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 - September 25, 2015

    Book Leveling Party - Friday, October 2, 2015 - 2:50pm-7:00pm

    New Heights Middle School needs your help to level and prepare library books for classroom libraries.  We need scholars and their family members to help us prepare these books.  No experience is necessary and refreshments will be served!  Please contact Ms. Williams, Parent Coordinator if you are available to volunteer.    

    Scholar Backpacks & Coats

    Scholars may not bring backpacks that include images of weapons or drugs as per the New York City Department of Education’s Discipline Code.  We also strongly recommend that parents label the inside of scholars’ backpacks, coats, sweatshirts with their name to prevent any confusion amongst scholars that have similar style items.  

    2015 English Language Learner Parent Conference

    The 2015 NYS English Language Learner Parent Conference in New York City is being held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 9am to 2pm at New York University. This event is sponsored by NYSED OBE&WL, NYS Statewide Language RBERN at NYU, and the NYS/NYC RBERN at Fordham University. Pre-registration is required. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NYCELLPARENTCONFERENCE2015 to register for this conference.  

    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. Progress reports will be distributed beginning Friday, October 2, 2015.

    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, fruit drinks (only water are allowed and iced teas)

    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.  

    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.

    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.  

    Play, Study, Win After School Program

    The Play Study Win After School Program began on Thursday, September 10th. Please pick up an application from the New Heights Middle School Main Office if you would like your child to participate.  The program will take place Monday through Friday from 2:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m.  

    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. Thank you to those scholars that have arrived in complete uniform for the first week of school!

    8th Grade Trip - Club Getaway

    New Heights Middle School is planning an 8th grade trip on Friday, June 17, 2015 to Club Getaway.  Club Getaway is set on 300-acres overlooking a sparkling lake in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut.  Scholars will enjoy sports and activities, meals and snacks, entertainment, and a dance party.  Busses will department New Heights Middle School at 7:00am on Friday, June 17thth.  Scholars will return to the school at approximately 6:30pm  The cost of this trip is $100. and will include the following:

    ·            School Foods Breakfast On the Bus

    ·            Coach Bus Transportation to and from Club Getaway (Located in Kent, CT)

    ·            Sports and Activities at Club Getaway

    ·            BBQ Buffet Lunch at Club Getaway

    ·            Dance Party at Club Getaway with Ice Cream

    ·            Snack on the Bus Ride Back to New Heights

    The payment and permission slip deadlines are as follows:

    Payment and Permission Slip Deadlines:

    ·   1st payment of $50 and permission slip is due Thursday, October 29, 2015

    (Cash or Money Order Only)

    ·   2nd payment of $50 is due Friday, February 26, 2016 (Cash or Money Order Only)

    All scholars will receive a receipt for each payment of the cost of the 8th Grade Trip.  Payments should be made to Dr. Luciano or Mr. Wiebusch.  Please contact Mr. Wiebusch (mwiebusch@newheightsms.org) with any questions about the trip.  Scholars may complete a financial aid application for a portion of the cost of the trip.  Applications are available in the main office and are due Monday, October 26, 2015.  

    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, September 26th and Sunday, September 27th: 2015 City-Wide High School Fair

    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Brooklyn Technical High School – 29 Fort Greene Place Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Thursday, October 1, 2015: 8th grade families are invited to come to NHMS at 9am in B78 for a Donuts and Coffee Workshop on the HS Admission Process.

    Friday, October 2, 2015: First JumpRope Progress Report Distributed During Advisory

    Friday, October 2, 2015: Family Book Leveling Party (3:00pm-7:00pm)

    Tuesday, October 6, 2015: Philipsburg Manor Field Trip (Select 7th Grade Scholars)

    Saturday, October 10, 2015: Rock N’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon Cheer Zone Competition @ Prospect Park- Advisory teams

    Saturday, October 17, 2015 & Sunday, October 18, 2015: 2015 Borough High School Fairs

    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


    DeWitt Clinton Educational Campus

    100 West Mosholu Parkway

    South Bronx, NY 10468


    Sunset Park High School

    153 35th Street

    Brooklyn, NY 11232


    Francis Lewis High School

    58-20 Utopia Parkway

    Fresh Meadows, NY 11365


    MLK Jr. Educational Campus

    122 Amsterdam Avenue

    New York, NY 10023

    Staten Island

    New Dorp High School

    465 New Dorp Lane

    Staten Island, NY 10306

    Posted Sep 26, 2015, 10:20 AM by Michael Wiebusch
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