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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
This past summer the S. C. Legislature changed the state testing program.  A new test called Aspire will be given in grades 3 through 8 to test reading, writing, English, math, and science. Students in grades 4-8 will continue to take the SCPASS tests for science and social studies.  

The Aspire tests will be given on April 28 through May 1, 2015 
The two SCPASS tests will be administered on May 7 and 8, 2015.


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 students’ knowledge of the South Carolina science standards while still being able to compare our students’ 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 children’s 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

 

Under the Sea Spring Book Fair has arrived!
The Under the Sea Spring Book Fair has arrived.  It will run from Friday, February 27, through Thursday, March 5.  Sixth Grade Preview Day is Friday, Feb. 27.  Seventh Grade Preview Day is Monday, March 2. Eighth Grade Preview Day is Wednesday, March 4.  Please make plans to stop by the library media center to shop with your child on early release day, Wednesday, March 4.  We will be open until 4 PM on this day. If you are unable to visit the book fair, you can shop our online book fair using the following link:  http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/default.aspx?f=3382290   We will receive credit for all online sales through March 16th.  All proceeds will be used to help update our library collection.  Thank you for supporting our Spring Book Fair!  
NAMS 1st Place Science Fair Winners!

We would like to congratulate this year’s 2015 NAMS First Place Science Fair Winners!
 






Sixth Grade
Battling Water Hyacinths                                                               Justin Whaley
Aluminator vs. Batterator                                                              Charlotte Kalbskopf
What Dissolves an Iron Nail Faster?                                              Madison Shuster
Aerodynamic Lift…. Or Not                                                           Theron Hoar
Which Soap Kills the Most Bacteria                                               Bailey McNair & Brandy McNair
You Got Served                                                                           Ashlynn Mikell
An Explosion of Color                                                                   Lucia Parada
 
Seventh Grade
How to Temper Chocolate                                                             Chloe Sweat
Specific Heat Capacity                                                                 Michael McGee & Luke Hardy  
Does Temperature Affect the Bounce of a Tennis Ball?                   Rusty Williams
What’s Wrong with Wi-Fi?                                                             Evan Bishop
Will Temperature Affect the Strength of Magnets?                          Colsen Wright 
Roller Coaster Marbles                                                                 Fritz Rowell
 
Eighth Grade 
Maple Sugar Candy                                                                     Abigail and Anna Rowell
It IS Rocket Science!                                                                  Melinda Elser
The Electrolyte Challenge                                                            Mark Seymour
How salty does the sea have to be for an egg to float?                   Kiana McKie
Something Afloat                                                                         Brianna Jones
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