I have been attending NCS for 5 years. When I found out my parents were going to start sending me to school I became very nervous because I had never been to school before. On my first day there I realized that all my worries were pointless. Everybody at NCS was very nice and all the teachers were very sweet. I also met my three best friends Alex, Jayyycooob, and Houston.
The education at NCS was extraordinary. I got to learn so much about the Bible and read so many books like Gilgamesh, The Aeneid, and The Odyssey that even kids in college don’t get to read.
One of my favorite memories from NCS is winning back to back to back basketball state championships. We did again this year! Another favorite memory of mine was doing the SOIL project. It was fun splitting up into our “houses” and going and delivering food to people who are in need. New Covenant is a great school that has taught me so much and given me an education boost.
I’m Ian McCall and this is my 6th year at New Covenant. Ever since I came here, I’ve always felt that this school provides a healthy experience for the student. I never see significant divides between groups of students. Multiple grade levels sit at the same table, students always try to provide company to those sitting by themselves, and differences in personality don’t set students back from interacting as a team. This has resulted in a strong community where a large portion of the students know each other personally.
The methodology of teaching the student how to think is one aspect of the school that has had a positive impact on both my spiritual and academic life. By asking us why we believe something or why something is the answer, the classes provide more in-depth understanding of the subject matter. Pure memorization is not conducive to a good high school education, and because of this, New Covenant has implemented logical aspects into its upper-level classes to better prepare the student to think for himself while learning things later in life.
To me the major highlight of this school is being able to go beyond the words of the textbook, so if there is a concept that we didn’t explicitly cover in class I can expect to be able to ask about it and get a detailed answer.
For example, if I understand the material in Physics but I become curious about how it applies in a certain case, I don’t have to be afraid to ask and usually I am satisfied with the response I get.
Once I graduate from NCS I plan to study Computer Science at Clemson University with the goal of being a game designer. I think this school has prepared me well for college because of the extensive practice I’ve had writing essays, taking exams, and building friendships. Obviously college is an entirely different environment compared to high school, but the teachers at New Covenant have always emphasized that point and have tried to make the transition as. smooth and as comfortable as possible
Overall I would say that New Covenant has done a good job not just teaching the students, but also by being a friendly community. Even though the real world is going to be significantly different from the experience here, I strongly believe that the foundation that we receive while we’re growing up is the most influential part of building our character for the future, a key idea that NCS has utilized quite well.
The New Covenant basketball teams are going back to the State Tournament!
The boys and girls basketball teams have once again qualified for the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) State Tournament! The boys finished second in their region with an 8-2 conference record (10-9 overall), while the girls won their region with an 8-0 record (15-3 overall). The girls were able to secure a bye to the State Tournament while the boys were able to pull out a thrilling quarterfinal victory against Lighthouse (Enoree).
The State Tournament begins on Thursday, February 14th with the girls battling Temple Christian at 4:30 and the boys taking on Carolina Christian at 6:15. If they win the championship games are Friday. If you cannot make it to Columbia for the tournament, you can still support your Cavaliers by watching online at http://www.gracelions.com/d7/bb
**We will have an Open House on Monday, Feb 4 at 6:30pm for prospective students and parents. Invite your friends!
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
- NCS Night at Creekside BBQ – Thurs, Feb 7 from 11am-9pm. Be sure to mention NCS when ordering.
- Race with all your Heart (K2-12) – February is Healthy Heart month! Throughout the month, students will be participating in heart healthy activities and will culminate with a run/walk on Fri, Mar 1. All students are asked to seek sponsors as they race with all their heart! Donors may sponsor students with flat donations or per lap pledges. Proceeds will benefit the NCS Athletic Fund.
- Book Fair – Wed, Feb 6 – Fri, Feb 8 in the Library – The book fair will feature Usborne books and will be open before and after school on Wednesday and Thursday and 8:30-12:00 on Friday.
- Grandparents/Loved Ones Day – Fri, Feb 8. Preschool – 5th Grade will be dismissed at 11:30.
- No School – Mon, Feb 18
- Box Tops – The deadline to submit box tops has been extended through February! Please send th
em in in Ziploc bags labeled with your child’s name, grade and teacher/house name.
- Save the Date – NCS night at Chipotle Tues, Feb 26
Enjoy your weekend!