June 2018


NOVA Summer Camp [week one]

6/25/2018

During the first week of NOVA Summer Camp program, the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins had a great time trying kayaking, experiencing the excitement of ducking and chasing in laser tag games and the thrill of crossing a double rope bridge, horseback riding, chilling out at the aqua park, trying their hand at archery and tennis. More activities await the campers in the following weeks. While the bigger campers aspired to all the sport and team-building games, our Happy Frog youngsters ventured on their zoology master classes and nature walks to explore their environment and make new discoveries. The creepy crawlers experiment particularly sparked their curiosity offering valuable learning opportunities. In the amusement park, children were introduced to the fundamentals of tennis through exciting games which aimed to develop their gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination, while jumping in the bouncy castles added even more fun to a very active day. Happy Frogs also enjoyed horseback riding and developed their sense of balance and self-confidence during their fun outdoors adventure in the fresh air. Ahead of us are two more exceptionally dynamic weeks which will provide the campers with challenging outdoor activities, fun sports and team building games. Most importantly, your child will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with many new friends from different countries and backgrounds. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the students and their families who have given us their trust and support. Because of your help, we know for sure that we have another successful Summer Camp. Check out the photo gallery from the first week of this year's Summer Camp here

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NOVA HS Commencement Ceremony will air on Nasa TV

6/23/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our HS Commencement Ceremony will air on NASA TV on Sunday, June 24th from 3:00 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Wednesday, June 27th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch their loved ones graduate.

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NOVA Advisory Board (NAB) meeting

6/18/2018

The NOVA Advisory Board (NAB) met one last time for the academic 2018-19, for a social get-together in the residence of one of its members, Ms.Maja Zbogar, in order to close out another successful year. The school would like to thank all of its NAB members for dedicating their time and energy in providing counsel and advisement to the school on both day-to-day affairs and the strategic long-term vision. Looking forward to another fruitful year.  

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US President's Awards for Academic Excellence

6/14/2018

Yesterday, June 13th, Nova International Schools and the US Department of State Office of Overseas Schools traditionally awarded the US President's Awards for Academic Excellence, Gold Seal and for Academic Achievement, Silver Seal to grade 9-11 students in acknowledgement of students' exemplary academic performance, commitment to learning and community involvement. In addition, three students were awarded the US Citizenship Pins for promoting their country's values and modelling good citizenship. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY

6/14/2018

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ES End of Year Performance and Grade 5 Transition Ceremony

6/13/2018

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'Scout Me In'

6/13/2018

Cub Scout Pack 2187 welcomes new members: Scout Me In! The tagline, Scout Me In, celebrates the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA's) historic decision to serve families and welcome girls and boys into Scouting so they can experience the character-building fun and adventure the program brings to life. Pack 2187 is affiliated with the BSA through the Transatlantic Council and serves children attending NOVA International Schools, Quality Schools International - Skopje, and international students home-schooled. For kids, Scout Me In is a call to action. It’s an invitation to take part in the fun and adventure that will help kids to build the confidence to find and forge a path to their own best self – today and in the future. For families, Scout Me In is a call for togetherness. Today’s families are busier than ever. They are looking for options that welcome the whole family – mom, dad, sisters, and brothers – to the adventure of Scouting.  For the BSA, Scout Me In is a call for celebration! This is historic! By welcoming boys and girls into Cub Scouts even more young people will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that will prepare them for a lifetime of success. It’s time to celebrate!If you are interested to join family scouting, we are now taking applications for youth and leaders! For more information, please contact SkopjeCubScouts@gmail.com.

