Mr. Jay Lewis
Thank you for the warm and friendly welcome that I have received from the Newfound community! I look forward to starting my first year as principal of Newfound Memorial Middle School and meeting the staff and students. NMMS is a safe environment with supportive, caring staff, rigorous programming and many opportunities for co-curricular participation. We firmly believe that the middle school model is the best and most effective format for educating and nurturing adolescents.
This year, NMMS will continue to operate on 9-week quarters. This means students and parents/guardians will be provided four progress reports and four report cards to report academic progress. These reports will be mailed home. If at any time a parent/guardian would like to have information regarding their child's academic progress please feel free to contact the teacher(s) directly. Each quarter the schedule “rotates”, providing students with an opportunity to have their classes at different times of the day. This also provides students with greater access to Allied Arts programming allowing eight Allied Arts classes per year, including two sessions of Physical Education.
NMMS will continue with block scheduling. Classes are 78 minutes long and operate on a “green day”- “white day” rotation. Block scheduling provides an opportunity for more in-depth and sustained learning and minimizes the number of transitions that students must make during the school day.
2016-2017 will be the third
year of CORE+. This 41 minute block gives
us the opportunity to provide both academic interventions for those students
who need targeted skills reinforced and enrichment for those students who do
not. Myself and a team of teachers have
been working over the summer to continue to refine our practices of identifying
students in need of intervention and offering a wider range of enrichment
activities for those students who are not in need.
We are excited to be welcoming three new staff members to NMMS this year. Joining us will be Stephen Foss as our 7th grade science teacher, Renee Morrissette as our 6th grade English/Language Arts teacher and Chelsea Vittner our new 7th grade English Langauge Arts teacherAll of us NMMS are looking forward to a positive and productive school year and are excited to be working with your students. We are all here to support and achieve the same goal; to help all students achieve their maximum potential. If, at any point you have questions please do not hesitate to contact us
We look forward to hearing from you and hope your student has a productive, safe and fun year.
Newfound Memorial Middle School