Warhawk Weekly 2/21/2020

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Thank you to the families that came in for conferences last week! The home-school connection is so beneficial to our students and their growth. If you could not make it, we will send home the folders that were handed out during conferences with your students this week. The folders contain third quarter midterms, fee balances, and other informational items.

The NMS teachers and students amaze me daily with their creativity, problem solving, and perseverance. The 8th grade Energy Fair that was held on February 13th was no exception. Students worked in groups to research and design energy experiments and then created presentations with their findings. During the fair our students shared their work with 4th graders from Mary Endres and NMS 6th and 7th graders. Thank you to Mrs. Dechant and Mr. Wilson for coordinating the fair and inspiring our students to be scientists in action!
NMS Energy Fair 2020
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Fee balances were mailed home with report cards!

Did you know you can pay your school fees online? Please click the link below pay your fees online!

Please contact the office to make payment arrangements or with any questions!
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6th Grade News

The 6th grade team is encouraging our students to start taking ownership for their education. It is hard to believe they will be 7th graders in a few short months, and we want to make sure they are prepared for next year. This includes having them email their teachers if they have questions or concerns, checking their grades in Home Access daily for missing assignments, and emailing their teachers if they are absent to see what they need to do from missing school. Please help us in supporting these behaviors at home, and encouraging your student(s) to do the above.

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7th Grade

Spanish Literacy class we are starting the novel study:as cosas perdidas "Students will explore this fascinating novel and study settings, character traits, narrator perspective, implicit and explicit information, plot, timeline and sequence of events plus the new vocabulary that comes with the text.

In Dual Language History we are comparing and contrasting the colonies.

Mono History just finished their Inquiry Based Assessment asking; Was the Revolutionary War Avoidable? Ask your student about the many activities we have been doing in search of an answer to this question. We will be starting our much anticipated US Constitution Unit the week of March 2nd.

8th Grade

Blocked Literacy classes will be teaming up with History to tell the stories of people who were hiding during WW2. Your students have covered the war side and will now embark on the literacy side of World War 2 with The Diary of Anne Frank.

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 28th.

Kindness Closet at NMS

Thank you very much to everyone who has supported the Kindness Closet this year! We are currently looking for items for students to wear to the 8th Grade Dance in May.

We are looking for a few specific things:

  • Feminine Products

  • Fancy dresses, purses, dressy shoes, etc

  • Dress shirts, collared shirts, dress slacks, ties, dress shoes, socks, etc

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

If you have a need, please feel free to stop by any day that school is in session from 9am-3pm 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!


Volunteers are needed for two different time slots during Olson's Fun Fair. We are asking volunteers to sign up for a time slot in the link below. The Fun Fair is from 5-8PM on FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020 at Olson Elementary School. Volunteers will help manage a game, prize, or food station. Please check in at our volunteer table on March 13, 2020 to receive further information.

If you have any questions please e-mail Olson PTO at olsonpto@gmail.com. We will send out a reminder e-mail as the date gets closer. If you are using a D200 student e-mail, our school secretary will be sending you a reminder e-mail. We cannot send an e-mail to a D200 student account.

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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What is TikTok?

TikTok is a social network for sharing user-generated videos, mostly of people lip-synching to popular songs. It was originally called musical.ly (pronounced MU-zik-lee). Users can create and upload their own videos where they lip-synch, sing, dance, or just talk. You can also browse and interact with other users' content, which covers a wide range of topics, songs, and styles. These videos can be grouped by hashtags, which often correspond to challenges or memes.

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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.


Do you shop Amazon? Did you know if you shop from your laptop or desktop Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchase to Northwood? Check out the Amazon Smile program to learn more and it is FREE to join.

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

Track for 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Boys and Girls

Practice starts on March 16th, all 7th and 8th graders must have an up to date physical on file with the nurse or they will not be allowed to practice. Please check with the nurse to see if your athlete has a physical on file that is current. Forms, practice schedule, meet schedule, and will be handed out at the informational parent meeting will be March 16th at 5:00pm in the library!



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).
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What's Happening, Warhawks!


StuCo (7:30am)

Tutoring after school in the library (3:30pm - 4:30pm)


Tutoring before school in the library (7:30am - 8:15am)

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

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


Tutoring after school in the library (3:30pm - 4:30pm)

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

7th Grade Girls Basketball FVC Tournament @Heinemann

8th Grade Girls Basketball FVC Tournament @Beardsley


Tutoring before school in the library (7:30am - 8:15am)


NMS Music Department Clinic (after school)

Music Concert @7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)


Wrestling IESA Regionals

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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