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Club Scouts, 2nd annual Spring Camporee

6/12/2018

Dear Scouts, On June 8-10, Pack 2187 organized its 2nd Annual Spring Camporee. Thank you to all leaders, parents, Ivica and the entire Scout Center Ohrid staff, and Peace Corps Volunteer Alex for making the event a success! During the two-night campout, Cub Scouts participated in a flag ceremony, fished, hiked, made crafts, learned archery, grilled hot dogs and s’mores, performed in a campfire program, played group games, participated in an inter-faith worship,and visited the historic Bay of Bones on Lake Ohrid. Cub Scouts were also recognized in a Court of Honor for their achievements, including the completion of the Bobcat, Lion, Tiger, Wolf, and Bear ranks. Other Scouts were recognized for completing individual adventures, Messenger of Peace, Cub Scout Outdoor Activity Award, and Cub Scout World Conservation Award. Congratulations to the Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders for your dedication! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Italian courses, Nova EMS

6/8/2018

NOVA International Schools celebrated the end of the Italian courses in collaboration with The Institute Dante Alighieri Skopje and The Italian Embassy of Skopje on June 7, 2018. The Ambassador of Italy, His Excellency Mr. Carlo Romeo delivered the certificates to our amazing students. We wish them a wonderful summer and lots of gelato! Bravissimi :) Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Open call, Nova Alumni Association

6/7/2018

Nova International Schools would like to open a call for applications for the positions of: co-chairs of the Nova Alumni Association (NAA) governing body. The governing body of the association will be comprised of at least two alumni co-chairs, so we will be filling in at least two positions with this open call. The co-chairs of the alumni association are going to be tasked with passing the Bylaws of this new entity that will exist within the school, and prepare, coordinate and execute a timeline of activities for the duration of the academic 2018/19. The mandate for the co-chairs selected with this open call is going to be one academic year. All Nova alums are encouraged to apply for this unpaid, volunteering position by sending us their CV, a short motivational letter, and information about the Graduating class. The call is open until the 21st of June. Please send your application with the subject line: Nova Alumni Association, open call to alumni@nova.edu.mk.  

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ASA Ballet Performance - Maggie`s Adventures

6/6/2018

What’s in a forest? A world of possibilities, a fantasy flight, mystery and magic … Watch what happens when a young girl sets out on an exploration quest into a forest, and from there on everything turns into an adventure, especially, after she runs into the most beautiful and graceful of creatures - DANCING BUTTERFLIES. They guide her to an enchanted castle, a home to a spoiled young princess and her playmates. Kids will be kids, and play is their thing, or better said, dance. As they dance carefree, danger approaches in the form of a wicked fairy who spellbinds them all, save the princess. But the innocence of the kids is preserved, and rescue comes in the form of a good fairy that counteracts the effects of the spell, undoes the evil, and restores the balance of the world. All is well that ends well. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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NOVA HS Performance Romeo & Juliet on Nasa TV

6/6/2018

NOVA HS Performance 'Romeo & Juliet' on Nasa TV! We’re thrilled to announce that a show featuring a segment from the HS Performance 'Romeo & Juliet' will air on NASA TV this Saturday , June 9th from 2:30 pm. It will be re-broadcasted on Sunday, June 10th from 5:30 pm and on Tuesday June 12th from 3:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the play.

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EMS newsletter

6/5/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 25th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-twenty-five.html

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CAS Projects presented to 8th Graders

6/4/2018

Dear NOVA Community, to ease the transition from Middle School to High School and to inspire future students for the possibilities to help their community, together with Ms. Deborah Haines, yesterday we organized a CAS projects presentation for the MS 8th graders. In a relaxed atmosphere the seniors presented what they have done for CAS to support and help our community. The 8th graders left inspired and excited to start next year at NOVA!    

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Anja Veterova Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Tocka.com.mk

6/4/2018

Anja Veterova is a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2018. Next year Anja is going to be attending the Berklee College of Music. We are so proud of Anja, and we are encouraging everyone to take a look at her in-depth interview for Tocka where she talks about our school, her expirience representing Macedonia on the junior Eurovision contest, and her plans for Berklee. https://tocka.com.mk/vesti/270682/anja-veterova-na-berkli-cel-mi-e-da-nastapam-so-bendot-na-bijonse

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Parent-Teacher Association, Teacher & Staff appreciation day

6/4/2018

As we wind down another amazing year, the Nova PTA and Nova parents took an afternoon to say THANK YOU to all Nova faculty and staff members for all they have done for the students this year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Donate Food

6/4/2018

Dear NOVA community, we are collecting food items during the week of June 4th-11th. All students and faculty are asked to join our cause and bring packaged food items such as rice, pasta, beans, lentils, and/or canned food that will go to charity. The food donation box is placed right next to the HS Cafeteria entrance. As members of the Nova International School community, would like to model kindness and thoughtfulness wherever we go in this world. Kindness, an NGO, will collect all of the donations and deliver them to the people in need. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the community.

