The NLRMS 7/8 Campus' Parent Involvement Committee will host its first #BOOKSANDBAGELS for the 2019-20 school year on Saturday! Food and arts and crafts will be available in an effort to promote literacy. Email Ar'Jillian Gilmer at email@example.com for more information.
In light of the violent threat made against schools in Arkansas, the North Little Rock School District is taking extra steps to ensure that each campus remains a safe and healthy environment for everyone. We maintain communication with law enforcement, who will have a presence at every campus on Thursday, August 29. The safety of our students and staff is top priority in the North Little Rock School District.
Parents and guardians, We will have NWEA Testing September 5th and 6th and September 9th and 10th. All students in grades 7 and 8 will be taking this test during their math, science, and English classes. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time each morning during these days.
Join us on September 10 from 5:00-7:00 for a tailgating meet and greet! This will be an opportunity for you to met your child's teachers. Teams will have tents set up outside in the courtyard. We will have free food, fun, and games! Meal tickets can be picked up at your child's team tent. Write your child's name on the ticket and drop it in the bucket when you pick up your meal for a chance to win a door prize. There will be a PTA meeting at 5:30 in the mini auditorium and a Title 1 Report to the Public at 6:00 in the mini auditorium. We hope to see you there!
After assessing transportation issues during the first week of school, the district has adjusted school start and end times. The new times will take effect on 9/3. Elementary: 7:50 a.m.-2:40 p.m. Middle: 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. High: 8:25 a.m.-3:40 p.m. (Note that middle school times did not change.) Thank you for your understanding.
*SCHOOL BUS ROUTES* Click on the link below. You will be able to view bus routes. Contact the Transportation Department at (501) 340-5150 for questions. http://northlittlerockar.apptegy.us/bus-information--7
There will be a girls basketball tryout for any 7th or 8th grade girl who is not currently on the team or any female new to the district this year August 26 from 3:15-5:15. They will be held in the lower gym. Transportation home will be provided. A physical and consent form must be on file or in hand in order to try out.
The school bus route information is now available at the link below. Please remind students of bus expectations. https://www.nlrsd.org/bus-information--7
The 2019-20 Parent-Student Handbook is now available at the link below. There have been updates made to it since last school year. Please read the handbook and become familiar with our policies, including expectations when it comes to conduct. https://5il.co/978l
As we get closer to the 2019-2020 school year, here's some important information regarding the NLRMS 7/8 Campus. *The first day of school will be Tuesday, August 13. *School will be from 8:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. *Students will be wearing uniforms. Any solid, polo type shirt is acceptable. A school spirit shirt may be worn any day of the week in lieu of a polo shirt. Khaki, black, or navy blue pants, skirts, or shorts may be worn. Nothing that looks like blue jeans are allowed. No leggings, jeggings, nor tight fitting pants may be worn. *Bakcpacks must be clear or mesh. We will be sending more information out over the next few weeks about the beginning of school. We are looking forward to a GREAT school year!
Mark your calendars! We will have a drop in Open House Thursday, August 8 from 12:30-6:30. You will be able to tour the building and pick up schedules during this time. We hope to see you there!!
Summit parent meeting May 6 at 6 pm in the NLRMS large auditorium. #beintheknow
Emergency responders have swept and cleared all buildings at North Little Rock Middle School. They found the buildings to be safe. The safety and well being of our students and staff is always our top priority. EAST Night will still take place this evening.
This afternoon, there was a call made to North Little Rock Middle School 7/8 Grade Campus of a bomb threat. The entire school, including the 6th Grade Campus, immediately initiated its crisis response plan and evacuated the building within moments. All students and staff are safe. We will relay more information as it becomes available.
The district is aware of flooding in a number of areas. We ask that you use extreme caution as safety is top priority. Our transportation department is making sure students get to school safely, although there will be some delays. Tardies will be excused today as a result of the flooding. Thank you for understanding.
Cross Country Tryout Information: Tryouts for upcoming 8th graders will be Wednesday, May 15 3:45-4:15 on the NLRMS track. Tryouts for upcoming 9th graders will be Thursday, May 16 4:00-4:30 on the NLRMS track. You will need a current physical and your own transportation home after the tryouts. Anyone interested in trying out MUST email Coach Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) NAME/GRADE/ID# PARENTS NAME/PHONE NUMBER
No school for students on Friday, March 15! #happyspringbreak
Good evening! The North Little Rock Center of Excellence is hosting COE Night tomorrow evening from 5-7 pm in Tower C of the North Little Rock High School. Come learn more information about career pathways, self-directed learning, meet members of administration, and tour our facilities. You may park in the front or back of the school. Escorts will be available to direct you to the correct location. We hope to see you there!
8th grade parent cheer and dance Interest meeting for the 2019-2020 school year will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 5:30-7:00 in the mini auditorium!
