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Pellegrino earns CFRE designation

Nicole M. Pellegrino, director of development for Norfolk Collegiate, earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from CFRE International. Pellegrino now joins the more than 5,500 professionals worldwide who hold the designation.

 

Oaks named to VISAA All-State Teams

Congratulations to our Norfolk Collegiate student-athletes for their VISAA state team accolades!

 

Students place in 2017 Elie Wiesel competition

For 10 years, Norfolk Collegiate’s students have been participating in the Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competition. This year three students were honored for their entries in the 2017 Elie Wiesel Writing Competition, including Christopher Signorelli ’22, Victoria Chapel ’22 and Julianna Selig ’22.

 

LA-based Musician Alum Tells Students to Find their Passion

On May 19, Norfolk Collegiate alumnus Marcus Miller ’88, a Los Angeles-based jazz percussionist, bandleader and composer, stopped by Norfolk Collegiate to speak to middle and upper school students about his journey and offered inspirational advice.
As a professional drummer, Marcus has recorded and released 16 albums since 2001 for Universe Soul Records. 

 

AP Capstone Program sees its first graduates

Coastal Virginia’s inaugural class of AP Capstone diploma recipients will graduate from Norfolk Collegiate on May 26, 2017. The AP Capstone™ Program was introduced by the College Board as a means to encourage high school students to engage in independent research, communication and teamwork as they would in college courses at the high school level. 

Oaks place first in national math competition

For the fifth year in a row, Norfolk Collegiate's fifth-grade students have placed first in the Continental Mathematics League Competition. They are national winners for the 2016-17 school year—one of only four schools of hundreds to achieve this recognition. 

 

Students create game for PixelFest competition

Norfolk Collegiate students Kenneth Hargrove ’18, Laura Marin ’17, Max Golovsky ’19 and Kadin Benjamin ’18 demonstrated a video game they created during a two-day competition. The contest was part of PixelFest 2.0, Norfolk’s first dedicated gaming festival, which took place April 7-9 at Slover Library in Downtown Norfolk. 

 

Third-grade students participate in spelling bee

On May 3, 2017, 15 students participated in the third-grade spelling bee in Norfolk Collegiate’s Spainhour Family Library. The students went a whopping 40 rounds and through 200 words before going into the challenge words.

 

Fourth-Grade Spelling Bee goes into challenge round

It took 26 students 26 rounds – a testament to their education and love for words – before our winner was declared! Our acorns went through 181 words before Javier Love was declared the winner in the challenge round. Classmates Evan Wallach took home second-place honors and Carmen Gaskin took home third place honors.

 

Athletes commit to playing at collegiate level this fall

On April 28,2017, Norfolk Collegiate recognized five senior student-athletes who have committed to play their respective sports at the collegiate level this fall. 

 

Collegiate wins gold awards again

For the third year in a row, Norfolk Collegiate was voted the Southside Gold Award winner for Best Private School in "Coastal Virginia Magazine’s" Best of Readers' Choice Awards for 2017! 

Additionally, we were honored with the Southside Gold Award winner for Best Summer Camp and Southside Gold Award winner for Best Childhood Development Center!

 

Alumnus' quest for world record raises $35,000 for cancer research

A year ago, Sam Hitch ’12 was getting ready to graduate from the University of Virginia with a degree in cognitive science. But unlike his classmates, Sam was also gearing up for TriAmerica2016, a 3,906-mile swim, bike and run from Yorktown, Virginia, to San Francisco designed to put him in the Guinness Book of World Records while raising money for a good cause.

 

Students honored in forensics tournament

Our lower and middle school students did a wonderful job at the Robert S. Sergeant Independent School Forensics League Tournament on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. More than 102 students in grades four through six participated in the tournament, which was held at the Williams School in Norfolk.

 

Students breathe new life into pond

Learning Resource Teacher Jamie Cato decided to give back while also helping to teach our Oaks through a mini-water/Chesapeake Bay class to the second and third-grade aftercare students every Friday afternoon. Their culminating lesson was a marsh planting extravanganza. 

 

Fifth-Grade Spelling Bee Heats Up

On Tuesday, April 4, our fifth-grade students took to the Hackney Theater stage and competed in their grade’s Spelling Bee. It took 29 students 31 rounds before a winner was declared with the word “udon.” Evan Skroch took home first-place honors, Camille Porter earned second-place honors and Adam Siebert took home third-place honors.   

