NBMS January Newsletter

From The Principal

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break. Our spring semester has started off with a lot of successes for New Boston Middle School. Our One Act Play performed Her Senior Year and placed FIRST at their competition. This group worked so hard and it all paid off! Our robotics team placed 13th out of 49 teams this week and we are so proud of their accomplishment. Also, our 7th grade boys basketball team placed 3rd in the Atlanta tournament last weekend.


We got good results from our December benchmarks. We have set goals with every student and will continue to push students to excel and reach their goals. This week students will be given a goals folder to track their progress from now until the STAAR test. Please ask your student about their goals and ask them periodically how their progress is going. Our school goal is that EVERY student improves from their previous score. GROWTH is important to us as individuals.


Your student was recently given a letter about federal accountability and a survey so that we can assess how we are doing and areas we can improve in. Please take a little time over the next few days to fill out the survey and send it back to school with your student. GROWTH is also important to us as a school.


We have started Accelerated Reader at New Boston Middle School. This program will not be based on grades, but instead, is an incentive to push students to read. Reading is the foundation to all subjects. Students will have a point goal for each month and will be rewarded for meeting that goal.


As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. It is a great day to be a LION!


Sincerely,

Lindsay Skinner

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 21st:

School Holiday - MLK Day



Thursday, January 24th:

Boys Basketball @ Home vs. DeKalb 4:30

Girls Basketball in DeKalb at 4:30


Thursday, January 31st:

Boys Basketball in Atlanta at 4:30

Girls Basketball @ Home vs. Atlanta 4:30


Saturday, February 2nd:

Girls Basketball Tournament in Hooks - times not yet determined


Thursday, February 7th:

Boys Basketball in Hooks at 4:30


Track schedule coming soon!

New Faces on Campus

In January, we welcomed Kaitlyn Krause as our 6th grade math teacher. Ms. Krause is a native of Bowie County and graduated from Texas High School and Texas A & M University - Texarkana. She is engaged to be married in the spring. She thrives on structure and organization. She has a science background. We are very glad to have Ms. Krause at New Boston Middle School and look forward to a fun, engaged spring semester.