Principal's Post - Week of May 28th

posted May 23, 2019, 8:23 PM by Jorge Goncalves   [ updated May 23, 2019, 8:28 PM ]
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

Please be sure to take a moment this weekend to remember

the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our county.

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MCAS 2019

MCAS at NAMS went extremely well thanks to the efforts of all of you, thank you! I would like to especially thank Mr. Gosselin, Ms. Faucher, Ms. Chute, Mr. Wrigley, Ms. Raimondo, Ms. DiTroia, and all of our staff for all of their time, effort, and energy.

Students Not Attending North Andover in the Fall 2019

If a student will not be attending North Andover Public Schools in September of 2019, parents/guardians will need to notify Mrs. Barron as soon as possible by either email or coming into the main office of NAMS.  At the end of the school year your student’s records will be forwarded to their new school. Please contact Mrs. Barron with any questions at

So, what is your child doing this summer?

Check out the summer offerings available for middle school students through Community Programs here.

Museum of Science Vaping Presentations in Auditorium

NAHS Grade 9 students were able to attend what I have been told was a truly engaging, educational, and amazing vaping presentation at the Museum of Science this past month. When asked if our students could attend, we were hard pressed to find a date that would work for all 3 grades. So, we asked if the presenter could come to us! If you didn't already know, our nurse leader (Cheryl Barczak) and our nurses (Kathleen Pease and Beth Hassaneine) are so awesome that they were able to convince and cajole the presenter to come to NAMS free of charge. We are able to schedule 3 grade level presentations thanks to their efforts:

8:15-8:45 Grade 6

9:00-9:30 Grade 8

9:45-10:15 Grade 7

I plan on sending parents/guardians information about the dangers of vaping/juling and tips on how to talk to your children soon. Two of my favorite quotes are Many hands make light work and It takes a village to raise a child. Working together, we can guide and support our children to make our future great. Remember that we are preparing our children for their future, not our past.

Moving-Up Day

All of our students will be informed what team they will be on next year on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 and will also be able to meet their teachers on this day. Our grade 5 students will be coming up to NAMS and our grade 8 students will be going up to NAHS as part of this annual tradition.

Have you been following NAMS on Twitter?

I have been tweeting and retweeting pics and videos of our NAMS students and staff all year. 

Please follow us on Twitter @NAMiddle or at the following address:  

North Andover District Calendar 2019-2020

You may find next year's school calendar here.

Attention Grade 8 Families - We need your help with Grade 8 End-of-Year Activities

To make these end-of-year events possible for our students, we need your help.

Field Day - Wednesday, June 12th (Rain Date is Thursday, June 13th) is a day full of fun and organized activities and will be held on fields behind NAMS, and not the Youth Center. Even though the teachers organize the activities, this day would not be possible without lots of parent volunteers!

Class Night - Tuesday, June 18th is an evening of fun, food, and music for the students to enjoy with their 8th grade teachers. This event includes parent volunteers (set up and clean up) and food donations.

You can help by signing up here or at the following address:

If you have any questions regarding the activities please contact parent volunteers Eleanor Lucarini at , Diane Nikolopoulos at , or Maria Philbin at

Looking Ahead

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Memorial Day Weekend

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Students and Staff Return on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Team 8A (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

Grade 7 Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Team 8A (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

Grades 6 & 8 Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Team 8B (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Team 8C (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Team 8C (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Grade 7 Presentation - Amazing Hero Art in Auditorium from 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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

Grades 6 & 7 Full Year Chorus Concert at DCU Center

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Team 8B (1/2 of the Team) Field Trip to Edward M. Kennedy Institute 

      Trimester 3 Chorus Concert from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Canobie Lake Park Music Field Trip

Monday, June 10, 2019

Museum of Science Vaping Presentations in Auditorium

8:15-8:45 Grade 6

9:00-9:30 Grade 8

9:45-10:15 Grade 7

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Move-Up Day (Grades 5-8)

Move-Up Night for Grade 5 Parents/Guardians (Remember when your child was entering Grade 6?)

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Switch Grades 7 & 8 Schedules

Grade 8 Field Day

Peer Leaders visit Grade 6 Classrooms during Period 1

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony Practices

8A from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

8B from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

8C from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Switch Grades 7 & 8 Schedules

Grade 8 students go to RA1 until 8:40 a.m. then go to Homeroom then go to Boston Cruise. Students return before 2:20 p.m.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony Practice

8A from 8:00-8:45 a.m.

8B from 8:45-9:30 a.m.

8C from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Grade 8 Name That Tune Challenge

All Teams from 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Switch Grades 7 & 8 Schedules

Promotion Ceremonies

Team 8A from 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Team 8B from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Team 8C from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Class Night

All Teams from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Last Day of School)

Early Release for Students @ 11:05 a.m.