Message from the Superintendent - Zoning Questions
Recently, we have been made aware that there have been rumors and social media discussion about re-zoning portions of the Northside School zone into the Tuscaloosa County High School zone. There have even been statements that a vote is scheduled on this action as soon as our October 28th Board meeting. To be clear, there have been absolutely no discussions or plans to re-zone the Northside school zone. Re-zoning within a school system is most often done due to over-crowding in one area that could be alleviated by open space in another. Unfortunately, in the Tuscaloosa County School System, most all of our schools are at or exceeding capacity. Re-zoning simply makes no sense whatsoever.
We do appreciate the residents within the Northside zone who have respectfully and appropriately reached out to find out whether or not there was any truth to these rumors and social media posts. While they expressed great concern over any such decision, rather than jumping to grossly negative comments and accusations, they treated us in the same manner they would want to be treated.
To be clear, there are no plans to re-zone the Northside community nor have there been any discussion to even consider such action.
Walter W. Davie, Ed.D.
School News and Headlines
We would like to welcome you to Northside Middle School: Our goal is very simple; We want our students to Learn, Grow, and Achieve. At Northside Middle School, we will show students how much we care for them through our expectations of them. We expect our students to take rigorous courses. We expect them to respect one another. We expect parents to be equal partners in their children's learning. We expect our students to do their best! Our school is a small school that allows us to give families the personal attention they deserve. Our doors are always open for you to come in and visit. It is very important for you to know what your child is learning. It is our hope that you will frequently visit our school website, as well as our school , to keep abreast of your child's classroom assignments, well-being, and progress.
To the Northside Community,
I write to you today with a sense of pride as I share in the excitement with our students, teachers and community in celebration over the accomplishments received by Northside Middle School on the State Report Card published this day. The faculty and staff at NMS have worked diligently over the past year to continue the high sense of excellence that has been shown year after year. With that said, champions never settle. Champions never give up, they keep striving to be better. We are champions at Northside Middle School. We are committed to continuing to strive for excellence by holding high expectations of our students by encouraging good attendance and continuing to offer engaging lessons and high quality instruction to increase student growth and achievement. Thank you to the Northside Community for your continued support! GO RAMS!Sincerely,Autumn Franks
Northside Middle School 6th and 7th Grade Parents,
Mrs. Wheelus, our current 6th grade social studies teacher will now be serving as our new math teacher. We are very grateful that Mrs. Wheelus has accepted this position as she has taught this content in the past at Northside Middle. This move will create an opening in our social studies department, however I am confident that we will find a good candidate to fill the position. The entire social studies department at NMS will work together to meet the needs of our students.
Here is the remind information for Mrs. Wheelus’s 6th and 7th Grade Math Remind:
6th Grade: Text @lwheelu to 81010
7th Grade: Text @4ck4dg to 81010
Northside Middle School
Snack Shack is open now!
Prices Range from $.25 to $1.00.
NMS Beauty Pageant is October 24th.
What is the Anonymous Alerts App?The Anonymous Alerts anit-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communication between submitters ( students, parents and community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or reveal their idenity when submitting a report.How does it work?Anonymous Alerts moblie applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or Chrome Stores. Tuscaloosa County School System supplies students with an activation code (tuscaloosacounty), making the app remarkably easy to use and students select which school the message should be sent. In addition, informational posters explaining how to use the app will be displayed throughout the schools and offices in the district.Anonymous Alerts will allow students to report suspicious activity. When a student submits the anonymous report, administrators will recieve a notification of the report and will be able to act on reports in a timely manner. The system will be monitored from 7:30 to 3:30 each week day.
TCSS Introducing New Community Engagement Program This FallTCSS U is a new way for families and community members to learn more about our school system. Applications are being accepted now through Friday, September 20, 2019, for the program. Learn more here.
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