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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!!
NMS-- 3rd in State on Reading Plus
NMS is now 3rd in the state for the average number of See Readers per student in Reading Plus! Our latest update indicated that our students have read 78,655,513 words with 80% or higher accuracy this year. This is a huge accomplishment!
WEB and News Team Online Applications for Current 7th Graders
Attention 7th grade students:

If you are interested in applying to be a WEB leader next year, apply by completing the following application at this link:
WEB Application

Applications are due by April 3rd.  If you need help see Ms. Petrey or Ms. Cranfill.

If you are interested in applying to be on the News Team next year as an 8th grader, apply by completing the online application at this link:
News Team Application

News Show 3.27
Science Olympiad
Our Science Olympiad students did a wonderful job at regional competition. These students placed 7th overall and will be participating as a team in the Science Olympiad State Tournament at Western Kentucky University on April 25th.

Science Olympiad Awards

Sebastian Tingle and Thomas Mckinney-- 2nd Experimental Design
Sebastian Tingle, Mackenzie Brunson, and Kelly Brunson-- 1st Picture This
Josh Inabnitt and Jadelyn Hurley--  2nd Entomology
Mackenzie Brunson and J.D. Stockham--  3rd Fossils 

8th Grade Important Information
Attention parents of 8th grade students!

Several activites have been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Please see the changes below:
Attention parents of 8th grade students!
Several activites have been rescheduled due to inclement weather.
Please see the changes below:
March 30        

HS Scheduling materials will be distributed to students during 3rd period. Students will receive teacher assistance in completing schedules. Parent signatures are required before returning on March 31.
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
Students & Staff--Wear college tees
March 31
Dress for Success, Guest Speakers during Exploratory classes
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
May, TBA 
The KHEAA (Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority) representative will speak to 8th graders about KEES money. Parents will be  invited to attend.
Dates are subject to change.


Academic Team Wins State Championship
Our Academic Team at NMS competed in the state tournament this past weekend at the Galt House in Louisville, KY.  They were named the State Champs and will now compete at the International Competition at Iowa State University this summer. Gavin Spradlin competed on the alternates team in the competition, which won 1st place as well. Congratulations to the Academic Team and Gavin Spradlin!

Pictured L to R: 2015 KAAC Governor's Cup State Finals Future Problem Solving Champions  (Kennedy Burdine, Hannah Yadon, Cecelia Burton, and Sebastian Tingle with Governor Beshear)

Gavin Spradlin on far left with the Alternate Team.

WEB Hosts Young Professionals
WEB is a program that stands for "Where Everyone Belongs."  It is a group of service leaders from 8th grade who mentor 6th grade students to ensure they have a good experience transitioning to middle school.  Our WEB leaders hosted a luncheon and invited the Young Professionals Committee to speak about their education and career experiences. 

Archery Team Wins State
Congratulations to the NMS Archery Team for winning State Championship!

Jr. Winter Guard 1st Place
Congratulations to NMS Jr. Winter Guard! They received 1st place by over 10 points at Montgomery County High School! They also improved their score by 15 points from the last contest. They represented our school with great sportsmanship and professionalism.

Pictured L to R: Hannah King, Sable Jones, Rocio Flores-Lopez, Shelby Acton, and Mikalee Mahoney

 Bottom Left:
Analillian Barradas-Rodriguez, Juley Benge, McKenzie Hignite, Ashlyn Ing, and Natalia Martinez


ACT Scores for 7th Grade Students
Some of our 7th grade students were invited to take the ACT through the DUKE TIP program.  Here are the results from their tests.  We are so proud of them! They scored outstanding!
NMS had twenty-three students to take the test.  Thirteen of those students received State Recognition.  One of the students received Grand Recognition.

Here are the students' average scores:
Avg. English        19
Avg. Math           17.7
Avg. Reading      19.1
Avg. Science       18.8
Avg. Comp.         18.8


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). 

Picture Day
Spring pictures will be on April 23rd.

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!


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!

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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