Falcon Updates

May 8, 2016

Summer Reading Information to be sent out this week!

All grades will receive summer reading information this week.

Students in grades 7 - 12 will have choices of books to read and will have an assignment due on the Monday after school starts AUGUST 15.

Heart and Soles 5K and Pasta Dinner

Register for the pasta dinner this Friday so we know how much food to prepare: Click HERE. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for kids under 12. All payments (cash) due at the event. Friday, May 20 in the Multipurpose Room.

This is the last week to gain sponsorships for the 5K on Saturday.

  • Forms were sent home with students. If you need an additional form click HERE to collect donations for the school and the American Heart Association.
  • Students who participate can earn incentives as a class and an individual.
  • We are challenging each student to raise $100 – that is 10 people at $10. Since we haven’t had any direct sale fundraisers, we are hoping neighbors, friends and co-workers can help. Every effort and any amount counts and will make a difference.
  • Student can collect donations online using the same race registration link at thenclapto.org . Friends and family will hit the green register button and then select donation. Make sure they enter the student name/grade in comments so we can track it!

Individual Incentives for K-6th students

Raise $50 get a free Mike & Mike’s Italian Ice
Hit $100 or more and they can participate in a special activity day at the school (late afternoon movie/popcorn with their friends)

Individual Incentives for 7th-11th students
Raise $50 and get a free Sheetz lunch

Hit $100 or more and they will be treated to an off campus lunch at Dairi-O’s with Mrs. Faenza and Mr. Lake.


MAY - all students: Tissues

We always need copy paper! :)

End of Grade and End of Course Exam Schedule

Monday, May 23

  • HS elective final exams

Tuesday, May 24

  • Reading EOG - grades 3, 5, 7
  • Math EOG - grades 4, 6, 8

Wednesday, May 25

  • Reading EOG - grades 4 , 6, 8
  • Math EOG - grades 3, 5, 7

Thursday, May 26

  • Science EOG - grades 5 and 8

Friday, May 27 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • Math 2 and 3 final exams

Monday, May 30 - NO School - Memorial Day!

Tuesday, May 31 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • English 10 EOC - Online
  • English 9, 11 - final exams
  • HS students taking exams will be able to check out at 1 pm

Wednesday, June 1 (High School students not taking a math exam will not report to school)

  • 8:00 - ALL HS science final exams
  • 10:30 - ALL HS history final exams

Thursday, June 2

  • Make-up exams
  • Field Day for students in grades K - 4 in the morning and 5 - 8 in the afternoon

Friday, June 3

  • Last Day of School - 1:00 Dismissal for everyone!

Proctors - WE NEED YOU!

We are preparing for testing and we desperately need your help!

Please ask grandparents for help as well. We need proctors for EOG and EOC testing.

The times needs are from 7:35 until 12. Please complete the google form if you can help.

Testing starts on Tuesday, May 24 through Wednesday, June 1st. click HERE for form!


All you need to be able to do to proctor is monitor students testing, monitor students in the hallway and walk them to the restroom as needed.

School Based Leadership Team

Thank you to all 23 folks that agreed to enter the running to serve for a term on the school's leadership team. Those elected by parents and staff for year 2016 - 17

  • Amber Brannan (E, MS, HS)
  • Arika Miller (E)
  • Casey Harrell (MS, HS)
  • Lisa Fowler (MS, HS)
  • Jennifer Sodt (E, MS, HS)

Umbrellas and Stands

As the weather warms and you prepare you outdoor living......if you are going to replace your outdoor umbrella or stand.....please consider donating your old one to us!

We are trying to prepare an outdoor cafe lunch seating area for upper school students.

Thanks to wonderful parents through SOAR we have picnic tables for them to sit on but it is really hot.

PTO Spirit Wear Shirts

Days in which the shirts can be worn to school will be on

Friday, May 20.

PTO shirts can be worn, NCLA 5K shirts, or NCLA club t-shirts, Follow the Leader shirts, etc.

Spring Picture Proofs or Money Due!

Individual spring picture money or proofs are due back to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, May 13th. - We still have several outstanding......please return pictures or money tomorrow.

School Uniforms Sale

Sale of NCLA used uniforms will be next Monday, May 16 from 2 to 3 pm in Multipurpose room.

News from the Counselor!

To those who have not yet paid their $10 NHS/NJHS dues, please so immediately. LINK

We have a severe proctor shortage. Desperately seeking warm bodies to help us the first week of testing. Training is on Thursday the 19that 8:15 in the multipurpose room.

