September 9, 2022


This week, your student received their test scores for last school year. In their student email, they also received a video explaining their results. We encourage all parents and students to watch that video interpretation to better understand student strengths & areas of improvement as we embark on the 2022-2023 school year. Please call the school if you have any questions about test scores.
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Any student interested in Student Council--application forms can be picked up in the office, from a SS Teacher or Mrs. Updike. There is also a link to a downloadable copy below! Forms are due back to Mrs. Updike by September 28th. Student Government is a service-learning club that offers connections to the community and plans school activities.
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It is decision time for Honors Science or Social Studies students! It is a requirement of Honors classes to complete an independent fair project in either Science or Social Studies., but Science & Social Studies Fair participation is optional for non-Honors students.

The NMS Science Fair: Students will design an experiment, research information, conduct the experiment, and then report about their process. This includes creating a backboard using specific specifications and orally reporting about their process to a panel of judges. Our school fair is on Dec 7th and the county fair is on January 14th at Musselman Middle School.

The NMS Social Studies Fair: Students will pick a subject that interests them and use the research process to create a visually pleasant board and oral presentation for a group of judges. The school fair is January 18th and the county fair is on February 11th at Musselman Middle School.

Students may choose to do one or both fairs, but the selection MUST be made by September 14th!

Please see your Social Studies teacher for a form or click on link below to download one.

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Every NMS student has been issued a school Chromebook for use this school year. It is important that students care for their devices because it is important to their learning and success in class. We use Chromebooks for DAILY assignments and testing.

Tips for Proper Chromebook Care:

1. Do NOT place stickers on school devices.

2. Do NOT write on school devices with marker or pencil.

3. DO carry school Chromebooks in protective cases or inside a backpack (do not then throw your backpack around with a device inside).

4. REPORT any damages or lost devices/ chargers to Mrs. Deavers, our Technology Integration Specialist, the SAME DAY if possible. Ms. Deavers is available at ALL student lunch periods (8th - in library, 6th & 7th - in the cafeteria).

5. CHARGE the school's device EVERY NIGHT so you are prepared for class the next school day.

Students who have multiple or large unpaid technology invoices for past devices will not be allowed to bring their devices home each night to protect them from incurring more charges. Please contact Ms. Deavers, 304-267-3540, if you have questions about an invoice or charge.