Friday Announcements – 1/18/19

Happy Friday!
All 4 basketball teams will be in action tonight starting at 4pm! Our home gym is at Trinity Baptist Church – 324 Belton Drive, Williamston. Go Cavs!

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

  • Re-Enrollment Packet – This includes information on how to re-enroll for next year and new tuition policies and procedures. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  • Grandparents/Loved Ones Day(Preschool-5th) – Fri, Feb 8 – This is a very special day at NCS! There will be BINGO, an art show, book fair and a special program. Each student should receive 2 invitations to decorate and give to loved ones. Preschool and Lower School will be dismissed at 11:30 on this day.
  • NCS Night at IHOP – Thurs, Jan 24 from 5-8pm. Please mention NCS when ordering.
  • Open House – We will be offering THREE Open Houses this year for prospective families. Please share the flyer with a friend! We have more available in the office.
Announcements/Reminders
  • Winter Ball (8th-12th) – Sat, Jan 19 from 7-10pm in C-108. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
  • NO SCHOOL – Mon, Jan 21
  • Box Tops – PTO will be collecting Box Tops through the end of January. Please send in a ziploc bag, labeled with your child’s name, grade and teacher/House name.
  • Cavalier Chronicle – Catch up on the latest NCS news in our January newsletter here https://newcovschool.net/blog/cavalier-chronicle/
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Enjoy the long weekend!

Senior Story – Houston Funk

houstonI have attended New Covenant School since the eighth grade.  It has seemed like a short five years here because of all of the good times that I have had and all of the great friends that I have made.  It almost seems like a dream that I am writing my senior spotlight and that I am almost done with school here at New Covenant.

Even though I have grown up in a Christian home, New Covenant School has benefited me greatly.  The teachers not only teach us the class that we are taking, but they also incorporate Jesus Christ in the classes and how He is the way to Heaven.  We also have chapel every Friday to let us all gather together as fellow Christians and worship our Lord Jesus Christ. I found that I not only like being around other Christians here but I also like the way that we as students are taught here because I think that it fits me better and has helped me get better grades in school.  It is not that any of the classes are easier, it is just because of the wonderful and friendly atmosphere. The atmosphere at New Covenant has not only helped me to open up more to people here at school but it has also helped me to open up better to people outside of school. It has also given me more confidence to feel better about talking to more people in general in the future.   

I not only like the academic part of New Covenant School but I also really like the athletic program here.  I have enjoyed running the Midnight Flight race for cross country. I also enjoyed playing in the beginning of the season basketball tournament which I am looking forward to doing again one last time.

I plan on attending Tri-County Technical College to get my associates degree and then transferring to Clemson University to get my bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.  New Covenant School has been a huge part in preparing me for life. It not only has helped me through academics but it has also prepared me to know how to defend my faith by teaching me about the Bible.  I plan on taking all of this knowledge and using it through the rest of my life.

Senior Story – Marilyn Ridings

marilynMy name is Marilyn Ridings. I have been at New Covenant School for the past three years now. This school has helped me in so many ways, from tenth grade year, till now, my senior year of high school. It has benefited me spiritually, academically, and socially, and in many more ways. I honestly do not know what I would do without these major benefits that I have gained from. New Covenant . I know that when I go to college I will be fully prepared and not worried at all because of how New Cov has helped me.

In the fall of 2019, I will be attending Tri County Technical College for two years and then transfer into Clemson University for the following two years, for a total of four years. I have some idea, but not a definite clue of what I would like to major in yet, but I know God and the inspiration of New Covenant will help me figure it out. I have learned a lot here at NCS, so I have no doubt that I will figure out my major soon.

I am really going to miss New Covenant School. Especially all the people in it and all the memories I have made there. I hope that the teachers continue teaching there until I graduate college so I can come back and visit them and reminisce on the memories I made there.

Family Spotlight – The LeMonds

In 2015 we followed the Lords call and moved our family of four from Nashville, TN to Anderson, SC. We didn’t know a single person when we moved, but we knew this is where God wanted our family to be. In 2016 we decided to put Westyn, who was 4 at the time, into preschool. It was the first time having either of our boys outside the home which made me very nervous. We enrolled Westyn at New Covenant in their K4 program based on recommendations from neighbors and friends. Right away we knew this school was special.

