Research shows that reading over the summer is critical to a student's ability to retain information learned and to grow in knowledge and critical thinking skills!Study.com We are so excited to share some book recommendations for kindergarteners through seniors. We asked teachers to provide some … [Read more...] about Summer Reading! K-12 book recommendations from your teachers.
New Life Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Dan DeWitt as the new Athletic Director. Dan comes to New Life from North Central University in Minneapolis where he served for three years as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. He will begin serving as the AD in early July. DeWitt … [Read more...] about NLA’s New Athletic Director: Dan DeWitt
Something that sets New Life Academy apart from other schools is the ability to integrate the Bible into everyday learning. This happens in obvious ways like weekly chapels, Bible courses, and prayers at the beginning of class, but also in more subtle ways like servant-hearted staff and faculty, … [Read more...] about Camp Forest Springs – Lasting Faith Formation
“MR. THOMPSON!!!!” You may have never heard your name yelled at you like this, but for our new 6th and 7th grade math teacher, Andrew Thompson, this is a daily occurrence. “I have one student who comes into my classroom at the start of the hour and screams at the top of her lungs ‘MR. … [Read more...] about Andrew Thompson – Authenticity and Lasting Impact
Wide-eyed and mystified. May we be just like a child. Staring at the beauty of the King. May we never lose our wonder. -Bethel Music New Life Academy’s early education program is deeply loved and valued by our community. This positive response is largely due to the incredible teachers who love … [Read more...] about Alysha Donohoo: Never Lose Your Wonder
God is faithful to pave our paths and lead us in his plan. Abby Countryman is a testament to this. As an alum of New Life Academy, she hadn’t planned on coming back here to teach. After moving away, she didn’t even expect to come back to Minnesota. She explained, “It was a God thing. The … [Read more...] about Abby Countryman: God’s Plan in Action
"First graders remind me every day what it’s like to have child-like faith and wonder. Children are eager to learn about the world! I love coming alongside them and helping them grow. Their joy, curiosity, honesty, and love make every day an adventure." – Ms. Gill Polly Gill joined our New Life … [Read more...] about Polly Gill: Joy, Love, Optimism
Abby Palmquist is in what she refers to as her “Golden Year” of teaching – her fourth year teaching fourth grade. Recently, she was nominated for the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, Educator of the Year, an honor that is well-deserved. Students and families who have met Ms. Palmquist know the … [Read more...] about Abby Palmquist nominated for 2022 Educator of the Year