Daily Notices - Tues., Nov. 26
New kick-off time for annual NFA-New London football game
As a reminder, the 158th meeting between New London and Norwich Free Academy is scheduled for 1:30 pm on Wednesday, November 27. We are expecting a large crowd for the game, so please be sure to give yourself ample time to arrive, park and make your way through admission in order to enjoy the game! 
 
Special Assemblies - TODAY - Tues., Nov. 26  -- Rohan Murphy Inspires with A“No Excuses” Attitude
 
“Rohan Murphy, lost his legs at birth.  He started to wrestle in his freshman year of high school. After high school he went on to wrestle at Penn State University.  Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing as a USA representative n international competitions all over the world.
 
ABC’s 20/20, Sports Illustrated and Muscle & Fitness Magazine, among many others have featured Murphy.  He was even featured in a Nike commercial to motivate people to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle.
 
Now Rohan Murphy is a professional motivational speaker. His whole life is dedicated to motivating others through his action and his gripping life story of adversity, dedication, and life with purpose.  (Information from roahnmurphy.com)
 
A Channel (Second Period) -- Grades 9 & 10 -- Alumni Gym
B Channel (Third Period) -- Grades 11 & 12 -- Alumni Gym
 
Watch preview video of Rohan Murphy on YouTube
 
Please Note:  Those students in some of Ms. Cook, Ms. Diaz, and Ms. Fitzgerald’s classes scheduled to attend a screening of Colossus with Director Jonathan Schienberg ‘96 will be in Slater Auditorium during A and B Channels.
 
Holiday Book Drive
The NFA Library is hosting our annual Holiday Children's Book Drive starting Monday, December 2 through Monday, December 16. Books for children of all ages (Birth through age 18) are needed for the recipients of the Norwich local food pantry, who cannot afford holiday gifts to give their own children. Please give a new book to help a child. Donation Book Boxes will be in each of the House Offices, and in the Library.
 
Cheerleader Tryouts
Student-Athletes must register through FamilyID before trying out for the team. Questions? Contact Coach Gil megraygil@hotmail.com. Tryouts will be in Norton Gymnasium at the following times and dates:
  • 5-7 p.m., Mon., Nov. 25 
  • 5-7 p.m., Tues., Nov. 26 
  • 5-7 p.m., Mon., Dec. 2 
Playshop Auditions for NFA’s Spring Musical - “A Chorus Line”
2:30-4:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Room 8260 (Choir Room, Bradlaw).  
Students may leave following their audition. Callbacks are 2:30-4:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 4. Students must stay for the duration of callbacks.  Contact Mr. Trostler, trostlerp@nfaschool.org
 
NFA's Newest Club - "Calm on Campus"
Beginning 2:30- 3:15 p.m, Mon., Dec. 2, in the Slater Museum's Cast Gallery, Ms. Walling will host a weekly gathering to discuss, listen, and practice the skills of living in less stress and feeling more authentic. School stress, family stress and health worries are some of the topics to discuss. Take time to care for yourself positively, and learn to understand how you live day-to-day, and practice techniques to counter unwelcome feelings and actions.
 
Weekly sessions include check-in, discussion of a topic (picked by the group), and mindfulness skill and relaxation practice, Contact Ms. Walling, wallingl@nfaschool.org
 
Norwich Late Bus
Norwich students who wish to use after-school late bus service on Mon, Tues & Thurs. must have a red, signed permission slip from the Student Affairs Office to board the bus.  Without a signed permission slip, you will not be allowed to board the bus. Please sign-up in the Student Affairs office each day you wish to take the late bus. If you have questions, see Ms. Howe.
 
Preston Late Bus
Preston students who wish to use the after-school late bus must sign up for the bus in the morning in the Student Affairs Office in Tirrell. If you do not sign up, you will not be allowed to ride the bus.
 
COLLEGE & CAREER RESOURCE CENTER (CCRC) News -- Visit the CCRC, Room, 1102, Open hours:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Fri.
 
Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org
  
University of New Haven Instant Decision Day
Dec. 5 -- all day.
Seniors interested in applying to the University of New Haven have a chance to reduce the entire admissions process to one day.  At the end of the meeting, a student typically receives an admissions decision. See Mrs. Lauzier for additional information and to find out how to attend. 
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:
  • New England Red Sox Service Scholarship for Connecticut: $1000 scholarship (Feb. 7th deadline)
NEWS FROM PROJECT OUTREACH
Contact, Ms. Savage, Room 7101, savagej@nfaschool.org for information.
Be a Volunteer -- a campus runner, tour guide, reading buddy, or a volunteer in one of many other opportunities on campus or in the community. Current opportunities include:
  • Winterfest Road Race, Norwich, Sat., Dec. 7 -- Project Outreach is looking for volunteers 16 and older to be course monitors in Mohegan Park, 8:30 - 11 a.m. All Volunteers receive a t-shirt. Please sign up with Mrs. Savage before November 18. 
  • Elf Shop at Mystic Village Winter Carnival, Dec. 7
And More....Sign-ups happening now in Room 7101
 
Yearbook Sales:  The 2020 Yearbook is still available for $75.00. The book will be distributed in the spring before graduation. Don't be left out of the excitement. Go to www.nfaschool.org/yearbook to order.  Use Code 11399820, or see Ms. Fitzgerald in Room 7223.
 
Senior Student-Athletes
Any senior who is committed to playing Division I or II athletics contact Mr. Wheeler, wheelern@nfaschool.org (room 3041) for information about a signing event.
 
To learn more about the student-athlete registration process, and to set up an account, click here
 
ATHLETICS
 
To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
MEETINGS 
 
Tues., Nov. 26
Unified Club:  2:15 p.m., Ensemble Room.  Contact Mr. Staley, staleyc@nfaschool.org
 
French Club: There will be NO meeting TODAY, Tuesday, November 26.
 
NFA Christian Fellowship:  2:20 p.m., Room 8239. New members are always welcome.Contact Mr. Pawluk, pawluki@nfaschool.org
 
Mon., Dec. 2
Student Art Association:  2:20 p.m., Room 8229. All interested students are invited to attend.  Contact Ms. Carlstrom, carlstromj@nfaschool.org
 
Calm on Campus: 2:30 p.m., Cast Gallery, Slater Museum.  All are welcome. Contact Ms. Walling, wallingl@nfaschool.org
  
Tues., Dec. 3
Spanish Honor Society:  2:20 p.m., Room 7336, Mandatory Meeting.  Contact Ms. Mandeville, mandeviller@nfaschool.org