It is crucial that students continue to read during summer vacation to avoid the "summer slide." It is estimated that school summer breaks will cause the average student to lose up to one month of instruction, with disadvantaged students being disproportionately affected (Cooper, 1996). Students who read during the summer will benefit significantly academically compared to those who do not. Reading is fundamental in the future success of students.
Prince & Princess King & Queen Mr. & Miss 7th Grade
Morgan Swain & Victor Johnson Kadeshia Livingston & Tony Nimmons Carolina Santos & Markien Gleaton
North Middle/High School Volunteer of the Year
On April 23, 2015, Mrs. Leois Jamison was recognized at the Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon as North Middle/High School's 2014-2105 Volunteer of the Year. Mrs. Jamison retired from NMHS after more than 30 years of service. She continues to dedicate considerable time tutoring and mentoring students in order to prepare them for state tests, as well as their future careers.
Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Employee of the Month
Congratulations to Ms. Ruthie Wise for being selected as OCSD5's Employee of the Month. Ms. Wise has been an employee at North Middle High School for 26 years, and she currently serves as the SIS Operator and Guidance secretary.
WLTX News Golden Apple Award Winner!
Congratulations go out to Ms. Deedra Wright, sixth through twelfth grade music and band instructor at North Middle/ High School. She was selected as a winner of the WLTX news teacher award, TheGolden Apple. Ashely Izbicki, WLTX morning anchor, surprised Ms. Wright with a visit to the school and a gift basket of golden apples. Ms. Wright has been a dedicated teacher at NMHS for twenty-four years and has served as NMHS Teacher of the Year twice.
Chief Fallaw, Principal for a Day On Thursday, March 19th Chief Mark Fallaw from the North Police Department served as Principal for a day at NMHS. The program is implemented by all schools in Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5. The program is designed to get local professionals into schools. Chief Fallaw visited classrooms, conferenced with students, and met with parents. He enjoyed the experience and plans on visiting NMHS on a regular basis.
Bowman/North Concert Ensemble Success
Congratulations to Bowman/North Band students on receiving a Good rating at the Annual South Carolina Band Director's Association Senior Concert Performance Assessment site on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Lexington High School in Lexington, SC.
The Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Middle-High School Concert Ensemble was comprised of a total of 30 students. This group usually participates in the middle school festival, but these 9 high school students and 21 middle school students did an awesome job at the senior festival. The students missed scoring an Excellent rating by only two points.
This was the first time Bowman and North schools combined for this performance. This success would not have been possible without the parents’ outstanding dedication to the musical education of children. The students and parents are already talking about next year.
Jostens' Junior/Senior Ring Ceremony Wednesday, March 4, 2015
iTeams Xtreme Orangeburg
“The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics is sponsoring a week-long camp entitled iTeams Xtremefrom June 22nd – June 25th. W.J. Clark will house the event. It is a free camp for any rising 7th and 8th grade student, which includes lunches, snacks, and instructional materials. Transportation is available. It will operate from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm daily. The deadline for applying is May 18th, but apply as soon as possible – space is limited!”
United States Youth Scholarship Alternate Delegate
Brandon Waymyers was chosen as an alternate delegate for the 2015 United States Senate Youth Scholarship Program. This extremely competitive merit-based program, only chooses 104 students across the country. The overall mission of the program is to help instill within each class of USSYP student delegates more profound knowl-edge of the American political process and a lifelong commitment to public service.
Eleven Inducted Into the National Honor Society
The North High School chapter of the National Honor Society held its fall Induction Ceremony Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. Eleven sophomores and juniors met the requirements and enthusiastically fulfilled the chapter procedures for membership.The fall 2014 inductees of the North High School Chapter of the National Honor Society are as follows (Bottom Row, L to R): Jacasia J. Rowe, Brook Baker, Erikqua Dash,; Second Row: Savannah Williams, Jason Brinson, Destany Benjamin, Chelsee V. Bloome, Jonathan Addison; Top Row: Angel Haigler, Taliyah T. Wise and Jerrell Bennett. The National Honor Society is under the advisement of Brenda D. Inabinette.
NMHS Students Attend The Nutcracker
On Friday, December 5, 2014, seventy of North Middle High School’s young ladies in grades six through twelve had the opportunity to experience the beauty of ballet. The Columbia Classical Ballet Company presented The Nutcracker at the Koger Center as part of an educational outreach program. The “productions are specially made to provide a deep understanding of the art form of ballet.”http://columbiacityballet.com/educational-outreach/
North Middle School Science Fair Winners
Congratulations to the following students for placing in the annual school science fair:
Eighth Grade (Top Row, L to R): First place, Jeremy Davis; Second Place, Victor Johnson; Third Place, Kylie Fischer
Seventh Grade (Middle Row): First Place, Markien Gleaton; Second Place, Connor Brinson; Third Place, Khadafi Cunningham
Sixth Grade (Bottom Row): First Place, Summerlyn Thompson; Second Place, Kyler Dyson; Third Place, Kayla Fischer
WISE Choice Day!