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EMS Fun Day

6/4/2018

This year’s Fun day was organized in partnership with the OPEN FUN FOOTBALL SCHOOLS office from Skopje, and took place out of the school(Macedonia Gjorce Petrov- stadium). Students were visiting different venues where they were engaged in physical activities and challenged to show their team building and social skills. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Luna Radonjanin Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Smart SDK.MK

6/1/2018

Luna Radonjanin is a Nova student from the Class of 2018. Next year Luna will continue her educational journey at NYU Shanghai where she intends to study neuroscience. Read more about Luna and her education on her interview for Smart SDK.MK https://smart.sdk.mk/vesti/me-primija-na-nujorshkiot-univerzitet-vo-shangaj-oti-veruvav-deka-ne-e-nedostizhno-veli-luna-radonjanin-maturantka-vo-nova/

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May 2018


NOVA HS Band Concert will air on Nasa TV

5/31/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our HS Band End of Year Performance will air on NASA TV this Saturday, June 2nd from 5:00 pm. It will be re-brodcasted on Sunday, June 3rd from 2:00 pm, and Tuesday, June 3:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the amazing performance of our students.

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Senior trip, 2018

5/31/2018

The seniors returned from their traditional Senior Trip. In great mood and with lot of energy they had chance to visit Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Maiorca and Palermo. In the week long journey, they used the time to reflect on the 4 year spent together and the new direction in life they are about to start.    

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Laurie Ann Lee Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Faktor.mk

5/31/2018

Laurie Ann Lee is a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2018. Laurie joined our school as a part of the Kennedy Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Program (US Department of State). Next year she is going to Washington and Lee University. Learn more about her experience in Nova and in Macedonia by reading her interview given for Faktor.mk https://faktor.mk/intervju-lori-li-od-sad-se-obrazuva-vo-nova-mi-se-dopagja-bliskosta-pomegju-uchitelite-i-uchenicite

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Mija Jovchevska Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Fakulteti.mk

5/31/2018

Mija Jovchevska is a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2018. Next year she will be studying biochemistry and biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about Mija's educational journey by reading her interview on Fakulteti.mk https://www.fakulteti.mk/news/29052018/maturantka-vo-gimnazijata-nova-mija-jovchevska-chest-mi-e-shto-kje-studiram-na-istiot-univerzitet-kako-i-ilon-mask

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Njomza SelmaniNova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Almakos.com

5/30/2018

Njomza is a Nova graduate student from the Class of 2018 that will continue her education at the NYU Abu Dhabi. Learn more about her story by watching this video interview. https://www.almakos.com/maturantja-e-nova-international-schools-fiton-burse-ne-12-universitete-prestigjioze-video/

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Coffee Morning Invitation [30th of May]

5/30/2018

Dear NOVA Parents, The end of the school year is fast approaching and one cannot help wondering what to expect in 2018/19. On behalf of Mr. Russell O'Neill, NOVA Elementary and Middle School Principal, we would like to invite all EMS parents to a talk about the following school year. Mr. O'Neill will discuss the changes in curriculum and staff for the next year. The meeting will take place 8:15-9:15 on May 30 in the EMS cafeteria. Please note that this will be the last coffee event in the EMS for the time being, we will see you again in September. Hope you will be there on May 30th, NOVA PTA

