Volleyball Announcement | Coach Sara Mitchell

We’re excited to announce that Sara Mitchell will be joining the NCCS family as our new varsity head volleyball coach. Ms. Mitchell brings with her a high-ranking coaching resume, including club and college-level experience.

BACKGROUND + EXPERIENCE

SaraMitchell NCCSVolleyball.jpg EditedDuring her own athletic career, Ms. Mitchell earned a volleyball scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania. Due to an athletic injury, she later transferred to the University of Central Arkansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Family and Consumer Sciences in 2017. Most recently, she served as the head volleyball coach for Central Baptist College in Arkansas, additionally working as the director of coaches for Conway Juniors Volleyball Club in the off-season.

“Coach Mitchell is a great fit for our school because she brings the knowledge of both competitive club and college programs,” says NCCS Athletics Director Mike Timms. “This double-edged advantage will really impact our girls from a knowledge standpoint, helping move our program to the next level. Her strong leadership skills and solid Christian faith will also provide a godly role model for our students, which is an invaluable asset.”


Being able to invest in our girls is a main motivation for Ms. Mitchell, as well. "I'm very excited to be coming to NCCS and to be joining 'the family.' I can't wait not only to meet the girls in person, but also to build relationships with them and help them grow academically, spiritually, and athletically," she says, adding that her hope is to build strong teams that will encourage participation and further grow the volleyball presence at NCCS.


TRYOUTS + HOUSING INQUIRY

Coach Mitchell plans to help run volleyball tryouts in May and relocate to our area permanently during the summer. As a school family, we would like to help secure a basement apartment or other residential option for Ms. Mitchell to rent. If anyone within our school community knows of availabilities, please kindly contact Mike Timms at mtimms@ncchristian.org.


Thank you for helping us welcome Sara Mitchell to NCCS! Eagle Nation just keeps getting better and better!

 

Big Change, Bright Future for NCCS Basketball

In the hallowed halls of NCCS basketball legends, none looms quite so large as Coach Greg Matta. During the past 12 years as our Eagles varsity boys head coach, Coach Matta has led the team to a 304-59 overall win-loss record, with one Sweet 16 finish, eight Elite Eight finishes, one State Final Four, two State Championships, one National Division I Final Four, and one National Division I Championship. So, to say he’s an asset to our school is an understatement.

Now, after over a decade serving as a force for NCCS boys basketball, Coach Matta has strategically chosen to share his immense expertise and influence with our girls varsity basketball team as the new girls head coach. “I have worked closely with the girls over the years and have observed immense, unmet potential in this program,” says Coach Matta. “I am now ready to pass the torch of the foundations we have laid with the boys program and to help build the girls program to that same level.”


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Coach Matta played an integral role in helping recruit the torch-bearer who will take his place as head coach for the varsity boys, Aric Mawdesley. Mawdesley comes to NCCS with 19 years of experience coaching basketball at both the high school and college level. Most recently, he has served as the varsity boys head coach at Berrien County High School in Nashville, Georgia, overcoming an inherited losing record of 5-73 to become a championship-level team, climbing to 3rd in the region and reaching a ranking of 8th in the state. 

“I am very excited about the opportunity to become part of a basketball program with such a rich tradition of success," says Coach Mawdesley. "I have known about NCCS for a long time and even recruited some of their players when I was coaching at the college level. I am looking forward to continuing that success and helping our young men reach their full potential as players and as a team." Mawdesley brings his wife of 19 years, Kara, and their children, Mekhi, 15, and Amara, 12, to the NCCS community.


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Coach Matta and Coach Mawdesley plan to work closely to continue the strong tradition of championship basketball at NCCS. “Coach Matta’s decision to breathe new life into our girls program, coupled with bringing on Coach Mawdesley, is a big win-win for our players and for our school,” affirms Head of School Todd Clingman, noting that Michael Matta, Coach Matta’s son, will also remain in his current roles as the JV coach and assistant varsity boys coach. “With such a dynamic coaching team, there’s a very bright future ahead for NCCS basketball.”


