January 2013


Congratulations to Mila Nedeljkovic

1/31/2013

Congratulations to Mila Nedeljkovic on her acceptance to Jacobs Bremen University’s Bachelor of Arts in Global Economics and Management. In addition, Mila has been offered a €5,000 scholarship as well as a full financial aid package (involving loans and/or grants), which will arrive in the weeks ahead. Well done, Mila!

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Congratulations to Despina Stefanoska

1/31/2013

Congratulations to Despina Stefanoska who has been accepted to Jacobs Bremen University’s Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology! She has been offered a €10,000 scholarship, which she is told will likely increase after Jacobs’s Round II decisions are made. In addition, she is guaranteed a full financial aid (grants and/or loans) package covering all of her expenses. Nicely done, Despina!

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Congratulations to Olja Simoska (Class of 2010)

1/30/2013

Congratulations to Olja Simoska (Class of 2010) and her team on their published work in the Journal of Chemical Education! Using a Homemade Flame Photometer To Measure Sodium Concentration in a Sports Drink

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Middle School - Read to Win!

1/28/2013

Today (January 28 2013) the Nova International School Kicked of the Read to Win contests. Students who read a Fantasy novel in February can enter to win a $15.00 i-tunes card by answering one of the two preselected questions. Winners, one per grade level, will be chosen at an assembly at the end of the month. A new prize and new genre will be announced every month.

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Congratulations to Simon Simoski on his acceptance to DePaul University

1/28/2013

Congratulations to Simon Simoski on his acceptance to DePaul University! Simon has been made the recipient of DePaul's merit-based awards! Way to go!

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Congratulations to Simon Simoski on his admissions to University of Hartford's College of Arts and Sciences

1/28/2013

Congratulations to Simon Simoski on his admissions to University of Hartford's College of Arts and Sciences. Simon has also been made the recipient of Hartford's International Student Scholarship, renewable annually for a maximum of 4 years. Well-done!

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Congratulations to Afrim Zenuni

1/22/2013

Congratulations to Afrim Zenuni on his offer from Regent’s College, London on his offer for the BA Hons in Global Management. Well done, Afrim!

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Congratulations to Masa Svent

1/22/2013

Congratulations to Masa Svent on her conditional offer for Biological Sciences at University College London! Bravo!

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Congratulations to Simon Simoski

1/17/2013

 Congratulations to Simon Simoski on his offer of admission to Binghamton University's Harpur College of Arts and Sciences! Well-done!

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Congratulations to David Dlaka

1/16/2013

Congratulations to David Dlaka (Nova Class of 2013) on his offer to read Physics at Lincoln College, University of Oxford! Well done!

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Congratulations to Anastasija Pejkovska

1/15/2013

Congratulations to Anastasija Pejkovska on her acceptance to Albright College and on the partial scholarship she’s been offered. Well done!

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December 2012


An Unforgettable Experience MEP Madrid, Spain

12/26/2012

Just overa year after NOVA hosted the 35th international session, it was time for Madrid to run the show. The 5 member delegation formed by our students Elisaveta Ampova (grade 12) and Kristina Madjoska (grade 10) along with Stefan Stojanovski (SUGS ‘Orce Nikolov’), Petar Ivanovski (SUGS ‘Nikola Karev’) and Mile Grncarov (SU ‘Jane Sandanski’ – Strumica),made their way to Madrid, ready to take on the realm that is MEP. The session started in an unorthodox manner with team building and committee meetings on the first day, this is because no official government buildings are open on weekends and thus all General Assembly (GA) activities needed to be held on a weekday. The second day saw an official gathering of all delegations in the Senate of Spain where each head ofdelegation presented their countries. The next two days leading up to lobbying included finishing off resolution writing and a trip to Toledo for delegation meetings. Lobbying and amendments were debated all before the plenary sessionof the GA. A two day plenary session included all 10 resolutions being either adopted or rejected and an overflow of tears once the session was pronounced closed for everyone had to go home.

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Angels on the Ground

12/26/2012

How wonderful it was to see the artistic abilities and musical talents of people with Down syndrome  and NOVA students merge in a vibrant and heart-warming Angel Tree party. Teachers and parents also participated in a heated atmosphere in the Elementary/Middle School Building by showing off their zumba dancing skills. We were delighted to hear these kids recite poetry and reveal their other talents. The promotion of inclusion was embedded in the fundraising part through selling artwork and books created and written by our guests with Down syndrome. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Paediatric Clinic (Oncology Ward), where some of the NOVA High School students volunteer.

