New Bridge Middle School News

September 26, 2022

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Dear NBMS Families,


Here are IMPORTANT REMINDERS for this week:


**Please remember to sign and return Progress Reports to the homeroom teacher.


Monday:

Softball - Home VS JCMS

Mobile STEM Lab visits


Tuesday:

Football Away VS Dixon


Wednesday:

Student Leader of the Month Celebration


Thursday:

Softball away @ SBMS

Chess Club meets until 4 PM


Friday:

Fee waivers due by today



Always Remember,

BEARS HAVE PRIDE!

Are You Interested in Joining the Chess Club?

NBMS is now taking applications for our Chess Club. Applications are located in the front office. Students interested in joining the club must have their applications filled out, signed by a parent and have a teacher's recommendation turned in by the end of the month.

The Chess Club will meet on Thursdays until 4 PM. Students MUST supply their own transportation home. Student will play face-to-face and also online on Chesskids.com.

All grade levels are welcome. Once applications are in students will be notified when meetings will occur.

Are You Interested in Joining Odyssey of the Mind?

Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) Tryouts, Thursday September 29 during IE.


Odyssey of the Mind (OM™) teaches students how to develop and use their natural creativity to become problem-solvers. OM brings the classroom to life as students apply what they learn and combine it with their interests and passions to solve our unique open-ended problems. OM also emphasizes teamwork, budgeting, time management, public speaking, and so much more. This international program is designed to help students at all learning levels grow as individual learners, grow as team members, and to reach their full potential.



All students interested in trying out should meet in Mrs. Pinkey's art room Thursday September 29th during IE. The program is rigorous and has a two-day / three-day commitment after school each week. Unfortunately, OM doesn't allow for other after school "School" activities.

Thank you Vital Signs for DONATING our New NBMS Sign!

BEFORE!

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AFTER!!

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SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT AT OUR ATHLETIC EVENTS!!

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Purchase your Student Section T-Shirt! Cheer on Our Athletes in OUR NBMS Student Section! JOIN "THE BEAR CAVE"

Please click the link below to order your T-Shirt Today!


Parents, please note that on the order form there is a section that says "Leave a note." Please put your students first and last name and what homeroom they are in. This will help us with passing them out.


https://www.customink.com/g/tnb0-00cn-gaby

HOW TO Purchase tickets for NBMS Games

Game Day Tickets may be purchased two ways:


Tickets are $5 per person. Children 5 yrs and under are free.


1. Tickets may be purchased at the gate.


2. Tickets may be purchased on-line at:


SchoolCashOnline.com: Fee Details


Admission to NBMS games is $5.00. Please be prepared to show your receipt at the gate by either printed copy or on an electronic device. If purchasing more than one ticket in transaction all parties must be present for accountability.
If the game is cancelled before it begins, a full refund will be processed back to the credit card used for the purchase. If the game is rescheduled to a new date, you MUST purchase a new ticket reflecting the new date.



Tickets may be purchased for:

*Football

*Girls Soccer

*Wrestling

*Boys Soccer

*Girls Basketball

*Boys Basketball

*Volleyball


Ticket sales are not available for Softball or Baseball as we use community fields.

Softball - Kerr Street Park

Baseball - Kerr Street Park


**Concessions will be available at most games on NBMS Campus.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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Ours Football/Soccer Scoreboard has served us for 25 years! It is time for a new one!

Dear NBMS families and community,


The time has come to replace our 25 year old football/soccer scoreboard. Unfortunately, they are VERY expensive! A basic Scoreboard with installation costs well over $10,000. As a result, we are launching a campaign to raise funds for the purchase of a new up to date unit. We are currently in the process of seeking bids. Once we have a price, I will let you know. As we move forward with this endeavor, I will provide updates in the weekly NBMS SMORE newsletter. We are asking for direct donations. We could use your support and help in spreading the word! Please scan the QR Code or click the link to donate.

https://onslow.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index/?Search=New+Bridge+Middle&showAllItems=False


Thank you for your support!

