September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

Next Monday 10/3 please join us to support the support against cancer by attending the girls’ field hockey pink games. The middle school team plays at 3:00, followed by JV at 5:30, and Varsity at 7:00. Wear pink, and support our students. There will be a bake sale and themed basket raffles. All the money from gate admission and the snack shack will be donated to a local family fighting cancer.

Thank you to everyone who joined in the conversation about school start times on Wednesday. We had representation from elementary, middle, and high school, as well as from coaches, the bus companies and food services. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 10/19 at the high school. We will be looking at two proposals from the bus company that would allow the high school to start at a later time. All are welcome!

If you are in need of a dinnertime talking point this weekend, ask your child about the ‘which is older’ quiz for fun fact Friday in advisory. I scored badly on the quiz, but was interested to discover that, among other things, text messaging predates the birth of Justin Bieber!

Please see the bottom of this message for upcoming college visits at NM.



Isaac Taylor


Please follow our Twitter @NMRHSPride for up to the minute updates and photos!





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


Update from Guidance

The guidance counselors are meeting with freshman students ,  introducing themselves and describing their role as advocates for students as they progress through high school.  Counselors are available to help students with academic, personal, and social / emotional concerns.  It is the mission of the guidance department to provide support to students through each academic and developmental level.

Fitchburg State University will be hosting a FAFSA Day on Sunday, November 6th, at 1:00pm, at the Antonucci Science Complex, 333 North Street, Fitchburg, MA.   Visit  to register and learn more.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a federally required form for all students seeking financial aid, including grants and loans.  At FAFSA Day, local financial aid experts will guide you through how to fill out the FAFSA, and you will have a chance to ask questions about your specific circumstances.  All seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

One Minute to Change Update

We raised $266 for Pach during our first One Minute to Change. Our next minute for change will take place during advisory on Thursday, October 20. Proceeds will go to the NM Giving Tree!

NMRS Scholarship Foundation - Oct 1 Canning Day

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


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.



On Monday October 3rd, Field Hockey “Pink Games” are being held between Hawthorne v. Nissitissit at 3pm, JVs v.  Groton 5:30pm, and Varsity v. Groton 7pm.  All games are being held on the main field.

Cross Country- The high school has a new 5K course at Hawthorne Brook. Michael Spooner 17’ is the course record holder.

Boys and Girls Soccer are currently tied for 1st place in the league at the halfway point in the season.  


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

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

Thank you in advance for supporting NM Athletics!


Injuries- As the season is now in high gear, 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 of any information that is important so 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 clean.  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 the department better serve your children!

NM Patriot Boosters

NM Patriot Boosters are again doing their “GEAR UP” Athletic Apparel Fundraiser.  The sale 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:

New Patriot Pride Items are in! We are now selling Navy and Red NM Patriot Lanyards ($2.00 ea.) We also have a Navy NM Patriot insulated coffee cup ($12.00 ea. Once purchased you can get free refills on coffee and hot chocolate at all NM Fall Night Games and Winter Boys and Girls home Night Games). These Items can be purchased by contacting the boosters, through Mr. Bunnell, or at the snack shack.

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.

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




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

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