Friday, May 3, 2013
A Cinco de Mayo celebration, Mother's Day book sale and school choir concert are scheduled for Monday, May 6. The events had been scheduled for May 2, but were rescheduled because of Northfield Public Schools' snow day.
Editor's Note: The following information is from the Northfield Public Schools website. Northfield Middle School will be hosting an evening full of books, music and Cinco de Mayo fun, starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 6. Current and incoming middle school students and their families are invited to participate in one or all of these events, rescheduled because of the weather. In conjunction with the 6th Annual Mother’s Day Book Sale in the media center, the middle school will be offering a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. The fiesta will include local groups performing traditional Mexican music and dance, Loteria (Mexican-style bingo) and a potluck buffet for those who choose to participate. At the book sale, students will be able to purchase books …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The students performed at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic.
Thursday, February 21
The sixth-grade orchestra from Northfield Middle School performed at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Midwinter Clinic on Thursday, Feb. 14 in Minneapolis. This music teacher's conference is held each February at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The orchestra students assisted Terry Shade, a nationally-known string clinician, by demonstrating playing techniques and a string technique book to an audience of string educators. Their participation in this clinic was a service to Minnesota string teachers, and a rich educational experience for each student.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Hannah Pahs, Jackson Hillman and Anna Weber were among the 56 participants from within the Southeast Service Cooperative’s region.
Wednesday, February 20
Three Northfield Middle School students represented their school district at the Regional Spelling Bee held Feb. 12 in Rochester. Hannah Pahs, Jackson Hillman and Anna Weber were among the 56 participants from within the Southeast Service Cooperative’s region. Eighth-grader Jackson Hillmann placed fifth and will move on to the next round on Feb. 26. Sixth-grader Anna Weber earned a spot as an alternate participant. The Grand Champion of the next round will advance to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. beginning on May 26.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Congratulations to the Northfield Middle School students of the month for January. The students are chosen by staff. Students are: (From left to right in photo) row one: Addison Monroe, A.J. Pahs, Kevin Corona Amores, Anika Guggisberg; row two: Sarah Will, Annalee Olson Sola, Isabell McCallum, Nicky Vazquez, row three: Harrison Dowd, Annika Fisher, Jasper Blundred. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Thursday, January 24, 2013
This select group of string players from across the state have earned an invitation to play in the Honors Orchestra (grades 7-9) based on an audition recording of their playing.
Thursday, January 24
Five students from Northfield Middle School and two students from Northfield High School will participate in the 2013 Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers’ Association (MNSOTA) Middle Level Honors Orchestra. This select group of string players from across the state have earned an invitation to play in the Honors Orchestra (grades 7-9) based on an audition recording of their playing. Of the entries made by Northfield Public Schools, Nick Dempsey (viola), Brynne Gray (violin), Cameron Gray (cello), Jane Ludwig (cello), Henry Paton (cello), Maggie Sivanich (cello alternate), Molly Smith (violin) and Irene Stoutland (violin) were chosen. The MNSOTA Middle Level Honors Orchestra will perform on Saturday, February 16 at 11:15 a.m. in …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In this video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about the Northfield School Board's decision on Monday to change the district's approach to the annual Eagle Bluff trip.
In this video, Superintendent Chris Richardson talks about the Northfield School Board's decision on Monday to change the district's approach to the annual Eagle Bluff trip. The Environmental Learning Center overnight trip, traditionally taken in the fall by Northfield Middle School seventh-graders, will now be split into two options as the district's incoming seventh-grade class is too large to follow the previous procedure. Now the trip, aimed at offering environmental learning and team building, will have two components: day trips in the fall for all interested students during school and an overnight option held in August through the district's Community Services Division. Watch the video for more details from Richardson. Other Eagle …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The visit in Northfield will be part of the first day of the 53rd annual trip.
Northfield, get ready for the Minnesota Twins Caravan to make a stop in the city on Monday, Jan. 14. The visit in Northfield is part of the first day of the 53rd annual trip. Included on the trip will be Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire, bench coach Terry Steinbach, infielder Brian Dozier and announcer Dick Bremer. The Twins are scheduled to stop at the Northfield Middle School auditorium from 10:30-11:15 a.m. The event is open to the public. In 2011, Twins players Joe Mauer and Anthony Slama stopped by Northfield Middle School. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, January 4, 2013
Congratulations to the Northfield Middle School students of the month for November. The students are chosen by staff. The students are: (From left to right in photo) row one: Adriana Bermudez – Araujo, Lucas Thomas, Thomas Sickler; row two: Jaimie Davis, Courtney Nelson, Courtney Pascua, Alexandra Gallagher, row three: Abigail Andrade-Flores, Kalli Schetnan, Andrew Kivell. Follow Northfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Northfield Patch recaps the happenings of the past week.
POLICE/FIRE SCHOOLS SPORTS BUSINESS COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT
Friday, December 21, 2012
This action is being taken for "peace of mind" due to information shared by a staff member about an adult family member who does not live in this area, said NMS Principal Jeff Pesta.
Northfield Middle School is in a "secure mode" for the remainder of Friday as a precautionary measure. Principal Jeff Pesta told Patch the concern has to do with a staff member and someone associated with that person, but declined to say more as to not identify the staffer. He said the person in question is not in the Northfield area, but that he or she may want to come see the staffer at the school. “It’s someone who doesn’t have any business here as far as we’re concerned as a school,” he said. “Based on the information I have, I would do the same thing (again). The difference this week is we’re making sure people know about it because we don’t want to fuel any rumors.” Pesta said a secure campus approach is typically used few times a …