Announcements & Upcoming Events
JV Girls/Boys Volleyball Tanana @ NPM
7th/8th Grade Girls Volleyball NPM @ Monroe
Iditarod Restart 2015
On the day of the event, schools will remain open as usual and the district is partnering with the borough to encourage school field trips, as appropriate to grade level and content area.
Due to the location of the event, school bus routes near Broadmoor Avenue and Dale Road that serve West Valley High, University Park Elementary, and Ryan Middle will be impacted by the activities and alternative pick-up and drop-off points will be scheduled for that day. Information from First Student regarding the alternative stops is posted below and will be distributed to students on affected buses this week. Traffic near Watershed Charter will also be impacted and more information will be available shortly.
Additional Iditarod Resources:
- 2015 Iditarod Information: www.iditarod.com
- Educational Resources: www.iditarod.com/teachers
- Hashtag: #Fbx2Nome
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It’s getting to that time of year when you need to get your yearbook ordered or you may not have one ready for pick up the last week of school. Get order information from the school website, Mrs. Long or in front of the office. If you plan to design your own personalized pages you will need to have them completed by the end of March.
Just a reminder: Yearbooks need to be ordered online through TreeRing and there is no deadline. If you order after the bulk order of yearbooks has been shipped to the school in early May (with no shipping cost to you) you can still order a yearbook and have it shipped to your home for a small shipping fee.
To Purchase & Customize Your Yearbook:
Go to www.TreeRing.com/validate
Enter our school’s passcode: 101401301697811
Yearbook Price: $35.50
On February 23rd in Anchorage at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education’s (ASTE) iDidaNight celebration North Pole Middle was well represented. 7th Grade Isaac Hallen earned First Place and The People’s Choice Award for his Podcast “Winter Morning” which was a poem he wrote. He earned $350! 8th grader Shelby Grant earned 2nd place honors for her iDidaTune entry she created in Garageband called “Dance Jam”. 8th graders Rachael Hansen, Caden Wyman and Jami Metcalf earned 3rd Place for their iMovie PSA “Littering at North Pole Middle School”. Mrs. Long also earned First Place for a movie she put together reflecting on the Introduction to Video Production Class called “That Class”. All of the winners can be viewed at:
Awards Are A Family Affair
North Pole Middle School would like to extend its congratulations to Jamie and Isaac Hallen for recent awards received at the district and State level. Jamie was nominated as the Fairbanks North Star Borough School Districts Extra Special Support Staff Person of the month for her outstanding work in the North Pole Middle School Alaska Native Education program. Jamie is a dedicated professional who works hard to assist her students in achieving their best and is a constant advocate for them.
Isaac Hallen, who is Jamie's son, won a state wide logo contest for Music In Our School's month. The link to the article highlighting his work and the impact of Music In Our Schools in the North Pole Community is below.
North Pole Middle School is proud of both Jamie and Isaac for their contributions to our state and community.
Budget Presentation: Thursday, March 5
In cooperation with the Fairbanks Council of PTAs, the Fairbanks School District will provide an overview of the administration’s 2015-16 Proposed Budget for community members.
- Thursday, March 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
- North Pole Elementary
- 250 Snowman Lane, North Pole
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Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
AMP is computer-based and will be administered for the first time in spring 2015. Learn more about the new assessment and technology practice tests at the Alaska Assessments website.
Order Yearbooks Online Now!
CLICK HERE to order your yearbook.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING
Hello Parents and Families:
We are pleased to offer after school tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m., what's even better is that our teachers are those offering the help to our students. Please contact Kimery Healey in the front office if you have questions about how to access this service and the conditions for doing so.
North Pole Middle Students Shine at Competition
2014-15 Bell Schedule
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DISTRICT DRESS CODE CHANGE
Below is language included in the School District dress code for students. These changes were made during the 2013-14 school year and are applicable and will be enforced beginning the 2014-15 school year. Please review the language below and discuss with your student what is and is not appropriate to wear at school.
1041.1 Freedom of Speech & Assembly (Continued)
Shall Not Be Worn At School (continued…)
Articles of clothing that are provocative or revealing in nature, including those
constructed from spandex or similar form-clinging fabric; leggings or tights without a
shirt, tunic, skirt, or shorts of suitable length over them; spaghetti straps; low
necklines; clothing that reveals underwear; bare midriffs; bare shoulders, including
racer backs; bare backs; low-cut tops or dresses; halter tops, etc. All cleavage must
be completely covered. Undergarments of males and females may not be exposed,
even when a student leans over or sits down. All tops must overlap or be completely
tucked into pants, shorts or skirts to avoid any bare midriff or lower back.
2014-15 School Supply List