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North Raleigh Christian
Academy is a community
Christian school assisting
families by providing
excellence in academics,
fine arts and athletics,
while instilling Biblical
principles in students’ lives
that they might impact
their society for Christ.

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Auditions are required for a few of our middle school and high school electives. Below is the schedule for those auditions. Results should be posted by April 3. Students should ONLY register for these courses if they were selected for the class. 

Course registration will be online via Powerschool April 3-11.


MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • 6th Grade Drama/Dance: Monday, March 27 at 3:15pm in the FAC. For rising 6th grade students.
     
  • 7th/8th Grade Drama/Dance: Monday, March 27 at 3:15pm in the FAC. For rising 7th/8th grade students.

    Contact Chelsae Green at cgreen@nrcaknights.com for any questions.

 
HIGH SCHOOL For rising 9-12 grade students. 

  • Honors Dance Company Auditions: Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00am in the dance room (J113). Contact Chelsae Green at cgreen@nrcaknights.com for any questions.
     
  • Honors Ensemble: Monday, May 3 at 3:15 in the Choir Room. Interested students should register for this class during online course registration in April. Contact Mike Green at mgreen@nrcaknights.com for any questions. 
     
  • Broadcasting: Complete an application (located outside Mr. Pizzino's classroom) and contact Mr. Pizzino to  “audition” by reading the applications on camera during the week of March 27-31. Contact Jason Pizzino at jpizzino@nrcaknights.com for questions.
     
  • Honors Production & Film: Students are required to have had 1 year of Broadcast and they must turn in a demo reel video by March 31. Contact Jason Pizzino at jpizzino@nrcaknights.com for questions.
     
  • Honors Speech and Debate: March 27-31 at 7:00 in Mrs. Robinson's room. Contact Ellen Robinson at robinson@nrcaknights.com for questions.

 

 


Individual teacher and staff phone numbers no longer work when calling NRCA. You must first dial the main school number, 919-573-7900, and then either enter the person's extension, select an option from the opening greeting, or use the dial-by-name directory. What was previously a teacher’s individual telephone number is now their extension. For example, if a teacher’s number was previously 919-573-1652, their extension is now simply 1652. All of the direct telephone numbers will ring busy, with the exception of our main school number.


Many smart phones allow you to enter a comma or a pause when adding a phone number to your contacts. You can use this to add the main number along with the extension to your contacts. For example, to add the above number to a contact, you can enter 9195737900,1652.


As a reminder, below is the opening greeting you will hear when calling the main number:

This is what you will hear when you call the school number.  

Thank you for calling North Raleigh Christian Academy.  Our office hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  If you know the 4-digit extension of the person you are calling, you may enter it now. If not, please listen to the following prompts.

  • Press 0 for the School Directory for 4-digit extensions.
  • Press 1 for Mrs. Tilley, the School Receptionist.
  • Press 2 for Mrs. Dial, the Director of Admissions.
  • Press 3 for the Business Office.
  • Press 4 for Mr. Cook, the Assistant Secondary Principal.
  • Press 5 for a Principal.
  • Press 6 for Mrs. Monahan, the College Counseling Director
  • Press 7 for Steve Lykins, the Athletic Director.
  • Press 8 for Michael Green, the Fine Arts Director
  • Press 9 for Dr. Sherrill, the School Superintendent


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2017 Junior/Senior Banquet 
RSVP By: March 8

DRESS CODE

All female students or female guests attending the banquet are required to have their dresses pre-approved by the school. Each girl (including non-NRCA students) attending the Junior-Senior Banquet is required to have her dress approved at least two weeks prior to the banquet date. NRCA students and their dates should be high school age or older. See dress code policy. Dresses should reflect a spirit of modesty. General guidelines include: dresses that do not have straps must be modest, slits should be no more than two inches above the knee, midriffs should be covered (no see-through materials), and low necklines and plunging backs are inappropriate. Girls failing to meet the approved guidelines or the required modifications may be asked to wear a shawl during the banquet. In extreme cases, they may not be permitted to attend. Consequences for dress code violations are at the discretion of the administration and may result in a Saturday detention. 

Dress Approval Hours: 

Attendance Policy
All NRCA students to receive credit for the day and attend the Junior-Senior Banquet in the evening must be present 7:45 a.m.-11:35 a.m. the day of the event. Students must be present the day of the banquet in order to attend (no college days). All juniors and seniors, whether they attend the banquet or not, are dismissed for the day at 11:35 a.m. If a high school student, other than a junior or senior, is an invited guest to the banquet, the student must have a parental note to be dismissed early (11:35 a.m. or later).


All Non-NRCA Guests will need to complete a Permission Form and turn into Mrs. Parrish.

RSVP

Permission Form

NRCA's fifth-grade choir, Knights of Note, has been selected to perform at Meymandi Concert Hall in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 19th annual Elementary Choral Celebration. This event, sponsored by the Raleigh Fine Arts Society, takes place on Thursday, March 30, and brings together elementary choirs throughout Wake County for an evening of music sharing. Knights of Note will have the opportunity to sing two songs for an adjudicator, who will critique their performance and give feedback for growth and improvement. They will also be combining with seven other choirs to perform three "massed" songs for the audience of parents, teachers, principals and other administrators.
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One of the benefits of this experience is having a choral clinician come to campus several times to work with the singers on different elements of vocal technique and performance. Marshall Butler, retired choral director at Sanderson High School, is NRCA's clinician and recently worked with the fifth-grade choir on breathing and phrasing within their music. He will return on March 2 for a second session with the students.
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The Knights of Note look forward to singing on a professional concert stage and representing NRCA with their high level of excellence.

