Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NMS Clothes Donations Taken 3/28-4/8

Clothes Donations for Cradles to Crayons taken 3/28- 4/8

Project 351 representative Mandi Bukunt and the NMS community

are proud to be the guiding forces to make NMS a Project 351 host site in support of
Cradles to Crayons
Please participate in changing the lives of thousands of children just like you!
  • Winter coats (boys and girls, newborn-child size 18/20 or adult medium)
  • Boys and girls clothing (youth sizes 0-7/8)
  • Diapers, size 6
  • New hygiene items for infants and children (shampoo, soap, baby lotion, brushes/combs,diaper wipes)

Location: Box outside the Main Office at John T. Nichols Middle School

Date: March 28 through April 8

NMS Trimester 2 Report Cards Distributed Fri 3/24

Trimester 2 Report Cards Distributed on Friday, March 24

On Friday afternoon all Nichols Middle School students will be heading home with their second trimester report cards, which will be issued on Friday, March 24.  They will go home with your child with a receipt saying you received and saw the Report Card, which will need to be signed and returned to your child’s homeroom teacher on Monday, March 27.  
I have said this before but I will say it again, that communication is a powerful tool in closing the gap between home and school and ensuring success for all of our students.  The marks that you have found on this report card should never be a surprise to either you or your child.  If you feel that discussion regarding your child’s progress or lack of it is needed, please call the school to talk to the teacher, to then make an appointment to schedule a time that would offer both you and the teacher enough time to adequately discuss your child's present situation. 

Please make sure that you also pay attention to the comments section of the report card as well for this may be an indication as to how your child is progressing with their learning and could speak louder than just the letter grade.  
Please also make note of our Spring Student-Led/Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on Thursday, April 6, from 4 to 6:30 PM, and again on Wednesday, April 12, from 6 to 8:30 PM for you to see and discuss how your child is progressing.  
If you have any questions on any of this, please do not hesitate to contact us.  
Thank you.

NMS Students v Teachers Basketball Game Wed 3/29 After-School


When: Wednesday March 29th After School
Who: Your Favorite NMS Teachers vs a Group of Lucky 8th Graders
Tickets are $1 at the door
Snack Stand opens at 3:00
Late Buses are Available!!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

NMS 2017 Spirit Week Success

A Fun Time Had By All During NMS Spirit Week

The week of Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17, saw our Tigers coming in dressed up to show their NMS Tiger Pride and Spirit.  It was a fun, fantastic week.  Thank you to our NMS Student Council for organizing.

Here are some pics from the week:

Monday's Make-Believe Day

Tuesday's Snow Day

Wednesday's Wacky Wednesday

Thursday's PJ Day

Friday's Green Day St. Paddy's Day

It was an excellent week of showing #NMSTigerPride!

NMS School Council March Meeting, Wed 3/29 at 3PM in Media Center

2016-2017 John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School Council

Are you interested in getting involved with your child’s education in another way besides PTA or fundraising?

Would you like to be more involved in the academic aspects and decision making of your child's education here at Nichols?
If you are, then seriously consider whether you would be interested in joining the Nichols Middle School Council (also called a School Improvement Council).  By law, every school in the country has to have a School Council.  

The law outlines four major areas of responsibility for councils.  School councils are to assist principals in:  
  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards; 
  2. Identifying the educational needs of students attending the school; 
  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget; and 
  4. Formulating a school improvement plan.

Over the past four years, our School Improvement Plan and School Council have been instrumental in helping us to change our bell schedule, adding back a second assistant principal, obtaining a consistent math program throughout the building, affecting change in all areas of our curricula, securing more technology to where we are now 1-to-1 with Chromebooks in every grade level, to just name a few.
We meet once a month on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except where specified below – with our next meeting on Wednesday, March 29, for about an hour, beginning at 3:00 PM and ending around 4 PM, in the NMS Media Center to discuss such items as our School Improvement Plan, parent involvement, how we are working with MCAS/PARCC data, what we are doing to improve teaching and learning, different curricular ideas, courses, etc.  In all, the group is not like the “PTA”; it is more a group of people who are looking into school improvement and how we can get the improvement we are looking for.

The group is made up of parents, teachers, and at least one community member.  If you are interested or would just like to come and check it out, please come to our next meeting, Wednesday, March 29, at 3 PM, in the Media Center at NMS or email me at mgeoghegan@middleboro.k12.ma.us.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you.

2016 – 2017 NMS School Council Meetings

March 29, 2017**
April 26, 2017
May 24, 2017

** All dates are the 4th Wednesday of each month – except where specified

Friday, March 17, 2017

MPS 2017-2018 School Calendar

MPS 2017-2018 Approved Calendar

Attached is the School Committee Approved 2017-2018 Middleborough Public Schools Calendar for next school year.

Please check it out.

Rock Your Socks Day -- Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Rock Your Socks Day is Tuesday, March 21.
Donate a $1 and Wear Crazy Socks
To Celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day!
Sponsored by MPS PPS Office and MPAC!