Knightly News

The monthly newsletter of North Pole Middle School

September 2013 | Volume 10 | Issue 2

Principal's Corner

September 1, 2013


Dear Parents and Families:


Welcome back to another terrific school year here at North Pole Middle School (NPMS). We have had a very smooth start so far with all of our students. I am pleased with how kids are doing a good job monitoring their own behavior in the hallways, lunchroom and other common areas. This ability to be responsible for oneself makes NPMS a much nicer and safer place to be, THANK YOU STUDENTS!


September is typically a busy month with school pictures and the beginning of athletics. One way to get information is to visit your teacher’s website if they have one or visit our school website specifically for NPMS. Here you’ll find information that is upcoming in addition to electronic newsletters and other valuable information regarding our school and district.


We’re looking forward to a very positive year this year and a large part of that positive experience is us working together. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns, communication is key!


Have a fantastic fall.


Richard Smith, Principal

From the desk of Mr. Bodily

Dear Families,


For those of you who do not yet know me, my name is K.C. Bodily and I am looking forward to an exciting school year at North Pole Middle School.


I come to North Pole from Chefornak, Alaska where I was the Site Administrator of a small K-12 school with approximately 165 students. Chefornak is situated about 500 miles west of Anchorage and is accessible only by air. My four years in Chefornak were filled with incredible experiences; however, it is definitely nice to be living in Fairbanks where I can easily take my wife out for dinner and a movie!


In my spare time I enjoy playing outside. There is nothing better than hiking into a remote lake or riding my mountain bike down a nice single-track trail. In the winter I enjoy hitching up my 1-dog team and hitting the trail for a little skijoring trip.


My educational philosophy is centered around maintaining a student focused educational atmosphere with high academic standards. It is extremely important that we maintain a positive learning environment at the school.


I am very happy and excited to be the assistant principal at North Pole Middle School. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to make our school a great place for our students!


Sincerely,

K.C. Bodily

After School Program

The 21st Century Community Learning Center after school program is back at North Pole Middle School! By utilizing this grant-funded program, students can receive tutoring, homework help and enriching activities Monday through Thursday, 230-430pm. By working with specially selected tutors, kids can expect to grasp concepts and improve test scores, all with a positive approach. Some of our enrichment activities this quarter include guitar, stage and effect make up, scenic painting, cooking, creative writing and archery! Students will be able to experience all these great activities! Look for your packet soon or feel free to contact me at 488-2271 ext 174 or via email at jennifer.taylor@k12northstar.org

I look forward to working with your children this school year!

Nurse's Note

All 7th grade students will have vision and hearing screenings done on October 1st and 2nd. Volunteers to help with this are always welcomed and greatly appreciated. Call me if you are interested.

If you haven't filled out an updated health history form for your child please do so. The information on the form helps me take better care of your child while in school. If your child has a chronic illness (asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, etc.) please be sure that the proper paper work and Physician orders are turned in to me. If your child will be taking prescription medication while at school you must bring the medication to me. DO NOT send it to school with your child.

Nurse Lori

North Pole Middle School Choir Students Sing at North Pole City Council Meetings

Last Spring our NPMS choir students began singing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the North Pole City Council meetings which are held on the first and third Mondays of each month. This is a great opportunity for our students to get involved in the community and share their talents at the same time. All city council meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place at the North Pole City Hall just off of Cary Avenue. Last school year the following students did an outstanding job singing at several meetings: Angie Allen, Desteny Dawley, Shahiba Bhattarai, Ashley Roberts, Taylor Hendricks, Mary Whipple, and Brandon Antesberger.


WHAT'S GOING ON IN MY STUDENT'S CLASSROOM?

English

Resource

Rebecca Ford

Welcome back to another wonderful school year at NPMS! My classes will continue to work on their goals and objectives that are unique to each of my students. We will use a variety of materials to achieve those goals. As we review and gear up for an exciting year, we will eventually move into some novel reading and paragraph writing. For now, we will get comfortable with one another, review materials, and enjoy the back to school season.


