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North East School District
50 East Division Street
North East, PA 16428
“Educating Students in the Heart of Grape Country.”
Welcome to the North East Middle School!
We are happy to have you as a member of this wonderful learning community. You will have many opportunities to grow and learn at the North East Middle School and we look forward to working together with you and your family to provide a positive learning experience. You will be given the opportunity to develop positive relationships with the middle school students and the staff. We encourage you to become an active member of the school. We wish you happiness and success in the coming school year and in the future.
The diversity of the middle school student is well documented. Students come in all shapes and sizes. The middle school student will experience rapid growth and change intellectually, emotionally, socially as well as physically. The student population at any one grade level may be of the same age but vastly different from one another. The North East Middle School provides a positive environment for students to transition from childhood to adolescence.
Mr. Greg Beardsley, Principal
Dr. Steve Karns, Assnt. Principal
1903 Freeport Road
North East, PA 16428
FAX NUMBER (814)725-
The Mission of the North East School District is to challenge, empower, and engage all students to develop and achieve personal and career aspirations, to pursue lifelong learning, and to be responsible and accountable citizens in a dynamic world.
The North East Middle School provides a positive environment for students in grades 6-
The Academic Environment
In each grade, teams of educators plan and teach the academic subjects. They team with teachers from other areas to plan and teach interdisciplinary units. Teaming also allows them to share insights and information about the progress and needs of students.
Students spend the majority of each day with their teams. That is their group of approximately ninety students flexibly move throughout the sixth, seventh, or eighth grade house for instruction in language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. There they may also receive instruction in health, guidance, and study skills.
In addition to the academics and specials, all students participate in exploratory activities. These explorations are special topics offered as electives. Examples include: wellness, guidance, keyboard application, digital photography, Spain A-
Our aim is to develop an interdisciplinary approach to instruction. There is significant value in allowing young learners to see the relevance of their various subjects to the real world. Thematic interdisciplinary units of instruction permit this view. They apply the methods and language from more than one discipline to create a central theme, issue, problem, topic, or experience.
Children in grades six through eight are most often from eleven to fourteen years old. This is a time of tremendous change in several areas: physical, intellectual, and emotional. It is a time when each child matures toward adolescence in distinctly individual ways while developing a powerful need for peer identity and group acceptance. It is a time when cultural and political values are explored and questioned. This is the time when children take their first responsible steps toward owning their futures. The children want us to recognize these things.
At the NE Middle School, teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and support staff teach to the individual. Each student’s readiness to learn is matched to appropriate experiences whenever possible. This allows us to be constantly aware of each student’s strengths, needs, and interests. Insights and information that enhance the child’s likelihood of success are shared with everyone concerned.
The Middle Level Learner
School Day begins at 7:30 a.m.
Dismissal begins at 2:45 p.m.