News & Notes: January 2017

Volume: 12                                                                                                                             Number: 5                                                                                                                 January 2017

Happy New Year!

General Information

2017-2018 Staffing. We would appreciate your prayers for staff for NCA for 2017-2018. We have needs in lower elementary, HS Math, HS Science, HS English, HS Bible, HS Electives, and all levels of Music. We have been using Facebook to get the word out about the school and our needs. Next week we will be posting a recruiting video. If possible, please join the NCA Facebook page and like & share our posts to expand the reach of these posts. If you would like copies of any of the videos we post, contact Emily Bonner.

Student Care. Someone has joined the NCA staff in the role of student care. She will function as a student advocate and may help students with navigating academic or social issues. She can also help connect students and families with resources for such issues. You’ll see her around the school connecting with students. Please welcome her and let her know if you need her help.


Assembly. January 25th – 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.  We will also have an assembly on February 8th, when we will hear results of the Reading Festival and more Living Book Reports.

Lice Check. On Friday, January 13th, the school nurse will be checking the elementary students for lice. A note will come home with your child if you need to treat them for lice.

Art Classes. We are happy to be able to offer art classes once a week during this semester for elementary students in grades 1 through 6.  Mrs. Melissa Sogavo is our art teacher.  We look forward to seeing samples of students’ work later in the year.

Jr. & Sr. High 

Correspondence Course. Because of our inability to offer electives for high school students, students are able to take a Health correspondence course via UNHS. This is a 0.5 credit course that applies to the PE requirement for graduation. Students still have time to sign up and complete the course this semester. Please contact Robyn Green at if you are interested.

Post-High School Planning Meeting. A Post-HS planning meeting is scheduled for January 19th at 7 pm in room M3. The primary focus of this meeting is college / university entrance considerations. While we 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.

Reading Festival. Your whole family can participate in Reading Festival this year! You and your students may be familiar with Reading Festival activities at the elementary level; however, there are fun challenges for the high school too! High school students will receive information in chapel on January 25 on ways they can be involved in this year’s Reading Festival.

Transitions Week! We are excited to be hosting Transitions Week with a group from NTM USA MK Care and Ed during the week of February 27th. Be on the lookout for a special edition of News and Notes outlining all the special events of that week.

ACT. NCA has recently been approved as an ACT testing site. The ACT is a test used for college and university admissions. It is different than the SAT; some students do better on one test or the other and some institutions give out different scholarships based on the different tests. NCA (test center 875390) will be administering the ACT on April 8th this year. Research the test or register for it at

Honor Roll. Congratulations to our 2016-17 Semester 1 Honor Roll students!

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 (82.5). To be named to the high honor roll, a student must have had no grade lower than an A- (89.5). Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 core curricular classes for honor roll consideration.


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

20 Jan              Class Meetings (Grades 7-10, if necessary) – 2:20 pm

Family Night

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

28 Jan              MKCET Meeting

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

15 Feb              Teacher in-service – Noon Closure (HS classes 2-6 before lunch)

17 Feb              Class Meetings (Grades 7-10, if necessary) – 2:20 pm

27 Feb              Transitions Week

9 Mar              Term 3 Ends

28 Mar             Term 4 Starts

25 May            Term 4 Ends – Graduation


2017-18 school year starts on Tuesday, August 8th!


On January 13, 2017, posted in: School News by