Magazine Sales Begin
Annual Fundraiser Supports Students
One Fundraiser--Many Ways to Participate
- Renew or purchase a magazine subscription or try a Photo Memory product. NW will earn 45% of the purchase price and you will support reading in your home. You can purchase with a check, or simply go online to purchase a subscription. Visit www.gaschoolstore.com & click “Shop Now” to pay with a Credit Card! Use our Online ID Number and Print the Confirmation Page: 2596351
- Help your son or daughter send out postcards and email notices to friends who live out of town. All students will come home on Wednesday evening with a packet and they are asked to come up with 8 physical addresses and 8 email addresses for friends or family who live outside of our school district.
- If magazines aren't your thing, we are also selling delicious, high quality frozen cookie dough this year. These cookies are fun and easy to make.
- If you are not in the market for a cookie or a magazine, students can also get credit for sales for every $10 donation to the school. A check made out to the school is a great tax-deductible way to support Northwest.
Follow this link to read more about sale and to learn how to purchase items online: Magazine Sales Letter and to help your son or daughter plan for the sale and to help them win prizes, see the Magazine Promotion Flyer.
Finally, parents we still need more help to process orders and help with prizes. Go to Signup Genius and sign up for a time to help.
Late Breaking Northwest News
New Flower Bed Installation
New flowers will frame our flagpole. Next spring we will much more color near the front of the schoool.
Band Plays at Halftime
Click here to see the 8th grade band play at the halftime of the City/West football game.
Great Weather for Cross Country Runners
We have lots of photos from the September 18 track meet! Use the buttons below to see them all.
New Flower Bed Installation
Band Plays at Halftime
Band Hits the Ground Marching
We are off to a solid and very busy start in the NWJH band room this year. All the 7th grade instrumentalists have now finished their initial sight reading exam. We have handed out and explained the rotating lesson schedules to the students and have been running lessons for two weeks now. Attendance has been good and it appears that most of the students have a good grasp on understanding the rotation of their lesson times. It is very important that parents look at the schedule (found on our NWJH Band website) and help by reminding the students to attend their band lessons on the appointed day. The reason that we rotate the lesson times is to keep the students out of academic trouble by taking them from a different class each week. Plus we are far more likely to keep the classroom teachers happy!
We are very fortunate to have Mr. Joe Scheivert joining us this year. He will be working with many of our low brass students and conducting with both 7th and 8th grade bands as a long term sub for Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown is long term sub for Mr. Rich Medd, who is on leave for health reasons at West High. Mr. Scheivert is an amazing conductor and has many things to offer our program.
The 8th grade band recently gained marching experience with the North Central Band and West High School Trojan Marching Band during halftime of the September 19 game. The bands learned "Give Up the Funk" for the performance and seemed to really enjoy the evening. They will perform the same tune in an indoor concert on Tuesday, October 28 in the West High Auditorium. Please join us for an evening of marching music!
We urge all parents to support the Iowa City Music Auxiliary by joining the organization. Much of the support for our music programs comes from the Auxiliary and we are most grateful. Northwest has always done a good job of this and we want to keep up that tradition of support. One way to support the Music Auxiliary is with the annual Car Wash scheduled this Saturday, October 27. Please find the Music Auxiliary website or contact and music director for more information.
Information Literacy Bootcamp
Garden Club Sells at Farmers Market
Community Potluck Planned
Mr. Loots and Mr. Kleese’s 8th Grade Language Arts classes will be having a community potluck on Friday, September 26th in the Northwest Junior High Cafeteria from 5pm to 8pm. We ask that you and your student bring something to share, whatever is most financially realistic for you: a main dish, side dish, beverage, an arrangement of flowers for a center piece, fresh fall vegetables, a friendly poem. Family, guardians, friends, and students are all invited. If you'd like to participate and would like some help in doing so, please let Mr. Loots or Mr. Kleese know by dropping them an email at email@example.com.
Outdoor Lunch Provides Change of Pace
Volleyball, Football Seasons Underway, Volunteers Needed
Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, October 1st - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:00, NW Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, October 8th - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:45-7:00, NW Multipurpose Room
Friday, October 17th - First All-School Party
From the Family and Consumer Science Department
FCS7--Hands-on activities are going on in the kitchen and sewing rooms. We have electronic babies (Baby, Think it over Dolls), checkbooks, sewing machines, sergers, and computerized embroidery machines for creative projects. Our current students are sewing up a storm! There's FUN in the kitchen, too! Yummy recipes are being prepared and we have no LEFTOVERS. Foods that are GOOD for you can TASTE GOOD! Donations of lightweight cotton WOVEN fabric, thread, buttons and stuffing are always appreciated.
Food for Fitness--We are promoting healthy eating, especially our snacks. Here's a short poem I like:
Snacks, snacks and more snacks.
Are they healthy or are they fat?
Read the label and get the facts!
Please encourage your children to "LOOK BEFORE THEY EAT", too much of anything can cause health problems!
Northwest Sewing Club
You may join us through out the year. We meet on most Mondays at 3:30 in Room 116.