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An Important End of Year Message

A Message to all D.A.R.E. students from Officer Mitchen

NEWS AT NORTON MIDDLE SCHOOL

LOCKER CLEAN-OUT INFORMATION


As we approach the end of the academic year, the staff at NMS has been working diligently to create a quick and efficient way for families to acquire student belongings from hallway & gym lockers and the school to collect district materials (SSR novels, books, Chromebooks, etc.). Please click the article title for details.

4th Quarter Report Cards & Grading

One of the biggest challenges for schools during remote learning is the ability to assess accurately student’s learning and to calculate accurate grades. With many families using hard copy packets, limitations to technology, facing family illness and abiding by safety restrictions we have decided on the following grading plan for the fourth quarter:

 All students will receive a grade of PASS or INCOMPLETE in the areas associated with math, science, social studies and language arts.   If a teacher determines that a student has engaged in the majority of assignments while at home, the student will receive a grade of PASS. Click on the article title to continue reading.


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!
Update: Sales have been extended through May 25

Remote Learning Information for May 4 - May 22

Computer cartoon laptopputer clipart - WikiClipArtOur remote learning journey continues. Click the article title for remote learning information for May 4-May 22.

THE ABC COUNTDOWN SPIRIT DAYS!

University of Akron Homework Hotline

Homework help HotlineThe University of Akron Homework Hotline was created to serve area students during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures. Highly qualified and trained education majors are offering FREE homework help for Akron area students and families across all subjects in Grades K-12. For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

Teacher Office Hours

Each grade level now has morning and afternoon office hours in which a teacher will be available to provide students and parents with live help and answer any questions. Click the title to view the office hours schedules.

Peer Tutoring Available During Remote Learning

Our 8th grade National Junior Honors Society students have volunteered to help their NMS classmates through peer tutoring. Complete this form if you are interested in scheduling a tutoring appointment.

"Fireside Chat" with the MS Principals

OUR NEXT FIRESIDE CHAT HAS BEEN SCHEDULED..........Mrs. Gerber and Mr. Dobbins will host our second "Fireside Chat" on Friday, May [email protected]  This is an opportunity for parents to log-on and ask questions in regards to anything education.  We will be available to answer any questions you may have.  This "chat" is open to parents and guardians.  
You will be asked for the meeting ID 393018777 and the meeting password:  056609

 

Norton City Schools’ Educational Plan for April 14 - May 1

Norton City Schools will be proactive and communicative often as we approach our next period of remote learning, which we have dubbed We Roar. Remotely.  Please click here for a Parent Letter with more information.  Please click here for our We Roar. Remotely website with resources, expectations for students, etc.

Washington DC Trip Information

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 YES, we are still accepting registrations.  Disregard any "due dates" listed in the DC trip information packet.  This year, Nowak Travel is offering travel insurance for an additonal fee. 
 
The 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     

Norton City Schools Board Meetings

All Norton City Schools Board Meetings will now be held through Google Meet and can be live streamed from our NCS Board YouTube Channel.  Refresh your page if you do not see the live feed at the start of the meeting.  Additionally, agendas can be found on the Board Agendas page.  For the April 20th meeting, here is the Graduation Seals presentation.

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.

Counseling Information During Building Closure

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

We Roar Together- a message from the NMS Staff!