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  • May 2015

    Ryan Rich Principal

    Vicki Rardin

    Assistant Principal

    Rodney Watson Assistant Principal

    Lizette Baumann

    Guidance Counselor

    Lisa Lain Guidance Counselor

    Jenn Schott

    Guidance Counselor

    Rick Fields Athletic Director

    1625 Field Dr. Noblesville, IN 46060

    Ph: 317-773-0782 Fax: 317-776-6261

    Attendance: 317: 776-6258

    Dear Parents, As we begin to wind down the current school year, I want to thank you for your continued support of our school. It has been an amazing year with many successes and accomplishments. Whether returning to NEMS next year or moving on to the high school, we feel confident your child has been well prepared for their next level of learning. New this year will be our process for collecting iPads before summer break. This newsletter includes very detailed and important information we want you to have now for your planning so that iPad collection goes as smoothly as possible. Students will receive their iPads again next fall when they return to NEMS or NHS. Thank you again for your support of our school. As principal, I am grateful to be able to have served this community and look forward to even greater things for your family and our school next year. I also want to say good luck to all our students, teachers, and parents who will be traveling these next few weeks to Flat Rock and Washington D.C.! Go Millers! Ryan Rich Principal

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    End of year activities for eighth grade students Eighth grade students with outstanding performance in academics, athletics, or student activities will be invited by the NEMS faculty to be recognized during an awards program on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 pm in our gymnasium. Families of the students being recognized will receive invitations later this month. Our PTO will be providing a picnic lunch with fun activities for the entire eighth grade class on Wednesday, June 3, the last day of school. This will allow our 8th graders to spend some quality time together at NEMS one last time. Parent volunteers are needed for this event. Please email the PTO at if you are willing to help out.

    iPad collection June 1 and 2 All school issued iPads will be collected before summer break. Please see the attachment for some important information and instructions regarding iPad collection on June 1 and 2. iPad deployment for 7th and 8th grade students will occur in late July. More detailed information will be coming soon!

    Re-enrollment for current students All families of children currently enrolled in Noblesville Schools grades K-11 are asked each year to update and verify the information on record with the school district. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete an online form to be sure that we have accurate contact information on file. This form will allow you to update emergency contacts, provide medical history changes if appropriate, authorize the administration of stocked medications by the school nurse, and to agree to your child’s use of technology equipment. Name, address, or guardianship changes will need to be submitted directly to the school office with appropriate documentation. See the attached instruction sheet on how to access the infosnap registration system through the PowerSchool parent portal If your child will not be attending Noblesville Schools next school year, please contact our registrar, Carla Miller, to complete and sign a Withdrawal/Transfer form. This form must be completed in order for student records to be forwarded to the new school.

    Final Report Cards Final report cards will be emailed to parents the week of June 8. Paper copies of report cards will be mailed to families who do not have an email address on file at the school. You may also access your child’s grades by logging into the PowerSchool parent portal with the account you created.

    Extra yearbooks Extra yearbooks will be on sale in our office later this month. The cost will be $40, and only cash can be accepted. Students will be notified via our afternoon announcements when the yearbooks arrive. Yearbooks will be sold on a first- come, first-served basis.

    PTO meeting May 27 The final PTO meeting of the school year will be held on May 27 at 7:00 pm in the NEMS LGI Room. Officers for the 2015-16 school year will be elected at the meeting. All parents are invited to attend!

    Medication pick-up Please plan to pick up any medication your child has in the nurse’s clinic on the last day of school. Medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian. We cannot send medication home with students or keep medication over the summer. Any medication not picked up by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 3 will be destroyed.

    2015-16 Bridges eligibility If your child participates in the Language Arts or Math Bridges program this year, they will automatically be enrolled in the corresponding Bridges program next year unless your child’s teacher has notified you otherwise. Please note that NEMS also reviews performance data each year to identify any other candidates for our Bridges program. Parents of these students will be contacted with an invitation and information by early June.

  • Looking for summer camp info? We've gathered a list of community organizations (Noblesville Summer Recreation camps, AYS, Camp Invention and others!) who will be offering summer camps. Details can be found here: F ollow up with the organizations for any questions. These programs are not run through Noblesville Schools.

    Incoming Freshmen iPad Deployment and Orientation Freshman iPad Deployment and Orientation at NHS will take place on Thursday, July 23. Students with last names beginning with A-K will attend the morning session beginning at 9 a.m. Students with last names beginning with L-Z will attend the afternoon session starting at 1 p.m. **ALL Students new to Noblesville High School will need to attend the morning session. In each session, students will receive their school-issued iPad (including training), get their locker assignment, books, take a brief tour, and attend a brief orientation program. The session will last approximately 2 1/2 hours. More information will be sent out from NHS over the summer.

    Summer Camp information We've gathered a list of community organizations (Noblesville Summer Recreation camps, AYS, Camp Invention and others!) who will be offering summer camps. Details can be found here Follow up with the organizations for any questions as these programs are not run through Noblesville Schools.

    Outside activities for youth Coaches and organizations throughout the community offer a variety of activities for youth. Click on the links to learn more. • Miller boys’ basketball camp

    • Miller girls’ basketball camp

    • HCCTA Tennis Classes tennis

    • Kicking Cancer’s 5K Dash at NHS for ages 5 through adult races/kicking-cancer-s-5k-dash-2015?int=

    Noblesville Schools facts Noblesville Schools has created a highlight fact card for your information. Click the following link to learn some interesting facts about our school district:

    NEMS Important Dates

    May 11-12 DePauw Team to Flat Rock May 12 8th grade career day May 12 -13 West Point Team to Flat Rock May 13 Sports Physicals (see attached flyer) May 13-14 Stanford Team to Flat Rock May 13-17 8th grade Washington D.C. Trip May 15 All Pro Dad meeting May 19 5th grade tours May 20 5th grade parent meeting (6:30 pm) May 21 NJHS Induction Ceremony (6:30 pm) May 25 Memorial Day – NO SCHOOL May 27 PTO Meeting (7:00 pm) May 28 Vocal Revolution performs National Anthem at Indians game (7:05 pm) June 1-2 iPad Collection June 2 8th grade recognition (7:00 pm) June 3 8th grade picnic Last student day!

  • With the school year ending soon, it is a good time to start thinking about summer activities. Summer is a great time for students to explore interests they may have by attending camps, workshops, and a variety of other activities. Doing activities such as this is a great way to meet new people who share your interests, make new friends, and learn about people who may be different then the people you already know.