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† PowerSchool Parent Portal Changes†
Aiken County Public Schools has implemented the Parent Single Sign-on for PowerSchool. Parents will need to create a new account for the Parent Portal that will allow them to link all of their children under one sign-on account.† Click here for instructions.†† Click here for important student information.
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Welcome to North Augusta Middle School!
Mission Statement

It is the mission of North Augusta Middle School to develop responsible, successful, lifelong learners by providing a safe and cooperative environment that fosters respect for others, addresses cultural diversity, teaches responsibility, and is committed to developing and refining higher-order thinking skills.†

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SC Student Testing Update
ACT Aspire will be given to all students in grades 3-8 over three days this month.

Writing and English will be given on Tuesday, April 28.
Reading will be administered on Wednesday, April 29.
Mathematics will be given on Thursday April 30.
Science will be administered on Tuesday, May 5.

It is important to remember that this is a timed test! To find out how many questions will be given and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. Youíll also find FREE test questions and resources! #TestReadySC

The biggest change that our students will notice is that each Aspire†sub-test†has a time limit.† Students will be†tested for approximately one hour per day, and the writing test must be completed in 30 minutes.† Some students may not finish before they must stop working and turn in their tests.

Our students are more familiar with the SCPASS tests, which have no specific time limits.† Teachers are currently providing practice for students so that they will become more comfortable with the timed tests.††† The two different science tests will allow us to assess our studentsí knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our studentsí achievement with their peers nationally. †
Student Sign-outs...
If a child must be signed out from school, the person signing them out must show photo identification. The person must be on the registration card. This is for the safety of ALL of our students. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
School Fusion Parent Account
A School Fusion Parent Account allows parents to view all of their childrenís classroom information in one web location. Parents can check assignments, view important deadlines on Fusion Page calendars, follow their children's sports calendars, school events and much more!† Once parents have created an account email notifications will be sent when new announcements and assignments are added. †Only parents/guardians of students enrolled in Aiken County Public School District are allowed to register.

SchoolFusion Parent Guide†(click on link for more info)
Parent Registration†(click on link to register)

To create a parent account, you will need the student id# for each student and birth date.†
The birth date should be keyed in with †no leading zero or dashes.
SIC Meeting Schedule 2014-2015

The NAMS School Improvement Council (SIC) meets once a month on the following dates.

October 21

November 18

December 16

January 20

February 17

March 17

April 21

May 19

Spring Pictures @ NAMS
Spring Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, April 22 @ NAMS
Sports Physicals 2015-16
Sports Physicals will be given on Thursday, April 23rd @ NAHS. The cost is $10 per athlete. †All athletes and potential athletes are encouraged to take advantage of this scheduled event. †This physical will be effective for all athletics in the upcoming school year at the middle and high school level. †
Sixth Grade Transition Fair Scheduled!
The rising 6th Grade Transition Fair will be held on Thursday, April 23rd from 5 - 6:30 PM. †We are looking forward to meeting all of you on this special day!
Starting this Friday, yearbooks may be purchased via check or cash through the school.†
The cost is $45 and payments are to be taken to Mrs. Zellerís room immediately following announcements.†

All checks should be made out to North Augusta Middle School.†

Yearbooks will only be sold on Fridays.†

Please get yours early as there are only a minimum number available!

Tdap Required for all 7th graders
T-Dap Clinic @ NAMS
DHEC will be holding a clinic at NAMS on May 13, 2015.
This clinic will be held for those 6th grade students needing the Tdap vaccine REQUIRED for 7th grade. Permission forms will be sent home to the parent/guardian on April 20th.
These forms MUST be returned to the school nurse within 5 days.
If your student has already received the Tdap vaccine, after the age of 7, please furnish that information to the school nurse as soon as possible.
If you have any questions please call the school nurse @ 803-442-6200