• Dr. Martin's Viking News

  • May 26. 2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 5/26/2024

    26 May 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Happy Memorial Day Weekend and final week of school! The end of the school year is upon us, and we're excited for an eventful last few days. Nothing, not even cicadas, will disrupt our plans!

    Our annual food truck day is a highlight and a fantastic way to wrap up the school year. This event, accepting both cash and card, will take place on Thursday, May 30th. Scholars will be dismissed at 12:20p.

    A huge shoutout to all our band, choir, and orchestra scholars and directors. The recent concerts have been incredible, and the progress each group has made is remarkable.

    Final report card grades will be posted on Infinite Campus during the week of June 3rd. The Viking News will transition to its summer edition, with a monthly update until we resume on Sunday, August 18th at 1:17p.

    Scholars cleaned out their lockers last week, so there’s no need to bring a backpack to school this week. If your child is transitioning to a new school next year, please ensure their Chromebook and charger are returned, and notify Mrs. Hanson (chanson@parkwayschools.net) of the new school for record transfers.

    Thank you for a wonderful school year! If there is any feedback from this school year, please don't hesitate to reach out. Otherwise, I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! 

    Lastly, we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our 8th graders. We look forward to celebrating with you this week and wish you the best in your next educational chapter.

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, May 27 - No School
    • Tuesday, May 28 - 8-Period (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Wednesday, May 29 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, 7)
    • Thursday, May 30 - Last Day (COM) dismissed at 12:20p

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • May 28 - 8th Grade Celebration Dance 6p-7:30p
    • May 29 - 8th Grade Six Flags Day 5:45p pick-up at Northeast
    • May 29 - 6th/7th Grade Field Days
    • May 30 - Last Day of School (Food Truck Day; 12:20p dismissal)
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    ONLY 10 YEARBOOKS REMAIN!!! Get Yours Today!
    If you would like to get one of the last 10 yearbooks that remain, they are available for $35 (cash or check) in Student Services.
     
    Parkway North Volleyball Camp
    Volleyball
    8th Grade Reminders...
    • The Celebration Ceremony tickets were handed out on Friday. This includes the 1 parking pass and 3 ceremony tickets. A parking pass and tickets are required in order to attend. The ceremony will be streamed on our Facebook Page. Parking is VERY LIMITED. (See map below for your reference) Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
    • In years past, we have found many parents have elected to sign their scholar out with them after the ceremony. That is certainly up to you. 
    • The 8th grade celebration dance will be 6p-7:30p in the Great Hall. Please drop off your child on the north side of the building using door #13.
    • Scholars attending Six Flags will need to be picked up from Northeast Middle at 5:45p. Please use the north lot (parent pick-up lot). 

    Parking Map

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • May 19, 2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 5/19/2024

    19 May 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Wow, the last full week of the school year is upon us. It is hard to believe that the year is already coming to an end so quickly. It has been an incredible year of building futures and making memories. 

    This week we finish up our assessments with our spring NWEA testing. The district will share these results within a couple of weeks and will include your child's growth target and actual results in math, reading, and science. Therefore, it is important that scholars continue to bring their Chromebooks next week. 

    For scholars returning to Northeast Middle next year mark your calendar today for some important dates...

    • Thursday, August 15th - Meet the Teacher Night
    • Monday, August 19th - First Day of School
    • Thursday, August 22nd - School Picture Day 

    Lastly, if you are looking for summer reading, check out this resource from Mrs. Theodosiou. 

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin

    PS Don't forget Food Truck Day is on May 30th. Cash or card accepted. 

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, May 20 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, May 21 - Even Day (2, NWEA, 6, 4, 8)
    • Wednesday, May 22 - 8-Period Day (1, NWEA, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, May 23 - Odd Day (1, NWEA, 5, 3, 7)
    • Friday, May 24 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • May 23 - Band Concerts
    • May 21-23 - NWEA Spring Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 28 - 8th Grade Celebration Dance 6p-7:30p
    • May 29 - 8th Grade Six Flags Day 5:45p pick-up at Northeast
    • May 29 - 6th/7th Grade Field Days
    • May 30 - Last Day of School (Food Truck Day; 12:20p dismissal)
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    LIMITED YEARBOOKS REMAIN!!!
    If you would like to get one, there are limited yearbooks available for $35 (cash or check) in Student Services.
     
