March 2017


Middle School Science Fair

3/31/2017

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10th MEP Speech Competition

3/30/2017

The 10th national session of the Model European Parliament will take place from 28th until the 30th April 2017. For this purpose, the school will be selecting a delegation consisted of 3 students to represent NOVA at the session. The speech competiton will be held on Thursday, March 30th, 3.30pm in the HS Library. Students will be given a motion at the beggining, for which they will have 20 minutes to do research on, and afterward, everyone will need to deliver a 3 minute speech on the thesis. All interested students should sign up for the competition ( https://goo.gl/forms/jzJRpRIYIc3xBnhX2 )  The MEP national session is a perfect opportunity for everyone to engage in debating, critical thinking and diplomacy.

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NOVA PTA EMS Egg Hunt Party

3/30/2017

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Oxford Connections

3/30/2017

In cooperation with the Balkan Institute of Faith and Culture, NOVA International Schools traditionally hosted the Oxford Connections - a group of distinguished Oxford scholars who shared with our students their unique academic journey and perspectives on all aspects of an Oxford and UK higher education in general. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Second place trophy from the CEESA Girl's Basketball Tournament in Helsinki

3/30/2017

Helsinki was this year's city to host the international CEESA Girl's Basketball Tournament. The first game NOVA students played at the tournament was against Belgrade, the eventual tournament champions. The girls played well, but ultimately lost from a better  physically and mentally prepared team. Next they played PSI from Kiev, and had a ten point lead in the second half, which they squandered away, ultimately losing the game by a point.  The girls had a disappointing first day, losing both games, but showed much spirit coming out the second day ready to improve their record. As a result, the SuperNOVAs beat the host school from Helsinki by 25 points and AAS from Sofia by 15 points.  Thanks to team play and focus, the second day ended on a high note. On Saturday morning the girls played their most important tournament game, for a chance to compete in the final, beating a much improved team from Latvia by double figures. The final was a heavily fought affair, against the team from Belgrade, with leads being exchanged by both teams, but ultimately lost in the final minutes of the match.  The SuperNOVA girls came away happy to have secured the second place trophy.  Overall the tournament proved to be a success, with the girls gaining important experience, to carry over to next year’s tournament, and competing for a chance to win the tournament trophy. Much anticipation remains for what next year holds.  Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Oxford University presentation

3/29/2017

Dear sophomore and junior students, Tomorrow’s presentation on application procedures and programs at the University of Oxford is scheduled to take place from 9.20 to 10.20 in the Library. A group of distinguished professors and students, the Oxford Connections, are coming to deliver a presentation and answer your questions about what an Oxford education entails. The Library will be closed to others during this time.

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NOVA organizes and hosts PD seminar for English language teachers

3/28/2017

On March 21st NOVA organized and hosted a seminar for the members of the English Language Teacher Association [ELTAM]. The event was part of on ongoing collaboration between the two institutions. The event brought together 25 English language teachers to participate in a seminar focused on 'Inclusive Education', where via several lectures and workshops they were provided with insight in regards to this topic. Mr. Richard Whitrock, a Social Science teacher at NOVA talked about ‘Debate in the Classroom’ as a tool to drive instruction and foster critical thinking skills, as well as boost engagement and offer avenues for self-driven learning. Mrs. Ashley Whitrock, from our English Language Department talked about ways of ‘Incorporating creative expression and art to facilitate analyses'. Finally, Mrs. Majda Joshevska, the Learning Communities Coordinator at FECI ‘Step by Step’ and NOVA alum, talked about ‘Helping students with learning difficulties/special education needs in the classroom’. The feedback from the seminar was overwhelmingly positive, and ELTAM members are already looking forward to the next NOVA hosted event. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS Boys Basketball in Riga

