September 2018


EMS Newsletter

9/25/2018

The second edition of the Nova EMS Newsletter is out. Take a look at the novelties in our school for this academic year: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-2-2018.html

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NOVA Writing Pearls (Open call)

9/24/2018

“Do you have the write stuff?NOVA International School is holding its short stories contest titledas NOVA Writing Pearls open to all young writers from grade 6 to grade12. Stories can be of any genre and between 300 and 1,000 words.-Write what is in front of you: Fiction, Non Fiction, Narrative andPersonal Eye! Finalists will have their short stories published inNOVA Pearls, Edition of 2019. Work should be submitted tojulija.krstevska@nova.edu.mk  by November 30, 2018.”

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Memorandum for cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of Macedonia

9/18/2018

Today Nova International Schools and the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of Macedonia signed a memorandum for cooperation that will result in the creation of a high school course in the social science department in the school that will enrich and offer students practical learning in the field of business and economics.  

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Memorandum for cooperation with Securities and Exchange Commission in the Media

9/18/2018

                           

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Voices of Syria

9/17/2018

Jordan Hattar graced us with his presence last week while on his international circuit. He spoke to our HS student body as well as our elementary students. Jordan was inundated with questions about his travels and experiences by many of our students interested in community service and those who see hope in Jordan’s endeavours. He shared his own stories of hope and of a united global community. Jordan emphasised the importance of learning to listen and gave us numerous examples of ways he has served many communities by connecting to them through empathy. We hope he is able to join us again. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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HS Back to School Night

9/14/2018

In a spirit of collaboration and true to our mission, our new and improved Back to School Night format provided a space for parents to hear about school expectations and to ask questions of faculty and administration. We are creating connections early in the school year to ensure a productive partnership between the family and the school, so that all of our learners reach their destination. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Voices of Syria

9/13/2018

On September 13th Nova will host Mr. Jordan Hattar from Voices of Syria and the founder of Help4Refugees.orgHe will share his journey that started at the University of Cambridge, through South Sudan and onward to Syrian refugee camps, to interning with First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Back to School Night

9/13/2018

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

9/10/2018

[Invitation] from Davor Karakashev (Nova class of 2004) to the entire Nova alumni network.RSVP to the Alumni General Assembly by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfoItRBlfbqjPzxwxKKatHR2tFsWR1VBhj8YplCqbx5GObQw/viewform

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MS Social Science Teacher Kristen Fink interview for Zenski Magazin

9/4/2018

Nova is very proud that it currently hosts faculty members like our very own Kristen Fink. Kristen teaches social sciences in the Nova Middle School. She moved in Skopje last year and she comes from a small town in the south of Iowa. Learn more about Kristen's adventures in and out of our country and her experiences here. Check out the interview on the following link: https://zenskimagazin.mk/intervju-so-profesorkata-od-nova-kristen-fink-sakam-mojot-chas-da-bide-organiziran-haos

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New books in the HS Library

9/3/2018

Dear high school students, the library has a list of new and exciting books for you and your friends. Make sure you visit the library and check-out an item from our latest arrivals.

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Join the Student Council

9/3/2018

Dear NOVA students, The Student Council is preparing itself for the new school year and will have its introductory meeting next week on Wednesday, September 12 th a 2.10 pm in the Library.   Everyone who is interested is welcome to attend.

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IMYC unit: Communication

9/3/2018

On Wednesday the 7th graders participated in the Entry Point for their new IMYC unit, Communication. They were introduced to the Big Idea: When information is shared accurately and clearly the end result is more effective, through a series of activities, including communication games and mind mapping. They were also addressed by two working communications professionals (and NOVA parents), Eli Peseva and Vasko Popetrevski. The students will learn about Communication in all their classes over the coming weeks. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

9/3/2018

[Invitation] from Ivan Novakovski (Manager, Nova International School) to the entire Nova alumni network. RSVP to the Alumni General Assembly by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfoItRBlfbqjPzxwxKKatHR2tFsWR1VBhj8YplCqbx5GObQw/viewform

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August 2018


SUPERNOVA fall season starts next week

8/31/2018

The  SUPERNOVA fall season starts next week. The first meetings for the HS teams are scheduled as follows:- HS Boys Soccer: Monday (03.September) at 3:30 pm on Alumina field (map with directions posted on the HS Info board);- HS Girls Soccer: Monday (03.September) at 3:30 pm in FORZA Gym;- HS Cross Country: Monday (03.September) at 3:15 pm in EMS Auditorium;- HS Robotics: Tuesday (04.September) at 3:15 pm in Computer Lab 2;You can find more details on the HS info board or on this LINKPlease contact Mr. Aleksandar Ristovski on aleksandar.ristovski@nova.edu.mk if you have questions or concerns.

