August 2016


HS Library Club

8/31/2016

Dear students, we are inviting you to join our Library Club, which is a long-term group that provides ongoing service for the library, from advising on library rules and regulations to collection development, planning library events and conducting contests. The Library Club calendar includes events such as book sales, get connected @ your library events, book buffets, get caught reading, read my T-shirt day, idiom competitions, reading competitions, festive storytelling, blind dates with books and many many more. The Library Club members meet twice a month, from 3.15pm until 4pm. If you are interested, please sign up with Ms. Ana Trajkovska or Ms. Sonja Stojkovic in the Library. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 5th, at 3.15pm.

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HS Book Club

8/31/2016

The NOVA HS Book Club is a group of students that get together once a month to talk about books and their reading experience in general. It is a wonderful way to engage students and contribute to the reading culture at our school. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Book Club, please sign up with the librarians. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6th.

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New Faculty Introductions 2016-17 - Christian Polizzi

8/30/2016

"My name is Christian Polizzi and I am excited to be joining the NOVA Middle School team from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduated with a degree in History and Government from Christopher Newport University. The past few years I have been teaching Social Studies to grades 6-8 at a high performing, innovative charter school. I am pleased to be teaching 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Science here at NOVA. I have an international background having grown up overseas attending multiple international schools around the world. I am thrilled to connect with the students on a global level. In the classroom we will have a strong focus on embedding personal connections to support and amplify our skills in writing, reading and historical interpretations. In my free time I enjoy reading, hiking, cooking and traveling. I am always up for a new adventure and I am eager to see what Macedonia holds for me."

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HS add/drop week

8/29/2016

The ADD/DROP period has started on Monday and will finish this Friday, September 2 at 4 pm. Please submit all course change requests through plusportals.com/nova using your nova email. If you need to consult someone over your schedule changes, please see the counselors in rooms 306 and 307. All changes will be approved only if requested electronically. Until notified of the change, please follow your current schedule. Thank you for your patience. 

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New Faculty Introductions 2016-17 - Ana Foteva

8/29/2016

"I am a Macedonian who has come back to her home country after 12 years of life in the United States. After obtaining my B.A. in German and English and my M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and study abroad at the University in Cologne and the Humboldt University in Berlin, I left for the United States to pursue my PhD in German literature. In my book based off of my dissertation, I explore the Habsburg and Ottoman imperial legacies in the Balkans and the cultural identities created in the interaction between these empires and the local populations. In the United States I lived, worked, and studied in three different states and at three different universities: Purdue University in Indiana, University of Minnesota at Morris in Minnesota, and St. Lawrence University in New York State. At NOVA I will be teaching: GER I; GER III; GER IV; IB in German Ab Initio; and IB in German as language B. In the first two weeks of my new job I have been touched by the helpfulness and the cordial and spontaneous art of communication of my colleagues at NOVA. I am now eager to get to know the young generation of Macedonian and international students and to experience the intercultural communication in my home country. Things have changed a lot in this respect since I last taught in Macedonia, and NOVA is the best example for it. I am also happy to work with international faculty and exchange experiences of working and living abroad. I am overjoyed to teach a foreign language in Europe again, where people have always been aware of the linguist diversity. I also hope to be able to revive my old habit of hiking on Vodno and enjoy the scenery, which I missed so much while living abroad."

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New Faculty Introductions 2016-17 - Rodney Rosalia

8/26/2016

"I was born and raised on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. After finishing high school on my native island, I moved to the Netherlands for my academic studies, my masters program in oncology was done in Amsterdam and my PhD. degree was obtained at the medical faculty of Leiden University. I will be teaching Earth & Life Sciences, Biology, and Chemistry at NOVA. The most exciting aspect of teaching for me is the prospect of working together with the young and talented students and preparing them for an academic career. My hobbies are all about a healthy lifestyle, I enjoy cooking and I am a big football fan, supporting FC Barcelona. To stay fit, I do crossfit and lift weights a couple of times a week."

