April: News & Notes



Enrollment Forms 2018-2019

Please complete an enrollment form for each of your children for the 2018-1019 school year. Complete by April 27 to help us best prepare for next school year.



Our yearbook staff and advisor have worked hard to produce a 72-page, all-color collection of memories from this school year. If you’d like one (or more), we need your order by Friday, April 13.We anticipate that a soft cover will cost K100 and a hard cover will cost K120. NTM families can be charged. Others will need to pay in cash. (The cost may go down if we are able to secure a bulk discount.) The yearbooks should be here for Awards Night on May 26. We will have a final price at that time and we will collect cash payments then. If you would like a yearbook, email the High school secretary at . Include the number and type (hard or soft cover) in your email. We need your order by Friday (that’s tomorrow) afternoon!



Large and X-Large NCA PE shirts are only $6. They are gray with printed blue letters “Numonohi”. If you would like to purchase some (limit of 50), please email the Highschool secretary at or come to the HS office.


Term Dates

Take note of the term dates for the 2018-2019 school year as you make travel plans.

Term 1                  Tuesday, August 7 – Thursday, October 4

Term 2                  Tuesday, October 23 – Thursday, December 20

Term 3                  Tuesday, January 8 – Thursday, March 7

Term 4                  Tuesday, March 26 – Thursday, May 23




Our last elementary assembly of the school year is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30.


Terra Nova

Achievement tests will be taking place Monday through Friday mornings, April 23-27. Please help your children by making sure that they have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast each day of the testing. If a student has been ill, make-ups will be provided in the late mornings or afternoons. If you have any questions, email your child’s teacher.


Jr. & Sr. High 

College Testing. The ACT is being offered on April 14 and the SAT is being offered on May 5. Both tests will occur in the HQ Conference Room. Students must have a picture ID and a printed Admission Ticket.


Terra Nova.  Grade 7-11 achievement testing will take place April 24-26. Start times and classrooms for Grade 7-11 students are listed below.

Grade Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
  7:45 am start 8 am start 8 am start
7 H4 H4 H4
8 M3 M3 M3
9 M2 M2 M2
10 H1 H7 H1
11 H7 H1 H7



Grade 12 students will not be testing and should report to school at 9:29 on Tuesday and Thursday and 8:37 on Wednesday.


The adjusted schedule will be posted on the bulletin boards around the high school. 


Course Selection Forms

Course selection forms will be handed out to Grade 6-11 students early next week. We hope to provide you with the most accurate information about what classes will be offered at NCA next school year. All students who are enrolling in high school next year should turn in their course selection forms by Wednesday, May 2. If you have questions about how to fill these out, please contact Robyn Green at .


Students going on home assignment during the 2018-2019 school year will get a Course Recommendation form early next week. Many courses and grade levels are operating A and B years, and we want to make sure you take the correct courses to stay on track with your class. Remember that if you are planning on home schooling senior high school (grades 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.



14 Apr    ACT

20 Apr    MKCET meets

23 Apr    Week of Terra Nova testing

27 Apr    Class Meetings, 3:10

2 May     MMP ends

5 May     SAT

9 May     Inservice, out at 12 noon, HS (2,3,5,6,7)

18 May   Lunchtime Music Rehearsal for Grades 1-6

24 May   Seniors Last Day

26 May   Music Performance and Awards Night (more details coming)

30 May   Elementary Open House and Assembly, 7:45

31 May   Commencement (more details coming)


NCA Who’s Who teamwork

NCA Student Advocates

Keith and Angie Copley

Mark and Holly Woodard


NCA Management Team (NMT)

Angie Copley (Goroka Valley member)

Robyn Green (Principal)

Craig Hammonds (Vice Principal)

Judith Hedeen (Goroka Valley member)

Heather Saunders (elementary teacher)




On April 17, 2018, posted in: School News by