New Bridge Middle School

Spring Has Sprung April 2022

Principals Message

As we move forward, we encourage our students to continue to stay on task and do their best. We have many exciting things happening this month. As you scroll through this SMORE you will find a listing of all the activities planned for this month.. Thank you so much for all of your support.

March Students Of The Month

IREADY March Madness

Last week in math, during our semi-finals, Mrs. Smith competed against Mr. Sarrero with an average of 4.4 lessons per student. Mr. Krogsrud's class competed against Mrs. Williams. Mr. Krogsrud's class won with an average of 3.67 lessons passed per student.

Last week in reading, Mrs. Smith's class competed against Mrs. Lape. Mrs. Lape's class won with an average of 4.57 lessons per student. Mr. Krogsrud's class competed against Mrs. Griffin's class. Mr. Krogsrud's class won with 4.46 lessons passed per student.

The IREADY finals in math came down to Mr. Sarrero's class against Mr. Krogsrud's class. The overall winner was Mr. Sarrero's class

The IREADY finals in reading came down to Mrs. Lape, and Mr. Krogsrud's class. The overall winner was Mr. Krogsrud's class.

Congratulations to Mr. Sarrero and Mr. Krogsrud's homeroom in the finals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The two winning classes recieved a free dress down day as well as a goody bag full of treats. Great job Bears!!!!

4-4-22 March Madness Math IREADY class winners

The 6ith graders in Mr. Sarrero's class to the win IREADY Math.

4-4-2022 March Madness Reading IREADY Class winner

The 6th graders in Mr. Krogsrud's to win the IREADY reading.

4-5-22 Mrs. Mercado's class sinking Boats for data

Students built boats out of a sheet of aluminum foil with the goal being to hold the most pennies without sinking. Then Students sank the boats with pennies. Students used the data to create a One-Pager using their skills learned with Measures of Center and Measures of Variability.

4-6-22 Mrs. Mercado using Kahoot for test review

Students were playing a Kahoot review game for their Angles and Triangles Test.

4-8-22 7th Grade Incentive trip to Altitudes

4-23-22 Science Olympiad

The New Bridge Middle School Science Olympiad Team competed in the State Tournament held in Raleigh this weekend.

We had 16 students competing in 27 events against 41 school from across the state; and they represented New Bridge extremely well!

Our team included: C Caulfield, L Martin, L Riley, J Strope, B Alger, A Lichtenstein, M Reid, N Rios, S Bundle, C Corey, P Degan, L Horne, H Mahouchick, L Morton, B Morton, and A Nealey.

The following students brought home medals for their events:
B Alger and L Morton - 4th Place Aerial Scramble
J Strope and H Mahouchick - 9th Place Green Generation
A Lichtenstein, B Alger, and M Reid - 4th Place Picture This

L Riley and N Rios - 12th Place for Bottle Rocket

4-25-22 Mrs. Alger's Math Detectives

Mrs. Algers students searching for math clues.

4-28-22 8th Grade Field Trip

All eligible 8th graders enjoying and cheering on the Kinston Wood Ducks against the Mud Cats at Grainger Stadium.


The application for the Onslow County Schools preschool program is now open! Children who will be 3 or 4 by August 31, 2022 are eligible to apply. You can apply online at or stop by the Thompson Early Childhood Center office at 440 College St. in Jacksonville to apply in person.


Kindergarten registration is HERE! To be eligible, a child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2022. Registration will be online, and parents will need to provide a birth certificate, updated immunization records, a parent/guardian photo ID, and proof of residency.

In other OCS News

Trades Day 2022

On March 26, over 60 OCS students made their way to Coastal Carolina Community College to compete in the annual Trades Day Event.

Trades Day was designed more than a decade ago to help local companies and contractors connect with talented and skilled youth. This event is a partnership between CCCC, OCS, the Jacksonville-Onslow Chamber of Commerce, and many other supporting businesses and organizations.

Through competing at Trades Day, high school students taking CTE courses can show off their skills and work ethic in their chosen fields of study. Competitions this year included automotive, construction teams, culinary arts, drafting, electrical, masonry, and welding.

Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all OCS students who participated. We are beyond proud of the work our CTE students do each day!

CTE Summer Accelerator

For parents of rising 8th graders, we are happy to announce a summer learning opportunity for your students. Beginning June 13th rising 8th graders will have an opportunity to explore 3 different CTE pathways at Jacksonville High School through the CTE Summer Accelerator Program. There is no cost for this program. Transportation and meals are provided. Parents you must register your student by May 12th to be considered. Space is limited and selection is based on, first come, first-served. Check your email for program details or view our school's website for registration information.

CTE Summer Accelerator June 13th through June 30th

CTE Summer Accelerator


OCS is hiring bus drivers! Starting pay for drivers is $15 an hour, and those who sign on now will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus.

Check out a full list of upcoming classes and learn how to apply at


Ready to start your new career? Learn more about how to turn your AA or BA degree into a teaching career at the May 19 information session with OCS Human Resources. Register for the session by 5 p.m. on May 18 at

Calendar Dates

May 2022

5/5- Boys Baseball Home Trexler

5/9- Boys Baseball Away JCMS

5/12- Boys Baseball Home SBMS

5/16- Interims go home

5/18- NJHS Induction 6:30-7:00 NBMS gym.

5/20- 8th Grade Formal Country Club- 7-10PM

5/23- Orchestra Concert at JHS 6:30

5/24- Chorus Concert at JHS 6:30

5/25- Band Concert at JHS 6:30

5/30- Holiday

June 2022

6/1 Awards Night JSHS 6:30pm

6/1- Math EOG

6/2- ELA EOG

6/3- Sci EOG (8th grade only)

6/6-8th Grade Reception 6-6:30 @NBMS

6/7- End of Grading period

6/8-Teacher Work Day

6/9- Teacher Work Day

6/10-Teacher Work Day


Just a reminder- The CHEW program provides nutritious meals and snacks for our students, free of charge on the weekends. Backpacks with food will be discreetly put on the bus or given to students on the last day before the weekend. Please make sure to see Ms. Andrews or your child's homeroom teachers for applications.


Keep up with even more OCS happenings on the following platforms:

Facebook - @OCSNC
Twitter - @OnslowSchools
Instagram - onslowcountyschools


Please visit our school website, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with the great happenings at NBMS.