School Announcements!

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • NEW DROP OFF PROCEDURE – This will go into effect Monday, Apr 29. Please review the map below. We will have students and staff directing traffic for a few days 🙂
  • May Hot Lunch – Please order and pay here by Tues, Apr 30: https://forms.gle/DSq6FF6DNxgdRMWE6
  • Lunch on the Lawn – Please join us on Fri, May 10 as we celebrate another great school year! This is for all NCS families. We will have a food truck on site, but we ask that you pre-order your meals. An order form is attached.
  • Field Day – Fri, May 10. Grammar School will begin at 8:15, Upper School will follow Lunch on the Lawn. Please see flyer for grammar school details.
  • Ticket Order Form – You may use the order form to purchase tickets in advance for next week’s performance of “A Murder is Announced” or stop by the office!
Announcements/Reminders
  • T-Shirt Tuesday, Apr 30 – Students may wear any NCS t-shirt with jeans.
  • Soccer Shots – Teams will not meet on Wed, May 1. The session has been re-scheduled for Wed, May 15.
  • Standardized Testing (2nd-8th) – Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 3; Upper School will folllow an adjusted schedule.
  • Early Dismissal – All students will be dismissed at 11:30 May 1-3.
  • Save the Date – NCS Night at FATZ on Thurs, May 9
  • Prom (8th-12th) – Sat, May 11 from 7-10pm at The Bleckley Inn
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Enjoy your weekend!

A Murder is Announced!

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A small English town… A house full of people… A newspaper advertisement… “A Murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 13th, at Little Paddocks – at six-thirty P.M. Friends please accept this, the only intimation.”

NCS Drama invites you to come and explore the world of Agatha Christie and Miss Marple in their production of A Murder is Announced. Each spring the 8th-12th grade students are able to participate in the annual theater production. This is the sixth show that NCS has produced since reviving the theater program in 2014. Under the direction of Mrs. Angie Harmon, the shows are designed and performed almost completely by students. All technical and backstage elements are led by student designers with  a small amount of input from the director and production assistant. This year’s production has one major change in that we will be moving venues. Electric City Playhouse (ECP) in downtown Anderson has graciously allowed NCS Drama to rent their facility for the performance. ECP is truly a community theater that hosts both straight play and musical performances. They partner with schools as well to help encourage the dramatic arts.

The NCS Drama students will continue working hard over the next month to bring you a thrilling performance. We do, however, only recommend this show to students grades 6 and up due to gunshots, very loud vocals, and onstage deaths. The show will have 4 performances, opening on May 2nd at 7:00pm. We hope that you will be able to join us!!!

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Friday Announcements! Happy Easter!

He is risen!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
Announcements/Reminders
  • Easter Break – Mon, Apr 15-Mon, Apr 22
  • Classes resume Tuesday, Apr 23
  • NCS Drama – Tickets are on sale in the office for the NCS production of “A Murder is Announced”. Shows are May 2 at 7pm, May 3 at 1pm and 7pm, and  May 4 at 5pm. Adults are $10 and Students are $5.
  • Standardized Testing for 2nd-8th grade – May 1-3
  • Early Dismissal – All students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Wed, May 1 – Fri, May 3.
He is risen, indeed! Here are some pictures from our Easter Chapel!
Happy Easter!

The Senior Story of Leila Sconyers, Class of 2019

pasted image 0 (2)As I reflect back on my thirteen years at New Covenant I cannot help but see them as a work of God’s faithfulness in my life. I have had the privilege of being a student at New Covenant since I was in kindergarten and it is here that I learned to love the Lord. Academically, I have been pushed to live up to my true potential. Without the rigor that New Covenant provides I would not be the student that I am today. Spiritually, I am blessed beyond belief. I was given the gift of a curriculum that was enriched with truth which greatly contributed to my spiritual upbringing. I have been encouraged throughout all of my classes to grow in my faith and to learn more about God and His excellence – an experience I know few others have. I have teachers that care about my success and encourage me in all areas of life. My classmates have turned into family members rather than just friends.

This fall I will be attending Clemson University, majoring in Language and International Health. My long-term goal is to attend medical school and become a radiologist.

I feel that New Covenant has prepared me for the challenges that I will face in college as well as later in life. I recognize that I have been blessed with a school full of like-minded individuals and that after high school that may change. Through the classical model I have been taught to discern between truth and untruth as well as how to defend my faith. I am filled with gratitude whenever I think of the wonderful blessing New Covenant School has been to me.

Updates from the Art Classroom!

unnamed (6)Soon after the first weeks of school, lower school students begin asking with excitement, “Will this be going to the art show?” The art show they speak of doesn’t even happen until March. These students hope their work will be chosen as part of Youth Art Month held in March each year at the Anderson Arts Center. As a private school, we are allowed to submit only 10 entries.   Next, art center judges choose winners out of the hundreds of pieces. This year New Covenant School had one of its students win an award. Eighth grader Carley Shore’s work won an AnMed Award. This means her work will be professionally mounted and displayed at AnMed Hospital for a year beginning in June. Other representatives were: Katie Bradshaw, Malachi Woody, Drew Rountree, Clay Bechtel, Ella Holley, Savannah Smith, Katie Skaar, Blakely Ritter, and Christa Nyagah.

Students have learned what a special honor it is to be selected to represent our school in this way. After the entries are turned in to the arts center they are displayed alongside artwork from students across all of Anderson District Five.

Our 3rd-6th grade students had the opportunity to visit the arts center and see the artwork during Youth Art Month. While there, they also took a pottery class with one of the art center instructors.

unnamed (7)Our high school art class has spent the semester learning to paint with acrylics. After a few weeks of basic instructions, each student was set free to create paintings inspired by things they love. They will also get to visit the Anderson Arts Center. However they will see the juried art show and work with clay on a pottery wheel. If you have never tried it, you’d be surprised by how difficult it is to keep a lump of clay from flying off the wheel.

Deacon Shaw, Art Student of the Month

unnamed (3)Our High School art class gives students an outlet to express themselves freely through creativity and gives them a moment to escape from their worries. Nevertheless, focus, dedication, attention to detail, and excellence are the standards.  The Upper School Art Student of the Month is one who gives his or her art projects all these things. This month Deacon Shaw is our Art Student of the Month. His work stands out because of his attention to detail and desire to create excellence. Congrats to Deacon!

Linlee Keese, Art Student of the Month

unnamed (2)The lower school art student of the month is selected for exceptional ideas and execution of his or her work. This month we recognize Linlee Keese. Linlee follows the directions for the art projects, but almost always asks if she can add an idea of her own. Recently she asked if she could make some parts of her art piece 3-D. In art class creative ideas show growth. It shows that students not only understand the concepts being taught, but also that they can use them in their own unique way. Congrats to Linlee for consistently demonstrating this.