2015-2016 Archived News

NCS Celebrates its 5th Graders, Retiring Staff and End of School Year!
NCS Celebrates its 5th Graders, Retiring Staff and End of School Year!
06/03/2016
Last night, NCS celebrated its 5th graders, retiring staff, and the end of a successful school year.
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Final NCS Community Gathering of the Year
Final NCS Community Gathering of the Year
06/02/2016
What a great final NCS Community Gathering of the school year we had this morning!
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NCS 1st Graders Build Catapults
NCS 1st Graders Build Catapults
06/02/2016
1st graders put their critical thinking skills to the test as they designed and built catapults.
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K/1 Students Visit the International Crane Foundation
K/1 Students Visit the International Crane Foundation
06/02/2016
Our K/1 students, as well as our parents and staff who attended the field trip, enjoyed learning so much about cranes!
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1st Grader Boat Design Challenge
1st Grader Boat Design Challenge
06/01/2016
NCS 1st graders rise to the challenge to design and build boats to hold the most weight.
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NCS Girls On the Run Community Project and Upcoming 5K Run
NCS Girls On the Run Community Project and Upcoming 5K Run
05/31/2016
NCS Girls On the Run enjoyed participating in a worthwhile community project.
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Mrs. Klawiter's Cake Boss Contest
Mrs. Klawiter's Cake Boss Contest
05/31/2016
Mrs. Klawiter's class joined a high school class to learn cake decorating.
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Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Does Some Planting
Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Does Some Planting
05/31/2016
Mrs. Klawiter's class enjoyed some time outdoors planting in the NCS garden.
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NCS 4th and 5th Graders Go Canoeing
NCS 4th and 5th Graders Go Canoeing
05/31/2016
NCS 4th and 5th graders were able to experience the outdoors in a fun way by canoeing!
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NCS 5th Grade History Play is a hit!!
NCS 5th Grade History Play is a hit!!
05/26/2016
Our NCS 5th graders recently performed this year's history play.
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NCS 5th Graders Program Robots
NCS 5th Graders Program Robots
05/25/2016
NCS 5th graders are exploring the world of robotics by programming robots.
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New Century School's "Greatness Circles"
New Century School's "Greatness Circles"
04/29/2016
New Century School uses "Greatness Circles" to grow a community feel within its classrooms.
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Sidney Moore's Interview with Channel 15 News
Sidney Moore's Interview with Channel 15 News
04/15/2016
NCS student, Sidney Moore, was interviewed on Channel 15 News Monday night for girls interested in science.
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Mr. Gundlach's and Mrs. Klawiter's Classes' Creations of Terrace Town
Mr. Gundlach's and Mrs. Klawiter's Classes' Creations of Terrace Town
04/15/2016
Mr. Gundlach's and Mrs. Klawiter's classes have been working hard on their Terrace Town. They have a great time lapse video showing their progress.
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NCS Starts Construction of Terrace Town
NCS Starts Construction of Terrace Town
04/12/2016
NCS students have started constructing their Terrace Town buildings.
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NCS After-School Programs Kick off their 3rd Session
NCS After-School Programs Kick off their 3rd Session
03/22/2016
On Monday, March 14th, we began our third and last 8-week After-School Session of the school year with a STEM Program, Bricks 4 Kidz Club, and Homework Club.
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NCS 2/3 Classes learn about population density from architect Josh Johnson
NCS 2/3 Classes learn about population density from architect Josh Johnson
03/21/2016
Our 2nd and 3rd graders had a visit from architect Josh Johnson today and he taught them about population density.
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2/3 Classes do Community Walks to prepare for Terrace Town
2/3 Classes do Community Walks to prepare for Terrace Town
03/18/2016
This week, our 2nd and 3rd graders have been taking Community Walks to provide them with better understanding for our Terrace Town unit.
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4/5 Students Rise to the Challenge to Build the Tallest Structure
4/5 Students Rise to the Challenge to Build the Tallest Structure
03/15/2016
Mr. Lohr's students were given a challenge a few days ago to build the tallest structure they could with Keva Building Planks.
