Bunch o’Beasts

It’s been a little bit since we updated you with all of the amazing ‘Top Dogs’ we have been having since last time, so here is an entire “pack” of them.;)

6th Grade: Leticia Garcia, Ava Gilbert, Lucy Graber, Jessica Holdeman, Haileeanah Howard, Aiden Miller, Isaac Puckett, Logan Schreiber, Chloe Wagner, Elizabeth Walker, Brinley Wiese

7th Grade: Iliena Bauta, Grant Carrington, Jordan Ferrell, Alex Gard, Brianna Gilbert, Charlie Hunt, David Miller, Savannah Miller, Isabella Mohr, Olivia Stutzman, Kennedy Troyer, Megan Williams

8th Grade: Natalie Checkley, Itzel Cruz, Gage Garber, Braden Henderson, Wrigley Koch, Kay Muir, Sydney Nethercutt, Kenna Rohrer, Eli Ruemler-Gove, Jatzairy Sanchez-Delgado, Willow Thompson, Troy Zook







Words can’t express how thankful we are for the support our parents showed this weekend.  Over 5000 people attended SwingFry 2018.  The Bake Sale was a huge success and was quite the sight to behold.  One couldn’t walk by it without taking a second look at all of the goodies that were donated this year.  If you sent in some of those yummy treats, we thank you!  The Silent Auction was full of attractions, and the bidding war went on throughout the night.  We are so grateful for the money that was raised because of the generous donations to the auction.  If you bid, or if you donated, we thank you!  Everywhere we looked we saw parents pitching in.  Serving chicken or fish, cleaning tables, selling in the concession stand, ushering, selling tickets, battering the meat, selling take out in the cold, sewing, nursing, chaperoning, the list goes on and on.  And that was just the day of SwingFry!  Our very own NMS Choir parents were working long before the big day with phone reminders, locker decorations, shopping and baking for dress rehearsal treats and water, not to mention our brave Dress Rehearsal Chaperones overseeing all 400+ kids for 4 hours.  Thank you everyone for the extra trips, finding the black and white outfits, and really showing up to support the choir students at Northridge Middle School and Northridge High School.  I would expect very few towns support their music programs like MIDDLEBURY!  Not only did you support us, but you made about 700 kids feel important, special, and proud of their hard work because YOU WERE THERE! Thank you thank you thank you!

Thanks to our fine photographers we have some wonderful pictures to pass on!  We hope you enjoyed your SwingFry as much as we did!  We have many pictures.  More will be posted on Facebook, but here is a glimpse of our amazing time at SF 2018!  Sincerely, Mrs. A and Mr. N

FINAL Dress Rehearsal Reminders

Parents, today we are reminding our kids and their parents of our dismissal procedures for the SwingFry Dress Rehearsal this Thursday.

First, we ask that you make arrangements to pick your child up at their assigned time so that our Chaperones can go home and be with their families.  We can’t leave until every child is picked up.  If you are unable to be there at the assigned time, would you please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your child? 

Parents would you please make sure that your child knows your phone number?  Each year we have a few students who are not picked up (hard to believe but true!) and we are unable to reach the parents because the child does not know the phone number.  These days kids have them logged into their phone, but their phone goes dead and they do not know their own phone numbers. *If a student does not have a phone we allow them to use our phone. 

We have told the students the following….

a. No student may walk anywhere.  They may not walk home, they may not walk to Boys and Girl’s Club, they MUST BE picked up!

b.  Any student who needs to ride home with another student’s, or a high school sibling, must turn in a handwritten note from their parents stating with whom they will be leaving with.  This note should be given to the child’s chaperone on the day of Dress Rehearsal.

c.  Students are not allowed to wander the halls once they are dismissed.  They are to report to their assigned door to be picked up, or remain in their seats until their brother or sister finishes with their practice.

d.  Students are not allowed to walk out of sight from their Chaperones.  They should stay close to their assigned door to remain in their view at all times.

Pick up 6th at Door 15 at 5:15 p.m. 

Pick up 7th at Door 1 at 5:25 p.m.

Pick up 8th at Door 21 at 5:45  p.m.

Pick up Show Choir at Door 21 at 6:30 p.m.

****Show Choir Parents Only*****

Knight Light’s show time has been changed to 7:10 p.m.  Saturday.  Their call time will be 6:50 p.m.  They will be dressing in rooms 138 and 142 for their performance.

Thanks for your help everyone! 

See you Saturday!


Pumpkin Rolls!

One week ta’go!

What. A. Week!!!   At first it started off a bit shaky.  There must have been a full moon, a shift in the cosmos. or the kids must have been dipping into the Halloween Candy when no one was looking.  Things just didn’t seem to be falling together.  But that was Monday.  As the week progressed everything just got better and better!  Notes, rhythms, harmonies, and overall sound just started to pop… in a good way! If you could have only seen your kids working this week!  We are so proud of their progress and can’t wait to let you in on the gift they have been preparing for you.  Each choir is nearing full memorization, and every vocal part is holding it’s own.  Mrs. Stump (our favorite accompanist) will be joining us next week to help us put the finishing touches on the show.  CAN’T WAIT FOR SATURDAY!!!!

Thursday we had a wonderful party after school with our 7th grade choir kids.  We had about 85 students join us.  They all dressed up in some pretty “interesting” costumes.  We all played photo scavenger hunt.  Some pretty zany pics were submitted.  I’ll share a few at the bottom of this post.  Pizza, brownies, and tooooo much pop were had by all.  🙂  It was a great party.  We sure love our kids! Thanks for playing taxi so that we could be with them.


A few items regarding SwingFry….

If you missed the parent letter we sent out this week, you will find it on the previous post.  It includes the times and locations for dress rehearsal and concert day.

Thank you to those of you who sent in bake sale donation slips.  The SwingFry Committee seems to be very short in the “Pie, Sheet Cake, and Breads” Department.  If you haven’t gotten a chance to submit a donation, you can just email me armingtonj@mcsin-k12.org  and put Pie in the subject line.  Jot me a note about what you will be bringing and I will pass it on to our hardworking committee.  Just a reminder:  You can drop off your bake sale goods to the high school on Friday, Nov. 9 from 3 – 7 or Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 – 2 p.m,

If you ordered tickets, you should be getting them soon.  We have been passing them out all week when the High School sends them to us.  I believe we only have one batch left.  They should be distributed on Monday!  Again, if you didn’t get a chance to order tickets in advance you can get them on Saturday.  Don’t worry about it!

And now, we are happy to announce our TOP CHOIR BEASTS for this week.  These kids stood out as leaders, helpers, and students who are working to give their very best.  Great job kids!

6th Grade: Abigail Miller, Dominic DeHaven, Kendall Miller

7th Grade: Juliahna Smith, Owen Leisure, Abbigail Hunt

8th Grade:  Rafael Garcia, Samantha Wiley, Ashlee Jackson


And here are some party pics!