    Overdue Library Books...
    Please return all library books as soon as possible.  Notices are emailed every week so you and your child can see which books are due. Your child can also check overdue books/fines by logging into Destiny Discover through the library website. If your child has the book or books that are marked lost, please have them return them this week to delete the fine or if you cannot locate the book and need to pay the fine, log into Infinite Campus to resolve the fine. If you have any questions please contact Jami Theodosiou, librarian  at jtheodosiou@parkwayschools.net.
     
    Welcome Our Newest Assistant Principal for 2024-2025
    Last week the Parkway Schools Board of Education approved Mrs. Brittany Haggerty to join us as an Assistant Principal starting July 1, 2024. Brittany currently teaches at Selvidge Middle School within the Rockwood Schools. She was recently named the Teacher of the Year and been a teacher for over a decade. In addition to teaching, she served as an advisor to various clubs and activities, while also coaching various sports. Next year, she will be serving as the 6th grade Assistant Principal. Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Haggerty to the Northeast Middle School Community. 
    Haggerty
    8th Grade Reminders...
    • The Celebration Ceremony tickets will be handed out on Friday, May 24th. This includes the 1 parking pass and 3 ceremony tickets. A parking pass and tickets are required in order to attend. The ceremony will be streamed on our Facebook Page. Parking is VERY LIMITED. (See map below for your reference) Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
    • In years past, we have found many parents have elected to sign their scholar out with them after the ceremony. That is certainly up to you. 
    • The 8th grade celebration dance will be 6p-7:30p in the Great Hall. Please drop off your child on the north side of the building using door #13.
    • Scholars attending Six Flags will need to be picked up from Northeast Middle at 5:45p. Please use the north lot (parent pick-up lot). 

    Parking Map

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • May 12. 2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 5/12/2024

    12 May 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Scholars have been doing a terrific job with their MAP testing. We look forward to continuing MAP / EOC testing this week. Scholars will continue to need to bring their charged Chromebook to school. Any scholar returning to Northeast Middle or North High in 2024-2025, shall keep their Chromebook over the summer. If they are not returning, they should turn in their Chromebook on Tuesday, May 28th. 

    We are in desperate need of Kleenex and would greatly appreciate any donation of Kleenex. You can either order on Amazon or drop any off in the Welcome Center. Thank you in advance.

    Last week, you should have received your child's last in-progress grade report. With three weeks left of the semester, it is important that scholars stay focused.

    We look forward to finishing the year on a strong note and if you wish to recognize a scholar or staff member for following the Viking Values, now would be a great time to complete a recognition form

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, May 13 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, May 14 - Even Day (2, MAP, 6, 4, 8)
    • Wednesday, May 15 - 8-Period Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, May 16 - Odd Day (1, MAP, 5, 3, 7)
    • Friday, May 17 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • May 14 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 14 - Choir Concerts
    • May 15 - 8th Gr. MAP Testing (9:08a-12:50p)
    • May 16 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 23 - Band Concerts
    • May 21-23 - NWEA Spring Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 28 - 8th Grade Celebration Dance 6p-7:30p
    • May 29 - 8th Grade Six Flags Day 5:45p pick-up at Northeast
    • May 29 - 6th/7th Grade Field Days
    • May 30 - Last Day of School (Food Truck Day; 12:20p dismissal)
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Yearbooks Have Arrived!
    If you ordered a yearbook, we will be handing them out during lunches on Monday. If you would like to get one, there are limited yearbooks available for $35 (cash or check).
     
    Best,

    Kevin

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  • May 5, 2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 5/5/2024

    5 May 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    The state MAP testing season has arrived. We begin testing on Tuesday. It is CRITICAL that scholars bring their Chromebook and charger, headphones, and a positive attitude during testing. If a scholar doesn't have headphones, they are available for $2 in Student Services. We ask that during testing times, to please avoid checking your child out or dropping them off late. Once the test session has begun, they can't be let into the testing room. 

