Announcements

NCMS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

MARCH  24, 2017

HAVE A GREAT, AND SAFE........

springbreak

(Spring Break begins after school 3/24/17 through 4/9/2017)

See everyone back at school on April 10, 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!   

 

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 over $500 with just 34 households signed up and participating in this program!  That's over $500 to help 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!

 

images2017/2018 - Class of 2023!  Welcome incoming 7th Graders! Click here for info leading up to your first day at NCMS! (Note: The "subject selection" sheet and "nomination for honors classes" sheet should have already been completed by your student.)

 

 

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2016-2017 School Year - Upcoming dates to remember!  

discountcards

NCMS Booster Discount Cards will be available from any student or staff member beginning March 10, 2017.  The cost is $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 

 Students:  This month's Community Service challenge is accordian file folders!  That's right....any color, any brand.  The office section of any store should have them! One accordian style folder will get you 2 hours of community service.  Make sure you put your name on a post it note and place it on the folder befor turning it in to the main office.

Also....as a reminder, you can still bring in other items as well, (such as top tabs, newspapers, candy bags, pencils, etc....) and/or community service such as shoveling snow, volunteering, etc.!! 

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. .

 

How to sign up for PINWHEEL.com! 

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 Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 3:30 pm in the third floor math commons area. 

***STUDENTS PLEASE CHECK THE HANDBOOK'S APPEARANCE GUIDELINE ON PAGE 102***

       #4.  STUDENTS MAY NOT WEAR BANDANAS OF ANY COLOR.

       #5.  LEGGINGS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.  STUDENTS WILL BE TOLD TO CHANGE!

 

ACADEMIC TEAMS 

English Academic Team -  

English Academic Team meeting will be on Fridays, beginning on 1/13/17 through 4/28/17, from 3:10 - 4:00 pm, Room 211.  No meetings during Spring Break.

Science Academic Team - 

Science Academic Team will meet on Fridays, beginning 1/13/17 through 4/28/17, from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in Room 317.  No meetings during Spring Break.

Math Academic Team -   

Math Academic Team will meet on Fridays, beginning 1/27/17 through 4/28/17, from 3:10 - 4:00 pm in Room 333.  No meetings during Spring Break.

Social Studies Team - 

Social Studies Academic Team will meet on Mondays now, beginning 2/27/17 through 4/24/17, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm in Room 232.  No meetings during Spring Break.

ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS 

ART CLUB

BOOK CLUB

CARTOONS AND COMICS CLUB 

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

CHESS CLUB

COOKING CLUB  

CRAFT CLUB 

FCA HUDDLE

GAME CLUB

GOLDEN RULE CLUB

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

PING-PONG CLUB

SADD CLUB (Students Against Destructive Decisions) 

SCIENCE CLUB

SCRAPBOOK CLUB 

SCREEN PRINT CLUB

SPELL BOWL

STUDENT COUNCIL

TROJAN TIMES Newspaper

Yearbook 

Students:  There are a limitedc number of yearbooks left to buy!  Don't forget that you can order them in the main office.  The cost of a yearbook is now $30.00/each.  Don't wait any longer to purchase yours!!

 

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 

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.  

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

FRISBEE CLUB

Frisbee club for this Friday (3/24) has been canceled.  We will meet the Monday we return from Spring Break (4/10) from 3:15 - 4:30 pm in the field behind the middle.  Pay attention to the weather!  Be sure to bring enough layers if it's cold out!  As a reminder....if you are on the "Hot Room" list you will not be able to participate.

 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT 

Band

     Band

Jazz Band Rehearsal will be on Tuesday (4/11) from 3:15 - 4:30 pm in the Bundy Auditorium.

Indoor Percussion Rehearsal will be on Friday (3/24) from 3:15 - 5:30 pm in the Band Room.

Indoor Percussion rehearsals for 3/27 - 3/31/17 are: Wednesday (3/29) from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm; Thursday (3/30) from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and on Friday (3/31) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - all in the Band Room.

Indoor Percussion State Finals at ISU in Terre Haute on Saturday (4/1).  Performance is at 5:45 pm.

     Guard     

 

Choir 

Swing Choir Rehearsal on Wednesday (4/12) from 3:15 - 5:00 pm in the Choir Room.

Swing Mates Rehearsal on Wednesday (4/12) from 3:15 - 5:00 pm in Room B-17.

 

MENUS 

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

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

APRIL 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