News & Notes: January 2015

Happy New Year!

General Information:

New/Returning Students. Please welcome the following students to NCA for Term 3: Zachary Beall (10th), Sophia Holmquist (8th), and Kate Tallman (4th).

Pray for 2015-16 staffing. We would appreciate your prayers for staff for NCA for 2014-15. We have needs in English, Music and several elementary grades.



Assembly – January 28th – 7:45 – Conference Dining Hall – Come for the assembly which marks the beginning of Reading Festival! You won’t want to miss the Living Book Reports from some of the classes. During the following assembly, on February 11th, we will hear results of the Reading Festival and more Living Book Reports.

Lice Check – On Friday, January 16, 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.

Changes in grades 4 & 5 – Due to family medical concerns, Gail Posenjak will be returning to the US after term 3. In light of this, we will be combining the 4th and 5th grade classes for both terms 3 and 4. Gail Posenjak and Dana Bowers will be working together to teach the class.


Jr. & Sr. High:

Adding or dropping courses. Grade 9-12 students may now add or drop courses for second semester. The “add” deadline is Friday, January 16th at 4 p.m. The “drop” deadline is Wednesday, February 4th 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 left out that belong to students are not subject to a fine. A new system is now in place for Lapilo Centre, and security will collect items left out and bring them to the Lapilo Security Manager’s office. If items are not in the Lost & Found, Students/Families will need to reclaim items from Mr. Bobby Sogavo. 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 January 22 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 preparation.

Honor Roll. Congratulations to our 2014-15 Semester 1 Honor Roll students!

Grade 7-12 High Honor Roll (Semester 1)

Ruth Appell                                          Hannah Watters                         Oliver Michaud

Celine Bartschi                                  Trenton Holmquist                      Kyle Sasaki

Caleb Burnham                                 Carter Marsh                                  Micah Weatherl

Brandt Woodard                                 Micah Burnham

Caitlin Diepenbrock                           Kaleb Marsh


Grade 7-12 Honor Roll (Semester 1)

Lorena Alt                             Jenny Cox                                   Hayley Bowers                     Stuart Michaud

Joshua Burnham                Joshua Wakefield                     Joshua Goud

Elicia Wakefield                  Josh Lasi                                     Caleb Hammonds

Grace Weatherl                   Melanie Bartschi                        Sabra Housley

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.


14 Jan               Term 3 Begins

17-18 Jan         NCASC/MKCET Meetings

22 Jan              Post High School Planning Meeting 7 pm (Room M3)

23 Jan              Class Meetings (Grades 7-11, if necessary) – 3:10 pm

28 Jan              Elem. Assembly – 7:45 am / Reading Festival begins

11 Feb              Elem. Assembly – 7:45 am / Reading festival ends / MMP Ends

13 Feb              Class Meetings (Grades 7-11, if necessary) – 3:10 pm

18 Feb              Teacher in-service – Noon Closure (no P2, P3)

28 Feb              NCA Invitational ~ Tentative

2-8 Mar             Transitions week

13 Mar              Provincial Tournament

18 Mar              Term 3 Ends


8 April               Term 4 Starts

3 June              Term 4 Ends – Graduation


29 July              2015 – 2016 year starts


On January 20, 2015, posted in: School News by