Warhawk Weekly 5/18/2020
#Be A Warhawk!
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The Hall Way...
We made it to the last week of school. WOW! Thank you to all of our families for your continued support. We had over 450 families pick up their locker materials on Friday and it was so nice to see so many of our students. Somebody may have a face mask burn/tan line as she forgot to reapply her sunscreen throughout the day... :) Just proof that I was enjoying seeing so many of the students that I did not think about it until it was too late! Let's just say there has been lots of aloe vera use at the Hall house this weekend.
The staff was all smiles on Friday night when we had the 8th grade celebration parade. What a fun way to congratulate our students and wish them well as they get ready for the adventure of high school. We also are excited to share our virtual promotion ceremony with our families this Wednesday at 7 pm. Please see the 8th grade section below for more information. Don't you worry 6th and 7th grade, your parade will be happening this Thursday at 11 am!
Stay healthy, safe, and take care of each other. We are all in this together. Warhawks, We Got This!
Grading: Fourth Quarter and Final Grades for 2019-2020
Fourth Quarter Grades:
Fourth quarter and rotation five grades will be marked with a “P” for passing or an “I” for incomplete. Students receiving an “I” overall for any course will be required to enroll in, and successfully complete, a summer program to ensure they have been instructed on the necessary skills for next school year. An email will be coming out this week to all parents/students who currently have an I (incomplete) and this impacts. Please encourage your student to turn in any missing work they have so they will not receive an I (incomplete) for fourth quarter. New work will be not be assigned this week and the last day that any missing work will be accepted for fourth quarter is Wednesday, May 20th.
Final Grades for 2019-2020 School Year:
Final grades for courses will be a cumulative average from quarters 1, 2, and 3. Teachers may bump up a student's final grade due to successful completion of eLearning. Report cards for fourth quarter and final grades will be available through Home Access the week of Monday, May 25th.
Please visit HomeAccess to view the current grade reports. Links for instructions and Home Access can be found below.
Step by step instructions on how to use Home Access to access assignment and progress report grades during eLearning.
Congratulations to Mrs. Carlson on her retirment!
Food Services During D200 School Closures
Menu for the week of 5/18 - 5/22: Pick up for Wednesday and Thursday will take place on Wednesday.
- Monday: Granola Bar, Apple and Milk
- Tuesday: Asst. Cereal, Fruit Juice and Milk
- Wednesday: Rice Krispy Breakfast Bar, Applesauce Cup and Milk
- Wednesday pick up for Thursday: Asst. Breakfast Items, Fresh Orange and Milk
- Monday: Cheeseburger Mac Cup, Fresh Carrot and Celery Sticks, Craisins and Milk
- Tuesday: Chicken Patty/Hamburger, Fresh Baby Carrots, Mixed Berry Fruit Cup & Milk
- Wednesday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Fresh Broccoli/Cauliflower, Peach Cup and Milk
- Wednesday pick up for Thursday: PBJ Uncrustable, Veggies, Strawberry Cup and Milk
Menu subject to change due to delivery shortages.
Last day of school for 8th graders is Wednesday, May 20
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony on May 20th
We are excited to celebrate our 8th graders promotion to Woodstock North High School this week. The virtual promotion ceremony will be posted on YouTube at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 20th. We also will share the link here in the Warhawk Weekly, on our Facebook page website, and we will email it out to 8th grade families..
6th Grade News
Every year the 6th grade teachers choose a student from each of their preps who they feel have truly embodied what it means to be a Warhawk. These students may not always get the recognition they deserve, but their work, effort, kindness, etc. does not go unnoticed. We are so excited to present to you the 2019-2020 students of the years on the slideshow below. When we return to school, they will each receive a certificate to acknowledge their accomplishment. Congratulations!
Last day of school for 6th and 7th graders is Thursday, May 21st
We will have a parade for 6th and 7th grade students and their families at 11 am on the last day, May 21st. Please enter in the north entrance and drive down through the Mary Endres parking lot to loop back around into our circle drive. The parade will exit out through Melody Lane. Hope to see you there!
D200 Middle School Summer School Information
Lion King Jr the Musical
District 200 families who experience problems with a Chromebook, or who have other technology-related questions or concerns, are asked to reach out directly to the D200 Technology Department. District technicians are working hard to help keep our digital learning running as smoothly as possible, and will respond to emails sent to the following address:
How can the NMS families stay connected and informed?
- Warhawk Weekly: Please remember that 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!
- eLearning Page on NMS Website
- Facebook: @northwoodwoodstock
- emails and texts: Messages sent through the school, just like how you received this newsletter.
- Canvas: Students should be checking Canvas for each of their teachers on the corresponding A or B day for announcements and assignments.
- Warhawks, We Got This Student Newsletter: The next edition of the student newsletter will be emailed to students on Monday morning. Please remind your student to check it out for announcements, special messages from our staff, and tips for success during eLearning.
Social Services Snippet
We know that all of this can be overwhelming for students and parents, so please reach out if you need any help or support. The NMS staff is here for your student and our NMS families. In addition, if your student needs support and you would like one of our social workers to reach out to them or to you, please let us know. Mrs. Moore can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Ortiz can be reached at email@example.com.
Do you or someone in your family need support during the pandemic? The Illinois Call4Calm Text Line is free and will link you with a local counselor. There are a number of other supports available by text, phone, and web to get help while maintaining social distancing.
- IDPH Call4Calm Text Line - Struggling with stress related to the pandemic? Text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish.
Have you registered for the 2020-2021 school year?
Mrs. Butler (Spanish) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Dycus email@example.com
Mrs. Maldonado firstname.lastname@example.org
eCheck is now available on ePay!
How can students "visit" Mrs. Parrent and the NMS Library during eLearning?
Bored? No longer! Check out the Northwood Library LibGuide for activities, challenges, eBooks, and more!
Calling All Writers! The Writing Club Google Meet is on Wednesdays at 3:30. If you are interested, please email Ms. Parrent.
Checkout the Library eLearning Plan for information about Library Google Meets and more!
Interested in Writing? Here are 2 Writing Contests!
NaNoWriMo Young Writers' Flash Fiction Short Story Contest - submissions can be made from May 16- 31. There are two divisions: ages 13 and younger, ages 14-18.
Barnes and Noble Writing Contest - short story contest running through May29th for students 6-12