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


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!

Principal's Message

Good Morning,

I hope everyone is safe and enjoying this day with your family and friends. I want to thank everyone for continuing to make North Metro Academy of Performing Arts a school of choice. We are off to a great start of the year, and I'm excited about what is next to come. Let's continue to soar to new heights this school year.

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Fall Festival

Please join us on Saturday, October 28th for our Fall Festival! There will be food, games, and prizes. The GCPS Book Mobile will be in attendance as well as other surprises. If you are interested in having a booth at the Fall Festival, please email me at Booth rentals are $50.00. This will be a great day of family fun.
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Friday Jeans Day

On Friday, September 29th, we are raising money for Relay for Life and will allow scholars and staff members to make a donation of $5.00 and wear jeans. We are excited about this opportunity to raise money for our Relay for Life Team. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Parent Conferences

Early Release is scheduled for September 27th and 28th. Dismissal will begin at 11:45am on each day. Parent conferences will begin at 12:30pm on each day. Your scholar's teacher will send home invitations this week. Conferences can be via telephone or in person. All conferences must conclude by 6:00pm. Parents will not need to sign in at the front office on Wednesday and Thursday, however, each teacher will have a sign-in sheet in the classroom.
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CogAT Testing

1st, 2nd, and 5th grade students will be participating in the 2017 Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) which measures students' verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal reasoning abilities. The results of this test will help assess how well your child is performing and assist with plans to meet your child's academic needs. No studying or preparation is necessary, however, please ensure that your child gets plenty of rest, at school on time, and is prepared (glasses if needed). The administration will begin on Monday, September 18th and will conclude on Wednesday, September 20th.

Scholar Spotlight

I want to thank London (4th Grader), our scholar of the week for being my guest on the morning announcements all week. Every week we will select two fifth or fourth grade students as our scholars of the week. This upcoming week we will identify two fifth grade students.
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Counselor Corner

This week we had two great events. Teachers chose the classroom "Eagles of the Month" based on them exhibiting the character trait of respect. The scholars had breakfast with the principal and were given a certificate to recognize them for going above and beyond. Way to go Eagles!

We also had a special lunch in honor of Grandparents Day! We were so excited to see so many grandparents and close family members show up to have lunch with the students. Grandparents play a great role in the lives of our students. We loved seeing the smiles on our students faces as they had lunch with their grandparents and introduced them to some of the staff at NMAPA.

This month character trait is "responsibility." We look at responsibility as being accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes and setting a good example for others. Students will practice being responsible by doing what they are supposed to do, planning ahead, using self-control, being self-disciplined, and thinking before they act. Please help your students practice responsibility at home, by always doing their best!

Eagles of the Month

Thank you to our scholars and teachers for selecting our first group of Eagles of the Month. Each month we will identify scholars who are displaying excellence in academics, behavior, and character. They will have Breakfast with the Principal and Counselor and receive a certificate for this honor.

Ms. Lloyd- Caylah Mason

Ms. Holloway- Ciarra Washington

Ms. Ballard- Aiden Bosby

Ms. Huxtable- Elizabeth Martinez

Ms. Thomas- Chloe Jones

Mr. Callaway- Tanaii Parks-

Ms. Rhodes- Aaryanna Hutchinson

Mr. Highfield- Oscar Vazquez

Ms. Thompson- Katherine Moore

Ms. Daniels- Aubrey Banks

Ms. Morrison- Naomi Anglin

Ms. Steed- Savannah Turner

Ms Ludy- Lionel Burns and Antoanne Davis

Ms. Bautista- Houstone Daouda

Ms. Marsh- Harper Caslin

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Grandparents Day Luncheon

Thank you to Mrs. Rodriguez, Mrs. Perry, Mrs. Johnson, the front office team, cafeteria staff, and everyone for making our Grandparents Luncheon at North Metro Academy of Performing Arts such a success. We had over 70 parents here celebrating with their scholars. We continue to soar to new heights!
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Beautification Committee

Are you interested in creating a school garden? Are you interested in enhancing our learning environment? This is an exciting committee that will work to enhance our school's appearance. If you are interested in joining our beautification committee, please email me at
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Friday Spirit Days

Every Friday is school spirit days. On these days please wear school spirt wear which includes, school shirt and/or school colors with khakis. No jeans please. Students will also wear spirit wear on Fridays as well.

Scholars Performing at Hopewell Baptist Church

I want to thank Mr. Byrd, Mrs. Perry, Ms. Shar, Mrs. Johnson, and Mr. Parker for supporting our scholars on Sunday during their performance at Hopewell Baptist Church. Every second Sunday our scholars are invited to perform at Hopewell Baptist Church. We look forward to staff and faculty members joining us for these performances.
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27th- Early Release Date (11:45 am)

Thursday, September 28th- Early Release Date (11:45 am)

Monday, October 9th- Student Holiday/No School

Saturday, October 28th- Fall Festival