Daily Notices - Week of Jan. 6
Grade 11 SAT Prep Course Info
11th grade students have the option of enrolling in an SAT-preparation class to be held on the NFA campus during the months of January, February, and March. You will have the choice of taking the course at various times based on your individual schedule. For more information, check your student Gmail account, or go to your MyNFA>Student Portal. The deadline to register is Wednesday, January 15
 
NFA is pleased to announce it will once again hold a Saturday Academy Program this year. The program is designed to improve study skills and knowledge in mathematics and English. Participating students have the opportunity to earn one elective credit. In addition, the Saturday Academy will be introducing courses that will assist students in preparing for the world of work after graduation. To earn one credit, students must attend at least nine of the 10 sessions and participate in all required activities. 
 
The program runs from January to March, and sessions run from 8 am to noon each Saturday. Bruch is provided for all enrolled students. Transportation provided only for students living in Norwich. Session dates: January 11 and 25, February 1, 8, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28. If you need additional information, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or Leo Butler, Director of Diversity, at 860-425-5625 or butlerl@nfaschool.org.
 
Cat Shack is Hiring!
If you have a study hall during B, C, E, F or G channel during semester two, you can work in the Cat Shack. To apply, stop by the Cat Shack, the Career Center or room 6102 to pick up and return your application. For more information, please contact Mr. Legnos at LegnosK@nfaschool.org or stop by room 6102.
 
*The Cat Shack will be closed for inventory beginning Wednesday, January 15th and reopening on Friday, January 24th, at the start of the new semester.
 
Wildcat Loft Volunteers Needed!
The Wildcat LOFT is looking for student volunteers to work in the LOFT during their 2nd semester study hall. Duties include organizing clothing, folding and hanging clothing. Data entry and waiting on customers. Contact kutias@nfaschool.org, or stop by the Converse building room 6115, if interested.
 
UCFS Smiles on the Move Program
The UCFS program - Smiles On the Move -  will be at NFA January 7-10 for dental cleanings during the school day. Registration forms are at the NFA Medical Center. This program is open to all students! For more information, click here.
 
WE'VE MOVED! COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER (CCC) -- The CCC has a new home in the Land Library (top of the stairs as you enter the library)! We're here to help with college essays and applications, resume writing, working papers, job placement, etc. Open hours:  7:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 7:15 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., Fri. Questions? Drop by or make an appointment with the Career Resource Specialist, Mrs. Lauzier, or email lauzierk@nfaschool.org
 
Essay Contest
Senator Murphy invites high school students from across Connecticut to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by submitting essays that reflect on Dr. King’s dream and their own aspirations. To apply, write an essay of no more than 500 words, detailing the following: reflect on what Dr. King’s dream was and what he would think about his dream today. Students should further answer what their own dream is and how it relates to the work of Dr. King. Along with the essay please include a picture of yourself and the following information: name, address, school name, grade, parent contact phone number, parent contact email. Essay's must be emailed to karelys_munoz@murphy.senate.gov by THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 2020. If you have any questions please visit the College and Career Center.
 
Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors:
  • New England Red Sox Service Scholarship for Connecticut: $1000 scholarship (Feb. 7th deadline)
  • St Anthony Chapel Scholarship: Award Varies Year to Year (April 1st deadline)
  • Chelsea Groton Bank Scholarship: $500.00 (May 1st deadline)
New London Scholars Program
The New London Scholars Program at Connecticut Colleges allows 2 seniors to take a class in the Spring semester at Connecticut College for free. Students are responsible for the cost of the books and transportation. If you are interested in more information, please see your counselor or Mrs. Elliott.
 
28th Annual Black College Tour
April 13-18, 2020 (during Spring break). The tour will visit Howard University, Morgan State, Coppin State, University of Maryland, Virginia State, Virginia Union. Applications in the Diversity Office in Converse.
 
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...Sign-ups happening now in Room 7101
  • Backus Hospital will be accepting applications for their summer volunteer program starting February 1st until February 7th. If you are interested in applying for this program please see Mrs. Savage in the Project Outreach Office room 7101 for more information and an application. Applications will not be accepted early or late for this program so plan accordingly.
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.
 
ATHLETICS
To view the athletics schedule visit nfawildcats.org
 
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.
 
MEETINGS
Interact Club: 2:20 pm, Mon., Jan. 13, rm. 7101. All are invited to attend.
 
TRAVEL
Any student interested in traveling to Scandinavia (Norway, Denmark, Sweden) in the summer of 2021 should see Mrs. Seng in room 3126 for more information. Additional information can be found online: www.eftours.com/2309059pf.