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Lead Up, 2018

5/28/2018

Starting High School can feel a daunting prospect for many and our transition program seeks to support our freshmen as they begin this new adventure. On Tuesday 22nd May we welcomed over 70 new students to Nova High School for the afternoon. This first Transition Session, for the incoming 9th Graders, provided an opportunity for students from the local public schools to meet their soon to be colleagues from Nova Middle School. Students were assigned to small groups led by transition mentors, experienced 9th and 10th grade students. Students were then introduced to key members of staff within the High School, including the Student Engagement Co-ordinators, Principal and Head of School. Smiles and laughter were seen across the faces of the students as they enthusiastically and energetically participated in Introduction Bingo, the High School Scavenger Hunt, and the Chocolate 6 Game. We will be welcoming the students back again on 5th June for the second transition session. Our time together will centre on finding out more about High School; the daily routine, the expectations of staff and students, learning from the mentors, and sharing top tips on succeeding in High School. We are looking forward to having more fun together and continuing to get to know our new freshman. See you on 5th June! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Anastazija Hristova Nova Class of 2018 Graduate, interview for Plusinfo.mk

5/28/2018

Meet Anastazija Hristova from the Nova Class of 2018. Anastazija will continue her education at the DePaul University, in Chicago. Learn more about her educational journey by reading the interview on Plusinfo.mk. (link)

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EMS newsletter

5/28/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 24th edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-twenty-four.html

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SuperNova HS Boys Volleyball team wins 2nd place in Kiev

5/25/2018

At the end of the intense volleyball season, our SUPERNOVA HS Boys Volleyball team participated in the CEESA Volleyball Tournament in Kiev, Ukraine. After two days full with volleyball and playing matches versus teams from Sofia, Belgrade, Kiev and Vilnius our team won the 2nd place and the silver medal. High level of commitment, teamwork and great sportsmanship were the traits of our remarkable team. The tournament brought great experience and new friendships, as well as a proof of the strong team spirit and unity. Congratulations to Franceso, Stefan, Filip, Edvin, Tomi, Kote, Andrej i Nikola for their success. We are proud of them. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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HS Girls' Volleyball Tournament in Helsinki

5/25/2018

The HS Girls' Volleyball team participated in the CEESA Volleyball Tournament in Helsinki, Finland. The trip to Helsinki was full with fun, laughter, enjoyment and excellent volleyball. Thanks to the CEESA organizers, the participants learned about the culture and traditions in Helsinki. Despite the fact that we traveled only six players and our team didn’t have any substitutions, we won the fourth place and the teamwork was the main key of our success. The tournament brought to us an amazing experience and many new friendships. Congratulations to our girls. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova HS Band 2018 Performance' End of Year Concert '

5/25/2018

Join us for our Nova HS Band 2018 Performance' End of Year Concert '. The entrance is free , so make sure that on the 25th of May at 8pm you are present at 'Kino Kultura'.

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Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, and Dartmouth visit Nova

5/22/2018

Monday, May 21, our school was visited by admissions representatives from 4 research-based universities in the US, namely, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Georgetown, and Dartmouth. During the course of almost two hours, our students and families were able to hear a detailed overview of what makes each school distinctly unique, as well as gain a more comprehensive insight into the knots and bolts of holistic admissions to highly selective schools. Check out the photo gallry from the event here

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HS Library update [Bring your own device]

5/21/2018

The library is ready for you to bring your own device (BYOD) like laptop, tablet and similar. With your own laptop, please use the sidebar space labeled for BYOD which is on the right side when you enter the library. You can connect on the WiFi network named BYOD. You will find the instructions at every seat. Also you can use NOVA school's laptops placed on the sidebar labeled with numbers which is on the left side when you enter the library. NOVA school's laptops are already connected with cables to the network so you don't need voucher or any WiFi network to be connected to.  