    • May 7, 9, 14, 16 - 9:25a-11:25a
    • May 15 - 9:10a-12:50p (8th grade only)

    On Wednesday, May 8th, due to the early release (1:15p dismissal) it is a Chromebook free day for all scholars. If your child needs a Chromebook repair, please have them drop it off to the Tech Stop Monday morning.

    This Friday is our last PTO snack day during lunches. Cash only!

    Did you go to Bellerive Elementary? If so, complete a memory for Dr. Debosch who is retiring this year, after serving as principal for the past 17 years. Use this link to submit a story, words of appreciation, or well wishes for Dr. Debosch. 

    This week we celebrate our teachers and Nurse Carolyn! If you get a chance, send an email to a teacher or Nurse Carolyn in recognition of Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week! 

    Lastly, as a reminder we will end the school year with our traditional FOOD TRUCK day on Thursday, May 30th. Scholars can use cash or card to purchase items from the various food trucks available. School dismisses at 12:20p on our last day of the year!

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, May 6 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, May 7 - Even Day (2, MAP, 6, 4, 8)
    • Wednesday, May 8 - EARLY 8-Period Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, May 9 - Odd Day (1, MAP, 5, 3, 7)
    • Friday, May 10 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • May 7 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 8 - Early Release (dismissal at 1:15p)
    • May 9 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 9 - Orchestra Concerts
    • May 14 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 14 - Choir Concerts
    • May 15 - 8th Gr. MAP Testing (9:08a-12:50p)
    • May 16 - MAP Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • May 23 - Band Concerts
    • May 21-23 - NWEA Spring Testing (9:25a-11:25a)
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Teacher Appreciation Week! <REMINDER>
    Interested in helping out with Teacher Appreciation Week....the PTO has a sign-up here for soda and dessert. Thank you in advance! 
     
    PTO Snack Day ~ Friday, May 10th
    Snack Day
     
    Missouri Law: Lead Concentrations in School Drinking Water
    New signs in our building mark areas where sinks should not be used to access drinking water. 

    Missouri has a new law that sets standards for lead concentrations in school drinking water. This law requires all public schools to conduct inventory, sampling, remediation, and monitoring at all drinking water outlets used or potentially used for drinking, food preparation, and cooking or cleaning utensils. Other outlets are to be marked as non-potable - or not for drinking. 

    Parkway is testing drinking water sources in every school. As we receive test results, they are posted on the Parkway website for each school/building. Parkway is working to remediate any drinking water source that is out of compliance.

    The new signs do not indicate the result of a test. As the signs indicate, these water sources are not to be used for drinking, food preparation, cooking or cleaning utensils used for and by children, and therefore will not be tested for lead. 

    MAP / NWEA Testing Bell ScheduleBell Schedule

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • April 28,2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 4/28/2024

    28 April 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    The end of the school year brings out an extraordinary amount of events. I look forward to making this final five weeks count. Specifically as we have an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and growth of our scholars in all areas. Together, let's finish the year on a high note.

    If you are looking for an indoor activity this weekend, check out the Parkway All-District Art Show at Queeny Park (Saturday / Sunday - 12p-4p). 

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, April 29 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, April 30 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Wednesday, May 1 - 8-Period Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, May 2 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Friday, May 3 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 30 - Mixer After-School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 8 - Early Release (dismissal at 1:15p)
    • May 9 - Orchestra Concerts
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 14 - Choir Concerts
    • May 23 - Band Concerts
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Teacher Appreciation Week! <REMINDER>
    Interested in helping out with Teacher Appreciation Week....the PTO has a sign-up here for soda and dessert. Thank you in advance! 
     
    Parkway North Summer Softball Camp
    Softball CampBest,

    Kevin

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  • April 21, 2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 4/21/2024

    21 April 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    We are now in the 4th week of the 4th quarter! It is important to regularly check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal regarding grades and missing assignments. 

    We are starting to notice several scholars coming to class without their Chromebooks and/or not charged (or without a charger). There are many activities that require this too and it is important to bring it daily to school. Also, don't forget headphones are needed for MAP testing. If your child needs some, they are available for $2 in Student Services.

    Have a terrific last full week of April!