3/22/2017

NOVA’s HS Boys basketball team participated in this year’s CEESA tournament hosted by International School of Latvia. Our students kept warm in cold and windy Riga, by playing against other CEESA blue division basketball teams and one guest school, QSI from Tbilisi (member of the CEESA green division). On the first day, in our first tournament game, our boys were defeated by the team from Serbia (39:51), while they won their second game against the team from Latvia (46:35). Our excellent performance on the court was widely recognized by all tournament participants. On the second day, our team continued their winning streak against the team from Kiev (23:64) and, narrowly lost a hard fought game from QSI Tbilisi (46:47), with a last second shot scored by a QSI player. The SuperNOVAs played hard and came incredibly close to the desired win, but bad luck and lack of focus in the final stretches of the game, resulted in a loss, to prevent our students for a chance to play for the gold medal and tournament trophy. However, the two wins qualified the SuperNOVAs for the 3-rd place game against the team from Sofia. This also was a hard fought affair throughout the 4 quarters. Our boys demonstrated exceptional basketball skills, including proficient passing and shooting, and strong defense. Towards the end of the game, in the last quarter, our students were able to maintain their lead by several points, and ultimately win the game by a five point differential (47:42) and secure the bronze medal. Our SuperNOVAs succeeded in establishing a bond between themselves, and a deeper understanding of what it means to depend on one another, both on and off the basketball court. For this reason, and despite the 3rd place finish, we are happy to report that the 2017 HS Boys basketball Tournament was a huge success in all substantial respects. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Classical Evening 2017

3/21/2017

Our 6th annual Classical Evening was held on March 16th. Students from Elementary, Middle and High School performed classical pieces on piano, guitar, flute, and violin. This year's focus was on the family of string instruments and our event was enriched with the performance of Macedonian harpist Vesna Stanojevska Mikikj. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Humanitarian Concert Organized by NOVA Students

3/16/2017

It is our pleasure to inform you that a group of students from “Nova International Schools” is organizing a humanitarian concert on the 12th of April named “Teenage Riot” in order to help the center for people with intellectual disabilities “Poraka”. The concert will take place in the Dancing Hall of MKC, starting at 19:00 pm. The Macedonian bands: AREA, PMG KOLEKTIV, MILLKO, FUNK SHUI, LINCOLN LETTER, and KHARA will perform at the concert. Users of the center “Poraka” will perform with the band Funk Shui as special guests. The humanitarian concert is part of a RCA-PHV Project ( Red Cross in Action- Promoting Human Values) in collaboration with the International Schools Nova. The price of the tickets is 250 denars, while on the day of the concert at the venue, they will be priced at 300 denars. The money raised from the sold tickets will be donated for The Center for People with Intellectual Disabilities “Poraka”. The RCA-PHV program is an international program with purpose to attract and maintain volunteer s in the Red Cross of Macedonia. It is implemented in all Red Cross municipal organizations and trains around 1200 adolescents each year.

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Economics Club

3/15/2017

Dear parents and students, Are you interested in money and business? Are you math minded and believe you can solve problems with numbers? If so the new Economics Club might be for you! In this club students will come together and will develop economic principles and ideas. Students will engage in a stock market simulation and will have a chance to see if they can make it big on Wall Street. Students will have the chance to develop a business plan and test it against their peers. This club will begin on Tuesday, March 21st. The club will occur every Tuesday and will be run by Mr. Polizzi. The Economics Club will be open to all 6th graders and will be held from 3:00-4:00 in Room 206. If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me at Christian.polizzi@nova.edu.mk   Regards,     Mr. Polizzi   Christian Polizzi 6th Grade LA/SS Teacher NOVA International School

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Professional Development with Tim Burns

3/15/2017

Tim Burns, an esteemed author, speaker and educator held a one day workshop to the entire NOVA faculty and administration community. Throughout the day Tim shared his wealth of knowledge on the brain, its inner workings, and how, as teachers, we can help nourish the brain on various levels. Tim emphasized the importance of supporting our students in the classroom [keeping them alert and ready for knowing] as well as ways of supporting them outside of the classroom. He modeled behaviors as to how we can keep our learners moving, active and supported. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Celebration of Pi Day

3/14/2017

March 14th marks the annual celebration of Pi Day - a day that pays tribute to the symbol ”π”, which represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (≈ 3.14) Some students in 5th grade were introduced to this irrational number through cross-curricular activities of Art, Music, PE, and the core subjects. Why Pi? Why not! It’s primarily a chance to get excited and remind us of how much fun learning can be, even with the topics of math and science. Happy Pi Day!

