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High Performing Students
“Northern Middle School scores Distinguished – High Performing School
on State KPREP Test”

NMS was at the 93%ile of all middle schools across the state!!
8th Grade Transition Information
Attention parents of 8th grade students:
Moving from Middle School to High School can be a very exciting, as well as stressful, time for both parent and student.   Several activities have been planned to make this transition as smooth as possible.
Feb. 19                 PCHS Counselors will conduct 2 informational sessions with parents of 8th grader     during Northern’s  Parent/Teacher conference.  The sessions will  take place in the library at 4:45 & 5:30.
Feb. 25                 The KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) representative will speak to 8th graders about KEES money. Parents are invited to attend the 1:00 presentation.
March 11             PCHS counselors will speak to 8th graders during exploratory.
March 25             8th grade students will tour Pulaski County High School  & Area Technology Center  
March 27            HS Scheduling materials distributed to students during 3rd period.  Students will receive teacher  assistance in completing schedules.  Parent signatures are required before returning March 30.
Mar 30-April 2    Operation Preparation (The KY Department of Education’s Unbridled Learning:  College and Career Readiness for All initiative is designed to ensure every student is prepared for college and/or career by the time they graduate from high school.  Special activities have been planned for our 8th graders during this week.) 
March 30-Wear college tees
March 31-Dress for Success, Guest Speaker day
April 1-Team from PCHS will complete scheduling/advising with our 8th graders.  Parents are invited to attend.  Call Ms. Wiles if interested to schedule an appointment.
April 2-College admission you tube videos
Dates are subject to change.


ACT Field Trip for 7th Graders
For the past 6 weeks, Mr. Smith has been teaching an ACT Prep class to 7th graders who qualified for the Duke Tip Program that identifies students who are very capable as 7th graders to take the ACT. Each week the class focused on the specific subjects tested on the ACT as well as strategies for taking each test. The goal of the class was to teach them the format as well as provide them with a foresight into the atmosphere of the ACT. Students took the test this past Saturday, February 7. As a reward for their hard work, the students attended a field trip to Campbellsville University. At CU, the seventh graders were able to tour campus, eat lunch in a college cafeteria and they also received a college admissions talk and performance by the CU Singers (a vocal ensemble).

Students who participated in the class are Cecilia Burton, Lexie Cook, Colton Fraley, Erin Gregory, Eva Gover, Konner Hargis (not pictured), Braxton Hewitt, Cameron Hewitt, Bailey Jackson, Trevor Keller, Connor Mayne, Jaxson McAlpin, Jacob Moers, Abby Morgan, Lauren Morgan, Ashlee Mounce, Jordan Pennington, Jett Phillipi, Haylee Ridner, John Thompson, and Sebastian Tingle (not pictured). 

Fishing Team
Our Fishing Team competed in a tournament where Levi Blevins from NMS won 3rd place! Congratulations, Levi!

NMS Video and Power Point
On February 10th at the Pulaski County Board of Education Meeting, our school will be presented.  Here is the video that will be shown along with the Power Point presentation.  We are a School of Champions!

Link to Video: NMSVideo

Click on the following link to view the Power Point presentation.
NMS Power Point Presentation-- Click Here

Kona Ice
Kona Ice Day will be on Tuesday, February 24th.

Picture Day
Spring pictures will be taken on Monday, February 23rd. 

State Champs! Boys' Basketball Team Dominates!
Our boys' basketball teams won back to back in the State Championship Tournament this weekend. We are proud of our State Champs!

Academic Team Wins Regional Competition
Regional Governor's Cup Champions

1st Place Quick Recall

1st Place Future Problem Solving

Sam Smith - 1st Place Social Studies

Matthew Pike - 5th Place Social Studies

Caleb Vaughn - 3rd Place Science

Hannah Yadon - 5th Place Math

Advancing to the National History Bee

The following students will be advancing to the National History Bee Regionals to be held in Georgetown, KY on the 28th of March: Jadon Gibson, Samuel Smith, Callan Foncannon, Dalton Hays, and JD Stockham.

We had 4 finalists from 6th grade to advance: Hayden Mincey, Addy Wilson, Shelbie Black, and Connor King.

Spelling Bee Winners

The following students advanced to our school-wide spelling bee, which was held on January 21st.

