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

School Announcements

  • Weekly Announcements - April 2, 2015

    Progress Report Distribution

    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.  


    New York State ELA and Mathematics Tests

    In order to best assess student learning of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), the New York State Department of Education developed and administered new Grades 3-8 Common Core English Language Arts and Mathematics Tests in 2013. The spring 2015 Grades 3-8 tests will continue to assess only the CCLS.  The dates of this year’s testing are as follows:

    English Language Arts (ELA):

    April 14, 15, and 16, 2015

    Mathematics:

    April 22, 23, and 24, 2015


    8th Grade Baby Pictures for Yearbook

    We are asking all eighth grade scholars to bring in a baby picture for the yearbook.  Please print your scholar’s name on the back of the baby picture so that it can be returned.  Submit baby photos to Dr. Luciano or Mr. Wiebusch.

    If you have any other pictures that you would like to include in the yearbook, please submit to Dr. Luciano or Mr. Wiebusch.


    On Time Arrival

    It is important that scholars arrive to school on time. The start of the school day is 8:30 a.m.  All scholars must enter the building via the main entrance of the building located on East New York Avenue.

    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.  Scholars may not visit other elementary schools nor remain in the vicinity.  Please speak to your child about respecting our community’s businesses.

    Family Volunteers

    We need family member volunteers to assist with leveling/preparing classroom libraries, preparing bulletin boards, and organizing supplies and materials.  Please contact Ms. Williams, Parent Coordinator if you are available to volunteer.  




    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/skort 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:

    Friday, April 3, 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015: No School - Spring Recess

    April 14, 15, and 16, 2015: English Language Arts (ELA) New York State Common Core Learning Standards Test

    Friday, April 17, 2015: Camp Manice (Science Camp) Applications Due to Ms. McKenzie

    April 22, 23, and 24, 2015: : Mathematics New York State Common Core Learning Standards Test


    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 1:36 PM by Michael Wiebusch
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Career Week 
New Heights Middle School will host Career Week during the week of May 11, 2015. We are in the process of planning field experiences and visits from individuals of a variety of careers. Please contact Mr. Wiebusch (mwiebusch@newheightsms.org) if you are interested in hosting a visit from a group of our scholars at your place of employment or presenting at our school during this week.

Unhealthy Foods
We want to promote healthy eating habits among our school community. The following items are not allowed during the school day, including lunch time:
-Soda, strong “power” drinks, iced teas, fruit drinks (only water is allowed)
-Sunflower seeds, candy, and gum
-Potato chips
If you provide your child with money to purchase lunch and/or snacks, please speak to your child about not bringing unhealthy snacks to school.

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/skort or pant with a belt. Scholars may wear a hunter green cardigan or pullover that bears the New Heights Middle School logo. On dance 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.

Arrival Procedures
We would like to remind families and caregivers about the arrival procedures and times. We highly encourage for our scholars to arrive to school from 8:25 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. If they would like to eat breakfast, it will be served in the cafeteria from 8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m. Scholars who arrive earlier than 8:25 a.m. must report to the cafeteria.



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