Important Dates:
  • January 17                   2nd Quarter Report Cards Available
  • January 20                   Martin Luther King Jr Day - No School
  • January 22                   Dee Hankins School Assembly/Leadership Conference
  • January 23                   Winter Pep Rally/Tailgate
  • January 28                   6th Gr. Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test
  • January 28                   Class Field Trip Fundraiser Begins
  • January 29                   7th Gr. Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test
  • January 30                   American Mathematics Competition
  • February 8                   Stand Tobogganing Outing
  • February 10                 Board of Education Meeting
  • February 12                 Pride of NRMS
  • February 12                 Fusion, Swingtime & HS Jazz Band Concert
  • February 14                 Bears' Den
Dee Hankins

Dee will share his inspiring life story with our students next week where he will encourage them to focus on their resilience.  At two months old, Dee was placed in foster care.  By the time he was 12, he had been in 12 different foster homes.  He believed that no one cared about him, until he received a call from a college sponsorship program.  Their persistence changed his view on life and helped him see that there were people in the world who cared.  

He went on to graduate from California State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice.  His mission is to show every student that they have a chance at a successful matter their background.  He speaks to thousands of students a year.  Dee inspires students to be resilient by changing their perspective on failure.  He does this by sharing his story of resilience, along with his daughter's fight to beat cancer.  Life throws curve-balls, but even curve-balls can be hit for home runs!

I am confident that everyone is off to a good start in the second semester.   As always, please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher, school counselor, grade level principal, or me with any questions throughout the remainder of the year.
Important Notes:

NRHS Scheduling
Current 8th grade students will receive materials from high school counselors regarding the scheduling process on Tuesday, January 21.  There is a parent meeting for scheduling at 7:00 PM in the high school PAC on Wednesday, January 22.  8th grade students will then begin scheduling on Monday, February 3.

NRMS Scheduling
5th - 7th grade students will be learning about the scheduling process from our school counselors.  After a scheduling overview is presented by our school counselors, they will meet with each student individually throughout the coming months to talk about academics, career exploration, and social/emotional development.  Please be on the lookout for more information regarding the scheduling process.  

Winter Tailgate
The Winter Tailgate is a great way for all students to get involved at NRMS.  Students can purchase wristbands for $ 5.00 in the main office starting on Tuesday, January 21.  The ticket provides students with pizza, water, and chips during the tailgate along with entrance into the 8th grade girls and boys basketball games on Thursday, January 23.  Once the game starts, students can be picked up at any time from the Gold Gym.  At the conclusion of the second game at approximately 6:15 PM, all remaining students should be picked up at the front of the school.  We encourage all who attend the tailgate to stay for both basketball games.
Winter Benchmarking
Students received their winter STAR benchmarking reports today.  These documents provide a snapshot of where your son or daughter is at in both reading and math.

Chasing the Dragon Poster Contest
Please click here to learn more about the Chasing the Dragon Poster Contest sponsored in part by the FBI and DEA.

Yearbooks for the 2019/2020 school year can be ordered now.  Please click  here  and enter code 42802N.  Please know that  March 31, 2020  is last day to buy a yearbook online before the price goes from $22.00 to $26.00.   The final day to purchase a year book is April 3, 2020. 

The next NRMS PTA meeting is on Tuesday, February 18 at 9:30 AM at the NR Public Library. 

North Royalton Athletic Boosters
The North Royalton Athletic Boosters do a lot to support our middle level athletes.  Please take a moment to look at their web page.
Please follow all the great things that are happening in our school and throughout our district using the hashtag #NRinspiregreat
Flyer Central
Please remember to visit Flyer Central to make sure you are aware of all the opportunities that are available to our students through school/athletic camps and community/recreational groups. 

School Fees
If you still need to pay your school fees, please consider using PayForIt.  Please note that a transaction fee does apply.