New Century Academy Weekly Communication for the Week of February 11, 2012

February 11th, 2013
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“Education is the most powerful weapon in which you can use to change the world”
– Nelson Mandela

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

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 11th — NCA Spring Play Practice – 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Kraft room)
  • Monday, February 11th – PLC @ 2:25pm (Haugen’s room)
  • Tuesday, February 12th – NCA Cribbage Club @ 2:30pm (Savoy)
  • Tuesday, February 12th – NCA Spring Play Practice – 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Kraft room)
  • Tuesday, February 12th – Student Lists due by 3:30pm (for Thursday after school program)
  • Wednesday, February 13th – 2 Hour Late Start (Teacher Professional Development)
  • Wednesday, February 13th – 8th grade NAEP Testing
  • Wednesday, February 13th – NCA Spring Play Practice @ 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Kraft room)
  • Thursday, February 14th – After School Tutoring Program @ 2:20pm
  • Thursday, February 14th – NCA Spring Play Practice – 3:30pm – 5:30pm (Kraft room)
  • Friday, February 15th – Book Club @ 2:15pm (Ms. Wurm)
  • Monday, February 18th – No School
  • Thursday, February 28th – End of Trimester 2
  • Friday, March 1st – Teacher Work Day
  • March 4th – 8th – E-Term
  • March 11th – 15th – Spring Break
  • Monday, March 18th – Trimester 3 Begins

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!
  • Congratulations to the NCA Middle School Knowledge Bowl team for making it to Regional’s!  Good Luck students and Mr. Meece!
  • NCA Student Council had a very successful and purposeful day of Leadership Training out at Prairie Woods – thank you Prairie Woods staff!
  • NCA WinterFest was a wild success, thank you to the Student Council for putting this event on, and thank you to everyone who attended!
  • Congratulations to all Block 3 Award Winners – well deserved!
  • NCA hosted a great Knowledge Bowl Meet on Saturday – thank you to all teams that came to compete!
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