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NOVA parents meet Tim Burns

3/14/2017

Tim Burns was our special guest on Thursday night @Nova International School. He shred his wealth of knowledge on the brain, its inner workings, and how, as parents, we can help nourish the brain on various levels. Tim emphasized the importance of adequate sleep, nutrient-boosted foods, and the crucial role of exercise in helping our brain learn. Parents were exposed to a number of techniques used by Tim in his workshops with Nova students and provided a few tips on how best to support learning, for our youngest members in PK3 all the way to our busy teenagers, preparing for exams. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Pack 2187 Raingutter Regatta

3/14/2017

On Sunday, March 12, 2017, Pack 2187 held is third Pack Meeting of 2017. With the help of their Akelas (Parents), Cub Scouts earned their Cyber Chip, by learning internet safety best practices and how to be responsible online. The Scouts also sang songs about preparing for the Raingutter Regatta and performed run-ons and skits about water. The Cub Scouts shared with the Pack the importance of water and how we must work to conserve this precious resource. On your mark, get set, BLOW! With tremendous help from the Pack Committee, den leaders and parent volunteers, we were able to launch our second annual Raingutter Regatta. Cub Scouts built and decorated their Trimarans and learned about good sportsmanship. Cub Scouts received awards for their workmanship and the creativity of their vessels. The Cub Scouts raced their "lung-powered" sailboats through a series a double-elimination race heats. Then each Den winner raced in the Pack Championship. A new Scout, Matvei (Tiger) with assistance from Neo (Tiger), came in third. Logan Dimitri (Wolf) was second, while Theo (Bear) with the fastest boat was first! Congratulations to our all our Scouts! The Pack Meeting concluded with a presentation from the Tigers, Wolves and Bears on the adventures they have been working on and recognition of the completion of those adventures. We were also glad to be joined by a prospective Scout, Bojan, at the Pack Meeting. Cub Scouts will earn a Recruiter Strip for their uniform if a prospective Scout they invite joins our Pack. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Annual UN - UNIS Conference

3/14/2017

From March 1st to March 3rd, a group of NOVA students attended the annual UN - UNIS Conference, held in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in NYC. Entirely student-run, the conference entails debating a contemporary issue of global importance and brings together students from all over the world. This year, the conference focused on the topic of Migration:Crossing the Line and featured eminent speakers presenting multiple perspectives on the topic of migration, debates and probing Q & A sessions. The NOVA team, composed of Ina Kronevska, Anastasija Markovska, Natasha Zecevikj, Sandra Matlievska, and Marija Stefanovska had the chance to exchange valuable perspectives with their peers from diverse cultural backgrounds and take part in an event that highlights the importance of giving youth a voice on high-stake world issues. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Mr. Tim Burns visits NOVA International Schools

3/9/2017

Nova students were fortunate in being graced by the presence of Mr. Tim Burns yesterday, esteemed author, speaker & educator talking about: The Amazing Brain. He revealed the complex nature of the brain and our capacity to make practical use of sleep, nutrition and sport/the arts to strengthen learning opportunities and grow success in our lives. He delighted his audience with bite-sized evidence-based facts for our students about how to grow the tremendous capacity of our brains. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS Volleyball Season

3/9/2017

Dear all, The volleyball season for HS volleyball teams will start the week of 13 - 17.March.2017. All HS boys and girls are invited to join the teams. Participation is free of charge and coaches don’t make cuts. The practices will be held at FORZA Gym from 3:15 pm – 4:30 pm. Please double check the info board for more info and schedule of practices, or contact the Athletic Director, Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski

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CEESA MS Girls Basketball Tournament in Skopje

3/9/2017

NOVA had the pleasure of being the hosted of CEESA's Middle School girls basketball tournament for the first time. Hosting the tournament and welcoming five teams from different international schools was both a great pleasure and responsibility. The tournament was held over the weekend in the VIP Small Basketball court at the Boris Trajkovski Sports Center. Our school was represented by two teams, the NOVA white and NOVA yellow team. Being part of this tournament was a great learning experience for our girls. We are proud to announce that the two SuperNOVA teams demonstrated great team work and sportsmanship both on and off the court.  These skills secured our NOVA white team the Sportsmanship award, and the NOVA yellow the tournament’s silver medal, after an exciting and hard fought game, which we unfortunately lost from the American School of Sofia. Besides the loss, our girls rose above the defeat, accepting it with dignity. We look forward to next year’s tournament, with much anticipation, and hope in improving on this year’s results. Check outy the phto gallery from the event here

