Friday Announcements, 1/12/18

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • Re-Enrollment Rally – Monday, Jan 29th at 6:30 in C-108. This event is for all current families. Come hear what’s new for 2018-2019 and reserve your spot!
  • No School – Monday, Jan 15
  • Grandparents/Loved Ones’ Day – Please turn in list of guests by Monday, Jan 22
  • February Hot Lunch – Orders are due by Tuesday, Jan 23. Please order and pay here

Re-Enrollment Rally

Enjoy your weekend!

Senior Story – James Curnow, Class of 2018

2017-10-29 James CurnowI first attended New Covenant School in kindergarten and part of first grade and after being homeschooled I returned for my eighth grade year. The past five years at New Covenant have been an amazing opportunity to grow in both my education and my faith. I feel that my classes have instilled the necessary skills for college life both in academics and in the ability to think for myself and be firm in my doctrine and faith. One particular class that I enjoyed taking was Omnibus. This class was a combination of  class discussion and lecture, and it allowed me to debate and defend what I believe. While I did not necessarily enjoy the work load, the Omnibus class gave me life skills that will help me when I am no longer in the Christian environment which I am in right now.

While attending New Covenant I’ve been given the ability to enjoy many extracurricular activities. I was in the dramatic productions Arsenic and Old Lace, Death by Design, Wait until Dark, and Harvey. I was also involved in  sports including a year of Cross Country and  three years of varsity basketball.

I hope to attend Clemson University in the fall. I pray that I will be able to use the knowledge and Biblical teachings which I received while attending New Covenant to further the kingdom of Christ in both my words and actions.​

It’s Back! The Cavalier Chronicle!

After a brief hiatus, the Cavalier Chronicle is BACK in action!
Please follow the link below to view the January edition of our newsletter, The Cavalier Chronicle:
In this issue you will find information including:

  • Basketball Highlights
  • SOIL (Serve Others in Love) Day of Service
  • Senior Spotlight
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 reply and include their email address.

Friday Announcements, 1/5/18

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • 2nd Quarter Report Cards – Each student received a hard copy today. Report Cards are also available to view in Gradelink.
  • Grandparents/Loved Ones Day is Friday, Feb 9 (Preschool-5th Grade) – Information and invitations are in Friday Folders.
  • February Hot Lunch – Order and pay here: – orders are due by Tuesday, Jan 23.
  • Yearbook – If you have any pictures of your child’s class, field trips, school events, etc that you would like to share with the yearbook staff, please email pictures to
  • Save the Date: The re-enrollment rally will be Monday, Jan 29 at 6:30. Come save your sport for 2018-2019!
  • Save the Date: Open House will be Monday, Feb 12 at 6:30. Tell your friends!



Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Announcements, 12/8/17

Happy Friday!

What a wonderful day we have had! A little wet and cold, but what a blessing!
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  •  The Candy Cane Shop will be open for Preschool – 5th grade to purchase gifts for friends and family next week! Please send shopping list and money with your child on Monday, Dec 11.
  • January lunch orders are due Mon, Dec 11 – Pay and order here:
  • T-shirt Tuesday Dec 12. Students may wear any NCS t-shirt with jeans.
  • All School Chapel – Fri, Dec 15 at 9am
  • Early Dismissal – All students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Fri, Dec 15. No late stay will be available.
Enjoy your weekend!

First Quarter Honor Roll

013215ed3c66259aec689aeedab875a7451b96ca18A big congratulations to our students who earned a place on the Honor Roll for the first quarter! Our goal is to praise the Lord for His grace towards us when we accomplish anything. Therefore our Honor Roll gives our school and our students reason to praise God. Of course our temptation is to praise ourselves, so our prayer is that our families and students would remember Colossians 3:23-24, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”

Headmaster’s List (All A’s)

2nd Grade: Katie Bradshaw, Dee Jachens, Kate Jachens, Caroline Mattox, Eden Rexrode, Jada Rose Shetrompf, Jaxon Turner, Alyssa Walker