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Happy Pi Day!
Happy Pi Day!
03/14/2016
Mrs. Konop's 5th grade math class celebrated Pi Day today with various activities, including eating pie!
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4th Grade Native American Showcase
4th Grade Native American Showcase
03/11/2016
NCS 4th graders created a Native American Showcase for students from other grades to visit and learn.
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NCS After-School Cursive Club is Enjoyed by Students
NCS After-School Cursive Club is Enjoyed by Students
03/08/2016
NCS students met on Monday afternoons after school for the last eight weeks for Cursive Club!
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NCS Students Learn About Recycling and Engineering Through After-School STEM Program
NCS Students Learn About Recycling and Engineering Through After-School STEM Program
03/08/2016
NCS students met on Monday afternoons after school for the last eight weeks for a STEM Program called "Go Green: Engineering Recycled Racers."
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K/1 & 4/5 Classes Learn About Different Types of Architecture
K/1 & 4/5 Classes Learn About Different Types of Architecture
03/04/2016
NCS K/1 students had a visit from architect, Josh Johnson, today and discussed different types of architecture.
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2/3 Classes Prepare for Terrace Town Using Technology
2/3 Classes Prepare for Terrace Town Using Technology
03/03/2016
NCS 2nd and 3rd graders are using technology and playing Sim City to prepare for Terrace Town
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NCS 4th and 5th graders Explore Architecture
NCS 4th and 5th graders Explore Architecture
02/26/2016
NCS 4th and 5th grade students had a visit from an architect and used our new Keva planks to help them explore architecture.
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K/1 Classes Tour the Cave of the Mounds and Learn about Rocks
K/1 Classes Tour the Cave of the Mounds and Learn about Rocks
02/19/2016
Our K/1 classes had an interesting tour of the Cave of the Mounds today and learned about rocks too!
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K/1 Classes Are Introduced to Terrace Town
K/1 Classes Are Introduced to Terrace Town
02/10/2016
Mrs. Austen’s and Mrs. Schneider’s classes received a great introduction to “Terrace Town” by a real architect, Arlen Kay.
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K/1 Classes Celebrate 100 days of School!
K/1 Classes Celebrate 100 days of School!
02/08/2016
Today, Ms. Austen and Mrs. Schneider's classes celebrated 100 days of school by counting, creating, and designing.
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Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Has Fun Yarn Wrapping the NCS Trees!
Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Has Fun Yarn Wrapping the NCS Trees!
01/28/2016
As part of the Great Kindness Challenge, Mrs. Klawiter's class showed KINDNESS to the trees by wrapping them with yarn for warmth.
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4/5 Students Learn About and Dissect a Cow's Eyeball
4/5 Students Learn About and Dissect a Cow's Eyeball
01/27/2016
The NCS 4th and 5th graders learned about the anatomy of a cow's eye and got to dissect a cow's eyeball!
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Interested Incoming Kindergarten Families for 2016-17 Tour NCS
Interested Incoming Kindergarten Families for 2016-17 Tour NCS
01/22/2016
School Choice Forms will be posted on Feb. 3 and are due by March 4!
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Fun in the Snow at Recess at NCS!!
Fun in the Snow at Recess at NCS!!
01/22/2016
NCS students have fun on the sledding hill at recess at NCS!
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NCS Students Have A Fun Educational Experience at Aldo Leopold Nature Center This Week
NCS Students Go to the Aldo Leopold Nature Center
01/22/2016
NCS students had a fun educational experience at Aldo Leopold Nature Center this week.
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4/5 Students Explore Biomedical Engineering Field with UW Madison University Students
4/5 Students Explore Biomedical Engineering Field with UW Madison University Students
01/19/2016
UW Madison students brought hands-on learning to NCS 4th and 5th grade students in the field of Biomedical Engineering.
