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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.“For the fourth year, the Tuscaloosa County School System is pleased to offer the TCSS Virtual Learning Program for students entering grades 9-12. Students in this program complete all coursework online through ACCESS Distance Learning while remaining students in their high schools. The application period is June 9 through July 31. For more information and to apply, please visit www.tcss.net and click on the “students and families” tab.”
Are you an upcoming 8th grader who might be interested in becoming a Rambassador for the 2020-2021 school year? If so, please click on the link to access the digital application.
Volleyball and Football
Any students who had planned to try-out for Volleyball for the upcoming 2020 school year please click the link below to sign-up. More information to come. Click Here
If you want to try-out for Football for the upcoming 2020 school year, please click here.
To All Northside Rams- Students, Parents, and Community Members,
I hope this letter finds you and your family well and enjoying this time spent together. The NMS Faculty family and I want you to know how much we appreciate you and your student and how much we have missed them during this time away. With the new directives given today from Governor Ivey and Dr. Mackey, my mind and my heart are both so very full. As you now know, the traditional school services will no longer be offered for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. At this time, we are still in need of further information from our superintendent and central office staff to determine how we will approach the challenge of teaching our students from home starting on Monday, April 6th. With that said, the NMS faculty and staff family will be meeting in the next few days to create some supplemental resource opportunities to share with you for your students until further directives are given from our superintendent and the central office staff.
Please remember that the community feeding program is offering breakfast and lunch, Monday-Friday at Northside High School from 11:00-1:00.
A TCSS Help Line has been established as a means for our students, parents and community to gain valuable information. The purpose of the Help Line is to provide information to questions anyone may have about school operations, gain social services help, or get connected with local school administrators. The help line number is 205-342-2920. This line will be available from 8:30 am until 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting Friday, March 27th.
We know this is a hard and stressful time for all. However, the Northside Community will make it through these hard times! WE ARE RAMS! WE ARE CHAMPIONS! As champions, we will rise to the occasion and come out of this situation stronger than we started! I am so very thankful to be part of such an awesome community! Please know that you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers! If you need anything during this time, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Autumn M. Franks
Northside Middle School
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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
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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