September 5, 2014 â€¢ Volume: 2014-15, Issue 4
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Community Update

Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, & BBQ on Bent Mountain

Click the video link below for to learn more about a special evening planned on the Woltz farm.

Innisbrook Packets Sent Home Today

This fall, the Parents’ Association is sponsoring an Innisbrook wrapping paper fundraiser. Packets were sent home today to each family in the school. North Cross School is the only school in Roanoke selling Innisbruck this year, so the Parents’ Association is confident that this will be a highly successful fundraiser to make purchases that enrich the experience of students at our school. Deadline for orders is September 26 and orders will be fulfilled in mid-November. More information about the program will be shared at Parents’ Nights over the next few weeks. Jeanne Fishwick is the PA rep in charge of this fundraiser and she will be happy to help you if you have any questions.

Fundraising Calendar Added to Website

PA's Innisbrook wrapping paper sale is the first fundraising event of the school year.  Because our parents have told us they want to know when school fundraisers are planned for the year and how funds raised from each event will have a positive impact the operating budget and educational experience of our students, the Development Office has posted a Fundraising Calendar on the school website.  Click here to visit the Fundraising Calendar page on the school website and see the events planned for the 2014-15 school year.

Accepting Items for Big Flea Sale in March

Big Flea is now accepting items for the sale on March 28, 2015. The event will be earlier this year, so Jenn Mitchell and her hard-working crew are already accepting items. Call Jenn at (540) 230-8584 to arrange a pick up of your large items. Click here to download a flyer with acceptable items. Donations are tax-deductible and proceeds benefit North Cross School. 

Breakfast Option Starts in Lemon Dining Hall

Starting Monday, September 8 breakfast will be available in Lemon Dining Hall from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The menu offers a variety of items including fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, and breakfast sandwiches. Click here to visit the Lemon Dining Hall page for a complete menu of breakfast items.

Academic Update

Brain Caps

This week, students in Ms. Patterson’s seventh grade science class studied the major lobes of the brain by making “brain caps.”

Take a Walk Through CrossWalk

Please join us Tuesday, September 23 for the dedication of the expanded CrossWalk Program at North Cross School. Visitors will be able to tour our newly renovated facility, talk with CrossWalk Program Director, Kit Prillaman, and program teachers, and learn about the future of the program. The event starts at 5 p.m. in the CrossWalk space in the back of Hancock Library. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please R.S.V.P to Whitney Aldridge at (540) 989-6641, ext. 303 or by September 18, 2014.

Art Update

Polish Performers Coming to Fishburn on Tuesday

Roanoke Valley Sister Cities, and the Kosciuszko Foundation in Washington D.C., are bringing students from the Frederick Chopin School of Music in Opole, Poland to Fishburn Auditorium for a free performance on September 9. Students from the upper school will attend and the event is open to the public. The concert will highlight Polish composers and music for piano, violin, and flute. The performance begins at 2:40 p.m. and will end at 3:10. If you can't make the performance on campus, the group will also be performing on the Trinkle Main Stage at Center in the Square on Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m.

Athletic Update

Raiders Run Strong at Home

The Varsity Cross Country team put on a strong performance in their first home meet of the season Wednesday afternoon. Building on her impressive 2013 campaign, Adrienne Spring ’16 notched another varsity win in the girls' race that featured runners from VES and Chatham Hall. In the boys’ race against VES and Hargrave Military Academy, Chester Pruitt ’18 earned his first varsity win. Andrew Lorens ’19, Elliott Kennard ’19, and Audrey Lemon ’19 each ran in their first varsity race and finished among the top five.

The place of the top five finishers for each team is added up to determine the overall team score. The Raiders won the varsity boys’ race with a team score of 21. Hargrave finished second with 50 points and the VES boys had 56 points. Chatham Hall won the varsity girls’ race with 38 points while VES and North Cross finished with 44 and 47 points respectively. 

Coach Ed Dickenson was pleased with the effort of the team. “This fine performance reflects a lot of hard work at practice and the encouraging atmosphere of teamwork among our runners.” The team will compete next Saturday in the Knights Crossing race at Green Hill Park in Salem.

Chester Pruitt ’18 (left) outpaced the pack over the hilly 3.1 mile course with a time of 22:13. Walter Mann ’16 (right) finished sixth overall for the Raiders.

Patrick Dalyʉ۪20 finished first in the 1.6 mile Middle School race with a time of 12:26.

Raiders Victorious in Home Opener

The Varsity Football team ended their season last year with a bitter defeat in the state championship at the hands of Virginia Episcopal School. Last Saturday on Thomas Field, the Raiders defeated the Bishops 54-0 behind a strong defensive effort led by Davis Call ’16, three touchdowns by Maurice Garrison ’18, and an 18-25 performance by quarterback Max Revercomb ’15. Click here for the article published at

Justin Wright ’16 celebrates with teammates after catching a first half touchdown pass.

Quarterback Max Revercomb â€™15 completed 18 of 25 passes for 248 yards.

The team takes on Blessed Sacrament at 2 p.m. tomorrow on Thomas Field. The SCA is organizing a WHITE OUT and asked Raider supporters to wear white.

Eaton Hall (above), as shown in the 1963 yearbook, originally housed students in eighth, ninth, and tenth grades. The building later became the middle school and underwent extensive renovations in the summer of 2013 and 2014.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 8
5:30 p.m.: Lower School Parents’ Night, Fishburn Auditorium

Tuesday, September 9
8:30 a.m.: Honor Code Assembly, Carter Athletic Center
Thursday, September 11
Noon: Parents’ Association Meeting, Fishburn Auditorium

Click here to visit the full school calendar

Raiders Scoreboard

Wed. September 3

Boys’ Varsity Cross Country
(Low score wins meet)
North Cross School 21
Hargrave Military Academy  50
Virginia Episcopal School 56
Chester Pruitt finished first with a time of 22:13. Andrew Lorens finished third, Elliott Kennard finished fourth.

Girls’ Varsity Cross Country
(Low score wins meet)
Chatham Hall 38
Virginia Episcopal School  44
North Cross School 47
Adrienne Spring finished first with a time of 25:33, Audrey Lemon finished fifth.

Tues. September 2

Boys’ Varsity Soccer
Southwest Virginia Home School  0
North Cross School (3-0) 2
Kennedy Nwabia had a goal and assist, Dylan Lowe scored a goal, Bennett Holley had two saves.

Boys’ Middle School Soccer
Faith Christian School 0
North Cross School 6
Jordin Pollock scored twice, Geist Pollock had a goal and two assists. Zaid Fada had a shutout in goal.

Sat. August 30

Varsity Football
Virginia Episcopal School 0
North Cross School (1-1) 54
Quarterback Max Revercomb completed 18-25 passes for 248 yards.

Now Showing in Logan Gallery

The Art Visions show runs until September 30. Logan Gallery is located in Old Slack Hall.

Above: “Girls and Boys” by Shelly Koopmann

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