Sep 13

Nouvel Boys Soccer team earns first win over Pinconning.

Chris Lemanek ’19

Staff Writer

The Nouvel Boys varsity soccer team has had a shaky start to the season with two ties and two losses,but have turned it around with an 8-0 victory over TVC rival Pinconning. The soccer team is looking to have an exciting year with five seniors returning which includes Joey Messana, Logan Marino, Ryan Beyers, TJ Raedy, and Colton Schmidt. Said Schmidt,  “The team is expecting big things this year and hopefully bring home a district title.” Schmidt has been playing well right now, leading the team in goals.. Coach Ryan Ellis returns for another season, looking for their first district since 2013. The  next game is September 17th which is a blue out, so come prepared and ready to support your Panthers!

Sep 12

Welcome New Teachers!

Emily Kalinowski ’19
Staff Writer
With the start of a new school year comes new teachers! I asked them a few questions about themselves to get to know a little about them…
 Ms. Kendziorski (Religion):
1) What college did you attend?
I attended Franciscan University of Steubenville.
2) What made you want to be a teacher?
My mom taught religion. I am very passionate about our faith and when I found the Lord asking me to teach theology, it was easy to say yes!
3) What did you choose to teach at Nouvel?
I am teaching 9th and 10th graded theology at Nouvel!
4) Who inspires you?
I am incredibly inspired by the Blessed Mother and St. Teresa of Calcutta. Both were strong women with servant”s hearts.
Both lived with a powerful intention to do the will of God. I strive to be the same and to live up to their example in as much as I am able.
5) How do you like Nouvel so far?
I love Nouvel! I am wonderfully impressed by how welcoming everyone is. I am very thankful to be a part of the Nouvel family.
Mrs. Kojack (English):
1) What college did you attend?
I attended Kent State College in Kent, Ohio.
2) What made you want to be a teacher?
I have wanted to be a teacher my entire life.  It is something I feel called to do.  The opportunity to help others grow as students and people is humbling to me, and every day I remind myself that it is a privilege to be in this position.
3) What did you choose to teach at Nouvel?
Nouvel was very attractive to me because of the close-knit community that exists here, and because of the opportunity to teach in a Christ-centered environment.
4) Who inspires you?
My mother is my greatest inspiration.  She worked hard and made sacrifices while raising myself and my two brothers, but she never complained or was resentful.  She is a selfless person who puts others needs before her own and I aspire to be more like her.
5) How do you like Nouvel so far?
I love it! :) The students and staff have been so welcoming.  I honestly drive to school every day with a smile on my face, and I am so grateful to be part of such a positive, supportive environment.
Mrs. Warr (Spanish):
1) What college did you attend?
I attended the University of Michigan — Ann Arbor.
2) What made you want to be a teacher?
I realized that I wanted to be a teacher after teaching Spanish as a volunteer. I want to help students prepare for careers in an ever-globalizing workplace.
3) What did you choose to teach at Nouvel?
I chose to teach Spanish because it is an amazingly beautiful and useful language.
4) Who inspires you?
Antoni Gaudí inspires me because of his dedication to his art and his truly unique way of approaching architecture that is to this day as stunning as it was when he built it. I am also inspired by Princess Diana and all of the amazing charity work that she did during her lifetime. And last, but not least, the philosopher Aristotle for his foundational contributions to nearly every discipline that can be studied.
5) How do you like Nouvel so far?
I love it here. I am so excited to be at Nouvel!
Mr Wendt (Band):
1) What college did you attend?
I graduated from Michigan State University 1998 with a degree in Instrumental Music Education K-12
2) What made you want to be a teacher?
I originally wanted to major in International Business Law, but once I arrived on Campus at MSU I knew my love and talents were for music.
3) What did you choose to teach at Nouvel?
Nouvel has high academic expectations and the family atmosphere is a great welcome.
4) Who inspires you?
My CHILDREN AND MY GOD INSPIRE ME!!!!
5) How do you like Nouvel so far?
Nouvel and my students are SECOND TO NONE!!!!

Sep 12

NCC Cross Country Update

TJ Raedy ’19

Staff Writer

The Cross Country team has had two meets in Carrollton and Birch Run so far this season. Senior star cross country runners Kwis Lemanek and Ceci Gross have both had good seasons so far as Chris has placed top 50 in Birch Run and top 15 in Carrollton and Ceci placed top 15 in Carrollton. Ceci’s sister, freshman Clair Gross, placed top 15 in Carrollton as well. Chris Lemanek has commented on his season, “We are doing well and having a fun time running. We have been putting that work in in practice and it has been showing.”

 

Sep 10

Homecoming Schedule 2018

Monday (10/1): PJ OUT!!!

  • ½ day. Afternoon: Class float decorating
  • Wear your PJ’s or other comfy clothes!

Tuesday (10/2): THEME DAY!!!

  • Wear clothes that represents any board game. (game pieces, characters, etc.)
  • Students who DON’T wish to participate MUST wear uniform.

Wednesday (10/3): DRESS-UP DAY!!!

  • Students must wear proper school dress-up day apparel according to handbook.

Thursday (10/4): CLASS COLOR DAY!!! (FIELD DAY/ PICNIC!!!)

  • ½ day schedule. Afternoon: Field day/ picnic!
  • Freshmen: Green
  • Sophomores: Black
  • Juniors: Grey
  • Seniors: White
  • Faculty: Navy

Friday (10/5): NCC SPIRIT DAY!!!

  • ½ day schedule.
  • Report to 1st
  • 8:15 am: Pancake Breakfast!
  • After Breakfast: Yearbook (Sophomore-Seniors)
  • 10:30 am: Homecoming Court Assembly

Dismissal

  • 4:30 pm: Homecoming Parade
  • 7:00 pm: FOOTBALL GAME!!! (All Out Spirit!!!)

Saturday (10/6): HOMECOMING DANCE!!!

  • Dance: 8-11 pm!

Sep 07

Tennis Recap

Jesus Barajas ’19

Staff Writer

The tennis team fought tooth and nail against some very stiff competition against Bay City Western. The spotlight is on Connor Nowasatka who is undefeated so far. The team is coming together quite nicely and when asked about how the season is going sophomore Ben Clevenger said, “As a team we are having a lot of fun and we support each other through the wins and the losses. We are improving everyday and I am excited to see what the rest of the season holds in store for us.” Come check out the tennis team and lend your support as they take on more tough competition at White Pine and Heritage on Saturday, September 8th.

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