November 2013


Elementary and Middle School Thanksgiving Assembly

11/29/2013

Middle and elementary students gathered to share poems and songs about Thanksgiving and gratitude. We all have so much to be thankful for!

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Middle School Thanksgiving Lunch

11/28/2013

After a morning of reflection and students expressing gratitude for what they were grateful for such as family, friend and even the Nova, the student enjoyed a traditional American-style Thanksgiving lunch complete with turkey. The students sat together with their homeroom teachers and ate together while discussing the story of Thanksgiving and what that holiday means.

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Elementary School Thanksgiving Lunch

11/28/2013

Elementary students shared a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. We sat together family-style and talked about all the things we are grateful for: family, friends, health, and being at NOVA.

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Tree Day 2013

11/27/2013

Our High School students were more than happy to take an active role in marking the annual tree planting initiative all around Macedonia. A dozen of evergreens were planted around campus in efforts to make NOVA a greener school. We thank students for their participation and look forward to taking an active role in future initiatives.

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NOVA alumni featured in Utinski Vesnik

11/25/2013

Tea Peseva, Ana Angelovska and Aleksandra Gjorgjievska, three NOVA alums, featured in Utinski Vesnik, talking about their study abroad experience: http://www.utrinski.mk/?ItemID=05DCACEE23F80C4AB7DC1911646FC7CE

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EMS Winter Performance Rehearsal

11/25/2013

Our students are diligently preparing for their upcoming holiday performance, on December 8th. It promises to be another memorable event.

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CS \ Service Learning Program Red Cross Group

11/25/2013

Since the beginning of the academic year, Nova students, members of the Red Cross Group part of the Community Service Program, have visited the Red Cross shelter for homeless people in order to volunteer, donate resources, and try to make a difference in the community. The program has grown in scope with students gathering food, donating clothes and spending time with the homeless, while trying to understand how difficult life is for them. Their participation has triggered some students to take further action themselves and work hard on organizing additional food drives. The most successful one comes from two outstanding students Nikolaos Theodosiadis and Sofija Paneva, who in cooperation with the VERO  chain of supermarkets,  made it possible to deliver a truck load of food to the Red Cross shelter for homeless people.

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Middle School Newsletter (Nov. 2013)

11/22/2013

Middle School Newsletter (Nov. 2013)

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PTA Bake Sale

11/22/2013

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Hands On Student Involvement Conference 2013

11/20/2013

NOVA International Schools had the honor of hosting the annual Central and Eastern European School Association Hands On Student Involvement Conference for 2013. Eight different international schools, each with 6-10 participants took part in this conference, the topic of which was "Modern Society." NOVA's students had four presentations on communication, youth activism, social justice and human rights in the modern world. Not only did NOVA students present, but also, our students had the privilege and responsibility of organizing the entire conference. As the name suggests, the goal of the conference is to involve the students entirely, so they were required to take full responsibility and organize the conference from scratch. The team was composed of more than fifteen NOVA students, with Nikola Danev as the student-leader/organizer, Gjentil Abazi as organizational head, Donna Urdinov and Vladimir Maksimovic as Media heads and Petar Pesev as the head of IT. Presentations were held by: Jana Cholakovska, Donna Urdinov, Mila Georgievska, Emilija Tashevska, Ana Arsovska, Gabriela Milkova, Simona Sarafinovska and others. All of the organizers and presenters were supervised by Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski, Ms. Melissa Mitreski and Ms. Bela Gligorova, who generously devoted their time to the conference. The NOVA HOSIC team would like to thank the NOVA administration, cafeteria, teachers, staff and students for their support of the conference and for the undying enthusiasm. We also wish the best of luck to our colleagues in AIS Vienna who will host the next HOSIC in 2014.

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CEESA HS Girls Soccer Tournament in Belgrade

11/19/2013

November 6th through the 10th, thirteen HS girls led by two coaches went to compete in the CEESA HS Girls Soccer Tournament in Belgrade. On an unusually warm and sunny weather for this part of the year, NOVA HS girls team played five games against international schools from Belgrade, Kiev, Sofia and Helsinki. The girls gave their best and fought for every ball, but they didn't forget the good manners and sportsmanship behavior. NOVA’s team fair play didn't go unnoticed and the Sportsmanship trophy from this tournament was added to the collections of CEESA trophies at NOVA. Good job girls. 

