In Case You Missed It: Penny Wars

 

At North View Middle School, we believe that genuine community involvement is a fundamental component of successful schools for young adolescents. We also 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 H2O for Life  this year to engage in a whole school  service learning project called “Penny Wars”. Students participated in an advisory competition to raise money to support a public school located in Benin, Edo State, Nigeria. If you would like to help us in supporting this great cause please click here. 

Congratulations to Ms. Eldridge’s advisory for the largest Penny War total. Ms. Eldridge’s advisory will get $25 toward a treat of their choosing!

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.

I would love to hear from you!

Reppin Knight Pride- Raffle Week

At North View Middle School (NVMS) 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.

At NVMS 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:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible and Safe
  • Ready

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, hosting Knight Pride assemblies where students are acknowledged publicly by their peers and staff and providing students with a “Raffle Week”.

Raffle week is meant to serve as a positive behavior recognition for students who model Knight Pride AND as an incentive for students who consistently exhibit respect, responsibility, safety and readiness. Here’s what you need to know…

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.

 

One2One Standout Student

At North View Middle School we believe that the school environment should be invitingsafeinclusive, 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.

Pic of the Day: Literacy O’ Lantern


At North View Middle School we recognize the fundamental importance of literacy to expanding life opportunities for our students. As a result of this understanding, we work diligently to ensure that literacy is alive in our building and in our student’s lives inside and outside of the school day. Because of this belief, we make every attempt to get students and their families engaged in our literacy engagement opportunities. 

This year for example, our school hosted our first “Literacy-O-Lanternsevent in our Media Center for students and their families to enjoy during parent-teacher conferences last night. Armed with Sharpies and a pumpkin, hand picked by one of our Reading Teachers, they were able to decorate the pumpkins with characters from a children’s book or their imagination. This year’s event will conclude with an opportunity for our students to continue their work after school on Tuesday. 

Our ultimate goal is to foster a genuine love of reading within our school communities, and to get kids talking about their favorite books. Our hope is that events like these will provide them with an opportunity to become avid readers. 

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.

Pic of the day: Being on time

At North View Middle School we believe that every student’s academic and personal development should be guided by an adult advocate. Because of this belief, we ensure that each of students is paired with an advisory teacher and meets with this advisory teacher and about 8 to 10 peers every day to discuss college and career readiness, build community and hear about important information related to their school day. Pictured below is a group of sixth graders helping their class mate problem solve how to get to class on time.

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.

The First Week Assembly

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief our incoming students spent a considerable amount of time during the first week of school working with student leaders and staff to make real connections with each other, learn that people at school care about them and begin to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all community members. In addition to learning school expectations, we also like to recognize our students at all school and grade level assemblies.

Our assemblies help develop school spirit; feelings of community and unity among students. It enables students to share stories and performances, as well as their abilities/talents. Assemblies also provide an opportunity to remind students of building wide expectations and recognize students who contribute to a positive school community through recognitions. Students taking part also have a chance to work with students they may otherwise not usually choose to; opening minds, broadening horizons. Included below are photos of our recent all school assembly.

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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. I would love to hear from you!

 

The First Week of School

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief our incoming students spent a considerable amount of time during the first week of school working with student leaders and staff to make real connections with each other, learn that people at school care about them and begin to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all community members.

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Activities include large group activities and competitions with their grade level peers and small group activities within their advisory classrooms. Students also connected with the adults that are here to support them. One group that is featured in our first “Carpool Karaoke” video was my administrative team. This video was shown during our Welcome Fest on the first day of school.

Students were also able to learn about the school’s expectations for them as new community members and get familiar with the most difficult thing about middle school, opening your first combination locker. The video below outlines my message to students about being kind to each other.

When asked about their experiences during the first week, many students stated that this was a great way to start the school year because they felt welcomed and excited about joining a new school community.

2017-2018 Web Leaders

2017-2018 Web Leaders

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. I would love to hear from you!

 

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.

 

 

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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.