Weekly Wildcat Newsletter - Apr. 16
Northwestern Middle School News and Notes
Good Afternoon Wildcat Country!
We had a great week of school! The remote days were smooth and it's been great having our F2F students back yesterday and today! We only have six more weeks of school!
In preparation for Georgia Milestones, Northwestern will participate in a brief practice test on Monday that is designed to test our network before the actual online testing later this month. This "stress" test will occur throughout the district and all of our students will participate.
If you have any questions, you can email me directly at email@example.com.
Have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back on Monday!
Orchestra Took Their Show on the Road
Volunteers Needed for Career Fair - Please Help!
Please let us know if you would be willing to submit a 2–5-minute video talking about your career using a program called FlipGrid. Because it is designed for students, FlipGrid is easy to use to create and post videos. A link to record and a sample video are below. Any information or stories about your job and career path are welcome. To help inspire you, here are the most asked questions from students:
1 – Name, Title of Job, Company (please put these as the title of your video)
2 – How did you get into this field and this particular job?
3 – What is the best and worst part of your job?
4 – What is the education and/or experience needed for this job?
5 – Describe a typical day at your job.
6 – What is the starting salary or average salary for a job like yours?
7 – What advice would you have on how to pursue this career?
Below is the link you would need to go to for recording a video. It will ask which platform you want to go through, Microsoft or Google. (If you don’t have either, you will have to record yourself on a phone and then e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to me at: 470-473-8157.
I know it is asking a lot of you, but please know these students are very eager to start exploring careers and what better way if they can’t do it live, then to watch what the experts themselves have to say! Please return video submissions by April 20th.
https://flipgrid.com/26ffcf6d (click here or copy and paste to record yourself)
Here is my example if you need an more of an idea what to do (don’t judge and yes it was my 10th try, then I just had to say “it is what it is”)
https://flipgrid.com/s/RLXJFefye-1V (my career video)
Feel free to add send any attachments or power points to your video by just e-mailing me them, and I will attach to your video.
Thanks so much for all your help with this!
Please e-mail with any questions and if you have any suggestions to improve this process, please let me know.
New Elected SGC Members for SY21-22
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
We have a plan to celebrate our 8th grade students in a safe, fun, and memorable way. We will honor our 8th grade students with a drive through ceremony that will take place on Tuesday, May 25 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
Mr. Peterson will host a Microsoft Live Teams Event with 8th grade parents and students on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm to discuss details and preparation for the 8th grade celebration.
8th Grade Awards Ceremony
Details and link to follow.
Georgia Milestones Calendar
May 3: Physical Science EOC & 8th Grade Science EOG
May 4: 8th Grade Social Studies EOG
May 6: 6-8 Math EOG (Part 1)
May 7: 6-8 Math EOG (Part 2)
May 11: 6-8 ELA (Part 1)
May 12: 6-8 ELA (Part 2)
May 13: 6-8 ELA (Part 3)
NMS Spring 2021 Testing Calendar
NMS Milestones Testing Bell Schedule
We will follow our normal bell schedule on all other days, including April 30, May 3, and May 4 which are testing days for 8th grade students only.
Students Who Have Opted Out of Georgia Milestones
8th grade students who have opted out of testing can also stay home on 8th grade only testing days (April 30, May 3, and May 4). We will use our normal bell schedule on these days and 8th grade students who have opted out of testing should arrive to school by 10:11 in time for 3rd period.
Georgia Milestones Opt Outs
Medications may be brought to the school. Prescription medications must be in the original container and labeled. All medications must be accompanied with proper medical forms. Please go to https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/7525 for forms and healthcare plans. Medications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call Mary Crandall at 470-254-8514 or send an email to email@example.com.
- In the event that your student has been exposed to Covid please inform an Administrator and your concern will be forwarded to Student Health Services for further evaluation.
- If your child develops a fever while in school, they will be isolated and you will need to pick them up immediately.
COVID-19 Parent (Student) Reporting Portal
NMS Clubs and Student Activities
Northwestern is excited to offer a variety of clubs and activities this school year. Please visit the NMS website’s Quick Links and select Student Clubs and Activities to learn more about our offerings.
Cambridge Cross Country
Spring 2021 Cross Country Meeting
Date: April 20th
Link to the Virtual Meeting:
All Parents and runners interested in learning more information about the amazing Cross-Country Program at Cambridge High School are welcome to attend! We will be conducting the meeting via YouTube Live so please join us at the link provided above.
Some highlights for the meeting:
· Learn about the program
· Hear about the summer running
· Meet the Coaches
· Sign up for volunteer opportunities
Come hear about the state championship program and supportive community that is cross country! Go Bears!
Questions: please contact BoosterClub@CambridgeXC.com
Milton High School Chorus
NMS Student Newspaper
The 7th Grade Career Fair will be virtual this year and we need volunteer speakers and helpers. The fair will consist of a variety of speakers answering pre-set questions on videos posted securely on FlipGrid. If you are interested in sharing your career path and want to learn more, please contact Michelle Cardillo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also need volunteers to help pull the videos together. If you have experience with FlipGrid, video editing, interviewing, or simply want to help out, please contact Michelle at the above email address.
Looking for Volunteers for Next Year
The NMS PTO invites you to be a part of our Wildcat family. Please consider a role with our PTO, we have a few open positions on our PTO board for the upcoming school year; Co- president, secretary, VP of Ways & Means, VP of Student Services.
There are also committees that need a team to support them; Yearbook, Parking Liaison, Business Partners, Straight A Ice Cream Recognition, Staff Appreciation, Student Enrichment, Website Management, Volunteer Coordinator.
There is something for everyone. We encourage you to join us as we support our teachers, staff and students at Northwestern. Grab a friend and volunteer together!
Email email@example.com with questions.
Do You Own Your Own Business?
or Know Someone Who Does?
Northwestern Middle school invites you to partner with us to enhance the educational experiences of our students and support the needs of our teachers. Become a Business Partner and your financial donation will be greatly appreciated. In return, the NMS PTO would display your business logo to our NMS families in various communications, websites and on campus throughout the year. Click HERE to learn more about our Business Partner levels and ways to partner with us.
NMS Front Office Hours
Outside of these hours, you can send an email to our front office staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of Northwestern Middle School!
Joel - Principal
Northwestern Middle School: Teach Hard, Love Harder - The Wildcat Way!