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Evening workshop with Tim Burns

3/9/2017

Dear NOVA Parents, We would like to invite you to an evening workshop designed for parents and conducted by the internationally renowned Tim Burns. CEESA as a professional organization is cosponsoring this opportunity alongside Nova. The workshop will share important new information about your child’s development and learning, and will be facilitated by Tim’s thought provoking voice. It is an opportunity for our community to come together and benefit. Those who would like to attend need to follow the link in the comment and fill out a registration form latest by the 1st of March 2017. Do note that the workshop is complimentary, but is limited to the seating available in our library. For registration, please visit the following link. 

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Important information regarding the Boris Trajkovski scholarship:

3/9/2017

Dear all, the deadline for submitting your application for the Boris Trajkovski-NOVA scholarship is today [9th of March] at midnight.We would like to thank everyone that has already applied for the scholarship, and to inform them that an e-mail from our administration has been sent to you this afternoon.

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CEESA HS Girls Basketball tournament in Helsinki

3/8/2017

Dear NOVA community, The NOVA HS Girls Basketball team is competing in the CEESA tournament in Helsinki. If you want to watch the games and support our team follow this link to the livestream: https://sites.google.com/…/cees…/live-streaming-event-photos On this website: https://sites.google.com/a/…/ceesa-hs-girls-basketball-2017/, you can find the schedule of all games in the tournament. If you are interested in watching the game be mindful that the time in Helsinki is one hour ahead of Skopje.

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CEESA HS Boys Basketball tournament in Riga

3/8/2017

Dear NOVA community, The NOVA HS Boys Basketball team is competing at a CEESA tournament in Riga. If you want to watch the games and support our team follow this link to the livestream: http://ustre.am/Y5Lz Here is the schedule of games for the entire tournament. If you are interested in watching the game be mindful that the time in Riga is one hour ahead of Skopje.  

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Happy International Women's Day!

3/8/2017

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Happy International Women's Day!

3/8/2017

In celebration of International Women's Day, NOVA Student Council visited the Home for Elderly "Mother Theresa". The students wished the old ladies a lot of happiness and many joyful days, by giving them flowers.  In a separate activity,  NOVA Students helped Roma Kids design greeting cards so they could congratulate Women’s Day to their mothers .  We leave you with an inspiring thought by Mother Theresa: "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples"  

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CEESA MS basketball tournament in Belgrade

3/7/2017

This past weekend, the NOVA Middle School boys traveled to the International School of Belgrade for the annual CEESA Tournament. The NOVA boys showed up excited and ready to play after having shown relentlessness and resilience throughout the season. Our first day at the tournament was an overall success as we came out winning two of our three games. The second day our winning streak continued and we were propelled into the finals against the International School of Belgrade. NOVA showed a lot of heart and talent on the court during the final game; however we were not able to come out on top. We took second place as a team. The trip was a valuable experience to the players who had the chance to experience the culture and life in Belgrade with their host families, as well as having the opportunity to compete at a high level. We are proud of our NOVA Middle School Boys! Check outr the photo gallery from the event here

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Kindergarten students visit the Skopje ZOO

3/6/2017

As an integral part of the learning process NOVA’s kindergarten students visited to the Skopje ZOO to learn more about animal diversity, a topic they’ve studied about over the past month. Students enjoyed learning about animal behavior and seeing some of them in real life for the first time. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA MS G BBall 2017 - Day 2 (Live)

3/4/2017

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Promoting the NOVA-Boris Trajkovski scholarship [open day]

3/3/2017

On March 2nd, NOVA opened its high school doors for all students interested in applying for the 2017-18 Boris Trajkovski - NOVA scholarship program. Around 150 students came to the event alongside their parents, took a tour of the school, and together with our English language and Math department teachers, learned more about the scholarship tests, an integral segment of the scholarship application process. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA Blue Division Middle School Girls Basketball begins today [website]

3/2/2017

Starting today NOVA International Schools is hosting the CEESA Blue Division Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament 2017. We are welcoming the following international schools: • International School of Belgrade, Serbia • Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria • Pechersk School International – Kiev, Ukraine • International School of Latvia – Riga, Latvia • NOVA International School – Skopje, Macedonia We hope they enjoy their time at NOVA and in Skopje. On this website [www.ceesa-sports.weebly.com]you can follow the updates from the tournament as well as the livestream of the matches.

