Jr. Eagle Football Night
A number of Lower School Students enjoyed special events during the September 30th Home Football game including Cheerleading and Flag Football.
Tonight, Sept. 29th, the US Girls soccer team held a Dedication Ceremony for Leon Wright (Morgan) and Cindy Hemby (Amelia). A tree was planted and the team placed a memory plaque to honor the lives of these two. The dedication service was held between tonight's JV and Varsity Games.
Newest NCS Hall of Fame Inductees
The newest Inductees into the NCS Hall of Fame were announced during the Homecoming Celebration on September 23, 2022. They represent the Fall Sports from the 2000-2009 Graduating classes. Congratulations!
William Berg, class of 2008 – Football
Zach Bledsoe, class of 2008 – Football
Jeff Bolander, class of 2001 – Football
Haley Light Breedlove, class of 2006 – Cheerleading
Jennifer Yuchnitz Garner, class of 2004 – Volleyball
Michael Gray, class of 2009 – Football
Ryan Harris, class of 2001 – Football & Basketball
Holley Koob Willover, class of 2005 – Cross Country & Track
Luke Jerkins, class of 2005 – Football
Justin Lessard, class of 2002 – Football
Matthew Loveless, class of 2002 – Football
Meredith McGinnis, class of 2001 – Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, Track & Field
James Meadows, class of 2002 – Football
Matthew Pace, class of 2003 – Football, Basketball & Baseball
Matthew Pruitt, class of 2001 – Football
Anna Claire Raines, class of 2005 - Cross Country
Ashley Ingram Skinner, class of 2004 – Volleyball
Jake Tiesler, class of 2002 – Football
Jason Vanatta, class of 2005 – Football
Eric Vick, class of 2006 - Cross Country
US and Kindergarten PE classes
Coach Mariah King's Upper School PE Class helps Coach Richardson's Kindergarten PE class work on their Soccer skills today.
It doesn't get much better than this!
Homecoming Week: Dress Up Day 3
In this case, a Picture truly is worth a thousand words.
PreK and LS Chapel
PreK Students and Parents joined the Lower School today for Chapel in the Main Gym.
The Students were adorable as they enjoyed interactive Songs with Dr. Fincher and a brief Bible Lesson from Mr. Palk.
Homecoming Week: Dress Up Day 2
Dress Theme for Today - Holidays
Freshmen: Show Green for St. Patrick's Day
Sophomores: Pink, Red and Hearts for Valentine's Day
Juniors: Stars and Stripes for 4th of July
Seniors: Santa and his Elves shout Christmas
Homecoming Week: Dress Up Day 1
Did we really look this in the early 2000's??? Sweatbands & Gold Chains seem to be the “uniform” of the day.
On September 13th, a number of Upper School students attended the College Fair hosted by Lipscomb University.
Pep Rally September 9th
Upper School students enjoyed their first Pep Rally of the year in recognition of the Fall Sports.
The Rock Band kicked off the festivities, followed by a Tic-Tok challenge, Cheer Squad, introduction of the Teams, a prayer led by Coach Brothers, and ended with the student body participating in the Breakdown Chant.
IT was LOUD! A truly unforgettable experience.
Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
A Ribbon Cutting Celebration was held in the early morning on September 9th to acknowledge the many people who made the new Outdoor Classroom a reality.
The celebration included moments of reflection, giving thanks, visiting with friends, plus lots of coffee and donuts!
A beautiful morning in a Sweet, Sweet Place.
NCS Football Homecoming
Football Homecoming Game is Friday, September 23rd.
NCS Eagles face off against Davidson Academy.
Homecoming Dance Tickets on Sale Now
Homecoming Dance September 23rd, after the game.
Click here to order your tickets.
Peter and the Star Catcher - NCS Theatre Production
NCS Theatre will present Peter and the Star Catcher October 1 - 3.
Homecoming T-Shirts - On Sale Now
Prices range from $15.50 - $22.50 and there are several Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve options.
The Deadline to order is Friday, Sept. 9th at 3:00 PM.
Click here to place your order!
The Revlon Girl - Upcoming Theatre Performance
The Revlon Girl
NCS Theater Performance
Saturday, September 3rd @ 4:00 PM
Reservations are not required and there is no cost to attend the performance.
Donations to the Skylar Rose Foundation are encouraged and will be accepted at the door. All funds raised will go directly to the foundation to provide resources to families affected by infant loss.
Due to difficult concepts addressed, this show is considered PG-13 with strong caution. If you have any questions about the presentation or fundraiser, please contact Mrs. Arnold.
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An Interview with 2011 Graduate Cassi Wright
Cassi Wright began mastering her artistic talents starting in the 6th grade at Nashville Christian School. Since then she has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, finishing with her senior thesis, The Hallowed Woods. NCS Director of Alumni Relations Karen Whelan recently caught up with Cassi to talk about where her passion for art is now taking her...
I looked at your thesis on your website, cassiwright.wordpress.com, and am fascinated with how you combine your art with your faith. Can you share how this came to be?
