Sports Shorts

Volleyball workout and try-out information has been released!
  Workouts will begin May 10, and try-outs will begin August 9.  Contact Coach Denklau with any questions at . Clickable link to Northwood Volleyball Informational Flyer **UPDATED 5/19/22**

Northwood Middle School offers the following sports to 7th & 8th grade students:  Girls' Volleyball (fall), Girls' & Boys' Basketball (winter), Girls' & Boys' Soccer (spring), Softball (spring), and Baseball (spring).  If your student is interested in any sport NOT offered by Northwood, please contact the high school you are zoned for to inquire as to eligibility. 

Please note that you will need to have a Planet HS account AND a completed physical form dated April 1, 2022, or later prior to being able to participate in any capacity.  NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Clickable link to PlanetHS tutorials

Clickable link to directions for completing pre-participation forms

Clickable link to GCS athletic forms

6th Grade Boot Camp

Boot Camp

Attention rising 6th grade parents and students! 

Northwood Middle School will host their rising 6th grade class at "Boot Camp" on Wed, August 10 starting @ 3:00 pm! This is our back-to-school event that will help our 6th graders get prepared for the beginning of the school year.

Students will need to be dropped off by 3:00 pm. They will be given the opportunity to practice opening a locker and learn how to have a successful 6th grade year. At the end of Boot Camp, students will be given their class schedules and an opportunity to meet their teachers. 

A Parent Boot Camp will be offered from 4:30-5:30 pm. This will give parents an opportunity to learn about middle school and ways to ensure that your child has a great transition to 6th grade. This parent session is optional.

Parents will then meet up with their students at 5:45pm. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet teachers, listen to teacher presentations, and walk the student's schedule. This part of the event will last from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Clickable link to Register for 6th Grade Boot Camp

Please complete registration by Fri, August 5. Parents who have registered will receive an email with detailed information about Boot Camp during the week of August 8th. 

Clickable link full details in the 6th Grade Boot Camp Flyer

Immunization Form Requirement


In accordance with the State of SC and Greenville County Schools regulations, all students are required to have a "DHEC SC Certificate of Immunization" form on file prior to attending classes.  This requirement is particularly important to any student new to the Greenville County School system and to rising 7th graders.  All students entering 7th grade are required to receive a TDaP booster prior to receiving their schedule. 

Please note that our School Nurse cannot provide you with a DHEC form based on documentation from other states, medical facilities, or providers.  Only SC DHEC or your child's primary care physician can issue the required form.  

Contact information for DHEC Health Department in Greenville County: 
352 Halton Road, Greenville, SC, 29607
Hours:  8:30 am - 5:00 pm (ask about extended or weekend hours)
Phone: 864-372-3270
Immunization appointment line:  855-472-3432
Clickable link to Online WebChat 
Clickable link to DHEC Public Health website

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
Summertime is a great time to catch up on reading your favorite books!

Our Media Center is encouraging ALL students to expand their reading horizons this summer by joining the summer reading challenge!  
Clickable link to school-wide summer reading information

Students who complete at least 5 items on the checklist and submit their form to the Media Center by Fri, September 2, will receive an invitation to the summer reading party. 

Eastside High Cross Country

EHS Track & FieldIf you are in 7th or 8th grade, zoned for Eastside High School, and interested in cross country running, please plan to attend an informational player/parent meeting on Mon, May 23 @ 4:00 pm in the EHS Auditorium.  Questions?  Email or contact Coach Henderon or Coach Cox at EHS. 

Clickable link to Eastside High Cross Country Informational Flyer

End of Year Activities

School's Out
It's almost time for summer to start!  But before that, we get to enjoy our annual end of year activities.  

Clickable link to Northwood End of Year Activity Summary

Yearbooks Sold Out!

Our supply of 2021-22 Northwood yearbooks are now considered to be SOLD OUTIf the publisher sends a few extra "over-runs" to us, they will be available for purchase on Thurs, May 26 for $50 cash here at Northwood. 

Questions?  Contact our Yearbook Advisor, Kristi Harris, at 

Standardized Testing Information

TestingPlease note that standardized testing will begin on April 22 for virtual students and on May 10 for brick and mortar students.  All students are required to participate in SC READY and SCPASS testing.  Please make every effort to avoid tardy arrivals and absences on testing days.  There will be no early dismissals during testing hours.  

Clickable link to Northwood Middle 2022 Testing Schedule

Riverside High Football

Wellness NightIf your student is in 7th or 8th grade, zoned for Riverside, and interested in football, please reach out to Coach Rochester at or Coach Martin at for information.  D-Team workouts will begin Mon, June 6 @ 6:00 pm, and JV workouts will begin Mon, June 6 @ 8:30 am.  You can also sign up for the Band App to receive updates: 


Ronald McDonald House Supply Drive


We need YOU to turn in can tabs which will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House to help families with hospitalized children.  The top 3 collecting homerooms for each grade level will win competition points.

Turn in can tabs to the Northwood front office by Fri, May 27 ... and make sure your bag/container is labeled with your homeroom name. 

Clickable link to Can Tab Competition Informational Flyer 

Mr. Lee's Phone Home Messages

Phone Home
If you have missed any of Mr. Lee's "phone home" messages, please take a moment to review his archive of messages
Latest phone home date: March 28, 2022

Enrollment for 2022-23

EnrollmentAre you new to the area and zoned for Northwood Middle School? 

Please see below for important information regarding enrollment for the 2022-23 school year. 
Clickable link to summer enrollment information
(NOTE: This does not apply to returning students nor to rising 6th graders who are already zoned for Northwood.)

Not sure what school you are zoned for?  Visit the Find Your School website!
Questions?  Contact Mitzi Bessent at or 864-355-7013.

Is Your Address Up-To-Date?


As we are preparing for the next school year's registration, it is most important that we have your correct address information on file. This determines the school your student will attend. Also, keep in mind that the final report cards are mailed at the end of the school year. All address changes require proper documentation (two proofs of residency) to be presented to the school.

If you have moved or will be moving, please email Mitzi Bessent, our Registrar, at or call 864-355-7013.