The Northside Monthly News

November Edition

Spotlight Staff

Nicole Martin PBIS November Spotlight Teacher

Spotlight student

Elijah Copeland PBIS November Spotlight Student


Congratulations to Mrs. Johnson who won Onslow County Schools Principal of the Year. She was surprised with this prestigious award during a faculty meeting.


Vision screening certification class for HOSA was sponsored by Prevent Blindness North Carolina. These students will help screen students at the elementary schools.

S2S Can Drive

S2S held a bean collection for the soup kitchen and raised over 300 cans!!!

Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program

Congratulations to Brooke Gruber, Student 2 Student team member from Northside High School, on her selection to the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado, Spring 2017. Brooke was one of only 14 students NATIONWIDE selected for this honor, and she continues the 3 year streak for Onslow County S2S programs! Brooke is the daughter of Mrs. Connie Gruber and the late Major Brooks Gruber, a USMC Osprey Pilot. We are so proud of her!

Northside High School’s 3rd Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 10th, 10pm

365 Commons Drive South

Jacksonville, NC

We will be selling flags In Honor/ In Memory of service men, women, and veterans. Each 11x14 flag will be sold for $5 and presented in a ceremony at the Northside High School Gym on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. This event is open to the public. If you would like to purchase a flag, please contact:

Mrs. Anne Black

Northside High School

365 Commons Dr. S

Jacksonville, NC 28546

NSH Announcements

Students, administration will be conducting random lockouts throughout this month. Be sure to arrive to class by the late bell. Teachers have been instructed to lock their doors and direct late arrivals to room 610 to be assigned the appropriate consequence.

Northside’s 3rd annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony is Thursday, November 10. If you would like to purchase a flag in honor or in memory of a service member, please stop by Mrs. Black’s room, #505 to pick up a form. They are $5 each and all monies are due by November 5.

There will be a required meeting for all National Honor Society Members on November 14. Bring your due money and a can of chicken broth.
Help Danielle Cabradillia with her senior project by donating canned foods! All donations will go to the soup kitchen. Please bring them to the main office throughout November.

FBLA is recruiting new members during Power Hour in front of the gym. Membership is $22 which qualifies the new member for a drawing for a free gift! Any questions, please see Mrs. Morton in Room 501.

Any student who has dropped off their Driver’s Ed certificate to the front office may check with Mrs. Lewis during power hour to see if their eligibility certificate is ready for parent pick-up.

SAT Scholarship Hours are due to Dr. McDuffie by January 31, 2017. Mrs. Erps and Dr. McDuffie will be notifying qualifying candidates. For qualifications, you may visit Dr. McDuffie's bio page on the school website.

Students wishing to purchase a 2016-2017 yearbook may pick up an order form in the main office or in room 902.

Students: Please check the lost and found in the main office for any items you may have misplaced/lost by this Friday. Any items still left in the bin on Friday after school will be donated to our HARPS program.


-The PBIS ROAR Store We are in need of donations for the store. Students' requests are: visors, caps, shades, water bottles. Also if someone has hoodies or sweat shirts that you would like to donate, that would be great. Students may use last year's money for the ROAR Store only. They may not use last year's money for any recreational auditorium events. When giving money, you must write your name, the student's name, and date given. If this has not been done, the money is not valid for any recreational events in the auditorium.

-PBIS After School Snack Sales: Students may only use current money, signed by the teacher to include the date and student's name in order to purchase snacks when this becomes available.

-Peer Educators: I am keeping a roster of students who volunteer to serve as Peer Educators, teaching character education. Students will earn $5 of Monarch Money for each day that they teach a session. For example, if a student taught 2 sessions in September, they will redeem $10 from Dr. McDuffie at the end of the month. Students may only redeem money at the end of the day, right before the bell rings to go home. Students may sign up under my bio page: Click here

Induction Ceremony for Science

Ms. Martin and her Science Officers ran a wonderful and elegant induction ceremony for the new members.

Special thanks to Ms. Sharps culinary students for a delicious meal and professional serving!


