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Northwest Christian School

Dear NCS family,


We are just days away!  Weeks of preparation and prayer all come together in these next two weeks!  Finally, after a long summer, the return of a busy campus!  If you're not in education, the significance of these next few days might possibly escape you.  Here, however, the advent of students heralds the reason we do what do.  Truthfully, there's nothing more motivating.  To draw from a football analogy, after a huddle that's lasted for weeks, we finally get to step up to the line of scrimmage and put the ball in play.


With the excitement of the return of our students, also dawns a very potent realization.  Every single student that steps on to our campus in these next two weeks represents significant sacrifice and a humbling amount of trust from you, their parents.  You are taking your most precious possessions--the children that God has trusted to you--and giving us the best eight hours of their day for over 180 days in the next nine months.  Not only that, you've elected to walk away from the tax money that you've paid into your local district and have worked hard to come up with tuition, scholarships, and tax credits.  Your trust and your sacrifice are humbling and for them we want to say a hearty "thank you".  As well, we want you to understand how hard we want to work and how often we want to pray to see that trust and sacrifice pay dividends in the lives of your children in terms of spiritual, academic, social, artistic, and athletic growth.  We're praying that your children fall more deeply in love with Jesus than ever this next year and that they are equipped to be difference-makers in the college and career paths that He is already preparing for them.


Because the stakes are so high, I want to remind you that tomorrow, we're inviting all available to gather on our campus for a time of prayer.  We'll be meeting in the Cook Center on Tuesday, July 29th at noon to spend two hours in prayer, focused on our students, our teachers, and the coming year.  Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend!

As well, I want to remind all of our elementary families about our "Red Letter Summer" Bible reading plan that is wrapping up.  Open to all of our families (not just elementary!), the plan represents an opportunity to introduce our students to the daily discipline of spending time in God's word--reading through the gospels this summer--while also allowing our entire school community the opportunity to hear the same things from His word.  Even if you've not touched this at this point in the summer, it's not too late!  Please, take these next two weeks to join us in the daily reading and don't forget to join us this Wednesday, July 30th (3:00 to 5:00pm) at Cold Stone (NW corner of Happy Valley and Lake Pleasant).  Even if you've not met the 60% mark in the plan, I want to make a free Red Letter Sundae for your student!  You can download information regarding the Red Letter Summer here:



Grateful for the opportunity to serve this school and your family,


Geoff Brown
Northwest Christian School
(623)225-5573 (cell)

Love Above All:  Student Council Announces the Spiritual Theme for the 2014/2015 School Year    

For the fifth year, the tradition of an annual theme helps to bring focus to our efforts as a school


For the past five years, each summer, the Northwest Christian High School student council prayerfully considers a theme and a scripture for the upcoming school year.  "A theme allows for a couple of things," explains superintendent Geoff Brown.  "First, it allows us to prayerfully focus on a unified direction.  This informs so many aspects of what we do.  Consider, for example, chapels.  Chapel speakers all rallied around a single focus help move the school forward in a unified direction.  Second, a single theme pulls the school together.  Preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school are all unified." 


This year, working with members of the secondary Bible team, student council has prayerfully settled upon "Love Above All" as the theme and Col. 3:14 as the foundational scripture for the year.  From Colossians 3... 


12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

"When Kate Estes and student council sent me the theme, via email," continues Geoff, "she also included some notes from student council members expressing their hearts in choosing the theme. As I read through their thoughts, I was awestruck."  Some of what these student leaders expressed was:

  • "This is our school's single greatest need."
  • "Discipleship and Christian discipline will grow out of the overflow of love."
  • "Anything we want to accomplish as a community will have to be based on love."

"Wow! If this is what the Lord has for us this year-if this is the way that He's moving our community-I could not be more excited!" 

Spring 2014 Reveals Record Growth in Standardized Testing Results   

Results come from a momentous amount of work by NCS teachers and students


Though the school is still combing through the data yielded through spring 2014 Stanford 10 testing, one thing is immediately clear:  Over the course of the last year, NCS teachers used a variety of high yield teaching strategies and worked extremely hard to align their curriculum maps and resulting lesson plans more fully with academic standards.  As the result of an amount of work best described as "momentous", teachers and students experienced historic gains within the SAT10.

