NMS RAMS 3/19/23

Good Afternoon NMS Families!

Our Unified Basketball team had a great time at Palmer Middle/High school on Friday. It was great to see all the students having so much fun! We have a home game this Wednesday and then we host the middle school jamboree on Wednesday April 5th at 3:15. This week we have ALICE training with Ofc. Dejordy and the infrastructure test on Wednesday. Details below.

Have a great Afternoon

Upcoming events

3/20- Alice Table talk

3/21- Alice drill house 1

3/22- Infrastructure test during extended homeroom

3/22- Unified BB home against Auburn 3:30 start

3/23- Alice drill house 2

3/24- Alice drill house 3

3/24- March Movie Matinee - Shrek (Sponsored by PBIS)

3/31-PD for staff, early release students

4/5- Middle School Jamboree

5/12- 8th grade Dinner/Dance

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Our next game is home Wed 3/21, against Auburn. We end the season by hosting the middle school jamboree on April 5th at 3:15. We will host 6 teams in our gym with closing ceremonies at 5:30. Come and cheer on our team!

Wed 3/22- Home vs. Auburn 3:30 start

Wed 4/5- Home- Middle School Jamboree

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ALICE Training

We are going to do another round of tabletop discussions followed by house evacuations to the Pleasant St. Church. The Pleasant St. Church will be our rondevoux point in case of an evacuation. Monday students will stay in extended homeroom for another round of tabletop discussions.

Tues, Thur., Fri we will meet with each house to discuss our evacuation plan with the students. Students will go back to homerooms before we call them to walk to the Pleasant St. church.

Mon 3/20- ALICE table top discussion during extended homeroom.

Tues 3/21- House 1 to auditorium for discussion then students will be dismissed from homeroom

Thur 3/23- House 2 to auditorium for discussion then students will be dismissed from homeroom

Fri 3/24- House 3 to auditorium for discussion then students will be dismissed from homeroom

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March Movie Matinee!

Staff and students are invited to join the PBIS Team in watching Shrek Friday March 24th at 2:15pm in the auditorium! Tickets are $5. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

MCAS Schedule

Our 2023 MCAS has been set. See schedule below for dates and subject

Infrastructure test during WIN- 3/22 all school

ELA- 4/3-4/4

Math- 5/10-5/11

STE- 5/17-5/18 (Just grade 8)

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8th grade LIP SYNC

Our 8th grade is hoping to raise enough money to cover most of the cost of a trip to 6 Flags this year. We are hoping to bring back the Lip Sync to help us reach our goal.

NOTE: the date of the lip sync has been changed to Thur. April 6 at 6:30pm.

Parents with questions can reach our to our 8th grade advisors- Ms. Kelly Keagan or Ms. Hickey at or

Practices will be held after school with a sign up schedule posted for the students.

Community Closet

Our Community Closet will be open: 2/15 from 2:15-4:15 pm. Wednesday. Lots of great apparel items to choose from in our new space.

Vaping Diversion Program

Northbridge Middle School offers a Vaping Diversion Program for students who are involved in vaping. Parents and Guardians may refer their students to the program. The program is managed by Lori Johnson, the School Nurse Leader. Students who are referred to the program participate in a 5 week program involving reading 2 articles and completing an online video program developed by the MD Anderson Cancer Center to teach adolescents about the dangers of vaping. The students meet with the nurse once a week. At the end of the program, students will write a 1 page essay on the dangers of vaping and develop a written plan to quit vaping. If you are concerned about your student and vaping, please contact Mrs. Johnson at or call her at 508-234-6221, ext 5110.

Names of students referred to the program by parents/guardians will be kept confidential and no disciplinary action will be involved because of participation in the program.

Science Curriculum

We are excited about the new science curriculum purchased by our district. OpenSciEd was launched to improve the supply of and address demand for high quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials, while at the same time supporting the implementation of middle school science instructional units.I am including a link to learn more about the program, and a pdf explaining what you and your student can expect from the program.