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Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is… Mrs. Rose Valdez!

Her Peers shared:

You would never know Mrs. Valdez was a first-year teacher at NCS. She has incorporated herself into the life of the school and built relationships with her students.

Being new to a school can be daunting but Mrs. Valdez has thrown herself into NCS and the community here. She has helped chaperone the bonfire and the US Fall Retreat, attends sporting events and has already developed good relationships with students. 
She is kind and holds her students to a high standard.

You can tell Mrs. Valdez is excited to be here and we are thankful she is!

Congrats Mrs. Rose Valdez!

Nov. 28th Construction Update

Cherie Stivers Abner

Last night NCS Alumni, Cherie Stivers Abner, coached what is believed to be the first-ever Tennessee game with both boys basketball teams coached by women. 

Cherie coaches for Westmoreland and Katrina Carter is the Hunters Lane boys coach. 

Westmoreland won 53-40. 

Congrats on Making History!

Nov. 20th Construction Update

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the week is … Ms. Stephanie Harper.

Her peers shared:

Ms. Harper has worked so hard for months for the school accreditation. She handled the additional responsibilities with grace while teaching a full load of classes.

Ms. Harper is always willing to help her coworkers with whatever they need.

I am ever thankful for Ms. Harper's advice and friendship.

Ms. Harper is a hidden gem on this campus and we are lucky to have her!

Congrats Ms. Harper!

Coach Jeff Brothers

Congratulations to Coach Jeff Brothers, recipient of the 2022-2023 TSSAA A.F. Bridges Award for Male Coach of the Year for District 5.

This award recognizes traits associated with Mr. A.F. Bridges, the TSSAA's first executive secretary.

Mr. Bridges displayed firmness and fairness as well as the high ideals of ethics and integrity. This also accurately describes Coach Brothers.

We are blessed to have Coach Brothers at NCS!

11.8.23 PM Construction Update

11.8.2023 PM Construction Update -  We love having Nashville Ready Mix at the Construction site!


 

Middle School Girls Soccer

We are SO PROUD of this year's MS Girls Soccer Team plus the history of the Program. 

Check out these AMAZING stats.



 

11.8.23 New Construction Update

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the week is… Coach Gary Van Atta.

His peers shared:
Coach Gary Van Atta is a new addition to our staff this year, but it feels like he has been here for years. It is obvious that he loves his job and loves working with students and getting to know them.

Coach Van Atta has become a true NCS EAGLE since day one. I hear him each morning say, “It’s a great day to be an Eagle.” 

Coach Van Atta will do whatever is asked of him and go above and beyond, even in the smallest tasks. He is always positive, and it has encouraged me to do the same. 

Congrats Coach Van Atta!


 

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is... Mrs. Abbie Moroney!

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is … Mrs. Abbie Moroney.

Her  Peers shared:

I have sat in on Mrs. Moroney’s class several times this school year and each time students have been engaged and I have also learned a thing or two.

Mrs. Moroney is always more than willing to help and surpasses all the requirements when assigned a task.

Mrs. Moroney is personable and a very equipped educator.  

Mrs. Moroney’s response is always, "Oh, I can help with that."  

We are so lucky to have her on our team.  Congrats!

October 25th New Event Center Construction Update

A few pictures from today! Progress continues!

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is...Mrs. Amy Payne!

Her peers shared:

Mrs. Payne has been instrumental in building our AP Math courses. She spends a lot of time outside of school building these courses, all while in Grad School.

Mrs. Payne teaches in a way that makes very difficult concepts understandable to her students.

Even students who are not huge fans of Math say that Mrs. Payne is, hands down, their favorite teacher.

Congrats Mrs. Payne!

October 18th Event Center Construction Update

Check out a few pictures from today!

Rock Band Performance

The NCS Rock Band performed during today's Pep Rally. GREAT JOB!!!

The Faculty/Staff Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Katie Ryckman.

The Faculty/Staff Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Katie Ryckman.

Her peers shared:

Katie wears many hats and does so with EXCELLENCE! She holds down the fort in the lower school front office, writes tardy slips, keeps everything organized with labels, post-it notes, fun signs and posters. She is the best!

Katie is the ultimate team player. She is a proficient coordinator, a reliable consultant, and an irreplaceable cog in our machine.

Katie daily exemplifies professionalism, efficiency and integrity.

Congrats Katie!


 

The Upper School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Kate McClary!

The Upper School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Kate McClary!

Her teachers and coaches shared:
Kate is an excellent student. She collaborates well with her classmates and contributes important ideas to discussions.  She is always respectful and willing to work.

Kate plays sports with a humble heart and a good Christian attitude.

Kate is a natural leader. She leads in a quiet manner which is very positive and effective.

Kate always works hard, she always welcomes a challenge, and she always supports and loves her teammates. I cannot wait to see all that she accomplishes in this life.

Kate is an excellent young woman, and I am proud to call her a Lady Eagle.

Congratulations Kate!
 

The Middle School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks….Easton Ellis!

NCS is proud to introduce the Middle School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks….Easton Ellis!

His teachers shared:
This is Easton’s first year at NCS and he is already making an impact. He comes to class eager to learn. He is kind and respectful and gets along well with his fellow classmates.

Easton understands how to make his first year at NCS a great one: find your people, work hard, and most importantly stay committed to who God has called you to be.

Easton always has a smile on his face. He is kind to others and has a quick sense of humor.

Easton knows how to joke and have fun, but also understands when to stop. This self-control is beyond his years as a middle school student.

