The Northside Weekly News

Week of November 16, 2015


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SAT Scholarship hours are due in January. Please see Mr. Staley to turn in your hours. IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE! In fact, the holidays are the BEST time of the year. There are MANY opportunities! If you need help finding an agency, see Mr. Staley!

Culinary Academy Participates In Empty Bowls Project

The Culinary Academy participated in a community service project. We donated 100 bowls of soup to the Empty Bowls Project. We also served the soup at the event. Next week, we are participating in the Festival of Trees. Students will be preparing items and donating them to be sold. The money goes to Hospice in Onslow County. Our goal is to donate 1600 items to this great cause.


Students at NHS have been issued ID cards and lanyards. Students are now expected to wear these visibly every day.

These ID nametags have been issued so we may more easily identify students, and so that the lunch lines move more quickly. To purchase lunch, students will have their ID cards scanned.

This will also prevent students from using another student’s account to purchase lunch, improving our security.

This ID badge is required for entry into school functions, and for students to leave the classroom during the school day, so please ensure that they have them on before leaving home in the mornings.

Students that lose their nametag will be assessed a $5 replacement fee.


A new tardy policy is in effect at NHS. Students arriving tardy to class will receive one day of lunch detention for each class to which they arrive late. Students should arrive to school on time, and move quickly between classes.

Students arriving late to school will receive an unexcused tardy unless a parent comes in to check them in, or unless they bring a doctor’s note to the desk when checking in. Again, students with unexcused tardies will receive one day of lunch detention.


Driver’s education classes are now open for registration.

If you wish to sign-up for drivers education you must register online at

If you have any questions please contact the North Carolina Driving School at (252)321-6700.

Classes begin November 9, December 1, February 8, April 4, and May 3


THE PROJECT GRADUATION $5,000 REVERSE RAFFLE WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Jacksonville Country Club. Three hundred tickets will be sold for $50.00 each. This ticket will get two people into the party where we will be having heavy hors’doeuvres will be served. The first ticket drawn will win $250. Every 50th ticket drawn will win $100.00. The last ticket drawn will win $5,000 [or the last five names may choose to split]. This is a fun, exciting event and it really helps us plan a nice Project Graduation party for our Seniors!

Tickets go on Sale on November 1st and can be purchased in the Northside High School Testing Office. If you have any questions please contact Nell Altman-Boyce.

A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO SENIOR PARENTS: Please participate in this event and help sell tickets. You may pick up tickets from the testing office to sell any time on Mondays and Wednesdays through Fridays until 3:00 p.m.

Project Graduation Committee

We are in need of parents to help organize the Project Graduation event for our SENIOR CLASS. The organizational meeting will be held on November 19th at 6:30pm in the NHS Cafeteria. Please click the link below if you are interested in finding out more.

Keeping Your Children Safe Online: FREE SEMINAR

There will be a free seminar on the current internet technology and phone apps that your children may have access to. Richard Lowe will be presenting a seminar to help get parents up-to-date on the current technology and how to keep your children safe in that environment.

Richard Lowe is a retired detective from Florida that was on a FBI Taskforce (ICAC) Internet Crimes Against Children. Mr. Lowe is coming to town and will be presenting “Keeping Your Child Safe in the Technology World” as a FREE seminar.

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Student2Student supports the Onslow Soup Kitchen and Salvation Army

S2S collected over 100 jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Onslow Soup Kitchen during the month of October.
During November, S2S will be supporting the school wide canned goods collection for the Salvation Army for Thanksgiving.
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Sign up for the NHS Senior Class Remind Group: Text: @da1268 To:81010


Students please check the lost and found in the front office for any missing items. Any items not claimed will be donated to the goodwill next Friday.

Student Lexi Mesiemore is hosting a dental hygiene care products donation drive here in the front office for her senior project. Please help out and bring in any unused toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash and floss. There will be a box in the front office until November 19th. The products donated will be redistributed to children in need of them.

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors. Interested in education? Considering a career in teaching? Just want to know more about what goes on in schools and classrooms? Then enroll in Honors Teacher Cadet! Mrs. Martin and Mr. Taylor are offering a NEW seated course next semester, spring 2016. This is an EXCELLENT opportunity to learn more about education at all levels, and prepare for college. The course is for ANY junior or senior interested in education, not just future teachers. See Mrs. Martin or Mr. Taylor ASAP for details. Application and registration begins immediately!

We will begin softball club on November the 18th

Juniors and seniors…It’s not too late to order your class ring. Design your ring at and bring your printed online jewelry order summary along with a $60 deposit.

Last day to pay National Math Honor Society fees is Monday November 16

Workshops in preparation for trying out for our Spring Musical, The Little Mermaid will be held the week of November 16-20th:

On Monday, November 16th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 908, a dance workshop will be held.

On Tuesday, November 17th from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 910, an acting workshop will be held.

On Thursday, November 19th, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 910, a singing workshop will be held.

All students interested in trying out for the musical should try to attend these workshops as information concerning tryouts will be distributed.

Tryouts for The Little Mermaid will be held December 14-17th in Room 910 beginning at 3:00 p.m.

The juniors who have been chosen to attend the Rotary Leadership conference need to go by guidance and see Mrs. Barbee.

FCA Thanksgiving Feast Monday the 16th at 6:30 in the cafeteria. See Mrs. Warren to sign-up.

Vote for November's Teacher of the Month

Student votes only. Voting closes November 30.

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