We are an educational organization of life long learners involving students, educators, parents and our community. Together we strive to create a welcoming environment that prioritizes academic excellence, creativity and mutual respect. We embrace diversity and encourage positive risk taking and community building. We are persistent in becoming an exemplary high performing comprehensive middle school.
North Andover Middle School provides a developmental middle school approach to learning. We recognize individual learning styles as we focus on process writing, mathematics using manipulatives, and the inquiry approach in all subjects, including science and social studies. Our classroom environments support critical and creative thinking, cooperative and individual learning with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary curriculum.
Good afternoon NAMS Families,
Happy Friday and welcome to the 1st day of December! You may find this week’s message here. In this week’s message, you will find the following information:
Trimester 1 Grades & Comments
NAMS Schedules for Trimester 2
December Early Release Days
NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE
The NAMS Musical production of Newsies goes up next week!
NAMS Addition Project Continues!
Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?
NAMS Spirit Wear Available! Holiday Gift???
Private High School or Technical High School - Application Process
Important Health Office Requirement
Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
North Andover Public Schools “Hoax” and "Swatting" Information
November 30, 2023
Dear NAPS Community:
As you may have already seen in the news, there were multiple incidents in school districts across Massachusetts this week, including our neighboring City of Lawrence, where false accounts of a man with a gun at school were reported. These incidents are known as hoax “swatting” reports. Swatting hoaxes are intended to elicit an urgent response from law enforcement and the school district, thus creating fear and disruption.
North Andover has not been part of these situations to date, but we are monitoring this situation and are prepared if a situation may arise in our community. North Andover Public Schools, the North Andover Police Department, and the North Andover Fire Department have plans and protocols in place to respond to any threat, whether it be real or a hoax, and these plans and protocols will be followed if a report is made. Any threat will be treated as legitimate until the NAPD’s investigation proves otherwise.
The North Andover Police and Fire personnel are trained and prepared to take decisive and immediate action if there is a threat to any of our schools. Our school leaders and staff are trained on active shooter and emergency response, and all of these protocols and plans are based on best practices from law enforcement agencies around the country.
It is possible that we will be affected by one of these hoax “swatting” reports at some point. If that happens, we will respond accordingly and then share whatever information we can as soon as it is safe and practical to do so. Please be assured that we have the resources and training to take immediate action, if necessary. In the event of a hoax, we will investigate thoroughly and will prosecute any person responsible to the fullest extent of the law.
Dr. Gregg Gilligan, Superintendent
Charles Gray, Chief of Police
John Weir, Fire Chief
Cc: Lt. Detective Michael Davis, Criminal Investigation Division & School Safety
NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE
December 4 - 15, 2023
Sponsored by Student Leadership
Bread & Roses is a soup kitchen in Lawrence, MA that has long been a center of hope and care to the thousands of people in the Merrimack Valley who are struggling for survival. Their primary purpose is to ease the hunger of people in the community.
Bread & Roses mission is Food. Dignity. Compassion.
Bread & Roses does not accept any form of government funding and relies on the community to ensure that the needs of our neighbors are met.
Please bring in any of the following items, which will go into pantry orders,
Grab & Go meals and community meals:
Boxes / Bags of Individually wrapped snacks: chips, cookies, granola bars, etc.
Pancake Mix, Muffin and cake mix
Canned items: Fruit, vegetables, beans, fish, soup etc.
Pasta, Mac & Cheese
Gift cards for Market Basket and money donations accepted, too!
*Expired food cannot be accepted. Please check the date*
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope that this message finds you and your families well! We had so much fun at our Booster Bashes today! Thanks to your support and that of our community, we were able to raise just over $35,000 for our school in this year's fundraiser.
This will directly impact our students and staff! Thank you all so very much!
Our fundraising site, https://mybooster.com, will remain open for one more week for any last minute donations that may come in.
Thank you to our awesome North Andover Middle School PTAC and community for coming together to make this a huge success! 🎉
You can read about today's Booster Bash and more in this week's message here.
In this week's message, you will read about the following:
- Booster Bash & Fundraising Update!
- Important Health Office Requirement
- Private High School or Technical High School - Application Process
- Schedule for Wednesday, November 23rd (Day 1) - The Turkey Trot Schedule
- November is North Andover SEPAC Awareness Month
- NAMS Spirit Wear Available!
- Parents/Guardians Make a Difference Newsletter - November 2023