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.

Message from Mr. Wilbanks

It is September 11, and today we understandably are focused on the continuing impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida, Georgia, and surrounding locations. Our concern, thoughts, and prayers go out to all the people affected by the storm, as well as to all still struggling to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana, and particularly in the Houston area.

It is a time of tremendous hardship and anxiety for many Americans, and as their fellow citizens of this great country, we stand ready to assist them in every way possible. We will have more to say later in the week regarding how we as a school district might make a collective effort to help our neighbors in the storm-ravaged areas.

Today, however, we also must remember the terrorist attacks that took place 16 years ago in New York City, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, claiming the lives of 2,997 innocent people on American soil that Tuesday morning. I encourage you and your colleagues to recall the events of that tragic, historic day and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of the lives lost and the families and friends who still mourn for the victims.

In the midst of these challenging times, we humbly and thankfully ask God’s blessings on this nation and all its people, today and always.

Thank you.

J. Alvin Wilbanks

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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Ice Cream Sales

This past week ice cream sales began, and I must say it's has been a hit. Remember ice cream is sold on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. The cost is $1.00. On Ice Cream Sale Days, please place scholars money in the ziplock bag provided. When the students arrive to lunch, they will open the freezer in the cafeteria and grab their classes ice cream and pass them out. Please let the front office know if you have any questions or concerns.
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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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Parent Conferences

Early Release is scheduled for September 27th and 28th. Dismissal will begin at 11:30am. Starting at noon you can begin scheduling your parent conferences. Every teacher is expected to have 100% participation with parents. During the conferences, you are expected to discuss academic progress and expectations with parents. More information coming soon.
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Thursday, September 14th at 6:30 in the media center will be our first PTO meeting. We would love for all teachers to attend. Please share this information with parents and encourage them to attend as well. Please let Mrs. Washington (President) and/or Mr. Calloway (Vice-President) know if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 14th- PTO Meeting Date

Wednesday, September 20th- Neighborhood Open House

Thursday, September 21st- Math Vertical Team Meeting

Wednesday, September 27th- Early Release Date (11:30 am)

Thursday, September 28th- Early Release Date (11:30 am)

Monday, October 9th- Student Holiday/No School

Tuesday, October 24th- GKIDS Pull Date

Saturday, October 28th- Fall Festival