Next week we are launching an Opt Out Fundraiser and a Penny War! The Penny War will be held at lunch each day next week and will allow each student to donate to the cause. Prizes for students with more than $25 in donations and a treat for the grade with most donations!
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 email@example.com. See you there!
Students will be taking the MAP (measure of academic progress) test on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (11/5-11/7) of this week. Testing will take place during the first 2 hours of school. Please make sure students are well rested and arrive to school on time. Thank you!
NLRMS 6 has joined the social media frenzy. Follow us on Instagram at NLRmiddleschool6 and follow us on Twitter @NLRMS6
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.
Farm Work Day! August 28th from 3:15-5:30 pm. Wear farm appropriate clothing and close-toed shoes! Be prepared to get dirty. Bring a refillable water bottle, a giving attitude, and a little muscle!! Everyone is welcome!!
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.
PTA will be selling NLRMS t-shirts on the 6th grade campus Friday, August 16th during lunch. Shirts are $15 each.
*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
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
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.
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
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.
Congratulations to the 2018-2019 NLRMS Cheerleaders: 1, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, 29, 30, 35, 36, 37, 40, 42--
Our students will be at the McCain McDonalds April 5th at 7:00 am collecting change for the Day of Change campaign. All proceeds will go toward the local Ronald McDonald house. We are also planning to have a collection bucket in the office that will allow our staff to donate to this cause. If you have some extra change please consider placing it in the buckets; we will take all of the donations and give it to the RMHC Day of Change campaign headquarters. Ms. Bonnette is our connection to this organization so we want to help her with this important project.
During 1st period on Monday, students that do not have a name tag will be required to purchase a name tag. They will be charged $5.00. The charges will follow the students to the high school, if necessary, and will be placed on the debt list.
So You Think You Can Bark Agility Show and Dog Costume Contest will be held May 5 from 10:30-2:00 at the NLRMS Courtyard. Please join us for a “Barking Good Time” The agility show will be hosted by the Little Rock Dog Training Club. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show from 11:00 to 11:30, then grab a hot dog, chips, and drink. You can get your dog washed at our washing station for a donation to the Animal Shelter. We will also have pup-cakes and dog toys for sale. The Mobile Adoption truck will be on site, so invite anyone you know that is looking for a new forever furry friend. To register your dog in the costume contest go to: email@example.com We will send you the link to register. Registration fee is $10.00 (cash) pay day of event. All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Animals organization to support the North Little Rock Animal Shelter spay and neuter program. This entire event is an original idea from the EAST students of NLR Middle School; please show your support for our kids and animals by attending this fun day at our school.
Last Chance to order yearbooks! You may order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com 7/8 th code 13393518 6 th code 12613118 You have until March 15th to place your order online and pay with a credit card. We are not taking anymore check/cash orders. There will not be any extra copies to purchase. PLEASE order today if you want one.
The NLRMS invites our 5th grade families to Parent Night at NLR MIddle School 6th grade campus on Thursday, March 1 from 6 - 7:30 pm. The main purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Summit Platform. Please come to the 6th grade building to learn and see what Summit Platform is all about.
7/8 Campus- The new secure entrance by the flagpole is open! Students will continue to enter at the same door they have been all year All the other doors will be locked after the 8:12 bell in the morning. On the 6th grade campus- Both sets of doors will be unlocked at 7:30. At 8:20, The second set of glass doors will be locked (closest to the hallway), and will remained locked for the rest of each school day. Car riders that are dropped off in front of the school will enter these doors. Students that are going to the bandroom, will wait in the hallway in front of the office until the bandroom is open. Once the bandroom is open, students will enter the doors and go directly to the bandroom. Students that enter the front doors, and need to eat breakfast, will go directly out the doors by room 105/conference room.
Parents/Guardians-We want your input! Please take a moment to complete a short survey to let us know how we are doing. The survey can be found by going to the following link: https://goo.gl/LyqT99
Friday night this group of EAST Students put down their cell phones and devoted three hours to foster parents and their children. Fellowship North allowed our kids to host the event at their church. All of these students and some not in photo, played games, sang songs, danced, and spent time with some precious children so that their parents could have a free night out! We are proud of these young adults for realizing the importance of giving back to their community.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, February 15 from 3:45-6:45. On Friday, February 16, conferences will be held from 8:00-11:00. This will be a first come, first serve basis. Students will not have school Friday, February 16.
Who loves NLR? Do you love basketball? Come be a part in welcoming the 7A State Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament to NLRHS Arena. The tournament takes place on Wednesday, February 28 through March 3. Twenty games will be played during this time. We need volunteers to assist with Team Hosts, Welcome Area, Spirit Team check-in, ticket sales & pass gate, and much more. If you would like to volunteer, contact Julie Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or 771-8013. Game sponsorships are being sold for $200 per game and we are also looking for food donations for the Hospitality Room. It will be a great time to show our Charging Wildcat spirit and our Community Pride!!! There will also be some great basketball to watch! GO CATS!!
