Changes in 11th Grade State Testing
Beginning this school year, the HSAP will no longer be given in South Carolina.
This school year marks the beginning of important changes in state testing for all 11th graders in South Carolina. For the first time, students in the 11th grade will take two assessments -- one a college and career readiness assessment(that has not been selected) and another, WorkKeys®, that measures essential workforce skills. Click here to read more...
Support NMHS Athletics!
North Middle High School is asking for your support in raising funds for the NMHS athletic programs. North Pizza will give the NMHS athletic department 10% of all proceeds on the following dates: June18, July 24 and August 20, 2014. Please come out and support your North Eagles!!!
Summer Reading 2014
The Summer Reading Program is designed to foster enjoyment of reading, to expose students to a variety of genres, and to encourage independent reading. It is intended to help students maintain the reading proficiencies acquired during the school year. Students entering 6th-10th grades should read at least two books from the summer reading list that they have NOT previously read. Students are strongly encouraged to keep a chapter log of their reading in preparation for assigned Book Talks, Accelerated Reader quizzes and any possible writing assignments that may be required. Most books on this list can be found at local public libraries and book stores. Every student will receive a copy of the list before summer break and lists will be mailed home with report cards. *Assignments for 6th-10th graders will be due in early September. Specific dates will be determined by the grade-level English teacher. Click on the following links for copies of the summer reading lists and assignments: 6th-8th Summer Reading List and Assignment 9th-10th Summer Reading List and Assignment 11th Grade Summer Reading Assignment 12th Grade Summer Reading Assignment
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Students Earn Superior and Excellent Ratings at South Carolina Band Directors Association Solo and Ensemble Festival
Destany Benjamin, Tahilla Jones- Superior Ethan Baxter, Ziniyah Pettus- Superior Umiya Jackson, Ziniyah Pettus- Superior Patrick Mack- Superior Nickollas Infinger- Superior Annaleshia Davis, Savannah Williams- Superior Destany Benjamin, Erikqua Dash- Superior Zach Edmond, Crystal Waymyers- Superior Carolina Santos-Agudo - Excellent Jayla Young, Sydney Lee- Excellent Alexis Lee- Excellent Letia Shivers, Lee McCarrol- Excellent Maekaela Culler, Zach Edmond- Good. Not Pictured: Abigail Laird- Superior, Travis Gordan- Superior, Morgan Hughes-Excellent, Summerlyn Thompson-Excellent, Genesis Hook, Sion Durant-Excellent
The Spring Extravaganza will be held on May 8, 2014 in the NMHS gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.
Bullying is a Choice
On Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Captain James Greene of the Orangeburg County Sherriff’s Department visited NMHS to educate students about bullying. The captain discussed information on bullying laws and what behaviors constitute bullying. He also shared some actual events about students who have been bullied and the grave consequences. He impressed upon students, through role-playing and one on one question and answer activities, that bullying is a choice that affects everyone.
Third Quarter Honor Roll and Principal's List
Click Here for List of Names
Teacher and Students of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Baker, Peaches Smith and Anntionette Bloome!
North Native Donates Book to NMHS
Retired Colonel Harry K. Dowdy Jr., a native of North, SC, donated a copy of his book Crimson Waterfall to the NMHS library on March 31, 2014. He also shared some of the contents of the book with Mrs. Warne's English class and Mr. Calvert's history class, while encouraging them to choose the right paths in life. Click here to read article: Times and Democrat.
"Principal for a Day"
On March 27, 2014, Mr. Craig Williams, a former graduate of North High School and the owner of Amtec in Neeses, SC, shadowed Principal Charles Gregory as our "Principal for a Day." This opportunity provided Mr. Williams with a glimpse of how instruction and school leadership roles have changed over the years. This program serves to promote community relations between businesses and schools.
Click here to learn more about Amtec.
National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Congratulations to Lonnie Bolen, Brittany Bloome, Kayla Baker, Charslyn Jamison, Duncan Hornsby, Ashley Sullivan, Crystal Haigler, Selena Fogle, Javonte' Taylor, and Siron Mack. Keynote Speech
ATTENTION CLASS OF 2014!
Click Here to View Additional OCSD5 Graduation Requirements
Region 4 Junior Concert Band Qualifier
Congratulations to Crystal Waymyers. Crystal participated in the All-State Region Band Auditions on January 7, 2014, at Summerville High School. Crystal ranked 12th out of all Junior Band tuba players. As a result, she had the honor of sitting First Chair in the Junior Concert Region Band Clinic at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, SC on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Other students auditioning and receiving a rank were Gregory Evans-Pryor, who ranked 38th out of all 9th and 10th grade percussionists and Ethan Baxter who ranked 65th out of all Junior Trumpets. Other participating students were Jayla Young, Destany Benjamin and Erikqua Dash.
NMHS Students Qualify for District Science Fair
Marquel Davis, Layla Turner, Gabrielle Hoover, Letia Shivers, Hercules Fields, Austin Rice, Alexis Rutland, Savannah Williams, Jeremy Davis, and Connor Brinson Click here for category winners.
Blood Drive Held at North Middle High School
North Middle High School held a Blood Drive on Friday, December 13, 2013. There were a total of 18 participants and only 2 deferred with low hemoglobin. Of the 16 donors and Red Cord Credits, 6 were brand new donors with the Blood Assurance Program.
North Middle High School's Winter Extravaganza
On December 5, 2013, North Middle High School ushered in the holiday season with its annual Winter Extravaganza. The program began with a dramatization from the Spanish class students, a Driver’s Education overview, and a showcase of artwork, which was produced by first semester art students. The program concluded with Christmas selections from the Beginner Band and the Concert Ensemble (The North Middle High School’s band finished fourth in the Lower state and eleventh in the state finals.)
Wanda Hendrix Bellamy Student Leadership
Tyrell Jamison, a senior at North Middle High School, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Wanda Hendrix Bellamy Student Leadership conference’s first Emerging Student Leaders Institute cohort in Columbia, SC on January 13-15, 2014. Tyrell will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the issues of leadership, civic engagement, and professional development, as well as engage in various seminars and workshops.
Focusing on Student Fitness
Each year the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Foundation solicits proposals for the Dr. Irene H. Myers Education Grant. Last year, the NMHS academic assistance teachers received a grant to obtain materials to help students develop a portfolio representative of themselves that can be used as they transition from high school to work, to college, and/or independent living.
The academic assistance teachers received another grant this year related to physical fitness. The grant was designed to motivate students, particularly females, to become more involved in physical fitness through the use of group exercise at school.
The teachers will use the materials from the first grant throughout the school year and will begin implementing the group exercise class during the second semester.
If you would like to donate exercise materials to the academic assistance teachers to further promote the program, please call the school.
Veteran's Day at NMHS
In celebration of Veterans Day, community veterans were invited for breakfast with students and staff at NMHS. From left to right: Aniesha Freeman-senior at NMHS and granddaughter of Lemuel Jamison,WWII Veteran; Heyward Garvin, Vietnam War Veteran; Claude Bramblett, Korean War Veteran; Blair Butler-8th grader at NMHS and great granddaughter of Lorenzo Hutto, Korean War Veteran; and Edward Murray-Assistant Principal, U.S. Navy