My faith was increased when I started having dreams at night from God. I knew these dreams were from Him because scriptures would be spoken to me in the dreams. The art I make comes from being inspired by what I learned from studying these scriptures. The dream that inspired my senior thesis was from a scripture I had never read before. In this dream I was walking down a narrow path lined with tall trees. It was sunrise, and light was peeking through the treetops. I could smell a strong scent of cedar, and I heard a man’s voice behind me, and he said, “This is the glory of Lebanon” over and over, and I repeated that phrase as I walked. I woke up from this dream feeling inspired and curious about what was spoken to me. I immediately looked up the phrase and came to find a specific passage from the Bible: The glory of Lebanon shall come to you, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and I will make the place of my feet glorious. —Isaiah 60:13 This word gave meaning to what I had seen in the dream and inspired my writings on my senior thesis. My senior thesis writings and research can be found at cassiwright.wordpress.com
I noticed your most recent medium of art is pyrography? Tell us about that.
I am a self taught pyrographer and I have been using this medium for almost 12 months now. Pyrography is a combination of greek words that mean “writing with fire." I have found the practice is very similar to the process of painting with water color. Just like in watercolor painting I build up layers of shading with pigment I also build up layers of burn in pyrography. I was able to pick up the practice of pyrography so quickly because I had spent so much time doing water color paintings. I found the practice after having the Isaiah 60:13 dream. The dream made me want to work with all kinds of wood and in researching art practices that use wood pyrography resonated with me the most.
Do you have a favorite medium?
Pyrography is by far my favorite medium. I love the different wood grains I get to work with and the smell of the burning wood. But this practice has meant so much to me because I am getting to work with fire. Why fire resonates with me is because of my belief about baptism. In Matthew 3:11 and Luke 3:16 we are told that our Messiah will baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire. What I love so much about this verse is I get a picture of how baptism should look. That this baptism changes everything and my life will never look the same. It is like in pyrography once fire touches the wood it is changed forever, there is no erasing with this practice. I think about a forrest fire. When we see forrest fires we think about loss. But something pretty incredible happens after that loss. Everything touched by the fire bursts with a new life. Our life in the Holy Spirit should look like this where the old self is changed by His fire and new life in Him can begin. We cannot remain the same if we experience His purifying fire through the baptism of His Spirit. I believe that this is how the life of a Christian should be. I love Pyrography because the process reminds me of my baptism and how change by fire is irreversible.
Is your art on display anywhere?
My series, "The Hallowed Woods”, will be on display in the Brentwood office of Dr. Joseph Mclaughlin, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University and Child Psycologist.
What impact did NCS have on you?
There are a lot of ways NCS has impacted me.
One of the ways was NCS encouraged me to become a master in my talent. I was allowed to take art everyday from 6th-12th grade. Not many schools let students customize their schedule to their interests, I am extremely grateful that they recognized my talents and allowed me to pursue them during the school day.
Have you stayed in touch with any friends or faculty from NCS?
I have stayed in touch with Donna Torrez and see her as someone who has discipled me in faith and practice as an artist. I have always been inspired by her walk and ability to hear Holy Spirit in her day to day life. Donna was the first person I encountered who as an artist used her work to spread the good news. Studying under Donna gave me a desire to hear the Holy Spirit in my own life and invite Him to work through my art.
What lies ahead for Cassi Wright and Cassia Tree Studio?
What lies ahead for me is putting all of my time and energy into my work through my business Cassia Tree Studio. I am self employed working full time doing creative jobs like custom painting, woodburnings, photography, logo design and Illustration. I have been asked to display my work at different conferences and churches in the U.S. and I plan to travel and do those for a while. I find a lot of joy in meeting new people and sharing my creative experience with them. I love the connections that I make and the stories people share with me about how Holy Spirit speaks to them. My heart’s desire and what I am saving up for is a trip to Israel. I would like to set up a creative space there to raise up the next generation in creating art from a relationship with God’s Spirit.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us...a memory at NCS, those who influenced you the most...anything at all?
There were so many incredible people who impacted me at NCS it would be hard to write about all of them. The best way I can think to do it is by sharing a few names of some staff members and a word about what I learned from them.
- Donna Torrez- A lifestyle of Worship and communion with the Spirit
- Kristen Hooper (Brown)- Praying through the scriptures, Asking God for Wisdom (lesson on Solomon in 7th grade)
- Greg Hines- The Value of Researching the Scriptures, Having a voice and answer to why I believe what I believe
- Brian Tipps- The value of asking good questions and searching out others hearts
- Stephanie Harper- Story telling and developing my voice in writing
- Karen Shivers- Finacial responsibility and Planning, Strategy
- Natasha Fincher- Endurance, goal setting, and work ethic
- Mr.Carlucci- the value and power of story telling and memorization
- Eric Fruechtemeyer- Authenticity and Honesty
- Connie Jo Shelton- Passion and Vision