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

                    
Mission

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

  • Summer Assignments

    We would like to make you aware of an important opportunity for your child to sustain their learning over the summer.   Research shows that many scholars lose considerable ground academically over the summer break. It is so common that it’s been termed “summer slide.”  This year, we have adopted the use of a resource titled, Kids Learn! to prevent “summer slide.”  The standards-based activities in reading, writing, and math both reinforce learning from the recently completed school year and prepare students for their upcoming grade level. The book also provides strategies and family activities to help provide an engaging and fun summer learning environment, while becoming active participants in their your child’s education.

     We have provided each scholar with a copy of Kids Learn! to complete during the summer.  Incoming 6th Graders may pick up a copy in the New Heights Middle School Main Office.  Replacement copies cost $5.  The book includes six main features to reinforce knowledge and prepare scholars for the upcoming grade level.

    1. Top ten things scholars will need to know for their upcoming grade level.

    2. Suggestions for learning opportunities in the home and community.

    3. Suggested vacation fiction and nonfiction reading lists.

    4. Website and app suggestions for parents and scholars.

    5. Six weeks of reading, writing, and mathematics activities.

    6. Extra  Test Preparation Activities.

    Summer Assignments are due Thursday, September 8, 2016. 

    We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable summer. The first day of school for the 2016-2017 school year is Thursday, September 8, 2016.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Williams, the Parent Coordinator at  (718) 467-4501.

    Posted Jun 23, 2016, 4:53 PM by Michael Wiebusch
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