 

38 new members inducted into NHS

Norfolk Collegiate’s Heath Chapter of the National Honor Society, NHS, inducted 29 new members into the chapter on Friday, April 7. NHS is a national organization that recognizes outstanding sophomores, juniors and seniors who meet academic and service requirements.

 

Students' artwork earns national honors

Two of Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school students, Cameron Somers ’22 and Graham Fitzpatrick ’22, received national honors due to their artistic creations.

 

 

Students place in Tidewater Physics Olympics

On Saturday, March 25, 19 of our middle school students descended on Cape Henry Collegiate to compete in the 29th Annual Tidewater Physics Olympics Phun with Physics. The four teams competed in six, 20-minute events that required some knowledge of science and quite a bit of team work and collaboration. The event, which is organized by the Tidewater Teachers of Physics Society, is designed to be fun and active group challenges that include science knowledge. 

 

Students compete in virtual Lego Challenge

On Thursday, March 23, the students boarded a bus at 7:45 a.m. and headed to Nauticus, where they competed against 26 teams in the area in the Virginia Ship Repair Association's Virtual Lego challenge. The team was comprised of sixth graders Sarah, Logan, Caden Houghton, TiJah Chapman, Logan Pausch, Abby Verostic, Drake Rodden and Morgan Mclaughlin, as well as seventh grader Stanley.

 

Our very own Saturday Night Live star

He may not be a household name like many of the show’s on-camera performers, but Norfolk Collegiate alumnus Scott Weinstein ’91 has been a successful producer for "Saturday Night Live" for the past 20 years. We checked in with him at his workplace – yes, at 30 Rock in New York City – to ask him about his days at Norfolk Collegiate and his journey to SNL.

 

5 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed Through Failure

Learning to let go can be one of the most difficult things for parents to do with their children. Luckily, Jessica Lahey has done the hard work for us in “The Gift of Failure,” which guides parents as they work to teach their children how to thrive and grow into independent, confident adults.

Lower school guidance counselor Jan Weintraub is discussing these methods through a series of books chats this March and April. Here are some ways in which parents can let go, and help their children succeed through failure.

 

Class of 2017 continues Jefferson Challenge incentives

This year’s senior class is taking a cue from the Class of 2016 and continuing their efforts in not only 100 percent class participation in the Jefferson Challenge, but also challenging the upper school to join the challenge and donate to the Annual Fund.

 

Rube Goldberg 2.0

 

For five weeks, Mr. Hoyle's upper school theatrical production students put their minds together to bring to life their Rube Goldberg machines. Working in 13 separate teams with three students per team, they toiled and created their machines, which were tested in front of their classmates, teachers, faculty and a panel of judges. Click here to see their creations come to life!

 

 
47 Students Inducted into NJHS

Norfolk Collegiate’s Heath Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, NJHS, inducted 47 new members into the chapter on Friday, March 17, 2017.

 

Students advance to state Destination Imagination competition

Our Destination Imagination students once again proved that a dash of creativity, a splash of imagination and a heaping of hard work, any problem is solvable. On Feb. 25, 2017, Norfolk Collegiate sent three teams comprised of our sixth-grade students to the Tidewater Regional Destination Imagination Tournament. By the day’s end, two of those teams had received third-place honors and a chance to compete at the state competition in April.  

 

Oobleck for Dr. Seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday, our lower school students made oobleck. The recipe was simple, messy and lots of fun! We included it for you to try at home, too!  Click here to watch the video!

  

Kenneth Hargrove named February Athlete of the Month

This year, thanks to the talents of Kenneth and his teammates, the boys varsity swimming team advanced to state championships for the first time in more than eight years! 

 

Aaron Gregory named February Coach of the Month

With a new basketball program at Collegiate, Aaron Gregory and head coach Toni Jones turned in an ambitious season with a new team that managed to play 27 games this season. 

 

Happy 69th Birthday, Collegiate

 

Happy Birthday Norfolk Collegiate

 

The Kindness Boomerang

Logan Reed clinches school's Geography Bee

The bee, which is an annual competition organized by National Geographic Society, was designed to inspire and reward a student’s curiosity about the world.

 

Allmond encourages students to stand up for others

Yvonne Allmond​, TowneBank Senior Vice President, Private Banking spoke to ​upper school ​students on Tuesday, Feb. 21, about the importance of standing up for what they believe is right.