Don't forget to order your Yearbooks. The flyer has all the information you need to know below. If you don't want to order online stop by the office to get an order form. Here is the link to order your yearbook online, the code is listed on the flyer below, https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob
The North Little Rock Middle School Quiz Bowl Team placed 4th in the 7A Central Regional Tournament this weekend held at the NLRMS. Drew Dillman was the Tournament MVP with an average of 8.2 questions answered per game. The team consisted of Dean Zakrzewski, Drew Dillman, A.J. Piper, Kamryn Singleton, Leyton Rainbolt, Jesse Rivera, and Josh Haley. They were coached by J. T. Zakrzewski. Congratulations to these wonderful young men for representing NLRMS well.
Parent Notification of BMI/Scoliosis Screening Dear Parent, On February 8th we will be conducting BMI/Scoliosis screening. We will be doing BMI/ Scoliosis on all 8th grade students. On February 9th we will be doing Scoliosis on 6th grade girls. 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 3 days 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 7/8th Grade Nurse Brooke Buckley RN 6th Grade Nurse
Dear families - We want to give you an update in regards to the water main leak we shared with you yesterday. Thankfully they have been able to isolate the spot and re-route the water temporarily. This will allow us to keep school open through Friday. There will be digging going on around the school when your students arrive Thursday morning. School will be in session so go ahead and send your students into the building. Also, there were a few students who misinformed their parents through text today that school was being cancelled. PLEASE know - the district will notify you through the automated robo call, an email just like this, and through social media, if school is cancelled due to this situation or any other. Thanks again for your patience. D. Lee Tackett, NLRMS Principal Michael Clark, NLRMS 6th grade Building Administrator
Dear families, There is a 10" water main at the NLRMS that has cracked and is leaking. School personnel are monitoring it closely and hoping that it causes no problems between now and the end of the school day on Friday, Dec. 15. If for some reason the pipe would burst before that, school would have to be cancelled due to the water being shut off campus wide. If this would happen, you will receive notification through the automatic phone system and posts on social media. If this happens during the school day, parents will be asked to pick up their students if they are a car rider. Or, if a bus rider, the buses will take students home. We hope we get to Friday without any problems. If not, we will let you know. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael Clark at email@example.com Thanks for your understanding and patience. D.Lee Tacket, NLRMS Principal Michael Clark, NLRMS 6th grade Building Administrator
December 7, 2017 Dear Parents, Beginning December 11, 2017, remodeling of both the 6th grade campus and 7/8 campus main offices will begin. This will be a 6-8 week process. When this is finished, both campuses will have secured entrances (similar to what the NLR elementary schools currently have). In conjunction with the remodel of the offices, all exterior doors will be replaced on both campuses. During the construction process, the main offices on both campuses will be temporarily relocated. At the 6th grade campus, the main office will be relocated to the 6th grade media center. At the 7/8 campus, the main office will be relocated to room 105, which is located next to the media center. This is an exciting time for us at North Little Rock Middle School. We ask for your patience during the time of remodeling. Traffic patterns and entrances will not change on either campus. Sincerely, D. Lee Tackett Principal NLRMS Michael Clark Building Administrator 6th grade
Beginning December 11, 2017, remodeling of both the 6th grade campus and 7/8 campus main offices will begin. This will be a 6-8 week process. When this is finished, both campuses will have secured entrances (similar to what the NLR elementary schools currently have). In conjunction with the remodel of the offices, all exterior doors will be replaced on both campuses. During the construction process, the main offices on both campuses will be temporarily relocated. At the 6th grade campus, the main office will be relocated to the 6th grade media center. At the 7/8 campus, the main office will be relocated to room 105, which is located next to the media center. This is an exciting time for us at North Little Rock Middle School. We ask for your patience during the time of remodeling. Traffic patterns and entrances will not change on either campuses.
The 6th grade staff at North Little Rock Middle School will be hosting the 2nd of several Parent Nights on Thursday, November 30, 2017, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, in the 6th grade building. The focus of the night is the Summit Learning Platform that is being used this year. Please bring your sixth grade child with you to parent night, so that they can log in and show you what they have been doing in Summit. If you have not picked up your parent login code, you will be able to pick it up that night. Teachers will provide information on grading in Summit and how parents can help their child at home. We look forward to seeing you this Thursday.
Basketball season is upon us. We will host our annual blue and gold scrimmages on Monday, November 6 at the arena. This is an excellent option that will allow you to see all the teams play in one place (7th grade- Varsity teams). Attached is the schedule for the scrimmages held on Monday. We hope to see you there!!