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How Does It Feel to Be Everywhere

12/26/2012

On Monday, October 19th, Lura Pollozhani, a very positive Nova Alumna, one of two siblings of former Minister of Education Mr. Aziz Pollozhani, came to the Library to share her university experiences with the current NOVA students. She delightfully spoke about the Malmö University in Sweden, where she graduated, the Geneva University, where she attended an intern-ship program, the London School of Economics, where she took up her Master studies, her involvement at the National Institute for Training and Research in Switzerland, the Geneva Health Forum in Switzerland, and her current occupation in the Centre for Inter-cultural and Political Studies in Macedonia. Having always been drawn to the study of Social Sciences, Lura discovered that she was interested in International Relations mostly because “she was used to being everywhere” and because this study was quite interdisciplinary. She spoke about how she was constantly active and that her choices tended to change along with her desires to research on different spheres of study. She also talked about her life in the places she visited in terms of finding places to stay and fitting into the new cultures. Through this short summary of her life as a student, Lura advised students on the application processes, grades and credits, from using  information given on a university’s website to finding the right person to contact, and she particularly emphasized the importance of knowing multiple languages. Above all, she was very positive and encouraged the student present to keep on doing what they are already doing!

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NOVA Winter Performance DVDs on Sale!

12/21/2012

We are pleased to inform you that the DVDs for the Elementary and Middle School and High School Winter Performance are available for purchase. Buy your own copy and see why everyone is talking about one of NOVA's most memorable holiday performances. Price: 250 denars

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Israeli Ambassador Lecture at the Faculty of Law

12/20/2012

In October, Mr Bocevski’s AP Comparative Government class together with Mr Viktor Novakovski was invited to attend a lecture by the Israeli Ambassador in Macedonia at the Law Faculty. During the lecture Mr. Yosef Amrani focused on the problems between the Jewish Israeli and the Muslim Palestinians living in Israel. He also talked about possible future situations and solutions proposed by the Israeli government. This was a wonderful experience as the students from NOVA interested in global political issues were able to learn more about Israeli foreign affairs as well as Israeli internal issues from Mr. Yosef Amrani himself. Emilija Tasevska, 11th grade

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Peer Tutoring

12/20/2012

Being part of this Community Service project in NOVA represents a personal satisfaction, and in the same time, a big honor for me. Moreover, this tutoring project in particular, fits into my domain of activities that I enjoy doing. Basically, the purpose and goal of this project is to help fully or partially in the studying process of students who face difficulties in managing the material by themselves. From September this year, I’ve been working with a classmate and my experience in tutoring proved to be very effective by the academic achievements that the student reached. Romana Tasevska, 10th grade

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A Memorable Assembly - Todd Fletcher’s Visit

12/20/2012

On November 9,one of the favourite and  most frequently visited areas of NOVA, the school library, became a centre of a meeting among students of various ages and nationalities, united by their love for writing, music and drama. Led by the words of Mr. Todd Fletcher, a professional writer, actor and director coming from Connecticut, the USA, the students discovered the wonderful opportunities to develop and present these creative skills, provided by Mr. Fletcher’s drama school. The students’ interest and will to discuss the art of creating a drama filled with music, action and humor, grew rapidly as the meeting progressed, culminating with the principal’s ambition to include NOVA in one of Mr. Fletcher’s future projects. Sofija Paneva, 9th grade

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NOVA’s Flash Mob Goes “Dance Again” at Skopje City Mall

12/19/2012

On the 9th of November at 6 pm promptly, the Nova students and the studio Ritam Plus, surprised the people in City Mall with a flash mob! Both groups had been preparing for 2 months and couldn’t wait to perform in front of everyone. Afterwards, they told us that they were nervous before they started performing, but now that it is finished, they wish they could do it all over again! I think that we can all agree that we would like to see something like this again soon. All in all, the build up to the flash mob was exciting and the flash mob itself was excellent!       Watch the video here!

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Obama Vs. Romney (Mock-Presidential Debate)

12/19/2012

In a successful attempt to get students involved in the US Presidential Elections, Mr. Ivica Bocevski, together with NOVA’s MEP Office organized a simulation of the third US Presidential debate between Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and President Barrack Obama. The event was attended by many students, the Novakovski Family and the US Ambassador in Macedonia, H.E. Paul D. Wohlers. The event consisted of Mr. Ivica Bocevski and Lav Georgievski in the role of President Obama, and Mr. Aleksandar Mitreski and Monika Spancheska as Governor Romney. The debate was kicked-off by the moderator, David Dlaka, who explained the schedule, rules, and roles of everyone participating. The debate began with a panel on the war on terror, with Governor Romney’s (Monika Spancheska) opening speech, followed immediately by President Obama’s (Lav Georgievski) speech. Afterwards, Mr. Bocevski and Mr. Mitreski debated on foreign policy. The debate got heated and candidates argued aggressively, thereby successfully simulating the town-hall format of the actual US Presidential Debate.  David Dlaka, 12th grade

