May 6, 2013

May 6th, 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.

National Teacher Appreciation Week – Thank you for all you do Teachers!!!  We will have a breakfast buffet Friday morning @ 7:00am to celebrate you!

National School Nurse Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 8th — Thank you for all you do Nicole and Heidi!!

Important Dates

  • Monday, May 6th – NCA Girls Lacrosse vs. Orono Red @ 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 7th – NCA Cribbage Club @ 2:30pm (Savoy)
  • Tuesday, May 7th – NCA Boys Lacrosse @ Chanhassen HS
  • Tuesday, May 7th – NCA Girls Lacrosse @ Hopkins
  • Tuesday, May 7th – NCA Dinner and Annual Meeting @ 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 8th – Late Start, students begin @ 9:45am
  • Wednesday, May 8th – McLeod County Student Leadership Training @ Prairie Woods
  • Thursday, May 9th – AP Comp Test
  • Thursday, May 9th – Senior Project Presentations @ 4:30pm
  • Thursday, May 9th – NCA Boys Lacrosse vs. Anoka
  • Friday, May 10th – 10th grade Science MCA Test
  • Friday, May 10th – AP Stats Test
  • Saturday, May 11th – NCA Girls Lacrosse @ Minnetonka
  • Tuesday, May 14th – School-wide picture @ 10:00am, please wear either red or white
  • Tuesday, May 14th – “Sail to NCA” @ 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 15th – 8th grade MCA Science Test
  • Thursday, May 16th – NCA students leave for NYC!
  • Friday, May 17th – “Ride your bike to school day”

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!
  • Congratulations to NCA for earning the highest Focus Rating, 99.88%, among all Minnesota High Schools for closing the achievement gap and student academic growth (MDE)!
  • 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 wins another MDE Finance Award for FY 2013!
  • 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!
  • We are excited to launch our new NCA Girls Lacrosse program!
  • NCA was chosen as a semi-finalist for the Toyota Drive for Education grant; Thank You Toyota!!!
  • Congratulations to all Block 4 and Block 5 Award winners!!
  • Students did remarkable job with the spring play, “Anne of Green Gables!!”
  • NCA students served breakfast at Applebee’s, had a great time and raised some funds for their trip!  Thank you to everyone that came out to support NCA students!
  • NCA Student Council put on a Great Prom!!!
  • Senior Project Presentations have been outstanding!
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