NMS RAMS 3/27/23

Good Afternoon NMS Families!

Our Unified Basketball team had a great game against Auburn last week. We received numerous compliments from the Auburn fans and staff about the sportsmanship our students displayed, not only from those playing but from those in the stands! We host the middle school jamboree on Wednesday April 5th at 3:15. This week we finished our ALICE training with Ofc. Dejordy. The students did a great job during the drills.

I am excited to announce our drama club is back and will be performing May 19th at 6pm and May 20th at 2pm. I have had the opportunity to watch them rehearse and they are doing a fabulous job! I hope you can make one of our shows.

Our spring sports began practicing. If you are interested in more information contact Mr. Stien at

Unfortunately, our 8th grade lip sync has been canceled due to the lack of participants. Ms. KK and Ms. Hickey are hard at work trying to come up with additional fundraisers.

Have a great Afternoon

John Diorio

Upcoming events

3/31-PD for staff, early release students

4/3-4/4- ELA MCAS

4/5- Middle School Jamboree

4/7- No school

4/17-21- April Vacation, no school

5/12- 8th grade Dinner/Dance

5/19 and 5/20- Summer of Kaos performed by the world renowned NMS drama club

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What a great season our Unified Basketball team is having! We were home against Auburn for an exciting game last week. I am sharing pictures and the video of our arrival from our previous game with Palmer School. On April 5 we will host the middle school basketball Jamboree beginning at 3:15. We will have 6 teams here for a round robin tournament followed by the closing ceremony celebration. Come help us pack the gym and cheer on all the students! It is free to attend and we will be selling food and drinks.

Wed 4/5- Home- Middle School Jamboree

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ALICE Training

We finished our ALICE evacuation drills with all students last week. The students did a great job and asked good questions. Special thanks to Ofc. Dejordy for his help with this! We are planning our last ALICE drill sometime in May. I will keep you posted.

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Our drama club is getting ready for their big performances in May. This is the first time we have had drama since covid. The students are looking good! I hope you will come and support our students Friday May 19 or at the matinee show on Saturday May 20, at 2pm.This year they are performing Summer of Kaos, directed by our very own Mr. Vickstrom.
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Easter Egg Hunt

4/10-4/14- Next House Competition- Egg Hunt! (more details coming) This is a PBIS event open to all students.

MCAS Schedule

Our 2023 MCAS has been set. See schedule below for dates and subject. Please be sure your student has a good breakfast and is at school on time.

ELA- 4/3-4/4

Math- 5/10-5/11

STE- 5/17-5/18 (Just grade 8)

Community Closet Open

April 5: 2:14-4:15

Vaping Diversion Program

Northbridge Middle School offers a Vaping Diversion Program for students who are involved in vaping. Parents and Guardians may refer their students to the program. The program is managed by Lori Johnson, the School Nurse Leader. Students who are referred to the program participate in a 5 week program involving reading 2 articles and completing an online video program developed by the MD Anderson Cancer Center to teach adolescents about the dangers of vaping. The students meet with the nurse once a week. At the end of the program, students will write a 1 page essay on the dangers of vaping and develop a written plan to quit vaping. If you are concerned about your student and vaping, please contact Mrs. Johnson at or call her at 508-234-6221, ext 5110.

Names of students referred to the program by parents/guardians will be kept confidential and no disciplinary action will be involved because of participation in the program.

Science Curriculum

We are excited about the new science curriculum purchased by our district. OpenSciEd was launched to improve the supply of and address demand for high quality, open-source, full-course science instructional materials, while at the same time supporting the implementation of middle school science instructional units.I am including a link to learn more about the program, and a pdf explaining what you and your student can expect from the program.