Normangee MS Family Newsletter

November 16, 2022

From Mr. Wingfield


This is going to be a busy week before a much needed break for Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for our kids and staff and feel blessed every day to come to a campus that places such a high value on education and growth to helps kids be their very best. For some of us, this break will be an opportunity to spend time with friends or family, but for others that are less fortunate it may not be a welcome break at all. Please keep those that are in need in your thoughts, especially as it continues to stay cold.

We will be having a Thanksgiving Feast on Thursday in our cafeteria if you would like to come have a meal with your student. Meals are $3.50 and you must check in up front. Please pre-register with our office if you plan on attending so we know how many meals to make.

We continue to place a priority on students safety. Last week we had a safety audit performed on our MS campus by the state of Texas. We passed with flying colors as we had no deficiencies and a perfect score. Our students and teachers are doing a great job of keeping classrooms secure and following all safety protocols. Great job team!!

We had a fantastic Veterans Day Ceremony last week. Congrats to all of our Patriot pen winners and thanks to everyone that helped make it a success.

Please check below for new information for REMIND for MS Teachers. Along with parent portal, REMIND can be used to get information on assignments in your students classes. I am receiving these from teachers little by little so all teachers may not be listed below.

If there is any other information you would like to receive through the MS Newsletter, please feel free to email me at

As always, if I can help in any way please let me know.

Jared Wingfield

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Student of the Month for November-Hayden Potter

Hayden Potter was honored at our board meeting as our Student of the Month for November. She was selected as a student that shows great teamwork! Teachers say she is a great cheerleader and supporter of other students and has a smile that is infectious! Congratulations Hayden on being a great teammate!!
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Staff Member of the Month-Mrs Penry

Mrs Penry was selected as our Staff Member of the Month for the District. Mrs Penry is one of NMS's ELA teachers and MS UIL sponsor. Congratulations and thank you Mrs Penry for all you do for our kids at NMS!
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Upcoming Dates

Thanksgiving Feast, November 17 in cafeteria, 12:00

MS Boys and Girls Basketball vs Iola, November 17

7th Girls 4:30

8th Girls, 5:30

7th Boys, 6:30

8th Boys- 7:30

Thanksgiving Break, November 19-27..Gobble Gobble

MS Boys and Girls Basketball @ Snook, November 28

7th Girls 4:30

8th Girls 5:30

7th Boys 6:30

8th Boys 7:30

Yearbook Picture retakes, November 30

Computer Use Reminders

NISD currently provides each student at NMS a chromebook computer to use for classroom assignments. Currently, we have many computers that have been turned in as damaged due to students not caring for them properly. Please remind your students that these computers belong to NISD and have been loaned to them. Any student that damages a computer is responsible for those damages. We also have students that are taking computers home at the end of school unnecessarily. As a reminder, students can take computers home ONLY if they have an academic need, but they must be checked out with a teacher. Our computer monitoring system indicates, though, that most students are not using them for academic use at home. If a students takes their computer home without checking it out, it could result in technology restrictions or other consequences. Please help us remind students to leave them at school where they are safer and can be charged overnight.

Thanks for your help

A Message from Officer Mordecai and Administration

School Safety is our priority! We welcome any parents to come to campus to meet with teachers, eat with their children, or meet with Leadership. Even though we know most of our visitors by name and face, everyone must continue to follow state and local policies. Please make sure you have an appointment and all visitors must check in at the front desk. Thanks for your cooperation.

From Mrs. Martin

The Capturing Kids Heart focus for November will be Teamwork

What is Teamwork?

Teamwork is the ability to work in unity with others towards a common goal. For us to learn how to become team players, it is important that we learn to listen, encourage our peers, and allow and invite others to contribute their talents and skills.

Why focus on Teamwork?

  • Teamwork improves communication: Teamwork helps us improves our verbal and non-verbal communication skills, conveying that we care and a relevant message.
  • Teamwork builds interpersonal awareness: Growing a great team requires us to first build strong relationships through better understanding ourselves and others.
  • Teamwork celebrates diversity. Teamwork thrives from diverse ideas that come from a mixture of different genders, cultures, expertise, experience, and problem-solving approaches.

Our Student of the Month will be a student that represents the quality of Teamwork; someone that models gratefulness, acknowledges positive moments, and affirms the positive actions of other students and teachers.

From the Bus Barn

Please remind your students about continuing to show proper behavior on the buses. We want the bus ride home to reflect the same level of respect we expect in the school building. Disruptive behavior can distract our bus drivers and we want to make sure everyone behaves appropriately and everyone gets home safely.

Thanks for your support

Construction Updates

Construction has started on the NISD bond updates. Students may no longer use the doors at the back of the MS that go into the HS. Students must now walk through the front of the school and around to any classes they may have in band or the HS. This change is necessary in order to keep students out of the construction areas. Fencing has been put up around restricted areas and students and parents are reminded to stay out of these areas when on school campuses. Please help us out by staying in permitted areas and reminding your students to follow our construction guidelines. Thanks for your support as we improve our schools!

Mrs Kimich Remind Codes (Science)

Mrs Maxey (8th Grade Math)

Mrs Adams (6th Grade ELA and Social Studies)

Mrs Penry

Mrs Penry is also asking for donations in order to help stock books for our library. See the Community of Readers QR code below
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Paper Tutoring Program

The district has rolled out our PAPER tutoring program. Our English classes are currently making sure all students can log in and understand how to utilize this great resource. Students may use PAPER to get 24/7 tutoring at home and at school. Parents can also use in order to help students with their homework. Please remind your students at home to use this tool when they are needing extra support with homework.
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Middle School Athletic Schedules

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