News from the View!
Dedicated to furthering the lives of our students.
We are 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 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 issue, you will be provided with information related to:
- Our Welcome Back Video
- A 6th Grade AVID Opportunity
- The District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC)
- Picture Day
- Chromebook Boot Camp
- Parent/Teacher Conferences
- Book recommendations for your student.
- The Parent/Student Handbook
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.
Note: The translated editions included below were translated with Google Translate.
Welcome Back Video
One way in which we do that is by proactively teaching expectations to students. Review the welcome message below that outlines information about our Covid-19 preparedness plan student expectations.
Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
In light of the continued community concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, North View Middle School is required to host a virtual conference experience for families to engage with on either Wednesday, October 14th, and Tuesday, October 22nd. During this time you will be able to:
- Meet your student’s advisory teacher.
- Review classroom objectives and goals.
- Discuss how your student is progressing in each of their classes.
- Families who participate will be able to enter their student/s into a raffle to be held on Friday, October 30th.
Please use the link found here to sign up. Your conferencing teacher will follow up with you the week of October 12th to confirm your time and provide you with the next steps. If you are unable to attend or would like to view your student’s progress ahead of time, please login into Schoology or ParentVue.
Lastly, I would like to encourage you to stay up to date on what is happening at North View Middle School by clicking here. This link will take you to our recent updates.
Hard copy (paper) applications are available for download here. If you are completing a hard copy, please print out the application, complete it and return it to the address on the application. Allow up to 10 business days for processing. The district will contact you by US mail to let you know if your application was approved.
Sixth Grade AVID
North View Middle School is currently recruiting 6th-grade students for our 6th grade AVID Exploratory class. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an in-school system of support, for all students, that is dedicated to developing leaders in their schools, communities, and society. The AVID Exploratory class challenges students to discover the individual determination they possess by providing study skills, note-taking skills, time management, organization, and reading and writing skills. Additionally, AVID students should be motivated to learn about and pursue post-secondary educational and career options.
The AVID Exploratory focuses on the following:
College and Career Readiness
For any questions and to learn how to apply to the program, please contact the AVID ExploratoryTeacher, Ms. Mulvahill, with any questions.
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District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC)
Interested in supporting the work of the district and North View Middle School? If so, parents/guardians of North View Middle School are being asked to consider serving as stakeholder representatives on an important advisory group. Please consider this opportunity to share your perspective.
District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC)
The district is requesting two parents from each elementary school and three parents from each middle and high school to serve on the District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC). The District Planning Advisory Council (DPAC) provides community and ISD 279 staff involvement in planning for and evaluating existing instructional programs. DPAC membership is based on interest, not educational expertise. Meetings take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m on the dates below:
- October 19
- November 9
- December 7
- January 4
- February 1
- February 22
- March 15
- April 12
- April 27 (School Board Presentation)
Meetings will be held virtually through Google Meet, at the Educational Service Center (11200 93rd Ave North, Maple Grove), and in the Forum Room at Park Center Senior High School. Subcommittees may, at their discretion, schedule additional meetings or extend their meeting. For additional information, please feel free to visit this link on our district website. If you are interested in being a representative, please complete this application form.
Ways to Stay Updated
Each month, North View Middle School will send you the "News from the View" Family Newsletter. These newsletters are organized in a fashion that the most critical information is at the top and as you scroll down the newsletter the information becomes more oriented toward the future. This is your “one-stop-shop” to stay informed about the happenings of our school community.
Multilingual Facebook Pages
The multilingual Facebook pages listed below is where you can find resources, news, and information, in multiple languages, about ISD 279 Osseo Area School.
Another way to receive personalized information and be engaged in conversations related to the North View Middle School community is to attend parent-teacher conferences each trimester. Not only will you be able to meet your child's teacher, but there will also be opportunities to provide us with feedback about your needs. North View Middle School is a dynamic community; if you want to be involved and don’t know how, please ask. We can connect you to a cause, action, or person that will help you be connected to our community.
The NVMS website is a place to go to access information that could be important for a family at any point in the year. This may include but is not limited to, the daily schedule, the school calendar, how to check your student's grades using Parent Vue, and stay informed of your students distance learning progress using Schoology.
Social Media Updates
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are you doing to ensure a safe return to the school year?
Please click here for #279ReadytoRestart plan.
When does the school open?The school building will be open for students to enter each day at 7:50 am. We are asking that families do not drop off students prior to this time to avoid the congregation of large groups of students in front of the building prior to the start of the school day.
- I need support with Internet Resources.
Resources are available to support families that do not have access to the internet in their homes can be found here. We will also post these resources as they become available to the COVID-19 section of the district website. Internet support and resources may also be provided to families as necessary by the district.
- Will students be required to wear face coverings and socially distance at school?
Yes. All staff and students (kindergarten and older) are required to wear a face covering. Socially distancing will also be enforced in all areas of the building when students and staff are in the building.
This is my seventh 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 Anishinabe 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!
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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.