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Sunday, November 4th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal at Northwest Middle school with your weekly announcements.  

Color guard Tryouts will begin on tomorrow from 5:30-7:30 in the High School Band Room. Because of Tryouts, there will be no colorguard club on Wednesday.

8th grade students must return the permission slip for the “World of Work” field trip to their homeroom teacher by Tuesday.  The second Payment for Charleston is due this  week.  Please remember, we have limited space.  A payment is necessary to reserve a spot.

November 4-10 is National Mental Health Awareness Week.  SAVE Club encourages you to say something if you are concerned about someone’s mental health.  Also, be on the lookout at dismissal on Thursday afternoon for some famous people who live with anxiety on a daily basis. 

Save money and purchase your 2018-2019 school yearbook now.  Yearbooks are $36.50 until Dec. 31.  Price goes up after December.  Yearbooks will be sold online only this year. 

Morning math tutoring is available on Tuesday in room 110 beginning at 8. See your math teacher or Mrs. Kirkman for a pass.

Students please visit the lost and found table located in the front commons this week.  Any items not picked up by Friday will be donated to charity. 

Student Council elections for officers will take place on Election Day. We will vote during homeroom. All students are encouraged to tell their homeroom teacher if they want to be a classroom representative. They will meet at 8:15 on the 14th in room 115.

Basketball and Wrestling tryouts begin Tuesday Nov. 13 from 4-5:30pm.  All students must have a current sports physical and concussion form turned into Coach Thomas by 9am on Tuesday the 13th.

Viking Cash Crusade has now been extended until November 13th.  Please make a direct donation to our NWM PTSO today.

We are looking to shorten the amount of time waiting to pick up your student.  With that in mind, please display your car rider number.  If you do not have a car rider number please call the office to get one.  If you are picking up a student who normally rides the bus, please have your window down ready to give the name of your student.  

As a reminder, all students MUST wait in the middle school commons area afterschool.  No student is allowed to wait at the high school.

Looking ahead, we will not have school NEXT Monday the 12th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Sporting events for the week are as follows:

  • Girls soccer/boys volleyball play at home Monday against Northern at 4:45 and then they play again at Kernodle on Wed. beginning at 4:45
  • Football plays at home Wed. against Kernodle at 5pm
  • Running Club Wednesday at 7:45 on the high school track. Please see our other club meetings on our website.

Thanks so much, and have a great day!!

 

 

Sunday, October 21st

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal at Northwest Middle School with your weekly announcements.  

Students will be talking interim assessments on Tuesday Oct. 23rd beginning promptly once attendance is taken.   Please make sure your student is on time for school. 

We continue to have late buses.  Please know that we make an announcement to the students every afternoon informing them of the changes.  All students should wait in the front commons, and there is adult supervision until all students are picked up.

There will be a 7th grade field trip chaperone parent meeting on Wednesday Oct. 24th at 8am in Media Center.  

Pay a $1 to dress up like a Superhero for the day on Friday October 26th, all proceeds benefit the school we have adopted, Oak Roads Academy in New Bern.  If we meet our goal of raising an additional $250, the staff will be on the roof at dismissal.  

Our student council is sponsoring “Socktober” next week.  Students can bring a new pair of socks which will be donated to the homeless.  Socks can be brought in all week and then wear your own crazy socks this Wednesday for crazy sock day!! All students are invited to the next Student Council meeting on Wed. Oct. 31st.

On October 24 the retirement community at Sunrise Center is holding a Fall Festival and has invited our students to attend. It is on New Garden road and will be held from 4-8. Free food, games, and fun! Stop by and wear VIKING gear and continue extending kindness to our community. Take a picture and send it to Ms. Sharp for a prize. 

The Viking Cash Crusade continues through the month of October.  This is the only fundraiser for the PTSO and, they will not ask you to sell anything further on behalf of the PTSO.  We have only met 25% of our goal and need your help!! Additionally, PTSO will also be selling discounted spirit wear every Friday for the month of October during lunch hours in the front commons area.  Spirit wear can be paid with cash or check.

There will be Science Fair student interest meeting on Thursday Oct. 25th from 4-4:45 in room 120.  This is for any student interested in participating in the district science fair. 

