Lower School Academic Activities offer learning experiences for the student to be challenged within a particular area of interest.
NCS participates in a variety of activities sponsored through ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) along with sports competition through the NIAL (Northshore Independent Athletic League).
Spelling Bee (January)
- The Spelling Bee is typically held in January and is hosted by Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas, LA. Grades 3-6 are eligible to participate, with the number of representatives determined by the number of sections our school has. Teachers are asked to select candidates in the manner they see fit. Names are forwarded to the office 30 days prior to the actual event. A graded word list is provided to the selected participants in order to prepare.
Speech Meet (January)
- Grades 1-6 are eligible to participate in the Speech Meet, with the number of representatives determined by the number of sections our school has. The students participate in categories including Bible, Poetry, and Fable and Folklore for grades 1 -4, with the additional categories of Dramatic Bible Prose, Patriotic Oration and Original Speech for grades 5 – 6. These students first present their choice of selection in class for a language grade. Representatives from each class are selected by their teachers to go forward to Northlake’s Speech Meet. A panel of judges then selects those students who will represent Northlake at the Regional Speech Meet. Mrs. Kelann Sigl then works with these students, coaching them in voice projection, effective interpretation and expression, stage presence, and proper speech techniques. Preparation and presentation of these selections encourages the students to gain confidence in effective communication in front of an audience and prepares them for further classroom presentation. Participation is not optional at the classroom level. The NCS meet is typically scheduled 45 days before the ACSI meet.
Math Olympics (February)
- Students in grades 3-6 may participate in Math Olympics which is held at Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas, LA with the number of representatives determined by the number of sections our school has. Categories include computation and reasoning.
Art Festival (March)
- Students in grades K-6 may participate in the Art Festival which is held at Crescent City Christian in Metairie, LA in March.