M-F 7:30 am-3:00 pm
NBC Middle School
Progress reports went home with students Friday, December 5th. If you have questions or concerns please contact their teachers.
WINTER BREAK: DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 2nd
NBC BAND CONCERT
Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Montague High School Auditorium
The first hour Service Learning class had decided that they wanted to complete a food drive to help support the White Lake Area Giving Tree as their community service project. Ironically, just days after making this decision, the class was contacted by Courtney Terryn, a Central Michigan University student who is completing an internship with Dan Gorman, our district's Food Service Director. She shared with us a project of her own that she had been working on---to engage several schools in a "healthy" food drive that would focus on the MyPlate government nutritional recommendations. This seemed like a natural fit for our class project; the students were eager to join in the competition along with Montague and Whitehall high schools.
From this point on, the Service Learning students had the freedom to plan and implement the food drive, that would run fromNovember 10-21, anyway they chose to. To foster participation at NBC, the class decided to make the food drive a grade level competition as well. Working in task teams, the students researched the MyPlate guidelines and created informational posters to share with the rest of the student body. To encourage students to bring in healthier food options, each food group was assigned different point values: Proteins-4 points, Fruits-3 points, Vegetables-2 points , and Grains-1 point. The students created boxes, labeled with the food groups and the point denominations, to collect the donations in. They also made lists of various foods that fit in each food group to help students with sorting their food donations. Other task teams worked on creating charts and graphs to record each grade level's progress and to compose daily announcements to encourage participation. As a reward, it was decided by the class that the winning grade level would enjoy watching a movie and a healthy snack, such as popcorn.
The Service Learning class students, as well as all of the NBC students, have enjoyed seeing the outcome of their efforts.
Please support our students and our community by sending in canned food items with your student. Thanks for your support!
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Thanks to all parents who came to see us during the recent Parent-Teacher conferences. We had good attendance and good conversations.
6th Grade Camp
Sixth grade students from NBC Middle School traveled to Grace Adventures in Silver Lake, Michigan, for a two day camp experience on October 1 and 2. Students participated in an activity-based team-building program and rotated through several small group activity blocks and whole group activities. Activities included canoeing, archery, trail rides, team building, “the flying squirrel” ropes course activity, adventure mission, bike riding, dune hike, and group campfire. Activities were designed to reinforce the CATS behavior expectations that NBC will use throughout the 2014-2015 school year. CATS stands for Community, Act respectfully, Take responsibility, and Safety. The students had such a great time preparation has started to bring next year’s sixth graders there as well!