Per the directives from yesterday's news conference, the North Little Rock School District will offer the traditional, five-day blended learning option and a 100% virtual learning option. If you want your child to participate in our Virtual Academy, the deadline to register the student is Friday, August 7 at noon. This is one form per child. For instance, if you have two children who will participate in the Virtual Academy, then you must complete two forms. And so on. https://forms.gle/LU5Q2daxz9yyoYMe9 If you have already registered your student(s), thank you.
Please read the latest communication from Dr. McGee as it relates to the reopening of schools. https://5il.co/j699
See link to view the school supply list for students attending the Seventh & Eighth Grade Campus. https://5il.co/j3gc
Please see the latest communication from Interim Superintendent Keith McGee, Ed.D., about fall sports. https://5il.co/izn8
Cross Country Tryouts Schedule 8/17: 7th Grade Girls 8/18: 7th Grade Boys 8/19: 9th- 12th Grade Girls and Boys 8/20: 8th Grade Girls and Boys All tryouts will be held at the NLRMS Track beginning at 3:30 pm. Anyone interested in trying out must have a current sports physical and consent forms on file. If needed, forms can be found on the District website. Once completed email them to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST email Coach D. Brown your name, grade, ID# and parent contact information PRIOR to the tryout date. You must maintain social distancing when possible and wear a mask! Contact Coach D. Brown at email@example.com if you have any questions.
School supply lists are now available. You'll find lists for elementary students and for students who are enrolled in the Virtual Academy. https://www.nlrsd.org/school-supply-lists
The last day to sign up for the Virtual Academy is this Friday, July 31st. This is a semester long commitment. To sign up for the Virtual Academy, please use the links below. One is in English and the other is in Spanish. English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScuR39LHjK9UuLOtOvRYPz3F52Do8bWhw8HGtbpU2z1h5Sn3w/viewform?usp=sf_link Spanish: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-qjqc0nDklZzQNoGmPF2bv0q_Iln8u9XBmM-uIXT1blK52w/viewform?usp=sf_link
NLRMS 7/8 Grade July 2020 Newsletter Please click on the link below to gain access to the newsletter https://www.smore.com/pvryg
Ninth Grade and Varsity Dance Team tryouts will be August 4, 5, and 7 at the NLRHS Auxiliary Gym from 1p-4p. Clinic days will be held on the 4th and 5th. Masks are required! Participants are asked to wear workout clothes and tennis shoes. All physicals MUST be updated in order for you to participate. Questions? Contact Chelsea Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the link below to read the latest memo from Dr. Keith McGee, the Interim Superintendent of the North Little Rock School District. https://5il.co/if2v
The Pandemic EBT cards are now being mailed to families that qualify. Please contact Tammy Phillips at email@example.com or 771-8088 to see if your household qualifies. Visit the link for more info on those cards: https://www.nlrsd.org/article/257656?org=central-office
"Cupcake and Conversations" will be held tomorrow at 6 p.m. and can be viewed on our Facebook page to accommodate the high number of attendees. We will record it and post on our website if you're unable to watch in real time. Join us as we share our plans and the preventative measures we'll be taking to reopen school next month. See you there!
Attention, everyone! The links below will take you to the latest information as it relates to returning to school in the fall. Communication is available in English and Spanish. Please keep in mind that there could be changes because our district will adhere to the guidance of the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education, and the Governor's Office. Remember that you can send concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not done so already, please make sure you select the instructional delivery of your child for the fall. The deadline is July 2. English: https://tinyurl.com/y7w2cpyh Spanish: https://tinyurl.com/yb2a7c9d
The NLRSD Reopening Task Force would like your input as it relates to opening school in the fall. Please complete the feedback form at the link below and provide the question(s) or concern(s) that you may have. https://tinyurl.com/yd5qwe7v
Mark your calendar for the virtual edition of "Cupcakes and Conversations," taking place on July 9 at 6 p.m. Zoom access information will be sent to the email address you have on file. For questions, contact Crystal Barker at email@example.com.
