July 2014


NOVA International Schools Congratulates its AP students on a successful May 2014 session!

7/16/2014

With 66 AP students and around 150 exams, we are happy to report a resounding 82% success rate, with more than 11% higher than the previous exam session! Big congrats to the Class of 2014 for their AP Awards (9 in total, including 2 students being awarded an Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID)). We are also pleased to see a successful run for our junior class, the Class of 2015, with 12 AP Awards in place. Indeed, it has been a tremendous group feat, with everyone pulling in their weight. However, we’d also like to take this opportunity to single out a few names, of exceptionally dedicated and consistently hard-working AP students, whose Awards have made us so proud this day: Class of 2014 (Isidora Bojkovska, Vasil Kuzevski, Nikola Matlievski, Blanka Nakova, Bard Ajdini, Velimir Todorovski and Mila Georgievska) Class of 2015 (Martin Trpovski, Timothy Predmore, Monica Benya, Marija Trajanoska, Georg Chemerikikj, Stefan Spirovski, Elena Gagovska, Sara Jovanovska, Stefan Djaleski, Sergej Shteriev, Kala Nekova and Slavica Srebrova) Class of 2016 (Sofija Paneva)

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NOVA International Schools Congratulates its IBDP students on a successful May 2014 session!

7/16/2014

With 15 Diplomas earned, several courses successfully completed and anticipated candidates earning their IB stripes, we’d like to thank our students for coming full circle in a challenging and oftentimes strenuous academic programme. In terms of small and large victories, we’d like to acknowledge the exceptional work of few students whose high scores and overall top marks helped create both personal and communal victories in our little corner of the IB world: Simona Sarafinovska, on her resounding 43 points, Emilija Tashevska (41) , Ilina Dimitrovska (40), Sara Jankoska (38) and Aleksandra Kljuseva (39)!

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Summer School and Summer Camp 2014

7/7/2014

Even though our summer adventure has come to an end and we celebrated our accomplishments in a festive mood, we never said that this is the end of our journey together. On the contrary, it is a start of a wonderful friendship. As we take a plunge into summer we will remain continually inspired by all the students who showcased their talent; danced, sang, and delivered truly memorable lines during our NOVA summer school and camp final performance. It was a month of joy and adventure as we learned from each other and grew together regardless of whether we were testing our adventurous spirit by climbing mountains or reading a book. We managed to bridge the age gap, and proved once again the true value of education. Thus we promise to meet you again next year to recollect our poignant memories, and rewrite our story as we embark on new adventures.(Let us dream a dream together, and reach for the stars!) Check out the photo gallery from Summer School and Camp 2014 here Check out the photo gallery from the final performance here Short video from the final performance:

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June 2014


Have a great summer vacation!

6/25/2014

   

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First week of Summer School and Camp

6/25/2014

We cannot believe that a week has gone already! We could hear the excited students chanting “Summer School Is Cool” as they were learning new skills and having fun! The adventuresome campers proved yet again that there is no mountain high enough or a river wide enough for their unyielding spirit. The adventure has just begun.  Check out the photo gallery from the first week of Summer School and Camp here

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First day of NOVA Summer School and Camp

6/17/2014

Our summer is officially off to a GREAT start! Our Little Starts and Flowers were adorable; the Dream Catchers were whimsical; the Dragonflies were magical; the Golden Fireflies were glowing, and the Emeralds shone brightly on the first school day. This creative assemblage of students made our first day of summer school unique. Getting ready for camp is part of the fun! The NOVA campers where in for some great fun undertaking their first challenge:  rock-climbingon the not so high, but nonetheless surprisingly steep mountain Vodno. This made their first day of camp incredibly exciting, and at the same time challenging. For all those thrill seekers out there NOVA summer camp was THE place to be. Check out the photo gallery from the events here

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NOVA children’s books donation

6/16/2014

NOVA donated children’s books to the neo-natal ICU at Mother Teresa Hospital. NOVA Advisory Board members, Sara Predmore, and US Ambassador Wohler’s wife, Mary Jo, visit and read to the babies there.

