Opening Night is May 30th! Get your tickets for this highly anticipated performance! https://gofan.co/app/school/WA23286
about 6 hours ago, North Mason School District
Little shop of horrors
🖐️ Making an American Flag 🖐️ How can children show love for their country? They can create a flag for their school. That is exactly what the students at Belfair Elementary did. In fact, their flag is so big that it hangs permanently in their school library. Going back in history, school children became actively involved with the American Flag in the late 1800's after Patriot John Upham suggested that students save pennies to buy flags for their school. The result was a success! The American Flags were purchased and put into schools. While the flags were placed in schools, a man named Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance. On October 12, 1892, it was first recited by 12 million students and the tradition continues today. What does the flag mean? To our preschool and primary students, it may just mean something that flies from a pole or is a red, white and blue square piece of material. As the child grows, so does a deeper meaning of the flag. At Belfair Elementary, we wanted to teach the value and respect of the American flag by giving all students the opportunity to create one. Under the direction of art teacher, Lars Lundberg, each student traced their hand on either red or white construction paper. After cutting it out, it was placed and glued on a unique, heavy fabric. This created red and white stripes. The left upper corner was painted navy blue with 50 stars placed in proper order. Finally, a special coating was applied to preserve our freedom, and protect it for years to come. On this Memorial Day, we honor and the men and women who fought to preserve our freedom, by proudly hanging our finished flag in the Belfair Elementary school library. It is our hope that the students will grow a deeper understanding and respect for the American flag - an enduring symbol of our freedom. Story shared by Jane Adams, school counselor at Belfair Elementary.
2 days ago, North Mason School District
students in front of flag
US flag made of hands
close up of stars
close up of hands
love hand
Special guests from the United States Army attended last night's board meeting to present Nicole Bonnell with the "Salute to Coaches" award. Staff Sergeant Rice spoke about the values of the Army being reflected in Nicole Bonnell's coaching philosophy. Sergeant First Class Ayala and Staff Sergeant Rice presented Coach Bonnell with a plaque and gift bag to commemorate her career achievements. Her husband and children proudly watched her receive this award in front of a crowd that included the NMSD School Board, Superintendent Rosenbach, administration, staff and community members.. To see the full presentation, please visit https://www.youtube.com/live/wBX3Z5Q-kOg?si=9lnqBfjGDZVjAm70&t=970. Thank you so much to our distinguished guests for delivering this honor in person. Congratulations, Coach Bonnell!
7 days ago, North Mason School District
Coach Bonnell with family and Army
Coach Bonnell receives award
Coach Bonnell and US Army
YOU ARE INVITED! NORTH MASON SCHOOL DISTRICT GRADUATION 🎓 When: Friday, June 7, 2024 🎓 Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) 🎓 Where: Phil Pugh Stadium No tickets required. Please RSVP for disabled seating/assistance by calling (360) 277-2303.
12 days ago, North Mason School District
2024 GRADUATION
🔥Winter Color Guard Showcase🔥 ⭐When? Saturday, May 18th @ 7 pm ⭐Where? North Mason High School Main Gym ⭐Who? NMHS Students and their coach, Stacy Hovland ⭐WHY? Because the students have worked extremely hard learning 12 different pieces AND it's spectacularly entertaining. Come out and support our students and enjoy this creative expression for $5 (with ASB) and $8 (without ASB)
13 days ago, North Mason School District
Winter color guard
🍰 North Mason Culinary Students Recognized by United Way 🥧 For the third year in a row, North Mason culinary students created decadent desserts for the United Way Spring Dessert & Gift Auction. Their creations for the May 10th event included Fruit Tart with Pastry Cream, Spring Blossom Cookies, Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars, and Lemon Blueberry mini bundt cakes. In addition to baking, students help with set up and take down of the event. At last week's United Way meeting, students and teachers, Rob Thomas and Heather Brase, were presented with a plaque to recognize their dedication to making the event a success. Rob Thomas is proud of his students, "giving back to the community that they live in," and, hopes that, "in the future, we can provide the lunch that goes along with the event to showcase more of our students' abilities." Congratulations on receiving this recognition from the United Way!
