SkyWard Parent Video - please check out all the things that SkyWard has to offer. From food service, to attendance and much more. https://youtu.be/lZu0ujSShzQ
Chromebook troubleshooting document - please keep this handy as it is full of useful information. https://5il.co/kvup
Good Morning NMS Families! I hope this message finds you all continuing to be healthy and well!! I wanted to share some important information and details regarding the start of school on Tuesday, September 1st: 1) School will start at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday! This is earlier than normal, but important to the start of our new school year and teaching students how to participate in our virtual learning experience. Mrs. Jones will begin the morning with a message explaining how students “attend” classes and Mr. Andersen will be teaching our students important information about using their Chromebooks and Google Classroom. Students will receive a Google Meet link to log into Tuesday morning’s meeting. That link will be sent out today, Monday! 2) Virtual learning to start this school year looks VERY different from what it looked like in the spring! Students will receive Google Meet links for each class and will log into each class throughout the day – following the schedule (with class times) they received at the materials pick-up event last Wednesday. Students will not be “on screen” for an entire class period, but will check in with the teacher and participate in whatever lesson or activities the teacher has planned for that day – some time will be on screen and some time will be spent on independent work. 3) If you have not yet picked up your student’s materials for the start of the school year – including Chromebooks for our 6th graders, please contact Jenny Loether @ 423-7335 ASAP or stop by school anytime on Monday – we are here until 4:30...or can make special arrangements! 4) Mr. Andersen has prepared a video for parents for how to help your student(s) be successful in this virtual learning format. That video can be accessed by clicking on this link or copying/pasting the link into a new window/tab: https://youtu.be/B-SIB2A-gaA Please join me and our staff in making this the best school year it can be – learning through the challenges... demonstrating patience and flexibility! Mrs. Jones #gobluejayssdc
Due to safety concerns for our student athletes, the Nikolay Middle School Volleyball and Cross Country seasons have been cancelled. #bluejaystrong
Supply lists have been updated and uploaded to the middle school website. Please look under the family resources tab. Questions, please call the office.
NMS Office Summer Hours: June - Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm July - NMS office closed Summer School (TBD) August - Monday-Friday, 8am-3pm Jump Start Summer School (TBD) District Office will be open Monday-Thursday during the summer
REMINDER we will be having a material drop off in the main entrance circle drive, we will be outside to greet you. Tuesday, June 2nd is Grade 6. Wednesday, June 3rd is Grade 7. Thursday, June 4th is Grade 8. Times for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Friday, June 5th is an open drop off (any grade). Times for Friday are 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Please call Mrs. Loether at 608-423-7335 with any questions, or if the scheduled times do not work.
Final week of school schedule. Please take a few moments to look it over for details and times. We will be having a material drop off in the main entrance circle drive. Tuesday, June 2nd is Grade 6. Wednesday, June 3rd is Grade 7. Thursday, June 4th is Grade 8. Times for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Friday, June 5th is an open drop off (any grade). Times for Friday are 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Students will have the opportunity to complete and turn in class assignments through June 5th.
2020 Summer School Update We want all families to know that The Cambridge School District is planning to have Summer School in July and August. This was decided in efforts to: to promote the health and safety of our students and staff, allow time for additional planning for our teachers, gain clarity from the health department, and allow for closure to the 2019-2020 school year. At this time it is unclear what the offerings will look like. They may be virtual, in-person, or a blend of the two. It is our sincere hope that families will participate in the 2020 Summer School program. Updates will be communicated as soon as they are available. Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay tuned!
3/13 The Family Game Night has been cancelled.
Ms. Daly and Ms. Siebers took a group of students to the Art of Writing field trip to the Milwaukee Museum. It was a day at the museum for student writers and artists to create a sketch or a personal narrative story. Student works will be published in the Conference Anthology in May. What a great experience!
"NMS 8th graders went on a tour of UW-Madison to learn about college life. They went on a guided tour of campus and got to eat lunch at the Union. This is part of our ACP (Academic and Career Planning) process in our district." "While on our tour of UW-Madison, NMS students pose outside of Bascom hall."