Don't Forget that DogTown Derby is This Saturday!! 9:30 til the last car runs. This is a wonderful community project that the EAST Initiative students work very hard to put together. We are collecting dry dog food and cat food to donate to the NLR Animal shelter, so bring it with you to the Derby! Hope to see you there! Food - Fun - Fast Cars 800 Main Street Chief Davis vs Chief Tucker $100 will be donated to winner’s charity of choice; $50 to second place.
The 6th grade staff at North Little Rock Middle School will be hosting the first of several Parent Nights on Thursday, October 12, 2017, from 6:00-7:30pm, in the 6th grade building. The focus of the night is the Summit Learning Platform that is being used this year. Please bring your sixth grade child with you to parent night, so that they can log in and show you what they have been doing in Summit. If you have not picked up your parent login code, you will be able to pick it up that night. Teachers will give an overview of project time, projects, cognitive skills, focus areas, and grades. They will also share more information about the teacher’s role, and how you can help your child at home. We are so excited about the things happening at NLRMS, and we look forward to sharing this information with our parents. Great things are happening at NLRMS, and we want you to hear all about it!
NLRMS East is hosting Stuff The Truck. We would love it if you help us by donating dry dog food and cat food. We are accepting donations now through the day of DogTown Derby (October 28). If you would like to donate, please bring it to the 7/8th grade office at NLRMS or to DogTown Derby, located at 800 Main St. from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
After school tutoring will begin Monday, September 18. The areas of focus for the tutoring program will be math and literacy. It will take place from 3:35-4:35 on Mondays and Thursdays. Students must have a completed form turned into the office before they can begin. Forms may be picked up in the office. If you have any questions, you may email Judy Broughton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be 7th and 8th grade girls basketball tryouts this Friday, August 25 from 4:00-5:15. Students must have a current physical and consent form on file in the office in order to try out.
Open House at NLRMS will take place on September 12. A Title I meeting will start at 5:30 in the mini auditorium, with Open House to follow at 6:00 in the large auditorium. We hope to see you there!
NLRMS Open House will be August 8! 6th grade at 5:30 p.m. and 7th/8th at 7:15 p.m.
For the 2017-2018 school year you may sign up for PTA updates by emailing "add me" to the following address as it applies: 6th Grade - email@example.com 7th Grade - firstname.lastname@example.org 8th Grade - email@example.com Please feel free to share this information with other parents who have children attending NLRMS.
Please make sure you review the Pre-AP summer assignments. There have been a few changes made to the assignments. 8th grade is ONLY reading "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" and journaling about their reading for SCIENCE.
The NLRMS Bowlievers String Orchestra will be performing at the Argenta Branch of Laman Library on Main Street Wednesday, June 7, at 2:00.
Last day of school is May 30!
Congratulations to the new 2017-18 NLRMS CHEERLEADERS!!! 2 3 5 7 10 12 14 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 33 34 35 37 38 39 43 44 45
2018 Varsity Girls soccer tryouts May 11 & May 16 -4pm @ NLRHS Stadium - physical & consent form required! ?? contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Way to go NLRMS track!! First place at the Sheridan meet! #futureCATS
These students took the ACT or SAT recently through the Duke Tip Talent Search Program. They will be recognized in May as a Duke Tip State recipient at a ceremony on the UALR Campus. In order to receive this award they had to have scored at least a 22 or higher on any one of the core subjects of Math, Reading, English, or Science that was administered on this college entrance exam. We are very proud of all of them as well as their current and former teachers. Congratulations to these students and their parents. From Left to right: Ainsley Albright, Andrew Hamilton, Tonya Sims, Corey Puckett, Dasha Young, Deborah Adams, Gabrielle Stokes, Anna Bradford
Congratulations to Breanna Snyder for winning the pi digit contest by being able to recite 300 digits of pi! Kourtney Smith was the winner of the pi poster contest!
April 21-25 7/8 grade Volleyball tryouts. 7th grade girls Basketball tryouts April 26-27 8th grade girls Basketball tryouts April 28 & May1
7th grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be May 2, 3 & 4 8th grade Boys Basketball tryouts will be May 8 & 9 Athletes must have a physical and consent form to be able to tryout.
REQUIRED parent & student meeting regarding 2017-18 FRESHMAN Dance Team tryouts. March 28 at 6:00 p.m Learning Stairs/Tower D. #mustattend
Middle School Cheer clinic and tryout week will be May 1-May 5. Students must have a physical and consent form before the tryout begins. A mandatory parent meeting will be April 17th at 6:00 in the mini auditorium at NLRMS!
Parents and Guardians you don’t want to miss this event sponsored by EAST Initiative of NLR Middle School. We will have professional speakers from the NLR Police Dept., Arkansas Attorney General’s office, as well as NLR Middle School Counselors. They will give short presentations on the following topics: 1. Drugs found in our community 2. Self Harm issues 3. Cyber bullying and Social Media issues Date: Monday March 6th Time: 5:30 to 6:30 Location: NLR Middle School 7/8 Campus PLEASE RSVP so we can make plans for food and seating email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We will have hotdogs, chips, and drinks at the end of the sessions and you will have time to visit or have Q and A with the speakers.
Performance Choir Tryouts - 7th graders (going into 8th grade)… Monday, February 27th we will have tryouts. Students interested in auditioning need to come to Mrs. Banks’ room (501) this week to pick up an audition form.
Attention NLR 8th grade students - Being in high school next year will offer many new opportunities and experiences. One of those available opportunities is in the area of vocal music. Students interested in auditioning to be in the 9th grade FRESHMAN SELECT ENSEMBLE next year, at the high school, need to pick up a tryout form from Mrs. Banks in the choir room, at the middle school. Complete the application and turn it back into Mrs. Banks by Wednesday, March 1st. The high school choir director, Mrs. Donna Gosser, will be on the middle school campus for FRESHMAN SELECT ENSEMBLE tryouts on Monday, March 6th. Pick up your tryout form this week to be in the FRESHMAN SELECT choir next year at the high school! For additional information see Mrs. Banks, or contact the high school choir director, Mrs. Gosser @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, February 20th, we will have parent teacher conferences from 8:35 until 11:30. Lunch for teachers will be from 11:30-12:15. Teachers will return from lunch at 12:15. Conferences will resume at 12:15-3:45. First come first serve
North Little Rock Middle School Beginning Band Nights It's that time of year again and we are ready to sign up new band students! If you have a child that will be attending North Little Rock Middle School next year as a 6th grader they have the opportunity to Be Part of the Band! No experience required! You and your child must attend ONE of our band nights to be enrolled in 6th grade band next year. The band directors will test your child on different instruments to see which instrument he or she will be most successful on. We look hope to see you soon! NLRMS Band Nights February 20, 22 & 23 NLRMS Mini Auditorium 4:00pm - 7:00pm If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email one of us! Yay Band!! Beth Madar email@example.com Bryan Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org Brandon Brockinton email@example.com
The North Little Rock School District is closed today, Friday, January 6, 2017 due to weather conditions. Stay safe and enjoy the day.
Help Finish Our Courtyard! North Little Rock Students, families, community members, alumni, and local business members can contribute in our community and be permanent part of our wonderful school by purchasing a brick paver. Each paver costs $25 and will be placed in the NLRMS Courtyard. To access the order form, use the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/nlrsd.org/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd84DlSbd1NE53blJBxOejSBBLxYfqslYZ54U2E639ztlzhxw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Each Friday, starting tomorrow, October 7th, through the month of October, students are encouraged to wear pink to support breast cancer! Please join our Pink-Out each Friday! Students must wear their khaki or navy blue bottoms.
All athletic schedules can be found at: http://www.nlrsd.org/o/athletics Choose menu on the top left and then the icon labeled "Schedules"
Parents: We would like your feedback! Please take a moment to complete a parent survey. If you completed the survey at parent conferences, you do not need to complete the survey again. You can access the survey by using the following link: https://goo.gl/b7fZHE
School pictures will be taken September 6th. Please be looking for a picture packet.
NLR Middle School received a 4000.00 grant from EAST Initiative’s Beyond the Bell program. The grant team purchased equipment that will allow them to scan the middle school building to create a virtual reality 3D model of the inside and outside. This file will be given to the NLR police department so that they can have an inside look of our building without being present. This will assist them if an emergency should ever arise. The grant team members consist of Scotty Jolly, Anna Cavnor, Sarah Cate Lay, Wilson Loibner, and Logan McGee. We are very proud of their hard work and devotion to serving our community through EAST.
Open House will be Monday, August 29 at 5:30. You will follow your student's class schedule. Please get a copy of the schedule from your child. We will begin in the large auditorium with a short meeting. You will also be able to purchase the new PTA shirts AND join the PTA. T-shirts are $12.00 and $15.00. A limited number of last years t-shirts, in limited sizes, will also be on sale for $5.00. PTA memberships will also be on sale for $5.00 each. This is not a time to discuss grades. This is a time to meet teachers and find out their expectations. Our Title I meeting will begin at 5:00 in the mini auditorium.
We would like to thank our community partners, Park Hill Baptist Church, for volunteering their time at the middle school over the last two days. They have weeded, shaped up plants, laid mulch, done bulletin boards, cleaned the media centers and helped teachers get their classrooms ready! What a great Community Partner!