NORTHWESTERN MS

Northwestern Middle School


NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL WELCOMES YOU


Northwestern Middle School is an organization that exists to serve the developmental needs of early adolescents. Our mission is to promote success for all students through a solid academic, exploratory and extra-curricular program that encourages the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative growth of our students in a safe environment while empowering them to become socially responsible citizens and lifelong learners.




Have a WONDERFUL Summer Everyone!
The NMS Office is open M-F, 
7:30-4:00 p.m. until JUNE 25, 2019.



2019-2020 NMS SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST - Click Here

Just remember...you do not need everything on the first day.

Please contact our office should you need assistance with supplies.

Thanks to our many community school supply donors.




ACADEMIC STANDARDS

In Accordance with Budget Act 55, please find our state standards located via this link:  http://dpi.wi.gov/standards




THE NMS ADVISORY PROGRAM

Northwestern Middle School is committed to educating each student to be a productive and responsible citizen. In order to do this our character education program will teach respect, responsibility, honesty, and pride. We will teach, model, and affirm these character traits and provide an opportunity for students to practice these traits at school, home, and in the community.
Respect – We respect ourselves, others, property, and the environment.
Responsibility – We are reliable and accountable.
Honesty – We are honest and tell the truth.
Pride – We act with determination to be the best we can be.




NMS NAMED "SCHOOL OF RECOGNITION BY WISCONSIN RTI CENTER
We have been recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center in Math, Reading, and Behavior for our work toward fully implementing a framework that leads to improved student outcomes. The framework helps to increase consistency of instruction, enhance staff skills, proactively provides supports for learners, and builds stronger relationships with students.
Congrats to our team and learners at NMS!
Recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center for efforts to implement an equitable system of supports in reading at the bronze levelRecognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center for efforts to implement an equitable system of supports in mathematics at the bronze levelRecognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center for efforts to implement an equitable system of supports in behavior at the bronze level

NMS NAMED A FIVE (5) STAR SCHOOL and ONE OF THE TOP MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS!

NMS STUDENTS SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEED EXPECTATIONS!

Congrats to our students and staff for their hard work, dedication, and accomplishment on the WI Forward Exam.  Check out the article below...




NMS IS FEATURED IN THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF INSTRUCTION'S (WI DPI) EDUCATION NEWSLETTER "FIVE SUCCESS STORIES YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT WISCONSIN SCHOOLS"


Northwestern Middle School in Poplar utilizes evidence-based practices to strengthen their universal tier 1 support in academics for improved student outcomes.


Check Out the Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=35&v=xExpZxP6Px4



ARE YOU MOVING INTO THE DISTRICT
OR CONSIDERING NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL?


At NMS we recognize that the middle school years

during adolescence are crucial.  


Our graduating class sizes are just under 100 with numerous academic and

extracurricular activities to get involved in,

coupled with an outstanding team of professionals who place students’ needs and

improved outcomes at the core of all we do.  


This dynamic allows for a learning community that is

“big enough to grow within, yet small enough to truly matter.”


Individual and personal tours of NMS are always available by appointment.

Contact our office to schedule yours!

715-364-2218 x1400

cbrandmeier@nw-tigers.org



WHAT MAKES NMS SO SPECIAL?

Northwestern Middle School is rich with culture, passion, commitment, and dedication. 

Our families work hard and desire the finest education and opportunities for their children.  

Our staff at NMS set the bar for excellence, and strive to do their best, expect the best from our students, and continue to learn with them about life and the lessons within it.  

We recognize each and every family member’s concerns, which are profoundly rooted in love and concern for a child. 

We welcome any and all opportunities to work with our families to create the best experiences for each and every student.


HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BEING A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER, PARAEDUCATOR, OFFICE ASSISTANT, OR COOK?

We would love to have YOU join our team!
Contact us for more information at 715-364-2218 x2250 for an application.


Substitute teacher applicants can now receive their training for the Three-Year Short-term Substitute License in less than eight hours and for as little at $39.95.
 
The SubSkills Online Training Course can be completed in less than eight hours.
 
 
Visit STEDI.org/WI/ for the information.

Kelley K. Stone 
District Coordinator 
ph. 435-200-9547/fax 435-755-8080

NEW NMS ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES

Click on this attachment to follow directions for the Athletic/Activity Registration. Remember if you are registering a middle school student for athletics you click on the Middle school Athletic registration. Thanks and have a wonderful summer. I will be in the office until June 26th if you have any questions.

