New Century Weekly Communication Update for Week of October 8, 2012

October 8th, 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

This week is Spirit Week at NCA!

  • Monday, October 8th – Formal Day
  • Monday, October 8th – Picture Day
  • Tuesday, October 9th – Jersey / College Day
  • Tuesday, October 9th – National College Fair Trip
  • Wednesday, October 10th – Duct Tape Day
  • Wednesday, October 10th – Late Start, school starts at 9:45am
  • Wednesday, October 10th – GRAD Re-testing all day in the Media Center
  • Thursday, October 11th – Movie Star / Character Day
  • Friday, October 12th – Neon Day
  • Friday, October 12th – End of Block 1
  • Friday, October 12th – Lock-in

A Look Ahead

  • Key Club, a nationally recognized service program sponsored by our local Kiwanis Club will begin meeting after Block 1 – watch for details in upcoming announcements!
  • 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
  • Cap & Gown order forms will be coming home by mid-October.
  • The senior class has selected a t-shirt design for the Class of 2013 – look for order form to come home soon!
  • Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences – Tuesday, October 16th – 2:30 – 8:00 pm (sign up with your student’s advisor)
  • MEA Workshops – Thursday/ Friday – October 18th and 19th (no school)

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.


  • 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!
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