We are preparing to begin Returning Student Registration. Our new registration program allows you to easily update any information and to verify your child will be attending the North Little Rock School District for the 20-21 school year. Registration log-in instructions will be sent to your email on Monday, June 15. You will receive this email if your guardian email address is updated in HAC. For help updating your guardian email, visit nlrsd.org, click on the Registration tab, and watch the videos on how to do this. Please help us make sure you receive timely information by updating your email address in HAC.
The NLR Board of Education will hold a series of virtual community input meetings this week as they look to name the next Superintendent of Schools. Below is a REVISED schedule of the meetings. You can find the Zoom information here: https://tinyurl.com/y8jcrf96
The NLR Board of Education is seeking community input on the desired qualities and characteristics in the next Superintendent of Schools. Please take the survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VSW5396 The survey will be available until June 22.
Please TURN IN your Chromebook today from 9:00-10:45 am. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-10:45 am
LAST CHANCE to pick up your NLRMS 7/8 yearbooks will be Monday, June 1st from 10am-12pm. The school office is closing for the summer. Any yearbooks not picked up on June 1st will be held until the office reopens in August.
LAST CHANCE to pick up your NLRMS 7/8 yearbooks will be Monday, June 1st from 10am-12pm. The school office is closing for the summer. Any yearbooks not picked up on June 1st will be held until the office reopens in August.
YEARBOOKS ARE HERE! Please come by this Thursday or Friday from 9am-11am to pick up your yearbooks (table will be set up outside). There will be a VERY limited amount of extra yearbooks for sale. The cost is $35 (cash/check only) and they will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
We will have another drop off starting Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, May 29th from 8:30- 11:00. We will be collecting textbooks, library books and chromebooks. Please make sure to get any checked out items turned in to avoid unwanted fees added to your student account. All items will be collected at North Little Rock Middle School 7/8 campus for our 7th and 8th grade students.
Attention! If your parent attended the spirit group tryout meeting and submitted the proper forms back in March, please check your student email for additional information. For more information, contact Missy Sela at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a 7th or 8th grade student, please turn in your Chromebook today or tomorrow from 8:30 am-10:30 am. Collection is taking place at NLRMS 7/8 campus near the front office.
If you checked out a Chromebook from North Little Rock Middle School 7/8 campus tomorrow will be the last day to turn in your device from 8:30-10:30 am. If your child(ren) has been assigned summer school then they have until May 28th to complete their work and turn in their device(s) on May 29th.
Yearbook Update: The publisher (Balfour) who prints our yearbooks is in TX which is under "shelter in place" orders until May 15th. If they are allowed to open on the 15th, we are one of the first schools in line to be printed. When yearbooks arrive, a date/time will be announced for a drive-thru style pick up. The current "guesstimate" for distribution is the first week of June.
Next week, schools will begin the process of collecting Chromebooks and library books and will also be returning school supplies. Please look for announcements from your child's school as it relates to dates and times that you can return and pick up items. You may find announcements on their child's school Facebook page or Google classroom. Please check with your teachers if you have any questions.
La próxima semana, las escuelas comenzarán el proceso de recolección de Chromebooks y libros de la biblioteca y también devolverán los útiles escolares. Busque los anuncios de la escuela de su hijo en relación con las fechas y horas en que puede devolver y recoger artículos. Puede encontrar anuncios en la página de Facebook de la escuela de sus hijos o en el aula de Google.
