Warhawk Weekly 9/20/19

#Be A Warhawk!

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The Hall Way...

Although it is hard to believe, we are already halfway through the first quarter. Home Access Center has been updated with midterm grades and we will be mailing home midterms for any students that have a D or F grade in any of their classes. Now would be a great time to talk to your student about their progress so far this school year and a time to set some goals with them to finish the quarter strong!


Please do not forget you can always access Home Access from the school website and directions can be found below. Parent username and passwords were attached to the welcome back letter you received at the end of July. Please call the office if you need that information.


Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up quickly as well. This fall they will be held on October 9th and 10th. Earlier this week you should have received information about conferences. If you did not receive the information, please call our office so we can make sure we have the correct email address for you. We also have included the link to the newsletter that was sent out below.


The Warhawk students and staff are amazing! Our students have been working hard to meet the expectations of their coursework and push themselves to BE A WARHAWK. Our staff works hard every day to give the Northwood students a safe and engaging environment to learn and grow in. If one of our staff members has gone above and beyond to impact your child and/or family we would love to hear about it. Please use the link below to give a shout to them. The staff loves to hear from our families!


Hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable weekend and week ahead!


Mrs. Hall

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PEER TUTORING IS BACK!

Does your student need help in math or literature? Does he/she struggle in social studies or science? Is homework a daily struggle?

WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!

Woodstock North High School is offering PEER TUTORING on Tuesday and Thursdays after school! There is a bus that will bring students to WNHS and there is an activity bus to bring your student home!


Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

The Book Fair Is Coming! The Book Fair Is Coming!

The Follett Book Fair is coming to Northwood the week of October 7th!

Consider giving a Follett Book Fair gift certificate -- go to https://www.giftfly.com/shop/follett-book-fairs select an image, an amount, write a personal message, and print! All purchases benefit our school. Thank you for your supoort!

6th Grade News

Sixth grade science students have been learning how to measure, how to record data, and how to behave properly and safely in a science laboratory. To test our measuring skills, students brought in a liquid of their choice for our Polymer Challenge. Students were measuring the length, width, height, mass, and volume of their polymer dinosaurs.

Students took data over 5 days to form a claim as to which liquid causes the polymer to grow the most. Students are working on sharing and analyzing their data for their class, as well as with other classes. Students will provide data as their evidence for which liquid made it change the most. Some dinosaurs grew, while others did not. Students will research polymers to find out why certain liquids worked better than others.


Be on the lookout for a Ground Water Festival on 9/26, as well as a trip to the Sewer Plant on 9/27.

7th grade News

7th grade social studies classes are busy investigating how early Americans arrived in North America. We are using many note-taking strategies to lead our investigation and are beginning the writing process to show mastery.


Seventh grade students have been reading a novel of their choice in literacy class; hopefully your student has been reading 10-20 minutes at home every night, too. Students have their first book project due Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

8th Grade News

Northwood Middle School 8th graders will have an opportunity to travel to Washington DC and Gettysburg. The trip is set for May 30th - June 1st. Information will be handed out and discussed at school. Northwood has offered this trip for the past 40 plus years. Keep the tradition going and enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Email Mr. Wesley with any questions.
Please have your student bring 6th grade and sport physicals, dental forms, and immunization records to the nurse ASAP. The nurse also needs updated medication forms for students. If you have any questions, please give our school nurse a call. Thank you for your help as we collect this important paperwork for our students.

Current 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Students


Current 7th and 8th Grade Dual Language Students will have the opportunity to travel to Ecuador to practice Spanish and to learn about the culture.

When? March 20 - March 29, 2020

Cost? $2634 per person

*If you sign up before August 29, 2019 you can have a $200 discount!

(Possibility of creating a payment plan)

For more information, please contact Gabi Anguiano at (815) 337-6036

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Los estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado en el Programa de Lenguaje Dual tendrán la oportunidad de viajar a Ecuador para practicar español y conocer acerca de la cultura.

¿Cuándo? Marzo 20 - Marzo 29, 2020

¿Costo? $2634 por persona

*Si se inscriben antes del 29 de Agosto, 2019 tendrá un descuento de $200!

(Posibilidad de crear un plan de pago)

Para más información, póngase en contacto con Gabi Anguiano al (815) 337-6036

NORTHWOOD CLUB INFORMATION!

ART CLUB

Northwood art club meets in the art room (138 Inspiration Drive) each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.