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Romeo & Juliet, annual Nova theater play

5/18/2018

On May 15 we attended the performance Romeo and Juliet, performed by the NOVA students and directed by Miliana Lenak (Buden Teatar ). The new contemporary reading of the play enabled the students to identify with the story in an authentic way, creating believable roles and engaging interactions on stage. We were amazed by the talents, dedication and collective spirit the students showed. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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Nova MS Girls Voleyball team, CEESA tournament - Sofia

5/15/2018

This year Nova participated with two teams of 17 students to the CEESA MS Girl Volleyball Tournament hosted by our friends at the AAS Sofia. The competition took place on May 11th -12th and we are happy to report that our teams demonstrated graciousness, teamwork and respect throughout the tournament. Thus, our NOVA ‘Yellow Team’ brought back to school The Sportsmanship Award which symbolizes one of the most important qualities of all CEESA events. The second team, the NOVA ‘White Team’ missed the 3rd place in a very close game. We would like to encourage all players who had participated in this volleyball season, to continue to build their volleyball skills and develop their gamesmanship. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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MS Boys Volleyball, CEESA tournament - Belgrade

5/15/2018

After two years absence, this year Nova participated with the MS Boys Volleyball team to the CEESA Tournament hosted by the ISB In Belgrade, Serbia. The competition took place on May 11th -12th and we are happy to report that our team demonstrated great skills, on and off the court. They showed resilience, dedication and courage. The Supernovas’ won the game for 5th place and finished 5th overall. We would like to see our students even better at their social and volleyball skills next year, encouraging them always to reach their maximum potential. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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HS Performance Romeo & Juliet

5/15/2018

Nova International Schools and Buden Teatar would like to invite you to the annual Nova theater play. On the 15th of May at 8pm make sure you are in the Младински Културен Центар in Skopje. See you all there. 

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Nova hosts 'Eltam' English language state competition

5/14/2018

On the 12th of May Nova hosted the English Language State Competition organized by the English Language Teacher’s Association of Macedonia (ELTAM). The event brought together 230 students competing from all over Macedonia in different categories from grade 5 to grade 9. As a part of the event students involved in the competition, were given an interactive presentation about Nova held by our HS teacher Mr. Cunningham. The presentation familiarized students with the academic curriculum, the subjects and the life at Nova International Schools. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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5/11/2018

This weekend Nova is sending its MS Girls Volleyball team to the CEESA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is the Tournament Website where you can find additional info and details (results, daily agenda,...) https://ceesamsgirlsvball2018.weebly.com This is the Livestream Link where you can watch our students playing:https://livestream.com/AASSofiaWolves

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NOVA Family Bazaar 2018 will air on Nasa TV

5/10/2018

We are happy to inform the entire Nova community that the Family Bazaar reportage will air on Nasha TV this Saturday, May 12th from 7:10am. It will be re-broadcasted on Sunday, May 13th from 3:50pm. Let your friends and family know, and we hope this video brings back good memories from a fun time spent in Nova.

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Family Bazaar 2018 - PTA Thank You Letter

5/10/2018

Nova Friends and Family, We did it! We broke last year’s fundraising record again! Thanks to your generous support, we raised over 300,000 MKD ($6000 USD) in support of the Children’s Oncology Unit. Your efforts, gifts, support, and volunteer hours in the 2018 Family Bazaar will provided critically needed medical supplies for Macedonia’s youngest population struggling with cancer treatments. From your support we will be able to purchase much needed infusion pumps for the accurate dosing of their chemotherapy treatments, as well as chemotherapy infusion chairs. These specialized chairs will provide comfort for the most vulnerable children enduring lengthy infusion treatments. On behalf of all of us, thank you again for participating in the 2018 Family Bazaar. We look forward to seeing you next year! Sincerely, Your PTA

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CEESA MS Volleyball Tournaments in Belgrade

5/9/2018

This weekend Nova is sending its MS team to the CEESA MS Volleyball Tournaments in Belgrade. If you want to learn more about the tournament, the daily agenda and the results visit this link: https://isbceesamsvolleyball.weebly.com If you want to check when the Nova team is playing, see the agenda available on this link: https://docs.google.com/…/1v0wDadBVIdNN7ruKb3Bpb79SVs…/edit… If you want to watch the games, visit the live stream link, available here: https://livestream.com/isb

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Award-winning YA author Mr. Dominic Carrillo visits Nova

