Field Hockey Camp

NORTH MIDDLESEX FIELD HOCKEY CAMP

WHEN: June 24 & 25  (rain or shine)

(PLEASE CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE NORTH MIDDLESEX FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC/CAMPS FOR ANY CHANGES)

WHERE: Hawthorne Brook Middle School Field

TIME: 8:30am – 12pm (check in: between 8:00am-8:30am)

FOR: Grades K through incoming grade 9

FEE: $45.00 (Includes camp t-shirt*)

Please make checks payable to NMRSD FIELD HOCKEY ***$10.00 discount for EARLY REGISTRATION***

Have your registrations & payments in no later than JUNE 3, 2017 and only pay $35.00

All campers will need to bring water, mouth guard, stick and shin guards and a snack.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Marciano at 978-808-4738 or ZShark25@aol.com

Please fill out the below information and mail to Kelly Marciano –

220 Merriam Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453

NAME: ____________________________________________________

ADDRESS: ________________________________________________

CITY: ___________________________ STATE: ___________________

ENTERING GRADE: ________________ T-SHIRT SIZE: _______________

EMERGENCY CONTACT/NUMBER: _______________________________________

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Please note the available t-shirt sizes: Youth M, L, XL and Women’s XS, S, M. L, XL

*(Registrations received by June 7th will have t-shirts for the first day of camp. All others will have t-shirts available after June 23rd )

 

Strumming Up Inspiration with Guitars!

Mrs. Wilson is looking to incorporate a guitar program at NMS! Please read below and help us to grow our music program!

Strumming Up Inspiration with Guitars!

My students need 15 guitars, a rack to keep the guitars safe and cared for, and replacement strings for when they break.

My Students

My students LOVE to learn music, are extremely talented and love to take advantage of any opportunity to perform! They all have the opportunities to join the choir, join the band, join the musical and enroll in classroom music. Some do it all and others pick and choose . Either way, guitar will excite, motivate and inspire my students to learn more about themselves!Guitar will inspire and motivate my students to make a personal connection to the artform.

There are a lot of great students in our demographics and many of them would appreciate the opportunity to expand their musical experience through the guitar. Thank you for giving them this opportunity!

My Project

Guitars will be a medium in which students connect the arts with their daily lives. Guitars will engage the population that can show resistance to the typical music curriculum. Guitars will allow students to open their minds to the gift of music. Guitars will allows students to physically hold an instrument and feel the music.

By donating to our project, you will not only help to our students expose their musical potential, but also increase their academic achievement and ultimately lead to a more fulfilling life.

Music has been scientifically proven to increase learning in all areas and incorporating guitars will reach a larger number of students to feel successful.

Students will simply be more engaged, find a personal connection to the music and unveil a talent they may have not known they had otherwise. Put simply, your support will help our students enjoy a richer and more fulfilling life.

Special Olympics Success!

On April 28, several students and staff from NMS attended the Special Olympics at Fitchburg State University. The day started with a royal send off for the athletes organized by our Student Council. Members of the band performed, students held signs and cheered while the athletes made their exit from the building. Thank you to the Student Council for organizing this very special event. The sports events the athletes participated in were a relay race, soccer skills, football toss, obstacle course and a 25 meter run/walk. There was also lots of fun and dancing in the “Olympic Square” where the DJ had great music and the athletes could dance with the Fitchburg State mascot.  It was a wonderful day and everybody had a blast. Congratulations athletes! Check out a video below:

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Student Spotlight: Elaina

 

Recently, one of our seventh graders,  Elaina Greco competed in the Eastern National Gymnastics Competition in Michigan.  Easterns is a competition for Level 9 gymnasts, who qualified within each region. Only the top 7 girls in each age group are chosen! Basically, Elaina competed against the best girls in half of the United States, for her age.

Elaina took 1st place in the Beam, 8th place on Floor, and 9th All Around.  Competition was fierce.  Elaina took 8th on Floor with a score of 9.4 , while the 1st place winner scored  9.5!

Way to go Elaina! Check out her videos!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCxPzO3c5MbMDeJzaS22TSQ

Important Info for Parents

THE ADOLESCENT BRAIN AND THE PHYSIOLOGY OF ADDICTION: A CONCERN FOR US ALL

NM Cares will be hosting a workshop, “The Adolescent Brain and the Physiology of Addiction”, presented by Dr. Ruth Potee, board certified Family & Addiction Medicine Physician on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. The event will be held at North Middlesex Regional High School in the auditorium. The doors open at 6:00 p.m.; NM Cares resource table will be open until the presentation begins.  The presentation/question-answer session will be held from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

In this presentation Dr. Ruth Potee will:

  • Describe the pathways in the brain related to addiction
  • Explain the relationship of adverse childhood events and health outcomes such as addiction and chronic pain
  • Discuss the current opioid crisis and community impact
  • Answer audience questions following her presentation

This FREE program is open to parents, guardians, grandparents, students, educators, healthcare providers, and all concerned community members.

 

 

13 REASONS WHY: NETFLIX SERIES

The district administration wants to make you aware of a new series that some of our middle and high school students may be watching on Netflix, 13 Reasons Why.

The series is based on a fictional novel by Jay Asher which focuses on Hannah Baker who took her life and leaves behind tape recordings of the 13 reasons why and the story of individuals that may have contributed to her ultimate decision.

Our most vulnerable population of students may have difficulty processing the content and may not know that there are healthy and appropriate ways to handle stressful situations. The series contains graphic scenes involving sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying and suicide which can be upsetting to most individuals but can be particularly difficult for students with a trauma history.

Below is information provided by mental health professionals about the concern for students and serves as a resource to parents/guardians and our school staff.

National Association of School Psychologists (Background)

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators

Jed Foundation (Issues raised)

https://www.jedfoundation.org/13-reasons-jed-point-view/

Jed Foundation/Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (Talking Points)

https://www.save.org/13-reasons-why/

According to the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (http:/sptsusa.org), the following signs may mean that a young person is at risk for suicide:

FEELINGS – Expressing hopelessness about the future.

ACTIONS – Displaying severe/overwhelming pain or distress.

CHANGES – Showing worrisome behavioral cues or marked changes in behavior, including withdrawal from friends or changes in social activities; anger or hostility; or changes in sleep.

THREATS – Talking about, writing about, or making plans for suicide.

SITUATIONS – Experiencing stressful situations including those that involve loss, change, create personal humiliation, or involve getting into trouble at home, in school or with the law. These kinds of situations can serve as triggers for suicide.

Please feel free to reach out to your child’s school administration and counselors if you have any questions or concerns.