Northside Updates

Week of 2/16/16 - Go Spartans!

Upcoming ISTEP+

Mark your calendars! This is a reminder that ISTEP+ Part 1 is March 1st-3rd for 8th graders and March 1st-4th for 7th graders due to the Social Studies requirement. All testing sessions will be in the morning. Please try and make any appointments for the afternoon if possible. Thank you!

Heart & Sole Program

Please see the attached flyer for information about the Heart & Sole Program. This program is directed at young ladies and focuses on skills such as reaching goals, making connections, overcoming obstacles, press pause, strong, challenge and strength, support, asking for and giving help, standing up, reflection and much more! The program focuses on what is called the “girl wheel” which has 5 parts – body, brain, heart, spirit, and social. Every lesson centers around this wheel and the defining characteristics of each area of the wheel. Each girl receives a workbook, water bottle, finish medal, and t-shirt.

From the Guidance Office

Current 7th Grade students: In the next couple weeks Mr. Ousley will be going into all 7th grade classrooms for 8th grade scheduling. 7th grade students will be bringing home an enrollment worksheet for you to fill out and return to his or her social studies teacher. One of the questions on the enrollment worksheet is the decision to take World Language in 8th grade, for high school credit. The info below might help you to make that decision.

World Languages – Spanish 1, Spanish 1B, Spanish 2, French 1 and French 2 are offered in eighth grade. These courses are the equivalent of the material and skills learned at the first and second level of World Language in the high schools. It is recommended that current 7th grade student only pick up World Language in their 8th grade year if they are an A/B student. The World Language grade that a student receives in 8th grade will be on their high school transcript.

8th Grade Parents: Please look for HS enrollment information to come home with your son and/ or daughter tonight. HS Counselors will be returning to Northside next Monday, February 22nd to enroll on-line. Students will use their completed enrollment sheets that they received today to assist them in their online enrollment. Questions about specific high school courses should be directed to the respective high schools.

Golf Team - Call Out Meeting

There will be a meeting for any student interested in participating on the Spartan Golf Team. The meeting is for both the boy's and girl's teams.

When: Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm

Where: Northside Cafeteria

Washington D.C. Trip - Counting Down the Days!

With fewer than 100 days remaining before our departure for Washington D.C. we are tying up loose ends to ensure the trip is a great experience for the 198 individuals currently registered. It is not too late to register, but the deadline is February 29th as we will be securing tickets, reserving lodging and assigning roommates soon. If your student is still considering possibly traveling with their peers, act quickly to ensure they have a seat on the bus. Contact Mr. Lax ( or 812.314.3883) immediately with any questions. See the attached flier for information on registering online.

Gifted Education Resource Institute

Please take a look at the flyer below regarding the Purdue College of Education Gifted Education Resource Institute for the upcoming summer. Students are offered intellectual challenge through classes and a glance at the college experience. For more information visit:

E-Learning Day Information

Please use the link below to gather information on BCSC e-learning days. The link contains information for parents and students.

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Weekly Spartan Sports Report

Winter Sports

All four of the Spartan basketball teams wrapped up their seasons on Saturday at the Tri-County Tournaments. The 7th grade Girls team was defeated in their first match up by Jennings County. The 7th grade Boys, 8th grade Girls and 8th grade Boys teams all came up just short in the championship games. Thank you to all the parents and athletes for great seasons.


2/16 - Jennings County - Away @ 6:00pm

2/18 - Batchelor MS - Away @ 6:00pm