May 16, 2017
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
The end of the year is fast approaching and there are a number of upcoming events for you to keep in mind. The official Last Day of the school year for students, provided we do not have an unforeseen snow day, will be Friday, June 16. The last day is a full day of schools with dismissal and busses at the same time as throughout this school year. The Eighth-Grade Commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, June 16. High School Graduation is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at Shapiro Fieldhouse at 11:00 am.
The Eighth-Grade Statehouse Trip is taking place on Monday, May 22. This is a culmination of their We the People curriculum and lets the students present before a panel of local politicians. Step-Up Day for students in grades 5-11 will be taking place on the morning of Friday, May 26. Seniors will be partaking in the Senior Breakfast and Senior Speeches at that same time. The last day of regular classes is celebrated with the Annual High School Awards Ceremony, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30 at 1:00 pm. Final Exams are scheduled from Wednesday, May 31 – Friday June 2.
The final two weeks of the school year will be filled with Year End Studies. The YES Plan, as it has come to be known, offers a variety of learning experiences for all of the students at NMHS. These days are still full days of school with some changes to schedules. All students have signed up for two YES Plan courses, an A.M. Course and a P.M. Course. These courses are for larger blocks of time, with credit restoration options for high school students and a variety of enrichment activities for middle school students before and after the YES Plan courses. High school students who have been successful in all of their content courses will not have to be present for credit restoration. Students that need to arrive by bus will report to the cafeteria, library or gymnasium. All middle school students must be present for the entire school day. The middle of the day will have all students rotating between a series of career and wellness presentations and activities. A listing of course offerings for YES Plan can be found on the school’s website at this location: https://www.wssu.org/domain/208.
The last day of school will culminate with the annual Talent Show and Spring Fling/PBIS Olympics. They are scheduled to take place following a morning of YES Plan Presentations of Learning, some presentations of select YES Plan courses are planned to be part of the Talent Show. The high school students will be having their Spring Fling at Memorial Park where they will be taking on the faculty in a softball game. The middle school students will be at Garvey Field on that day for their PBIS Olympics. Both of these activities are a chance for the students of the school to come together as a community and build a better climate.
All of these events and more can be found on the NMHS website, which can be accessed at https://www.wssu.org/Page/9. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us here at the school (802) 485-4500.