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.
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!
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.
J. Alvin Wilbanks
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
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
Grandparents Day Luncheon
Ice Cream Sales
5th grade classroom
Our new custodian Bobby, cleaning Mrs. Holloway's classroom.
Thank you Coach Flemons
Coach Flemons working hard to make the floor in the cafeteria shine!
Volunteers working hard for North Metro Academy
Volunteers working hard on the weekend to make our space clean and safe!
Friday Spirit Days
Scholars Performing at Hopewell Baptist Church
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