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NOVA raises funds for the Social Center ‘Dunja’.

3/1/2017

NOVA’s Service Learning program successfully raised funds used to provide food and sanitary products for the homeless shelter, located in the Social Center ‘Dunja’. If you wish to contribute towards the work of the center you can continue supporting this worthy cause. The donation box is located in the HS cafeteria. Big appreciation to Tamara Barsova and Petar Peshev for taking the time over the weekend to buy and deliver the goods.  

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NOVA HS Winter Performance Featured on Nasa TV!

3/1/2017

NOVA's HS Winter Performance [The Great Fall & From Spain With Love], will be broadcast on Nasa TV this Saturday, March 4th, from 6:20 pm. It will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 5th, from 4:00 pm, on Tuesday, March 7th, from 9:30 pm and on Friday, March 10th, from 5:10. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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NOVA EMS Winter Performance Featured on Nasa TV!

3/1/2017

NOVA's EMS Winter Performance [Star Wars], will be broadcast on Nasa TV this Friday, March 3rd, from 5:10 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform]

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February 2017


PTA’s second General Assembly for 2016-2017

2/28/2017

NOVA's Parent Teacher Association [PTA] had its second General Assembly meeting on February 22nd. The GA session was very successful, and the PTA managed to sign up parents for several key positions. Namely, during the meeting, the Co-Chairs introduced Ms. Ahu Güldoğan as Treasurer and Ms.Olga Radchenko as new Chair of the School Improvement Committee. The PTA's future plans and events were presented by the Chair of the Events Committee Ms.Aneta Mackovski. There was an open discussion held regarding PTA's current united fundraising campaign to assist NOVA in its efforts to purchase air purifiers for all classrooms. This campaign is a joint effort with NOVA teachers and administration. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA hosts and participates in ELTAM's General Assembly

2/28/2017

On Saturday February 25th the English Language Teachers Association in Macedonia [ELTAM] had its General Assembly hosted by NOVA International Schools. This event comes two years after NOVA and ELTAM signed a memorandum for cooperation between the two institutions aimed at creating educational platforms for professional development for teachers and academic staff, as well as educational exchanges between these organizations. Representatives from NOVA also presented the Boris Trajkovski-NOVA scholarship program to their colleagues and participated in the work of the General Assembly.

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NOVA hosts CEESA MS Girls Basketball Tournament

2/27/2017

From the 2nd up until the 5th of March NOVA International Schools will be hosting the CEESA Blue Division Middle School Girls Basketball Tournament 2017. We are excited to welcome the following international schools:• International School of Belgrade, Serbia • Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria • Pechersk School International – Kiev, Ukraine • International School of Latvia – Riga, Latvia • NOVA International School – Skopje, Macedonia We hope they enjoy their time at NOVA and in Skopje.

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NOVA HS Winter Performance Featured on Alfa TV!

2/23/2017

NOVA's HS Winter Performance [The Great Fall & From Spain With Love], will be broadcast on Alfa TVthis Sunday, February 26th, from 8:45 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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Boris Trajkovski-NOVA Scholarship Program in the Media

2/22/2017

                     

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Annual Evening of Classical Music

2/22/2017

This year on Thursday, March 16, 2017 the Elementary, Middle and High School will have the annual Evening of Classical Music. This is a wonderful opportunity for NOVA students that have taken private lessons for at least one year to perform for their friends and family in our school. Because of the large interest, we need to know how many eligible students would like to perform. To play, students need to have taken private lessons on their instrument for at least one year. All students who fit these criteria and who come to all the rehearsals will be able to perform. We will have an audition for the Middle School and High School students on Thursday, March 9th at 3pm in the MS Music Room. There will be two rehearsals on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th during school hours. We are looking forward to a great evening of classical music.

