May 27, 2023
FAREWELL TO OUR 8th GRADERS - SUMMER IS HERE!
Good luck and keep in touch!
UPCOMING ACADEMIC & SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES
From 5:30-7:30pm on June 6-8, 2023, FREE SPORTS PHYSICALS will be available at the Dorothy McCormick Center. Save this date on your calendar! Check out the flyer below to see which date corresponds with your child's school.
Cheerleaders interested in SPRING and/ or SUMMER conditioning, check out the flyers below!
6th Grade Academy for 2023-2024 will take place on August 8th from 9am to 12 noon! If you know an upcoming 6th grader, make sure they take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to be successful in middle school!
Are you interested in NMS Cross Country or NMS Boys Basketball, check out information about sports physicals, conditioning and practices below!
INTERESTED IN NMS CROSS COUNTRY?
If you are interested in running cross country in the fall, it is important to read the following information. Practices will take place on August 28-31 and September 5-8, 11-12, 14-16, 18-19, 21-23, 25-26, 28-30 and October 2-4, 6-7, 9-11.
The meets are still being scheduled, but most meets should be on Wednesday or Thursday starting Sept.13th.
Runners must be:
Enrolled in your school
Have a 2.0 gpa
Have an athletic physical turned in by the first practice.
Meet all WVSSAC rule requirements
Have a physical on file
See the PDFs attached below or contact Mr. Malcolm for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUMMER BOYS BASKETBALL CONDITIONING
"STARS THAT SHINE" Girls Camp
STS Summer Camp is open to girls ages 11-15 in Jefferson County and Berkeley County West Virginia. We will cover a variety of topics including anti-bullying, healthy friendships, self-esteem and more! Plus, enjoy daily fun summer activities and meet new friends!
Location- Martinsburg West Virginia. Location details and schedule provided upon registration.
This is a FREE Day Summer Camp Program. Limited spots are available!
July 5th-July 21st
*Drop off begins at 8am
For more information, click the link below!
PARENT CORNER: SHARPENING THOSE SKILLS OVER THE SUMMER
The summer break presents an excellent opportunity for middle school students to refine their academic skills and build a strong foundation for the upcoming school year. By encouraging your teens to engage in math and reading activities during this time, you can foster their intellectual growth while instilling a love for learning. Here are some tips to help your teen's skills stay sharp over the long break:
Create a Structured Routine - Establishing a structured routine will help your child stay focused and committed to their academic pursuits during the summer. Set aside dedicated time slots each day for math and reading activities. Consistency is key, so encourage your teen to treat this routine as an important commitment. Check out this example for teen summer schedule.
Encourage Reading for Pleasure - Inspire your middle schooler to explore various genres and develop a love for reading. Allow them to choose books that align with their interests and cater to their reading level. Visit the local library or bookstore together, and create a cozy reading corner at home. Engage in meaningful conversations about their reading choices to foster their comprehension and critical thinking skills. Our librarian, Ms. Mills, has created a lot of "unboxing the books" videos that might get your teen interested in a different literary genre!
Leverage Online Resources - The internet offers a plethora of educational resources and platforms that can make learning math and reading interactive and engaging for middle school students. Explore reputable websites, apps, and online tutorials specifically designed for this age group. Websites like Khan Academy, Prodigy, and ReadTheory provide free access to math exercises and reading comprehension activities tailored to different grade levels. The Martinsburg Public Library also has a great selection of books online if you don't have time to visit in person. Visit the "Teen" section of their website for more information.
Math in Real Life - Encourage your teens to apply their math skills in real-life situations. Involve them in everyday activities that require mathematical reasoning, such as cooking, budgeting, or calculating distances during road trips. This hands-on approach will not only enhance their practical math skills but also demonstrate the relevance and applicability of mathematics in their daily lives. You can also encourage them to take advantage of these websites to make math review fun: Multiplication.com, MathPlayground.com, Education.com.
Engage in Family Math and Reading Challenges - Turn learning into a fun and collaborative experience by organizing family math and reading challenges. Create friendly competitions, set goals, and reward your child's accomplishments. This not only fosters healthy academic habits but also strengthens family bonds through shared experiences and a sense of accomplishment. Check out the sample summer reading challenges in the PDF below.
Encourage Writing and Journaling - Developing strong writing skills is essential for effective communication and academic success. Encourage your middle schooler to write regularly by keeping a journal of their summer experiences, writing short stories, or engaging in online writing communities. Offer constructive feedback and celebrate their progress to boost their confidence and motivation. Check out the summer writing prompts below for ideas!
Embrace Field Trips and Cultural Activities - Expand your child's horizons beyond textbooks by incorporating educational field trips and cultural activities into their summer break. Visit museums, historical sites, or science centers that offer interactive exhibits related to math and reading. Attend local theater performances or literary festivals to expose your teen to the beauty of language and storytelling.
By adopting a proactive approach and integrating math and reading activities into your middle schooler's summer routine, you can help sharpen their skills while fostering a lifelong love for learning. Remember, it's essential to strike a balance between academic enrichment and summer relaxation. Encourage your child's natural curiosity and provide them with the necessary tools and support to make the most of their summer break. Together, let's empower our middle schoolers to embark on an exciting journey of intellectual growth and discovery!
A COOL THING HAPPENED IN CLASS...
*Last Friday, Ms. Gantt's classes finished and tested their ramps. Her "Growing Beyond Earth" students also received
*All of the 7th graders participated in the Cultural Fair on May 23rd! The entire school came through to see their projects! Check out the pictures below!
*6th graders had a field trip to JayDee's! Check out the pictures below!
*On May 25th, our 7th grade class took a field trip to the movies & Galaxy Skateland! A great time was had by all! Pictures below!