North Middle High School Monthly
Hello, and Happy March! I cannot believe that we are 8 months within the school year. We have a full plate of items ahead and still we are excited about the journey. Diligent is a word that we will be talking a lot about at North this month. Diligent is a characteristic that allows one to continue to persevere through adversity. In any organization, there may be days where it can become challenging, but when diligence is exerted, the sky is the limit. The word diligence exerts grit. The grit to keep moving. The grit to never give up. My favorite NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, uses the phrase of “keep pounding.” This demonstrates diligence no matter what. We have to put in the consistency to keep pounding and to illustrate grit. We have to be energetic to what we do each day. This applies to me as a school leader, but also to students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Our faculty and staff are reading The Power of a Positive Team. Within this book, it talks about many things but while thinking about diligence, one particular part that comes to mind is about our why. It is quoted in the book that “When you know your why and you know the way, you won’t let obstacles get in the way” (Gordon, 2018). This allows us to keep pushing towards a shared vision and will fuel us towards a collective journey. Let’s be diligent in the month of March and beyond in order to successfully reach our goals!
· An amazing Black History Program
· Winners for Art with Read Across America
Kuterah L. Singletary, Ph.D.
March 6-7 Edisto Band Conference- All Day
March 9- SC ALT Testing Window Opens
March 10 USC Salk Visit 11:00 a.m., Commons Area
March 13 Nephron Pharmaceuticals Field Trip 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 17-19 SC Director's Association Concert Performance Assessment
March 18-Claflin University HBCU College Day Field Trip
March 19-Tech Night
March 20-Teacher Work Day/No students
March 23-SCSU Business Day Field Trip
March 24-Early Release
March 24-26- SC Director's Association Concert Performance Assessment
March 25- SAT Testing
NMHS Celebrates Read Across America
In celebration of Read Across America, teachers shared Dr. Seuss books, and students participated in a variety of subject-based activities. Dr. Gadson's eighth grade science classes made oobleck from cornstarch, water and food coloring. In Dr. Seuss' book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, oobleck is a "gooey green substance, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom." In Mrs. Carter's 6th and 7th grade classes, they listened to Justin Bieber read The Cat in the Hat and then using geometry and measurement skills, students made Cat in the Hat faces with red and white hats, triangle ears, and rectangle whiskers. They also identified the area of the shapes. In addition, Mrs. Aiken's art classes used coffee filters and markers to create tie dye flowers after reading The Lorax.
Read Across America Art Contest Winners
Empowerment Through Black Entertainment
Black History School Wide Research Quilt
A Taste of the Islands
Principal Participates in Academic Intervention
We are preparing to send our seniors out into the world. Any senior that missed the opportunity to take their portraits should reach out to Ms. Tiller about a possible makeup date.
*You MUST have the cap and gown provided by Rhodes Graduation to participate in graduation. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Please check with Ms. Tiller if you have questions about your status.
IGP conferences have been scheduled. This is a requirement for the graduation checkoff. Your SCOIS assessment must be completed first.
May 19- 21
Final Day for Clearance is May 26, 2020.
Graduation Rehearsal Dates
Friday, May 29, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., NMHS gymnasium
Monday, June 1, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., NMHS gymnasium
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Smith–Hammond–Middleton Memorial Center
Friday, June 5, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Smith–Hammond–Middleton Memorial Center
Estimated 60 tickets per graduate
Meet the New NMHS Baseball Coach
Coach Holdren is married to Kimberly and has 3 children, Zak, Alex, and Nikki who were prep and college athletes in swimming, baseball, and track and field.
Coach Holdren's hobbies include, bowling, golf, movies, regional cuisine and international travel. When not on the baseball field coach Holdren can be found searching for and experiencing local cuisines around the southeast or planning his next international adventure.
Welcome, Coach Holdren!
Middle School Conference
"The vision of SCAMLE, the leading proponent for the education of young adolescents, is to serve as an advocate for quality middle level education; promote public awareness and create support; and provide quality member services."
7 Steps for Success Book Review
College is not like high school, and the services and accommodations for students with disabilities are different. Following a step-by-step guide will help students navigate the difficult transition from high school to college and help them to discover the social, personal, and study skills needed by successful college students.
In her book, 7 Steps for Success: High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities, Elizabeth C. Hamblet outlines 7 steps to empower students to pursue success. The seven steps are:
Step 1 – Establish a foundation: Learn about disability law and research on preparing for success at college.
Step 2 – Know student rights and responsibilities
Step 3 – Develop essential personal skills
Step 4 – Develop college survival skills
Step 5 – Understand college accommodations
Step 6 – Find the right college
Step 7 – Put it all together – documentation and the transition portfolio
Reference: Hamblet, E. C. (2011). 7 Steps for success: high school to college transition strategies for students with disabilities. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children.