How to register for Athletics for 2018.docx


NMS 6-8 FIELD TRIPS

Click here to see the field trips NMS 6-8 students take throughout the year.
Please contact your child’s advisory teacher with questions.

RIVER QUEST: LESSONS ON THE WATERS THAT FEED LAKE SUPERIOR

So proud of our 6th graders and their teachers and staff for the great job they did while going on their River Quest Field Trip!

Check them out on the news:https://www.wdio.com/Outdoors/st-louis-river-quest-vista-star-sixth-grade-water-safety-lesson/4907500/



SCHOOL SAFETY RESOURCES FOR OUR NMS FAMILIES

Please visit:

https://dpi.wi.gov/news/dpi-connected/issue-school-safety


OLWEUS BULLY PREVENTION PROGRAM (OBPP)


Check out these tips and resources for parents.


2018-19 Incident Reporting Form: If you need to report an incident, please print a copy of this form, fill it out completely and follow the indicated directions.
Questions call 715-364-2218 x1438


DID YOU KNOW THAT WE OFFER MASSH (NOT POTATOES) AT NMS?


Monitored After School Study Hall
Coordinator: Linnea Moss, 715-364-2218 x1415 or lmoss@nw-tigers.org
  • Safe, supervised, quiet place to get incomplete/missing work completed
  • Tuesdays, 3:30-5:55 p.m.
  • Activity Bus available
  • Bring snacks
Criteria:
  • Desire to get work completed
  • Cooperative
  • Respectful
  • Content Area Teacher Referred (phone call/email home with permission via email or phone)
  • Limited to the first ten (10) students

STARTING YEAR #2: DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Hosted and sponsored by our NMS Parents Group
FREE
Sign up in the office.
Bring a signed permission note.

ATHLETIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT REMINDER FROM THE NURSE

Please remember when signing up for school affiliated sports we need to have a sports physical on file for your student.  This form is then good for 2 years from the date it is completed by your physician.  We understand it is often times hard to get into your doctor quickly, so if your student plans to participate in the coming months please plan ahead so they will be eligible on day one.  Forms can be found at the bottom of this site.
Call the office for assistance.


ONLINE SEAL-A-SMILE REGISTRATION

We now have the ability for parents to complete an online enrollment for the Superior Smiles dental program.

https://sealasmile.wisconsin.gov/Consent


NMS PARENTS GROUP

Meet and collaborate with parents of NMS students who get together to design projects and programs for our kids, and work together to create opportunities for our learners.

A great way to connect with other middle school parents!

*Third Thursday of every month
3:30pm-4:30pm
NMS Library
Want more info? 
Contact Becky Landwehr, landwehr@live.com

Can't make it due to schedules or other obligations?
No worries!
UPDATED NUMBER 10-19-18 
Just DIAL in: 712-775-7031 (ENTER MEETING ID 555-984-859)


WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER CRUISING?

Contact Mrs. Kaufman, NMS Counselor

ekaufman@nw-tigers.org or x1438


MATH SUPPORT AT NMS

Your NMS student has a great learning opportunity to further develop their math skills!

Your child has an online account with the online math program called ALEKS.

This program allows students to develop their math skills at their own individual levels.

ALEKS instructs the student on the topics they are most ready to learn and it periodically reassesses the student to ensure that topics learned are also retained.

We encourage students to take advantage of this learning opportunity and we are hoping for your support in encouraging our students to give ALEKS their best effort.

More time spent on ALEKS will yield even more results.

Please encourage your child to be productive when working on ALEKS and to maximize their time spent on ALEKS (i.e. logging on if finished with other work, using a study skills class to work on ALEKS, and even working at home).

We are so excited for this great opportunity and we look forward to helping our NMS Tigers become even stronger math students!

ONLINE TUTORING SERVICES OPTION

Some families have asked for additional resources for their children regarding instructional support outside of school.
We are just passing along one for your information.
Acellus, an online program, now offers tutoring support.  
There is a discount code:  ACE487
Here is a link to the enrollment site: https://www.acellustutoring.com/enroll/


CONSIDERING JOINING AN ACTIVITY AND/OR SPORT AT NMS?  

Need more info?  
Not sure who to contact?  
Click on the ACTIVITIES link above and find the School Activities and Contact Info link.