We did not originally plan on staying at New Covenant past that first year of preschool. After many conversations, touring the elementary school we are zoned for, and praying we came to a decision that best fit the goals for our family. We chose to stay. Here we are two years later with a son in first grade, our other son in K3, and my little sister enrolled in fourth grade.

New Covenant offers so many things we want for our boys that no other school could give them. We want a Christ centered environment, a teaching staff that focuses on our children, and a place where they would be safe and protected. New Covenant goes above and beyond our expectations and we can’t imagine sending Westyn and Lincoln anywhere else.

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Friday Announcements, 1/11/19

Happy Friday!

NCS Basketball – It’s Homecoming Night at the gym! All four teams will be in action starting with JV Girls at 4:00!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder:
  • 2nd Quarter Report Card – All students received a hard copy. They are also available to view on Gradelink.
  • Re-Enrollment Rally – Monday, Jan 14 at 6:30pm or Tuesday, Jan 15 at 8:30am in C-108 – Come reserve your spot for 2019/20 and hear what’s new for next year!
  • Soccer Shots (Preschool – 3rd Grade) – Register for the winter/springsession at www.greenville.ssreg.org.
Announcements/Reminders
  • Winter Ball (8th-12th) – Saturday, Jan 19 from 7-10pm in C-108
  • No School – Monday, Jan 21
  • Save the Date: Thursday, Jan 24 is NCS Night at IHOP
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Enjoy your weekend!

Family Spotlight – The Bradshaws

Last August our family relocated from Florida and had only resided in Anderson for about a month and a half when we discovered New Covenant. We had been praying for the right educational fit for our family, when I happened to drive past the school one evening. Once home, I looked up information about the school, and within the week I had scheduled for our children to shadow for a day.The children came home from their visits excited, and eager to share what they had learned. Everyone we met that day was so kind and encouraging we knew right away this was a great fit for our family!

The mission of New Covenant, to present students complete in Christ, is exactly what we desire for our kids. On a daily basis I see or hear Katie (3rd grade), and Ben (7th grade) being taught what that means. As parents we recognize that New Covenant has created a culture where a biblical worldview permeates all aspects of their education. Calls to academic excellence in the classroom and good sportsmanship on the basketball court are used as opportunities to exemplify these biblical principles in their daily lives.

New Covenant is more than a school, it is a community! Older students and younger students get along so well and we see a sense of camaraderie no matter the difference in age. Teachers and families pour themselves into the lives of our kids without hesitation. Whenever we have needed an extra hand with rides for Ben and Katie there has always been someone to help.

We are so grateful that the Lord answered our prayers and led us to New Covenant!

SOIL Recap and THANK YOU!

On Friday, November 9th, New Covenant students were able to Serve Others In Love as part of our Day of Service Campaign. This year students served at Anderson Pregnancy Care, the Anderson Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Calvary Home for Children, Meals on Wheels, and Brookdale Senior Living. Additionally our students packed Buddy Backpacks for children with extended stays at MUSC, visited the Fire Station on Simpson Road, and packed Nutrition In Case of Emergency (NICE) bags for Meals on Wheels. It was a unique and special day of loving our neighbors in the community.

As part of our campaign, our students sought out sponsors who would support them while they performed this much needed service. I am excited to announce that New Covenant School had $35,610.60 contributed! Over $7,100 of that has been designated for our Science and Technology Fund! THANK YOU to every who prayed, contributed, and served with us!  This is a campaign that has truly made a difference in the lives of others and in the ministry of our school!

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Senior Story – Daniel Graves, Class of 2019

Daniel Graves.jpgNew Covenant School is my home. I have attended New Covenant since kindergarten and the school has played a monumental role in my life, as well as in the lives of my family. My mother has been a teacher at the school for many years, so I have spent many hours here outside of typical school hours. From coming during the summers to help her decorate her classroom, to playing basketball in the gym until she was finished with work, I have grown up here.

Throughout my years at New Covenant, I have seen multiple different headmasters, teachers come and go, and even the dress code altered to allow boys to wear striped polos along with their standard solid ones. But one thing remains unaltered, and that is the goal to raise and instruct students according to Biblical standards, showing them the grace of Christ and shaping the understanding of their identity in Him.