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NCS Participates in Great Kindness Challenge and "Kind Coins for Kenya"
NCS Participates in Great Kindness Challenge and "Kind Coins for Kenya"
01/19/2016
NCS classrooms will be focusing on ways to be kind to others.
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Winter Box Tops Competition at NCS
Winter Box Tops Competition at NCS
01/11/2016
NCS classes are competing to see who can bring in the most Box Tops and reach a school goal!
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NCS Celebrates the Continent of Asia
NCS Celebrates the Continent of Asia
12/17/2015
NCS students enjoyed the opportunity to experience the continent of Asia!
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Poetry Pole at NCS
Poetry Pole at NCS
12/15/2015
NCS has its own Poetry Pole thanks to an idea shared by one of its teachers.
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NCS Students Make Holiday Crafts from Gourds
NCS Students Make Holiday Crafts from Gourds
12/15/2015
Every student at NCS will be creating a holiday craft (made from a gourd) to take home.
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Fun Videos of NCS Phys Ed Classes
Fun Videos of NCS Phys Ed Classes
12/03/2015
Check out some really fun videos of what our NCS students have been doing in PE class!
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A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
12/01/2015
Mrs. Klawiter's class hosted Mrs. Konop's class for a Thanksgiving Feast, Charlie Brown style.
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Mr. Lohr's Class Does Their Final Robotic Challenge
Mr. Lohr's Class Does Their Final Robotic Challenge
11/24/2015
These videos show a group's robot retrieving "hazardous waste" from a remote location.
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Mrs. Konop's Class Has a Wisconsin Ag Festival
Mrs. Konop's Class Has a Wisconsin Ag Festival
11/24/2015
Today Mrs. Konop’s class celebrated the agriculture of Wisconsin. Students rotated through four stations.
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Mr. Lohr's 4th and 5th Grade Students Get Some Expert Tips in Bridge Building
Mr. Lohr's 4th and 5th Grade Students Get Some Expert Tips in Bridge Building
11/19/2015
A professor from the UW College of Engineering, Brock Hedegaard, visited our 4th and 5th graders as a local expert to reinforce concepts we covered on building bridges.
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MRS. KLAWITER'S 2/3 CLASS HOSTS A DIORAMA MUSEUM
MRS. KLAWITER'S 2/3 CLASS HOSTS A DIORAMA MUSEUM
11/09/2015
They invited the whole school to their Diorama Museum to see their creations.
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New Century 2nd & 3rd Graders Learn About the Life of a FireFighter
New Century 2nd & 3rd Graders Learn About the Life of a FireFighter
11/02/2015
Firefighters from the Verona area visited New Century School's 2nd and 3rd graders.
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Girls On the Run at NCS
Girls On the Run at NCS
10/23/2015
The Girls on the Run girls are learning how to be joyful, healthy, confident, and brave. Oh... and we learn how to run too!
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NCS 2/3 Students Have Fun Learning at the Science Fest
NCS 2/3 Students Have Fun Learning at the Science Fest
10/23/2015
The Science Fest 2015 Biotron Lab and The Internet of Things was an exciting experience for our 2nd and 3rd grade students today.
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NCS 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Enjoy Some Yoga in their School Day
NCS 2nd and 3rd Grade Students Enjoy Some Yoga in their School Day
10/21/2015
Mrs. Klawiter's 2nd and 3rd grade class had a yoga instructor come to NCS to add a new experience to their school day.
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Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Enjoys Guest Readers and Kevin Henkes Books!!
Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 Class Enjoys Guest Readers and Kevin Henkes Books!!
10/20/2015
As a part of "Global Read Aloud," Mrs. Klawiter's 2/3 class did an author study on Kevin Henkes and asked district staff to come and read their favorite Kevin Henkes book to the class.
