New Century Academy Weekly Communication for the Week of January 7, 2012

January 7th, 2013
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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.

Important Dates

  • Saturday, January 5th – Knowledge Bowl Meet @ Lac qui Parie
  • Monday, January 7th – Town Meeting @ 8:35am (right after first hour)
  • Monday, January 7th — Spring Play Tryouts – 3:45pm – 5:00pm (Kraft room)
  • Monday, January 7th – Knowledge Bowl Practice @ 2:30pm
  • Monday, January 7th – Math Team Practice @ 2:15pm
  • Tuesday, January 8th – GRAD Testing
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Spring Play Tryouts – 3:45pm – 5:00pm (Kraft room)
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Student Council Leadership Training @ Prairie Woods
  • Tuesday, January 8th – Volleyball @ 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, January 9th – GRAD Testing
  • Wednesday, January 9th – OLPA Testing
  • Wednesday, January 9th – Spring Play Tryouts – 3:45pm – 5:00pm (Kraft room)
  • Wednesday, ,January 9th – Knowledge Bowl Regional’s @ Marshall (CONGRATS ON REGIONALS!!)
  • Thursday, January 10th – School Newspaper @ 2:20pm (Ms. Haugen)
  • Thursday, January 10th – Evening Trip to the U of M Physics Fair
  • Friday, January 11th – Book Club @ 2:15pm (Ms. Wurm)

A Look Ahead

  • Friday, January 18th – End of Block 3
  • Monday, January 21st – No School
  • January 24th – Winter Wonderland Bazaar, Parent Teacher Conferences, Music, etc, great night!  (3:00pm – 8:00pm for conferences)
  • 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!
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