Warrior News

January at NCA

Happy New Year!

As we welcome in 2023, it is so important to remember that God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow; He is worthy of our trust and our praise. If you are placing your hope in anything but Jesus, take a moment to reflect on who He is and refocus your hope on the only source that is worthy.


God used many descriptive names for Himself throughout scripture, here are a few for you to dwell on as we move with hope and anticipation into 2023:


He is Elohim, the Creator.

He is Elohim Chayim, the Living God.

He is Abba, our Father.

He is Jehovah-Jireh, the Lord will provide.

He is El Elyon, The Most High God, Sovereign.

He is El Roi, the God who sees.

He is Jehovah Ro'i, God the Shepherd.

He is Jehovah Nissi, the Lord our banner.


Isaiah 43:18-19 ~ "Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past; see, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland."


2 Corinthians 5:17 ~ "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone and the new has come!"


Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ "Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight."


Lamentations 3:22-23 ~ "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."

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Sophomore Class Coat Drive

In partnership with Brightmoor's MLK Outreach, the Sophomore class is having a coat drive to help those less fortunate. New or very gently used coats in all sizes may be dropped off in the elementary or secondary lobbies January 4th-13th. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
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Lunchroom Volunteers Needed!

Our students love our lunchroom volunteers! Please remember to log your service hours in RenWeb Family Portal. Here are the sign up links for the lunchroom:


January sign up: NCA: NCA Lunch-January 2023 (signupgenius.com)


February sign up: NCA: NCA Lunch - February 2023 (signupgenius.com)

School Calendar Survey

We thank you for taking time out of your day to complete the NCA School Calendar Survey! Results are currently being reviewed and the information will be used as we set the school calendar for the next few years. Some of the information will be shared at our All School Parent Meetings on January 26th.

Parents in Prayer

Reminder that parents in prayer meets every Monday that school is in session so there will be no meeting on Monday, January 16th due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

We had a fun December at NCA!

Middle School and High School Serve Day!

NCA Christmas Concert and Art Fair

All School Chapel

Monday, Jan. 9th, 9-10am

Brightmoor Christian Church Worship Center

Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend!

No School - Martin Luther King Day

Monday, Jan. 16th, 12am

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End of Second Quarter and First Semester

Friday, Jan. 20th, 8am

NCA

February Lunch Orders Due

Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 11:45pm

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All School Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 8-9am

Brightmoor Youth Center

Please join us for a parent meeting to discuss some updates regarding accreditation, curriculum, calendar, and some other general announcements. We will host this meeting at 8am and again at 7pm, the same information will be provided at both meetings.

All School Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 7-8pm

Brightmoor Youth Center

Please join us for a parent meeting to discuss some updates regarding accreditation, curriculum, calendar, and some other general announcements. We will host this meeting at 8am and again at 7pm, the same information will be provided at both meetings.

Homecoming Basketball Game

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 4pm

NCA

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Homecoming Night, scheduled for Friday, February 3 against Lutheran Westland. The schedule is as follows:

4:00 pm - Boys JV basketball game

5:30 pm - Girls varsity basketball game

6:45 pm - Homecoming Court

7:30 pm - Boys varsity basketball game

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Elementary NWEA Testing

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 20th, 3pm

NCA

1st - 5th Grade Spelling Bee

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 1-3pm

NCA

NCA's annual spelling bee will take place during the school day on Monday, January 23rd. Students are to practice the word list that was sent home. Students will not be practicing the words at school. Each classroom will have an initial spelling bee to determine the top 3 students that will participate in the school spelling bee on the 23rd. If you have questions, please reach out to Karen Davenport, kdavenport@warriorweb.org.

Homecoming Missions Giving Competition - Elementary

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 8am to Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 3pm

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Each class will be collecting money for Boys & Girls Missionary Challenge. All money raised will go toward a specific project that will be announced in January. The class with the most money collected will win a jeans day.

Elementary Spirit Week - Pajamas and Crazy Hair Day

Monday, Jan. 30th, 8am

NCA

Students must wear pajamas or cotton/flannel sweatpants. Robes and slippers are optional. No nightgowns, shorts, long underwear, or jeans.

Elementary Spirit Week - Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 8am

NCA

Students wear appropriate mix-matched clothing. Appropriate hats and accessories may be worn.

Elementary Spirit Week - Warrior Day

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 8am

NCA

Show your school spirit and wear NCA Spirit Wear or maroon and white! Jeans may be worn.
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8th Grade Exploration Virtual Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 7pm

This is an online event.

More details to come.

Senior Presentation Rehearsals

Tuesday, Jan. 10th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 13th, 3pm

NCA

Secondary Art Field Trip to the DIA

Friday, Jan. 13th, 8am

5200 Woodward Avenue

Detroit, MI

Middle School & High School Final Exams - 1/2 days

Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 8am to Friday, Jan. 20th, 11:30am

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Senior Presentations

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 8am to Thursday, Jan. 26th, 3pm

NCA

Secondary Coin Jar Competition

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 8am to Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 3pm

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Each class in 6th - 12th grade will have a coin jar in the lobby. All money raised will go toward Speed the Light. The class with the most money collected will win the competition.

