Northwestern STEM Middle School
Northwestern STEM educates a diverse population with a challenging curriculum that prepares them to prosper in a multicultural society.
Northwestern STEM will be highly regarded for its academic excellence and serve as the school of choice for middle school in the greater Battle Creek community.
Message from the Principal:
It is already time for conferences for the 3rd quarter, which is Thursday, March 6. This month will also bring closure to the 3rd quarter on March 28th. Please contact your student’s teachers if they are struggling in any classes or need to make up assignments. The Before/After School program is a great time for students to get extra help and time to complete their missing work.
At the end of February, our PBIS team worked hard to help redesign our 6th grade lunch procedures so that students have teachers dropping them off to lunch to their assigned seats. One goal of the assigned seats is to mix students up every week and create opportunities for learning about all their peers in the 6th grade. This has also reduced the conflicts on where everyone gets to sit as we are dismissing tables differently each day so everyone gets a chance to go first in a one week period.
As the instructional team continues to look at our literacy performance data, we will now be focusing more on literacy tools that will support students on how to use them in each of their core classes. This means we will focus more on how the students are learning “how to read” their content material.Tuesday, March 25th is a half day for students as teachers will have professional development training in the afternoon. Spring break is quickly approaching and a reminder this year we will only have the week of April 7th through April 11th off as the Friday before will be a full day.
Spring MAP Testing:
Testing Window will open in May
--PBIS Grade Level Celebrations: Friday, March 07 before each grade's lunch
--Northwestern Band Concert: Tuesday, March 11 in our Auditorium
--Half Day for Students: Tuesday, March 25 (Teacher Training in the afternoon)
--End of 3rd Quarter: Friday, March 28
--Spring Break: Monday, April 7th through Friday, April 11
2013 - 2014 Sports Schedules:
2013-14 Points of Pride:
** Congratulations to our Performing Arts Teachers and Students for a wonderful Black History Performance on February 27th.
** Congratulations to Mr. Knack for being selected as the State Finalist for the state of Michigan in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest.
Inviting Senator Mike Nofs to speak to our 7th graders on January 17th.
Receiving the "Above and Beyond Award from our School Board.
** Congratulations to our Performing Arts Teachers and Students for a wonderful winter performances: Ms. Burdette and the Band; Ms. DeLuca and the Choir; Ms. Hall and the African Drummers
CHANGE OF INFORMATION: Please make sure your student(s) contact information is correct and current. It is very important that this information is kept current at all times. Please make sure the contact names are correct as we will NOT release any student to anyone who is not on the master list. Please call or stop by the school office.
PARENT CONNECT: Is a web portal for parents to access information about their students. Lunch information, grades and news from school will be available with a simple login and password. Contact the school secretary to sign up today.
MEDICATION: All prescribed medications must have a written prescription form from the physician accompanying any medications given out to the students. Please make sure all prescriptions are clearly labeled, including inhalers. Inhalers must have a prescription on the box, or labeled on the inhaler without a box. This ensures us that we are administering the correct medications to your students. Thank you for your cooperation.