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Camp Invention is back for 2020!

Norton City Schools will once again be hosting Camp Invention from June 8 - June 12, 2020, at Norton Elementary School.  Camp Invention is offered to those students entering grades 1-6 in the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. 
This year's theme is ELEVATE.

We have not received any scholarship information as of today. If and when we do, it will be posted on our website. Check back for more information as we move closer to actual camp dates. Remember, scholarships are provided to Norton City Schools' students only, and are based on sponsorship from local area donors. 

Register using promo code SUM25 to save $25 (expires 3/31/20) or SUM15 to save $15 (expires 5/12) off the $235 registration fee. Availability is limited.
Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child's spot today.

Click here for more information.

The Great Kindness Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

During the week of Jan 27, we will be joining over 13 million students from all over the world by participating in this awesome event! For more info, visit www.thegreatkindnesschallenge.com

Monday, January 27                        PJ Day!                             

Kindness Challenge:  Get up and make your bed or do an extra chore!

Tuesday, January 28            Celebrate American   (Wear Red/White/Blue)               

Kindness Challenge: Write a thank-you note to our Military during lunch!

Wednesday, January 29      Earth Day (Wear Blue/Green)            

Kindness Challenge: Pick-up trash in your school or community!

Thursday, January 30           Thinking Cap Day (Hat Day)                      

Kindness Challenge:  Think of something kind to do for your parents or teachers!

Friday, January 31            Super Bowl of Kindness (Jersey Day)  

Kindness Challenge:  Teamwork makes your dream work spread kindness to the team!

Carnation Flower Sale!

Each February our Student Council raises funds through a carnation sale.  This year the sale will begin on February 7, 2020.  Parents may purchase flowers for their children through the main office beginning on the 7th.  The cost of a flower is $1 and will be delivered the following day during Panther Time.  Questions can be directed to [email protected] or [email protected]  

Scootpad for our 6th graders!

This semester the 6th grade team is working with a new tool to promote growth for all students based upon their specific needs.  In the next few weeks you will see written information on the Scootpad program we will be using.  Parents can create a log-on and monitor the specific assigned taskes their child has or is completing.  We are excited to see the anticipated growth within all of our 6th graders. 
Cut and paste link into your browser for an introductory video. Click  to log in.here
 https://video.scootpad.com/m/DWClR1Zd/overview-for-parents?list=KFBjS1nF
 

B-Wiser Science Camp for Girls completing 7th grade

This premier camp, for girls who have just completed the 7th grade, includes courses with a full laboratory experience to empower their skills in both science and engineering..  
Through cooperative learning, students take a full daily curriulum with classes in programming LEGO Mindstorms robots, physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and model robotics building that boosts their self-confidence in the sciences.  
Each evening the girls have the opportunity to interact with female career exemplars who share their journeys in many areas of science.  The camp culminates with a LEGO Mindstorm robotics competition.  This is a residential week long experience.  Scholarships are availailable.  
Apply now:  BWISER.spaces.wooster.edu
Questions:  [email protected] 
Application Deadline:  April 20, 2020 
 

Cleveland Clinic K-12 Education Internship Programs & Experiences.

Cleveland Clinic offers summer internships and experiencs that give Northeast Ohio middle and high school students the opportunity to learn and work alongside world-renowned caregives at Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus, Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, and Administrative Campuses.  
Through their experiences in these programs, students gain expsoure to healthcare fields and careers in clinical and business setttings. 
Program applications go live in January.  Dates, times and eligibillity criteria vary by internship and experiences.  For futher information please contact:
 
Workshops are also available for parents designed to help middle and high school students cucessfully complete the online application.   

Engineering Challenges Carnival

Engineering Challenges Carnival
Saturday, February 15, 2020
11:00AM - 3:00PM
Join Case Western Reserve University Students for a funfilled day of hands-on, STEM-based activities and demonstrations.
Thwing Building| 11111 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44106
 Pre-registration is not required.     Questions, please contact Me'lani Labat Joseph at [email protected]   

January Coding Club - 8th grade opportunity.

Norton Middle School will again be offering a Coding Club that will start Saturdays, beginning January 25, 2020.  The camp will run for 10 consecutive Saturdays and those interested are expected to attend each session.  Registration information can be found in the Middle School main office and cafeteria.    The topics will include:
  1. Computational thinking

  2. Abstraction

  3. Binary Number System

  4. Programming languages (Lightbot, Scratch, Python, and Rasperrian)

  5. Iterative process of programming (create, improve, recreate)

  6. Basic electric circuits (anode, cathode, voltage, amperage, resistance)

  7. Raspberry Pi computer operation

  8. Creating and controlling interfaces with Raspberry Pi, bread boards, and circuitry

  9. Completing a working Raspberry Pi project

  10. Soft skills of communication and teamwork

IMPACT CLUB ON HIATUS!

 
 
IMPACT CLUB youth group will be meeting each Tuesday until 3:30PM.  Please make sure you are available to pick-up your child at this time.  Students, under the guidance of Grace Church, enjoy friends and fellowship each Tuesday.  Getting involved in school activities is a great way to connect with others during your middle school years.  