Last school year, several students participated in a "for fun" Language Arts book club with me during Targets Time. Evan, Ivy, Sarah, Megan, Rylee, and Coco - currently 7th grade students - read the book Lousiana's Way Home, by Kate DiCamillo. Together, these students read the book, held weekly discussions, & created a group project for the main character, Lousiana. This book was universally loved by our entire group! Fortunately during this year's Wisconsin Book Festival in Madison, the author of Lousiana's Way Home spoke at the Capitol Theater/Overture Center... and our group traveled to see her!
Elli Incha, Owen Bernhardt and Sam Incha proudly stand in front of one of the four shelving units they helped put together. These students volunteered their efforts and time after school to assemble storage units that were purchased by the Service Learning Team. Service Learning Team (SLT) is a group of students who agree to do various tasks that help not only our school and community.
Service Learning Team (SLT) is a group of students who agree to do various tasks that help not only our school and community. Some Upcoming opportunities that students can partake in; *face painting at 5th Annual THROWING STRIKES FOR MARY at Ripley Lanes Bowling alley, Saturday Oct. 5th, 4-6:30 *paint a mural on a local business’ exterior wall, week of October 14-17 from 3:15-5:00 *organize annual holiday food drive for our food pantry first weekend of December If students are interested in volunteer opportunities please see Mrs. Gliniecki.
Your group webstore has launched The Nikolay Middle School online store has been launched. The direct link for the store is: https://sportsworld.chipply.com/nikolay_ms
REMINDER to 6th grade and new students of orientation on Tuesday, August 13th. There is a session from 8:00-11:00 am OR 12:00-3:00 pm. If you have not already done so, please let us know which session your child(ren) will be attending. Call the office at 608-423-7335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NIKOLAY MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER OFFICE HOURS UPDATE: OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF JULY AND WILL RE-OPEN ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 1st
MS Summer Office Hours Week of 6/17 ..... 7:00 am - 2:00 pm Week of 6/24 ..... 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm Week of 6/31 ..... CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY Week of 7/08 ..... 7:00 am - 2:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) During summer school, Jenny can be reached at 608-423-7335 x2111 PLEASE CHECK THE MS WEBSITE AND CSD FACEBOOK PAGE FOR WEEKLY UPDATES.
Reminder - NO Late Start tomorrow (Wednesday, June 5th)
Update for 6th Grade Parents - Now we will be back by 3:30. The ropes course is shut down.
For 6th Grade Parents - I am hearing that the bus will arrive back at NMS between 3:45-4pm.
Camp is almost here and we are SO excited! Just a few reminders: There is NO Late Start for 6th grade. Please arrive by 7:45 am with luggage to the lower parking lot. Students will need sheets, blanket or sleeping bag and pillow. Pack these in a garbage bag labeled with your child’s name. Remember to pack a lunch for Wednesday at Devil’s Lake State Park, unless you already ordered a school sack lunch packed for you. Pack a Carry On Duffle (COD) for Devil’s Lake State Park. In a small backpack or string bag, Students should bring swimsuit, towel, filled water bottle, sweatshirt, hat, sunscreen in a separate bag for the bus. Everything else will be packed in their suitcase. Students will not have access to their suitcase until we get to camp. The weather looks great. It looks like Thursday will be in the 80’s, finally! There is some rain in the forecast, so pack some rain gear just in case. We look forward to making some awesome memories!
NMS SCHOOL DANCE TONITE Dance is tropical Hawaiian, summer theme....dress in fun summer vacation clothes (top 3 students dressed up the most will win cash prizes) $5 entry fee, Pizza $2, Soda $2, Candy $1 Dance 6:30-8:15 Various contests for prizes. :) Dance is the new gym; drop off/pick up in lower parking lot.
7th grade students at NMS will be participating in a fundraiser called Tune Out. Students will go without screens for a month. They will raise money up until March 22nd. Tune Out will start on April 1st and end on April 30th. They will get donations or pledges for how many days they can last, with a month being the longest they can do. The exceptions are that they can use a phone for texting, calling, and email as well as any screen used for school/homework. Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Netflix, and video games are all off limits! All the money raised will benefit CART (Cambridge Area Resource Team). They help families in the community with purchasing food, providing gas money, and many other things for people who made need some assistance. If you are interested in sponsoring a student please contact them!
