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Mr. Jay Lewis


We are looking forward to a great year at NMMS! There are several important changes that will be going into effect for the 2018-2019 school year. For example, CORE+ will be moving to the end of the day. This will allow teachers to provide students with academic remediation within the same day in an effort to improve student academic achievement. This will also reduce the amount of class time that students miss hen dismissed for athletic events. Another change going into effect is the addition of CORE+ Connections. The purpose of CORE+ Connections is to create the situation wherein each student will have an adult in the building that can become their “go-to” adult. Lastly, a change to the daily schedule will create the situation wherein students in grade 6 have math class every day instead of every other day.

This year NMMS will continue to operate on a quarter system. This means that students and parents/guardians will be provided four progress reports and four report cards to communicate academic progress. These reports will be mailed home. Additionally, parents/guardians can have access to their students’ grades through the Web-2-School system. Please contact the Main Office to obtain your password for Web-2-School access.

Each quarter the schedule rotates, providing students with the opportunity to have their classes at different times in the school day. NMMS runs a block schedule with classes that are 78 minutes long. The exception is CORE+ which is 40 minutes long. Additionally, most classes take place every other day, this means that NMMS has “green” days and “white” days. Literacy classes happen every day (both green and white days) for grades 6, 7 and 8. With the start of the 2018-2019 school year math class will happen every day (green and white days) for students in grade 6.

We are excited to welcome four new members of the faculty. Mr. Brett Branscombe will be teaching chorus and general music. Mrs. Julie Burr will be teaching grade 6 mathematics. Mr. Jason Frekot will be teaching grade 8 literacy. Lastly, Ms. Jill O’Rourke will be special education teacher and case manager. Please join me in welcoming them to NMMS!

All of us at NMMS are looking forward to a positive and productive school year! This year NMMS will be focusing on the completion of grade level and course specific competencies, instruction and the assessments that coincide with competencies. 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 contact us.

One final note, some important dates to keep in mind. The mid-step school orientation program for incoming sixth graders, or any student who will be new to NMMS is scheduled for August 21, 22 and 23 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. It is not necessary to attend each session. NMMS Open House is scheduled for Sept. 13, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

 
  • Jay Lewis, Principal- scheduling, programming, personnel issues, 504’s (jlewis@sau4.org)
  • Trisha Lewis, Assistant Principal- student conduct, bus conduct issues (tlewis@sau4.org)
  • Alyssa Keegan, Guidance Counselor- student conflicts, emotional and adjustment issues (akeegan@sau4.org)
  • Shane Tucker, Athletic Director- athletic issues (stucker2@sau4.org)
  • Grade Level Team leaders or the teacher involved should always be the first point of contact for classroom or grading issues and each can be found on the “classroom” page of this website.

 

We look forward to hearing from you and hope your student has a productive, safe and fun year.

 

 

Jay Lewis

Principal

Newfound Memorial Middle School