November 2012


Congratulations to Lav Georgievski

11/21/2012

Lav Georgievski has received an unconditional offer of acceptance to the Economic History program at the University of Edinburgh. In addition, Lav has the honor of receiving the Class of 2013’s first university acceptance. Bravo! Congratulations is also in order for Lav for his conditional offer to study History (with a year abroad) at University College London (University of London). Well done, Lav!

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Congratulation!

11/19/2012

Congratulations to NOVA freshman, Anastasija Sekovska Avramovska, for being the recipient of the 13th of November award,awarded by the Council of the City of Skopje.  http://www.skopje.gov.mk/ShowAnnouncements.aspx?ItemID=5465&mid=482&tabId=1&tabindex=0

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CEESA Middle School Girls Soccer Tournament in Sofia

11/7/2012

NOVA took part in the CEESA Middle School girls soccer tournament for the first time. After two months of practice we were ready to take on our first challenge and test our strengths  against other teams at the CEESA Middle School soccer tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament lasted for two straight days (November 2nd and 3rd) on the premises of the Anglo American School of Sofia. Our girls played six matches in total and and went up against six teams: ISB Dragons(Belgrade), ISH Huskies (Helsinki), AAS Wolves (Sofia), PSI Panthers (Kiev), and AAS & IBS Mixed Team (Sofia & Belgrade). The enthusiasm and zeal with which our girls played during the tournament is a testament to the commitment and heart our players have. Throughout the tournament the players showed marked improvement, from their first match to their very last. Requiring they come together as a team. Getting used to the pace, the competitive nature and speed of play takes experience, and time to develop; still, our team managed to show skill(shooting,passing, and talking) and talent on the field while having fun all at the same time. As far as the organization of the event is concerned, we were impressed: great social events for both players and coaches, very accommodating staff, friendly and welcoming host families, a great meal plan, excellent transportation service, and competitive international games. All of these elements combined gave the girls a great travel and soccer experience, making this a very unique international soccer tournament. We look forward to returning again next year!

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NOVA International Days

11/5/2012

NOVA celebrated the diversity of it students during International Days week. During a week of activities, parents came into the classrooms and shared with students a story, craft, food or game from their home country. On Friday, November 2, from 2:00 – 3:00 there was an Elementary International Days Performance. Students sang songs from around the world and performed folk dances, culminating in a Parade of Nations where children wore ethnic costumes and clothing that illustrated where they are from and where they have traveled. It was a joyous celebration highlighting all our children from around the world.

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Sara Markoska won first place on Makfest 2012

11/1/2012

Congratulations to our NOVA student Sara Markoska for taking first place on the 2012 Makfest competition in Stip. During her award winning performance she was accompanied on stage by our Middle School dance teacher Ivan Angelkovski, who enriched the performance with his choreography.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkQpfyU7VlY

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October 2012


U.S. Embassy ‘Goes Pink’ October 26 as Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/24/2012

The U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia, is working to raise awareness of how breast cancer affects women and families around the world.  In the United States alone, nearly 3 million women and men are living with or have beaten the disease, and more than 39,000 women die each year as a result of it.  To bring attention to the ongoing fight against breast cancer here in Macedonia and around the world, please join us for “Wear Pink Day,” this Friday, October 26.  Participate by wearing something pink to show your support for those who have suffered from this disease, and ongoing research into treatment, prevention, and cures.   In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, the U.S. Embassy will also be “going pink” throughout the weekend of October 26.    For more information on breast cancer please visit http://goo.gl/6SIH6

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NOVA Future Doctors Visit Sistina Hospital

10/18/2012

Our two third grade classes are studying health and first aid in science class. Dressed as doctors, they toured the emergency and pediatric wards at Sistina Hospital. They learned how the doctors and nurses treat patients and help them become healthy. These kinds of fieldtrips help our students connect what they learn in the classroom with the real world.

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Hike 4 Hunger

10/16/2012

This year NOVA International Schools will join this initiative and commemorate the World Food Day with a hike to Sredno Vodno on Saturday, October 20th.The plan for our hike:The registration for the hike will be from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the Public School Koco Racin;The hike will finish around 12:30 pm at Sredno Vodno;Educational materials will be distributed during the hike;A group picture with all participants of the hike will be taken at Sredno Vodno;Please support this event by:Participating in our hike and help us draw attention to the World Food Day and the food crisis;Donating funds that will be used for The Hunger Project and its goal to end world hunger by changing attitudes, empowering women and establishing self reliance. (more info on www.thp.org.au) For more information or details please contact:Mrs.Sonja Stojkovic (sonja.stojkovic@nova.edu.mk)Mr.Aleksandar Ristovski (aleksandar.ristovski@nova.edu.mk)tel: + 389 2 3061 807; 3061 907

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Grade 1 Math Games

10/16/2012

In First Grade math class we often learn through playing games. We practice using coins, and find numbers that make ten by using the number grid and number lines, and lots more!  Here we are playing a game called “Two Fisted Penny Addition”.

