Warhawk Weekly 12/6/19

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The Hall Way...

It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the first half of the 2019 -2020 school year. The Northwood staff and students are working together to finish up their current units of study and the end of second quarter. Please encourage your student to persevere and ask for help if they are struggling or need more guidance. During these last two weeks before winter break students will take assessments and finish up projects. Therefore, it is important that our students are present, prepared, and well rested for school each day. We appreciate the support of our families to help our students have a strong finish to the quarter!
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Kindness Closet at NMS

Our Kindness Closet is a place in our building where students/parents can come pick up items they may not be able to afford, that can help students and their families feel confident and ready to take on the day! If you would like to donate or have a need, please check this newsletter each week, to see what we currently have available.

What do we currently have?

  • Clothing, including some winter gear

  • school supplies

  • dish soap and laundry soap

  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, full size and travel size containers of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, deodorant

  • NEW THIS YEAR: various items from the local food pantry

What do we currently need?

  • Clothing: Boys and girls coats/snow pants/boots/hats/gloves, boy and girl clothes (joggers, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies) sizes juniors - adult sizes, blankets, shoes, hangers, hanging clothing rack/wardrobe

  • Toiletry items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, soap, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, washcloths and towels

If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call the office or you can contact one of our social workers:

Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!

Together we can make a difference!

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6th Grade

Students from 6th Grade Dual Language Spanish Literacy had the opportunity to work with children ́s books author from Spain Margarita del Mazo. During her workshop students were able to create a short story in Spanish following this writer ́s directions and choices.

On another note, Dual Language students from Northwood were also involved with Woodstock Public Library in creating a display for the Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Their work on this altar or ofrenda could be admired at the public library for several weeks.

7th Grade News!

Dual Language Science has started our unit on Heredity. We will learn how characteristics are passed from one generation to another, how living things are classified and how these characteristics help living things survive.

8th Grade News!

Science classes have been exploring physical properties of matter. Most recently, we examined DENSITY using both solids and liquids. Students found the mass and volume of 4 different liquids in order to calculate their densities. After calculating the density of each liquid, they could put them in an order that they wouldn’t mix. This interactive notebook page shows how students explained what happened in the experiment. (Picture on the left)

Students also calculated the density of 9 cubes each made from differing materials and then used that information to try to identify what kind of matter the cube was made from. (Picture on the right)

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

8th Grade Dance Committee will meet January 15th at 6:30pm in the library. We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

Rescue Readers Reading Program

Helping Paws Woodstock, IL Animal Shelter has launched Rescue Readers Reading Program that lets kids age 6 and up become a hero as they read to shy dogs and cats to make them more comfortable around humans. The activity has a dual benefit: It increases the animal’s chances for adoption while improving the participant’s reading skills. All Rescue Readers must attend a training session with their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian also must be present as the child reads to the animals. To register and for details, call Helping Paws at 815-338-4400.


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


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!

UPDATE: In order to get each student properly tutored, there is a limit of 6 students per session allowed to go to North. Students will need to know what they are working on before heading to North. Students MUST take the activity bus to attend Peer Tutoring.


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

Social Services Snippet

Encouraging Kindness in Middle Schoolers

Kindness is treating others with respect and compassion.

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Project Mistle-Toes collection begins NOW!

Please bring in new socks in pairs, that have a holiday/winter theme. Socks with non-slip soles are best for kids in the hospitals!
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StuCo News!

The Student Council food drive is starting and each homeroom teacher will receive a poster and Bingo board. The Bingo board has items that the local food pantries need. Please mark off the items your homeroom collects.

- Each Bingo is worth 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a hot chocolate & cookie party

- Fill the whole card for 6 raffle tickets

- If you fill your whole card, send it to Willecke or Healless for a new one

- The raffle will be drawn on Dec. 20 during the semester celebration :)

Each grade level will also have a homeroom winner for the most items collected. We will send students around to count and take the items from your rooms of the next few weeks.

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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


Do you like to write?

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!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code meets 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

Girls Who Code will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club will meet on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 several times per month in Room 107, Mrs. Spaldon’s room. Scrapbook Club is a time for students to gather together and make creative pages for keeping memories. There is no fee to join the club. Rides home should be arranged to meet at Door #1 promptly at 4:30.


Fri. Dec. 6, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Dec. 13, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 3:30-4:30

First Lego League

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There will be no PTO meeting in December. Next meeting will be January 27, 2020.

8th Grade Dance Committee will meet January 15th at 6:30pm in the library. We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grader dance.

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

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Wrestling begins December 16th!

There will be a parent meeting on December 19th at 5:45 pm.

Please make sure your wrestler has their shoes and head gear! If you have wrestling shoes that your athlete has grown out of, please feel free to drop it off in the office or drop it off to coach! Play it again sports is a great place to get shoes and head gear!


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!


Lego Robotic Competition


Boys Basketball Crossover Game (4:15pm)


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

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

Winter Band Concert (8th graders & Highschool) at WNHS (7:00pm)


Boys Basketball Tournament

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


Boys Basketball Tournament (4:15pm)

Winter Orchestra Concert at WNHS (7:00pm)


Pommies Competition at Carpentersville MS


Basketball Tournament

Yuletide on the Northside (8th Graders and HS) (7:30pm)

Wrestling Practice Begins TODAY!


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

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

Winter Band & Chorus Concert (6th & 7th Graders) (7:30pm)


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

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.


(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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