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Orange Day!

11/18/2013

November 25th is the UN International Day for the Elimination od Violence against Women. NOVA High School students will be taking an active part in marking the оccasion, by participating in the 16 days to Stop Violence against Women, that kick off on November 25th at MKC club & restaurant with a charity silent auction. The event and the 16 days of activism are organized by the Zonta Club of Skopje and the Macedonian Association of Development and Integration. You’re welcome to support this worthy cause, by attending the opening event.

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5th & 6th Grade Bowling Tournament

11/18/2013

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HOSIC (Hands-On Students Involvement Conference)

11/14/2013

NOVA International Schools is proud to host this year's CEESA HOSIC (Hands-On Students Involvement Conference), November 14-17, 2013. In keeping with the principles of HOSIC, we empowered our students in the process of selecting a theme for the conference. NOVA students together with students from the other international schools chose “Modern Society”, a topic that is interesting, challenging and relevant to them. 70 students and 12 teachers from 8 european countries will take part in discussing, debating and networking over the course of the following three days. We wish them a warm welcome to Macedonia, and a successful conference.http://www.ceesa.org/about-ceesa/news/item/280-ceesa-hosic-in-skopje.html

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CEESA High School Boys Soccer Tournament in Riga

11/13/2013

The tournament was a great experience and a first for many of our NOVA HS students. Team spirit was at an all time high, leading certain team players to believe NOVA would easily win the tournament trophy. Riga’s weather conditions were quite less hospitable then Skopje’s and this dampened the performance of most of NOVA’s players.The first game was against the International School of Belgrade. A poor start with lots of errors lead to a score of 5 to 1 for ISB. After the game a considerable disappointment was seen in the team, but coaches were able to bring back the team spirit, which resulted in a positive outcome in the follow up game against the International School of Krakow. NOVA won 3:1.NOVA was able to open the second day of the tournament with a tie, with now tournament champions the International School of Latvia. Although NOVA held the lead for most of the game, it unfortunately conceded a goal in the last moments of the second half. The following game was a heavily contested affair, with the International School of Helsinki winning the game through a late minute penalty kick.Weather conditions only worsened for the last days of competitions. However, NOVA players were unhampered in their ambition to return home with a medal. They won their first game against Pechersk International School of Kiev (PSI) by 3:1 and qualified to play for the 3rd place spot. Boys were in excellent mental state after having won their first game, bringing a lot of positive energy on the pitch and dominating the game for long stretches of time. The game finished 2:0 and the NOVA team was able to return with the bronze medal. Besides winning a medal, three of our players were selected in the All Tournament Team for their exceptional play and energy given on the soccer pitch (Kristopher Blazevski, Stojan Pandov, and Alejandro Rafael Erazo Amaya).Throughout the tournament NOVA students were friendly and cordiall to all competiting teams, and by the end they were functioning as a homogenous professional soccer team. We look forward to next year’s tournament and a chance to showcase our growth in the course of this year.

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K Field Trip to Vodno

11/12/2013

Our young Kindergarten geologists explored a hill in Vodno and learned about the earth. They also drew landscapes of the area and hung the bird feeders they made to support our winged friends.

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3 & 4 Grade Bowling Competition

11/11/2013

Our young bowlers, under the expert coaching of Mr. John Bycroft (Jessica’s dad), practiced their bowling skills and then played in a tournament. They were grouped in teams and everyone earned an award. Eva Tanevska got first place for the highest score. They enjoyed two Saturday afternoons of great fun!

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Pre-K 4 Fire Station Visit

11/7/2013

 “F” is for firefighters and fire truck. Our little Pre K 4 students toured the station and even got to hold the hose. “F” is also for fun!

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High School International Day 2013 - Celebrating Difference and Diversity Day

11/6/2013

On Monday, November 4, NOVA High School students took us on a world tour in the high school atrium. The 270 students conjoined on the stage with traditional dances, foods, presentations and educational quizzes to represent the 31 nationalities that we currently have in the school. Given the effort that our students and Advisory teachers put in the preparations, we can say that this year’s International Day celebration was a great success and the best means for celebrating our school's diversity.

