New Bridge Middle School News

November 27, 2022

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This Week At A Glance

NBMS families,

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.

Monday 11/28:

*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

Tuesday 11/29:

*Girls Soccer/Wrestling @ Swansboro Middle

Wednesday 11/30:

*Student Leader of the month celebration

Thursday 12/01:

*12 Days of Giving Begins - Small toy age 0-5yrs

*Mobile STEM Lab visits

Friday 12/02:

12 Days of Giving - Small toy age 6-12yrs

*Election Day - Student Council Representatives

*Girls Soccer against Northwoods Home - Rescheduled

Saturday 12/03:

*3rd Annual Community Holiday Celebration(partnering with Coastal Carolina Community College) December 3, 2022 @ JHS auditorium, Concert at 4pm

Looking Ahead:

Monday 12/5:

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

Always Remember,


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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!

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12 Days of Giving Begins December 1st!

NBMS Families,

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

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Congratulations North Carolina Middle School Honors Chorus Participants

At the January 3rd Board of Education Meeting three of our choral students and Mrs. Mahouchick, our choral director, will be recognized for their participation in the North Carolina Middle School Honors Concert that took place on Sunday, November 6th in Greensboro, NC.

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

Emily Reese

Connor Corey

Avery Simpson

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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)

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Onslow Early College HS/Homepage

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.

It is Science Fair Time at NBMS!


Science Fair Project information and timeline information may be found on the NBMS website.

Monthly Bears Check-IN

Each month students have the option to let us know how they are doing. The results from our September Check-in can be found in the Student Service Link below. Response summaries are shared with our staff to help keep everyone informed about the climate of our school and how we can improve process to better serve our students.

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...

Bear Family Check-In Link

Parents, we invite you to provide feedback. Click this link to participate.

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Student Services Corner

Click for information from our School Counselor and Social Worker! See information on our weekly Wednesday Student Focus during IE.

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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

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Navel Oranges, Pink Grapefruit and Mandarins -- all from Florida Indian River Groves! Our Christmas fruit fundraiser is open through December 11, with delivery by Christmas guaranteed. We have partnered with Florida Indian River Groves again to bring you the freshest fruit available -- picked from groves in Florida and shipped out the very same day, ensuring that you receive fruit that is hours off of the tree! Now that's fresh! We hope you'll consider this fundraiser an option when gift-giving during December -- your friends, family and co-workers. Click on the link below, place your order and have the fruit delivered directly to the address you provide. We will be sending home a flyer with your student on Monday with details about the fundraiser. Thank you for supporting this fundraiser!

Click Here to Place your Fruit Order!

Click her to place your Indian River Fruit Order! You won't regret it! Thank you for supporting NBMS PTO!


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Our Football/Soccer Scoreboard has served us for 25 years! It is time for a new one!

Dear NBMS families and community,

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.

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6th Grade

Click Here for 6th Grade Weekly Information

7th Grade

Click here for 7th Grade Weekly Information

8th Grade

Click here for 8th Grade Weekly Information

The "A" Team

Click here for the "A" Team's Weekly News

Physical Education (PE)

Click here for this weeks update on what is happening in PE with Mr. Mahouchick and Ms. Stegal

Welcome to the Arts

Click here for information on Art, Band and Chorus

Welcome to CTE

Click Here for information on what is happening in Mrs. Israel and Mrs. Wright's CTE Classes.

NBMS Sports Center

Click here for NBMS Sports Updates

NBMS Athletic Information

HOW TO Purchase tickets for NBMS Games

Game Day Tickets may be purchased two ways:

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: Fee Details

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:


*Girls Soccer


*Boys Soccer

*Girls Basketball

*Boys Basketball


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.

Important Dates

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


Additional reasons:

  • 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!

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Click Here for "How To Access the APP" video

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.