February 12, 2016 â€¢ Volume: 2015-16, Issue 22
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Campus Update

No School on Monday

In observance of President’s Day, school and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 15. Classes will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

Maintenance Saves the Day

Our maintenance staff is as dedicated to our students as our faculty, staff, and parents. Yesterday afternoon a water main break occurred in the Eaton Hall parking lot. Working with a local plumbing crew, they started digging at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The leak—caused by a broken coupling—was discovered at 3 a.m. this morning. At that time, the decision was made to delay school two hours this morning. Working against a looming deadline, the repair was complete by 9 a.m. Shawn Lee, Buck Rhodenizer and others worked all night in brutal temperatures to make sure we could open the school today. Please tell them “thank you” when you see them.

View photos on our Facebook page.

Congratulations to Ciccozzi

Attilio Ciccozzi ’24 was the winner of the re-enrollment incentive to receive 2016-17 tuition at the current rate. Attillio’s name was selected at random by Parents’ Association President Susan Card (right in photo, with Amy Jackson) at the PA meeting yesterday.

Thank you to everyone who re-enrolled by the February 10 deadline. Last year set a record for re-enrollments, and we had even more students re-enrolled by the deadline this year! The Admission Office will follow up with families to help with any remaining re-enrollment questions.

If you have not re-enrolled your student(s) for next year, please visit the Re-enrollment page on the school website.

Gala Was Great Success!

Our North Cross families, community, and area businesses continue to be wonderfully and generously supportive. We’re delighted to declare our Winter Gala a big success!

On Thursday a list of thank you’s was emailed to families. We would like to include one more special thank you to Amy Lowman—for energetically taking tasks on such as procuring items for our auctions, selling sponsorships and tables, planning the event, and welcoming our guests with your great smile and spirit.

View Gala photos posted on our Facebook page.

Read the full list of Gala Thank You’s on the Crossties Blog

Recognizing Continued Contributions 

Dr. Proctor and Community Outreach Coordinator Alex Hash were pleased to honor Juliet Lowery (far left) and Crystal Colston (far right), mothers of Jordan Lowery ’16 and Dre Colston ’16, at a special reception Wednesday night at the Headmaster’s home. Mrs. Lowery and Ms. Colston were recognized for their contribution to the North Cross community through their continued support of the school's academic and extra-curricular programs.

Tuesday with a Teacher Event

The Early Childhood Program teachers will host the next â€œTuesday with a Teacher” program on February 16 at 1:30 p.m. in the Lower School. 

The teachers will share how our Early Childhood Program balances academic, social and emotional development in a fun and nurturing environment for children age three through kindergarten. We encourage you to bring a friend or share this invitation with families who may be interested.

Register here

SCA and Sadie Hawkins

A group of upper school students wrote, filmed, starred in, and edited a movie to generate interest in the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance on Friday, February 26. The screenplay, titled "It's the Girl's Turn!", was written by Grace Wenk ’19Triff H’Doubler ’19, and Grace Whitesell ’19Charlie Card ’19 was the cinematographer and editing was done by Albert Newberry ’17.

View the video on the Crossties Blog.

Academic Update

Founders’ Day Celebration

Last Friday, North Cross School celebrated 71 years of excellence at the annual Founders' Day ceremony in the Carter Athletic Center.  At the start of the ceremony, Dr. Proctor quizzed students with North Cross trivia questions like “What school did we defeat for our first ever soccer win?” (Carlisle), “What notable newspaper family has an auditorium on campus named after them?” (Fishburn), and “Where did Mr. Clagget earn his undergraduate degree?” (University of Pennsylvania).

Jennifer Landry was named the 2016 recipient of the Morris Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mrs. Landry teaches chemistry, including AP chemistry, and a brand new course called STAD (Science, Technology, Art, and Design). She also leads the Upper School's Honor Council and is chair of Symposium.

In photo: Jennifer Landry (center) receives her Morris Award certificate from Headmaster Dr. Chris Proctor (right) and Mr. Mark Thompson, Director of the Upper School (left).

Read more on the Crossties Blog.

Global Studies Speaker

On Thursday the Global Studies program welcomed speaker Heath Lee. Ms. Lee is a biographer specializing in women's history. Her discussion focused on the wives of POWs and MIAs, which is the focus of her next book, The Reluctant Sorority. Heath was interviewed on the subject for the PBS documentary “Jeremiah” and Global Studies students had the opportunity to watch it before her address.

Art Update

All-District Middle School Band Concert

A record number of North Cross middle school band students earned All-District recognition this year and will spend next Friday, February 19 rehearsing with the All-District Middle School Bands. The All-District Middle School Concert will be on Saturday, February 20, at 4:00 p.m. in the Patrick Henry High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Symphonic Band

  • Brian Bao ’20—5th chair: Clarinet
  • Lauren Daniel ’20—8th chair: Clarinet
  • Nathalie Lemon ’20—2nd chair: Oboe

Concert Band

  • Ryan Creehan ’21—3rd chair: Tenor Saxophone
  • Patrick Daly ’20—3rd chair: Trombone
  • Michael Habib ’20—5th  chair: Trumpet 
  • Jessica Helmer ’21—6th chair: Clarinet
  • Natalie Lorens ’21—6th chair: Flute
  • Olivia Murchison ’21—15th chair: Clarinet
  • Mashall Rasul ’21— 7th chair: Flute
  • Malek Thabet ’21 —5th chair: French Horn

Athletic Update

Swimmers Head to Conference

Today the boys’ and girls’ swim teams will travel to Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham for the BRC/VIC conference swim meet. The meet starts at 5 p.m.

Senior Day for Basketball

Tonight the boys’ varsity basketball team will recognize seniors Peyton Bailey ’16, team manager Brett Jones ’16Jordan Lowery ’16, and Eric Xie ’16 at approximately 5:55 p.m.—before the start of their game with New Covenant.

Muscaro-Satterwhite Service Award

During the halftime of the girls' varsity basketball match-up with Fuqua on Friday, February 19, Athletic Director Eric Lawrence will present the 2016 Muscaro-Satterwhite Service Award. This award recognizes an individual who has sacrificed much of their time, energy, and resources in volunteer service to the athletic department in support of its goals. Previous winners include Tim Bibee in 2014 and Denise Revercomb in 2015.

Spring Athletic Opportunities

Students interested in spring athletics should download the appropriate form below and contact the coach by email to sign up for a team. Sign ups are due today.

Practices are scheduled to begin on Monday, February 22. The NCS Boosters Pot Luck Dinner for Spring Sports is also on February 22. Please contact your coach for practice schedule confirmation. 

Athletic Scores From Twitter

Athletic team results submitted by team coaches are available on our Twitter account with the tag #NCSAthletics
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