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TNCS Voted One of Virginia’s Best!

Posted by TNCS on May 9, 2017

The readers of Virginia Living Magazine have voted The New Community School one of the top 3 independent schools in Central Virginia and one of the best schools in the…

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Athletic Cancelations for 4-6-17

Posted by TNCS on April 6, 2017

Girls Soccer, Boys Baseball, Golf, and 5K Training Team practices are cancelled Thursday due to weather conditions. Boys Volleyball will practice as scheduled.

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TNCS Earns 2nd Place in National Reading Games

Posted by TNCS on March 18, 2017

The New Community School has placed 2nd overall in the national nonprofit Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games reading contest! 138 TNCS students competed against 17,317 students in more than 1,200…

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March 1: All After-School Activities Cancelled

Posted by TNCS on March 1, 2017

Due to the forecasted inclement weather for this afternoon, all after-school activities (baseball practice, after-school study hall) are cancelled for today, March 1. Please pick up your student(s) as close…

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Learning Ally’s Reading Games

Posted by TNCS on January 13, 2017

    TNCS students are participating in Learning Ally’s Great Reading Games, a national reading recognition program. Learning Ally is a national nonprofit providing students with visual and learning disabilities educational…

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School opening on time on Wednesday Jan. 11

Posted by TNCS on January 10, 2017

The New Community School will open on time on Wednesday January 11th. Grade 5-7 grade level projects will be from 8am-noon Exams on Wednesday will take place as follows: 8am…

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School Closed Tuesday January 10th

Posted by TNCS on January 9, 2017

Due to continued icy conditions on campus and secondary roads, The New Community School will be closed on Tuesday, January 10th. We are hoping for an on-time opening on Wednesday,…

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School Closed Monday, January 9

Posted by TNCS on January 8, 2017

The New Community School will be closed Monday, January 9, 2017. We are hoping for a delayed opening on Tuesday, but no decision has been made at this time. If…

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Our building gets a roof!

Posted by TNCS on October 25, 2016

The roof trusses are being put in place today, and the full size of our new building is starting to come into shape!

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Simulation: Experience Dyslexia

Posted by TNCS on September 15, 2016

October 5, 6-8pm Please join us as we host a simulation designed to help you experience the difficulties and frustrations that people with dyslexia and related learning differences encounter daily…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Isabel Futterman

Posted by TNCS on September 8, 2016

Welcome Isabel Futterman – Middle School English! Isabel holds a M.Ed. from Concordia University, a Secondary Education certification (6-12) from Muhlenberg College, and a B.A. from Moravian College. She has…

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Campus Closing at 4pm Friday, Sept. 2

Posted by TNCS on September 1, 2016

Campus will be closing at 4pm on Friday, September 2. This is a safety precaution due to construction-related work that Dominion will be doing on campus. All after-school activities are…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Sheila Franco

Posted by TNCS on August 31, 2016

As an undergraduate at State University of New York at Albany, Sheila studied English and Computer Science and received a BA in English. In 2011, she completed a M.Ed. in…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Nick Creasey

Posted by TNCS on August 25, 2016

Meet another of our new faculty members! Nick Creasey is joining both our Arts and Health & Wellness departments. He will be teaching photography, health, and coaching soccer! Nick Creasey…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Lauren Clelland

Posted by TNCS on August 25, 2016

Meet Lauren Clelland, a new Middle School LF Teacher! Lauren Clelland is a Maryland native who relocated to Richmond in the summer of 2014. She attended Clemson University as an…

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New Faculty Spotlight – Rhonda Chambers

Posted by TNCS on August 19, 2016

Welcome our new School Nurse – Rhonda Chambers! Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and two Bachelor of Arts degrees…

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New Faculty Spotlight: James Brown

Posted by TNCS on August 18, 2016

Today we welcome James Brown to our faculty! Many of you will recognize JB as he has already been a TNCS Coach. We’re excited to have him with us full-time…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Terri Birkelien

Posted by TNCS on August 10, 2016

Join us in welcoming Terri Birkelien as a new Middle School LF teacher! Terri graduated from the University of Rhode Island and also earned an M.B.A. from George Washington University….

