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Welcome to NAMS

Our Mission

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.

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    NAMS Message to Families - 1/27/23

    Good Afternoon NAMS Families,

    I hope that this message finds you well. It looks like winter has finally arrived with some unpredictable weather. We rescheduled this past Wednesday’s Grade 8 Band and NAHS Wind Ensemble Concert to Wednesday, February 1st at 7:00 p.m. The NAMS PTAC meeting scheduled for this same night has now been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 15th @ 6:45 p.m. This will be a virtual meeting and you will be provided a link to the meeting that afternoon.

    Before I share information about upcoming events, I just want to commend Matt Ignos, Chris Nelson, & Andrea Liacos for their work with our students showcased at our evening concerts this past week. Tuesday’s Grade 6 & 7 Band concerts and last night’s full year chorus concert exemplified what these kids can do together. I don’t know about you, but it really fills my soul to watch our students work together whether on the athletic field, stage, classroom, or wherever else! If you want to see some pictures from this week’s concerts, please check out our school’s Twitter Page at https://twitter.com/NAMiddle 

    In this week’s message, you will find the following information:

    • Grades 6-8, Staff, & Parent/Guardian Presentations with Katie Greer, Internet Safety - January 31st

    • PARENTS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE NEWSLETTERS - January 2023

    • Upcoming Band Concert

    • Early Release Day Reminders - 2/1/23 & 2/15/23

    • Winter MAP Assessments

    • Virtual PTAC Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. - February 15th


    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

    Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 1/27/23
    NAMS Message to Families - 1/20/23

    Good Morning NAMS Families,

    I hope that this message finds you safe and warm. We have a 2 hour delay today and you may find the schedule below. Wishing our students safe travels to school today and our families a safe ride to work.

     

    NAMS 2 Hour Delay - Trimester 2 (2022-2023)

    • Students should report to the regular morning meeting location.
    • Students will be dismissed to their Homeroom at 9:35 a.m.

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    Grade 8

    9:40-9:50

    Homeroom

    9:40-9:50

    Homeroom

    9:40-9:50

    Homeroom

    9:52-10:24

    RA1

    9:52-10:24

    Academics

    9:52-10:24

    Academics

    10:26-10:58

    RA2

    10:26-10:58

    Academics

    10:26-10:58

    Academics

    11:00-11:32

    Academics

    11:00-11:32

    RA1

    11:00-11:26

    LUNCH

    11:34- 12:06

    Academics

    11:34- 12:00

    LUNCH

    11:28- 12:00

    Academics

    12:08-12:34

    LUNCH

    12:02-12:34

    Academics

    12:02-12:34

    Academics

    12:36-1:10

    Academics

    12:36-1:10

    RA2

    12:36-1:10

    Academics

    1:12-1:46

    Academics

    1:12-1:46

    Academics

    1:12-1:46

    RA1

    1:48-2:20

    Academics

    1:48-2:20

    Academics

    1:48-2:20

    RA2

     

    In this week’s brief message, you will find the following information:

    • Upcoming Band & Chorus Concerts - Week of January 23rd

    • Early Release Day Reminders - 1/25/23 & 2/1/23

    • Grade 6 Presentation with Jesse “The Machine” Green - January 27th

    • Grades 6-8, Staff, & Parent/Guardian Presentations with Katie Greer, Internet Safety - January 31st

    • Virtual PTAC Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. - February 1st

     

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

    Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 1/20/23
    NAMS Message to Families - 1/12/23

    Hello NAMS Families, 

    This is a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow and Monday. 

    • Friday, January 13th is a professional development day for staff.