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NOVA High School Bulletin Issue 2

11/6/2013

NOVA High School Bulletin Issue 2

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Parent Teacher Conferences

11/5/2013

Dear Parents, On Monday, November 11 from 10:00 – 18:00 there will be ES Parent/Teacher conferences. Your child’s homeroom teacher will contact you to make an appointment. The discussion will focus on your child’s portfolio so you will have concrete examples of his/her progress. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to speak with the specialty teachers. Ms. Josifovska (dance), Ms. Krkovski (PE), Ms. Ristovska (computer), and Ms. Ilieva (music) will meet with you in the MS Library/ Media Room. Ms. Andrejevikj (4th grade dance), Ms. Suntova (Macedonian Language) and Marija Buralieva (ESL teacher) will be in their classrooms. You can stop by and they will also have portfolios of your child’s work. There will be no regular classes that day. School will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 12. If you would like to speak to me I will be available all day. Warm regards, Cindy Gold, M. Ed Elementary School Principal   Драги родители, Дозволете да Ве известиме дека во понеделник, на  11 ноември од  10:00 – 18:00 часот ќе се одржат родителски средби. Учителката на Вашето дете ќе Ве контактира и ќе Ви закаже состанок. Овој пат, дискусијата ќе се фокусира на портфолиото на Вашето дете. На тој начин Вие ќе добиете конкретни информации  за неговиот / нејзиниот напредок. Исто така, ќе имате можност да разговарате со наставниците  по уметност, физичко, музичко и компјутери. Средбата со нив ќе биде во  Media room(208), единствено учителките по танц, македонски јазик и ESL ќе бидат во своите училници. Сите тие имаат  портфолио  на Вашето дете и од нив исто така можете да добиете информации за напредокот во овие области. Тој ден нема да има настава, а истата ќе продолжи следниот ден, 12 ноември, вторник. Доколку сакате да се сретнете со мене, јас ќе бидам во мојата канцеларија во текот на целиот ден. Искрени поздрави, Синди Голд Директор на Основното училиште

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PTA Room Parents

11/4/2013

Dear Parents,  One very valuable way you can support your child in school is by becoming a Room Parent. Every homeroom teacher needs one or two parents who will help them throughout the year. It is also a great way to get to know your child’s friends and their parents. Here is what a Room Parent does: 1.       Help out at class parties or other activities in the classroom. 2.       Help with fieldtrips. 3.       Communicate PTA information with other parents in your child’s class. 4.       Help coordinate the one Bake Sale sponsored by your child’s grade. You don’t need any experience or special skills, just a desire to get involved and help out. The homeroom teacher or our Elementary PTA Coordinator, Jennifer Mathews, will let you know what to do. If you are interested, please let your homeroom teacher know, or contact Jennifer Mathews: Jennifer.Mathews@cru.org.  We will all be very grateful for your time and effort, and the rewards are wonderful! Sincerely, Brian Richards, PTA Chairperson Cindy Gold, M. Ed, Elementary Principal

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Elementary School Honor Assembly

11/4/2013

We learned about HONOR and talked about how we can honor our teachers, parents and classmates. At the assembly, teachers performed a fun skit that showed us the “do’s and don’ts” of honoring others.

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Annual Master Schedule of Extracurricular Activities for 2013-14

11/1/2013

After some work we’re proud to present our new and condensed Annual Master Schedule of Extracurricular Activities for 2013-14. This schedule is intended as a quick snapshot of all activities offered throughout the year so parents and students can plan their time accordingly. We will also continue posting the detailed monthly schedule, were changes to the month-to-month schedule will be reflected. Annual Master Schedule 2013-14 Through participation students have the opportunity to enrich their academic experience. We hope to see your child join one of the many activities offered. Sincerely, Pance Pancevski Extracurricular Activities Coordinator

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Super Nova News - Elementary School Newspaper October 2013

11/1/2013

Super Nova News - Elementary School Newspaper October 2013

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October 2013


Bowling for Third and Fourth Graders!

