Northwood Weekly Bulletin

September 10, 2021

Mission and Vision at Northwood


As a unified community we will proactively engage students, staff, and families in creating an environment that is supportive of the academic, emotional, and social success of all students.


Our vision at Northwood is to empower all students to be successful members of a global society by fostering their academic, emotional, and social growth.

NSSD112 Parent and Student Handbook 2021-2022

Please keep this link handy and familiarize yourself with the District handbook.

D112 Athletic Testing Policy

Please review the notice that was sent out to middle school parents who wish to have their students participate in sports.

SHIELD Testing Consent Form

SHIELD testing is for unvaccinated students who want to participate in weekly testing provided by the district. Please fill out a consent form if you would like your child to participate.

Principal Message

Dear Northwood Family (Video):

This has been a brief week full of learning for all of us. Thank you for placing your trust in the teachers and staff of Northwood Middle School.

-In order to keep up with all the activities, please bookmark this Activities Calendar so you don't miss a thing.

-Students will be using a MAP Accelerator as it "provides a personalized learning pathway for every learner." For more information, please see the flyer below.

-Due to security measures taken by the District, the emails of teachers are not on the website. If you need to get in touch via email with teachers, please know that you can get access to their teacher's email by clicking on the schedule via the Parent Portal.

Have a beautiful weekend!

Peace and Calm,

Dr. Efrain Martinez

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Open House: Virtual

Save the date: Wednesday, September 29th @ 6:00 pm

Open House will be held virtually. More information to come.

6th grade physicals due OCTOBER 15, 2021

All physicals and required vaccines are due by October 15, 2021 by Illinois State Law. Failure to provide such documentation could result in your child being excluded from school.

Click here to read the letter to parents in English from Nurse Flicher.

Questions or concerns, you can contact Nurse Flicher directly 224-765-3609 or


Expectations for spectators*****

Games and other activities already begun! Please know that all spectators will be required to wear masks during the entire game.

Mathematics Office Hours

Regular Office Hours will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00pm in Room 257. All students are welcome and encouraged to request a meeting. Students may set up a time to ask questions, get help on problems, clarify directions or anything else they may need! Just send an email to schedule a time.

Mr. Grear

Join Debate Club!!

For all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Huskies

Do you like to argue? Do you want to get better at winning those "exchange of views" with your friends and family members? Do you just want to sharpen your discourse skills? Then DEBATE CLUB is for you!

Come join Mrs. Cohen and Mr. Mall for the first Debate Club meeting of the year on FRIDAY, September 10th after school (2:50 pm - 4:00 pm) in Mr. Mall's room (126). If you are not sure about it, come check it out and see what you think.

If you have any questions please email Mrs. Cohen ( and Mr. Mall (, or come stop by our rooms.

Northwood Gives Back

Open to 7th and 8th grade students:

Do you love making a positive difference in your community while having fun with your friends? Then Northwood Gives Back is the place for you!

All 7th and 8th graders are invited to attend an informational meeting on September 13th immediately after school in Mrs. Cunningham’s room.

Email Mrs. Cunningham ( or Mrs. Fiore ( with questions.

A message from Student Council


Thank you so much to those of you who encouraged your child to join Northwood's Student Council. Current members are busy reviewing student interest survey responses and determining a plan of action.

If your child is interested in joining but missed the informational meeting - don't fret! There is still time to join! Please have them fill out the form here so they may be added to the email list.

NW StuCo

Lego Robotics Team

Attention all 6th-8th graders:

There was an informational meeting for Robotics on Thursday, September 2nd during YOUR lunch period.

If you missed the meeting but still want to join please see Mrs. Hales in the library.

Regular practices will begin on Thursday Sept. 9th from 2:50 to 4:00 pm in the STEM lab.


You’ve been helping your children with healthy habits during challenging times. As you are transitioning back to a new school year, keep showing up and talk to your teen about the risks of underage drinking. Check out this month's Poster! Learn more at #KeepShowingUp #Prevention112 #PreventUnderageDrinking

Northwood PTO

PTO Meeting

Remember to sign up for the PTO Directory and join via the membership link. Download the membershiptoolkit app

Register for the Fun(d) Run! Recognition for the school with the most registrants and proceeds benefit all of our schools. Anyone can register to walk or run! Ask your family members and neighbors to join virtually or in person. Select Northwood as the school you are running to support.

Spirit wear available now!

Thank you to all who attended our 1st PTO meeting last night.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, October 13 via Zoom.

All the best,

Janea Harris

Order your Northwood Spirit Wear!

Here is the link for you to order your Northwood Spirit Wear!!

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Community Information

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FUNd Run Registration

Click here to take you directly to the webpage for information and registration

The Anti-Drug (CTAD) Coalition

Community--The Anti-Drug (CTAD) Coalition is here to make the drug-free choice the easy choice for our youth. We create newletters, factsheets and other resources for parents. CTAD partners with the Lake County Health Department that coordinates student and parent alcohol prevention campaigns with both middle schools.
CTAD: The Anti-Drug Coalition

Here you will find the September newsletter for CTAD. CTAD is an organization that works to keep teens drug and alcohol free in Highwood, Highland Park, Bannockburn, Deerfield and Riverwoods.

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Upcoming Dates

September 13th: Cross Country Away @ Highland 4:15-6:15 pm

September 13th: Girls Volleyball Home vs Edgewood 4:15-6:15 pm

September 13th: Soccer Home vs Edgewood 4:15 pm-6:15 pm

September 15th: Early Release @ 12:55 pm

September 16th: No School (Yom Kippur)

September 20th: Cross Country @ Deerpath Invitational @ 4:15 pm

September 20th: Girls Volleyball @ Highland 4:30-6:30 pm

September 20th: 8th Grade Soccer @ Highland 4:30 to 5:30 pm

September 21st: Cross Country @ Carl Sandburg 4:30-6:00 pm

September 22nd: Girls Volleyball Home vs Carl Sandburg 4:30-6:30 pm

September 22nd: Soccer Home vs Carl Sandburg 4:30-6:30 pm

September 23rd: Girls Volleyball @ Oak Grove 4:15 to 6:15 pm

October 29th: Picture Day