6th Grade English

Kerri Garcia and Matthew McCormick

Your student will be doing a lot of writing this year in 6th-Grade English, and we’ve hit the ground running. By the beginning of September, students will be writing on a near-daily basis in Writer’s Notebooks. We’ll use these notebooks as a place to collect student’s thoughts which we’ll then organize, draft, revise, edit, and publish into finished pieces. Your student should be bringing their notebook home every day and should be sharing it with you. If they haven’t done it yet, ask your student to share something from their notebook with you – you might be surprised by how thoughtful, creative, and eloquent your 6th-grader’s entries are. We were certainly impressed, and are looking forward to reading a lot more of their wonderful words in the weeks to come.

7th Grade English

Natalie Castro

Students will begin the quarter by reviewing application of the Six Traits of Writing. Independent and in-class novels will be ongoing, as will vocabulary and grammar assessments. Throughout the year, students will be expected to read both fiction and nonfiction text while developing thorough analyses. Please refer to my website: http://npmscastro.wix.com/castro for additional information and classroom resources.

8th Grade English

Lindsey Pender

First of all, I want to give a big “welcome back” to all of our students. Parents, you deserve a big “thank you” for helping students get back in the school groove. I feel like we are up and going and off to a great start! As a new teacher to the North Pole community, I’m already seeing some wonderful qualities in this student body, and I’m truly excited about working at NPMS this year.


I’m sure you are wondering what workload and assignments you should be expecting from my course, so I’ve included a brief description of upcoming units in my classroom. First, all students will be reading non-fiction articles and writing responses to them every other week. Vocabulary lists will go out on Tuesdays of every other week. Seventh grade students will begin reading The Giver by Lois Lowery and eighth grade students will begin The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci. Finally, it is imperative that students sign up for an independent reading book, as they will be completing book reports on assigned due dates. Those dates can be found on the course syllabus, which was sent home on the first day of school.


If you have questions or concerns, please email me at Lindsey.pender@k12northstar.org. I hope to meet many of you at open house.


Natalie Castro

English / Language Arts at the eighth grade level focuses on active engagement with the text including a firm understanding of the author’s purpose. Students are required to analyze, identify, define, explain, and critique fictional and non-fictional text and primary source documents. They will support their assertions in well-organized five-paragraph- essays, research papers, and oral presentations. Please refer to my website: http://npmscastro.wix.com/castro for more information.


Derek Shuttleworth

We are hitting the ground running this year. After only a few days of class, the students are already beginning work on their second writing assignment. With the Baseline writing complete, we are now working on a written response to an interesting medical breakthrough. Later this week we are going to begin reading Stuck in Neutral and bring our vocabulary program on-line. Expect a weekly writing assignment, often due on Friday.





Social Studies

7th Grade Social Studies

Natalie Castro

This is a year-long global geography and culture course. Students will be studying the earth in all its variety. The earth’s land, water, plants and animals, as well as people—where and how they live, how they change and are changed by their environment, and how different groups compare to one another—will all be explored during this course. Students will study the various regions of the world while applying the Five Themes of Geography. Please refer to my class website at http://npmscastro.wix.com/castro for resources and information regarding map tests, unit tests, research assignments, and projects.

8th Grade Social Studies

Michael Hollett & Edwin Lesage

This year-long course will focus on foundations of United States history from pre-colonization to settlement, into the revolution and creation of our nation, westward expansion/reform and ultimately leading through the Civil War. Your student will begin critically thinking as historians by developing research skills and evaluating primary and secondary sources. We will explore the integration of historical periods and lay a foundation to build on into their high school years. Additionally, your student will apply the Alaska Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies through the completion of various research projects using both primary and secondary sources.


Throughout the month of September we will be studying the first contact between Europeans, Native Americans and Africans and how the connection between the groups shaped America’s beginnings. We’ll then look at the various economic, social, and political institutions that emerged in the British colonies and the factors that led the colonists to demand their independence from Great Britain.

