|REGISTER FOR AP EXAMS!
Monday, Feb 23 thru Wed, March 18
Registration Fee, $56 for each AP exam
See Sheila Johnson in the Activities Office to register. See Mr. Olson in the College and Career Center with questions.
from the staff of Tornado Times
NMHS Students Use the
Every third quarter of the school year, select NMHS students get the unique opportunity to volunteer as a “buddy” at one of Medford’s many elementary schools. These students are chosen through an application process during second quarter and travel to their assigned elementary school every Thursday during office hours and lunch.
At the school they are paired with one or more elementary students with which they interact to offer mentorship and friendship. “I help them with their math,” said freshman buddy Andrew Donahue.
Academic assistance isn’t the only thing buddies offer the youngsters. Aria Allensis, a buddy at Lone Pine Elementary, said her favorite part of the experience is playing with the kids on the playground. Allensis joined the program “to make a difference in a child’s life and to be a good influence.”
But elementary students aren’t the only beneficiaries of the program; participating is a learning experience for both parties involved, said Buddy Program veteran, Maya Roussell. “You can learn a lot from them, and it helps them feel like they have a friend.” Roussell encourages other NMHS students to explore this opportunity because “it’s really fun and beneficial…it’s good community outreach.”
by Amber Wilson
Tornado Times reporter
|Congratulations to Black Tornado Basketball!
Our Boys won two games in the state playoffs (v Barlow 63-49 and v McNary 63-56) to advance to the State Championship Tournament in Portland March 11-14. Games began Wednesday evening vs Central Catholic, with the Rams winning 52-44 in a tightly contested affair.
Thursday morning, the Black Tornado took on Lakeridge. After trailing by as many as 19 points, the Black Tornado staged one of the greatest comebacks in tournament history, winning 60-57 in front of a boisterous crowd!
On Saturday, the Black Tornado played a hot shooting South Salem team, and earned the 6th place trophy, the 5th trophy in North Medford history.