Generally, anything greater than 7% annual growth within National Percentile Rank is considered unprecedented.  This year, seven different areas within the school experienced annual growth between 10 and 18%.  Two specific teachers raised their NPR between 30 and 40%.

Though the school is still processing the data, early analysis seems to show that in nearly two-thirds of subject area classes, teachers demonstrated growth that would be statistically considered greater than a single year's academic growth for students.  The number of students within testing areas that didn't hit the aggressive goals recently established for the school was reduced by 44% in a single year.


The spring of 2014 also represented the debut of SAT10 testing for NCS kindergarten students.  The average for K students was a very respectable 74 NPR for reading and a 75 NPR for math.  This baseline testing is important because it establishes outcomes criteria for the NCS early ed program and helps steer instructional strategies as early as possible in the academic careers of NCS students.


Within the next few weeks, the testing data will be refined to the point where teachers will be able to understand how individual students fared within individual classrooms and then teachers will be able to report that during parent teacher conferences.


These historic gains didn't occur by happenstance.  "NCS teachers have been working unbelievably hard," reports Don Moenich, the NCS director of curriculum and instruction.  "They are to be congratulated!  Teachers are reporting that the their most significant gains are coming as a result of having their curriculum maps aligned with the standards that are being assessed at the end of the year.  The effort involved for these teachers was momentous."


Don Moenich goes on to explain that, despite these great gains, there still exists an appetite to move the needle a bit more in terms of the academic potential for Northwest Christian students.  "Last month, a highly specialized group of K-8 teachers met as a Professional Learning Community and further developed the school's curriculum maps, academic vocabulary, pacing guides, and Biblical integration for the entire K-8 staff. We look forward to our best growth ever this coming year when all teachers at all grade levels utilize these maps and have the complete benefit of following their newly revised maps and pacing guides from the very first day of the school year.


Spotlight on Faculty     
Meet the newest members of the Northwest Christian teaching family

Brett Irwin
High School Math

Brett Irwin, who is the husband of elementary teacher Sara Irwin, comes to Northwest Christian after years teaching and coaching at Washington and Apollo High Schools.  With an undergrad degree in physics and a master's in science education, both from NAU, Brett has years of successful experience teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and AP and Honors Physics.  Brett's hire doesn't represent a 'replacement' of another teacher.  Rather, as the school has grown, Brett's position will allow for the ratio of students to teacher to remain healthy, especially in the math classes he's excited to be teaching.  Recently, Brett has been active in a church plant, Citizens Church, where he has taught Sunday School and helped to lead worship.   



Paul Wilson

Senior Bible 

With a long history of successful church ministry behind him, Paul Wilson has been busy of late pastoring Salt and Light Church.  By design, his role there is bi-vocational and Paul spends a significant amount of time developing lay leaders from within the church community.  The church also has a unique strategy in that its service involvement within the community around it is immense--to the point that Paul and the congregation take one Sunday each month to serve within the community.  Passionate about youth ministry and discipleship, Paul makes for the perfect addition to the Northwest Christian secondary Bible team.  As part of that team, this summer, he's already started working closely with Brandon Southall (10th grade Bible) and Nicole Hunter (9th grade Bible) within the high school's student discipleship program, training student leaders for the new year. 



Amy Yoder

Senior English 

Presently working towards her doctorate within K-12 organizational leadership, with two master's degrees already in tow, Amy Yoder will be taking the helm of senior English this next year and working as part of a teacher-led committee that will be exploring and expanding the scope of English throughout the content areas within the school.  Since 2004, she has been teaching courses at Rio Solado and Grand Canyon University (part of their Secondary Ed masters program) where she also served as a field supervisor for GCU's student teachers.  Amy's previous teaching experience also includes Mountain Ridge High School where she served as chair of the school's NCA writing committee.  With a wealth of demonstrable educational outcomes and leadership experience, she's poised to contribute significantly to the writing program at NCS across the content areas.  Amy's family has been involved at Mountain Ridge Baptist Church for fourteen years.  While there, she's served as a Jr. High girls leader and a small group leader within women's ministries while also serving in various children's ministry capacities. 


