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January 9, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday: Girls Basketball vs Ipswich here (C 5:15, JV 6:30, V to follow)

Wednesday: Math Counts @ Simmons 7:45 departure

Thursday: Boys Basketball @ Ipswich (7th 4:00, 8th 5:00, JV 6:30, V to follow)  **2:45 JH departure/4:30 HS departure**

                 Wrestling @ Wessington Springs

Friday: FFA Lock-In – doors lock at 8:00 pm and students released at 6am Sat 

Saturday: Boys Basketball @ Miller (JV 6:30, V to follow)  **4:45 departure**

                Junior High Girls Basketball NW Tournament 9:00

                Wrestling @ Potter Co 10:00

                Junior High Boys Basketball Groton Tournament 10:00

 

RECOGNITION

Thank you to the Northwestern community for all of your support of Mareya Maas through the Chuck-A-Duck and to the winner for donating their portion back to Mareya’s cause! We appreciate all of the kind words and thoughts that have been given to our family and Mareya as she prepares for her upcoming surgery.

 

Congratulations to Daniel Tonga for making the Aberdeen American News All Area Football Team!

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

NORTHWESTERN AREA KINDERGARTEN SCREENING

The Northwestern Area School District will be holding a screening on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 for children entering kindergarten next Fall. (students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1, 2018) Screenings will take place in the elementary school. Please stop at the pre-registration table in the Elementary Library when you arrive to check in.

 

*Enter through the Main Entrance on the south side of the school.

 

All children who will be in the 2018-2019 Kindergarten class need to be screened prior to enrolling for kindergarten.

 

Children will be screened in gross and fine motor skills, general concepts, communications skills, vision and hearing. Additionally, the county nurse will be available to give general physical examinations to the upcoming kindergarten class members. Early identification of difficulties can help alleviate health or educational problems, which may develop during a child’s education.

 

This is a FREE service provided by the school district. The screenings take approximately 45 minutes.

 

If you are interested in having your child screened, please contact Jessica Halvorson at 887-3467 x110 or e-mail jessica.halvorson@k12.sd.us between 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (at least 14 days before the screening) to make an appointment. After appointments have been received, letters will be sent to each family of who has called and made an appointment to verify their time slot.

 

If you know of a family who is unaware of the date for this screening, please share this information or contact the office at the number given. Thank you!

 

PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE FOR THE JUNIOR HIGH BOYS GAMES THURSDAY IN IPSWICH!

 

The Wrestling Quad on February 2nd will now be at Northwestern at 5:00.

 

There will be C-team boys basketball games added to the schedule on Saturday, January 20th  @ Ipswich. They will play Northern Plains Academy at 10:30 and Ipswich at 11:30.

 

Northwestern students will be invited to sing the National Anthem some upcoming home double header basketball games:

January 23 – Elementary

February 6 – Middle School Chorus

February 13 – High School Chorus

 

The junior high girls basketball tournament in Faulkton on January 20th has been cancelled.

 

The Junior Class business Wildcat MFG, will be selling apparel at the GBB game on January 9th vs Ipswich.

                                                                                -JUNIOR CLASS 

 

The journalism class is in need of pictures of out-of-school activities that Northwestern students are involved in for the yearbook. These can include activities such 4-H, summer sports, cub scouts, or any other activities or hobbies that students are involved in throughout the year outside of school. Please send pictures to Sadie at SV3077@k12.sd.us by February 1st. 

 

School meal balances can now be viewed online through the DDN Campus Parent Portal https://sis1.ddncampus.net/campus/portal/northwestern.jsp. Click Food Service on the left side to see balances for your students. You can also see a history of transactions from this screen. If you do not currently have a login for the parent portal, please e-mail Jessica Halvorson at Jessica.halvorson@k12.sd.us.

 

LUNCH MENU

Hot breakfast will be served Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Salad bar is offered every WEDNESDAY. There will be a choice of salad bar or hot lunch for grades K-12.  

 

Tuesday: Lasanga, mini garlic toast, broccoli, salad, fruit, milk.

Wednesday: Sausage gravy over biscuits, peas, fruit, milk or salad bar.

Thursday: Chicken sandwich, baked beans, potato wedges, fruit, milk. 

Friday: Chili, caramel rolls, fresh veggies, fruit, milk.  

Monday: Chicken flatbread sandwich, tater tots, fresh veggies, fruit, milk.

 

YOU CAN CHECK MEAL BALANCES ONLINE AT https://sis1.ddncampus.net/campus/portal/northwestern.jsp.

YOU WILL RECEIVE AN E-MAIL NOTIFICATION ONCE FUNDS ARE LOW. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE E-MAIL, A LETTER OR POSTCARD WILL BE SENT HOME. WE WOULD APPRECIATE IF YOU WOULD USE THIS ONLINE SERVICE TO STAY ON TOP OF THESE BALANCES AND YOUR STUDENTS’ MEAL HISTORY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Brentford American Legion Auxiliary Unit #242 would like to invite everyone to their annual pie and bingo night Saturday, January 20, 6:30-8:00 PM at the Post Home (Brentford Legion) on Main St. in Brentford. This is a family-friendly event, and usually draws people of every age. Proceeds go toward the activities of the Legion Auxiliary which promote veterans, military children and their communities. Join us for a fun-filled evening!

 

Northville Casino Night

We are approaching Casino Night, which will be on Saturday, February 24, 2017 at the NCA.  Casino Night will again feature basket-themed prizes, roast beef dinner, and games!  For those of you who are new to Casino Night,the cost of your ticket is $25 per couple and $15 per single.  At the end of the evening, ticket stubs will be eligible for $25, $50, and $100 drawings, and basket winners will be drawn! 

If you are interested in donating a basket or items for the baskets, please contact Jennifer Lofswold (northvillecommunityassoc@gmail.com) or drop donations off at CPS (Crop Production Services) in Northville.  

 

Tickets for Casino Night are available at CPS, NCFE (North Central Farmers Elevator), the Sport Spot, and any board member.  You can also purchase tickets at the door.

 Thank you in advance for helping make our Casino Night a success!

 

THE NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION WILL BE HOLDING POWERADE SHOT FOR THE BOYS & GIRLS HOME BASKETBALL GAMES. COME AND TAKE A SHOT – COST IS $1. PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

 

NCA Gym Availability

The NCA Gym is available for sports practices and other events daily by reservation.  To reserve the gym, please email northvillecommunityassoc@gmail.com with request details.  

 

Students who do not already have an NCA family membership pay a $25 sport membership fee to use the gym as part of team games/practices.  The membership money is used to support electricity and maintenance costs.  A small number of athletic scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. If you have questions about the membership fee, please email northvillecommunityassoc@gmail.com.   

 

Have a wonderful 2017-2018 school year!

 

 

Jessica Halvorson

Administrative Assistant

Northwestern Area Schools

(605) 887-3467 x110

 

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