 

Students' artwork on display in General Assembly

Two of Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school students, Emily Skroch ’21 and Christian James ’23, will have their artwork on display along with 22 other K-12 students at the General Assembly in Richmond. 

 

7 tips for homework success

While some days will always be better than others, these suggestions can help your child succeed with homework – and help keep the peace in your home. 

 

Unit circle lesson receives 21st century upgrade

Did calculus and trigonometry make your head explode?!

Our pre-calculus students, with the help of Brendan Hoyle and our MakerLab 3, learned the unit circle can be a useful tool in calculus and trigonometry.

 

Collegiate Corner upgrades checkout system

The Collegiate Corner traded its paper and pencil and updated the check-out process to now include bar-code scanners, touch screens and a computerized point-of-sale system at Norfolk Collegiate’s middle and upper school campus.

 

 

Hall earns CAA designation

Norfolk Collegiate’s Athletic Director Jon Hall earned his Certified Athletic Administration (CAA) designation from the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. 

 

28 Oaks participate in Polar Plunge

Seniors Grant Campion, Trevor Rogers and Thomas Batzel took on the Polar Plunge on Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, as their senior project. They were joined with 25 of their fellow Oaks, who were equally as brave to take a dip in the 44 degree Atlantic Ocean on a balmy 32 degree day.

 

Fill your belly and support Collegiate

Grab your family and friends and head to Moe's at Wards Corner any time on Friday, Feb. 10, and support our Booster Club while filling your tummy! 

Claywell named head of the upper school

Anne Claud Claywell ’88 has been permanently appointed as head of Norfolk Collegiate’s upper school. Claywell has been serving as interim head of upper school since July 1, 2016, and her permanent appointment follows a national search.

 

Gross named Spelling Bee champion

On Jan. 18, 2017, 45 middle school students in grades six, seven and eight took to the Hackney Theater stage in an attempt to take home top Spelling Bee honors and advance to the regional Virginian-Pilot Spelling Bee.

 

Bryant named head of Middle School

Susan Bryant has been permanently appointed as head of Norfolk Collegiate’s middle school. Bryant has been serving as interim head of middle school since July 1, 2016.

 

Alumnus Barron Segar ’80 takes on increased roles at UNICEF

Alumnus Barron Segar ’80 has taken on additional responsibilities as chief development officer and executive vice president of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. 

 

Alumni marching in inaugural parade

Alumni Cabell Thomas ’14, Cody Bennett '14 and Jonny Beck '14 and other VMI keydets will be participating in the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017, as part of the VMI Corps of Cadets.

 

School closed Jan. 11, end of quarter adjusted

As a result, Norfolk Collegiate will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 11, and all activities are canceled. 

 

Weather cancelations for Jan. 6-8

Given the weather predictions for our area and to ensure safe travel for our students, faculty and staff, Norfolk Collegiate is closing all campuses at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Jan. 6, and the campus will remain closed throughout the weekend.

Please stay safe and warm this weekend and share your photos with us on Facebook and Twitter using #NCSSnowDay!

 

A snapshot of 2016

2016 marked another year of firsts for Norfolk Collegiate and our families. Here's a look back... 

Read The Collegiate today!

The Collegiate is a combination of Norfolk Collegiate's Annual Philanthropy Report and Year in Review Magazine. It recognizes gifts made to the school between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, as well as the accomplishments of our students and school. 

 

