Northridge Middle School
Crawfordsville, Indiana

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  • NRMS Announcements

    Good Morning Northridge Staff and Students

    These are your morning announcements for Monday,  September 24, 2018

    Montgomery County United Winter Guard is looking for new members for its 2018-19 program! Learn to spin, dance, and perform while being a part of a State and Regional finalist team! MCU Winter Guard is open to ALL Montgomery County students in grades 7-12, with no experience required.

    Winter Guard Call Out is Thursday, Oct. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Southmont High School band room. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. For more information prior to the meeting, contact Mr. Simpkins in the band room.

    Anyone interested in learning more about the MCU Winter Guard is invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, September 27th during bonus in the band room.

    Students riding the Boys & Girls Club Bus: 765-362-8912
    Students: When the bell rings at the end of
    the day you need to exit from the front of the
    building and go outside. You will need to wait
    at the flagpole  for the Boys and Girls Club Bus.

    Sports Announcements:
    ****You may not begin practicing until your coach has a cougar card! This states that you are medically cleared and have a drug form on file. Please leave Mrs. Eavey a note in the office if you have questions.

    Soccer Tonight at Lebanon at 5pm

    Boys Tennis at home at 5:30pm

    6th Grade Volleyball at Crawfordsville at 5:30pm

    All practice times and events can be accessed using Eventlink.

    All athletes that are NOT starting practices at 3:00 on Mondays, should report to the café after the 2:55 dismissal bell and before the 3:00 bell until it is time to get dressed for your practices. Go straight to the cafe. Do not get dressed first.

    When school is closed for the day ALL events and practices are canceled for that day. When we dismiss early all practices and events are canceled for the evening. When school is called off on a Friday we (the administration) will make a decision on Saturday Events.

    This announcement is for all Northridge Students:  Please do not move locker decorations!!!!!

    FFA Announcements:

    Just a friendly reminder if you plan to ride your bus to the HS for an FFA meeting you are responsible to stop by the front office and pick up your FFA Bus pass to the HS for that date.

    When you miss an announcement being read to you over the PA system please login to our Northridge Middle School Web Page and click on the tab NRMS Announcements.  These are posted in the morning by our Technology Department.

    Everyone make it a positive learning day at the ridge.
  • Principal's Message

    IMG 4471Welcome to the website for Northridge Middle School, home of the Cougars. I am Steve Renzino, the Principal. 

    Northridge Middle School is a dynamic middle school located in Montgomery County serving 415 students in grades sixth through eighth. We follow the trimester model which allows our students more instructional time in the core areas of Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. Students take 5 classes a day for 12 weeks and spend 60 minutes in each class. This allows for more instruction in each class over the course of the school year. Our students also have the opportunity to take a variety of exploratory classes such as music, PE, band, media and a host of other classes. In addition, we offer a student resource time each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00-3:40 for students to get one on one help from their teachers or participate in clubs and other activities. We offer a second transportation route home for these students. This has allowed our students to participate in more activities and get more in-depth help from their teachers without having to worry about transportation.

    We strive to create an environment where each and every student is given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success. We want your child’s middle school years to be engaging, challenging, interesting, and enjoyable. Teachers and staff work diligently to foster a school climate that nurtures affective and cognitive development. The Northridge Middle School family believes that success at school is achieved in partnership with students and their parents.

    With all of us working together, we can help to make these great years of personal growth for your child and continue the strong tradition of excellence at Northridge Middle School.

    -Steve Renzino
  • 1:1

    iPad Initiative

    Northridge Middle School
    -Using technology to innovate, individualize and inspire learning.

    On Sept. 22, 2014, North Montgomery School Board approved the expansion of the 1:1 blended curriculum to include NRMS beginning with the 2015-16 school year. To see the presentation, click here.

    North Montgomery recognizes and embraces the changing landscape of education and the essential role that technology plays. The district has implemented a 1:1 initiative using iPads in grades 3-12 to help students prepare for a global world. Our approach incorporates a blended model of e-Learning, utilizing iPads with textbooks and digital content. The objectives are to provide e-Learning opportunities that will:

    Authenticate learning so that students can use 21st Century Skills to solve real world problems.

    Northridge will use technology to support 21st Century Skills in our curriculum.  Students will have the opportunity to develop these skills in all academic content areas.  The skill set needed for today’s learners includes: 

    -Creativity and Innovation
    -Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    -Communication and Collaboration
    -Information Literacy
    -Media Literacy 
    -ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy 

    Create self-paced, individualized learning experiences for students.

    Northridge students will have access and use technology to remediate and enrich learning opportunities.  Students will have access to software that individualizes assignments based on their specific needs.  

    Create learning experiences outside of the classroom and school hours.

    Students will use technology to have access to information inside and outside of the classroom.  Teachers will be able to capitalize on teachable moments to enhance instruction.  Students will have access to technology at home to continue their learning experience outside of the school.

    Increase communication between the school and home to maximize learning and growth.

    Students and staff will use devices to enhance communication between the school and home.  Teachers will have the opportunity to provide academic feedback on line.  Students will be able to access materials at home and use resources outside of the school.  

    Promote a digital citizenship culture of learners.

    There are many ways that technology enhances learning for students.  As students increase their access and use of technology, they need to understand the additional responsibilities that are essential.  Northridge will ensure that students are taught a digital citizenship curriculum that shows students how to responsibly use their devices.

    Click here for more information about the 1:1 Ipad Initiative 

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