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NCA Builds Community Connections!

May 17th, 2023
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Hutchinson Leader

The Community Projects Class at New Century Academy has been hard at work during the first half of the current trimester. This class is being piloted this year as an elective course that offers a blend of civics, economics, and sociology standards. The 21 students involved in the course started with testing to determine their strengths. The goal was for the students to know themselves better as they become team members to their classmates.

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Students Get Close-up Look at County Government!

April 27th, 2023
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Students from around McLeod County attended Student Government Day April 18 in Glencoe.

The annual Student Government Day aims to give high school students a closer look at county government and to introduce them to some county elected and administrative officials. National County Government Month is observed in April.

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Manufacturing Scholarships!

April 20th, 2023
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NCA Students and Families,

Wempma_educfoundation_scholars received this communication on April 19th from Steve Kalina of Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association. Please apply if you are interested in a career in manufacturing!

Each year the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA) Education Foundation gives out $2,000 scholarships to students (of any age) going into careers related to manufacturing (can be technical college, advanced training, an engineering degree, etc…).

This year’s scholarship application is due May 15th.  Students can apply online here: and I’ve also attached a PDF copy.

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School Board Meeting Minutes April 19, 2023

April 20th, 2023
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School Board Meeting Minutes April 19, 2023

Annual Meeting Wednesday, April 19th @ 7 pm

April 3rd, 2023
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NCA Families,

Happy Spring! The New Century Academy School Board would like to invite you to the 2023 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 19th starting at 7 pm. The meeting will start with an address from the Director and School Board Chair followed by testimonials from students/parents. The meeting will end with a school board election for one position.

This position is a 3 year term and must be filled by a parent. The expectation is that you would be available for one meeting per month, typically from 5:30 – 7:00 pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. If you are interested in serving on the school board, please fill out the application and return it to the school office by Monday, April 17th. You may also come into the school and fill out an application on site. Thank you for considering this important service.

There will be snacks and refreshments available at the annual meeting.

Kathy Prellwitz, School Board Chair

Jason Becker, Director

Policy Meeting Rescheduled

April 3rd, 2023
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The April Policy Meeting will be moved from April 7th to April 14th. The meeting will take place in the conference room at 4:30 pm.

The Policy Committee would like to invite the public to the April 14th meeting to discuss the school Wellness Policy.