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New ES Music Room and EMS Dance Studio

8/26/2016

Our new ES Music Room and EMS Dance Studio are awaiting its first students for the academic 2016-17  

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New Faculty Introductions 2016-17 - Richard Whitrock

8/26/2016

"Hello, my name is Richard Whitrock and I'm excited to be joining the NOVA family this year along with my wife and two young children (aged 3 and 7 months).  We are from Texas, USA (Houston), and are already loving our new Macedonian home.  I graduated from the Honors College at the University of Houston, I am a certified teacher of 10 years with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, with 2 minors (Architecture and English), and will be teaching AP Economics (macro and micro), IB History, AP Research, and coaching our new debate team.  I've been involved in competitive speech and debate since the age of 12, and am looking forward to traveling the world with our students as we participate in debate tournaments both here and abroad.  Interesting hobbies and talents include a love of cooking (and an obvious love of eating), novel writing, poetry, and I'm constantly reading (both fiction and non-fiction).  I look forward to meeting you, and to a successful year at NOVA."

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Faculty Poetry Reading

8/26/2016

This Wednesday, August 24th, the NOVA Teacher's Drama Club organized a Poetry Reading in order to commemorate the birthday of the great Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges. His poems were read in 7 different languages: Spanish, English, Macedonian, Albanian, Serbian, Croatian and Bulgarian. Borges himself once stated that he has always imagined that “paradise will be a kind of library”, and we hope we recreated that spirit in our own library yesterday along with tea and biscuits. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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New Faculty Introductions 2016-17 - Ashley Whitrock

8/26/2016

"I'm from Texas, and I spent most of my life in Katy, a suburb of Houston. I studied Creative Writing at the University of Houston, and I've been teaching literature for twelve years. I'm excited to begin teaching IB English A and B (both 11th grade) and English 9H at NOVA. Diversity and culture have always been important in my classes, so I'm looking forward to learning about our different students and their backgrounds and experiences. That, and the small class sizes. When I'm not teaching or doing mom things with my two kids, I love movies, reading, and writing (poetry and musicals)."

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NOVA Team Building 2016

8/18/2016

“Days like yesterday make us feel appreciated, give us the chance to get to know each other in a different way, not just being "the MS math teacher" or "the new HS German teacher". Yesterday made me realize once again that the best thing about NOVA is the great faculty it has. “ Jasmina Dzurovska Blazevska, Middle School Science and Math Teacher

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NOVA Bus Service

8/16/2016

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Job openings for the academic 2016-17

8/5/2016

We are hiring!  NOVA International Schools is seeking an individual for the following three positions: English Language Teacher (http://nova.edu.mk/ControlPanel/Upload/HTML/About%20us/English%20Language%20Teacher.pdf) IT Coordinator(http://nova.edu.mk/…/U…/HTML/About%20us/IT%20coordinator.pdf) All applications and inquiries should be directed to info@nova.edu.mk.

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July 2016


Summer School and Summer Camp 2016 Final Performance

7/6/2016

Our three-week Summer School and Summer Camp journey was one of excitement, friendship, and wondrous academic achievement! While our sun-bronzed Campers embarked on a series of adventure-packed activities ranging from archery and horseback riding to fencing and kayaking, our Summer Schoolers took a plunge in the bottomless sea of learning by engaging in a vast variety of language, art, music, dance, and computer activities. The fun peaked during our final performance, when our students had the opportunity to showcase not only their academic growth, but also the joy of rekindling old friendships and making new ones. The flight of time means little if it leaves no trail of memories; and although the three weeks that we spent together have now come to an end, they certainly left us many sweet memories that will keep our hearts ablaze for months until we meet again! Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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June 2016


NOVA Afterschool Ballet Classes Performance aired on Nasa TV

6/23/2016

A recording from our NOVA Afterschool Ballet Classes Performance will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 25th, from 8:00 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 26th from 6:10 pm, on Monday, June 27th from 9:00 am, and on Tuesday, June 28th from 7:20 pm.

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Middle School Graduation Ceremony aired on Nasa TV

6/20/2016

A recording from our Middle School Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 8:10 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Thursday, June 23rd from 10.30 am, and on Friday, June 24th from 3:30 pm.

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HS Graduation Ceremony 2016 featured on Nasa TV

6/17/2016

A recording from our HS Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV on Saturday, June 18th, from 8:00 am. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, June 19th from 6:10 pm, and on Friday, June 24th from 12:00 pm.

