Announcements

NCMS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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                _             December 14, 2017__________

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SEMESTER FINAL SCHEDULE

Wednesday (12/13) - English / Social Studies / RISE / Reading 8

Thursday (12/14) - Art / Music / Practical Arts / P.E.

Friday (12/15) - Math / Science / Health

The end of the 2nd quarter and 1st Semester is on Friday (12/15)!

 

**IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ** 

It has been brought to our attention that there are several vehicles being driven too fast in the front drive-through lane of the school during pick-up and drop-off times. These are isolated incidents but nonetheless, NCMS feels it is necessary to remind anyone using the front drive, or staff parking lot, for picking up or dropping off students - to please watch your speed!   


Chromebook Chargers

Attention students: The NCMS bookstore now stocks replacement Chromebook chargers.  Chargers are $14.00 and can be purchased directly from the bookstore instead of having to replace by ordering it online.  If you have lost or damaged your charger, please replace it at the bookstore to save yourself money in fees.


Kroger community rewards

KROGER PLUS CARD FAMILIES - PLEASE READ!

If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Plus Card (or sign up to get one now!), have you signed up yet for Kroger Community Rewards for New Castle Middle School??  So far NCMS has received several hundreds of dollars with just 73 households signed up and participating in this program!  This money helps NCMS in many ways.  Imagine how much our school could benefit from this program if ALL of our Kroger Plus card holders (parents, guardians, grandparents, friends, etc.) would sign up and join by linking your Plus card to our school and help us earn Rewards Money!!  You will first need a Kroger Plus card (if you don't have one - please go apply for a Plus card and sign up for the program!); you will then need to go to Kroger.com and select the register button, enter your information and "Create Account".  Please make sure you add your Kroger Plus Card number when registering your digital account.  Your Plus Card number is required when signing up for Community Rewards so that your transactions apply to New Castle Middle School.  Once you are signed in to your account, scroll down to the "Community Rewards" link and select "Enroll Now".  You can search for New Castle Middle School, or to make things easier, they will ask for a "NPO #" of the organization you wish to support; New Castle Middle School's NPO number is 47873, then select "Save" and you're done!  Here is the link to the original information sheet that was sent out with the beginning of the year newsletter if you would like to review it.  Thank you in advance for supporting New Castle Middle School in this wonderful program!  
***We started out in the beginning of the 16/17 school year with only 1 family signed up in this program, we are now up to 73 households!  What a difference it has made!  If you have not yet signed up - please do and help out the students at NCMS!!***


 

 

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2017-2018 School Year - Upcoming dates to remember!  

Computer Notice:

Attention all middle school students:  Please remove all silicone keyboard covers from your computers effective immediately.  The covers are causing the devices to overheat.  We appreciate your efforts in trying to protect the devices, but we will not be able to use the silicone keyboard covers any longer.


 

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NCMS Booster Discount Cards are available at the New Castle Middle School office at the cost of $5.00 per card.  Please see the attached letter for further explanation of card sales and and where the proceeds go and what our ultimate goal is!  Thanks in advance for purchasing a NCMS Booster Discount Card!

 


  

COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITY 

Reminder to Students:  The community service challenge for December is candy bags, gum, or cases of bottled water!!  If you bring in any of these items, please make sure your name is on it, and bring it into the main office.  You will get a First in Line pass or a Gotcha' card for bringing something in this month.

*Also a reminder:  you can still continue to bring in other items as well, (such as pop tabs, newspapers, old cell phones, pencils, etc.) and/or community service activities (such as bell ringing, volunteering, etc.)! (Please see the Community Service Bulletin Board!)


food4kids

In collaboration with Little Blessings Church, we at NCMS have started a Food 4 Kids Program.  The program will provide snacks once a week for students to take home on Friday afternoons FREE OF CHARGE!   

By choosing to enroll, the School's Food 4 Kids coordinator will distribute preassembled bags to your child once a week.  The Program will continue until school ends or you desire to end your child's membership. 

There are forms available in the office at the middle school or by clicking this link you may download, print and fill out your own form.  Return the form to the NCMS MAIN OFFICE in order to receive the snack bag. 

We encourage you to take advantage of this program for your child.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jennifer Davis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kasey Turner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Help! We Need More Subs!

Interested in a sub teaching position??

The following link (http://www.pcmiservices.com/pcmi/homepage.aspx) will take you directly to the PCMI website for enrollment instructions and the application process. 

 Experience CCRA sample link 

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**IMPORTANT INFO ON MANAGING THE VIRUS EV-D68**  

How to Access Google Drive

 Parents:  You are now able to deposit your child's lunch money into their account via the web! Just follow the link to www.k12paymentcenter.com and sign up today! 

 

HAVING ISSUES WITH YOUR SCHOOL ISSUED LAPTOP??

 

***IF YOU NEED INTERNET at home, Internet Essentials from Comcast may be able to bring affordable high-speed internet to your home.  You MAY qualify if your child is eligible for the National School Lunch program.  Follow this Internet Essentials link to check it out!***  

Students: If you are having trouble with your laptop at school or at home please try a restart before reporting the problem. Restarts fix 90% of the problems. To restart your computer click the start button, click the right arrow next to shut down and select restart.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW CASTLE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPUTER USE:

  • Tech Requests
  • Moodle
  • Google Classroom
  • Passwords
  • Important Websites
Moodle
 
New Castle Community School Corporation
 
Power School
 
McGraw Hill Textbooks - Science
 
Holt McDougal Textbooks - Math, English, Social Studies
 
Google Classroom

 

NEED HOMEWORK HELP

Homework help after school every week on Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 3:30 pm in the English and Math commons areas. 