M. Padgett, Principal

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Scan Here to donate to the NBMS Scoreboard Fund.

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GRADE LEVEL WEEKLY INFORMATION

6th Grade

Click Here for 6th Grade Weekly Information

7th Grade

Click here for 7th Grade Weekly Information

8th Grade

Click here for 8th Grade Weekly Information

Mrs. Alger's Class

Click here for Mrs. Alger's weekly Newsletter

Physical Education (PE)

Click here for this weeks update on what is happening in PE with Mr. Mahouchick and Ms. Stegal

Welcome to the Arts

Click here for information on Art, Band and Chorus

Welcome to CTE

Click Here for information on what is happening in Mrs. Israel and Mrs. Wright's CTE Classes.

Student Services Corner

Click for information from our School Counselor and Social Worker!

NBMS Sports Center

Click here for NBMS Sports Updates

NBMS Athletic Information

Revised NBMS Dress Code 9/8/22

Click here to review the updated Dress Code

NBMS Arrival/Dismissal Traffic Patterns

Front Drop-Off/Pick-Up Traffic Patterns

NBMS Families,

Please be patient with the first few days of school as we establish drop-off and Pick-up procedures. For student safety, please drop-off and pick-up only in the established zones.

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Back Parking Lot Area Traffic Pattern

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Important Dates


9/26 - Mobile STEM Lab Visits

9/27 - FOOTBALL – AWAY @ DIXON

9/28 - Student Leader of the Month Celebration

9/29 - SOFTBALL – AWAY @ SWANSBORO

10/2 - National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

10/4 - Football Away @ Trexler

10/4 - Softball Away @ HCMS

10/6 - Softball Home VS Brewster

10/7 - Interim Reports

10/10 - Teacher Workday - No School for Students

10/10 - 10/14 - National School Lunch Week

10/11 - Football Home VS JCMS

10/11 - BEAR PRIDE DAY!

10/14 - Fall Pictures. Wear Your Uniform.

10/17 - Wrestling Tryouts

10/17 - Girls Soccer Tryouts begin

10/17 - Mobile STEM Lab visits

10/18 - Football Away @ Swansboro

10/19 - ERPD - Students Released @ 12:20 PM

10/21 - School Dance!

10/21 - Dress Down Day - Proceeds go to New River YMCA

10/26 - Student Leader of the Month Celebration

10/24 - 8th Grade Chorus Concert - Southwest HS @ 6:30 PM

10/26 - 7th Grade Concert - 6th Grade Chorus - Southwest HS @ 6:30 PM

10/28 - End of Grading Period

10/31 - SPIRIT WEEK

10/31 - RED Ribbon Day

10/31 - Mobile STEM LAB visits

11/1 - Homecoming game

11/1 - Football home VS Brewster

11/1 - BEAR PRIDE DAY

11/4 - REPORT CARDS

Why NO Cell Phones at NBMS


Research:




Additional reasons:


  • Research shows having cell phones on your person or near you pulls student attention away from focus, decreasing cognitive function​ and can increase anxiety
  • It distracts others when someone is looking at his/her phone​
  • Texting is like note passing on steroids​
  • Phones can be used to cheat​
  • Students are videoing students and teachers and posting to social media (sleeping student, teacher tangents, etc. on Tik Tok)​ which is a violation of OCS policy
  • Recording in bathrooms/locker rooms has increased and videos are being posted​, again a student handbook violation and illegal
  • Allowing cell phones in schools is giving students the ability to take their attention elsewhere- they are teenagers, we set the expectations for learning and policies

Download the EDULOG APP For Up to Date Information on Your Students Bus!

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Click Here for "How To Access the APP" video

If your child rides a bus, you may want to download this app. It gives you bus information, such as your bus stop location. You will need your childs' student ID (Lunch number) Please see the guide and YouTube video below for more information.