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This week at TNCS

Have a great summer Sabers!

All-School News 

Faculty Summer Plans 
Several of our faculty members have exciting plans for the summer:

  • Rachel Anderson: Ms. Anderson is getting married on June 17th at Kanuga in Hendersonville, NC. She will be Mrs. Beene after that. The happy couple is headed to Akumal, Mexico for their honeymoon and plan on being lazy, reading by the ocean, eating lots of tacos, and exploring the nearby Mayan ruins. 
  • Deb Butterworth: Ms. Butterworth is attending the Teachers’ College Reading & Writing Program at Columbia University. The Program was founded and is directed by Lucy Calkins, who is The Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ms. Butterworth will be focusing on curriculum development and planning in teaching writing & designing writing workshops, assessment based writing instruction, and using mentor texts just to name a few. 
  • Kelsey Orsini: Mrs. Orsini was one of two teachers in Richmond selected for a scholarship from the English Speaking Union. She will spend a month in Scotland studying creative writing and British literature at the University of Edinburgh. 
  • Nancy Foy, Carolyn Tisdale, and Eric Gobble: Mrs. Foy, Dr. Tisdale, and Mr. Gobble are attending The Gow School Leadership Retreat in June. The goal of the leadership retreat is to identify, nurture, and develop the next set of leaders in our types of specialty schools. 

There are a few changes to faculty roles for next year that we would like to share: 

  • Kyle Foulger will be moving to US Science 
  • Rachel Anderson (Beene) and Alexander Keevil will be Co-Deans of Student Life and Personal Growth 
  • Adam Rothschild will be Co-Director of the Upper School, with a focus on 9th and 10th grades 
  • Beth Savarese will be Chair of the Math Department 

New Hires 
The following will be joining the TNCS faculty in the fall. We will send out more information about each of them later in the summer.

  • Jennifer Morgan will join us as 7th grade science teacher 
  • Susie Hudgins (mom of rising 6th grader Porter) will join the LF department, as well as Katherine Loria and Scott Kay.

Summer Trip 2018: Sabers go to Europe!
TNCS will travel the summer of 2018 to Italy, France and Spain! The trip is offered to students who will be rising 9th-12th graders in summer 2018. This includes students currently in 7th-10th grades. The trip will tie in with what we study in World History in both 8th and 9th grade, and include interactive experiences such as Gladiator School in Rome and cooking classes in Spain! We will also see many other sights along the way!

We need to have at least 25 participants for the trip to happen. Financial Aid is available. Contact Julie Noble or Carolyn Latta with questions. 

Middle School News

Rising 5th and 6th Grade Summer Social
Rising 5th and 6th grade students and parents – Join us for a cookout and a chance to meet new and rising 5th and 6th graders and their parents prior to starting TNCS in the fall. Tuesday, August 22nd, 4:30-6pm at the TNCS. The Boardwalk Food Truck will be provided. Please RSVP to Carolyn Tisdale.

Rising 8th Grade Technology Requirements
The technology requirements for the 2017-2018 school year have been posted on the school website. 8th grade students are required to have an Apple laptop. If you have any question please contact Jessica DelMonte.

Upper School News 

Seniors who are registered to take the SAT on August 26th and 27th should plan to arrive on campus no later than 8:15am on both days. We will met in the Massey library. Students will need to bring a computer, charger, headphones, number 2 pencils, and an approved calculator. Snacks would also be a good idea. Please contact Carolyn Latta if you have any questions.



Saber Strong – Strength, Speed and Conditioning Workouts
Open to rising TNCS 8
th – 12th grade girls and boys. Coaches will be at school each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6–8pm. Sessions begin June 19th and run through August 10th (school closed on July 3-4). Instruction will focus on speed and agility development, mobility, strength development, and injury prevention. Come out, see your friends, and become the biggest, strongest, fastest Saber you can be! We’ll look for you when you’re in town and have a ride. There’s no charge for this training. 

Looking Forward to Fall Sports
Fall practices start before classes start in August. Monday, August 14 for Upper School and Tuesday, August 22 for Middle School.