Norris Quarterly

January/February Enero/Febrero

Message from the Principal/Mensaje de la directora

Hello Norris Students and Families!/Hola estudiantes y familias de Norris!


Thank you for your support!


Gracias por su apoyo!


Dr. Carrie Carr, Principal


Dra. Carrie Carr. Directora

6th Grade Team/6O Grado

It’s been a great, but cold, 3rd quarter for our 6th graders and we can’t believe we are close to the end! The students started off the quarter with MAP testing.

On January 31, we went on a field trip to the symphony. They tied story elements with music from Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Harry Potter!

Students whose birthdays are in January and February also celebrated their birthdays during Redbird Block.


Ha sido un sensacional, pero muy frio tercer cuatrimestre para nuestros estudiantes de 6o grado y no podemos creer que tan cercano esta el fin de ano. Los estudiantes comenzaron el cuatrimestre con su examen MAP.

El 31 de enero tuvimos un paseo a la sinfonica. Ellos conectaron elementos musicales de Romeo y Julieta, Un sueno de Verano y de Harry Potter!

Los estudiantes que tuvieron cumpleanos en Enero y Febrero celebraron durante RBB.


Looking forward, students will have state testing on April 16 and 17.

We will be taking two more field trips; one to the horse show and the other to see a baseball game. We are hoping the weather is much nicer then!

In math, students have been working on expressions and equations.

In social studies, they are finishing up Ancient Rome and now will be starting Medieval Europe.

In language arts, students have been reading stories about making your voice heard. They are currently writing an argumentative essay.

In science, students have completed the Energy unit and are learning about cells and human systems.

6th gade DL students in Language Arts presented speeches on a topic choosing a side, giving a claim, and providing evidence to convince their listeners to choose their side of whether or not people should own exotic animals.



Viendo hacia el futuro, los estudiantes tendran su examen estatal el 16 y 17 de abril. Tendre

mos dos paseos mas; uno a un show de caballos y otro a ver un juego de baseball. Esperamos que el clima mejore para entonces!

En Matematicas, los estudiantes han trabajado en expresiones y ecuaciones.

En Ciencias Sociales, estan terminando el tema de la Roma Antigua y estaran comenzando la Europa Medieval.

En Artes del Lenguaje, los estudiantes han estado leyendo historias acerca de como hacer que su voz sea escuchada. Estan actualmente escribiendo un ensayo argumentativo.

En Ciencia, los estudiantes han completado la unidad de energia y han aprendido acerca de los sistemas de las celulas y del ser humano.

Los estudiantes de Doble Lenguaje en Artes del Lenguaje dieron presentaciones dando su opinion y proveyendo evidencia para convencer a su audiencia a estar de acuerdo con ellos acerca de si las personas deben tener o no animales exoticos.

Hello!/Hola!

Team 7A/Equipo 7A

Third quarter is well underway and students on Team 7A are very busy in all their core classes. Students have been working very hard learning new content and technology daily.

The teachers on Team 7A would like to remind parents and students that it is important for students to come to class prepared to learn and that they bring the necessary materials that are needed for them to be successful. Students should be bringing a writing utensil, their agenda, textbooks, paper or notebooks, reading book, homework, and charged iPad to class with them every day. The teachers on the team are going to be periodically checking on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to see if students have their iPad and if it is charged. Students who are meeting the team’s expectations are going to be rewarded! As we reach the end of the quarter, we want to remind students that now is the time to get any and all missing assignments turned in to their teachers. If students are not sure what they are missing they can check their grades online, look on Teams (this is an app on their iPad), or talk to their teacher during Redbird block or afterschool. We want to see your child reach their greatest potential and we enjoy welcoming them into our classrooms every day. We hope they have a restful and relaxing spring break and when they return, we hope that they are ready to break through some personal goals and knock out the NSCAS test. Have a great spring break!

Team 7B/Equipo 7B

Team 7C/Equipo 7C

Team 7D/8D/Equipo 7D/8D

Team 8A/Equipo 8A

English Language Arts are working on the big idea of Legacy. We are just finishing the Diary of Anne Frank and will also be reading Between Shades of Grey also known as Ashes in the Snow by Rupta Septys.


PreAlgebra and Algebra are preparing for the State Testing. We will begin testing on March 26.


Social Studies has just complete a big project about important people during the Civil War. They had to make a FaceBook page for the person they chose.


Science

Team 8B/Equipo 8B

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Team 8C/Equipo 8C

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SPORTS

SPRING IS ALMOST HERE

We have closed out another amazing season for Wrestling, Swimming and Basketball. We will be turning the corner into the warm weather sports. Hopefully it will be warm someday soon!

