Normangee MS Family Newsletter
August 24, 2022
From Mr. Wingfield
We are on week 2 and I have enjoyed getting to know so many of our awesome kids. They have done a great job with new phone policy and dress code. One of our focuses the last week has been on Capturing Kids Hearts and creating social contracts in our classrooms. The teachers and students have had great discussion on how they want to treat each other and also be treated. It has been great to go into the rooms and listen to the conversations they have been having. We will continue to emphasize kindness, respect, and empathy both in the classroom and the hallways all year.
A reminder that Varsity Football and Volleyball both play in Bremond on Friday and JV football plays at home tomorrow at 5:00. Come out and support your panthers.
As always, if you have any questions please let us know
Hawaiian Shirt Dress up day August 26
MS Volleyball at Hearne August 29
First MS Football Game @ Iola September 1
Wear your Favorite Jersey Day on September 2
Yearbook pictures on September 7
Lunch with Loved Ones September 9
Book Fair September 12-16
Normangee ISD Cell Phone Policy
Normangee High School Parents and Students,
In prior years, the handbook required cell phones to be off and out of sight unless being used for an instructional purpose. Since all secondary students have been issued a chromebook, there is no longer a need to use cell phones for instructional purposes. Therefore we are making some changes to the cell phone policy.
The goal is to refocus our students on the primary purpose of school, which is learning and the learning process. Cell phones have undoubtedly become a major distraction and are detrimental to the learning environment. We want our teachers to have the best opportunity to be able to teach your child in the best learning environment possible. We want our students to have interpersonal skills to be able to communicate in face-to-face conversations with their teachers, other adults, and their peers. When they are constantly on their phones, texting, listening to music through their ear buds, etc., this is not possible.
Beginning this school year, the following cell phone/electronic policy will be in effect for Normangee ISD campuses:
Phones must be powered off, put away, and remain out of sight throughout the school day.
Students have the option to turn their phone into the office at the beginning of the day or when they arrive on campus.
Earbuds, headphones, and smartwatches are also to be turned off, put away, and remain out of sight during the school day. If teachers have classroom activities that require headphones the school will provide them.
A detailed description of the consequences for violation of this policy can be found in the Normangee ISD Student Handbook.
We know that there are times that you will need to get in touch with your child. Parents/Guardians can always call or come to the school office and we can get your child messages as needed. You may also contact your child through their school email: email@example.com.
All Normangee ISD staff have constant and immediate access to an emergency notification program that helps ensure the safety and security of our students and staff, further reducing the needs for students to have cell phones on throughout the school day.
Thank you for your support of Normangee ISD as we continuously strive to create the best educational environment possible that is free from distractions and that helps your child be the best they can be.