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This week at TNCS

  • Monday, May 29
    • Memorial Day, no classes
  • Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2
    • Exams & Projects, special schedule
      • 5th-7th grades: 8am – noon for grade level cross-curricular projects
      • 8th-12th grades: Final exams, please consult your student’s schedule for times
  • Wednesday, May 31
    • Last day for seniors to RSVP for reserved seating and handicap parking for graduation
  • Friday, June 2
    • Last day to pick up Lost and Found, gym
    • Rising 9th and 10th grade social, 4:30-6pm
    • TNCS night at the Diamond, game starts at 7:05pm
  • Monday, June 5
    • Progress Review, no classes
    • 8th grade moving up ceremony, 10-11am
  • Tuesday, June 7
    • Last day of classes, noon dismissal
  • Wednesday, June 8
    • Graduation, 5pm, whole school

All-School News 

Student Spotlight
Please join us in congratulating TNCS’ first Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) All State athlete. Odin Anderson just finished 8th overall in the Division 2 state golf championships. The top 10 individuals earn all state recognition. Congratulations Odin and Coach Janet Phillips!


Exams For Students in Grades 8-12
Exams will be scheduled for May 30 – June 2. An individual exam schedule has been posted in your student’s Portals e-locker. Please direct any questions about the exam schedule to Ms. Morris. If students need test mode installed or are having troubles with Word please see Mrs. DelMonte as soon as possible. 

Lost and Found
We have a large assortment of lost and found gathered in the gym. Parents and students should claim items by the end of exam week (last day June 2).

Commencement: Mark your calendars to attend our 2017 Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, June 7 at 5pm in the Activity Center. At The New Community School, Commencement is a full-school event that celebrates the accomplishments of our seniors and is an opportunity to wish them well as they go on to the next step in their lives. In many ways, it is a celebration of all of the wonderful things that make TNCS a unique place. 5th -11th grade students are expected to arrive at school by 4:40pm to line up for the Processional. In order to pay proper respect to this important event, students are asked to dress in Tier 3 attire: 

  • For Boys: sport coat, dress shirt, tie, dress pants or khakis, belt, and dress shoes – no sneakers or sandals.  
  • For Girls: Dress or skirt (no shorter than 4 inches above mid-knee), or slacks, blouse, and dress shoes – no flip flops. 

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful celebration!  

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!

There will be a Parent Meeting Thursday, June 1st at 8pm in Greenwood Commons to find out more details and ask any questions you might have. We need to have at least 25 participants for the trip to happen. Financial Aid is available. 

TNCS Night at the Diamond
Last call for Squirrels tickets! Join TNCS friends and family on Friday, June 2nd for a night fun with the Richmond Flying Squirrels. Come and cheer on senior Camille Harr as she throws out the first pitch. We’ll have a great crowd of students, parents, alumni, and friends as our hometown team battles the Trenton Thunder. The game starts at 7:05pm and tickets are just $11 each. To reserve your tickets, please contact Laura Fields at 266.2494 or lfields@tncs.org, or stop by her office in Massey Hall. We hope we’ll see you there!


Middle School News

Flag Football Fundraiser
Thank you to the
middle school students who donated money during the flag football fundraiser. We raised almost $300 for the new building. Go Sabers!!! 

Exams
Most students in grades 5-7 do not take final exams. However, students in more advanced math classes (Pre-Algebra and above)
do take exams in math. These will occur on the morning of Friday, May 26th

Interdisciplinary Projects
During exam week (Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2), grades 5 – 7 will be participating in year–end interdisciplinary projects. 
  • Grades 5 and 6 will be participating in an innovation project. Highlights include a Rube Goldberg challenge and a trip to the Science Museum to see the Da Vinci Alive: The Experience exhibit.
  • Grade 7 will be studying “where our food comes from”.  They will take a trip to a local farm, learn about locally sourced food, design a menu, create a meal, and participate in a restaurant simulation.  
Students can be dropped off at the normal time and picked up at noon each day. There will be no afternoon activities or lunch.
  • Note: On Wednesday, May 31st, grades 5 and 6 will arrive back from their field trip at 12:15.

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony will be on Monday, June 5th from 10 am – 11 am (followed by light refreshments and fellowship). 8th graders should dress in Tier 3. Grades 5-7 are not required to attend; however, if they have a close friend in 8th grade, younger students are welcome.

Rising 5th and 6th Grade Summer Social
Rising 5th and 6th grade students and parents – Join us for a chance to meet new and returning 5th and 6th graders and their parents prior to the 2017-18 school year! Monday, June 19th, 4:30-7:30pm at the Lewis Ginter Recreation Association Pool (3421 Hawthorne Avenue, 23227). Pizza will be served. Please RSVP to Carolyn Tisdale.

Rising 7th and 8th Grade Summer Social
Rising 7th and 8th grade students and parents – Join us for a cookout and a chance to meet new and rising 7th and 8th graders and their parents prior to starting TNCS in the fall. Monday, June 26th, 5:30-7pm at TNCS. Bring a lawn chair or blanket; food and beverages 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 (http://tncs.org/parents/forms/). 8th grade students are required to have an Apple laptop. If you have any question please contact Jessica DelMonte.


Upper School News 

Graduation Details for Seniors and Parents
Seniors and Parents: Please review these details for Graduation. Only 10 Days ’til Graduation! 

Rising 9th and 10th Grade Summer Social
Rising 9th and 10th grade students and parents – Join us for a chance to meet new and rising 9th and 10th graders and their parents prior to starting TNCS in the fall. Friday, June 2, 4:30-6pm at TNCS. The Boardwalk Food Truck will be provided. Please RSVP to Carolyn Tisdale.

Summer College Counseling Appointments
Rising seniors and families should be on the
lookout for an email from Ms. Latta in the next few weeks. The email will include a link to Sign Up Genius for summer college counseling appointments. Juniors who would like help with their college applications or families who would like a college counseling meeting over the summer are welcome to sign up. 

Summer Online Classes
Please contact Ms. Morris if your son or daughter needs to take a summer online class in order to make up credits missed this past year or to clear some time on their schedule for next year. Each summer we have several students who take summer online classes – often PE – in order to keep pace with graduation requirements, create
time in their schedule for a study hall, or free up time for favorite elective classes. Activities completed as part of Saber Strong (see below under Athletics) can help meet online PE requirements.


Athletics

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.