Coach Matta met with the varsity boys and girls teams today during lunchtime, to personally discuss the transition. A meet-and-greet is also being held for basketball parents and players to meet Coach Aric Mawdesley on Tuesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. in the NCCS Media Center. All basketball parents and players are invited to attend. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to email NCCS Athletics Director Mike Timms at mtimms@ncchristian.org. We are very excited about this transition and what it means for the basketball program at North Cobb Christian School. Thank you for helping welcome Coach Mawdesley to the Eagles family!

 

Spring Term 2019 Update

This is what life change looks like ... this is how high school should be done ... and this is why North Cobb Christian School alumni repeatedly say that NCCS Spring Term is the most impactful experience they've ever had. 

Our Upper School Spring Term teams are having an absolutely, unequivocally, undeniably AMAZING time this week on trips all around the globe, from Appalachia to Ecuador, and D.C. to the Dominican Republic! If you are not following the Facebook group, we HIGHLY encourage you to join Facebook (It's free! It's easy!) and join the group HERE. This is our first year using this platform for sharing, and it has irrefutably multiplied the amount of photos shared, perspectives gleaned, and connections made this week. We encourage our entire NCCS family to please join this group if you haven't!


QUICKLY FIND TEAM UPDATES

If you have joined the FB group and want to quickly find a specific team:

1. From a smartphone: click the Albums tab on the group page, and you can select a specific album.

2. From your desktop, you'll find the direct link to the Albums page HERE.

Most group leaders are posting daily updates in the captions of the photos. It has been POWERFUL to follow along with these adventures real-time!


UPDATES + HIGHLIGHTS

First and foremost, all teams are safe, sound, healthy and happy! {{Thank you, God, for your continued protection and blessing on our children and leaders!}} Here is a recent update on our 20 teams so far, in the words of the group leaders:


Appalachia

Lots of hard work and fellowship! During day one on the job site in Kentucky, we worked on building a railing in the rain. Then we helped unload a shipment of lumber at the “barn." Day two, we made more progress on the railing and continued to master sawing and drilling, as well as digging a hole for a post. Beautiful weather for day two!

A few other highlights: We were also on kitchen duty our first night, and our guys went above and beyond! Our team is putting in a new floor in the home of a 91-year-old man who still lives alone, plants a garden, and gets around pretty well. We are so proud of our team. Every day, we hear of their hard work and great attitudes from those we are serving, as well as from a senior adult team here with us from N.C. Our students are amazing! 

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Exploring the natural life on Eleuthera. Frogs and spiders are happy to hang out in the girls' bathroom. That's okay, because Madison is a frog whisperer! Climbing out of caves and the Eno village is a favorite on the island. We happened to join the Global Outreach church on their youth day of service, during which their youth danced, played a skit and lead worship. The pastor invited our youth to come up and join in on the prayer over the youth and blessing.

Our seniors are doing an amazing job of leading this week. They have created small groups, and they are taking on the responsibility of caring for their group. At night, each team competes in a game and then heads out with small groups to debrief. The Lord is moving and working through these amazing senior leaders. Spending time with them this week has been a blessing!

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Batman

Our overview of Batman’s history led into viewing Batman Begins, the first film of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy. The story relates how Bruce Wayne confronts his fear of bats and transforms it into a persona to bring justice to a crime-ridden city.

After a delicious lunch at Doro’s Italian Restaurant, we went into a rich discussion centered around the week’s two foci: how Batman gives us a picture of Christ, and how Batman gives us a picture of culture.

Some of the more salient comments students made about how Batman gives us a picture of Christ:

  • Batman comes to the people of Gotham in time of crisis to solve a problem that doesn’t belong to him; since Jesus also entered into chaos that wasn’t his fault, we also ought to meet other people even in their disorder in order to help them.
  • The people of Gotham largely reject Batman, but he helps them anyway; likewise Jesus was rejected by the very people he came to save (John 1:11). We may also be rejected by the people we try to help, but we should help them anyway as ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20).

