February 18, 2023
NMS SEWING CLUB PARTNERS WITH PROJECT LINUS
-making items for the patients at the Veterans hospital.
-made items for the homeless.
-collected cold-weather items for the needy.
Thank you to Ms. Keppler & the sewing club for your amazing service to our community!
INTERNET / TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Also, student email addresses have been disabled temporarily as we work on restoring the network & computer systems. Students will not have access to school email or Microsoft Office online.
Our Technology Integration Specialist, Ms. Deavers, is still conducting regular Chromebook checks this month so students do not lose their devices. The 6th & 7th grades already had their Chromebook checks; 8th grade will have a Chromebook check on Thursday, Feb 23rd. Ms. Deavers suggests that students lock their devices & chargers in their lockers at school or keep them in a safe place at home until they can be used again on the school network. We also have several locked charging stations at school for Chromebook storage.
ATTENTION PARENTS DROPPING OFF THEIR STUDENTS IN THE MORNING!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR COUNTY SOCIAL STUDIES WINNERS!
3rd- Liam Kradel- "Death in Different Cultures"
3rd- Olivia Butts- "Why Do We Have to Pay for Healthcare and Medications?"
3rd- McKenzie Langevin- "Creepy Cryptids and Their Impact"
Honorable Mention-Macy Hernandez- "Bullying Yesterday and Today: How It Affects Children"
State & Local
1st-Riley Martirano- "Monster Myths and Legends of West Virginia" (ADVANCES TO REGIONALS!)
2nd- Bella Potts- "The Angel of Gettysburg"
1st- Kiana Rogers and Aubreigh Rogers- "How is Bi-Polar Disorder in Men and Women Different?" (ADVANCES TO REGIONALS!)
U.S. History (Group)
2nd- Aliyah Greenberg and Allura Kent- "Mae Jemison, An Inspirational Life"
3rd- Sara Hyatt and Mersadiez Gisler- "Catching Coca Cola"
BOYS/ GIRLS VARSITY ENDS THEIR SEASON
Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams ended their seasons this past Monday with winning records! We are so proud of their hard work this season!
The girls basketball team will have a final practice/ party to celebrate and turn in jerseys. Details will be sent out soon by the coach!
We want to thank all of the players, coaches, parents, and teachers/ staff who made this basketball season possible. A HUGE SHOUT OUT goes to our games manager, Mr. Scheller for all of his hard work in setting up each and every basketball game!
8th GRADE FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS DUE WEDNESDAY
8th GRADE GOLDEN HORSESHOE TEST
This year, the essay portion of the Golden Horseshoe test will take place in social studies classes on February 21st. The multiple choice portion is tentatively scheduled for March 2nd. Eighth graders, please see your social studies teacher for more information.
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY FOR GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS INTERESTED IN SPRING MILLS TRACK
PARENT CORNER: OPTIONAL FAMILY TECHNOLOGY CONTRACTS
The same type of instruction can be helpful for parents as they allow their children to use cell phones. Many students do not know how to appropriately use a phone and can quickly get into trouble with their new-found freedom. With the help of the bark app, we have adapted an optional Family Tech Contract for parent use. Perhaps even just discussing some of the behaviors and guidelines on this document could open up a helpful conversation between you and your child about their technology usage. The blank lines allow you to create your own procedures tailored to your own home, child, and available technology. We hope this is a helpful resource for you as you navigate 21st century technology with your child!
Click on the downloadable copy below if you would like to print one for your family's use.
We have also included a link to several parental control phone apps for your information.
SHENANDOAH COMMUNITY HEALTH
SAVE THE DATE FOR SPRING PICTURES: MARCH 24th
SAVE THE DATE: FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS JUNE 8th
A COOL THING HAPPENED IN CLASS...
AMAZING things are happening all over our building! Here are just a few examples:
*Mr. Malcolm's 6th grade reading class is creating board games on their class novels (Hunger Games & Holes)!
*Ms. Long's Family & Consumer Science classes created Valentine's Day cooking kits and sold chocolate-covered strawberries this week to make money for their cooking program.
*Ms. Linton & Ms. Tang helped students learn how to bake snickerdoodle cookies.
*Ms. Gantt's class went on a nature walk during the warm weather this week to make observations and connect Earth's systems like geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. This was an activity to help students realize our planet couldn't function without each component.
*Ms. Mangold and Coach B's gym students are in the middle of their unit on badminton! The tournament is underway!
*Students in Ms. Kyker's social studies class have been busy making Black History Month board games, Civil War one pagers, etchings and reformer trading cards!
*Ms. Franze's math students participated in a Breakout Box escape room activity to review math. For every set of problems the students finished correctly, they got a clue to the code for the Breakout Boxes!