01: Report Cards
05: Saturday Academy
08: NETC Night - College Connections 6pm (PTO Parent Night)
11: Spring Pictures / Talent Show
12: Saturday Academy
14: Spring Break begins (April 14 - 18)
21: Regular School Day (snow make-up)
03: Saturday Academy
Band Banquet 6:00pm
05: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 - 9)
06: PASS Testing
07: PASS Testing
08: PASS Testing
09: PASS Testing
10: Saturday Academy
17: Saturday Academy
20: Band Concert 6:00pm
24: Saturday Academy
8th grade Starlight Prom 7-10pm
26: Regular School Day (snow make-up)
03: Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm
04: Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm
05: Early Dismissal @ 12:30pm Last Day for Students
06: Last Day for Faculty/Staff
09: Tentative Summer School (June 9 - 26 Mon. - Thurs.)
Congratulations to 7th grade students, Aleah Nicholson, Caitlyn Nicholson and Genna Rivers who qualified for State recognition by scoring at or above the national average of recent high school graduates on at least one part of the ACT or SAT. These students have been invited to a special recognition ceremony held at a University in our State. They have achieved this honor through participation of Duke University Talent Identification Program. NHMS congratulates these young ladies on their accomplishment.
Career Day 2014 a Huge Success!
On Feb. 26, we held our annual career day event. All three grade levels attended three conference-style sessions with speakers representing careers in which the students had shown interest. The jobs represented by the speakers ranged from high school diploma with specialized training to doctorate level degrees. We extend a special “thank you” to the following businesses for their participation: Wal-Mart Distribution; Pageland PD; Auman Law Firm; Great Clips in Camden; Sandhill Telephone; Chesterfield County First Steps; Hospice of Chesterfield County; Waiters Martial Arts Studio; Screwmatics; Eagles Radio; The Link; Brown Creek Animal Hospital; Department of Justice ATFE; Conbraco Industries; Lugoff Toyota; VS Fish & Wildlife; Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department; Bladez Salon & Spa; SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy; Mrs. Linda Estridge; Mrs. Rhonda Wallace and Mr. Chad Johnson. Members of the NHMS Small Ensemble, led by Director Geoff Mack, performed a selection during the speaker reception following the event. Pictured, students interested in law enforcement watch the drug dog demonstration by the Sheriff’s Department.
Congratulations to Brooke Mills for placing in Region 5's Honor Band!
Congratulations to the following students who qualified for Eastern District Honor Band and will participate in the clinic on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at South Florence High School:
Mar'Tayjah Chambers, Zoe Faulkenbury, Kathryn Gray, Cody Haigler, Brooke Mills, Brady Morgan, Maddie Oliver, Miah Threatt and Jose Venero.
Jr. Betas represent NHMS well at Annual Convention
37 members of the NHMS Jr. Beta Club recently attended the South Carolina Jr. Beta Convention in Myrtle Beach. Eighth grade student, BR Hatcher served as the SC State Reporter for 2013. BR gave his farewell speech and led all attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance during the formal ceremony. Seventh grade student, Genna Rivers performed the National Anthem on her violin. Students competed in a variety of events such as arts & crafts, poetry & essay writing and academic tests for ELA, math, science and social studies. Pictured below are BR Hatcher and Genna Rivers.
Hawks Learn About Philanthropy
On December 16, the 8th grade social studies classes of Miss Shemeika Massey donated over a hundred items to Chesterfield County First Steps, as part of their recent study of philanthropy. The food items, bottled water and juices helped provide nutritious meals for students at Petersburg Elementary and the parents who are served through the Blessings in a Backpack program. Other items donated were paper products, baby wipes and clothing, small blankets, pencils, markers, educational flash cards, books and small hand-held toys for babies. Program director, Karen Odom had an opportunity to talk with Miss Massey’s students and explain the impact made by their generous donations. First Steps currently serves nearly 1,000 families in Chesterfield County and provides other programs such as BabyNet, Imagination Library and Incredible Years. If you would like to make donations or serve as a volunteer for First Steps, please call 843-623-5904.
Blain Edwards, NHMS Geographic Bee Winner 2013
Genna Rivers, NHMS Spelling Bee Winner 2013
Keep up with news from the Central Eagle Band - visit their website http://www.centraleagleband.com/
Parents join students for Thanksgiving Lunch
group of 100 parents joined NHMS students for Thanksgiving Lunch on November
21. Everyone enjoyed the delicious turkey & dressing with the works. We are
glad parents were able to take advantage of spending time with their children
during the school day. Cafeteria Director, Ms. Vivian McBride noted, “This was
a big success.” We appreciate all the efforts by Ms. McBride and the cafeteria
staff members to make sure everything ran smoothly for our special guests.
Pictured, 6th grade student Jimmy Horton enjoys sharing a meal with
Miss New Heights 2013
Doria Cole, 1st Runner Up
McKensie Arant, Miss New Heights 2013
Taia Blount, 2nd Runner Up
Jayla Moore, Fan Favorite
Desta'Nee Chambers, Spirit Award
Keiamara Horton, Miss Congeniality
We extend a very special "Thank You" to Miss Central High School, Brittany Cato! She worked with all the girls as they prepared for the pageant. Brittany developed the choreography for the opening number and coached the girls in stage presence and individual introductions. Her leadership style made the practices enjoyable for everyone.
We also extend a very special "Thank You" to Genna Rivers who provided special music for the pageant. Genna is a very talented individual!
Jr. Beta Club Induction was held on October 29
2013 Jr. Beta Officers
Principal Scandrol was a 2013 Kiss a Pig Candidate!
Kissing a Pig Equals Closing the Gap on Illiteracy! We would like to thank everyone who contributed to Mr. Scandrol's campaign. Although he did not win this time, all of the candidates, campaign managers and volunteers collected $10,526 for the First Steps programs. The Kiss a Pig Campaign is sponsored by Chesterfield County First Steps. Your donations will help support programs for children, birth to 5 years old, and their parents in Chesterfield County. Thank you for your support!
This year's Kiss a Pig winner was Mr. J.E. Aldridge of Pageland. Congratulations to Mr. Aldridge!
New Entry Requirements for 2013-2014 School Year
Attention Rising 7th graders and Parents
South Carolina requires ALL 7th grade students to show proof of a Tdap shot to attend school.
Tdap is a booster vaccine that protects your child from three dangerous diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough also called pertussis.
DHEC wil be offering FREE Tdap shots during a special clinic on August 14 from 1:00pm until 6:30pm at the Chesterfield County Health Department in Chesterfield.
If your 7th grader has not gotten their Tdap shot yet, I strongly encourage you to attend the special clinic and get a free vaccine.
Penny Jacobs, R.N.
NHMS School Nurse