This message contains information regarding student device drop off and the return of library materials. All student devices must be returned before the end of the school year. If you have not completed all of your AMI assignments, you should keep your chromebook until you have completed them. The last day to complete any AMI work is May 20th. No additional AMI work will be assigned after May 8th. **If you are required to attend summer school, your device will be turned in on May 29th. All devices along with the charger and any protective shell must be turned back in. Per the student handbook (p.38 Care of School Property), careless or deliberate destruction to school property will result in payment for a loss. The following fines will be assessed: Chromebook-$100 Charger-$25 The week of May 11-15, technology drop off will begin. NLRMS will have individuals available from 8:00-11:00 am Monday through Friday of that week to collect devices. This will also be a good time to turn in any library books. There will be a collection bin outside the main door for any returned library materials. Library books can be returned anytime beginning May 11th. Please see the schedule below to know what day to turn in student devices. All times are from 8:00-11:00. Monday, May 11th- students with the last name A-D Tuesday, May 12th-students with the last name E-I Wednesday, May 13th-students with the last name J-N Thursday, May 14th-students with the last name O-S Friday, May 15th-students with the last name T-Z After May 15th, please call the school at 501-771-8200 to make arrangements for technology drop off. Devices must be CLEAN and free of any stickers you've attached. Items that are not turned in will be turned over to our business office who will be sending unpaid fine notifications to parents. Due to COVID-19, devices will be stored for approximately 72 hours after receipt in a locked room as outlined by the school principal. IT Staff will disinfect and examine the devices after it has been quarantined for at least 72 hours. FAQ ABOUT CHROMEBOOK CHECK-IN 1. Can I keep the chromebook over the summer? No. The district policy is that it must be returned, just like you return a textbook. If it is not returned, you will be billed at the full amount, as the device will be considered lost. 2. Can I check in the chromebook outside of the times listed above? No, keeping track of these devices requires an orderly check in process, so we have specifically set aside the time above for you to check them in. Technology Department Checklist 1. Is there any physical damage? 2. Is the charger present? 3. Does the screen turn on and is there any damage to the screen? 4. SN or tag number matches with the one that was issued? 5. Are there any personal add-ons attached? 6. Did the student sign out of the device? Students are responsible for the general care of the chromebook they have been assigned by the district. Chromebooks that are broken, or fail to work properly must be reported to a teacher so they can be taken care of properly. Do not take district owned chromebooks to an outside computer service for any type of maintenance. The devices will be maintained by the NLRSD IT Staff. Only District IT Staff can perform repairs on the devices. Normal part failures outside the control of the student and device damage are dealt with differently. The judgement call is left up to the IT Department. The costs will be reviewed and adjusted annually per device model supported. If the device is stolen, then the students are responsible for reporting this to the principal.
The Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) has extended eligibility of athletic physicals an additional 3 months. If you had your physical completed and on file with the Athletic Department, then it is good until July 15. More information will be forthcoming on dates and times that we may host physicals for our student-athletes for the upcoming school year.
Be like Annagrace, an eighth grader at NLRMS -- 7th & 8th Grade Campus. Choose NLRSD! Register NOW to enroll in our district through School Choice for the 2020-21 school year by contacting Micheal Stone at email@example.com. The deadline is 5/1. Learn about us at nlrsd.org.
Dear Parents/Guardians, We hope that you are doing well and staying safe. Although none of us have experienced a pandemic before, the North Little Rock Middle School 7th/8th grade family is here to support you. Our teachers are working hard to reach all of our parents and students to make sure they are doing good, and able to login or work on the AMI and Virtual Learning Platform. If your contact information has changed then please call 501-771-8200, or you can use the link that can be found on our website https://www.nlrsd.org/o/middle-school-7-8 to update your information. Thank you!
https://www.ted.com/talks/sara_dewitt_3_fears_about_screen_time_for_kids_and_why_they_re_not_true?language=en Above is a TED talk regarding Screen time... and the 3 fears about screen time and kids.
FREE FOOD FOR WORLD KITCHEN CENTER PROGRAMME They provide lunches and food to people who don't have a job. March 30 to April 30 1. Meals-Dinner 3500 South University Avenue. At the Mexican Consulate 5:00 pm a 6:00 pm **LUNCHES** 2. MINISTRY CHALLENGE 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 4919 Baseline Rd on the, in front of the market - without borders. Reports 501-749-7550 3. CHURCH CHRISTIAN CENTER 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 8114 West 36th Street. Tel. 501-412-3260 4. CHURCH NEW ELIM MONTE HEBRON 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 7628 Mabelvale Pike Tel. 501-551-0117 5. BAPTIST CHURCH THE FARO 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 7002 Baseline Rd. Tel. 501-350-6878 6. LION CHURCH OF JUDA 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 8300 Baseline Rd. Tel. 501-350-6878 ----SHERWOOD-- 1. Church Growing In Christ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 2300 East Lee Avenue Tel 501-516-1646 ---NORTH LITTLE ROCK
AMI- Week 3 Today starts week 3 of Distance Learning... Students and parents thank you for your UNBELIEVABLE patience and support with the AMI process! Word of the day is: UNBELIEVABLE Challenge of the day: Do everything you know to do at 100% so others will recognize just how unbelievable you are. We love and miss all of our students!
https://bit.ly/ArkansasAMI Links to English and Spanish documents Enlaces para documentos en inglés y español Arkansas AMI Learning Guides and Special TV programming- Arkansas PBS, channel 2, will broadcast streamlined, curriculum-based programming for students in grades PK-8. Start date March 30, 2020. Click the link for times and information.
