Friday Announcements, 5/25/18

Happy Summer!

Graduation is TONIGHT! Please join us at New Covenant. Graduation starts at 6:30!

  • Yearbooks have not arrived. We will notify you when they are available to pick up.
  • Thank you for supporting the PTO through our restaurant fundraiser nights. Please take a moment to complete this survey regarding these events –
  • Final Report Cards will be available in Gradelink next Fri, June 1
  • The school office will be open through the summer, M-Th 8:303:30. We will be closed on Fridays.



Possum Kingdom Field Trip!

On Thursday, May 10, the 7th grade Life Science Class along with Mrs. Hallmark’s 3rd grade class went to Possum Kingdom Kreamery for a farm tour. 

On the way into the farm the classes drove along the pasture and saw their horses which are a rare breed of draft horse called the American Drum Horse. The farmer told the students that they have the very first Drum Horse born on American soil.

Everyone started the tour in front of the retail store with an information session, then moved on to the lot containing the baby goats. The baby goats were very excited to see our students! They were able to pet the goats and even let them suck on their fingers. One was only 4 days old, and our students got to pet it while a farmer held it in her arms.

Next the students looked in the milking parlor and milk room through the windows.  They met the livestock guardian dogs (Ziva, Ayla & Bundy), Teddy the guard llama, Sarah Beth and Esmerelda the miniature pigs, Bear the Shetland Pony, Hootie the mini-donkey…and Toby, Spencer & Jimi the spider monkeys. The monkeys are on the farm because they were rescued from bad situations, but the farmer assured everyone they do not make good pets. Everyone got a picture petting the llama one person at a time, on his terms. The llama and dogs protect the goats from coyotes.

The classes ended up in the farm store where everyone had a chance to sample the goat milk and the cheese. Almost everyone tried it, and everyone who tried it liked it.

The 3rd grade went out for lunch, and the 7th grade finished up with the long-awaited trip to Cracker Barrel. It was a good day! Please enjoy the pictures from the trip!


Friday Announcements, 5/18/18

Happy Friday! The school year is almost over!
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • NCS Night at Bruster’s  – Celebrate the end of the school year with ice cream on Monday, May 21 from 5-8pm. Be sure to mention NCS when you order!
  • Anderson Cavaliers Boys Volleyball – There will be an informational meeting on Monday, May 21 at 7pm at Concord Baptist for any boys (7th-12th grade) interested in playing volleyball for the Anderson Cavaliers. See attached for more info.
  • Tues, May 22 – Preschool/K5 Promotion Program at 6:30 in the Sanctuary
  • Wed, May 23 – Last Day for Preschool/Lower School – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Wed, May 23 – Thurs, May 24 – Upper School Final Exams (see attached schedule)
  • Wed, May 23 – Fri, May 25 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Fri, May 25 – Last Day for Upper School (see attached schedule)
  • Fri, May 25 – Senior Graduation at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary


Enjoy your weekend!

Cavalier Chronicle, May 2018

Greetings from New Covenant School,
Please follow the link below to view the May edition of our newsletter, The Cavalier Chronicle:
In this issue you will find information including:
  • Class of 2018
  • New Sport! Volleyball
  • Faculty Update
  • Narnia Day
The Cavalier Chronicle is a great way to find out what is going on with New Covenant School and to let others know.  If you would like for us to add anyone to our distribution list (grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, Pastors, etc…) please email us at


Friday Announcements, 5/11/18

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to this email:
  • NCS Night – Figs Beanery and Creamery on Wed, May 16th from 3-7:30pm
  • Cavalier Chronicle – See what’s happening at NCS in the May edition of our newsletter:
  • Faculty Update – We have added two new faculty members, Mr. Sid Stewart, Director of Community Relations and Mrs. Jodie Hawthorne, Behavior and Learning Coordinator. Read more here:
  • Summer Math Review – NCC church member and former NCS parent, Whitney Skipper is offering 3 different math review classes this summer! There is one for high school, middle school, and rising middle school. Please see attached for more information.
Important Dates
  • Senior Exams – Wed, May 16-Fri, May 18 
  • Senior Send Off – Fri, May 18 at 11:30
  • NCS Night at Bruster’s on Mon, May 21 from 5-8pm
  • Preschool/K5 Promotion Program – Tues, May 22 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Last Day for Preschool and Lower School – Wed, May 23 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Upper School Exams – Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Last Day for Upper School – Fri, May 25 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Senior Graduation – Fri, May 25 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary


Enjoy your weekend!

Faculty Update – Mrs. Jodie Hawthorne, Behavior and Learning Coordinator

New Covenant School, as with many other schools, has seen a rise in our students and potential students who have been diagnosed with special needs. This could range from ADHD, dyslexia, Autism, or sensory processing concerns. New Covenant has hired Mrs. Jodie Hawthorne as our Behavior and Learning Coordinator to help with this growing need in our community.

family pictureAs a classical Christian school, we have high and sometimes rigorous standards for our students and classes. Our desire is help students with certain special needs to be able to meet our standards. There are often simple accommodations we are able to implement to assist students reach our objectives. Mrs. Hawthorne has been brought on staff to help manage our students with special needs and their accommodations. She is also assisting in accepting of new students to make sure we, as a school, can meet their needs.