10/31/2013

The PTA is happy to offer two Saturdays of bowling at Skopje City Mall. Mr. John Bycroft (daughter, Jessica in 3P) is organizing these events and will be the coach. Dates:    Saturday, Nov. 2 – Training and team selection Saturday, Nov. 9 - Bowling competition Time: 13:00 pm Cost: 400 denars per child/per day, includes 2 games, pizza and a drink You can buy the vouchers in the ES/MS Admin. Office from Natasa Also planning Bowling for 5th and 6th graders in December. More to come.  

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Extracurricular Activities (November 2013)

10/30/2013

Extracurricular Activities (November 2013)

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Middle School Halloween Party

10/28/2013

Dear Parents,Nova Middle School is hosting a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. Our Fright Night will feature a costume contest, dancing, karaoke, games and prizes including movie tickets, bowling and pizza for the three best costumes.  Here are the details:*       When:   Wednesday, October 30, 2013*       Where:  The Nova Middle School Auditorium*       Time:     18.30 to 20.30*       What:     Costume contest, trick or treating, food, games, prizes and more fun activities*       Cost:       Only 50 MKDThis year, your children can also bring a friend or two to the Halloween Party. If your child would like to bring a friend, please fill out the short Nova Guest Information Form that will be available from the Homeroom teachers on Monday, October 28, 2013 and have your child return it to the homeroom teacher before October 30, or bring the form to the Halloween Party.In addition to the snacks and beverages that will be available for sale at a small nominal charge, we are encouraging parents to bring baked goods such as cakes and cookies to help raise funds for the Nova Middle School dance and music programs. If you decide to bring something please sign up with the Homeroom teacher.Our faculty and staff look forward to seeing you and our students at the Halloween Party. Please come in costume and get ready to have a frightfully good time.

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NOVA student select among the World’s 50 smartest teenagers

10/25/2013

Congratulations to our Middle School student Marko Calasan for being selected among the World's 50 smartest teenagers, according to the thebestschools.org website. Marko is considered a computer prodigy and the youngest Microsoft certified administrator and engineer in the world. He holds a total of 13 Microsoft and Cisco certificates and is the author of a Windows 7 manual used in Macedonian public schools.  http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2013/09/25/worlds-50-smartest-teenagers/ http://kurir.mk/makedonija/vesti/134867-Makedonskiot-genijalec-e-sesti-najpameten-tinejdzer-vo-svetot http://kanal5.com.mk/vesti_detail.asp?ID=20712

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The third National Model European Parliament simulation, a great success!

10/21/2013

The third National Model European Parliament simulation, a great success! The MEP program successfully organized the 3rd National Model European Parliament simulation. For the past three days (October 18-20) 80 students from 21 high schools in Macedonia participated in the 3rd Model European Parliament national simulation. The high schools that participated in this simulation came from 12 cities in Macedonia, namely: Skopje, Gevgelija, Prilep, Strumica, Veles, Kumanovo, Shtip, Tetovo, Bitola, Struga, Ohrid and Krushevo. Divided in three EU Parliament Committees, representing 21 EU member states and candidate countries, students played the roles of EU parliamentarians discussing, debating and writing resolutions. This simulation was supported by: NOVA International Schools, EU InfoCentre, Secretariat for European Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia and the city of Skopje.

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III National Model European Parliament Simulation

10/18/2013

The III National Model European Parliament is starting today and will last for three days, until Sunday (20th of October). 21 schools participating, 63 students in the role of European Parliamentarians, 20 teachers, 10 volunteers, 10 Committee presidents and GA presidents. Get regular updates about the event on our social media profiles:  on this web page blog: http://mepmk.wordpress.com/ twitter: twitter.com/MEP_Macedonia

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ES Parent Info Night – Math in Focus

10/17/2013

At our Information Night, parents learned different strategies and games as they explored our state-of-the-art new program, Math In Focus, the Singapore approach. Parents became students and solved math problems by doing hands-on activities, visualizing ideas, and using abstract thinking. They also had a good time!

