New Bridge Middle School News

May 21, 2023

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NBMS Families Did You Know....

*NBMS Staff and Administration began a 3 year journey this year. We are pursuing our North Carolina STEM School of Distinction Certification.

*During the 2022-23 Early Release Days, we have been diving into STEM!


Excellence In Education

Mission Statement

New Bridge Middle School will prepare students to be globally competitive and responsible citizens in the 21st century by bringing the world to them through technology, problem-based learning, and scientific inquiry.

WE Value

*We value good communication skills between home and school.

*We value high expectations for our students.

*We value building strong relationships with our families and children to increase trust.

*We value our teachers having clear objectives and learning targets for our students.

This Week At A Glance

NBMS Families,

Please take a moment this week to complete our Annual NBMS Parent Survey. Last week we were having some technical difficulties. If the link did not work, please try again.

We need your feedback! See the link below

Monday 5/22:

Tuesday 5/23:

Spring Band Concert @ JHS 6:30 Auditorium

Wednesday 5/24:

Spring Chorus Concert @ JHS 6:30 Auditorium

5/24 - 5/27 Odyssey of The Mind World Championship

Thursday 5/25:

OCS Excellence in Education Event - NSHS

Friday 5/26:

Monday 5/29:

Memorial Day - No School

Always Remember,


We Need Your Feedback!

Technical difficulties last week! Please try again if it didn't work for you.

We need your input!
NBMS Parents and Families,

Every Year we ask NBMS families to provide us with important feedback. We use this information for strategic planning for the upcoming year. Please take a few moments to help us plan appropriately for next school year.

Thank you for your support!

New Bridge Administration and Staff

New Bridge Middle Annual Parent Survey

NBMS Parents and families please give us your feedback on how we are doing this year! Click here. We want to hear from you!

The band had a very successful experience at Solo and Ensemble MPA this past Saturday! All participating students received high ratings for their performances.

David Ware and Jaden Watson - Excellent rating for their duet

Olivia Matthews - Excellent rating for her solo

Kaelyn Lawrence and Elayna Pointer - Superior rating for their duet (The highest possible rating!)

Yusef Manigault - Excellent rating for his solo

Tapanga Ashford - Excellent rating for her solo

Coraline Oakley, Avery Ross, LaNiyah Godette, and Braeden Sullivan - Superior rating for their quartet (The highest possible rating!)

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1st Annual Robotics EXPO!

Well Done Bears!

Our students participated in the First Annual OCS Robotics Expo last weekend!

Thank you Mrs. Pullicino and Mrs. Baile for working with our students! Our Bears did a fabulous job!

Art in the Airport

Congratulations Bears!

These students will have their Art showcased at the Albert J. Ellis Airport all Summer!

Diving into Summer

Kaylah Harrison

Grade 8

Laptops and Chargers will be collected at the conclusion of EOG Testing

6th Grade - June 7th

7th Grade - June 7th

8th Grade - June 8th

Make-up testing - June 9th

Please make sure students bring their computer and charger each day.

Thank you!

Next Year Start Times Change Across the District!

Standardized Bell Times

See the attached document below for more information.
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Congratulations NBMS Educators of the Year!

NBMS Teachers put the EXCELLENCE in Education!

Congratulations! to all of our NBMS Educators of the Year! All of these teachers were nominated by their peers in each category.


Spring Concerts Are Here!

NBMS End of Year Award Ceremony

Invitations Being Mailed

Please Join Us!

Date: June 1st

Where: Jacksonville High School Auditorium

When: Program Begins @ 6:30 PM

Each Year, the New Bridge Middle School Teachers and administrators award a few students who have excelled in each of the core and encore areas. We recognize students for athletic participation (for those completing the athletics season), club /activity honors, leadership and citizenship. If your child is getting an award at this ceremony, you will receive an invitation in the US mail.

NBMS Awards Night:

Date: June 1

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: JHS Auditorium

Dress: Student uniform or Sunday best

Please help us to maintain a dignified atmosphere appropriate for an awards ceremony. Following the Ceremony, we would be happy to restage any photos.