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ES Reading Awards

2/22/2017

On February 15, 2017, the Reading Awards were held in the ES and MS Libraries. Students from grade 1 to 5 shared their reading response, drawings, or projects about their favorite books, characters, authors and illustrators. Not only are we proud to see our students develop a love for reading and consistently keep their reading records, we are impressed by their use of academic vocabulary during book talks. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Parent Teacher Association General Assembly

2/22/2017

Join the Parent Teacher Association in NOVA and attend the General Assembly on the 22nd of February 2017.

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Exhibition knowledge bowl match ‘NOVA KB team vs. Teachers’

2/20/2017

The first Knowledge Bowl exhibition match between the NOVA teachers and students took place lat Friday, February 17th, in the NOVA HS auditorium. The exhibition match aimed to showcase to the wider student community what a knowledge bowl competition looks like, and reaffirm the importance of a well rounded education. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA Robotics competition in Prague

2/20/2017

This year the robotics competition was held in Prague for the third and last time. We competed against 12 other teams from Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Russia and Latvia. This year’s game was called "Velocity vortex". The rules of the game: score as much balls by shooting/throwing in the vortex, press the beacon to claim it, or raise a ball above the vortex. We started great and quickly progressed to the 4th position, after a while that came down to the 11th position. With high spirits and a great experience the team consisted of 3 students from grade 12 and 3 students from grade 9 came back with experience that marks a beginning of a great trip for grade 9 students, and an end for the trip for grade 12 students. Now we are left to expect the challenge for next year which will be announced in September 2017, for the competition that will go back to Romania. Check out the photo gallery from the competition here

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NOVA EMS Winter Performance Featured on Alfa TV!

2/19/2017

NOVA's EMS Winter Performance [Star Wars], will be broadcast on Alfa TV this Sunday, February 19th, from 8:45 am. It will run again on Sunday, February 26th, from 8:45 am. Let your family and friends know so they can watch their loved ones perform.

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MS Valentine`s Party

2/17/2017

MS Students celebrated Valentine's Day on Tuesday, February 14th. Everyone enjoyed in the wonderful band's performance, and karaoke show. Funds collected will go to the MS Science department. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Cookie day [PTA Air Purifier Campaign]

2/17/2017

On the 14th of February [Valentine’s Day] NOVA’s Parent Teacher Association organized a fundraising ‘Cookie Day’ activity where they prepared and sold fresh cookies to both the EMS and the HS students. This fundraiser is a part of the broader Air Purifier Campaign which the PTA is organizing. In this joint venture with Nova teachers and administration they will commit future efforts towards raising funds to purchase air purifiers for each classroom and shared space. Nova will match all funds that are deposited into an account set aside for this project. Let's provide clean air for our children! Please join our efforts! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Exhibition knowledge bowl match "NOVA KB team vs. Teachers' team"

2/17/2017

Dear students, faculty and staff,If you want to find out what it feels like to compete in a knowledge bowl quiz, do not miss out on the unique opportunity of attending the exhibition knowledge bowl match "NOVA KB team vs. Teachers' team", this Friday during lunch, from 12:55 to 13:15 o'clock, in the HS Auditorium. See many of you there!

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MEP Macedonia @ the 46th international MEP session in Arnhem, Maa

2/16/2017

The Macedonian delegation attended the 46th international session of the Model European Parliament that took place in Arnhem, Maastricht and Brussels from the 4th until the 12th of February 2017. The event brought together delegations from 29 countries, with more than 200 students participating. In the Macedonian MEP delegation we had our very own Njomza Selmani, who participated in the Committee of Industry, Research and Energy. When the MEP delegation visited Brussels they got together with Members of European Parliament, EU Commissioners, and members of the Committee of the Regions, with the sole purpose of presenting a youth treaty and making sure that the voice of the European youth is heard. The visit was very exciting for the Macedonian delegation that got a chance to meet with the minister - counselor Ms. Finka Serafimova at Macedonia's diplomatic mission to the European Union. There, they had a productive discussion about the clauses in the "Youth Treaty", for which the mission expressed their full support. The delegation also debated on Macedonia’s prospects of joining the EU, and opportunities for young Macedonians within the Union. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Interact - Rotary club

2/15/2017

Dear students, if you are interested to join the NOVA Interact - Rotary club please contact Ina Kronevska, Marija Arsova or Lucija Kjosikj. Sign up list is also posted in the library.

