what is going on in the classroom. In the older grades, teachers also allow their students to post a photo of an activity they did in class to explain to their parents. Seesaw is a great way for parents, teachers, and students to actively share in classroom experiences and parents especially enjoy getting to be a part of their children’s school day.

The Poetry CafePoetryWeb

Third grade hosted its first poetry cafe for parents to come and enjoy a fun-filled night with students reciting poetry that they had written The hallway was decorated with twinkling lights and parents enjoyed cafe style seating, and some baked treats. The 3rd graders chose a poem to recite from one of three poetry styles - Free Verse, Haiku, and Five Senses. After choosing their style, students wrote an original poem and practiced diligently in order to read them aloud at the Poetry Cafe. Sharing about the poetry project and special night, Mrs. Wilczynski said, “Students engaged in presenting original works, public speaking, and sharing time with their parents to exhibit their skills. We also offered an opportunity for parents and students to create a Noun Poem together and then present that during the Open Mic section of the evening. Our students are much more engaged with reading poetry and have a renewed interest and understanding of the genre, thanks to this special night.”

Alumna Returns to NCCS Kindergarten

Pointer HannahHannah Pointer, NCCS Class of 2013, was given the opportunity to come back and teach kindergarten at NCCS beginning in August 2017. Hannah says that when she was a student at NCCS, she loved the biblical foundation that she was given and as a result of that foundation, one of the things she loves about teaching is to be able to integrate the bible into what she teaches in her classroom. Hannah loves that as a teacher she now gets to provide what she was given when she was a student at NCCS. Regarding teaching at her alma mater, Hannah says, “NCCS is my home. I’m so thankful for the incredible love and support that the faculty and parents have shown me. You can tell that God is doing big things here!” About teaching Hannah says, “I love celebrating the little light bulb moments when my students understand new material for the first time or learn to read.” She loves helping her students and she is looking forward to entering her second year at NCCS in the fall.

History Comes to LifeWaxMuseumWeb

On a special Friday in early May, the NCCS gym transformed into a “Wax Museum” filled with famous people from the past and present. Explaining this favorite fourth grade yearly event, Julie Bare says, “Students read a biography of choice. Then they wrote a paragraph summary of that person's life. Using our Seesaw app, students recorded their presentation and teachers made the presentations into QR codes for visitors to scan on the day of the Wax Museum.” The students invited their friends and family to visit the “museum” and loved having the opportunity to make their various characters come to life through their costumes and recorded life summaries.

Special Chapel Guest

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The Lower School welcomed a special guest to the campus for a fun chapel in April. Ty Rumble and Company is a father and his four kids who are combining scriptures, rap, and old hymns to share the love of Jesus with kids. Mrs. Titus says, “Ty Rumble has written songs that give children the ability to memorize scripture, put hymns to a beat they enjoy, and have some fun in the process.” Mrs. Titus’ favorite aspect of the chapel was that Ty is on this journey of spreading the God’s Love with his kids as part of his ministry. (He has three sons and a daughter; the youngest is four, and the oldest is eleven.) The Lower School loved this chapel because it was hands on and they were able to dance and sing together!

 

Third Grade Travels to LegolandLegolandWeb

NCCS third graders enjoyed a trip to Legoland during April. Third grade teacher Heather Collins shared, “The goal of our trip to the Legoland Discovery Center was to enhance our study of reading and writing . Students built and told a story using LEGO bricks. They literally built their characters, setting, and plot using LEGO elements. Then, they retold their story with the group using descriptive details. They also explored other areas of the Legoland Discovery Center which included a Pirate Island Playground, Merlin's Adventure Ride, Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, a 4D movie, a Ninjago experience, and Miniland exploration area.” The students loved being able to make their own stories at Legoland and the teachers loved how creative their students were able to be using the resources and activities at Legoland.

K5 Explores God's Creation

Kindergarten classes enjoyed a field trip to the Atlanta Zoo where they explored God’s creation and all of the many animals He has created for us to enjoy. Mrs. Dixon said, “They LOVED seeing all of the animals! We did an animal scavenger hunt. They had to find animals with feathers, animals with fur, animals that lived in the water, etc. They enjoyed completing their scavenger hunt sheet.” They enjoyed seeing the tigers, giraffes, and especially the baby gorillas. Mrs. Dixon’s favorite thing about the field trip was being able to see the students’ reactions to all of the animals and the students enjoyed soaking in God’s creations all around them at the zoo.

RISE Makes the Ocean Come AliveRiseOcean1Web

Students from the RISE classes traveled to Cartersville Artist in You, which is a do-it- yourself art studio. Mrs. Coleman and Mrs. Rheinscheld took their 2nd-4th grade RISE students to this art studio so that students could paint on canvas representations of what they have been learning in the classroom. Mrs. Rheinscheld said, “We’ve been learning about how islands are formed, cultures on different islands, food sources, weather, various island animals and ecosystems, and types of islands.” The students each got their own canvas and painted a beach scene which they were allowed to take home with them. The teachers loved seeing the students creativity come to life. Mrs. Rheinscheld also said, “We all painted the same scene, but every painting was different because each student put their own touch on it. Reminds me that God created us all so unique!” This amazing experience allowed the students to connect a visual to what they learned in class.RiseOcean3Web

 

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Lower School E-news articles written by Upper School Journalism student Lily King, 10th grade

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