  Stasi Gibson

Freshman English 

With ten years of experience teaching high school English at Ironwood High School, Stasi Gibson has been invited to teach freshman English at Northwest Christian.  The school has also asked her to serve within the committee that will be reviewing and revising writing strategies within the school, across the content areas.  With four kids at NCS,  Stasi's already been part of the school family for several years.  Her famiily has been at Christ's Church of the Valley for twelve years where she's been highly involved in the children's ministry program. 


Victoria Kerns

Seventh Grade English/Eighth Grade AZ Government  

This past year has been a year of transition for Victoria Kerns and it continues this fall as she moves into a teaching position within Northwest Christian's middle school.  An alumni of NCS, this past year she married Steve Kerns.  Steve is also a Northwest Christian alumni and the high school youth pastor at Palmcroft Baptist.  Victoria is no stranger to middle school students as she has spent years working within junior high and senior high youth ministry.  During her time as a student at NCS, she was very involved in student leadership, including a time as student body president.  Having attended Master's College, Victoria graduated from ASU and went on to complete a residency program within the Cave Creek Unified School District. 




Emilie Johannes 

Fifth Grade   

Another alumni of Northwest Christian, Emilie Johannes has been invited to serve as a fifth grade teacher.  Emilie's husband is Greg Johannes and together they pastor at Calvario, a Calvary Chapel church plant that chiefly serves the Spanish-speaking community.  At Calvario, she heads the children's and women's ministry programs.  Emilie has been involved within Northwest Christian's ministry to the students at J.B. Sutton Elementary in the Isaac School District.  This past summer for example, Northwest Christian used a portion of Jog-a-thon's Acts 1:8 fund to help underwrite Vacation Bible School at Calvario.  It was this VBS where NCS students had the opportunity to serve.  Families from within Sutton were invited to the Calvario VBS this past year when the school provided Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts for needy students within the Sutton community.  With an undergrad elementary ed degree from Grand Canyon University and a masters in ed from ASU, Emilie will be a strong addition to the NCS elementary team.  



Cara Hively 


Cara Hively joins the NCS staff to help handle the burgeoning kindergarten program.  Hailing recently from Indianapolis, Indiana, she first joined the Northwest Christian community as a mom.  With a committed history to serving within Christian education, she came to elementary principal Dawna Underwood's attention as a substitute teacher with a strong work ethic, experienced instructional strategies, a solid sense of Biblical integration, and some great ideas.  It was her profound appreciation for Christian ed and her experience within early childhood education that made her an obvious choice when a PM kindergarten position opened up this past spring.  Cara graduated from Olivet Nazarene and served at Indiana's Heritage Christian School for five years before transitioning to Arizona and NCS.  Her family attends Discovery Pointe Church in Peoria.  



Kristina White  

High School Science  

With time in the secondary ed program at Arizona State and earning a bachelors degree from Manhattan Christian in Bible, Kristina White went on to earn a masters degree in secondary education from NAU.  For seven years she taught at Moon Valley High School and earned a strong reputation as a highly organized teacher who is very effective in the science classroom.  She'll be joining the NCS team on a part-time basis, teaching biology.  Kristina is very involved at Palmcroft Baptist Church where she helps lead within the Awana program and teaches a Sunday school class.





Nicole Cass 

Second Grade   

Though technically not a 'new' teacher to the NCS family, everyone around the school is so excited to have Nicole Cass back in the teaching ranks, we couldn't help but include her in the newsletter.  After time away from the school serving exclusively in the world's most important position (mom), Nicole returns to NCS as part of the second grade teaching team.  With a masters degree in early ed from NAU and a profound  understanding of NCS culture and curriculum, Nicole is ready to hit the ground running from day one.  Welcome back, Nicole! 


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Re:Equip Program Expands Technology Opportunities for NCS Students  

NCS makes a considered, significant step forward in keeping students on the cutting edge of educational technology


With three years of strategic planning behind the effort, Northwest Christian is using the summer of 2014 to move each division of the school--preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school--forward dramatically in terms of the technology rich resources necessary for students to be successful in the new paradigm of education.  "There's a looming digital horizon in education," says Geoff Brown.  "There's an imminent ground shift coming in which there will be a brand new paradigm for how education takes place.  We're not talking about ebooks or digital text books alone.  Though that's a small part of this new paradigm, the new reality is that students need to be prepared to learn, engage, and preform in a digital environment if they are going to be relevant in college and beyond."


