Just a reminder that the 8th grade graduation time slot survey will be emailed to you on Friday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. The graduations will fill up on a first come first serve basis
REMINDER: IAR Testing will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week and next. PLEASE make sure student Chromebooks are charged and students are well rested and have had a healthy breakfast.
The current NMS Crowd Sourced Yearbook Theme is Best Friends. Students have received an email with a Google Form attached that allows them to upload up to 5 photos of them and their best friend(s). Photo taken between Summer 2020 and today are accepted.
NMS is collecting non-perishable food items for the Richmond Food Pantry. Items can be dropped off in the commons.
Introducing Traversa Ride 360. As we head back to in-person learning on April 6, we are launching our new Traversa Ride 360™ mobile app, which provides parents and students access to their bus stop location, route, and pick up time. Set up your access today! Click on the link below to get started. https://5il.co/qzw1
To stream the Finance Committee meeting at 6:00 pm, Wednesday 03/24 please click on the link below: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FJfw0be9QouMdElqUyBM4w
The next NMS Crowd Sourced Yearbook Theme is titled: It's Just an Illusion. Students have received a Google Form via email which asks them to upload up to 5 pictures taken using Forced Perspective Photography. Through the use of objects and space, students create photos that seem to be an optical illusion. A short tutorial YouTube video is provided in the Google Form. This can be a fun family Spring Break activity since student may need some assistance.
Yes there will be a yearbook this year. Please click on this link to read an update regarding the NMS 2021 Yearbook. https://5il.co/qvh3
The new theme for the NMS Crowd Sourced Yearbook is "There's No Place Home." All students have received an email from Mr. Luecht with a Google Form attached that allows them to upload up to 10 pictures of them participating in an activity at home. Possible ideas are provided.
Please click on the link below for important information regarding our return to full in person education. https://5il.co/ql9h
This is a reminder that we will be releasing information on Friday regarding our plan for a return to full in person education. At that time, we will also post the results of the survey from last week. This information will be posted to the website, twitter, the district Live Feed, and will also be emailed to your email address on file with the district.
Please take a minute to a take our brief survey as we look for parent and community feedback on our plan for a full return to school. For each student you have, please take an individual survey for that student. Survey results and more information regarding any full return to school will be shared with students, parents, and the community late next week. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G9X5NKD
Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the library from March 5 - 12. You can shop online from now until March 13 using this link: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/nippersinkmiddleschool1
NMS Crowd Source Yearbook/Organized Sports Pictures Follow-up: All students received an e-mail in which a Google Form was shared. Upload pics through the Google Form.
The current theme for the Crowd Sourced Yearbook is Organized Sports/Athletics. Students/staff can upload up to 5 pictures of themselves participating in a organized sports/athletic activity outside of school. Pictures should have been taken between Summer 2020 and now.
Perseverance landed yesterday on Mars and will start its mission to search for signs of prior life. The Perseverance Rover's wheels were made in our backyard, at Scot Forge. Here is a video for you about this project at Scot Forge: https://player.vimeo.com/video/513840777
Don't forget to visit the NMS Virtual Calming Room and explore multiple ways to release your daily stress. Click on the MENU tab on the NMS website and then the Virtual Calming Room icon to access the page.
Reminder: Friday, Feb. 12 and Monday, Feb. 15 are non-attendance days for Nippersink Dist. 2 students. Hybrid Group A students will resume in-person learning on Tuesday, Feb. 16.
The NMS Staff greatly appreciated the Valentine's gifts from the NMS PTO and NMS families.
Camp Duncan is excited to offer Spring and Summer Programs this year. Information can be found on the NMS Webpage by clicking on Menu, Documents, General/Temporary Documents
NMSl will now be having a full day of school on Thursday, February 11. The B group of students will be in attendance on this day. Since it is a full day of school, there will now be after school clubs and activities. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.
