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School Spirit at Northwest

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Pictures: Elementary Pep Rally | High School Pep Rally | District Pep Rally 

Northwest High School instructor, Mrs. Jenifer Arnett, decided that efforts to improve pride and spirit at the high school were in vein and to really make change, it had to start at the elementary.  Her "partners in crime" are Ashley Davis (NHS Math Instructor) and Rachel McCall (PTO president).  The ES principals and ES staff have been willing to participate and help, Todd Jenkins, Mr. Scarberry and Mr. Burton have been extremely supportive and involved, and of course Mr. Tipton, the coaches, band directors, teachers, etc.!  We have way too many things to be proud of not to be yelling from the rooftops! 

Some of the things that have happened and/or are happening:


Book Fair

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The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents. Mark your calendar for our Family Event (Oct. 23) where the whole family can join in the fun. And, you can contribute books to your child's classroom library. The Book Fair is a great way to get everyone excited about reading. 

Here's a brief video that highlights the big dreams that can be realized through family reading: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/family 


See you at the Book Fair! 

Special Shopping Dates:

Muffins for Moms- Oct. 15 8:30-9:00 A.M.

Donuts for Dads- Oct. 16 8:30-9:00 A.M.

Goodies for Grands Oct. 17 8:30-9:00 A.M.

Family Night Oct 23 (time TBA)

Questions? Please feel free to contact Mrs. Enz, the librarian, at 740-259-2250.

Visit our bookfair webpage!

Reading Week Activities

Monday, Oct. 20-Read-A- Shirt Day. Wear a tee shirt with words.

Tuesday, Oct. 21- Royal Purple Day. Wear something purple. The Portsmouth Public Library will be here to do 2 presentations in the gym. They will be performing the play, “The King’s New Hair.” The program might be different for the older students. They are still planning our visit.

1:00-1:45- K-2 grades

1:50-2:30- 3-5 grades

 Wednesday. Oct. 22- Jester Sock Day- Wear crazy socks.

 Thursday, Oct. 23- Renaissance Dress Up Day. Wear princess/prince costumes, knights, jesters etc.

No swords or other weapons/props. We will show Frozen on media retrieval.

 *READING WEEK SCHOOL GOAL: READ 1,000 BOOKS. Please keep track of how many books your students read each day of Reading Week. We will be giving you a tally sheet to help monitor the total books read each day. If we reach our goal, Mr. Martin will dress up as a jester on Thursday, Oct. 23. 

2:50 will be “Drop Everything and Read” time each day of Reading Week

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What's Happening ES

NHS band is having their Turkey Dinner Saturday November 1st at 4:00 pm

One-hour early dismissal on Thursday, October 23rd for students. No school on Friday, October 24th.

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Thursday, Oct. 23rd. 3:00-8:30 PM

NHS Blood Drive will be, Oct, 29, 2014 in NHS Gym 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Oak Hill football Friday, Oct. 24th will be played at Oak Hill.

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