3rd Grade: Emerson Canney, McKenna Cleghorn, Josiah Eaves, Will Hawkins, Chase McMahan, Meredith Milford, Kye Owens, Elijah Poore, Savannah Smith, Colton Walker, Emie Wright

4th Grade: Owen Hopkins, Stephanie Landis, Lucy Mattox, Kate Moore

5th Grade: Addison Canney, Elijah Covert, Asher Eaves, Bethany Rexrode, Townes Sconyers, Virginia Wickiser

6th Grade: Lauren Landis, Layal Wickiser

7th Grade: Emma Jordan, Eliza Mattox, Felicity Shaw, Carley Shore, Emma Wolthuis

8th Grade: Olivia Burdette, Clark DiMaio, Aidan Graves, Lily Wickiser

9th Grade: Will Hardy, Rachel Lopez

10th Grade: Kaitlin Curnow, Macy McGahey, Elliott Wright

11th Grade: Ian McCall, Leila Sconyers, Deacon Shaw

12th Grade: James Curnow

A/B Honor Roll

2nd Grade: Nora Hallmark, Ayden Howard, Linlee Keese, Bryce Ritter

3rd Grade: Caleb Byce, Sofia Orellana, Elizabeth Sealey

4th Grade: Delilah Doster, Anna Grace Jachens, Cadence Nelson, Charis Nelson

6th Grade: Ben Bradshaw, Paul DiMaio, Christina Doroshchak, Rylee Hawkins, Liam Hopkins, Bella Jordan, Adeline Nelson

7th Grade: Caleb Gurley, Ian Harmon

8th Grade: Erin Dance, Evan Hamilton, Ella Milford

9th Grade: Elsie Doroshchak, Matthew Harmon, Olivia Milford, Joseph Mortenson, Wren Sconyers, Ethan Wright

10th Grade: Chloe Curnow, Maria Doroshchak

11th Grade: Anna Doroshchak, Allison Dutterer, Houston Funk, Daniel Graves, Anna Nelson, Zoe Wickiser

12th Grade: Whitner Cann, Grayson Hardy, John Michael O’Neal


The House System

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New Covenant School is excited to announce that we have added a House System to our Upper School. Every 6th through 12th grader has been placed in a house that they will remain a part of forever. The Houses accumulate points throughout the year with friendly competitions and random acts of kindness.

The Houses are named after our founding Pastor, Dr. David Rountree and our previous Headmasters, Mr. Maurice Lopez, Mr. Dennis Bills, and Mr. Joey Thames.

The Houses are based on Psalm 1, especially verse 3…

“He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.”

The House System was introduced when our students attended an Upper School Fall Retreat at Camp Hope, September 6th through 8th. The House fun began immediately with the students competing in various games and activities. The goal of the program is to improve the student experience at NCS by giving our students increased opportunities for fellowship. Below are some pictures of the Houses from the retreat!



Friday Announcements, 11/3/17

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • December Hot Lunch  – NEW!  Follow this link to order and pay for December hot lunch! Orders are due by Nov 27.
  • SOIL Corporate Packet – Do you know of possible businesses that would love to partner with us as we seek to Serve Others in Love? Then be sure to check your child’s book bag for a Corporate Sponsor Packet that was sent home today. This is the type of campaign that local businesses love to get behind and support. Additionally, if you know of a business that you think would be interested in hearing about SOIL but you do not want to make contact, please let us know and Mr. Canney will reach out to them. Thank you for your help and support! Also, if you need additional Corporate Packets please stop by the school office.
  • Thanksgiving Program – Tuesday, Nov 14 at 6:30pm. Special performances by our preschool and grammar school students.
  • Basketball Spirit Squad – K5-5th grade girls are invited to join the New Covenant Basketball Spirit Squad! If interested, contact Mrs. Hallmark at for more information.
  • CAVS Football – The JV and Varsity teams will be competing in playoff games tomorrowNov 4, at their home field! JV will play at 11:00am and Varsity at 6:30pm.Go CAVS!
  • Fall Back – Remember to turn your clock back Saturday night – Daylight Saving Time Ends this weekend!
  • Original Works – The PTO will collect orders through Monday, Nov 6.
  • Ingles Shoppers – If you frequently shop at Ingles, please consider signing up for an Ingles Advantage Card and link it to our school! Our school code is 12108.
Enjoy your weekend!

