October 24, 2016

It's October 24


There are few experiences more gratifying for a principal than observing a lesson and learning from the students. Mr. McEvoy’s recent class discussion on Federalist Number 10 was one such experience for me. Students were discussing Madison’s argument that a widespread republic is the best form of government, because it keeps human selfishness in check. As the conversation evolved, students began to discuss the malleability of human nature: is human nature fixed or does it evolve as ideas and norms change in society.

In this instance, what I learned from the students was a new perspective. The question that they raised had no answer, but prompted and flurry of ideas and further questions. It was a way of engaging with the ideas at the center of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, and considering the enduring relevance of the debate about human nature and the  and role of government.

Library Riddle by intern, Lynn Shattuck

Try me
What is it that no man ever yet did see, which never was, but always is to be?

E-mail your guesses to Mrs. Penney kpenney@nmrsd.org 
Last Week's Riddle:
What occurs twice in a week, once in a year, but never in a day?
Answer: The letter E

Get to Know the Guidance Department 
As they introduce themselves to their first year here at North Middlesex, we introduce them to you... 

Ms. Lough
Ms. Lough is starting her first year as a Guidance Counselor after finishing her Masters Degree. One of her favorite things about this position is helping seniors apply for colleges and shape their futures. Her favorite beverages are coffee or peppermint tea and she was a custom artist for a local ceramic studio while she was in grad school.

Spirit Week Days:

Monday: Class Color Day

Seniors: BLACK
Juniors: WHITE
Sophomores: PINK
Freshman: GREEN

Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Neon Day

Thursday: Flannel Day (it is important to note flannel pajamas ARE acceptable)

Friday: Red, White, Blue Day

Come check out theSchool Store, now open!

 In other news...

  • Boys Soccer, Golf, and Volleyball are all going todistricts as of this week.
  • Football won against Oakmont Regional High School making them league champions.
  • The Homecoming game and pep rally are this week on Friday the 28th.

Mr. Canty
Mr. Canty is in his sixth year of being a psychologist and likes it because of the variety of stories he hears. If he could go to any fast food restaurant he would go to Chik Fil-A and his favorite horror movie is Jaws. In his free time he likes reading, watching movies, and playing video games. 

Marching to Victory! 
NM's Marching band received an overall gold at this weekend's competition. Their achievements also include 5's across the board at a previous MICCA competition. Also, adding a splash of color to the background the NM color guard also received a 5. This is one the few times in color guard history this has happened, incredibly impressive given that most of the squad are freshman.

Mrs. Joy's 11th grade advisory dresses up for Class Color Day.
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