Educapeques - En esta página encontrarás información sobre distintos temas, actividades educativas para todos los grados escolares, lecturas y cuentos. https://www.educapeques.com/ Recurso en español Resource in Spanish
Wide-Open School Site - a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids. We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community. https://wideopenschool.org/
Attention Parents, by this time you should have received your school issued device (if needed) and should be receiving frequent communication from your teachers. If you do not have access to the internet please see our website for information on free resources available to you. There are paper copies of all AMI assignments available in front of the school at all times whenever you need them. The packets are only for those who do not have Internet access or access to a device.
AMI paper packets are available in tubs outside the front doors of the school. This is a grab a go system to adhere to the social distancing order. Our school building is closed to parents and students at this time.
Quarter 3 Report Cards for Grades 1-12 have been uploaded into Home Access Center, or HAC.. These grades are reflective of work completed through March 12th, our last day of on-campus classes. If you are in need of your HAC login information, please call your school between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Kindergarten parents, please check with your child's teacher for report card information. Thank you!
Please complete the Survey found on the districts website if your child needs to check out a Chromebook. The survey is due by March 31st. Once you have completed the survey you will be sent a link using Sign Up Genius to pick a time to pick up your Chromebook. Chromebooks will not be handed out to anyone who has not completed the proper check out procedures. This is only for students attending the 7th and 8th grade Campus.
Good morning, just a friendly reminder that today starts Week 2 of AMI Classwork. If students or parents have questions then email the classroom teacher directly . Please visit the North Little Rock School District website and completed the survey by March 31st if your child is in need of a Chromebook. Website is: www.nlrsd.org
Day 2 of Spring Break 2020... today let it be about Encouragement! Encouragement: The act of giving someone support, confidence or hope. Encouragement can come in verbal and non verbal acts. We want to encourage our students and their families to reach and give a little encouragement to those that need it the most. Maybe it’s making a homemade picture or card to put in your elderly or not so elderly neighbors mailbox or just sending a friend a quick text. NLRMS 7/8 Campus staff miss and love our students and their families..
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH!! NLRSD has partnered with Club Eco Kidz, a local nonprofit organization, and they will provide nutritious breakfast and lunch to our students starting tomorrow (3/23) until April 17! The organization will be at every elementary school, the middle school, the high school campus, and at the Academy. Breakfast will be served from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. This will be grab and go. Enjoy!
Parents we need your support, our teachers have worked very hard to redesign their lessons so your child or children do not fall behind. As of today there are over 200 students that have not attempted to make contact with their teachers to start on their first week of AMI school work. Please encourage them to submit their assignments or email their teacher if they have questions.
If your child has forgotten their password for google classroom and gmail, please fill out the form below so we can work on resetting their passwords. Once a password has been reset, an email will be sent with the new password to the email provided in the form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0Z50HTJ253cSepS6ZanJdE8ArydULXYRu0gG-gQgwAsyDGw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1
The NLR Softball game and the 8th Grade Track meet scheduled for today have been canceled.
This afternoon, we called first responders to our campus to assist with a student illness per the parent’s request. This was a controlled situation and at no time were students in any danger. We wanted to inform you of this. Thank you for allowing us to educate your student.
We have several events coming up at the middle school! February 13th Jean Day (pay $1.00 to first period teacher) King’s Court Valentines Dance Incentive *concessions will be available for purchase February 14th No school for students February 17th No school for students Parent/Teacher Conferences (12:00-7:00) Community Career Fair (12:00-4:00) *Jefferson’s Mobile Grilling will be on-site with food available for purchase
Parent Teacher Conference TIME Correction! North Little Rock Middle School 7th/8th grade conferences will run from 12:00-6:00. NLRHS will have scheduling from 5-7pm for our 8th grade students and parents. We are encouraging all 8th grade parents to attend the high schools scheduling event.