Easton treats everyone with kindness and consideration, creating a positive class experience. He is a great addition to our already amazing small group.

We are so glad Easton has joined out Nashville Christian community.

Congrats Easton!

The Lower School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Sarah Johnson

NCS is proud to introduce the Lower School Excellence Award Winner for the first 9-weeks…Sarah Johnson.

Sarah was nominated for being a role model for excellent behavior and achievement in everything she does. She is gentle and kind and a joy to be around.

Her teachers shared:
Sarah always tries her best. She strives to have a positive attitude and sets an amazing example for her peers.

Sarah loves to leave notes to say thank you or just have a good day. I am truly blessed to have taught her.

Sarah is a special gift to our small group. She is a great role model for the younger students in our group. She has a patient, gentle, calm and supportive nature.

This scripture describes Sarah’s spirit: Don’t hesitate to be enthusiastic – be on fire in the spirit as you serve the Lord! Romans 12:11

Congratulations Sarah!
 

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is …Mr. Michael Peters.

His peers shared:

It has been a joy working with Coach Peters over the past year. He makes learning fun with both humor and knowledge.

Coach Peters has done well establishing relationships with students across a number of different grade levels.

Coach Peters teaches the Bible boldly and clearly to our students and is a great rope-holder to our faculty!

Congrats Coach Peters!

Sept 25 Event Center Construction Update

Another Busy Week!

Upper School Rope Holder of the Week...

This week's Upper School Rope-Holder is ... Blake Mauldin.

His peers shared:

Mr. Mauldin is an amazing teacher. Not only does he take on the role of music teacher/director, he assists in a huge way with the theater department.

Mr. Mauldin works to grow multiple programs at NCS - Band, US and MS Choir, and Rock Band. He never misses a beat (literally!)

He carries the rope for himself and for others and does everything with joy!

Congrats Mr. Mauldin!

Take a Titan 2 School

Thanks to Channel 2, MTSU, and Hattie B's for sponsoring "Take a Titan 2 School" and for picking Madden Sanders as this weeks' recipient! 

The 5th Graders had an Amazing Morning with Malik Willis and Hattie B's provided an amazing lunch for them!

MTSU Dean of the College of Education, Neporcha Cone and Malik joined in this group photo!


 

September 19th Construction Update

More construction progress being made in the area between the US and LS Buildings. 

HUGE MACHINERY!


 

Homecoming Dress Up Day 4

Homecoming Dress Up Day 4 Theme was Soccer Moms and BBQ Dads.

The Girls Soccer Team went all out! Seniors remain in the lead!


 

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

This week's Upper School Rope-Holder is...Ms.Rachel Bartlett!

In addition to showing her Eagle spirit by dressing for today’s Homecoming Theme, her peers shared:

Ms. Bartlett has added an AP class and a Senior Girls Bible class to her work load this year. She prepares her students for difficult material and is always available when needed.

Ms. Bartlett never fails to exceed the expectations placed upon her. She handles many things gracefully and without complaint.

Ms. Bartlett is a valuable member of our community.

Congratulations Ms. Bartlett!!!

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Ms. Katie Sholl.

Her peers shared:

Ms. Sholl is a leader among our teachers. She is part of the "Training Trio," spending extra time supporting other teachers while managing her own load of AP classes.

Ms. Sholl has rigorous expectations for students while making classes enjoyable.

Congratulations Ms. Sholl!

Change is in the air...

Check out some of the recent changes underway on the NCS Grounds in preparation for the NEW EVENT CENTER...

 

Upper School Teacher of the Week...August 24th

This weeks Upper School Teacher of the Week is… Mr. Jim Carlucci.

His Peers shared:

Mr. Carlucci has taken on more than a full load of classes to help a coworker and to keep our kids on track for the year.

Mr. Carlucci is always willing to go the extra mile and he does it without complaint. He just jumps in and helps. He is the epitome of Christian service.

We are so blessed to have him on our campus.

Congratulations to this weeks Rope-Holder, Mr. Carlucci!

Upper School Teacher of the Week August 17th

This year the Upper School Teacher of the Week Award will be known as the “Rope-Holder”.  Recipients will be awarded a graduation cord to wear for the week.

The first Upper School Faculty/Staff Member of the week for the 2023-2024 school year is… Mrs. Janet King. 

Her Peers shared:

Janet King is the definition of perseverance. She has worked endless hours over the Summer and the start of the school year to train two new Counselors and make the class schedule for each US student (not an easy task). 

Mrs. King puts the needs of others first and she is always available to answer students questions. She is devoted spiritually and is a great example of a Christ-like woman. I am very fortunate to work with Mrs. King and look to her as a positive example in my life.

Congrats Mrs. Janet King!

Class of 2024

First Day back for our Seniors. We are so excited for this class!

SALT

The 2023-2024 SALT (Student Ambassador Leadership Team) assembled this weekend for a retreat to kickoff the new school year. 

We look forward to watching them lead this year!

 

Gary Van Atta joins NCS as Head Girls' Basketball Coach

We are excited to announce the hire of Coach Gary Van Atta as the new head coach of the high school girls’ basketball program.

Coach Van Atta has 44 years coaching experience at the high school, junior college, and four-year collegiate (NAIA, D-1, and D-II) levels. He spent the last 7 years as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Montevallo (Montevallo, AL) where he had coached earlier in his career. During his UM career, Coach Van Atta compiled an overall record of 244-161, the winningest coach in program history. His career also includes Head Women’s Basketball Coach positions at UT Martin and at his alma mater, Trevecca Nazarene University.