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World Traveler on a Bicycle Visits NOVA

10/15/2013

NOVA Elementary students were awed and inspired by Melissa Pritchard, who is bicycling around the world. Traveling a month throughout Europe, Melissa stopped on her journey to share her experiences with us so far. The children asked her interesting questions, and now many are dreaming of riding around the globe. She will be traveling for 14 months, soon to be in Asia. Explore her website: NOVA Elementary students were awed and inspired by Melissa Pritchard, who is bicycling around the world. Traveling a month throughout Europe, Melissa stopped on her journey to share her experiences with us so far. The children asked her interesting questions, and now many are dreaming of riding around the globe. She will be traveling for 14 months, soon to be in Asia. Explore her website: http

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MS Shortened Schedule of Classes (October 21)

10/14/2013

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ACES Project: Discovering Diversity Within and Around Me

10/14/2013

NOVA High School is involved in a partnership ACES Project entitled Diversity: Discovering Diversity Within and Around Me. To that end, together with the students from Bucharest, our partner school, we are going to draft and perform a play both here and in Bucharest. If you are interested to participate, sign up with Mrs. Dijana Obradovic or Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski. The requirements you should meet are the following: language proficiency; acting skills, creativity, and willingness to host one student from Bucharest. If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Obradovic or Mr. Ristovski.

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Elementary School International Art Exhibition

10/10/2013

Our young artists made crafts from around the world. Grade 4 created origami cranes from Japan. Grade 3 designed traditional Macedonian patterns and Bulgarian dolls. Grade 2 created colorful Mexican piñatas. Grade 1 designed Japanese fish. Kindergarteners studied colors and shaped used traditionally in India. Our Pre Kindergarteners learned how to construct collages of the Parthenon.

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Middle School Open House

10/9/2013

On behalf of the Nova Middle School faculty and staff, we would like to cordially invite you to our Open House on Monday, October 21, 2013 beginning at 17.00. At the event, you will have the opportunity to talk to your children’s teachers as well as with the Middle School Principal Mr. Robert Crutchfield and share your input on recent changes and the future direction of Nova Middle School.We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 17.00!

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Elementary School Parent Info Night

10/9/2013

On Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 from 18:00 – 19:00 K through 4 Elementary School parents are invited to come and learn more about our new math program Math in Focus.  

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Middle School All School Assembly

10/8/2013

During the October Nova Middle School assembly, the principal, Robert Crutchfield, honored the Reading All Stars -- those student who read more than one book during the Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time in September. During DEAR, students read a book of their choosing for 25 minutes from Tuesday through Friday. On Monday, there is a traditional homeroom with an Advisory topic. During October, the students will participate in an anti-bullying campaign by reading fiction and nonfiction about bullying; then, join in discussion groups during the Advisory period. The assembly ended with the students enthusiastically shouting in chorus the Nova Middle School motto which is: "Aim High and Achieve Success!"

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Elementary School International Celebration

10/7/2013

NOVA students traveled the world during International Days as they learned about diversity and the cultures of their classmates. At our culminating performance, students sang songs in Dutch, Hawaiian, Polish, Greek and Indian. They performed folkdances from the Netherlands, Moldova, Scotland, Finland and Macedonia. The lessoned learned is that valuing and respecting our different cultures makes us richer and stronger as individuals and as a community.

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Giffoni Experience - Italian Film Festival

10/4/2013

Giffoni Experience is an Italian film festival, which for 43 years gathers young people from all over the world in order for them to watch movies, share their thoughts and ideas and meet hundreds of new people. This year, the Giffoni Film Festival will take place in Macedonia for the first time! The theme of the first edition is STEPS. From October 18th until the 22nd, Skopje will host around 150 young people from all around Europe to take part in the jury of the Giffoni Macedonia experience. Macedonia will have the honor to be a host of a brand new and amazing festival where participants will gain first hand knowledge of the art of cinema, share their ideas and make long-lasting friendships. NOVA is a proud sponsor and supporter of the event.

