Middle School News – May 17, 2019

Good Evening!

Spring Fling Dance for students in grades 7&8 – tonight, 7-9 pm in the North cafeteria. $5 admission, snacks available for purchase. Please drop students off in the back of the North building by the cafeteria entrance at 7pm and pick them up in the same place at 9pm. Please be prompt in picking up your child, as the chaperones have had a very long day!

A huge shout out to the Student Council that put a great deal of effort into two projects this Spring: Sifting through all of the student surveys, identifying ‘Glows’ and ‘Grows’ for the school community to consider and then presenting to the teachers at our May faculty meeting. Thank you to Ms. Columbus and Mr. Humphrey for their time and energy to support this crew of dedicated students in this endeavor! Also, the Student Council members developed a presentation about the middle school from a student perspective and then traveled to Florence Roche and Swallow Union to present to all of the grade 4 classes to help with their transition. Thank you to Ms. Columbus and Mr. Fleming for their guidance in this important student leadership work.

Graduation Tickets are coming home with your 8th grader on Monday. Please hold onto them!

Monday, May 20th will be DAY 2!

Garden Classroom – Today we had a Girl Scout troop working in our garden! If you know of a community group, a scout needing a project to spearhead, or other groups looking for a ‘project’ that will mainly require physical work and no $…please contact me! We would like to revitalize the courtyard garden in the South building into a Garden Classroom by removing several of the raised beds, weeding, cutting back, mowing, etc. much of the overgrown vegetation to make room for Adirondack chairs and foldable tables for an outdoor classroom in a garden setting! We are also looking for donations such as: labor, removal of boards around raised beds, flat stepping stones, and a small push mower that can live inside the garden!

This Saturday, May 18th at 2:00 the GD High School National Honors Society is hosting a Color Run! Designed to emulate The Color Run©, this event will be a fun activity for children and families. There will be 5 color stations along the 3k course where runners can run through clouds of colorful chalk! Participants are encouraged to wear white so the accumulated color will show. This is an informal race where running, jogging, and walking are accepted! Stay after the race for live music, free refreshments and continued fun. The event will take place at the Groton Dunstable Regional High School. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Joey Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door or for the discounted price of $12 through this link: https://sites.google.com/view/color-run-2019/home. Come to this fun event to show your support!

Yup, it is time to order supplies for next year already! Back to School Supplies Website: www.schooltoolbox.com.

Nashoba Valley Technical High School Summer Program

PRIDE: Determination: Be ready to learn. Don’t give up. Work hard.

Kathi McCollumn, Principal

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