Norris Redbirds will begin this quarter sports after Spring Break.

Mr. Silva will be coaching Boys soccer.

Ms Maddock and Mr. Heybrock will be kickin' it with Girls Soccer

Mrs Reid and Mr. Knutson will be running and jumping with Track and Field.


Hemos cerrado otra maravillosa temporada de luchas grecoromanas, natacion y basquetbol. Estamos a la vuelta de la temporada de deportes de primavera. Esperamos que pronto llegue el calor!

Los Redbirds de Norris comenzaremos con los deportes del 4o cuatrimestre despues de las vacaciones de primavera.

El maestro Silva estara entrenando a los ninos de futbol.

La maestra Maddock y el maestro Heybrock estaran entrenando a las ninas que esten en el equipo de futbol.

La mesetra Reid y el maestro Knutson estaran saltando y corriendo en atletismo.


All sports do require physicals and a middle level contract, so PLEASE check with the coaches for any other needs BEFORE each season begins.

Soccer begins on Monday March 18

Track and Field begins on Tuesday March 19


Todos los deportes requieren un examen medico y un contrato de secudnaria, asi que por favor preguntenle a sus entrenadores si se necesita algo mas, antes de que la temporada comienze.

Futbol comenzara el lunes 18 de marzo

Atletismo comenzara el martes 19 de marzo


Please come out and cheer on our Redbirds!


Por favor acompanenos a echarle porras a nuestros Redbirds!

RASA

Redbird After School Academy/Academia despues de la escuela Redbird

P4K

Partnership for Kids

GATE/NJHS

NJHS/Sociedad de Honores Juvenil

Activities/Actividades

Tutoring/Tutoria

Norris Quiz Bowl/Tazón Académico de Norris

Drill Team

No Place For Hate

Students continue to meet every other week. They volunteered to help t-shirts during Parent-Teacher conferences. Students learned about empathy, self-esteem, stress management and resiliency. Students shared what LOVE is for them during a February activity. Students will have a service project for 4th quarter.


Los estudiantes se siguen reuniendo cada tercer viernes. Algunos estudiantes ayudaron a vender playeras durante conferencias de Padres de familia. Los estudiantes en este grupo han aprendido acerca de empatia, autoestima, manejo del estres y resiliencia. Los estudiantes compartieron lo que el AMOR significa para ellos durante una actividad en febrero. Los estudiantes tendran un proyecto de servicio en el ultimo cuatrimestre.

Book Blasters

GSA

Student Council / Consejo Estudiantil

Book Club/ Club de Lectura

Title 1/Titulo 1

Looking Ahead/Viendo hacia el futuro

Redbirds RISE

MTSS -B (Positive, Intervene, Restore)

Norris Middle School is committed to having a positive and safe learning environment. After receiving feedback from students and staff we introduced Redbirds RISE. RISE is an acronym for Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Empathy.


MTSS-B (Positivismo, Intervenir y Restorar)

La secundaria Norris esta comprometida a tener un ambiente de aprendizaje positivo y seguro. Despues de recibir las sugerencias de nuestros estudiantes y personal docente, presentamos Redbirds RISE. RISE es un acrónimo para Respeto, Integridad, Seguridad, y Empatía.


RESPECT: Respect means keeping hands and feet to ourselves and following directions and rules.

RESPETO: Respeto quiere decir mantener nuestros pies y manos en nuestra area y no tocar a nadie mas. También es el seguir instrucciones y reglas.


INTEGRITY: Integrity is doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do.

INTEGRIDAD: La integridad es hacer lo correcto porque es lo correcto.


SAFETY: Safety is creating a calm and orderly environment and letting adults know of problems

SEGURIDAD: Seguridad es crear un ambiente tranquilo y ordenado haciéndole saber a los adultos si hay cualquier problema.


EMPATHY: Empathy is showing kindness and trying to help students see other perspectives and feelings.

EMPATIA: Empatía es mostrar amabilidad y tratar de ayudar a estudiantes a entender las perspectivas y sentimientos de los demás.



Please help us work with your student by discussing RISE attributes at home. Our goal for your child is that they can be successful and learn, that your child is liked by others and has friends, that your child feels good about themselves and takes good care of themselves when overwhelmed with emotion.


Por favor ayúdenos a trabajar con su estudiante y hable acerca de los atributos RISE en casa. Nuestra meta para sus hijos(as) es que sean exitosos(as) y que aprendan que son queridos y que tienen amigos, que sus hijos(as) se quiera a si mismos(as) y que se cuiden y sepan que hacer cuando tengan muchas emociones.