We have just been informed that the McHenry County Health Department has assigned Thursday, February 11, as the required date for Nippersink District 2 employees to get their Covid-19 vaccination. In order to successfully allow enough time for the staff to participate, we will be changing our school schedule for that day. On Thursday, February 11 we will be implementing our Early Dismissal Schedule in which the NMS school day ends at 10:50 a.m. The B group of students will be in-person on this day and will participate in a full schedule of shortened classes. The school day will begin at the regular time of 7:45 a.m. and end at 10:50 a.m. There will be no after school activities or clubs on this day. Thank you for understanding!
On February 11, all D2 employees that would like to receive the COVID-19 vaccination will be able to do so. The surrounding school districts have worked with the MCDH to establish two large vaccination clinics capable of vaccinating all school employees throughout the county on February 11-12. This represents one more step forward in our fight against COVID-19.
NMS Students. Be on the look out for an email/Google Form from Mr. Luecht regarding Crowd Sourcing Yearbook Pictures. Our current theme is "Me and my Pet." Even though we are in hybrid schooling, the yearbook is still in need of pictures. Please help out by taking a picture of you and your pet(s) and uploading them to Mr. Luecht through the Google Form.
Don't forget tomorrow, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 3 are picture days.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the number of people allowed to gather inside at one time, we will live stream the January BOE meeting. Please click on the link below to attend. The meeting starts at 7:00 pm on Wednesday 01/27. If you have a statement to be entered into public comment please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6:00 pm on Wednesday, 01/27. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FXLu4jeyTPikvn0Iww7-Kw
NMS will be implementing a Remote Learning Day for Tuesday, January, 26th due to the expected snowfall and road conditions. NMS will continue on our current hybrid learning schedule. Please see the details below: Group B students(hybrid or full remote) will be on Full Remote Learning on Tuesday, January 26 and will follow the current hybrid bell schedule 7:45 – 2:50 and log-in to their class zoom at the beginning of each class period. Group A students(hybrid or full remote) will be on their off-day completing any assignments/work given to them on Monday. PE classes will be having class zooms for the Group B students(hybrid or full remote) Daily attendance will be taken
It's good to be back! Stay healthy!
Picture Day: Last Names A-L will be on Tuesday, Feb. 2. & Last Day M-Z will be on Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a joyful holiday break! Please see the video link below regarding our return to school and the hybrid learning model starting on Tuesday, January 19. We are looking forward to a great start to 2021! https://youtu.be/6xOSYf0Ujrw
Click on the link below to listen to the awesome recording of the NMS 7th/8th Grade Virtual Concert Bands performing "Good King Wenceslas" Thanks to Mr. Nowickas and all of our band students on an amazing performance! https://youtu.be/EScLqv3_7Xs
Check out the awesome NMS Virtual Holiday Choir Concert. Thank you to the NMS Choir and Mrs. Johnson for lifting our spirits! Have a great holiday break! NMS Holiday Choir Concert: https://youtu.be/LPvzWAFjfpQ
The Following link will provide the information and forms necessary to be placed on the April ballot as a candidate for the Board of Education. All paper work must be filed with the County Clerk between December 14-21, 2020. If you have questions please contact the County Clerks office at 815 (334) 4000. https://www.mchenrycountyil.gov/home/showpublisheddocument?id=100803
Due to new IDPH restrictions on the number of people who may gather in a public meeting place, the Monday, November 23rd, BOE meeting will be live streamed @ 7:00pm. You may send public comment to email@example.com . Streaming link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nh3QjMK3TTmpP1VKsT5N9A
Check out the NMS Online Book Fair by using the following link: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=nippersinkmiddleschool1
CYN Counseling Center is offering a free webinar for parents regarding remote learning on Monday, November 9th from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Sign up here: https://cyngrayslake.org/event/supporting-students-with-e-learning-at-home/
Please click on the link below for information regarding NMS staying in full remote until November 9, 2020 https://5il.co/mffw
Due to lDPH requirements for public gatherings, seating is very limited for the BOE on Monday, September 28, 2020 @7:00pm. You can also stream the meeting live at the link below. If you would like a statement put into public record it can be sent to Tlind@nsd2.com no later than 09/28 @ 6:45 pm. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ega8AdHSdK45c-oxhkbBA
Please take a moment to review your Skyward Family Access "Skylert" settings to ensure that you are receiving important information. Most non-emergency messages from our Superintendent are sent as "General", so you will want to be sure to have "General" activated using your Family Access account. Here is a guide on how to do that: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15EYuiLUQWGyQ7h7YE5YsyDntLmdLggg6qb4Gb33cU2M/edit?usp=sharing
Friday, September 18, 2020 is a Remote Learning In-Service Day for Nippersink Dist 2 staff. There will be no Remote Learning.
