J.L. Newbern Middle School

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Newbern's Spelling Bee Winners

Spelling bee

On January 18th, Newbern Middle hosted their annual Spelling Bee. Congratulations to Zacharrius Roberts, he won the Spelling Bee for Newbern and will go on to compete at the district level later on. Also, congratulations to our 2nd place winner, Kemari Beaufort and our 3rd place winner, Tyler Taylor. All students that participated did an awesome job!

First student to repair and refurbish a computer on campus


Our first student to repair/refurbish a client (teacher on staff) computer during class on campus.

Congratulations to Nadia Carr for fixing Mrs. Cobb's ACER Aspire 4520 Laptop Computer back to factory new condition. Thank you to Mrs. Cobb for trusting Nadia and having faith she could do it. This was done by completing the following:

1. Completely Remove Virus by Remove/Replace OS (Vista Replaced with Windows 7)
2. Download all needed Drivers for the specific laptop from the manufacturer's website.
3. Installed all drivers related to all factory installed components that originally came with the unit
4. Created 2 new user administrator accounts (one for normal use and one for a back door use)
5. Created a password on both accounts and shared this information with the owner (very important :-))

Nadia personally delivered the UNIT to Mrs. Cobb with printed instructions.



In the STEM Lab, Mrs. D. Williams’s 7th and 8th grade students are learning the different concepts of Automation and Robotics. One activity that has allowed the students to explore different engineering techniques included building and programming a VEX Robot. The students had the challenge of planning, designing, and constructing the robot. Afterwards, each student had to program his or her robot using ROBOTC program. This allowed students to become familiar with programming language and challenges that a programmer might experience.​

Valdosta military dad surprises daughter at school


Newbern's student, Nevaeh Goodloe is surprised by her dad, TSgt. Marcus Goodloe from deployment overseas.

After serving overseas for more than five months, Goodloe was able to embrace his daughter Nevaeh.

After the surprise, Goodloe helped his daughter take down the flag and fold it. The principal then put it in a “Welcome Home” display case, and gave it back to the family as a keep safe.

The school resource officer helped Goodloe pull off the big surprise.

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VHS Marchin Cats Colorguard and Dance Line Audition Practice
Date: 3/19/2018, 3:30 PM 6 PM
NMS Track - Home Meet
Date: 3/20/2018, 11 AM
Location: Valdosta High School
VHS Marchin Cats Colorguard and Dance Line Audition Practice
Date: 3/20/2018, 3:30 PM 6 PM
NMS Baseball vs Tift
Date: 3/20/2018, 4 PM
Location: Home
VMS Boys Soccer vs Colquitt Co
Date: 3/20/2018, 4:30 PM
Location: Away
VHS Marchin Cats Colorguard and Dance Line Audition Practice
Date: 3/21/2018, 3:30 PM 6 PM
VHS Marchin Cats Colorguard and Dance Line Audition Practice
Date: 3/22/2018, 3:30 PM 6 PM
NMS Baseball vs Pine Grove
Date: 3/22/2018, 4 PM
Location: Pine Grove