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Newtown, CT Memorial

12/17/2012

Our community's hearts and minds go out to the families who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Expert Opinion

12/17/2012

Windows 8 Review ... The programmers that want to develop apps that will work on the Metro interface will have to get used to work with the XAML programming language as well as the language they will code in. For example, if a C# programmer wants to develop an application for Windows 8 they will have to use C# for the internal programming and XAML to develop the interface. This might be slightly harder for programmers that have no experience with XAML ... My personal opinion about Windows 8 is that it is pretty good, and it has many other great features besides the Metro interface, like better security and networking and many more I will not mention because it’s off topic here. Although I think that Windows 8 would be a little challenging to new users that are not very experienced with Windows and computers, I still think that Microsoft did a great job at creating this amazing operating system. Marko Calasan 7th grade

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The Browser Wars

12/17/2012

In Mr. Milanovski's class, the war has begun!  Not that type of war, Browser Wars! Students were divided into groups and each group had a browser to evaluate. They needed to research browser history, quality, ease of access, popularity etc. After each group had to defend their browser as the best by comparing it to the other browsers.  Students created beautiful presentations on Power Point and Prezi full with detail, pictures and videos.  Luckily, there were no casualties in our Browser War!

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British Council Project

12/17/2012

Five students fromNOVA Middle School, Petar Pesev, Anna-Sophie Kloppe, Marie Claire Pechmoller,Dejana Begovic, and William Soderberg took part in the 'Fun, Education, Stop Motion Animation' projectsupported by the British Council.  A team of Macedonian primary school teachersworks on introducing stop motion animations in the education process.The aim of the project is to make the education more engaging though the uniqueuse of stop motion animation in a imaginative, innovative and creativeway. The students from NOVA worked togetherwithstudents from Primary school 'Vlado Tasevski' from Skopje forrecording the voice over of the animations.  The stop motion animations will be presented at the MicrosoftPartners in Learning Global Forum 2012in Prague,Czech Republic

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Angel Tree 2012

12/13/2012

People with special educational needs together with NOVA students demonstrated their artistic abilities and musical talents in what turned out to be a truly memorable Angel Tree Event.NOVA teachers and parents also participated in heating up the atmosphere in the Elementary and Middle School building by showing off their zumba dancing skills. This year, the promotion of inclusion was embedded in the fundraising part through selling artwork and books created and written by people with Down syndrome. The proceeds from the sale will go to the Pediatric Clinic (oncology ward), where some of our NOVA High School students volunteer.

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Interview and CV coaching workshop by Angela Kostova

12/13/2012

Human Resource Specialist (Training and Development), T-Home Macedonia Ron Brown Fellow 1999-2001, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania    Monday December 17, 2012, from 12pm to 1:30pm, HS library Ms. Kostova will conduct a hands-on workshop to interested NOVA upperclassmen who are in need of polishing their personal resumes for university admission, summer programs or internships; she will also conduct mock interviews with the participants, to highlight the importance of responses and behaviors, as it relates to university admissions, but also applicable to the workplace. A sign up for this workshop is mandatory, as the target group is limited to 20 students. The signup sheet will reside in the counselors office, room 306 until 10am, this Monday morning. Hope to see you there.  

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High School Winter Performance 2012

12/11/2012

                                                             “Matrix”Who wouldn’t want to know what the future has in store for mankind? Our parody-style rendition of the movie Matrix (I) is a cautionary tale of a high tech-ridden world that turned against its creator – man. In an epic battle of good and evil, for the first time the antagonist is a matrix, a “neural-interactive simulation,” a “computer-generated dream world” that controls the human population and uses it for energy. Even though the few enlightened heroes stand up to and vanquish their nemesis with bravado, man should never forget what the great prophet of science Albert Einstein said, "I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots."

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Elementary and Middle School Winter Performance 2012

12/11/2012

"A Forest Fairy Tale" Far to the east, over ranges and rivers lies a single solitary peak. Hidden from the eyes of the curious, the forest hides a mysterious world. Astonishing and unique creatures reside there, protected by their generous and kindhearted fairy. The little forest inhabitants prepared a great feast to honor their beloved fairy. Guests gathered from near and far and celebrated for two days and two nights. On the third day, unexpected visitors interrupted the celebration. They brought fearsome news about a hostile army approaching. Despite the warning, the feast continued…..but not for long! Darkness covered everything and put the little forest in peril. The generous fairy vanished without a trace. There were only a few left in the forest. They were helpless and heartbroken. They sent for the wisest and the strongest. Will they be able to rescue the forest fairy and defeat the darkness?  

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St. Nicholas visiting NOVA Early Education Center

12/5/2012

Thanks to Ambassador Marriet Schuurman and the Dutch Embassy, Saint Nicholas and Black Peter visited our youngest students and passed out traditional Dutch treats.

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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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