We've had an incredible year! Even though we have had to navigate a pandemic, New Life Academy committed and prioritized an excellent education for our students. As a result of our COVID planning committee, we have been able to deliver in-person learning the ENTIRE school year for ALL grades, ALL … [Read more...] about State of the School Address 2021
When you walk into Sarah Hansen’s sixth grade classroom, there is usually a funny meme or joke projected on the wall. This particular day, it’s a picture of a pencil. The text reads: “A long time ago… THE ORIGINAL COMPUTER!!” The pencil tip reads “Print” and by the eraser end, it says … [Read more...] about Helping Middle Schoolers thrive
The day Brian Schrader found out he was nominated for Educator of the Year, he was having a really bad day. He instantly thanked God for the uplifting news and thought how cool it was to be recognized as a good teacher, especially since he wasn’t formally trained as an educator. His … [Read more...] about Dr. Schrader nominated for Educator of the Year 2021
Carly Allen began her teaching career in a public-school setting. Often in these environments, a teacher’s job is dependent on enrollment levels. Being one of the newest teachers at her last school, Carly was unfortunately one of the first to … [Read more...] about Expressing ideas through writing
Dan Kvitrud was not sure he could turn his love for sports and his passion for health and wellness into a career until he started spending an increased amount of time with student athletes. At the time he was teaching social studies abroad in mainland China and really liked helping the school’s … [Read more...] about Promoting a healthy lifestyle for students through PE
In Carla Sheehan’s second grade class every day is an adventure. Whether it’s constructing a town out of cardboard or conducting a science experiment using vinegar and baking soda to blow up a balloon, Ms. Sheehan knows the value of using creativity to make learning fun. “My elementary teachers were … [Read more...] about Making Learning Fun
The designated “mama” to New Life Academy students, Mrs. Dodds, was the guest speaker in chapel on Mov 24 and led her "babies" regarding the seeds God plants in us. by Emma L. At the beginning of her sermon she talked about the seeds she noticed planted in her own children's lives. Her … [Read more...] about What is the condition of your soil?
If you walk into Michelle Groeneweg’s Pre-K classroom, you will be greeted by an underwater ocean theme of colors and posters. Large cut outs of letters and numbers decorate the walls, reminding students what letter of the week they are working on. This month a Christmas candy store center … [Read more...] about Relationships That Last a Lifetime