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Northport Middle School

Principal's Message

 

2019-2020 Welcome Message From Principal Tim Hoss
e-mail Dr. Hoss at timothy.hoss@northport.k12.ny.us


Dear Northport Middle School Community,

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. Dr. Brown and I are thrilled to open up Northport Middle School and continue the important work of providing a developmentally responsive middle-level education for each of our children.

Middle school is a vital bridge between elementary school and high school—it is also a period when young people, often for the first time in their lives, begin actively seeking a sense of purpose and place. It is our job to provide them with these opportunities, while also keeping them engaged, challenged and supported. Our children are gifts with limitless potential. Through the efforts of our entire school community, we can help them to develop their own unique skills and talents and prepare them for continued success far beyond their early adolescent years.

A primary vehicle through which we accomplish this growth and development is our interdisciplinary teams. There are several pillars to effective teaming—among them are 1) students sharing a common set of interdisciplinary teachers for all core classes; 2) teachers working in close physical proximity to one another, enabling greater collaboration; 3) teachers and counselors having regularly scheduled team meetings during a common planning time. This daily face-to-face interaction facilitates early intervention; 4) and perhaps, most importantly, teachers sharing a philosophy about how a developmentally responsive middle-level curriculum is delivered. Our goal is social, emotional, and academic growth for all students.

NMS is indeed full of hope and optimism that anything is possible for our students, and when parents, students, teachers, counselors, and administrators partner, anything IS possible.

Wishing all members of our school community a great year, 

Tim Hoss
Principal
 

Addendum:
Welcome to Northport Middle School’s website. Northport Middle School is located on the north shore of Long Island, about 45 minutes east of New York City. We currently have approximately
 
600 sixth, seventh, and eighth graders enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. We have developed an interdisciplinary and hands-on approach to learning and every grade is teamed for English Language Arts, math, science and social studies. There is also a special education inclusion model in all three grades.

We have an Advisory Program (Housegroup) which features a small number of students meeting daily with a faculty member. We work hard to guarantee that every child is known by at least one adult who is not in an evaluative relationship.

We believe we have a great school because we have great students, great staff and great parents. Students describe their time at our school as academically challenging but also exciting and fun. At Northport Middle School, we encourage and promote curiosity, creativity and love of learning. Academic growth and personal growth are considered equally important.

If you walk through our building, you will be impressed by the sense of pride that pervades our school. Our staff and students work diligently to insure that the hallmarks of pride and respect remain steadfast.

Enjoy our website!!!!!

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Current News

Positive COVID-19 Case at Northport High School - Building Closed 9.24

Click here for update from the Superintendent regarding positive COVID-19 case at Northport High School. The building will be closed tomorrow, September 24th. 

New District Policy #4258 Approved

Click here for the full policy

Click here for the letter from the Superintendent

USDA Extends Free Meal Program

As of Tuesday September 15th 2020, ALL students will be receiving free lunch. Additionally, all students attending breakfast participating schools (Pulaski Road, Northport High School, Northport Middle School & East Northport Middle School) will receive FREE breakfast. This has been extended until December 31, 2020 or until further notice. 

Important Reopening Information

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Click here for the District Reopening Page

REMINDER: Student health screening is to be completed weekly: Monday for Blue Group and Tuesday for Gold Group. Parents should be receiving emails on their child's group's day to complete. If you are not receiving these emails, contact the technology department. 

Click here for the Secondary Wednesday Remote Schedule - ADDED 9.21.20

Click here for Hybrid Learning and Technology Resources

Click here for Parent University 

Click here for the Hybrid Calendar

9.11.20 ANNOUNCEMENT: Section XI has postponed athletics until January, 2021

9.14.20 ANNOUNCEMENT: As of Tuesday September 15th 2020, ALL students will be receiving free lunch. Additionally, all students attending breakfast participating schools (Pulaski Road, Northport High School, Northport Middle School & East Northport Middle School) will receive FREE breakfast. This has been extended until December 31, 2020 or until further notice. 

Click here for What to Expect at the Elementary School

Click here for What to Expect at the Middle Schools and High School

New School Year Begins for Northport-East Northport School District

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Students Return To Pulaski Road Elementary
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The 2020-2021 school year at Northport-East Northport Union Free School District kicked off with happy students and eager parents. September 10th and 11th marked the first days for students returning to school under the district’s hybrid instructional model, with half the students beginning on Thursday and the remaining students starting on Friday. Students arrived and even through their masks, the excitement and joy of being reunited with friends and teachers was evident. 
Upon arrival, students were immediately welcomed by teachers and school staff, who directed them to their classrooms and walked them through the new school protocols. From little ones showing off their first day outfits to 6th and 9th graders becoming acquainted with their new buildings, every student showed enthusiasm for the return. 
“We’re incredibly proud of our students and their resilience as they head into this new year,” shared Superintendent of Schools Robert Banzer. “We know that things may look different, but the energy and excitement of first day is exactly the same.”.