At the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season, Van Atta ranked 12th among active NCAA Division-II head coaches with 565 wins and was the winningest active coach in the state of Alabama.

Coach Van Atta is known as a great teacher of the game and is well-known throughout the basketball community. In addition to coaching, he will work in our Fitness department, teaching high school Strength Training.

Van Atta shared, “I am excited for this next chapter. I love basketball and I will continue to teach and grow the game.”

Coach Van Atta joins Katie Beth Allen and Mariah King who will continue in their roles as assistant coaches. 

Track and Field State Champion, James Warmbrod

Congratulations to James Warmbrod IV, STATE CHAMPION in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 49.13!

James also placed 3rd in the State 200 Meter Dash with a time of 21.97 and 6th in the State 100 Meter Dash with a time of 10.94!

Faculty/Staff Excellence Award Winner

The Administration is pleased to recognize Bill Miller as the Faculty/Staff Excellence Award Winner for the past 9 weeks. This information was shared:

Sarge goes above and beyond to create an environment where we feel safe.

Mr. Miller is such an asset to our community. He not only makes the safety of our children a top priority he also has a calm, reassuring presence.

Sarge shows quiet confidence, vocational capability and Godly character. He is well-connected and stays current with local news and reports so that he can be proactive. He is a man of character of integrity, but more than that is a man who loves God and values the Christian education that NCS provides.

We are so fortunate to have Sergeant Miller on our campus and a part of our NCS family.

Congratulations Mr. Bill Miller!

Upper School Excellence Award Winner

The Upper School faculty, staff and administration is pleased to recognize Cathy Phung as the Upper School Excellence Award Winner for the past 9 weeks. This information was shared:

Cathy is such a bright light at NCS. You can always count on her to greet you in the hallways and give you the biggest smile. She is determined to always do her best and will do the right thing even when no one is watching. She is involved in everything here and she perfectly represents the mission of NCS. The way she encourages those around her and her wellness to go the extra mile is inspiring.

Congratulations Cathy Phung!

Middle School Excellence Award Winner

The Middle School faculty, staff and administration is pleased to recognize Eli Adams as the Middle School Excellence Award Winner for the past 9 weeks. Several Teachers submitted statements to explain his bright light in our hallways:

Eli daily gives his best in all that he does. He is always quick with a polite, kind word. He is inspiring!

Eli is one of the most respectful, attentive, and kind students we have in the middle school. He cares about his peers and is diligent in all he does.

Eli is very creative and a great artist as well.

Eli is incredibly thorough in all his work and continually strives for excellence.

Eli is a true example of what authentic and dynamic leaders look like.

Congratulations Eli Adams!

Lower School Excellence Award Winner

The Lower School faculty, staff and administration is pleased to recognize Eliza Melton as the Lower School Excellence Award Winner for the past 9 weeks. Several Teachers submitted statements regarding her performance and positive attitude:

Eliza is full of positive energy all day, every day.

Elisa is a ray of sunshine. She always has a positive attitude and a sweet spirit. She is encouraging to her classmates.

I love having Eliza in Spanish class. She is always ready to work and will volunteer to help whenever needed.

When I think about our student pledge Eliza is all of these things!

Congratulations Eliza Melton!

Habitat for Humanity Build

NCS participated in its first Habitat for Humanity build on May 6th and 7th.
 

Generously sponsored by Thrivent Financial, a group of thirteen faculty, staff and students worked alongside future first-time homeowners to frame two homes during the weekend.  
 

Leaders from Habitat and Thrivent met with the students several times before the build, explaining why Habitat exists, why this work matters, and why it is important to serve.  
 

Senior Jack McIntosh (pictured below) said, "It was so much fun working with my friends, doing something we've never done, to bless a deserving family.  It made me feel great!"  NCS is planning to participate in another Habitat build next year.  

Upper School Teacher of the Week...Ms. Rachel Bartlett

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Ms. Rachel Bartlett.  

Her Peers shared: I have heard countless alumni complement Ms. Bartlett and tell her they are doing well in college because of what she taught them in high school. 

She seeks new ways to engage her students and structures her lessons so everyone's needs are met. 

We are lucky to have her as part of our math department. Congrats Ms. Bartlett!

2023 Auction

The 28th Annual NCS Auction was held this past Saturday with the theme Evening Under the Stars. 

Guests were treated to beautiful decorations, a great catered meal, photo booth, rousing Online and live auction and a Writers' in the Round. 

It was a great night of fun!


 

Emma Sharlow

Congratulations to NCS Junior, Emma Sharlow, First place winner in the 2023 District 7 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives and District 7 Congressman Mark Green. 

This competition recognizes one student in each Congressional District across the Country. 

Emma's work "Typography Matthew 10:7" will be hung in the US Capital building for one year. By placing first, she has been invited to attend the special reception in Washington, D.C. and also qualifies for a number of scholarship opportunities. 

Congratulations on this accomplishment Emma!


 

Five 2023 Senior Girls Records

Shout out to these 5 LADY EAGLES: Millie Boone, Charley Harper, Julia Belle Sisemore, Grayson Bonds, Ava Pomeroy. 

During their high school years, all participated in both Basketball and Soccer and accrued many RECORDS in those sports. Julia Belle and Ava also added a State Track Appearance to the list. 

Congrats to all!


