Principal's Message

Matter of Principal

Hello all, and welcome back to school! 

I’d like to take this opportunity to once again welcome our new Associate Principal, Joshua Symonds to our staff!  While he may be new to NMS, Mr. Symonds is an FFCA veteran, with years of experience from our High School Campus.  We’re all thrilled to have Mr. Symonds join our staff and work with all of you.

Academic Recognition

Last year we formed a working group in order review the way we assign academic awards at NMS each term.  After much consultation, the group made recommendations.  Those recommendations have been approved, and our academic awards are now as follows:

North Middle School Awards

Academic Recognition: Awarded to students with an averaged mark of all required subjects at or above 80%

Academic Excellence: Awarded to students with an averaged mark of all required subjects at or above 90%

Dedicated Student: Recognizes persons that exemplify the dedication it takes to succeed as a student. Each homeroom teacher will nominate up to two students.

Required subjects include: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art & Music (taught in Gr. 5 & 6), Physical Education, and Spanish. Gr 7 & 8 Electives courses are not included.


We feel that this reflects our emphasis on academic recognition, while also acknowledging the dedication our students demonstrate through the year.

Here’s to a great start of a new school year!  We look forward to working with you as we continue to focus on developing excellence in academics, character, and leadership capacity.

John Deines                             Joshua Symonds
Principal                                  Associate Principal