September 23, 2016

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

This week in advisory, students and staff marked Thankful Thursday by using sticky notes to write something they are grateful for about another person in the school community. They then ‘delivered’ the notes by placing them where the person would see them (e.g. a locker, phone, cleaning cart). I was really encouraged by many of the notes that I saw. Through their comments, students demonstrated what they value at NM: supportive friendships, individuality, respect, and their coaches, staff and teachers.

Tomorrow (Saturday 9/24) New Orleans Service Learning will be hosting their annual Fun(d) fest at the high school to support their work in New Orleans. If you are able, please join them for a great time playing games and eating food! There will be prizes, face painting and more! Buy a Critter Patty Bingo Ticket from any NOLA member for the chances win the first place prize $300, second place prize $200, and third place prize $100! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

We are in the midst of college visit season, with college representatives visiting the school to talk to students. Please see the list of upcoming college visits at the bottom of the email. Interested students should sign up on Naviance.


Isaac Taylor



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Saturday, September 24

NOLA Fun(d) Fest

9am - 3:30pm

Monday, September 26

School Committee meeting - ILC


Tuesday, September 27

Early release -

Dismissal at 10:25am

Wednesday, September 28

School Start Time Meeting w/Supt. Landers

Room 14 / 6:30pm-8:30pm

Thursday, September 29

Voter registration sign-ups for students 18 and older

During all lunches

Friday, September 30

Q1 Progress Reports - Grades Close


Saturday, October 1

Class of 1966 - Building Tour


Wednesday, October 5

Workers Credit Union - Loan Seminar / Room 3


Friday, October 7

Q1 Progress Reports issued


Tuesday, October 11

Choral Boosters meeting - Room 38

6pm - 8pm

October 11 - 13

Student Blood Drive sign-ups - outside Cafe C

During all lunches

Wednesday, October 12

School Start Time Meeting w/Supt. Landers

Room 14 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Wednesday, October 12

Athletic Boosters Mtg - AD office

7pm - 9pm

Monday, October 17

Student Blood Drive - New Gym


Wednesday, October 19

School Start Time Meeting w/ Supt. Landers

Room 14 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, October 20

Spook-a-Palooza - Cafe C


Monday, October 24

School Committee Mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

October 24-28

Homecoming Spirit week


Thursday, October 27

School Start Time Meeting w/ Supt. Landers

Room 14 / 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Thursday, October 27

Early release -

Dismissal at 10:25am

Friday, October 28

Homecoming BBQ

4pm - 6:30pm

Saturday, October 29

Homecoming Semiformal - New Gym

6pm - 10pm

Tuesday, November 8

Community Blood Drive - Bartlett Gym

10am - 3pm

Tuesday, November 8

Townsend (only) Voting / All precincts  - New Gym

Polls open 7am - 8pm




NMRS Scholarship Foundation - Oct 1 Canning Day

The Foundation will be holding a Canning Day on Saturday, Oct.1st throughout Ashby, Townsend and Pepperell.


Senior college preparation classes

The guidance department is currently in the process of visiting  senior English classes so that they have the opportunity to provide a broad overview of the college application process.  During these classroom visits counselors are discussing application criteria and choices, the financial aid process, standardized testing (ACT/SAT), letters of recommendation, and other pertinent information. Counselors are stressing the importance of being calm and organized during this demanding and potentially stressful time!



PSAT’s will be given on Wednesday, October 19th. All juniors will be taking the exam at no charge.  Sophomores are also welcome to take the test for a $15 fee.  Please sign up in Guidance.  PSAT practice booklets have been given out to all juniors and offered to sophomores.  These booklets are available in Guidance.


The following colleges will be visiting NM.  Please sign up through your Naviance account or with Mrs. Jamieson in the Guidance Office.





