It is with a certain amount of shock and disbelief that New Covenant School will start the 2018-2019 school year without Mrs. Wyse as our second grade teacher. However, it is with the satisfaction of a job well done that we proudly announce with Mrs. Paula Wyse is set to retire at the end of this school year.
New Covenant School was started in 1999 and in 2003 we added a second grade class for the first time. We were blessed to hire an overqualified member of New Covenant Church, Mrs. Paula Wyse to teach that first second grade class and ever since she has poured her life and soul into the lives our students. Whether it be helping students transition from using readers to reading chapter books, learning cursive, or the organizing of an annual Dino and Dragon Day, Mrs. Wyse has done everything with professionalism and attention to detail that make her a great teacher.
In this final month of the school year, we encourage all current and former New Covenant School families to take a moment to thank Mrs. Wyse for her service to our school. While we know the LORD will provide, it is going to take a special teacher to follow in the footsteps Mrs. Wyse has left behind. And Mr. Canney would like to assure the NCS community that Miss Viola Swamp is not being considered for the second grade position. =)
Thank you Mrs. Wyse! You have blessed more children in many more ways than you will ever know! God bless you!
I have been attending New Covenant for four years, and it has been an experience I will never forget. Since I was Catholic and Hispanic I was worried that I would not be accepted by my fellow classmates. Although I was different that did not stop my fellow classmates from going out of their way to make me feel welcomed. This school is amazing; one of the best things this school has to offer is public worship. I am so blessed that I was allowed to come to a school where God is first above all else.
Being at this school has taught me discipline, fellowship, and a love for knowledge. Because this school is smaller, classes are normally composed of a few students. This allows the teachers time to get to know their student’s abilities, personalities, and academic potential. Then the students are pushed to their potential to give the best possible outcome for college. Also, being a smaller school meant that there was no real sports program because there would not be enough active participants but in 2015 New Covenant started a basketball team which a lot of the upper school students participated in. This led to two back-to-back men’s state championships as well as spawning a cross country team. Academically the school is unmatched, and in community New Covenant welcomes people with open arms.
After high school I plan on attending either Lander University or Anderson University to pursue a nursing career. From there I will get my bachelor’s in nursing and become a flight nurse. This will all be possible through the superior academics and the loving and helpful community that New Covenant has to offer.
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
NCS Night at Firehouse – Mon, Apr 23 from 5-8pm
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7-11
Summer Piano Lessons
The Importance of Being Earnest – Get your tickets! There are 5 shows beginning Thurs, Apr 26 at 7pm.
Standardized Testing – Testing for grades 2-8 will be Wed, Apr 25 – Fri, Apr 27 from 8:05-11:30. Please be on time! Students should bring #2 pencils, a healthy snack (no candy, water only), and a book (optional). Students will be dismissed at 11:30. There will be no aftercare available.
Upper School Schedule – 9th-12th grade will follow an adjusted schedule Wed, Apr 25 – Fri, Apr 27. It is posted in the office.
Early Dismissal – All students, K2-12th, will be dismissed at 11:30 on Wed, Apr 25-Fri, Apr 27. There will be no late stay, K5 Enrichment, or after-school care available.
NCS Night at The Clock – Tues, May 1 from 4pm-Close
Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn – Fri, May 4
All School Chapel(Awards Day) – Fri, May 11 at 9am in the Sanctuary
Prom (8th-12th) – Sat, May 12 from 7–10pm – Tickets are on sale in the office ($15).
NCS Night at Marco’s – Anytime Monday, April 16. Place your order (pick up, delivery, carryout or online) and be sure to mention NCS and your teacher/house name when ordering! **If ordering online, click on the Fundraisers tab to select the school and teacher/house name to get credit for the order. The teacher/house with the highest sales will earn a pizza party!
It is with a twinge of sadness that we are announcing that Mrs. Carrie Byce will not be returning to teach 5th grade at New Covenant. Mrs. Byce will be working from home to help her husband’s growing business and manage her family. However, do not be too distraught…you will still see her around as the Byce children will remain at New Covenant and it is her intention (and ours) to return to our staff in the future. Please be sure to show your appreciation for Mrs. Byce as this school year comes to a close.
This announcement also means that we are now accepting applications for a full time 5th grade teacher.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree (minimum), a passion for teaching, a love for students, and demonstrate a clear commitment to our mission and distinctives.
For more information about our school and our mission, please visit out website at newcovschool.net.
If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact Mr. Joseph A. Canney, Headmaster, at 224-5675 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this issue you will find information including:
Spring Drama Production
3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Race With All Your Heart
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