News & Notes: May 2014

General Information:

Reminder: NCA Graduation Attendance. In order to help us facilitate more positive community relations, anyone coming to the NCA graduation ceremony that does not live at Lapilo Center (or its guest facilities) will be required to present an NCA-produced invitation at the main gate upon arrival. (This personalized invitation is not the same thing as the announcements and picture cards produced by the NCA Senior Class.) This applies to everyone coming from off-center (Sobega, town, etc.). Families with children at NCA will automatically be receiving personalized invitations for each family member within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Please contact us if you have any questions.

School Enrollment/Health Forms for 2014-2015 school year were sent electronically with the March/April News and Notes. Please complete them and return them to the school office as soon as possible if you have not yet done so.


Open House. We hope you can come see your child’s classroom during our Open House on Tuesday, May 28th, at 8:00 a.m.

Final Assembly. Our last assembly of the school year will be on May 27th, at 8:30 a.m., after the Open House. This is a special assembly as all of the classes will be sharing something with us and we will hear some testimonies from some 6th grade students.

Grade 6 Promotion. Toward the end of the assembly the grade 6 students will be promoted. The grade 6 students will have a reception for their families (only) in the 6th grade classroom following the promotion ceremony.

Last Day of School. Wednesday, May 28th is the last day of this school year. Elementary students will be dismissed at noon. On Tuesday, May 27th, elementary students will be dismissed at 1:55 p.m.

Spiritual Goal. Our spiritual goal for this month is “Putting Jesus First.”

Jr. & Sr. High:  

Sports News. Provincial tournament will be held at NSI on May 20th. Grades 9-12 will be dismissed from school that day for tournament. There will also be an Invitational Tournament at NCA on Saturday, May 10th.

Furlough families. Furloughing families are advised to check with the high school office before departing to get recommendations for courses while on furlough. Remember that if you are planning on home-schooling high school.

(Grade 9-12) courses while on furlough you will need to work with an agency that will issue credit on a transcript. A Beka, Hewitt High School, NorthStar, Keystone, and NDCDE are all agencies that have been used. More information is available at the high school office.

Course selections for next year. Stay tuned for additional information regarding course selections for 2014-15. The schedule and staffing picture are beginning to fall into place. There will be more specific information forthcoming for some students regarding situations that affect individual grade levels or subject areas.


10 May            Invitational Tournament @ UIS

16 May            Spring Concert – 7 p.m.

17 May            Senior Skate Night

20 May            EHSSSA Provincial Tournament @ NSI in Goroka

21-23 May         Senior Week

21 May            Last day for Seniors

24 May            Awards Night – 7 p.m.

25 May            Senior Commissioning Service (Lapilo church service)

27 May            K-6 Open House 8:00 a.m. / Elem Assembly / Gr. 6 Promotion 8:30 a.m.

28 May             Term 4 Ends / Commencement 5:30 p.m.

30 July              Term 1 Begins / 2014-2015 School Year


On July 9, 2014, posted in: School News by