15 days ago, North Mason School District
culinary students
culinary students
🌱❤️ "True love and flesh-eating plants? Now isn't that bizarre?" Come and see the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors as imagined by the amazing North Mason theater cast and crew. You only have FOUR chances to see it, so mark your calendars now! 🌱When: May 30, 31, June 1, 2, NMHS auditorium, 7:00pm 🌱Cost: $10 adults, $8 ASB and under 12 🌱❤️ "This year's production features some very special set pieces and props; most notably four amazing Audrey II puppets. This group of students not only had the opportunity to act, sing, and dance in this year's production, but to be puppeteers! There is much that goes on both onstage and behind the scenes to make this a very special production. The support of the community is so important to these students, and this program. This is a fabulous show you won't want to miss!" Hilary Gennaro, Drama Teacher
15 days ago, North Mason School District
Little Shop of Horrors
☕ Would you like a hug with your coffee? ☕ The crew from Bulldog Java, some of them Sand Hill alums, arrived with their mobile coffee service to make and deliver coffees to the teaching staff as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. It was a "well-oiled machine," to borrow a phrase from Rick Robbers, who came in for his coffee order and left with a side of hugs and high-fives from the students. It was a variation of that scene at each delivery. A perfect start to the day: coffee, smiles, and hugs. Thank you to the Bulldog Java students, Mrs. Hackett, Ms. Ashley, Ms. Chelsea and Ms. Lelaine for bringing all that joy to our teachers' classrooms today at Sand Hill Elementary, and earlier in the week doing the same for the teachers at Belfair Elementary. What a treat!
20 days ago, North Mason School District
Rick Robbers and student
Coffee delivery
teacher hugging student
Making drinks
About to go on delivery
teacher and student
teacher and student
teacher and students
Bulldog Java team
coffee delivery
🦸‍♀️ Is that an apron, or a CAPE? Happy School Lunch Hero Day to all of our amazing HEROES! Today, Mackenna Long, Child Nutrition Director and Dan King, Assistant Superintendent, toured each building to personally thank each of our lunch staff for all they do to sustain our students. We appreciate all of you! Want to learn more about North Mason's amazing team of Food Service professionals? Visit the website https://www.northmasonschools.org/page/food-service-menus-information to learn more about the people behind the program.
26 days ago, North Mason School District
school lunch hero day
🍎 It's National Teacher Day today, which is the precursor to a big event at NMSD...Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10th! Check back as we will be sharing your teacher appreciation comments from the recent POSSIP survey, along with pictures of all the fun events happening around the District to celebrate our SUPERSTARS! We L❤️VE our TEACHERS!
26 days ago, North Mason School District
teacher appreciation day
Sand Hill Elementary Kinder student "bought" AM announcements with Principal Swaser using her PAWSitives, and is seen here announcing the four pillars: I am strong! I am in control of myself! I can do hard things! I am responsible!
about 1 month ago, North Mason School District
sand hill student PBIS rewards
sand hill student PBIS rewards
👨‍🚒👮‍♀️What do you want to be when you grow up?👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ Students at NMHS had a great opportunity to speak directly with employers yesterday at the annual career fair. Interacting at the booths to learn more about potential careers, they asked questions and practiced "active listening," then moved on to mock interviews to prepare them for life after high school. One representative from Olympic College commented, "Super impressive. The kids are really engaged." Well done, Bulldogs! Thank you to all the companies who participated in this event, and a special thank you to the North Mason Chamber for organizing this opportunity for our students to explore future career paths.
about 1 month ago, North Mason School District
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
NMHS Career Fair
career fair companies
Officers from North Mason Fire Department visited James A. Taylor today to provide students hands-on training in first aid and CPR. The interactive session provided students a chance to learn life-saving techniques through role-playing of various scenarios and instruction on how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). The students asked thoughtful questions and participated in engaging discussions that demonstrated their increasing knowledge or what they were learning. Thank you, North Mason Fire, for sharing your expertise with our students!
about 1 month ago, North Mason School District
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
CPR Training at JAT
🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️ It was a perfect afternoon for NMSD to host the middle school cross-country meet yesterday. Beautiful sunshine highlighted the campus, where teams from Curtis Junior High, Ridgetop MS, and Poulsbo MS, faced off against the Hawkins MS boys and girls teams. Athletes raced on a mile-long course around the campus and through the forest, cheered on by family members (and pets!), friends and teachers who lined the course. Great job to all who competed, and a big thank you to all who came out to support our athletes.
