According to Governor DeWine's recent announcement, we will be continuing remote learning through May 1, 2020.  We will continue to send updates  as we have them via school alert messages and our Facebook page.


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NEWS AT NORTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

"Fireside Chat" with the MS Principals

Ms. Gerber and Mr. Dobbins will host a "Fireside Chat" on Friday, April 3 @6PM.  This is an opportunity for parents to log-on and ask questions in regards to anything education.  We know there are many questions surrounding the Washington DC trip for next year and we will be available to answer those or any other questions you may have.  This "chat" is open to parents and guardians.  
https://zoom.us/support/download
 You will be asked for the meeting ID - 116-772-852  and meeting password:  025157
Come participate and try out this new meeting technology the kids have been using!!!! 

Chromebook Loaner

If your family has a need for a Chromebook loaner as we move forward in our remote learning endeavor, please click the tile of this article for more information.

2020 Yearbook Ordering Information and More

 We are selling 2020 yearbooks for $12. Click the article title for full ordering details and information on how you can contribute to the yearbook!

Students, Be Sure to Check Your Gmail

Due to the recent extension of the Ohio school closure, our remote learning environment will continue until at least May 1. Because we are still operating remotely, it is important that students are checking their @nortonpanthers.org Gmail accounts at least once per week, although 2 or 3 times per week would be ideal. Many teachers are using email as a method to communicate with students. For students that are unaware of how to reach their Gmail account, you can follow these directions or watch this video.

Survey for Norton Families

If you have a student in our district and did not receive the link via district email, please consider participating in the Norton City Schools' Remote Learning Family Survey, which can be found here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KDSWGG9  

Information we receive will help us plan for the next phase of our Remote Learning experience, which will take place April 14 - May 1.  Thank you.  

Remote Learning Information

In order to provide education through alternative means, we have created new Google Classroom pages for each grade level and resource room teacher. We are asking all students to join the appropriate Google Classroom.
All Google Classroom join codes can be found here: Google Classroom Join Codes.
Google Classroom can be accessed by clicking here.
If a student does not know how to join a Google Classroom, instructions can be found here.
 
Teachers will be creating learning goals and assigning work to students for each week our school is closed. This information can be found by going to the appropriate link in the table below:

 Grade Level/ Teacher

 Subject

 Contact Information

Grade 5

Language Arts

Math 

Writing 

 Contact Info

Grade 6

Language Arts 

Math

Writing 

 Contact Info

Grade 7 

Language Arts 

 Math

Writing 

 Contact Info

Grade 8 

Language Arts

 Math

Writing 

 Contact Info

Mrs. Hicks 

Language Arts

 Math

Writing 

 view grade level

 Miss Laury

go to Google Classroom to view assignments 

 Miss Naumann

Language Arts

 Math

Writing  

 view grade level

Mrs. Thompson 

Language Arts

 Math

Writing  

 view grade level
 

Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Students with Special Needs

If your student is having a hard time adjusting to the learning from home situation, here is a great site with many Google Chrome extension tools that may help. There are over 30 extensions that assist with the following topics: Text to Speech, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Focus, and Navigation.

Remote Learning Resources and Extensions

Here are some great resources for extended learning. Sites will continue to be added so keep checking back.
 
Learning Resources & Activities 

 Virtual Field Trips

 

We Are All In This Together

Counseling Information During Building Closure

For students seeking counseling, here is some infomation from our Guidance Department:

BRAINPOP ACCESS

 
 
 
To access our school's BrainPop Account:
Username:  Norton
Password:  Middle 

Washington DC Trip Information

Image result for washington dcThe annual 8th grade field trip to Washington DC will be November 4-6, 2020. There are 2 packets of information about the trip. Click the following links to view/print the necessary information.
DC Trip Information Packet             Registration Packet     
District Vision:
Every Child Every Day 
 
District Mission:
To inspire life-long learning in a caring, safe environment through challenging educational experiences for every child every day.