Thursday, April 18, 2013
James Howard Smith initially blamed the thefts on “Green Eyes,” an individual police learned was in custody at the time of the theft.
A Woodbury man was recently sentenced on a burglary conviction after he stole several items from New Life Church and Academy in August 2011. James Howard Smith, 30, had a 21-month prison sentence stayed and was placed on probation for five years on the grounds that he remain law abiding and have no contact with the institution, among other conditions. Woodbury police the evening of Aug. 19, 2011, were dispatched to New Life Church and Academy on a report that someone was inside the building. Officers searched the complex and made contact with an employee, who told them he saw a man inside the school who ran away. On Aug. 22, a school official contacted police about several missing items, electronics valued at nearly $3,000 total, according…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Students braved the chill with shovels Monday morning, marking the beginning of construction on a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot building.
Three straight days of events at New Life Church and Academy culminated Monday morning as the school celebrated the groundbreaking of a new facility. The church held its own ceremony Sunday as plans to construct a new two-story, 22,000-square-foot building are moving forward. The $5 million multipurpose center—which will house classrooms and meeting space—is part of a $6 million capital campaign that includes updates for the existing facility. The new building will be constructed in the flagpole area and circle turnaround, “which we try to keep people out of anyway,” said Cade Lambert, head of school at New Life Academy. Already, $4.1 million has been raised, he said, and an auction was held Saturday night as funds continue to be raised. …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The project is set to begin this spring.
New Life Church and its school are planning to begin construction this spring on a multi-purpose, two-story, 22,000-square-foot family ministry center. The building will be a shared facility for the church and academy, offering classrooms and meeting space, said Dave Seehusen, executive pastor. The $5 million project also includes updates for the existing New Life buildings. Already, $3.7 million has been raised, Seehusen said, and the work will move forward as more funding is secured. The family ministry center will be built adjacent to the existing worship space at the central "flagpole" location. The plans have been in the works for some time, said Amy Henderson, New Life spokeswoman. Most of the construction is slated for this summer, …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A YouTube video looking back at the team.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
New Life Academy student spruces up playground as part of Eagle Scout project.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Recess is a little more fun at New Life Academy in Woodbury after the efforts of one of its students. Some paint, cement and a little elbow grease capped off an Eagle Scout projected completed by Brannon Goodbar, a 16-year-old junior from Woodbury. Joined by friends, family and New Life Academy staff, Brannon painted lines for four-square courts, kickball, hopscotch and basketball, and built two new pull-up bars. When they had a little extra cement, he decided to put in a tetherball pole, as well. “They really love it,” Brannon said of his fellow students. “It’s like, I made all this happen, and it’s just awesome. … I’m very proud of it.” Ironically, Brannon’s father, NLA Elementary Principal Brian Goodbar, completed similar work at a …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Fifty seniors receive diplomas at commencement exercise.
Photos from New Life Academy's 2012 graduation ceremony. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Monday, May 7, 2012
New Life Academy students in grades 10-12 celebrate spring formal 2012.
Couples walked through the archway in the New Life Academy auditorium Saturday, May 5, during grand march before heading to the traditional dance on the Grand Duchess Boat in Hudson, WI, and bowling at Parkgrove Bowl in Hastings. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A coaches group has named New Life Academy football coach Paul Mork its 2012 Power of Influence Award winner; he’s now up for a national award.
Paul Mork has been coaching for 54 years. The New Life Academy football coach has helped mold the lives of scores of young people, and now he’s being recognized for his work. Mork, 75, was recently named the 2012 Power of Influence Award winner by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association. He’s also up for a national award. “It’s a very humbling experience,” he said. The award has been handed out since 2006 and Mork said he has tried to “help high school boys become men.” “If you’re bleeding from your finger, you’re really not hurt. If it’s raining outside, we can still practice—you’re not going to shrink,” he said. But mostly, Mork said he tries to instill values in the young people he coaches so they go on to lead productive and healthy…
Thursday, December 1, 2011
One each from Woodbury, East Ridge and New Life Academy were honored by the Associated Press.
The Minnesota Associated Press has announced its all-state football teams, and three players from Woodbury schools were named to the honorable mention list. Woodbury senior Cam Maslonka (linebacker), East Ridge senior Dayo Ogundepo (defensive back) and New Life Academy senior Jordan Nieuwsma (defensive back) made the honorable mention list. Check out the complete list of all-state players.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
New Life Academy’s new Head of School “was not looking, but was found” – bringing him back to Minnesota
These days, Cade Lambert knows he’s not in Kansas anymore—or Iowa, for that matter—because his faith took his career on a trip back to Minnesota and into the halls of New Life Academy in Woodbury. The Kansas native and former Iowa principal is now the head of school at New Life Academy (NLA). “Very unexpected—this is pretty ‘out there’ for us,” said Lambert, who added that he was not seeking to change jobs or relocate at the time, yet felt that he was being led in the right direction. “This is a perfect fit, a huge challenge and great people. It became very clear that this was the direction to go,” said Lambert, who joined New Life Academy last July. “It’s fast-paced, high-energy—the kids bring a lot of energy when they come to school, and…