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Looking Forward 11/8/21


Congratulations to New Century swimmers who participated in the swim meets the past two weekends. Special congratulations to those who qualified for regional competition in December.

Congratulations to the Lee High School Theatre Department for an excellent showing and being excellent hosts for the Trumbauer Festival this weekend.  Great job!!! 

After School Tutoring

New Century is offering a free after school tutoring program. Students are encouraged to attend these after school tutoring sessions to catch up on homework, receive help with an applicable subject, or they can use this time to study for any of their classes.  If you have any questions about the after school tutoring program, please contact Mr. Mercieca.

ACT Mastery Prep

The district has provided all Juniors access to ACT Mastery Prep so that students can practice and prepare for the ACT this spring.  Login letters will be given to Juniors in Advisory on Monday.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Teacher of the Year Nominations

It is time to select the New Century Teacher of the Year.  Who do you believe deserves this recognition?  E-mail Ms. Roby with your nomination and why you think they deserve the honor. 

Greenpower Team

If you are interested in participating on the New Century Greenpower team, please see Mrs. Yi in room 306. The team meets each week and is preparing to participate in races this spring.  Students from all grades are invited to join.

Order Your Yearbook!

2021-2022 yearbooks are now for sale on the Balfour website. They cost $45 through December 1, after which the price will increase to $50.


  • PTSA is hosting a competition called Reflections. Explore the arts and express yourself. This year's theme is "I will change the world by..." and students may get an entry form in the library. Enter in any category. Submissions are due Friday, November 12. 
  • Support Your School! You can join PTSA, sponsor a teacher, and order stickers, magnets, and (limited inventory) t-shirts through our online store.
  • If you have a Kroger card, you can link to NCTHS PTSA and we will earn rewards with each purchase.
  • If you shop at Publix, sign up for Club Publix and link to NCTHS

COVID Precautions

Masking is required inside all Huntsville City Schools buildings.  Please monitor yourself and your family members for the following symptoms: fever, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, or sudden loss of taste or smell. Anyone who develops one or more of these symptoms should contact their doctor or nearest urgent care for guidance. If a member of your household  tests positive for COVID, please notify the school nurse immediately.  If a student is unable to attend class due to COVID concerns (such as exhibiting COVID symptoms or being excluded), please email Ms. Lightfoot to let her know so attendance can be marked appropriately.  All classwork will be posted in Schoology so students can keep up with their schoolwork.  

Tip of the Week

Avoid multitasking while studying.  Research shows that students are less likely to recall information if they are performing other tasks while studying. Avoid distractions and give yourself time to focus on learning the material.  Set aside time for nothing but studying to help improve your recall and comprehension of course content.