5/9/2018

On May 3rd & 4th, NOVA EMS Libraries had the honor to invite Mr. Dominic Carrillo, the award-winning YA author of The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones and The Unusual Suspects to visit us. During his two-day visit Mr. Carrillo worked closely with our MS students. He modeled writing workshops to help students revise and polish their writing pieces, answered students’ questions about his books and shared his expertise as an author and a teacher. It was wonderful to see students so excited and engaged. While Mr. Carrillo brought the fantastic educational experience to us, it was also the outcome of two months of preparation and collaboration at our end. Prior to meeting the author, students have been keeping reading journals and writing down questions as readers for the Q&A session. As part of their regular English lessons, students have been working on their drafts of a personal narrative or a short story. The author, together with NOVA students, teachers and librarians, made this visit a meaningful addition to what students have been learning. We wrapped up the visit with an 8th grade Life Skills session. The students were grouped and rotated among different stations sharing their ideas about the key themes addressed in The Improbable Rise of Paco Jones such as rumors, popularity, first love, stereotypes, gender double-standards and racism. During this session Mr. Carrillo had the chance to observe, listen to and interact with our youngsters. With their insights, perhaps some of our students have unknowingly contributed ideas to Mr. Carrillo’s next book. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Middle School Knowledge Bowl competition aired on Nasa TV

5/9/2018

We’re excited to announce that the reportage from the Middle School Knowledge Bowl competition held in NOVA will air on NASA TV this Wednesday , May 9th from 11:00 am. It will also be re-brodcasted on Thursday, May 10th from 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and Friday, March 11th from 9:45 am and 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch the reportage from this event.

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NOVA supports Skopje Marathon in more ways than one

5/8/2018

NOVA is proud to have supported this year’s marathon, with both participants and student volunteers. 35 of our faculty and staff took part in the 5km, 10km relay, and half marathon races. In addition our students volunteered at the water station across City Mall. A big 'thank you' to the students who came at 7:30 in the morning to make sure that the marathon and half-marathon runners stay hydrated, as well as the students that assisted other runners to complete the marathon and helped in various ways in the organization of the event. In addition a shout out to Ms. Sonja Stojkovich for supporting the students and making sure things run smoothly.

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Viktor Novakovski, Nova's Head of Schools keynote speech at conference organized by UNICEF MK

5/7/2018

Viktor Novakovski, Nova's Head of Schools gave a keynote speech at the 'Quality Education - For Growth, Achievements and Better Future' conference organized by UNICEF MK.

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Nova HS Faculty & Administration photos

5/7/2018

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EMS newsletter

5/4/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 23rd edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-twenty-three.html

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Nova hosts CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl

5/3/2018

Nova hosts CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl Proposed text: From April 26th to April 29th 2018, Nova International School was hosting the CEESA Tournament for Middle School Knowledge Bowl. This was a very interesting event since it looks just like the quiz shows on TV. We had guests from 6 international schools: -Anglo - American School of Sofia, Bulgaria -Anglo - American School of Moscow, Russia - Tirana International School, Tirana, Albania -American International School of Budapest, Hungary -International School of Belgrade, Serbia - American-International School of Zagreb, Croatia We had around 50 visiting students and 12 teachers-coaches. Nova participated with four teams from which two were placed in the top five. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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April 2018


Workshop, Nova alumna Donna Urdinov

4/30/2018

In the past two days Nova students had the opportunity to learn first hand what are some of the career prospects for them in the art-entertainment industry. Our very own alumna Donna Urdinov from the class of 2014 that recently graduated from the Gnomon School of Visual Effects gave both a theoretical and a practical lecture/workshop based on her education and experience. For two days students learned about modeling, animation, game design, and the upsides and downsides of working in this field. We truly enjoyed Donna's visit and we are looking forward to hear more news about her future projects and career prospects. We also hope that Donna inspired many of you to pursue your passions and join this field. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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International Jazz Day