Nippersink Dist 2 is currently experiencing interruption of our internet service. Please be patient while we try to correct the problem.
In adherence to current guidelines & policies, Cross Country & Volleyball have been cancelled for the 2020 Fall Season.
Later this week you will be receiving a survey from the District asking for feedback about the first few weeks of remote learning. Your input will be very important in allowing us to make improvements to better serve your child.
The following link will direct you to the State of Illinois requirements for a phase 4 return to school. We are working through the document now and will be releasing D2's plan by July 24. Stay tune for more information. https://5il.co/hjm6
For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built & operated American crew spacecraft! Check out these virtual tours of amazing space centers throughout the US and the world! https://www.nippersinkdistrict2.org/o/nms/page/remote-learning-activities--3
4th Quarter Art created the most amazing products during their "remote learning!" You can view their projects here: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYhuDtpTlQ
Proudly display your school spirit by ordering our new NMS "Together at Home" T-shirt! Orders can be placed online via the link below and are due Sunday, May 31 at midnight. Once the t-shirt order is completed, we will reach out to regarding the delivery date. https://nmsspr20.itemorder.com/
Congratulations NMS 8th Grade Class of 2020! Check out the following link to view the awesome NMS 8th Grade Tribute video! https://youtu.be/jr6H1nFEMws
Nippersink SD 2 May School Board Meeting: Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 pm To join this meeting as a member of our community, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/w/89702371694?tk=UE-Y5-T4WFPlNgVtOnpVp-K6dmmgtqE4MzDVar6mmak.DQIAAAAU4q2RbhZGc2V4al83WVEzZXBpaEc2QVR2MS1BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Free Parent Webinar Tonight: Safety features for TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram & more. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/3115898197512/WN_3X5q8_fpRgut0iBMiA6raA
Charter extends free Spectrum Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 &/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription & at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Join Smart Social's Live Parent Webinar discussing important safety tips for TikTok & other social media platforms.. For more info: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3X5q8_fpRgut0iBMiA6raA
NSD#2 Keeps Learning! Check out how our NSD2 students #keeplearning! Share your photos with us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.nippersinkdistrict2.org/article/235571?org=nms
Governor issues order to keep schools closed for the rest of the year. Please see the letter from our superintendent Dr. Tom Lind for more information. https://5il.co/f8g9
Free Webinar: Helping Children Overcome Toxic Stress and Trauma. Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Register here: https://www.prufrock.com/Webinars-Healing-the-Heart.aspx
Today, March 31,2020, Governor JB Pritzker announced the stay in place order will extend through April 30th. This means schools will remain closed during this period of time. In addition, all scheduled school activities during this time are also canceled.
Reminder to students and parents that our e-learning will begin Monday. Please check your child's school website for more details. In addition, as we get more information from the state of Illinois regarding any extension to school closures we will update our website.
Calling all Music Lovers! Join the #PlayNowChallenge and share your 20 seconds of music! Find all the details here: https://tinyurl.com/ss3q7nb
Nippersink School District 2 Schools will be closed March 16 - April 7, 2020. E- Learning will begin on March 30th. More information on e-learning to follow early next week from your child's principal.
