June 2019


Meet Nova International Schools

6/14/2019

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April 2019


Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'

4/6/2019

Dear NOVA high school students, we are very excited to invite all of you to our first alumni flagship event that we are co-organizing with the Nova Alumni Association titled 'Nova Alumni Coffee Hour: where creativity meets technology'. The event will welcome back alums to NOVA’s campus, all experienced professionals in their prospective fields of creativity or technology, in order to meet and discuss with students, over a cup of coffee, about their current careers and professions, allowing students to gain more in-depth knowledge about a field of study they might be interested in. We are opening this call just for Nova 9-12 grade students at this stage. You can apply for participating at this event by filling in this form [sent to all students via e-mail today]. The event is going to take place at Nova on the 6th of April [Saturday] 2019 from 11am until 1pm.

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NOVA PARENT AND TEACHER FUNDRAISING PARTY!

4/5/2019

The NOVA Parent Teacher Association cordially invites the entire Nova community to our second annual: NOVA PARENT AND TEACHER FUNDRAISING PARTY! This year it is themed “Nova's Got Talent” and will take place Friday April 5th starting at 19h and hosted by the Doubletree by Hilton Skopje Hotel.

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March 2019


CEESA Girls Basketball in Bucharest

3/21/2019

This year NOVA’s HS Girls Basketball team participated in the CEESA Basketball Tournament hosted by the American International School of Bucharest, Romania and competed with teams from four other international schools from Bucharest, Prague, Warsaw and Istanbul. Over the course of three days, our team played six games with experienced, motivated and strong teams. Our girls played hard, behave well and demonstrated good sportsmanship, earning a reputation among the other participants as a small team of only six players (and one girl who supports the team from the bench) that regardless of the score, always tried hard and never gave up. A small team, passionate about basketball, committed to play hard until the very last whistle. We have no doubts that such a mindset helped our girls overcome the pain in their muscles, knees and ankles in order to give the very last atoms of energy from their bodies and therefore deserved all our compliments and made our community very proud.

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"It's a Beautiful Day" performed by NOVA ES students

3/21/2019

The Elementary School students from NOVA International Schools are celebrating the first day of spring with the song "It's a Beautiful Day" by "The Singing Walrus".

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Nova students work on the PHV - Promotion of Human Values project

3/19/2019

This year for the 5th time Nova is a part of the National Red Cross Program PHV - Promotion of Human Values. The program engages young individuals from different backgrounds to work together in order to help the community and to make valuable difference in someone's life. During the month of March and April some of our students (4 groups of 4-5 students) will work on their own projects.

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Panel Discussion, Columbia University students

3/19/2019

Yesterday, NOVA hosted a panel discussion between a group of Columbia University students, including a NOVA alumnus, Nikola Danev, Class of 2016 and NOVA US-bound students. Our guests presented and answered questions on the US admissions and application process and shared their personal experiences as HS students and Columbia University students. They offered a valuable perspective on the importance of fit and balancing academics and extracurricular activities. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Columbia University Students Presentation

3/18/2019

A group of Columbia University, NYC students, one of whom is our very own alum, Nikola Danev, Class of 2016, is coming to NOVA on Monday, March 18th, to give a presentation to our US-bound juniors on the US admissions and application process, different facets of university life, academic majors and possible career prospects.

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Fourth edition of the NOVA Writing Pearls

3/15/2019

The fourth edition of NOVA Writing Pearls comprises the short stories written by Nova High School students and Nova Middle school students and serves as a powerful testimony to the love of reading, writing, art, and literacy. Established as a project about creativity and imagination, it had weaved four editions which are testaments of NOVA students’ vital capacity to be inquisitive and curious. Through the four books students explored the complexity of life around them, and did the observations with responsible and maturing eyes. They demonstrated the ability to craft real dynamic characters, talk about the universality of loneliness and awkwardness of their age and ventured to exploit the vicarious futuristic settings. Tomeska’s Seventy-Two Full Moons, vividly mirrors the coded existence of problems and dangers in our present civilization while tackling issues of overarching respect - from the one towards each other to the one towards the environment. The scenery only subtly alters in the woods of Zbogar’s Morning Walk, with a scream into the silence, that nothing is same any more. Tanevska embroiders an enormous reminder to the things we take for granted in love and in life, thus we confront perils to lose what we cherish the most. Krstevska’s Acer, paints a powerful reminder that one may end up running after the lost illusions, hugging in vain and dreaming in futility. All stories are pouring with identity, freshness and inspiration. The poems remind of self importance and recognition of own value, the literary bites address the inevitability and ephemeral aspect of time and universe, while the student’s art work reminds that masterpieces for Pearls students are possible and attainable. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova HS Basketball Team wins Gold in Sofia