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Middle School Graduation Ceremony

6/16/2014

Clad in gold, our 8th graders graduated with pride. Amid singing, dancing and presidential awards we celebrated their hard work and the end of a wonderful school year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Summer School and Summer Camp 2014

6/16/2014

For more information on the Summer Camp and School 2014, visit the following link:http://nova.edu.mk/summer_camp_and_school_2014.aspx. 

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NOVA's University Acceptances

6/13/2014

All of NOVA's university acceptances and enrollments for the academic 2013-14, including our Hall of Fame enrollments throughout the years.http://nova.edu.mk/university_acceptances_2014.aspx

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Elementary School Assembly - June 2014

6/13/2014

We said “Farewell” to those students who will be leaving NOVA and it was bittersweet. Then we played one last game together with all our children from Pre K to Grade 4. We will miss those who are moving on, and look forward to seeing our returning student in August! Check out the photo gallery from the assembly here

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Final thoughts by NOVA's graduating class of '14

6/10/2014

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NOVA Bus Service

6/10/2014

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HS Robotics Team visits 3rd and 4th Grade

6/9/2014

NOVA High School students from the Robotics Club visited 3rd and 4th grade science classes to explain about robotics and  share the “Hit the Mole” game they created. The younger students were inspired and had a great time playing the game! Check out the gallery from the visit here

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HS Teachers’s Appreciation Day

6/9/2014

Friday, June 6th, was a special day for our high school teachers who were being honored for their commitment, enthusiasm and hard work over the course of the academic 2013-14. A special celebration was organized in their honor, with lots of food, drinks, music, flowers and presents. The teachers were very happy to see that around 20 high school parents took this opportunity to show their appreciation by cooking food, bringing drinks, organizing music and making this party a memorable, most relaxing and fun event they have ever had. Dear parents, now it is our turn to say THANK YOU! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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ES Book Fair

6/6/2014

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Happy - Performed by NOVA Elementary School

6/5/2014

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NOVA graduates, Genc Isljami and Donna Urdinov, interviewed in TEA Moderna

6/5/2014

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Elementary End of the Year Performance

6/5/2014

Our End of the Year Performance – Walking on Sunshine – was a festive and joyful celebration! Every grade sang and danced and there was a surprise screening of our Happy video for the finale. Check out the photo gallery from the performance here

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Ballet Recital featured on Nasa TV

6/4/2014

Ballet Recital will be featured on Nasa TV on June 3rd, Tuesday, from 6pm and June 4th, Wednesday, from 9:45 pm.

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Ballet Recital

6/4/2014

One June 2nd, our young ballerinas had the opportunity to showcase what they’ve learned through the school year, as part of the Ballet extracurricular program. Parents had a lovely afternoon watching their children perform a graceful choreography during the Ballet Recital. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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MS All School Assembly and Reader Awards

6/4/2014

With an astounding total of nearly 400 submissions, this semester's Reading Contest series came to a magnificent close. Over the months of February, March, April, and May, our dedicated Middle School participants nurtured their love of books, enriched their knowledge and imagination, built their reading skills and stamina, and were rewarded for their pleasurable efforts with a number of appealing prizes. We look forward to continuing this tradition of reading encouragement in the coming academic year as well.

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Giffoni Day 2014

6/3/2014

Come and participate on the second Giffoni Day this Saturday, June 7 from 12pm to 5pm and give your support to our NOVA High school band. Take part in various activities and have fun!