4/30/2018

On the 30th of April, more than 200 countries on all 7 continents celebrated the global influence of jazz music. Jazz has become an international art form that for more then a century, has helped sooth and uplift souls of million of people. It is a music that brings people together, conveys the message of peace and unity and a perfect language that everyone understands. Our school was a part of this global celebration, and this year as well we continued the tradition of bringing jazz music closer to our community. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl competition hosted by NOVA

4/24/2018

On April 27-29, 2018 Nova will host the CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl competition. We are excited to welcome the participating schools:- Anglo - American School of Sofia, Bulgaria- Anglo - American School of Moscow, Russia- Tirana International School – Tirana, Albania- American International School of Budapest, Hungary- International School of Belgrade, Serbia- American-International School of Zagreb, Croatia We would like to invite all parents and students interested in the event to join us on Friday/Saturday for the tournament. Here you can find the schedule for the games for both days.

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Family Bazaar 2018 in the Media

4/23/2018

                 Family bazaar Short Video: TV 21 News:  

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Nova Family Bazaar, 12th edition

4/21/2018

On Saturday the 21st of April, the traditional Nova Family Bazaar took place for the 12 consecutive time. The Bazaar is one of our favorite events in the school, because it brings together not just the Nova community of students, alums, families, faculty and staff, but also many other old and new friends. The PTA alongside Nova put together this amazing event where one could enjoy foods from all over the world, win amazing prices at our lottery, get the opportunity to watch performances from our students, and listen to some good live music from our bands. This year we hosted artisans from all corners of the country, we had a petting zoo for the kids and some real fun activities aimed at our youngest audiences, and for the first time ever we hosted four amazing artists for our art silent auction. One novelty that seemed to attract most attention this year was our 'dunk tank', where all members in the bazaar got the opportunity to 'dunk' one of our Nova members in a tank filled with some icy water, all of course for a good cause. Like every year the funds collected from the Family Bazaar will be donated to a charity that the PTA has chosen for that year. This year we are contributing the funds to the University Pediatric Clinic - Department of Oncology. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Family Bazaar Agenda of Activities

4/20/2018

We would like to share the agenda for the upcoming Family Bazaar, 2018

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HS Newsletter April 2018

4/20/2018

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NYU Abu Dhabi representatives visit Nova

4/20/2018

Yesterday, April 19, we had a visit from representatives of NYU Abu Dhabi, where currently two Nova Alums are pursuing their undergraduate students. Our Grade 10 and 11 students were able to learn more about what makes this particular NYU campus distinctly diverse, as well as more on the admission pathways to a successful application.    

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'I did it my way', 6th Rotary Conference

4/18/2018

The 6th Rotary Conference for professional orientation of young people, titled “I did it my way”, took place on Saturday, April 14th, from 11 am to 3 pm at NOVA. Over 200 high school students, from dozen of schools in Skopje, Vinica and Kocani attended the event. At the opening session they were able to hear first-hand accounts of how Venera Novakovska, founder of NOVA International School, Lidija Gjorgieva, Macedonian fashion designer, and Dzijan Emin, Macedonian musician composer, and conductor have chosen their prospective careers and achieved success. Afterwards, students were able to select a specific field of study, and talk to professionals within the career area, all members of the Rotary Club Skopje-Kamen Most, who shared their own life and work experience in order to assist students in making these life changing decisions. This was the sixth time the event has been organized by the Rotary Club Skopje-Kamen Most, in cooperation with NOVA, and over the years it has been attended by over 800 high school students from 20 high schools, who have evaluated it as extremely successful and useful in terms of choosing their future profession. We look forward to many future conferences, which provide public high school students with career and guidance support. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Philosophy for Children

4/17/2018

As part of UNESCO's "Philosophy for Children" (P4C) program, which recommends early exposure of children to doing philosophy in order to stimulate and nurture the development of their critical reflection skills, on April 12th, the Macedonian Philosophical Society in collaboration with EMS NOVA, as a part of the 8th Филозофски Филмски Фестивал / Philosophical Film Festival conducted a day-long P4C practical demonstration. The experienced P4C practitioner from Denmark, Mr. David M. Larsson, effectively transformed two elementary school classrooms into "Room for Wonder", by having our gr. 2 students articulate their definition of friendship and its essential traits, culminating in the students' use of the friendship "ingredients" to "bake the friendship cake"; followed by an inquiry-based gr. 3 class inviting students to creatively imagine how and why did the world and humanity begin, resulting in an art exhibition curated by student comments. The conspicuous "shared wonder" experienced by the participating students, and teachers alike, strongly attested to the pedagogical value of the learning-by-doing instructional method and its overall positive educational effects on our students. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Art careers for the entertainment industry