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Wednesday, May 24th: A Look at Test Taking Strategies

  • Student Annual Survey
  • 12 more days of school
  • Students will examine a variety of strategies to help them prepare for EOGs.

Wednesday, May 31st: Overcoming Test Nerves

  • 8 more days of school
  • Students will self-reflect on how they are feeling about EOGs and practice strategies to stay calm and focused during the test.

Wednesday, June 7th: No Lesson - Students will be taking an End-of-Grade Test on this date.

  • 3 more days of school
Student Services

Click here To respond to the Bear Family Check-in Survey.

For Planning Purposes.., END Of Grade Testing Dates and Information

The End of the Year will be here before you know it. Can you believe the end of March marks the end of the third 9 week grading period?

For Planning purposes, these are the established dates for End of Grade Testing this Year.

*EOG Dates are June 6 - 8.

Please see the Family Guide to Assessment pdf attached below for more information about various assessments at school.

We will once again be sharing our campus with Onslow Virtual School on June 6, 7, 8. NBMS Students will be dismissed tentatively around 12:15 PM each day of testing. OVS Students will be testing on or campus during the second half of the day.

*June 9th is the last day of school. We will have make-up testing that day. It is a FULL day of school. Students will be released at 3:20PM.

More information will be disseminated as we move closer to those dates.

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6th Grade

Click Here for 6th Grade Weekly Information

7th Grade

Click here for 7th Grade Weekly Information

8th Grade

Click here for 8th Grade Weekly Information

The "A Team

Click here for The "A" team Weekly Update

Physical Education (PE)

Click here for this weeks update on what is happening in PE with Mr. Mahouchick and Ms. Stegal

Welcome to the Arts

Click here for information on Art, Band and Chorus

Welcome to CTE

Click Here for information on what is happening in Mrs. Israel and Mrs. Wright's CTE Classes.

NBMS Sports Center

Click here for NBMS Sports Updates

Important Dates

5/23 - Spring Band Concert @ JHS 6:30 Auditorium

5/24 - Spring Chorus Concert @ JHS 6:30 Auditorium

5/24 - 5/27 Odyssey of The Mind World Championship

5/25 - OCS Excellence in Education Event - NSHS

5/29 - Memorial Day - No School

5/30 - 5th Grade Instrument Meeting 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm - NBMS Cafeteria

5/31 - Student Leaders of the Month Celebration

5/31 - Spring Orchestra Concert @ JHS 6:30 Auditorium

6/01 - NBMS Awards Ceremony - @JHS Auditorium 6:30pm

6/02 - 8th Grade Dance - Jacksonville Country Club

6/06 - EOG's Students Dismissed at 12:20 pm

6/07 - EOG's Students Dismissed at 12:20 pm

6/08 - EOG's Students Dismissed at 12:20 pm

June 9th is the last day of school. We will have make-up testing that day. It is a FULL day of school. Students will be released at 3:20PM

Click here to Visit our NBMS Monthly School Calendar

Details for school events and club meeting dates and times can be found here.

Why NO Cell Phones at NBMS


Additional reasons:

  • Research shows having cell phones on your person or near you pulls student attention away from focus, decreasing cognitive function​ and can increase anxiety
  • It distracts others when someone is looking at his/her phone​
  • Texting is like note passing on steroids​
  • Phones can be used to cheat​
  • Students are videoing students and teachers and posting to social media (sleeping student, teacher tangents, etc. on Tik Tok)​ which is a violation of OCS policy
  • Recording in bathrooms/locker rooms has increased and videos are being posted​, again a student handbook violation and illegal
  • Allowing cell phones in schools is giving students the ability to take their attention elsewhere- they are teenagers, we set the expectations for learning and policies

Download the EDULOG APP For Up to Date Information on Your Students Bus!

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Click Here for "How To Access the APP" video

If your child rides a bus, you may want to download this app. It gives you bus information, such as your bus stop location. You will need your childs' student ID (Lunch number) Please see the guide and YouTube video below for more information.