 

2023 Spring National Honor Society Inductees

We are proud to present the 2023 Spring Inductees into the National Honor Society: Seniors - Millie Boone, Mitchell Frankum, Jr. Juniors - Lauren Agee, Jenna Baggett, Charlie Brothers, Ainsley Dancer, Mayz Delavergne, Margret Dobbs, Zeke Eckert, Hailee Elizer, Jacob Ellis, Bowen Grohovsky, Ariana Guy, Raelyn Heightman, McKenzie Jennette, Hannah Johnson, Raegan Johnson, Aubrey Kimbro, Zoja King, Reagan Locke, Wyatt Martin, Kate McClary, Damon Mos, Kailey Nichols, Bridgett Page, Megan Parker, Ty Petty, Cathy Phung, Anna Pierce, Bailey Reagan, Walter Reisinger, JT Robbins, Jaelynn Simmons, Brandon Smith, Daniel Whitaker, Neely Woodard .

Senior Class Easter egg hunt

Today the Senior Class participated in the Annual Easter egg hunt. They had a BLAST!

 

NCS Middle and Upper School Art Show Award Winners

Congrats to the students who received Top Awards in the Middle and Upper School Art Show. Upper School Awards include Most Awarded:
Art 1 - Abby Hurley
Art 2 - Ansley Petty
Art 3 -  Megan Parker
Art 4 - John Draper

Principals Award - Megan Parker (Clown)
Best in Show Faculty - Bridgett Page (Truck)
Best in Show Overall - Ansley Petty (Airplane)

Art Show

There is  a lot of excitement in the NCS Visual Arts Department over the upcoming High School and Middle School Art show which is Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00 - 4:00. 

The reception and awards ceremony is at 2:30. 

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is.. Mrs. Amy Payne.
Her Peers shared: Mrs. Payne works every day to ensure her students have time to meet with her and master the content. The classes she teaches are not easy and students are challenged, but supported through her efforts. She pushes students to reach their full potential.
We are blessed to have her in our Math Department.
Congratulations Mrs. Payne!

Mrs. Julie Littrell, Faculty Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to Mrs. Julie Littrell, Faculty Excellence Award Winner for the past 9 weeks!

Her Peers shared: Julie always goes above and beyond! She is an amazing teammate. 

She gives so much of her time and energy to the drama department, helping with the plays. She works to provide the best experience for her students each day. She has a servant heart. 

Julie's blood bleeds NCS orange and blue. She is an incredible Kindergarten teacher. She truly loves NCS and we love her!

Congratulations Mrs. Julie Littrell!

Cutler Stubblefield, Upper School Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to Cutler Stubblefield, Upper School Excellence Award Winner!

Teachers shared the following: Cutler is always willing to help other students understand the material, always polite and respectful to both students and teachers. 

He is one of the most positive students I have taught. 

His kindness is infectious and I know it makes those around him have a better day. Cutler never misses an opportunity to say a kind word, lend a hand, or go the extra mile.

Congratulations Cutler!

Will Gibbs, Middle School Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to Will Gibbs, Middle School Excellence Award winner for the past 9 weeks!

Several teachers submitted statements to explain the bright light Will exhibits in our hallways: He has been a calm, kind, and solid presence in and out of the classroom. I've been impressed with his self-control, honesty, and desire to do the right thing no matter the situation. Will is a natural leader! Will has a constant smile on his face. He shows leadership in the classroom by his quiet spirit and respectful behavior. We love having him as part of our NCS middle school!

Congrats Will!

Knox Brim, Lower School Excellence Award Winner

Congratulations to Knox Brim, Lower School Excellence Award winner for the past 9 weeks!

Characteristics used to describe Knox include Mature, Respectful, Kind, Encouraging, and Mindful.

His Teachers shared: Knox is extremely respectful and kind to all. He is on task all the time, ready to learn, and ready to do his work. I can always count on him to listen and participate. He is kind to his peers and to his teachers. He is a great addition to the theatre family. Knox is a pleasure to have in class - he brings me joy every day! Congratulations Knox!

Charley Harper

Congratulations to Charley Harper for being chosen the Bellevue Exchange Club Student of the Month. 

Charley is joined by Terry Scott, Karen Whelan and Stephanie Harper.

BCAT District All Academic Team

Congratulations to Charley Harper, Whitley Miller, Grayson Bonds, Millie Boone, Reese Dugger, Ava Pomeroy, Julia Belle Sisemore for being selected to the Basketball Coaches Association of Tennessee District All Academic Team. 

To qualify for this award, they maintained a 3.5 GPA or higher for their academic career. 

They are truly Scholar-Athletes!

Optimist Club Essay Contest Winners

Three NCS Students were winners in the Bellevue Optimist Club Essay Contest and were recognized in a ceremony last night. 

Ava Rudolph (8th Grade) received 3rd place. Kathryn Rogers (12th Grade - not pictured) received 2nd place. 

Charley Harper (12th Grade) received 1st place. 

Congrats to Ava, Kathryn and Charley!

Middle School Small Groups

Middle school small groups went to the lower school and preschool this morning and taught Bible lessons as part of Christian Emphasis Week.

They did many things including putting on skits, singing songs, and coloring together!

Christian Emphasis Week begins today

Christian Emphasis Week begins today at NCS. 

Campus Minister, Jeff Palk, introduced the Theme: Jesus is King in a special Upper School Chapel. 

Small groups were encouraged to sit together and many groups had a special prayer at the conclusion of Chapel. 

Can't wait to see what this week brings.

The Upper School Teacher of the Week...

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Coach John Pierce.

His Peers shared:

I have only heard good things about Coach Pierce as both a Coach and Teacher.

Coach Pierce has been a great addition to both the Bible Department and Basketball program. His daily interactions with students on campus is excellent.

