Warhawk Weekly 1/10/2020

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The Hall Way...

We are off and running for the second semester and there definitely is a lot of renewed energy in the building after our winter break! We have many exciting things coming up for our students this semester. For example, our 8th-grade students will begin transition activities to high school next week. What!?! It seems like it was just yesterday that we welcomed these young adults into NMS as sixth graders. Time has flown to get them to this point in their middle school journey. Right, parents?

We talk a lot about P.R.I.D.E. at NMS and the beginning of a new semester would be a great time to talk to your student about the attributes that make up P.R.I.D.E.

  • P stands for Purpose. This involves setting academic and personal goals and putting a plan in place to achieve them.

  • R stands for Respect. This involves celebrating diversity, becoming a global citizen, being honest, self-confident and a team player.

  • I stands for Independence. This involves taking risks, problem solving, believing in your power to be self-reliant and proactive.

  • D stands for Discipline. This involves exercising self-control, upholding moral conviction and having a sense of responsibility.

  • E stands for Excellence. This involves learning from your mistakes and actively pursuing your goals.

How can the attributes from P.R.I.D.E. help your student be successful this semester? What kind of goals could you set with them using these attributes?


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Kindness Closet at NMS

Our Kindness Closet is a place in our building where students/parents can come pick up items they may not be able to afford, that can help students and their families feel confident and ready to take on the day! If you would like to donate or have a need, please check this newsletter each week, to see what we currently have available.

What do we currently have?

  • Clothing, including some winter gear

  • school supplies

  • dish soap and laundry soap

  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, full size and travel size containers of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, deodorant

  • NEW THIS YEAR: various items from the local food pantry

What do we currently need?

  • Clothing: Boys and girls coats/snow pants/boots/hats/gloves, boy and girl clothes (joggers, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies) sizes juniors - adult sizes, blankets, shoes, hangers, hanging clothing rack/wardrobe

  • Toiletry items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, soap, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, washcloths and towels

If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call the office or you can contact one of our social workers:

Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!

Together we can make a difference!

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6th Grade

Mrs. Meyer's monolingual literacy classes have become immersed in their knowledge of the Titanic. In Collections, they read a narrative non-fiction, "A Night to Remember," and learned about the importance of learning through eyewitness accounts, imagery, suspense and factual details.

On top of that, students worked on their team building skills at the beginning of this week, as they attempted to make it out of a Titanic Escape Room. 5 tasks were accomplished that focused on teamwork, problem solving, and resilience.

Students then turned their sights on research skills that are needed as they progress through middle school. They assumed the identity of a Titanic passenger and learned all about their life on the ship. Phew!! It's been a busy week!

Dual language students will be joining the Titanic fun very soon!

7th Grade

In all science classes, we have started our exciting Genetics Unit! Soon your child will be able to trace basics traits such as hair color and eye color.

8th Grade

US History is teaming up with the Literacy Department and diving into WWII. We are analyzing maps, charts, pictures,and graphs. The students will be using technology to create timelines and info charts. We will be covering cause/effect, major figures, vocabulary, and watershed points during the war. We will also focus on the Holocaust at this time and reading the book Unbroken (Jr version). If time permits we will read Farewell to Manzanar as well. The staff is working hard to make US History a life long hobby and not a chore:) We are off to a great start and are going to finish the semester strong.

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

8th Grade Dance Committee will meet January 15th at 6:30pm in the library. We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

Mark your calendars!

8th grade Parent night will be January 13 at 6:30 PM at WNHS in the Auditorium. The Dual Language Department will also have a presentation prior to the meeting at 6 pm. Students at NWMS will participate in a Course Elective Fair during the day at NWMS. During this fair, students will be able to talk to teachers and students from WNHS that are in all types of elective classes. That evening, in the auditorium at WNHS, there will be a presentation for parents about how to select your student's courses for the next school year. Department Chairs for each area, Coaches, and elective area teachers will also be available during our Course Fair following the presentation to answer questions for parents and students. There will also be special information presented for the parents about the Dual Degree Program and the 12 in 200 Program in D200. There will so much information shared. Please plan now to attend!

