January 27, 2017

January 27, 2017

From the Principal’s Desk…

Dear North Middlesex Families,

This semester we have provided all freshman with agenda books, as part of a trial to determine if this is something we would like to roll out to all students next year. I have asked freshman teachers to require students to record homework and project dates in their agenda books this term, and to provide me with feedback about how this is working. If you have any ideas or feedback for me, please take a moment to record it here.

Quarter two grades have now closed. We are currently having technical issues with Aspen, our grading software, which is preventing some grades from showing up in report cards and online. We are working diligently to resolve this issue. I will notify families once this issue is resolved. Thank you for your patience.


Isaac Taylor


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Wednesday, February 1

Scholarship Foundation mtg - Room 1

7pm - 9pm

Wednesday, February 1

Hide and Seek @ Townsend Ridge Country Club (sponsored by NM Cares) Adults over 21 only


Monday, February 6

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Wednesday, February 8

Early Release / Professional Development

HS Dismissal @ 10:25am

Thursday, February 9

Program of Studies evening - Auditorium

6pm - 8pm

Saturday, February 11

Casino Night 2017 - Townsend Ridge CC


Monday, February 13

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Thursday, February 16

Snow Date: Program of Studies evening - Aud

6pm - 8pm

February 21 - 24

No School: Winter Vacation


Monday, February 23

Classes Resume  

Day B

Thursday, March 2

Superintendent’s Student Advisory mtg - Rm 14


Thursday, March 2

Spring Musical - Phantom of the Opera - Auditorium

Open dress rehearsal / Senior Citizens admitted FREE

7pm - 10pm


Friday, March 3

Spring Musical - Phantom of the Opera - Auditorium

7pm - 10pm

Saturday, March 4

Spring Musical - Phantom of the Opera - Auditorium

Matinee:  2pm

Evening performance: 7pm-10pm

Monday, March 6

Building Committee mtg - ILC

5pm - 7pm

Monday, March 6

School Committee mtg - ILC

7pm - 10pm

Wednesday, March 8

Athletic Boosters mtg - AD’s office

7pm - 9pm

NM’s Cutest!

NM Students for Animals would like to thank everyone who participated in our Cutest Pet Photo Contest! We raised $200 for the Sterling Animal Shelter! The judges had a really hard time choosing, but in the end, narrowed it down to the following winners:


1st place- Ms Blais for her dog "Johnny"

2nd place- Mrs. Baldarelli for her cat "Stripey"

3rd place- Mrs. Trovato for her kitten "Krug-Ninja"

Raffle Winner- Ms. Wiechers


1st place- Joey S. for his dog "Charlie"

2nd place- Brenna W. for her kitten "Boo"

3rd place- Tatiana O. for her dog "Bellatrix"

Raffle Winner- Emily C.

All photos will be returned and there will be a display of the winning photos coming soon!

Winning pics can be viewed in this week’s NM Knows!


NOLA ‘Week of Eats’

In the upcoming week of January 30th, the NOLA Service Learning group will be conducting their "Week of Eats" fundraiser. This will be taking place each night of the week, Monday through Friday, as well as Sunday. On these days, the group will be earning percentages of the proceeds from various local restaurants. You must present this flyer so that NOLA can claim the percentage.

Monday: (Jan. 30) Bailey’s Bar and Grill

       Texas Roadhouse

Tuesday: (Jan. 31) Subway

Wednesday: (Feb.1) Patriot Pizza and Subs

Thursday: (Feb.2) Moe’s Southwest Grill

Friday: (Feb.3) Unos Pizzeria and Grill

Sunday: (Feb.5) Leda Lanes


High and Seek

NM Cares is sponsoring a ‘High and Seek’ on February 1 at 6:00 p.m. at the Townsend Ridge Country Club. This is an interactive presentation for adults only, using a Staged Teenage Bedroom with indicators and warning signs of teenage risky behaviors, such as drug use and underage drinking. Participants tour the bedroom, receive training on current drug and alcohol trends, what to look for, and techniques for communicating with teens. This is a free event for adults aged 21 and up. I hope that many of you will take advantage of this opportunity, designed to help promote early detection and intervention of teenage risky behaviors.

Choir Boosters ‘Casino Night’

Don’t miss Casino Night 2017 on Saturday, February 11th, benefiting the NMRHS Choral program!  Over the past several months, we’ve been working tirelessly to bring you an evening of entertainment, fun and great prizes – all in support of our choral program and students. One-hundred percent of the funds raised at Casino Night will go directly to the choral program to provide music and concert attire, produce concerts, and support our kids as they perform in NYC this spring.

Tickets are just $40 in advance ($45 at the door) and include a dinner buffet at 6pm, gaming from

7pm - 9:30pm, and prizes awarded at 9:30pm!  Tickets are going quickly – so get yours now and have an early Valentine’s Day celebration with us! To reserve your tickets, email nmchoirboosters@gmail.com.  

NM Choir Boosters will be meeting Tuesdays Jan. 24, Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 at 6:30 pm in the choir room to prepare for the upcoming Casino Night fundraiser. If you have a child in the choral program, please consider sending at least one person to attend these meetings. Thank you


2017 Graduating Seniors – Friday June 2, 2017

GO-FUND Me –  to help support Project Graduation - https://www.gofundme.com/zrj89gzw

Any of our committee members would be happy to discuss further.  Contact Bouchakl@comcast.net or PGNMRSD@yahoo.com for additional information.  



Tuesday January 31st -NM Girls Basketball v. Clinton (JV 4:30pm and Varsity 6pm)

This is the girls basketball program annual fundraiser to support the ALS foundation, and remember longtime supporter of the NM basketball Joe Killelea, who lost his fight with ALS last year.

NM Patriot Boosters

The NM Boosters are always looking for volunteers for the concession stand and other club related tasks. Next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 8th  at 7pm. Please email Patty Collins, President, nmboosters@gmail.com if you are interested in contributing.

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