Announcements

NCMS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

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**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 52 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 52 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!  

 

The end of the 1st Quarter is Friday, October 6th!! Report Cards will be distributed after Fall Break, on Wednesday (10/18) during 7th hour.

 

GRANDPARENT'S DAY - OCTOBER 18th!

Student Council is proud to sponsor it's annual Grandparent's Day on Wednesday, October 18th at 1:15 pm in Bundy Auditorium.  Forms had to be returned no later than Friday, October 6th!

 

SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKE DAY IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20th!

Picture retakes are this Friday, October 20th.  If you would like to have your picture retaken, you will need to stop by the main office and sign up on the Picture Retake list.  On retake day, you will need to make sure to bring your old picture packet with you to give to the photographer.  If you want to make sure you have it for Friday, you can bring it in to the main office any day this week, and we will hold it for you until Friday.

Also, if you were absent or not yet enrolled at NCMS on the last picture day, you will need to have your picture taken and sign up in the main office.  See Mrs. Havens if you have any questions.

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Picture Day: Friday, September 1; Retakes - Friday, October 20th
Picture Day ID: HM787075Y0

t’s time to hand out 
Picture Day flyers!

If you haven’t received your 
Picture Day Kit, it will arrive soon.

Picture Day is Coming!
Access your Lifetouch Portal account* 
for additional Picture Day resources: 

• Web Banners: Download and post on 
school website

• Electronic Flyers: Download and post 
on school website

• Parent Email Reminders: Send 
automatic Picture Day email 
reminders to your parents 

LOG IN

to your Lifetouch Portal account* at 
portal.lifetouch.com
Schedule parent volunteers to 
help with Picture Day!
Picture Day is Coming!
Parent volunteers are great for helping 
students look their best and ensuring a smooth 
Picture Day. Share this video to recruit parent 
volunteers for Picture Day.
*Need access to your Lifetouch Portal account? Contact your Lifetouch representative for assistance.

 

 

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 October is CANDY BAGS!  Large candy bags will get you 5 hours of community service and a small bag will get you 2 hours of community service.

Make sure your name and grade level is on the candy bag, and you may bring your donation to the main office.  Mrs. Hansell and Mrs, Havens will then make sure you get your hours.

They will keep track of who's donated for the monthly challenge, and at the end of the month, we will draw names for one 7th and one 8th grader who's donated to receive a small prize.

*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.)!

 

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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. 

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SimpleK12  

**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

BOOK CLUB

CARTOONS AND COMICS CLUB 

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

COOKING CLUB 

Cooking Club will meet on Tuesday (10/17) from 3:10 - 4:30 pm in Room 143.

CRAFT CLUB

Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in attending Craft Club this Thursday (10/19), can do so by coming to Room 120 from 3:1- - 3:45 pm.  Craft Club will be glazing a medallion pendant.

FCA HUDDLE

FRISBEE CLUB

GAME CLUB

Game Club will meet on Tuesday (10/17) from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in Room 333.

GOLDEN RULE CLUB

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

PING-PONG CLUB

SADD CLUB (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 

Students, there will be a SADD Club meeting on Wednesday (10/18) and Thursday (10/19) of this week from 3:00 - 4:00 in the cafeteria to discuss the upcoming Red Ribbon Week!!  Red Ribbon Week is next week and we will have all kinds of fun activities planned to celebrate.

SPELL BOWL

Spell Bowl will meet every Tuesday and Friday, beginning Friday (9/1), from 3:00 - 3:30 pm in Room 216. Practices will continue through Friday 10/27.  Spell Bowl Competition will be on Wednesday (11/1) at 6:00 pm at Union County Middle School.

STUDENT COUNCIL

TROJAN TIMES Newspaper

There will be a newspaper staff meeting on Thursday (10/19) from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in Room 222.

YEARBOOK Staff

There will be a yearbook staff meeting on Tuesday (10/17) from 3:00 - 3:30 pm in Room 233.

If students would like to purchase a yearbook, please come to the main office to buy one!  The cost of a yearbook now is $30.00.

 

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 Football Schedule/Roster Link

VOLLEYBALL 

NCMS 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 7th & 8th Boys Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

The 7th and 8th grade boys basketball open gym days will be Monday (10/16) from 3:00 - 4:30 pm and Thursday (10/19) 3:00 - 4:30 pm in Pasman Gym.

17/18 Boys Basketball Try-Outs will be on Tuesday (10/24) and Wednesday (10/25) from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in Pasman Gym.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

NCMS 7th & 8th Girls Basketball Schedule/Roster Link

17/18 Girls Basketball Open Gym Dates:

Monday, October 23rd from 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Pasman Gym

Monday, October 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Pasman Gym

Monday, November 6th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Pasman Gym

Monday, November 13th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Pasman Gym

17/18 Girls Basketball Try-Outs

Tuesday, November 20th, from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Pasman Gym

Wednesday, November 21st, from 3:00 - 5:30 pm in Pasman Gym.

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

Any 7th or 8th grade baseball players, who are not currently involved in a fall sport, are invited to NC Trojan baseball workouts.  Workouts are at Sunnyside Field each Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 - 5:15 pm.  If you have any questions email Coack King at the High School.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GIRLS SOFTBALL

GOLF    

SOCCER  

TENNIS

 

 MUSIC DEPARTMENT 

Band

TMB rehearsals for the week of 10/16 - 10/20 are as follows:  Monday (10/16) 5:30 - 8:30 pm; Wednesday (10/18) 7:00 - 8:50 am; Thursday (10/19) 5:30 - 8;30 pm; and Friday (10/20) 7:00 - 8:50 am.  All rehearsals on Neal Field or Practice Field.

Jazz Band will rehearse on Tuesday (10/17) from 3:15 - 4:30 pm in the Band Room.

The 7th grade band will have rehearsal on Tuesday (10/17) and Thursday (10/19) at 2:30 pm in the Band Room.

The TMB will have a Camp Day on Saturday (10/21) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Neal Field.

 

Guard     

The Middle School Winter Guard will rehearse on Monday (10/16) and Thursday (10/19) from 3:30 - 5:30 pm in the Band Area.

Choir

Swing Choir Rehearsal will be on Tuesday (10/17) from 3:15 - 5:00 pm in the Choir Room. 

The 8th grade choir will perform during the Grandparent's Day Convo on Wednesday (10/18) at 1:15 pm. 

HS Fall Choir Concert will be on Thursday (10/19) at 7:00 pm in Bundy Auditorium. (Dress rehearsal for HS choir will be Wednesday (10/18) in Bundy Aud.)

MENUS 

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

OCTOBER 2017 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