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4B Science

10/16/2012

Students in Mrs. Babich’s fourth grade science class are learning how to observe, examine, classify and record data on the parts of plants. The leaves, stems, seeds and parts of the flower are fascinating as they stop to “smell (and identify) the roses”.

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Macedonian National Clean Up Day

10/8/2012

Last Saturday, October 6th was Macedonian National Clean Up Day. This event was held all over the countryand organized by the group "Let`s Do It Macedonia" NOVA helped thegroup with a small group of students and staff. They cleaned up areas behindthe dorms and Olimpiko shopping center.

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PSAT Testing for grade 10 & 11

10/8/2012

The PSAT test will be administered at NOVA on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. Students must not arrive later than 7:50 AM. Room rosters will be  posted at the entrance door. The test will take approximately 3 hours (The PSAT/NMSQT is 2 hours and 10 minutes long, in addition to approximately 45-50 minutes of administrative duties). Regular classes for sophomores and juniors taking the exam are cancelled for this day.

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September 2012


Model European Parliament - Macedonia

9/27/2012

This Friday NOVA International Schools will host 110 students from 20 high schools from Macedonia, that will compete in the first national simulation of the European Parliament (Model European Parliament - Macedonia). MEP is supported by NOVA International Schools and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Macedonia. http://www.facebook.com/MEPMacedonia

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Ice Cream Social

9/27/2012

The PTA is excited to announce that we are hosting an Ice Cream Social this Friday, the 28th. It is an informal way to get to know one another and enjoy the beautiful weather that is now here. From 15:00 to 16:15, we will be serving ice-cream in the courtyard behind the elementary / middle school. All NOVA families are invited!!! Children with their parents will be served FIRST, encouraging parents to come out and make some new friends. Teachers, you are our guests at this event! Parents, we will have a donation box by the ice-cream station. Please be generous as this will help us host future events. Second, the PTA is having its first official meeting a week from Tuesday, October 9th. We will send out an agenda next week to let you know the discussion topics, but add the date to your calendars. Your children will want you to attend as the Home Room class with the best representation of parents will have a Dominoes Pizza Party the following week! See you all on Friday! Brian Richards NOVA PTA Chairperson

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Fourth And Fifth Grade Students Visit Archaeological Site Stobi

9/24/2012

Some fourth and fifth grade NOVA students spent the day at Stobi learning about the archeological site and then creating their own mosaics out of cut stones and mortar just like the ancient Macedonians did. It was sponsored by the National Institution of Stobi. Their mosaics and watercolors are on display at the site, and then they’ll find a permanent home at NOVA. It was a very fun and effective way to learn about the rich heritage of Macedonia.

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Middle School Anti Bullying Campaign

9/20/2012

Our Middle Schoolers are taking action and learning how to prevent bullying. They wrote about their experiences on T shirts and hung them up to share with others. They used balloons as a metaphor to “deflate” the negative effects of bullying. They had a delicious “Mix It Up Mixer” lunch where they got to know other students and make new friends. A week of fun activities strengthened the MS community and increased goodwill among all.

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Elementary School All School Respect Assembly

9/18/2012

We had our first assembly to celebrate our focus on Respect. The amphitheater was filled with yellow – our symbolic color for respect. The first graders led a cheer. Grades 1 and 2 and grades 3 and 4 performed songs. The kindergarteners showed us how they respect the classroom and clean up. The Pre-Kindergartens displayed the quilt they made illustrating how to get along with each other. Also, Mrs. Gold awarded certificates to all the classes acknowledging how the children are showing respect. It was fun way to reinforce this very important life skill.

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Back to School Night

9/17/2012

On Thursday, September 20, from 5:00-8:00p.m. NOVA High School will host the “Back to School Night” event for the high school parents. The purpose of this event is to experience a shortened version of your child’s schedule. It is an occasion that allows you to meet the teachers and administrators, to hear about program and curricular goals, and to find out about student-support services available at NOVA. At the same time, you will receive information about our after school activities, the community service and athletics programs, and you will have a chance to meet with representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday! NOVA High School Administration

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Early Education Center Playground

9/10/2012

In the Early Education Center, our classrooms extent out into the sunshine with our new playground areas right outside the rooms. Our young students feel at home and happy, and easily make new friends.

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