New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of October 4, 2010

October 5th, 2010
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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 4th – New Century welcomes Hamline University
  • Wednesday, October 6th – Late Start for students – school day begins at 9:45AM
  • Wednesday, October 6th – Middle School Field Experience to Nelson Farm (10:00AM – 2:00PM)
  • Thursday, October 7th – New Century 9-12 graders attend the National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center (optional)
  • Friday, October 8th – New Century Student Council goes to Prairie Woods in Spicer

Professional Learning

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


  • Middle School Honors English took an amazing field trip to Redwood Falls on Friday, October 1, and will be following writing about their experiences this week.
  • Students enjoyed the outdoors and attended the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee on Friday, October 1.
  • Parents Connection group had their monthly meeting Thursday, September 30, and are contributing in amazing ways to New Century – thank you parents!
  • All New Century students and staff planted our tree of hope in September and it is growing every day in our side yard.
  • New Century Student Council is off to a great start and has elected officers.
  • School store has opened and is filled with New Century clothing, healthy snacks, and healthy beverages.
  • New Century Chronicle Newspaper will be distributed six times throughout the school year – one time per block – so look for your first copy soon
  • New Century After School Activities are getting up and running – more information under the extracurricular link on the NCCS website.
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