Intraday Club Sign-Ups!
Are you interested in having fun at school?
How about joining a club that meets DURING the school day?
Tell us what you are interested in and next semester look forward to some FUN!
Clickable link to Intraday Club Sign-Up Form
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
New School Calendar
Greenville County Schools is proposing a shift to the student calendar so that students will start and end the year one week earlier. GCS is sharing two years of draft calendars and seeking parent input on the proposed student calendars. Parents who wish to offer feedback should email email@example.com by December 1, 2022.
Informational website including proposed calendars, video, and frequently asked questions Clickable link to (English & Spanish):
Clickable link to Informational flyer (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aqZTEkF8Y2mhyYStHU9GDpdbG3XjRBR9/view
Clickable link to Informational flyer (Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_9cYoh6xMz-sIq-vHd7uMcW3nUSfyXGJ/view
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clickable link Northwood Middle School page on Josten's website https://bit.ly/3S2jhiQ
School Choice Window Opens Nov 14
Applications for the Greenville County Schools Virtual Program will be accepted from November 14 – December 2 for the 2023-2024 school year. All students, including those currently in the Virtual Program, must apply during this window. Parent can apply through their Backpack account. Please see the informational flyer for more detailed information. (flyer link below)
Information about Virtual Program 2023-2024 Application process.
Clickable link to Video: https://bit.ly/3sMuvgI
Clickable link to Flyer: https://bit.ly/3sTqRBO
Clickable link to Presentation: https://bit.ly/3SDyoiN
Clickable link to GCSVP Registration 23-24 Information: https://bit.ly/3SF4Z8u
All Greenville County students have the opportunity to register in the full-time Virtual Program. Registration for the 2023-2024 GCS Virtual Program opens at 8:00 AM on Monday, November 14th, 2022, and will continue through 5:00 PM on Friday, December 2nd, 2022. To register, students must be enrolled in Greenville County Schools and parents must have a BackPack account. **The Virtual Program will not be offered for Specialized/Magnet Programs such as Charles Townes Center, Language Immersion, and preschool programs or the most intensive special education services, which is typically referred to as self-contained programming.**
**If your student is currently attending the Virtual Program for the current school year (22-23) and you want them to participate in the Virtual Program for the 23-24 school year, you MUST APPLY AGAIN. Your student WILL NOT automatically be enrolled in the Virtual Program for the 23-24 school year.**
Clickable link to information on Change in Assignment School Choice Lottery Window
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
Clickable link to Northwood Basketball Schedule 22_23
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 October 28, 2022, or later prior to being able to participate in any capacity. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Any questions? Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clickable link to PlanetHS tutorials
Clickable link to directions for completing pre-participation forms
Clickable link to GCS athletic forms
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com or call 864-355-7013.