Chess Club Monday immediately after school.

 Chess Club will meet every Monday until April.  The goal is to provide a friendly competition along with advancing skills in the game of chess.  All skill levels are welcome as students will be paired up accordingly.  Participation is voluntary; however brackets for play will be developed and advance notice of absence would be appreciated.  This is a fee free club!  Registration information is available in the cafeteria.  To get club updates use your cell phone, text 81010 with the message @chess19.  Feel free to email questions to Mr. Petit, [email protected]

It's time for ACADEMIC CHALLENGE!

Are you a fan of the TV show Jeopardy?  Would you enjoy competing against your classmates on academic questions?  Our Academic Challenge Team may be perfect for you!  Our academic challenge team meets every Wednesday in room 244.   Mrs. Butcher is returning as our coach and is looking to train a team to compete at area Middle School Academic Challenge Team Tournaments.  The club will be meeting on Wednesdays and is open to all students in grades 5-8.  A $25 fee is charged for particpation.   Parents please arrange for a 3:30PM pick-up.  Questions may be emailed to [email protected]  

Be The Change Club meets every Wednesday.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create positive change in your school and in your community? Did you know you can help impact and change the lives of others? Student members participate in various activities that help promote a positive culture and spread empathy, kindness, compassion and acceptance throughout the school and community. Students will work together to help effect positive change through innovative and creative ideas that help to build school pride and stronger community-school ties.  Be The Change Club is looking for new members!  This club is open to any student in grades 5-8.  This is a fee-free club, and no pre-registration is required.  Students, come join us on Wednesdays from 02:45-03:30- Please arrange for pick-up promptly at 3:30pm.  

Club sponsors are Mrs. McDonnell and Dr. Russo.  You may email questions to [email protected] 

Come join the FUN! SIP CLUB MEETS Thursdays after school!

The SIP Club promotes social interaction among peers without the use of technology.  Students play cards, board games and participate in outdoor fun!  The club is open to students of all grade-levels and is sponsored by staff member, Mrs. Arnold.  Students may attend any Thursday without prior arrangements, students will gather in the cafeteria at the dismissal bell.  Pick-up time is 3:30PM.  If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Arnold at [email protected]

Youth Fellowship Group, IMPACT CLUB, meets in the Panther Room every Tuesday!

 Each Tuesday a youth fellowship club will meet in the Middle School Panther Room.  This is a student led group with the Student Leadership Team also meeting once a week.  The objective of the group is to connect with each other through fun activities creating a positive IMPACT in the middle school.  Students wanting to attend will report to the Panther Room at the dismissal bell.  A student does not have to commit to every Tuesday, but can attend as their schedule allows.  Parents please arrange pick-up at 3:30PM.  

Drop-in for Donuts

Please join us for donuts and conversation focused on improving the middle school.  Each quarter the administration, counseling department and available teaching staff will join parents for coffee and donuts.  It is an informal opportunity to share ideas and suggestions for improvement.  Please feel free to bring younger children.  We will meet in the Panther Room from 8:00AM - 8:45AM.  Our kick-off meeting is Thursday, September 19.  Other dates are as follows:  November 19, February 19 and May 19.  Please join us!

Cell Phone Policy

Panther's Closet is OPEN!

At times we all need a little help from our friends.......Norton's Panther Closet has clothes, shoes, coats and school supplies available for free.  Please contact our Counseling Department at 330-825-5607 and ask for either Mrs. McDonnell or Dr. Russo and they will assist you.  

Panther Time

 During the first two weeks of school all students have been particpating in team building activities.  These activities support our focus this year, We Roar. Together.  Please check out the pictures from the events.  

Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® and use it every time you shop. It raises money for our SCHOOL!

How the Program Works

Make the most out of this one-of-a-kind educational award program! Simply register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card with Apples for the Students and use it each time you shop at Giant Eagle to earn points for your school. Earning points is simple! With every scan of your registered Giant Eagle Advantage Card at the cash register, points are automatically credited to your selected school.

It’s Easy to Register!

  1. Sign in to gianteagle.com or create an account.
  2. Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® online.
  3. Visit the My School Programs page and enter the code of the school that you’d like to receive points. You can also register to earn points for more than one school!                                                                                                             Norton Middle School's Code is 5618
  4. You’re done! Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register.

Extra Help Available

Extra Help Available

All teachers at NMS have a help sign posted on or near their doors that informs students when a teacher is available for extra help. Students will need to schedule an appointment with a teacher to meet during the designated time. Click here to see an example.

My DynaCal

You can now create your own personalized calendar for Norton City Schools’ events. With this personalized calendar you can get alerts for changes to the calendar and changes in events. You can view our calendar on your mobile device by going to http://m.dynacal.com/nortonschool. For quick access you can add the URL to your home screen on your mobile device.  
Click the News Title link to create your own calendar!
When to Keep Your Child Home

When to Keep Your Child Home

Please keep your child home from school if....
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.