Parents are able to log onto PowerSchool from home and see the course selections their kids have chosen.

Volunteer Spotlight - Wena Podger

Thank you for organizing and working hard for fundraising this year and especially the 5K.

Thanks to Amy Logan for always being willing to help too!

Volunteer Spotlight - Michelle Wild

Thank you Michelle Wild for working with BB&T to build a dock by the retention pond! This will allow classes to access the pond for science activities.

Volunteer Spotlight - Mr. and Mrs. Richardson

Thank you for always helping set up and clean up for dances, performances etc.

Fitness One - SUMMER workouts for youth and parents

Fitness One in Kernersville is offering summer workouts for youth in sports camps, fitness, and martial arts. Also a Beach Body MOM camp. Click here for link.

Ms. Carrick's PE Camp

Ms. Carrick's PE Summer Camp will be held July 11-14th for grades K-6. Camp will be held Monday through Thursday beginning at 8:30am and ending at 12:00pm. More information and the official sign-up is below. Feel free to email jcarrick@thencla.org with any questions or concerns!

Click Here to sign-up

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, May 18 - BOT meeting in MP room at 5:30

Friday, May 20 - Pre-5K Pasta Dinner at The NCLA

Saturday, May 21 - The 3rd Annual NCLA 5 K at school from 9 am to 2 pm

Tuesday, May 24 - EOGs start for students in grades 3 - 8.

See full calendar on website: http://www.thencla.org

Class Pictures for SALE

We still have some remaining class group/grade level pictures that remain and can be purchased. These are $10.00 each. Please send in money to your child's homeroom teacher. Mrs. Bland will distribute extra pictures on a first come first serve basis.

Summer Reading Camp for students in grades K - 3

Mrs. French and Ms. Teves are doing a summer camp this summer off campus.

Click HERE to complete an interest form and for more information.

See Mrs. French or Ms. Teves for more information. The school will not have information to provide.

e3 Robotics Summer Camp

Summer robotics camp will be at The NCLA.

click here for a link to website for more information.


If you do not have one already, you will need an active CFNC account: www.cfnc.org
This is the site that NC is using and colleges in this area are starting to use it to receive electronic transcripts.

Click HERE to access website for college board.
BigFuture - Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid, Educator ResourcesChoosing a college is a big and exciting decision. Explore your interests and take the time to find a college that will put you on

College Planning - High School Students - Thursdays

Mrs. Wood will be taking appointments to meet with any high schooler who wants to discuss transcripts, college plans, financial aid, how to sign up for various tests ACT's SAT's), resume's, and basic high school and college planning, etc... See Mrs. Wood to schedule.

We need old button up shirts!

Art teachers are requesting button up shirts of all sizes to use in art class as smocks.

HIgh School Trip Sign-up

All students in grades 9 - 11 are invited to sign up for High School European trip in June 2017. Students will visit London, Paris, Rome and Venice.

Price increases around December 30th so register before then if you can.

Visit EF Tours for more information and to register:

For Europe: www.eftours.com/1788214BZ

Tour Numbers!

Europe: 1755214BZ

Information about fundraising will be available to those that sign up.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Wood at awood@thencla.org

SAT Dates and Information

The SAT and other College Board tests are offered several times a year. Most students take the SAT for the first time during the spring of their junior year and a second time during the fall of their senior year.

Click HERE for the SAT website and more information and to register for the test.

SAT DATES: (last day to register in parenthesis)
  • June 4 (May 5)


School starts on August 11, 2016!

Click here to view calendar.

Sport Banquet - Award Recipients

Descriptions of awards
Most Outstanding Player – the athlete who contributes the most to the total success of the whole team.
Most Improved Player – the athlete who makes the greatest strides progressing as a player in his/her sport.
Coach’s Award – The athlete in his/her sport, who through leadership contributes significantly to the coach and team.

