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 One2One mentoring program. The One2One 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 elementary school students. One student that has been supported by this program is one of our current 8th graders, Shaliesch.
Shaliesch was asked to speak at the most recent One2One Mentor fundraising luncheon. She spoke in front of 200 people about her experience as a student, her time in the One2One program and her hopes for the future. After her speech Shaliesch end up being the most famous people in the room. If you would like to more about this 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 in genuine community involvement is a fundamental component of successful schools for young adolescents. I believe that schools should seek appropriate partnerships with businesses, social service agencies, and other organizations whose purposes are consistent with the school’s mission.
Because of this belief, our school partnered with the Project Linus this year to engage in a whole school service learning project.
Students were provided with an opportunity to make blankets, using supplies donated by staff, for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. A blanket making station was set up in our cafeteria during all three lunches. Students, along with interested staff, had the opportunity to work in the area before or after they ate and contribute to a blanket. Included below is a slide showwith pictures of our school community’s experience with the project.
If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School please connect with me hereor follow me at @NVMSPrincipal.