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Uniform and Spirit Wear Sale 2019

Uniform and Spirit Wear Sale 2019 July 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm New Life Academy will host its annual Uniform & Spirit Wear Sale on Thursday, July 25th from 4:00-6:30 PM.  Shop early for the best selection. NEW UNIFORMS: Donald’s Uniform Store will be at NLA selling new uniforms. Families may also order by phone or online before […]

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Are you a Thrivent member?

Are you a Thrivent member? Do you own a Thrivent insurance policy or product? If yes, you may be eligible for Thrivent Choice Dollars which you can direct to a nonprofit of your choice. There are over 40,000 nonprofits participating including our own New Life Academy Educational Foundation. It is very easy and will only […]

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STEAM Fair Judges Needed!

Our 3rd Annual STEAM Fair is on April 9.  Some of the most innovative and inspiring 15% IP projects will be on display.  We are looking for scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and other professionals who would like to participate on our judges panel.  Parents, relatives, colleagues, college students are welcome to contact Mrs. Motalebi at shaymotalebi@newlifeacademy.org, […]

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New Life Academy launches new leadership curriculum, Habitudes

We are excited to launch new 6-12th grade community group curriculum, Habitudes, this week! What is Habitudes? Habitudes is a leadership curriculum by Growing Leaders that combines images, relatable stories and experiences in a way that resonates with students and equips them to navigate through life’s challenges and opportunities. But It is so much more than […]

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Auditions for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Rescheduled due to weather: Auditions for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! February 5th from 5-7  pm February 6th from 3-5 pm Callbacks on Feb 8 from 3-5 pm Location: Room 227 To audition: Please fill out the following forms and bring to the audition. Audition Form Contract Athletes: If you are currently playing a sport and interested […]

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Career Fair Volunteers Needed

Career Fair – we need you! – New Life is looking for parents and alumni willing to share with HS students about their profession. If you are interested, please either fill out Career Fair Volunteer form in the NLA App by January 15 or email Susan Frazier.  The Career Fair will be held on February 1.

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2019 Spirit Week Schedule

Spirit Week January 22 – 25 Saturday 1/19: Sadies Tuesday – Friday: Spirit theme dress days (see daily schedule here) Thursday night: Hallway decorating 3:30 – 10 pm (Seniors can stay until 11 pm) Friday: Decade Dances!  

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Changes to the Uniform Policy for 2019-20

2019-20 Uniform and Dress Code This past summer, we communicated the desire to simplify the New Life Academy dress code. We indicated the direction of the changes that were going to be made. We have now made the final changes to the 2019-20 Uniform and Dress Code. An overview and explanations are provided below. Mon […]

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Host family opportunity

We looking for a host family for two High School International students for this next semester (starting January 26th). Home stays are designed to allow international students the chance to experience American culture at its best by living with an American family. It is a wonderful opportunity for your family to embrace new customs and cultures, as well […]

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In His Image Women’s Bible Study

Looking for a way to connect with other NLA moms?  The spring session of the NLA Moms’ Bible Study will start on Tuesday, January 15th.  The class runs from 1:30-3:00 each week on Tuesdays and will run until Tuesday, April 2nd.  Our study this semester will be on the book entitled, In His Image by Jen […]

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Ski and Snowboard Club: Grade 5-12

Winter is here and it is time to hit the slopes at Afton Alps!

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Annual Pie Sale

It’s that time again! The Annual Pie sale is here. Orders must be placed by 2:30 pm on Friday, November 16th. Pies can be picked up in the Great Room on Tuesday, November 20th during regular school hours. Click for NLA Pie Sale Form 2018

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State Volleyball Tournament, Early Release and Fan Bus

Congratulations to our Varsity Volleyball team who claimed their 2nd consecutive Section 4A Championship! They will be heading to the State Tournament Thursday, Friday and Saturday (11/8-11/10). The following events are planned so that Eagle Fans can pack the stands:  

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Writing Center is Open

The writing center is a place where students in grades 6-12 can access help from trained writing tutors on staff during scheduled flex times. The tutors are in grades 10-12 and are supervised by Mrs. Gina Kortuem. We work with teachers to have sample essays and rubrics on hand to assist students in school writing […]

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NHS Tutors Available

NHS students are available to tutor students who are struggling in Math, English, Science, Spanish, Bible, Social Studies, Health, and Art. Please fill out the below request form for tutoring if you would like to be tutored. You can email your form to melissakalinoff@newlifeacademy.org or bring it to the Counseling Office.