3/15/2019

NOVA HS Boys basketball team went to a tournament hosted by Anglo American School of Sofia. Our students competed in this CEESA tournament alongside basketball teams from: Moscow, Istanbul, Prague, Belgrade, and the host Sofia. After two days of playing in the tournament the Supernovas had four wins, and a secured place in the final game. In the final game of the tournament our boys demonstrated exceptional basketball skills, including proficient passing and shooting, and strong defense. During the whole game, our students were constantly in the lead by a handful of points. The SuperNOVAs won the game by 12 points (44:56). Our SuperNOVAs succeeded in establishing a great bond, friendly and supportive relationships, and a deep understanding of what it means to rely on each other, both on and off the basketball court. For this reason, we are happy to report that SuperNOVAs are the 2019 CEESA HS Boys basketball Champions! Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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The Peace Letter Campaign comes to Nova

3/15/2019

The IPYG organization in cooperation with Rotaract Club Skopje created a peace letter campaign which began in 2017 with over 111 countries taking part in this campaign. It is aimed at raising awareness for peace and is to propose the DPCW as the definite answer to peace through youth. Our country is one of the countries included in the campaign and NOVA is the first school where students raised their voice and wrote peace letters which will be shared with North Macedonia’s prime minister. The purpose of the campaign is to blow the winds of peace throughout the world, with our our students being an integral part of this wind. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Evening of Classical Music

3/14/2019

This year on Thursday, March 14, 2019 аt 18:00h the Elementary, Middle and High School will have the annual Evening of Classical Music. This is a wonderful opportunity for NOVA students that have taken music lessons for at least one year to perform for their friends and family in our school.

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MS Girls Basketball Tournament: Warsaw, March 7-10th, 2019

3/13/2019

From March 7 to 10th NOVA’s MS Girls Basketball team participated in CEESA Basketball Tournament which was hosted by American School of Warsaw (ASW). Beside SUPERNOVA, two Warsaw Warriors team participating schools were also Pechersk School International (PSI - Panthers), Kyiv International School (KIEV), Anglo American School of Sofia (AAS - Wolfs), International School of Prague (ISP - Prague Falcons) and Istanbul International Community School (IICS - Dolphins). SUPERNOVA team had six 8th grade and two 7th grade students, who experienced CEESA Bball also last year and two 6th grade students, prepared for new CEESA adventure. Our students ranked on the 5th place out of 8 teams. We can say that SUPERNOVA girls left their heart on the court. Being part of this tournament and playing versus other experienced teams was a great learning experience for our girls. We as coaches are proud to say, that the SUPERNOVA girls demonstrated their skills, team work and well behavior on the basketball court and gave their best. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament here

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Canadian students visited Nova

3/13/2019

In the past two days NOVA hosted 12 Canadian students from the Appleby college. This is a traditional visit and join action between NOVA and Appleby. The first day the students got the chance to visit the school and some of the classes. As good hosts, our students organized scavenger hunt and got to know the city center. Yesterday, we visited the daily center for Roma Kids "Nadezh" in Shuto Orizari. The students had an art workshop with the kids and the produced paintings which will be used to fund-raise for the daily center. I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone at NOVA for welcoming the students, the administration, the cafeteria staff for promptly responding to our request. And most of all, big thank you to the members from the NOVA Event Team for their professionalism in making this project a reality. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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NOVA HS Performance - DVD on Sale

3/13/2019

The DVD from the HS performance is now available for purchase in the Nova HS building @ the accountant office.

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NOVA Writing Pearls - Edition 2019

3/12/2019

Dear Nova community you are cordially invited to the book promotion of , on 12th of March, 2019 (Tuesday) @ 6 p.m. The promotion will take place in the NOVA High School Library.This is the fourth published book that comprises the short stories written by Nova High School students and Nova Middle School students and serves as a proverbial testimony to the love of reading, writing, art, and literacy.  

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PHV project

3/12/2019

Dear students and faculty, a group of 5 sophomore students, as part of a PHV project, are organizing a fund-raiser event aimed at building a new family for a family of 9 (6 children, 5 boys and 1 girl), whose house burned down. As they have lost everything during the fire, we want to help by donating clothes, hygiene products and school supplies. Therefore, we would be grateful if you donated the following:  • Clothes (for boys aged 0-12 and a 14 year old girl) • Money (in order to buy the necessary school supplies and hygiene products) • Hygiene products (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, wet wipes) Donation boxes for the clothes will be placed in the auditorium, while the boxes for money donations will be placed at the Security desk and the Library. 

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EMS Newsletter

3/12/2019

Dear Parents, we are happy to share the new edition of the Newsletter from Mr Russell O’Neill, our EMS principal. You can access the Newsletter by following the link and review the important activities from our everyday school life. We have our photo slideshow at the end of the newsletter. http://nova-ems.weebly.com/edition-9-2019.html

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Myron Dueck takes part in Nova's professional learning community

3/11/2019

Nova International Schools is pleased to report that on March 7-8, 2019 our school hosted Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. The Nova community was really excited to welcome a fellow educator, and educational administrator for two days as a planned part of an ongoing professional learning community effort to refine our standards-based grading (SBG), teaching and learning practices. Myron's visit offered keynote lectures to our community, targeted sessions for teacher groups, and informal opportunities for parents and students during morning coffee hours. Myron's visit comes on the heels of the international Assessment Summit NOVA hosted this fall, where our community heard from renowned author Ken O'Conner. Myron's SBG support ties seamlessly with Ken's efforts, all in support of NOVA implementing world's best educational practices in SBG, teaching and learning. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova has won the award for 'development of entrepreneurship' in Central and Southeast Europe

3/11/2019

We are proud to report that Nova has won the award for 'development of entrepreneurship' in Central and Southeast Europe. The award will be awarded this March in Dubrovnik at the regional summit for entrepreneurs.                     

