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The annual spelling bee was held on March 19, 2021. Twenty-one students participated in the middle school event and competed for up to 14 rounds before declaring a winner!  Delilah Spiegel was the 2021 Norwich Spelling Bee Champion.  

Delilah moved on to participate at the regional level in the 19th Annual Oneonta Daily Star Scripps Spelling Bee on March 26.  She made it all the way to the 8th round in the competition and finished in 4th place. 
NMS News - Holiday Episode (January 2021)
The middle school digital citizenry classes are excited to present an "NMS News" video production. Under the direction of middle school teacher, Ms. Tammy Carpenter, the news features two of the current 7th grade classes during marking period #2. It is made up a news anchor team and a special report team. The Holiday Door Decorating Contest is the featured story during the special report.
Working together on this project while the hybrid schedule is in place slows down production, but regardless of the timing, we believe our middle school families will enjoy seeing our students in action!  Take a moment to watch our students as they put their skills to work in everything from camera operation and writing a news script, to directing a team on cue, editing audio and video, and adding special effects and text.  You will also find "bonus" clips at the end revealing the fun that goes on behind the scenes.  Watch for future projects from our 6th and 7th grade digital citizenry classes who participated in the class earlier in the year!

Click on the link that follows to watch NMS News on our district YouTube channel:  
NMS News January 2021
Welcome Back to Interscholastic Athletics
Norwich Athletics is excited to announce the return of interscholastic athletics as winter sports are set to begin January 4th.  Sports that are being offered at the Modified, JV and Varsity levels include Boys Swimming, Boys & Girls Bowling, Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Cheerleading, and Wrestling.  
Please go to to sign up for your desired sport. Signups began December 7th.  If you have any questions about athletics please contact Norwich Athletic Coordinator Rich Turnbull at 334-1600 ext. 1139 or [email protected]
*Subject to NYS Approval; season hasn’t been approved as of this writing
NMS School Delay Schedule
In the event that school must announce a two-hour delay, the middle school will follow an abbreviated schedule to allow students to attend all of their classes on that day. The middle school schedule will operate differently for students who are receiving their instruction asynchronously, virtually, and in person.  

Students will have 25-minute bells and will start with bell 1.  Students will then go straight to Bell 4 and 5 which are our lunch bells.  This will give our students their normal lunch times.  Please note that bells 2 and 3 will come at the end of the day.  This is important to note as students who are completely virtual in 6th grade will have live instruction at this time.  

Middle School Reopening Middle School Shifts to Hybrid Model for Grades 7-8
NMS will open its' doors to seventh and eighth grade students on Thursday, October 8.  The middle school reopening plan that was prepared over the summer will now be implemented.  Seventh and eighth graders will attend every other day using a hybrid instructional model. For more details on this latest announcement, please read our letter below from NCSD Superintendent Diana Bowers.

NMS Expectations
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Reporting an Absence for 2020-21

Teachers take attendance for both virtual and in-person students each bell.  Any illness, appointment, or missed time away from class needs to be reported.  Please call 607-334-1600 x2002 or x2001 to report an absence.  We ask for a handwritten or e-mailed note of explanation to make any legal absence excused.  All others without a written note will be considered unexcused.   Notes can be e-mailed to [email protected]


To make it easier, there are electronic forms on the top left hand side of the MS homepage or by click this article title.  Please call with any questions.

Norwich Middle School Wireless Device/Electronics User Agreement:
Information regarding the use of SMART/wireless technology during the academic school day.
MS Expectations FAQs
FAQs regarding specific policy at the middle school...  
MS Main Office
Phone: 607.334.1600 x2000
Fax: 607.334.6210 
89 Midland Dr.
Norwich, NY 13815 
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Wed Apr 21 2021
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MS/HS Purple Day
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MS/HS White Day
Mon Apr 26 2021
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Norwich City School District
District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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