Announcements

MS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

August 21, 2017

 

**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!   

 

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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 year with only 1 family signed up in this program, we are now up to 48 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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SOCIAL MEDIA CONVOCATION

 Nat'l speaker, Katie Greer, will speak about SOCIAL MEDIA to our

NCMS students at a convocation on Thurs., August 24 in Bundy from 10:30 - 11:30 am.

She'll share with parents/guardians in Bundy, same day at 6:30 p.m. 

                                      Katie.GreerKate Present

She's appeared on CNN, USA Today, Huff Post, FOXMeredith Vieira, Parents.

 

2017-2018 School Year - Upcoming dates to remember!  

SCHOOL PICTURE DAY IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st!

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Picture Day: Friday, September 1 
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 

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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. 

 Experience CCRA sample link 

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 will begin meeting again on Tuesdays from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in Mr. Allison's Room, 236.

COOKING CLUB 

FCA HUDDLE

FRISBEE CLUB

GAME CLUB

GOLDEN RULE CLUB

Golden Rule Club will meet on Wednesday (8/23) from 3:10 - 3:45 pm in the Community Room.

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

PING-PONG CLUB

SADD CLUB (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 

There will be a SADD Club meeting on Thursday (8/24) from 3:10 - 3:45 pm in the cafeteria.

SPELL BOWL

STUDENT COUNCIL

There will be a Student Council meeting on Tuesday (8/22) at 7:30 am in Room 211.

TROJAN TIMES Newspaper

There will be a Newspaper Staff meeting on Thursday (8/24) from 3:15 - 4:00 pm in Room 222.

YEARBOOK Staff

If students would like to purchase a yearbook, please come to the main office to buy one!  The cost of a yearbook right now is $25.00. 

There will be a yearbook meeting on Tuesday (8/22) from 3:00 - 3:30 pm in Room 233.

 

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 

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info.  

VOLLEYBALL 

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info. 

CHEERLEADING

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info. 

CROSS COUNTRY

There will be a cross country parent meeting on Thursday (8/24) at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria.

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info.

BOYS BASKETBALL  

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info.  

NCMS GIRLS TRAVEL BASKETBALL

INDY FLIGHT GIRLS BASKETBALL TRAVEL TEAM

WRESTLING

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info.

SWIM CLUB

TRACK 

Please see the Pinwheel calendar online to get up to date info. 

GIRLS SOFTBALL

GOLF    

SOCCER  

TENNIS

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT 

Band

     Band

TMB will have rehearsals for the week of 8/21-8/25 will be as follows:  Monday (8/21) 5:30 - 8:30 pm; Wednesday (8/23) 7:00 - 8:50 am; Thursday (8/24) 5:30 - 8:30 pm and Friday (8/25) 7:00 - 8:50 am.  All rehearsals will either be on the Practice Field or Neal Field.

Jazz Band will rehearse on Tuesday (8/22) from 3:15 -4:15 pm in the Band Room.

There will be a marching band mini camp on Saturday (8/26) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on Neal Field.

     Guard     

 

Choir

Swing Choir Rehearsal will be on Tuesday (8/22) from 3:15 - 5:00 pm in the Choir Room. 

MENUS 

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

FALL 2017 BREAKFAST MENU (students $1.40) (reduced $.30)(Fall Breakfast Menu starts 9/5/17)

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

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

summer meal programSUMMER MEAL PROGRAM

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