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The Cavalier chronicle, may 2019

Please follow the link below to view the May edition of our newsletter, The Cavalier Chronicle:
https://newcovschool.net/blog/cavalier-chronicle/

In this issue you will find information including:

  • Class of 2019
  • Theater Production Recap
  • Staff Update

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 school@newcovschool.net

The 2019 class enjoying their Senior Trip!

Enjoy!

Staff update, k5 full day – Mrs. Joy Harrison

New Covenant School is excited to announce that we have hired Mrs. Joy Harrison as our Full Day Kindergarten teacher for the 2019-2020 school year!

Mrs. Harrison and her family.

Mrs. Harrison has been teaching for 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Clemson University. She also has an add-on certification in Early Childhood from Anderson University. Mrs. Harrison has taught second grade in Greenville County and Anderson School District 5. She also taught 3K and 4K at Trinity United Methodist Preschool. During the last two years of her career, she has been a Reading and Math Interventionist for first and second graders at North Pointe Elementary School.

Joy has been married to her high school sweetheart, Mark, for almost 18 years. They have two children, Hampton, age 13, and Hallee, age 10. Hampton will be in the 8th grade at McCants middle school next year, and Hallee will be joining her mom at New Covenant in the 5th grade.

Mrs. Harrison has one chocolate lab named Sadie. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking, watching Hampton play baseball and Hallee twirl baton. She also enjoys cooking/baking, reading, and riding bikes with her family on vacations to Hilton Head Island. Mrs. Harrison and her family are very active at Concord Baptist Church.

Two of her favorite Bible verses are “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14  “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

Mrs. Harrison is excited for this new adventure with the Kindergartners at New Covenant. She is praying that God will use her in a mighty way to teach and lead these children during the 2019-2020 school year!

Employment Opportunities, 2019-2020

New Covenant School is accepting resumes from now until June 1st for the following positions…

  • First Grade Teacher
  • Third Grade Teacher

Qualified candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree (minimum), a passion for teaching, a love for students, and demonstrate a clear commitment to our mission and distinctives.

For more information about our school and our mission, please visit out website at newcovschool.net.

If you have questions or wish to submit your resume please contact Mr. Joseph A. Canney, our Headmaster, at 224-5675 or canney@newcovschool.net.

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Important Announcements – May 2019

The performances of “A Murder is Announced” have received rave reviews! ONE show remains – don’t miss it! Tickets are available at the door – $10 Adults, $5 Students.
  • SATURDAY – 5pm
Please look for the following in your child’s Friday Folder or attached to Mrs. Lopez’s email:
  • NCS Night at FATZ – Thurs, May 9 from 6-8pm. Show the flyer to your server and the school will receive a percentage of your total bill. Invite family and friends!
Announcements/Reminders
  • Field Day – Fri, May 10
  • Lunch on the Lawn – Fri, May 10. Bring chairs and blankets and join the NCS family for lunch! You are welcome to bring your own picnic or purchase from the food truck.
  • Prom – Sat, May 11 from 7-10pm at The Bleckley Inn
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Enjoy your weekend!

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!