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Local Junior Mission Trip Meeting

Local Junior Mission Trip Parent/Student meeting There will be a parent and student meeting on Thursday, September 20, 7 – 8 pm, in the Upper Room, to share more of the vision and plan for the local missions team. Hope to see you there!

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Sideline Cheerleading Tryouts 2018

Sideline cheer team tryouts were in April. However, the team is holding tryouts for new NLA students (Grades 7-12) on Tuesday, August 14th from 6:30-7:30 PM.  Students trying out must attend at least one tryout practice (additional practices are recommended) to learn the tryout material.  

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2018-19 Competitive Cheer Team Tryouts

NLA Competitive Cheer Team NLA students (grades 7-12) are invited to attend the competitive stunt team open gym sessions on the following dates: Monday, August 6that 5:30-7:00 PM in Wetsel Court Tuesday, August 7that 5:30-7:00 PM in Wetsel Court Monday, August 13that 5:30-7:00 PM in Eagle Court Must RSVP to (651) 605-1152 with the your […]

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Fall Drama Auditions

Auditions for Shrek the Musical. Grades 9-12: Be prepared to deliver a 30-60 second monologue and sing a 30-60 second portion of a song. An accompanist will be available. The student contract and audition form are attached to this announcement. Please carefully review the contract and make note of important rehearsal dates/information included. Parent and […]

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Donate your used instruments

Looking for used instruments Have a band instrument sitting at home gathering dust? Donate it to the NLA band department! Please make sure it’s still in working condition or only needs minor repairs. Or we can help you sell your instrument!  Please let us know the make and model of the instrument, the years of […]

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Host Families Needed

Host Families Needed We looking for host families for international students for this fall. Homestays are designed to allow international students to experience American culture at its best by living with an American family. It is a wonderful opportunity for your family to embrace new customs and cultures, as well as being a blessing to […]

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Summer Band Lessons

Summer Band Lessons Any and all students interested in playing their band instruments during the summer are welcome to sign up for lessons through School of Fine Arts (SOFA)! Whether you’ve been in band for years, you’re thinking of returning to band after being away from your instrument, you just want to start fresh on […]

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Explore Dental Careers at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. 

Explore Dental Careers at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.  Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 8:00am-1:30pm.  This event will be hands-on, information sessions and connect with current students. Click here for more details.   

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Interested in learning more about the US Air Force Academy

Interested in learning more about the US Air Force Academy, US Military Academy, US Merchant Marine Academy and US Naval Academy?  On Tuesday, April 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills there will be speakers representing the academies.  For more information, please see the attachment. Click here for more details […]

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Want to be a part of the 2018-19 NLA Cheer Program?

Want to be a part of the 2018-2019 NLA Cheer Program? Tryouts for the 2018-2019 New Life Academy cheer team are this week!  There will be an information meeting Monday, April 16th in the Upper Room during Flex for students in grades 6-11 who are interested.  No experience is necessary.  We’re looking for students who […]

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Grades 6-11 are invited to open gym with the NLA cheer team

6-11 graders are invited to attend open gym with the NLA cheer team and Coach Moorman. Learn new skills or work on tumbling, stunting, jumps and/or dancing. Open gym is an unstructured, but supervised fun time. No experience needed. Come join us in Wetsel Court on one or more of the following dates: Tuesday, April […]

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Woodbury Area Girls Hockey Summer Development Program

Girls Grades 7-12 Making your summer plans? Join the Woodbury area girls hockey summer development program. Take the summer to focus on the individual player and their skills, talents and abilities to play at the high school level.   To see the schedule and cost, please click here

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Spring 2018 Sports Start Dates

Spring Sports Start Dates Varsity/JV Baseball – Monday, March 12th Boys & Girls Varsity/JV Track & Field – Monday, March 12th Boys & Girls Golf – Monday, March 19th MS Softball – Monday, March 19th MS Baseball – Monday, March 19th MS Boys & Girls Track & Field – Monday, March 19th   Practice and […]

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Preview of 2018-19 School Calendar

Now available, a preview of the 2018-19 Calendar for major dates. Click here for the calendar preview. 

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ACT Prep Courses

Tuesday, February 27, is the testing day for students in Grades 6-11. Juniors will be taking the ACT test. Students are encouraged to sign up for the classes below to help prepare for the test. The classes are being offered on the below dates and are open to students in Grades 10-12. Sign up for […]

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Spirit Week 2018

Spirit Week is Jan 22-26, 2018 It’s Spirit Week at New Life Academy! Join in on the fun and show your school spirit. New and wanting more details on what happens this week? It’s a busy and fun week filled with events (and late nights for high schoolers). Read on for details.