Friday Announcements – 10/27

Happy Friday!

Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder:
  • Original Works (Preschool-5th grade) – The NCS PTO and Art Dept have teamed up with Original Works to offer you the opportunity to purchase a variety of products featuring your child’s very own artwork. Orders are due Wed, Nov 1.
  • Monday, Oct 30 – In celebration of Reformation Day, Preschool-5th grade students may wear their favorite costume to school (please nothing scary or evil). Students will be going to Brookdale for a costume parade and treats! You may send extra uniform clothes for your child to change.
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Enjoy your weekend!

Lady Cavs Race at State Meet! Layla Wickiser Finishes 4th!

The Lady Cavs Cross Country Team at the SCACS State Meet

The New Covenant Lady Cavaliers recently traveled to Fort Mill to take part in the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS) State Cross County Meet. It was a perfect afternoon for a 5K race as there were clear skies and cool temperatures. The weather, however, did not prevent the Lady Cavs from heating up the course.

The race started quickly with the top runners jostling for position early as the course was a narrow trail through the woods. Moving directly to the front for New Covenant was 6th grade sensation Layla Wickiser. Layla joined the team this year having never run competitively. It did not take long before Coach Canney discovered he had a very talented runner. After the race, Canney said, “It is a difficult challenge when 6th graders join the team. I love having them, but I try not to overwhelm them because if they suffer they are going to quit. When Layla joined us she had never run 3 consecutive miles. But as a soccer player her base fitness was really good. She just kept improving and running faster every week.”

That was evident at the State Meet as she got herself in good position early and then held off a bevy of runners to finish 4th overall with a time of 23:42. “To finish 4th at the State Meet and break the school record multiple times, I am not sure what more you could ask for,” Canney commented afterwards. Layla’s top five finish lead the Lady Cavaliers to a 5th place finish overall as team.

“To place in the top three as a team, we when knew we would have to have a really special day. That did not come together, but I am not disappointed at all. This group of girls gave it everything they had this season,” said Coach Canney.

Those words were highlighted by two runners who battled injuries all season. First was Junior Anna Nelson who was running in her first meet of the season at the State Meet. Here is what Coach Canney had to say about her, “Anna was allowed a medical exemption because within the first three weeks of the season she suffered a stress fracture. But to her credit, she stayed with the team, came to practice and meets, and did what she could to stay fit. She came out today and ran a great race to really help the team.”

The other runner who battled injuries was Junior Leila Sconyers. “Leila was my most committed runner this year. She logged a lot of summer miles and improved immensely since last season. Sometimes it is hard for the body to adjust and injuries pop up. That was the case with Leila but she managed it really well all year and had herself ready to go today. Unfortunately she took a bad fall about midway through the race but in typical Leila fashion, she got up, ran on, and finished the race,” said Coach Canney.

Overall the Lady Cavs had a great State Meet with Layla finishing 4th, Anna in 23rd (26:18), Junior Caroline Lamb in 24th (26:30), Freshmen Wren Sconyers in 35th (27:40), Sophomore Macy McGahey in 39th (30:53), sixth grader Bella Jordan in 42nd (41:41), Senior Gracie Cutliff in 46th (32:55), Leila in 48th (32:55) and 6th grader Rylee Hawkins in 50th (35:43).

After the race, Coach Canney had these final words, “I am super proud of this group. They race a great race today and had a great season. We have only one senior, so this group really has the chance to be special next season. But for right now we really want to celebrate the blessing of this season.”

Congrats on a great running season Lady Cavs!

Presenting Every Student Complete in Christ