Principal's Post - Week of March 25th

posted Mar 22, 2019, 4:36 AM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated Mar 28, 2019, 10:16 AM ]
Dear NAMS families,
I hope that this message finds you and your families well. Below you will find important highlights and information about happenings at NAMS.
Please be sure to also check us out on Twitter @NAMiddle

New American Flag in the NAMS Gym
When we recognized that we needed a flag in the NAMS gym, Superintendent Gilligan was quick to respond by donating a very special flag to our gym. This flag was flown over the United States Capitol on October 5, 2015 at the request of Honorable Niki Tsongas, Member of Congress.  This flag was flown for Gregg Gilligan, for exemplary Patriotism and Dedication to the Education of Future Leaders in the Majesty and Meaning of America.

Attention Grade 8 Families

Recommendation Override Forms are due by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 25, 2019. For more information regarding viewing course recommendations and accessing the Override Form, please follow the link here or copy and paste the following website into your browser:

4th Annual Hot Chocolate House with A Little Knight Music (Friday, March 22, 2019)
A Little Knight Music (ALKM) is planning to have their 4th annual Hot Chocolate House on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the 8th grade side of the cafe. Students in A Little Knight Music Chorus perform together as an ensemble, and as soloists. Hot Chocolate and treats will be served. t's a less formal setting than a concert and should conclude by 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and will be sold during lunches beginning on Monday, March 18th.

Register now for the 6th Annual Matthew Harty Mito Classic - Street Hockey Fundraiser 
The 6th Annual Matthew Harty Mito Classic will be held at the North Andover Youth Center April 9, 2019 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Play street hockey to help raise funds to help those with mitochondrial disease go to camp. See the school website for more information on how to sign up and register your team online. You can sign up a team and learn more about this fundraiser here.

Upcoming PTAC Meetings
Thursday, April 11th @ 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, May 9th @ 9:00 a.m.

Looking Ahead

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Monday, March 25, 2019

        First Day of Trimester 3

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

        Early Release for Students @ 1:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

        All Town Band Festival @ NAHS from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019

NAMS MCAS Dates 2019

The following are the dates that we will be administering MCAS exams to our students. I wanted to give you plenty of notice to insure that our students will be in school on the dates of the scheduled MCAS exams.

Grade 8 ELA (Session 1) - April 8th
Grade 8 ELA (Session 2) - April 9th
Grade 7 ELA (Session 1) - April 23rd
Grade 7 ELA (Session 2) - April 25th
Grade 6 ELA (Session 1) - April 29th
Grade 6 ELA (Session 2) - April 30th

Grade 7 Math (Session 1) - May 6th
Grade 7 Math (Session 2) - May 7th
Grade 8 Math (Session 1) - May 13th
Grade 8 Math (Session 2) - May 14th
Grade 6 Math (Session 1) - May 15th
Grade 6 Math (Session 2) - May 16th

Grade 8 STE (Session 1) - May 20th
Grade 8 STE (Session 2) - May 21st

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NAMS 2018-2019 Yearbooks

You can order your NAMS 2018-2019 yearbook online now for $35 here.

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Free Money Programs for PTAC
Were you aware of the many ways that you can raise money for our school? Please visit the PTAC website here for more information or read more below.
Direction Donations
We are still looking for direct donations to meet our goal.  There are many ways to donate:  send a check to school, Paypal, or now use the convenience of  Venmo @NorthAndoverMiddleSch-PTAC 
Thank you again for all of your support!
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