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Music Without Limits

6/3/2014

On Friday, May 30, the high school outdoor auditorium turned into an oasis of friendship between our parents, teachers and students. We all gathered together for a Jam session and took delight in the performances of the HS band, MS band, Teachers’ Band, the HS dance group and special guest stars Kontraplan and Oscar Trio. We all had a wonderful time together, and we truly hope that this will become a NOVA annual tradition. Check out  the photo gallery from the event here

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Elelementary School Endurance Assembly and Reader Awards

6/2/2014

At our Reading Awards assembly every elementary student was honored with a certificate based on their efforts to read daily. Our Master Readers read every day, including weekends and have made the most progress. We also celebrated Endurance, and played a balancing game to show our endurance in balance. Also, the awards reflected a student’s reading endurance, how much time they can focus on reading a book, a very important skill for all core subjects. Our young readers are very proud of their accomplishments. Check out the photo gallery from the assembly here

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Elementary School End of the Year Performance

6/2/2014

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Head of School, Venera Novakovska, being interviewed for daily newspaper Nova Makedonija

6/2/2014

Head of School, Venera Novakovska, being interviewed for daily newspaper Nova Makedonija: http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=5311494574&id=136&prilog=0&setIzdanie=23188  

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Students donate equipment to Red Cross Homeless shelter

6/2/2014

On Friday  May 30th, three of our HS students accompanied by Ivan Markovski, our Service Learning coordinator, visited the Red Cross homeless shelter. With funds collected through several fund raisers, students were able to donate much needed equipment to the shelter. For this purpose the Red Cross provided our student volunteers with an itemized list, which included a microwave, a haircut and shaving tool kit, a device for measuring blood sugar levels, and an electric pot. We thank the students for their dedication to making a difference, even as the school year is drawing to a close.

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May 2014


6th grade excursion to Tetovo and its surroundings

5/30/2014

On 28 May, NOVA 6th-grade students chaperoned by their teachers Marina Spasovska, Svetlana Guguchevska and Jasmina Dzurovska-Blazeska set out on a field trip to the city of Tetovo and its neighbouring municipality of Brvenica. Our first stop on the road snaking through Tetovo to Brvenica was the Painted Mosque (Šarena Džamija), a famed 15th-century landmark whose distinctive floral wallpaintings defy tradition. We then proceeded to another Ottoman monument in Tetovo, Arabati Baba Tekke, and learned about its tempestuous history. Finally, after our applied Social Studies class was over, we sought rest and relaxation in the shades of the restaurant and bakery Bakal in Brvenica.Thanks to the hospitality of the owners, parents of our 6th-grade student Marija Simjanoska, we peeked into the restaurant's kitchen, learned how bread and other pastries are made, and enjoyed several hours of lunching, fun, and games. Check out the photo gallery from the field trip here

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NOVA Graduates on Sitel TV Morning Show

5/29/2014

NOVA graduate Simona Sarafinovska, and manager Ivan Novakovski, guests on Sitel's morning show, talking about the school's many university acceptances.

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Final HS Exam Schedule 2014

5/29/2014

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Ballet Recital

5/29/2014

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NOVA Jam Session Party

5/28/2014

Dear All, we would like to invite you to the NOVA jam session that is going to take place at 6pm on Friday, May 30, in the outdoor auditorium. This is a great opportunity for you to see the teachers’ band, the HS band, the MS band and the HS dance group all in one place. Tickets will be sold at a price of 50 denars each. See you there!

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NOVA HS Graduation Ceremony 2014 in the media

5/27/2014

                            

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PTA Bake Sale (Pre-K classes)

5/26/2014

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NOVA graduate Simona Sarafinovska accepted to Columbia University and 12 other universities

5/26/2014

NOVA graduate Simona Sarafinovska describing her acceptance to Columbia University and 12 other universities, together with her future plans and ambitions, for the internet portal Telegraf.mk: http://www.telegraf.mk/aktuelno/makedonija/152917-makedonka-so-stipendija-na-13-svetski-fakulteti-bidete-motivirani

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NOVA teachers and students win first place at international dance competition

5/26/2014

Middle School dance teacher Jana Andrejevikj and her dance troupe  Studio Eureka won 6 first place awards, at FORZA’s international dance competition. Three participants, part of the Eureka dance troupe, are NOVA students: Ognen Angjusev, Goksu Ylderim and Varvara Cuprina. In addition, the music for the performances was arranged by NOVA's Middle School music teacher Sanja Panovska Milanova. We congratulate them all on their impressive success. 