3/20 update. All buildings have been deep cleaned and we are ready to implement e-learning days if we should need them. We are currently monitoring the situation and the rapidly changing guidelines. D2 and D157 will be sending an update to all parents this weekend.
NMS It's Cool to be Kind Week. Thursday is Crazy Hair Day
7/8 Grade Track Practice begins Tuesday, March 17 after school in the gym. 6 Grade Track Practice begins Monday, March 16 after school in Mrs. Wieters Room.
NMS It' Cool to be Kind Week - Wednesday is Twin Day.
COVID-19 Updates can be found here: https://www.nippersinkdistrict2.org/o/district/page/covid-19-aka-coronavirus
NMS It's Cool to be Kind Week - Tuesday is Clash Day
NMS It's Cool to be Kind Week: Monday is PJ/Onsies Day
Spring Pictures and 8th Grade Grad Picture retakes are March 18.
Richmond-Burton HS will be sponsoring Soccer Camp July 14 through 23 from 9am-11am. Forms are available in the vertical file next to the office.
NMS Wrestling Dual Meet vs Marlowe @ HOME has had a last minute schedule change and will be this afternoon @ 4PM.
8th Grade Chicago Field Trip Deposit and Permission Slip are due to the office ASAP.
The PTO Fundraiser @ Chipotle has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 11.
Tuesday, Feb. 11 is 8th Grade Graduation Picture Day
The Scholastic Book Fair will be in the NMS library from Feb 5-11 during school hours and during the Spaghetti Dinner on Feb 11.
Parents/Guardians: Please participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by February 14th. The survey is available here: https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/
A STEM Club info meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14th for 6th grade and Thursday, January 16th for 7th/8th grade from 3-4 pm in the STEM Lab. If you have any questions or need to ride the activity bus home, please check in with Ms Trudell as soon as possible.
NMS Drama Club holds auditions for grades 7 & 8 on Wednesday, 1/8 and for grade 6 on Thursday, 1/9.
Quarter 2 ends Friday, January 10. Quarter 3 and new exploratory classes begin Monday, January 13.
The Drama Club Info Meeting scheduled for today, Dec 18, has been canceled. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 3-4PM.
LAST CALL to check the Lost and Found Rack for missing items before Winter Break. Clothes remaining on the rack, after Friday, December 20, will be donated to the needy.
Don’t forget to turn in all of your canned food items, boxed dinners, and other donations to your science teacher! On December 20th, we will be having our NMS spirit assembly, followed by pie in the eye! Anything you can bring in will help make a difference. Let’s do this Nippersink!
Knight Crew meeting for this week has been canceled. Please take your regular bus home after school on Thursday.
Correction: Good Luck to the 7 & 8 Boys Basketball teams at the Conference Tournaments.
Good Luck 7 & 8 Girls Basketball @ the Conference Tournament.
Students interested in learning more about Drama Club should plan to attend the informational meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 3-4 pm in the Library or feel free to check in with Mrs. Lauer, Mrs. Tomei, or Mrs. Wieters.
Wrestling practice for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade starts on Dec. 16. Not sure if you like wrestling? Why not come out and give it a try? We’d love to have you! Please see Coach Evans if you have any questions.
Congratulations to the 6th Grade Choir and Band for a great performance at their concert.
Attention all 7th and 8th grade girls interested in trying out for Girls Basketball. Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18th and Thursday, Dec. 19th after school from 3 to 4:30 at NMS. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Nye or Mr. Zigler.
Reminder: Please complete The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/.
Cheer Practice will be at Spring Grove Elementary School today, Monday, Dec. 2. Cheerleaders should be picked up at Spring Grove.
Come see the Grade 6 Band & Choir this Wednesday @ 7 PM in the gym.
There will be NO 7th Grade Boys Basketball practice today, Dec. 2.