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4th & 5th Graders Create Robots to Simulate Hazardous Material Retrieval in a Devastation
4th & 5th Graders Create Robots to Simulate Hazardous Material Retrieval in a Devastation
10/16/2015
Students take part in modifying a "base" robot to re-enact waste retrieval after a situation similar to the earthquake/tsunami in Japan
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NCS Kicks off its After-school STEM Program, Chess Club, and Homework Club
NCS Kicks off its After-school STEM Program, Chess Club, and Homework Club
10/15/2015
New Century School had 45 of its students stay after school on Monday to learn how to play chess, learn about invasive species in its STEM program, or receive help with homework.
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Mrs. Konop's 4th and 5th Grade Class Creates Robots!
Mrs. Konop's 4th and 5th Grade Class Creates Robots!
10/08/2015
Mrs. Konop's students created a robot chassis. After initial investigations, the students are modifying the chassis in order to solve a "real world problem."
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NCS CELEBRATES ITS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!
NCS CELEBRATES ITS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
10/06/2015
New Century School opened its doors 20 years ago this fall as one of the first public charter schools in the State of Wisconsin.
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Building Bridges at NCS
Building Bridges at NCS
10/02/2015
Mr. Lohr's 4th and 5th Grade Students Rise to the Challenge to Build Bridges.
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NCS Students Gain a Greater Understanding of Dwarfism
NCS Students Gain a Greater Understanding of Dwarfism
10/02/2015
The NCS Diversity and Equity Committee arranged a presentation by Dan Verscha to help NCS students understand dwarfism. Dan himself has dwarfism and could share on a very personal note, as could an NCS parent and student who have dwarfism.
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NCS 4/5 Students Take Learning to the Stream
NCS 4/5 Students Take Learning to the Stream
09/25/2015
Yesterday, Mr. Lohr's 4/5 classroom took a trip to the stream for specimen collection, which the students later sorted and classified. A day in the life at New Century!
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NCS STUDENTS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DOT DAY!
09/16/2015
NCS 2nd and 3rd grade students have joined more than a million educators and students for International Dot Day!
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From the home-grown veggies, to homemade sauce and dough, these students enjoy the "final product." See photo collage...
NCS teaches "farm to table" skills
09/14/2015
From the home-grown veggies, to homemade sauce and dough, these students enjoy the "final product." See photo collage...
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NCS Director's Welcome Letter
08/28/2015
Welcome to the 2015- 2016 New Century School Year! We have many great reasons to be excited for the start of the school year!
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NCS 5th Grade History Play is a hit!
NCS 5th Grade History Play is a hit!
05/20/2015
NCS 5th graders in Mr. Lohr's class put on a play, "Are You Smarter Than a 5th grade History Teacher?"
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Down Syndrome Peer Sensitivity Event
Down Syndrome Peer Sensitivity Event
05/08/2015
NCS students learn about Down Syndrome so they can better understand and relate to someone who has Down Syndrome.
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National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium
05/06/2015
The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium all school field trip was a great learning experience for all!
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NCS 2nd and 3rd Graders Share Poems with the Community to Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day
NCS 2nd and 3rd Graders Share Poems with the Community to Celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day
04/30/2015
NCS 2nd and 3rd graders handed poems out to customers at Miller's and Sons Supermarket, Tuvalu, Walgreens, and other places around Verona to celebrate Poem in Your Pocket Day.
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NCS Staff and Families Spend Time Together Ice Skating
NCS Staff and Families Spend Time Together Ice Skating
03/29/2015
NCS families and staff spent some time together ice skating as a school fundraising event.
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The Best School Ever
The Best School Ever
03/12/2015
The Best School Ever was written by Mrs. Klawiter's class and describes their favorite things about NCS.
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NCS Family Dance
NCS Family Dance
03/06/2015
NCS students, families and staff had fun at our Family Dance Party!
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NCS Celebrates Africa
NCS Celebrates Africa
02/16/2015
The NCS Diversity/Equity Committee coodinated a school-wide event giving NCS students the opportunity to see, feel, and experience the continent of Africa.
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NCS K/1 Classes Explore Energy
NCS K/1 Classes Explore Energy
11/14/2014
NCS K/1 students explore friction, ramp height, and other variables and how they relate to energy.
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