Warhawk Weekly - 8/30/19
#Be A Warhawk!
The Hall Way...
"What is the best thing that you have done institutionally in your classroom so far this year?"
"What are you most excited about for this school year?"
"Which instructional strategies are you looking forward to using with your students this year?"
Mrs. Spear and I walked around to listen in on their conversations and we were AMAZED. It was apparent from our eavesdropping session that our staff is very much looking forward to this year with our students. Listening to them describe the writing, problem solving and collaboration that has already occurred in the first few weeks of school was awesome and I cannot wait to see what the students accomplish this year!
NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE
NMS IS A NO PHONE ZONE
6th Grade News
Mrs. Spaldon’s sixth grade math students began using divisibility rules to find factors of larger numbers. One such rule included checking to see if a number ended in zero or five to find divisibility by five. Discussion led to the conclusion that using divisibility rules is similar to having “cheat codes” for video games, you do not have to use them, but they speed the process of getting to the end.
The Sixth Grade Team is looking for volunteers who may be interested in helping with in-school activity days on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping. Thank you!
7th Grade news
In the mono literacy classes, students have begun exploring Collection 1 which revolves around taking bold actions. We are also incorporating spelling and grammar practice into our weekly routine.
In dual language literacy, students are finishing the first text (Los tres consejos) and working on characters and their explicit and implicit traits. In AVID, students are establishing class traditions such as name tents, speech techniques, collaborative skills, and SLUNT. In dual language history, students are working on an inquiry activity with primary and secondary sources using objects brought from Mr. Medinilla's archaeological trips.
As a reminder, please be sure to check Home Access on Thursday evenings for your child's most up-to-date grades.
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
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!
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: email@example.com.
FIRST MEETING IS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!
SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS ARE BEING COLLECTED THROUGH 9/6/19!
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.)
ATHLETIC FEES FOR ALL SPORTS
What's Happening, Warhawks!
No School; Labor Day
Cheer & Pom Workshop (3:30pm - 5:30pm)
Cross Country @Emricson (4:15pm)
Cheer & Pom Workshop (3:30pm - 5:30pm)
Cheer & Pom Tryouts (3:30pm - 5:30pm )
Normal Bell Schedule
6th grade has lunch 4th period
7th grade has lunch 5th period
8th grade has lunch 6th period
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LATE START SCHEDULE
School starts 1 hour late.
PLEASE NOTE: The doors open at 8:30pm for students to arrive to school.