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Week Ahead

    • Monday, April 22 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, April 23 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Wednesday, April 24 - 8-Period Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, April 25 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Friday, April 26 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 30 - Mixer After-School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Teacher Appreciation Week!
    Interested in helping out with Teacher Appreciation Week....the PTO has a sign-up here for soda and dessert. Thank you in advance! 
     
     
    6th and 7th Graders - Are You Interested In Applying To Be A JVL? Reminder!
    As we begin to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year, you are invited to apply to our Jr. Viking Leadership Program. Jr. Viking Leaders (JVLs) engage in a number of activities that help Northeast Middle be a community where all feel celebrated, supported, welcomed, and valued. We hope you consider applying. 

    Specifically for our JVL Circle Keepers, there will be three days of training during the first full week of August. For more information about the program and how to apply for consideration, click here(Applications due by Wednesday, May 1) 

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • April 14, 2024

    Posted by Lauren Rebert on 4/14/2024

    14 April 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Wow, it has been an incredibly busy week with lots of exciting things happening. The scholars did a terrific job with the solar eclipse! What a night Friday was with two excellent performances of Aladdin, Jr. Check out our Facebook Page for pictures. 

    Reminder for MAP testing, all scholars will need headphones in order to complete their assessment. If a scholar doesn't have any, we have some available for purchase in Student Services for $2. MAP testing begins on May 7th. 

    As a reminder, scholars are dismissed at 1:15p on Thursday and there is no school on Friday.

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Weeks Ahead

    • Monday, April 15 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, April 16 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Wednesday, April 17 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Thursday, April 18 - Early Even Day (2, 4, 6, 8)
    • Friday, April 19 - No School

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 18 - Early Release Day @ 1:15p
    • April 19 - No School
    • April 30 - Mixer After-School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    We Want Your Feedback!
    Last week it was announced that Mrs. Lauren Rebert will be joining the Hanna Woods community next year as an Assistant Principal. Therefore, we will begin our search immediately for this role. With this in mind, I want to extend an opportunity to all families to provide feedback on the qualities you are looking for in an Assistant Principal. We wish Mrs. Rebert well in her new endeavor and look forward to her continued commitment to Northeast Middle and our 8th graders. Thank you, Mrs. Rebert!
     
    North Basketball Camp Reminder!
    Basketball
     
    6th and 7th Graders - Are You Interested In Applying To Be A JVL?
    As we begin to prepare for the 2024-2025 school year, you are invited to apply to our Jr. Viking Leadership Program. Jr. Viking Leaders (JVLs) engage in a number of activities that help Northeast Middle be a community where all feel celebrated, supported, welcomed, and valued. We hope you consider applying. 

    Specifically for our JVL Circle Keepers, there will be three days of training during the first full week of August. For more information about the program and how to apply for consideration, click here(Applications due by Wednesday, May 1) 

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • April 7,2024

    Posted by Sahana Kalkur on 4/8/2024

    7 April 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Tomorrow scholars will be participating in the Solar Eclipse and we have various activities planned. Here are some safety tips. Scholars will each receive the special glasses to use during the event. 

    Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we had to adjust our Aladdin, Jr. production. We will now have two enchanting shows on Friday, April 12th at 5:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. We hope you are able to attend and support our scholars. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through our convenient Online Payment System, don't miss this magical performance!

    For MAP testing, all scholars will need headphones in order to complete their assessment. If a scholar doesn't have any, we have some available for purchase in Student Services for $2.

    Lastly, 3rd quarter grades have been posted on Infinite Campus Parent Portal. We hope everyone has taken a moment to reflect on the quarters progress and set final semester grade goals. 

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Weeks Ahead

    • Monday, April 8 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, April 9 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Wednesday, April 10 - 8-Period (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, April 11 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Friday, April 12 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 12 - Aladdin, Jr. @ 5:30p and 8p
    • April 18 - Early Release Day @ 1:15p
    • April 19 - No School
    • April 30 - Mixer After-School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Spring Book Fair REMINDER!
    The Library will host its semi-annual Book Fair from April 4 to April 15. The Book Fair will be open during school hours. Click here for the digital flyer and more detailed information. For a secure, cashless way to shop, set up an e-wallet for your child. Unused funds are not returned but can be used for future Scholastic purchases. If interested, Click here to set up an e-wallet.
     
