New Century Academy Weekly Communication for the Week of December 17, 2012

December 17th, 2012
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“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to have anything worth having”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Our Mission is to engage students in critical thinking and teamwork that empowers them toward life-long learning and global citizenship.

Parents – Please be looking for the New Century Academy “Chronicle” School Newspaper and Newsletter to be mailed to you this week!

Important Dates

  • Monday, December 17th – Math Team Practice @ 2:15pm
  • Monday, December 17th – Knowledge Bowl Practice @ 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 18th – New York City Parents Meeting @ 5:30pm in Ms. Hendricks room
  • Tuesday, December 18th – Volleyball @ 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 19th – Town Meeting @ 9:00am
  • Thursday, December 20th – Knowledge Bowl Practice @ 2:30pm
  • Thursday, December 20th – NCA Volleyball Club @ 3:30pm
  • Friday, December 21st – Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Friday, December 21st – Advisory in the morning and Ice Skating in the Afternoon
  • December 24 – January 2 – Holiday Break
  • January 4th – Junior High Knowledge Bowl Meet @ Marshall
  • January 5th – JH and HS Knowledge Bowl Meet @ Lac qui Parle Valley High School

A Look Ahead

  • For Senior Students and their Families: Mark your Calendars! Class of 2013 Commencement – Thursday, June 6th, 2013; Hutchinson Event Center; 7:00 pm
  • ACT test dates have been posted and given to all senior and junior students – check in and follow registration procedures at

Professional Learning

  • Professional Learning Communities will be meeting on Mondays from 2:30 – 3:00 to continue developing learning targets, formative assessments, and to further implement project seminar curriculum.

Schedule for Remaining PLC Sessions – Building Shared Knowledge!

  • Mrs. Hendricks – Wednesday, November 7th Late Start
  • Mrs. Moore – Monday, November 12th
  • Ms. Johnson – Monday, December 3rd
  • Mrs. Wurm – Monday, December 17th
  • Mrs. Haugen – Monday, January 7th
  • Mr. Kraft – Monday, January 28th
  • Mrs. Savoy – Monday, February 11th
  • Mr. Berning – Monday, February 25th
  • Ms. Riipi – Monday, March 18th
  • Ms. Artibee – Monday, April 8th
  • Mr. Becker – Monday, April 22nd
  • (Mrs. Hendricks and Mr. Meece have presented in September / October)


  • NCA is off to a great start! Students are working hard, expectations are high, and we are all striving together towards excellence.
  • NCA students really enjoyed Seth Franco from the Harlem Globetrotters, thank you for coming and sharing your story with us Seth!!!
  • NCA students had a blast at the Renaissance Festival!
  • NCA students had a very productive experience at the National College Fair!
  • Spirit Week was fantastic!  Thank you to the Student Council for putting Spirit Week together, you did great!
  • Congratulations to all Block One Award Winners!!
  • NCA 10th Graders had a fantastic experience at Ridgewater Career Day – Thank you to Ridgewater for hosting this event
  • NCA Knowledge Bowl did a great job at their first official Meet @ New London Spicer High School.  Great job Mr. Meece and NCA Knowledge Bowl team!
  • Congratulations to all Trimester 1 Award Winners!!  Keep up the great work!
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