about 1 month ago, North Mason School District
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
HMS cross country meet
dog watching cross-country meet
🟣 Find a purple shirt North Mason! 🟣 Purple Up! Day is tomorrow, and is celebrated each year on April 15th during 'Month of the Military Child.' People can show their support and honor military children for their strength and sacrifices by wearing purple; the color that represents all of the military branches when combined.
about 1 month ago, North Mason School District
Purple Up Day
⚾Beautiful day for a ballgame...⚾ #gobulldogs
about 2 months ago, North Mason School District
batter
batter
batter
diving for base
safe
pitching
strike
dugout
dugout
batter
🎵Congratulations Ava Longmate!🎵 Over the break, Ava Longmate qualified for the WIAA State Solo/Ensemble Contest. Back in March, the NMHS junior received a 1st alternate placing at the regional Solo/ Ensemble contest, earning her a spot to advance in the competition. The WIIA State Solo and Ensemble Contest is held Friday and Saturday April 26 & 27th on the campus of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA, Ava will compete against other bass clarinets from all regions of our state with scores announced at the evening awards ceremony on the 27th. Congratulations, Ava, and best of luck in the finals! #GoBulldogs (Thank you, Chris Drewry, for sharing this student achievement!)
about 2 months ago, North Mason School District
Ava Longmate
💜April is "Month of the Military Child." 💜 The symbol used is a dandelion, representing the resilience and tenacity of the children with military parents. Purple symbolizes military children from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. For resources to help support military children and families, please visit our website https://www.northmasonschools.org/page/military-families Thank you to the children for your service. We salute you! *********** 💜Abril es el "Mes del Niño Militar". 💜 El símbolo utilizado es un diente de león, que representa la resistencia y tenacidad de los niños con padres que sirven en el ejército. El morado simboliza a los niños militares de todas las ramas de las Fuerzas Armadas de los EE. UU. Para obtener recursos que ayuden a apoyar a los niños y familias de militares, visite nuestro sitio web https://www.northmasonschools.org/page/military-families Gracias a todos los niños por su servicio. ¡Nosotros te saludamos!
about 2 months ago, North Mason School District
Month of the Military Child
📚 Celebrating the Love of Reading at Belfair Elementary 📚 Walking into the gym at Belfair Elementary, the Mallet Masters set a festive tone for the wrap-up of Reading Olympics. Teacher after teacher introduced their classes, announced the total minutes read (one class was over 28,000 minutes!) and the number of books completed. Principal Collins presented students with their participant ribbons and medals, then together with Assistant Principal Mart, proudly posed on the podium with the teacher and their students. Parents and families were also present to celebrate, their faces beaming with the same pride on the faces of the administration and staff, weaving the event together and underscoring what Principal Collins said a number of times during the assembly (and what her shirt happened to say), "At Belfair Elementary, we are family." After every student was recognized, it was time for the finale. All of the students' names were put into a bucket for a chance to win a brand new bike (2 from each group, K-2 and 3-5) courtesy of the Members of the Free Masons of Hood Canal Lodge #288. Principal Collins thanked the Free Masons for their continual support over the years, the crowd and students joining in with silent, rapid hand waving to show their thanks. When it was time to leave, many students missed their cue and needed a nudge from their teacher or classmate because they were so busy inspecting their ribbons and medals. It was evident from the careful way they held their prize that it was a well earned accomplishment. And, whether they read 250 minutes, or 2,500, every student's achievement was recognized, their contribution appreciated and, by the smiles on all of their faces, they left knowing they belonged. ❤️That's a family.❤️
2 months ago, North Mason School District
Reading Olympics medals
Principal Collins congratulating student
Christine Mart posing
student with medal
students with medals
inspecting medals
mallet masters
podium
having fun at reading olympics
olympic podium
Ready to Recruit! Principals, Chad Collins and Robert Kalahan, along with Amber Nygard, Director of Inclusive Education, are at the WA Educator Career Fair today in Tacoma representing North Mason. Visit https://www.northmasonschools.org/page/job-openings to see open positions.
2 months ago, North Mason School District
Leadership at Tacoma Job Fair
North Mason Booth