The Eagles Nest NMAPA Newsletter

Soaring to New Heights for the 2017-2018 School Year

Our School Vision

Vision: North Metro Academy of Performing Arts will be the best charter school in the state of Georgia where students acquire the 21st century knowledge and skills ignited by the arts to be successful in high school and college.

Mission: NMAPA engages students in instruction that integrates academics and performing arts in ways that address the unique needs and interests of each student, while intentionally developing confidence, imagination and collaboration.

Instructional Expectations:

Workshop Model (Reader's, Writer's, & Math)

Integration of the Arts

High Levels of Student Engagement and Inquiry

NMAPA CREED

I am a NMAPA child of Excellence who always does my best. I am Respectful and Responsible. I am Creative and Innovative. I am Focused and Determined. I am Kind and Supportive. I soar as high as an eagle on the wings of my Integrity. I am a Courageous Leader who can achieve anything with hard work and dedication. I am a NMAPA scholar and I am committed to Success!

First Day of School

Principal's Message

Thank You Parents for making this one of the most amazing school openings I have ever experienced! Special Shout-Out to the front office staff for all of their hard work. This first month of school, I have watched everyone give 110% throughout the hallways of North Metro Academy. Everyone has given so much of themselves for the students. I'm excited about the great work we are going to do this year. The following words continue to inspire me and the work that we do here, and I want to share them with you:


I've only just a minute,

Only sixty seconds in it.

Forced upon me, can’t refuse it,

Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it,

But it’s up to me to use it.

I must suffer if I lose it,

Give an account if I abuse it,

Just a tiny little minute,

But eternity is in it.

-Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Solar Eclipse @ NMAPA

The Solar Eclipse visited North Metro Academy of Performing Arts on Monday, August 21st and it was an amazing experience. Students watched the eclipse in the Media Center and Music Room, and illustrated the eclipse, while eating sun chips. It was an amazing educational experience. Thank you to the parent volunteers who escorted students outside to view the eclipse as well.

Scholar Spotlight

Every week we select two scholars to do the morning announcements. They are selected by their teachers for having exceptional work ethic and character during the previous week of school.
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Friday Spirit Days

Starting Friday, September 1, 2017, we began Friday Spirit Days. Every Friday, scholars are encouraged to wear spirtwear which includes, school spirit shirt and/or school colors with khakis. No jeans please. Scholars and staff members all participate. School Spirit Shirts are for sell for $10 dollars in the front office.
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JOIN PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION (PTO)

Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 p.m. will be our first PTO meeting in the media center. Please come out and join us. Every class that gets 100% of their families to join PTO will receive an ice cream party. Let's make this the best year ever with PTO.

Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations to Mrs. Ludy (5th grade teacher) for being selected as North Metro Academy of Performing Arts 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. She was nominated and voted by her peers. Thank you so much Mrs. Ludy for all that you do for our scholars.
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Grandparents Day Luncheon

On Thursday, September 7th we will celebrate our Grandparents at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts. In your scholars Friday Folder, you should have received an invitation for lunch. All adult lunches are $5.oo. We look forward to celebrating with you. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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Ice Cream Sales

This week starts our Ice Cream Sales. Ice Cream is only $1.00 and is sold every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. On the mornings of Ice Cream sales, your scholar will turn in their dollar to their teacher. The teacher will then turn the money into the front office. During lunch, the scholars that purchased ice cream will receive theirs. We are excited about this new opportunity for students.

North Metro Academy of Performing Arts Color Guard

Every morning we have a group of students who ensure that our flag is flying proud in front of the building. On Friday, September 1st, Coach Flemons and parent volunteers treated our Color Guard to a pizza party for their hard work. Thank you to Coach Flemons and our wonderful volunteers for celebrating our students.
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Bottled Water Drive

During the week of September 4th, we are accepting bottled water to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims. Our goal is to send 300 cases of water to displaced families. Thank you in advance for supporting this effort.

Refer a Scholar

Please continue to serve as a recruiter for our wonderful school! Effective immediately, if you refer a student that enrolls in North Metro Academy of Performing Arts during September, you will receive FREE aftercare for the entire month of September 2017. We appreciate your continued support of North Metro Academy of Performing Arts. Our Board and staff are anticipating yet another great year as we “soar to new heights”!

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OZ is coming to NMAPA

We are so excited and looking forward to our spring production of “Oz”. We are in the process of putting together our fantastic teaching team and lining up all of the auditions for the roles in the show. Auditions will begin Tuesday, September 5th.