Within the high school, this fall each student will be issued an iPad Mini--nearly 450 iPads in all.  Over the course of the last year and through the summer, teachers have been working through basic to advanced training that will allow them to facilitate new levels of learning and engagement with this new digital tool.  Teachers have been learning resources like Edmodo and Moodle--applications with profound implications for how students learn.

iPads are also making their way into the hands of preschool through middle school students.  In these grades, students will have access to classroom carts of iPads.  These iPads will be used to facilitate new and existing online resources that will enhance learning in the lower grades.  Other resources include Apple TV and new library resources which will allow students online access to books and research.  "At the same time, we have 220 new desktop computers," says Geoff.  "These are so much more powerful and so much faster than anything our students have worked with to this point."  (For more info on this development, please see the Intel article below.)

"Technology brings both risk and opportunity," continues Geoff.  "A big part of our attention within the last year has been committed to expanding students' online access to resources while protecting them from pitfalls.  To accomplish this, we've been working directly with Apple and they've steered us towards some very manageable, powerful solutions.  In terms of opportunity, however, our teachers are ready and excited to see where education is headed.  We've had several champions who have helped us so significantly.  Folks like Lisa Ehlers, Dan Gallagher, Garry Kaiser, Roman Nelson, Darryl Slaviero and others have kept us moving forward, bringing this effort to fruition."


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Ameriprise Financial

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NCS Announces New Partnership with Princeton Review
Northwest Christian students provided free and unprecedented access to college test prep courses and materials




Recognized nationally as one of the finest services available to students to assist in preparation for college and university, the Princeton Revew has just recently partnered with Northwest Christian as part of a unique, one-of-a-kind arrangement.  The partnership extends to every Northwest Christian High School student the access to online courses which speak to college preparedness in terms of the PSAT, ACT, and SAT.  Additionally, based upon G.P.A., students will have access to free (or very low cost) in-person courses that will take place on campus.   (For students with a G.P.A. of 3.75 and above, the in-person courses will be free.  For students with a lower G.P.A., classes have a reduced fee structure.) These courses will be coupled Princeton Review Assessments throughout the year which will allow teachers to monitor growth within their students.  Additionally, a free 9-hour PSAT prep course will be offered to the top 25 students in the Junior class annually.


The Princeton Review partnership is an extension of the new Pursuing His Purpose guidance program that the school is launching this fall.  Overseen by NCS guidance counselor Brittney Meyer, Pursuing His Purpose brings together solid Bible curriculum and resources that will help to point students towards God's purposes for their lives while also equipping them to reach those objectives within their lives that they identify through prayer and time in God's word.


More information regarding the Princeton Review partnership and the opportunites available can be obtained by downloading the following:



Shine Dentistry and Orthodontics

Generous sponsor of the summer 2013 reading

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Generous Sponsor of the Northwest Christian Fine Arts Department

Mike and Ronda's The Place Restaurant 

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Middle School Math Cracks the Top Ten in AATM Competition
Annual algebra test allows first-year algebra students to compete in statewide contest

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May brought exciting news to NCS as the school learned that two Northwest Christian seventh grade students cracked the top ten list of the strongest performers in the annual statewide algebra contest sponsored by the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics.  The contest is open to all Algebra 1-2 students and took place on May 6th.  NCS 7th graders Alissa Jensen and Kenna Nagler tied and grabbed the spot together.  Northwest Christian joins only two other schools--All Saints Episcopal Day School and St. Gregory College Prep--with students in the top ten for the state.


The Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics (AATM) promotes itself as a leader in mathematics education, ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality mathematics teaching and learning.  AATM presents a comprehensive, collaborative math education community while also supporting math teachers who seek to implement best practices within their classrooms.


Within Northwest Christian, the opportunity for 7th graders to be involved in an accelerated math curriculum is about three years old.  Through placement testing, students who ably demonstrate aptitude are afforded the opportunity to move forward within math.  Once they demonstrate aptitude in math, these students can begin taking high school math courses as part of their 8th grade schedule.  "I am so proud of their accomplishments," says middle school principal Samantha Maszton, "and proud of a system that allows them to experience success.  I am very much looking forward to what these young ladies accomplish in the future." 

