Announcements & Upcoming Events
JV Girls/Boys Volleyball NPM @ Ryan
7th/8th Grade Girls Volleyball NPM @ Eielson
7th/8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tanana @ NPM
If you missed the deadline to order a yearbook online for free delivery to the school by the end of the school year, there are a limited number of yearbooks that will be available for purchase through the school for $45 (cash or check only). These yearbooks will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Pick up an order form from outside the office or see Mrs. Long. All orders need to be turned in to Mrs. Long and will receive a receipt. Please contact Mrs. Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 488-2271 ext. 40234 with any questions or to verify that your child’s yearbook has been ordered.
Yearbooks will be distributed to 8th graders at the 8th Grade Celebration on May 18th and to 6th & 7th Graders during the last week of school.
NEW TELEPHONE SYSTEM
By now many of you may have realized that our phone system here at NPM has been rendered inoperable and cannot be serviced. We were already in the process of being upgraded to the new VoiceOver IP system and that process has begun. That new system has new phone extensions which are listed below. Currently those extensions that are listed are the ONLY ones that can be used at the school, teachers and counselors are not able to be reached directly at this time. In the mean time you can call the number listed below and dial any of the extension below to reach those specific individuals.
Folks who try to reach the school by calling 452-2000 - can pick any of the extensions below.
40502 - Wendy Clark - Attendance Secretary
40501 - Julie Wegner - Administrative Secretary
40510 - Rich Smith - Principal
40540 - Lori Schneider - Nurse
40541 - Christine Osciak - Librarian
40511 - KC Bodily - Assistant Principal - (note - this extension will be re-purposed to the day custodian, later)
Folks who call the school on the NPM "main number" (488-2271) will be routed directly to ext 40502.
So I recommend folks reach the school, for now, by calling the 452-2000 number - and use the respective extension, accordingly.
Thank you for your patience while we work through this upgrade.
New Teacher Evaluation Process
Barnes and Noble PTSA Fundraiser
Vanessa Jackson, what an amazing band we have and what a wonderful way for the community to hear the great music being taught in our schools!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
Scott Hansen, for donating drawing supplies to introduce art to our young people!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
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Revised 2014-15 Calendar
The 2014-15 calendar was revised in response to an inclement weather closure.
The last day of school for students has been adjusted to Thursday, May 21.
School calendars are available for subscription in any preferred calendar program.
To subscribe to school calendars:
• Visit the Calendar page on your school website
• Click boxes to customize calendar feed
• Click iCal to generate customized calendar feed URL
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.
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