Northridge Middle School Jaguars

Weekly newsletter for March 24, 2023

A Jag is respectful, supportive, dedicated to community, and committed to excellence. I am proud to be a JAG!

From the Principal's Corner... Dr. Jami Rainey #GoJags

The 4th Nine Weeks is off to a great start! We're excited at all of the teaching and learning that is taking place and even more excited for the students to show us what they know in the coming weeks. Spring sports are going strong and fine arts programs are preparing for concerts. ACAP testing will start 2 weeks from Monday so let's continue working hard to get to that point!

All parents earlier this week were emailed a link to complete the K12 Insight survey for the TCS. Please take 10 minutes or less of your time to complete the survey to give us feedback about our school and system.

Report cards were sent home today. Course request cards for next school year will be sent home in the coming days.

Glee auditions will take place on March 28 after school. Please contact Mrs. Britford if you have questions.

ACAP Test dates can be found below. We do ask that you put the week of April 10-14 on your calendar as the main testing dates. We need all students to be present and focused for the assessment.

6th and 7th grade students: The application for the Experiential Solutions elective for next school year will be available in your Social Studies class beginning today. This application is due by Tuesday March 28. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Cherry.

Next Week and upcoming

Monday, March 27 - Celebrate the Arts at the Bama Theater

Monday, March 27 - 31 - NMS Spring Book Fair

Tuesday, March 28 - Glee auditions

Wednesday, April 5 - Drop Everything and Register

Wednesday, April 5 - 6th grade Rocket Launch Challenge

Thursday, April 6 - Digital Learning day for all students (no students on campus)

Friday, April 7 - Spring Holiday - No School

Monday, April 10 - ACAP testing begins

NMS Library - Jag Central

The NMS spring book fair will be held March 27-31. Students will visit the fair during their English class (schedule below). Please remember that the book fair must charge sales tax, and we round up each purchase to the nearest dollar to support All for Books to purchase books for students in need. Students may bring cash or card to the fair, or parents can create an ewallet account by visiting

M 3/27: Brogden, Dunn, Love, Williams

T 3/28: Hardin, Guffey

W 3/29: Wheeler, Truhett

R 3/30: Thomas, McCain

F 3/31: Pass + $$, Fair closes @ noon

The TCS SORA Reading Challenge runs through April 28. Log in to SORA through Classlink and read to enter the running for prizes for yourself and our school. If you need any help with SORA, please see Mrs. Hammonds in the library. Happy reading!

Social Worker - Mrs. Smith

Backpack and School Supplies for 2023-2024 School Year: Please let me know if you will need assistance with school supplies/backpack for the 2023-2024 school year.

Spring Assessments


Window: State window: March 28 - April 18

TCS/NMS window: April 10-18

As we look ahead to the remainder of the semester we continue to prepare for the spring ACAP testing. The performance of our students impacts our school report card. Our current grade is an 86 but we strive to earn an A for this year. ACAP testing takes place after spring break but preparation takes place every day. Please encourage your child(ren) to work hard every day to grow personally and help our school move forward at the same time.

Code of Conduct Change for Class II violations

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023 the TCS board approved the following for Class II administrative responses:

Administrative responses for Class II violations include, but are not limited to, the following:

Middle and High School Students

  • In school suspension
  • Positive behavior support group interventions
  • In school intervention
  • Denial of bus privileges
  • Disciplinary probation
  • Extended work assignments before or after school
  • Out of school suspension with parent conference before return
  • Out of school suspension/in-school intervention combination
  • Recommendation for alternative placement
  • Recommendation for expulsion

Prior to determining the appropriate administrative response, the principal or their designee will consider the student’s prior disciplinary history.

Counselor Corner

Registration information for the 2023-2024 school year will be coming home soon. Mrs. Fox is currently going into 8th grade science classes to go over high school class choices, graduation requirements, and 4-year plan information with our students. More information to come!

Our current 6th and 7th graders will receive their registration cards by the end of the month, as well.

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TCS is having a friendly competition with other schools in our district to donate items to Neighborhood Bridges. We have a box by the front door where you can place your donations. Neighborhood Bridges is an amazing organization that has helped us meet needs of students/families in our community. They are in need of gift cards, leggings, joggers/sweatpants, t-shirts, socks, etc. Please see the flyer for more details. If you have any questions about donations, please call me at 205-526-6981. The school that has the most donations will win a trophy! May the best school (NMS) win!!!

Daily Expectations

Please remind your child(ren) of the following:

  • We have a beautiful school building and want to make sure we take care of it in all that we do. Please remember that no food should be eaten except in the lunchroom unless there is a special situation. We need everyone, especially students, to do a better job of helping keep our school clean.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the gym.
  • Please throw any trash you have in a trash can.
  • As you finish lunch, students should throw their trash in the cans and wipe down tables.
  • Everywhere you go, you should leave your area cleaner than you found it.

Summer Learning at NMS

NMS will be hosting a Summer Learning Program in the month of June. This is for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders to NMS. To Register you can Click Here. There is also a flyer below with information and a QR code to scan.

NMS Athletics

All student athletes must have a current athletic physical and dragonfly max account to tryout and participate!

Contact Coach Hazelrig with any questions. (205)759-3578

Future Dates

5/8/2023 7:00 PM Band Concert at Moody Music Building

5/11/2023 6:30 PM Choir Concert at Northridge High School

5/17/2023 6:30 p.m. Strings Concert at Moody Music Building

5/22/2023 8:30 a.m. 6th Grade Awards Day Northridge Middle School - Gym

5/22/2023 10:00 a.m. 7th Grade Awards Day Northridge Middle School - Gym

5/23/2023 11:30 a.m. 8th Grade Awards Day Northridge Middle School - Gym

5/23/2023 8th Grade Celebration in the Cafeteria Courtyard

Northridge Middle School

If you should have questions or need assistance, please contact:

Dr. Rainey - Principal
Ms. Blunt, Mr. Cameron, and Mrs. Franklin - Assistant Principals
Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Fox - Counselors

Mrs. Smith - Social Worker
Coach Hazelrig - Athletic Director

Mrs. Smith - Secretary/Registrar

Mrs. Nolen - Bookkeeper

Links to our Twitter and Facebook pages:

Twitter: @NMSJags

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