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CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament in Helsinki

5/22/2014

The 2014 CEESA Volleyball Tournament took place at the International School of Helsinki in Finland. For the first time, the NOVA girls’ team was facing the challenge of defending the gold medal from last year’s tournament, and the pressure was high. On the way to the finals, they won all five matches in a round robin system of play and were impatiently waiting for who they’ll play in the big Final.  Again, for the fourth time in a row, they faced ISB from Belgrade, Serbia, and after a brilliant fight and a thrilling third set, the final score (2:1) ended in Belgrade’s favor. This is just stronger motivation for our NOVA team to practice harder and prepare for next year’s event even better. They can’t wait!     Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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CEESA HS Boys Volleyball Tournament in Belgrade

5/21/2014

This year the CEESA HS Boys Volleyball tournament took place in Belgrade, May 16th and 17th. Due to the great volleyball interest among our HS boys, instead of only one NOVA was able to field two teams for this tournament, with a total of 15 students in attendance. After the round robin phase and the semi-final matches both NOVA teams qualified to play in the placement games, without a single defeat. In the 3rd place match our NOVA B team showed great character and after an exhausting five sets (3:2), managed to win the bronze medal by defeating the team from Pechersk School International (Kiev). In the match for the 1st place NOVA A team played versus the team of the host school, International School of Belgrade. In by far the most exciting match of the tournament, it was narrowly defeated, winning second place and securing the silver medal. Winning two trophies was a perfect ending to the spring volleyball season. Players and coaches were more than happy with their accomplishment. They're already looking forward to repeating and improving on this year's success at the next CEESA HS boys volleyball tournament to take place in May 2015. Check out the photo galery from the tournament here

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Drama class performance, a parody of the Academy Awards

5/20/2014

#DisOscars 2014 is a play the students from the Drama class created on their own. The dialogues, the characters, the costumes – it is all a product of their own creativity and ideas. The classes were used as an open space to rehearse, explore and improvise theatrical scenes. It is a parody of this year’s Academy Award ceremony. On our classes we talked about Peter Brook and Jerzi Grotowski, theater directors that contributed to the art of theater in many aspects. The first one says “Give me any empty space and I will make theater”. We decided to turn the School’s auditorium into stage where the illusion of a theater will be created. The second one, Grotowski, talks about the elements needed for a play to be created. He puts props, costumes, lights, music aside since the actors themselves on stage can create the illusion of it all. “Actors and an audience is enough”. We strongly believe you will enjoy the performance made with lots of energy, enthusiasm and devotion. An important notice: the budget gathered from the tickets sold will be donated to the victims of the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

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Summer School and Camp 2014 promotion at Skopje City Mall

5/20/2014

NOVA spent a wonderful four days at Skopje City Mall promoting its Summer Camp and School programs and supporting the Children’s Fair. Many interested families visited our stand and learned more about the benefits of both programs. On Sunday, two luck winners were drawn from the raffle and awarded a free Summer School ( Matej Simjanovski, age 7 ) and Summer Camp ( Tamara Strojmanovska, age 12 ) participation. We congratulate the luck winners and thank all visitors for their interests.  All interested families will be given a tour of the facilities at a previously scheduled time. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA graduate, Simona Sarafinovska, accepted to 13 top ranked universities

5/19/2014

NOVA graduate, Simona Sarafinovska, accepted to 13 top ranked universities on a full scholarship, and finally enrolling at Columbia University, featured on MTV.

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Boris Trajkovski – NOVA scholarship recipients announced

5/19/2014

NOVA International Schools, in partnership with the Boris Trajkovski Foundation, for the past nine years has awarded talented students with a full scholarship. This year’s winners of the four-year scholarship are: Milan Samardziski (coming from public school Vlado Tasevski), Gele Robev (Kole Nedelkovski), and Ana Tatabitovska (Dimitar Miladinov). The scholarships was awarded based on multiple selection criteria involving, English and Math tests, an essay on a given topic, and an interview with the scholarship committee. The program was established in 2005, and it has thus far been completed by six successful generations of graduates, who continued their educational endeavors at some of the best American and European universities. The current three scholarship seniors, graduating this May 24th, have already been accepted to Columbia University(USA), the University of Oxford (Great Britain) and Leiden University(Netherlands). We congratulate them on their achievement and wish the new scholarship students the same success.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here  

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HS group 2014 photo

5/16/2014

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NOVA’s Summer Camp and School stand at Skopje City Mall

5/16/2014

We invite all interested families to visit NOVA’s Summer Camp and School stand at Skopje City Mall, on 2nd floor right next to Imaginarium, from May 16th through the 20th, to learn more about these two exciting programs and for a chance to win a valuable prize, a free participation at either the Summer Camp or School.