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Drama Club

10/2/2013

Have you ever wanted to be an actor or actress and experience what it is like to perform in a play? Join the drama club and find out. You will have fun exploring acting from several interesting activities:     • Learning  the basics of acting from an accomplished drama teacher     • Participating in different kinds of plays and skits     • Using different media such as video     • Exploring comedy and drama     • Performing before a live audience Instructor: Milosh AndonovskiMr. Andonovski holds a BA in Comparative Literature and  has a degree in theater directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at UKIM in the class of the notable director, Mr. Slobodan Unkovski. He also has extensive work experience in the field of acting and directing both locally and internationally. Sponsor: Robert C. Crutchfield, NOVA Middle School PrincipalPlace: Middle School Art StudioTime: 3 – 4 pmWhen: Every Tuesday and Friday starting October 8Age: Grades 5-8

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Extracurricular Activities Calendar - October 2013

10/1/2013

Extracurricular Activities Calendar - October 2013

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September 2013


Macedonian language for beginners

9/30/2013

We are happy to inform you that beginning today we are offering our High School students a Macedonian language for beginners class. The class will meet at 3pm today in classroom 204. If you are interested in learning Macedonian, please join our first class today.

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Elementary School International Celebration

9/30/2013

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Proud Beginning of a New School Year

9/30/2013

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10th grade Canyon Matka/Holy Mother of God monastery excursion

9/27/2013

We started the trip to Matka as a small but rather cheerful company of 28 sophomore students and 6 advisory teachers. That Friday, September 20th, the weather too was kind. Namely, morning sunny radiance saluted us when we got off the bus in front of the Sveta Bogorodica Precista Monastery in Matka. This, in turn, allowed for our unique opportunity to visit a 15th century church in the monastery’s interior, as well as the embroidery and sewing workshop to become a truly memorable event. After the visit, we moved onto the Matka tourist-stable, the cave complex “Vrelo”. The 30-minute boat-ride went smoothly (no pirate attacks). Still, we needed to put on our security belts. However, when we entered the cave, we did upset the natives – the bats. Even so, the sense of wonder and exhilaration – as if we were climbing down to the center of the Earth, where a small crystal blue lake awaited us – permeated all around. None could believe that we met up with a sizable lake, 25 meters in depth, yet neither was in a mood to go swimming. After lunch in the restaurant of Matka, with the beautiful surrounding of the rocks and the old church of St. Andrea (14th century), we went back on the bus to Skopje, and NOVA, feeling relaxed and being richer for a new experience.

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Timetable for the Back to School Night

9/18/2013

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Student Council Cabinet 2013/2014

9/13/2013

The NOVA High School Student Council is a liaison between NOVA students and the NOVA community. The main purpose of this studentrun organisation is to enhance the lives of NOVA students. This includes, butis not limited to, addressing individual concerns of the student body,chartering and supporting clubs, promoting the sense of community through social and educational programming, and representing the NOVA community to the outside world. At the beginning of each school year, a cabinet is elected to represent the Student Council and act as a liaison between the Student Council and NOVA faculty and staff, PTA and other organisations with in the NOVA community. Congratulations to the newly elected NOVA High School Cabinet:   Senior Chairs: Simona Sarafinovska and Petar PetrovskiJunior Chair: Kristina MadjoskaSecretary: Nikola DanevTreasurer: Mishel Mucunska

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Extracurricular Activities (September 2013)

9/13/2013

Extracurricular Activities (September 2013)

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X PRIZE Foundation director lectures at NOVA

9/13/2013

On September 12 NOVA International Schools had the honor of welcoming Ms. Emily Fowler, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org) an organization dedicated to developing radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity through incentive prize competitions. Ms. Fowler is a guest of the US Embassy in Skopje and as part of her visit she accepted to do an outreach session for US alumni in Macedonia and NOVA high school students. Ms. Fowler involvement in the X Prize Foundation is to spearhead and oversee the implementation of key strategic projects central to scaling and evolving the X PRIZE model. She brought her background in strategy, commercial creativity and design thinking, during the one-hour lecture, concentrating on the topic of Motivation and Branding. During the lecture she shared her real-world experiences, articulating strategies in which organizations can think differently about innovation, strategic options, and impact.

