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With the first week of MCA has just begun, I am excited to see our students use their knowledge and skills to show what they know in both Reading and Math. The Reading MCAs began this week, and we will be moving into Math in two weeks, and will conclude with 8th grade Science in early May. Click here for calendar with specifics.
What your students have been learning on a daily basis has helped build the foundation they need to be able to demonstrate high achievement on tests, and I am confident that our students will make great strides this year. Please assist your student in their success by being ready each day.
Some items to consider are:
The Night Before:
- Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better.
- Keep your routine as normal as possible.
- Mention the test to show you’re interested, but don’t dwell on it.
- Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.
The Morning of the Test:
- Help your student get up early to avoid rushing.
- Please be sure to have your student at school on time. Their testing may began immediately after advisory.
- It is imperative that all students are in school during these assessments and report on time, as modifications to daily schedules will occur in order to create a productive testing environment for all students.
- Have your child eat a good breakfast, but not a heavy one. Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests.
- Have your child dress in something comfortable.
- Be positive about the test. Explain that doing your best is what counts.
Be sure to also 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.
In case you missed!
North View Middle School students where able to Repp' Knight Pride at a recent student leadership summit at Hamline University.
Small group tutorial sessions are held twice a week during the AVID elective class in grades 7, and 8. Our trained tutors facilitate the collaborative student-led discussions at each group to help students find the answer to a question, problem, project, and any other school-work related point of confusion they may have.
We held Raffle Week once again the week before spring break because this week features a high level of student energy. Raffle Week serves to funnel that energy in a positive direction.
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/.
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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.
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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