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!
Cross Country Success!
Our Boys and Girls Cross Country Runners competed in their first meet of the season Saturday, September 6, 2014, with runners from 5 other schools, including host Gilbert High. Qu'Essence Gillison was the runaway winner of the girls' race finishing almost 2 minutes of the 2nd place runner. Jason Brinson was the top runner for our boys running the 3.1 mile course in just over 22 minutes. Seventh grade brother Connor Brinson finished his first Cross Country Race ever with an excellent time of 27:21. Eugene Peele and Garrett Saborosch also ran their 1st Cross Country races and both finished in under 25 mins. Two of our senior runners, Zhanae Nimmons and Larry Bloome, ran very well, with Larry competing in the race just 11 hours after playing in our varsity football's team victory over Bowman the night before. Upcoming meets include a trip to Santee and Edisto Gardens for meets hosted by Calhoun Academy and Orangeburg Prep.
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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