Mathematics

Math Resource

Jeff Gryga

During the month of September we will be reviewing essential skills, as well as investigating whole numbers, decimals, and a reintroduction to algebra. Students will be working on individualized and group assignments/activities that will build these and other necessary skills. Students will also identify, create, and discuss real world examples pertaining to the topics listed.

6th Grade Math

Dale Verley & Jim Hull

Welcome to a new year of math with Mr. Verley and Mr. Hull,

The Math 6 students will be building their basic multiplication fact fluency, multiplication methods, division methods, and order of operations. As well, these students will have the opportunity to exhibit their skills with efficient recall of basic multiplication facts. I call my tests "Show Me" because it is the student's opportunity to show me their mastery of the skills found in the Alaska Mathematics Standards.

Mr. Verley uses a standards-based grading system. A score of 4 or higher is what is needed to be considered proficient. Any lower score indicates a need for additional practice and/or instruction for that student on that specific skill. So, have a good look at PowerSchool to see what (if any) skills your student might need to be working on.

7th Grade Math

Dale Verley & Jim Hull

Welcome to a new year of math with Mr. Verley and Mr. Hull,


The Math 7 students are going to brush up on their basic multiplication fact fluency and have a chance to show their skills with efficient recall of basic multiplication facts. Additionally, Math 7 students will review rational numbers and the methods to add and subtract them. Please refer to the assignments section of dverley.weebly.com for more specific information about the intended material for the week.


Mr. Verley uses a standards-based grading system. A score of 4 or higher is what is needed to be considered proficient. Any lower score indicates a need for additional practice and/or instruction for that student on that specific skill. So, have a good look at PowerSchool to see what (if any) skills your student might need to be working on.


Courtney Miklos

We’ve got individual and group assignments this month with basic practice and word problems. In 7th gr. math we are continuing to work on ratios, proportional reasoning, and beginning rational numbers.

8th Grade Math

Michelle Heminger, Kim Smith, and Dan Brough

This month the students will continue to work on transformations in geometry. The students will describe the effect of rotations, reflections, and translations on two-dimensional figures. The students will also work to identify congruent two-dimensional figures using coordinates after varied transformations. See textbook pages 286-305 for visual examples of transformations.


Courtney Miklos

We’ve got individual and group assignments this month with basic practice and word problems. In 8th gr. Math we are continuing Transformations and beginning Rational vs. Irrational Numbers.

Algebra

Kim Smith

In September, students will be combining their knowledge of rational numbers and performing operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using the Identity, Distributive and Inverse Properties. They will use these skills with Matrices operations as well. In some cases, calculators will be used, so don’t be surprised if you see them using one.

Geometry

Kim Smith

Geometry students will be exploring reasoning in Geometry this month. They will perform investigations to observe common patterns and solve problems using inductive and deductive reasoning. They will discover relationships of angles formed by a transversal cutting a set of parallel lines and relationships between special pairs of angles. Protractors and compasses will be the tools of the trade for this unit!

Science

6th Grade Science

Andrea Chin

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! I look forward to teaching your budding 6th grade scientists this year.


Sixth grade science has a general overview of the life, Earth and physical sciences. There will be an emphasis on process skills and building literacy skills through the science curriculum.


We will begin the year by discussing what science is and what scientists do. Our first unit of study is ecology. Students will learn the characteristics of living things and how living things and non living things work together. Stay tuned for information about the Fall Collection project that will be introduced in class by August 30th.


Please be on the look out this week for the course syllabus and NPMS student data sheet I sent home for you to review and fill out with your student. For more information, check out my website http://mschinscience.weebly.com.


Laura Mueller

We are starting off the year with a unit on ecology so we can get outside before the snow flies. We will study the living and nonliving components of our local ecosystem. We will learn about the flow of energy through an ecosystem and will construct boreal forest food webs. Students will practice the skills of making objective observations and inferences. Students will receive homework about once a week. There is no major project for this unit.