Coach's Basketball players respect him and agree to the high standards he has set for the program.

We are blessed that NCS students have the opportunity to learn from Coach Pierce.

Congratulations Coach Pierce!

National Merit Finalist...Brett Posavac

Nashville Christian School is excited to announce Brett Posavac has been named a National Merit Finalist. 

The nationwide pool of finalists represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. 

Brett plans to attend Belmont University and study Pre-med. 

Congratulations to Brett Posavac!


 

Donovan Smith

Congratulations to Donovan Smith for being selected to represent NCS as the Scholar-Athlete, Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation. 

This award recognizes Donovan's outstanding Academic Achievement, School and Community Leadership and Football Performance. 

Donovan is pictured with Steve Hutchinson and Kelly Holcomb.

Congratulations Donovan!


 

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is...Mrs. Nicole Arnold

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Mrs. Nicole Arnold!

Her Peers shared:

Mrs. Arnold has proven she has a long-term commitment to NCS. She is a "fan in the stands" and a leader on stage.

She takes on a number of roles on campus including being a Dual Instructor and working with the theater department.

Mrs. Arnold put a lot of work and research into the Harlem Renaissance cross-cultural unit which several classes participate in. We are grateful for all her hard work!

Congratulations Mrs. Arnold!

State Wrestling Results

Thanks go out to Jaden Potts and Peyton Woodard for setting the benchmark for future NCS Wrestlers to follow. 

Jaden finished Runner-Up in the 220 weight class and Peyton finished 5th in the 195 weight class.

Their dedication and hard work showed in their State Performance. Congrats!

The Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is... Coach Mike McPherson.

His Peers shared: 
Coach McPherson's commitment to the school extends beyond the classroom. While watching sports in person is great, hearing his play-by-play commentary makes the game even better. Families and friends have come to rely on his one-of-a-kind color commentary!

Our freshman appreciate the wit and humor Coach brings to the classroom. We are privileged to have him at NCS.

Coach Mike is a legend!

Gregory Williams

Alum Spotlight - Gregory Williams - NCS class of 2016

Gregory will be attending the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in the Fall. 

He graduated magna cum laude from UAB with a degree in Biomedical Science. 

Gregory has helped publish 3 scientific papers on colorectal cancer and hopes to pursue a specialty in Hematology/ Oncology.

Congrats to Gregory on his accomplishments thus far; we look forward to more great things to come!


 

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the week is... Mr. Ian Harris

His Peers shared:  
Mr. Harris works diligently and never complains. He models servant leadership daily.

He has worked hard from day one stepping on the NCS campus. He has taken time to get to know the students and find various methods for teaching them math. He spends so much time coaching and mentoring the high school and middle school wrestling teams. 

He has spent countless hours coming up with new projects for his physics class to help them not only understand the material but to put it into practice.  Congrats Mr. Harris!

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is... Ms. Stephanie Harper.

Her Peers shared:

Ms. Harper was my mentor during my first year at NCS and continues to be a mentor to me.

She is quick to help with any problem or question and offers endless aid when it comes to teaching students to be better writers.

Her students love her, and she holds them to a rigorous academic standard.  

She is a leader, a sounding board, and a friend. 

We are blessed to have her on our team. Congrats Ms. Harper!

NCS Alum, Tollie Boone

NCS Alum, Tollie BooNE joins the Creative Team for the Off-Broadway run of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof this Spring


NCS Alum Tollie Boone is a senior lighting design student at Samford University. 

This spring, Tollie is headed to New York City to design the lighting for the Off-Broadway return of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, at the Theatre at St. Clements, Feb. 24-March 3. She will be joining Samford’s assistant professor of theatrical design, Christian Specht. 

The opportunity came about through Specht’s connections in the industry. “I knew if I got the contract, that I wanted to figure out how to bring Tollie along as an assistant lighting designer,” said Specht. “This is such a great opportunity for Tollie to gain real world experience while accomplishing her senior capstone.” He praised her work, “Tollie has an eye for design. She can see what lighting ideas and moments can do to create an atmosphere.”

This opportunity is allowing Boone to realize her goal to design lighting on Broadway. “When I was younger, I wanted to be on the stage but as I’ve grown in the technical world, my dream is to design lights for Broadway shows.”  She is looking forward to “meeting people in the field and to feel the energy and excitement of the professional setting.

Tollie enjoys lighting design and notes, “Lighting has always been fascinating to me. I am also an artist and I enjoy painting. With lighting it’s very similar to painting but in more of an abstract sense. With lighting I am able to create a world with color through light and shadow to help encourage a story and its setting. I still get excited when I design in new spaces because it challenges my limits.”

Excerpt from original Article published January 10, 2023 by Ashley Smith, Marketing and Communication Manager, Samford University.

 

100th Day of School

Kindergarten Classes Celebrate the 100th Day of School Today!

Upper School Transition Breakfast

8th Grade Students and Parents were out bright and early this morning for the Upper School Transition Breakfast. Thanks to everyone for coming!

January 22nd Preview Day

It may be gloomy outside but the sun is shining inside NCS at todays Preview Day.

Thanks to all the families who visited. We loved meeting you!

2023 Seniors vs Faculty Basketball Game

2023 Seniors vs Faculty Basketball Game. Faculty WINS 58 to Seniors 42. Congrats to the Faculty!

Upper School Teacher of the Week...Cristin Bryan

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Ms. Cristin Bryan!

Her Peers shared:

Ms. Bryan always stops whatever she is doing to help others and lend a hand. She will do whatever it takes to solve problems and supports her students academically and personally.  

