Dear Parents and Friends of North View Middle School
It is truly hard to believe we are almost at the end of this school year and I want to thank the teachers, staff and parents for all they have done this year to make North View Middle School the nurturing, caring, and intellectually challenging school that it is. The students have worked extremely hard and I couldn’t be more proud!
It has been a fantastic year filled with events that have brought us closer together. Some of which can be seen below.
I would also like to take this opportunity to wish those students and families leaving us this year all the best in their new high schools. To our returning families, I want to wish you and your family a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.
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 AVID exploratory course for 6th grade students next year. The 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 6th grade students can apply to enter. The AVID program will continue to support these students and prepare them for college as they move on through middle school and high school. Key components of the AVID Elective course are:
- Skill development in the areas of Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading
- Expectations of taking rigorous courses
- The opportunity to be tutored by college mentors
- Tutorial activities designed to support students with challenging classwork
- 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 Lara Woyno, school counselor, at 763-585-7213.
At North View Middle School we believe that empowering our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful begins before the school year does. An effective transition is key to that success. This spring we held a 5th grade open house event for our incoming students. Parents and students were provided with information about “What to Expect in Middle School”, visited classrooms and were provided a guided tour by our student leaders. If you were unable to attend the open house, I would encourage to contact us to schedule a visit or take a look at the ABCs of North View Middle School information below.
The ABC’s of North View Middle School
At North View Middle School we believe that the school environment should be inviting, safe, inclusive, and supportive of all and every student’s academic and personal development should be guided by an adult advocate. While much of this support is provided by staff at the building level, we also partner with community members to ensure that every student has a champion.
One example of this is our partnership with the One to One mentoring program. The One to One mentorship program partnership began in November of 2011 with the goal of developing a mentoring program that would provide support to students struggling within the school environment. It has since evolved into a multi-school partnership supporting over a hundred middle and high school students. Take some time to view the video below to learn more about the One to One mentoring program at North View Middle School.
If you would like more information about this program or how to get involve the One to One mentoring program, please click here.
If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School please connect with me here or follow me at @NVMSPrincipal.
At North View Middle School we believe that every student’s academic and personal development should guided by an adult advocate. As part of this guidance, we intentionally build opportunities in our school day to provide students with guidance for “Life After High School”. Much of what we do is aligned with outcomes associated with the Ramp-Up to Readiness advisory program. As a result of our implementation of this programming model a number of building wide activities will be held throughout the year. The first of these is College Knowledge Month.
The purpose of College Knowledge Month at the middle school level is to increase students’ awareness around post secondary options. Every Wednesday this month there have been activities or events designed to get our students thinking about and talking about their options. Activities have included staff “reppin” their college gear, college talks in advisory and college souvenir giveaways to name a few. As we conclude our activities, we would like to get our families and community members involved as well.
If you are interested in talking to students about your career or help inspire students to follow their dreams, North View Middle School would love to have your support.
We are looking for individuals who would be willing to participate in a career panel. Specific information is below.
Who: Adults from our community who love their job!
What: A career panel discussing the personal and social benefits of your career with students.
When: Tuesday, November 17th, from about 9:15-10:15 AM.
Where: North View Middle School.
How: Contact Lara Woyno, 8th grade school counselor, at 763-585-7213 or email@example.com by Tuesday, November 3rd.
At North View Middle School we believe that teachers and students deserve a school environments that is safe, supportive, and conducive to learning. To ensure this supportive and inclusive environment, we pay close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students. We provide our students with a school-wide system of supports that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and acknowledging appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.
We have developed 3 behavior expectations that are applied school-wide and apply to all students and staff in every environment.
At North View we believe that students should be:
To ensure this occurs we teach those expected behaviors by direct instruction, modeling and reinforce that learning by allowing time for role play, practice, and by giving reminders and prompts.
In addition to actively supervising and monitoring behavior, we also positively reinforce expected behaviors by acknowledging students who meet or exceed our expectations. We do this by handing out Knight Pride tickets that students can use in our school store and hosting Knight Pride assemblies where students are acknowledged publicly by their peers and staff.
And the staff loves to get in on the fun too!
Our Reppin’ Knight Pride Cheer
You can keep on talking just step aside
Cause we reppin knight pride and we keep it alive