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Happy international women's day.

3/8/2019

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‘What are we supposed to do about homework?’ a discussion with author Mr. Myron Dueck

3/8/2019

Dear Nova Community, you are invited to a discussion with author Mr. Myron Dueck on Friday, March 8, in the HS library, from 14.30 to 16.00 on ‘What are we supposed to do about homework?’Myron will discuss how homework can be an effective tool to increase student learning, but it can just as easily be detrimental, misleading and unjust if administered poorly. Homework can be effective within a standards-based grading model, but a critical look at our systems of Homework is long overdue. This session will tackle real-life examples of replacement routines that transform homework as we know it, into home learning. Both teachers and parents have been invited to this discussion. We are looking forward to seeing you there,Nova PTA

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PTA Coffee Morning

3/7/2019

Dear Nova community,PTA is delighted to invite you to our next Morning Coffee Hour on Thursday, March 7, EMS cafeteria, 8.15 until 9.15. We are honored to have Mr. Myron Dueck as our guest during this morning coffee hour, to discuss his work at NOVA, and to meet our parent community.  

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"Azbukata na Bibi" visited Nova's kindergarten class

3/7/2019

On Wednesday, March 6 the authors of the project "Azbukata na Bibi" visited our kindergarten class from 11:00 - 11:50 in order to bring closer to the students the application, the books and all additional resources within the mentioned project. Check out the photo gallery from the event here

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Nova will host best selling author Myron Dueck

3/7/2019

NOVA International School is pleased to share that March 7-8, 2019 our school will host Myron Dueck, the author of the best-selling book 'Grading Smarter, Not Harder - Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn'. He is a fellow educator, and educational administrator. Myron currently lives in Canada, where he serves as the Vice-Principal for Grading, Assessment, Innovation and Reporting Student Learning in his local school district. His visit to NOVA is a planned part of an ongoing professional learning community effort to refine our standards-based grading (SBG), teaching and learning practices. Myron's visit will offer keynote lectures to our community, targeted sessions for teacher groups, and informal opportunities for parents and students during morning coffee hours. Myron's visit comes on the heels of the international Assessment Summit NOVA hosted this fall, where our community heard from renowned author Ken O'Conner. Myron's SBG support ties seamlessly with Ken's efforts, all in support of NOVA implementing world's best educational practices in SBG, teaching and learning.

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New activities in the ASA program

3/5/2019

Dear Parents, we would like to inform you about the changes we have made in the ASA program. 1. We are happy to announce that we are introducing 2 new activities as part of our ASA program. They will both run once a week. Please find the attached intro letters to read more about each activity. - Chess Club Grades: 3-8, Wednesday March 6th - Impact Club, Grades: 5-8, Thursday March 7th   2. Spring season opening dates for Tennis & Baseball: - Tennis starting date, Tuesday March 19th - Baseball starting date, Wednesday March 13th Please note that the start of the spring season is weather permitting. If there are any adverse weather conditions, the start will be postponed and you will be informed in due time.   3. The following activities are no longer part of the ASA program: - Macedonian Language ES, Non-natives - Macedonian Language MS - MS Drama Club (5 – 8);   All other activities will be running as usual.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ASA coordinator at todor.dosevski@nova.edu.mk  

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SUPERNOVA Volleyball Season 2018 / 19

3/5/2019

Dear NOVA students and parents, We would like to inform you that the VOLLEYBALL season for our MS and HS teams will start next week (11 - 15. March, 2019). All boys and girls from grades 5 - 12 are invited to join the team. Schedule: (link)

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CEESA Division 1 MS Boys Basketball Tournament (Day 2) - Livestream

3/2/2019

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Author Liz Haske visits NOVA

3/1/2019

The 2-day-visit by author Liz Haske proved to be such an invaluable learning experience for both our students and teachers. We had the chance to look into the process from ideas to published books as well as to go beyond the author’s artifacts and own process to connect with the work of the students. Moreover, the face-to-face interaction has planted a seed of possibility in our youngsters. They understand that writing and drawing are not just academic exercises but can be powerful ways to express and share feelings with the world at-large. Check out the photo gallery from the visit here

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Inside the classroom, Early Educational Center

3/1/2019

EEC students are learning the Macedonian alphabet through stories and theater. Check out the photo gallery from the activity here

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NOVA IB/AP Exam Proctors Needed

3/1/2019

Dear NOVA parents, our IB and AP High school students have their important external exams every May. The IB and AP teachers and coordinators could use your help and would greatly appreciate your support.If you are available and willing to lend your support as proctors for these exams, please email to sign up no later than MARCH 18th to deborah.haines@nova.edu.mk and/or marina.perunovska@nova.edu.mk.All applicants will be trained as proctors well in advance of the exams, and may benefit from greater understanding about the programs and exam protocols. -NOVA PTA

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