Warhawk Weekly 11/1/19

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The Hall Way...

This week report cards were mailed home. We also gave the students a copy and had them reflect on their grades and attendance. During PRIDE this week the students continued to work on their goal ladders for second quarter and added additional goals about BEING PRESENT. Students reflected on the number of days of school they have missed and about when they are at school how PRESENT are they. Here are some reflection questions to discuss with your students:

  • Do they come to school well rested and prepared?
  • Have they asked to stay home from school when they could have attended?
  • While in class do they participate and engage.in what they are learning?
  • What can they do to stay focused on doing their best?

We appreciate your support in helping our students understand the importance of BEING PRESENT!

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Kindness Closet at NMS

Our Kindness Closet is a place in our building where students/parents can come pick up items they may not be able to afford, that can help students and their families feel confident and ready to take on the day! If you would like to donate or have a need, please check this newsletter each week, to see what we currently have available.

What do we currently have?

  • Clothing, including some winter gear

  • school supplies

  • dish soap and laundry soap

  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, full size and travel size containers of: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bar soap, lotion, deodorant

  • NEW THIS YEAR: various items from the local food pantry

What do we currently need?

  • Clothing: Boys and girls coats/snow pants/boots/hats/gloves, boy and girl clothes (joggers, leggings, sweat pants, t-shirts, hoodies) sizes juniors - adult sizes, blankets, shoes, hangers, hanging clothing rack/wardrobe

  • Toiletry items such as shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, Q-tips, soap, paper towels, toilet paper, hand soap, dish soap, laundry soap, deodorant, washcloths and towels

If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm or by appointment. If you have any questions, please call the office or you can contact one of our social workers:

Fill out the form below to let us know what you need!

Together we can make a difference!


Three principals on the Northwood campus were recognized by the State Board of Education for their efforts with a Community Campus Connections endeavor — an effort to build relationships with students and their families of District 200 by bringing events and services directly into their communities. Superintendent Mike Moan nominated Tricia Bogott, principal of Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center, Bethany Hall, principal of Northwood Middle School and Keri Pala, principal of Mary Endres Elementary School for the ISBE team recognition.

Click the link below to read about all the D200 teachers and staff honored as 'Those Who Excel'.

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A BIG thank you to everyone who donated supplies to send to the troops! We will be able to send over 25 boxes!!

Way to go!
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6th Grade News!

Mrs. Braun's accelerated sixth grade math classes went out of this world this week doing a classroom breakout session with adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing rational numbers.

6th Grade Winter Reward Party Information

From the dates of November 4th -December 18th, the 6th grade students will have the opportunity to earn a reward party on December 20th (the day before winter break). To earn this opportunity, students must fall under one of the following categories:

  • If a student earns 9 or fewer infractions, has not had an office consequence (ISS, OSS, Saturday or detention), or any other discretions determined by the office and team, they will be watching a movie and can bring in their own snacks.

  • If a student earns 3 or less infractions during this time, they will get the above PLUS earn a pizza party lunch (they can also bring in their own snacks).

7th Grade News!

For Mr. Laidig's history classes, please ask your student to talk about all of the early explorer information they have been learning in history class. They have a test on this next Friday!

For Mr. Medinilla's history classes, please remind your student to pay attention to finding the main idea and details to help summarize a text.

Candy Buy Back Information

Candy buy back is happening until November 7th!!

Any student who brings candy to the office for the Candy Buyback will receive PRIDE Dollars!
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Does your student need help in math or literature? Does he/she struggle in social studies or science? Is homework a daily struggle?


Woodstock North High School is offering PEER TUTORING on Tuesday and Thursdays after school! There is a bus that will bring students to WNHS and there is an activity bus to bring your student home!

Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

Social Services Snippet

The Power of Mindfulness

How a meditation practice can help kids become less anxious, more focused


6th Annual Dual Language Family Night

November 7 - Come to celebrate our 6th Annual Dual Language Family Night - Creekside Middle School @ 5:00 pm

New this year! Come learn a dance, sing a song, make a craft, or participate in another cultural activity alongside your child.

