New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of April 2, 2012

April 2nd, 2012
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Education: A debt from present to future generations – George Peabody

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

Important Dates

  • Monday, April 2nd – Annie Practice After School
  • Tuesday, April 3rd – Annie Practice & Workout Club After School
  • Wednesday, April 4th – Annie Practice and Archery Club After School
  • Thursday, April 5th – Annie Practice & Workout Club After School
  • Friday, April 6th – No School
  • Monday, April 9th – Make Up School Day

Professional Learning

  • Professional Learning Communities will be meeting on Mondays from 2:15 – 3:00 to continue developing learning targets, formative assessments, and to further implement project seminar curriculum.


  • New Century is proud to announce, we will be performing the Broadway musical, Annie, in April!
  • NCA inducted sophomores: Elizabeth Hermodson-Olsen, Marissa Rogowski, Heather Karjala, Aleisha Albrecht, & Jacob Hergenrader to the 2012 NCA National Honor Society Chapter.  Congratulations you five!!
  • NCA Student, Tyler Hruby, wins the Skills Works USA Competition and advances to Nationals in Kansas City!
  • NCA had an AMAZING 10th year Anniversary Celebration – thank you so much to all of you involved in putting this ceremony together!!
  • NCA Students placed well @ the Math Counts Competition!
  • NCA Students raised Blizzard dollars to buy toys for kids!
  • NCA Students placed 5th place in the One Act Play competition this past weekend.
  • NCA students had a great experience at the National Sports Center field day in Blaine!
  • Winter Parent Teacher Conferences were very successful with a nearly 100% parent turnout!  Thank you parents for all you do.
  • NCA welcomes Elia Bruggeman, the MDE Assistant Commissioner, Thursday, January 12th – we are very excited to host Ms. Bruggeman!
  • Congratulations to all NCA Trimester One student award winners – we are so proud of all of you!
  • NCA Students placed in the World Series of Innovation sponsored by Microsoft!
  • Holiday Bazaar was a great success – thank you to the students and staff for putting this event together for all of us!
  • NCA brought in Day one 3D Assembly, and it was incredible!! The message was “believing in your dreams and making a difference”
  • NCA Students had a great experience at the Minnesota Wild / Tampa Bay Lightning game!
  • NCA brought in Sumi, one of the nation’s best speakers on bullying and OCD. Sumi shared his story on bullying and OCD, and his message was very powerful – thank you for coming Sumi!
  • NDMA and NCA students experienced a wonderful assembly to honor our Veterans – thank you to our Veterans!
  • NCA Math Team competed in their first meet at ACGC!
  • Students had a great experience at Career Day last Friday – a special thank you to Ridgewater for putting on this great event
  • Spirit week was a great success – a special thank you to all chaperones, the band, and DJ’s for making this event possible!
  • NCA new online Rosetta Stone World Language program is now up and running!
  • Juniors and Seniors attended the National College Fair in Minneapolis and are working hard on ACT Prep and college applications!
  • Student Council is off to a great start – congratulations to Alyssa Dahlke for being elected Student President! Also, congratulations to Marissa Bergseng for being elected Vice President, Molli Meyers for being elected Secretary, and Colby Richards as Chief Financial Officer
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