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New Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Anderson

Posted by TNCS on August 3, 2016

Help us welcome Rachel Anderson, new Upper School LF teacher! Below Rachel shares a little about herself: Although I grew up in Tennessee, I attended Appalachian State University in Boone,…

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New Faculty Spotlight: Christine Geovannello

Posted by TNCS on July 18, 2016

Many of you are familiar with Christine already – she started teaching at TNCS 2nd semester last year. Now we welcome her to her first full year with us! Christine…

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Welcome Our New Development Associate – Anna Givens

Posted by TNCS on July 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that our new Development Associate, Anna Givens, started today! Anna is a graduate of James Madison University, where she majored in Public Policy and Administration…

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Nancy Foy to lead Dyslexia Seminar

Posted by TNCS on May 6, 2016

Head of School Nancy Foy will be leading a Dyslexia Seminar that will be held at University of Richmond this July 19th-21st, 2016. She will provide common characteristics of dyslexia,…

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Winter Highlights Slideshow

Posted by TNCS on April 15, 2016

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Q&A with READ Artist and TNCS Parent Laura Loe

Posted by TNCS on April 8, 2016

Laura Loe, professional oil painter, has been a longtime contributing artist to the READ Art Show and Sale, and is the mother of Middle Schooler Charlie.  Laura graciously answered a…

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School Closed Friday, March 4

Posted by TNCS on March 3, 2016

Due to forecasted inclement weather, and for the safety of families beginning the spring break holiday, The New Community School will be closed on Friday, March 4th, 2016. All after-school…

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TNCS Student Receives Award

Posted by TNCS on February 26, 2016

Congratulations to Phil Martter for being a recipient of the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond’s Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Award. We’re very proud of him! Click here to see an article…

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TNCS Basketball Highlights

Posted by TNCS on February 19, 2016

Check out this video highlighting our Saber Basketball teams! Tournament games tomorrow, February 20 and continue over the next week – come out and cheer on the Sabers! Click here…

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TNCS Wins $5,000 Grant from the Yelp Foundation

Posted by TNCS on January 28, 2016

The New Community School is excited to share that we are the recipients of $5,000 grant from the Yelp Foundation, thanks to votes from community members in the Yelp Foundation…

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10:00am Opening Thursday, January 28th

Posted by TNCS on January 27, 2016

Due to road conditions on secondary and neighborhood streets, The New Community School will open at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 28. Please contact our office by emailing lfields@tncs.org with any additional…

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School Closed Tuesday, January 26th

Posted by TNCS on January 25, 2016

Due to road conditions on secondary and neighborhood streets, The New Community School will be closed on Tuesday, January 26th. Students should check Portals for homework that teachers have assigned…

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School Closed Monday, January 25th

Posted by TNCS on January 24, 2016

Due to the inclement weather conditions, The New Community School will be closed on Monday, January 25. All after-school activities are canceled. Students should check the Portals for homework that teachers have assigned while…

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School Closed Friday January 22nd

Posted by TNCS on January 21, 2016

Due to pending inclement weather, The New Community School will be closed on Friday, January 22nd. “Coffee with Nancy” and all after-school activities are canceled. Students should check the Portal for homework that teachers…

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Portal Access Issue

Posted by TNCS on January 21, 2016

TNCS is having a technology issue that is affecting our faculty’s access to their electronic grade books. As a result, grades and reports may not be currently available in the…

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Student Spotlight: Spirit of Generosity

Posted by TNCS on December 11, 2015

There are those among us who embody the spirit of generosity not only during the Christmas season but all year long! At first glance, 14-year-old Alexandra is just like any…

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Help TNCS Earn $5,000 from Yelp!

Posted by TNCS on December 10, 2015

The New Community School is one of three Richmond-area finalists for a $5,000 grant from Yelp.  You can help us win the big prize! Voting for TNCS is simple: Click…

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Progress Review an individual look at each student

Posted by TNCS on October 28, 2015

On Monday, The New Community School closed to students so that the faculty could take part in our quarterly Progress Review. During Progress Review, every faculty member gathers to discuss in…

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TNCS Receives a Grant From Dominion!

Posted by TNCS on September 25, 2015

Thank you to Dominion for a wonderful grant to support our science program! They visited our assembly today to present the check – much applause from the students! From all…

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The Raise is on!

Posted by TNCS on September 16, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has already given to The Amazing Raise.  We’re off to a terrific start!  If you would like to make a gift between now and 6pm…

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Welcome to our new Faculty: Daniel Wise

Posted by TNCS on August 19, 2015

Only two more new faculty to go. As our school grows, so does our team! Daniel Wise, Middle School History Daniel is a graduate of the University of South Carolina,…

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Welcome to our new Staff: Joy Buzzard

Posted by TNCS on August 14, 2015

Joy Buzzard, Director of Finance and Operations A Richmond native, Mrs. Buzzard grew up in Lakeside and graduated from Henrico High School.  She studied at Virginia Tech and has a…

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Welcome to our new Faculty: Eric Gobble

Posted by TNCS on August 13, 2015

Eric Gobble, Director of Athletics and Student Activities Eric Gobble is a graduate of the College of William & Mary, and has his law degree from Temple University. Prior to…

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Fall Athletics Information now available

Posted by TNCS on August 10, 2015

For information about Fall Athletics, including practice times and equipment, please click here. We’ll see you back on campus soon!