If your student is going to WHS, there will also be a parent night on January 13th at 6pm in the auditorium!

8th Grade Dedications

The yearbook team is accepting 8th grade dedications for your student. Dedications are limited to 20 words or less and cost $2. Each student is limited to 2 dedications.

Please click the link below to fill out your students dedication, include the $2 and send it to the office by February 19th.

Rescue Readers Reading Program

Helping Paws Woodstock, IL Animal Shelter has launched Rescue Readers Reading Program that lets kids age 6 and up become a hero as they read to shy dogs and cats to make them more comfortable around humans. The activity has a dual benefit: It increases the animal’s chances for adoption while improving the participant’s reading skills. All Rescue Readers must attend a training session with their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian also must be present as the child reads to the animals. To register and for details, call Helping Paws at 815-338-4400.


Does your student need help in math or literature? Does he/she struggle in social studies or science? Is homework a daily struggle?


Woodstock North High School is offering PEER TUTORING on Tuesday and Thursdays after school! There is a bus that will bring students to WNHS and there is an activity bus to bring your student home!

UPDATE: In order to get each student properly tutored, there is a limit of 6 students per session allowed to go to North. Students will need to know what they are working on before heading to North. Students MUST take the activity bus to attend Peer Tutoring.


Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

Social Services Snippet

Click the link below to learn how to get your child up and out the door with the least amount of conflict.


Girls Intramural Basketball

All girls interested in playing Intramural Basketball should see Mr. Wesley in room 121 for information. The league is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Games start on Wednesday January 15th.


Northwood art club meets in the art room (138 Inspiration Drive) each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.

There is no fee to join art club, although there may be a small fee for individual projects if students sign up for them. Students are welcome to drop in at art club throughout the year as their schedule allows. Students typically have a choice of 3 different activities during each meeting, and students may also have the opportunity to help design and create large-scale projects for the school.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rice at Northwood

(815.338.4900) or by email: vrice@wcusd200.org


Do you like to write?

We meet Wednesdays in the library (100 Kindness Circle) from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Parrent at 815-338-4900 or mparrent@wcusd200.org.

We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code meets in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. Girls Who Code's mission is to "...close the gender gap in technology" For more information visit www.girlswhocode.com

Girls Who Code will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club will meet on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 several times per month in Room 107, Mrs. Spaldon’s room. Scrapbook Club is a time for students to gather together and make creative pages for keeping memories. There is no fee to join the club. Rides home should be arranged to meet at Door #1 promptly at 4:30.


Fri. Dec. 6, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Dec. 13, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 3:30-4:30

WNHS Cheer clicnic and tumbling information for 2020!

CLICK the forms below to sign up for the Cheer Clinic and/or the Winter Tumbling Session!


There will be no PTO meeting in December. Next meeting will be January 27, 2020.

8th Grade Dance Committee will meet January 15th at 6:30pm in the library. We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grader dance.

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.


There is a $75 athletic fee that will be added to your child’s account when they officially make the team. This payment or a payment plan needs to be made prior to the first competition. Schedules and detailed information will be given to your child by the coach. Schedules will be posted on the Northwood website (www.northwood.woodstockschools.org).

What's Happening, Warhawks!



StuCo (7:30am)

GBB @home vs. Harvard

Incoming Freshman Parent Night


Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Wrestling @Antioch Middle School


Writing Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

8th Grade Dance Committee Meeting 6:30pm in the library


Wrestling @home vs. Lundahl


Wrestling Novice Tournament @Heinemann

What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Attendance Line

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE to report the absence. Please feel free to call in any planned vacation prior to leaving and be advised your student is responsible to get his/her homework ahead of time.


(815) 337-8618

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

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