Every year during the Valentine’s season, seniors run through the halls clad in pink and red singing their favorite love songs because Valentine’s Day at NRCA means seniors get to deliver Valograms to all elementary, middle school and high school classrooms. “I couldn’t believe I was finally old enough to be doing Valograms,” senior Reba Miller said. “It really hit me when the first room we went to visit was Mrs. Roberts’, my kindergarten teacher.”

Valograms are sent across the school by students, parents and teachers. They include a Valentine’s Day message, paired with a combination of candy, flowers and a performance of a

song. “I love seeing the seniors all dressed up and excited to be celebrating Valentine’s Day,” junior Savannah Hunt said. “I especially love when they sing to teachers because it visibly brightens their day.”

This year, students had the option of selecting from two new songs: “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles and “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell. “My favorite of the new songs is ‘Ain’t no Mountain High Enough,’” senior Nicole Tiu said. “It’s just such an irresistible jam.”

The day before distributing Valograms, the seniors worked hard to make the special day run smoothly. Every senior came in, either right after school or at 6:00 p.m., to sort cards, bag candy and assemble Valograms for delivery. Faculty Valogram coordinator Mrs. Canady said, “It was a big help that the seniors came out and helped organize the whole process.”

Valograms are an opportunity for the seniors to have fun spreading love around the school and for others to take a brief break from class to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Senior Chase Leslie said, “I loved being able to sing with all the seniors because I always thought that was what the ‘big kids’ did, and now we are the big kids.”


By: John Thorn, Senior Editor


Please help NRCA display a good Christian witness to the neighborhood by not using the neighborhood entrance to drop off students, to enter to drop off students in the student parking area then exiting back out the neighborhood entrance, or to cut the line by driving by the field house to enter the main car line. We have received calls from the neighborhood expressing their concerns about not being able to get out of their driveway and cars not stopping at the stop sign, and people being inconsiderate by honking at the neighbors as they try to get out of their driveways. Please extend the courtesy to our neighbors of letting them exit their driveways into the traffic.  The neighborhood entrance is for our student driversPlease use the soccer gate entrance for entrance to the car line. Thank you for your help with this matter. 

Come join us Every Wednesday from 8-9, Room D-207

Mothers around the world come together to passionately pray before God for the lives of their children. Imagine the impact of God answering prayers for a generation of children throughout the world. We have a Moms in Prayer group here at NRCA. Join us at our weekly prayer time for our children and school each Wednesday from 8-9am in D-207 (4th-5th grade hallway). Contact Leigh Berrier (919-556-2321 or cberrier002@nc.rr.com) for more information.

NCMEA Elementary Honors Chorus

Congratulations to fifth-graders Charlie Beguelin and Mollie Shoaf, who auditioned and were selected as members of the 2016 North Carolina Music Educators Association Elementary Honors Chorus.  Approximately 600 students auditioned for 150 spots in the chorus, so the competition was tough. This state-level honors chorus draws singers from across North Carolina.

Beguelin and Shoaf gathered with the other participants during the NCMEA Conference in Winston-Salem in November to work with guest conductor Dr. Henry Leck, professor emeritus at Butler University and founder/conductor of the Indianapolis Children's Choir. The honors chorus presented a final concert at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem to culminate the event. 

 

NCMEA Middle School Honors Chorus

Congratulations to seventh-grader Ivan Tew who auditioned and was selected to participate in the 2016 North Carolina Music Educators Association Middle School Honors Chorus. This is the highest level of choral achievement for a middle school singer. Only 145 singers were selected for this year's group, with over 700 students auditioning from around the state.

 

Ivan gathered with the other selected singers during the NCMEA Conference in Winston-Salem in November to work with guest conductor Dr. Rollo Dilworth, professor of Choral Music Education at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. They presented a final concert at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem to culminate the event.

  

Wingate Middle School Choral Celebration Features Six NRCA Singers

On Friday, February 3, MaKayla Ciancanelli, Josiah Fox, Emily McAteer, Aaliyah Pugh, Ivan Tew and Madeline Walter traveled to Wingate University for two days to participate in the 12th-annual Middle School Choral Celebration. This was the first time that NRCA had representatives at this festival.

This seventh- and eighth-grade selected group was comprised of singers from around North Carolina. About 100 singers participated in the event, working with guest conductor Mr. Robert Waller, Cultural Arts/AIG Curriculum Specialist for the Buncombe County School System. Celebration participants presented a final concert on February 4 that included a song with the Wingate University Singers.

The NRCA singers noted that joining with other choir students from around the state helped all participants reach new levels. "Everyone there was good and knew their music well, so we could rise to the next level," one NRCA middle school student said. 

 


 

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The God-Story Journey continues, "To God be the Glory!"

 


    • MonMar27 8th Grade Class Day
    • MonMar27 Herff Jones Senior Graduation Order Delivery 12:30 PM to 1:30 PMJ-Building Lobby
    • MonMar27 Intl. Coordinators mtg w/Intl. students 12:30 PM to 1:15 PMMP1
    • MonMar27 Student Council Meeting 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
    • MonMar27 Booster Club Party 3:30 PM to 4:30 PMSLC
    • MonMar27 Parent Scheduling Meeting 7:00 PM to 8:00 PMFAC
    • TueMar28 Bowl-a-thon 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • TueMar28 Strings Practice 3:00 PM to 4:00 PMMP1

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