Mr. Monarch - Mayston Parker

Ms. Monarch - Gabrielle Frazier

Mr. Royal - Kentor Jones

Ms. Royal - Grace McKinley

Prince - Zack Soares

Princess - Epiphanyamoy James

King - Marcelis King

Queen - LaShaila Briggs

Mr. Spirit - Michael Satterfield

Ms. Spirit - Destini Johnson

Spirit Week Results

Lunch Activities:

Baby Food Contest- Juniors

Egg Roulette- Juniors

Ping Pong Contest- Seniors

Spirit Links:

1st Seniors

2nd Juniors

3rd Sophomores

4th Freshman

Powder Puff:

1st Seniors

2nd Juniors

3rd Sophomores

4th Freshman

Spirit Week Costume Participants:

1st Seniors

2nd Juniors

3rd Sophomores

4th Freshman

Deck the Halls:

1st Seniors

2nd Freshman

3rd Juniors

4th Sophomores

PEP Rally Dance Off:

1st Seniors

2nd Juniors

3rd Sophomores

4th Freshman

Overall Points

1st Seniors

2nd Juniors

3rd Sophomores

4th Freshman

United Way

Our goal is to raise $5000 this year for United Way. Please see Mrs. Grosskopf with your donations. Also, we would like to thank, new teacher, Mrs. Jarvi for joining us on the United Way Fundraising Team for the 2016-2017 School Year.

Key Club

Key Club students assisted the Kiwanis this month with their annual Chicken Fry.


AVID 11 students participated in Tutorology this month in Mrs. Erps class.

Book Study

-The Book Study has been approved by the county for "Teaching With Poverty In Mind". This study has been approved for "Reading CEUs" . You will need to check one out from me. I have placed the tentative dates and lesson plans in the drive that is entitled, "Book Study". Please confirm by emailing Dr. McDuffie. I will also send Edmodo Codes for the Online assignments. Dates 10/13-12/08

Guidance Corner

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Guidance Reminders

Seniors are reminded to complete and submit their college applications in a timely manner.

NC College application week will be November 14 through November 18.

Several North Carolina colleges will waive the application fee if students apply during that week.

See one of the counselors for a list of participating colleges and universities.

Seniors who have already received acceptance letters are encouraged to bring a copy of the letter to Mrs. Barbee so they can be recognized on the Friday senior spotlight.

Social Worker


Meet Ms. Renee Jones, School Social Worker with Onslow County Schools. She serves Jacksonville Commons Elementary School, Jacksonville Commons Middle School and Northside High School. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to students’ social, emotional, and life adjustment to school and society. We are licensed by the Department of Public Instruction to work in the school environment. One of the primary roles of a School Social Worker is to provide outreach services to the homes; thus establishing a relationship between the home and school and serving as a link between the two, working with parents, guardians, teachers, and other school officials to ensure students reach their academic and personal potential. We analyze barriers to learning and achievement and develop and implement strategies to address and eliminate identified barriers to student learning. School Social Workers focus on consultation and collaboration with school staff to promote understanding and effective utilization of resources and services. School Social Workers help students increase academic success, improve interpersonal relationships, cope with crisis situations, learn problem-solving skills, improve attendance and build self-esteem. Jacksonville Commons Elementary is Ms. Jones base school.

Should you need her services, please do not hesitate to contact her at JCE.

Jacksonville Commons Elementary School 910-347-1056 ext. 32015

Jacksonville Commons Middle School 910-346-6888 ext. 33009

Northside High School 910-455-4868 ext. 37093

Cell 910-358-0325

Northside Athletics

Eric Hutchison to State

BIG Congratulations to Cross Country member, Eric Hutchison, for finishing 14th overall out of 120 participants in the 2A East Regional! Next stop for him, the NCHSAA State Championships on Saturday!

Men's Soccer

Congratulations to our Men’s Soccer team for making it into the 2A State Playoffs! They’re first round game will be at North Johnston High School, this Saturday. Start time TBD.


We would like to congratulate first year Head Coach, Ciara Wheeler, and our Varsity Volleyball team for their successful season after making it into the first round of the state playoffs!

Women's Tennis

Lead by our Head Coach, Kari Cobb, our Women’s Tennis team had a GREAT year! Our #1 player, Alizay Brinkley, finished 2nd in the conference tournament and made it to the 2nd round of the 2A Regional tournament! Great job, ladies!

Heisman Winners!

Congratulations to Alizay Brinkley and Brian Douville for being named a National Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winners! Wendy’s celebrates Ali and Brian for their excellence in academics, athletics and community service.

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