We will have an interactive concert by 123 Andres, winner of the Latin GRAMMY in 2016 for Best Children’s Music Album, food for sale (cash only) and a Spanish book fair.

Noviembre 7 – Venga a celebrar nuestra sexta noche anual para familias de lenguaje dual - Creekside Middle School @ 5:00pm

¡Nuevo este año! Venga a aprender un baile, cantar una canción, hacer manualidades, o participar en alguna otra actividad cultural junto a su familia.

Tendremos un concierto interactivo de 123 Andrés, ganador del Latin GRAMMY en 2016 por el Mejor Álbum de Música para Niños, comida de venta (efectivo solamente) y una feria de libros en español.

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Just a reminder!

If your student has a fever of 100* or above, he/she must stay home from school. Additionally, your student must be fever free for 24 hours before they can return to school (without the use of medications).

Per the NMS handbook:

ILLNESS: Should a student begin to feel sick during the school day, he should ask the teacher for a pass to the nurse's office. The student must tell the nurse that he/she is not feeling well. Should the student be seriously ill, the nurse, or designee, will contact the family. Students are not allowed to use a cell phone or to call their parents from a classroom to tell them to pick them up from school. A student will be excused from school ONLY by the school nurse or by an administrator once already in school. Should a student be picked up without going through the nurse or administrator, the absence will be unexcused.

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Spirit wear is OPEN for purchase!! Orders will be collected until November 22nd and will be handed out the week before winter break!

If you are ordering spirit wear as a gift, there is a box to check on the order form and you will be contacted to pick it up!

Please email Sarai Butler if you have any questions! She can be emailed at sbutler@wcusd200.org.


StuCo News!

Due to Veterans Day preparation, Student Council will not meet on Monday, November 4th or November 11th.

Our next meeting date is November 18th.


Northwood art club meets in the art room (138 Inspiration Drive) each Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30.

There is no fee to join art club, although there may be a small fee for individual projects if students sign up for them. Students are welcome to drop in at art club throughout the year as their schedule allows. Students typically have a choice of 3 different activities during each meeting, and students may also have the opportunity to help design and create large-scale projects for the school.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Rice at Northwood

(815.338.4900) or by email: vrice@wcusd200.org


Do you like to write?

The NWMS Writing Club starts Wednesday, September 4th!

We meet Wednesdays in the library (100 Kindness Circle) from 3:30 to 4:30. All students need to be picked up promptly at 4:30. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Parrent at 815-338-4900 or mparrent@wcusd200.org.

We hope to see you there! It’s the write time to join!

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code is starting September 10th and will be meeting in the library from 3:30 to 4:30. Girls Who Code's mission is to "...close the gender gap in technology" For more information visit www.girlswhocode.com


PTO will hole ONE combined meeting for November and December and it will take place on Monday, December 2nd at 6:30pm in the library. There will be no meeting the end of December. Next meeting won't be until January 27, 2020.

Any 8th grade parents interested in being part of the 8th Grade Dance committee for this year should attend the Dec 2nd meeting.


There is a $75 athletic fee that will be added to your child’s account when they officially make the team. This payment or a payment plan needs to be made prior to the first competition. Schedules and detailed information will be given to your child by the coach. Schedules will be posted on the Northwood website (www.northwood.woodstockschools.org).

What's Happening, Warhawks!


Band Escape Room Fundraiser


Boys BB @Nippersink (4:15pm)

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

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


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


Basketball @McHenry Middle School (4:15pm)


No School (Veterans Day)

What's Cooking, Warhawks?

Attendance Line

If your student will be late to school or won't be in school please call the NORTHWOOD ATTENDANCE LINE to report the absence. Please feel free to call in any planned vacation prior to leaving and be advised your student is responsible to get his/her homework ahead of time.


(815) 337-8618

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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