News & Notes: October 2015

General Information:

Staff needs for the 2016 – 2017 school year: We have several staff positions that will need to be filled next year. Thank you for praying with us about these needs and sharing the information with people you know who might be interested in teaching at NCA.   More information is available at: https://usa.ntm.org/go/teach-abroad/ or you can write .

3 Elementary Teachers                                      Music Teacher – all levels

High School Science Teacher                             Art Teacher – all levels

High School Math Teacher                                 PE Teacher – all levels

High School English Teacher                              Industrial Arts – High School

High School Social Studies Teacher                    Elementary Librarian

Elementary:

Elementary Assembly: The next elementary assembly will be October 28 at 7:45 am in the Conference Dining Hall. We will be singing songs together and talking about our spiritual goal for term 2.

 

Jr. & Sr. High:

SAT: The SAT will be held on November 7th at the HQ conference room from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The deadline to register for this exam was Friday, October 9th.There will be another SAT exam in May here at NCA. If you have further questions, please call the high school office.

PSAT: All juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 28th in the HQ conference room starting at 7:45 am. Please contact the high school office if you have any questions.

English Correspondence Information:

What are progress reports used for?

Mid-term and term-end progress reports are used to check how far along and how well your student is doing in the course. The NMT evaluates and offers additional follow-up to students who are significantly behind or failing the course. Progress reports are not used to determine the final grade for the course or to determine sports eligibility.

What do I do if my student notices a discrepancy between the online and print versions of the course?

Some students have noticed small but significant differences between the online version of their course and the print version that is available in the high school office. UNHS is aware of this problem and the teachers want to work with your student to rectify the situation. If your student notices a problem (particularly one that affected their grade), please email with your student’s name, course, evaluation number, question number, and information about what happened.

When is the next progress report due?

The next progress report is due to by Wednesday, October 21st. At this point, we expect your student to be at least half-way through the semester one course. Please contact the high school office if you are unsure how to access or turn in this information.

Spiritual Emphasis Weekend (SEW):

9th-12th Grade Spiritual Emphasis Weekend – We are excited that a team from Hume Lake will be coming to do SEW with our students this year.  Students and parents will receive information after the term starts about what to bring, what not to bring, and other details. In the meantime, please direct any questions to Miss Green at .

7th and 8th Grade Spiritual Emphasis Weekend – We are excited that the team from Hume Lake will also be doing SEW for our seventh and eighth grade students. Students will have SEW at Lapilo from 3:15 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 17th and at Sobega from 8 am to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 18th. Students and parents will receive information after the term starts about what to bring, transportation, and other details. In the meantime, please direct any questions to Miss Green at .

There will be lots of ways to help with SEW this year. Joanie Bowers will be organizing meals for the team while they are staying at Lapilo Center. Your family may consider having them over for a meal or providing snacks for them. We also will need adults to help with gathering of materials, security, transportation, and meals during SEW. We hope you’ll be able to be a part of making this a memorable time for our students.

 

Calendar:

21 Oct              Term 2 begins

28 Oct              Elementary Assembly at 7:45 am

28 Oct              PSAT 7:45 am in HQ conference room

30 Oct              Class Meetings 3:10 pm and Elementary Games Night in the evening (hosted by Sr. Class)

31 Oct              Skate Night

Beginning of Nov           Picture Day for Students

5 Nov              Fancy Schmancy Dress-up Day and Staff Meeting 7:00 pm

7 Nov              SAT 8:00 am

12 – 15 Nov         Spiritual Emphasis Weekend (SEW) for grades 9 – 12 (starts at 3:15 pm on the 12th)

17 – 18 Nov         Spiritual Emphasis for grades 7 – 8 (starts at 3:15 pm on the 17th)

18 Nov              Mid-Marking Period (MMP) ends

19 Nov              H.S. Chapel (on Thursday this week instead of Wednesday) – NCA Spirit Dress-up Day

20 Nov             No School: Provincial Tournament – Girls’ Basketball at Lapilo, Boys’ Soccer at NSI

23 – 27 Nov         Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences (unless done in Term 1)

25 Nov              Teacher In-service: Noon Closure (HS goes to periods 1,2,3,6,and 7)

27 Nov              Class Meetings 3:10 pm

28 Nov              Family Night

 

NCA Who’s Who teamwork

NCA Student Advocates

Keith and Angie Copley

Dib and Pam Hampton

 

NCA Management Team (NMT)

Dana Bowers (Boarding Home Coordinator)

Angie Copley (Goroka Valley Rep)

Renee Cox (Elem Principal)

Robyn Green (H.S. Vice Principal)

Scott Sasaki (H.S. Principal)

 

NCA School Committee

Linn Beall (Parent Rep)

Chris Bittner (Parent Rep)

Dana Bowers (Boarding Home Coordinator)

Angie Copley (Goroka Valley Rep)

Renee Cox (Elem Principal)

Robyn Green (H.S. Vice Principal)

Mitch Hoskins (FLT Rep)

Scott Sasaki (H.S. Principal)

Esther Smith (Parent Rep)

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