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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.