She consistently seeks new ways to engage her students in learning. She takes the time to develop relationships with them, and they know she cares.  Our students are so lucky to have her pouring into their academic and spiritual lives!

Congrats Ms. Bryan!


 

Coming Home Court

NCS "Coming Home" Celebration included the Presentation of the Court and crowning of the King...Donovan Smith!

Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to the Winter and Spring Hall of Fame Inductees from the Classes of 2000-2009

Brandon Hodge - class of 2000 - Wrestling
Josh Belcher, class of 2001 – Basketball & Baseball
Jeff Bolander - class of 2001 - Football & Soccer
Ryan Harris, class of 2001 – Football & Basketball
Justin Lowry, class of 2001 - Basketball & Baseball
Meredith McGinnis, class of 2001 - Volleyball & Basketball
Lauren Evan La Rue Kuet, class of 2002 - Basketball
James Meadows, class of 2002 – Football & Wrestling
April Piper, class of 2002 – Basketball & Track and Field
Chris Coleman, class of 2003 – Football
Matthew Pace, class of 2003 - Football & Basketball
Ashley Womack Say, class of 2003 -  Basketball & Track and Field
David Anderson, class of 2004 – Basketball
Brandon Bridges, class of 2004 - Wrestling
Grant Sandler, class of 2004 -  Bowling
Ashley Ingram Skinner, class of 2004 – Basketball
Jay Skinner, class of 2004 – Basketball
Amanda Stinnett, class of 2004 - Cheerleading & Bowling
Chris Walker - class of 2004 - Basketball
Haley Light Breedlove, class of 2006 – Cheerleading & Softball
Andy Givens, class of 2006 – Basketball
Jessica Womack Grogan, class of 2006 – Basketball
Holly Lewis Haynes, class of 2006 – Basketball
Eric Vick, class of 2006 –Track and Field
Brittni Walker, class of 2006 –Basketball & Track and Field
Davis Fleming, class of 2007 - Golf
Russell Frazier, class of 2007 - Basketball
Cassie Hutcherson Hardy, class of 2007- Softball
Alex Jenkins, class of 2007 - Bowling
Wesley McDowell, class of 2007 - Baseball
Kathryn Surber, class of 2007 - Basketball
Caden Anderson, class of 2008 – Basketball
Woody Hartley, class of 2009 - Baseball


 

US Teacher of the Week

Congrats to Mrs. Katherine Lee, Upper School Teacher of the Week.

Her peers shared:

Mrs. Lee works with the freshman and sophomore classes with patience and grace.

Not only is she helpful with students around campus, she is also readily available to answer questions all while setting up programs across campus.

She interacts with each student compassionately and responds to her colleagues with similar kindness and helpfulness.

We are lucky she is part of our NCS family.

Congrats Mrs. Lee!

Excellence Chapel

Today was a very special day at NCS with Excellence Chapel where Grades K4 - 12th gathered together. Songs were sung, a lesson was given including a visual of Large and Small, and awards were given out to Excellence Award Winners for the second nine weeks. 

Innovative Models of Mitosis

Mrs. Moores' 7th and 9th Grade Students made Models of Mitosis from Oreos and Sprinkles. Who Knew! 

YES: Youth Equipped to Succeed

NCS was blessed today to have 2 Former College and Professional Football Players, Keith Davis (USC and New York Giants) and Jamar Reid (UTEP and Seattle Seahawks) speak to the Lower, Middle and Upper School students and faculty in three assembles.

They are part of YES:Youth Equipped to Succeed which has the goal of "Growing value and vision in youth by combating isolation and imparting hope."

The message they shared was excellent…


 

Art-Driven Leadership Project

Ms. Donna Torrez pulled out all the stops today as she taught an Art-Driven Leadership Class to Faculty and Staff Members as a part of Personal Development.

Each person was tasked with painting an Eagle (of course!) and a surprising amount of talent was shown. 

Credit is given to Ms. Torrez for her fantastic Teaching skills!

Pre-K Christmas Program

Family and Friends gathered to celebrate the Christmas Story as portrayed by the Pre-K class. Adorable!

Reindeer Games and Gingerbread Houses

The Upper School Boys enjoyed playing Reindeer Games, hosted by Coach Brothers; while the Girls decorated Gingerbread Houses within their small groups!

Fine Arts Christmas Concert

Last evening, the Fine Arts department  presented "At the Movies" a Christmas Concert featuring the Concert Band, MS Choir, String Ensemble and Chamber Choir. 

Great Job by the Performers, Mr. Mauldin and Ms. Stefaniak!

Upper School Christmas Art

Ms. Torrez shared the Upper School Art Students Talents and Wintry scenes so everyone could enjoy!

Upper School Teacher of the Week

This weeks Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Ms. Katie Sholl. 

Her peers shared: She is a very helpful coworker. She spends her planning time and lunch helping her AP students prepare for their tests. She maintains high expectations in her classroom and pushes her students to think on their own. It is clear she means a lot to her students. 

Congratulations Ms. Sholl! 

12 Days of Christmas Chapel

Today we celebrated the season with an All School Chapel including songs, scriptures, candles and even a visit from Dr. Santa who led the group in a rousing rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas". 

 

Elf Jr Fine Arts Production

Four performances of Elf Jr were performed between December 2nd - 4th. The actors did an OUTSTANDING job!

 

The Upper School Teacher of the Week...

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is ... Courtney Richardson! 

Her peers shared: I have many sophomores who are so complimentary of Mrs. Richardson. 

