One of our goals in our English classes at North View Middle School is to help all of our students enjoy reading and become lifelong readers. To help accomplish this, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students read independently for the first 10 – 15 minutes of their English classes, and the English teachers check in with students about what they are reading, help them with any reading issues they may be having, and set goals with the kids.
Independent reading has many benefits for kids (and adults).
Like practicing a sport or an instrument, independent reading helps kids get better at reading.
Reading improves knowledge.
Reading reduces stress.
Reading expands vocabulary.
Reading creates new synapses in your brain, which improves memory.
Reading improves your analytical skills.
Reading improves your focus and concentration skills.
Reading helps with writing skills.
Reading is free entertainment.
Since reading has many benefits, both academically and socially, we strongly encourage your child to read 15 -30 minutes at home on a daily basis. In 8th grade, it is required that students read at home for 1-2 hours a week.
Looking for some good middle school and young adult books? Check out Allison Sirovy’s reading blog at readingthemiddle.blogspot.comand check out the books below, too.
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At North View Middle School we believe that providing challenging and relevant learning opportunities is the key to our students’ success in middle school and beyond. Because of this belief we are excited to offer an AVIDexploratory course to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students next year.
This exploratory course is designed to support students, who are in the academic middle, on their path to college. This course is an optional class that students can apply to enter. The AVIDprogram will continue to support these students and prepare them for college as they move on through middle school, and high school. Key components of our AVIDcourse are:
Skill development in the areas of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading.
Expectations of taking rigorouscourses.
The opportunity to be tutored by academic mentors.
Tutorial activities designed to support students with challenging course work.
Exposure to a college-going culture through guest speakers, college visits, college tutors, etc.
For more information, please visit WWW.AVID.ORG, and feel free to reach out to Anna Paulson, our AVID instructor.
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BSN SPORTS,a Varsity Sport Brand is the exclusive online supplier of North View Middle School apparel, and merchandise. This partnership creates a new source of income for middle school through the sale of officially licensed spirit wear. The merchandise is a great school fundraiser as every item sold puts money directly back in the hands of the school. Our school didn’t have to pay anything to join, and will receive a 12% share of royalty revenue. You can buy customized school spirit wear,clothes, sportswear, gear, and merchandise for you or your family. Click hereto enter our store!
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A former NVMS student drops by with school supply donations from AT & T. This is the second such donation this year. With the first being from Minneapolis Heart Institute. A big thank you goes out to Ms. Demyko Jackson, from One2One Mentors, and Mr. Streukens, 8th grade Math teacher for making these connections.
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North View Middle School Staff at the Grand Slam sixth grade field trip. I think we had more fun then the kids. A big THANK YOU to everyone for pitching in and making this a great day for our students.
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