Michelle Heminger

This month in sixth grade science the students are continuing their study of ecology. The students will use their knowledge of Alaskan plants and animals to demonstrate how the living organisms interact and how each organism plays a vital role in Alaska’s food chain. The students are also working on their Fall Collection project at home. Ask your student to see what they have collected for their project so far and see if you can guess their chosen topic.

7th Grade Science

Andrea Deutsch

Welcome to 7th grade science. A class syllabus was distributed the first day. It has important information regarding homework policy, extra credit, quarterly projects and more. It can be found on power course.


The first unit of study will focus on our local ecosystem. We will have several investigations that explore the boreal forest. We will spend considerable time outside. Students received directions for their quarter one project, “Trees of Interior Alaska”. This project is homework for the quarter and is due Friday, September 20. There will be sample projects available to view at the open house on September 5.


Laura Mueller

Out first unit of study is ecology. We will have several outdoor activities, including collecting water quality data and aquatic invertebrates from the slough in our backyard. The major project for this quarter is the boreal forest tree project. Students will create a book containing specimens and information about the local tree species. We will spend time in class learning to identify the species and doing research. Students must collect the specimens, press them, and construct the book at home. It is due Wednesday, September 25.

8th Grade Science

Susan Monetti & Joe Van Hoomissen

Eighth grade science classes start the 2013-2014 school year with safety, metrics, measuring, graphing, and the scientific method. Students will encounter a variety of lessons, assignments, and labs that will assist in learning these topics. Students will work towards mastery of these concepts and use all of the information and skills throughout the year.

Physical Education & Health

Physical Education

Kevin McHenry

This month in PE we start the quarter with physical fitness testing through the President's Challenge. Ask your student how they stacked up with the rest of the kids their age and gender around the country. After testing, we will get into our normal routine and activity units, aiming to be outside while we can.


Jeff Sagers

So what’s going on in PE? Lots of things! As the school year kicks off I would like to remind parents that your child needs the appropriate gear for Phys. Ed. This includes separate shoes just for PE and work out clothing.


We always start the quarter with fitness testing to see where our kids are at physically and where we want them to be.


This quarter students chose a wide variety of activities to participate in including pickle ball, handball, tennis, softball, ultimate Frisbee, badminton, co-operative games (such as dodge ball and capture the football) and of course the year's most popular unit, archery!

If you have skills in of these units and would like to be a part of our class please don’t hesitate to contact me!


I am looking forward to a wonderful and fun filled quarter with your children!

6th Grade Health

Ian Fraker

To start off the 1st quarter the 6th graders will be introduced to the ‘health triangle’. The health triangle is what we use to represent the 3 main categories of a person health: physical health, social health, and mental/emotional health. The students will discover how each part of their health influences the other. Following that introduction, the students will learn what constitutes good character in our culture and learn ways to positively develop their own character as they journey through middle school.

7th Grade Health

Ian Fraker

7th graders will begin digging into topics and discussions surrounding 'healthy minds and bodies'. We will be taking a close look at social health and how our communication skills evolve as our teen years begin. Conflict resolution skills will be emphasized and practiced. We will also be looking at mental emotional health and how the students can prepare for what is known as the 'emotional roller coaster ride' of puberty. The students will recognize that many of the uncomfortable emotions and feelings that come with middle school are mostly temporary and are directly related to the fact that the body and mind are changing.

8th Grade Health

Ian Fraker

To start off the 1st quarter the 8th grade health class will be looking at ‘factors that influence one’s health’. One of the main themes of 8th grade health is decision making. We will be coming up with techniques for making healthy decisions when there are no adults around to help supervise certain situations. The students will also be doing a section on ‘media influences on teens’. The students will learn how to recognize ‘quackery’ in advertising and choose health products appropriate for their needs.