4/17/2018

Dear Nova students, Nova International Schools would like to invite you to а workshop that would give you a glimpse into the different types of careers that you can pursue in the film, video games, or animation industries. The focus of this two day workshop will be to help students set themselves up to achieve their goals should they want to pursue such a career, as well as help to answer any questions they might have. The workshop is going to take place in the Nova High School, on the 25th and the 26th of April starting from 2:30pm until 3:30 pm. The leader of the workshop will be our very own Nova alumni Ms. Donna Urdinov, a graduate from the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation. If you are interested in this workshop sign up on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/183LH3RgQWXklE7xmnNRcOlwfaZi4WVH3w5PJ9TwXUoE/edit

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EMS newsletter

4/16/2018

Dear NOVA families, the 22nd edition of the EMS newsletter is out. We hope you enjoy reading it: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/week-twenty-two.html

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Middle School Science Fair featured on NASA TV!

4/14/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that a reportage from our Middle School Science Fair will air on NASA TV this Saturday , April 14th from 10:30 am. It will be rebrodcasted on Sunday, April 15th from 6:30 pm and Monday April 16th from 5:30 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch our young scientists present their amazing science projects.

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6th Rotary Conference for professional orientation (Live-stream)

4/14/2018

Please be informed that the 6th Rotary Conference for professional orientation of young people, titled “I did it my way”, will take place this coming Saturday, April 14th, from 11 am to 3 pm at NOVA.  During the event, members of the Rotary Club –Skopje will share their own professional experience alongside several eminent guest speakers with high school students from all over Macedonia, particularly focusing on sophomores and juniors, in order to help them decide on their future career path.  This event has been traditionally organized for the past five years and has been visited by over 600 high school students from 20 high schools, who have evaluated it as extremely successful and useful in terms of choosing their future profession. As spots for the event are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis as applications arrive, interested students are encouraged to submit their applications to info@nova.edu.mk at their earliest convenience.    

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Week without walls, Novi Sad-Budapest-Belgrade

4/13/2018

The driving question of our trip was how the Ottoman and Habsburg imperial legacies have shaped the cultures of Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Budapest, and how the citizens of these cities relate to their national, ethnic, religious, cultural, and linguistic identity. We sought answers to these questions at strategically chosen locations and conversations with locals. Groups of students gave presentations at each of the locations, thus adding a personal view of the history and culture of the location. The snow and harsh weather during the entire trip could not break the invincible spirit of the group, who marched relentlessly through fortresses, museums, and castles. Our first station was Novi Sad, where we visited the Petrovaradin Fortress and learned about its construction by the Habsburg Military as defense against the Ottomans; the Austro-Turkish Wars on the territory of Vojvodina; the horrors of WWII; and the surviving multiethnic society of Vojvodina. The next stop was Budapest, where we visited the Tomb of the Ottoman dervish and poet Gül Baba, who died during the Ottoman siege of Buda; then we learned about the medieval history of Buda and the Ottoman and Habsburg periods in the city castle and the Hungarian Museum of History. In the afternoon we visited a thermal bath, a delightful relict of Ottoman times, and in the evening went to a coffee house, the perfect synthesis of oriental and Central European cultures. The last destination was Belgrade, where we went to the Military Museum of Serbia located in the old fortress of Kalemegdan. The exhibition in the museum witnessed the many wars and conquests on Serbian soil and beyond, from the Middle Ages all the way to the Yugoslav wars of the nineties. On the very last day of the trip, one group of students went to the International School of Belgrade and interviewed students from the school. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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