Crossroads Middle School
Hello, Crossroads Families! I think our summer weather is gone like the wind....and our fall weather has arrived. That means sweatshirts and true football weather....and we are here for it! It's time to put away the short sleeves and shorts and get out the jeans and the Spartan hoodies! Next week is our Homecoming week which means we have dress up days each day. It is also our last week of our Can Drive for our Senior Meals on Wheels collection. Please keep sending in non-perishables with your middle schooler. The winning team will be the lucky recipient of a pancake breakfast! Have a great weekend! We look forward to all of the great mustaches Monday morning, whether they are hand drawn or stickers. If your middle schooler happens to forget theirs, we may have a few extras in the office! Have a great weekend!
Jerry and Lindsey
Next Week at a Glance...
Monday, October 9 - Mustache Day
- 7A Volleyball @ North Rockford; 4 pm
- 8A Volleyball vs. North Rockford @ home; 4 pm
- 7B Volleyball @ North Rockford; 5 pm
- 8B Volleyball vs. North Rockford @ home; 5 pm
- Board of Education Monthly Meeting - 6 pm at Central Office
Tuesday, October 10 - PJ Day
- After School Help - 2:45 - 3:45 pm
- Cross Country Conference Meet @ Cedar Springs HS; 4:15 pm
Wednesday, October 11 - Beach/Hawaiian Day
- 7B Volleyball vs. Greenville @ home; 4 pm
- 8B Volleyball @ Greenville; 4 pm
- 7A Volleyball vs. Greenville @ home; 5 pm
- 8A Volleyball @ Greenville; 5 pm
- 7th Grade Football vs. Wyoming @ Wyoming; 5 pm
- 8th Grade Football vs. Mona Shores @ Wyoming; 6:30 pm
Thursday, October 12 - Jersey/Team/Hat Day
- NJHS Meeting - 7 am IMC
- After School Help - 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Friday, October 13 - School Colors Spirit Day by Team
- Otten Team - Red
- Shomin Team - Gray
- Templar Team - Black
- Vogel Team - White
- Cross Country MHSAA Regional Meet @ GRPS University; 2 pm
- School Dance; 3-5 pm - Cost is $5 at the door with pizza, pop and concessions available at an additional cost
Important Upcoming Dates
- Oct 16 & Oct 17 Crossroads Conferences 4:30-7:30 pm
- Oct 20 NO SCHOOL for Students and Staff
- Oct 21 - Open Enrollment for Chromebook Insurance Ends - School Device Coverage,
- Oct 23 NO SCHOOL for students - Staff PD Day
- Oct 26 FHN Jazz Festival 5 pm - 8th Grade Choir Students
- Oct 28 NEF Spooky Sprint NEF Spooky Sprint 5k
- Nov 9 PTC Meeting in IMC (Library) 7 pm
- Nov 14 Crossroads Fall Choir Concert
- Nov 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL for Students and Staff
Strive for Five 2.0
Every Day Counts! Students who miss school, miss out. Strive for Less than 5 days absent this school year!
The Kent ISD's 'Strive for Less Than 5' campaign is aimed at helping students and the community succeed by reducing chronic absenteeism. The campaign engages students from pre-K - 12th grade and their parents to commit to the first step in school success - regular attendance.
To view the Kent ISD Strive for Five PSA click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTXR5XvGKcc
Student Device Insurance Plan
Northview Public Schools issues Chromebooks to all of its students. These devices are traditionally kept at school for grades DK -2; students in grades 3 through 12 often transport their Chromebooks to and from school.
As we roll out these devices, we have encountered issues with breakage, loss, theft, damage, etc. Because we do not want to pass excessive costs back to parents, Northview partners with an insurance company to provide parents with peace of mind for devices that are under their responsibility.
We are happy to announce that we are working with School Device Coverage, who has been in the Chromebook insurance business for 9 years and as a company for 34 years. It insures some of the largest districts in the nation as well as individual small schools. We have negotiated an annual cost of $26 and want you to be aware of this optional insurance package.
We will have an open enrollment period from Sept. 5th to October 21st
To learn more about the details of this, please read our FAQ document to get started.
Did you know that staff recognizes students that demonstrate Responsibility, Respect and Positive Behaviors by gifting them with "Northview Bucks"? Students can enter their Bucks earned into our weekly drawings. Multiple winners are chosen randomly each week and the students can choose an item from our prize box.
Donations are needed to help fill our prize box! The front office is looking for small prize items (candy, gatorades, gum, fun pens, locker magnets, etc) and $5 gift card donations to various businesses along Plainfield Avenue. If you would be willing to donate to our program - please send in your donations to Mrs. Swayze in the front office.
Order your Crossroads Yearbook!
Crossroads will once again be offering the Hand 2 Hand program on Fridays. This program is discreet and anyone qualifies regardless of income. Weekend food bags are discreetly placed in lockers during 7th hour every Friday. Please email any questions to Sarah Reames at firstname.lastname@example.org
Belonging and After-School Engagement (BASE) programs are offered to current Northview students throughout the school year and vary per school building and/or grade level. Registration is now open for the Crossroads program. Here is the link to register:
Questions? Email the Community Education Department at NVcomED@nvps.net or call JoAnn VanSlooten at 616-365-6176 or Michelle Bakos 616-365-6140
A group of Crossroads Students will be travelling to Italy next June 2024. Here is the link that describes this all inclusive educational tour! There are limited spaces left!
Do you have further questions? Please email Mrs Buys, Crossroads Art Teacher at email@example.com
Looking to help us fundraise? Check out our Fundraising Night at the score on October 16.
For Information and Schedules of Crossroads Athletic Contests and Events - please click on the Wildcat N Logo or visit the following webpage:
Winter 1 Sports will begin soon - more information on dates to come at a later date
- Winter 1 Sports offered through Crossroads include: Competitive Cheer, Girls Swim and Boys Basketball
Winter 2 Sports will begin after the New year
- Winter 2 Sports offered through Crossroads include Wrestling, Boys Swim and Girls Basketball
Campus Life will be holding a morning club for any Crossroads students that want to join from 7:15-8:10 AM in the gym! Come join us for fun, games, and conversation. Donuts will be provided too!
Parents/guardians please fill out the release forms found here prior to your student attending. For more information please reach out to Grace Krup, our Campus Life Director, at 616-808-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Crossroads PTC! Help make a difference at Crossroads Middle School! Contact the PTC if you would like to find out more information.
Email - email@example.com
Facebook - Northview Crossroads Middle School PTC
NEXT MEETING - November 9 at 7 pm in Crossroads IMC (LIbrary)
NEF Spooky Sprint
The Northview Education Foundation's 8th Annual 5K Spooky Sprint is planned for October 28th at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Belmont. Information about this family-friendly event is available on the NEF website at www.northvieweducationfoundation.org.
You can register at this link: NEF Spooky Sprint 5k