Northern Middle School Garrett County, Md

Northern Middle School is situated in northern Garrett County adjacent to farmland with a student population of 351 students. We are a Blue Ribbon School!

8th-grade trip to the YMCA! Thank you to the PBIS Team for planning the trips! 🧗‍♀️🏊‍♂️⚽️🏀

7th-grade PBIS trip to the YMCA! 🧗‍♂️🏊‍♀️⛹️‍♂️

Students from Northern and Southern Middle toured the new STEM building and learned about the programs available at Garrett College!


6th-grade PBIS trip to the YMCA! 🧗‍♂️🏊‍♀️⛹️‍♂️

CBS Sunday Morning


Thirteen-year-old Gavin Mabes, of South Brunswick, New Jersey, was with some middle school friends at a skatepark when they encountered Carter Bruynell, who was there with his mother celebrating his fifth birthday. Big groups of older kids might spell trouble for Bruynell, who is on the autism spectrum, but what Mabes and his friends did initiated a most unexpected friendship. Steve Hartman reports.

Here is today's schedule for celebrating the NMS artists and musicians!

Congratulations to this week’s PBIS winner, Anna Merrill! 🌟

Students are welcome to purchase an additional book on Friday during homeroom before the book fair is picked up. Cash or check to NMS.

#BookJoy! ♥️📚♥️📚

All of our students received a free book of their choice from the book fair yesterday and today!

We are delighted to announce the Maryland state finalists for the 2019 “Letters About Literature” contest! Congratulations to Taylor Hummel and Kambria Kyle from NMS!

On behalf of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities and the Library of Congress, we would like to thank every student who participated in this year’s competition. We received 1,420 entries from Maryland students this year.

Letters About Literature Maryland state finalists will be recognized at our awards ceremony on Saturday, May 4 at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School in Baltimore. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.


Special thanks to Mrs. Kim Thomas for her beautiful cake displays! Kim made a cake that featured some of Mr. Schu’s favorite books!

Mr. Schu!

Thank you to Scholastic and Mr. Schu for a magical day! In addition to Mr. Schu’s dynamic presentation, they provided a lunch from Casselman Cafe for the NMS staff and each student will receive a free book of their choice! ❤️📚❤️📚

The best day EVER!!!

Garrett County Public Schools

Timothy Brands, a fifth grade student at Accident Elementary School, competed in the 31st Maryland State National Geographic GeoBee in Potomac, Maryland, on Friday, March 29th. Tim received 2nd place out of 100 participating students!

FTC Team 13743 took on an off-season challenge and created Robo-Books!

Student Arts Fair is this Saturday! Please come out and support our artists and musicians!
🖼 🎶

🏈 Kamron won the football!
Students don’t forget to add your Cool Cash to the PBIS drum to win a prize!

[03/29/19]   News from Northern High👗
Cinderella's Attic - OPEN TODAY!
The NHS Student Council will have one FINAL dress sale on TODAY during Parent/Teacher Conferences. There are A LOT of beautiful dresses left! Don't miss this excellent opportunity to buy a great dress at an amazing price! The sale is set up in the gym lobby and you can enter through the gym doors.

[03/27/19]   Reminder: There is no school for students on Friday, March 29, 2019. Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on this day.

[03/27/19]   📲 Attention parents and guardians:

If you have had a recent change in address or phone number, please contact Mrs. Gring in guidance. If you are unsure if your contact information has been updated, please review field trip forms when they come home to be signed. You may make changes directly on the field trip form.

If you have any questions, please contact the guidance office at 301-746-8165, option 1.

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🏀📚March BOOK Madness Time!
Please Vote for the BEST BOOK at NMS! The sweet 16 was selected by checkout statistics in our school library. The Elite 8 will be determined by popular vote. All staff and students can vote once via google account. Thank you for your help! Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyze results in Google Forms. Free from Google.

Fun Friday in Mrs. Burdock’s room!

Congratulations to Jack Maust, our PBIS weekly winner! Jack will receive an iTunes or Google Play gift card!
Next week’s prize: NFL football 🏈

More Famous Faces! 🤩

Mrs. Rush’s Famous Faces! 🤩

[03/22/19]   A big shout out and congratulations to Lisa Teets and Amy Rowan! They will be recognized in the March edition of the Maryland Society for Educational Technology (MSET) Digital Learning Showcase for their use of assistive technology in reading. 💻

Please support Team 1629 Garrett Coalition - GaCo!

