New Bridge Middle School News
November 27, 2022
This Week At A Glance
We hope you enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving and a restful break! We have lots of activities coming up between now and December 16th. Be sure to check the school calendar and the weekly newsletter to stay on top of what's happening.
Don't for get to click the links at the bottom of the newsletter to find important grade level and elective course information on daily lessons, fieldtrips, grade specific activities and celebrations.
When Students are ABSENT, please check TEAMS for assignment. Email teachers for questions.
*AIG Parent Meeting @ 4PM in the Media Center
*AIG Parent Meeting @ 7PM Online - TEAMs Meeting
*Girls Soccer/Wrestling @Swansboro Middle - rescheduled to Tuesday
*Beta Practice @ 3:00 PM
*Girls Soccer/Wrestling @ Swansboro Middle
*Student Leader of the month celebration
*12 Days of Giving Begins - Small toy age 0-5yrs
*Mobile STEM Lab visits
12 Days of Giving - Small toy age 6-12yrs
*Election Day - Student Council Representatives
*Girls Soccer against Northwoods Home - Rescheduled
12 Days of Giving - Cereal, Oatmeal, Granola
*Bear Pride Day
*Beta Holiday Grams
*Beta Practice 3 - 4:30
12/9 - The Nutcracker ballet(partnering with the Dance Theater of Jacksonville), December 9, 2022 @ NSHS auditorium, Performances at 9am & 11:30am
BEARS HAVE PRIDE!
Progress Reports were 11/22! Please view them in PowerSchool.
Paper copy Progress Reports will NOT be sent home. Please log in to the Parent Portal for updated Progress Reports. If you do not have PowerSchool access, please fill out the attached form and bring it to the front office with a picture ID. We are happy to assist with starting an account for you!
12 Days of Giving Begins December 1st!
During the Holiday Season, we want to instill in our students the importance of giving. Beginning December 1st, we are encouraging students and staff to donate the specific items listed below. Each day is a different item. Students are asked to bring items in each day to their homeroom class. All items collected will benefit our local charities.
Thank you for supporting our community!
NBMS Students and Staff
Congratulations North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus Participants
Our three students competed against over 500 students for a position in the chorus!!
Well Done BEARS we are PROUD of you!
New Bridge Middle School
Choral Director: Mrs. Jennifer Mahouchick
News from our AIG Specialist, Mrs. Price
Please see the attached November/December AIG Focus Newsletter from Mrs. Price. She will be conducting Parent Meetings soon.
New Bridge AIG Parent Meetings: (Choose one)
Monday, Nov. 21 at 4pm (media ctr)
Monday, Nov. 28 at 4pm (media ctr)
Monday, Nov. 28 at 7pm (online)
See more information in the newsletter
Early College Parent Information Sessions
Hello Students & Families,
List below are all the meetings in the district! If you could not attend the one at New Bridge, you can attend any of the meetings around the district!
To attend the virtual meeting, the link can be found on the Early College website under Parent Info Sessions (class of 2027)
Click here to find information about Onslow Early College High School. The link for the December 7th On-Line meeting can be found on the Early College webpage.
Monthly Bears Check-IN
Parents - we would like your feedback too! Each semester we will share a Bears Family Check-in to give you an opportunities to help us improve processes to better serve our students and families. Click on the link below...
Parents, we invite you to provide feedback. Click this link to participate.
Click for information from our School Counselor and Social Worker! See information on our weekly Wednesday Student Focus during IE.
PTO November 27, 2022 Update
Thank you to everyone for donating to the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon last week. PTO provided chicken, salad and baked potatoes. Thank you for sending in sides and desserts. Everyone enjoyed the meal that was provided!
We are wrapping up our Attraction Coupon Book fundraiser and will announce winners in the competition for the Week of Free Dressdown this week. The student with the most sales will earn a $75 cash prize. Runner-up receives a $25 cash prize.
PTO's Bear Pride online store has closed. We expect delivery of your Bear Pride orders later this week. We will get them sorted and send them home with your student as soon as possible.
Our PTO needs volunteers as well as a secretary. If you can help us with emails, please reach out. We also need new board members for next year, as we have families moving on to high school. If you are interested in helping this year and possibly stepping into a position next year, we’d love to have you! If you are available to help us sort shirt orders this week, please text Misti Lee at 910-358-1085.
