New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of October 29, 2012

October 29th, 2012
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“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” Mark Twain

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

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 29th – NWEA Testing
  • Monday, October 29th – PLC at 2:30pm in Ms. Hendricks Room (Mr. Vold on the future of schools and the framework we have in place to act now!)
  • Tuesday, October 30th – NWEA Testing
  • Wednesday, October 31st NWEA Testing
  • Wednesday, October 31st – Happy Halloween – Students are allowed to dress up as long as all costumes are in good taste!
  • Wednesday, October 31st – Town Meeting @ 8:00AM (time changed to not conflict with NWEA Testing)
  • Thursday, November 1st – NWEA Testing
  • Friday, November 2nd – NWEA Testing

A Look Ahead

  • November  5th – Field Trip to St. Paul:  American Queen Passenger Steamboat:  Mr. Wiprud
  • November 6th – Election Day
  • November 6th – Ethics Seminar (8 students will represent NCA): Mrs. Haugen is leading this
  • November 7th – Professional Development, Late Start
  • November 7th – Field Trip to Shakespeare Performance: Mrs. Hendricks
  • November 7th — Grad retests for writing, reading and math
  • November 12th –PLAN and EXPLORE tests begin in Mrs. Moore and Mr. Meece’s classes
  • November 15th – Picture retakes PLUS advisory photos taken
  • November 20th – Last day of block II and end of trimester I
  • November 21st – Teacher work day (no students)
  • November 22nd and 23rd – Happy Thanksgiving  – no school
  • November 26th – 30th – FALL ETERM
  • 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 2:15 – 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!
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