There is no fee to join art club, although there may be a small fee for individual projects if students sign up for them. Students are welcome to drop in at art club throughout the year as their schedule allows. Students typically have a choice of 3 different activities during each meeting, and students may also have the opportunity to help design and create large-scale projects for the school.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rice at Northwood

(815.338.4900) or by email: vrice@wcusd200.org

WRITING CLUB

Do you like to write?


The NWMS Writing Club starts Wednesday, September 4th!


We meet Wednesdays in the library (100 Kindness Circle) from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Parrent at 815-338-4900 or mparrent@wcusd200.org.


We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!


PLEASE NOTE: Writing Club will not meet on September 18th!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is starting September 10th and will be meeting in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. Girls Who Code's mission is to "...close the gender gap in technology" For more information visit www.girlswhocode.com

PTO MEETING

SUPPORT NWMS PTO WITH AMAZON SMILE!!!

Amazon Smile – Do you order from Amazon? If the answer is yes please sign up for Amazon Smile & select our PTO (Northwood Middle School). Amazon will donate a percentage of all your purchases back to the NWMS PTO. It won’t cost you anything except the few minutes it takes to sign up and select us as your recipient. Nothing changes on your Amazon account, except you choose us to support. Go to smile.amazon.com for a way support your team. (Purchases must be made on the Amazon Smile website.)

WOODSTOCK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CHEER CLINIC

Who: All Girls & Boys, Grades K-12 (split by age)

When: Friday, October 4th

Time: 5-7:00 P.M. Clinic; 7:00 P.M. GAME

Location: WNHS Cafeteria; Main Gym

Cost: $25.00 (t-shirt, bow and pizza included if

registered on time).

Attire: Wear Shorts, T-Shirt, and Gym Shoes

Please bring a water bottle. You may bring a nut-free snack.


All Cheer Clinic attendees will perform during the Woodstock North vs. Johnsburg varsity

football game which begins at 7:00 P.M. Please bring warm clothes for this portion.

Attendees will participate in pre-game activities and perform a floor cheer, stunt and dance

during half-time. Please arrive by 6:45 to watch your cheerleader for pregame. Pick up

is after half-time around 7:45 on the track. Parents, family and friends will need to pay

admission into the game: $4/adults, $3/high or middle school students and $2/elementary

students or seniors. All Proceeds benefit WOODSTOCK NORTH HIGH SCHOOL CHEER.


Registration welcome anytime including day of clinic, but to ensure a

t-shirt, please register by Friday, September 27th to:

Woodstock North High School Cheerleading

Attention: Coach Kelly Firkus McAdow

3000 Raffel Road

Woodstock, IL 60098


Questions? Contact Woodstock North Athletics at (815)334-5700

OR email Coach Firkus McAdow @ kfirkus@wcusd200.org

Attention 7th & 8th grade boys interested in basketball

All 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing basketball this year should come to a meeting on WEDNESDAY 9/25 at 8am . 8th grade will meet in Room 121 (Mr. Wesley's room) and 7th grade will meet in in Room 117 (Mr. Laidig's room) If you can not make the meeting please see Coach Wesley or Coach Roark.

ATHLETIC FEES FOR ALL SPORTS

There is a $75 athletic fee that will be added to your child’s account when they officially make the team. This payment or a payment plan needs to be made prior to the first competition. Schedules and detailed information will be given to your child by the coach. Schedules will be posted on the Northwood website (www.northwood.woodstockschools.org).

What's Happening, Warhawks!

9/23/19

Cross Country vs. Lundahl, Parkland @Lundahl


9/24/19

Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Volleyball vs. CMS @home (4:15pm)


9/25/19

Writing Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Cross Country vs. Beardsley, Bernotas, Marlowe, Nippersink, Parkland @Marlowe


9/26/19

6th Grade Groundwater Festival

Volleyball @Johnsburg (4:15pm)


9/30/19

Cross Country vs. Johnsburg, Cary, Parkland @Cary (4:15pm)


10/1/19


Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Volleyball vs. Parkland @home (4:15pm)


10/2/19

Late Start

Writing Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Cross Country vs. Beardsley, Johnsburg @Emricson


10/3/19

Volleyball @McHenry (4:15pm)

What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Attendance Line

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE to report the absence. Please feel free to call in any planned vacation prior to leaving and be advised your student is responsible to get his/her homework ahead of time.

NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE

(815) 337-8618

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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