REMINDER THAT TOMORROW FRIDAY, MARCH 1ST WILL BE A FULL DAY OF SCHOOL
Q2 Celebration will be held during the afternoon of Friday, February 1st! An email has been sent regarding the activity your child(ren) will be participating in! If swimming, please bring all needed items. Students will have the opportunity to buy concessions, so bring money.
Sign ups are in the Office for: Art Club, MS Girls Basketball and Singing Jays.
Just a reminder that tomorrow, Oct. 24th is NOT a late start day, it is an early release day with NMS students being dismissed at 11:15. There will be no school for students on Thursday or Friday. There will be NO Middle School Boys Basketball Practice on Wed, Thurs or Friday.
Reminder of WIAA Regional Sport Admission prices: $5 All Students, Adults and Seniors. $1 Children Under 6 Years. No Passes are accepted.
Dear NMS Parents/Guardians: Next week is Homecoming Week for Cambridge High School! Here at NMS, we share in the homecoming festivities by having dress-up days and attending the homecoming parade on Friday afternoon. We do adjust our schedule Friday so that our students can enjoy the parade. This year, the parade begins at 2:15 p.m. NMS students will walk to the parade with their 8th hour class. After the parade, we will walk back to NMS and return to 8th hour. Typically, we have at least 20-25 minutes after the parade and before our 3:15 p.m. dismissal time. This is valuable time for our students and teachers. The middle school does not dismiss school early on Homecoming Friday. We do have parents request early dismissal of their children/students on this day. If you choose to have your child/student dismissed from school prior to 3:15 p.m. on Friday, please send a note with your child Friday morning or contact Mrs. Loether via phone/email in our office. She will prepare an attendance list so that we know, in advance, which students will not be returning to 8th hour class. We greatly appreciate the advance notice, rather than being approached at the parade or upon our return to school after the parade. It helps us to account for each and every student. Here are the Dress Up Days for next week. Students can choose to participate in dress up days or not. Monday is PJ Day Tuesday is Twin Day (find someone to twin with and dress alike) Wednesday is Color Day – Grade 6 wears Red, Grade 7 wears Yellow, Grade 8 wears 3 or more colors (think rainbow) and Staff wears Pink Thursday is Hawaiian/Tourist Day Friday is School Colors/Spirit Wear Here’s to a great week! Go Blue Jays!
CHANGE OF BUS TIME FOR THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST TRIP - PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD BACK TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR A 6:00 PM LEAVING TIME.
Check out the following article about the State Science Olympiad competition http://fox6now.com/2018/04/07/stem-competition-hundreds-of-young-scientists-compete-at-wisconsin-science-olympiad/
Summer School Booklets will be available online next week. Sorry for the delay.
NMS Student Council Dates of Food Drive: Mon Dec 11-Fri Dec 15th Needed Items: 6th Grade- Hamburger or Tuna Helper, 7th Grade - Tuna, 8th Grade - Ravioli or Spaghetti-O's, Staff - Ritz Crackers **Money can be donated as well in lieu of food. $1 = 1 food item.
UPDATE:Due to changing of the photographer, NMS Boys Basketball photos will be taken on Friday, December 8th at 5:15 pm. Order forms were emailed home or paper copies available in the NMS Office.
No School Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24. Classes will resume on Monday, November 27. We hope that you and your family have a great relaxing time over this holiday break.
Date change for 1st Quarter Incentive. Movie will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17! If you have not turned your slip and money in please do so.
The NMS Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday is an Early Release Day --NOT a late start day. NMS students will be dismissed at 11:15 am.
NMS Student Council is hosting a HALLOWEEN DANCE! When: Friday October 20th Time: 6:30-8:30 Admission Cost: $4 Wear a COSTUME!! CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the top 3 students who have the best costumes!! Additional Information: Pizza will be sold for $2 a slice and there will be concessions sold as well.
Picture Retake Day will be TOMORROW Tuesday, September 26th. If you are doing retakes please remember to bring the other pack with you.
Open House is Wednesday, August 30th from 5-7 pm. Follow your child's schedule to meet teachers and drop off supplies in lockers.
Picture Retake Day will be Tuesday, September 26th
Updated NMS Supply Lists are available under the Family Resource Tab on the School Website
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER! NMS OFFICE HOURS JUNE 7,9,12-15 8:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. AUGUST 21 WE WILL REOPEN FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR