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New School Year Info
Posted On:
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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We will continue to post important information for the 2016-17 school year.   During each week of the summer, the administrators working on schedules, programs and planning for the new year will post information as it becomes available.     If you need help or can’t find what you need, call us at 910-346-5144 or email a staff member:

 

 

2015-16 Welcome Back Letter

 

2016-17 Supply List

Book bags- please provide your own book bag with a protective compartment for a laptop or other tech device.   We have no lockers at NBMS.  Space is limited.  Be conservative in size selection.

  • Laptops- we provide them!  6th, 7th and 8th graders will all have laptops through our 1:1 initiative.   There is a $25 usage fee for those students with devices.
  • Calculators- we provide them for in-class use.  If you'd like to purchase a similar calculator for use at home, we recommend the TI 34 II Multiview.

 

2016-17 Transportation Information 

  • All students need a new hub/transportation form each year. 
  • The hub bus will stay at the hub site for approximately 30 minutes in the morning and afternoon.  Students who are not picked up within the given timeframe will be returned to the middle school.
  • Times are approximate.
  • Note- Morton Elementary is no longer a hub bus site.  The White Oak area hub site is now at Hunters Creek Elementary. 

 

2016-17Athletic Calendar 

  •  Check the website on each sport as dates approach for "TBD" events and information regarding venues.

 

2015-16 OCS School Calendar

  • Click here for a link to the Onslow Elementary/Middle calendar
  • The Onslow County Board of Education approved the calendar for the 2015-2016 year.  The calendar is similar to the 2014-15 calendar with only a few changes.  School will start a few days earlier on Aug. 24, 2015 and last day for students will be June 7, 2016.

 

Parents & Edmodo

 

2015-16 Student Handbook

  • Click here for a digital copy of the handbook.
  • For 2015-16, New Bridge students will be issued Premier agendas (planners). The front of the agenda contains the 2015-16 NBMS Student Handbook.   The agenda offers an integrated feature that streamlines the entire planning process for every student, teacher and parent. This feature, onTRAC®, is designed to maximize the benefit of planning with minimal time and effort.
  • onTRAC® is a memorable acronym for the four basic steps to planning:
  • THINK about what you want to accomplish: your goals, projects, and ideas for the day, week, and month. Get them down on paper, clear the mental desktop, and have more brain space for "right now".
  • RECORD your to-do's for the day–those things you want to get done at some point; and your assignments, tests and homework–those things that need your attention for specific subjects and classes.
  • ACT on your priorities. Schedule when you're going to accomplish what and when. By gaining visibility on your time and tasks, you'll get more stuff done. By blocking out time for tasks after school, students get a powerful visual on priorities and time for school work.
  • CHECK it off or move it forward. This way the important is not forgotten and the accomplishments can be celebrated.

  

Bear Pride Days 

The BEAR PRIDE DAY schedule is now available (below).  On a Bear Pride Days, students can wear a current or past club, team or event shirt.  Last year’s Busch Gardens Band t-shirt, this year's Odyssey of the Mind shirt…. chess, soccer, FCA…  wear an official NBMS t-shirt or polo with pride in place of the uniform "polo" shirt.  There is no cost to participate.  All other provisions of the uniform apply.  This isn’t a “Dress Down Day.”  

Bear Pride Day Reminders: 

  • On Bear Pride Days, students are permitted to wear an official New Bridge Middle School club, team or event t-shirt or polo shirt.  
  • There is no cost to participate.  If you are interested in an official "Bear Pride" shirt, see Mr. Mahouchick or Mrs. Bentrup.  The official "Bear Pride" shirt isn't required.  Again, any New Bridge club, event or team shirt will be fine.
  • All other uniform dress code provisions apply.   Shirts should be tucked in, belts worn, uniform shorts/pants worn, etc.
  • Participation is voluntary.  Although Bear Pride Days are linked to the final home game of the month, there is no requirement to attend the game. 

 Dress Down Days 

The Dress Down schedule is now available (below).  While NBMS is a school that uses uniforms, several days have been established as "Dress Down" days for the purpose of raising funds for worthy community and school-based causes/academic departments.  Students wanting to participate should pay their homeroom teachers $5 per dress down day. Participation is 100% optional.  The dress down dress code should be followed.  

On these days, students have the option to dress casually, including wearing jeans and T-shirts. Please adhere to the following dress code rules:  

  • T-shirts are permitted; however, no offensive or suggestive material on any piece of clothing is allowed.
  • No sleeveless tops or shirts, low necklines, spaghetti straps, shoulder- baring, midriff-baring or revealing tops or open back shirts may be worn. 
  • Modest and appropriate is the goal (no see-through material, no midriff or underwear showing).
  • Overly short apparel is not permitted.  Skirts, skorts and shorts must be at least fingertip length, even if leggings are worn under a skirt.
  • Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are permitted; however, Crocs, flip-flops, mules, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • No low necklines or tight fitting tops, pants, shorts, etc.
  • No cut-offs, frays or clothing with holes/slits above fingertip length.
  • No sagging or bagging.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building.  

 Dress Down Days and Benefits:  

  • Sept. 25, 2015- United Way & Global Studies
  • Oct. 23, 2015- HERO Fund (Helping, Encouraging, and Reaching Others) & Art of Collaboration
  • Nov. 20, 2015- Christmas Cheer & Mathematics Dept.
  • Dec. 11, 2015- Hoops for Heart & Student Recognition
  • Jan. 15, 2016- Onslow Ministries & Language Arts Dept.
  • Feb. 12, 2016- Pennies for Patience & Music Dept.
  • Mar. 18, 2016- Relay for Life & Art Dept.
  • Apr. 15, 2016- Juvenile Diabetes & Careers
  • May 13, 2016- Science Lab & Media Center

 

NBMS Dances for 2015-16

Our school dance schedule is now available (below).  Five of the six dances are open to all grade levels at NBMS.  The final dance of the year is the 8th grade dance (in error called the "formal" by some students).  The 8th grade dance is only open to 8th graders and their guests.  A few reminders about NBMS school dances: 

  1. students who have been assigned or who have served after-school detention (ASD), in-school suspension (ISS) or out-of-school suspension (OSS) in the 2 weeks prior to a dance are not eligible to attend.   School conduct expectations apply.  While we will compile a list on the day of the dance, students should be aware of their own discipline records.
  2. student dances begin at 3:30 p.m. and are over by 5:00 p.m.  Students must be picked-up on time.  Students not picked-up by 5:15 will not be permitted to attend other dances.
  3. while most dances are on "Dress Down" days, students may bring extra clothes for the dance.  Students should follow the rules for "Dress Down" explained in the 2014-15 Uniform Dress Code policy for New Bridge Middle School.
  4. dancing must be clean and in keeping with school values (no close dancing, no displays of affection, no obscene or vulgar movements).
  5. school rules apply before, during, and after school dances and whether or not the school dance is on school property.  (All standard school dances for 2014-15 will be at the NBMS gym).
  6. admission to standard school dances is $3.00.  Food and soda may be purchased for $2.00.  
  7. parents interested in serving as chaperones should email Mrs. Marangi (AP) at michelle.marangi@onslow.k12.nc.us 
Dates for 2015-16 School Dances (All Grades):
  • Friday, October 23, 2015  (hosted by PTO, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, December 11, 2015 (hosted by 6th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 (hosted by 8th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)
  • Friday, May 13, 2016  (hosted by 7th Grade, open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders)  
Dates for 2015-16 SPECIAL School Dances:
  • Friday, November 20, 2015- FUN RUN DANCE  (a free dance for students participating in the Fun Run and raising at least $10.00; other students may attend with $3 admission, however, the 2 week discipline window is in place for paid attendees)
  • Friday, May 27, 2016- The 8th Grade Annual Dance (a dance for 8th graders and their guests only.  This dance is typically held at the Jacksonville Country Club.  More information will be shared with 8th grade homeroom as the date nears.)
Two Week Discipline Windows:
  • For October 23, 2015, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Oct. 12 and Oct. 23.
  • For November 20, 2015, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between  Nov. 9 and Nov. 20
  • For December 11, 2015, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Nov. 30 and Dec. 11. 
  • For February 12, 2016, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between Feb. 1 and Feb. 12.
  • For May 13, 2016, no ASD, ISS or OSS served or assigned between May 2 and May 13.
Dress Down Dress Code (for dances and other dress down activities)
For dances, students have the option to change clothes and to dress casually, including wearing jeans and T-shirts. Please adhere to the following dress code rules:
  • T-shirts are permitted; however, no offensive or suggestive material on any piece of clothing is allowed.
  • No sleeveless tops or shirts, low necklines, spaghetti straps, shoulder- baring, midriff-baring or revealing tops or open back shirts may be worn. 
  • Modest and appropriate is the goal (no see-through material, no midriff or underwear showing).
  • Overly short apparel is not permitted.  Skirts, skorts and shorts must be at least fingertip length, even if leggings are worn under a skirt.
  • Tennis shoes and athletic shoes are permitted; however, Crocs, flip-flops, mules, open back shoes, high-heeled shoes and sandals are not allowed due to safety concerns.
  • No low necklines or tight fitting tops, pants, shorts, etc.
  • No cut-offs, frays or clothing with holes/slits above fingertip length.
  • No sagging or bagging.
  • Hats and sunglasses may not be worn inside the building. 

 

Fun Run 2015

Our Fun Run team has met and put together a schedule (below) for this annual event.  In order to raise money for technology and other needs, NBMS students and staff participate in a fall fundraiser.  There are no products to sell and no “middleman” to split profits.  100% of the proceeds benefit NBMS students. 

2015 Dates:

  • Kick-off Assembly, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 2pm – 3pm in the Gym
  • Fun Run Event, Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, @ NBMS Football Field
    • 6th Grade- 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
    • 7th Grade- 11:15 pm to 12:35 pm
    • 8th Grade- 9:20 am to 10:40 am
  • Money turn-in deadline, Nov. 13, 2015
  • Awards Assembly, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, 2pm – 3pm in the Gym
  • Fun Run Dance, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015, 3:30pm – 5pm in the Gym
  • Fun Run Incentive for Winning Grade, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

New Bridge Middle School does not permit “door-to-door” fundraising.   Participating students should seek donations from friends and family.

Fun Run Past Results

  • 2010- $10,420
  • 2011-  $9,188
  • 2012- $12,811
  • 2013- $12, 554
  • 2014- $12,859

Awards & Incentives:  There will be a celebration and Fun Run awards assembly.  A Fun Run Dance will be held free for those at the $10 or higher mark; $3 admission for all others.   Money raised through the Fun Run will be used to purchase technology for student and teacher usage.  There are prizes for top collecting homerooms and students and students completing the most laps.

WARNING- COLOR, COLOR, COLOR!!  This is a COLOR Fun Run.   The colors are washable.  However, if parents or students are uninterested in color, avoid the color station.

 

 

 

 

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