REDBIRD BUCKS: At Norris we recognize students who demonstrate respect, integrity, safety, and kindness through Redbird Bucks. Redbird Bucks can be used to attend field trips with pizza parties, raffles for gift cards and prizes, and for items such as stickers, gel pens, pencils, etc. We want to recognize all of our amazing Redbirds who are doing the right things everyday.


BILLETES REDBIRD: En la secundaria Norris los estudiantes que demuestran respeto, integridad, seguridad, y amabilidad son reconocidos con Billetes Redbird. Estos billetes pueden ser usados para asistir a paseos con fiesta de pizza, rifas de tarjetas de regalos y premios. Tambien los pueden canjear por estampas, plumas de gel, lápices, etc. Queremos reconocer a todos nuestros maravillosos Redbirds que están haciendo lo correcto día con día.


September Redbirds on the RISE: The students in the picture on the right were our September Redbirds on the RISE. They demonstrated respect, integrity, safety and responsibility and were nominated by their teachers. Congrats!


Redbirds al Ascenso de septiembre: Los estudiantes en la foto de la derecha fueron nuestros Redbirds en ascenso de septiembre. Ellos demostraron respeto, integridad, seguridad y responsabilidad y fueron nominados por sus maestros. Felicidades!

Counseling Update/Noticias del departamento de consejeria

The school counseling department has been busy this quarter by offering many opportunities to our students and families.


El departamento de consejeria ha estado muy ocupado este cuatrimestre ofreciendo muchas oportunidades para estudiantes y familias.


On March 21st we ended our 6 week long parenting classes through Boys Town. We offered child care as well as a light dinner. If you are interested on taking these classes next school year, please call Mrs. Zermeno at 531 299- to add you to our list. We will contact you when the classes are set up once again.


El 21 de marzo terminaremos nuestras clases para padres de familia que ofrecimos por medio de Boys Town. Tuvimos cuidado de ninos y una cena ligera por los ultimos 6 jueves. Si usted esta interesado en asisti a nuestras proximas clases el proximo ano escolar, favor de llamar a la consejera Zermeno al 531 299-8348 para ser anadido a nuestra lista. Lo contactaremos en cuanto tengamos nuestras nuevas fechas.


At the beginning of February we began offering a Grief group through Grief's journey. Students meet every Thursday from 9am until 10am. This is an 8 week long small group.


In January we began our Banister group with our 6th grade girls. They learn the 12 pillars of leadership through this program that meets Wednesday through Friday. Students meet twice a week, once in a small group and once in a large group with all 12 students.


Al comienzo de febrero comenzamos a ofrecer un grupo de "lidiando con el dolor" por medio de Grief's journey. Los estudiantes se reunen cada jueves sde 9am a 10am. Este es un grupo que durara 8 semanas.


En enero comenzamos nuestro grupo de Banister para ninas de 6o grado. Ella estan aprendiendo los 12 pilares de liderazgo por medio de este programa el cual se reune de miercoles a viernes. Las estudiantes se reunen dos veces por semana, una en un grupo pequeno y la otra con todas las 12 estudiantes.


This quarter Ms. Ward is providing a Stress relieving small group. This group meets twice a week during RBB.


On February, sixty 8th graders had the opportunity to take a tour to College of Saint Mary and to METRO Community College. In April we have a tour scheduled to UNO.


Este cuatrimestre la consejera Ward esta ofreciendo un grupo pequeno de manejo del estres. Este grupo se reune dos veces por semana durante RBB.


En febrero, sesenta estudiantes tuvieron la oportunidad de visitar College of Saint Mary o el colegio de la comunidad de METRO. En abril tendremos una visita a UNO.


8th graders had their Orientation and Registration. They should all know which High School they are enrolled in. If students do not agree with their placement, they can fill out a transfer form in April.


We will hold a New student registration on April 4th and April 8th from 4pm until 8pm. Come and tour the building after choosing your classes.


Los estudiantes de 8o grado tuvieron su orientacion y registracion para la preparatoria. Ellos deben ya saber en que preparatoria estan registrados. Si usted y su estudiante no estan de acuerdo con la preparatoria que se les dio, puede completar una forma de transferencia en abril.


Tendremos dos noches de registro para nuevos estudiantes el 4 y el 8 de abril de 4 a 8 de la tarde. Vengan a conocer el edificio y a escoger sus clases para el proximo ano.





Mrs. Zermeño - 6th grade and Dual Language

Ms. Ward - 7A, 8A

Ms. Jurgens - 7B, 8B

Mr. Allen - 7C, 8C



Sra. Zermeño-6o grado y Doble Lenguaje

Sra. Ward-7A, 8A

Sra. Jurgens- 7B, 8B

Sr. Allen-7C, 8C