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Online Study Resources

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Below you may find web sites and detail information for our online FSA resources.

These websites will help our students achieve better FSA scores! Your NSSConnect username and password will work for all these online resources. If you lose your username and password, please contact the front office phone extension 100.

Should you have any questions or problems accessing these sites, please contact Mrs. Oz,  at

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Study Island is an online resource that reinforces what's being taught in your student’s class, but it approaches it in a different way. As students answer questions in Study Island, they're learning, reviving, peer tutoring and they also feel like they're playing a video game in Game Mode. This promotes students' acquisition of skills while making learning interactive and fun. The web address is: www.studyisland.com

 

 

 

FCAT Explorer is an online practice program made for Florida's public school students by the Florida Department of Education. It features four practice programs created especially for middle school students: Reading Island, Reading Boardwalk, Math Navigator, and Science Voyager. The web address is: www.fcatexplorer.com

 

 


Florida Focus is a Florida Department of Education website offering online mini-assessments for reading, math, and science. For each focus in reading and each benchmark in math and science, Focus offers a 5-item test and a 5-item retest. Currently mini-assessments are available for 5th, 7th, 8th, and 11th grade science and for all math benchmarks (grades 3 through 9, Algebra I, and Geometry) and reading (gr.3 -10) The Web address is: http://focus.florida-achieves.com

 

 

 

 

AR utilizes the ATOS readability formula—a verified measure of quantitative text complexity for the Common Core State Standards. Each book with an AR Quiz has an ATOS book level and an interest level—a qualitative measure of text complexity. This information is free and easily accessible on AR BookFinder. The ATOS Analyzer allows you to submit text and instantly receive an ATOS level.

Please click to start AR Experience:https://Hosted306.renlearn.com/3132560

 

 

1200+ Activities & Resources available FREE for all Hillsborough County Public School parents, students, and teachers
•Aligned to new Common Core standards
•Reinforce skills and concepts introduced in the classroom
•Math, Science, Reading & Social Studies content — grades K-8
•Study skills — K-12
•College Readiness — 9-12
•Career Exploration — 9-12
•Great for homework help, test-prep and accelerated learning!
•READ and LISTEN to activities in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole

 Link: http://www.insyncedu.com/insync/HCPS

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After School Clubs

Student s at New Springs School may participate after school clubs after student dismissal time.
After school clubs will be free of charge and student must maintain good attendance to join clubs.

Read more: After School Clubs

Online Grades

NSMS connect is an online tool where you can track your child’s academic progress at school.

Please click here to go to the login page

Parents and students will be given a username and password to access their school grades.

 

Read more: Online Grades

Science Olympiad

Science olympiad at New Springs Middle School

New Springs Middle School will join regional, invitational and state level science olympiad competitions. Students will be invited to join NSMS Science Olympiad team. Each team will consist of 15 students. Students will be selected among student body who are willing to join

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of    K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.  These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events, incorporating Science Olympiad into classroom curriculum and attending teacher training institutes.

For 25 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. In the face of shrinking college enrollment in science majors, falling science test scores and a nationwide shortage of  K-12 science teachers, Science Olympiad continues to challenge,  inspire and inform the academic and professional careers of students and instructors across America.  Recognized as a model program by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices in the 2007 report, Innovation America: Building a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Agenda, Science Olympiad is committed to increasing global competitiveness for the next generation of scientists

 

Science Olympiad events meet National Science Standards set by the National Research Council.

Teachers searching for curriculum resources that illustrate standards in action have found success with Science Olympiad, because it emphasizes the close relationship between teaching and assessment. Science Olympiad highlights many of the elements of the Teaching Standards, Assessment Standards, Program Standards and Science Education System Standards.

 

There are 23 different scientific events for students to compete ranging from Physics, Chemistry to Space Science to Engineering. The events will be as follows.

For more information please visit www.soinc.org or http://fso.creol.ucf.edu/

 

DIVISION B EVENTS FOR 2010

Life, Personal & Social

Science

Amphibians & Reptiles

Anatomy (Skeletal,

Circulatory)

Bio-Process Lab

Disease Detectives

(Population Growth)

Ecology (Grasslands,

Deserts)

Earth & Space Science

Dynamic Planet

(Earthquakes/Volcanoes)

Fossils

Meteorology (Climate)

Reach for the Stars

Road Scholar

Physical Science &

Chemistry

Crave the Wave

Physical Science Lab

Trajectory

Environ. Chemistry

Science Crime Busters

Technology & Engineering

Elevated Bridge

Robo-Cross

Scrambler

Wright Stuff

Inquiry & Nature of Science

Compute This

Experimental Design

Pentathlon

Write It Do It