August 28, 2014 â€¢ Volume: 2014-15, Issue 3
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Dr. Proctor Takes the Plunge

Dr. Proctor was recently challenged to complete the ice bucket challenge for ALS by Spanish teacher Mariana Hermosilla de Casco and his brother-in-law, Glenn Ercole. Click the image below the watch Dr. Proctor fulfill the challenge, with three buckets and help from the football team, on Hooper Field this afternoon.

Community Update

Convocation Marks Start of School Year

The first day of school and Convocation in the Carter Athletic Center mark the start of the school year. Dr. Proctor provided historical perspective as the school marks it's 70th anniversary this year, SCA President Sterling Moskal ’15 stressed the importance of student and faculty involvement in the school community, and Deborah Jessee, Director of the Lower School, got out her Harry Potter “sorting hat” and revealed the class rosters for the lower school. Click the image below to view a slideshow from Monday.

Kroger Rewards Program Simplified

Beginning September 1, it will be easier for you to support the school through the Kroger Community Rewards program. All you have to do is link your Kroger Plus account (card or phone number—whichever you use at the register) to North Cross School. Then, every time you shop at Kroger you can support the school.

Click here to visit the school website and follow the instructions to link your Kroger Plus account and designate North Cross School to receive your Kroger rebates. The process only takes a few minutes, and once you designate North Cross School to receive your “Community Reward,” the only thing you have to do is shop to support the school. It's that easy.

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.

Alumni Issue of Crossties Begins in September

Starting Friday, September 26, alumni will begin receiving a special “Alumni Edition” of Crossties. The newsletter will include updates of interest to alumni from around the campus and alumni  notes collected during the previous month. For alumni currently receiving Crossties each week, this issue will be the last weekly edition to hit your mailbox. The weekly edition will continue to be emailed each Friday to alumni who are current parents, faculty and staff, and members of the board. If you want to continue receiving Crossties each week, please let us know. We have created a special list for those who prefer the weekly edition and we would be happy to include you. Please email Jennifer Burtch at to sign up for the weekly edition of Crossties.

Academic Update

Singapore Math Comes to North Cross

This summer, Lower School math teachers at North Cross School attended numerous training sessions in preparation for the launch of Singapore Math®. While not common in public schools, this program has been implemented at some of the best independent schools across the country with remarkable success. Recently St. Anne’s-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA made the switch as well as several schools in the Richmond and D.C. areas. North Cross is the first school in the Roanoke Valley to fully implement this program for its students. Click here to learn more about the program.

“Back to School Nights” Begin Soon

Parents' Night is a valuable opportunity to learn important information about your child's classroom experience, meet their teachers, and discover what topics will be covered throughout the year. Division assistants will be sending out specifics for each evening, but make sure these important dates are your calendar.

Lower School—Mon., Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Middle School—Tues., Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Upper School—Mon., Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium

CrossWalk Program Featured on Cox Connections

Kit Prillaman, Director of the CrossWalk Program, and Dr. Proctor recently visited the set of Cox Connections to discuss the recently expanded program. Click the image below to watch the interview.

CrossWalk teacher Dawn Hollandsworth demonstrates how she uses specialized multi-sensory instruction to help CrossWalk students overcome learning differences.

Art Update

Supporting the Arts

The art programs host several “home games” for the community to see and appreciate the hard work and dedication of our students. Be sure to include the following events on your calendar and support the art programs at North Cross School.

FOTA Coffehouse
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., South County Library
The event features student art, live music, and performances. Ticket includes gourmet desserts and beverages by Mill Mountain Tea & Coffee. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Arts (FOTA) at North Cross School.

Choral Music Holiday Performance
Tues., Dec. 9, 2014 at 7 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Instrumental Music Holiday Performance
Thurs., Dec. 16, 2014 at 7 p.m., Lemon Dining Hall
Theatrical Production
Fri., Jan. 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Sat., Jan. 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Spring Musical Performance
Fri., Apr. 17, 2015 at 7 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Sat., Apr. 17, 2015 at 7 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium
Combined Honor Band Day
Fri., Apr 24, 2015, Lemon Dining Hall

Student Art Show & Reception
Mon., May 4, 2015 at 6 p.m., Logan Art Gallery
Choral Music Spring Performance
Tues., May 13, 2015 at 7 p.m., Fishburn Auditorium

Instrumental Music Spring Performance
Tues., May 19, 2015 at 7 p.m., Lemon Dining Hall

Athletic Update

Football Team Helps with Carpool

With many lower school faculty members busy preparing for the first days of school, several members of the Varsity Football team pitched in and helped with carpool duties. The players helped lower school students out of their cars and escorted them into the building. The Raiders play their first home game tomorrow at 2 p.m. against rival Virginia Episcopal School.

From left: Isaiah Harris ’15, Jordan Lowery ’16, and Max Revercomb ’15  assisted the lower school with carpool duties this week.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 29
School and Administrative Offices Closed

Monday, September 1
School and Administrative Offices Closed

Tuesday, September 2
Classes Resume
Wednesday, September 3
Fall Athletic Team Pictures
Thursday, September 4
8th Grade River Study Trip departs
6:30 p.m.: New Parent Reception at Headmaster’s home

Click here to visit the full school calendar

Raiders Scoreboard

Tues. August 26
Boys’ Varsity Soccer
North Cross School (2-0) 3
Roanoke Valley Christian 0
Kennedy Nwabia, Felipe Gracia, and Elijah Lloyd each scored. Jaime Dooley and Alex Harrison had assists. Bennett Holley had three saves.

Mon. August 25
Girls’ Varsity Volleyball
Grace Christian 2
North Cross School 3
Scores: 23-25, 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13. Amy Eggleston had 13 serving aces, 17 kills, 32 digs. Julie Abbott had 6 serving aces, 5 kills, and 12 digs. Katherine Lake had 27 assists.

Fri. August 22
Varsity Football
North Cross School (0-1) 32
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy 66

Tues. August 19
Boys’ Varsity Soccer
North Cross School (1-0) 5
New Covenant School 2

Now Showing in Logan Gallery

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

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