Sonic: 3/9 Student Caught Doing Well Nominating Teacher: Tavy Stribble Student: Aaereon Stuckey-7th Grader NMS
The spring Book Fair will be March 13-24th. Parents/guardians are invited to come shop the book fair with your student after checking in with the main office. You may set up an eWallet for your child, also. Please see our book fair homepage for more information. We hope to see you there! https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/newberrymiddleschool
May 6th (8AM-Noon) Physical Day for NMS
Congrats.! Kristina Cannon-NMS Assistant Principal KRISTINA CANNON SELECTED AS FELLOW OF STATEWIDE AFTERSCHOOL LEADERSHIP INITIATIVE The Riley Institute at Furman University has selected Ms. Kristina Cannon to participate in South Carolina Afterschool Leaders Empowered (SCALE), an initiative that equips afterschool and summer learning leaders in the state with tools to grow and improve their programs. The initiative is offered in partnership with and funded by a $1.3 million grant from the South Carolina Department of Education as part of the monies the agency received from the American Rescue Plan to address the academic impact of COVID-19, particularly among youth in need of additional supports to complete unfinished learning. Cannon is one of 21 afterschool leaders to be selected for the program’s second cohort. Ms. Cannon has been in the educational field for 13 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in English from The University of South Carolina in 2009, Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University in 2013, and Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2020. She spent 11 years teaching English, 10 of those in Newberry County between Newberry and Mid-Carolina High Schools. She most recently has served as Curriculum Coordinator at Newberry Middle School for the last two years and currently serves as Interim Assistant Principal and Director of the 21st Century After-School program. Selected participants represent nearly a third of the state’s school districts, a variety of organizations, and a mix of rural, suburban, and urban areas. Taking place over the course of 10 months, SCALE offers a curriculum that addresses best practices on topics such as school-community partnership development, program sustainability, arts integration, and youth mental health. The program is led by national and local afterschool and summer learning leaders. In addition to convening on Furman’s campus for a weeklong learning experience and participating in monthly webinars, members of the cohort will take a field trip to a nationally-acclaimed summer learning program outside of the state and work on a capstone project related to afterschool or summer learning in their home communities. High-quality afterschool and summer learning programs have been shown to improve student achievement, life skills, and mental health, all while helping working families keep kids safe. For more than a decade, the Riley Institute has conducted work in the afterschool field at the national level. “Afterschool and summer learning programs fill critical needs in our communities, providing a supportive environment for children as they learn and grow,” said Amy Keely, SCALE director. “Our first SCALE fellows have grown tremendously as leaders, and we’re proud that our second cohort will build upon their work of ensuring quality, impactful afterschool programming across the state.” To learn more about SCALE, visit furman.edu/scale or contact Keely at firstname.lastname@example.org. About the Riley Institute at Furman University Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute advances social and economic progress in South Carolina and beyond by building leadership for a diverse society, broadening student and community perspectives on critical issues, hosting expert speakers, supporting public education, and creating knowledge through community solutions-focused research. It is committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change. Learn more at furman.edu/riley.
NMS Physical Day (May 6th) See Enclosed for details!
Shameria Scurry (7th Grader) Sonic: Student Caught Doing Well Teacher: Tavy Stribble Note: Pictured with Mr. Reid **Special Thanks to Mac Bell-Owner/Operator of Sonic Restaurant (Newberry, SC)
All NHS Spring Sports have been cancelled today (3/3/23) per threat of inclement weather
Feb. 2023 NMS Students of the Month 6th Grade Student of the Month: Hannah Chapman 7th Grade Student of the Month: McKenzie Garner 8th Grade Student of the Month: Cheyanne Anderson
Read Across America Week Pajama Day (3/2/23) -Thursday Newberry Middle School
February, 2023 Newberry Middle School Award Winners February 2023 Teacher of the Month: Krista Dickson February 2023 Support Staff of the Month: Bonnie Frick February 2023 6th Grade Student of the Month: Hannah Chapman February 2023 7th Grade Student of the Month: McKenzie Garner February 2023 8th Grade Student of the Month: Cheyanne Anderson Special Thanks to Joe Trainor-Stokes Trainor (Newberry, SC) for providing the "Teacher of the Month" with a free oil change voucher and 27 point inspection certificate.
One our 6th grade students here at NMS, Hannah Chapman, had the opportunity to compete in the 2023 4-H Engineering Bridge Building Challenge and the 2023 4-H Engineering Mystery Challenge. Hannah worked collaboratively with a team to design, construct, and test a truss bridge. Hannah and her team learned the basics of truss design and load distribution, how to manage limited resources to achieve a goal, and they learned how to communicate effectively and contribute to the efforts of the their group. The bridge that was built by her team was able to hold 14 pounds and earned them a white ribbon for this challenge. During the mystery challenge, she learned to work under pressure and demonstrate her STEM knowledge. She got a blue ribbon for the mystery challenge. CONGRATULATIONS, Hannah!! Your NMS Family is proud of you!!
NMS-Sonic-Student Caught Doing Well! Winner-7th Grader-Lillie Waters Teacher Nomination: Tamara Cannon Special thanks to Mac Bell, Sonic restaurant/Newberry, South Carolina owner/operator
7th Grade Science (3/1/23) "Gallery Walk" Great job Teachers/Students (Cromer/Groleau)
"Sonic-Student Caught Doing Well!" Teacher: Krista Dickson Student: Janet Salmeron Gomez 3/1/23 Winner! Great Job Janet/Congrats.! Special Thanks to Mac Bell-Owner/Operator (Sonic Restaurant Newberry, SC)
MLP Newsletter Contact Mrs. Swygert at email@example.com if you have any questions
8th Grade Parent Notification from Dr. York-NMS Counselor Please Note: Students received an invitation letter on Monday regarding appointment with their high school counselor. The letter provides the date and time for their meeting and it is an invitation for parents to attend as needed. These meetings will be held every Monday during the month of March. (Please read/see letter as needed) Please e-mail Dr. York at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Are you interested in a career in healthcare? You may want to apply for the Summer Junior Volunteer Program at Newberry Hospital. To apply, you must be aged 14 by June 5, 2023. Applications are available at www.newberryhospital.org
Today, (3/1/23) at 9:03 the Fire Alarm went off at NMS due to work being done on the HVAC Units (Smoke Alarm) NMS faculty and staff would like to thank the Fire Department for their assistance today. There is no damage and all normal activities have resumed. I would like to thank faculty, staff, and students for their diligence this morning. WELL DONE TIGERS! Proud of you!
Link to Counselor Chronicles (J. Cunningham) February 2023 (NMS) Link: https://www.canva.com/design/DAFbBqzkzn4/P8ducQFK-LB3_KWHBrqGaA/view?utm_content=DAFbBqzkzn4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=publishsharelink
Hat Day-NMS (2/28/23) Read Across America Week