October 28, 2016

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

I would like to make you all aware that we will be hosting “Unguarded – A Conversation with Chris Herren,” on November 18th @ 9:30am. A local community organization, NM Cares, is sponsoring this event for our students.

Chris Herren is a former NBA/Boston Celtic basketball player, motivational speaker, author and sobriety advocate, who struggled with substance abuse for much of his basketball career. Alcohol and drug-free since August 1, 2008, he has refocused his life to put his sobriety and family above all else. With the hope of reaching just one person and making an impact in their life, Chris travels the United States sharing his story. Since 2009, he has spoken to over 500,000 people nationwide and is thankful for each day that he can share his story to further a message of hope.

Following a DVD highlighting his basketball career and journey to sobriety, Chris will touch on such topics as driving under the influence, gateway drugs, peer pressure & bullying.  The main message to students will be to “BE YOU”, to be comfortable with who you are, know you are perfect just the way you are, and you don’t need substances to change yourself.

All students will be attending this event. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child’s guidance counselor or an administrator.



Isaac Taylor


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Friday, October 28

Homecoming Pep Rally - Bartlett Gym

12:45pm - 1:54pm

Friday, October 28

Homecoming Tailgate BBQ

4pm - 6:30pm


Homecoming Semi-formal - New Gym

6pm - 10pm

Wednesday, November 2

NMRS Scholarship Committee Mtg Room 1


Thursday, November 3

Grade 8 Open House at NMRHS - Auditorium

6pm - 8 pm

Thursday, November 3

Grades close - Q1 Report Cards


Tuesday, November 8

Community Blood Drive - Bartlett Gym

10am - 3pm

Tuesday, November 8

Townsend (only) Voting / All precincts  - New Gym

Polls open 7am - 8pm

Wednesday, November 9

Bell Schedule meeting - Room 1

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursday, November 10

Report Cards issued

To be mailed

Thursday, November 10

Superintendent’s Student Advisory - room 14

6pm - 8pm

Thursday, November 10

Mr. NM Talent Show - Auditorium

7pm - 10pm


Project Graduation meeting - room 1

7pm - 9pm

Monday, November 14

Athletic Boosters mtg - AD office

7pm - 9pm

Wednesday, November 16

PowderPuff football game - FB field

6pm - 8pm


Free used books for students and families

As part of the preparation for our move to the new building, we have weeded a number of books from the library and our academic departments. Students and families are welcome to add any books they are interested in taking to their personal collections! These books will be on display in room 58 (near the side sport entrance) next Tuesday 10/31 and Wednesday 11/1 until 5:00 pm. First come, first serve.

NMRS Scholarship Committee Meeting - Wed., Nov 2 at 7pm, Room 1. Please join us to find out what we do and how you can help make a difference in the life of a graduating NM senior going on to higher education. We're also looking for new committee members, as many of our members are moving on at the end of the school year. For more information, please visit our website at: http://nmrsscholarship.org/.

FAFSA Update

In the past, FAFSA was available January 1st. Under the new deadlines, Fafsa became available October 1st. Families can apply for aid for 2017-2018 starting last weekend, using their 2015 taxes. This is important because according to the Chronicle of Higher Education, many colleges plan to offer aid packages much earlier, as early as December, to students who apply early action.

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 https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-register/  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.

Please reach out to your child’s guidance counsellor with any questions or concerns.

Athletic Department Requests/Reminders


NM Football - A new Thanksgiving tradition begins this year with the NM Patriots playing the St. Bernard’s Bernardians on a new day.  The game will be held at North Middlesex on Wednesday Night November 23rd at 6pm the Eve of Thanksgiving.  Come out and show your support, this will be the last football game played on the John E. Young Memorial Field.

Congratulations to:

Boys Golf - Midland Wachusett C Champions and finished in 10th place in the Division 1 Tournament

Girls Soccer - League Champions (1st Time in School History) and District Qualifier

Boys Soccer - League Champions (1st Time in School History) and District Qualifier

Football - League Champions

Volleyball - District Qualifier

The NM Cross Country Teams fundraising initiative has been very successful thus far.  If you would like to contribute please click on the link for further details.  Thank you to those who have contributed thus far.  http://northmiddlesex.rschoolteams.com/page/hot_news/view/30

Please click on the following link for the information and order form for the NM Alumni Apparel Sale

NM Alumni Apparel Preorder Sale and form

Winter Sports Registration:

Winter sports registration is currently open and ends on Wednesday, November 9th.  The late registration period opens on Friday, November 11th and ends Friday, November 25th (a non-refundable $25.00 fee is applied if you register during this time).   Please click on the following link to register: https://www.familyid.com/organizations/north-middlesex-regional-school-district-athletics


If you have or plan on taking photos at any of the NM athletic events, if you would be so kind to email them to jbunnell@nmrsd.org  so I may 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!


NM Patriot Boosters

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.

Next Boosters Meeting is Wednesday, November 9th at7pm in the Athletic Directors Office.

The NM boosters are always looking for volunteers for the concession stand and other club related tasks. Please email Patty Collins, President, nmboosters@gmail.com  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.




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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