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ES End Of The Year Performance and 5th Grade Graduation aired on Nasa TV

6/17/2016

A recording from our ES End Of The Year Performance and 5th Grade Graduation will air on Nasa TV on Monday, June 20th, from 9:00 am. It will be rebroadcasted on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

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NOVA Service Learning May 30 - June 10, 2016

6/17/2016

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First week of Summer School and Camp 2016

6/17/2016

The NOVA summer is a truly special season! This past week our Summer Schoolers engaged in countless creative activities that boosted their learning and spirit in a unique way. The excitement peaked during our Olympic Day on Friday, when by competing keenly in group disciplines ranging from bean bag throwing and shuffling to bowling and basketball, they showed exquisite enthusiasm and teamwork skills. At the same time, our Campers had a chance to relax at the aqua park, practice precision and self-trust through archery, develop and maintain balance through horseback riding, and experience the power and beauty of water by kayaking. We can say that, with such a week now stored in our happiest of memories, we can only look forward to two more thrilling weeks of joy and learning at NOVA! Check out the photo gallery from the First week of Summer School and Camp 2016 here

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Summer School and Summer Camp 2016

6/13/2016

In order for children to have a more active summer vacation, NOVA organizes a three week Summer School and Summer Camp from June 13th through July 1st, 2016. For more information on the Summer School and Summer Camp, visit the following link: http://nova.edu.mk/summer_camp_and_school_2016.aspx Summer School Video: Summer Camp Video:

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University Acceptances 2016

6/10/2016

We’re proud to present the class of 2016 and their university acceptances in North America and Europe, and even as far as Australia. For more information about individual student acceptances for the graduating class of 2016, as well as college placements at top universities throughout the years, visit the following link: http://nova.edu.mk/university_acceptances_2016.aspx.

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NOVA Ultimate Frisbee club

6/10/2016

In the past 2 months NOVA students were engaged in Frisbee practices organized by Macedonia Ultimate Frisbee Project 2016. Trained by professional Frisbee trainers, our students enjoyed team work, learning about each other, gained valuable life skills and had a lot of fun. We will continue with Frisbee practices from September 2016.    

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NOVA graduates bound for Holland visit Dutch embassy in Skopje

6/8/2016

12 Nova graduates who are matriculating to the Netherlands this fall, accompanied by their college counselor Ms. Irena Filkova and HS principal Mr. Viktor Novakovski, were invited and honored to meet the Dutch Ambassador to Macedonia his Excellency Mr. Wouter Plomp.  Much to their surprise, upon arrival everyone was treated to authentic Dutch apple pie and other specialties, while the Ambassador himself, along with embassy staff, were on hand to greet everyone.   The round-table conversations that took place was warm and humorous, with enough smiles to make for a very memorable morning. The students presented to the Ambassador their reasons for picking Dutch universities over many other quality overseas options, presented briefly the programs they will be attending, and attempted to describe their dreams and aspirations.  Two teachers of Dutch language were on hand to impart advice on living in the Netherlands, and embassy staff in charge of counselor affairs and education gave very practical advice on visas, student ID's and permits. Finally, our students were invited to join other alumni who are currently studying or have finished their studies in the Netherlands, to begin developing their new academic and professional networks.  Nova is grateful to the Dutch mission in Macedonia, the embassy and adjunct staff , for the hospitality and support received at this event. If this is any indication of things to come, there are great new adventures that await our graduates of 2016 going to the Netherlands.  

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Forum Theater at Sumnal

6/7/2016

Forum theater deals with tackling social issues such as discrimination, family, violence, and bullying. This is a form of theater that involves interaction with the audience. Forum theater plays are followed by a discussion about the social issue presented and ways in which it can be solved. After the discussion, the play is performed once again. However, this time, members from the audience have the right to freeze it, replace one of the actors, and present a way in which they would resolve the particular issue. Thus, forum theater not only raises awareness about social issues, but also teaches how to approach thinking about and solving these issues. This activity was attended by the children from SUMNAL (center for development of the Roma community) and by NOVA students. The goal is to equip participants with skills that will enable them to create a forum theater play by themselves and also make them socially active citizens. This project is headed by NOVA students, Mimi Kostovska and Tamara Barsova.   

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ASA/CEESA coaches gathering

6/6/2016

Coaches, supervisors and chaperons from NOVA After School Activities (ASA) and SUPERNOVA Athletics and Activities Programs gathered together to celebrate their successes and accomplishments. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA Afterschool Ballet Classes Proudly Present: 'Hannah, Greta, and the Chocolate House'

6/2/2016

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