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Nash Morning Report

November 20, 2014



Nash Middle School





HOMEWORK HANGOUT:  .Everyone in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade is invited to attend our Homework Hangout on Tuesday and Thursday after school until

4:30 p.m. with a classroom teacher.  This is a perfect opportunity to receive extra help and catch up on any late work.  The students attending homework hangout will need to be picked up promptly at 4:30 p.m.  You will need a note from your parent/guardian in order to stay after school.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.  Hangout is with Mrs. Brough on Thursday this week.


DETENTION:  The next detention will be on Tuesday, Dec. 2 with Mrs. Lambert.  No detention next week due to upcoming holiday.


BUS TOWN STOPS: Please make sure you arrive early enough to ride the bus you are assigned to ride. You are not allowed to ride the last bus through.


Music: Reminder to 7th and 8th grade choir students, you are to report to the high school choir room on Friday at 6:30pm for the 7pm concert. Be sure to wear your black pants, black socks, black shoes, and blue polos.


This letter was sent home with students last week…

Dear Students and Parents,

 We encourage our entire student body to be responsible community members and turn in their work on time.  In an effort to be more consistent at Nash and communicate better with the parents, we are implementing a more defined policy for entering grades in Skyward.

Skyward Key

A = absent and no zero is placed

N = missing work and a zero is placed

L = work turned in late and points are adjusted

No Count = A check will be put in the “No Count” column for items that will not count for or against earned points such as extra credit or classroom participation when a student is not present.


Absent work policy remains the same with a clarification on the procedure for posting.  An A for absent work will be marked a zero and changed to an N following the absent policy and then late policy will be implemented.  The absent policy states make-up work must be completed and turned in no longer than the period of the absence plus one day.


 Late papers are accepted until the summative assessment (project or test) is completed.  No credit will be earned if the assignment is more than two school days after the summative assessment has been posted on Skyward.

            5th/6th policy

  • 84% of earned points

7th/8th policy

  • 84% of earned points when it is turned in within one class day
  • 50% of earned points when it is turned in after one class late until stated above

At the end of each quarter all work must be turned in prior to the end of the school day designated as the end of the quarter regardless of any of the stated information above unless a student is absent.


Missing work will be marked with an N in Skyward.  An N will remain an N even after the summative assessment but the teacher will uncheck the “missing” tab two days after the summative assessment is posted as the child can no longer earn points on those assignments.


If you have any questions or concerns about this information, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher directly or Mrs. Marquis.


Order your 2014-2015 Nash Spirit Wear!  T-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, hoodies, and drawstring bags are all available with a new Nash design.  Order forms can be picked up in the office and are due with payment by Dec. 1.


Getting Started at shopwithscrip.com…we are starting a new fundraising program at Nash.  It’s called “scrip” and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop.  You will first need to create an account and register.  Next you will click “Join a Scrip Program”.  Then you will be able to use our enrollment code of:  EC32BD624L874Please be sure to enroll and place your order.  If you have questions, please contact our office.  A letter with directions was handed out with report cards last week.  Thank you.



Time to Preorder the 2014-2015 Nash Yearbook!

Before 12/15 Cost: $15.00

After 12/15 Cost: $17.00

You may order online using the YBPay.lifetouch.com website with Yearbook ID Code: 9797815

Students: Please turn in forms to the office.

Please list names and grade levels if ordering for multiple students.

If not ordering online: Cash or Checks payable to  John L. Nash

The CCLD Library is sponsoring Food for Fines November 1st-25th to help take care of your overdue fines and to help neighbors in our local communities. The library will forgive $0.50 of overdue fines for each unopened, undamaged, unexpired non-perishable item. Amnesty does not apply to materials that have been lost or damaged and credit will not be given beyond the total amount of the fine. Donations must take place in person during regular library hours. The items will be donated to the local food pantry. Don’t owe any fines? Please consider making a food donation anyway!

BOOK FAIR…The library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair December 3rd-12th, please stop by and see all the amazing books and other things they have to offer.

REPORT TO THE OFFICE:   Michael Hess and Alyssa Braul to pick up prearranged forms.