Music

Band

Vanessa Jackson

Welcome back to band! It is extremely important that we start the year off fully prepared. Now is the time to make sure that students have all necessary supplies and that the 6th graders have the red book (Standards of Excellence, Book 1) to which we will refer during class. With reeds, it is always better and cheaper to buy in boxes of ten. Please check with Mrs. Jackson or your child to make sure that you are buying the correct strength in the correct brand. The strengths don’t always match from brand to brand. Weak, poor quality reeds squeak a LOT more.


Does your child need to practice? YES!!!! Students cannot get better if they don’t practice and when they don’t improve, it negatively impacts their grades on playing tests as well as what you hear at the concert. The process of practicing may be a little rough in the beginning, but it is better for EVERYONE in the end. Students should practice a minimum of 4 times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes. More is always better.


In the first week of school, your child should have brought home: the band syllabus, calendar for the year, fundraiser information, and the invitation to our parent meeting which was on August 27th. If you did not get the information, please contact Mrs. Jackson and she will get that to you. If you would like to receive emails from her please make sure that your parent account in Power School has accurate and up-to-date contact information.

Hand Bell Choir

Barbara Nore

The hand bell choir is an after school group open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that enjoy making music and learning new things. These students meet every Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the choir/orchestra room and they learn to play 2-4 bells at a time while reading music. Currently we are preparing music for the fall concert. We welcome students to join this group.


Choir

Barbara Nore

Our first concert will be on Monday, October 7, 2013 in the North Pole High School Oehring Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. All choir students should plan to arrive by 6:15 p.m. because we would like to take yearbook pictures before the concert on the stage. This concert will last about 1 hour. Choir students should wear black pants or skirts (if desired, for girls) and white shirts. See you all there.

Orchestra & Band

Barbara Nore

Our first concert will be on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in the North Pole High School Oehring Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. All orchestra and band students should arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. on October 10th because we will be taking pictures for the yearbook before the concert in the auditorium. Orchestra students are expected to wear black pants or skirts (if desired, for girls) and white shirts or blouses.


The NPMS Orchestras and Bands are sight reading new music and practicing their proper playing techniques and positions with their instruments. Almost all instrumental students have purchased their required method books, but a few are still not able to practice at home without these materials.


Orchestra and Band students should try to find a comfortable place at home to practice their instrument daily without interruptions. The recommended practice times for each grade are as follows: 6th graders - 20 minutes a day for 5 days a week, 7th graders - 25 minutes a day for 5 days a week, and 8th graders - 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week.

Special Thanks to Mrs. Katie Bates and North Pole Area Elementary Schools

The North Pole Middle School orchestra students would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs. Katie Bates and her North Pole area elementary schools for loaning us some string instruments to use this year to continue their studies. Our string program is really growing in the North Pole Community and we encourage all of you to come to our concerts and hear their beautiful music. Thank you for helping us continue our music education!!

Related Arts

Shop Talk

John Schumaker

Here’s what’s been going in Wood Shop in the past month…..

All the students have been assessed on reading a ruler and safely utilizing the variety of tools we have in our classroom. The sixth graders have been using various hand saws, cordless drills and chisels. The 7th and 8th graders have been operating the following power tools: miter saw, drill press, bandsaw and disk sander.


6th Graders finished their skills project and are beginning to build their napkin holders.

7th graders completed their Triangle-Golf Tee game and are starting to contruct tool boxes.

8th graders built Cedar boxes and began framing up jewelry holders.

A quick reminder…. If you have not sent in your shop fee please do that as soon as possible.


Mr. Shoe

Art

Scott Hansen

Welcome back 6th, 7th, and 8th graders of NPMS!!! We had a great summer here in the Interior of Alaska and it is going to be another good year for making stuff in the Art Room here at NPMS. Over the summer maintenance staff installed the new kiln and I am excited to load it with student work and fire it up in the next couple of weeks! Art club will be meeting again this year on Thursday afternoons starting the second week in September. Keep drawing!!

Drama

Vanessa Jackson

Greetings parents! The students in the first quarter of Speech/Drama class have been busily learning about the qualitative elements of drama and all sorts of terminology pertaining to the theater. During September, students will present a prepared monologue to last 1-2 minutes long.