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MS Valentine`s Day Party

2/14/2017

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Cookie Day

2/14/2017

Cookie day in the NOVA HS and EMS, on the 14th of February.

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Promoting Human Values Workshop

2/13/2017

Last week 18 NOVA's students joined Red Cross's National program for 'Promoting Human Values' and received the necessary training to successfully complete the program and run their own projects. We wish them the best of luck. Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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NOVA in support of the homeless

2/10/2017

Dear NOVA Community, initiated by our student Filip Petrovski, we are starting campaign to collect donations for community members living on the margins of our society. We are asking your kind contribution of canned food, clothes and money. The donations will be distributed to the Social Center "Dunja", and others in need.

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CEESA HS Robotics Competition in Prague

2/10/2017

The NOVA HS robotics club has sent six of its students and two coaches to a four day CEESA HS Robotics Competition in Prague. We hope they all enjoy the competition.

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NOVA repeats Knowledge Bowl success

2/9/2017

We are pleased to announce that NOVA's High School Team won the 1st place at the CEESA Knowledge Bowl tournament held in Zagreb this last weekend. The time and energy invested during full three months of preparation and practice clearly paid off, demonstrating that our team belongs at the very top. This is a notable triumph - NOVA winning first place second year in a row! The placement of our B selection within the four best teams in the tournament, stopping just short of the bronze medal, confirms, without doubt, the high academic standards that our school has come to establish through the years in regards to both breadth and depth of knowledge. Check the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Math Counts competition hosted by NOVA

2/9/2017

From Feb 2-5, 2017, NOVA International School hosted the MS Math Counts competition for the very first time. 47 students and 13 coaches came from the international schools of Moscow, Zagreb, Tirana, Budapest, Belgrade, and Sofia. In total the tournament brought together 60 contestants organized into 15 teams of 4. All of the student participants were hosted by NOVA families. NOVA was represented at this competition with 13 of its students, all of them exhibiting the best of their knowledge, test taking skills, and confidence. NOVA won the Fair play trophy and a notable success is Matej Stojmanovski, a seventh grade student that made it into the top ten individually ranked students.  Their coaches Iva Ristovska-Petkovska and Nikolce Petrovski are proud of them. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS Math Counts Competition hosted by NOVA in the Media

2/7/2017

           MS Math Counts Competition hosted by NOVA featured on MTV1:

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Zoki Poki visits NOVA

2/3/2017

Our Elementary School second graders were reading the book ‘Zoki Poki’, a popular character from Macedonian children’s literature and analyzed these stories in their notebooks. They turned their notes into colorful "Reading Boxes" decorated with drawings and illustrations and enriched them with their written narratives. To the surprise of many students, during class they were visited by Mr. Zoran Blazevski, the real-life inspiration behind the story of ‘Zoki Poki’. Students spent the entire class asking Mr. Blazevski questions about the character and his childhood stories and memories. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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GLOW and YMLP Impact Summit [hosted by NOVA]

2/2/2017

On Saturday, the 28th of January NOVA International Schools hosted the January Impact Summit organized by the organizations ‘Girls Leading our World – (GLOW)’ and ‘Young Man Leadership Project – (YMLP)’. The goal of the event was to bring together staff and campers from the 2016 GLOW and YMLP camps to highlight the service the campers and staff completed in their home communities both in their local GLOW or YMLP club and alone. The event was also a great way to bring the staff and campers together from GLOW and YMLP 2016 to catch up about what everyone has been doing since camp in the summer.  

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Italian Corner at NOVA International Schools (In the media)

2/1/2017

     

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January 2017


NOVA hosts MS math tournament

1/31/2017

Starting on February 3rd, NOVA will host and compete in a two-day international math competition. The tournament will welcome a total of 60 students from six international schools located in Central and Eastern Europe. During the tournament, students will solve mathematical problems and dilemmas both individually and in teams. We wish them all the best of luck.

