NRMS News

Family updates for the Week of December 16th

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NORTH ROCKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL GIVING TREE

There is still time to help our North Rockford Middle School families this holiday season!

All items are due to the Counseling Office by Tuesday, December 17th.

"It's all about children and the giving spirit of the Season"

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ORCHESTRA STUDENTS PERFORM AT MEIJER FOR A GREAT CAUSE!

Allison Holden (NRMS Orchestra Instructor), and 20 of her 8th grade students, performed at the Rockford Meijer to earn a $500 Meijer Gift Card. The gift card was then donated to the North Giving Tree and used to purchase the "Gift of Energy" through Consumers Energy to help our Holiday Families this year.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK!

HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK

DEC 16 - HOLIDAY SOCKS DAY

DEC 17 - HOLIDAY HAT DAY

DEC 18 - RED AND WHITE STRIPES DAY

DEC 19 - HOLIDAY PJ DAY

DEC 20 - CRAZY HOLIDAY SWEATER/SHIRT DAY


Students participating in Holiday Spirit week theme will receive a ticket from their 1st-hour teacher. Students write their name on the ticket and turn it in at lunch to have a chance at winning some great prizes!

NORTH ROCKFORD MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Monday, December 16, 2019

7th and 8th Grade Christmas Band Concert: 8 PM at Rockford High School Auditorium


Tuesday, December 17, 2019

6th Grade Orchestra "Sneak Peek" Concert: 9 AM at North Rockford Middle School Gymnasium

6th Grade Band Concert: 1:40 PM at North Rockford Middle School Gymnasium


Thursday, December 19, 2019

7th and 8th Grade Winter Orchestra Concert: 7 PM at Rockford High School Auditorium

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IT'S TIME FOR THE NRMS ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

When: Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 2:45pm (1st day back from winter break)

Where: NRMS Library

The North Spelling Bee will be spelling and vocabulary this year. If students make it to regionals (top 2 from NRMS), there will be a vocabulary component.

Students may sign up in the Main Office and pick up a study guide.

For more words, please go to www.spellingbee.com.

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NRMS INTRAMURALS PRESENTS: DOUBLE EXTREME DODGEBALL 2020

WHEN: January 7, 8 and 9 2:45-3:45 PM

WHERE: NRMS GYMNASIUM

COST: $2 per Player.

Each team consists of 6 to 9 players. Number of games per night will be based on number of teams entered in the league.

Students may sign up in the Main Office. Entry deadline is Wednesday, December 18th.

RULES AND SIGN UP FORM BELOW

Families Needed to Host Middle School French Exchange Students

The French Back-to-Back Program is looking for families who are willing to open their homes to a student from France for two weeks. The French students are coming here April 18-May 3, 2020. This program is a cultural exchange, with students looking to learn more about the United States, Michigan, and how we live.

Hosting Responsibilities:

  • - The French student needs their own bed, but not necessarily their own room.
  • - You do NOT need to know French.
  • - The French student must come to NRMS every morning. They can ride the bus with your student, or be dropped off. This will also be the pick-up point every day after school. There is flexibility and carpooling available!
  • - Hosting Fee: approximately $100 per family. This goes toward the activities we plan for the students during the day. We can do fundraising.
  • - Chaperoning: The French students will go out on field trips most every day. They will need transportation and chaperones each day. You will not need to go EVERY day, hopefully just once.
  • - Show your French student what life is like in a typical American family. Nothing fancy, just life. But hopefully fun!
  • - Weekend time is spent with your family.

Contact Melissa Schmidt for more information: mschmidt@rockfordschools.org.

Another option for the program is called Back-to-Back. In this part of the program, you would host an eighth grade student from France for two weeks, April 18-May 3, 2020. Then your student travels to France for two weeks in June, right after school gets out. Ask Mrs. Schmidt about this amazing opportunity!

SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED!

Know someone who would make a good guest teacher? Becoming a guest teacher is relatively simple. Candidates need one of the following:

  • Current Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Expired Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • 60+ credit hours from an accredited community college, university or college with no less than a 2.0 GPA, verified with official transcripts (this is a minimum standard and individual school districts may set additional requirements)
  • Out-of-State Teaching Certificate with same transcript/GPA requirements as above

Note: this position requires a $45 substitute teaching permit which EduStaff will apply for. Also, anyone working in a K-12 setting must be fingerprinted and pass a criminal history background check. Candidates can log on to EDUStaff.org to start an application.