MS/HS Spirit Week - Pajama and Crazy Hair Day

Monday, Jan. 30th, 8am

NCA

Students must wear pajamas or cotton/flannel sweatpants, robes and slippers are optional. No nightgowns, pajama shorts, long underwear, boxers, leggings/jeggings, or jeans.

MS/HS Spirit Week - Soccer Mom/BBQ Dad Day

Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 8am

NCA

Dress as a soccer mom or BBQ dad, no cross dressing allowed.

MS/HS Spirit Week - Movie Star Day

Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 8am

NCA

Students may wear appropriate movie star attire.

MS/HS Spirit Week - Classic Board Game Day

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 8am

NCA

Students should dress according to their class's assigned board game.

MS/HS Spirit Week - Warrior Day

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 8am

NCA

Show your school spirit and wear NCA Spirit Wear or maroon and white! Jeans may be worn. NCA sports uniforms may not be worn without permission from the Athletic Department.

Homecoming Dance

Saturday, Feb. 4th, 6-10:30pm

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Formal event, dinner is included. Tickets can be purchased in the high school office until January 26th. If a student is bringing a guest that is not a student at NCA, a guest form must be filled out and returned by January 31. Forms are available in the office. Formal dress code must be followed by NCA students and guests.
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It has been a wonderful semester in the counseling department! In January, the counselors look forward to continuing to work with students on Xello. If you are curious about Xello, ask your high school student! We would be happy to provide any logins that may have been misplaced if you would like to explore this tool with your student at home.


We will also begin to work on the schedule for next year and look forward to meeting with each student individually as we schedule their classes for the coming year.


We are so thankful for another year at NCA and look forward to 2023!

Fox Run

At age 15, students can begin to work at Fox Run Senior Living, which is right next door to NCA. Students will have flexible hours ending at 7:00 pm. This is a great first job with no experience necessary. There is tuition assistance and potential scholarships of up to $10,000.


Contact Lola Johnson Hamilton at 248-863-3262 for more information or visit Careers | Erickson Senior Living for current openings.

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K-5 Cheerleading Clinic

NCA Cheerleaders will be holding their 2023 K-5 cheer clinic on Saturday, January 7. K-5 students will have the opportunity to learn a cheer with the team and will perform during a game.


Please invite your families to attend and celebrate with our new K-5 cheerleaders as they perform during the Thursday, January 12th Warrior boys varsity basketball game at 7pm.

Boys Basketball

Boys basketball home games are scheduled in January as follows:


January 12 vs. Southfield Christian - Freshmen at 4:15pm; JV at 5:30pm; Varsity at 7:00pm

January 13 vs. Huron Valley Lutheran - JV at 4:00pm; Varsity at 7:00pm

January 17 vs. Lutheran Northwest - Freshmen at 4:00pm; JV at 5:30pm; Varsity at 7:00pm

January 23 vs. Livingston Christian - JV at 5:30pm; Varsity at 7:00pm

Girls Basketball

Girls varsity basketball home game will be January 13th at 5:30pm against Huron Valley Lutheran.

Homecoming!

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming Homecoming Night, scheduled for Friday, February 3 against Lutheran Westland. The schedule is as follows:

4:00 pm - Boys JV basketball game

5:30 pm - Girls varsity basketball game

6:45 pm - Homecoming Court

7:30 pm - Boys varsity basketball game

Spring Sports

In preparation for spring sports, high school boys baseball and middle school co-ed track workouts begin the first week of January for all those interested in participating.


Boys high school baseball - Monday/Thursday 3:30-5pm in the NCA weightroom. Wednesday offsite workouts 3:45-5:15 pm; Saturdays (1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11) 11am - 1pm in the NCA gym. For more information, please contact Baseball Head Coach, Jason Brown (jason.brown@avnuclear.com).


Co-Ed middle school and high school Track & Field - Tuesday/Thursday 3:15-5pm, meet in the NCA hallway. Please contact Track & Field Head Coaches, Steve Schell (laughing-gravy@msn.com) & Andrew Schmid (aschmid@ford.com) for more information.

Jeans Day

For students that did not sign up for Friday Jeans Days at the beginning of the school year, there is another opportunity now to pay for the full second semester. The funds are raised to support NCA Warrior Athletics. The cost is $36 for the entire second semester. Checks can be made out to NCA. See attached memo for more information.
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Upcoming events:

Friday, February 3 - Homecoming basketball game

Saturday, February 4 - Homecoming banquet

Monday, February 6 - No school, staff professional development

Wednesday, February 8 - Count Day

February 20-24 - No school - Mid-Winter Break

Saturday, March 4 - NCA Gala Benefit Dinner

Thursday, March 9, 6:30-7:30 pm - Elementary Milk and Cookies, more information to come.

March 20-23 - Spring Book Fair

March is reading month! More information to come.

Monday, April 3, 6:30-7:30 pm - Elementary Math Night, more information to come.