AWESOME FOOD!! Parent Teacher Conferences and a Community Career Fair all in one! This year NLRMS 7/8 campus is offering a variety of services for our parents and community. Jefferson’s Mobile Grilling will be onsite so our parents can maximize their time by picking up a little lunch or dinner on the go, while visiting with their child(s) teacher. Arkansas Workforce will also be available with a variety of employers to help any parent or community member seeking employment. Don’t miss out on this wonder event! Parent Teacher Conferences will be Monday, February 17th from 12:00-7:00pm. Community Career Fair-12:00-4:00
Parents and Guardians, Please take a few minutes to complete the High Reliability Schools Survey. You may access the survey by clicking on the following link. https://bit.ly/2TPnfjN
Anyone interested in trying out for a spirit group at NLRHS for next year needs to sign up in the main office at NLRMS by February 24th. Any current 8th-11th grade NLR students that are interested in trying out for spirit groups at NLRHS (9th grade cheer or dance or Varsity cheer or dance) need to have a parent attend the 2020 Mandatory Parent Spirit Group tryout meeting: Monday, February 24th 6 p.m. NLRHS Cafeteria Mandatory Parent Spirit Group Tryout Meeting *There will be a whole group meeting, then breakout sessions for each of the specific groups. A parent or guardian MUST ATTEND for students to be eligible to tryout for any NLRHS spirit groups!!! Tryout Information: Varsity Cheer Clinic: Monday, March 16th - Wednesday, March 18th from 4 to 6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym Tryouts: Thursday, March 19th starting at 4 p.m. in the auxiliary gym 9th grade Cheer Clinic: Tuesday, March 31 - Thursday, April 2nd from 4-5:30 p.m. in the auxiliary gym Tryouts: Friday, April 3rd starting at 4 p.m in the auxiliary gym 9th grade/Varsity Dance Clinic: Tuesday, April 7 - Thursday, April 9th from 4-6 p.m. in the auxiliary gym Tryouts: Friday, April 10th starting at 4 p.m. in the auxiliary gym If you are interested in trying out for either dance or cheer BE SURE to sign up in the main office AND have a parent/guardian attend the mandatory cheer parents meeting! You will also need a physical on file in order to tryout. Those 3 criteria MUST BE met to be eligible to tryout for any NLRHS spirit groups.
Parents and Guardians, There will be no school for students February 14th and February 17th. On February 17th, we will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12:00-7:00. During this time, there will be a community wide career fair at the middle school from 12:00-4:00 where you can check out new career opportunities. Jefferson's Mobile Grilling will be at the middle school with food available for purchase. We hope to see you February 17th!
Parent Notification of BMI/Scoliosis Screening Dear Parents: On February 4th 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.
Time is quickly running out to order your NLRMS Yearbook! Only a few extra books will be available for purchase for those who did not purchase one by the preorder deadline - Friday, 1/31/2020). Any extras are sold on a first come, first serve basis during the spring – no guarantees that there will still be books available at distribution in May. Order now to ensure that your student has a yearbook! There are two ways to order. The easiest and quickest way to order is to go to the Balfour website - www.balfour.com. Select your school and order your yearbook! A confirmation receipt is sent directly to your email address. The second way to order is to submit an order form to your child's English teacher or Ms. Ashcraft-Padilla in Room 214. Remember– there are NO guarantees that extra books will be available at distribution –so order NOW to avoid disappointment this spring. If you’ve already ordered your student’s 2020 yearbook, thank you for your support of the NLRMS yearbook department.
Power has been restored at both campuses at North Little Rock Middle School. Students who have already checked out will be excused.
https://m.facebook.com/North-Little-Rock-Middle-School-78-Campus-1071957946167611/ Please make sure to Like our Facebook Page. Facebook is one of fastest ways to stay connected to what’s going on at North Little Rock Middle School 7/8 grade campus!
