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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 - 12/03/22

    Hello NAMS Families,

    I hope that this message finds you and your family well. In this week’s message, you will find information about the following:

    • The NAMS Drama production of Guys & Dolls is this week! 

    • Trimester 1 Grades

    • Trimester 2 Student Schedules in PowerSchool

    • NAMS Schedules for Trimester 2

    • Have you ordered your NAMS Yearbook yet?

    • Private School & Technical High School Applications

      • Learn about it here.

    Be well,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

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    NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE

    NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE

    December 5-16, 2022

    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.
    • Bottled water
    • Pancake Mix, Muffin and cake mix
    • Baby Food 
    • Canned items: Fruit, vegetables, beans, fish, soup etc. 
    • Tomato Sauce
    • Pasta, Mac & Cheese
    • Rice
    • Gift cards for Market Basket accepted, too!

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    NAMS Message to Families 11/18/22

    Hello NAMS Families,

    Thank you to our students, staff, and donors for this incredible NAMS Challenge Fundraiser.

    Thank you for your support of our school. We’re grateful for our NAMS community!

    P.S. Giving will remain open until next Wednesday, November 23, 2022. 

    If you’d like to continue to give and share, head to MYBOOSTER.COM today.

     

    Videos, videos, & more videos!

    We received some new videos this week from local groups and businesses! You can check them all out here

     

    NAMS REMINDERS

     

    Early Release - Wednesday, November 23, 2022

    Students will be dismissed at 11:05 a.m.

     

    Order Your NAMS Yearbook Now!

    Our 2022-2023 NAMS yearbook is now available for purchase. You may receive emails from our yearbook company, Herff Jones, letting you know about how to order a yearbook. You can order now here or at the following website:

    https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/5986

     

    Private High School or Technical High School - Application Process

    We understand the importance of finding the right school for your child and will support them throughout this process. If your child is planning on applying to a private high school or technical high school we ask that you familiarize yourself with our process and requirements using the link below. The PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS may be found here.

    Please have your child fill out the STUDENT INFORMATION SHEET found here and provide a copy to your child's guidance counselor as well as any teacher who is writing a recommendation.  This information is incredibly helpful as our wish is to provide a comprehensive evaluation of your child's strengths, accomplishments and overall skill set.

    We ask parents and students to research private high schools on their own.  The guidance department does not provide information or applications regarding private high schools; however, we will assist your child by writing recommendations and sending all supporting documents.  For online recommendations, the guidance department completes the "school report" (i.e. principal/counselor recommendation and transcript form).  Personal and Special Interest recommendations are generally completed by someone other than the guidance counselor.

    Greater Lawrence Technical High School and Essex Tech applications are now generated online, see links below:

    Please Note: Trimester 1 ends on December 2, 2022 which means that transcripts cannot be uploaded prior to this date. All private/technical school applications that have been given to Ms. Nightingale will be uploaded when transcripts are available.  We will make every effort to upload your child's applications by the identified due date.

     

    Attention Parents/Guardians/Relatives/Friends! Are you interested in working at NAMS?

    We are in the process of reviewing applications and hiring for the following 3 positions. 

    • ISS (Instructional Support Staff - Building Substitutes) - $100 per day with flexible schedule.

    You can apply for this position here. Please select the North Andover Middle School position.

    • Teaching Assistant (7:50-2:20) - Information may be found in the contract here.

    You can apply to these 2 positions here.

     

    Be well everyone,

    Jorge Goncalves

    Principal

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    NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 7

    Good morning NAMS Families,

    Tonight is the FINAL NIGHT to go on to MYBOOSTER.COM with before our NAMS Booster Bash tomorrow. Please be sure to register at MYBOOSTER.COM. We’re grateful for the support we’ve seen toward reaching our goal of $30,001 for extracurricular activities, materials for teachers, furniture, celebrating, and recognizing staff and students.

    Please remind your children to wear comfortable clothing and footwear for the indoor dance party tomorrow called the Booster Bash. Don’t worry, kids don’t need to dance but they will definitely be moving around and having fun!

    Tomorrow our GRAND PRIZE winner will be announced! That student will be able to choose between the Oculus VR headset or a pair of Airpod Max headphones… Could it be your child who wins?! Get those last minute entries by sharing your student’s fundraising page to help their chances of winning!

    ❗️Log final donations TODAY on MYBOOSTER.COM ❗️

    TONIGHT’S FINAL DAILY NAMS CHALLENGE is to read, move, or serve while wearing a hat! Videos should be posted by 10:00 p.m. with the hashtag #NAMSChallenge7 to the Facebook or Instagram post!

    Thanks for your continued support of our school. We’re excited for our NAMS Challenge Fundraiser!

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    NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 6

    Hello NAMS Families,

    We are getting so close to our NAMS Challenge Fundraiser event this Friday and the end of our fundraiser! Please keep encouraging our students to get involved and participate so that we can meet or exceed our goal of raising $30,001!

    Our very LAST sweepstake prize before our HUGE GRAND PRIZE is a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Register at MYBOOSTER.COM for 5 FREE entries if you haven’t already, and SHARE, share, share your page with family and friends to earn more than 300 entries into our sweepstakes – what are you waiting for?!

    TONIGHT’S NAMS CHALLENGE is to read, move, or serve anywhere outside!

    Videos should be posted by 10:00 p.m. with the hashtag #NAMSChallenge6 to the Facebook or Instagram post!

    Mad Maggies - Limited Edition Flavor!

    Mad Maggies has created a limited edition flavor to support our NAMS Challenge! It’s called Challenge Chocolate Chocolate Chip. A portion of the money will be donated to NAMS if you buy this flavor on November 15th or 16th!

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    NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 5

    Hello NAMS Families,

    We have just a few days left in our NAMS Challenge Fundraiser fundraiser to reach our goal of $30,001. Thanks to those who have donated to support our school and classroom so far!

    Once you register on MYBOOSTER.COM, here are just a two of the great features for you to use:

    • Double Your Donation. After giving your donation, you can see if your employer will match your donation. Already donated? Use this link to search employer matching anytime.

    • Share Button. Use our easy templates to get the word out to family and friends about how they can support our school and earn more sweepstakes entries.

    TONIGHT’S CHALLENGE is to read, move, or serve with an animal, stuffed or real!

    Videos should be posted by 10:00 p.m. with the hashtag #NAMSChallenge5 to the Facebook or Instagram post!

    Click here to head to MYBOOSTER.COM and spread the word today! 

    Mad Maggies - Limited Edition Flavor!

    Mad Maggies has created a limited edition flavor to support our NAMS Challenge! It’s called Challenge Chocolate Chocolate Chip. A portion of the money will be donated to NAMS if you buy this flavor on November 15th or 16th!

    Check out these videos!

    Local student groups and businesses have been hard at work recording videos to support our fundraiser. You may find everything in this document.

    This Friday is our Booster Bash, which will consist of 3 different grade level assemblies in the gym. If you haven’t already, please check out the videos from last year's Booster Bash here

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    NAMS & District Calendar

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