Friday Announcements – 2/17/17

Basketball – The varsity boys and girls basketball teams are in the State Championship games! The girls play Saturday at 6:15 and the boys follow at 7:45. You can watch live here – http://gracelions.com/bb. Go Cavs!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:

  • March Hot Lunch Order Forms – Due Tuesday, Feb 21. Please note that there are 2 pages!
  • Dr. Seuss Week Special Dress DaysMonday Feb 27 – Friday, Mar 3
  • Soccer Shots Spring Season Registration (K2-3rd grade) – The season starts Wednesday, Mar 1.
Announcements/Reminders

Senior Story – Adam Mortenson

adam-mortenson-ncs-12th-grade-final-0029-2I have attended New Covenant School ever since kindergarten. I am so thankful that my parents sent me to a school where I can learn through a Christian worldview and be taught by some terrific teachers. I’ve seen my fair share of teachers, and I love how at New Covenant I got to have one on one attention in the classroom, while at the same time developing a relationship with them that extended beyond it. New Covenant has provided me an education that, typically, many people do not get a chance to have.

Above all else, the community at New Covenant is great. I love being able to know everybody’s name and forming strong relationships with other students regardless of age. The education at New Covenant is challenging, teaching about art, literature, music, and historical events through a Christian worldview. I learned that learning what something is or what happened cannot be understood without understanding why it happened or was made. NCS has prepared me to think for myself and hold strong in my faith even when my beliefs are questioned.

I think it says a lot about the school when I say that I’m sad it is my last year. Normally seniors are filled with excitement about leaving for college. But, I can say I will miss the community, the Christ-centered education, and the school I have come to love. As far as plans for next year, I am largely undecided about college, having no clue what to major in, but I will likely be attending Clemson or USC next fall. The one thing I do know is that God will guide me toward the correct path though I may not see that path now.

Friday Announcements – 2/10/17

Happy Friday!

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Announcements/Reminders
  • Open House – Monday, February 13th at 6:30. Here is a link you can share with friends or on Facebook, https://newcovschool.net/2017/02/07/open-house-2017/
  • Basketball – Congratulations to our varsity boys and girls basketball teams on qualifying for the state tournament! They will be traveling to Columbia on Thursday, February 16th. Many of our Upper School students play, some of our teachers have children that are on the team(s), and our Headmaster coaches! For these reasons, there will be NO SCHOOL FOR UPPER SCHOOL (6th-12th) on Friday, February 17th. Preschool and Lower School will operate as normal.
  • Winter Break – There will be no school on Monday, February 20th.
  • Yearbook – To guarantee a yearbook please pre-order no later than Friday, February 24th. The cost is $40.
Enjoy your weekend!

Varsity Girls Basketball – GOING TO STATE!

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Our varsity girls basketball team, under the leadership of Coach Joe Canney, has qualified to compete in the South Carolina Association of Christian School (SCACS) annual state championship tournament. The girls team finished the season with an overall record of 8-10, but most importantly were crowned SCACS 1A champions for Region 1 by compiling a 4-2 conference record. With their first place finish, the Lady Cavs earned a bye into the state tournament which will begin February 16th at Grace Christian School in Columbia, SC.

This is the second season that New Covenant School has had a varsity girls team. Despite returning only 6 girls and losing their top 3 scorers from last year’s squad, this year’s team still tackled the toughest schedule in SCACS 1A. This season they faced the defending SCACS 2A champion twice, the defending SCACS 1A champion 3 times and Easley Homeschool twice, a perennial homeschool power. In addition to these games, they matched up against larger 2A schools for another four games.

These challenging games along with the hard work from all 16 girls in the New Covenant program have prepared them to compete in the school’s first ever chance to play for a state championship!

Open House – 2017

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Our parents have embraced classical Christian education because they can see the difference. Our parents want their children to flourish in life, not just simply to get by. This is a gift you can give your child with a distinctly different type of education.

Classical Christian schools are designed to help parents obey Paul’s instruction in Ephesians, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” In the first century through to about the 19th, classical Christian education was the way Christian parents cultivated a Christian worldview in their children.

Worldview is powerful because it influences who we are in a deep way that is almost imperceptible to us– it’s woven into us from childhood.

Yet, if you listen to educators today, you’ll typically hear one common goal: “College and Career Readiness”. Most schools today are centered on this narrow goal and the means to it— “What will they know and what can they do?” What if students were asked to rise to a greater purpose? Parents at New Covenant School realize that their kids can rise to something greater, something deeper, if we dare to imagine it. We disciple students to love great art, great books, and to appreciate the Greatness of God. And when they come near graduation after a decade or more in a classical Christian school, people notice something. They notice our students are equipped for something more than going to college. They see that they are equipped to serve the Lord and conquer to culture around them in a winsome way as we ‘present our students complete in Christ.’

We invite you to come to our Open House to hear about the classical Christian difference. We look forward to seeing you there.

Varsity Boys Basketball – STATE BOUND!

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Our varsity boys basketball team, under the direction of Coach Patrick Miller, completed New Covenant School’s first ever undefeated season with a victory against conference rival Foothills Christian School, 43-40.

The basketball Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 19-0 record, going 8-0 in the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools 1A, Region 1 conference. The victory against Foothills officially punched the team’s ticket to the SCACS State Tournament which is February 16th and 17th at Grace Christian School in Columbia, SC.

The game against Foothills was a battle that was not decided until the final minute. With under a minute remaining in the game and the Cavs trailing by one, junior Stuart Marshburn made a key steal and turned it into a breakaway lay up, giving the Cavaliers a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the game. A few clutch free throws by freshman Logan Milford sealed New Covenant’s win.

 

Friday Announcements – 2/3/17

Happy Friday!

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Announcements/Reminders
  • Parent Prayer Meeting – Wednesday, Feb 8 at 8:00am in the school office conference room. Send prayer requests to prayer.ncs@gmail.com.
  • Grandparents and Loved Ones DayFriday, Feb 10; Preschool and Lower School students will be dismissed at 11:30.
  • Re-Enrollment – Intent forms are due Friday, Feb 10. If you did not receive an email from Smart Tuition to re-enroll, please contact our Bookkeeper, Emily Marr, at marr@ncchurch.net.
  • Open House – Monday, Feb 13 at 6:30; Help spread the word – Yard signs are available in the office.
  • No SchoolMonday, Feb 20
Enjoy your weekend!