Established in 2009
Nicoma Park Middle
Daily Bell Schedule
7:55 - 8:20 1st
8:25 - 9:10 2nd Period (Core Literacy)
9:15 - 10:00 3rd Period
10:05 - 10:50 4th Period
10:55 - 12:10 5th Period and Lunch
1st Lunch 10:50 - 11:25
2nd Lunch 11:40 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00 6th Period
1:05 - 1:50 7th Period
1:55 - 2:40 8th Period
for Course Description
Teaming….what is it? Does it include my child?
Every student will be placed
on a core team for English, Math, Science, History, and
Teaching Team (Teaming) is a way of grouping students
and teachers together to eliminate the impersonal random
scheduling of the jr. high school.
The idea is to create small
communities of learning within the school.
Simply defined, a middle
school team is a common group of students assigned to a
common group of teachers for a common part of the day.
Advisory – What is it?
Advisory is built on the notion that every young
adolescent should have at least one caring adult at
school to act as a mentor and advisor, but it goes
The advisor gets to know
the student well, functions as that student’s advocate
with other faculty and staff, and is the primary liaison
Rationale for Advisory:
Promote small, caring communities of learners.
Promote mutually respectful and meaningful
Provide individual attention to students.
Provide each student with an opportunity to “belong” and
be successful without being tied to grades/academics.
Allow students to hold themselves (and each other)
accountable for grades and behavior.
What is Core Literacy?
Core Literacy is a 9 week rotational class that
incorporates instruction in reading skills using
content-related literature and materials.
This course is taught by
team core teachers (English, Math, Science, and
History), and students will rotate teachers each
Sixth and seventh grade students will all be enrolled in
a 9 week rotational class that consists of the
Keyboarding/Computers, and Speech/Drama.
Sixth and seventh grade students will each have one
elective. Sixth grade students can choose from the
following: Physical Education, Choir, or Band.
Seventh grade students can choose from the following:
Physical Education, Choir, Band, or Family and Consumer
Day – Start/Ending Times
Students can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m.
The bell allowing student
to go to their locker will ring at 7:45 a.m.
The tardy bell for the
beginning of first period will ring at 7:55 a.m.
The last class period of
the day will end at 2:40 p.m.
All students will need to
be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m.
School Office Hours
7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mon. – Fri.
Office Phone # (405) 769-3106
Fax # (405) 769-9355
Sports are for 7th and 8th grade
The fall sports offered are
football, volleyball, and softball.
Any student wishing to
participate in a sport must have a physical on file with
the site Athletic Director (David Johnson for NPMS)
before they are allowed to practice.
Parent Portal/Grade Checks
Grades at NPMS are kept on an online grading program
called Power Teacher.
Parents are assigned a user
name and password which allows them to keep up with
their child’s progress/grades at their convenience.
This information will be
given to parents at the beginning of the 2009 – 10
Parents may also call for
grade checks through the main office on Tuesdays between
8:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Cell Phone/I-POD Policy
Students are not allowed to use or have out cell
phones/I-PODS/etc. during school hours.
If a teacher sees a student
with one of these devices, it will be confiscated.
The district discipline
policy in regards to these items will be followed by
Students are allowed to use
these devices after the final bell has rung and the
students have been dismissed from their last period
These devices are often
lost/stolen and are difficult to recover.
School wide searches of
lockers etc. cannot be performed to look for these
Therefore, it is suggested
that students do not have these items at school.
Where to Drop Off/Pick Up
- Students may be dropped off at the front of the
building between 7:30 and 7:55 a.m.
If a student is late, a
parent must come in to the office and sign them in for
– Parents that pick their students up after school need
to do so from the south parking lot.
The north parking lot is
Current prices – Breakfast $1.25 served from 7:30 – 7:55
Every student has an account where parents can deposit
This money can be turned in
to Mrs. Nelson, cafeteria manager.
sixth grade teams and one seventh grade team will have
The other seventh grade
team and both eighth grade teams will have 1st lunch.
Students who buy a lunch
must eat in the cafeteria.
Students who bring their
lunch may eat in the cafeteria or the commons area.
The commons area also has
vending machines with state approved healthy snacks
The soda machines are also
available with diet sodas and water.
What is the Commons Area?
commons area is the large open area outside the media
This is the place all
students report between 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.
It is also the place
students congregate after they have finished their lunch
in the cafeteria.
Every student will be assigned an individual locker and
combination lock within the first week of the school
Every student will be given an agenda with the school
policies and expectations during schedule pick-up.