United States Coast Guard Academy


9/20/16 9:30 AM

The University of Scranton


9/21/16 11:30 AM

Colby College


9/22/16 9:00 AM

Emmanuel College


9/23/16 8:00 AM

Fisher College


9/23/16 10:30 AM

Johnson & Wales University (Providence)


9/26/16 9:45 AM

University of Connecticut


9/27/16 7:30 AM

Assumption College


9/27/16 8:00 AM

Southern New Hampshire University


9/27/16 9:15 AM

Champlain College


9/28/16 12:00 PM

Wheaton College MA


9/28/16 1:00 PM

Sacred Heart University


9/28/16 1:30 PM

University of Southern Maine


9/29/16 8:00 AM

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts


9/29/16 9:15 AM

Framingham State University


9/29/16 1:30 PM

Suffolk University


9/30/16 8:00 AM

Plymouth State University


10/3/16 8:00 AM

Curry College


10/3/16 12:30 PM

Lesley University

Art Department

10/3/16 12:45 PM

University of Rhode Island


10/4/16 11:10 AM

Nichols College


10/5/16 10:30 AM

Dean College


10/6/16 9:00 AM

University of Massachusetts, Lowell


10/6/16 10:00 AM

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Art Department

10/7/16 7:30 AM

University of New Hampshire at Durham


10/11/16 8:00 AM

Mount Ida College


10/11/16 8:30 AM

Lesley University


10/11/16 9:30 AM

Becker College


10/12/16 9:30 AM

Wentworth Institute of Technology


10/12/16 10:00 AM

Fitchburg State University


10/13/16 8:30 AM

MCPHS - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences


10/13/16 10:30 AM

Franklin Pierce University


10/14/16 9:00 AM

Saint Joseph's College-ME


10/14/16 11:30 AM

Johnson State College


10/17/16 1:30 PM

Newbury College


10/18/16 12:30 PM

Roger Williams University


10/20/16 7:30 AM

University of Massachusetts, Boston


10/20/16 1:00 PM

Bryant University


10/21/16 9:30 AM

Saint Anselm College


10/24/16 8:00 AM

Western New England University


10/31/16 8:30 AM

Westfield State University


11/1/16 11:00 AM

Hofstra University


11/9/16 1:00 PM


Voter Registration

The voter registration is for students 16 years and older. On August 1st, voter preregistration went into effect. Kids 16 and 17 are eligible to pre-register.


Student Parking Passes for 2016-2017 School Year

Current juniors may purchase parking spots with a signed application, a copy of the student’s license, copy of the registration for the vehicle that will be parked on school grounds, and $60. Passes may be purchased at lunch. Please see Mrs. Leary with questions.


Building site

Updated photos along with a layout detailing the five “Areas” of the building are on the web page: The see the video of the topping off ceremony please follow this link:



Athletic Department Requests/Reminders



If you have any photos or plan on taking photos at any of the NM athletic events, would you please email them to so I may put them on display on the monitor in the athletic hall.

If you or someone you know has any gently used crutches that may be lying around, the athletic department is always looking for extra sets. You can drop them off at the front office to the attention of Mr. Bunnell.


Thank you in advance for supporting NM Athletics!




Injuries- The season is now in high gear and injuries are occurring, both minor and major. Please make sure that your son/daughter reports any injuries to the coach and trainer so the injury can be assessed and addressed. Parents please remember to inform the nurse’s office with any information that you feel is important so that the school can best accommodate your child.


Equipment Care- All athletes need to remember to bring their uniforms and equipment home after use to be cleaned. Please wash thoroughly, and let uniforms and equipment air dry. Using a dryer can damage uniforms and equipment, shortening their life and effectiveness.


Thank you for helping us better serve your children!


NM Patriot Boosters

NM Patriot Boosters are again doing their “GEAR UP” Athletic Apparel Fundraiser. The sale started 9/21 and ends 10/6. All checks are to be made payable to the NM Boosters. Payment and order forms are to be turned into Mr. Bunnell no later than 10/6. The sale flyer and order form can be found outside of the athletic office or by clicking the following link:


The NM boosters are always looking for volunteers for the concession stand and other club related tasks. Please email Patty Collins, President,  if you are interested in contributing.

Please visit the improved athletics website

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