She is always prepared and stays late every day to ensure she gives high-quality lessons. 

Her students talk about how kind she is and that they can tell by her actions and how she treats them that she genuinely cares about them. 

Congrats Mrs. Richardson!

Praise and Thanksgiving

NCS Students and Families gathered together today for a Praise and Thanksgiving assembly followed by lunch. It was truly a joyful and blessed occasion.

Golf Practice Facility Check Presentation Ceremony

 PGA Touring Pro Brandt Snedeker (The Snedeker Foundation) and TN Golf Foundation contributed $55,000 to NCS to construct a golf practice facility on the campus that will be used in a collaborative effort with NCS and the Tennessee School for the Blind. It was an amazing day with almost 50 people gathering for the Dedication and Check Presentation Ceremony. 

 

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is…Coach Andrew Shaw.

His peers shared: I appreciate Coach Shaw's attention to detail for the defense each week on Friday nights. The defense consistently performs extremely well under his leadership. I appreciate his hard work and dedication to both the strength program and the football team.

Congrats Coach Shaw!

Veterans Day at NCS

Veterans Day events at NCS included: the NCS Chamber Choir sang the National Anthem and a selection of songs at the Veterans Breakfast held at the Bellevue Y; the Toddler Room in the Preschool made over 60 cards and Mrs. Kalina (Active Military) is delivering them to her post; and second and third graders welcomed Marine Corps veterans Jack Spence and Tom Seals to speak to the classes. 

Thank you to all veterans for your service and sacrifice.

A.F. Bridges Contributor of the Year

Congratulations to the AF Bridges Contributor of the Year award recipient: Nashville Ready Mix.  

A big thanks from Nashville Christian School to Steve "Frog" Meadows and the entire Nashville Ready Mix family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the Week is… Dr. Jeff Vore.

His peers shared: 

Dr. Vore continues to spread joy wherever he is! He is respectful and kind to all of our students, and they love him! He is a man who easily and naturally shares his faith every day.

Dr. Vore consistently has a great rapport with his students. He attends events, supports students, and prays with them daily. He is a model of a Christian man for our students to follow.

Thank you, Dr. Vore, for all you do! 


 

November 22nd Preview Day

Thanks to the many families who shared part of their Sunday afternoon with Administrators, Teachers, Staff and Coaches learning about ALL THINGS NCS. 

Mrs. Sharon Bartlett - Upper School Teacher of the Week

This weeks Upper School Teacher of the Week is...Mrs. Sharon Bartlett. 

One of her peers shared - Mrs. Bartlett is always available to students before and after school to make sure they stay on track and understand the content. We are lucky to have her! 

Congrats Mrs. Bartlett!


 

NCS Career Day

Over 35 different careers, across a wide variety of industries, were represented yesterday during NCS Career Day. 

Thanks to everyone who took time to invest in our students!

 

SALT Members meet with Burke Nihill

NCS SALT (Student Ambassador Leadership Team) Members met with Burke Nihill, CEO of the Tennessee Titans, to discuss leadership characteristics and what it means to be a leader.

Upper School Teacher of the Week

The Upper School Teacher of the week is...Coach Dustin Patton. 

His peers shared - Coach Patton is always willing to offer a helping hand and encouragement to both students and co-workers alike. And another stated - Jesus gave us an example of servant leadership, and I love how Dustin follows his example as a coach, teacher, and co-worker. Congrats Coach Patton!

Wrestling Practice Facility Ribbon Cutting

This morning, the dream of a NCS Wrestling Practice Facility was realized with an Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Many family members, friends, teachers, and staff gathered with the Wrestling team and coaches to officially thank those who supported this effort. We look forward to following the progress of this team in the coming months. 

 

 

  

 

Upper School Fall Retreat

The Upper School Fall Retreat 2022 is in the books! 

The theme was Pray More, Worry Less. 

They spent the weekend exploring the Lords Prayer.

 

Landscaping Club

Members of the Upper School Landscaping Club spent time this morning sprucing up several areas of the school. NICE WORK!

National Merit Scholar Semifinalist - Brett Posavac

Brett Posavac has been named one of only 16,000 Nationwide Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.

This program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Brett will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 Million which will be offered next spring.

Congratulations Brett!

Jeff Palk reenacts Matthew 5-7

Campus Minister, Jeff Palk, reenacts Matthew 5-7 during Upper School Chapel today. It was very powerful!

All Region Soccer Team

Emily Campos and Ava Pomeroy were selected to the All Region Girls Soccer Team. Well-deserved!

Upper School Teacher of the Week

Each week, a Teacher in the Upper School receives “Teacher of the Week”. This award is given based on nominations made by their peers. Mr. Bishop announces the winner at the weekly Upper School Faculty Meeting and awards the recipient with a “Gold” Necklace with $ Emblem to honor the occasion.

Hendrick Shelton, shown here wearing his award, is the most recent recipient. 

Comments included in the Nomination - Mr. Shelton consistently exemplifies to our students that hard work and dedication will deliver great results. A student added, Mr. Shelton is a very talented teacher and he makes learning fun!

Congrats to the newest Teacher of the Week  - Hendrick Shelton

 

 

And a Big SHOUT OUT to the prior Teachers of the Week:

September 29th - Donna Torrez - Comments with Nomination - Homecoming week has been very successful. It is a great reminder of how hard Donna works with the students for this week and how much time she puts into making this week special for everyone. 

September 22nd - Andrew Atkins - Comments with Nomination - Mr. Atkins runs programs that are essential and add value to our school. He works with the E-Sports, Broadcasting, and Yearbook programs while maintaining a full class load.

