News from the View!

Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.

I am contacting you today to keep you updated, and aware of the work being done to further the lives of North View Middle School students. This month's update contains information on our school goals for instruction and achievement, activities used to meet those goals, and our progress toward meeting these goals. In this month’s issue you will be provided with:

  • A school visit reminder.
  • Information about our Math Program.
  • Young adult book recommendations.
  • A glimpse inside our school with fun photos of our school community in action.
  • Ways to be Involved.


If you have any questions about this, or anything else related to North View Middle School, please connect with me here . You can also stay up to date by following me at @NVMSPrincipal or liking our Facebook page by clicking here.


Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments

I would like to make you aware of our upcoming Math, Reading and Science assessments. These assessments will be our students opportunity to show us what they know. The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments is a computerized test that measures what students know and informs us about what they're ready to learn next. Please review the schedule included below, and remind your student to bring their fully charged Chromebook everyday, and during their testing time. Students should also bring headphones if they are interested in using the text-to-speech function during this test.
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School Visit Reminder

Every day, our goal is to provide a safe learning and working environment for students and staff. As part of that effort, our school district has implemented a visitor and volunteer management system, called RAPTOR. This system will be used during our regular office hours, and will require you to provide your drivers license when entering the building. Outlined below is what you should expect with this process.


What to expect

  • When you arrive during the school day, you will be asked to present your photo ID. Your ID will be scanned, and you will be issued a name badge to wear during your visit. If you would like to learn more about what information is collected by doing this, please click here.

  • Please allow a few minutes the first time you use the new system. For subsequent visits, you will be able to self-check in by scanning the bar code on the back of your driver’s license or other acceptable identification. Look for the sign that reads, “Visitor Self Check-In.”

  • If you are dropping off items in the main office and not entering the school, you do not need to go through the visitor registration process.

Academic Spotlight

Not only are we building community with our learners, but we are also engaging your students in a variety of learning experiences. Click on the link below to learn more about the learning experiences offered to our students.

Young Adult Book Recommendations

In case you missed!

North View News

Hello, North View Community! This month, our students have made another newsletter full of entertainment and information we hope you enjoy. Follow the link that follows to check out this month's edition of North View News.

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Thursday, April 23rd, 3-7pm

5869 69th Ave N Brooklyn Park MN 55429

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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 sixth 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 graders, 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!