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Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.

Hello Again,



The end of the year is almost around the corner. It does not seem possible that another year has come, and almost gone. I do hope your student has, not only enjoyed this year, but has grown in many areas.


Reflecting on this year, it has been an exciting one for all of us. Together we learned much and shared experiences that will long remain with us in the years to come. The strength of our community, and passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning not only for our students, but for us as well, has made North View Middle School a special place.


Special thanks to all of you who contributed in many ways by attending events to support our students, chaperoning field trips, sharing your talents, and supporting our work in countless other ways. As we progress out of this year, and begin planning for next year, I would encourage you to let us know how you would like to be involved by completing the survey below. It will help North View Middle School determine family engagement opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.


Be sure to also periodically check the school's website, and calendar to see many more exciting things planned for this school year. Additional information is also contained in this newsletter, and I hope it serves as a valuable resource to keep you updated on important information related to teaching, learning, and enriching your child’s school experience.


If you have any questions about this or anything else related to North View Middle School, please feel free to contact me. If you would like to view previous newsletters, please click here.

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Please take a moment to complete the survey below. It will help North View Middle School determine family engagement opportunities for the 2019-2020 school year.
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Our end of the year student celebrations are fast approaching, and we wanted you to be aware of the exciting opportunities available for you, and your student. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders who are "On Track", by embodying what it means to be a "Knight", will be invited to go to Grand Slam (6), Sky Zone (7) & Valley Fair(8) at the end of the year to celebrate their success.


The sixth and seventh grade field trips are scheduled for Friday, May 31st, and the 8th grade field trip is scheduled for Monday June 3rd. A special note to seventh grade families: All students who are eligible for the Sky Zone field trip must have an online waiver completed in order to participate in the event.


We recommend that you fill out the electronic waivers as soon as possible. You can do so by visiting https://www.skyzone.com/maplegrove and clicking on the button that says "FILL OUT WAIVER". Paper waivers will not be accepted by Sky Zone.


Please view the video below to learn more about the field trips, and the criteria associated with these opportunities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8AgplS6xDc&feature=youtu.be
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One World Many Stories

Thursday, May 23rd, 6-8pm

5869 69th Avenue North

Brooklyn Park, MN

Please consider helping us honor North View Middle School’s best and brightest by joining us at our end of the year celebration. Our One World Many Stories event recognizes students that have excelled in academics, and embraced the Knight Pride cultural expectations of Respect, Responsibility and Readiness.
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In case you missed!

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief, we spend a considerable amount of time during the school year as a school community to make real connections, develop a positive school and celebrate student success.
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Community Resource

Life can be wonderful, fun, and uplifting, but life can also be difficult, stressful, and overwhelming at times. If you or a loved one are experiencing a crisis (any type of crisis), text 741741 to receive help from a trained Crisis Counselor. Here is the link for the Crisis Text Line website for more information: https://www.crisistextline.org/texting-in/.

Our Commitments:

We, the staff at North View Middle School, commit to…

  • Providing challenging academic opportunities that are relevant, engaging, culturally responsive, and rigorous.
  • Providing a meaningful, encouraging and safe environment that fosters the whole child, and focuses on student strengths.
  • Including data driven best practices and instruction that meets the academic and individual needs of our students, improves student achievement, and promotes growth.
  • Engaging in continued professional development to ensure that we are aware of our students’ racial perspectives, challenge our biases, and include practices that serve our diverse student population.
  • Providing effective collaborative partnerships with the entire school community by ensuring that we encourage multiple opportunities for involvement, communication, and access.
  • Modeling and implementing daily engaging multi-level reading and writing strategies within our classrooms.
  • Accepting responsibility for each student’s success and celebrate that success with our school community.

Our Mission!

Committed to furthering the lives of each student by using the best practices available.

About me.

Hello,

This is my fifth year serving as principal of North View Middle School. Before coming to North View, a large portion of my professional career has been spent with Osseo Area schools, six of which were spent working as the Assistant Principal of Osseo Senior High. Before that, I spent time as a Dean of Students for Richfield High School and middle school level Science teacher and behavior dean with the Minneapolis public school system.


While in Minneapolis, I spent five wonderful years teaching middle level Science at Lincoln Community School and Anishanabe Academy to sixth, seventh and eighth grader and two years providing academic and behavioral support while working as dean. My past experiences have shaped my core beliefs and philosophy of education. For me, schools must be an integral part of the community they serve. They should also be focused on high expectations for all students, and through developmentally appropriate and strong instructional practices, give students the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to exceed these expectations.


If you would like to connect with me please click here. I would love to hear from you!