Many thanks to the Batman men for a fine day of using Batman to grow in Jesus and into Jesus for our joy and the joy of others!

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Carolina Culture

Our students have enjoyed amazing BBQ, hands-on painting experiences, art museum tours, lessons in hand-crafted chocolate, and glassblowing!! Add in panoramic mountain views and leisure time at our cabin, and it's been a GREAT week, so far! 

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College Tour

College Tour is off to a great start! Began at the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Football Museum in Athens. Delivered food donations to UGA’s Student Led Food Pantry where approximately 100 students a day drop in. Then, got an official campus tour. Day two included Augusta University and University of South Carolina. And, of course, we had to stop and do a little racing, too!

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Dominican Republic

We spent the morning in the villages installing water filters for the communities that are so in need of clean water. More to come, but it was AMAZING to see the love our @nccseagles students as they poured into these families. I’m so amazed. 

In the afternoon, our students played HARD with the kids as they were let out of school. Phew! They’ve got some serious energy! And so do our kids!!! And after all the hard work, we spent the evening splashing in the ocean. What a day! 

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Ecuador

This morning in Quito included sunshine, cool breezes, and birds chirping. We continue to be so blessed by how beautiful this country is! Everyone hopped on the bus at 7:30am to head to FUNAPACE for breakfast. Our kids were awesome welcoming the FUNAPACE kids and helping everyone get settled in their classrooms for the day. Our crew broke up into 4 teams for the morning: Landscape Crew, Painting Crew, Cobweb Crew, and Hang out with Kids Crew. We made a ton of progress this morning in the projects they had for us. As always, our work included lots of singing and laughing...and at least a handful of bandaids.

Mid-morning, we were invited to visit Adaptive PE and music time. Super cool to see all that this school offers for these precious kids. Our kids joined in the games, and Seth and Sam even got to help with the trampoline therapy time. Several of our team got to help take the kids to the cafeteria and assist with lunch.

Once at the church, we broke into four new teams: Light Team, Window Team, Children’s Ministry Team, and Chair Team. The goal of all of our projects was to help spruce things up at the church so they could be more of a resource to the community in their surrounding neighborhood. Again...everyone jumped right in. Turns out Chloe and Jake are quite good at installing lighting, and some of the other kids are great at upholstery! Parents...they will be ready to show off their new skills when they return home! 

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Florida: Baseball

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Today was a special day for the Baseball Spring Term Team. We started by serving one of our own...Coach Gil. Navarro. He and his wife have had a long year and their yard needed some TLC. Coach Navarro is an amazing inspiration of grit and toughness for our team, so to be able to give a little back to him and his family meant a lot to us.

After lunch, the Eagles took 2 wins against Mt. Zion for some big region action. It was a beautiful day and we are blessed to play this game, especially at NCCS. After the games, we boarded the buses and have arrived safely in Valdosta! Everyone is in bed and we will be up early to finish our trip to Orlando where more Spring Term adventure awaits! #nccsbaseball

 


Golden Isles

Spanish moss, bike riding, ocean waves, a seaside history lesson ... what a great time our students are having exploring this golden nook of our own home state!  Today we explored Jekyll Island by bike and on foot. The guys spent the morning on the golf course with Coach Speck and then joined the girls later in the day for a dolphin tour. We were blessed to see quite a few dolphins and even some other rare wildlife. Some of the girls rented bikes and spent the morning cruising Jekyll and others went for a walk on the beach and walked through the Oceanside Village. The day ended well with a oceanside meal at The Wharf Restaurant. Tomorrow we look forward to visiting some historical sites and learning about our country's history!!

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Guatemala

Day 4 @ Hope for Guatemala: We woke up with a BANG this morning! A tree fell down and knocked out the power for at least 10 hours. At least it was a beautiful day, as we were outside with the children and working on projects! A group of guys and Mr. McCormack went to the market to get produce for the ministry. They were gone most of the day, and had some stories to tell when they returned! We have been eating a lot and getting spoiled by the homemade corn tortillas and amazing food.

