Contents for this blog posting were provided by Demyko Jackson, summer school coordinator.

We are so excited about the amazing start we’ve had here at Summer Knights. These past few weeks students have been making new friends and enjoying new experiences. Each day every student participates in an interactive science, social studies and reading class. Students also participate in two elective classes that they have chosen. Elective classes include: Art, Cooking/Gardening, Bucket Drumming, Digital Music Production, Young Men Mentors, and Teen Annex Leadership. Students also have the option of participating in either Phy Ed, Open Gym Basketball or Hip Hop Zumba class each day. Each week you will receive an email with highlights from our program and information you may need to know about up and coming events. You can also follow us on Facebook, so you can see what your kiddos are up to throughout the day.

Thank you for choosing Summer knights!

~Summer Knights Team

CLASS HIGHLIGHT: This week in Art class, students used the internet to find an inspirational quote that meant something to them and others created their own. They then turned their quote into art by creating a Sidewalk Chalk Mural. Here are pics of just a few!

LOOKING AHEAD:

  • Thursday, July 6th , Summer Knights will spend the day at the Maple Grove Community Center.  Students who would like to swim may bring their swim suits and towels, and a bag for their wet clothes. Bag lunches will be provided, but students may bring money for concession stands.

REMINDERS:

  • Summer Knights will be closed on Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday. We will resume programming on Wednesday, July 5th.
  • Summer Attendance: Please be mindful of our summer attendance policy. If your child is absent, please call or email Program Facilitators no later than the day of to ensure an excused absence.  If your family is taking a vacation, please let Program Facilitators know at least one week prior to the leave.

Attendance Line: (763) 585-7260 or email jacksondemyko@district279.org .

 

THIS & THAT:

Program Contact Information:  North View Middle School’s Main Office (763)585-7200

*Please Note: The fastest communication during the summer is through email.

Student Concerns

Behavior `Concerns

Attendance

General Program Information

Mr. Oliver    Phone: (763) 585-7260

                       Email: oliverj@district279.org

 

Ms. Jackson Email: jacksondemyko@district279.org

 

Health/Medication Concerns

Nurse Hyde   Direct Phone: (763) 585-7206

Message Line: (763) 612-356-6588

Email: hydep@district279.org

 

Last week’s Field trip Pics: MALL OF AMERICA

 

If you have any questions about Summer School or anything else related to North View Middle School please contact me here.

After School Programming-Girls on the Run

 

At North View Middle School we believe that our students education does not end when the school bell rings. Because of this belief we offer a number of after school activities for our students to participate in. Today I would like to highlight our Girls on the Run  program. The program is accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level and considers the range of ages and varied experiences of middle schoolers. Activities include strength and conditioning training and the season culminates with the “Girls on the Run 5k”. This celebratory event was held this past weekend on June 3rd and underscores the confidence, competence, connection, character and caring they’ve been developing in the program.

 

If you have any questions about this event or anything related to North View Middle School please contact me here.

In case you missed it: “One World Many Stories”

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief we spend a considerable amount of time building community with our building stakeholders. Our hope is that through this work we will make real connections with our school community to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all its members. One example of this is bringing families into the school community by hosting our 2nd annual “One World Many Stories” event. This event highlights the many stories of North View.

If you have any questions about this event or anything related to North View Middle School please contact me here.

 

 

In case you missed it.

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief we spend a considerable amount of time building community with our building stakeholders. Our hope is that through this work we will make real connections with our school community to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all its members.

Because of this belief our students spent a considerable amount of time on the first day and week of school working with student leaders and staff to make real connections with each other and learn that people at school care about them. This work help us begin to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all community members.

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As you can see activities included large group activities, community building competitions with their grade level peers and small group activities within their advisory classrooms. Students learned about the school’s expectations for them as community members and got familiar with the most difficult thing about middle school, finding your classes in three minutes!

If you haven’t heard our Knight Pride, check out the NVMS school cheer here.

Recognizing Excellence

At North View Middle School we believe that recognizing our school community members for their accomplishments is key to building a school community that fosters a shared commitment to high expectations for student achievement, high standards of teaching and learning, and a culturally competent environment where diversity is valued.

Whether it is a teacher who is honored was nominated for the VFW teacher of the year award for her ability to help students collaborate and engage in learning, conversation, and reflection about the role of equity in relation to American History, civic responsibility, and patriotism.

Kelly Armstrong

Or a student who was recognized by the district for their “Significant Investment in Their Own Learning” honor.  As his principal  I have watched this young man develop both academically and personally into a mature individual epitomizing the characteristics that the North View Middle School community believes are essential for success in school and in life.

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Or Mrs. Hill who has been with North View for over forty years and was recently recognized for the district’s “Significant Investment in the Betterment of Education” honor. Mrs. Hill has been with North View for over forty years. First as a teacher, and currently as an Educational Support Professional and has positively impacted many lives at North View as a result.

Mrs. Hill

 

In addition to honoring individuals we also take great pride in honoring groups of students who contributed to the school community. Pictured below are students who were recently recognized for the academic achievement by earning a spot on the A and B honor roll.

Please help me in congratulating them!

After School Programming-Public Art Club

 

At North VMS we believe that our students education does not end when the school bell rings. Because of this belief we offer a number of after school activities for our students to participate in. The first I would like to highlight in this post is our Public Art Club. The Public Art Club meets after school at North View Middle School to create art that can be staged in a public domain to be accessible to all. This year they created displays to highlight the five regions of the world.  The work is displayed on our locker banks and represent the 50+ countries that our students and their families originate from.  The regions are Africa, The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. The groups next project will focus on the foods of these 5 regions and will be displayed in the cafeteria. Thank you to Ms. Plum, Visual Arts teacher at North View, for leading this group of students.

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Other after school programming opportunities offered to our students this year are listed below.

after school programs

 

In case you missed it.

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief we spend a considerable amount of time building community with our building stakeholders. Our hope is that through this work we will make real connections with our school community to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all its members.

Whether it is through our trimester assemblies where the purpose is to recognize each other, build community and re-teach expectations. 

 

By administrators being “head over heels” to honor groups of students that create and attain classroom goals like being on-time, dressed and successful during the building’s swimming unit. 

Or at our annual Black History Celebration night. Where we put our student and staff talents on display.

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A star is born!

 

Or during or most recent 6th grade field trip. Where our students explored the concepts of force and motion in action.

Our students are at the center of everything we do . Please consider joining us at any of our upcoming events.