NOMS News

What's Happening at North Oaks Middle School

2015/2016 School Year Going Strong

Welcome to our first issue of NOMS News. We are so excited to share with you all the great things happening here at North Oaks Middle School. This first issue is dedicated to all the hard work students, teachers, and staff put forth the 1st semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Enjoy reading and keep learning.

Greetings from the Mustang Library!

Did you know that the Mustang library now has Overdrive? Students may enjoy ebooks and audiobooks on their computer, phone, tablet or iPad. It is easy to use, available 24/7, and no late fees.

Yearbooks are currently on sale for $20 now through the end of February! Order your yearbook online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter code #10457416. Students may also bring cash, or check (payable to NOMS) to Mrs. Webb in the library to purchase their yearbook.

Happy reading!

Choir

Happy New Year! Many great things happened in the North Oaks Choir program this past Fall, here are a few of the highlights! We kicked off the year with a Fall trip to Altitude Trampoline Park and were assisted by our first student teacher, Ms. Greene!


Our Fall choir fundraiser, Cash Cow Cookie Dough, helped to raise over $2,000 for the program, aiding us in the purchase of new uniforms and materials for the classroom.

The Fall Concert on October 15th was a great success! Students performed some difficult pieces very early in the year and did a great job.


On October 23rd and 24th we participated in the TMEA Middle School All-Region Choir Contest, where Mansfield, HEB, Arlington, and Birdville ISDs bring 7th and 8th graders to compete to be considered some of the best singers in the region. North Oaks was proud to have four students selected for this honor: Gabe M., Mandi I., AnnaBelle O., and Missy H. We also had two first alternates: Josh A. and Cameron W.



Members from our Varsity Choirs participated in a Caroling Trip on December 12, giving up their Saturday to sing for residents of Autumn Leaves Nursing Home, Lexington Place Nursing Home, and Life Care Center of Haltom.

We ended the semester with our Winter Concert on December 15th. We had a fantastic audience and wonderful singing from all of our choirs.

Lots more to come in the following semester- stay tuned!

Health Notes from the School Nurse

On the North Oaks health front we started the school year with getting all the 7th graders immunizations completed. All 7th graders are required by the State of Texas to have updated shots. Parents of 6th graders remember to get your child immunized when you take them in for their well visits this year.

Health conditions were reviewed, vison and hearing screenings have been done. Referrals were sent home.

Next on the health front is trying to get through cold/flu season. Cold/flu is very contagious. Please keep your child home if they are sick.

On February 2nd all 6th graders and new to the district students participated in spinal screenings. We checked for abnormal spinal curves and abnormal growth patterns of the spine. Letters were sent home to inform you. Referrals will be sent if any abnormalities were found.

Upcoming health events in the Spring 2016:

· Shot clinic to help the 6th graders get the State shot requirements met.

· A health and information Fair on April 2

· Growth and development teaching for 6th graders.

Lily Kingsbury R.N.,BSN
School Nurse

Attendance Reminders

  • Please send excuse notes with your student if he/she is absent from school.
  • Students are allowed 18 absences per school year, if a student has 10 or more unexcused absences truancy will be called.
  • Update phone numbers, home address, and email address if you have made any changes.

North Oaks en Español

Spanish 1 students try on some “sombreros fantásticos.”

Cynthia M., Isaac H., Michael H.

AVID

AVID students work in tutorial groups to answer each other’s questions.

English Department Transforms Learning Spaces

A portion of A-hall has been transformed into flexible space for students. Lockers were removed and tables/chairs were added along with electrical outlets for devices/chromebooks. This space is an additional work space for students to use as an extension of their classrooms. Students participating in the blended classes utilize the space for collaboration and independent study.
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