The students are really making some good connections with the children and are using their Spanish to communicate. (They are so excited to share their Spanish conversations with me!) The students are doing an amazing job serving here!

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Hawaii

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As we close out this amazing Tuesday, day #5 here in Hawai’i, I am in just in awe of God!!! He has done great things and continues to show himself to us in and throughout every step of our journey!

We began our day with a little extra time to sleep in - such a blessing - and then on to University of Hawai’i. At noon our Instrumental and Choral workshops began with two amazing directors, Professor Joseph Stepec worked with the band and orchestra students while Assistant Professor Jace Saplan shared with the vocal students. Oh my goodness, what fun and oh such an amazing opportunity for these students!!!

From there we traveled through and around Honolulu to the Ala Moana mall - the country’s largest open air mall. The students gave an awesome performance on the Centerstage! Wow!!! People were watching from three different levels, sitting down on benches to listen, riding the escalator up and down while videoing - just an amazing turnout!

 


How You Doin?

The How You Doin’? team is exploring life through themes of sitcoms! We started the morning with the sitcom theme “getting in trouble” and watched how that evolved over the decades. Then we headed to Stars and Strikes for pizza, bowling, and the arcade. 

We have also been making Walmart and Target runs for the Acworth Elementary backpack program. What a fun time exploring and serving the world around us through a unique perspective! 

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Local Missions: Atlanta

Our students are serving in our own area and being the hands and feet of Jesus! The Atlanta team spent one day serving local widows by cleaning up their yards. From weed pulling to raking up leaves to spreading pine straw... this crew worked hard and blessed several people in a big way.

Yesterday was spent at Re-Threads in Carrollton... Be sure to ask these wonderful kids about the DriButts story. Incredible what Michael Wahl and his mission group is doing. Now these students can truly say that they are a part of keeping little bottoms clean and dry around the world...

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Local Missions: Cobb

Today, the Local Missions: Cobb team had the privilege of serving at Rise Against Hunger. We were able to spend our entire day providing thousands of meals through filling bags with life-saving nutrition for people who are hungry across the globe.

We also set up pallets that will be delivered to churches, so they can put together more meals for even more people. Impactful day serving our own community! 

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From biking to horseback riding to zip-lining through the forest, our girls are learning principles of what it means to be a strong, wise woman after God's own heart. Proverbs 31:17: "She dresses herself with strength and makes her arms strong." 

Zip-lining across treetop expanses encouraged the girls to see that their strength is in God, not self. True trust was displayed! 

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Scotland

 We started out by stopping to look at the three bridges spanning the Firth of Forth. Our next stop was Dunfermline Abbey and Pittencrieff Park—a real hidden gem! Our final destination was St. Andrews, where we explored the ruined cathedral, the pier, and the golf course. After some shopping in Edinburgh we are resting up for our last-day trip to Stirling. Time flies when you’re having fun!

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Snowbird

Snowbird Day 3 - Praising and worshiping Jesus started our day. Our hearts were open to hear the message from Mark 5, which reminded us of God’s incomprehensible power. We enjoyed free time and lunch together. For our recreation time, we had a blast during the paintball games.

The evening message from Isaiah 53 about how God’s “righteous servant will justify many, and carry their iniquities” was a powerful message of the gospel. After the service, the students went to their small groups to break down the message. Tomorrow, we will serve the Snowbird ministry by repairing several cabins!

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Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday night the NCCSST19 DC crew had a delicious dinner and then went on a “Moonlight” tour! Supper was at the renowned Carmine’s Italian Restaurant. Salad, garlic bread, spaghetti, chicken parmesan, and strawberry shortcake were the staples of the meal. A relaxing time of food and fellowship followed.

