Reminder: All 11th grade students at New Century Academy will be taking the ACT test on Tuesday, April 28th. This is a state mandated test. It is crucial that all students are on time to school arriving no later than 8 a.m. In addition, it is recommended that all students get a good night’s rest and eat a well-balanced breakfast before the test.
Do you desire a hands-on and relevant education for your child? If so, New Century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Academy is a great, free public school choice. NCA is an innovative school that is committed to small class sizes, personalized learning, problem-based thinking, global participation, and academic achievement.
Please call (320) 234-3660 and ask about NCA’s newly added student transportation options. We remove the barriers so you can be NCA proud and your child can be career prepared. Your child’s education is important. NCA is no longer a secret so come check out our cutting edge education before enrollment is filled.” New Century S.T.E.A.M. Academy has a spot for you!
New Century Academy will be having its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 beginning at 5:00 PM. If you are interested in a board seat, please submit your name and contact information to Julie Gesinger on or before April 15, 2015.
Annual Meeting Agenda
The Annual Meeting agenda includes student-presentations, summary of the school year, service recognitions, and board-member elections. The board has (2) terms that will be up for re-election; (1) parent representative and (1) teacher representative
Save the Date and Participate on May 20, 2015!
Are you interested in joining New Century Academy’s School Board?
NCA’s school board is looking for one parent member who would like to participate in this important role. The school board consists of four teacher members, 2 community members, and a parent member. The school board meets once per month on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm. The term for this board member would begin on July 1, 2015 and is a 3-year term. Please contact Julie Gesinger by April 15, 2015, and she will be happy to get you the needed paperwork to fill out. Also contact Julie Gesinger with any further questions at email@example.com or (320)234-3660 ext. 2062.
NCA Students Inducted into the National Honor Society
An honor such as induction to the National Honor Society is a wonderful way for our school to recognize and celebrate the choices, and sometimes the sacrifices each student has made during their high school career. Like most things, it is not the honor itself that makes all of us most proud, but what each student had to do to get it.
“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. The staff at New Century Academy challenge each of these students to rest not on their laurels but to continue to strive towards even greater goals. The four categories, scholarship, leadership, service, and character are the core of a fulfilled and fulfilling life. They are the sum of many individual decisions and embody a positive attitude backed by purpose.”
Four students were inducted into the New Century Academy Chapter of the National Honor Society on Thursday evening, March 26, 2015.
Congratulations to Lydia Bedgood, Josh Draxten, Isabelle Gasser and Alexis Grack. They have joined current members Malachi Bedgood, McKenzie Ebert, Katelyn Huls and Paige Richardson.
Four NCA Students Headed to “History Day” State Competition
On Saturday, March 21st 2015, New Century Academy sent 4 students to the regional History Day Competition at St. Cloud State University. “History Day,” as it is more commonly referred to, is a competition designed to enrich student’s history knowledge. Every year a theme which every project must tie back to is selected by the National History Day council. This year’s theme is “Leadership and Legacy.” Students are able to pick from 5 different mediums of projects including an exhibit board, creating a website, a documentary, a performance, or a research paper.
Alexis Grack, Jaide Ehalt; Sarah Puder, and Summer Nomeland competed in the performance category. Jaide and Alexis’s performance is entitled “The Royal Sisters,” addressing the leadership and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II of England and her sister, the late Princess Margaret. Sarah and Summer gave a performance entitled “Discovering America” which focuses on Sacagawea and her contributions to the Lewis and Clark expedition. After performances wrapped at about 10:00 AM, the ladies were left to wait and wonder until the Awards Ceremony at 2 pm. The hard work these groups put in was incredible and definitely paid off because all four students qualified for the State Competition. Both Miss Dolge and Mr. Mock are very proud of the work these students have put in and are hopeful for a strong representation for NCA at the state competition.
The State Competition will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the University of Minnesota.