8th Grade: Don't forget that you can enter your high school course selections into HAC for the 2019-2010 school year! The request tab should now be available.
For 8th grade parents: All 8th grade students will go to NLRHS on Friday, March 8th to register for the 2019-2020 school year. They will eat lunch at the middle school before they leave at 12:15. They will return to the middle school at 3:30.
NLRMS Sixth Grade Campus: Sandie Wells, Certified Employee of the Year; Amanda Carpenter, Classified Employee of the Year. NLRMS Seventh & Eighth Grade Campus: Patricia Loraditch, Certified Employee of the Year; Angela Clemons, Classified Employee of the Year. PTA Executive Board, Parents of the Year; Irrigation Project, PTA Project of the Year; and Elizabeth McMahan, Heroic Effort of the Year. Michael Clark is principal of the Sixth Grade Campus. Lee Tackett is principal of the Seventh & Eighth Grade Campus.
Students at North Little Rock Middle School participated in a door decorating contest as a way to learn about the contributions of Black Americans during Black History Month. WATCH: ------> https://tinyurl.com/y4han9hh
NLRMS 7/8 grade campus will have an Active Shooter DRILL on Wednesday, February 20th at 9:00.
The North Little Rock School District is in session on Monday, February 18! #GoCATS
Mandatory Parent meeting for high school spirit group tryouts Anyone interested in trying out for 9th grade cheer or dance team or varsity cheer or dance team needs to have a parent attend the MANDATORY parent meeting on Monday, February 18th at 5:30 in the cafeteria. There will be a whole group meeting to go over the spirit handbook and tryout requirements, then there will be 15 minute breakout sessions for each team to tell specifics of that tryout, skills needed, costs of the team, etc. For example, if an 8th grader wants to tryout for 9th grade cheer and 9th grade dance, they would attend the whole group meeting, then the 15 minute session for cheer and next the 15 minute session for dance. Parent attendance at the meeting is mandatory for anyone wanting to tryout!
The North Little Rock Transportation department has been notified by the North Little Rock Parks & Recreation Department that all recreation centers will be closed Monday February 18, 2019 for President’s Day. We have also been notified by the Boys & Girls Club that the Hamilton and Wetherington Clubs will be closed Monday. No students will be dropped off at these locations. Please announce to students Monday morning so other arrangements can be made before end of day.
District Social Worker & Homeless Liaison Bobbie Riggins wants everyone to know these EAST Initiative/ FARM students from NLRMS were instrumental in helping them sort through boxes of donations provided by Feed the Children on Tuesday. It was a tall order, but these guys used their "muscle" to get the job done to serve our families. These service-minded students include the following: Noah Hankir, Alex Stafford, Mason Mulherin, Jalon McClendon, Michael Bryant, and Hudson Cameron.
North Little Rock School District is committed to keeping our students and staff healthy. We are now officially in flu season. Symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, headache, fatigue and body aches. Please have your child evaluated by a physician if these symptoms occur and report back to us. -Do not send your child back to school until they are free of fever for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen. -Per District Policy, a fever is anything 100 F or higher. -If your child has vomiting or diarrhea, DO NOT send them to school until 24hours after last episode. **Make sure the office has an updated phone number to reach you in case your child is ill or injured at school!
North Little Rock, get ready!!! It's coming again - this time in a different location because we want to bring the school to your neighborhood. Join us at Shorter College on Saturday, February 16 at 10 am for Books and Bagels. Research has proven that parent/family involvement yields high student success. Well, so does community involvement! We all live, work, and play in communities and they have an impact on students' success. Come out and participate in our roundtable discussion led by Tasha Moore (Story.Tell.Her) of Tasha Teaches Spanish. Discussion Topic: “Child See, Child Do” Basing her talk on the popular expression that states the way we behave is noticed and mimicked by others, poet and educator LaTasha Moore will discuss how the actions of parents are noticed and mimicked by their children. The talk will be interactive and allow for questions, discussion, and, hopefully, group learning. LaTasha will raise questions designed to make parents think about the behaviors they, and others around them, are modeling for their children. The little children can enjoy reading time and a craft, too. Last but not least, there will be free continental breakfast! Get up and get you and your kids out on Saturday, February 16th at 10am. See you there!
It is time to begin thinking about scheduling classes for the 2019-2020 school year. Selection sheets for current 6th graders should be sent home on or before February 11 to make selections for their 7th grade school year. Current 7th graders will receive their selection sheets Monday, February 11 through their social studies classes. All sheets must be returned by February 25 to their social studies teacher. Below, you will find a link to the 2019-2020 curriculum guide and links to two videos explaining how to fill out the selection sheets. Please click on the appropriate video link by selecting the grade your child will be in for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions, please contact the 7/8 counselors. Their contact information is listed below. Alicia Bailey (7th Grade Counselor): email@example.com Cindy Quarry (8th Grade Counselor): firstname.lastname@example.org Link to Curriculum Guide: https://tinyurl.com/ybh3jsul Link to 7th Grade Video: https://youtu.be/e9mTCrfA0lk Link to 8th Grade Video: https://youtu.be/H0Y9hRELpYU
Parent Conferences will be held Thursday, February 7 and Monday, February 11 from 3:45-6:45.