Explore Collegiate at our Jan. 8 Open House
Students host fashion show to support breast cancer awareness
Alumni Basketball Game is around the corner
Celebrate the holiday season with Collegiate's concerts
Collegiate's #GivingTuesday doubles donations from previous year
Robots in Macbeth? Why, yes!
Collegiate explores new schedule for trial week
A real world look at forensic science
Share Grandparents & Special Friends Day with our little Oaks
Spread the love of reading at our Scholastic Book Fair
Lower school students explore reading with children authors
Nicole Weyer named November’s Coach of the Month
Learning more about the election process at the polls
TCIS Sailor of the Year: Ellie Maus
An inside look into our LEGO® Robotics Team
Honoring our Veterans with Capt. McDaniel
Speaker series culminates with the legacy of the Brontë sisters
Welcome to Almost, Maine: It’s love…but not quite
A new look for Collegiate
Destination Imagination students take second place in competition
Molding our little Oaks with Acorn Athletics
A book chat that will impact your life
Carson McMonagle named October's Athlete of the Month
A challenge of philanthropy and pursuing dreams
Invite prospective families to join us for coffee to learn about Collegiate
Coach Brandon Ricker is dedicated to teaching soccer
Middle school students chat with published author
Join us at our Pre-K and Kindergarten Open House on Oct. 26
Lower school teacher receives statewide recognition for innovative learning initiatives
Silverman named a 2016 Innovation of Education Award winner
Senior Projects of Collegiate 2017
Kindergarten class gets a lesson on community jobs
Political Science and American History meets today’s politics
Collegiate gears up for Fall Fair and Homecoming 2016
A coach who wears dual hats shares her love for volleyball
Maddie Foster named Collegiate's Athlete of the Month
Drug prevention and its influence in today’s media
Sophomore Trek presents opportunity for bonding and leadership
Freshmen, friendship, fun and a two-day retreat
A little math mixed with fun is a great way to learn
Leadership, team building for eighth graders at Triple R Ranch
Learn how to UnSelfie a selfie-filled generation at our fall book chats
Want to get involved with Collegiate? Learn how!
Transition into middle school with this chat
Faculty professional development: A summer well spent makes for a great school year
Artist, alumnus Brian Bress ’93 returns for a unique afternoon
Dive into the new school year with our Parents' Nights on Sept. 1 and Sept. 8.
Will your student play a sport this year? Don't miss Athletic Orientation Night!
Make back-to-school prep a snap with these reminders
Headmaster Kennedy appointed president of VAIS Board
Bullock to join Collegiate as head varsity wrestling coach
Junior Burrough takes reins of varsity basketball
Network upgrade scheduled for July 1
Summer athletic opportunities abound
Stay in shape this summer with Coach Nichols
Help our Oaks grow, donate to the Annual Fund
Norfolk Collegiate’s sailing club earns national honors
Book Buyback and Ordering Program
Spring coaches wrap-up the season in a few words
Film Festival sparks creative learning
Students earn honors in Elie Wiesel Competition
Sue Byrant's love of golf teaches students sportsmanship
Alex Loope helps varsity tennis team earn VISAA state-runner up
Norfolk Collegiate students sweep FNPL Book Review Contest
Middle school students present Once Upon a Wolf
Lower School students win spelling bee
Students plant crops, harvest garden for Foodbank