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15% IP Resources Spring 2018

Every other Friday during FLEX, students can get inspiration and help on their 15% IP projects from the following teachers: Mrs. Tschanz’s Room:  Projects involving animals Mr. Mellett’s Room:  Robotics Projects Mr. Nelson’s Room:  Rocketry Projects Dr. Butler’s Room:  Engineering Projects Dr. Nelson’s Room:  Ecology, plants or other nature related and inquiry projects Mrs. Bateman-Ek’s […]

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Writing Center Resource

Writing Center New Life Academy’s student-staffed Writing Center is opens Tuesday, January 9. The Writing Center will be open for all secondary students to receive help in any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming, through research and idea development, all the way to final proofreading. It is open during scheduled flex times on Mondays, […]

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Enter the Twin City’s Regional Science Fair

Register your 15% IP projects to compete at the 2018 Twin City’s Regional Science Fair  Great opportunity to be recognized for your innovative, creative ideas and efforts Great experience to add on college applications, resume and potential to win scholarships Registration is now open.  Please go to the link below to register your project (individual or […]

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Auction Volunteer Kickoff – January 7: We need you!

Learn how you can share your skills and talents and be a part of this year’s planning for the upcoming Auction! There are many areas that you can plug in. Even two hours of your time can make a huge difference. If you want to help in the planning of this important fundraiser – the […]

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NLA Mom’s Spring Bible Study

NLA Mom’s Spring Bible Study Join us, starting Tuesday, January 16th at 1:30pm for a study of the book Enemies of the Heart by Andy Stanley.  This book focuses on the emotions of guilt, anger, greed and jealousy and how they negatively affect our relationships.  This study will look at what the Bible says about our hearts […]

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District 833 Bus Pass Announcement

Note from District 833 on Bus passes for students. If you have any questions, please contact the District transportation department at 651-425-5303. New Life Academy can not override any rules the District enforces.

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Handwashing reminder

Parents, there has recently been a few student absences due to gastroenteritis/Norovirus/“food poisoning”/”stomach flu.”  To help prevent this type of illness from spreading, please follow these recommendations: Persons currently ill with diarrhea or vomiting should not attend school or care for others at home. Students should not return to school for at least 24 hours after […]

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Volunteers for spelling bee needed

Volunteers are needed to help with ACSI Spelling Bee by working with students in January and assisting with the Spelling Bee on Feb. 2. Call (651-757-4331) or email (sharonkolb@newlifeacademy.org)  if interested.  

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NLA HS Student Council Blood Drive

NLA HS Student Council Blood Drive Monday, December 4 2:45-7:45 pm NLA Cafeteria Want to make an appointment?  Go to www.redcrossblood.org.  Put in the zip code 55129 (find a blood drive location). Scroll down on left side to find New Life Academy.

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Final Exam Schedule Released

The final exam schedule has been released. Please click here for the schedule. 

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Middle School Project Serve

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Show your Eagle Pride at Eagle Pride Night

Come see all our Basketball and Cheer Teams in action.  We will have contests for prizes throughout the night including a chance for a 6th-12th grade NLA student to win a $100 Visa Gift Card at halftime of the Staff vs. Boys Basketball Game!  We will also have a State Banner Presentation for our Volleyball team […]

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Auditions for Spring Drama and One Act

Auditions for the Upper School Spring Play and One Act will be held together on Monday, December 11th from 3 to 5 pm in Drama Room 227. Tuesday we will hold callbacks from 6 – 8 pm. You should memorize and prepare a one-minute monologue that will consist of varying emotion and character qualities. The audition […]

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2019 Europe Trip Destination announced

The 2019 Europe Trip destination has been chosen and we are returning to Italy! This 9-day trip takes us from Venice to Florence, then off to scenic Cinque Terre. We are having an interest meeting for students and parents on Tuesday, December 5 in the Upper Room at 7:00 pm. Please join us to hear […]

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Bored DeBoer Calendar!

As a fundraiser for the 2019 Europe trip, we are selling 2018 Bored DeBoer: Kilt edition calendars this fall. We now have them available in two sizes: full size (11” x 17”) and mini (8.5” x 11”). The full size is $20, the mini is $15. To place an order just e-mail Doug Westlund or […]

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Collections for Hope Academy Christmas Store

Every year, New Life Academy partners with Hope Academy by donating items for a Christmas Store. Each grade is assigned items to donate. Donations are being accepted through November 27.   Elementary Kindergarten Art Kits or Craft Kits 1st Grade Toy Cars and Dolls 2nd Grade Baby and toddler toys 3rd Grade Board Games 4th […]

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Winter Sports Registration now open

Registration Now Open – Register by Oct 22 Registration for the upcoming basketball, girls hockey, and basketball cheer seasons is open. Registration numbers help plan our teams, coaches, game and practice schedules so please register by Sunday, Oct. 22 at midnight. All students in grades 6-12 need to register through this website in order to […]

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Schedule Elementary conferences

Conferences will be approximately 20 minutes in length.  For families with two or more children, we strongly encourage you to schedule your appointments as soon as possible so you can coordinate with multiple teachers.  The longer you wait, the fewer conference appointments will be available. 