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Welcome to our new Faculty: Mr. Foulger

Posted by TNCS on August 3, 2015

We start out this week welcoming a new face to the Science Department! Kyle Foulger, Middle School Science Mr. Foulger grew up in upstate NY in a town called Watertown….

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Welcome to our new Faculty: Mrs. Oliver

Posted by TNCS on July 30, 2015

Julie Oliver – Middle School History Mrs. Oliver was born and raised in Richmond. She graduated from High Point University with a degree in Special Education, and has worked in…

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Mr. L in the Richmond Times Dispatch

Posted by TNCS on July 29, 2015

Mr. Lancaster took a few minutes to share his passion for our students with the Richmond Times Dispatch. Take a few minutes to read this and you’ll know why we…

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Welcome to our new Faculty: Mr. Morgan

Posted by TNCS on July 29, 2015

Our parade of new faculty and staff continues! Jim Morgan, Middle School Math Jim Morgan is thrilled to join the TNCS family. After graduating Summa cum Laude from the University…

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Welcome to our new faculty: Mrs. Carmichael

Posted by TNCS on July 28, 2015

Next up on our list of new members of the TNCS faculty family! Becca Carmichael, Middle School English Mrs. Carmichael grew up in Disputanta, VA, which is a small rural…

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Congrats to the Class of 2015!

Posted by TNCS on June 12, 2015

Congratulations to The New Community School Class of 2015. We are so very proud of you, and can’t wait to hear about the amazing things you will accomplish!

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Students advance to History Day Nationals Competition

Posted by TNCS on May 12, 2015

Three TNCS students have a remarkable achievement to celebrate. The documentary film, “The Lewis Hine Project” that was created by juniors Madelyn Berry, Natasha Nichols, and Alex Phillips came in second at the…

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Pi Day 2015

Posted by TNCS on March 13, 2015

As 3/14 approaches, the school took some time to celebrate all things Pi! There were Pi lessons, Pi(e) eating at lunch, and of course Pi(e) throwing!  Students purchased raffle tickets…

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School closed Friday, March 6

Posted by TNCS on March 6, 2015

Due to the conditions on campus from inclement weather, The New Community School will be closed on Friday, March 6th. Please note the following: Students should check Edline for homework that…

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12 noon opening on Friday, March 6

Posted by TNCS on March 5, 2015

The New Community School will open at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 6th. Classes will be dismissed at 4:30 p.m. Please note the following: There will be no lunch break…

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School Closed Thursday, March 5

Posted by TNCS on March 5, 2015

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, The New Community School will be closed on Thursday, March 5th. Please note the following items: Students should check Edline for homework that teachers have…

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10am opening on Friday February 27th

Posted by TNCS on February 26, 2015

The New Community School will open at 10:00 am on Friday, February 27th. Please note the following: ·     Coffee with Nancy scheduled for tomorrow morning is canceled and…

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School Closed Thursday February 26th

Posted by TNCS on February 26, 2015

Due to inclement weather, The New Community School will be closed on Thursday, February 26th.   Please note the following items:  ·      Students should check Edline for homework that teachers have…

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School closed Wed. Feb. 18th

Posted by TNCS on February 17, 2015

Due to poor road conditions, The New Community School will be closed for students on Wednesday, February 18th. There will be an abbreviated professional development schedule for faculty and staff,…

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All athletics canceled for Tuesday, January 27th

Posted by TNCS on January 27, 2015

All athletics practices and Basketball games for Tuesday January 27th are canceled, including: MS B Team @ TNCS MS A Team @ TNCS JV @ Collegiate

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Updated School Schedule for Thurs., Jan. 15th and Fri. Jan. 16th

Posted by TNCS on January 14, 2015

Please note the following schedule for Thursday and Friday: Thursday, January 15th: Grades 5, 6, 7 – Report at 10:00 a.m., with dismissal at 3:30 p.m. Grades 8, 9, 10,…

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New post on Mr. L’s blog

Posted by TNCS on October 10, 2014

Did you know that Mr. Lancaster has his own blog?  He does, and has written a new post about setting goals in the Middle School.  Check it out!

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Food Truck Friday was a hit!

Posted by TNCS on September 19, 2014

Carytown Burgers and Fries kicked off our first Food Truck Friday, and it was a big hit.  We are working on making sure that everyone gets through the line quickly,…

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Welcome to our new website!

Posted by TNCS on September 12, 2014

We’ll be adding lots of content in the coming days, so please keep checking back to see what’s new. And we’d love to hear your feedback! If you have any…

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