NRMS News

Family updates for the Week of December 9th

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NORTH ROCKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL GIVING TREE

Are you interested in helping our North Rockford Middle School families this holiday season? Parents and students can stop by the Main Office and select an ornament from the Giving Tree. Ornaments include food items, gift card options or a family board game. Please write your name and what item you are donating on the sign-up sheet on the front counter.

All items are due to the Counseling Office by Tuesday, December 17th.

"It's all about children and the giving spirit of the Season"

WACKY WEDNESDAYS

DECEMBER 11 - RAM PRIDE DAY

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK

DEC 16 - HOLIDAY SOCKS DAY

DEC 17 - HOLIDAY HAT DAY

DEC 18 - RED AND WHITE STRIPES DAY

DEC 19 - HOLIDAY PJ DAY

DEC 20 - CRAZY HOLIDAY SWEATER/SHIRT DAY


Students participating in the Wacky Wednesday theme will receive a ticket from their 1st-hour teacher. Students write their name on the ticket and turn it in at lunch to have a chance at winning some great prizes!

NRMS HOLDS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GEOBEE

The North Rockford Middle School National Geographic GeoBee was held on December 4th and was a huge success!

This year's winner of the GeoBee was Aden Rapanos and 2nd place went to Evan Lakian.

A big shout out to all participants and CONGRATULATIONS to Aden!

NRMS PICTURE RETAKES

NRMS picture retakes were done on November 14th. Students will be receiving their picture packets and Student ID's in the next week.

Families Needed to Host Middle School French Exchange Students

The French Back-to-Back Program is looking for families who are willing to open their homes to a student from France for two weeks. The French students are coming here April 18-May 3, 2020. This program is a cultural exchange, with students looking to learn more about the United States, Michigan, and how we live.

Hosting Responsibilities:

  • - The French student needs their own bed, but not necessarily their own room.
  • - You do NOT need to know French.
  • - The French student must come to NRMS every morning. They can ride the bus with your student, or be dropped off. This will also be the pick-up point every day after school. There is flexibility and carpooling available!
  • - Hosting Fee: approximately $100 per family. This goes toward the activities we plan for the students during the day. We can do fundraising.
  • - Chaperoning: The French students will go out on field trips most every day. They will need transportation and chaperones each day. You will not need to go EVERY day, hopefully just once.
  • - Show your French student what life is like in a typical American family. Nothing fancy, just life. But hopefully fun!
  • - Weekend time is spent with your family.

Contact Melissa Schmidt for more information: mschmidt@rockfordschools.org.

Another option for the program is called Back-to-Back. In this part of the program, you would host an eighth grade student from France for two weeks, April 18-May 3, 2020. Then your student travels to France for two weeks in June, right after school gets out. Ask Mrs. Schmidt about this amazing opportunity!

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED!

Know someone who would make a good guest teacher? Becoming a guest teacher is relatively simple. Candidates need one of the following:

  • Current Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Expired Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • 60+ credit hours from an accredited community college, university or college with no less than a 2.0 GPA, verified with official transcripts (this is a minimum standard and individual school districts may set additional requirements)
  • Out-of-State Teaching Certificate with same transcript/GPA requirements as above

Note: this position requires a $45 substitute teaching permit which EduStaff will apply for. Also, anyone working in a K-12 setting must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal history background check. Candidates can log on to EDUStaff.org to start an application.

NORTH T-SHIRTS FOR SALE IN THE MAIN OFFICE

NORTH is selling these GREAT t-shirts for $10! Students can purchase t-shirts in the Main Office during their lunchtime.
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