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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

NBHS Testing Days

Tomorrow, April 23rd is a school wide testing day for grades 10 and 11. Seniors have a free day to go on a college visit or job shadow.  Seniors have been asked to turn in documentation verifying their absence.  If the proper documentation is not turned in, students will be considered truant.  Freshman will be taking a field trip to Rock Valley College to participate in a host of college planning activities.  There will be no zero period and students must arrive to school on time. Late students will not be admitted to testing. All students will be dismissed at 1:00, bus transportation will be provided as usual.

On Thursday, April 24th, grade 11 students will continue with testing.  All other students will attend classes as usual. Their testing will be completed by 12:30.  At that time they can go home, or chose to stay. They must provide their own transportation on that day. If they choose to stay, or do not have transportation, they will be expected to attend afternoon classes. There will be no zero period on this day, students must arrive on time.
•     Arrive on Time
•     Wear Comfortable Clothing
•     Eat a Good Breakfast

•     Bring No. 2 Pencils and a Calculator

Thursday, April 17, 2014

World Book Night

On Wed., April 23rd, nine North Boone staff members are taking part in "World Book Night" and will be distributing 200 free paperback books to adults in our community and beyond. World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Across the globe, half a million books will be distributed on April 23 and we are happy to be a part of the effort at North Boone!

Friday, April 11, 2014

NBUE Student Placed 2nd in Regional Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Christopher Chamberlin, an NBUE student. He was the 6th Grade spelling bee champ at NBUE and he placed 2nd at the regional spelling bee. Congratulations on an amazing job!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Camp Invention and the Morphed! program are coming to Poplar Grove Elementary this June!


In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Poplar Grove Elementary is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun.


In the Super Go™ module, students design a small, motor-powered vehicle that zooms! Girls and boys will collect energy coins along the way for building ramps, bridges and tunnels for the Super Go Road Rally.

Participants will receive personalized challenges from National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees that will ignite a spirit of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship during the Design Studio: Morphed module.

Throughout the Amplified™ module, children invent bionic gadgets while journeying to acquire superhuman senses. Time will be spent encountering illusions and discovering if they are a supertaster. 
  
Finally, Camp Invention’s flagship module, I Can Invent: Pinbug™, allows participants to use tools to upcycle electronics and build an epic, insect-themed pinball machine!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school and college students will serve as Leadership Interns – ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.


The Morphed! program will be at Poplar Grove Elementary on June 23 – 27, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.  Register on or before May 16, 2014 to receive $15 OFF the base price of $220. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to reserve your child’s spot today!  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

School Safety in light of the Franklin HS Tragedy

On behalf of the North Boone Board of Education and the administrative team, I want to express our sympathy for the victims of this morning's school stabbings at Franklin Regional High School outside of Pittsburg and for their families. Sadly these incidents are all too common in the news today. I want to take a minute to remind you that North Boone puts the highest priority on the safety and well being of the children to which you entrust us each day. We have safety plans in place that have been practiced by each school's staff and students and have been reviewed by EMS, fire and law enforcement officials. Those same officials observe some of the drills as well to offer us feedback and ways to improve our plans. After each of these unfortunate incidents, there will be a review of the processes in place and lessons learned from this tragedy will be incorporated as appropriate. If any of your children have questions or are having problems due to this event, please contact the school office to arrange for them to meet with a counselor or social worker.
I wish you and your children a peaceful evening.

Sincerely,

Steven M. Baule
Superintendent

NBMS Fundraiser Set for Friday

The 8th grade class at North Boone Middle School is holding a fundraiser to earn money toward their end-of-the-year dance.  On Friday April 11, 2014 NBMS will host the main event: Girls vs. Boys Basketball Game featuring the athletes from each of the school’s teams.  It is sure to be a battle, and there has been a buzz surrounding this event for weeks.  Admission to the game is $3 for adults and $2 for students.  Come on out to enjoy a great game, concessions, 50/50 Raffle, 3 Point Contest, and more!  The game starts at 4:30pm at NBMS (17641 North Boone School Rd., Poplar Grove).  All of the money raised on Friday night will be used for the 8th grade dance in May.