New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of February 6, 2012

February 7th, 2012
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A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions — Anonymous

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

NCA 10 year Celebration and Spirit Week will be February 20-24!

Important Dates

  • Saturday, February 4th – NCA Pond Hockey Day at the National Sports Center in Blaine!  We leave NCA at 11:00AM, and will be back by 5:00PM
  • Tuesday, February 7th – Workout club after school in Ms. Moore’s room
  • Wednesday, February 8th – Professional Development for teachers, Late Start for students.  School will begin @ 9:45AM for students
  • Wednesday, February 8th – Archery Club after school
  • Thursday, February 9th – Workout Club after school in Ms. Moore’s room

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 Students placed 5th place in the One Act Play competition this past weekend.
  • Winter Parent Teacher Conferences were very successful with a nearly 100% parent turnout!  Thank you for all you do parents.
  • 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!
  • NCA is working towards goin’ Google and using free Google apps for education!
  • 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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