Reminder there is after school TUTORING every Monday and Thursday from 3:45-4:45 for those students that have signed up for tutoring.
There is no school on Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
Parent Notification of BMI/Scoliosis Screening Dear Parents: On February 5h we will be doing BMI/Scoliosis screening on all 8th grade students. The procedure for screening is a simple one in which the child’s back is observed as he/she stands upright and as he/she bends forward. To observe this condition, each child will be asked to remove their shirt. The screening will be conducted in privacy with only the student and nurse present. Any curvature or “back hump” that is noticed during the screening may indicate the need for further evaluation. If a problem is found, you will be notified, and we will recommend that you take your child to the physician of your choice for evaluation. It is a state mandated screening. If you do not want your student to participate in the scoliosis screening you will need to let us know in writing before the screening date. Phone calls will not be accepted. If your child does not participate you will have to take them to a physician and have the screening done and return a record from the doctor with the results of the screening. Thank you, Tonya Green RN, BSN School Nurse Telephone Number: (501) 771-8200 Fax Number: (501) 771-8206
From the office of transportation: To the parents of NLR Middle School, High School, COE, and Academy: starting Tuesday, January 22, 2019, all students will be required to wear their name badges before entering the bus. Students who refuse to comply may be subject to not being allowed to get on the bus. The handbook already requires that all students wear their name badges. This is a safety concern. By regulation, we are required to know all of the individuals who are being transported by our buses as well as where they were sitting (seating chart). Besides it being required, it helps us protect your children, identify them for disciplinary issues, as well as locate your children in case of emergencies.
SITE CHANGE: eSTEM vs North Little Rock Gold 8th grade girls and boys basketball games will be played in the auxiliary gym at North Little Rock High School. The girls' game will start at 5:00 p.m., followed by the boys' game.
FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS ONLY! There will be 1 parent meeting for anyone interested in trying out for any high school spirit group: 9th grade cheer, 9th grade dance, Varsity cheer and/or Varsity dance. Monday, February 18th 5:30 p.m. NLRHS cafeteria A parent MUST attend if a student is interested in trying out for ANY spirit group at NLRHS. There will be a general meeting to go over the handbook and then breakout sessions for the specific group you would like to tryout for.
School resumes for students on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Have a safe and happy New Year!
Parents: This is a reminder that the district has a no charge policy for meals. Parents can sign up with MyPaymentsplus.com or send money with their child to school. We have been having issues in the cafeteria with students not having money, which is causing the line to move slowly. Thank you in advance for your help.
The NLR Trap Team (grades 6-12) will have a MANDATORY parent meeting on Tues, Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm at Blue Rock Gun Club, 7800 Baucum Pike. Questions? Sally Pryor at email@example.com
We will have an Active Shooter Drill at 3:00 on Wednesday, October 10. This will be one of four that we will be doing this year. This includes grades 6-8. You will also be receiving a robo call.
There will be no school for students on September 21 due to parent/teacher conferences.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, September 20 from 3:50-6:50 and Friday, September 21 from 8:00-11:00. Core classes will meet as a team. (See list below.) Elective teachers will be in their individual classrooms. Coaches will be in room 127. Conferences are on a first come, first serve basis. Please have your child write down their schedule and room numbers. Shumpert-119 Bost-229 Cates-202 Choate-205 Ashcraft-Padilla-214 Sheffield-507 Salaam-112 Proctor-220 Whitley-224
Join us August 30 at 5:30 in the large auditorium for NLRMS 7/8 grade Open House. After the meeting in the large auditorium, parents will have an opportunity to visit their child’s classes and meet their teachers. Please have your child write their schedule down along with room numbers to know which classrooms to visit. The PTA will be there selling t-shirts and memberships. We hope to see you there!
7th grade boys basketball tryouts will be August 27 from 3:45-5:30 in the lower gym at the middle school. 8th grade boys basketball tryouts will be August 30 from 3:45-5:30 in the lower gym at the middle school. Students Must have a current physical and consent form on file.
7/8th grade blue and gold tryouts for girls basketball will be held Monday, August 20th in the upper gym at the middle school from 3:45-5:00. You must have a current physical and consent form to tryout.
Join us on August 7 in the large auditorium. We will be going over the parent misconceptions of the Summit Learning Platform. 6th grade will begin at 5:30 and 7th/8th grade will begin at 7:15.