The marching band will be selling “boo bags” on Friday the 26th and Monday the 29th outside the front office in the mornings and during lunch hours.  You can purchase $1 or $2 bags, and they will be delivered to homerooms on Wed. Oct. 31st.   The NW Viking Band Fall Festival is on Sat. Oct. 27th.  Visit our website for more information. 

Monday will be the LAST day for the Book Fair. We will be open from 8:00 until 4:30. We have re-stocked our most popular books for sale on Monday! The following books are still available: Where She Fell, Resistance, Screenshot and Grenade! 

Athletic events for the week are as follows:

  • Football is Monday at Ragsdale at 5:30
  • Soccer/Volleyball SW @ NW 5pm-7pm Monday Oct. 22nd

See the Northwest Middle website for the club meetings for the week.  Thanks so much, and have a great night!

 

Sunday, October 14th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal at Northwest Middle school with your weekly reminders.  I hope everyone is safe, and has power.  We have had to cancel and reschedule several events because of the weather.  

 Our 8th grade field trip had to be cancelled last Friday.  Unfortunately, it could not be rescheduled, and refunds will be issued soon.  

 Our Scholastic Book Fair will run all of this week. We invite students to participate in our 1950s Book Fair Spirit Week by wearing Hats on Monday, Crazy Socks on Tuesday, Dress Like Your Favorite Book Character on Wednesday, 1950s Fashion on Thursday and Pink Out or Spirit Wear on Friday. These details can also be found on our school website.  The Book Fair will be open each school day beginning at 8 am until 4:30 pm. Thursday is our Book Fair Family Night from 5:30 until 8 pm. Be sure to join us for food, fun and books! We will have 4 food trucks here, along with a classic car cruise in, NW Faculty Bandstand performances and, of course, books!

Fall picture retakes are this Tuesday the 16th.  Any student wishing to retake their pictures or any student that was absent may get their picture taken.  

 Our athletic events for the week are as follows:

  • Football is at Jamestown Middle school on Wednesday at 5:30
  • Girls Soccer and Boys volleyball is at NW on Wednesday at 4:45
  • Girls Soccer and Boys volleyball is at Mendenhall Thursday at 4:45 

 Our club meetings for the week are as follows:

 Chess Club is Monday Wednesday and Friday at 8:00am in room 212

  • 12 Competition is Monday at 4:00 in room 214
  • Speech and Debate is Monday at 4:00 in room 177
  • Quiz Bowl is Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 in Ms. Lopez's room
  • Math Madness Club is Tuesday at 4:00 in the computer lab
  • STEM club is Tuesday Wednesday at 4:00
  • Be Me club is Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00pm
  • FBLA meeting is Tuesday at 8:00am
  • Art club is Wednesday at 4:00 in the art room
  • Color Guard club is Wednesday at 4:00
  • SAVE Club is Thursday at 4:00 in room 307
  • Math Club is Friday at 8:00 am in room 119

 Thanks, and have a great night!!

 

Sunday, October 7th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young with your weekly reminders. 
 
Our CTE-Family Consumer Science classes are continuing to sell Attractions Coupon Books.  Contact Mrs. Craven at the school if interested.
 
Boys volleyball and girl’s soccer tryouts begin tomorrow, Oct. 8th from 4-5:30.  All students trying out must have a current physical and concussion form turned into Ms. Thomas by 9am tomorrow morning.
 
Fall picture retakes will be October 16th. This is for any student who needs to retake the pictures they purchased or anyone who was absent on the day we took pictures.l
 
Attention 7th grade parents. The Duke TIP Program is now seeking applications. Students who scored at or above 95% on their 6th grade Math EOG’s are eligible. Students received a form on October 3rd explaining the registration process which includes taking the SAT or the ACT as a requirement to apply. You must sign up for the SAT or the ACT by October 24th. 
 
Superheroes to Fight Florence will be this week from the 8th-11th.  NWMS has adopted the kindergarten class at Oaks Roads Academy in New Bern which was severely impacted by the recent hurricane. Buckets will be available for students in the cafeteria to drop any loose change, and our student council will be out during morning drop off taking donations. And on Thursday, Oct. 11th students can pay $1 to dress up like a Superhero for the day. 
 
The Viking Cash Crusade is the only fundraiser for the NWGMS PTSO and is a direct donation campaign.  Cash Crusade will run the month of October.  You can make your donation on the PTSO website or send your donation in with your student.  This is only fundraiser the NWM PTSO will do.  They will also be selling discounted spirit wear every Friday for the month of October.  Please send your child with cash or check on Fridays.
 
On Wednesday Oct. 10th Football will be home against SE at 5:30pm.
 
Club meetings for the week are as follows:
Chess club Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am, room 212
12 Competition Club, Monday 4pm, room 214
Quiz Bowl Tuesday, Th.  8:15am, room 414
Student Council, Wednesday 8:15am, room 115
Art Club Wednesday 3:55pm, art room
Color Guard Wednesday 4pm, room 118
Impact Club Thursday 8:15am, media center
SAVE Club,  Thursday 4pm, room 307
Math Club Friday 7:55am, room 119
 
Thanks so much, and have a great night!

 

 

Sunday, September 30th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal at NWM, with your weekly reminders.  

Oct. 8th through 12th is “Superheroes to Fight Florence Week”.  We will be raising money to help support students at Oak Roads Academy in New Bern, NC.  Most of their students lost their homes and most of their belongings in the flood.  Please join us in helping our neighbors recover from Hurricane Florence.  More information will be forthcoming in the next several days.  

The PTSO is conducting a fundraiser; Cash Crusade will run the month of October.  Look for information coming home with your student or visit the PTSO website. The Viking Cash Crusade is the only fundraiser for the NWGMS PTSO and is a direct donation campaign. In turn, we will not ask you to sell anything further on behalf of the PTSO.  

Calling all artists!!  The Fabulous 50's Book Fair is right around the corner, and we need some POSTERS to help promote this event!  If you are interested in entering our POSTER CONTEST, please pick up a form from the Front Office or the Media Center.  All entries must be submitted to the Media Center by Friday, October 5th at 8:45am.  Winners will receive a gift certificate to use at the book fair.  

Our CTE-Family Consumer Science  will be selling Attractions Coupon Books starting Monday Oct. 1st. You can purchase books from any student taking CTE-FCS or contact Mrs. Craven at the school.

Boys volleyball and girls soccer tryouts begin Oct. 8th from 4pm-5:30pm.  You must have a current physical and concussion form and  meet all eligibility requirements to tryout. 

Fall picture retakes will be October 16th. This is for any student who needs to retake the pictures they purchased AND anyone who was absent on the day we took pictures.

Friendly reminder to parents: In the morning, please pull up to the top of the hill when dropping students off.  

Weekly sporting events this week are:

  • Boys Soccer and Girls Volley Ball
    • Monday- Oct. 1 Kernodle @ NW 4:45pm
    • Wednesday- Oct. 3  SE @ NW 5pm
  • Football-Wednesday Oct. 3 NW @ SWHS  5:30pm

 Check our school website for Club meetings times.

Thanks so much and have a great night!!

 

Thursday, September 28th

Good evening Northwest Middle families!  The Students Against Violence Everywhere Club is providing information to students and staff this week on Sandy Hook Promise’s Start with Hello Week promoting social inclusion and community connectedness. Please support these efforts which are taking place in schools across the nation and start a conversation with your student about what it means to be socially inclusive and ask about what is going on at school this week. 

Also, interims were sent home today.  Please ask your student for the interim print outs that they should have received from each teacher today.  This will be the only quarter that paper copies will be sent home.  All other times, grades will be available to view on Powerschool.  If you have a specific need for paper copies, please speak to your child's teacher.

Thank you so much, and have a great night!

 

Sunday, September 23rd

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of NWM with your weekly reminders.  

Our 8th grade Charleston SC parent meeting will be Wednesday the 26th at 7:30pm in the cafeteria.  

