Welcome Incoming 6th Grade Students and Families

  • August 2023

    Dear Grade 6 Students, New Students, and Parents/Guardians:

    Welcome to North Middle School! It is a pleasure to greet you as we are about to embark on another school year. For you, the beginning of September marks the start of a new and exciting adventure – the beginning of middle school!  

    In order to ensure that all of our students are well acclimated and feel comfortable and at home in North Middle, we have scheduled a STUDENT ORIENTATION for all new students on Wednesday, August 30th.  This orientation, which we are calling Bagels and Locks,  will begin promptly at 10:30 AM. Please make sure your child arrives no later than 10:25 AM to ensure he or she does not feel rushed and is as comfortable as possible.  The schedule will be as follows:


    10:30 - 10:45: 

    Cafeteria:  Bagels and Announcements

    10:45 - 11:30:

    ILocks/Lockers in Homerooms (HR assignments will be sent home before Aug. 30)

    II. Scavenger Hunt (Conducted by 6th grade teachers, NMS Counseling Center)

    Drop Off/Pick Up:  As this is a STUDENT ONLY ORIENTATION, we would ask that you please drop off your child at the designated area (by LAST NAME) and proceed to the Parkwood Parking Lot.  Students will be dismissed by 11:30, at which time you are asked to pick them up in the same location they were dropped off.

    • Bus Platform Entrance/Exit:  LAST NAMES:  A - K
    • Polo Road Entrance/Exit: LAST NAMES:  L - Z



    Unfortunately, our auditorium renovation is still in progress, so we will not be able to host our Parent Meeting that usually takes place while our students take part in the Orientation.  However, please note that we will host a PTO Welcome 6th Grade Parent Webinar on Tues, Aug  29th @ 7 PM


    • The link for this event will be sent on Mon., Aug. 28th.   \
    • This Webinar will be recorded. 

    In addition, throughout the year, please feel free to contact your child’s School Counselor and/or teachers with your questions or concerns. The 6th grade counselors will be Ms. Heather Blasi (441-4520) or Dr. Tracey Segal (441-4520).  For other contact information, please see the attached Communication Guide. We look forward to meeting you and working with you in order to ensure that you and your child have an enriching and rewarding middle school experience.

    Finally, please see the PTO Website with information regarding the NMS PTO Back to School Supplies Pop Up Shop!

    We look forward to seeing our 6th grade students on August 30th. at 10:30 AM.  

    Be well and stay safe,

    Gerald C. Cozine     


  • For Students:

    Incoming 6th grade students only: Click on the STUDENTS tab on our homepage to learn about our clubs and activities and a few other helpful pages.  Click around and explore what's available to you, including the Things to Know page. You can learn about all our clubs and activities there as well. 

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  • 6th Grade Student Orientation

    View the orientation presentation again and again! Click the image below.

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  • For Parents:

    Click on the PARENTS tab on our homepage to find useful information, especially the NMS Parent Information, NMS PTO and NMS SDMC (Shared Decision Making Committee) pages. 

    Also visit the Nurse's page for useful information about forms that are due before the start of school. 


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  • 2023-2024 6th Grade School Supplies

    Information for supplies for the 2023-2024 school year is at this link.  Click the image below to see supplies listed by grade. 

    school supply list