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Barton Pure Pools

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Kindergarten Service Project Connects Students to Ronald McDonald House
NCS kindergarteners recognized for collecting the most pop tabs to benefit kids with illnesses and their families


As part of the Northwest Christian K-12 service learning program, each grade level, K-8, is paired with a service learning partner that allows opportunities for students to see, experience, and assist in areas of need within the community in ways that are tangible and meaningful.  (For high school students, over 40 such projects are available.)  For NCS kindergarten students, the service learning partner is Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization committed to meeting the needs of children with debilitating, chronic, and long-term illnesses while also providing support and resources to their families.  The organization has local chapters in 58 countries around the world with programs represented within 78% of the world's best children's hospitals, has raised over $200 million, and annually serves 7 million families affected by illness.

Ronald McDonald House Charities annually collects pop tabs--the little aluminum tabs on the top of soda cans--as a means of teaching kids about philanthropy and the importance of recycling while raising funds to help children and their families at the same time. Some RMHC Chapters raise thousands of dollars with their pop tab collections - up to $30,000.  For NCS kindergartners, the collection becomes a tangible way through which they can connect their own personal efforts to real need, thereby demonstrating the love of Christ in a developmentally appropriate way.

This year, NCS kindergartners were honored for winning the "Pop Tab Challenge", a contest sponsored by RMHC that inspired students to collect as many tabs as they could.  NCS kindergartners averaged an amazing 1.84 pounds of pop tabs per student!  That is a lot of pop tabs!  As well, and more meaningfully, that's a lot of demonstrable love and opportunities for learning to put the needs of others above your own.



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Shawn & Jenifer Kohner

AdvoCare Independent Distributor  

Northwest Christian School  has an exciting new offer for all students, faculty and their families!  A portion of each sale goes directly to our school!   If your family would like to take advantage of this limited time offer of fun in the desert, get a Pogo Pass today. 


A Pogo Pass is a one year membership to multiple Phoenix Valley Venues. Purchase  your Pogo Pass and enter venues for free as many times as it shows under each venue. Each person needs a Pogo Pass to enter. It is very easy to use, just print your card out immediately after purchase. If you have a smart phone, they can just scan your phone directly at each venue.      


Purchase a pass for each person at 

Use promotional code: NCS


With our school's code, you will receive your passes for $39.98, instead of the retail price of $99.95! 


We hope that your families will enjoy this special discount and have some affordable fun together as a family!

Questions? Sandra Markoos (Sales Rep) OR Staci Allen (Manager) (480) 862-2779  


July 28, 2014
Vol. 4, Issue 10   

Matthew 19:14  

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.' "

Jog-a-thon 2014


Your support of Jog-a-thon works to make NCS a stronger school!  This year's Jog-a-thon targets are:


1.  Campus Security

2.  Classroom Technology

3.  Acts 1:8 Student Ministry Opportunities 


Your support is appreciated!  Please consider supporting the effort by visiting the following link:


Jog-a-thon 2014


NCHS Adventure Cru 

"The Rugged Maniac"

5K Obstacle Race 


The NCHS Adventure Cru wants you to join their 2014 team for the Rugged Maniac 5K obstacle race taking place on November 22, 2014!

Register at, and put down "NCS Adventure Cru" as your team name and register for the 12:45pm start time.  Once, you've registered, send an email to

All team members will receive a free Adventure Cru t-shirt to wear during the event!

Big Boys on Campus

The Monthly NCS Men's Prayer Breakfast


Enjoy a delicious, complementary hot breakfast and a time of devotions and prayer with men from the NCS community.

On the first Friday of each month, throughout the school year, the men of NCS are invited to take part in a long-standing NCS tradition:  Big Boys on Campus.

For the 2014/2015 school year, the first BBOC prayer breakfast of the year will take place on
Friday, September 5, 2014
7:00 to 7:30am

Barro's Pizza

Proud Sponsor of

Northwest Christian Athletes

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Arizona Christian



With Arizona Christian University's Degree Completion Program, you can finish your degree in less than two years!


*Choose from degrees in Behavioral Health, Business Administration or Christian Ministries

*Attend class only one night per week

*Work together within a cohort group

*Get college credit for life experience


If you're a working adult who would like more information about ACU's Degree Completion Program, contact Dr. Jim Ellis today at 602-386-4120!

Grand Canyon University

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 Northwest Christian School is a proud member of the GCU Canyon Christian School Consortium.

