Northwood Softball and Baseball preseason workouts starting soon!
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.
Clickable link to Softball Workout Schedule
Clickable link to Baseball Workout Schedule
Eligibility: *You must have a completed physical dated April 1, 2022 or later in order to participate.
*You must have all information updated on PlanetHS by 2/20/23 for the 2022-2023 school year in order to participate. NO EXCEPTIONS!
*Please contact Miranda Denklau, Head Softball Coach at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Head Baseball Coach if you have any questions or would like additional information.
Clickable link to PlanetHS tutorials
Clickable link to directions for completing pre-participation forms
Clickable link to GCS athletic forms
Clickable link to Northwood Basketball Schedule 22_23
Any questions? Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid and Flu Testing Sites
Flu/Covid Drive-through Testing Sites:
Starting Monday, November 28, there will be free, drive-through testing for both Flu and Covid-19 provided at three locations. GCS students, employees, and their household contacts can get tested. Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour. An important change from last year: parents and employees are responsible for reporting any positive results directly to the school or their supervisor. DHEC has again contracted Mako Medical to administer the testing, and the three sites are the same as last year: Fountain Inn High School, MT Anderson Support Center, and Northside Park. All of the information has been updated on the GCS website, which includes flyers in both English and Spanish.
There are some notable changes from the process last year:
They will test for both Flu and Covid-19: one swab, two tests.
In addition to GCS students and employees, household contacts of both students and employees can get tested at these sites for free.
Results will be provided in approximately 1 hour.
Pre-registering will help expedite the testing process.
Be sure to check the flyer before going to a site. The flyer will reflect the latest information and reflect any updates such as changes in hours, location closures, etc.
Positive Results: It is the parent’s responsibility to report positive results to the school, and employees must report positive results to their supervisor. GCS will not be automatically alerted to the results.
Covid Positive Results – Students stay home, and awaits guidance
Flu Positive Results–Students stay home until they are well enough to return and fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication
Northwood Holiday Concerts
Chorus & Theater
Tuesday November 29th @ 6pm
in Northwood Cafeteria
Tuesday December 6th @ 6pm
in Northwood Gymnasium
Tuesday December 13th @ 6:30 pm
in Northwood Cafeteria
8th Grade Ads
8th Grade Yearbook Recognition Ads: Flyers went home this week to order 8th grade yearbook ads. Ads are on sale until the end of January. Sign on to Jostens website linked on the Northwood homepage to design and order yours today. 1/2 Page = $85 and 1/4 page = $50.
Contact the yearbook advisor, Kristi Harris, with questions email@example.com
Clickable link Northwood Middle School page on Josten's website https://bit.ly/3S2jhiQ
PTA Reflections Contest
The 2022-23 PTA Reflections Arts Program theme is "Show Your Voice!"
All Northwood students are encouraged to participate and submit original artwork in 1 of 6 areas: dance choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition, & visual arts. First place winners will receive $50 gift cards. The deadline to enter is Mon, December 12.
Clickable link to Submit PTA Reflections Arts Program Work
NMS Excellent Rating!
Good Afternoon Northwood Parents,
I am reaching out today with some very exciting news! The State Department of Education released report cards yesterday, and we are incredibly pleased to maintain our "Excellent" rating. Schools receive points in multiple categories, including achievement, growth, and climate surveys taken in the spring. While (56) is the cut score to earn an Excellent rating, we moved from (59) in 2019 to (64) in 2022! No report cards were issued in 2020 or 2021 due to the pandemic. I could not be prouder of the growth and achievement of our students during that challenging time in all of our lives. It is a testament to the hard work, focus, attention to detail, and value that our stakeholders place on providing nothing but the best for our Knights. Excellence never goes “on sale,” and you always pay full price to earn it. Our students, staff, and families continue to work together to make Northwood a special place, and I am honored to serve the best students alongside the best staff. While we are happy to be recognized, we will continue to strive for even greater outcomes for our students.
Meet every 2nd - 4th Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30 in Room 405. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
NEW - Buy IDs through MySchoolBucks
Student school IDs can now be purchased through MySchoolBucks.
ID and Lanyard
SCHOOL LUNCH MONEY CANNOT BE USED
Become a Mentor!
BECOME A MENTOR!
30 MINUTES A DAY, 1 DAY A WEEK!
Northwood Middle School is seeking community members to serve as mentors to our students. A healthy and supportive relationship with a mentor can benefit a child’s life immediately and long-term. The impact is a gift that keeps giving to everyone involved.
WHAT IS REQUIRED?
Attend a 1 hour virtual training with Mentor Upstate and complete a GCS Level 2 Volunteer Application. One 30 minute lunch time commitment, 1 day per week.
Contact Ms. Pollard for more information or to sign up!
Reserve Your Yearbook TODAY!
Yearbooks are now on sale at the Jostens website linked below. Order before Fri, September 16, for the premier price of $38.00 and receive 4 free icons when you personalize your cover! For any questions, contact our yearbook advisor, Mrs. Harris, at email@example.com . Visit the Jostens website below to order yours today!
Clickable link to Order 2022-23 Northwood Middle Yearbook
Mr. Lee's Phone Home Messages
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: Back to School Message dated August 2, 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-355-7013.