Congrats to Kamron Sterner for winning the McDonald’s gift card 🍔
This week’s PBIS prize is a gift card to Google Play or iTunes! Be sure to add your cool cash to win!

[03/19/19]   NEON DANCE
Friday 3.22.19
3:30-5:00 p.m.
Admission is $5 or
$7 w/ neon item

Happy Pi Day from Mrs. Brenneman’s class!
They were celebrating Pi Day by reading Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi and making circumference calculating fortune tellers!

NMS Staff would like to thank Mr. Yoder for the pies from the Rolling Pin Bakery!
Happy Pi Day! 3.14 🥧

My Starlight Gown Contest

Encourage your child to practice social activism and support others in need by designing unique hospital gowns as part of the #MyStarlightGown Contest Starlight Children's Foundation. Teachers can submit students’ creations for a chance to have their designs made into real hospital gowns. Free lessons and activities to teach students important SEL and ELA skills, plus a design contest.

Garrett County Public Schools

The Garrett County History Day Project Showcase, “Triumph and Tragedy in History”, was held on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Hickory Environmental Education Center. Middle school students from Northern Middle, Southern Middle, and Swan Meadow participated. The first and second place winners will represent Garrett County at UMBC on May 11, 2019, for Maryland History Day. Maryland Humanities presents Maryland History Day. Click the link to see the History Day winners.

[03/14/19]   Thursday, March 14, 2019, is a 3-hour early dismissal for students and Pi Day🥧3.14

From MSDE Office of Social Studies Education
“Great day at the Garrett County History Day competition. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, parents, and administrators for their support of this program.”

Congratulations to the
2019 Garrett County History Day Winners

Research Papers
1st Place: Lauryn Bishoff
2nd Place: Ariella Malfaro
Honorable Mention: Leah Beckman

1st Place: Piper Wilt
2nd Place: Anna Major

1st Place: Christy Enlow & Anna Robinson
2nd Place: Lydia Miller & Kirsten Reams
Honorable Mention: Rachael Whiteman & Katie Wilburn

Individual Websites
1st Place: Samantha Mager
2nd Place: Marcus Schmidt

Group Websites
1st Place: Kellen Hinebaugh & Matthew Yoder
2nd Place: Joshua Brobst & Liam Dolchan
Honorable Mention: Eaton Rhoten, Ethan Sebold, Connor Lawson

Individual Exhibits
1st Place: Leah McKenzie
2nd Place: Lexis Miller
Honorable Mention: Samantha Frederick

Group Exhibits
1st Place: Cesilie Tasker & Kimberly Rodeheaver
2nd Place: McKenna Cady & Skylie Savage
Honorable Mention:Justin Kope & Perry Warnick

NMS hosted Ann Braden, the author of the book The Benefits of Being an Octopus.
Many thanks to our staff and students for making today a success!

Garrett County Public Schools

Way to go, Walter Brands (6th grade) and brother Tim Brands (5th grade) 🌎🐝

Tim Brands, a 5th grade student at Accident Elementary, and Walter Brands, a 6th grade student at Northern Middle School, have been notified by the National Geographic Society that they are two of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National GeoBee Maryland State Competition. The contest will be held at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, on Friday, March 29, 2019.
This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 31st year. School GeoBees were held in schools for 4th – 8th grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. School champions then took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society.

🤩This week's PBIS winner is Brandon Fontaine!
Next week's drawing will be for a $15 gift card from McDonald's!

Outstanding websites and documentaries for NHD!

"Visual" Vocabulary
We had fun today 'demonstrating" one of our Vocabulary words for the week.

Isthmus...a narrow strip of land that connects two larger land masses(areas)

This is a sneak peek at the amazing exhibit boards our eighth graders have created!

[03/07/19]   NHS/Garrett College Dual Enrollment Opportunity Session

Garrett College specialists will be at NHS on Monday, March 11th at 5:30 pm in the high school Media Center to explain the benefits of taking college-level dual enrollment classes while still in high school. This information session to explain how Northern students can earn college credits while still in high school is open to all students in 8th – 11th grade and their parents. Well over 100 county students are currently enrolled in dual-enrolled courses in a variety of subjects. These classes provide a significant head start on college and career, improve degree affordability, reduce student debt and are proven to increase graduation rates. All students and parents are encouraged to attend this informative session regardless of academic intent.

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