Read The Virginian-Pilot Article

Lower School forensics competition winners
Norfolk Collegiate’s honors senior athletes
Outstanding alumni honored at annual breakfast
Norfolk Collegiate’s Gates Millennium Scholar recipient: Faith Rush
Have you met art?
Collegiate wins Best Private School in Readers' Choice contest
Anna Winn is April’s Athlete of the Month
Luke Reilly is April’s Coach of the Month
Coach Markey steps down to recharge his batteries after 20-year tenure
Teacher to be taped to bell tower in support of fundraising efforts
Service with a purpose: Upper School Day of Service
A senior project to end bullying in school: The Big Talk
NHS inducts 29 new members
Fifth-grade students learn about the Holocaust
Spanish week introduces a celebration of culture
March Madness with a twist
Makerspace to enhance hands-on learning at Collegiate
Collegiate students win local scrabble tournament
High School Musical meets Norfolk Collegiate
Lower School students explore Ancient Egypt with creative storytelling
NJHS inducts 32 new members for 2015-16 year
Collegiate shines a light on our students senior projects
Winter sports coaches wrap-up the season in a few words
Frank Thomson shares his passion for baseball
Ann Burns Morrison is Collegiate's March Athlete of the Month
A basketball legacy to remember: Bash, Adam and Kyonze'
Zach takes over headmaster role for the day
Student Journalism Conference was a success
Imagination will take you anywhere
Middle School students earn accolades at Model UN conference
February's Coach of the Month: Jessica Hennig
February’s Athlete of the Month: Jacob Roth
James Cooper earns first place in choral competition
African-American History is America’s history
Take Capt. Collegiate on your next adventure
Lower School students needed for Shamrock Marathon Final Mile
Students create inventions to share in the Middle School Invention Convention
Google Summit: A huge success for Virginia educators
FCD program promotes substance abuse education
Alumnus David Krohn presents: "If Music be the Food of Love, Play On"
A lesson in innovative learning; interactive teaching
Supply drive to benefit third-world students
Parents invited to upcoming theatrical performance
Vote Collegiate in Best Of Contest
Parents encouraged to attend upcoming Experience Nights
January’s Athlete of the Month: Bash Townes wants to be known as the best
A senior project that makes a difference: Helping underprivileged students
January’s Coach of the Month: Bobby Merryman teaches from experience
Reviving a spirit of cheerleading at Collegiate
Informational session will discuss upcoming trip to France
Collegiate students sweep Elie Wiesel Visual Arts
Vote Collegiate in Best Of Contest
A Sunday made just for ice cream
Turf, Lights, Field and Photography
A new twist to the Jefferson Challenge
A step in the right direction with college experts
Upper School students talk data science
Technology bridges learning for Lower School students
December 2015 Coach of the Month: Patrick Clark
December 2015 Athlete of the Month: Gabby Grinnan
Interested in Collegiate? Attend our upcoming events.
Collegiate hosts holiday open house Friday
Lower School continues its Reading Month tradition
Improv techniques create strong public speaking skills for Upper School students
The power of pink: The 2015 Susan G. Komen Fashion Show
Students create history with the Great Thanksgiving Listen
Tanner Hirschfeld receives Collegiate’s first Model UN Conference award in years
Snaps and claps: Poetry Out Loud at Collegiate
From the hockey field to TCIS All-State team
LS Basketball Winter League extends registration deadline
Consider supporting Collegiate with your year-end giving
School, administrative offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday
Poetry Out Loud comes to Collegiate
Fall coaches wrap up the season in a few words
November Athlete of the Month: Chandler Branton runs passionately to his next goal
Jones Humanities Series kicks off its second year
Collegiate honors veterans with a heartfelt program
November Coach of the Month: From Athlete to Coach, Cayte Brown talks the best of both worlds
‘Tis the season to give
Bassett talks shifts in education
Acorn Athletics excites Lower School students
You can get involved with the admissions process
Honor our Veterans with Collegiate
Shifting the independent school community with Pat Bassett
A beautiful mystery: The Uninvited
The winning chili with Celebrity Chef Graham Elliott
A Homecoming and Fall Fair weekend like no other
Paint your pinky purple for Polio Awareness
Join our headmaster for his inaugural Coffee with Kennedy
A Collegiate education is exceptional ... and starts with you
October 2015: Ari Goldman kicks soccer season off right
October 2015: Coach Staring teaches endurance and teamwork
Students kick-off 2015-16 arts season with "The Uninvited"
Popular TV shows influence classroom lesson
The Class of 2016 sails toward hope with the Jefferson Challenge
Collegiate gears up for Homecoming & Fall Fair weekend
Turf fields continue to ignite school spirit
Book chats delve into parenting from the heart
Collegiate student interviews Marine veteran on WHRO
Parent-teacher conference sign-ups online
Expert encourages students to shape their situation
Collegiate victorious in Battle of the Brains
Collegiate reveals a new Capt. Collegiate during the opening of the turf fields
World’s Fittest Man challenges Lower School students to stay committed
Surveys will help to shape Collegiate's future
Collegiate to host renowned sports psychologist Dr. Naylor
Norfolk Collegiate to host Google + iOS Summit for educators
Evening dates added to parent website sessions
Sept. 2015: Perseverance, tenacity are the keys to sailing
Sept. 2015: Coach Tupper leads one stride at a time
Students learn of resilience from former basketball champ
Join us as we open our turf fields and turn on the lights
Oaks honoring alumnus' memory at David Gayle Memorial Lacrosse Game
Eighth-graders travel to Triple R Ranch for a day of leadership activities
Students learn to overcome obstacles with former Navy Seal and author Jason Redman
Parents encouraged to attend NetClassroom information sessions
Jason Redman, author of "The Trident," to speak at school
ODU's Holt to speak at Athletic Orientation Night
Host families needed for weeklong exchange program
Parents encouraged to attend upcoming Parents' Nights
Collegiate welcomes new faculty, staff
Fall 2015 Athletic Information
Billman, Stell and Thomson awarded for their excellence
Collegiate wins gold award in Best of Contest
Collegiate wins gold in Readers' Choice Contest
Students take first-place honors in national math competition
Five students take home honors in 2015 Elie Wiesel competition
 

 

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