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!

 

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.

Active and Purposeful Learning

At North View Middle School we believe that students learn best when involved in active and purposeful learning opportunities. To ensure this happens, we use the nature of young adolescents to guide our instructional decision making.

Whether it is Mrs. Jame’s Science class where students were being introduced to engineering concepts,

 

Ms. Schiferli’s Spanish class where students were practicing the Spanish alphabet,

 

During a sixth grade Humanities experience where students studied the lives of the Dakota and Ojibwe people,

 

Or lastly, when analyzing the use of personification in the poem entitled “What do we do with a variation?”

 

We are excited to offer our students these experiences because they; increase student engagement, foster student ownership in their learning and lead to levels of understanding unlikely to occur with more traditional classroom experiences.

Reppin Knight Pride

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:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible 
  • Resourceful

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.

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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

K.N.I.G.H.T

K.N.I.G.H.T

Knight! Knight!

Knight Pride!

WEB Orientation and Community Building

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 on the first day 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 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.

 

When asked about their experience today, 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.

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2015-2016 Student Leaders