Announcements

NCMS DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

summer break

Summer Break Time!  May 26 - August 1, 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!  
***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!!***

 

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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2017-2018 School Year - Upcoming dates to remember!  

July 24, 2017 - Back to School Festival at The Arts Park from 12:00 - 2:00 pm.

July 25, 2017 - 7th grade orientation at 12:30 pm or 6:00 pm @ Bundy Auditorium.

July 26, 2017 - 8th grade orientation at 6:00 pm only @ Bundy Auditorium.

July 27, 2017 - Computer pick up from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm - Parent/Guardian must be present with student to sign computers out!

July 28, 2017 - Trojan Quest for incoming 7th graders.  The 7th grade students need to plan to attend according to the following schedule:

Last Name: A - D   8:30 - 9:45 am

Last Name: E - J  10:00 - 11:15 am

Last Name: K - P  12:30 - 1:45 pm

Last Name: Q - Z   2:00 - 3:15 pm

July 31, 2017Computer pick up from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Parent/Guardian must be present with student to sign computers out!

 

IMPORTANT - STUDENT COMPUTER ANNOUNCEMENTS!!

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.

ALL COMPUTERS AND CHARGERS will be collected next Wednesday (5/24) during your English classes.  Please plan to bring your device and charger to school for collection on Wednesday or your account will be charged for the cost of the device and charger!

  

HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF SUMMER YOUTH CAMP

The Henry County Sheriff's Office will be conducting its 23rd Annual Youth Camp from June 19th, 2017 through June 22nd, 2017 at Henry County Memorial Park.  The purpose of the camp is to increase trust between youth and law enforcement officers.  The Youth Camp also provides an opportunity for young people interested in a future career in law enforcement to obtain a general knowledge about this career field.

The camp is free of charge and is open to children from Henry County between the ages 10 and 16.  The camp has been held annually in the month of June.

The camp will feature events such as police demonstrations, boating, swimming, bowling, recreation events, and other outdoor activities.

 

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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. .

 

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 -  

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.

CHESS CLUB

COOKING CLUB 

CRAFT CLUB 

FCA HUDDLE

FRISBEE CLUB

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 

 

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

Cty and challenge to be a part of a great team and a great sport.

If unable to attend, be sure to contact Coach Dye or Coach Fenstermacher and have someone pick up a packet for you.

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

Indy Flight girls basketball travel team practice will be held on Monday (5/29) and on Wednesday (5/31) from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the Gym.

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

 

     Guard     

 

Choir

 

MENUS 

MAY 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