After everyone had indulged in dining, we headed out on a bus tour of D.C. buildings and monuments. HW (he said it stood for Hard Working) was our driver, and he briefed us on our tour and then drove us around and narrated the ride. A very entertaining and informative tour, courtesy of HW!

A special side note of thanks to Andrea Ferguson for helping coordinate our trip! Her helpful guidance and planning has helped us out greatly!


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We have gone "off the grid" without leaving our own area ... and are having an absolute blast!! We've been hiking, playing paint ball, exploring Petty John's Cave, swimming, camping and more. Such a great week of adventure and authentic connection. 

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Thanks for your continued support and prayers! Keep lifting up these teams!

 

Seaside Soiree Benefit Dinner + Auction 2019

Imagine sand between your toes, sea breezes riffling your hair, steel drums playing lightly in the background … Are you there with us? 

This is the sun-kissed vibe we’re channeling for this year’s Seaside Soiree presented by the Ely Corporation on March 9 at the Hilton Marietta Conference Center.

Journey with us beyond the realm of our suburban reality, straight to the sea-splashed coast! 

 

WHEN |  Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 6:30 p.m.


WHERE |  Hilton Marietta Conference Center | 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta


WHAT TO EXPECT |  Enjoy an amazing evening of live music by The Paul Hand Band, steel drums, dancing, delicious surf-and-turf cuisine, the ever-popular dessert dash, an enticing silent auction, and a high-energy live auction … all amidst a tropical paradise! 


ATTIRE |  Don your boat shoes or strappy sandals, and pull the Lilly Pulitzer out of the closet: it’s time to party, Jimmy Buffet-style. Channel your resort casual best and have fun with it!


TICKETS + TABLES |  You can purchase individual tickets or full tables of twelve - either standard or VIP - online HERE. There are only three VIP tables available - all located in front of the stage with direct access to the Paul Hand Band!

VIP Table | $1,100

Standard Table | $960

Individual Tickets | $80 per person


EVENT SPONSORSHIPS |  We would love to feature your company in all of our benefit dinner advertising and materials, as well as at the event itself. A variety of sponsorship levels are available. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact Kim Pool at kpool@ncchristian.org.


ITEM / EXPERIENCE DONATIONS |  Want to see your business represented at our silent auction?If you have any great merchandise, vacation spots, or unique experiences to donate to the silent auction, please contact Kim Pool at kpool@ncchristian.org. You can add logo tags, a brochure, or other branded materials to your items to help your business shine at this premiere event! 


PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASING:

Tables seat 12 guests.  

Ticket and Table Sales are non-refundable.Table assignments for individual tickets are first-come, first-selection.

The event will feature mobile bidding. Please leave the "Register for Mobile Bidding" checked when you purchase your tickets. This will keep your payment secure for easy checkout at the auction. Don't worry; you will be able to change your payment option for the auction the night of the event, if you decide to.

Our incredible auction items will be available to bid on online! Be sure and check back often as new items will be added daily leading up to the event!  

Tickets and tables can be purchased here. 


Thank you for your support of our amazing school! We can’t wait to sail off into the sunset together this year!   

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Family Date Night + Dance! 2.9.19

**Deadline to purchase tickets is 2.8.19 at noon**
Don't miss the annual NCCS Family Date Night & Dance, for all of our fathers/daughters and mothers/sons in K3 - 8th grade! 
You'll spend the evening dancing together to great live music provided by our very own Academy Singers in the NCCS gym-turned-dancefloor.
Tickets are $10 each HERE and include light appetizers, in addition to lifelong memories! Don’t miss out on this memorable evening!
Arts Date Night
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FAMILY DATE NIGHT | 2.9.19, 6 p.m. | NCCS Gymnasium 
TICKETS | Purchase here by 2.8.19 at noon
Amazing live vocal performances by our talented Academy Singers, while you enjoy a desserts, beverages and a delightful night out. 
 
TICKETS |
$10 each, available HERE 
Proceeds benefit the NCCS Arts Department. Thank you for your support!  
 

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