Curiosity. Courage. Compassion.
The First Days of School, 9/12/21
Our first week back to school has been full of energy, community building, and settling into routines. While we are still wearing masks, I think students are thankful for the opportunity to move about in the hallways, pick up lunch in the cafeteria, and have classes with different groups of students throughout the day! All of these are norms we used to take for granted and now see as a gift, however, we need the cooperation of students and help from families in wearing masks appropriately. We have to take this mitigation factor very seriously and require that students where 2-layer masks, over their noses while inside.
We understand this is hard and are committed to getting outside as much as possible. We had AMAZING weather last week for our middle and high school barbecues up at Garvey - we were able to celebrate our return to school with good food provided by the Abbey Group, lawn games (I think teachers beat the high school students at kickball...just sayin'), and sunshine!
The rest of this newsletter contains important dates, information about our upcoming open house, and a reminder about traffic flow near the auditorium. Of course, please reach out if you have questions, concerns, or shout outs!
Tuesday, 9/14/21 - Fall Picture Day
Wednesday, 9/15/21 - Free & Reduced Lunch Forms Due; School Board Meeting, NMHS 6pm
Friday, 9/17/21 - Open House
- 4-7pm, NMHS
- Campfire & S'mores
Monday, 9/20/21 - Senior Meeting
- 6-7:30 pm, NMHS Library
- Yearbook, Deadlines, Senior Communication, and more!
Announcements from Ms. Aftuck!
Wednesday, October 13 at Brown Public Library in the community room.
8am - 12:30pm Seniors sign up in the Class of 2022 google classroom
PSAT - Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Testing - Grade 11 only
Thursday, October 28
8am - 12:30pm Juniors sign up in the Class of 2023 google classroom
Traffic Pattern Reminder!
Just a little safety reminder - please follow the new traffic patter off of Vine st. It is ONE WAY through the parking lot getting to the auditorium - you must enter just past the Veteran's Place and exit across from the elementary school to Cross St. Please DO NOT ENTER this parking lot from Cross St.
4-7pm, tables set up at the STAR building across from NES, below Garvey field
- check-in here to decide where you would like to go next!
A Desperate Plea!
Just for the sake of clarity - ALL meals are free for everyone this year, regardless of the determination of this form.
Collins Writing Program
If you're interested in learning more, please check out this link, https://collinsed.com/approach/writing-across-the-curriculum/, or reach out to your student's teachers:
STAR360 & iReady Assessments
Please review our updated handbook and reach out for any clarification. This information will be reviewed with students as well!