Newcomerstown Middle School's October Students of the Month. The custodial staff at Newcomerstown Middle School has been working hard implementing the hardware associated with the ARRA Grant that NMS received this summer. Students in all three grade levels (6-8) will see these technological advances in classrooms at the middle school, as a total of nine new white boards are being installed!Mr. Greg Marsh is dressed like an Egyptian. Seventh grade students in Mr. Greg Marsh's World History class recently studied Egyptian history. Mr. Marsh began the lesson by welcoming his students to Egypt dressed as a pharaoh. As one of their class projects, students made pyramids. Some of the pyramids were made from sand while others ranged from Lego pieces to squares of caramel candy. Most of the pyramids opened up, allowing fellow classmates to see hieroglyphics, Coptic jars, and a sarcophagus. Mr. Marsh was very happy with his students' imaginations and the unique pyramids they built. The unit on Egypt was "wrapped up" with a contest to see which group of students could be the first to totally cover one of their classmates in toilet paper to look like a mummy.On Oct. 16, NMS students participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk during their Related Arts time, raising a total of $569 this year for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation! Awesome job, students! Sixth-graders brought in a total of $156.25, seventh-grade raised $187.65 and eighth-graders brought in the most with a total of $225.16. Top individual fundraisers were Makenzie Moner with $25, Kyle Donnelly with $29 and Paige McMullen with $32. A huge thank you to all students who participated, to family and community members for their donations and to the staff for their help and cooperation during this event. Shown in the photo are Makenzie Moner and Paige McMullen. Kyle Donnelly was absent when the photo was taken.Students of the Month selectedOctober Students of the Month have been selected. Mr. Thomas, sixth-grade math teacher, decided upon Jayde Bricker, a sixth grader, and Mrs. Baker, seventh-grade reading teacher, selected Casey Christian, a seventh grader. Mrs. Boltz, computer teacher, nominated Falesha Robinson, an eighth grader.Mr. Thomas has known Jayde Bricker, daughter of Lance and Vickie Bricker, for many years. He first became acquainted with her when she played softball as a little girl. As his math student, Jayde displays a hardworking attitude. Mr. Thomas said that even though she is a hard worker, she still enjoys herself. He also commented, "She is one of the nicest girls I know." In her spare time, Jayde enjoys dance class and softball. So far in her life, she believes her two greatest accomplishments are making the travel-ball team and pitching. In the future, she plans on graduating from college and becoming a nurse."Casey has a positive attitude no matter what the circumstances," said Mrs. Baker about Casey Christian, daughter of Nichole Eicholtz and Jeff Christian. Casey puts forth a great effort to keep on top of her schoolwork even though she has an injured arm. Mrs. Baker alsoremarked that she loves the stories that Casey shares. Casey's favorite class is reading because she enjoys reading fun, interesting stories. According to Casey, her greatest strength is keeping a smile upon her face no matter what her mood. Her activities include band, basketball, volleyball, and cross country. The best advice she ever received came from Coach Lenhoff, her cross-country coach, who said, "Slow down your pace, and pass those girls."Because Mrs. Boltz appreciates her preparedness, punctuality, cheerfulness and helpfulness, Mrs. Boltz chose Falesha Robinson, daughter of Diana Robinson and Ben Robinson, for this honor. Mrs. Boltz also stated that Falesha is very respectful to students and staff. Two of Falesha's greatest achievements are being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society and lettering in cheerleading. Mr. Marsh's history class is her favorite because he is a fun teacher and makes class exciting. For her future career, Falesha hopes to become a radiologist.These girls' photos and information sheets will be displayed in the school. In addition, Mr. Peoples will treat them to lunch at Terry's Pizza Shoppe. All the NMS staff members congratulate these students and wish them continued success.