NMS Class of 2023

Important Information for 8th Grade Parents and Students

Last Day of School at Northwood...How can it be?

Due to the emergency days, the last day of school for 8th-grade students will be Thursday, May 25th.

8th grade students should not report to school on Friday, May 26th, which is a day of attendance for our 6th and 7th graders only.

8th Grade Fee Balance

Any eighth grade student who owes registration fee(s), school fee(s), chromebook fee(s), lost book(s), lock(s), etc. should pay those fees by Monday, May 15th in order for your child to participate in the end of the year 8th grade activities. Balance statements can be found online in PowerSchool Parent Portal. Students can turn payment in at the main office. Please contact the school office with questions about your fees.

8th Grade Promotion

Our 8th-grade Promotion Ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, May 25, 2023. The ceremony will take place in the football stadium at Woodstock North High School. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved into the Main Gym at WNHS. The ceremony usually lasts approximately one hour. Please use the same attire as specified for the eighth grade dance above.

We ask that you sit in the stadium (first come, first serve). Limited seating will be available for adults who find it difficult to use the bleachers, or to those who may need special accommodations. We ask that the audience remains seated until the end of the event and all students have been recognized.

The Northwood staff is looking forward to sharing this special event with our eighth grade students and their families!

8th Grade Dance

The 8th-grade dance will be held in the Northwood Middle School cafeteria from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19. Thank you to our eighth grade dance committee that is working hard to make it a very special night for our students and raise funds to support the dance.

We ask that students “dress-up” for this dance, but the dance should not be thought of as a prom. Tuxedos and formal dresses are not appropriate.

Students are able to bring their phones to take pictures. We discourage students from having a “date” for the dance; however, we encourage all 8th-grade students to attend.

Students must be in school the entire day on this day to attend the dance in the evening.

Dance invitations will be coming home with your student soon!

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8th Grade Yearbook Dedications

Would you like to write a dedication for your 8th-grade student that will be printed in the 22/23 Yearbook? Use the form linked below!

Yearbook dedications are limited to 20 WORDS OR LESS and to 2 DEDICATIONS PER STUDENT. Dedications are $3.00 each and can be paid via cash or check (made out to NMS) to the Northwood Middle School Office. All dedications are due by April 25. If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook or have any questions, please call the NMS office at 815-338-4900.

Please use the QR code to complete the Google Form and have your student return the signed Urban Air paper waiver (all THREE pages) to their homeroom teacher. The paper form must be returned to attend the trip.

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.