Ms. Monroe's Middle School Science class had a sweet time yesterday while they learned about Pi and cells. The class used cupcakes to perform mathmatical calculations and create a diagram of a cell. As Ms. Monroe said, "we killed two birds with one cupcake!"

The board meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday, March 16 at NCA, has been cancelled. The next scheduled board meeting is Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Bay City Academy at 5:30 p.m. The next scheduled board meeting at NCA is Thursday, May 8, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 231-584-2080. Thank you!
NCA Families,

The 2017-2018 re-enrollment period is upon us! Yellow re-enrollment forms will be coming home with students this afternoon.

Our school is the highest ranking school in the area, based on the latest state wide rankings by the Michigan Department of Education. Being ranked in the top 25% of all schools in Michigan has generated a great deal of interest in our program, so spots are sure to fill up quickly!

  • Elementary families - please check your student's folder for the form.
  • Secondary families - please ask your student for the form.
  • If you did not receive a physical copy of the form from your student, a digital copy is attached to Mrs. Wendling's newsletter email.
  • If you need another copy of the form, please contact our office at 231-584-2080 and we will be happy to send another one home!

We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces in the 2017-2018 school year!
We have an eventful week planned next week for National Reading Month!

Grades K-6

Dr. Seuss Week-Download full-color flyer here
Monday 3/6 - Fox in Socks:Wear your silliest socks!
Tuesday 3/7 - Cat in the Hat:Wear your favorite hat or crazy hair!
Wednesday 3/8 - Wacky Wednesday:Wear your clothes, inside out, backwards or mismatched!
Thursday 3/9 - I Can Read With My Eyes Shut:Wear your PJs to school!
Friday 3/10 - One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish:Wear red or blue clothing to school!

Special Guest: Senator Wayne Schmidt
Friday 3/10: Senator Wayne Schmidt will be reading to our elementary classrooms in the morning.


Michigan Author Jeffery L. Schatzer Reading Workshops
Wednesday 3/8: Students will participate in reading and writing workshops catered to their grade level with award-winning Michigan author Jeffery L. Schatzer.

Grades K-3: Reading and Writing for the Fun of It
An inspiring program for readers of all ages. Reading and Writing for the Fun of It stimulates and encourages young readers to seek out the things they enjoy and use them as a springboard to build a life-long love of reading and writing. Simple story structure and word choice are highlighted. This program is based on the adage: "Find that thing you love to do and do it." Jeffery L. Schatzer uses stories (such as the Runaway Garden) and writing examples geared to specific audiences to bring ideas to life.

Grades 4-5: Story Structure Development – The Underground RailroadÂ
This program shows graphically how stories are constructed. A variety of plot concepts are discussed. The program includes thoughts on narrative style, development of plot twists, and the application of surprise. As a supplement to the teaching of writing skills, this program is an adventurous journey into the writing process that provides intellectual challenges for eager writers.

Grades 6-12: Rock the Read, Roll to the Write
An examination of grammatical elements in pop music lyrics (NOTE: Lyrics are carefully chosen to avoid inappropriate content.) A variety of grammatical constructs are examined, such as metaphor, simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, assimilation, etc. Additionally, lyric writing is reviewed and projects are assigned that demonstrate the application of rhyming patterns and lyrical structure.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Parent/Student Reading & Writing Conference: Simple Steps to Promote Academic Achievement
Parents and students will learn tips that emphasize reading to, with and in front of children to promote academic achievement and encourage education and life skills. Parents and students will be given data, examples, and coaching tools to implement a greater desire for learning. All are provided from an interesting and insightful perspective.
The Char-Em ISD is hosting a College Night event at the Charlevoix Middle/High School on March 15, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. High School students and their parents are invited to explore college and career opportunities. Over 40 Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools will be represented, along with multiple branches of the United States Miltary. The event will be held at 5200 Marion Center Road, Charlevoix, MI. For more information regarding College Night, please call 231-547-8206. This is a great opportunity for NCA students to learn what options are available to them for their future educational endeavors!

Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools include:
  • Baker College
  • CMU
  • Davenport University
  • EMU
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Kendall College of Art & Design
  • Lake Superior State University
  • MSU
  • MSU College of Agriculture
  • NCMC
  • NMC
  • Saginaw Valley State University
  • U of M
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. National Guard
  • U.S. Navy
  • And many more!

Click to view and print the entire College Night flyer

Parents of secondary students (grades 7-12), progress reports were sent home with student's on Wednesday. If you did not receive the report, please check with your student. If you have questions or concerns regarding your student's progress, please contact their teacher directly via the email addresses listed below.

  • History - Mr. Justin Rutter - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Math - Mr. Stephen Overton - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Science - Ms. Jessica Monroe - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • English - Mrs. Jessica Pecar - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Art - Ms. Jan Hoffman - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fitness, Health & PE - Mr. Taylor Borst - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Band, Choir & Percussion - Mr. Mickey Owen - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
North Central Academy presents the annual Winter Music Celebration concert at the newly remodeled Corey Auditorium at 5055 Corey Road, Mancelona, MI. This all-ages event is free of charge and open to the community. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place at 6:00 pm., with the concert starting promptly at 7:00 pm.

The Winter Music Celebration concert features students in grades 3 through 12, performing songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, U2, Freddie Mercury and Pentatonix. There will be a special extended performance by the highly entertaining "Dark Matter" percussion ensemble. Dark Matter won the coveted Queen's Float trophy for their AC/DC inspired performance at the 2016 Kalkaska Trout Festival parade. Their six-act routine inspired by 2000's "Gladiator" movie, is not to be missed! For more information, contact our office at 231-584-2080.

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