Interactive notebooks (our spirals) continue to gain new terms and writing prompts and will continue to grow as our class learns.


In the first week of school, your child should have brought home the drama syllabus. If you did not get the information, please contact Mrs. Jackson and she will get that to you. If you would like to receive emails from her please make sure that your parent account in Power School has accurate and up-to-date contact information.

6th Grade Computers

Jenny Long

The 6th Grade classes will spend this month building basic skills. Keyboarding will be practiced daily through drills and games in the district adopted application called Typing Agent. We will move into learning the basics of the Microsoft Office Suite. We will spend time on a large project that includes working in Excel, Word and Power Point.

7th Grade Computers

Jenny Long & Michael Hollett

This month we will continue with building our keyboarding skills, which will be practiced daily in class using the online application Typing Agent that the school district has adopted. We will be working in Garageband on podcasts and moving into a large project that uses multiple applications.

Careers

Susan Monetti

Career Exploration class will periodically need business people to meet with students for 30 minutes 1x per semester. The goal of this activity is to expose students to a variety of careers and workers while learning to ask what makes a person successful in the working world. The class always meets between 8AM-9AM. The first date for volunteers is Wednesday, September 4th at 8:10am. Please contact Susan Monetti if you have interest in volunteering. Email susan.monetti@k12northstar.org or phone 488-2271x9131.

After School Clubs & Sports

After School 6th Grade Choir

The after school/6th Grade choir is an after school group open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students that enjoy singing choral music. These students meet every Thursday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the choir/orchestra room and they sing many different types of music in unison and in harmony. Currently we are preparing music for the fall concert. We welcome students to join this group. This group is designed for the student that does not have choir in their daily schedule at North Pole Middle School.


Student Council

Have a student interested in participating in Student Council? Student Council helps put on assemblies and dances, does community service projects and runs contests in the school. Applications can found be found in the front office and are due September 20th. For more information, see application.

Yearbook Club

If you are interested in joining Yearbook Club please get a sign up form from either Mrs. Long or outside the office. All students are welcome to join. See Mrs. Long in the Computer Lab if you have any questions. Meetings this month will be on Tuesdays starting on September 10th. We will meet from 2:30-3:30 in the Computer Lab on September 10th, 17th and 24th. We will focus on learning how to use the cameras and edit pictures.

Washington, D.C. Close Up

Close Up Capital Experience is a Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Williamsburg study trip for 8th grade students that will take place April 11-20, 2014. Students that choose to participate in the Close Up Middle School Program will be expected to raise funds to pay for the airfare and expenses while in Washington, D.C. These students must maintain an above average grade point average in all of their classes and be excellent representatives of our school and community. Behavior management and the ability to take direction from adults and other leaders is required. See Mrs. Nore for more information.


These Washington, D.C. Close Up students meet every Thursday during the 8th Grade Advisory period/7th Grade lunch in the choir/orchestra room. Students learn skills to prepare them for this program.


The airfare from Fairbanks to Reagan Washington National Airport usually costs $1200 - $1400 round trip. All students and chaperones traveling with the North Pole Middle School Close Up program must travel to Washington, D. C. at the same time on the same airlines and flights.


The Close Up costs while in Washington, D.C. per student are usually around $1800 and $2000 for adults. This cost is in addition to the airfare. We have already started fund raising activities to defray these costs. Non relatives who contribute to students’ program costs may count those contributions as tax deductible. Close Up is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; it is a public foundation in accordance with sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Donations are being accepted from businesses and individuals that would like to assist the many students that plan to go this year. Contributions must be made out to the Close Up Foundation, and checks and contributions should be directed to North Pole Middle School - Mrs. Barbara Nore, for proper credit and accountability. Any amount would be beneficial.


We will begin taking orders for frozen cookie dough for $15.00 a tub and any Close up students that wishes to take orders must complete a parent permission form from Mrs. Nore.

