Warhawk Weekly 1/17/2020

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The Hall Way...

Good luck to our Challenge Corp students as they compete at state this weekend for their Lego Robotics projects. We love that the project ideas that qualified them for the state competition are all about making things better for the people around them. Check out their Parade of Champions in the video below!

  • Phish Phriends - exploring how to implement an aquaponics system in our schools that allow us to grow our own vegetables.

  • Greenhouse Gang - exploring hanging wall gardens in our school to produce our own vegetables

Parade of Champions -Challenge Corp is going to State!
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6th Grade

In Ms. Iversen's 6th grade Social Studies classes...

The classes just wrote a detailed paragraph about whether they think the ancient ruler Hammurabi's laws were just or not. They acquired evidence from documents in something called a Mini-DBQ. This has also led to discussions on modern day laws and consequences and forming opinions about them.

Also, the students are writing down facts about countries in the news (Iran, Australia), and this has led to interesting conversations as well. The students ask wonderful questions as a result and are more aware of the world outside of them too.

Next up: Egypt!

Second 6th grade fundraiser for Timber Lee Field Trip in the Spring

The students received information packets on Friday for the Nature's Vision fundraiser. The money raised from selling any items will go to offset the cost of the Timber Lee trip this spring.

The fundraiser will be from Jan. 17-31. Feel free to contact the teachers if you have any questions.

7th Grade

In the block literacy classes, students practiced parts of poetry by playing a game that included clues or hints to the different aspects of poetry. The students then entered their answers into a Google Form. Groups of students were racing against each other. Fun and learning was had by all! We will be finishing up Collection 3 shortly. We will be taking the Collection 3 assessment and will begin our writing assessment.

In the single literacy classes, students have begun exploring space and the ocean through various texts. We will be analyzing one of Kennedy's famous speeches.

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8th Grade

8th grade literacy students took a look at Ford’s Theatre through virtual reality goggles this week. They were able to ‘sit in’ the spot where Lincoln sat before he was shot and take the path that John Wilkes Booth took through the theatre and along his escape.

8th Grade Science Fair Information!

8th grade students are in the beginning stages of preparing for the Warhawk Energy Fair schedule for February 13th. Students will choose an energy topic, research it, design an experiment around it, and present their information and findings to their class, other students, and teachers. Please check in with your student regularly on their progress by asking about their topic, what materials they need, their plans for an experiment, what their tri-fold layout looks like, and by practicing their final presentation with you. Students have been given a detailed calendar and guided packet to support them throughout the project. Thank for your support from home.

8th Grade Dance Committee Information!

We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grade dance.

If you would like to volunteer for this amazing night for our 8th graders or if you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.

8th Grade Dedications

The yearbook team is accepting 8th grade dedications for your student. Dedications are limited to 20 words or less and cost $2. Each student is limited to 2 dedications.

Please click the link below to fill out your students dedication, include the $2 and send it to the office by February 19th.

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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Rescue Readers Reading Program

Helping Paws Woodstock, IL Animal Shelter has launched Rescue Readers Reading Program that lets kids age 6 and up become a hero as they read to shy dogs and cats to make them more comfortable around humans. The activity has a dual benefit: It increases the animal’s chances for adoption while improving the participant’s reading skills. All Rescue Readers must attend a training session with their parent or guardian. A parent or guardian also must be present as the child reads to the animals. To register and for details, call Helping Paws at 815-338-4400.


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!

UPDATE: In order to get each student properly tutored, there is a limit of 6 students per session allowed to go to North. Students will need to know what they are working on before heading to North. Students MUST take the activity bus to attend Peer Tutoring.


Click on the links below to download a permission slip! If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Butler at sbutler@wcusd200.org

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Whether your child can't find his math homework or he's forgotten his lunch, good problem-solving skills are the key to helping him manage his life.

Click the link below to learn how to teach your kids problem-solving skills!


Northwood's Musical!

Auditions packets for this year's musical, The Lion King Jr., will be available starting Tuesday in the office. Auditions are February 11th and 12th after school, with audition times available before school on the 12th for those in girls basketball or wrestling only. Please look over all of the requirements for the show in the packet, and then sign up for an audition slot on the sign up sheet located outside of the office. Crew information will be coming out at a later date. Email Mrs. Braun, sbraun@wcusd200.org, if you have any questions. Break a leg!

Girls Intramural Basketball

All girls interested in playing Intramural Basketball should see Mr. Wesley in room 121 for information. The league is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.

Games start on Wednesday January 15th.


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!

Scrapbook Club

Scrapbook Club will meet on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 several times per month in Room 107, Mrs. Spaldon’s room. Scrapbook Club is a time for students to gather together and make creative pages for keeping memories. There is no fee to join the club. Rides home should be arranged to meet at Door #1 promptly at 4:30.


Fri. Dec. 6, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Dec. 13, 2019 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 10, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 31, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Jan. 24, 2020 3:30-4:30

Fri. Feb. 7, 2020 3:30-4:30

WNHS Cheer clicnic and tumbling information for 2020!

CLICK the forms below to sign up for the Cheer Clinic and/or the Winter Tumbling Session!


There will be no PTO meeting in December. Next meeting will be January 27, 2020.

8th Grade Dance Committee will meet January 15th at 6:30pm in the library. We are looking for parent volunteers for all the different committees. We are also looking for donated items for the raffle baskets. The raffle basket proceeds help pay for the 8th grader dance.

If you have any questions, please email Lisa Mauck at LisaM1840@yahoo.com.


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!


Wrestling Novice Tournament @Heinemann


No School; Martin Luther King Birthday


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

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

Wrestling @home vs Johnsburg

GBB @Johnsburg


Late Start

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


Wrestling @Parkland

GBB @home vs. Parkland


NMS & CMS Band / Choir / Orchestra Solo & Ensamble @Northwood

Wrestling @Genoa Kingston

GBB 8th Grade Round Robin @CMS

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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