Wolverines in the Middle

December 2015

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

The Busyness of the Christmas Season

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season...how many times have we fallen victim to this sentiment? Everyone is so busy going from this Christmas performance to that party and from decorating to shopping; the busyness of this time of year seems to never end. When someone asks how we are doing, our answer often looks something like this, "Doing great! Just busy!" It's almost as if it is a badge of honor to be so busy. The Christmas season only seems to exacerbate this issue.

While some of the Christmas events and traditions are very necessary, I would encourage you all to consider fighting the urge to stay so busy that you miss the opportunity to enjoy this time with your family, to give to someone who may be in need, or to just rest in the blessings that God has given you. As I write all of this, please know that I am looking in the mirror reminding myself of the exact same thing. At this time of year, let us all embrace the reminder in Psalm 46:10, "Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." As we remember the real reason for this Christmas season, let us rest in our worship of Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

I'm praying that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas season!

by Jenni Vega, NCS Middle School Principal

Principal's Spotlight

Wolverines in the Middle PRAYING!

PRAYER is the way to go no matter what the task - praying for those less fortunate or praying to start an athletic event! Way to go, Wolverines!

Upcoming Dates

December 3 - Whole School Christmas Chapel at FBCov

December 4 - Pizza Day

December 5 - Breakfast in the Manger @ 8:30am

December 8 - Middle School Fall Sport Athletic Banquet

December 8-9 - Classroom Qualifying Rounds for Spelling Bee

December 10 - Open House

December 7-11 - Christmas Spirit Week

December 13 - Fine Arts Christmas Concert

December 14-18 - 8th Grade Exam Week

December 16-18 - 11:40 Dismissals

December 17 - Smoothies at Break

December 17 - Jr. Beta Christmas Party

December 18 - End of Quarter Two

December 19-January 3 - Christmas Holidays

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Christmas Week is almost here! - December 7 - 11

Monday, December 7 - MORNING MONDAY—Christmas pajamas (NO shorts; PJs must have sleeves)

Tuesday, December 8 - TRADITIONAL TUESDAY—Red & green shirts with jeans (or uniform bottoms)

Wednesday, December 9 - WRAP-IT-UP WEDNESDAY—gifts, presents, wrapping paper creations

Thursday, December 10 - TACKY THURSDAY—sweaters, socks, hats, scarves, accessories with uniforms

Friday, December 11 - FROSTY FRIDAY—snowmen, snowflakes, Frozen characters Red and green (with jeans)

Please remember to follow dress code guidelines as laid out in the Middle School Handbook which can be found on our website.

Whole School Christmas Chapel

Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 7pm

16333 Louisiana 1085

Covington, LA

Please join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with the entire Northlake Christian family at our Whole School Christmas Chapel! ALL 5th and 6th graders will be performing, so please read HERE for detailed information. Several groups of 7th/8th graders will be performing, but this information will come from specific teachers. The faculty and administration look forward to celebrating this Christmas season with you!

Breakfast at the Manger

Saturday, Dec. 5th, 8:30am

70104 Wolverine Drive

Covington, LA

Please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 5, 8:30 - 10:30 A.M. for "Breakfast at the Manger". Middle School families are welcome to attend and to invite family and friends. The cost is $5.00 per person ($20.00 family cap). Please note that tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Activities include crafts, live nativity, petting zoo, and of course a pancake breakfast. For more information, please call Mrs. Lynn Graham at 985- 635-0508.
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Middle School FALL Sports Banquet - DECEMBER 8th at 6:30pm

Join us for the first Annual Middle School Fall Sports Banquet to honor our athletes in the fall sports of football, volleyball, swimming, and cross country! The banquet will take place on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm in the NCS Slim Gym. All athletes will be honored, awards will be given by the coach of each sport, and dinner will be shared. Please read HERE to complete the additional guest form and for more information!

Fine Arts Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec. 13th, 5pm

70104 Wolverine Drive

Covington, LA

Under the direction of Mr. Terrel Stewart, the NCS Fine Arts department will be hosting a Christmas concert to be held on Sunday, December 13 from 5:00-7:00 in the Northlake wooden gym. Please join us for a wonderful time of caroling and celebrating the birth of Christ through worship.


We need YOU for the NCS Annual Fund 2015-16!

NCS Middle School's Season of Giving 2015

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The Season of Giving continues...

Each Middle School Advisory Group will adopt a family at Christmas and bless them with gifts for Christmas! Money and/or gifts will be collected from December 1st-15th. Each Advisory Group has a list of the family members as well as the items that can be purchased to bless this family for Christmas!

NCS State of the School Address

Thursday, Jan. 7th 2016 at 7pm

70104 Wolverine Drive

Covington, LA

Please join Mr. Fontenot, Head of School, for the annual State of the School Address. You do not want to miss what God is doing at NCS!
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Official School Spelling Bee - Friday, January 8th

It’s time to get ready for our 1st Northlake Christian Middle School Spelling Bee!

The school spelling bee will be on Friday, January 8th. Qualifying rounds in English and Literacy Skills for our 5-8 graders will take place on Tuesday, December 8 and Wednesday, December 9. The top 6 students in each GRADE (not class) will move on to the school bee on Friday, January 8th.

Your teacher will also make the lists available on itslearning. ACSI would like all kids to be able to study all the words in preparation​.

5th Grade Word Lists (Easy, Medium, Hard)

6th Grade Word Lists (Easy, Medium, Hard)

7th Grade Word Lists (Easy, Medium, Hard)

8th Grade Word Lists (Easy, Medium, Hard)

Protected Re-Enrollment Begins on January 11th!

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Middle School Reminders