MS Girls Basketball
Most Outstanding Player – Kyley Perkins
Most Improved Player – Rachel Dixon
Coach’s Award – Emily Vroom

MS Wrestling
Most Outstanding Player – Kye Andrews
Most Improved Player – Davey Nicoletta
Coach’s Award – Nick Polomski & McCray McGee

HS Wrestling
Most Outstanding Player – Denny Browning
Most Improved Player – Timothy Bray
Coach’s Award – Matthew Ritchie

MS Volleyball
Most Outstanding Player – Claudia Neeves
Most Improved Player – Rebekah Gilpin
Coach’s Award – Beth Davis

HS Volleyball
Most Outstanding Player – Kyla Smith
Most Improved Player – Abby Warren
Coach’s Award – Brenna Boozer
All-Central Carolina Conference - Brenna Boozer

MS Soccer Coed
Most Outstanding Player – Luke Guldberg
Most Improved Player – Sean Lowe
Coach’s Award – Wesley Tompkins

HS Boys Soccer
Most Outstanding Player – Brandon Shanks
Most Improved Player – Brant Lohr
Coach’s Award – Joell Aguilar
All-Conference Award - Brandon Shanks
All-Conference Award -Brandon Dixon

HS Girls Soccer.
Most Outstanding Player – Charlotte Bullock
Most Improved Player – Natalie Peters
Coach’s Award – Maggie Marsh
All Conference Award --Jordan Bishop
All Conference Award -- Camille Leake
All Conference Award -- Charlotte Bullock

MS Girls Cross Country
Most Outstanding Player – Lola Knight
Most Improved Player – Halle Jenkins
Coach’s Award – Jacqueline Inscho

MS Boys Cross Country
Most Outstanding Player – Jimmy Shetzler
Most Improved Player – Roy Hedgecough
Coach’s Award – Ben Loflin

HS Boys Cross Country
Most Outstanding Player – Sean Zaidi
Most Improved Player – Daniel Ellis
Coach’s Award – Zachary Ellis

MS Cheer
Most Outstanding Player – Christina Parker
Most Improved Player – Amber Matias
Coaches Award – Macey Green

HS Cheer
Most Outstanding Player – Riley Green
Most Improved Player – Lauren Deason
Coach’s Award – Caylee Flippen

HS Girls Basketball
Most Outstanding Player – Brenna Boozer
Most Improved Player – Jade Burkhart
Coach’s Award – Sadie Ross
All-Conference Award - Maggie Marsh

MS Boys Basketball
Most Outstanding Player – Reilly Porto
Most Improved Player – Joe Stoops
Coach’s Award – Titus Brannan

HS Boys Basketball
Most Outstanding Player – Jonte Johnson
Most Improved Player – Will Hutchens
Coach’s Award – James Jones and Bo Osborne
All-Conference - Jonte Johnson

MS Girls Track
Most Outstanding Player – Maddie Huffman
Most Improved Player – Jacqueline Inscho
Coach’s Award – Jessica Langham
All Conference Medals:
Shot put - Catie Osborne, F, 6th - 3rd place

HS Girls Track
Most Outstanding Player – N/A
Most Improved Player – Eva Witteveen
Coach’s Award – Eva Witteveen

MS Boys Track
Most Outstanding Player – Kyle Bouton
Most Improved Player – Jacob Key
Coach’s Award – Luke Guldberg

HS Boys Track
Most Outstanding Player – Will Hutchens
Most Improved Player – Nicholas Shanks
Coach’s Award – Grayson Dunn
All Conference Medals:
100m - Will Hutchens - 1st place
100m - Brandon Shanks - 3rd place
1600m - Nathan McKaughan - 1st place
1600m - Addison McKaughan - 2nd place
400 m - Will Hutchens - 1st place
800m - Addison McKaughan - 1st place
4X400m Relay - 1st place
Will Hutchens,
Brandon Shanks
Nick Shanks
Grayson Dunn
Long Jump - Brandon Shanks - 1st place

MS Boys Baseball
Most Outstanding Player – Cameron Warren & Jimmy Shetzler
Most Improved Player – Levi Antieau
Coach’s Award – Kaidan Andrews

MS Girls Softball
Most Outstanding Player – Ellie Zaidi and Courtney Floyd
Most Improved Player – Emily Vroom and Amber Matias
Coach’s Award – Beth Davis

Athlete of the Year Award -- An athlete who displays leadership, athletic accomplishment, team unity, total commitment to the school and athletic program.
High School
Brenna Boozer
Will Hutchens
Middle School
Emily Vroom
Luke Guldberg

Scholar Athlete of the Year -- given to the student who excels on the court/field and the classroom. The preference is to go to a student who excels in multiple sports, but it is not a requirement.
High School
Maggie Marsh
Zachary Ellis
Middle School
Beth Davis
Kye Andrews

Coach’s Award for the Year -- The athlete in his/her sport, who through leadership and example, contributes significantly to the coach and team.
High School
Eva Witteveen
Denny Browning
Middle School
Amber Matias
Titus Brannan