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    June 2020

    Several teams representing Northbrook Middle School recently earned Highest Honors in the 2019-2020 WordMasters Challenge™—a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 125,000 students annually. The 6th grade team scored an impressive 173 points out of a possible 200 in the last of three meets this year, placing 3rd in the nation. In addition, the 8th grade team scored 184 in the recent meet to place 6th nationwide, and the 7th grade team finished in 9th place with 181 points.

    The 6th graders also placed 4th nationally in the overall competition with a cumulative score of 534 points out of a possible 600. Additionally, the 8th grade team from Northbrook Middle School finished the year-long competition in 10th place with a total score of 542 points.

    Competing in the very difficult Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge™, students at Northbrook Middle School who achieved outstanding results in the last meet of the year include sixth graders Kyle Huang and Andrew Pickard, seventh grader Devin Raglin, and eighth graders Hakyung Chae, Lena Ho, Ishika Narsingani and Justin Vargas-Reyes.
    The students were coached in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge™ by the following: 6th Grade = Sharon Black and Jamie Savoie; 7th Grade = Sheryl Croy and Jason McNeely; 8th Grade = Delbra Crenshaw and Stacie Humphreys.

    The WordMasters Challenge™ is an exercise in critical thinking that first encourages students to become familiar with a set of interesting new words (considerably harder than grade level), and then challenges them to use those
    words to complete analogies expressing various kinds of logical relationships. Working to solve the analogies helps students learn to think both analytically and metaphorically. Although most vocabulary enrichment and analogy-solving programs are designed for use by high school students, WordMasters Challenge™ materials have been specifically created for younger students in grades three through eight. They are particularly well suited for children who are motivated by the challenge of learning new words and enjoy the logical puzzles posed by analogies.

    The WordMasters Challenge™ program is administered by a company based in New Jersey, which is dedicated to inspiring high achievement in American schools. Further information is available at the company’s website:

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  • Meals During the End of May and June:

    A partnership between the school district and Gwinnett County Government will provide meal assistance to families in need over the summer. GCPS concluded its meal program on Friday, May 15. During DLD, GCPS provided nearly 2.6 million meals at 67 school locations and on bus routes within identified clusters. Beginning Monday, May 18, Gwinnett County will provide meals through its Summer Meals Program.

    Parents can pick up nutritious meals for their children at 18 park locations around the county. Meals also will be available for adults with disabilities. The school district’s Seamless Summer food program, which will provide meals for pick-up at 25 school sites, will extend meal options for families June 8-26.

    Northbrook Middle School has been selected as a Summer Meals Program School.

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  • Summer School •

    GCPS will not offer face-to-face summer school options during June. High school students may take online summer classes through Gwinnett Online Campus, community school programs, and credit recovery courses. 

    If conditions allow, the school district will hold a summer session for identified elementary and middle school students July 6–21.

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    Three students representing Northbrook Middle School recently won high honors in the year's WordWright Challenge, a competition for American high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry.
    In the year's third meet, held in February, eighth graders Ashmin Kaur, Aritzy Naranjo, and Dahlia Ramirez-Villegas - all competing as ninth graders - placed among the 167 highest scoring ninth graders in the entire country.  More than 70,000 high school students from 48 states entered the meet.
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  • Special Education Parent Survey

    As a means of improving results for children with disabilities, the Georgia Department of Education is required to survey parents of students receiving special education services each year.  The survey is taken on-line and is accessed through the Georgia Department of Education Website. Survey responses must be submitted by June 30, 2020.  A copy of a letter to parents with directions on accessing the survey is attached.  The letter is in both English and Spanish.

    Survey Letter

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  • Dr. Keith D. Thompson
    Northbrook Middle School

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  • School Hours 
    9:15 am - 4:00 pm

    School Address
    1221 Northbrook Parkway

    Suwanee, GA  30024
    Main: 678-407-7140
    FAX: 678-407-7157


    2019 Recipient of the
    GPCS STEM Benchmark Silver Award

    WSA 2019 Third Place Recipient
    Overall GCPS Middle Schools

    Recipient of the Governor's
    Office of Student Achievement
    Platinum Award 2018

    Recipient of the Governor's
    Office of Student Achievement
    Gold Award 2019

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