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CEESA Hands-On Student Involvement 2013 conference hosted at NOVA

9/12/2013

In November 2013 NOVA will host the CEESA HOSIC Conference. CEESA HS HOSIC (Hands-On Student Involvement Conference) is a theme-based, non-competitive conference that gives students a forum to explore ideas, practice presentation and interpersonal skills. The two-day HOSIC conference consists of student-led workshops, seminars, and presentations based on the chosen theme, beginning with a keynote speaker. The theme for this year HOSIC is “Modern Society”. We would like to invite all students who are interested in participating in this Conference to contact Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski (the Athletic Director and Activities Coordinator) or Ms. Melissa Mitrevski (the Social Science Department Coordinator) latest by Thursday next week.

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High School Back to School Night

9/11/2013

Thursday, September 19, from 17-20h the High School is hosting its Back to School Night and is inviting all high school parents. The purpose of this event is to familiarize parents with their children's teachers and coursework. It is an occasion to hear more about the curriculum and school programs, to learn about student support services, receive information about after school activities, community service and athletics programs, and meet representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday!

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Ice Cream Social

9/10/2013

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Get Connected @ Your Library (September 5th-12th)

9/5/2013

Please find time to visit our Library info board and submityour favorite website’s address, its purpose and a description of its content. Letus compile grade 9,10,11,12 and teachers' website lists and make them available to all NOVA students. Thank you!

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Start of the Soccer Season

9/5/2013

 Dear NOVA students and parents, We would like to inform you that the soccer season for our MS and HS Soccer teams for boys and girls will start next week (10-13.September.2013). All boys and girls from grades 5 - 12 are invited to attend the first practices that are scheduled as follows: Tuesday (10.Sep.2013) MS Boys Soccer Team with their coaches Mr. Panche Panchevski (pance.pancevski@nova.edu.mk) Mr. Mircho Matevski (mircho.matevski@nova.edu.mk) Wednesday (11.Sep.2013)MS Girls Soccer Team with their coaches Mr. Ivan Markovski (ivan.markovski@nova.edu.mk) Ms. Vera Sotirovska (vera.sotirovska@nova.edu.mk) Thursday (12.Sep.2013)HS Girls Soccer Team with their coaches Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski (aleksandar.ristovski@nova.edu.mk) Ms. Stela Conic Jakoska (stela.conic@nova.edu.mk) Friday (13.Sep.2013)HS Boys Soccer Team with their coaches: Mr. Goran Krkovski (goran.krkovski@nova.edu.mk) Mr. Marjan Peovski (marjan.peovski@nova.edu.mk) The first practices for all teams will be held at FORZA Gym from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. The detailed schedule of practices, trips, and tournaments for the entire season will be distributed to the students during the first practice. For more info or details, please don’t hesitate to contact the coaches or the Athletic Director (Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski). I wish a great soccer season to all of you, Aleksandar RistovskiAthletic Director and Activities CoordinatorNOVA International SchoolsSkopje, R. Macedonia

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COMMUNITY BLOOD AND FOOD DRIVE

9/4/2013

With just fifteen minutes of your time, you might save a life.  PLEASE JOIN the U.S. Embassy and Red Cross of Skopje FOR A COMMUNITY BLOOD AND FOOD DRIVE   On Wednesday September 11, in commemoration of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the U.S. Embassy will host a blood and food donation event in collaboration with the Red Cross. Blood donors will be gladly accepted at the U.S. Embassy from 10:30 to 16:30. This event will help the Red Cross replenish blood supplies and provide needy families with food and other necessities for the winter months ahead.   The process of blood donation should take less than twenty minutes from start to finish, including registration, a brief medical check/questionnaire from the medical staff of Red Cross, donation of blood, and a snack and drink to follow.  Donors must be between 18-65 years of age, and have not donated blood in the last 4 months for women or 3 months for men.  Donors must have resided in Macedonia for at least 6 months.   We will also be collecting non-perishable food items (see list below) and financial donations.  Please consider donating a food item, especially if you cannot donate blood.   We hope to see you there!  RED CROSS’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FOOD PRODUCTS • Rice • Bean • Lentils • Salt • Sugar • Flour • Corn flour • Pasta • Oil • Canned peas, string beans and mixed vegetable • Canned fish • Biscuits • Soups • Canned fruits • Ketchup

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