***Caleb Toberman, Amber Roth and Makenzie Harris and Dawson Lewis need to stop in the office for report cards.


LIBRARY:  You have books in the library to pick up…

5th – Anthony Kesteloot



8th – Anna Hickman, Olzea Smolinski

The following students need to come to the library for their library cards:  Garrett Manny, Jacob Nehls, Amber Roth, and Luke Tammen.

Austin Bender your honor roll card is in the library.

6/7/8 Band – Full Band everyday this week in preparation for Friday’s concert.  No passes allowed during this time.





WRESTLING…If anyone missed the wrestling sign ups this morning, please come to the office to do so and pick up a parent note with important information.  We would love to see a large number of students there. GO ROCKETS!!! Parent meeting will be on Nov. 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium.  If you cannot come, please contact Coach Graham before the meeting.  The first day of practice will be on Dec. 1 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.  All wrestlers must have a current physical and the parent meeting forms turned into the office before they can practice.

GIRLS BASKETBALL:  Thursday will be our last regular season game and 8th Grade Night with Peotone coming to Nash Gymnasium for games beginning at 4:30 p.m.  Friday will be practice from 3:30-5:00 p.m. On Saturday the 6/7th grade team begins Regionals at Peotone.  Our first game is at 10:30 a.m. against Momence.  When we win that game, we will play again at 1:30 p.m. against Watseka.  The bus will begin picking up in Ashkum at 9:00 a.m.  Regional information sheets with the bracket were distributed on Monday.

BOYS BASKETBALL: 6th grade practice on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  Two games at home on Saturday, Nov. 22 vs. PC beginning at 9:15 a.m.


7/8 grade no practice on Wednesday, Nov. 19.  Game at GCMS on Thursday with bus leaving from Nash at 4:00 p.m.  Practice on Friday, Nov. 21 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Practice on Saturday has been changed to noon to 2:00 p.m. after the 6th grade games.


The Rockets took 2 games last night at Crescent City in non-conference play.

The 7th grade boy's basketball team shared the ball offensively & turned up the defensive pressure last night against Crescent City in a 48 - 4 win!   This pushes our record to 3 - 1. (Coach Rieken)  The 8th grade used relentless pressure defense forcing 22 turnovers into transition points for a 35-18 win.  Both squads stand at 3-1 on the season.


JR GUARD:  ALL junior guard members, please bring your battery-operated light sets and the black pants that you're wearing for parades, to practice on Tues the 18th.  Also, bring as many safety pins you can get.


MUSIC:  There will be NO a cappella practice on Thursday, Nov. 20th.

Reminder:  7th and 8th grade choir and 6th – 8th grade band concert is November 21st


ART CLASS:  There is still time to sign up for the new art class that started Nov. 19th. You are welcome to come to the next class in December. See office for flyer. (this is not a school sponsored event)


BETA CLUB:  Service project committee will meet in Mrs. Ponton’s room tomorrow morning to work on the giving tree

Fundraiser committee will meet in Mrs. Ponton’s room Friday morning to work on spirit wear orders


Dec. 6 is santa’s workshop from 10-2.  If you can work, please sign up with Mrs. Ponton by next Tuesday.


Please excuse officers to work on the bulletin board during supervised study this week.


STUDENT COUNCIL:  ALL student council members need to see Ms. Hoffner to pick up a Secret Santa permission slip this week even if you do not plan on participating.


Concession workers: We will not be having concessions on Wednesday, November 19!!

See Ms. LeDoux to sign up for next weeks concessions!! Thanks! J


Thurs Nov. 20

4:30 Game          5:30 Game

Maci                      Kodie

Kodie                    Teagan

Teagan                 Greg

Greg                      Heather

Zoe                        Brendan B

Ella                         Ella




Thursday:  Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, corn, dinner roll, cranberry sauce, milk, cookie, fresh fruit

Friday:  Chicken nuggets, seasoned rice, broccoli, fresh fruit, milk

Monday:  Popcorn chicken, cheesy potatoes, whole kernel corn, diced peaches, milk

Tuesday:  Cheese pizza, broccoli, pineapple tidbits, milk

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