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Boris Trajkovski Schoolarship Program in the Media

5/16/2014

              

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CEESA HS Girls Volleyball tournament in Helsinki

5/16/2014

All games from the tournament will be live streamed on the following channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoIKeg2ee7w.  We wish our girls the best of luck.  

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Thanks to Ilin Karagjozov for his donation of new SAT 2014 books!

5/15/2014

The HS Librarians would like to thank Ilin Karagjozov wholeheartedly for his donation of new SAT 2014 books! Ilin, your contribution to the HS library will be used to ensure that our students score excellent results in their SAT exams. :)

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CEESA HS Boys Volleyball tournament in Belgrade

5/15/2014

All games from the tournament will be live streamed on the following channels: Court 1: Livestream: http://www.livestream.com/is_belgrade   Court 2: UStream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/international-school-of-belgrade When streaming Main Court games the Livestream link will be used. Please note that game schedule might differ from the one listed, based on how well they are progressing.    

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HS Yearbook 2013-2014 on Sale

5/15/2014

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EMS Yearbook 2013-2014 on Sale

5/14/2014

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International MS Volleyball Tournament hosted by NOVA

5/14/2014

A few days ago, NOVA had the honor of hosting the Middle School Girls CEESA volleyball tournament. All games took place at the Forza Sports Center, Friday and Saturday May 9th & 10th. The tournament consisted of 6 teams from 4 different countries. The teams learned some lifelong lessons and made some wonderful friends that will always stay with them. These memories shall be cherished by all the players and coaches as they look back through the years at all they accomplished. Each team worked hard and for that all should be proud of themselves. For the teams that took 1st (NOVA), 2nd (Sofia) and 3rd (Belgrade) place, congratulations are in order. Everyone though left as a winner, just for trying their best and being good sportsmen in the process. The spirit of this tournament will remain deeply engraved in the student’s hearts. Guests, coaches and students were all very pleased by the whole event, complimenting the organization and the great efforts of our Athletic Director. Many thanks to him for organizing this event and to the many people who helped make it such a success. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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High School Bulletin issue 5

5/13/2014

High School Bulletin issue 5

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NOVA takes part in the Skopje Marathon

5/12/2014

Seven of our brave teachers and administrators took part in this year’s Skopje marathon, under the motto “We teach and we run". Darko Petrovski, Elena Velickovska, Filip Nikolovski and Marina Spasovska took part in the 5km race, while Austin Fast, Ivan Novakovski and Marjan Peovski participated in the 21km race. We’re proud to report they all successfully finished the race with Austin Fast finishing his with an incredible time of one hour and 25 minutes, ranking 14th overall in the half marathon. We hope NOVA’s participation will become a tradition and more faculty and staff will partake to raise awareness for the importance of quality education and a healthy lifestyle.  Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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CEESA MS Boys Volleyball tournament in Sofia

5/12/2014

Participating in their first ever volleyball tournament,  the Nova Middle School Boys Volleyball team, not only brought lots of enthusiasm and sportsmanships to the competiton, but also was able to bring back the third place trophy back from Sofia, Bulgaria. MS boys had a wonderful time in Bulgaria. Besides the tournament, they were able to make many new friendships, enjoy Bulgarian food, music and tradition. They also had a chance to visit the oldest park in Sofia- Borisova Gradina and participated in a team building climbing activity.  We congratulate the players and coaches for all of their dedication and hard work.  Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here   

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International MS Volleyball Tournament hosted by NOVA