September 15th - Abbie Moroney - Comments with Nomination - I appreciate Abbie's initiative to create the sustainability class and to making our campus “greener”. The recycling collection is appreciated. I can't wait to see all her students do this year.

September 8th - Catherine Lowe - Comments with Nomination - Catherine is an incredibly creative and talented teacher. She is conscientious to plan lessons that contain rigor and are differentiated. She is a humble, godly example of a truly gifted educator. 

September 1st - Colin Wright - Comments with Nomination - Colin's work with the senior activities and his enthusiasm for building relationships are great examples of our school community. I see him every morning and between every class period outside his door greeting students and having genuine conversations. 

August 25th - Jeff Palk - Comments with Nomination - Jeff has worked so hard to develop small groups and chapel into important focal points of student life. He clearly cares about the students and the Christian culture of the school!

 

Excellence Chapel

At 8:00AM on October 5th, Grades K-12 gathered together for Chapel. It is SO Special to be together in one place.

 

Excellence Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 4 Excellence Award Recipients for the 1st 9 Weeks! 

The Presentation of Certificates was made during the October 5th Excellence Chapel. 

Callie Grimenstein - Lower School, Several Teachers shared - Callie is a bright ray of sunshine into whatever room she enters. She notices her classmates in a way that is far beyond her years.  Although she was a new student to NCS last year, she jumped right in with her friendly and bubbly personality. She always works hard and does it with a smile on her face.

Baker Drumm - Middle School, One Teacher shared ... Baker is a very kind and hard-working student. He comes to class every day ready to learn and always does an outstanding job of contributing to class lectures. Several teachers commented that his house election speech is one to always be remembered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Parker - Upper School, One Teacher shared ... Megan is not only a fantastic student who works hard to do top-tier work, she goes out of her way to make other students feel welcome. Megan is a shining example of the kind of culture we want to have at NCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbie Moroney  - Teacher, Comments from others include... Abbie has taken on many new responsibilities this year including planning a community garden for our school and creating the school's first sustainability class. Her goals for our campus are inspiring, and I look forward to what the future holds because of her willingness to serve. We are blessed to have Coach "Mo" in our high school.

 

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. 

Dedication Ceremony

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 Day 4

Theme: Fake an Injury, not a pretty sight!

Homecoming Week: Dress Up Day 3

Theme: Costumes

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.

College Fair

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!

 

Outdoor Classroom Ribbon Cutting - Sept. 9th at 7:15 AM

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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NCS Wins First State Championship

December 05, 2015
By Nashville Christian School

December 4, 2015 will forever be remembered at Nashville Christian School as the day our football team made school history. The Eagles traveled to Cookeville for their first-ever appearance in a state championship game and then sealed the deal with a decisive 42-14 win over Greenback.  

It was a week full of activity as the team, families and fans made plans for the trip. On Wednesday, the senior football players enjoyed a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings courtesy of the Nashville Christian faculty and staff in celebration of their trip to the championship game. Coach Poppy Keeton, who Keeton field is named for, spoke words of encouragement to the team at Thursday's final practice, and expressed how proud he was of all they had accomplished. 

Everyone from the preschool on up was invited to the pep rally sendoff, and the gym was full of fans, families and alumni showing their support. Patrick Sheehan created another inspiring video that really got everyone pumped up for the big game.

The morning of the championship couldn't have been more beautiful with blue skies and cool temperatures as everyone gathered at the pre-game tailgate organized by the Eagles Parent Association. After circling up to pray for the team, the fans headed over to the stadium with their shakers and signs, smiles on their faces and tears in their eyes.

"The whole championship experience was so memorable for the players, coaches and entire school community. It was great to see our people so full of joy. Our players were able to have a college game style experience, and the city of Cookeville did a remarkable job of making the trip special for each player. The memories of that day will be with the players and NCS family for a lifetime," said Head Football Coach, Jeff Brothers.

Students, families, fans and alumni filled the stands making what was probably the largest crowd to ever attend a Nashville Christian School football game. Alumni football players who paved the way with their love and dedication were so proud to see everything come together on this historic day, and the Eagles didn't disappoint as they dominated the field and secured the gold ball. 

Class of '78 quarterback Dennis Wilson said, "Being a part of the school since the beginning, I have always known what a special place this is, and I am proud of all the things the school has accomplished, but being able to say we are State Champs is an unbelievably special feeling. After three years of being one game short of playing in Cookeville and now getting the Gold Ball makes me so happy for the coaches and players and all of the hard work they put in to accomplish their goal. I am proud to be able to say I am a part of the NCS family."

After the game, senior Mareio McGraw was awarded Offensive MVP and sophomore Jesse Watson was named Defensive MVP. Finally the moment came for the team to take the gold ball and hold it high as the crowed waved their flags, shouted in support, and hugged one another in celebration.

We continued to celebrate the win here at NCS with a follow-up pep rally, a trophy presentation at halftime of a basketball game, and senior quarterback Kyle Tidwell was chosen as the Titans Player of the Week. There will be more celebrations and a ring ceremony to come, but for now the Nashville Christian community is simply grateful for an incredible finish to what has been a difficult season at times, and certainly one that we will never forget.

Carla Collier says:
December 21, 2015 06:05 PM CST
We are so glad that we made the decision to come to NCS 5 years ago and for our son Bryce Collier to be a part of this school, football team and baseball team. It has been a great Senior year so far, but we are not done with our dream, still going for a baseball Championship this year too! Go Eagles! So proud of all of you!