New Century Academy Weekly Communication for the Week of March 25, 2012

March 22nd, 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, March 25th – 3:30pm – Play Practice
  • Monday, March 25th – History Day!
  • Monday, March 25th – 3:30pm – Lacrosse Practice @ MaplewoodAcademy
  • Tuesday, March 26th – 2:30pm – New Century Chronicle Meeting (Ms. Haugen)
  • Tuesday, March 26th – 2:30pm – SAT Meeting – Ms. Riipi Room
  • Tuesday, March 26th – Student Lists due by 3:30pm (for Thursday after school program)
  • Tuesday, March 26th – NCA Cribbage Club @ 2:30pm (Savoy)
  • Tuesday, March 26th – Play Practice @ 3:30pm
  • Tuesday, March 26th – Lacrosse Practice – 3:30pm @ MaplewoodAcademy
  • Wednesday, March 27th – Play Practice @ 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 27th – Lacrosse Practice – 3:30pm @ MaplewoodAcademy
  • Thursday, March 28th – Play Practice @ 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 28th – Lacrosse Practice – 3:30pm @ MaplewoodAcademy
  • Friday, March 29th – No School
  • Monday, April 1st – School in session, make-up day
  • Monday, April 1st – Festival of Nations Field Trip Slips handed out

A Look Ahead

  • April 10th – Two Hour Late Start
  • April 11th – National Honor Society Induction Ceremony – 7 pm
  • April 16th and 17th – 10th grade Reading State Test
  • April 16th – 9thGradeWritingState Test
  • Friday, April 19th – Last Day of Block 5
  • Monday, April 22nd – Block 6 Begins
  • Thursday, April 25th – Parent/Teacher Conferences – 3pm – 8pm
  • May 1st and 2nd – Reading 7 and 8 State Test
  • May 2nd – Senior Project Night
  • May 3rd – Festival of Nations Field Trip
  • May 6th and 7th – Math 7 and 8 State Test
  • May 8th – Science 10 State Test
  • May 9th – AP Comp Test
  • May 9th – Senior Project Night
  • May 10th – AP Stats Test
  • May 15th – Science 8 Test
  • For Senior Students and their Families: Mark your Calendars! Class of 2013 Commencement – Thursday, June 6th, 2013; HutchinsonEventCenter; 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!
  • NCA was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Toyota Drive for Education grant; Thank You Toyota!!!
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