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Securities Markets, an exciting pilot program in Nova

8/30/2018

Dear students, in collaboration with the Macedonian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), NOVA is launching an exciting pilot program this semester.Why:  to enrich and offer practical learning to students in the field of business and economics, for which there exists considerable demand at NovaWhat: Introducing a half credit elective course in the Social Sciences titled - Securities Markets - a blended learning course, including market theory, simulations and activities, as well as field trips  Who: all HS students interested in business and economics qualify; lectures are offered by trainers who work for the Macedonian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)When: once a week for a full period, starting the week of October 1, either during L2 (11:15-12:10) or the Early Release period (14:15-15:10)How: there is a sign-up sheet in the Counseling Centre until Friday September 17; should there be more interest, we can open up another student group. Where: The class will meet in a high school classroom, but includes planned visits to the Macedonian stock exchange, the SEC, central depository, brokerage firms Assessment: Students will need to write a final reflection paper, or complete a group activity / presentation delivered to a broader audience as their culminating product in lieu of a semester exam, around the same time. Assessment will be Pass/Fail and if meeting the requirements, the course will be entered into the students' academic record. 

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

8/30/2018

[Invitation] from the Nova Director Viktor Novakovski to the entire Nova alumni network. RSVP to the Alumni General Assembly by filling in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfoItRBlfbqjPzxwxKKatHR2tFsWR1VBhj8YplCqbx5GObQw/viewform

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EMS Newsletter

8/28/2018

The first edition of the Nova EMS Newsletter is out. Take a look at the novelties in our school for this academic year: http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-1-2018.html

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General Assembly of the NOVA Alumni Association

8/28/2018

Dear Nova alumni community.It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite all of you to the first ever General Assembly of the Nova Alumni Association taking place in the Nova High School on the 29th of September 2018 at 11am until 12:30pm. The General Assembly of the Nova Alumni Association will be a ‘milestone’ event that will mark the creation of the Nova Alumni Association. We invite all Nova alums and their families to join us for a Saturday brunch in Nova on the 29th of September where you will meet the Nova Alumni Association governing body, vote on the Nova Alumni Association Statute, and spend some relax time with fellow Nova alums.To confirm your presence for the General Assembly, just fill in your name and graduating class on this form:https://goo.gl/forms/7wfqqGCNnD45cMbj1 In the previous year Nova has been working hard on establishing the Nova Alumni Association, an entity within Nova that will have the purpose to establish and perpetuate fellowship among the alumni and enable a mutually helpful relationship between the Association and Nova International School. The goal of this Association is to unite alums in supporting each other and the school mission and vision. We are very proud of what we have done thus far with this association, but the General Assembly is a crucial juncture for this successful story, so we encourage all of you to join.

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NOVA newspaper club

8/23/2018

Are you interested in being a part of a newspaper? Well, good news for you! This year, there will be a newspaper club run by us, the students, in which we will create a school newspaper. If you are interested, the first meeting takes place on Tuesday (Aug. 28th), at 3:20 in front of room 203. If you have any questions contact Sofia Tanevska (st12802@nova.edu.mk) or Lili Zbogar (lz13780@nova.edu.mk)

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Week without walls [useful links and info]

8/22/2018

Dear Nova families, we would like to share with all of you some useful links and information for the upcoming Week without walls program. The most important link that you should bookmark is the Week Without Walls website, available on: weekwow.weebly.com There you can find useful information about the program and the offers for this academic year. In addition we will like to share with all of you all projects description HERE (click on a particular project and you should be able to find out all details), so that you get familiarized with the current projects. Students may also find more details about the project on the Info board in the main hall in the NOVA High School. The registration process for the Week without walls is explained HERE. What is notewotrthy this year is that students don't sign up for a project / trip online. They (their parents) need to go agencies organizing their preferred project / trip and register there (for projects taking place outside of Skopje). Students attending projects in Skopje should register with Ms. Maja A. Jokjik. NOVA will use the 'First come first served rule' for registration of students in projects where there is a limited number of students who can attend;Finally there is a there is a WWW Exemption form HERE for students who have valid reasons not to attend any WWW project / trip;  

