North Side News:

Click here for the February 2020 issue of The Pickering Press


North Side February & March Events and Information

North Side Heart & Soul Dance Party:

February 20, 2020: mark your calendars as North Side’s physical education department and the North Side PTA are teaming up to help the American Heart Association raise money for cardiovascular and stroke research. All students will participate in the dance party during their specials time on that Thursday. Then, from 6-7pm, families are invited to come and hit the dance floor with their NS student(s). 

Digital Learning Day:

Our theme this year in Johnson City Schools is “Produce.Create.Explore.”  Teachers on this day (like most days) will highlight the technology, applications, and other digital tools that they use with students during instruction that allow them to produce, create, explore, design, and publish.  Many, many teachers in Johnson City Schools use the technology we are so fortunate to have to truly expand opportunities for students, allow them to demonstrate learning in creative ways, and level the playing field for our underrepresented students.  From online classes to the use of video to using innovative tools such as Nearpod, teachers are constantly exploring new ways to engage students at a high level.   Highlight those on this day!

We will once again use the hashtags #JCSDLD2020 and #DLDay to highlight everything that is happening.  

School Picture Day:

North Side will have individual and class pictures made on Thursday, March 5, 2020.  Have your children dress in their most beautiful smiles!  There are not make up pictures in the spring.

School Checkpoint Assessments:

Students will participate in our 3rd quarter system wide reading and math checkpoints in March.  This information will be used to support instructional decisions.  Please have your child rested and ready to do their best.

Reading/ELA Checkpoint for Grades 2-4 on March 10, 2020

Math Checkpoint for Grades 2-4 on March 11, 2020

Spring Break: 

Enjoy a week off to rest and relax.  Johnson City Schools will have spring break the week on March 16-20, 2020.

Rejoice in the Arts: 

Students from all Johnson City Schools will perform and display their art on March 24, 2020.  North Side first and second graders will perform in the evening.  We do not have a time of performance, yet.

Navy Week Band:

The Navy will be in the Tri-Cities the week of 3-30-2020.  The Navy Band will perform at North Side Elementary School on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 8:30am.  There will be several Navy activities throughout the Tri-Cities.