A message from Nova’s new band teacher

My name is Averyel Bachelani, and I will be teaching band this year at Nova, along with Gideon Matchey. We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with the students and families of Nova Classical Academy!
This year, band days will be Monday and Wednesday, with 30 minute large group ensemble rehearsals before school, and 30 minute group lessons (for 4th through 8th grade) during school. There is no prior experience needed for band, and we take beginners at any grade, beginning at 4th. 
During the year, the band will have two performances at Nova, one in the winter, and one in the spring. In addition, our program provides students with several additional performance opportunities. One of our biggest events in the winter is a concert at the Mall of America during their December concert series. 
We will be having an informational meeting for parents this Wednesday, September 5th at 4PM. Whether your student is interested in starting to learn an instrument, if they were in band and will be continuing, or if you would simply like more information, we’d love to see you at the meeting!
Band Information Meeting:
Wednesday, September 5th
Lower School Music Room
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you at the information meeting, and to a fantastic year of making music at Nova!
Thank you,
Averyel Bachelani and Gideon Matchey

Band Directors
Pioneer Pathways

Methods of Science Unit

The first chapter in our science textbook focuses on what science and scientific inquiry are and learning about scientific measurement and tools. Please feel free to go over the material in the textbook and the homework assignments with your child at home. The chapter pages are numbered with NOS in this first unit.

Lesson 1 Words

  1. echoes
  2. chorus
  3. chemistry
  4. qualify
  5. acknowledge
  6. remarkable
  7. locksmith
  8. quantity
  9. technical
  10. banquet
  11. knowledge
  12. required
  13. keyboard
  14. chrome
  15. antique
  16. knelt
  17. headache
  18. unique
  19. schedule
  20. technique


The fifth grade will study and review all parts of speech.  We will begin with nouns.

Welcome to the fifth grade website!

Check on this site frequently because we post useful information, such as the weekly spelling words, notice of quizzes, and notice of tests, as well as other news in our classrooms.