5/8/2014

NOVA is proud to host this year’s CEESA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament. All games will take place in Forza sports center on Friday, May 9th, and Saturday, May 10th. We welcome all parents, students, faculty, staff and any other SuperNOVA supporters to come and cheer for our NOVA blue and yellow teams. Follow  CEESA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament Games Live at: http://www.livestream.com/nova_schools  

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CEESA MS Boys Volleyball tournament in Sofia

5/8/2014

Text: If you want to watch and support our SuperNOVA’s participation on this year’s tournament in Sofia, you can do so on the following link: CEESA MS Boys Volleyball Please note that not all games will be live streamed.

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Elementary School Fun Day

5/7/2014

At our annual Fun Day everyone had a great time! Mixed age teams cycled through games coming from the seven continents. Though it rained in the morning and we played some games indoors, the sun shined in the afternoon and so did our students’ smiles. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Exam Schedule for Seniors, May 19-22, 2014

5/7/2014

Dear Seniors, your final exams begin on Monday, May 19. This is just a reminder that you must return your books to your teacher BEFORE each exam you take. After returning the books, you will be given either a permission slip signed by the teacher/librarian or an invoice (in case of a lost book). Students who will not hand in a permission slip or an invoice to the proctor will not be allowed to take the exam. The time slots for returning books are the following: from 9:15am-9:30am, and from 13:15-13:30pm, and the book returning process will take place in front of the library.

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MS All School Assembly and Science Fair/Mathcounts Awards Ceremony

5/6/2014

During our Middle School assembly students were acknowledged with certificates and prizes for their efforts, participation, and wining projects in NOVA's MS Science Fair 2014. We are proud to have successfully finished this year's Science Fair event as the students gained more knowledge about health and were satisfied with the achieved results. We also recognized our math lets who received certificates for their first place finish at the Mathcounts competition held in Tirana this year. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Extracurricular activities (May 2014)

5/5/2014

Extracurricular activities (May 2014)     

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NOVA Family Bazaar aired on Nasa TV

5/2/2014

This year’s NOVA Family Bazaar will be aired on Nasa TV as a 50 minute show, this Saturday, May 3rd, from 8.00 am and 9.30 pm. It will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 4th from 7.10 pm and on Monday, May 5th from 12.00 pm. Let your family and friends know so they can watch this incredible event.

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Turkish technical university METU presentation for interested HS students

5/2/2014

Dear juniors and seniors, a high delegation of the prominent Turkish technical university METU. i.e. its international campus located in Northern Cyprus, would like to organize a 30 min. presentation for interested students next week, Wednesday, May 7, at 3 pm.They are also awarding 10 scholarships covering the tuition ranging from 25 - 100%. The criteria for obtaining a scholarship are academic excellence and prrof of English language profficiency (TOEFL/SAT scores). Interested students should sign up with the counselors by Tuesday at the latest.

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International Model European Parliament session in Vienna

5/2/2014

Europe, a continent that was up until 60 years ago torn by terrible wars is now a global leader for peace and solidarity. From March 29- April 5, delegations from 30 nations from across Europe came together in Vienna, Austria for the 40th International Session Model European Parliament. Once again, the Macedonian delegation formed after the MEP National Session earlier this year participated at this milestone session which not only marked the 20 year anniversary of the formation of the Model European Parliament, but also the up coming 100 year anniversary of the First World War. The delegation comprised of NOVA students Tijana Istochka (Head of Delegation) and Nikola Danev, who were also joined by their public school counterparts Andrej Tatarchevski (Georgi Dimitrov), Sonja Mitikj (Nikola Karev) and Stefan Kalabakov (Orce Nikolov). The delegation was also accompanied by NOVA junior Kristina Madjoska who served as a Committee President. All students enjoyed a week of debating, politicking, resolution writing but most importantly networking through various traditional Viennese and Austrian cultural activities. This successful session for the Macedonian delegation concluded with  a traditional Viennese Ball- The MEP Ball for Peace. Check out the photo gallery from the MEP session in Viena here

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