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Fall Sports Pictures

Fall Sports pictures on Thursday, 9/7 (Tennis, Volleyball, Football) and Tuesday, 9/12 (Soccer). Download Picture order form. Thursday 9/7 @ NLA Sport Level Time Tennis Varsity 3:15 Volleyball Varsity/JV 3:30 Volleyball MS 3:45 Football Varsity/JV 4:00 Football MS 5:00 Tuesday 9/12 @ HealthEast Sports Center Red Fields Sport Level Time Soccer Boys B 3:45 Soccer Boys […]

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Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks for sale! Please get your yearbook orders in by 10/27/17 before the prices rise. You can either order them by printing off the correct order form attached or visiting www.jostens.com and typing in New Life Academy Woodbury for high school or New Life Academy Middle School. If you are ordering with the form attached, please […]

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National Honor Society Application

National Honor Society recognizes Junior and Senior students who demonstrate outstanding ability in four areas: scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Students who may qualify in these areas are invited to apply by filling out the attached questionnaire.   Deadline is Monday, Aug 28.

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Get Involved with PSP

Make this the best school year ever! Come find out about the parent group at NLA. Learn the many ways you and your students can get involved in and with our NLA community.   August 31 from 6-6:30 pm

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Mom’s Bible Study

2017 NLA Mom’s Bible Study: Detours Come join other NLA moms on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 starting Sepember 12th for a time of Bible study and fellowship.  We will use DVD teaching along with small group discussion and prayer time.  There will also be opportunities for group service projects and other times of connection. This […]

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Prayer Facilitators Needed

We are seeking Prayer Facilitators for the upcoming school year. This would be a year long commitment, meeting one time per month, to pray over the children in your child’s grade. Training and support will be provided. 

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Mom’s in Prayer

Do you love to pray? Please consider joining our Moms in Prayer group.  We have been meeting for over 15 years with the express purpose of praying for our kids, our school, and our school staff.  No experience needed, and if you are not comfortable praying out loud, that is just fine!  We welcome all […]

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Fall 2017 Athletics

Fall 2017 Athletics Program Registration will open late July.  Below are the sports we plan to offer in the Fall. Students in Grades 7th-12th need a current Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Clearance Form to participate in Athletics. 

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Uniform and Spirit Wear Sale Coming Soon

Our Annual Uniform and Spirit Wear sale will be held on July 27. If you have uniforms to sell, please drop them off Monday – Wednesday (7/17 – 7/26). Please see further details for preparing your items for sale. Click Here

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Fall 2017 Drama Auditions

Fall Drama Auditions – Singing in the Rain All 9-12 graders are invited to audition for the fall drama. Room 227

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Uniform Collection

Uniform Collection Week New Life Academy will be collecting gently used spirit wear and school uniforms from students Monday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 25th for the upcoming used uniform sale.  Look for the designated collection cart in the Great Room. Donate your clean, gently-used items to NLA or Tag each item for sale (name, phone number, item size and price) and receive the profits […]

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Summer Reading Grade 10

10th Grade Reading List You are required to read at least one novel this summer. Attached is a suggested reading list, but you can choose any age-appropriate book that is at least 150 pages long. This book must be read by the first day of school, as our first few days will be spent writing […]

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Summer Reading Grade 9

9th Grade Reading List You are required to read at least one novel this summer. You can download a suggested reading list, but you can choose any age-appropriate book that is at least 150 pages long. This book must be read by the first day of school, as our first few days will be spent writing […]

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Summer Reading Grades 7-8

7th-8th Grade Summer Reading In 7th and 8th grade this year, you will be expected to choose two grade level books to read over the summer. These books need to be read before the first day of school. Click here to download a copy of the summer reading. Here are the requirements for grade level […]

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Senior Graduation Preparation

Graduation Ceremony 6:00 pm           All Students should arrive by 6:00pm and meet in the NLA Media Center 6:30 pm           Doors to Curt Wetsel Court will open 7:00 pm           Graduation Ceremony begins!   Student Attire Students are asked to wear dress clothing (i.e. skirts, dresses, dress slacks) underneath their gowns.    Caps/Gowns Caps and gowns will […]

