News & Notes: April 2015

General Information:

Enrollment Forms 2015-2016: As an additional attachment to the email containing this News and Notes is an electronic enrollment form and health summary form for the 2015-2016 school year. Please complete and submit a copy of this form for each child you intend to enroll for the 2015-2016 school year. The form can be printed and returned to the appropriate office (Grade 7-12: High School, Grade K-6: Elementary). Forms can also be returned via e-mail to (high school) or (elementary school). Please return enrollment forms by April 30! For grade 7-12 parents: if you return the form electronically, please type your name in place of a signature on the second page if applicable.


Terra Nova. Achievement tests will be taking place Monday through Thursday mornings, April 13 – 16, for NCA elementary students. Please help your children by making sure that they have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast each day of the testing. The 1st through 5th grade students will be testing each morning prior to recess. If a student has been ill, make-ups will be provided in the late mornings or afternoons. If you have any questions, e-mail Renee at .
Lice Check. Elementary students will be checked for lice on Friday, April 10th.
Assembly. Our next Elementary Assembly will be Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:45 am. You are invited to come and sing songs with us and hear about our Spiritual Goal for Term 4.

New Elementary Librarian. We want to welcome Mrs. Laurel Schroder to the school as our Elementary Librarian!

Jr. & Sr. High:

Course Selection Forms (2015-16). Course selection forms were handed out to Grade 8-11 students at the end of Term 3. All students who are enrolling in high school next year should turn in their course selection forms during the first two weeks of Term 4. If you have questions about how to fill these out, please contact the high school office.

Families going on home assignment during the 2015-16 school year are strongly encouraged 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 in the past. More information is available at the high school office.

SAT, May 2. The SAT is being offered at NCA on May 2. Important! If your child is signed up to take the SAT, they must have a picture ID and a printed Admission Ticket. There will be an SAT Prep Session on April 25 from 9-12. It will start in H3.


Please update your calendars accordingly!

11-12 Apr   NCASC/MKCET meetings
13-16 Apr   Elem Terra Nova Testing
14-16 Apr   HS Terra Nova Testing
17 Apr         Class Meetings (if needed, Grades 7-11) 3:10 p.m.
17 Apr         Last day of classes for Grade 1
22 Apr        Elementary Assembly 7:45 a.m.
24 Apr        Family Night
25 Apr        SAT Prep Session 9 a.m. – noon / H.S. play 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
27 Apr – 1 May Teacher Appreciation Week
1 May         Student Council Grade 7-9 Event
2 May         SAT Exam
5-14 May    AP Exams
6 May         Mid-Marking Period (MMP) ends
9 May         Invitational at UIS
13 May       HS & Elem In-service – Noon closure
15 May       Spring Concert 7 p.m.
22 May      EHSSSA Provincial Tournament @ NSI – No school for Grades 9-12
23 May      Skate Night
25-27 May Senior Week
30 May      Awards Night – 7 p.m.
31 May      Senior Commissioning Church Service
2 June       Elem Open House 7:45 / Assembly 8:15 / Elementary out at 1:55
3 June       Term 4 Ends – Elementary out at noon / Commencement – 6:00 p.m.
29 July      First day of 2015-2016 School Year


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