    • Monday, January 16th is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

    Dr. King inspired the human race to strive for harmony among all people. His tragic death shocked the nation, but his words and his dedication to equality continue to inspire younger generations. One of the quotes we shared this week that speaks to our RAISE values and our school’s purpose is as follows:

    ““The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”

    In this week’s message, you will find the following information:

    • Lila Lobel is our North Andover 2023 Project 351 Ambassador

    • Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth Poster Contest - Due January 20th

    • NAMS Grade 8 Play & Auditions Announced

    • Chipotle Fundraiser for North Andover Music Association - January 14th

    • Upcoming Band & Chorus Concerts - Week of January 23rd

    • Early Release Day Reminders - 1/25/23 & 2/1/23

    • Grade 6 Presentation with Jesse “The Machine” Green - January 27th

    • Grades 6-8, Staff, & Parent/Guardian Presentations with Katie Greer, Internet Safety - January 31st

    • Virtual PTAC Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. - February 1st

    Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

    Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 1/12/23
    Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth 2022-2023 Poster Contest

    The Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth (MPY) is excited to sponsor the 2022-2023 Poster Contest. The theme for this year’s project is The Earth Loves You. Love It Back. This poster project is open to all elementary, middle school and high school students and includes individuals and groups of students.

    The theme for this school year’s project is THE EARTH LOVES YOU.LOVE IT BACK. Suggested Topics for Posters and PSAs include: 

    • Reduce Paper Consumption 

    • Save Electricity 

    • Save Water 

    • Bring Reusable Bags to the Grocery Store 

    • Walk to School or Take a Bike. Carpool when Possible 

    • Download an Environmental App 

    • Start an Environmental Club 

    • Educate Others on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) 

    • Recycle, Recycle, Recycle 

    • Buy a Water Bottle and Fill it at Fountains 

    • Turn Off Your Phone 

    • Don’t Send Chemicals into our Waterways 

    • Plant a Tree 

    • Protect Our Environment and Safeguard our Natural Resources 

     

    This year’s theme is based on the continued movement to be Green and Sustainable. Our Earth depends on YOU to educate and help others become more environmentally friendly and conscientious. 

    The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 20, 2023. The submission form may be found here.

    For additional information, please contact Margie Daniels, Executive Director at margie@mpyinc.org

    Read More about Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth 2022-2023 Poster Contest
    NAMS Message to Families - 1/6/23

    Hello NAMS Families,

    Happy new year everyone! Students transitioned well back to school this week after the holiday break. Walking around the school and visiting classrooms, it was great to see teaching and learning continuing. There are many important dates and events this month that are highlighted below.

     

    NAMS Grade 8 Play Announced!

    Auditions for this year's 8th Grade Play, "The 10 Best/Worst Things About Middle School" will be held on Tuesday, January 17th and Wednesday, January 18th from 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the chorus room. 8th Graders need to only attend one of the two days. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on Thursday, January 19th. Students should be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Students should see Ms Liacos with any questions.

     

    Friday, January 13th

    • No School for Students - Professional Development Day for Staff

     

    Saturday, January 14th

    • Chipotle Fundraiser for North Andover Music Association

    • Come support the North Andover Music Association by ordering or eating in at Chipotle from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Please use the following code X6HR264 if you order online to make sure the proceeds go to NAMA. Please make sure you bring the attached flyer (also found at the end of this message) with you if you order in person. Thank you in advance for supporting Music in the North Andover Public Schools!

     

    Monday, January 16th

    • No School for Students - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed

     

    Tuesday, January 24th

    • Grade 6 & 7 Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

     

    Wednesday, January 25th

    • Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

    • Grade 8 Band & NAHS Wind Ensemble Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

     

    Thursday, January 26th

    • Full Year Chorus Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

     

    Friday, January 27th

     

    Tuesday, January 31st

    • Internet Safety Presentations with Katie Greer

      • Students will be attending presentations during the school day.

      • Evening Presentation for NA Parents/Guardians @ 7:00 p.m.

      • Please see the attached flyer or below for more information

     

    Wednesday, February 1st

    • Early Release Day - Students are dismissed at 1:05 p.m.

    • NAMS PTAC Meeting @ 6:45 p.m. (Virtual Meeting)

     

    Be well,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

    Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 1/6/23

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