Junior Alaska Close Up - Juneau, AK

In addition to our Washington, D.C. Close Up trip, our school also participates in the Junior Alaska Close Up program for any interested 7th or 8th grade students. This program introduces the students to all three branches of government as it functions on the state level and it takes place in our capital city, Juneau, Alaska. This program costs $900.00 for the Juneau expenses, plus about $700.00 in airfare to the capital city. We plan to attend February 16-21, 2014. This is an excellent program that we have participated in the last 12 years. Students need to see Mrs. Nore for more detailed information.


These Junior Alaska Close Up students meet every Wednesday during 7th Grade lunch/8th Grade Advisory period in the choir/orchestra room. Students learn skills to prepare them for this program.


These students participate in the same fund raising activities as the Washington, D.C. Close Up students as mentioned in the article about that program. Please contact Mrs. Barbara Nore at NPMS at 488-2271, ext. 9125 for more information.


Craft Bazaar

The Close Up students will be sponsoring its tenth HOLIDAY CRAFT BAZAAR on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the NPMS Cafeteria. Tables sell for $30.00 each for new vendor and $20.00 for returning vendors. Our Close Up students will be selling food items and sponsor a bake sale as well. We look forward to continuing this tradition at NPMS with our own craft bazaar this holiday season. For more information please contact 488-2271, ext. 9125. Don’t delay; order your table today. Concessions will be available.

Coming at the End of October - Our 2nd Annual Power of the Arts Festival

What is “Power of the Arts?” This is a great collaboration of music, art, drama, reading, and other related activities that will take place in the North Pole Middle School Cafeteria during our evening conference day at the end of October. We will have musical and dramatic performances, an art show, our book fair, wonderful baskets full of books and other gift items in a silent auction, and homemade baked goods for sale, too. If you would like to assist with this North Pole Middle School event, please contact Mrs. Deborah Rinio or Mrs. Barbara Nore for more details.


Library Snapshot

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 2 Holiday - No School

Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Sep. 2nd 2013 at 12:30-2:30pm

300 East 8th Avenue

North Pole, AK

Middle School Track @ Ryan Middle School

Thursday, Sep. 5th 2013 at 10:30am-1:30pm

951 Airport Way

Fairbanks, AK

School Social

Monday, Aug. 26th 2013 at 2:30-4:30pm

300 East 8th Avenue

North Pole, AK

Middle School XC Running

Tuesday, Sep. 10th 2013 at 4:30-5:30pm

Birch Hill, Fairbanks, AK

AK

Boys Basketball at Eielson

Tuesday, Sep. 10th 2013 at 3pm

Eielson AFB, AK

Eielson AFB, AK

September 12-13 School Pictures

School Pictures

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 8am to Friday, Sep. 13th 2013 at 2:30pm

300 East 8th Avenue

North Pole, AK

Middle School Track @ Ryan

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 10:30am-1:30pm

951 Airport Way

Fairbanks, AK

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Sep. 12th 2013 at 3pm

300 East 8th Avenue

North Pole, AK

Home game vs. Tanana


Boys Basketball

Monday, Sep. 16th 2013 at 4pm

601 Loftus Road

Fairbanks, AK

Cross Country Running

Tuesday, Sep. 17th 2013 at 4:30-5:30pm

1000 University Avenue

Fairbanks, AK

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Sep. 17th 2013 at 3pm

1401 Bainbridge Boulevard

Fairbanks, AK

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Sep. 19th 2013 at 3pm

Monroe School, Fairbanks, AK

XC Running

Tuesday, Sep. 24th 2013 at 3-4pm

Eielson AFB, AK

Eielson AFB, AK

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Sep. 24th 2013 at 4:15pm

951 Airport Way

Fairbanks, AK

Boys Basketball

Thursday, Sep. 26th 2013 at 3pm

Eielson AFB, AK

Eielson AFB, AK

September 30 Professional Development - No School

Professional Development - NO SCHOOL

Monday, Sep. 30th 2013 at 8am-2:30pm

300 East 8th Avenue

North Pole, AK

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