April 10, 2015 â€¢ Volume: 2014-15, Issue 31
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Academic Update

The Tradition Continues

Colonial Day is an annual third grade experience at North Cross School.  On Thursday, students in Ms. Martin and Mrs. Clark's classes dressed in colonial attire and participated in activities reflective of the time period that they have studied throughout year. Activities included practicing calligraphy, creating signboards, learning embroidery, and much more. The students also had a Colonial inspired P.E. class, and the entire school enjoyed a Colonial style lunch in the dining hall. The day ended with a performance of colonial dances and music played on recorders. 

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National Spanish Exam

Over 115 students in Mrs. Greer's, Mr. Sirko's, and Mrs. Plaski's Spanish classes took the National Spanish Exam over the past two weeks. The National Spanish Examinations are online, standardized assessment tools for grades 6-12, given voluntarily by over 3,800 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.  The purpose of the National Spanish Examination is to recognize achievement in the study of the Spanish language, to promote proficiency in interpretive communication in the Spanish language, to assess the national standards as they pertain to learning Spanish, to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish, and to prepare students to take standardized tests such as AP, IB, SAT II and college placement exams. 
Students are eligible for various recognitions and awards based on their achievement and may qualify for certain scholarships. Students with outstanding scores will be recognized in a special assembly in May.  

Middle School "Peep" Show

Middle School students in Mr. Cook and Mrs. Slaughter's history classes have completed their annual "Peep" Project. Each year around the Easter holiday the sixth and seventh graders are offered a chance to participate in this creative extra-credit project where they are asked to recreate a famous event in history using the marshmallow "Peep" candies. The sixth grade students must pick an event in American history before April 9, 1865 and seventh graders are to pick an event from April 9, 1865 until present day. 

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Teacher Feature: Emily Brown 

What was your career before teaching?
Right after college I got a job working in the Admission Office at Roanoke College. I loved it. It was a great way to stay connected to the school that I loved, and I got to travel a lot for recruiting purposes which was great until JB and I had Julia in 2001. In 2002 I got a call from Paul Stellato who was looking to hire a new Director of Admission at North Cross. I was honored and quickly jumped at the opportunity!

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Photo: The Brown Family. Clockwise from left: James, Emily, Julia ’19, Sophia ’24, and Spencer ’21.

Art Update

How to Succeed Next Weekend 

Save the date for the fabulous spring musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The cast and crew, led by Andrew Miller, consists of over 50 students in grades 4-12. The musical will take place next Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in Fishburn Auditorium. Both shows are open to the public and admission in free. 

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Athletic Update

Girls’ Varsity Soccer Continues to Win

On Tuesday, the Girls' Varsity Soccer team won 1-0 over Liberty Christian Academy.  Sarah Maurer ’16 (in photo) scored the lone goal of the match, 15 minutes into the second half and Lissa Smith â€™16 had the assist on the goal. Katie Sayers ’15 had nine saves in the shutout, including a big one-on-one save in the final two minutes of the game! Sarah Maurer currently leads the conference with 16 goals and Katie Sayers is currently the number one goal keeper with a goals against average of 0.3. The team record is currently 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. North Cross is currently ranked third in the state.

NCS Hosts BRC Tournament 

NCS will host the 2015 BRC Girls' Tennis Singles Tournament on Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. at the Fishwick Tennis Center.  
2014 BRC singles champion, Emma Cartledge ’18, (left in photo) and team captain, Helen Schmedtje ’17 (right in photo), will represent the Raiders. 

Raiders Scoreboard

Thurs., April 9

Varsity Golf
North Cross School 189
Timberlake Christian 218
Ty Olinger medalist shooting a 39

Girls’ Varsity Soccer
SWVA Home School 1
North Cross School 4
Akaela Feng, Sarah Maurer, Shaida Campbell, and Anna Robison scored. Katie Sayers had seven saves in the win.

Girls’ Middle School Soccer
SWVA Home School 0
North Cross School 2
Julia Brown and Akaela Feng each scored goals. Olivia Murchison provided a shutout.

Tues., April 7

Girls’ Varsity Soccer
Liberty Christian Academy 0
North Cross School 1
Sarah Maurer scored the lone goal of the game, Lissa Smith had the assist. Katie Sayers had nine saves in the shutout.

Girls’ Middle School Soccer
Liberty Christian Academy 1
North Cross School 2
Goals by Julia Brown and Emily Allara. Outstanding goalkeeping by Olivia Murchison.Katie Sayers had nine saves in the shutout.

Celebrating 70 Years

Celebrating Crossties

When he came to North Cross School in 1994, Director of Development Barry Glenn (in photo) joined a school that was expanding in nearly every way. Programs were being added, buildings were under construction (or on the way), students were achieving, and all of this pertinent news needed to be communicated. Barry met with Headmaster William Stacey to discuss ways to promote all the things happening at the school. Out of that meeting came the idea to produce a printed publication to publicize North Cross School. Desktop publishing was trending, Barry had a computer with the proper software, and Crossties was born.

The early editions were in print. They consisted of 8 pages printed in red and black, and were distributed quarterly to the community. The content was largely a mix between AllPoints and the Crossties we know today. Sports updates were presented, the results of parent surveys were released, and the arts programs were featured. And of course, each corner of the campus submitted an update or feature to the publication.

Click here, or the image, to view a pdf version of a complete issue of Crossties from 1995.

Inside this issue:
  • Volleyball Team Wins State Championship
  • Parent Survey Results
  • Holiday Music Program
  • Festival Of The Arts
  • White Water ’94
  • Fifth Grade Community Service
  • Aerobics “Steps” into 1995
  • 200th Victory for Jim Muscaro
  • Alumni News
  • Annual Fund Update
  • 1995 Field Day Calendar
  • and of course much more!
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