Molly Arp Teacher of the year

Congratulations to Mrs. Molly Arp, NCES's Teacher of the year!


Above, Ms. Kennerly's Child Development Class and Ms. Gross' Kindergarten Class sings "Five Fat Turkeys"! This was part of our PTA presentation on Tuesday, November 18. Below, Mrs. Stonesifer and Ms. Barone's second grade classes sing part of "My Friend Tom" which was also presented at the same PTA meeting. Students prepared a deconstructed play about "Tom" who had to escape becoming this year's Thanksgiving meal by sleeping in a tree! The students learned about teamwork, creativity, ingenuity and thankfulness!


On Friday, November 14, 2014 over 130 volunteers came to NCES in conjunction with the Trident United Way Day of Caring to assist our scholars in various beautification projects throughout the building and on campus. Volunteers also spoke to students about the importance of being part of a community and caring for our environment! The NCES Dolphin Family would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all volunteers and the Trident United Way!

Reading With the Greeks

Representatives from seven of the nine organizations who are part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. came to NCES on Friday, November 7, 2014 in order to promote the importance of literacy by reading to our scholars. The following fraternities and sororities were represented; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated.  

Spirit Night
Thank you to everyone who came out to Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night on November 3 to support the NCES Music Department. Faculty, Staff , students and families had the chance to interact in a casual setting for a good cause!

Character Day

On October 31st, the students, faculty and staff of NCES were donned in costume as their favorite storybook character. The celebration concluded with a "Trunk or Treat" that evening which was sponsored by the NCES PTA.

Writer's Workshop

Mrs. Oldland's 3rd Grade Lander University Bearcats engage in a "Writer's Workshop" where students wrote about a previous memory. Students enjoy the "Writer's Workshop" because they are able to work on personal compositions where they can express themselves through writing!


Doors open at 7:10 a.m.
Class Begins at 7:20 a.m.
Late Bell rings at 7:30 a.m.
Student Sign-out ends at 1:30 p.m.
Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.

September 14,2014
Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are very excited about our upcoming activities at NCES.  We would like to remind everyone that our scholars are required to read a book each night and have their reading log signed.

Our MAP (Measurement Academic Progress) testing has been rescheduled for later in the month of September. Please support us by making sure our scholars are having get their rest so they are RTL (Ready To Learn) when they come to school.

Please be mindful that our instructional day begins at 7:20 a.m. each day. We look forward to all of our scholars eating breakfast before they go to their classrooms. They begin each morning with their morning meeting, reading/writing centers, and mathematics instructions.  Please make sure they arrive on time and do not miss any of the highly engaging lessons their teachers have planned for them.

In conjunction with our PTA and SIC we will be hosting our middle school summit. This is a very exciting night as we help our fifth graders set goals to support their college and career readiness skills.  Please come out on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 pm.. If you need further information please connect with our guidance counselor, Ms. Angela Dingle.

We will be hosting several wonderful events as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month throughout our school and in our classrooms. Please  contact Ms. Tyra Johnson, our Parent Advocate for further information.

Please remember you are invited to one of our Tuesday meetings which are held at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Thank you for working with us each and every single day.

Continue to SHINE-
Cindy Townsend,