6th Grade
Ashley Mahoney
Lyndsey Parmelee
Kaleb Ward
Shelbie Black

7th Grade
Connor Wade
Jordan Chapman
Jett Phillippi
Madison Nicholson

8th Grade
Madison Hannah
Garrett Bailey
Alex Hood
Kaity Foster

Congratulations to all of these great spellers!
The runner up for the school-wide competition was Connor Wade.
The winner for the school-wide competition was Jett Phillippi.

Jett Phillippi will advance to the district spelling bee on February 9th.  Way to go, Jett!

NMS Cheerleaders Place 2nd in State
On Saturday, January 10th, NMS Cheer competed at the KAPOS Kentucky Middle School State Finals. NMS received runner-up in the small middle school cheer division. The coaches are so proud of the girls' hard work and dedication this year and are honored that the girls are the 2nd best small team in the state of Kentucky!


MAROON 5 News 1.15.15
Rogers Explorers Program for 8th Grade Students
Important information for our 8th grade students and parents:

Great news! The 2015 Rogers Explorers program application is now available! Current eighth grade students are eligible to apply. The Rogers Explorers program is an intensive three-day, two-night program focused on cultivating skills in leadership, technology, math, science, and community service. It is developed, coordinated, and supervised by The Center for Rural Development. Classroom projects are very hands-on, and Explorers are able to actively participate in practical college courses, fine-tune leadership skills, and develop a network of friends and resources throughout our region.
The application process for Rogers Explorers is extremely competitive.  The  TWO highest scoring applicants from each county will be accepted. After those 90 selections are made,  the next 90 highest scoring applicants to participate in the program; meaning 180 total participants for 2015. The scoring committee will be provided blinded copies of student applications, and they will not know who students are or where students are from when scoring.  
Students interested in applying can now do so by utilizing an online application portal.  Applications will no longer accept by mailed or email. By registering through the Online Application Portal students will be able to download individual “Assignments” to their computer, type/gather the requested information, and then submit each assignment online. This also includes letters of recommendation and the required current YTD 8th grade school transcript. Students will receive an email confirmation once they submit each assignment.
Once students register and sign in to the Online Application Portal they will be able to begin the application process. At the top of the application page there is a step by step video of instruction available for a detailed walk-through of the application process. School counselors interested in gaining access to the portal are more than welcome to create an account but may NOT submit applications on the student’s behalf.
All “Assignments” MUST be submitted by February 15 at 5pm. Students will not be able to submit the individual assignments after this date.
To learn more about the program and to APPLY, visit
If you have questions about the application process please contact your guidance counselor, Ms. Wiles.

7th and 8th Grade Boys' Basketball Champs
Our 7th and 8th grade Boys' Basketball teams were named 12th Region Champs! We're proud of our boys and their success! Congratulations!

Amazing Accomplishment in Reading Plus
We are thrilled to announce that our students have read a total of  50,098,513 words with 80% or higher comprehension accuracy in Reading Plus. This is an amazing accomplishment!
We've Got Talent!
A big CONGRATULATIONS to these students for being accepted to perform in All State Choir! This is a huge success and great honor!

SATB All State Choir- Anna Purdon, Mara Rogers, Kayd LaRue, JonBlake Richardson, Colton Ping. Kaity Foster, Jaxson McAlpin, Julia Bates, Sebastian Tingle, and Samuel Smith.

SSA All State Choir- Hannah Yadon and Kylee Marcum

All State Children's Choir- Sarah Baker

Watts Up with STLP?
Our STLP team competed at regionals and received an outstanding score of 97 out of 100 to advance to state. We are so proud of these girls!  They’ve worked hard as a team and will represent our county proudly at state in the spring!

Box Tops for Education

NMS participates in Box Tops for Education! Please cut & save your box tops and send them to school with your child.  We have a parent volunteer that counts them and prepares them for mailing. Please click on the link below to see the attached list for participating products and more information on the program. We appreciate your time and help with Box Tops for Education!

Kroger Supports NMS

For Registration information and support details Click Here

Office Depot Supports NMS
 You can support Northern Middle School when you purchase from Office Depot.
Inform the clerk that you want credit for your purchase to support NMS or give the following code 70041039.
For more information click here
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