Mission Statement: The Northwest Middle School Community will provide educational, emotional, technological and wellness opportunities for students to learn and demonstrate Knox County Schools and Tennessee State Academic proficiencies, as well as, empathy, respect, and responsibility as they move forward in their lives.
|Shared Vision: The Northwest Middle School Community will be a place where a professional, cohesive staff provides an environment that will enable students from diverse backgrounds to demonstrate high levels of achievement in order to become knowledgeable and productive citizens possessing moral character.|
8th Grade: To consider when deciding on High School next year:
8th Graders visit Civil War Actors at Fort Sanders!
Thank You, Ms. Young, for taking such beautiful pictures!
Attention 6th Grade Parents!
Want some extra help with your child? Student Leadership is meeting on Tuesday and Thursday Mornings from 7:30 to 8:15 for tutoring, as well as Wednesdays until 4:30! Expert 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students are happy to help with any subject, any homework, or any project! Just send them to room 204!
Need a Pencil to get through the Day?
The Athletics Department is selling "Smelly Pencils!" Get one, today!
Welcome to Northwest the New Coaches for the 2013-2014 Basketball Season!
Joining us this year for the basketball season are our new coaches!
Boys Basketball Coach: Cassen Jackson-Garrison
Girls Basketball Coach: Megan Ciborowski
Cheerleading Coach: Krystal Selvidge
Dance Coach: Erin Housam
Tryouts for the boys and girls basketball teams will be held in mid-October. More information soon...
Northwest Middle School Implements
Accountable Talk© in Classrooms!
With Common Core now a part of our programs, one part in particular that we have really started to work on is the Accountable Talk portion. Accountable Talk is group driven work that entices students to lead the discussion of a reading, film, or artifact in small groups, then through large groups, and finally with a whole-class setting. Instead of a teacher giving a lecture, students will take primary sources or short stories and work together to learn from those sources and use evidence to back their arguments in the classroom. Below is the Norms that all teachers use for Accountable Talk.
Parents Can Now Get Information on the Reading Level of Their Child!
Letter to Parents- An Overview of Lexiles
Lexiles represent a measure of students' reading ability and can be used to help parents choose books and materials that are at an appropriate difficulty level for students. For the first time, TCAP Individual Profile Reports (IPRs) for English/Language arts in grades 3-8 and 10 include Lexile measures for both 2012-13 and 2011-12 (if available).
The 2012-13 TCAP IPRs were shipped to districts in mid-June, and were made available online the week of July 15. The document linked here along with the Lexile Maps here and here are being provided to districts as optional resources to help parents and students use student reading levels to choose appropriate texts.
The department has also posted this information on TNCore.org (here).
For questions, please contact TNCore.Questions@tn.gov.
| Blue and Orange Day Schedule Here!
Thursday, 9/12/13 - 4 1/2 weeks
Wednesday,10/16/13 9 weeks
Tuesday, 11/19/13 13 weeks
Friday, 12/20/13 - 18 weeks - end of first semester
Friday, 2/7/14 - 4 1/2 weeks
Thursday, 3/13/14 - 9 weeks
Wednesday,4/14/14 - 13 weeks
Wednesday, 5/21/14 - 18 weeks - end of 2nd semester
Upcoming events at Northwest Middle School!
12/2 -12/6 -- DE RLA & Math Testing
12/9 - 12/13 -- DE Science Testing
12/17 -- Honors Math and ELA Tests
12/18 -- Science and Social Studies Honors Tests
1/20 - 1/31 MS Algebra I DE Testing
2/3 - 2/7 8th Grade Writing Assessment
2/10 - 2/28 -- 6th, 7th Writing Assessment
2/27 -- NAEP
3/3 - 3/7 -- RLA and Math DE Testing
3/10 - 3/14 -- MS Algebra I DE Testing
3/10 - 3/13 -- Science DE Testing
4/28 - 5/1 -- TCAPs
5/2 -- AYP/EOC Algebra I Testing
5/15 -- Science and Social Studies Honors Exam
5/16 -- Math and ELA Honors Exam