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Senior Uniform Collection

Senior Uniform Collection Day New Life Academy will be collecting spirit wear and uniforms from seniors on Thursday, May 18th.   Donate your clean, gently-used items to NLA or Tag your items for sale (name, size and price) and receive the profits after the July 27th Used Uniform Sale Questions?  Contact Mrs. Moorman  2017 Used Uniform Pricing Guide Choral Dress $10-$15 […]

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Host families needed

Host Families Needed NLA has new and returning international students in need of homestays for the coming school year, and we encourage you to consider becoming a host family. Homestays are designed to allow international students the chance to experience American culture at its best by living with an American family. It is a wonderful […]

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Keep your math skill fresh over summer!

Keep your math skill fresh over summer! Register your child (entering 2nd-10th grade) today for summer math. We are offering two different packages to support students in their math learning over the summer. Package A: A three-month subscription to ALEKS math plus five-45 minute sessions with a math tutor-$100 Package B: A three-month subscription to […]

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Academy Force Football Meeting March 27

Academy Force Football Informational Meeting for players and parents interested in playing football in the 2017-18 School year.

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Want to be a part of the 2017-2018 NLA Cheer Program?

Want to be a part of the 2017-2018 NLA Cheer Program? Cheer Tryouts for the football and basketball cheer teams are right around the corner.

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Music in the Schools Month

March has been officially designated by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) for the observance of Music In Our Schools Month® (MIOSM®), the time of year when music education becomes the focus of schools across the nation.

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Knowledge Bowl Team

There will be an in-house Knowledge Bowl team for third through fifth graders starting Monday, March 6th.  

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Standardized Testing Grades 6-11

Each year, all of our students take one standardized test to give them an outside “audit” of how they are progressing.

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Washington DC Trip 2018

Washington, D.C. Trip! A middle school learning excursion.

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Cheer Clinic March 4, 2017

All Elementary Students (K-5) and their friends are invited to join the NLA cheerleaders for a Cheer Clinic.

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Spring Sports Registration is Open

Spring sports registration is now open.  Registration will again be online and will be for ALL sports listed below. 

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Summer Camp Registration now open

You can now register for summer BLAST, camps and courses. 

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Eagle Expo

Eagle Expo – February 13 from 6-8 pm

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Save the date for Winter Family Fun Night

Please join us for Winter Family Fun Night at Wooddale Fun Zone for all Early Education and Elementary Families. 

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LEAD222 Junior Mission Trip Fundraiser

Tuesday February 7th 5:00-9:00 at Zupas in Woodbury

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Box Tops due Feb 3

BoxTop Collection for elementary students is Friday, Feb. 3.

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Coin Drive

Coin Drive Elementary students will have a coin drive from Feb. 13 – 24 for Buy a Coffee, Buy a Well. 

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Spirit Week 2017 Schedule

January 23-27 is Spirit Week at NLA. All students have the opportunity to dress up to a different theme each day and participate in various events. Spirit Week is a lot of fun for everyone! 

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Best of Woodbury Voting is Open

Please vote and help us win 2 years in a row.

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Yearbook Order Deadline

If you would like to order a yearbook for your middle or high school student,

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Route 66 Meal of the Month

January 18 Route 66 Meal of the Month

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Doing your part to protect the school community from illness

It’s that time of year where a lot of illness is going around! Please help protect our school community:

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2016 Tuition Statements

2016 Tuition statements – Parents are able to print their own tuition statements for the 2016 tax year on the myEagleNet parent portal. Once you login follow the steps below.

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ACT Prep Classes for Juniors

All Juniors are taking the ACT at NLA on Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 am at NO COST TO YOU! We highly recommend that you do some prep work over the next seven weeks to prepare yourself for the big day.

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Talent Show Auditions

Talent Show Auditions are coming fast! Jan 31 and Feb 2 3:15 pm in the Worship Center Turn in your permission slip at the audition

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Register for after school clubs: Mad Science and Lego Mania

Register now for the following after school classes: Mad Science Crazy Chemworks and Bricks 4 Kids Lego Mania

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NLA mom’s Bible Study

The NLA Moms’ Bible Study will be starting a new study on Tuesday, January 10th that will run through Tuesday, March 28th.

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Sign up for Elementary Dad’s Day to play

At NLA, everyone plays a vital role in a student’s character formation and spiritual development.

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Invite your friends to an Open House event

Invite your friends to experience NLA in January!

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Bring a friend to school day

Invite your friends to experience a full day at NLA in January! Monday January 23 

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Spelling Bee Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers who are willing to judge for the spelling bee on Feb 3.

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