The "Buck Nation" Tribune
The Official NGMS Family Newsletter 8/21/2022
Greetings Nathanael Greene Middle School Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2022 – 2023 school year! I am thrilled to welcome our students and staff back to school. It has been a busy summer at Nathanael Greene Middle School for those students who attended our district wide summer learning programs. We hope that you were able to relax and make special memories with your friends and families. Now it is time to look forward to a wonderful new school year!
Our incredible staff of educators have been preparing classrooms for the new school year. We are excited to welcome many new staff members to our NGMS- Welcome to Buck Nation! We recognize that students may be feeling anxious with the start of a new school year and we will continue to place a strong emphasis on social emotional learning while focusing on building classroom community.
Nathanael Greene Middle School is such a special place to learn and grow. We are proud of our beautiful school and have high expectations for each and every student. Our students are kind, compassionate, and resilient. Together with our dedicated staff, we strive to make connections with students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe.
Our Nathanael Greene Middle School motto this year is “Be the Dream … Whatever it takes”. As a component of that we will stress the importance of Forward Thinking, Fostering Passions, Developing Responsible Citizens, and Preparing for Tomorrow’s Opportunities”.
Our Instructional Priorities have not changed, they are: Clear, Measurable, Goals; Organized Lessons and Continuous Feedback. Our Cultural Priorities remain the same also. They are: Ensuring a Positive Learning Environment. Ensuring that Actions Are Meaningful for ALL Abilities and Cultures and lastly having Active Engagement.
These concepts will continue to guide our mission to provide a rigorous and joyful inclusive school environment. Partnering with families will be crucial this year as we seek to increase positive family engagement here at Greene. We encourage families to stay connected and informed by following our district and school website for important information. We value our partnership with families as we navigate this year together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. Be the Dream…. Whatever it Takes #Greene Greatness.
Yours in the Work,
Dr. R. D. Sermons
There are many activities Aug. 27, 2022
- District Backpack give away ( all students in district are able to come) 10am-12pm
- NGMS 6th grade parent orientation - 12pm-1:30pm
- NGMS 7th/8th Grade Open House 2pm-3:30pm. Students will be able to get schedules, have a building tour and participate in an information session.
- We are happy to announce the launch of the NGMS Spirit Wear Store. To shop, visit https://nathanaelgreenespiritwear.com
- https://www.providenceschools.org/Greene. Listed below are ways to stay connected as well.
Sign up for Parent Link here.
You can learn about being a volunteer here.
You can sign up for Kinvolved here .
You can sign up for Let’s Talk here.
From AP Rinalducci...
Buck Nation Families!
I am super excited for an incredible 2022-23 school year! Excitement, Possibility, Teamwork, Achievement.
These are the words that continue to permeate my mind as I think about the school year approaching. This year, I am looking forward to serving as the eighth grade principal in addition to the URI and PC teams of seventh grade. New opportunities and new adventures await us this year and I am privileged to support you and your families in getting the most out of this year.
Together as students, teachers, staff, families, and administration, we will practice the skills needed to communicate effectively and creatively; this means that classes will be filled with reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. We know that students best learn about themselves as readers and problem solvers with a variety of opportunities to do so. From independent to large group activities, students will have the space and time to grow as individuals and Bucks at Nathanael Greene.
As you have questions, ideas and concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am available via email, twitter and cell phone.
Ms. Amanda Rinalducci, Ed.S.
7th & 8th Grade Administrator
From AP DAVID...
Thank you for showing up and coming out in great numbers for Sixth Grade Orientation! I thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet the new families and getting to know the students. We had so much fun with sidewalk chalk art, kickball, and basketball.
I hope that your students enjoyed themselves as well. I can't wait until the school year to continue our momentum.
I look forward to serving as the 6th and 7th assistant grade principal. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Ms. Jaime David, M. Ed.
6th & 7th Grade Administrator
From Mr Maxsom-Taylor Director of Operations...
Greetings Greene Families and Students,
I am excited to be your Director of Operations this year. I'm looking forward to creating and fostering positive relationships with all of you. I have heard so many great things about NGMS and can’t wait to meet you.
I view education as a life-long process and promise to continue learning every year from our students, teachers, and parents at NGMS. Most importantly, I believe that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. Because the relationships between families and the school are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. I look forward to meeting you soon! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me @Marques.MaxsomTaylor@ppsd.org
Director of Operations
From Mr. Furtick School Culture Coordinator...
We had an excellent turnout for our 6th Grade Orientation 😊
Your children came to Greene everyday with positive energy and made the 3 days fun and exciting. Saturday, August 27th , there will be several events going on at Nathanael Greene Middle School.
- FREE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY from 10am-12pm. You don't have to be a student of Nathanael Greene to receive a bag.
- 6th Grade Parent Orientation 12pm-1:30pm Parents, you will have the opportunity to tour the school and see where your students classes are located. There also will be an opportunity to meet teachers and school administrators.
- Open House for 7th & 8th grade families/students. Nathanael Greene will be open from 2pm-3:30pm for 7th/8th grade parents to come in & tour the school. Students will be able to receive their schedule and can see where their classes will be located.
- This year at Nathanael Greene, we have created a school store, where students and families can purchase a variety of items. The school store will be open online for the entire 2022-2023 school year. Here is the direct link to the store. https://www.nathanaelgreenespiritwear.com/
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Alick Furtick
School Culture Coordinator
GET CONNECTED .... STAY CONNECTED
We are striving to ensure that our families are connected to the school in every aspect possible. We want our families to stay informed of all the wonderful things that are happening here at Nathanael Greene. We ask that you please visit our new and improved website on a regular basis for current news and upcoming events. https://www.providenceschools.org/Greene.
Nathanael Greene Middle School
The mission of Nathanael Greene Middle School is to create a safe and healthy learning environment. We practice mutual respect. We pursue high standards of learning, teaching, and conduct. We will equip students with the necessary skills to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.
The Nathanael Greene Middle School will be a national leader in educating urban youth for future success in high school and beyond.