BUS NOTES

Please make sure bus notes are signed by parents and guardians and filled out completely.  
Students with incomplete notes may not be able to board the bus. 

ATTENDANCE REMINDER

Please call the office, 715-364-2218, option 6, before the start of school at 8:10 A.M. to report an absence.  Our attendance officer does attempt to make contact with any and all families that have not reported students so as to make sure the students are safe.  Any and all absences not called in prior are marked as unexcused.


WAYS WE WILL COMMUNICATE AND CONNECT WITH OUR NMS FAMILIES THIS YEAR

  • Remind Me App
    District and School Website
    : www.nw-tigers.org Click on the Northwestern Middle School tab
  • Skyward: Please become familiar with our online student records information system.
  • Email: Please make sure you have updated your email addresses in the Skyward system.
  • Remind App: Please find directions for this format in your Welcome Back Letter for Families.
  • District Newsletters: These are available on the website www.nw-tigers.org on the left side tab under “News of Your Schools.”
  • School Newsletters: These will be sent home with students the first week of each month.
  • Phone Calls and School Visits/Tours...Please always know you are welcome in any and all capacities.

WAYS FOR STUDENTS TO GET INVOLVED BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AT NMS

School Affiliated/Sponsored:

Student Council

Peer Helpers

Drama Club

Yearbook

Band

Choir

Forensics Club

Battle of the Books

Wrestling

Basketball

Volleyball

Track

Cross Country Running


Non-School Affiliated/Sponsored:

Robotics Club

Hoop League

Youth Football

Tabletop Games

Do It Yourself (DIY) Club


(And many more...we will update as necessary...stay tuned)


NMS REMINDERS

  • Midland Services announces the "CASH FOR KIDS" Program.  When you shop at your local Midland Services Cenex Convenience Store in Brule, Lake Nebagamon, or Iron River you can choose to donate the patronage refund from your purchases to your favorite local school!  
  • Our Art Dept. is collecting and recycling USED MARKERS.  Please send them with your student and ask him/her to bring to Mrs. Melde.

2019-2020 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATES

Coming Soon...


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The Northwestern Middle School Student Council will be participating in an on-going recycling program throughout the school year. Not only is it a good way to help raise funds, but it is an excellent way to help our environment. Students are encouraged to bring in unusable cell phones, I-Pods, ink cartridges, DVD's, PDA's/Palm Pilots, Laptops, Digital Cameras, GPS Systems video games, and video game consoles to their advisory teacher. If you have questions about what types of items we recycle check out www.cartridgesforkids.com. Any additional questions can be directed to the Student Council at Northwestern Middle School (715)-364-2218.


Our NMS Office Team

Administration
Tanya Krieg, M.Ed, Principal
715-364-2218 #1400
Cody Fechtelkotter, Ed.S, Director of Special Education
715-364-2218 #1304
Administrative Assistants
Carlene Brandmeier, Administrative Assistant 
715-364-2218 #1400
Kim Thomas, Attendance Officer/Administrative Assistant
715-364-2218 #1401
School Nurses
Kristin Clemmer, RN
Cheryl Haworth, LPN
715-364-2218 #1403
Pupil Services
Erika Kaufman, Counselor
715-364-2218 #1438
Molly Stonesifer, Counselor
715-364-2218 #1431

Contact Information

P.O. Box 46
10523 East U.S. Highway 2
Poplar, WI 54864
Phone: 715-364-2218 
Fax: 715-364-2540

Important Extensions
Main Office: #1495
Staff Directory: #9
To Report a Student Absent: #6

Staff Phone Extensions
Call 715-364-2218
Select option 9
Enter up to six letters of the staff member's last name

Staff Emails
Click on NORTHWESTERN MS at the top (black boxes)
Scroll down to STAFF

Student Activities

Transition ‎(Shadow Day/Night)‎ 2018 Slide Show

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Carlene K Brandmeier,
Nov 17, 2017, 9:02 AM
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Michael Hintzman,
Jun 29, 2018, 1:27 PM
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Michael Hintzman,
Jun 12, 2019, 11:49 AM
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mlind@nw-tigers.org,
Jun 16, 2015, 5:59 AM
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mlind@nw-tigers.org,
Jun 16, 2015, 6:00 AM
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Michael Hintzman,
Dec 6, 2017, 2:32 PM
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Michael Hintzman,
Dec 6, 2017, 2:32 PM
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Michael Hintzman,
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