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NMS Archery Team 2019 NMS Archery Team wins state title

Congratulations to our Norwich Middle School Archery Team, which took first place at the National Archery in the Schools Program New York state tournament this past Saturday, March 15, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

NMS seventh-grader with librarian and mom NMS girl competes at spelling bee

Congratulations to Norwich Middle School’s Leona Tyler, who competed in the 17th annual Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater. Two-time NMS champion Leona, a seventh-grader, made it to the fourth round of the Regional Spelling Bee.

Salvation Army and Norwich students Salvation Army helps NCSD students

The Norwich City School District would like to thank Sam Reeder and the The Salvation Army for generously donating items to support students in all four of our school buildings (Norwich High School, Norwich Middle School, Perry Browne Intermediate School & Stanford Gibson Primary School).

Cornhole Bidding War Underway!
As the end of the second marking period approaches, our seventh grade technology and digital citizenry students are completing the semi-annual cornhole games project. Families and community members interested in bidding on a set of gameboards are invited to view our photo gallery at  Click on the link and check out our selection! 
  January 2019 Cornhole Sale and Bidding War 

Spelling Bee 2019

NMS held it's fourth annual spelling bee on January 17.  Nineteen students spelled competitively for 8 rounds in this year's event.  As students moved on from one round to the next, the difficulty level of the words increased. By the end of the round 4, there were 6 students still in the competition. It was in the eighth round that just 2 spellers remained, 8th grader Donovan Gillen and 7th grader Leona Tyler. The word missed in the final attempt was “martyr”. To win the competition, Leona had to spell the word “diminutive”, and she was successful.

Leona was named the 2019 Spelling Bee Champion! She is also a repeat winner and our champion from the 2018 Spelling Bee. Leona will advance to the next level for a second chance at the The Daily Star Regional Spelling Bee on March 2 at SUNY Oneonta’s Goodrich Theater. At the regional contest, she will compete against finalists from 35 other schools in the DCMO and ONC BOCES areas for a chance to go to Washington D.C. for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Good luck to Leona, and congratulations to all of our spellers!

Norwich Middle School
Approximately 450 students in grades 6-8 attend Norwich Middle School. There are 40+ instructional staff and several support staff that work with our students on a daily basis. These people are part of a great team at NMS.
We operate on a Day One/Day Two block schedule. We refer to our days as Purple Day (day one) and White Day (day two). The majority of our classes are 80 minutes while few are 40 minutes.  We dedicate an hour block during the middle of the day for both lunch and PPT. Also during this time 120+/- students take advantage of our Band, Orchestra and/or Choir programs.
The Middle School also has a variety of extra-curricular activities for students in all grades; student government, art club, newspaper club, MS musical as well as several athletic teams for our 7th and 8th graders.
We offer advanced classes for 8th grade students that include Regents level Algebra, Regents level Living Environment, Honors English 8 and Advanced French and Spanish.
Our mission every day is to "Develop the character and competence of the whole child". Middle School is an important time in the lives of students both socially and academically. Our job is to assist our students in finding that balance. My hope is that every students leaves Norwich Middle School proud to be a Purple Tornado...Go Purple!

What is PPT?

As a team of two, MS teachers will place Literacy as the focus of Purple Prime Time. Students will have the choice of reading their ELA central text, independent interest based text or use this time to see teachers about missed learning. This expectation will be enforced Monday – Thursday. Friday will be teacher/student choice. Supervision of students during PPT is to be accomplished in the style and manner consistent with any other large group student setting.
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District Office: 89 Midland Drive  | Norwich, NY 13815
P: 607.334.1600  |  F: 607.336.8652

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