Calling all artists!!  The Fabulous 50's Book Fair is right around the corner, and we need some POSTERS to help promote this event!  If you are interested in entering our POSTER CONTEST, please pick up a form from the Front Office or the Media Center.  All entries must be submitted to the Media Center by Friday, October 5th at 8:45am.  Winners will receive a gift certificate to use at the book fair.  Good Luck!

Weekly sporting events this week are:

  • Football on Monday September 26th.   Mendenhall @ NW 5pm
  • Boys Soccer/Girls VB is Thursday September 27th- NW @ Northern at 5pm

Club meetings for the week

  • Chess club is Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8am, room 212
  • Art Club is Wednesday 3:55pm, art room
  • Impact Club is Thursday 8:15am, media center
  • FCCLA is Thursday 3:55pm, room 102
  • Math Club is Friday 7:55am, room 119

Additionally, we will be conducting two of our required drills this coming week.  We will have a Lockdown Drill, as well as a Tornado Drill. 

Thanks so much, and have a great night!


Sunday, September 16th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest Middle school with your weekly reminders.  I hope everyone has had a safe and restful weekend.  

Parent Powerschool access is now open.  If you need help with setting up your account, please look on our school website under the "parent" tab. Directions are there. 

September is attendance awareness month. Attendance at school on a daily basis is critical to the success of our students.  Let's all work together to help students build a habit of good attendance.

If your child is eligible for free lunch they are also eligible to participate in the backpack program through Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.  The social worker will need a copy of their free lunch confirmation letter to enroll them. 

The 8th grade Charleston SC parent meeting is tomorrow, Monday September 17th at 7pm in cafeteria.

This Wednesday, September 19th is a teacher workday, there will be no school for students.  

Attention car rider parents: Are you tired of waiting in the car rider line? would you like to skip the car rider line altogether?? Win a “fast pass” to the front of the line at both drop off and pickup every day.  Visit the PTSO website to purchase “chances”.

The Book Fair is right around the corner, and we are looking for some students to help us get ready!  If you are interested in being part of our Book Fair Student Crew, please pick up a form from the Front Office or the Media Center.  The Student Crew will meet at 8:00am on Friday mornings beginning next Friday, Sept 21st.

Beginning August 1, NWGMS proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 4220, your VIC card or phone number when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year.

Club meetings for the week are:

  • Chess club Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 8am, room 212
  • Art Club is Wednesday 3:55pm, in the art room
  • Impact Club is Wednesday at 8:15am, in the media center
  • FCCLA is Wednesday at 3:55pm, in room 102
  • Math Club is Friday at 7:55am, in room 119

Our athletic events for the week are as follows:

  • On Monday September 17th, Boys Soccer/Girls VB plays against SE @ NW at 5pm
  • On Thursday September 20th,  Boys Soccer and Girls Volleyball is @ Jamestown at 5pm

Thanks so much and have a great day!


Sunday, September 9th

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of NWM with your weekly announcements.  

 On Monday, September 10th we will have Picture day. Students must have the picture order form with them, along with either money or you may pay for pictures online. Monday September 10th is also the last day to turn in spirit wear order forms and 6th grade field trip shirt orders. 

Tuesday, September 11th- Boys soccer and Girls Volleyball. NW @ SW 5pm

Wednesday September 12th- Color guard club will meet in the front commons from 4pm-4:45pm.

Thursday September 13th- Girls volleyball plays @ SW at 5pm.  We also have our FCCLA kick off meeting 3:55pm-5pm in room 102.

On Friday September 14th-Math club meets room 119 7:55am

 Our NWM Club Fair will be held in the front commons during lunches on  Wednesday September 12th through Friday September 14th.   Students can review and sign up for their club interests. A list of our clubs will also be on our website this coming week so parents and students can see all of the options. 

 Attention car rider parents: Are you tired of waiting in the car rider line? would you like to skip the car rider line altogether?? Win a “fast pass” to the front of the line at both drop off and pickup every day.  Visit the PTSO website to purchase “chances”.

 The Book Fair is right around the corner, and we are looking for some students to help us get ready!  If you are interested in being part of our Book Fair Student Crew, please pick up a form from the Front Office or the Media Center.  The Student Crew will meet at 8:00am on Friday mornings beginning next Friday, Sept 21st.