There will be no Homework Help Club or Activity bus on Tuesday, 11/26/19.
DodgeBall. This Wednesday. After School. NMS Gym. Be There.
Today is national school board member appreciation day. A big thank you to all our Board members for your dedication to the children, staff, and community!
Next week is Anti-Bullying Week. Check out the Events Calendar on the website for each day's dress-up theme.
Don't forget to check the Lost and Found Rack for missing clothes, books, school supplies, etc.
There will be NO Homework Help Club this afternoon, 11/13/19.
This afternoon's Lego Team Meeting has been canceled.
Attention NMS Girls interested in basketball…. Richmond Junior Rocket tryouts are being held this Saturday, November 9th from 8:30 - 9:30 am here at the middle school.More information is available in the office.
Experience an evening of fantastic music @ NMS. The Grade 7, 8, and Jazz Band and Grade 7 & 8 Choir perform tonight @ 7PM in the NMS Gym.
Knight Crew’s Annual Dodgeball Tournament is Wed., Nov. 20th @ 3pm. Teams can be 5-6 players from your same grade. Cost = $30 per team. Signup forms and fees are due no later than Nov. 15th. Forms can be found in the office or see Mrs. Wieters, Mrs. Chase or Mrs. Busa.
There is a Knight Crew Meeting this Thursday, Nov. 7 from 3:00- 4:00 in Mrs. Wieters’s Room.
Boys Basketball and Cheer Pictures will be taken Monday, Nov. 4.
There will be no Homework Help Club on Thursday, October 31.
NMS will once again participate in the Conlon & Thompson's Candy Buy Back Program. Conlon & Thompson will donate $1 for every pound of Halloween candy collected to participating schools and send the candy to our troops and veterans. Candy must be turned into school by 11/6.
Nippersink Middle School has been experiencing intermittent internet outages throughout today, Monday, Oct. 28. We apologize if you have emailed a staff member and did not receive a timely response.
Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on November 13 from 4:00-7:45 p.m. and November 14 from 12:30-7:45 p.m. Schedule your conferences online through Skyward Family Access starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, October 29. Scheduling will close at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 11.
Sign-Up for Intramural 6/7/8 Boys Basketball is available in the office.
The NMS Choir will be preform at RBCHS on Wed., Oct. 30 @ 7PM.
Stop by the library and see what's available at the NMS Book Fair. The fair runs until Friday, Nov. 1.
Do you purchase groceries? Go out to restaurants? Put gas in your vehicle? If yes, then please consider supporting the NMS PTO with our Shop with Scrip Gift Card Fundraiser! Online there are over 700 brands from which to choose. We have included a few of the most popular items on our order form. You may either order online or send in an order form with a check (made to NMS). Remember to include the attached flyer's enrollment code when ordering online to give credit to NMS. Please place your orders by November 13, 2019! The NMS PTO will be raising money to support various projects around the school. We appreciate your support. NMS Families: 1. Go to ShopWithScrip.com and select Join a Program. 2. Enter enrollment code and register: 1A2LD9D434822 3. Link your bank account to enroll in online payments and place your first order by 11/13/19. Shop here: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/shop/product/browse Feel free to contact your Shop with Scrip Coordinator, Liz Young at email@example.com with any questions.
7/8 Cheer Tryouts: Mon., 10/21 & Tues., 10/22 from 3-4:15 PM. Direct questions to Mrs. Busa or Ms Krause.
Intra-mural Volleyball Sign-Up is available in the office. Check your email for Fall 2019 Spirit Wear Ordering Information Don't forget Butterbraid Orders. See Mrs. Burghardt Knight Crew Commitment Forms are due soon. Don't forget to sign up for the NMS/PTO Color Run. See the Knightly News in the NMS Website for instructions. The first Knight Crew meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 3-4 PM. See Mrs. Busa, Mrs. Chase, or Mrs. Wieters for more information.