    Solar Eclipse Day is Tomorrow!!!
    On Monday, April 8, our region will experience a solar eclipse. The Parkway boundaries are within the partial eclipse path. Every student and employee will have the opportunity to view the eclipse.
    • Solar eclipse viewing glasses will be supplied to all students and staff. Activities for the event are currently being planned. Click here to see more information on safe viewing.
    • In the Parkway area, the eclipse will begin at 12:42 p.m. and end at 3:15 p.m.

    • Click here to see a quick video explaining the solar eclipse. It includes the history, the science, and the reason why eclipses are special events. 

    North High Fall Guard Auditions for 8th Graders
    Colorguard

    North Basketball Camp
    Basketball
    Best,

    Kevin

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  • March 31, 2024

    Posted by Lauren Rebert on 3/31/2024

    31 March 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    I hope this Viking News finds you well and that you haven't missed us too much since our last Viking News on the 10th. 

    Last Friday's Career Day was a resounding success! Scholars had a fantastic time exploring various career paths, engaging with professionals, honing essential life skills, and mastering the art of the handshake. A heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers who generously shared their time and expertise. Check out the event photos on our Facebook page, it was truly a day to remember!

    With just 8.5 weeks left in the school year, we're entering the home stretch. Sixth graders are beginning their final elective class, and everyone is gearing up for the second semester final grades. We urge all scholars to seize the opportunities available for academic success, whether it's signing up for homework help, utilizing AcLab time effectively, or fully engaging in class. Let's set ambitious academic goals for this quarter and work together to achieve them!

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 30th, when we'll be hosting our spring mixer after school until 4:30 p.m. Scholars must sign up for the mixer and transportation using Flex, don't delay, sign up today! Snacks, candy, and Gatorade will be available for purchase during the event.

    Get ready for an enchanting evening with our production of Aladdin, Jr. The musical will be held on Friday, April 12th, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 13th, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door or through our convenient Online Payment System, don't miss this magical performance!

    A friendly reminder about the importance of school attendance. The State of Missouri sets a goal of 90% attendance for each scholar, and we certainly have an opportunity to grow with only 80% of our scholars having achieved this goal thus far, with sixth graders leading the way. Every minute of the school day counts, so please keep this in mind when considering absences due to appointments, vacations, and other reasons.

    Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school community. We look forward to continuing to make memories and building futures in the remainder of the year. 

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Weeks Ahead

    • Monday, April 1 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, April 2 - No School, Election Day
    • Wednesday, April 3 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Thursday, April 4 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Friday, April 5 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • April 2 - No School, Election Day
    • April 12 - Aladdin, Jr. @ 7:30p
    • April 13 - Aladdin, Jr. @ 2p
    • April 18 - Early Release Day @ 1:15p
    • April 19 - No School
    • April 30 - Mixer After-School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Spring Book Fair REMINDER!
    The Library will host its semi-annual Book Fair from April 4 to April 15. The Book Fair will be open during school hours. Click here for the digital flyer and more detailed information. For a secure, cashless way to shop, set up an e-wallet for your child. Unused funds are not returned but can be used for future Scholastic purchases. If interested, Click here to set up an e-wallet.
     
    DARE Cardinals Game
    If you are interested in attending the DARE Day with the Cardinals on Sunday, May 5th, @ 1:15p, orders are due by April 5th. Tickets are $18 each and includes a hotdog and soda. Click here for the order form. 
     
    Jr. Vikings Football Information Night and Registration - April 8th @ 6:30p
    Football
    Looking For Summer Activities? Check This Out!
    Summer
    Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade Level Testing Reminder

    At Parkway Northeast Middle between May 7th and May 16th, scholars in grades 6-8 will participate in Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Scholars in 8th grade will also participate in MAP Science testing.   Information from the MAP gives scholars’ parents and teachers an important measure of each child’s learning.  It also helps your child’s school make sure children are receiving a high-quality education. 

    Below is some general information for you about this year’s testing and how it is different from previous years:

    How is the test set up?

    As with many other assessments in Parkway, students take the MAP test on computers.   Many scholars began taking online assessments in Parkway several years ago.

