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:

  • Information about Language Arts and Reading Instruction
  • Information about After School Programming Opportunities
  • Reppin' Knight Pride Celebrations
  • A glimpse inside our school with Fun Photos from October
  • Ways to be Involved.

I hope you enjoy these updates and thank you your attendance during our two evenings of parent/teacher conferences this trimester. Working together, in partnership, I know we can help your child reach their learning potential.

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.

Noticias de la View!

Kev Tshaj Tawm

Don't Be Tardy for the Party!

At North View Middle School we believe that no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship. Because of this belief, our students spent a considerable amount of time during the school working with student leaders and staff to develop a positive school climate and culture that is supportive of all community members.

Part of this work is providing students with opportunities to celebrate what it means to represent Knight Pride! On November 26th we hosted a Tardy party for those students who successfully complete the tardy challenge. We had 501 out of 640 students earn the party. That means 78% of the all students had 5 or fewer tardies over the course of 11 school days.

By grade, it breaks down to…

  • 91% of 6th grade
  • 75% of 7th grade
  • 68% of 8th grade

Check out the video below to learn more about the challenge and celebration.

The 11 Day Tardy Challenge

In case you missed!

English 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 in our English classes and after school programs.

After School Highlight: North View News

Budding journalists, Sarah and Oluwagbemiga, are excited to present you with the first edition of their student newsletter "North View News". This edition provides a book review, staff profiles and upcoming events in our school community.

Get Involved

Community Listening Session

Tuesday, Jan. 21st, 3-7pm

5869 69th Ave N Brooklyn Park MN 55429

In addition to building community with our students, we would like to build connections with you. Please consider joining us for an upcoming family engagement activity. Along with sharing how your students are performing academically, we would like to hear your perspective as we plan for our future. Please join us during our first conference night and share your experience as a North View Middle school community member. We would like to know more about what is going well for your student, what you need for your student to be successful and happy at North View and what we can do to establish community trust and increase family engagement.

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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.


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!