Thank you for supporting your school and PTO! Please check New Bridge Middle School PTO on Facebook for updates. 🐻
Indian River Fruit Fundraiser Begins
Click her to place your Indian River Fruit Order! You won't regret it! Thank you for supporting NBMS PTO!
WE Still NEED YOUR HELP!
Our Football/Soccer Scoreboard has served us for 25 years! It is time for a new one!
The time has come to replace our 25 year old football/soccer scoreboard. Unfortunately, they are VERY expensive! A basic Scoreboard with installation costs well over $10,000. As a result, we are launching a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a new up to date unit. We are currently in the process of seeking bids. Once we have a price, I will let you know. As we move forward with this endeavor, I will provide updates in the weekly NBMS SMORE newsletter. We are asking for direct donations. We could use your support and help in spreading the word! Please scan the QR Code or click the link to donate.
Thank you for your support!
M. Padgett, Principal
Scan Here to donate to the NBMS Scoreboard Fund.
GRADE LEVEL WEEKLY INFORMATION
Click here for this weeks update on what is happening in PE with Mr. Mahouchick and Ms. Stegal
Click Here for information on what is happening in Mrs. Israel and Mrs. Wright's CTE Classes.
NBMS Athletic Information
HOW TO Purchase tickets for NBMS Games
Tickets are $5 per person. Children 5 yrs and under are free.
1. Tickets may be purchased at the gate.
2. Tickets may be purchased on-line at:
Admission to NBMS games is $5.00. Please be prepared to show your receipt at the gate by either printed copy or on an electronic device. If purchasing more than one ticket in transaction all parties must be present for accountability.
If the game is cancelled before it begins, a full refund will be processed back to the credit card used for the purchase. If the game is rescheduled to a new date, you MUST purchase a new ticket reflecting the new date.
Tickets may be purchased for:
Ticket sales are not available for Softball or Baseball as we use community fields.
Softball - Kerr Street Park
Baseball - Kerr Street Park
**Concessions will be available at most games on NBMS Campus.
11/28 - Girls Soccer/Wrestling @Swansboro Middle
11/28 - AIG Parent Meeting @ 4pm in media center
11/28 - AIG Parent Meeting @ 7pm on-line
12/01 - 12 Days of Giving Begins
12/01 - Mobile STEM Lab visits
12/02 Election Day - Student Counsel
12/03 - Community Holiday Concert all day @ JHS
12/05 - Bear Pride Day
12/05 - Beta Holiday Grams go on sale thru 12/14
12/05 - Beta Practice at 3:00 pm
12/05 - Girls Soccer/Wrestling vs Brewster Middle
12/06 - NBMS Winter Concert @ JHS (Chorus and Orchestra)
12/9 - Dress Down Day $5
12/9 - School Dance @ 3:30 PM $4
12/10 - Wrestling Tournament
12/12 - Basketball tryouts
12/12 - Jr. Student to Student training - all day
12/14 - Student Leader of the Month Celebration
12/16 - Interim Reports
12/19 to 1/2 - Winter Break
Why NO Cell Phones at NBMS
- Just having your phone in your possession can impair your learning
- Cellphones in classrooms contribute to failing grades: study
- Guiding students to develop a clear understanding of their cell phone use
- Mobile phones in the classroom: A helpful or harmful hindrance?
- Reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex and lowers reading comprehension, study finds
- Research shows having cell phones on your person or near you pulls student attention away from focus, decreasing cognitive function and can increase anxiety
- It distracts others when someone is looking at his/her phone
- Texting is like note passing on steroids
- Phones can be used to cheat
- Students are videoing students and teachers and posting to social media (sleeping student, teacher tangents, etc. on Tik Tok) which is a violation of OCS policy
- Recording in bathrooms/locker rooms has increased and videos are being posted, again a student handbook violation and illegal
- Allowing cell phones in schools is giving students the ability to take their attention elsewhere- they are teenagers, we set the expectations for learning and policies
Download the EDULOG APP For Up to Date Information on Your Students Bus!
If your child rides a bus, you may want to download this app. It gives you bus information, such as your bus stop location. You will need your childs' student ID (Lunch number) Please see the guide and YouTube video below for more information.