North Raleigh Christian
The NRCA varsity girls tennis team hosted St. David's School on Friday, August 15. The Lady Knights knew that they were in for a challenge, coming off a 2013 season record of 6-10. St. David’s was the two-time defending 2A state-champions, with a record of 19-1 last season. Four of the six starting players for the Warriors’ lineup are ranked among the top 75 players statewide in their respective age groups.
NRCA’s top three -- senior Lauren French, freshman Tiffany Pyritz, and seventh-grader Brooke Gruber -- won handily. Winning three out of six singles matches was good, but winning four would almost seal the victory because NRCA’s No. 1 doubles was favored to win.
Juniors Bailey Robling and Madeline McElveen were unable to close out their matches with a W, but eighth-grader Katie Houser stole the fourth win in the best way possible: a comeback. Having lost the first set 1-6, Houser won the second 6-4, as well as the tiebreak 10-8. At No. 1 doubles, French and Pyritz won 8-1, giving NRCA the team victory.
Just days after dethroning the defending state champs, the Lady Knights went on to play Cape Fear Academy in their second match of the season. With unparalleled confidence, the Knights won the match 7-2. There were several great matches, but the most impressive performance by far came from the hands of Robling. After sitting on the bench with a shoulder injury much of last season, Robling was still competing in the first set while most of her teammates had finished their matches. She won the set 7-6, and was doing well in the second when she developed bad cramps in her right leg. Despite the injury, Robling continued to play and won 7-5.
By: Michael Houser
Thank you for being patient with us as we continue to work through the iPad roll-out. As you might imagine, bringing over 1000 iPads onboard is no simple task. We spent countless hours over the summer testing different scenarios and working through issues as they arose. Unfortunately, with this number of devices and students, we could not test everything. We were quickly made aware of various challenges students were encountering when trying to sign into the Canvas app, download the school-provided apps, and even simply using some of the apps. I apologize for the frustration and confusion this might have caused.
NRCA IT Team
I wanted to send a note of thanks to each of you for your service to NRCA this year in extending your support of Retail & Redemption's efforts to collect, cut and submit Box Tops for Education. For the 2013-2014 school year, we collected 40,406 box tops! As a result, the school should collect over $4000! That's fantastic!
Over the last 2 days, we've celebrated with the top 3 classes for the winter/spring count. As you may recall, each class wins an ice cream party at the end of a lunch period and the winning teach receives a gift certificate to The Teach Me Store. The winners for winter/spring are:
It's a true blessing to have you all give of yourselves and your time to this effort. Thank you so much for your assistance!
As we wind down the school year and we look to 2014-2015, if you feel led to assist with this effort again please let me know and we will keep you informed as we kick off counting in early October, 2014.
Wishing you and your families a safe and enjoyable summer.
Susan Boyette & Joy Lathan
NRCA PVA, Retail and Redemption
2014-2015 Elementary Supply Lists
2014-2015 Middle School Reading & Supply Lists
2014-2015 High School Reading Lists
High School students will receive their supply list from each, individual teacher during the 1st week of class.
MRS. LISA BASS