High school students (grades 9-12) who are accepted to attend GCU will receive a $5,000 (on-campus housing) or $2,500 (off-campus housing) CCSC scholarship at GCU per year for each year of attendance at NCS.  This could save students up to $20,000 on college tuition over the course of four years.


NCS parents also have access to an exclusive 10% discount, providing savings toward tuition and fees for online undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree programs at GCU. (Scholarships are available for campus-based programs. The CCSC discount cannot be combined with any other institutional aid offer or discount.) 

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New Early Ed Class and Infant Care


The new infant care program is underway and space is limited. A Tuesday and Thursday morning class for young three year olds has also just opened. The Mom's Day Out program for toddlers and the preschool program has several openings and spots will go quickly. We appreciate your referrals to family and friends. For more info, please contact Michelle Reddy at

National League of Junior Cotillions

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for young men and women in sixth through eighth grade

Northwest Christian congratulates
Mrs. Patricia Richards


for being honored by the
National League of Junior Cotillions
with the
Cotillion Allegiance Award


an honor afforded to directors who demonstrate true commitment to students and parents within the community. 
Box Tops for Education
Boxtops for Education
The November 2013 box tops submission has earned a record $1570 for the school!  Thank you for your generosity and support!

Earn cash for Northwest Christian every time you shop for groceries.  Clip box tops from hundreds of your favorite products and drop them off in the school office.  Each box top is worth 10 cents for NCS--that adds up fast!

NCS International Student Program
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Are you interested in hosting an international student for the 2014/2015 school year? 
Each year, NCS welcomes a limited number of international Christian students into the school's community.  Hosting families provide a meaningful opportunity to a young person looking for new opportunities. 
For more information, please contact:
Michelle Reddy
Director of Admissions

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The Fitness Institute

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Northwest Christian Athletes

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Hawkeye Landscaping 

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NCS Purple Pages

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You are invited!

Valley West Women's Bible Study

Valley West Women's Bible Study
This non-denominational women's Bible study meets Thursday mornings on the  campus of Northwest Community Church.  Using Titus 2:3-5 as a foundation, VWWBS has been ministering to women for thirty years.  This is the place to find encouragement, support, friendship, and solid Biblical teaching.
September through April
9:15 to 11:15am
Free childcare for birth to 5 years
Moms in Prayer
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Please come and join other NCS moms in praying for our school, our staff, and our children!
Wednesday mornings, resuming this fall, 8:00 to 9:00am, room C102 in the Cook Center.

For more information, please call Kathy LaBarbera, (623)521-2308 or Sherrie Walker, (623)221-2516.


Café Valley Bakery
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Café Valley Bakery 
is a generous sponsor of several NCS community events
Desert Sounds of Wellness
Desert Sounds of Wellness is a generous sponsor of NCS Fine Arts
Teri Mock
(602) 386-7979
Desert Shadows RV Resort
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is a generous sponsor of NCS Athletics

Thrivent Financial

is a generous sponsor of NCS Athletics!   
Brenda L Hamer, FIC 
Financial Associate 
Built on the Rock Foundation
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Built on the Rock s a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation which is dedicated to the advancement of Christian education. Built on the Rock was founded in 2000 and  has been supporting Christian education ever since.

For more information on any BOTR program, including  "Outstanding Christian Educator" award program, the "High School Senior Scholarship" program, and the "Financial Hardship Assistance" program, please visit


Bling N Ink
Bling N Ink is a generous sponsor of NCS Athletics!  
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for the order form.


a NCS service learning partner

LifeStream Complete Senior Living offers a spectrum of retirement and senior living services including:
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Assisted Living
Memory Care
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Peoples Bank

is a generous NCS Athletics Sponsor

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(800) 650-3300
Year End Tax Credit Opportunity


Donors may donate until April 15th to receive a tax credit on their 2013 Arizona Individual Income Tax Return.


We strongly recommend that you contact the individual STO's to determine what, if any, cutoff dates they have established.


If you have any specific questions, please contact the NCS Business Office

Diane Collicott,


Tom Hartzler,


For more information on how to contribute please click: 


Free NCS Bumper Sticker!

Show your school spirit!
Please present this coupon in the school office to receive a complimentary NCS bumper sticker. 
Limit one per family.
Offer Expires: Offer available while current supplies last.