New Infinite Campus Apps!

We are excited to inform you Infinite Campus has two new and improved mobile apps: Campus Student (for students) and Campus Parent (for parents). Download your free app for real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements and more. If you are using the old Infinite Campus app, please download the new app. The old app will no longer be supported.

Save the Date! Picture Day!

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 18

Extra order forms can be found in the lower school office. You can also order online by clicking this link. You will need to know your child’s student ID number to place an online order. This can be found in Infinite Campus on the top of the screen near their picture. If you have trouble logging into Infinite Campus, try using the “forgot username” or “forgot password” buttons on the login screen.

For both paper and online orders you will need to fill out a separate order form for each student. Students paying by cash or check should bring their order form and payment with them at the time they get their picture taken. Do not turn order forms in to the office. Students paying online do NOT need to bring a receipt or proof of purchase with them on picture day.

All students need to get their picture taken and are required to be in full uniform. Picture retake day will be on Tuesday, October 23rd.

Contact Angela Whited with questions!

Executive Director Search (2019-20 School Year)

Nova Classical Academy – St. Paul, MN

Executive Director Search Commencing Fall 2018 to begin 2019-20 School Year

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Nova Classical Academy, a leading K-12 classical education charter school located in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood on the Mississippi River bluffs, will be commencing a search in Fall 2018 for an Executive Director with a start date of July 2019.

 

The Executive Director reports to the school’s Board of Directors. Now in its sixteenth year and with a $10MM operating budget, Nova serves a student body of approximately 1,000 from across the Twin Cities metro area.  The school offers small classes and a challenging academic curriculum in a supportive environment, with a faculty and staff of approximately 100.  The classical education model, with its trivium concept of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, is core to Nova’s mission.

 

Nova has earned an excellent reputation in the Twin Cities, state and nationally for its student body’s academic achievements and extracurricular activities including sports, arts, and forensics.  Learn more about Nova Classical Academy by visiting our website at www.novaclassical.org.

 

More information will be made available in the coming months regarding the Executive Director role’s strategic focus and core responsibilities once the search commences.  That said, the qualified candidate will have:

 

  • Eight or more years of successful educational administrative leadership supervising a large staff with increasing responsibility preferably exposure to public charter or private school settings
  • Previous experience as a multi-level school leader; high school administrative leadership is required either at the principal or superintendent level
  • Demonstrated commitment to a collaborative leadership style and the ability to quickly form credible relationships with key stakeholders including staff, administration, parents, students and Nova’s charter school authorizer
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with staff, parents, students, board members, and the surrounding community
  • Demonstrated strong financial acumen to manage budgets and make resource allocation priority decisions
  • Preferred experience leading school expansion efforts including organization and facility planning
  • Preferred but not required familiarity with Minnesota charter school law, charter school operations, working with charter school authorizers and reporting to a Board of Directors
  • Strongly preferred familiarity or experience with the classical education model

 

Nova will offer a very attractive and competitive compensation and benefits package.  If interested or know of someone who may be interested in this tremendous education leadership opportunity, please look for future search information and pass along this information to others.  Thank you.

For more information, email directorsearch@novaclassical.org.

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Nova Uniform Sale!

Uniform Sale: Thursday, August 2nd, 4:00 pm

We will be hosting our  Annual Uniform SaleThursday, August 2nd. The sale will be held between 4:00 & 7:00 pm.

Donald Uniform Store will have a “ pop-up shop” set up in the Great Room and  Used Uniforms will be available for purchase on the Mezzanine.

We are in need of VOLUNTEERS for the used portion of the sale:

  • 2:00-6:00 – Final Set Up & Sale Maintenance/Customer Service (3)
  • 3:30pm – 7:30pm – Cashiers (3)
  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm – Sale Maintenance/”Customer Service” & Break Down (3)

Please contact Mel Hernandez with your interest.

Donald’s has requested we keep the sales as separate as possible, therefore, entry to the Used Uniform Sale will be through the Kindergarten wing, just to the right of the “Linus side” entrance. We ask that when/if you make a purchase at the used portion of the sale, you store your purchase before shopping with them.

ALL purchases may be made by cash, check, or credit card. Please contact our office with any additional questions.

See you there!

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Important Dates for August!

Important Lower School Dates:

Aug 23 Lower School Open House 5:30-7:30 pm

Aug 27 First Day of School (Gr 1-12th)

Aug 27-28 Kindergarten Conferences (Teachers will send a sign up in August)

Aug 29 Kindergarten Begins

Important Upper School Dates:

Aug 13 New to Nova Student Orientation 9-noon (All new 6-12th graders)

Aug 14  All returning 6th-grade students 9-noon

Aug 15  All returning 9th-grade students 9-noon

Aug 22 Upper School Open House 5:30-7:30 pm

Aug 20-24  Intro to Nova 9-noon (daily for all new 6th-12th graders)

Aug 27 1st Day of School

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School Supply and EduKit Information

Nova student supply kits are still available for purchase via EduKit through Friday, August 4th.

Kits will be shipped to your home just before the start of the school year. Ordering from EduKit saves you time as well as a ton of hassle by providing one stop shopping at a great value.

To order: 1. Go to  www.edukitinc.com.  2. Typ Nova Classical Academy into the  Find Your School field.  3. Select the school supply kit for the  NEXT grade level for each of your students, and pay on line.
If you will be shopping on your own, you may print grade specific supply lists via the  Download Kit Contents button at the top of the order page. Supply lists are in grade order with additional Upper School courses following alphabetically.