Warhawk Weekly 3/16/2020

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The Hall Way...

This next week will be new territory for us as a school community. As we begin our eLearning days, please know that our entire staff is here to support our students and families.

Our teachers have created lessons for our students and will post their eLearning plans on Canvas and send things out through email. These plans will help to provide our students continuity in their learning and to the skills and concepts from each of their classes. It may be helpful to set up a schedule with your student where they can dedicate time for each of their classes. If your student is having trouble accessing lessons or they need any help, please have them reach out to their teachers. Although we will miss working with our students in person, we are grateful that we have the resources to provide them support in this way.

During this time our social workers, nurse, and office staff will also be available via email if you have any concerns or questions for them. The staff directory on our school's website contains links to our staff emails and is linked here.

This newsletter is a live link. As things progress through the week, we will use it to provide any updated information. All you have to do is click the newsletter to go to the live page!

Please email me or Mrs. Spear with any questions or concerns as well. We hope all of our NMS families stay healthy and we will continue to work together to support our students.

--- Mrs. Hall

D200 is asking parents to continue to report student health issues on our attendance line.


(815) 337-8618

D200 eLearning and School Closure Updates

Click here for D200 eLearning and school closure updates

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Food Services During D200 School Closures

Any D200 family that would like a breakfast/lunch for your kids can get one for each child while schools are closed this week through Friday, March 20, & next week March 23-27. Families can drive through or walk up to Olson Elementary School and Verda Dierzen Elementary school daily, Monday-Friday from 9:00am-12:00pm. Families will receive both breakfast and lunch at this time.

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Webinar for helping your child manage anxiety: This is a free class designed to help your child if they worry about social situations; making mistakes; test taking or performance anxiety and negative thinking.

Supporting Kids During this Stressful Time

Useful tips to help calm fears, manage stress, and talk to your children about the coronavirus.

Do you want to see what has been assigned to your student in Canvas?

We have had some requests from parents on how to log in and be an observer in Canvas. The document below has directions to become an observer on your student's account. This log in will allow you to see what has been assigned to them.

Canvas Parent Access for New Observer

Canvas Acceso de Los Padres en Español

Warhawks love dress days!

Let's join in on the virtual fun. Please email your photos to Mrs. Hall at bhall@wcusd200.org and we will get them posted on the Northwood Facebook page.
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Third quarter report card grades are updated in Home Access.

Directions to see Third Quarter Report Cards Grades in Home Access

  • Make sure you have selected the correct student.
  • Click the grades icon at the top of your screen.
  • Click the report card tab.
  • Under where it says Report Card, select “View Report Card for Reporting Period” and select 3 from the drop down.
  • View the final grades in MP3


Tonight, the WHS gym that would normally house the District 200 Choral Festival is vacant, devoid of the sounds of students and music-making. In this time of isolation, we were lucky enough that our teachers were informed of the cancellation of our concert during the day on Thursday, March 12th. While students and teachers were disappointed that all of the hard work going into that concert may be lost, there was a scramble to salvage something. Through quick collaboration and extreme flexibility, the directors at our middle and high schools were able to record a version of our combined closing piece.

Each year, a piece is chosen for all singers grades 5-12 to sing together in the spirit of hope and collaboration. This year, the piece selected was “One Voice” by The Wailin Jennys. “It is a song about singing together, but in the larger sense about all of us coming together in the spirit of peace and harmony and love and hope, and all that stuff that we need more of in the world.” What better piece to enjoy at a time like this. We hope you enjoy.

One Voice 2020

Congratulations to our Wrestling team!

As a team, Northwood finished 3rd out of 24 schools. Landan was the sectional champion at 90 lbs. Landan is a two time sectional champion, and looking to podium at State again this weekend for the 3rd time. Kaden was 2nd at 155 lbs. Braelan was 3rd at 75 lbs while Josh took 4th at 75 lbs. Kevin took 3rd at 167 lbs. Rounding out the team was Cordaro and Joey who placed 4th at 85 lbs and 145 lbs. These athletes represent the second largest qualifying class in Northwood history.

NIU has decided to cancel the State Wrestling Meet at this time. GREAT JOB NORTHWOOD!!

For wrestlers who are no longer wrestling, please turn in your uniforms to Mr. Rago.

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.

If you would like to volunteer for this amazing night for our 8th graders or if you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

What's Happening, Warhawks!

3/16/20 - 3/20/20

eLearning Days

3/23/20 - 3/27/20

Spring Break


eLearning Day


Tutoring before school in the library (7:30am - 8:15am)

Art Club (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Girls Who Code (3:30pm - 4:30pm)


Tutoring after school in the library (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

Writing Club (3:30 - 4:30)


Tutoring before school in the library (7:30am - 8:15am)

Track Meet @home vs. Heinemann

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What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Did you know you can pay your school fees online? Please click the link below pay your fees online!

Please contact the office staff to make payment arrangements or with any questions!

Keep in Contact with Northwood!

24 hour Attendance Line: (815) 337-8618

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the 24 hour Northwood Attendance line.
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