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MATH NERDS: Be a nerd and join us in room A305 on Fridays.

SPORTS: Wrestling practices start Friday Nov. 18th at Liberty HS.

WORLD PERCUSSION: Do not forget that there is mandatory practice after school today. Our concert is in less than a month! See you then!

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE CLUB: Could you survive a zombie apocalypse?  There is only one-way to find out – join the survive the zombie apocalypse club. We will be holding a general interest meeting on Wednesday 11/30 in room A305.  Permission slips and information will be given out at the meeting.  The club will be held on Tuesdays starting December 6th from 3:05-4:25pm.  Those who arrive survive. See Mrs. Papagni or Mr. Speaker if you have any questions.

BOOK FAIR: The Book Fair is back. You will be able to check it out and make purchases now through student led conferences until Tuesday November 22nd in Mrs. Roehrenbeck’s room A300. Stay tuned for a closer look at the titles and more information about our upcoming book fair!

STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL: Box-Tops are still being collected and Student Leadership will be having a raffle through Christmas. To be able to enter the drawing, you need to bring in a complete sheet or bag of 50 Box-Tops. Don’t forget to put your name on the bag or sheet. Remember, the Box-Tops shouldn’t be stapled or taped on the back of the sheet. Also, hand in bonus Box-Tops in a separate bag. Thank you from Student Leadership.

RALLY 4 PEACE: Many of our Northeast students created pavers for the International Day of Peace. We haven’t forgotten to select some saying to have engraved on real pavers. Our Rally 4 Peace participants are busy creating their presentations and will be part of the selection committee once their work is completed. Our plan is to announce the selected slogans in January, during the Week of Peace. We apologize for not clarifying this earlier.

KEEPING KIDS WARM: Through November 21st, the Bethlehem Police Dept will be collecting new and gently used Coats.  The donated coats will be distributed to students at Northeast Middle School and the Bethlehem Area School District.  People who wish to donate coats can bring them to Student Services. Distribution of the coats will take place on Nov 21st and 22nd during parent/teacher conference. Anybody who is in need of a coat please contact your guidance counselor.

ROBOTICS CLUB: There is still space available in the Robotics Club.  If you missed the interest meeting but would still like to join robotics please see Mrs. Papagni in B305 or Mr. Patterson in A309 for a permission slip.  Robotics will meet Thursdays from 3:05-5pm. Come build robots with us.

THANKSGIVING COLLECTION: Each year Student Leadership, the counselors, and the office staff work together to gather food items to supply families here with a complete holiday dinner.  Our collection will run Monday until November 18th.  Every homeroom that has a completed basket will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  Remember, all completed baskets go directly back to our students and families here at Northeast. Please encourage your homeroom to contribute, and feel free to reward them with hornet 5’s! Any extra canned goods collected will be donated to the local food bank. I’ll be dropping off collection boxes to each homeroom this week. THANK YOU See Swavely, Braido or Nehilla with questions.


*Thursday, November 17th – NE Singers – all from 3:10-4pm

*Friday, November 18th – NE Singers, 8th grade only, to perform at Donegan Elementary School

*Monday, November 21st – no rehearsal – half day

*Tuesday, November 22nd – no rehearsal – half day

NEMS THEATRE COMPANY: Cast of Music Man Jr…mark your calendars…we will have our first Saturday rehearsal on November 19th.  We will approach the rehearsal time differently, so, please mark your planners accordingly:

From 9-10 AM we will work with people in Scene 1 (pages 1-9 of the script) and Scene 4 (pages 27-37 of the script)

From 10 AM until noon ALL CAST MEMBERS will rehearse.  Bring your scripts and a pencil.  Please be prepared to dance…wear sneakers and clothing you can move in.  Donuts anyone?  Please be prompt to rehearsal.  If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Parker.  Thank you…

BAND & VOCAL STUDENTS: Thank you to the music students who participated in both the Salute the Troops and Liberty High School concerts in November…your talents and dedication make us all NORTHEAST PROUD!  As a thank you, please join us for some cake, celebration, and conversation on Monday, November 21st from 11:30 until noon, in the chorus room. Please be sure that, if you are going to join us, your family knows how you are going to get home from school…remember…Monday is a half day.  Thank you Boys Group, Jazz Ensemble, Girls Group, select Salute the Troops band students, and Northeast Singers for your talent.  See you on Monday!


THOUGHT OF THE DAY: What does it mean to be a person of character? It means a person that’s respected for their honesty, integrity, and moral strength. So where does character come from? Are we born with it? Do we inherit  character from our parents?

Listen to the words of Helen Gahagan Douglas, American author and lecturer: Charcter isn’t  inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought  by thought, action by action.

So what does that mean?  It means every time we think and act in a way that is honest, understanding, and thoughtful, we are building character, thought by thought, action by acton. Today, build your own character by acting honestly and thoughtfully.