Academically, New Covenant has pushed me to be the best student that I can be. From open discussion Omnibus classes that taught me how to think for myself, to Logic class which taught me how to properly form an argument, New Covenant has enabled me with the necessary tools to understand not only what I believe and why I believe it, but also how to defend my beliefs. In addition, by offering classes such as Honors Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus, New Covenant has prepared me for the challenges that I will face in higher education.

Socially, New Covenant has taught me how to be considerate and compassionate to those around me. I have been blessed with authorities who have taught me to think about how the words that come out of my mouth may affect those around me before I raise my voice to speak. The traits that the school has been instilling in me since elementary school have been preparing me for the present moment, to have the ability to lead and to lead well.

Furthermore, the community and culture at New Covenant have taught me what true friendship is to look like. A true friend is someone who celebrates with you in times of success, comforts you in times of failure, and constantly encourages you to your best. Spiritually, New Covenant has taught me the greatest lessons of all. The school constantly teaches about the person and work of Jesus Christ and how we, as Christians, ought to love and serve Him in our lives. Due to the strong community and body of believers here at New Covenant, I am fortunate to have been surrounded by great leaders and role models for my entire life.

Perhaps my favorite lesson that I have learned over my time at New Covenant is regarding my identity—that I am who I am because of what Christ has done, not because of the grades I earn on an exam. As far as the future is concerned, I plan to attend Clemson University, North Carolina State University, or the Georgia Institute of Technology and pursue a degree in Industrial Engineering. I feel confident in the foundation in which New Covenant School has rooted me, and I am excited to see what the Lord has in store for my life.

Senior Story: Caroline Lamb, Class of 2019

Caroline Lamb.jpgI have been blessed to attend New Covenant School since kindergarten and over the years it has become my second home. The teachers and staff have taught me how to lead and serve everyone around me in a God-pleasing manner. I have been equipped with an education that challenges me to understand and express what I believe in.

Due to my long tenure at New Covenant, I have cultivated great friendships with not only the students, but also the teachers and staff. The community of believers I am surrounded by at New Covenant School is rare and wonderful. A few highlights from my years at this school include constructing a castle out of peppermints in Mrs. Wyse’s second grade class, creating an animal tri-fold board in third grade with my mom as my teacher, playing Mrs. Fairfax in the high school production of “The Importance of Being Earnest”, and winning New Covenant’s first women’s basketball state championship with the finest group of girls and coach I’ve ever known.

After graduation, I plan to attend Southern Wesleyan University, Clemson University, or Anderson University and study something involving outdoor leadership and youth ministry. New Covenant School has equipped me to take the necessary steps to get into a college where I can further learn how to serve the Lord in what I do.

Friday Announcements – 12/7/18

Happy Friday!
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • Christmas Eve – New Covenant Church invites you to a Christmas Eve service on Mon, Dec 24 at 6pm in the sanctuary.
  • Candy Cane Shoppe – Preschool and grammar school students have the opportunity to shop for family and friends next week! Please send shopping lists and money with your child.The schedule for shopping is below:
    • Mon, Dec 10: 1st -5th
    • Tues, Dec 11: K2 (2day), K3 (Dickey), K4 (Rountree/Shore), K5
    • Wed, Dec 12: K2 (3day), K3 (Albanese), K4 (Pearson)
  • NCS Night at Marco’s Mon, Dec 10 – Mention the flyer and your teacher/house name when ordering. You may order online as well, just be sure to click the Fundraisers tab to select your teacher/house name.
Announcements/Reminders
  • T-shirt Tuesday Dec 18 – Students may wear any NCS t-shirt and jeans.
  • All School Chapel – Join us for a special Lessons and Carols Christmas Chapel on Thurs, Dec 20 at 9am in the sanctuary.
  • Special Event! New Covenant School is excited to present an evening with Andrew Peterson on March 23rd at 7:00 PM.  Please follow the link for more info and to purchase tickets! https://newcovschool.net/andrew-peterson-concert/

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Enjoy your weekend!

Presenting Every Student Complete in Christ