New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of October 31, 2011

October 31st, 2011
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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.

Special Note – This week is Spirit Week at New Century!  We will have theme days all week and will end the week with a dance / lock-in with live music!

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 31st – Dress up day
  • Tuesday, November 1st – Mix N Match Day
  • Wednesday – Twin Day
  • Thursday, November 3rd – Many staff members are attending the Annual MACS Conference
  • Thursday, November 3rd – Nerd Day
  • Friday, November 4th – Charter School day at MDE!
  • Friday, November 4th – Class color day, dance, and lock-in

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.


  • Students had a great experience at Career Day last Friday – a special thank you to Ridgewater for putting on this great event!
  • NCA new online Rosetta Stone World Language program is now up and running!
  • We had an excellent turnout at parent teacher conferences – thank you NCA Parents!
  • NCA is working towards goin google and using free google apps for education!
  • New and exciting 2nd Trimester Seminars will be released soon
  • Juniors and Seniors attended the National College Fair in Minneapolis and are working hard on ACT Prep and college applications!
  • Staff and students are working hard together to develop clear learning targets, and students will be monitoring themselves as part of this new and special process!
  • 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!
  • Students had a great experience at the Renaissance Festival last week!
  • Staff just participated in a data mine conference, where we analyzed our student data and are making clear research based plans to achieving are shared goals!
  • Many more highlights to come as we get underway!
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