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NOVA International Schools Instagram page

1/26/2017

NOVA International schools now has its own Instagram page, where we are already posting highlights from our school activities. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nova_int_schools

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Promoting Human Values

1/26/2017

Dear students, Join the National Program of the Red Cross "Promoting Human Values" It is an excellent opportunity to gain CAS experiences and earn CS points! You will receive training and the possibility to design and run your own projects and actions. Apply by February 3rd, 2017 by sending email to Ms. Sonja Stojkovich and Mr. Dragan Markoski

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After-School Activities Fair

1/26/2017

Today, NOVA organized the after-school activities fair hosting NOVA families from the EMS. Parents had a chance to meet the teachers/instructors of these clubs and find out more about this semester’s after-school activities that we are offering. The after-school activities program offers 21 different activities including clubs that focus on performing art, fine arts, sports, academia and many more. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA students join the #retvitniobrok campaign

1/25/2017

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Students clean snow for the elderly

1/23/2017

Ten of our students went to the Home for Elderly "Mother Theresa" and shoveled snow. Thus, they made it possible for the elderly to have easier access to their homes. Even though it was really cold outside, our students were in good spirit, doing a tremendous job. We would like to thank them for their dedicated effort. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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College visits on campus

1/23/2017

Dear juniors and seniors, Admissions representatives of the Minerva Schools at KGI is coming to NOVA to deliver a presentation on Minerva’s program structure and application procedures on February 8th. Interested juniors and undecided seniors are welcome to sign up with the counselors, as their regular decision II deadline is March 15, so there’s still time to apply.   Dear students, The NYU Abu Dhabi regional outreach officer is coming to NOVA on February 14th to deliver a presentation on NYUAD admission and application procedures. Interested students need to sign up with the counselors. 

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Snow Shoveling

1/20/2017

An excellent opportunity for all NOVA students to get involved in the community service program.

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Cub Scout City Council

1/20/2017

On Sunday, January 15, Scout Pack 2187 organized its monthly meeting. The theme of the Pack Meeting was "Cub Scout City Council" and emphasized "Obedient," one of the 12 points of the Scout Law. We learned that Cub Scouts follow the rules of their family, school and Pack. They also obey the laws of their community and country. Also, Club Scouts participated in a photo scavenger hunt. Some of the things they needed to photograph were a Transatlantic Council patch, a cloud, a flower, a rock, a stick, something huge, something shiny, something colorful, something small, three Cub Scouts, veins of leaf, water and something alive. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Hot Meal and Snack (Semester 2)

1/19/2017

“Dear Parents, We’re happy to introduce a more paper friendly and visually appealing way of signing up your children for the Hot Meal and Snack (Semester 2) menu. Please visit our on-line form (link), containing photos of all meal options, to make your children’s meal selection. We look forward to serving your children tasty and nutritious food, throughout the semester. Cafeteria Staff”

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Toys for Tots campaign

1/19/2017

Cub Scout Pack 2187 supported the U.S. Marine's Toys for Tots campaign again this year, collecting toys for area children without parents. Thank you to Staff Sergeant Randy P. Carreon for your willingness to include the Cub Scouts in your philanthropy! Service projects, like Toys for Tots, are one way Scouts can keep their promise "to help other people at all times." To support the initiative, Cub Scouts collected toys at our chartered organization, NOVA Elementary School; delivered them to the Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje; helped gift wrap the presents; and, joined Santa Claus and the Marines to bring them to the children at SOS Children's Village. Special thanks to NOVA educator and former Girl Scout, Jennifer Endres, for helping the boys with the toy collection and delivery! In this album you can see a few photos from their efforts. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nikola Danev’s first-hand experience on college admissions and US

1/16/2017

On the 12th of January 2017 Nikola Danev a NOVA alum from the class of 2016 and a Columbia University student came back to our school for a presentation aimed towards our school community. In it, Nikola talked about his academic endeavors and university life in the United States, and via an interactive game he also gave a variety of tips and tricks that will enhance NOVA’s student test taking abilities, and college application skills. Moreover, Nikola outlined the changes and challenges that he faced as a NOVA student when going to an Ivy League school. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS Winter performance DVD on sale

1/12/2017

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HS Winter Performance DVD on sale

1/12/2017

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Service learning for the holidays

1/9/2017

The days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, NOVA students and Santa Claus visited the kids from the Sumnal Center in Skopje and delivered their Christmas gifts which were a generous donation from the Makrpogres company in Macedonia. Our student Anja Veterova brought the holiday spirit by singing several songs, while everyone else had a great time socializing. The NOVA spirit visited our friends from the organization Trisomnia 21 as well. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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