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NOVA HS student orientation, August 2018

8/22/2018

On Monday 20th August, Nova faculty and administration welcomed our new students! We spent time showing around our campus and sharing key elements of what it means to be successful in an International School. They met existing students, were involved in a Question and Answer session on specialised programs (IB and AP) and generally, were offered opportunities to connect with their new teachers. Overall, a very successful event aiming primarily to commence our new journey together @ Nova. We wish them every success in their new home, and know that they will receive support to become the best they can be! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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EMS new student orientation, August 2018

8/22/2018

Monday saw the official beginning of the school year for our newest members of the Nova community. Throughout the day we conducted 3 separate parent information sessions for Early Education, Elementary and Middle School. This gave parents, students and teachers an opportunity to get familiar with the school and our procedures and most importantly, meet the teachers. This is the second year that we have adopted this model of orientation and based on the feedback from parents and staff, it looks set to be the model that we take forward into the future. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA professional learning, IB

8/17/2018

Nova High School faculty dived into their professional learning with a full day workshop on a key component of their IB learning, the Extended Essay. The trainer had a wealth of experience in teaching in the IB and is also an examiner for the IB. It was great to hear about the internal dynamics of marking the Extended Essay and how best to support our learners in this rigorous process and program. As a Professional Learning Community, we learn together so that we can provide meaningful guidance to our students. We constantly refine our practice in order to engage students, embed our new learning and align ourselves to international standards of education. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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July 2018


NOVA Summer Camp [week three]

7/9/2018

The last week of NOVA Summer Camp went as smoothly as the previous two. While the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins relished another week of athletic activities, highlighted by the overnight camping on Wednesday night on Vodno, Happy Frogs continued to enjoy a vast array of fun and educational activities which provided endless entertainment leaving no opportunities for boredom. During the past three weeks, we saw a sense of closeness and familiarity, friendship as well as trust gradually develop among all our campers. We are certain the NOVA Summer Camp means more than just fun and excitement to your child. The experience of socializing with children from different backgrounds, cultures, and ages is unquestionably an invaluable one. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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NOVA MS Graduation Ceremony will air on Nasa TV

7/5/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our  MS Graduation Ceremony will air on NASA TV this Saturday, July 7th from 9:30 am and 5:30 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Sunday, July 8th from 3:30 pm, and Wednesday, July 11th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch their loved ones graduate.

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NOVA Summer Camp [week two]

7/2/2018

In the second week, despite the rainy days and some slight adjustment of the scheduled activities that must be made, the Tigers, Panthers and Penguins still had the chance to try their hands at several new activities, including carting and bowling. Those new activities provided a diversity of new challenges which kept the campers engaged and their spirit high.  We could not be more proud and happier to see our campers become more confident and skillful in double rope bridge crossing, kayaking, archery and horseback riding when they took part in these activities for the second time. Furthermore, during the team building games and sports, the campers demonstrated more team work, cooperation and fair-play than the previous week. Happy Frogs had a similarly eventful second week, with exciting new activities that were well-loved by the young campers. Our visits to the Museum of Natural History allowed the children to discover the rich and diverse flora and fauna from all across Macedonia. They were especially enthusiastic during the animal hunt searching through the exhibits. Afternoon sessions included various hands-on activities, starting with recycled bottle bubble painting, which proved to be a huge hit. Not only was it a fun way to blow bubbles, but campers were also fascinated by the magic effects created. To take recycling to the next level, children participated in a 3-day project, which provided them with rich sensory play while learning about the process involved in recycling paper. Seeing campers who had been rather reserved during the first week open up and take a more active role in both trying the activities and making new friends, we are certain that we have another fun and exciting week ahead of us. We are looking forward to new adventures it brings! Check out the photo gallery from the second week of this year's Summer Camp here

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NOVA ES End of Year Performance will air on Nasa TV

7/1/2018

We’re thrilled to announce that our ES End of Year Performance will air on NASA TV on Sunday, July 1st from 3:00 pm. It will be rebrodcasted on Wednesday, July 4th from 6:00 pm. Let your friends and family know so they can watch amazing performance of our elementary school students.

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