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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

Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 12/03/22

You will find the following information in this week's message:

Registration for our NAMS Challenge Fundraiser 2022 is open as is the ability to donate! You may find a video explaining the fundraiser here.

North Andover Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

The Patriotic Observance Committee invites you to join them for the 2022 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. The parade is scheduled to start at First and Main Plaza. The ceremony will be immediately following the parade at Patriots Memorial Plaza. 

The NAMS Knights’ Closet is hosting its 2nd Annual HUGE POP UP EVENT!

When: Saturday, November 12th from 9:30-12pm in the NAMS Gym.

Order Your NAMS Yearbook Now!

NA SEPAC T-Shirt Fundraiser

Attention Grades 7 & 8 Families - Save the Date 11/16/22

North Andover High School welcomes all 7th and 8th grade families and students to our Fall Open House. Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to hear more about the academic and extracurricular programs that we offer at NAHS. You may find Principal Jackson’s letter about the event here and the presentation that will be reviewed at the event here.

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.

International Learning Experience - Considering Being a Host Family

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

Read More about NAMS Message to Families - 11/4/22

Hello NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well. I hope that you are able to enjoy what should be a cool and sunny weekend. In this week's message, you will find the following information:

Halloween Costume Expectations for Students

  • No masks

  • No weapons

  • No messes

  • You must be able to sit in your seats in classrooms and during lunch.

  • Cannot create a disruption to the learning environment.

  • Must adhere to our personal appearance policy (pgs. 11-12 of NAMS Parent/Guardian Guide 2022-2023)

 

We Want Your Candy!

The Senior Youth Council Group from the North Andover Youth Center is collecting candy to donate to Boston Children's Hospital!  There will be a collection box in the main office to collect your candy from Tuesday, November 1st through Friday, November 4th.

 

NAMS Challenge Fundraiser 2022 - Registration is open!

Donating is officially open here or at https://mybooster.com 

Attention Grade 7 Students - Upcoming Screenings

School Picture Retakes - Thursday, November 3rd

Order Your NAMS Yearbook Now!

You can order now here or at the following website:

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

REMINDERS

Cell Phones/Electronics Reminder

Students Not Feeling Well

NA SEPAC T-Shirt Fundraiser

Attention Grades 7 & 8 Families - Save the Date 11/16/22

North Andover High School welcomes all 7th and 8th grade families and students to our Fall Open House. Please join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to hear more about the academic and extracurricular programs that we offer at NAHS. You may find Principal Jackson’s letter about the event here and the presentation that will be reviewed at the event here.

Private High School or Technical High School - Application Process

International Learning Experience - Considering Being a Host Family

The North Andover Rotary Youth Exchange Program is looking fo 2 families to host a student this year. A North Andover student is on exchange in Sweden, and Ada is here from Switzerland.  She is a 15 year old sophomore girl at NAHS living with her first host family.  We seek two more loving families to host Ada for just a few months each, all under the guidance and support of the North Andover Rotary Club.

Learn the benefits to your family that come with hosting an exchange student.  See if this program is right for your student.  Contact North Andover Rotary Youth Exchange Officer Bob Ford at rpf@fordlaw.net or 978-681-0066.

You may learn more in the flyer here.

 

Attention Parents/Guardians/Relatives/Friends!

Are you interested in working at NAMS?

Be well,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 10/28/22

Hello NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well. Our after school clubs and activities have begun. It is wonderful to see so many of our students participating in activities beyond the school day.

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

  • NAMS FALL FUNDRAISER COMING SOON!

  • Learning Highlights

  • Cell Phones/Electronics Reminder

  • Students Not Feeling Well

  • Virtual PTAC Meeting - Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m.

  • NA SEPAC T-Shirt Fundraiser

  • Attention Grade 7 Students - Upcoming Screenings

  • School Picture Retakes - Thursday, November 3rd

  • Attention Grades 7 & 8 Families - Save the Date 11/16/22 for NAHS Open House

  • Private High School or Technical High School - Application Process

  • International Learning Experience - Considering Being a Host Family

  • Student Safety Reminders

  • Order Your NAMS Yearbook Now!

  • October Parents/Guardians Make A Difference Newsletter Available Now!

  • Patriots Pen Writing Contest 

  • Are you interested in working at NAMS?

Be well everyone,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 10/21/22

Hello NAMS Families,

I hope that this message finds you and your loved ones well. Our after school clubs and activities begin next week. Students had the opportunity to sign up Thursday and Friday. You may find all of the clubs/activities here. We are very much looking forward to seeing our students actively involved in the school during the day and after school too.

Last night was our annual Geography Night led by Mr. Bob Poirier, Grade 6 Social Studies teacher. Many of our grade 6 students and families turned out on a rainy Thursday evening to enjoy fun and engaging activities. Thank you to Mr. Poirier and all of our staff who made this event such a wonderful success.

NEW INFORMATION

  • Student Safety Reminders

  • Student MCAS Results

  • Student Leadership hosts "Homecoming Days" here at NAMS 

  • Early Release - Wednesday, October 19, 2022

  • Attention Students - 3rd Annual Halloween Window Decorating Contest

  • NAMS Picture Day Retakes - Thursday, November 6th

  • See the stars, walk on Mars! - Merrimack College invites our surrounding community to a Massachusetts STEM WEEK event: Moon Over Merrimack, Family Astronomy Night

REMINDERS

  • Order Your NAMS Yearbook Now!

  • October Parents/Guardians Make A Difference Newsletter Available Now!

  • Patriots Pen Writing Contest 

  • Monthly Book Club at NAMS in collaboration with the Stevens Memorial Library

  • Are you interested in working at NAMS?

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,

Jorge Goncalves

Principal

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 10/14/22

Morning Announcement

Morning Announcements

Important News

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!

Read More about NAMS ANNUAL BREAD & ROSES FOOD DRIVE

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

Read More about NAMS Message to Families 11/18/22

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!

Read More about NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 7

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!

Read More about NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 6

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

Read More about NAMS Challenge & Updates - Day 5