Wolverines in the Middle

MAY 2016

Northlake Christian Middle School Newsletter

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10


As we near the end of the inaugural year of the Middle School at NCS, it is important to reflect on the 2015-16 school year. What a great year it has been! From each grade level retreat at Camp Living Waters to the preparing and opening of new buildings, we have seen God's hand move on our campus and in our students and faculty. So many traditions were created as well, including our first Heritage Day, Middle School Sports Banquets, and an NCS Spelling Bee on campus. All of this happened in addition to the academic work that was happening in the classrooms with incredible teachers who love the Lord, their students, and their subject matter.

Additionally, spiritual growth on our campus was of the utmost importance. Our spiritual theme of Who Am I? was prevalent throughout all our retreats, chapels, and advisory groups. Students studied in depth the ins and outs of our identity in Christ and how important that is as we live our lives for God. We also studied spiritual disciplines and what it truly means to surrender our lives to God. During Spiritual Emphasis Week, students were able to choose topics they found interesting and attend small sessions for three of their chosen topics. The opportunity for spiritual growth was definitely present for our middle school students!

With so much happening, it is easy to get bogged down in events. But at the end of the day, it boils down to this...did we meet our goal for this inaugural year? Below is the goal that the faculty and administration created for ourselves this year, and I can say that we have seen lots of "wins" this year!


In June 2016, the NCS Middle School can declare a most successful school year ever if students have come to know and/or grown in their relationship with Jesus, if students and teachers feel empowered, supported, and challenged in their work at NCS, and if authentic academic growth is achieved for all students.

While we will always have room to improve, I can look back on this school year with a grateful heart and great expectancy for what 2016-17 will bring!

Principal's Spotlight

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7th Grade Bible Trivia Winners

Congratulations to these winners!

1st Place - Anna Claire Butler

2nd Place - Sammy Fontenoy

3rd Place - Devon Tott

Upcoming Dates

May 2nd - 8th Grade Fun Day

May 5 - National Day of Prayer

May 5 - Fine Arts Spring Concert

May 6 - Advisory End of the Year Parties

May 10-13 - 8th Grade Exams

May 10 - Middle School Academic Awards - 2pm

May 13 - Middle School Field Day - 1-3pm

May 14 - 8th Grade Graduation

May 18-20 - 7th Grade Exams

May 20 - Last Day of School

Looking Ahead to Summer:

June 7 - Summer Math Lab Session - 10am

June 21 - MS Fun Day #1 - More details to follow!

June 29 - Summer Math Lab Session - 2pm

July 19 - MS Fun Day #2 - More details to follow!

July 21 - Summer Math Lab Session - 10am

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Don't forget to thank a teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week!!

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Looking for something to do this summer?

Check out all of the camps and events that NCS has to offer. Click HERE for more information or to sign up.

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Wake Up, America! - National Day of Prayer 2016

You are invited to join us for our annual National Day of Prayer celebration on Thursday, May 5th at 2:00 p.m. in the Wood Gym.

Isaiah 58:(a) - "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet."

You are invited!

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Academic Awards Ceremony - May 10th - 2:00pm

Please join us for our first annual Middle School Academic Awards Presentation on Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00pm. We look forward to honoring our awesome students!
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First Annual Middle School Field Day - May 13th - 1:00pm

All middle school students will participate in our Field Day on Friday, May 13th from 1:00-3:00pm. Students will compete in challenges and enjoy a water slide, dunking booth, gaga ball, and more! More information will be sent to students with specifics of the events and dress code.
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8th Grade Graduation - May 14th - 10:00am

You are cordially invited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at their 8th Grade Graduation on Saturday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at Church of the King in Mandeville. A short reception will follow the ceremony.
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2016-17 Scheduling Information

All middle school students need to complete the scheduling survey below to choose electives for the 2016-17 school year. Information about each elective as well as the core courses for each grade level can be found in the course catalog below. Electives are offered on an as-needed basis. If there is not enough of an interest in a course, then it is not offered. Also, many of our electives filled up quickly this year, so please do not delay in completing this form. Preliminary schedules will be issued later in the summer.

2016-17 Scheduling Survey Form

2016-17 Middle School Course Catalog

All students will be allowed to submit an elective request for the 2016­-17 school year, but until a student is officially re-­enrolled, we cannot officially enroll them in classes. Please take a minute to complete the re­-enrollment process if you have not already done so to ensure that electives do not fill before your request is honored. Log into your parent Renweb account and choose Enrollment/Re-Enrollment from the Family Information menu.

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Friday, May 20th - Enjoy your summer!

Middle School Reminders