Welcome to New Heights Middle School
“The right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” -W.E.B. Dubois              


Follow your own path. Reach new heights. The scholar experience at New Heights Middle School is driven by individualization and personalization through innovation and technology. Scholars have choice and responsibility in determining their middle school experience. Scholars will become critical thinkers and problem-solvers through practice in differentiated real-world experiences. NHMS seeks academic excellence through a rigorous 21st century curriculum coupled with realistic problem-solving and advisement in a safe, caring environment. Through opportunities to engage in meaningful learning we make active participation in the global community a reality.

Core Values

As members of New Heights Middle School, we shall uphold ourselves to the following values:

Citizenship: We act in fairness toward each other. We get involved when members of the community need help.  We work to improve our community and the world.

Respect: We treat each other as valuable individuals—worthy of greatness and goodness.  We accept individuals for who they are.  We are honest with each other.

Responsibility: We believe we are masters of our own destinies and that we have the power to control our lives and shape our futures.  We participate fully in everything we do.

Relentless Pursuit: We have confidence in ourselves and in each other to learn.  We will not give up on ourselves.  We identify the necessary resources to excel in life.  We strive to do our best to achieve significant academic gains.

Optimism: We will operate with a positive mindset, assuming the best in other people and finding the hope and opportunity in every situation.

We understand that these values are essential qualities to obtain success in reaching our goals.  When both scholars and staff demonstrate these values, we can create a positive, learning climate.  With such a school climate, New Heights Middle School is making great strides towards its mission of preparing our scholars for college, careers, and life.  When scholars have internalized these values and practice them on a regular basis, they are equipped with both the academic and life skills to excel in any rigorous academic environment.

New Heights Middle School Electronics Policy

New Heights Middle School Common Core Presentations: 
Families are encouraged to view the following videos about the Common Core Learning Standards and the implementation of these standards at New Heights Middle School.  These presentations were created by New Heights Middle School teachers and presented at the September 17, 2015 Back to School Night.  

NHMS Math CCLS Presentation.mov


NHMS ELA CCLS Presentation.mov

School Announcements

  • Weekly Announcements - April 22, 2016

    Weekly Announcements and Progress Reports

    Scholars receive this weekly announcement page and their progress report each Friday during advisory.  Please contact your child’s advisor if you do not receive this important document on a weekly basis. Parents are able to check their child’s progress using the online JumpRope portal (https://app.jumpro.pe/parent/NHMS#).  Please contact your child’s advisor if you need his/her password or have any questions.  

    Use of Electronics and Cell Phones

    Please be reminded that scholars may not use their cell phones in the school building.  In the event that you need to communicate with your child, please call the main office at (718) 467-4501.  We have attached a copy of the New Heights Middle School Electronics Policy that was distributed to families in September.  The policy outlines the procedures for parents picking up a cell phone that has been confiscated.

    Additional Academic Support for Scholars

    The following New Heights Middle School teachers offer additional academic support to scholars during the listed dates and times.

    Ms. Jones (gjones@newheightsms.org) - Thursdays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B46

    Ms. Hagler (lhagler@newheightsms.org) - Thursdays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B13

    Ms. Katumuluwa (pkatumuluwa@newheightsms.org) - Fridays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room 119

    Ms. Vostrizansky (dvostrizansky@newheightsms.org) - Wednesdays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B68

    Ms. Nelson (cnelson@newheightsms.org) - Wednesdays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room 113

    Ms. Torres (ztorres@newheightsms.org) - Wednesdays, 2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B27

    Ms. Denton (cdenton@newheightsms.org) - Wednesdays,  2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B21

    Mr. Elabsy (telabsy@newheightsms.org ) - Thursdays, 2:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. , Room B25

    Ms. Gonzalez (tgonzalez@newheightsms.org) - Wednesdays,  2:50 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Room B37

    Mr. Nelson - Chess -  (cnelson@newheightsms.org ) - Thursdays, 2:50 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., Room 113

    BioBase Summer Camp!

    Enrollment is now open for summer camp at BioBase, the BioBus community lab in The Lower Eastside Girls Club! This summer, our focus will be pollution and how we can remove it from the environment using biotechnology. Students will build their own filtration systems by taking inspiration from organisms that are naturally adapted for filtration (including themselves!) Get more info and enroll a tbiobus.org/summercamp

    Timely Arrival

    It is important for scholars to arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.  Some of our scholars are coming in late and stopping at the store to purchase snacks.  Please speak to your child about waking up earlier to ensure that he/she arrives to school on time.

    Daily Dismissal

    Scholars are dismissed from school at 2:50 p.m. via the main entrance of the building located on East New York Avenue. We are asking families to please time their children to ensure they are arriving home at a timely manner.  Scholars who remain outside of the school vicinity will receive a phone call home.  In case of an emergency, scholars are highly encouraged to return to the school building.  Please ensure that scholars wear coats as it is getting colder.

    Family Volunteers

    Please contact Ms. Williams, Parent Coordinator if you are available to volunteer.   Some of the tasks include: leveling/preparing classroom libraries, preparing bulletin boards, and organizing supplies and materials.

    Uniform Code

    The school uniform is a hunter green short or long sleeve polo shirt that bears the New Heights Middle School logo and khaki skirt/short or pant with a belt. Scholars may wear a hunter green cardigan or pullover that bears the New Heights Middle School logo. On dance or physical education days, scholars may wear the school t-shirt, sweatpants with the school logo, and sneakers. Scholars must tuck in their shirts at all times. If there are loops on the pants, scholars must wear a belt. Scholars may not roll up their pant legs. Scholars may not wear tops with hoodies.

    School Calendar

    We post updated events on our New Heights Middle School website (www.newheightsms.org).  Please click on the "Parents" tab and then on “Calendar."

    Upcoming Events:

    Saturday, April 23rd: Soccer Game at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 5 (Play Study Win After School Program)

    Monday, April 24th - Friday, April 29th: No School - Spring Recess

    Week of May 2nd: Staff Appreciation Week

    Tuesday, May 3rd: School Leadership Team (SLT) Meeting (6:00pm)

    Tuesday, May 3rd: Whitney Museum Field Trip (Select 7th Grade Scholars)

    Wednesday, May 4th:  Whitney Museum Field Trip (Select 7th Grade Scholars)

    Thursday, May 5th:  Dance Field Trip (Respect Classes)

    Saturday, May 7th: 2016 AMS Pi5NY Middle School Math Tournament

    Saturday, May 7th: Soccer Game at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 5 (Play Study Win After School Program)

    Posted Apr 25, 2016, 12:38 PM by Michael Wiebusch
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