***STUDENTS PLEASE CHECK THE HANDBOOK'S APPEARANCE GUIDELINE ON PAGE 8***

       *  STUDENTS MAY NOT WEAR BANDANAS OF ANY COLOR.

       *  LEGGINGS ARE  ACCEPTABLE beginning this year.  A loose fitting top must be worn and come to fingertip length or mid-thigh.  If this rule is not followed - STUDENTS WILL BE TOLD TO CHANGE!

       *  Holes in jeans are allowed from knees to hem of pants only.  Anything above knee needs to be patched - no skin showing.


ACADEMIC TEAMS 

English Academic Team -  

Science Academic Team -

Math Academic Team -   

Social Studies Team - 


ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS 

ART CLUB

BEAUTIFICATION CLUB

The Beautification Club will meet on Thursday (12/14) from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria.

BOOK CLUB

CARTOONS AND COMICS CLUB 

Due to Mr. Allison being a basketball coach, Cartoon and Comic Club will not meet until further notice.  Check here for updates for when the next meeting will be!

Cartoon & Comic Club meets on Tuesdays from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in Mr. Allison's Room, 236.

COOKING CLUB

CRAFT CLUB

FCA HUDDLE

FRISBEE CLUB

GAME CLUB

GOLDEN RULE CLUB 

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

PING-PONG CLUB

ROBOTICS CLUB

Robotics Club will meet on Thursday (1/4) from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in Room 317.

Robotics Club will be going to Triton Central on Saturday (1/6) for a Robotics Competition.

SADD CLUB (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 

SPELL BOWL

STUDENT COUNCIL

TROJAN TIMES Newspaper

There will be a Newspaper staff meeting on Thursday (12/14) from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in Room 222.

YEARBOOK Staff

To order a yearbook online, please follow this link, http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1072568/New-Castle-Middle-School/2018-Yearbook/2017060304225048374/CATALOG_SHOP/  .


SPORTS   

You need to take anything you need for after school practices, any homework, etc. with you to your after school practices.  You will not be able to come back to your lockers without a coach to escort you.

FOOTBALL 

NCMS 8th grade Football Schedule/Roster Link

NCMS 7th grade Football Schedule/Roster Link

VOLLEYBALL 

NCMS 8th grade Volleyball Schedule/Roster Link

NCMS 7th grade Volleyball Schedule/Roster Link 

CHEERLEADING

NCMS Cheerleading

CROSS COUNTRY

NCMS Boys Cross County Schedule/Roster Link

NCMS Girls Cross Country Schedule/Roster Link

BOYS BASKETBALL

NCMS 8th grade Boys Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

The 8th grade boys basketball team defeated Pendleton on Wednesday evening, 48-42.

NCMS 7th grade Boys Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

GIRLS BASKETBALL

There will be a Girls Basketball Shooting Clinic on Wednesday (12/20) and Thursday (12/21) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the NCMS Pasman Gym.

NCMS 8th grade Girls Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

The 8th grade girls basketball team fell to the Pendleton on Wednesday evening, 14-45.

NCMS 7th grade Girls Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

The 7th grade girls basketball team was defeated by Pendleton on Wenesday evening, 10-31.

NCMS GIRLS TRAVEL BASKETBALL

INDY FLIGHT GIRLS BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAM

WRESTLING

NCMS Wrestling Schedule/Roster Link

SWIM CLUB

TRACK 

NCMS Boys Track & Field Schedule/Roster Link 

NCMS Girls Track & Field Schedule/Roster Link

BASEBALL

GIRLS SOFTBALL

GOLF    

SOCCER  

TENNIS


 MUSIC DEPARTMENT  

Band

On Friday (12/15), Varsity Boys basketball game vs. New Palestine; Pep band - alumni band night as well as 8th grade band members invited to participate. 

Jazz Band will resume rehearsals after Christmas Break.

Indoor Percussion will have two camp days over Christmas break.  The days are Friday (12/29) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and on Saturday (12/30) from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, both days practices will be in the Band Room.

Boys Varsity basketball games (with pep band) on Friday (1/5) vs. Richmond (6:00 pm JV start time) and on Saturday (1/6) vs. Connersville (6:00 pm JV start time.  Both games are played at NC Fieldhouse.

Guard     

The Middle School Guard will have practice on Thursday (12/14) from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Parker Elementary.

Choir

Swing Choir Rehearsal will be on Tuesday (1/9) from 3:15 - 4:15 pm in the Choir Room. 

Circle the State with Song rehearsal will be on Wednesday (1/3) in Room B-17 from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.

 


MENUS 

WINTER 2017 BREAKFAST MENU (students $1.40) (reduced $.30)

DECEMBER 2017 LUNCH MENU (students $2.80; adults $3.50) (reduced $.40)

JANUARY 2018 LUNCH MENU (students $2.80; adults $3.50) (reduced $.40)

PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION IN UNDERSTANDING THE LUNCH LINE!

*All menus are subject to change without notice*  

FOOD SERVICE DEPARTMENT NEEDS SUBS!  WE NEED YOUR HELP TO SERVE OUR CHILDREN!  APPROXIMATELY 2.25 HOURS PER WORKDAY DURING SERVING HOURS.  PLEASE CALL 521-7240 FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

Middle School Contact

601 Parkview Drive
New Castle IN 47362
Phone: (765) 521-7230
Fax: (765) 521-7269