Don’t forget to bring your can foods or non-perishable food items to school. Students have until Friday November 22nd to turn in their cans. Food items must be turn in by 1st period on Friday to be able to attend the Fall Fest.
Late Morning Arrival If you drop your child off at school, remember if you arrive after 8:00, you are required to sign your child in. If a child is not in his or her seat at 8:00 ready to learn, he or she will be marked absent.
Come and join us at the School Safety Symposium, scheduled for 11/12 at the NLRHS Performing Arts Center. You will hear from district leaders about our commitment to keep students and staff safe. There will be a moderated Question & Answer session. We ask that you email your questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
We will have our second round of NWEA Testing beginning Monday, November 4th. Science testing will be November 4th and 5th. Math will be November 5th and 6th. Reading will take place November 11th and 12th. Please make sure your child arrives to school on time these days and avoid scheduling appointments, if at all possible. Testing will take place during your child's science, math, and English classes. Also, make up pictures have been rescheduled for November 13th.
Attention: all North Little Rock Middle School 7-8th grade students and parents: I would like to invite you to our “E.A.S.T Project Meeting” Monday October 28th @ 6 PM - 7 pm in the North Little Rock Middle School 7th grade upper gym. I’ll discuss the current E.A.S.T projects we need help with. I’ve met with the staff recently @ North Little Rock Middle School 7th/8th grade campus and have identified the need for more community/ parental involvement in the EAST projects Please bring your children with you. Please feel free to join us for DODGEBALL afterwards! Christ Keeling NLRMS PTA Parent Involvement Coordinator
You are cordially invited to attend the NLRMS 7th/8th grade-Fall Choir Concert tomorrow evening at 6 pm in the large auditorium.
Good morning. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to postpone the trip to the high school to see the play. Students will receive a full refund. If they choose to attend an evening show, they will receive the discounted ticket price of $3 with a student ID.
Dodgeball with Dads- Monday October 28th,2019 in the upper gym from 6:00-8:00pm.. come join the fun!
NLRMS Flu Clinic will be October 24th 6th Grade clinic 9-11 7/8th Grade clinic 12;30-2:30 Flu forms are available in the nurse's or front office if you would like your student to receive the flu shot. Forms must be completed and returned to the nurse by October 22nd. If the forms are not completely filled out and signed the student will not receive the flu shot. If you have any questions please contact your school nurse.
Parents, We need your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey for our district. Thanks! https://bit.ly/2pqsfyn
Attention all NLR 6-12th grade kids and parents!! We will have our DODGEBALL and DADS event in the 7th/8th grade upper gym on October 7th. We will play from 6-8 PM. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPROVED BACKGROUND CHECK in order to play. We had an awesome time with those who joined us on Open House night. Please remember ALL PARENTS and KIDS are invited to play. Yes... Moms and Daughters are more than welcome to hang out with us!! We are excited to get our kids and parents together for a fun event. I hope to establish " Teams" and hopefully have the biggest trophy ever!! If you have any questions, you may email Chris Keeling at: email@example.com.
Picture day will be this Friday, October 4th! Students must be in school uniform for these photos. A make up day will be held November 7th for anyone who is absent on Friday.
Good evening, This is a reminder that we will have parent teacher conferences tomorrow from 12 until 7. Students will not have school tomorrow, but will return to school Friday. Please have your child write their schedule down with room numbers if they will not be attending parent teacher conferences with you. We hope to see you there!
Our theme for this year’s Spirit Week at NLRMS 7/8 Campus is Lights, Camera, Action. Spirit week will be the week of October 14-18. Uniform pants must be worn on 10/14, 10/15, and 10/17. Jeans may be worn the other two days. Please note that the high school dress code will be enforced on those two days. The high school dress code may be found in the last two photos of this post. Also, Homecoming shirts are still on sale until September 20th. Forms are available in the front office or your child’s 5th period teacher.
Parent teacher conferences will be this Thursday from 12:00-7:00 pm. Students will not have school this day. Please have your child write their schedule down with room numbers if they are not able to attend the conferences with you. We hope to see you there!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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): firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Quarry (8th Grade Counselor): email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.