Love Your School Out Loud

Precious Parents,

Do you know what the number one marketing strategy is for any product or place? If you answered by naming any social media forum believe it or not, you are incorrect. While these strategies are very important and do generate interest they are not the most effective. It is the time of the year when we invite families to visit Northwood Temple Academy during Open House. We will use social media as a tool to get them in the door but what will inspire them to choose NTA for their children? Authors Keller and Fay in their book, The Face-to-Face Book stated in their marketing research, “While the growth of social networking sites is impressive, the largest social gold mine is literally right beneath our noses: in the word-of-mouth conversations that happen in our kitchens and living rooms, in our churches and synagogues, next to the office water cooler, on the sidelines of youth soccer and baseball games, powered by the intimacy of face-to-face communications.” In other words, YOU are the greatest inspiration for encouraging a prospective family to choose NTA for their children!  Loving your school out loud is the most powerful marketing strategy available! Many of you have shared your NTA story with me but would you be willing to “Love Your School Out Loud” with your friends, family and neighbors?

If so, I have two ways that you can “Love Your School Out Loud.”  The first way is to pick up ten Open House invitations and pass them out to people in your sphere of influence. The second is to sign up to give tours and share your NTA story with families that attend Open House on January 25th and February 22nd. You would not have to commit to the entire day but perhaps a couple of hours. Some of you have already committed to help and I am deeply appreciative. You can pick up the invitations in the main office as well as sign up to give tours. Thank you for “Loving NTA Out Loud!”

R McLamb

Welcome back!

And the Lord added to their number day by day….

Acts 2:47

Precious Parents,

Welcome to all the new families and welcome back to all of our returning families! What an amazing start to the 2018-2019 school year! It is so wonderful to hear all the noises of children in the hallways again! The Lord has blessed NTA with a great increase in enrollment this year and we are so grateful for the opportunity to serve more children! Our physical plant can only hold approximately 450 students from pre-school through twelfth grade and we are at almost at 420 students! Much of this growth took place in the two weeks before school started which resulted in growing pains. Changes were needed in the master schedule to accommodate more students and that led to the need for extra full and part-time faculty. The ladies in the front office worked diligently (well past closing time) to enter all of the new families into RenWeb before the start date of school so that teachers could have correct rosters and no student’s name would be left off of a class list! Again, all of this in a couple of weeks before school started! 

Another area of the campus that has been impacted by the sudden growth is pick-up and drop-off areas. We are working to make it as smooth as possible but with more children it is going to take extra time and patience. Please note that numbered parking spaces near the school are assigned to student drivers. It has been our experience over the years that pick-up gets faster with time as families get accustomed to the procedures and patterns. I am asking returning families and new families to be patient with one another and with NTA faculty while in the line picking up your children. Your children’s safety is our main priority and concern. I can assure you that we are assessing the amount of time drop-off and pick-up is taking and will make any necessary changes needed to make it as smooth as possible. 

We are so thankful that you chose NTA to partner with you in the education of your children.


R McLamb

New Elementary Principal Announcement

Northwood Temple Academy is committed to providing a Christ-centered education that promotes excellence in teaching and learning, focusing on high academic standards, excellence in fine arts, emotional well-being, and physical strength. We are nurturing today’s children and developing tomorrow’s Kingdom leaders.

Dear Parents,

Every time that I read the NTA mission statement I am reminded of the great responsibility we have as a school in shaping  generations to come into leaders, not just ordinary leaders, but Kingdom leaders. Due to my long tenure at NTA, I have enjoyed watching hundreds of young men and women become Kingdom leaders in their families and in their careers and callings. Developing Kingdom leaders is hard work and especially in the post-modern culture in which we currently live.  It requires faculty and administrators who are themselves Kingdom leaders and who have a deep passion to pass that on to the next generation. 

While interviewing candidates for the elementary principal position, I just did not see the passion for the hearts of children. God is always faithful and He already had the person in place to become the new K – 8thgrade principal. This person has served at NTA since 1996 and has demonstrated real passion for the hearts and minds of children. I have always been impressed with her driving commitment to excellence. She is uncompromising in her quest for quality Christian education. She is an articulate and effective communicator. There are many dedicated leaders in education. There are also leaders who, because of their commitment to Christian education and students, must be considered outstanding. I have observed her leadership skills and her administrative style for over twenty years. She has demonstrated passion, excellence, love and loyalty to Northwood Temple Academy. It is my pleasure to announce Mrs. Janet Wright as K – 8th grade principal.

R. McLamb