    Tests taken online often have more interactive and engaging test questions.  To see the system scholars will use and example questions, please visit https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MO/portals/mo  using the Google Chrome browser and click on the link at the bottom center of the page.

    When will we receive results and how are they used?

    Parents will receive individual scholar results for ELA and Math prior to the beginning of the following school year.  Individual scholar scores are one piece of information to go along with all the other things teachers and parents know about each child. Overall results are used by your child’s school and district to identify areas of strength and need within Parkway’s curriculum and to make sure we are providing the best possible education for each child.  

    How can I help ensure my child is prepared to take the test?

    The MAP tests address learning that has taken place throughout the year, so the most helpful things you can do as a parent are making sure your child is well-rested, well-nourished, and is present during testing times.  Your child’s teacher(s) may also have specific test-taking tips or activities to assist students in feeling prepared.  

    Whom can I contact if I have questions?

    Depending on your question, your child’s teacher, counselor, or principal may best be able to assist you.  You may also feel free to contact Parkway’s assessment coordinator, Carter Snow, by e-mail (csnow@parkwayschools.net) or phone (314.415.7047).  

    Best,

    Kevin

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  • March 10, 2024

    Posted by Lauren Rebert on 3/10/2024

    10 March 2024 - Viking News

    Dear Northeast Middle families,

    Happy last week until spring break, which means the end of the quarter is quickly approaching. I have reminded scholars what missing work they have and will continue to do so. In addition, later this week, I will send out an in-progress grading report. 

    The deadline to order Yearbooks has been extended with a FINAL deadline of Friday, March 16th. This is the LAST DAY To guarantee your child will get a yearbook in May. Go to www.yearbookordercenter to place your order today! Use the Northeast Middle code: 16763.

    We are continually focusing on technology usage and how to be better digital citizens with it. One thing we have started exploring was the amount of time scholars spend on Google chats, meets, and YouTube. Not only do we invite families to participate in our Family Technology Advisory Group but also to partner with us to help our scholars. Therefore, across all Parkway Middle Schools starting on Monday, March 25th, scholars will no longer have access to Google Meets between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. If you have any questions, please let me know. 

    On March 28th, we are looking forward to our Career Day. In addition, we will have our rematch of our 8th grade scholars v. staff basketball game to determine the winner.

    Don't forget that clocks moved forward 1 hour today! The Viking News will continue after Spring Break on Sunday, March 31st. Have a healthy and joyful spring break. 

    Your Partner In Education,

    Kevin 

    The Weeks Ahead

    • Monday, March 11 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Tuesday, March 12 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)
    • Wednesday, March 13 - 8-Period Day (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    • Thursday, March 14 - Odd Day (1, 3, 5, COM, 7)
    • Friday, March 15 - Even Day (2, 4, 6, COM, 8)

    Upcoming Important Dates

    • March 18-22 - Spring Break
    • March 28 - Half Day, Dismissal @ 12:20p
    • March 29 - No School
    • April 2 - No School, Election Day
    • April 18 - Early Release Day @ 1:15p
    • April 19 - No School
    • April 30 - Technology Advisory Family Meeting @ 5p
    • May 6-17 - MAP/EOC Testing
    • May 20-24 - NWEA Spring Testing
    • Important Dates One-Pager
    Words of the Week...
    Here are the words / suffixes of the week...
    • 6th Grade: Greek Roots: (tele-, phon-, photo-, graph-)
    • 7th Grade: implacability, complacent, placate, placidly (root - plac)
    • 8th Grade: dysgraphia, dystrophy, dysfunctional, dyspeptic (prefix - dys)
    Spring Book Fair
    The Library will host its semi-annual Book Fair from April 4 to April 15. The Book Fair will be open during school hours. Click here for the digital flyer and more detailed information.
     
    E-WALLET
    For a secure, cashless way to shop, set up an e-wallet for your child. 
    Unused funds are not returned but can be used for future Scholastic purchases. If interested, Click here to set up an e-wallet.
     
    Chartwells Food Service...

    WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    CLICK HERE to take a two-minute survey 
    providing feedback on the Nutrition Services program.

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    Best,

    Kevin

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