News & Notes: January 2013

General Information:
New/Returning Students. Please welcome the following students to NCA for Term 3:
Savannah Beall (11th), Lydia Wise (7th), Michael (1st), Samuel (2nd), and Joseph (5th) Dabrowski, Caleb Rere (4th), Bradley (4th) and Kate (2nd) Tallman, Natasha (4th) and Sheryl (1st) Hombuhanje, Isaac (K) and Samuel (1st) Thompson, Ian (4th) and Andrew (2nd) Lockwood, and Aaron Eveans (5th).

Pray for 2013-14 staffing.
We would appreciate your prayers for staff for NCA for 2013-14. Particularly, pray for John and Amber Adams and Abigail Snyder who are attempting to raise sufficient financial support. We also have needs in music, art, industrial arts, Spanish, and (potentially) one elementary grade.

Reading Festival –  Reading Festival begins January 23 and ends February 6. Information regarding the specific activities will be coming home with the students.  This is a fun time for the students and an opportunity for you to get involved. We can use some volunteer help during Reading Festival, especially during recess (from 10:10 – 10:30) when the students are busy in the library with various projects. Another area you can help is by being a “Mystery Reader” for a classroom. If you can help in the library or by being a Mystery Reader, please contact Deena Hendrickson at or phone 576. Thanks!

Assembly– You won’t want to miss the assembly on January 23 at 8:00 a.m. when grades 1, 2, 5, and 6 will be presenting their Living Book Reports.

Lice Check – On Friday, January 11 the school nurse will be checking the elementary students for lice. A note will come home with your child if you need to treat for lice.
Spiritual Goal– Our spiritual goal to start off the new calendar year is “Jesus 1st… Jesus, Others, You”. As we make it our goal to Please God, we want to make sure to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind” (Matt. 22:37-38) and honor others above ourselves (Rom. 12:10).

Jr. & Sr. High:
Home Economics.
A home economics class will be offered during period 6 in Semester 2. This will be available to Grade 11 & 12 students on a space available basis.

Intermediate Band Change.
Beginning Term 3, Intermediate Band will be meetingon Friday afternoons in addition to Tuesdays and Thursdays during 8thperiod. (3:10-3:55)

Adding or dropping courses.
Grade 9-12 students may now add or drop courses for second semester. The “add” deadline is Friday, January 11th at 4 p.m. The “drop” deadline is Wednesday, January 30 at 4 p.m. Students are required to carry 6 credits for the year (including correspondence courses).
Reminder! Items left outside.
Because of the high cost of replacing instruments, textbooks, etc., any items that belong to the school (textbooks, calculators, instruments, etc.) that are left outside after hours will be held in the office and subject to a K5 fine and then returned to the student. Items that belong to students are not subject to a fine, and will continue to be put in the lost and found or held in the office (in the case of valuables, eye glasses, etc.) Please remind your kids to keep track of the items for which they are responsible. Thanks.

Post-High School planning meeting.
A Post-HS planning meeting is scheduled for January17 at 7 p.m. in room M3. The primary focus of this meeting is college / university entrance considerations. While we strongly encourage all 11th grade students (and their parents) to attend, anyone is welcome, particularly 10th grade students (or parents) who want to get a head start on college preparations.
Honor Roll.
Congratulations to our 2012-13 Semester 1 Honor Roll students!
Grade 7-12 High Honor Roll (Semester 1)
Raylea Bagley
Kara Banman
Levi Bittner
Andrew Burleson
Michael Burleson
Micah Burnham
Nathaniel Burnham
Shania Colyn
Elizabeth Eggleton
Cameron Ludwig
Carter Marsh
Oliver Michaud
Kyle Sasaki
Scarlett Sutton
Kayla Tallman
Rachel Weatherl

Grade 7-12 Honor Roll (Semester 1)
Rhiannah Bagley
Sharla Banman
Caleb Burnham
Jenn DeJager
Micah Doerksen
Dan Goud
Josh Goud
Meghan Hamb
Caleb Hammonds
Matt Marples
Nate Marples
Kaleb Marsh
Lucy Michaud
Rachel Ogg
Brianna Schrag
Andrew Watters
Hannah Watters
Micah Weatherl
Audrey Wise
Katheryn Wise
Allie Woodard
Honor roll grades are tabulated from semester averages. To be named to the honor roll a student must have had no grade lower than a B (83). To be named to the high honor roll, a student must have had no grade lower than an A- (90). Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 core curricular classes for honor roll consideration.

9 Jan. Term 3 Begins
17 Jan Post High School Planning Meeting 7 pm (Room M3)
18 Jan Class Meetings (Grades 7-10, if necessary) – 3:10 pm
23 Jan Elem. Assembly 8 am
Reading Festival begins
19,20 Jan NCASC/MKCET Meetings
6 Feb Reading Festival ends
Elem. Assembly 8:00 am


On January 7, 2013, posted in: School News by