Upper School Retreat - Day 2 Update

What a full day on Day 2 of the Upper School Retreat! After breakfast we spent our quiet time digging in Psalm 139. Good reminders of great truth! We sang some songs and then Stuart Hall spoke on forgiveness and going to the next level by "canceling the debt" of others. After some time discussing and praying in our advisory groups, we ate lunch and headed to track times, part 2! I sat in on Wii games today and watched some intense bowling games on the Wii!

During free time, a lot of students hit up the coffee shop. I loved standing near the door and chatting with students and then getting to tell them what to try (apparently the retreat is the right time to try coffee drinks for the first time for a lot of students)! Most of the free time today was spent hanging out and working on the lip-sync class competition that happened tonight. After dinner, we had a little time for each class to perfect their act and then we headed into our worship session. It was loud in the dome tonight! Not really from the music, but from the voices singing out. It was an incredible time of worship! Stuart brought a great challenge that led right into our advisory group time. What a great time these groups have had together!

We ended the night with our class competition and it was the best way to end it! Our freshmen rocked out to "Call Me Maybe", followed by a lovely sophomore rendition of "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid. The juniors danced their way all around "Thriller" and the seniors took the championship with a mashup of "What is Love", a Chinese song (that was sang and danced to by our awesome international student seniors!), "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "We're All in this Together".

It's been an awesome day. It's been an awesome time up here so far. There have been so many good moments, but my favorite moments have been conversations in between items on the schedule and in the down time. God is stirring something in these students' hearts and they're connecting with each other, with their teachers and with Jesus in new ways. God is faithful and we can't wait for one more day together!

Nathan Wright, Director of Student Life

Upper School Retreat - Day 1 Update

The Upper School Retreat is off to a wonderful start and Day 1 was a great day!

We started the day off with a great devotional time with our seniors. We spent time listening for what words the Lord was putting on our hearts for this week, as well as next week. The 9th-11th graders were welcomed by the seniors with a mini-party! They had music playing and lots of shouting.
Once everyone settled in, we rotated lunch and an orientation welcome meeting between 9th/10th graders and 11th/12th graders.

Students started the afternoon with their "track times," which included board games, card games, basketball, beach volleyball, ping pong, Wii games, keychain crafts and so much more! During free time, students got the chance to play in the lake with the blob, slides, trapeze, the zipline, and the new euro-bungy! The snack shop and coffee shop were a hot spot to be!

After dinner, we announced that we’re having another lip-sync competition on Thursday night between the classes. Classes got together and got a game plan…super excited for tonight. Look out for videos and pictures!

The worship session was amazing! Chris Coleman led us in worship and Stuart Hall gave us a great challenge on loving those not like us. We followed up with some time in our advisory groups (formerly small groups). We are very excited about the new direction with these groups this year and the amazing discussion we had, even in this first meeting together!

We ended the night split up between guys and girls just talking about life and how to be a gentleman and a lady. Again…incredibly grateful for this time and already seeing impact from it! It's been an amazing time so far! Super pumped for today and all God has in store for us!

Retreat photos can be viewed here.

A Message from the NCCS Board of Directors

Welcome to our new families and students and welcome back to all those who are returning this year! As of the end of today, the first week of classes at NCCS is complete.  New teachers, new friends, new classes, and new activities have now been introduced and the daily routine has begun.  We join together again to focus on cultivating hearts, challenging minds, and impacting culture for the glory of God.  

Students hold tremendous God-given potential that our NCCS staff works hard toward helping them develop.  There are many outcomes to be achieved by each student during their term at NCCS for the purpose of achieving success in God’s eyes.  

As parents of current or graduated NCCS students, the board of directors works together toward establishing and monitoring policies designed to ensure that the results that parents desire for their children are attained.  We share with you the desire that our children receive an outstanding education and are prepared for their next steps in life beyond high school, including living a lifestyle pleasing to God.  

Let’s pray together:  Heavenly Father, we invite you to daily protect and help our children learn lessons that benefit them in life to ultimately impact this world for Christ, to know and perform your will, and to give you glory.  Help our NCCS staff provide guidance toward this end and to be examples of Godly men and women before them.  Let Your hand guide the direction of Your school and let the presence of your Spirit always be in our midst as we thank you for the abundant blessings provided though our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen!

Successful 1st Day of School for K3-2nd Graders

It was all smiles on the 1st day of school for our K3-2nd graders! With cameras in hand, families walked in together, snapping pictures and greeting friends and new teachers. It was also a day in NCCS history, as three bus shuttles ran for the first time ever. Students settled into classroom routines quickly and the start of the 2012-2013 was a success!

For more pictures, see the NCCS Facebook Page.

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NCCS Welcomes New Assistant Head of School and Director of Athletics


Keith Bollinger has joined the NCCS administrative team this school year as our new Assistant Head of School and Director of Athletics.

Keith earned his Bachelor of Science degree in History education from Clearwater Christian College and a Master of Science degree from New England College in Nonprofit Management. He has been in Christian Education his entire 24-year career, including the past twelve years in the Dallas, Texas, area where he served in various roles as coach, teacher, Athletic Director, High School Principal and Head of School. Prior to his years in Texas, Keith taught in three different Christian Schools in South Florida. He has coached both girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball over the years and earned a state title with his girls’ team in 2004.

Keith has been involved in athletics his whole life, mentoring young men and women in their walk with Christ. He has experience in all facets of school administration and will bring a broad perspective to these positions, as well as a passion for athletics. Keith loves the Lord, is a good listener, sees the whole picture, is a problem solver and is committed to excellence.

Keith has been married to his wife, Karen (who has also joined the NCCS as Upper School Guidance Counselor), for the past 23 years and they have two children. Their daughter, Kayli, is attending college as a freshman at the University of Oklahoma and their son, Zachary, is entering NCCS as a junior this year.

Keith is very excited to join the NCCS family and says, “Christian Education has been my passion. It has allowed me to work through Christ and mentor students through the years by building relationships so they may continue to walk in the path that God has intended for them. I know that I will have that same opportunity at NCCS.” His favorite scripture verse is Joshua 1:9  - “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Please join us in welcoming Keith, Karen and Zachary to NCCS and in praying for Kayli during her first year in college. We are happy the have the Bollingers as part of the NCCS family!

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