January 14, 2023


What a wonderful evening of Parent/ Teacher Conferences on Thursday! We had over 150 conferences scheduled this time, which is an increase! Our Family & Consumer Science Class made "sweet treats" for guests as they entered the building.

To the parents who participated, we would like to extend a heartfelt "thank you" for taking the time to attend the Parent/ Teacher Conference Night at North Middle School. Your participation and engagement in your child's education is greatly appreciated and it is proven that schools with more parent involvement have students who achieve more!

We understand that your time is valuable, and we are grateful for your willingness to meet with us to discuss your child's progress and achievements. We believe that open communication and collaboration between home and school is essential for a successful academic journey, and we appreciate your willingness to be an active partner in your child's education.

If you were unable to login or attend Parent/ Teacher Conferences this time, feel free to contact your child's teachers via email or on Schoology. It's never too late to be involved!

You may have noticed that our usual Friday afternoon newsletters have moved to Saturday. In an effort to catch more parents at a time when they are less busy, we are sending our newsletters on the weekend, hoping to increase our readership and keep more parents/ guardians informed. Thank you for reading!

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We would like to remind you that Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of Dr. King's contributions to civil rights and equality, school will be closed on this day. We encourage you to use this opportunity to reflect on his messages of peace and freedom. We will see our students back in class on Tuesday, January 17th!
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This Wednesday, January 18th is the Social Studies Fair at North Middle. Honors students and other student competitors should drop off their projects in the library BEFORE HOMEROOM! Winners of this competition will move on to compete in the county fair and perhaps the regional and state fairs! We are looking forward to seeing the culmination of all our students' hard work!

PARENTS / GUARDIANS, we would love for you to join us THURSDAY evening at 4:30pm for the public showcase of these projects and awards ceremony following!

A BIG THANK YOU to Ms. Updike for coordinating our school's fair!

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The NMS JV boys won over Musselman 59-30 this week. The leading scorer was Jaedon Carter-Butts with 13 points. The JV team improved to 8-0 on the season.

The North boys varsity team also won over Musselman 60-51. Ke' Adam's led the way with 12 points. Both the boys JV & Varsity teams are currently undefeated!

The girls team also won this week over Hedgesville Middle bringing their overall record to 3 wins and 5 losses on the season.

This week, come out to watch the boys teams play at home on Tuesday against Harpers Ferry & Thursday against Spring Mills. Our girls team will be away, playing the same schools. All of the action begins at 6:00pm both nights!

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Save the date for the the 2nd nine weeks awards - JANUARY 19th!!! Parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award so you can attend if desired!
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The West Virginia Culture Center State Museum and the University of Charleston are holding the Governor's School for Arts, Culture, and History from June 25-30, 2023. The GSACH offers opportunities to read, think, create, listen, speak and experience how literacy impacts your lives. There will be one session with a max occupancy of 110 current 7th & 8th grade students. If your student is interested in applying for Governor's School, please click the link below for an application.


Hedgesville Middle School is currently the reigning "Battle of the Books" champion, but North Middle is eager to get that trophy back! If you like to read, love competition, and desire to get out of school for a day, join the "Battle of the Books" team. Together with your teammates you will read several books (each person reads about 3 or 4 books) and participate in a several quiz-style competitions in March. The team will meet during lunch recess once or twice a week to practice. There is still time to participate! Please see Ms. Mills, our school's librarian, for more details!
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Save the date for the next student council meeting which will be on February 6th after school. Please have your rides to go home here promptly by 4:00pm!

Student Council will also be hosting the Valentine's Day dance on February 9th from 3:00-4:15pm. Tickets will go on sale Feb 8th during recess for $5.00. Only 75 tickets will be available per grade.

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Ms. Kyker's classes have been studying the Antebellum reformers this week. Each student had to research a reformer, such as Sojourner Truth, Horace Mann, or John Brown, and write a fake resume for that person, bragging about their experience and accomplishments. Students created the resumes in Canva!

Ms. Moreland's PLS classes got to participate in the Greece escape room! They had to use decoders to solve 5 puzzles. The first team to reach the end and figure out the 4 digit code got the special prizes in the breakout box!

Ms. Mills is teaching a library lesson all month long about copyright & plagiarism. She started this week with a few of the 8th grade Reading classes!

Ms. Vaughn's music students are beginning their unit on guitar & ukulele!

Social Studies students all over the building are busy finishing their Social Studies Fair projects! They are prepping oral presentations and finishing backboards. The Social Studies Fair will take place THIS WEDNESDAY, with the parent showcase & awards on Thursday at 4:30pm. Please join us!

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