Warhawk Weekly 11/15/19

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The Hall Way...

This week marks the halfway point of second quarter. Midterm grades are available in Home Access. We will be mailing home midterm reports for students that are receiving a D or F in any of their classes. Directions for Home Access can be found below.

Now would be a good time to discuss your student's progress with them. However, with middle school students that can be difficult. How many times have you asked your student "How was school today?" and they have responded with just a "good"? Or what about asking "What did you learn at school today?" only to get a response of "nothing"? Here are a few suggestions of things you can discuss with or ask your student about their midterm grades:

-Which class are you most proud of your work?

-Which class do you want to improve your grade?

-Discuss any teacher comments with them.

-Check how many days of school your student has been absent. Ask your student how they think the missed days have affected their grades.

-What are some goals they can set to maintain and/or improve their grades?

-Are there any classes where your student should ask for help? Discuss with them how they can advocate for themselves and ask for help.

Thank you for your support!

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Northwood Veterans Day Ceremony 11-08-19

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!

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Cookie Dough will be delivered this coming Monday, November 18th. Pick up will be between 3:45 - 5:00pm in the Library. Please use door 1.

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!

This week, the 7th grade team raffled off various gift cards to multiple students as well as a free field trip for one student. The students who had one or fewer infraction scans last quarter were entered to win! The 7th grade team is incredibly proud of the many students who were entered into the drawing!
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8th grade news!

8th Grade literacy classes have been hard at work finishing up Collection 2 and starting an Author's Craft Writing Unit. Ask your student how Bradbary uses description and dialogue in "All Summer in a Day" or have them explain how suspense plays a role in any of the scary stories we've read over the last few months.


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

Click the link below for an article on how to help kids who are too hard on themselves! There is a link to translate the article into spanish!

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¡Haga clic en el siguiente enlace para leer un artículo sobre cómo ayudar a los niños que son demasiado duros con ellos mismos! ¡Haga clic en el artículo traducido completamente en español!

How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves

Bolstering self-critical children who tend to talk themselves down

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.

Project Mistle-Toes collection begins NOW!

Please bring in new socks in pairs, that have a holiday/winter theme. Socks with non-slip soles are best for kids in the hospitals!
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StuCo News!

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?

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 meets 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

Girls Who Code will not be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

NaNoWriMo is HERE!

November is National Novel Writing Month! As is our tradition, the library invites students and staff to eat lunch and write in the library. Stop by the library for more information and a pass.


PTO will hold 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.

Wrestling information

ATTENTION WRESTLERS: There will be a wrestling meeting on November 25 at 8:20 am in the library before school!


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!


StuCo (7:30am)

Northside Jazz Festival (7:00pm)


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

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

Boys BB @home vs Parkland (4:15pm)


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


Boys BB @McHenry (4:15pm)


PRIDE Store (during lunch)

Northside Band Olympics (5:00pm)


Wrestling Meeting for Athletes in the Library (8:20am)



Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving!



Happy Thanksgiving!


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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