Mrs. Hawthorne is a native of Seneca, SC.  She grew up in Seneca and graduated from Seneca High School in 2000.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (with a minor in Early Intervention) from Clemson University in 2004.  During her time at Clemson, she worked as a summer camp counselor at Camp Hope at the Clemson Outdoor Lab.  Camp Hope is a summer camp for children and adults with special needs.  After graduating from Clemson, Jodie attended East Carolina University, where she earned a double Master’s Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and Clinical Counseling.  She worked in a substance abuse facility for 1 1/2 years, but realized her true desire and passion was to work with children with special needs.

Upon returning to Seneca, Jodie started working as an Early Interventionist, a position she held for 7 years.  She moved from being an Early Interventionist to becoming a case manager for the SC Autism Society, where she is currently.  She has worked with children and adults with special needs for over 11 years.  She loves working with children with special needs and knows this is what God has called her to do.  She looks forward to working with the families at New Covenant School.

Jodie has been married to the love of her life, Jamie, for 6 years.  They have one daughter.   Jodie also teaches several Induro Cycle Classes at the Anderson Area YMCA.  In her spare time, she enjoys anything involving Clemson sports, reading, and spending time with her family.

Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Jodie Hawthorne to our school’s staff!

Employment Update – Mr. Sid Stewart, Director of Community Relations

New Covenant School is excited to announce that Mr. Sid Stewart has joined our staff as the Director of Community Relations. Mr. Stewart is the former Executive Director of Haven of Rest Ministries here in Anderson. Mr. Stewart has been brought on board to help further our mission of “presenting our students complete in Christ” by seeking to build bridges and partnerships with those in the community who believe in New Covenant and see it as a vital Kingdom building ministry.

940845_1124818254219513_5471330147501759228_nMr. Stewart was born in Greenville, SC  and grew up on his grandparent’s farm with his mother because his father died when he was only 9 months old.  Sid went on to graduate from Pendleton High School, then attended Clemson University before graduating from Anderson College (now Anderson University). Mr. Stewart entered full time ministry in 1989 and served as a Minister of Education on church staff for 9 years.

In August of 1998 Mr. Stewart was hired by the Haven of Rest with the purpose of establishing long term, Christ centered, and Bible based programs designed to help men and women with life dominating problems get out of the state of life they were in.

Thanks to the ministry of the Haven, many lives have been affected and changed to the glory of God. Many men and women have been restored to their families, have received good jobs, and become productive citizens by working with Tech Schools, Colleges and Universities in the Anderson area.

Professionally, Mr. Stewart was recognized as the Non-Profit Director of the Year in 2012 by the Chamber of Commerce. During his tenure several capital improvements were made at the Haven:

  • A distribution center was added.
  • They increased the thrift stores from three to eight.
  • An appliance repair center was added.
  • A new dorm was built located on the Men’s Training Center.
  • They bought and remodeled a second women’s home.
  • They purchased a transition home.

Some additional accomplishments of Mr. Stewart at the Haven were…

  • The budget grew from $650,000 (1998) to $3,000,000 (2015).
  • They increased the work force from 25 to 75.
  • They became a member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

On January 1, 2016 Mr. Stewart semi-retired and worked part time in donor development and teaching in the programs. He served as Director Emeritus from that time until June 30, 2017.

Mr. Stewart has been married to his beautiful wife Sandy since 1971 and they have three wonderful children, along with two granddaughters. In his spare time, Sid enjoys trout fishing and bluegrass music.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Sid Stewart to New Covenant School!




Friday Announcements, 5/4/18

What a happy Friday we had at NCS today! Many thanks to Coach Hege and Coach Shore for an awesome Field Day!
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • NCS Night at Skins (Hwy 81) on Tues, May 8 from 3-6:50pm
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7-11
Important Dates
  • All School Chapel – Please join us for our final all school chapel of the year on Fri, May 11 at 9am in the sanctuary
  • Senior Exams – Wed, May 16-Fri, May 18
  • Senior Send Off – Fri, May 18 at 11:30
  • NCS Night at Figs on Wed, May 16 from 3-7:30pm
  • NCS Night at Bruster’s on Mon, May 21 from 5-8pm
  • Preschool/K5 Promotion Program – Tues, May 22 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Last Day for Preschool and Lower School – Wed, May 23 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Upper School Exams – Wed, May 23 and Thurs, May 24 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Last Day for Upper School – Fri, May 25 – 11:30 Dismissal
  • Senior Graduation – Fri, May 25 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary
Enjoy your weekend!