North Point Middle School

January 2023

Dear North Point Middle School Families,

I hope that you were able to spend some time over winter break relaxing and celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. Now that we have returned to school, students need to spend their time and energy on a strong finish to the second quarter and first semester of the school year. Hopefully, all students are returning from the break with all missing assignments completed. Teachers will be communicating the expectations and timeline for the final tests, quizzes, projects, and/or presentations that they have scheduled for the week on January 9-13. That week will end with an early release where NPMS students are dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

Later this month, NPMS students will be taking the winter iReady assessments to measure the growth they have made so far this school year in the areas of ELA and Math. We are piloting a testing schedule for this administration that will allow most students to finish this assessment in one school day. Past administrations have stretched over multiple school days in those specific classes. Our plan is to give the ELA portion on January 19, and the math portion on January 24. Any efforts that you can make to avoid having students having to miss school on those dates for appointments will help us have less disruption to the teaching days that follow the testing.

Soon our students will be making their sections for the classes that they will take for the

2023-2024 school year. We will be communicating with you throughout this process about timelines and available classes whether your child will be attending North Point High School or North Point Middle School next year. Look for this information to be coming to you through email.

As always, please reach out to us to let us know how we can help support your child.

It's a great day to be a Grizzly.

Dr. Mantz

(636)445-5212 Ext. 34224

Follow me on Twitter @DrKellyMantz

Grizzly of the Month

Congratulations to the North Point Middle Grizzly of the Month December recipients.

The “Grizzly of the Month” award winners represent the outstanding qualities and excellent characteristics of our entire student population.

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Save the dates!

We are in the planning stages for some grade-level specific events and we wanted you to have these dates in advance.

6th grade- February 10, 2:35-4 p.m.

7th grade- April 28, 5-7 p.m.

8th grade- March 10, 5-7 p.m.

More details will be released closer to the events.

News from the Nurse

Great news! Our school has partnered with Smile Programs…the mobile dentists to offer in-school dental care. Big Smiles will be at our school on February 27. Sign up your child today at

Even better, dental care is usually at no cost to you. All insurance is accepted including Medicaid and CHIP. For those without insurance, a low cost self-pay option is available.

Convenient and comfortable

Our in-school dental program saves you time and provides a safe and comfortable
place for your child to receive gentle dental care from licensed local professionals.
Dental care includes a complete dental exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants
when necessary, and in some cases, restorative care such as fillings.

Dental care for a healthy life

Children who see a dentist regularly may have fewer health issues like:

  • Early tooth loss caused by dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Heart disease
  • Impaired speech development

Help keep your child healthy, in school and learning.

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Athletic Physicals

  • All spring athletes must have a physical completed and turned in prior to the first day of practice. Make an appointment for your child’s sports physical. Families can make physical appointments at our on-campus Mercy Clinic (call 636-445-3820) for $35 or with their primary care physician.

Medications at School

  • Does your student take over-the-counter or prescription medication? If so, get updated medication orders from their physician that include the name of the student, name of drug, dosage, frequency of administration, route of administration, and the prescriber's name. Drop both the physician orders and medication off at your child’s school for the nurse prior to the start of school.

  • Medication drop-off must be done by appointment only. Please contact the nurse directly. Her information is provided below.
  • Parents are required to bring medication to school in properly labeled prescription bottles.

Mercy Clinic Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

NPMS Nurse Contact Information

Phone- 636- 445-5212 Ext. 34233

Fax- 636-445-5320.

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Counseling Corner

Click here to view the NPMS Counseling Corner Newsletter for January.

After School Homework Assist

NPMS students can stay after school and receive homework help in Room 1205 in the 7C hallway. This is offered weekly Monday through Friday except for the third Thursday of each month. Students do not need to sign up in advance to take advantage of this opportunity, but they do need to have a ride home at 3:30 p.m.

North Point Middle School PTA

It’s hard to believe we’re almost done with second quarter! Our organization has accomplished so much in that time. We’ve raised over $15,000 in funds and have begun voting and dispersing those funds to several different areas of the school. In fact, at our last general meeting, members voted to approve the purchase of cornhole supplies and building materials for the PE department. PE cannot wait to have these cornhole boards built and put them to good use for all students for years to come. It’s very exciting to see our hard work come to fruition. Thank you for all your time volunteering, sharing, and/or donating to this success!

Thank you for your support with our TJ’s Pizza Pop-Up, Crazy Bowls and Wraps Dine-Out, and spirit wear sales from Alphabet Soup. Our total profit from those events was over $2,000!

The hot chocolate bar and cookies were a HUGE hit with the NPMS Staff. Thank you so much for your generosity and for making that event a success.

We’re very excited to move into the second half of the school year and would love for you to get more involved. Our organization is looking to add more members as well as chairs for committees. Specifically, we need chairs for our membership committee. In this role, the chair manages membership applications, membership drives (works to gain more members through a variety of ways) and gives a monthly report at the general PTA meetings.

NPMS PTA was also recently awarded a Smart Talk Grant by Missouri PTA. This grant will allow us to put on an Internet Safety event for students and parents. We are looking for a temporary committee chair and others to join this committee to help plan this event.

If you’re interested in any of these roles please complete this Google Form. We would love to have you aboard!

Please join us for our next meeting scheduled for January 19 at 6pm in the NPMS library. We will begin planning our Spring calendar and as always, we invite you to share your input & ideas.

Stay up to date on events, activities, and more on our website:

Please reach out to with any questions.

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WSD Belonging and Culture Family Survey

As part of the WSD’s ongoing efforts to meet the goals within the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP), district surveys will be administered to students in grades K-12, families, and staff. The surveys are designed to solicit feedback about the sense of belonging created within each building as well as perspectives regarding building/department culture. Each school and department within the district will use this survey data to understand the current reality and to make improvements moving forward.

Families may begin taking the survey starting today, Jan. 4, by clicking here. The survey will remain open through Jan. 20.

The district windows for students to take the surveys are Jan. 30-Feb. 10 and May 1-19.

For more information regarding these surveys, including logistics about the administration of the surveys, a preview of the surveys, and information on how to opt-out, please check out our WSD Belonging and Culture Survey page.

Important Dates

January 2

No School- Winter Break

January 3

Classes Resume- 7:35 AM Start Time

STUCO Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:30 PM

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 5

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 9

Papa John's Fundraiser Night

Yearbook Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM

January 10

NJHS Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:35 PM

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 12

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 13

Early Release 12:20 PM Dismissal

End of First Semester

January 16

NO CLASSES - Martin Luther King Day

January 17


January 18

Yearbook Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM

January 19

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PTA Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

January 24

Yearbook Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 26

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 30

Yearbook Meeting 2:35 PM - 3:45 PM

January 31

Winter Guard 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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