On October 17, 2014, seniors ReDeJah Clark, Teirra Felder, and Zhanae’ Nimmons participated in the Clemson University WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Choice Day. WISE Choice invites females from across the country for a day of engineering and science career exploration.
North Middle/High School Hosts Veterans Day Breakfast
Local veterans visited NMHS on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, for the school's Veterans Day Breakfast. The cafeteria staff served eggs, bacon, sausage, grits and toast to the veterans as they sat and talked with students and staff. In remembrance, the video In Their Own Words, featuring Brian Williams (NBC) and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients was viewed school-wide, and students had the opportunity to participate in Operation Gratitude by writing a letter or drawing a picture that will be sent to military personnel. Pictured: (left to right) Thurman Williams, Army-WWII; Lorenzo Hutto, Army-Korean War; Ricky Williams, National Guard
Students Win at Orangeburg County Fair
Two of North Middle High School’s art students placed in the High School Craft Division at the Orangeburg County Fair. Breasia Johnson (left) won first place and Erikqua Dash placed second. Mrs. Aiken, NMHS art teacher, assigned students the task of creating an imaginary creature utilizing mixed media and paper mache box sculpture. Both students received ribbons and a monetary award.
State of the Schools Luncheon
North Middle High School students (left to right) Michael Rider, Selena Fogle, Re De Jah Clark, and Brandon Waymyers attended the OCSD5 Fourth Annual State of the Schools Luncheon, Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Edisto Fork United Methodist Church. Michael and Selena were ushers, while Re De Jah and Brandon were representatives of their senior class. Senior class president Re De Jah Clark had the honor of introducing our Sixth Congressional District Representative James E. Clyburn at the OCSD5 Fourth Annual State of the Schools Luncheon. Also attending the luncheon was North High School alumna and newly appointed Literacy Coach, Brenda D. Inabinette.
Tenth Graders Dissect Atlantic Blue Crabs
Mr. Cameron's classes had the exciting assignment of dissecting Atlantic Blue Crabs. They examined the external as well as the internal features of this Crustacean. For many of the students, this was the first dissection they had ever performed. The classroom and the entire high school hall smelled like a day at the beach... Fresh Sea Food!
Falcons Promote North Alumnus Martino
The Atlanta Falcons announced on Tuesday, October 7, 2014, that they have signed wide receiver Freddie Martino to the active roster. Read more...
1st Runner-Up: Re De Ja Clark
2nd Runner-Up: Taylor Wingard
3rd Runner-Up: Zhanae' Nimmons
Royal Cadets Make a Statement!
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, the North Middle High School Royal Cadet Marching Band participated in the Bamberg Low Country Tournament of Bands and the Edisto Blue Machine Invitational and placed first in both competitions. In the Bamberg competition, the band was awarded best color guard, best percussion, best horn line and the Viewer’s Choice award. The Royal Cadets also won best horn line, best drum major and best percussion at the Edisto Invitational.
On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Royal Cadets participated in the Irmo Palmetto Espirit de Corp Invitational and placed second overall in the 1A division. The band won Highest Music score in the class and missed first place by seven tenths of a point. Percussion placed second overall and color guard placed third. Congratulations to the Royal Cadets!
NMHS Library Media Center Book Tasting
Sixth through ninth grade students participated in a Book Tasting in the library media center. Students had a plate of books from which to choose and three minutes to view the cover, read the back and read a couple of the first few pages. They then used their Book Tasting Menus to answer simple questions about their books. When the three minutes were up, the books were passed to the right and the clock began again. This exercise allowed students to view a variety of books in a short amount of time. Most of the students were successful finding books that appealed to their reading palates.
Are You Prepared to Take the SAT?
SAT preparatory classes will be held at NMHS every Saturday prior to the SAT tests. Students are encouraged to attend sessions in order to receive one-on-one tutoring in math, writing and reading. Students will have the opportunity to take practice tests and become familiar with SAT testing strategies. Classes will be held on the following dates: October 4th, November 1st, January 17th, and April 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Losing PASS Test Challenge Gets "Hairy"
On Friday, August 30, 2014, Principal Charles Gregory and middle school social studies teacher Mark Bagwell were forced to hold up their end of a bargain made in the spring of 2014. If the 8th graders earned 80% or better on the PASS social studies test, the principal and Mr. Bagwell agreed to shave their heads.
Obviously, the 8th graders won this round!
Changes in 11th Grade 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...
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