News from the View!
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As we close out the 2018 year, and embark on a new year, we are looking forward to many exciting school activities planned for our students. Our grade level assemblies are scheduled for January 17th, and January 18th. Rumor has it that the North View Middle School staff are planning something special for the grade level competitions! We will continue to build a sense of community at North View Middle School, and we would like you to be a part of it! Be sure to 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. One such bit of information that I would like you to be aware of is related to the school community's student expectations. Included below is a video titled "Code of Conduct Refresher". It outlines the top ten reminders we reviewed with our students at the beginning of the trimester.
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.
In case you missed!
Holiday Music Festival
The Mall of America once again, hosted a Holiday Music Festival which highlighted North View Middle School. It was great to see our talented performers entertain Mall visitors.
This student group gives our students the opportunity to share their thoughts on race and the school climate.
We hold a Raffle Week the week before winter break because this week features a high level of student energy. Raffle Week serves to funnel that energy in a positive direction. Check out the video below to learn more about Raffle Week at North View Middle School.
Holiday Music Festival
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/.
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.
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.
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