North Middle School is participating in Heifer International’s Read to Feed program through their English classes. Read to Feed is a nationwide campaign that promotes literacy while heightening students' awareness that their actions can make a difference in the lives of others. On February 26, 2018, Ms. Jen Winter, a representative from Heifer International, came to speak with our students. She shared how the program originated, the impact it has made in the lives of those in need, and how the program creates opportunities to empower and educate young women.
As a school community, we are pledging to read to make an impact on the global community. The more books students read, the more donations they earn, the more livestock and resources they can donate to families in need. With every page we turn, we help to improve the lives of people around the world!
Please check out their website for more information - readtofeed.org
Play the video to see Mrs. Serowik discuss the importance of supporting 30x6, North Middle School's reading initiative. Then, enjoy the literary music video created by our 8th grade students.
Beginning Wednesday, January 10th, we will offer English tutorials for those students who are currently being “monitored” in our English Language Arts AIS (Academic Intervention Services) program. The purpose of the tutorials is to supplement grade level curriculum and review the important skills and strategies that directly support instruction in the English classroom.
Teachers and Locations for English Tutorials
6th grade morning session ( 7:30-8:15) - Ms. Manoff /room 150
6th grade afternoon session (2:50-3:35) - Ms. Leverne/room 118
7th grade morning session (7:30-8:15) - Ms. Rice/room 130
8th grade morning session (7:30-8:15) - Mr. Del Ferraro/room 120
8th grade afternoon session (2:50-3:35) - Ms. Serowik/room 110
It's not too late to register!
To register for our English tutorials, complete and submit the form below to
Ms. Serowik (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Scholastic Book Fair will take place Tuesday, December 5th - Wednesday, December 6th. This is a great opportunity to find a new independent reading book!
In October, NMS students mastered an impressive 27, 324 words, earning us a top spot as the # 1 ranked Middle School in New York State. Way to go NMS!
MLK 50 Forward: Together We Win with Love for Humanity
Please see your English teacher for additional information and submission guidelines.
Here's a resource guide for you and your children to help prevent the summer slide. Click here to download the packet or click on the file below. Have a great, restful, and rewarding summer!
Zephyr, North Middle School's own award-winning art and literary magazine is now online! Check out this year's poems, stories, and art work that fit into the theme of "Through Tinted Glass."
Click here to download your own copy.
Students at North Middle School celebrated International Literacy Day on Thursday, September 8.
In honor of International Literacy Day, members of the English department collaborated to select short stories for each grade level to promote literacy and cultural awareness within our school. Homeroom teachers led students through an interactive read aloud during an extended homeroom period. Short stories included: “Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas, “Mother and Daughter” by Gary Soto, and “Rules of The Game” by Amy Tan. It was wonderful to see our students actively engaged in reading short stories that reflected various cultural perspectives.
Scholastic Scope is hosting a contest for young writers. Please review the attached contest rules and guidelines. Then, when you are ready, write up your story and submit it with the attached entry form. If you have any questions, please talk with English teacher or Mrs. Serowik, the NMS English Chairperson.
Start practicing your best smile because picture day is on the way! On September 27, students will take their yearbook photos during English class. Forms were given out in homeroom and extras are available in the main office. Please bring the completed form with payment to the photographers on 9/27. Please note that it is not required to purchase picture packages.