Northside Updates

Week of 1/11/15 - Go Spartans!

Northside PBIS Booster Day!

On Thursday January 7th, Northside hosted a PBIS Booster day to help our students keep our school expectations in mind. In November, all students and staff completed a survey to identify areas for improvement. Once the results were in, the PBIS committee invited community members to lead 25 minute workshops for each area of concern. Below is a short summary of each session.

1) Kelly Benjamin- BCSC Board Attorney & Child Support Commissioner

Kelly led the students and staff through a moving discussion on Digital Responsibility. Kelly encouraged all to be thoughtful about what we post about ourselves and others on social media. She also challenged us to take a stand against cyberbullying.

2) Larry Perkinson - Student Assistance Coordinator at BCSC

Larry explained The Art of Self-Respect and shared ways that all of our students can build on the potential they have. They need to be true to themselves, respect others, look after their appearance, conduct themselves well, be motivated and persistent.

3) Tim Hoeflinger - Campus Life Director for Central & Northside

Tim took us on a fun journey to discover how we can create and maintain positive learning opportunities while at Northside. Tim shared some funny media clips which demonstrated how some risks we take are beneficial and others are dangerous. Tim suggested that we should always use our adult mentors to guide us in our decisions.

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Snow Days

It seems we are now "officially" into Winter. Remember to check local news stations for delays and closings. You can also follow Northside on social media - Twitter and Instagram: @NorthsideMS. We have now used one of our make-up snow days built into the BCSC calendar (3/25). BCSC has four more built in snow days before we look towards an e-learning day. Stay tuned for updates and more information.

Washington D.C. Trip - 8th Grade

It is not too late to register for this year's 8th Grade Washington D.C. Trip - May 18 - May 22, 2016. Worldstrides, the travel company handling the annual trips arrangements, has contacted Mr. Lax and informed him we have filled 4 buses and have a number of seats still available on bus 5. It is not too late to register for the trip. Interested students/parents may register by visiting When registering use Trip ID: 117035. Please feel free to contact Mr. Lax directly (812.314.3883 or with any questions or to request assistance.

Honor Roll Sundae Bar

This Friday, 1/15/16, the Guidance Office will be putting on the Honor Roll Sundae Bar for those student that earned the honor roll for the 2nd grading period. Students should receive passes for the event by the end of the day Thursday. This will take place during the lunch times.

Meal Assistance - Not Just Lunch

Did you know that meal assistance is not just about lunch? Please see the flyers below (one in English and one in Spanish) for more information on how BCSC can help you with the process of gaining assistance.

C4 Open House and 8th Grade Visit

C4 Field Trip

All NMS 8th grade students will be visiting the C4 Program at CNHS on Wednesday, January 20th during the school day. Please ensure your student dresses warm as they will be walking across the street to the high school.

Attention, Attention!

The annual C4 Open House will be held at Columbus North (C4 wing) on Wednesday, January 20th from 4pm-7pm. Please see the flyer below for more information!

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Weekly Spartan Sports Report

Winter Sports

Girls Basketball: 8th Grade

Tuesday 1/12 vs. Batchelor - Canceled

Thursday 1/14 vs. Greensburg - Away @ 6:30pm

Last week's scores:

1/5 - Northside 30 - Central 23 (B)

Boys Basketball: 8th Grade

Tuesday 1/12 vs. Greensburg - Canceled

Last week's scores:


Girls Basketball: 7th Grade

Tuesday 1/12 vs. Batchelor - Canceled

Thursday 1/14 vs. Greensburg - Away @ 5:30pm

Last week's scores:

1/5 - Northside 23 - Central 16 (B)

Boys Basketball: 7th Grade

Tuesday 1/12 vs. Greensburg - Canceled

Last week's scores:



Wednesday 1/13 vs. Central - Away (CNHS) @ 5:00pm

Thursday 1/14 vs. Center Grove - Away @ 5:30pm

Last week's results:

1/6 - NMS wrestlers defeated Tri-North