 NWMS proudly joins Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program to help raise funds for our school. It’s easy and it’s FREE. Simply give the cashier our code, 4220, your VIC card or phone number when you check out and your card will be linked for the entire school year.

 As a reminder if your child receives free and reduced lunch they are eligible to receive breakfast.  Please call our cafeteria manager if you have any questions.

 Students who are waiting for a bus afterschool must come over to our commons area to wait.  We have supervision in our commons area until all students are picked up.

Thanks so much, and have a great night!

 

Sunday, September 2nd

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest Middle School with your weekly reminders.  

Monday, September 3rd is Labor Day, which is a school holiday and we will not have school that day.

Tuesday, September 4th is the second opportunity to come and meet the Principal.  I will be in the media center at 9:00am and again at 5:30pm.  Please come out to meet me and learn more about NWM.  

On Wednesday, September 5th, Art club will have an interest meeting from 3:55pm-5pm in the art room.  Students must be picked up at 5pm.  

We also have Boys soccer and girls volleyball @ Southern at 4:45.  On Wednesday we also have a 7th grade NC Mountain field trip parent meeting at 8am and 6pm in the media center.

Thursday, September 6th- There will be a Student council meeting at 8:15am.

Friday- September 7th- Math club meets at 7:55am.  Friday will also be the final day that “request for schedule change” forms will be accepted by our counseling dept. 

Picture day is Monday September 10th.  Order forms were sent home with your students Friday. Additionally, battle of the books interest meeting will also be held in the media center at 8:20am. 

Also, as a reminder, please join the PTSO, and follow them on Facebook.  There is lots of great information on their site.  We also have updated information on our school website, which you can get to from the gcs website.  Connect Ed messages are also linked on our website, if you ever need to refer back to them.

Thanks so much, and have a great day!!


Sunday, August 26th 

Good afternoon, this is Ms. Young, Principal of Northwest Middle with your weekly reminders.  Tomorrow, Monday August 27th is the first day of school!!  We so enjoyed seeing all of you at Open House, and we can't wait to start the 2018-2019 school year!!  As a reminder, school begins at 8:55am and dismisses at 3:50pm.  If arriving by car, please leave plenty of time since traffic may be heavy.
 
In the morning prior to reporting to homeroom, 6th graders will wait in the gym, 7th grade will be in the cafeteria and 8th grade will wait in our front commons area.
 
If you do not know your student's bus number, please visit our NWMS website and follow the link for “bus stop locator”.  Due to overcrowded conditions on buses, you will not be able to ride a bus other than your assigned bus.  Students need to know their bus number or car rider number for dismissal.   Parents please use the car rider line for drop off and pick up.  Please do not use the front parking lot, or bus lot.  Parking on the road is also very dangerous.
 
We will be sending home lots of information on the first day of school.  Parents, please make sure you review and sign documents to return on Tuesday. 
 
Our counseling department is currently working on schedule changes.  Your student needs to follow the schedule he/she was given until they receive notice from their counselor.   Students will receive another schedule during homeroom tomorrow morning.
 
Any student who requires special dietary needs, has a food allergy or if you would like to add comments on your student’s lunch account. Please contact our cafeteria manager.
 
Students will not be receiving lockers on the first day, and 8th graders may not receive them until the end of the week.  Students may not want to bring lots of extra school supplies until lockers are assigned.
 
Students can purchase a PE uniform during the first week of school.  As a reminder those are 16 dollars, and students can purchase 1 uniform at this time due to large enrollment numbers.  If your student is trying out for Fall Sports, please have them turn in sport physicals to our Athletic Director by 9am on Monday Aug. 27th.  Tryouts will start tomorrow.
 
There will be several "Meet the Principal" opportunities over the next two weeks.  Please mark your calendar to come and meet to learn more about me, as well as learn about our vision for Northwest Middle school this year.  On Thursday, August the 30th at 9:00 and also at 5:30, I will available in the media center to meet with families.  There will be an additional opportunity on Tuesday, September 3rd at 9:00 or at 5:30, also in the media center.  I look forward to meeting many of you then!
 
Thanks so much, and have a great night!!